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  1. Pedro

    Dobwalls FC

    The club hasn't let the pandemic hold them up in the continued improvements at Lantoom park. The new toilet block is up and looks like being ready for the new season? Work has started on erecting floodlights and I believe hard standing all around the pitch will follow which I believe will bring the ground up to the standard required to enable them to enter FA competitions such as the FA vase? This is a tremendous achievement for a small village club whose hard working committee have worked wonders since the devastating fire almost put the club out of business a couple of years a
    8 points
  2. Is it worth it I ask myself (?)
    6 points
  3. A few years ago there were only 2 Devon/Cornwall teams in Western. Next season there will be 7. If teams keep taking promotion this will increase. Going on club size/resources there is no reason why Western league should go further than mid Somerset. (Old Swpl plus a few others). Travel has already been reduced with half of the Bristol clubs laterally moved to Hellenic - subject to Fa ratification. Yet we still hear the same old moans about travel. If Cornish paid similar expenses to clubs up the line, they would be fine. Surely even Bodmin will want to move up from what is slowly becoming a v
    4 points
  4. Sometimes isaac it's best to say nothing!
    4 points
  5. First competitive game for Parkway since December 10th saw them overcome Fareham to reach the fourth round of the Vase. Due to Bolitho Park being out of action because of major pitch and ground renovations in readiness for the upcoming Truro City groundshare, the match was played behind closed doors on the 3G pitch at Coach Road, Newton Abbott. Lee Hobbs' side took a two goal lead at half time through a Ryan Richards brace, with a Fareham sending off and Callum Hall leaving the pitch with a suspected broken arm being other notable incidents. Parkway made it three with a Mikey Williams go
    4 points
  6. Cheers Asterix ! Shayners is a top man. Did wonders down west, he did. Half of St Just running round with Troon genes now ! Signing those Troon boys caused the biggest shift in the local population since the Spaniards burned Penzance in the sixteenth century ! Legends ! Tell him to ask Matt Harris when he's going to put the stand back up!
    4 points
  7. Good point older. This virus is still with us and is still a great threat. I just wish all these people who seem frightened of the vaccine would see the light here. Get vaccinated everyone - come on, it's common sense.
    4 points
  8. JonColenzo

    Dobwalls FC

    Congratulations to all at Dobwalls, lots of hard work and effort from a small group of volunteers, look forward to a visit soon 👏🏻
    4 points
  9. Great post. We shouldn't forget that Tavistock have also gone up and challenged strongly (they were top and very much in the mix for the WL title before the season was halted in 2019/20, and finished in second place on the combined season's PPG for the Western League Prem). No idea what their budget is, but they seem to have the same sort of blueprint as Saltash have used with an established core of players who been at the club for a few seasons now (Josh Robins and Dave Hallet were around back in the SW Peninsula Div 1 days)with one or two key additions each season. The manager and staff ha
    3 points
  10. I understand you completely isaac...but sometimes, just sometimes - keeping your own counsel does show a tad of understanding.
    3 points
  11. Sam Borthwick was already signed for us but our main goalkeeper was still suspended (the league said any current suspensions had to served in this cup) and our other one moved during lockdown and isn't back yet. As Sam was already registered for us we applied for permission as he's a goalkeeper - if you read the rules special considerations can be made for goalkeepers. The league Committee accepted the application (as he was already registered for us) and he's eligible for the first two games only as we'll have one of our other keepers back then. We also have a couple of players that hav
    3 points
  12. Pitch not bad but will get better when it warms up! Not a bad game with terrific enthusiasm showing, no whingeing, diving or moaning at the referee either...makes a change from the mens game. Enjoyed it.
    3 points
  13. Badgers

    Duchy covid mini league

    5 teams from the duchy league have agreed a mini league competition starting tomorrow the 3rd April. Teams entered are Alternun, Calstock, Gunnislake, Lifton and North petherwin. Tomorrows games are Alternun vs gunnislake (two teams that would have been competing for the duchy prem crown. Lifton vs Calstock We have cleared this with the Ccfa to make sure they are happy. I will update results and what games are on where in this thread. it’s good to get back playing 😊
    3 points
  14. Must admit when I watched the infamous video I didn't think that many of them were trainee teacher material !!
    3 points
  15. Correct but you can walk your dog around the pitch for 90 minutes, take the children to the park to play on the swings or have the vaccine at the show ground in Stithians.....and there just might be a game going on around you. Not that I am condoning it mind you 🤔🙈👀
    3 points
  16. Best of luck Jude. San Jose looks like a wonderful place to live, study and play football.
    3 points
  17. Unfortunately we’ve got to learn to live with the risks associated with COVID now, so it’s up to the individual to make their judgement now that football is possible within the guidance. Football without crowds, a pint in the clubhouse, changing-rooms, dare I say it a brown envelope not worthwhile to some. But to young players who’ve had 2 seasons curtailed, just the chance to play is an amazing thing! Let’s get behind those individuals and clubs that choose to play this cup, whilst respecting the decision of those that opted against it 👍🏻
    3 points
  18. Reesy

    Friendlies required

    Wouldn't it be easier to enter the competition set up by the league?
    3 points
  19. Way Of The Park

    New Season

    Not sure Mike. I know that it is something that Parkway are very keen to keep going (floating Argyle fans always put a decent number on the gate). Also, as part of the partnership announced last autumn, Argyle's u18's were going to use Bolitho for their home fixtures. No word from club about how this will work with the Truro City ground sharing arrangement.
    3 points
  20. This season should have been used to finish off last season. This isn’t hindsight, as many of us called for that at the time, as anyone with half a brain knew we would have a second wave in the winter. This ridiculous decision has left us with two incomplete seasons. The solution offered by project reset isn’t perfect, but it rewards clubs for consistency over two seasons. Yes Helston lost players and didn’t do so well in season two but A - They still did better over the two seasons than anyone else bar Saltash and B - would have been promoted anyway in season one if it wasn’t for the pandemic
    2 points
  21. Thanks mate yes its unbelievable to think where we were and what we have achieved so far. It's a fantastic opportunity so we keep working hard behind the scenes to make things happen 👍
    2 points
  22. fenman

    social media abuse .

    Isn't it strange that abuse of social media has been skirted around for a few years causing misery and worse for some people ? Suddenly because footballers are subject to it more and more , people are demanding that action be taken . Being a simple person I've often wondered why people are addicted to it and why they use it . Now some clubs are stopping using it for a month as a protest . Listening to Talksport the other day I was shocked to hear that Ronaldo recieves £90million a year through spin offs by his use of social media . This explains why it is important to them , I thought
    2 points
  23. Does anyone know, how the FA can use PPG from a season that was declared null and void and wiped from the records? It's an almighty U Turn... Helston for example have been a shadow of their former self this season.. with players leaving for pastures new ... If clubs are to be promoted on Sporting Merit perhaps a more detailed and robust assessment of their upward trajectory should be undertaken...
    2 points
  24. Good post Phil. Is it one of those get a few up there and it opens the door to more?! It’s a shame as I am guessing more clubs and players would want to go as high as possible but cost and location has had to come into it. I’ve always thought unless you have dreams of making it up the pyramid then it’s difficult for clubs. Do all Western League clubs have the same level of support as Parkway?! They didn’t a few years ago. I think (im not on committee) Saltash since the new leagues formed have intended to go up if possible. Dane in a tweet the other night made reference to a great fo
    2 points
  25. For me, it’s not fair. It’s going to seem a bit sour grapes following Mousehole, but of the teams that have been promoted via PPG, they’ve not played each other often. That alone would drop points, let alone the fact these are technically the top sides. For example, Helston and Saltash didn’t play a single game against each other in either season. Millbrook and Ilfracombe played each other once. Other teams in the PPG top 5, have played against other sides. For me, coming from and supporting Swindon, accepted this last season as it suited us, so I completely understand, but it d
    2 points
  26. Was unsure on the rules and was only going off what I’ve seen on here. Thanks for the clarification
    2 points
  27. Personally I can live with human errors by officials , I'm not saying I like it, but players also make mistakes that cost games it's part of the game . But I cannot see how any rational person with any idea of the passion in football could allow this VAR farce to continue . Wolves / Fulham game , brilliant headed goal by a loan player struggling to make his mark . Players line up to take centre , no complaints or protests but it is decided to review the goal , multiple lines drawn and after a delay it is decided that a player's cuff , not the scorers , is offside . I gather a goal was di
    2 points
  28. Sorry to disagree, I know it's not like me! I would understand the postponement of football as a gesture of respect to someone who had contributed enormously to the game in Cornwall. I will refrain from detailed comment about the 99 year deer-hunter, arch-conservative and racist in question, in case he has been mowing the pitch at Penlee Park or something and I just didn't realise ! The slavish devotion of ordinary people to the very forces that oppress them politically and economically grieves me politically and personally. Suppose it's just a matter of time before Duchess Camilla o
    2 points
  29. This week’s results Results 10/4/21 Gunnislake 5 - 1 Calstock Gunnislake scorers liam raglan, joe wakenshaw x2, Nick Beman, Ben farrar Calstock scorer Mike brown Altarnun 5 - 2 North Petherwin Altarnun scorers Tom Hancock, Sam Smith, Mike Turner, Josh Smith, Toby Knights North petherwin scorers Jack Digby x2 This means the standings are Altarnun Pl 2 Pts 6 Gunnislake Pl 2 Pts 3 Calstock Pl 2 Pts 3 Lifton Pl 1 Pts 0 North Petherwin Pl 1 Pts 0
    2 points
  30. I have been invited onto Ross Ellis show this weekend to discuss Helston and Women’s Football in general. Another good opportunity to showcase the game and I would like to express my gratitude to @Dave Deacon for initially inviting me on the Podcast and giving us that initial exposure that allows Helston Women’s team and Women’s Football in Cornwall in general to get a little more coverage. A link to this Saturdays Show: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09c3s73
    2 points
  31. The problem, Borat, is that those who are infected cannot know they are till it is too late to avoid infecting others. People therefore cannot "know the risk" to others and the full chain of transmission which they may encounter or initiate. There will be occasions when rules seem pedantic, unfair or unduly restrictive. Without them, however, as currently in Brazil, deaths will escalate beyond all control. Sadly, some people will "use their own judgement" in selfish and blinkered ways. Even Johnson, whose early libertarian stupidity and delay contributed to the highest fatalities in Europe, no
    2 points
  32. Some wonderful games over the Easter weekend, the quarter finals look like mouthwatering prospects with Exeter v Leinster being something to look forward to. Despite the mega squads that Clermont, La Rochelle and Racing 92 have assembled, I fancy the relentless Chiefs retaining their title. While the Six Nations is pretty special, with the historical and national side certainly giving it plenty of flavour (especially this season), the Champions Cup rugby probably surpasses it for depth,quality and intensity.
    2 points
  33. Fish

    Wendron United

    Good luck Steve and Matt. Good appointments 👍
    2 points
  34. Now there's a visionary !!!!
    2 points
  35. Saw a funny thing yesterday , my neighbour had a problem with his central heating boiler . The plumber turned up and 20 minutes later came running out of the house , slid on his knees on the lawn , grabbed the neighbours standard rose bush and air guitared and then ran round with his thumb in his mouth . I said to my neighbour " what's up with him ?" he replied " he's just managed to get the fuel control valve out of the boiler but he's still got to fix the rest of it "
    2 points
  36. Increasingly modern professional football (and it is permeating down) is inhabited by people using scientific sounding terms, the main aim of these appears to be make them sound like technical experts on what is essentially a pretty simple game, and of a higher intellect than the rest of us. Here are a few terms that wind me up; Delivery- used to be called a cross, still should be . It's not a parcel or a pizza. Transition- in plain English, giving the ball away. Pressing- or in old money " closing down the player with the ball." Pressing is what you do to a pair of trousers bef
    2 points
  37. Funny old world at this time buddy innit(!)
    2 points
  38. Come on people you know it's worth it. It's a good forum and it would be a shame to lose it.
    2 points
  39. 😂😂 Definitely not. It’s all about those classic qualities in life; ambition and happiness.
    2 points
  40. Bobjfh

    Friendly matches

    I’ll be at the Newquay game anyway - so 2 sausage and chips plus an extra sausage lol
    2 points
  41. I understand that the referees are not responsible for enforcing anything other than the Laws of the Game. However, they can report Covid safety breaches to the County Association. The Clubs are responsible for enforcing all aspects of the FA guidance, as well as the contents of their own Risk Assessments.
    2 points
  42. Good news for the profile of the Women's Game. Much needed as larger exposure will ensure greater investment in the game and increase the earning potential of clubs, players et al. The BBC have agreed a 3 year deal which will see them broadcast 22 matches a season. SKY will broadcast a further 44 in an agreement which will run until summer 2024. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/56459754
    2 points
  43. My Grandad (who enjoyed a dabble on the gee gees) told me that the only thing you need to know about bookies is that there are multiple windows for placing a bet, and only one for paying out winnings.
    2 points
  44. There really should be no need to collect grass clippings behind a mulch mower. Granted, conditions need to be good, and grass not left to grow too long. But the mowing deck should be fully enclosed, so as not to allow any clippings to leave, until fully mulched. There should be two blades on each boss, the first to cut the grass, and a second, above to mulch. In the photo, it appears to be a rear discharge. A good mulcher used in good conditions should give a spotless finish. I’ve used mulching finishing mowers, and have my own pedestrian version, I’m happy with both finishes.
    2 points
  45. Good luck to the lad. Not many youngsters will get that opportunity.
    2 points
  46. Agree. Wise given the associated risk. Many events will be better served waiting for 2022.
    2 points
  47. BigG

    New Season

    The Southern League have announced that the 2020/21 season will start on Saturday 14th August.
    2 points
  48. We can all dream older, I guess CTB can too 😃.
    2 points
  49. WHAT? You have to book in? And they expect me to hand in my cloak of invisibility? What is the world coming to? They’ll be expecting us to stop playing inter-ward football next. Incidentally, in the last match the maternity unit beat us 40 - 0! (It wasn’t fair they had at least two extra little feet each as well!)
    2 points
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