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  1. 14 points
    Glen Patterson

    Ruan Minor

    A message from long standing Carharrack treasurer Val Chown. She put this on Facebook but I highly doubt anybody from Ruan would see it. May I say through Facebook how impressed I was with Ruan Minor Football Team. Not only were they friendly, well presented and a good team, they cleaned the changing room as they found it , thank you this never happens, cheered Carharrack team after the match. Back at Carharrack Sports Club after they had eaten their food they all returned their plates to the table and all took the time to thank us for their delicious food. Your Manager should be very pleased with such a team. Well done 👍
  2. 9 points
    GEACH1

    Trelawny League Sat.7th Sept.

    The problem is rappo there are too many players who should be playing higher divisions dropping down playing against lower “struggling “teams Then you got teams in combo struggling for players to compete in that league cos the players that can are knocking in 5 goals a game in the lower trelawney league. For example last season Carharrack and porthlevan and others at the lower end of the combo league. then in the lower trelawney league u got teams getting spanked double figures cos the players are too good for that league . then you got the players in the lower league losing interest cos why give up your saturdays to be humiliated and then pay your subs for that privilege. Some people may disagree but it’s my opinion and you can’t deny it when you got double figure score lines
  3. 9 points
    Uwdi Krugg

    Results - Saturday 17 August 2019

    Spent an enjoyable afternoon at St Dennis 2 Falmouth Town 2 Have to admit I more or less expected the visitors to win this one but St Dennis certainly had other idea's. Jaffa Rowe struck the home side into the lead in the 10th minute which proved to be one of the few occasions they got near the Falmouth 18 yard area first half. Falmouth had massive possession advantage but disappointingly failed to finish where it counted. 8 minutes into the second half the visitors finally got one back and it was 1-1. There was a feeling Falmouth would be bagging a good few more this half. St Dennis were having none of it and hassled Falmouth tirelessly, they even increased the number of counter attacks into visitor territory. Their plucky defence and never say die attitude played havoc with the Falmouth game plan. I thought the show was finally over when Falmouth went ahead with just 12 minutes left. Once again St Dennis proved me wrong. On they battled. Surely they couldn't force a comeback? With 5 minutes left St Dennis broke forward down the left and got a cross in, there was confusion in the Falmouth six yard area and after some ping-pong panicked clearance attempts the ball broke to that man Jaffa Rowe again who stabbed home a crucial critical equaliser... 2-2! The F Troop were heart broken. The drums fell silent. Banners were being folded. At the final whistle the home supporters looked like lottery winners. The more sedate travelling fraternity from Falmouth trudged back to the car parking area shaking their heads in dismay. Jolly good result for the battlers of St Dennis, not so sure it had the same appeal for the Falmouth Management team? Who says this season is all too predictable....
  4. 9 points
    John Dunn

    Dobwalls FC

    I dropped into Lantoom park last night to see what progress has been made after the devastating fire. I was pleasantly surprised to see that things are taking shape which is due to the fantastic community support the club has received. The new roof is almost complete with just the new corrugated sheets to be fitted. The inside has also been transformed from a burnt out shell with the plumbing already replaced and the electrics ready to do the second fix after the ceilings have been plastered. It looks like the club is on target to meet the deadline they have set for playing games in early September. Congratulations to all concerned, it is great to see the community pull together to restore the facility in times of a crisis.
  5. 7 points
    Wednesday sees the grand opening of the new floodlights at Bickland Park, kick off 7:30pm. In attendance will be the Falmouth Marine Band, with their drums & tambourines making a noise, aided by the loyal F- Troop! The club are doing excellent in bringing Bickland Park back up to scratch. Still plenty to do but a great start. Up the Town!
  6. 7 points
    Bobjfh

    RESULTS - Wednesday 14 August 2019

    Why does anyone bother responding to the fool - please everyone just ignore him.
  7. 6 points
    Quiet Man

    SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Whatever happened to correct spelling and grammar? The writing on this forum is appalling!
  8. 6 points
    Glen Patterson

    Combo favourites

    Carharrack, Carharrack, Carharrack. Not in that order.
  9. 6 points
    mikeyp

    Kernow Stone Cup Draw

    We have all opted for this league so let’s make it a good one guys, I’m personally looking forward to it and like to say good luck to all sides for the coming season ⚪️⚫️⚽️
  10. 5 points
    Footy_00

    Stand out referees so far

    Sian Massey
  11. 5 points
    RAPPO

    SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2019

    Absolute disgrace missing a match to watch a pop concert!!!............unless it was J LO or Alisha Dixon that would be perfectly understandable 😂👏🏼👍
  12. 5 points
    SID

    SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019

    The ref got this one wrong he did spit but not intentionally at our player, I know this as Cam told me himself it didn’t hit him nor did he think it was directed at him.
  13. 5 points
    Tommy Matthews

    LOOKING FOR A CLUB!

    Josh, why don’t you go and train with Falmouth Town and find the level you’re at. Some of your former school mates are already there. There are also other great clubs in the area that I’m sure would welcome you that are a stone’s throw away and wouldn’t put your mum out too much getting you there. Someone would probably give you a lift once they know you. Good luck!
  14. 5 points
    John Mead is a top bloke and clubman , has done lots for local football on various committee's , In my playing days most top players in the Penwith area wanted to play for Penzance , but also there were lots more clubs back then in junior football , so the better players could move up and wanted to . Penzance had three sides the first team , the combo team and the 3rd team , I played the last season of the 3rd team , John came out of retirement to play in goal , that was one of favourite memories being able to play on Penlee under lights , good crowds banter you felt part of something . That was the club of the area , shame football has moved on less teams , less supporters , smaller group of players to pick from , volunteers getting less or more put on . More money to pay before a ball is kicked , less sponsors around , weekend work , ground rents goining up . There is no magic trick to change things . Good luck to Penzance and all clubs and just remember instead of putting the boot in or coming up with they should do this get involved and try to help to change things , when teams ,clubs fold they don't come back . I know from personal experience .
  15. 5 points
    Steve Carpenter

    St Piran Full-Time

    The St Piran Full-Time site is now live and can be found at: http://fulltime-league.thefa.com/ProcessPublicSelect.do?psSelectedSeason=252470536&psSelectedDivision=282895523&psSelectedLeague=656725252 There's a bit of tidying up to do from the standard lay-out but hopefully that and populating the fixtures will be sorted over the next few days.
  16. 5 points
    Steve Carpenter

    St Piran League AGM

    The AGM is on Monday 10th June. The Officers were appointed about 6 months ago for an 18 month period and their names were well publicised. The season will start on 17th August. The cup draw will be made on the evening. The constitution of the two (East and West) divisions was publicised a couple of weeks ago. The fixtures will be completed over the next couple of weeks. The SWPL fixtures only came out yesterday and these were needed before ours could be progressed.
  17. 5 points
    Give the bloke a break. Apparently just an ordinary punter, not a paid journo. Probably travels miles to every away game at own expense, stands in pouring rain and freezing cold and then likely spends a couple of hours putting it all together when he eventually gets home only to be slaughtered by your pedantic comments. Don't be surprised if you don't see another report but I hope he is not put off! If you want to see the lineups do as I do and look on the TSWL and/or Parkway websites. They are there in all their glory along with every other team's lineups for the whole season so far. Subs, officials, attendance, cards and all!! The whole nine yards.
  18. 4 points
    MattP

    Duchy League Saturday Sept 7th

    Not our proudest moment in being unable to raise a side, and can only apologise to the referee and to Gorran for the late notice; our manager did everything he could to scrape 11 together (including himself) with players away, at a wedding, working and injured, but got let down by a (small) group of players as he was on his way to the game. An unfortunate sign of the times when many players see football as something they do when there is nothing else going on on a Saturday. Ironically, our first team had a full squad of 16, but we couldn’t use any of them as 2 of the reserve side have already helped the first team in 2 games recently, meaning we’d have fallen foul of the senior players rule. But, we’ve regrouped, paid the fine and will move on to Saturday.
  19. 4 points
    Asterix

    Trelawny League Sat.7th Sept.

    One thing I have noticed over the last couple of seasons Neil, is the amount of players that stay behind for a drink, or who are genuinely up for a laugh. There's not as much atmosphere or commeradary anymore. To me, when I started, Football years ago, it was about having a day with the lads, wind ups, Jokes, playing for each other, having a few hours in the clubhouse after a game. All that is gone. Such a shame
  20. 4 points
    SteveM

    Results for Wednesday 28 August 2019

    I'd think you'd know all about your team getting pumped by Mousehole after Bodmin's thrashing a few weeks back. By a team from the fish and chip league indeed. How embarrassing!
  21. 4 points
    It's a shame I'm reading this if a player or player's have had issues with a certain referee at least give him a chance and don't think of what happened before after all if you don't have these people there will be no game to play and we're wondering why we are so short of the men in the middle, don't forget they want to enjoy the game aswell.
  22. 4 points
    RAPPO

    TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2019

    REDRUTH UTD (0) 0 PENRYN (4) 7 Jack Rapsey 2’ 61’ Ryan Reeve 15’ 84’ Harry Roberts 7’ Reggie May 28’ Jake Shaw 77’ ATT: 66 REF : Mr Kevin Knowles 10/10 Excellent as usual. MOM: Jake Shaw (Penryn) Penryn produced a ruthless first half hour at Clijah Croft to go to the top of the table on goal difference from Mullion who have also won their first 3 games. It took the visitors just 70 seconds to take the lead when the blistering pace of Ryan Reeve saw him cut in from the right but his shot was parried by home keeper James Issacs and fellow striker Jack Rapsey snapped up the finish from 6 yards. The lead was doubled 5 minutes later with an almost carbon copy when this time Reeve sprinted down the left and shot, this time Issacs block fell to Harry Roberts to lash in from 10 yards. On the 15 minute mark Reeve ripped the home defence apart once again running on to a through ball before rounding Issacs and rolling the ball into the net. To their credit Redruth moved Will Eva from right back to central defence to make a three and sat the full backs in making a virtual five man defence which stemmed the tide a little bit. Bradley Leivers uncharacteristically headed wide of the far post on 22 minutes before great work down the right saw Jake Shaw square the ball to Reggie May to make no mistake from close range for a four goal lead within 28 minutes. There were a few more half chances for Penryn with Issacs saving well with his feet off Reeve, Rapsey and Roberts (triple R gang)! before the break with Utd not really testing Penryn stand in keeper Dan Lord. The onslaught continued after the interval with the impressive Shaw fizzing a 30 yard bullet an inch wide of the post before it looked like Leivers got clipped on the ankle in the area on the hour mark but who am I to argue with Kev, one of my favourite refs and top bloke with it as well. How easy footy would be if they all reffed like him!? It mattered little as two minutes later a strong run down the right ended with Reggie May drilling a low cross for Rapsey who didn’t even have to break stride to smash home from 8 yards. Another Leivers header just went the wrong side of the post on 73 minutes before man of the match Shaw finished off a fine flowing five man move shooting across Issacs and into the far corner. Reeve joined Rapsey on a brace with the darkness setting in by cleverly flicking the ball just inside the far post and it was good to see him celebrate behind the goal with another legendary old Penryn striker Andy Stivey, what a finisher Stives was in his day! Did I ever tell you the true story bout the time me and Stives scored against Arsenal but lost 6-2!?! 🤔 Anyway there was still time for substitute Lewis Pellow to hit the inside of the post-in the 89th minute and it was hard to believe this was somewhat of a makeshift Penryn team tonight as well with Billy Williams outstanding in an unfamiliar centre back role alongside the always impressive captain Russell May. Luke Osborne was classy in the heart of midfield with Reeve and Rapsey a lively front two sharing 4 goals. Manager Harry Pope even rotated most of his players using his rolling subs well with Helston the visitors on Saturday and a tough old trip to Perranwell next tuesday. Another fabulous evenings entertainment for £2 in the Redruth tin that was going around. Like what the club have done with Clijah but it’s back to Bakes bowling green for the Penryn lads on Saturday 👍⚽️ One little stat from tonight was there was a Lewis Pellow on the bench for both teams!! Remember that old song “there’s only two Lewis Pellows” 😂⚽️
  23. 4 points
    Hi Dave, good to see you mate. Thought you had a great game 👍 Yeah no one will ever agree on every decision, all you can ever do is give what you see mate. Think it looked worse as Reevey is so quick and they got there the same time and collided. Catch you again later in the season no doubt mate 👍⚽️👏🏼
  24. 4 points
    Difference between abuse and noise though. Don’t think I have ever heard a more ridiculous reason to aim abuse at officials in my life.
  25. 4 points
    Why don’t they devote the 2 pages they cover Bournemouth fc to local football!!? Does anyone in Cornwall or Devon care how a Premier League team 250 miles away are getting on to be honest? Even Forest Green Rovers!!? 2 pages, really!? Fair enough the rest but oh for the old days of the pre season pull out and photos of all the local teams we are actually interested in! Premier league is in your face non stop if I wanted to know how Bournemouth are getting on I could!! 🙄
  26. 4 points
    THE BALD ONE

    PARKWAY V CADBURY HEATH

    Parkway 7 v Cadbury 1.
  27. 4 points
    Billy Davies

    TCFC Comings and goings.

    Steve Tabb, Legend.
  28. 4 points
    Darin Morse

    V A R

    My opinion hasn't changed - get rid of it altogether!
  29. 4 points
    The draw for the first round of the Kernow Stone Cup was made at tonight's AGM and is as follows: St Just v Penryn Athletic Launceston Reserves v St Austell Reserves St Agnes v St Ives Millbrook Reserves v Lanreath Bude Town v St Day Hayle v Callington Reserves Perranporth v Sticker Reserves Ludgvan v St Mawgan Wadebridge Town Reserves v Polperro Saltash Borough v Mullion Perranwell v Torpoint Athletic Reserves Helston Athletic Reserves v Saltash United Reserves Liskeard Athletic Reserves v Morwenstow Illogan RBL v Wendron United Reserves Falmouth Town Reserves v St Dennis Reserves Redruth United v Mousehole Reserves Dates for the ties are yet to be fixed.
  30. 4 points
    Devon29

    New players and ones departing

    Teflon you’re an absolute Beaut 🤣🤣🤣 Talk me through Parkways “£3k per game” budget - I’d love to hear this. That’s approx £187.50 per player per game for a 16 man squad. Where is this money coming from ? Can’t wait for this....
  31. 4 points
    I'm not going to go over old ground here as there's little to be gained from that. Those of us that put ourselves forward to run with this project could only deal with the scenario we were presented with and we've given it our best shot. The situation we found ourselves in over the last week or so was not where we wanted to end up but we did. It had been anticipated as a possibility but only when we very quickly got to the the weekend situation could we get definitive answers as to what would be an acceptable solution. We now move ahead with a positive approach and a revised plan that meets the FA's mandate. During the course of today we have had 6 firm applications to join and advance notice of another 2 so the early signs are good. We'll see where we are on the 24th and go from there.
  32. 4 points
    Sorry ECPL but I dont agree. You ask what good the grants would do? Try better facilities for players, officials and spectators, floodlit grounds for more evening ties, improved equipment and grounds maintenance increasing playability of pitches. These grants will not be available outside of Step football...My understanding is that many ECPL and Combo clubs pay players...so why do you say no "recompense"? Does anyone actually take unpaid time off from their regular Saturday employment to play?? "Junior" football clubs often have huge trips to make...try Holywell,Godolphin or Newlyn up to Boscastle, North Petherwin, Stoke Climsland...these are 6hr days just for 90mins football...And I doubt any drivers get any mileage payments. Every club has sponsors...try getting just one extra to cover mileage for your 10 away league games and the burden of cost that you see as possibly destroying all local football would vanish...football has to develop and move with the times. Perhaps a solution would be move it all to Sunday mornings...oh...sorry..if it aint broke dont fix it right....sin bins?? Never work...oh..it does actually..... I'm astonished so many clubd are being short sighted regarding this....there are great opportunities and possible success stories in the making...North Petherwin may yet get in and open up all manner of funding streams...I for one will raise a glass if in a few seasons they have created facilities fit for a local cup final .... Everyone is entitled to their opinion...and this is just mine ...
  33. 4 points
    Rob1978

    PARKWAY V STREET

    Attendances will drop a litttle whilst in the western league, due to a lack of local derbies. However joining that league is a necessary step towards the longer term aim of becoming a senior non league club. The clubs would then start to pull in more fans. Imagine the crowd size if Parkway had drawn Torquay in the Fa cup. The clubs profile is growing all the time, and a lot of people in Plymouth have started following their results. There is the potential for decent sized club there.
  34. 3 points
    Read the forum..DOH!
  35. 3 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    TUESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

    Like all people at the top of their game they have a presence about them and cannot be fooled or messed with. That gives them respect and the authority to run the show, whether in football or life that is how it works.
  36. 3 points
    Just looking at Dave's results post I've seen Helston won at Western League big-wigs Keynsham Town! That's a tremendous scalp for a SWPL club and boosts everything Mr Massey is building down there. Helston have their knockers but surely this is the stand out victory for a SWPL club in this round of the FA Vase. Give the man credit for his matchday preparation, it certainly paid off.
  37. 3 points
    Superbly reffed in my eyes. He didn't take any crap and overruled when necessary. Teams will be lucky to have a ref of his standard this season 👌
  38. 3 points
    Wrong again, we get £20 + travel expenses in junior football. Expected to arrive 45-60mins before kick off, check the pitch, nets etc. 90minute match + stoppages and half time. Potentially travel to check a pitch in inclement weather. Pay for our own kit £60+ for a full kit minimum. Pay registration fees, pay for the original course and occasionally have to finish work early to get to evening games (again losing money!) Equates to 2 1/2 hours minimum on a Saturday for £20. The shortage grassroots football is faced with is down to attitudes like yours. Why would I give up a Saturday afternoon with my family for less than minimum wage if everyone was of the same opinion as you?
  39. 3 points
    mattelot

    Exmouth Town

    So MTC stands for Match Transport Coordinator then ! 😁
  40. 3 points
    RobinVanParkway

    FA CUP MATCH REPORT

    FT: Plymouth Parkway 1 (Calver 45) Buckland Athletic 0 Friday night football returned to a wet and windy Bolitho Park where fellow Western League side Buckland Athletic were the visitors in the Extra Preliminary Round of The Emirates FA Cup. Despite the adverse weather conditions, a decent sized crowd of 181 had braved the elements. Parkway made two changes from last Saturday’s emphatic victory over Cadbury Heath. Ryan Lane replaced the unavailable Mikey Williams in midfield with Nick Milton returning to central defence and Aaron Bentley moving to right back replacing Will Tinsley who was named amongst the substitutes. Playing with a strong wind at their backs and in frequent heavy showers, Buckland made the sharper start with Chris McGrath heading over from a free kick on 6 minutes. With Parkway unable to get a foothold into the game, Buckland continued to threaten and a strong run down the right from the dangerous Richard Groves saw his angled low drive tipped round the post for a corner by Kyle Moore in the Parkway goal. Parkway did manage a break on 8 minutes when after good build play Lane shot well over. Buckland continued to push forward and Parkway had a fortunate escape on 12 minutes. A powerful free kick from around 25 yards by Groves smashed against the crossbar and was cleared to safety. This seemed to galvanise Parkway who gradually upped the tempo and started to gain some decent possession with their central midfield trio becoming more influential. On 15 minutes a good interchange of passes between Lane and Billy Palfrey resulted in Adam Carter slicing a dangerous cross just wide followed by another Lane effort being blocked. Play now became more even with the two defences generally coping well in tricky conditions. On 26 minutes a Buckland break down the left created a good chance with the alert Groves glancing a header just wide from a teasing cross. With Jamie Lowry, Jack Calver, Teigan Rosenquest and Palfrey beginning to dominate midfield, Parkway had a reasonable shout for a penalty turned down on 36 minutes with Rosenquest seemingly brought down just inside the area. Rosenquest subsequently received the game’s first yellow card for remarks made to the referee. Parkway were now the more dominant side looking dangerous down both flanks with full backs Lane and Jordan Copp able to push forward in support. Buckland’s Joe Belsten then saw yellow on 41 minutes after a series of persistent infringements. From the resultant free kick on the left, Palfrey flashed his header just wide. With Parkway continuing to press they took the lead on the stroke of half time. A surging run from midfield by the ever improving Rosenquest saw him play the ball into Carter who, with his back to goal, held the ball up well and cleverly set up the supporting Calver who calmly stroked home a low shot from around 10 yards for his second goal in successive games. Palfrey then received a yellow card in first half stoppage time for an unnecessary foul. A fairly even half with Buckland starting the brighter and creating a few decent chances with Parkway gaining more control as the half progressed and just about deserving their half time lead. Copp appeared to have picked up an injury towards the end of the half and was replaced by birthday boy Antonio Costa at half time with Lane dropping to left back and Costa slotting into midfield. Parkway almost increased their lead on 47 minutes when a break by Rosenquest along the right saw his deep cross to the far post blasted well over by Calver. With Buckland being forced more on to the defensive, another penetrating move down the right on 53 minutes ended with Rosenquest’s cross being well defended. With the pressure mounting around the hour mark, further shots from Rosenquest and Palfrey were blocked by an increasingly overworked Buckland defence. On 62 minutes a fine through ball put Carter clear only to be denied by an excellent covering challenge in the 18 yard box by Danny Gaze. Carter was then replaced by Curtis Damerell on 65 minutes. With Buckland now being forced to play on the counter, Gaze fired well over from distance as the Parkway defence continued to remain strong with Moore rarely being tested. Ryan Bush replaced Nick Rudge for Buckland on 68 minutes with Connor Bryant replacing the impressive Groves shortly afterwards. The experienced Kenny Griffiths in the Buckland goal was being called more and more into action as Parkway continued to threaten with another dangerous cross by Lane being smothered by the keeper on 70 minutes. With Buckland continuing to counter attack they forced corner on 76 minutes but were exposed at the back as Parkway raced clear from the corner to create a quick 3 on 2 break with Griffiths saving well to deny Calver. Buckland made their final substitution on 77 minutes with Stuart Morgan replacing Dan Western. The lively Damerell then linked well with Rosenquest whose teasing cross skidded just wide. Calver was replaced by Fletcher Williams on 85 minutes as Parkway continued in the ascendancy with another Rosenquest cross just evading the incoming Costa who was just unable to get the final touch from close range. Griffiths then kept his side in the game in the last 5 minutes with a series of fine saves from Damerell, Williams and Costa as Parkway kept up the pressure to the end. Buckland threw more players forward going into stoppage time and, always being vulnerable with just a single goal lead, Parkway had a few nervy moments with the final action seeing a free kick from Cameron Kelly being blocked and going for a corner which was cleared with full time being called shortly after. A decent game in difficult conditions with Parkway coming into their own after a strong start by Buckland. The second half was more one way traffic and but for some fine goalkeeping, solid defending and profligate finishing, the scoreline could have been more comfortable for Parkway with their defence generally in control and Moore rarely being called into action. Parkway will now entertain Evo Stik Southern League Division 1 South (step 4) side Paulton Rovers in the next round on Saturday 24 August with the planned league visit to Bridgwater Town having to be rescheduled. Parkway return to league action next Saturday with the relatively short (168 mile round trip) visit to Bridport. Match report courtesy of Graham Lloyd
  41. 3 points
    Own accord I'm afraid, fed up with all the success to be honest & going to channel my time & support to the lesser teams in the league ... Will always give honest unbiased reports as a soccer fan ... Stay tuned for 'Leeds' Saturday nights reports ... I could appear at any game ....
  42. 3 points
    Thanks, Kevin, that's kind. We all do our best and, like life itself, football introduces us to the full range of human behaviour, ranging from the sublime to the obscene, mostly somewhere between. St Just can be quite an extreme place, not only geographically. As you say, I am somewhat Marmite too. Growing up there as the son of somebody who taught some of my fiercest critics at primary school but sent me off to prep school elsewhere had its influence on how I was perceived from the age of about 5. As a passionate fan from the age of 7, I only ever wanted St Just to do well. As Darren says, 75%, at least, of the clubs in the Combo before this year's dramatic shake-up have had individuals attached who paid other individuals from time to time. Why this led to my getting more flak than most others doing the same I am not sure. I don't want to be negative about anybody, but back in the seventies and eighties St Just's performance, considering that, before more recent managers, some players seldom trained, was sensational, but it couldn't last. There are two or three "stalwarts" who, to the bottom of their refilling tankards, bitterly resented their replacement by the likes of Andy Trathen, Ben Leonard, John McCallum, Andy Dyer, Shane Richards, Gary Edmunds, Gary Bell and Jerry Ede, several of whom were based in West Penwith or just beyond. Only in St Just would that be regarded as "foreign". I was once called out for "outsider" abuse because my father had actually been born elsewhere....all the way over in Marazion. To pay players or not to pay them...the debate goes on. The purist "loyal village players" position would be great if we didn't live in a poor economy where the ambitious still tend to leave the county during prime footballing years. I was away from 18 to 34 too, but not much loss there ! And back then, Dave Wadd's Penzance sought to entice the best of St Just, Marazion and Mousehole to "higher standard" football. And yes, they offered brown envelopes. Even those who epitomised club loyalty, like the sainted Will James, much older than me, were also seduced into a spell as a Magpie. That village spirit has gone now, partly because most people buy cars, most jobs require travel, and education, for all the degree courses I used to help to develop at Truro and Cornwall Colleges, is mostly up the line. It has been a long time coming. In 1969, I had to sing the verse underneath as part of the Humphry Davy School Song. Even then, our identity was defined by a melancholic awareness that we were over the hill: "As mighty waters ebb and flow Against the granite shore, So we, an ebbing tide, must go, This place be ours no more. For other waves from ocean deep Are surging in to land, Another race will take our place And bear the torch in hand........... By memory's chain we linked remain Whatever may befall Our (club) be still the first and last, Our motto "One And All."
  43. 3 points
    Way Of The Park

    Deal done!

    The three clubs that you mentioned have; Settled management teams. Established infrastructure and solid committees /boards. Clear strategic visions. Their own grounds. Early days for the new owners and management I know, but Truro currently have none of these. Look at Taunton where Rocky Neal, Matt Wright, Shane White, Ed Palmer and Ryan Brett (all ex Truro) are thriving at a successful and stable club. They carried on seamlessly after Leigh Robinson and Michael Meaker left due to an effective structure and strategy being in place. The quality of their recruitment and retention again this summer underliines this. Spoke to a member of the Truro squad last season (who I won't name) who told me that it was a NL South club that was on occasions run like a Sunday morning pub side. One example he gave was that at one match they didn't have enough socks available.
  44. 3 points
    And that would be the most sensible decision to make ....to join up !
  45. 3 points
    Two first half goals from Adam Carter and Mikey Williams saw Parkway beat league champions Willand 2-1, and win the Les Phillips Cup. Great way to end a superb first season in the Western League.
  46. 3 points
    hedgerow

    PARKWAY V WILLAND

    Have to agree with you The Bald One
  47. 3 points
    RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V WILLAND

    Proper game of football from two good sides.. great result .. good crowd .. great send off for Jim 💛💙💛
  48. 3 points
    RobinVanParkway

    PARKWAY V BRADFORD TOWN

    Apologies for the lack of updates on Twitter guys it appears that everyone assumed everyone else was Tweeting etc when it appears no one was at all. Normal service to resume asap RVP
  49. 3 points
    MarkPPFC

    New Clubhouse

    Hi Rob, the new clubhouse we are expecting to start towards the end of this year, it will be built onto the end of the changing room block, and will be an open plan area, it will utilise the existing toilets and kitchen and will have a bar, which will double up as a function room for private parties, we expect it to hold about 100 people and will have a dance area, as well as numerous TV's and a big screen to show live football. We hope to have it completed by April 2019, subject to weather and any unforeseen delays. Hope this helps?
  50. 3 points
    Rob1978

    PARKWAY PRE SEASON

    Really impressed with the extras. Bouncy castle/fire engine for kids, live music etc. As my Argyle supporting mate said - why can’t they do all this at Argyle?
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