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  1. 11 points
    The continual moaning and groaning at the referees, during the game, on social media, and on here, including television..... Is taking its toll now. Who the hell would want to be a referee these days? The poor sods can't do nowt right, an earful during the match, and then home to read they were rubbish as well. What do you people think the effect that can have on a persons confidence and self esteem? Contrary to belief, football is not life and death. Let the referee's enjoy the football experience as well, and we may get a few more having a crack at it.
  2. 7 points
    Prem Penwith 8-2 Stithians Treve bale Jason weeks Totally outclassed today by a really good team no complaints. Well reffed by Dave Dodson. He awarded a penalty to us but our striker said the keeper got the ball so decision overturned.
  3. 7 points
    Sticker Forever

    Ludgvan Take over

    Totally agree with Handsome Dan and Bob and probably most true Cornish football supporters, whatever you can do to keep the club going and in the league go for it. Just ignore Leeds Utd John, everyone else does!!! Blokes a joke, goes missing for weeks when Bodmin are losing, now they won again last night we’ve got to put up with his garbage again!! Not even worth a response to be honest, embarrassing, what a clown.
  4. 7 points

    Ludgvan Take over

    Hurler - every football supporter in the county hopes Ludgvan get through this temporary hiccup - ignore any idiot comments - we all need as many competitive senior sides as possible.
  5. 6 points

    SWPL - Wednesday 5th September 2018

    Great result for portleven especially kevin richards .👍
  6. 6 points
    My advice would be to accept the decision, the ref is the ref, and it is how he/she sees it .....and just git on wiv playing football. In my playing days, I would know the ref and his idiosyncracies, then play the game accordingly. All in life is not black and white just because it's written down somewhere.
  7. 6 points
    Fairfield Hurler

    Ludgvan Take over

    Well where do we start, thank you for all the good wishes and support. Although that's obviously not from everyone LEEDS UNITED!!!. Yes we lost 8 - 1 today and have never been so proud of the team. It was too easy to pull out of the League, but we're made of stronger stuff than that at Ludgvan, thank all the players and supporters and everyone involved with today. So proud of you all.
  8. 6 points
    hansome dan

    Ludgvan Take over

    Well done John and the people at Ludgvan for getting a team out today.Regardless of the result it buys you more time and hopefully get some players in that are committed to the club .Even offered to put my boots on but told their not that desperate thanks.
  9. 6 points

    Ludgvan Take over

    Why don’t you wind your neck in? Alternatively, why not offer your support to a club that’s doing everything it can to fulfill fixtures and not let its opponents - or its community - down?
  10. 6 points
    Bruegel the Elder

    Leeds United l?!

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear Leeds, up you pop with yet another user name. Turned up to massage your ego and sing your own praises. When will they ever learn❓ 🌬💨
  11. 6 points
    The game is all about "human error" - by players and officials; it's what makes it entertaining, enjoyable and unpredictable. At the highest levels, refs are subjected to untold scrutiny by TV experts - who cannot always agree whether the decision is right or wrong. If everyone would just accept the principle that the referee is always right and get on with the game (& life), it would be great for the game. My belief is that video replays should be limited to just showing the highlights (goals, near misses etc.) rather than people in front of a tv screen trying to point out mistakes by match officials.
  12. 5 points
    Blimey Older, wish i'd written that. Ain't it funny how the players continually moan at ref's, but can't agree to play without one. Damned if they do, damned if they don't. The life of a referee.
  13. 5 points
    I never knew John had retired! Lovely guy who knows how to talk. I think 77 year old Dave Baxter has retired as he didn't appear on Full Time website last season. It's a shame when these long serving officials retire. They just seem to slip away without any fuss when they should be thanked for their years of service whether you agreed with them or not.
  14. 5 points

    Ludgvan Take over

    Decided to spend the afternoon at Fairfield, really not expecting to see a game. Couldn’t, be more from the truth, two Committees having great banter before the match, the Home Secretary meeting and greeting new players and supporters, such a warm welcome for my first time at Fairfield. In my eyes the home team did the Club proud. You might have lost 8 - 1 but how committed were you. I hope you all stay together and rebuild with the youth that I saw today. Such a welcoming club that I will definitely return to. Lovely bar and food after match. Keep up the good work
  15. 5 points
    Dave Bartlam

    Ludgvan Take over

    To be honest, I haven't been a great fan of the way Mousehole have conducted themselves recently but if they have the capacity to step in and help a club like Ludgvan, well done to them. At times like these where clubs from the bottom rung of the Trelawny League to those in the SWPL and beyond are clearly struggling for quality and numbers, the survival of a club like Ludgvan could do with the footballing community's support. I for one hope that, regardless of how it's done (so long as it's done properly, fairly, legally and to the benefit of the club), this club is saved. If that survival boils down to Mousehole having the ability to help, well I say great effort by those involved. We could all do more and should do more to save our local teams.
  16. 5 points
    Leeds is a complete 🔔 end.
  17. 5 points

    Ludgvan Take over

    As far as I understand it, Mousehole have offered their help to get the club back on even footing. I’m not sure whether anything will come of this, but I do know that the Ludgvan committee are working extremely hard to keep the club going despite facing numerous setbacks already this summer. It makes sense to explore every option, whatever Mousehole’s intentions may be.
  18. 5 points
    At the end of the day , from dutchy to swpl, it’s a hobby for the refs . If you get paid expenses and £20 to £30 a game I don’t think you can complain. No one as far as I know has been forced to take up the whistle. Players get moaned and groaned at by supporters and bollocked by the manager for mistakes . If you make mistakes and have a bit of grief take it on the chin and get on with it .
  19. 5 points
    Be prepared for the sudden disappearance of a forum member until at least Saturday night and maybe beyond!!! 😂 Old Big Al is spot on with his predictions as well ain’t he!?! The Falmouth supporter that hates his own team!! 😂🤔
  20. 4 points
    Well done Steve, thankless and usually mostly unappreciated job running the line. 👏🏼 Had two of the best and fairest there in Adie and yourself last night. Enjoyed the 1st half before having to nip off to work. Was nice to catch up with Patch and Shilts again, both talk a lot of sense and you can see their enthusiasm and tactical awareness rub off on the pitch by the way the Hayle team played some really tidy passing football through the lines albeit for the 45 minutes I managed to watch but always worth the trip for that Philips pasty!! Sitting in my car after doing a 6 point turn behind the stand with no room there now to face the way out for a quick getaway watched by a healthy dozen crowd which does my head in! Face the pitch! No fun watching an idiot struggle! 😳 I felt quite guilty chomping away on my large pasty as the excellent referee Mr George Pattison sprinted up and down the pitch doing his warm up still looking as fit as a fiddle. I remembered some of his crunching tackles he dished out before he went over to the dark side! Wonder if he would have booked himself? 😀. Superb facilities at the club these days with a cracking team to go with it I’d say. Think Steve is right about the club being on the up without doubt. Will definitely try and go back to watch 90 minutes of that classy stuff next time!👌 Good to see Marksy Senior and Junior on the way out, reminds you of all that is good about being involved in Cornish football for the last 40 years since my Probus u11 days!! Met so many lovely people over all those years, lucky bloke really ⚽️💛🖤
  21. 4 points
    Today's game had two very different agendas for both of the clubs involved. For visiting Porthleven it was all about staying focused and getting a job done. For Ludgvan it was all about nothing less than pride and survival ! Talking with those deeply entrenched at Ludgvan including ex managers, committee members, and long time supporters it was very evident how important their club is to all of them. The old guard wanted to talk and tell stories of teams , players and successful days past, comparing players attitudes and loyalties past and present. They, to a man, still cannot believe, and want to tell anyone who listens, that after such a successful campaign last season that 17 of an 18 man squad left in the close season... To say that is tough would be of course an understatement, but for any manager at any club that is one hell of a rebuilding job and two managers have already chucked the towel in before the season has hardly started.. Apparently according to members and the current temporary manager on Friday evening Ludgvan FC came within two minutes of pulling out of the Peninsular league altogether !! One gentleman told me that if it were not for a last minute phone call Friday evening and Hayle FC allowing some of their under 18s to help and play for Ludgvan, the team would have folded ! If that is correct, and the conversation was open and sincere, then it appears Ludgvan are very grateful to Hayle footballs clubs willingness to help a near neighbour in times of trouble. There were also three young men who were from the Plymouth area who played for Ludgvan today. I'm not sure where these three lads play their regular weekly football. As Porthleven undertook their warm-up Ludgvans secretary at gone 2.30 was still on the phone chasing a goalkeeper and had a club member dispatched as a taxi driver to go off to collect him.. To say that Ludgvan worked hard up to the last second to get this game on AND to help their much cherished team survive is without question and it was wonderful to meet and watch so many dedicated officials and supporters pulling in the same direction. As said two teams, two different agendas. Perhaps the most important job for Porthlevens management team would have been to ensure that their team did not drop their standards to the level of a hastily ensembled Ludgvan team. The game started with Ludgvan still waiting for their recognised keeper to arrive. They held out for 8 minutes before conceding to a shot in the bottom right corner with the covering keeper getting his fingers to it but not quite enough to push the ball out and away. In football terms it started as a very fractured display from both sides with Ludgvan as you would expect trying to hold on in a defence v attack game scenario. Clinically Matt Drummand stepped up and scored a hat trick inside 4 minutes with more chances going wide or being saved. Ludgvans never dropped their heads and kept competing in all areas, with their chauferred goalkeeper arriving after around twenty minutes. The keeper gave Ludgvan a better stability and his vocal presence and size, a big unit, gave a renewed confidence to the Ludgvan team. He kept goal well for fifteen minutes before Dan Greet arrived to meet a cross from wide left with a terrific leaping and powerful header. 5-0 half time. The second half saw less goals, but perhaps a better technical game of football. Porthlevens passing was cleaner and they had better movement and clean possession than the first half, whilst at a lesser level, which is not disrespectful the same could be said of Ludgvan's overall game. More goals did arrive with Drummond ending up with I think 5. Ludgvan did score themselves with a shot which hit the post, came out and was returned into an empty net which was the least their teams efforts deserved..The final score, 8-1, could have been high into double figures but for very good goalkeeping and a united team effort by Ludgvan not to completely fold. The winners, clearly Portleven and whilst perhaps at times dropping a few gears to their opponents playing level ( it can be hard not to at times)they clearly have a very good passing team where players are encouraged to play through the thirds and not just hump the ball forward...so a well deserved three points. However whilst Porthleven done what they had to do, Ludgvan football club and Cornish football were arguably the real winners today. A community had pulled together, with a little outside help, and a good clubs team had survived. Apparently there is a proper budget to offer a new manager. There are great facilities, both playing and training. Above everything else there are a set of supporters who clearly understand that whoever is brave enough to take the reins, he will be given lots of understanding and lots of time to rebuild a team at a club that is refusing to capitulate. Well done Portleven, a very good display, and well done Ludgvan, for me the real winners today even without the points.
  22. 4 points
    Many thanks for picking up on my spelling error. I signed for Carharrack once and picked up bad habits. 👍
  23. 4 points

    SWPL -Wednesday August 22 2018

    What no Leeds tonight 😂😂
  24. 4 points
    Or they could all leave and start in div 4 again? Not sure that kind of stuff happens. 👀👀👀 West Cornwall reserves 4-1 st day 3rds Despite things being against us during the beating by the one of the leagues best teams on the weekend we felt we had a point to prove and were looking to bounce back. We we did that immediately by conceding a penalty and being 1-0 down. The fight back did come as goals from Owain Barrett, Monty Cloutman, Ralph pascoe and Ryan Hooper all hit the back of the net. (Ralphs and hoops we’re both belters) which saw us run out 4-1 winners. best of luck to st day, have a good bunch of guys down there including some old friends. I have a lot of time for Dario, cracking lad great to see him volunteer in helping out a local club whilst he is sidelined. Hero of the day was Darren winkeorth, referee let us down today and Darren took up the game at an hours notice to avoid the game being cancelled. And reffed the fixture superbly well.
  25. 4 points
    Sticker Forever

    SWPL Tuesday August 21 2018

    Yeah you’re not used to seeing 140 spectators at Bodmin are are you Leeds!!