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  1. 7 points
    Uni

    Start of new season

    That's what teachers are contracted and paid for! The amount of over time and work that teachers do unpaid behind closed doors that people like yourself wouldn't understand is massive. Teachers haven't stopped working at all. Creating and uploading lessons every day, trying to find new and imaginative ways to educate our children and support them, whilst supporting Key workers children as well. You haven't got a clue Big Al.
  2. 7 points
    bighairydave

    Start of new season

    School teachers to get an even longer one? Is that a joke? Since lockdown started I've worked on average of 55-60 hours both in school and at home while only being contracted to 32. Please don't think teachers aren't working. I want children back in school it's a sad place with so few in.
  3. 5 points
    Bobjfh

    Start of new season

    And here we go again - many of us had had a very long 3 months, for differing reasons and personal cost. The forum has provided some much needed distraction (especially Silly Billy and Fenman’s jokes which have been a daily chuckle) - suddenly Big Al resurfaces and after this post I won’t bother coming back on - you ruin it mate. Keep safe everyone and will look forward to seeing you all as / when football actually starts again.
  4. 5 points
    Cornish Dave

    Transfer Rumours

    Not quite? from the matches I watched last year in the SWPL I have seen worse players getting game time. Ryan reeve scores 20+ every season so I’m interested to see what you need to do to play SWPL
  5. 5 points
    The clubs in the league have decided but, you have to feel for Probus. Turned down originally. Join the league work up from the bottom to the top league, only to lose out because of the old boys network. Thought we got rid of that years ago. Nothing against Ludgvan or anything to do with Probus just my opinion.
  6. 4 points
    I know this is a Cornish football site, and people from Tavistock never post on here, but I often think the club goes under the radar and their achievements aren't spoken about enough. Parkway (rightly) receive a lot of plaudits, and have a very high profile because of gates they attract, a high profile manager and chairman and the quality of their media output, but Tavistock seem to go under the radar a bit. When you look at what they have achieved on the pitch in the past four seasons with two Peninsula League titles, a run to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup and top of the Western League when it was halted with a title and promotion push very much on the cards, there is a lot to shout about. Manager Stuart Henderson must be attracting attention from clubs higher up the pyramid. He he has achieved a lot with a core of well established players (Dave Hallet and Josh Robins seem to have been their for many years), who he adds to with a few astute, but not necessarily big name, signings each year that improve on what they already have ( most clubs in the league would love to have Josh Oak,Dan Evans, Warren Daw and Jack Crago) There never seems to a high turnover in the squad, which must indicate how happy they are with the management and club as a whole.
  7. 4 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Interesting

    I wouldn't want to be the person who tells me !!!!
  8. 4 points
    Keith B

    Start of new season

    Always been concerned about you BIG Al and that hasn't changed. COVID 19 is a lethal virus. It doesn't discriminate between ages, anyone can get it and anyone can die of it. Many have survived it, thank The Lord, but many (too many) have died of it. Think about what you write BIG AL. Do the right things and STAY SAFE sir. Don't risk getting this virus and passing it on !
  9. 4 points
    Pitty

    Trelawny League 2020-2021

    ......I feel I am going to have to start using another generic far west club one day 😉 I do like the bar in St Just though 😆⚽️👏 Haha sadly we are 2 divisions below so I’m bomb proof........it’s hard enough getting through Redruth to play at Chacewater 😳
  10. 4 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    An Essex girl was involved in a serious car crash. There is blood everywhere. The Paramedics arrive and drag the girl out of the car and lie her flat on the ground. One Paramedic says" I am going to see if you are concussed" " So how many fingers am I putting up Tracey?" Tracey screams and replies. "Oh my God I'm paralysed from the waist down"!!!!!!!
  11. 4 points
    Bruegel the Elder

    Start of new season

    Schools, like hospitals and care homes survive on the goodwill of their staff. Very few stop at their contracted hours, most put in hours of unpaid overtime. When you divide pay by hours worked most teachers and nurses would barely make the minimum wage! As for the (key worker) support staff, most qualify for “universal credit” despite working full time!
  12. 4 points
    TopBloke

    Transfer Gossip

    Good job he wasn’t then ☺️
  13. 4 points
    Bruegel the Elder

    Start of new season

    See what I mean?
  14. 4 points
    John Mead

    Start of new season

    It seems the R Rate in Germany has risen significantly over the weekend, now estimated as 2.8 - and they're amongst the first to ease lock-down. With increased testing, there are still 8 to 10 thousand new cases being confirmed in England each week and track & test is missing 25% of those. The Government is under great pressure to get everyone back to work to help businesses survive and are less & less "following the science". Keeping relatively low number of spectators reasonably safe is not a great problem in Cornwall. My concerns relate to players, coaches, managers and Club volunteers who are far less likely to be able to avoid close contact with many others. Before any re-start, Clubs have to complete a Risk Assessment; if that is done properly & honestly, I believe it will prove to be unsafe! If Cornwall is "safe", can someone explain how 11 residents in the Liskeard Care Home managed to become infected? The virus is still out there, still circulating in our communities and nobody is immune from catching it and/or passing it on. Stay Safe
  15. 4 points
    panda

    Daily Laugh

    Did you know there are no canaries in the Canary Islands ? Likewise the Virgin Islands..........There are no canaries there either.
  16. 4 points
    John Mead

    Start of new season

    I'm sure most players would love to get back to playing but the FA & Government have to assess when it would be safe to do so. The pro clubs make up a very small number of clubs when compared to the rest of the clubs in the UK. That's many thousands of players - with no testing - put at extra risk of catching or spreading the virus. Is that a risk we should consider taking until the known infection rate is much lower than at present?
  17. 4 points
    Mrgreen

    Interesting

    Red thread. One of the three main turf diseases. The other two being fusarium patch, and dollar spot. Red thread is the easiest to avoid/control. I suspect, now the grass has had a growth spurt it’s struggling to take enough N. If it were only ticking away, it may well have been fine. In finer turf, red thread is an indication that dollar spot could follow, also a low nutrient disease. Dollar spot is far more serious, and can if left untreated, decimate whole areas. Treatment can cost as much as £800 per Ha. Often two applications required. Fusarium is an Autumn disease, usually caused by over feeding and dewy mornings. Ryegrass can also suffer from rust, but is only really a visual thing.
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    I suffer with CDO It is like OCD but with the letters in THE RIGHT BLOODY ALPEBETICAL ORDER OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. 3 points
    I can't stand the sight of the appeal stuck on £505 , it's as bad as being in a store that's playing a Spice Girl c.d. . I'll send another £25. in the morning , I won £25 on the Premium Bond this week so you can have it .
  21. 3 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    A British Doctor says, "Medicine in my country is so advanced that we can take a brain out of one man, put it in another and have him looking for work within 6 weeks." A German Doctor says, " Well we can take a brain out of a man and put ii into another man and have him preparing for war within 4 weeks." The American Doctor not to be outdone says. " You guys are way behind. We took a brain out of a man, he got elected as President and now half the country is preparing for war and the other half is looking for work"!!!!!
  22. 3 points
    baldy

    Start of new season

    God (even if S/he existed) wouldn’t be appropriate for Big Al. Like Bobjfh, I am pig sick of him. However, I have decided that this is the last time I respond and in future, I shall scroll past without reading.
  23. 3 points
    We Two

    Start of new season

    Sometimes it's difficult to believe that people can dismiss the advice of world renowned medical practicioners as paranoia, we wonder if the families and friends of people registered as convid19 deaths in Falmouth (they exist) would agree. Total disrespect towards other beings.
  24. 3 points
    We Two

    Start of new season

    So forget all the scaremongering press reports and look at the World Health Organisaton figures that state that in excess of 500,000 people wordwide have died from covid19. 43,475 of those deaths were in the U.K. , nothing to worry about there then, ( unless you happened to have lost a family member or friend ) Lets run the considerable risk of a spike in covid 19 deaths in Cornwall, provided it doesn't affect me it doesen't matter about the rest of the community. No brainer it seems, or maybe no brain?
  25. 3 points
    Keith B

    Trelawny League 2020-2021

    St Just away on a Tuesday night. You'd be made very welcome I'm sure Pitty.
  26. 3 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Start of new season

    Easier than 24/7 numpty! I s'pose.
  27. 3 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Start of new season

    I suppose the difference between us is I value my life...but I also value everybody else's as well. I had a friend who has died from it in Cornwall and the affect it has had on his family, wouldn't wish it on anyone.
  28. 3 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    I watched a guy at Asda yesterday park his golf buggy in a disabled parking space. I thought to myself "I wonder what his handicap is?"!!!!!!
  29. 3 points
    Dave Bartlam

    ECPL AGM

    You have to look at the other side of things aswell... Trelawny League have lost a number of Committee members and Officers over the past few seasons... No-one has come forward to replace them. No-one wants to volunteer - well, some of us do but have our reasons why we aren't. By amalgamating Trelawny and Combo, you potentially halve the number of volunteers required too.
  30. 3 points
    Way Of The Park

    Start of new season

    Totally agree John, cannot see how it will be safe to resume semi pro or amateur football for the forseeable future. Don't want to air my political views on this within this thread. bit you are right that the business and economic minds are now winning the argument over those from the scientific and medical backgrounds.
  31. 3 points
    claret&blue

    ECPL AGM

    Leagues can be called recreational by the FA if that is the current wording but surely nothing has changed much over the years, Except perhaps maybe the standard but that will always be discussed mainly by us older ex players ! I and I would think many others still see the leagues within Cornwall as 1 Peninsula League ( Old South Western League ) 2 St Pirans League ( Top teams from old East Cornwall and Combo equivalent ) 3 East Cornwall / Combo Leagues ( remaining East Cornwall and Combo sides ) 4 Duchy and Trelawney Leagues . Still four levels regardless of what new names are dreamt up by the FA.
  32. 3 points
    panda

    Daily Laugh

    Scientists have discovered that the biggest cause of dry skin is towels.
  33. 3 points
    RAPPO

    Transfer Rumours

    Reevey could play SWPL no problem at all and would get goals in it. Can’t see him leaving Penryn though! Most of the Penryn team could fit easily into SWPL, some have already had a couple seasons in it. The club would be starting next season in it anyway if the FA didn’t null and void everyone’s season from Step 3 down! Ironic really when every league above has gone points per game. Total lack of respect for grassroots football in my opinion. Just my opinion by the way!! 🤔⚽️
  34. 3 points
    Steve Carpenter

    IS THIS A SILLY QUESTION.

    This all very much depends on the admin actions taken in Full-Time. For example, in the St Piran League, all of the league fixtures that were played now show as 'Void' but if you click on a fixture you'll still see the teams and goal scorers. Likewise, if you click on the Stats tab the records are still populated. In the admin pages, not publicly viewable, the scores are still recorded. So yes, the season is void but the records remain.
  35. 2 points
    It's a bit more modern than that Bruegel. Sends the pictures to my phone and I just screenshot them...you gotta get down with the tech boys buddy...lol. Just took this one and I'm sitting down at home...lol.
  36. 2 points
    Jeremy Wade

    Start of new season

    your 100% correct you shouldn't make excuses all the time.........when are you watching Falmouth Town next Al? JW
  37. 2 points
    Just to relieve the sheer misery of celebrating 50 years of marriage tomorrow I'll take it to over the £500 mark . I need new shoes and the wife expects a present tomorrow but to hell with it we can go hungry for a few days to keep the forum going and if we ever get down to St. Austell this year and meet Older , Keith B and Billy I can look them in the eye ( or both eyes ) .
  38. 2 points
    Think it should be me
  39. 2 points
    Well said and well done from me.
  40. 2 points
    John Mead

    Start of new season

    Monday's figures never accurately reflect the true numbers but I agree there is a downward trend. While numbers in Cornwall have been relatively low throughout the epidemic, for NLS football to restart, it has to be safe to do so across England. I think we shouldn't be looking to start again any earlier than September. All normal revenue streams need to be fully available for Clubs to survive. Basic running costs are much higher than many people think - excluding any payments to players!
  41. 2 points
    John Mead

    ECPL AGM

    But only because there is now a route for Duchy teams to progress on merit rather than votes. There is still a strong argument why an amalgamation would make things even more straight forward in the future, removing the need to fill vacancies, while still allowing new teams to enter into lowest division.
  42. 2 points
    Ieuan Gregory

    Interesting

    yes go along with all that Dave, have long advocated a mid winter break especially after the last two winters, mid December to mid January. At least in Cornwall the grass does start to recover from February onwards although very slowly. I know there will be all sorts of wringing of hands and cries of anguish from the purists; "we used to play with mud up to our knees". Done that, been there, don't want those days to return for any people I provide pitches for.Probably won't happen but we live in hope!
  43. 2 points
    Steve Carpenter

    Start of new season

    There are some good points made above but before we all get too carried away with the idea of a September start we should remember that at this stage this only considered to be the 'most likely' outcome. There is no guarantee or commitment attached to it. There are other potential scenarios including holding the leagues over until 2021/22. All of the restart options have the same caveats i.e. 1. Any re-start will only be when the Dept of Media, Culture & Sport (DCMS) gives approval AND will be subject to any conditions that the DCMS make. 2. Games cannot re-start at Steps 1 to 7 of the NLS without spectators and all Steps are tied together on a restart date. 3. All clubs have to produce and publish a Risk Assessment (FA guidance will be provided). For what it's worth, I think we'll be starting towards the end of September but in the end we should only be doing so when it's safe for all participants be it players, spectators or club members, many of whom are in more vulnerable age groups. And when I say safe I mean as safe as it reasonably and possibly can be because if you want 100% safe you're going to be waiting a very long time.
  44. 2 points
    le boss

    Start of new season

    Having read all the comments above, I can see where people are coming from on both sides of the argument. In my humble opinion, I think that if all due diligence is taken by the clubs to ensure whatever social distancing is the guideline at the time, then local football can recommence. It must be remembered that as for crowds, we are hardly talking thousands of spectators - there have been plenty of comments on here about the demise of the local spectator and surely we can grant people with enough common sense to keep their distances. The same goes for clubhouses and changing rooms. Yes it will be time consuming but having a beer or a cuppa is achievable if people are again sensible and patient. Teams can change in two halves to reduce the numbers in a confined space at one time and team talks etc can be done on-field. Surely people wont mind being inconvenienced just a little - its no different to doing the local shopping run. And as a last resort, if people still feel the risk is too great then remain at home and await the reports on here at tea-time on Saturday.
  45. 2 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Interesting

    Here you go Mrgreen, remember that weed(?) Here it is again and what it grew into. You got it with one of your suggestions...a Ragwort...great shout. Also started putting the box pattern in today ...looking better already.
  46. 2 points
    panda

    Daily Laugh

    My boss told me to join two pieces of wood together. Totally nailed it.
  47. 2 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    I asked a guy at the station when the next train was coming. He said "Have a look online" I said "That's a bit dangerous isn't it?"!!!!!!!
  48. 2 points
    panda

    Daily Laugh

    Think we"re in for a bad spell of wether.
  49. 2 points
    Mrgreen

    Interesting

    One gentle roll, leave grass stand back up, cut with sharp blades Happy days.
  50. 2 points
    Thank you for taking the time to reply gents. JonColenzo - I am sure our Flexi team has not won by double figures or indeed a cricket score! The team was set up by a core bunch of mates who have added some more mates and just enjoy playing together and having fun! The said core consists mainly of retired players, players who have never played competitive football and players who could not commit to playing every Saturday. Yes, a couple of our registered players have featured for Camelford, however they were not starting every game or indeed featuring every game for them so happy to play a game every three weeks with their mates for Polzeath. We respect the rules and guidelines and would not intend on breaking them. Since we formed (three years ago) we have developed a vision and a goal of what we wanted to achieve. Entering into the Flexi league has given us the foundations to form a sustainable club with good local sponsors and a better understanding of the situation. We now feel this is the right time for us to step into Saturday football and naturally progress as any ambitious club would want to do. I cannot see any Camelford player moving away from the club to play for Polzeath in Duchy 2! Especially as it's Reg Hamblys 30th year, they would all want to be part of that fantastic achievement I am sure. We are not a reserve team and we want to establish and develop our own players who want play week in week out for Polzeath and ultimately enjoy it.
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