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  1. 9 points
    PRESS RELEASE / STATEMENT PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT TO MAKE £6,000 DONATION. In light of the Corona Virus pandemic, The Football Association (FA) this week announced that the 2019 / 2020 football season is terminated with all results considered ‘null and void’ for all clubs competing in The National League System, Steps 3 to 7. Other Cornish leagues have since followed suit. Despite a record breaking run of twenty-four consecutive league wins and riding high on top of The South West Peninsula League Premier West Division, the Players and Management of Helston Athletic Football Club have put aside their disappointment of missing out on promotion, with an amazing gesture of goodwill in donating £6,000 to two Helston based charities. Throughout a playing season, it is common practice for teams to collect fines from players who breach localised club rules, such as attending with unclean boots, arriving late, allowing a mobile phone to ring in the changing room, to name but a few. Such funds are usually set aside for end of season celebrations. However, with the season now ended and the corona virus situation requiring an unprecedented need for financial support, Club Captain, Mark Goldsworthy and First Team Manager Steve Massey were quick to propose all team monies collected, along with some additional donations from members, be split between Helston Cottage Hospital and The Towns Mustard Seed Food Bank, in support of essential supplies. Mr Massey advised Helston Mayor, John Martin, of the donations, who in turn thanked the players and club saying, “with funds starting to run low, such donations are magnificent, much needed and will be gratefully received - thank you” Helston Athletic Football Club Chairman Paul Hendy added “This extremely kind gesture is not from the club, but from its players and management. I feel immensely proud of their decision to support two local based charities, who I know will welcome ever pound they can collect at this difficult and challenging time. The transfer of the donated funds to both charities is currently being processed.
  2. 7 points
    Billy Davies

    Daily Laugh

    Aladin has been banned from The Magic Carpet Grand Prix, he has been found to have used performance enhancing rugs. Stay safe and keep smiling.
  3. 7 points
    The Town Man

    Interesting

    Best thread I have read on here for years! Keep up the good work all you groundsmen out there. Some of us fans do appreciate you and I suppose you do enjoy the challenge of it if you are honest. A big well done from me!
  4. 6 points
    They were formed specifically to p### you off Al and they seem to be doing a very good job.
  5. 6 points
    I also have very serious health problems so I will isolate as best I can, for my benefit...and those that care about me, that is the fairest I can be. I will also isolate if I get hint of this stuff to be fair to those in the general community, because that is being human and fair as well. Love your fellow man/ woman, it's called humanity. At this time football is irrelevant.
  6. 6 points
    Because even when the subject is worldwide serious you still continue with your small man agenda...that's why....read the threads!
  7. 6 points
    hoppit

    Will the Season Finish

    Well maybe you should talk to my daughter who is a doctor and is currently working 14 hours a day treating people with corona virus because people like you won't heed the warnings given by experts because you know best.
  8. 6 points
    Savo

    RESULTS - Saturday 7 MARCH 2020

    Cheers Mate, we are improving and getting better each game, there's plenty of fight and effort in the squad it won't be long before we start winning again. Our No. 9 was Sam Blackwood who was excellent yesterday as were alot of the squad. My MOM went to our No.8 Ash Winkworth, but like I said I thought especially second half the lads were excellent. Blazey are a tough side especially with the forward line they have, although I presume Carl was just taking it easier in one of his old sides with that 3 or 4 yard miss at the end. Good luck to Blazey for the remainder of the season. Lastly brilliant comment from a Blazey support at the final whistle not celebrating the win but celebrating no yellow or red cards haha
  9. 6 points
    Way Of The Park

    RESULTS - Saturday 7 MARCH 2020

    Remember people, never post when drunk.
  10. 5 points
    Absolutely well done to all involved in producing that outcome. Superb and will help those most needing it. Bleddy well done again...brilliant.
  11. 5 points
    Unnecessary post. No doubt he will achieve it next year as this year will be consigned to history. Unlike £odmin who probably £pent as much in their time at the £op but never had the ambition to £est themse£ves. That will always bring a smile to a lot of football followers.
  12. 5 points
    MARKSY

    Season 2019-20 expunged!

    Difference is he’s got so much cash to spend he will no doubt do it all again . 💊 there’s one each for you three be careful there not to bitter😁
  13. 5 points
    Philheybrookbay

    Will the Season Finish

    So that's it. The FA has decided quite rightly that season 2019-2020 not only is over but will be expunged. In simple terms it never happened. But it did. It was the season I reignited my passion for Saltash United. I got to go to some brilliant new grounds like Wendron, St Dennis. I nearly froze to the bone at Dobwalls in January. I saw my team literally destroy Bodmin 6-0 at home. And beat Helston in the league cup having been down at half time. The lads were on the cusp of getting into 3 cup semis, 3rd in league with 6 games in hand on 2nd and promotion. So 2019- 2020 season did happen. But now, all that matters is that we all stay safe and we'll meet in July, laugh, enjoy a simple pint or a cup of tea. And that's far more important than just an 'expunged'.
  14. 5 points
    RAPPO

    Daily Laugh

    Ordered a Chinese delivery...took ages, so when he pulled up at the end of the drive I went out to take it off him. He started shouting ISOLATE, ISOLATE!!! I said yeah don’t worry bout it mate, I know you must be busy!! 😀
  15. 5 points
    baldy

    Daily Laugh

    A duck walks into a bar and jumps up onto a stool. The bartender walks over and the duck says 'Toasted sandwich and a pint of beer thanks '. The bartender stares at him for a while and says 'You're a duck '. The duck replies 'Yeah, nothing wrong with your eyesight '. The bartender says 'But you can talk, you're a talking duck!' 'Nothing wrong with your ears either ' replies the duck, 'You see that new housing development across the road?, I'll be working over there for a few weeks. Every day, I will be coming over here for a toasted sandwich and a beer for lunch. Do you have a problem with that? If so I'll go elsewhere.' The bartender replied 'no no all good.' And got the duck his toasted sandwich and beer. The next day at lunch time, the duck waddles in, sits at the bar and orders his toasted sandwich and beer. The bartender is shaking his head in disbelief. Every day for the next week the duck comes over for his lunch and the bartender still can't believe it. One day the circus comes to town and the ringmaster comes into the pub , the bartender sees him and tells him about the talking duck that comes in every day for lunch. The ringmaster is keen to have him in his circus. At lunch time the duck waddles in and orders his toasted sandwich and beer. The bartender tells the duck how the circus is in town and the ringmaster said he has a job for him. 'Circus?' The duck asks, They're those things that travel all around the place aren't they?' 'Yes, thats right' the bartender replies. 'And these circuses, they use large tents, don't they?' The duck asks. 'Correct ' says the bartender. 'These tents are made of canvas aren't they? The duck says, looking puzzled. 'That's right' says the bartender. 'Then what the **** would they want with a plasterer?
  16. 5 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Isolation

    I'll go with completely stupid!
  17. 5 points
    Hetty

    Will the Season Finish

    You cant gift promotion to teams, Saltash and Helston yet to play each other in the league, if one side won both encounters who's to say the teams below wouldn't have pipped one of them to second place. The only fair way to do it is to start again next season in exactly the same league they started this one. If Mr Massey doesn't like it then unfortunately its a bitter pill he will have to swallow. He will then have to decide if he does it all again next season. It doesn't matter what people have spent! There is no rule to suggest that if you spend a certain amount of money the rules are tailored for your benefit. He wont be the only victim, i'm sure there will be individuals up and down the country on edge thinking their investments are all for nothing.
  18. 5 points
    John Mead

    Grassroots cancelled ??

    I thought I'd explained privately that I didn't stand for re-election on the Trelawny League Committee nor the SWPL rep on the CCFA Council due to a medical problem. I've not been involved in either this season or last. Neither have I had, or tried to have, any influence upon any decisions they've made since I left. Penzance is still my Club - as St Just is yours - but like you, I believe, I hold no office or committee duties within the Club. I do look after the pitch and watch all home games of both teams - and that's it. I'm somewhat flattered by your incorrect assumption that I have so much influence over local football! I always try to deal in facts rather than opinions or accusations; it keeps me sane!
  19. 5 points
    Really strong and decisive stuff from the Peninsula League, Phil Hiscox demonstrating yet again what a fine administrator he is. Southern League also closed down, surely the Western League will now follow.
  20. 5 points
    So is it an elbow bump or kick each other in the shins approach instead of the Respect handshake this week? Take it that Corona Virus means that no player is allowed within 5m of any other player on the pitch unless they are wearing FA approved hazmat kits? Down at the Well we have already agreed to play all our remaining matches behind closed doors (thank f....K!), our normal crowd of 8 and the three legged spaniel that usually turns up to crap on the pitch, have all been advised to self quarantine! Heard that Hayle have three players who have ventured outside the county this week, under new emergency FA rules I understand that they won't be eligible to play again till November! Fish sneezed at training last night but we managed to avoid having to call the pandemic swat squad by isolating him with a thermal foil blanket from the first aid kit and some gaffer tape! Can Steve please clarify for all how we can possibly carry on with football in the current circumstances? Remember, coughs and sneezes mean you've probably caught a cold!
  21. 5 points
    Way Of The Park

    Will the Season Finish

    Possibly the easiest way out would be to have no promotion or relegation this season, effectively annul 2019/20 and start again in August. Not satisfactory, but what looks like coming our way in the next few weeks and months is far more serious than a few football issues.
  22. 5 points
    referee

    RESULTS - TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2020

    Sorry to interrupt but I was at Sticker last night as a neutral supporter of the game. Mr Gilbert got a justified yellow card, that's all. The player he was in disagreements with had used foul language towards him and then taunted him. Referee couldn't have heard the language but awarded the offending player a justified caution as well. Other than that, there was a red card for Sticker and then Bodmin then had an easier time of it. I think Tornado Bello got his hat trick. The Officials did well and both teams did their best in the constant downpour. Sticker GK made some good saves and they also kept the away GK busy too. Well done to Sticker FC for getting this match on and being very hospitable to all.
  23. 5 points
    Lewis Young in the 20th minute and Curtis Damerell in the 78th minute put Torpoint through to Final! It was a good night and thank you to Liskeard Athletic and Cornwall FA for putting the game on! For me personally it’s a dream come true as it’s my first big final, I have been involved as Football Secretary or Committee member for Torpoint Athletic for 20 years!!
  24. 4 points
    100%cornish

    Will the Season Finish

    Thankyou everyone for your kind messages not too good at the moment my breathing is not too good and Smokie is missing his long walks and we are both missing our football .I got my partner home from work and shes helping me a lot ,but if this self isolating goes on for too long i maybe in Dartmoor Prison on a murder charge .Take Care all you lovely people hope none of you get this awful Virus i wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy not even Leeds United Lol
  25. 4 points
    RAPPO

    Season 2019-20 expunged!

    Take all the points off teams, take all the goals off the scorers, but keep the suspensions!! 🤔 The season not really expunged then is it! 😳🙄🧐
  26. 4 points
    Town Fan

    Daily Laugh

    My wife looked out the window this morning and said she was going out to scrape the car. "Against what?" is apparently not the right response.
  27. 4 points
    Ieuan Gregory

    Interesting

    perhaps the dinosaur has landed with a little help have managed to take a couple of photos hopefully can get them on here.
  28. 4 points
    I would think most players have written this season off and will enjoy the break. Ask them to play again in a month or two's time the majority won't even bother to turn up. Clubs won't be able to raise teams...I believe it's all over bar the shouting now!
  29. 4 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Daily Laugh

    They asked the Man U keeper what he thought of all the thousands of screaming, shouting arseholes behind him every game, he replied..."not half as bad as the 22 in front of me!"
  30. 4 points
    I’m off for a few days now Dave but if you want to drop those pasties and cakes around to me I’ll make sure I get them to work safely next week for you mate! 👍😀😷
  31. 4 points
    Adlestrop

    A crumb of comfort at last.

    The only good news about the Coronavirus is that the Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled!
  32. 4 points
    Keith B

    St Piran League Suspended

    Correct decision. This virus and its dangers, is more important than football. It will be hard for some, but we must all do the right thing here.
  33. 4 points
    Percy StevensCup Stithians 2-3 Holman SC (Fixture reversed played at Holmans) So after Biblical Pitch destroying floods, Donald Trump trying to start WW3 with Iran by lobbing a couple of missiles at it, Megan Markle discovering being an American Disney Princess in the UK doesn’t really have a happy ending and the Australians being forced to chuck extremely well done Koalas on the BBQ because some idiot tried to set fire to an ant with a magnifying glass in the middle of their summer which rather unfortunately ended up destroying eleventy billion acres of forest it’s safe to say 2020 is turning into a bit of ‘challenge’!!! The piece de resistance for this year though is obviously the Zombie attacking Bog Roll stealing Flu that has wiped out nearly all of the local football events.........apart from at Blaythorne where anybody should know if you can survive using the toilets in our changing rooms you should be ok to get through Mrs Browns Boys showing instead of Match of the Day on a Saturday!!!! Agreeing to all hold our breath and wash our hands after every tackle the game was a pretty turgid affair and whilst the pitch didn’t look to bad initially it quickly cut up and started to sap all energy and enthusiasm from the fixture. Holmans kept the lead throughout but the visitors pulled it back to 2-1 and then 3-2 to ensure it was never comfortable however the home side hung in for the win and are through to the next round which will probably be fixtured in for May 2025 the way it’s looking. in all seriousness we as a club would like to continue to play but support the league in whatever decision they make but as a matter of course today we took precautions. I didn’t witness anyone coughing up half a lung, nobody appeared hot or distressed however we still did both the pre-match team talk outside in the open air and our ‘older’ members chose to not enter the changing rooms at all and didn’t enter the bar after. A bit of common sense and practicality needed at this time and support to continue whilst it’s still possible
  34. 4 points
    Thanks Keith... that's the first time I've ever been blessed...I've been a blessed nuisance a few times though...lol
  35. 4 points
    mattelot

    Will the Season Finish

    Wouldn't think there's much chance of you catching anything Al ,you've self isolated for 3 seasons !😁😂🤣
  36. 4 points
    Well done Paul and all at Combo for making a quick decision.
  37. 4 points
    Bruegel the Elder

    Respect

    It is worrying when the more respected members of the forum come out as coronavirus deniers. I am no apologist for the government or the red top media (both of which I loathe), just a simple Health Care Professional who can tell the difference between scare mongering and a pandemic. As I’ve said before on this forum; young fit players will suffer little more than a bad cold if they catch it, their elderly relatives, bloke sitting next to them in the bar, or next person to use their discarded supermarket trolley could end up with a death sentence, just because they couldn’t follow simple hygiene rules. Usually I can inject a little bit of humour into my posts. Regrettably THIS IS NOT FUNNY.
  38. 4 points
    RAPPO

    Kernow Stone Cup Semi-Finals

    Ideal that! Spend my birthday evening watching St.Day v St.Austell at Sticker! Mrs be chuffed I reckon!? My birthday ain’t it!!! 👍🎂
  39. 4 points
    John Mead

    Respect

    Perhaps the FA should also ban players from spitting and "snotting" on the pitch, which other players could easily come into contact with!
  40. 4 points
    Mark

    Interesting

    Dave - great thread and I have been reading with great delight. There is no secret from me, as Dave is this man that has taught me everything I know. And I'm always happy, like Dave and Leuan too to pass on my knowledge. However I would say to save time ask Dave or Leuan as if these gentleman don't know then it either isn't worth knowing or doesn't exist.😂 To answer questions about line markers. Spray markers are good if throughly looked after, but one small blockage and they won't work. More premier league clubs use the old transfer wheel, but I'm unsure why. Both give good results with the right paint and tender loving care of the machine. We were in need of a new one after starting to spend too much money on our old one and an application the the CCFA small grants scheme went in. We were lucky to take delivery of a new igo mini from rigby taylor with two drums of their marking paint "impact". Whole pitch marked with 1.9/2lts of paint, only need to travel in one direction (Both sides of the grass plant get painted) and it works out at about £3 in cost per pitch. The benefit is going to be when we get some drier weather and I won't need to keep over marking for mid week games. The paints are all very similar, the more you pay, the more titanium dioxide they put in and therefore the whiter and brighter the lines. Many now come with a weatherproof in them so once dry, they will stay visable for longer. Older - these are my markings from last weekend, pictures taken yesterday. I will over mark today for this weekends fixtures but you can see if I was desperate they could be left. Thanks for your time last week and normal advice. See you soon
  41. 4 points
    Ieuan Gregory

    Interesting

    Keep talking Dave those of us who want to are learning all the time.
  42. 4 points
    What a shame, and we had our best team ready and raring to go: 🧞‍♂️ 🧜‍♂️🚣🏾 🦆🐟🦈 🐬🐳🐋 🐊🦕
  43. 4 points
    Uwdi Krugg

    RESULTS - TUESDAY March 3 2020

    Torpoint Athletic 2 Wadebridge Town 0 A decent crowd of around 200 entered the winter chill over Lux Park. That's pretty good considering a couple of money bag modern football sides were playing in what used to be the FA Cup on BBC. You could see the admirable work Liskeard had done to get a heavy sodden pitch playable. They should be applauded for the effort which ensured the semi final had the setting it deserved. It wasn't flowing silky football, we got 90 minutes of blood and guts instead. Once Wadebridge had got some early doors amateur dramatics out the pram both clubs gave it everything they'd got. Overall Torpoint had a touch more quality and poise but Wadebridge did look a lot better outfit under the new management regime. There were plenty of chances, near misses and goal mouth scrambles at either end but the clinical Torpoint finishing proved the essential difference on the night. Both sides deserve praise for making this a semi final worthy of its status. That's probably a lot more than we'll get when the millionaires play their discredited FA Cup Semi on the Tele.
  44. 4 points
    He's totally incapable of thinking.
  45. 3 points
    Paul Collings

    Daily Laugh

    Fair enough really because Billy is probably still using a cat's whisker radio !!
  46. 3 points
    Goldeneye

    Daily Laugh

    I was walking past a building site recently and saw a couple of guys at the top of some very high scaffolding. All of a sudden the youngest of the guys ran along the boards and jumped off and hurt himself badly on the concrete below. When his mate came down I asked him what happened. 'I don't know' he said, 'we were just talking about the 2nd World War and how my grandad flew in wellingtons'.
  47. 3 points
    Im more likely to catch the virus sitting in the waiting room at Treliske Hospital like i did earlier in the year when i caught Norovirus from someone coughing there , i would take my chance at the football because theres never enough people at any of the matches anyway to get a virus ,so i dont think you got a hope in hell of catching Coronavirus watching sport your more likely to get it out panic buying for hand wash and toilet rolls .All the people that have died had serious illnesses to start with anyway and no one has popped there clogs here in Cornwall anyway .
  48. 3 points
    It may not worry you but it will worry the medical team trying to keep you alive because you didn't heed the warnings. If you have another illness the chances of dropping off you're perch increases dramatically.
  49. 3 points
    hoppit

    Will the Season Finish

    So what I deduce from this is the world wide pandemic is unimportant people die from it but that doesn't matter as long as the very important football games in this region go ahead.
  50. 3 points
    Andys

    COVID-19

    The point is that Leagues and club’s should never have been put in this position. The FA has access to the relevant national expertise and advice and is therefore the only organisation who could and should have made a decision on this. I don’t want to stop playing football anymore than the next man, but I don’t want to do anything that might place my family, friends and work colleagues at any more risk than already exists. Judging that risk level is way above our pay grade, and that’s why the FA should have made the decision on grassroots behalf and not palmed it off to leagues and clubs in my opinion.
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