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  1. 9 points
    kevin richards

    Penzance manager-less again

    As much as I feel this a horrendous decision for both Penzance Football Club & Cornish Football as a whole, Del Boy is right. Nowhere near enough people putting themselves forward to help run these clubs. It’s not just Penzance. Falmouth, Porthleven, St Blazey, Newquay & probably several others are struggling to find volunteers or committee members to keep clubs going & push them forward. It’s quite simple, players just want to have game of football & then go home. They don’t give a toss about who cuts the grass & marks the pitch, who washes the kit, who provides the kit, who runs the tea hut or mans the gate, where does the money come from to pay affiliation fees to the leagues. Unless they start to realise they have to do something, more clubs will be selling themselves to anyone with a few quid, or worse, folding completely. unfortunately, not enough people care any more. Cornish football is in a bad way !!!
  2. 9 points
    I remember watching Kev Knowles act as linesman at wendron one day. He was getting so much hassle, he jumped up and dragged the spectator over the barrier and punched him. They were the good old days! No bitching or emojis back then!
  3. 8 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Perranporth FC

    Blimey PP you only had to say it ONCE!
  4. 8 points
    Tommy Matthews

    Congratulations Falmouth Town

    Well done James Miller and Peter Lewis who organised the event which sold out in just a few hours. A number of highly deserving charities have benefited from James’ generosity in sponsoring the event while the club will get its defibrillator. It was a pleasure to see a lot of my old mates on the legends table including Mark Rapsey, Paddy Scrace, Phil Shapcott, Ronnie Barr, John Dent, Glynn Hooper, George Torrance and Nigel Thwaites. It was an outstanding night and the two guest speakers, Tony Cottee and Tony Gayle were a very polished outfit and made us all laugh all night. Thanks again for a fantastic evening. All roads lead to Bickland Park!
  5. 8 points
    MARKSY

    SWPL - Saturday 30 March 2019

    Unfortunately Ludgvan set out to frustrate Liskeard for 98 mins & a one nil score line suggests we did that it’s not how we want to play but needs must at times. It’s not easy defending for probably 90 out of the 98 mins played but credit to everyone involved at Ludgvan today we nearly succeeded in stealing a point. An unjust one probably but on sheer work rate we might have deserved it. Having lost 3-0 to St Dennis followed by Dobwalls with the same score at least we are competing.👍
  6. 7 points
    Why and who underrates him? Think it is common knowledge throughout local football that Steve is and has always been a top man and top manager who has that extremely rare quality - loyalty. Wasn't a bad player either mind.
  7. 7 points
    Harlem Globetrotters 3-1 North Petherwin a tough trip today for North Petherwin with a scratch side with 7 out unavailable/injured we turn up at Foxhole with 12 the lads did me proud worked hard and desereved at least a draw with top of the table Foxhole. Game started fast and with Foxhole on top and moving the ball well they take the lead after 5 mins with a long cross from there left and a leaping header back across goal into the top corner good team goal and movement second goal comes from soft defending and 2 nil 15 minutes in! Maybe in the the team talk I bigged them up too much and for our lads to show them too much respect we didn’t anticipate there shape they changed formation compared to many of our previous matches but we dusted ourselves off and got stuck in worked hard as a team and scored a decent team goal to make it 2-1 half way through the first half chances come and went and the better ones for North Petherwin a cracking corner was headed home by Petherwin and away celebrating the ref decided to disallow what looked to be a perfectly good goal no cry’s or claims from Foxhole but only the ref saw this one! A fantastic end to end battle second half with very few clear cut chances and the game going to the wire with a counter attack saw the foxes and griffin with a fantastic smashed home finish across the goal into the bottom corner less than 10 minutes from time! Petherwin continued to fight for every opportunity but it finished 3-1 a very good advert for duchy football played in good spirit well reffed only issue all game was the embarrassment of the Foxhole number 14 or should I say st Dennis first teamer diving more than Tom Daley such a shame an idiot like him can ruin a good club trying to better them selves I wish you all the best for the season and your cup semi final! My only advice Whetts and Shaun some lads don’t like your all star stand ins good lads like ryan whilkens and rich griffin are what local footballs about not brining in a few ringers to win a few pots many thanks for your hospitality and all the best
  8. 7 points
    Knew you were going to say that...
  9. 6 points
    MARKSY

    Holmans announce new managers for 2019-20

    Yes Dave, Dennis will be joining us on board after this Wednesday s meeting & we are delighted to have him at the club for the coming season. 👍
  10. 6 points
    Joe Slovo

    Official statement from Penzance AFC

    The trouble on here is that every word gets dissected, then comments are taken out of context and printed in local press. I mean, why the hell should anyone from the two clubs involved have to respond to the questions from some random Bodmin supporter (cue howls of derision). (as JM replied in a previous post elsewhere, 'polite response'). Penzance and Mousehole will be merging. We are working extremely hard to get it done in time for next season. All I ask is that our players and supporters give us the time to do this. The merger, not a takeover, or a sell out, will benefit football in all Penwith as any surplus from the two first teams becoming one will naturally play somewhere else and boost local teams.
  11. 6 points
    Wendron 0-4 Illogan Archie Condie Luke Abbott-Smith Barrie wyatt Jordan Richards Good football from both sides tonight...impressed with wendron centre mid Joe?? and young Potts!..clean sheet for scoffy too against his beloved Wendron. All the best and fantastic touch to do the guard of honor. Much appreciated. Att..25?
  12. 6 points
    TheCornishGooner

    Perranporth FC

    I would like to make my own statement to end a lot of speculation I have seen on both the forum and social media. Yesterday (Wednesday 18th) I received a phonecall from my assistant notifying me that he had been told the club was going to let me arrive at training that evening only to tell me that they will be relieving me of my duties. Not only that, but in a weekend where I wasn’t even in the country they had decided to reappoint Lee Denton until the end of the season on SUNDAY. I sent a text to the chairman Glen making him aware that I already know and would not be attending yesterday evening. Just to provide an idea of the pettiness of the club, they have removed me from their social media page and I quote “in case it kicked off”! I am yet to be contacted by any official at the club. The above club statement would make sense if it came at the end of the season but with five games to go I believe it reads poorly. I have heard through the grapevine that the powers that be were not impressed at the lack of management presence at Saturday’s game, I was on a stag do that had been planned a long time and unfortunately the assistant manager Steve had to work at late notice. This left no management in the dugout however we felt there are enough senior players in that dressing room to be able to take themselves. I have also been made aware that they knew I was going to step down in the summer, so maybe this had a bearing? Anyway, I would like to place on public record my thanks to Steve Maynard and Shelley Wort who have helped me massively in my first venture into management along with all the players that stuck by me when the original managers left and an exodus was widely expected. There is a great bunch of lads in that first team at Perranporth and I truly hope they go on to win the Combo one last time before the inevitable happens this summer. Ben Mitchell
  13. 6 points
    Penryn are a good club with some lovely people it’s just a shame they have been infested..
  14. 6 points
    Most of our current squad and management team are Cornwall based. As this is a draft document we have not agreed anything so Saltash, Launceston and Callington will still have to play a part in the final decision as we are completely opposed to this decision. We are definitely opposed to this decision as it’s ridiculous. Saltash have ambition, budget and Plymouth based players and are geographically closer on a main arterial route, we would have to pass them to play games in the east which the league stated wouldn’t happen. we don’t travel as the crow flies and a poor mapping system using longitudinal and latitudinal coordinates isn’t acceptable in this day and age without looking at all other obstacles clubs have including routes, travel and additional cost.
  15. 6 points
    Fanfare

    Congratulations Falmouth Town

    Taken from the Falmouth Packet online: FALMOUTH Town Football Club raised more than £2,000 after a highly successful evening with former professional footballers Tony Cottee and Tony Gale. One hundred and four people attended the event at the Greenbank Hotel last week, which was priced at £300 per table of ten people, with the club aiming to raising enough money to buy a community defibrillator for their Bickland Park ground in light of the recent death of Wendron United chairman Kevin Williamson. Williamson collapsed at Wendron's Underlane ground on February 9, with First Aiders using the club's defibrillator to revive him before Cornwall Air Ambulance took him to Treliske Hospital, where he died the following afternoon. The event, which included a three-course meal, raffle and auction, raised around £2,340 from the evening, which is more than enough to fund a community defibrillator, which generally cost between £1,000 and £2,000. Town have also been able to raise enough to donate £150 towards former player Dan Richardson's London Marathon effort in aid of MQ: Transforming Mental Health, after the deaths of former players Martin Day and Andy Morris, plus a further £150 towards Prostate Cancer Awareness in memory of former Falmouth managers Trevor Mewton and Ray Nicholls, who both died in 2017. The raffle was well supported by local businesses, with Falmouth Golf Club donating a Four Ball Golf Voucher, Bang & Olufsen in Truro donating a pair of headphones and Toni & Guy offering a Hair Spa Treatment voucher, plus much more, while a game of Heads and Tails also contributed to the funds raised. Other prizes included a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne and two pairs of match tickets for respective English Football League Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Stoke City. Attendees also enjoyed a Falmouth Town Legends table, which featured some of the greatest players to grace the Bickland Park turf, including Mark "Rappo" Rapsey, Tommy Matthews and Ronnie Burr. Falmouth Town assistant manager James Miller, whose mortgage broker company James Miller and Associates sponsored the evening, became friends with Cottee and Gale after meeting the pair on holiday, with the duo offering to come down for the event. Gale was a Premier League winner with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, while former West Ham and Everton man Cottee was the most expensive player to be signed by a British club when he joined the Toffees for £2.2 million in August 1988.
  16. 5 points
    John Mead

    Pz Mousehole

    In my time Paul, the constitution was posted on the notice board in the clubhouse and was circulated at several AGMs when minor changes/additions were discussed and voted upon. I still have a copy and - as a Life Member - will do my best to ensure that the constitution is precisely followed.
  17. 5 points
    RAPPO

    No Pyro No Party

    Liverpool fans love flares Ray. They were still wearing them last time they won the league!!!!!! 😂😂😂
  18. 5 points
    Paul Collings

    St Piran update

    By robbing the Duchy League again presumably. Your concern for football in the county doesn't seem to go any lower than the east cornwall league, pretty much the same mindset as you accuse the FA of having.
  19. 5 points
    Ok, I know know why it's hush hush .... He is the chairman of Mousehole FC, now going in to PZ as Chairman ..... RIP Penzance AFC as you know it, & have done for the last 110 years. A great great shame. Any local manager local to the area down there Speak up now before it's to late! As for the Supporters .... Sincere condolences your club will be gone
  20. 5 points
    Whistle Blower

    Pz Mousehole

    Penzance would never HAVE folded. Clubs go through bad times. Take Falmouth for example, on the way back. Why not keep both clubs as separate entities but just share Penlee Park? Both Reserve teams could share Trungle Park which might not appease everyone but it keeps both club's histories intact.
  21. 5 points
    Paul

    Falmouth - Saltash Cup final

    Thank you. Great weather, huge crowd and food and drink selling well, its been a brilliant day for the club. Hope everyone enjoyed the day.
  22. 5 points
    It’s a great ground to host a final. Let’s hope you get a team together again soon that’s befitting of the ground. Best of luck from me, things aren’t the same without a good St Blazey team.
  23. 5 points
    Looking to top up next years budget by all accounts by making a few extra ££. That said, the pitch is in extremely good condition and warrants any cup finals.
  24. 5 points
    Hello folks. My blog from this game is online at thecupfootballblogger.wordpress.com under the title Easter Celebrations. It shares the article with the Combo Cup final in the sunshine at Porthleven the day before.
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    Well done to Falmouth from me. Well done to big Al for his assistance in the win.
  27. 5 points
    Firstly I'd like to congratulate Illogan on their victory, yesterday. I want to thank Porthleven AFC for being great hosts as usual, the pitch was in fantastic condition. Also, thank you to the officials. I also want to thank everyone at St Day for their incredible support once again, and all of the unseen hard work behind the scenes.
  28. 5 points
    SID

    Perranporth sack Ben Mitchell.

    IMO this is very poor form I know Ben he had a stint with us and is a great footballing lad! I’m always baffled to hear clubs operating in this way, do they not get that it disrupts every aspect of the team? Also clubs need to realise that the mass majority of us do it for free and when your in the mist of management it consumes your life, meaning you have to sacrifice more than what people realise! Shame on you perranporth
  29. 5 points
    Good luck.Well done on your achievements so far.
  30. 5 points
  31. 5 points
    Congratulations to Illogan RBL!
  32. 5 points
    Dan Knowles with all 6 assists
  33. 5 points
    Here you are Billy - you were superb yesterday. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Torpointafc/photos/?tab=album&album_id=230697811128992
  34. 5 points
    Lostwithiel 0 - 2 Torpoint Athletic (S.Trethewey & C.Westall) A goal in each half for Torpoint gave us the deserved 3points and a nice clean sheet to go with it. Lostwithiel not much of a threat today, even with their usually impressive no.8 in midfield. With not much running ahead of him he had little to aim his long passes at. Nevertheless Torpoint defended well throughout. The first goal was from a Sam Trethewey penalty, which Billy Davies saved well, only for Sam to get first to the rebound to slot home, after young Alex Richardson was brought down in the box. From my viewpoint, it looked like a foul, albeit I was 50yds away. Although I'm not sure it should've been a pen, as the referee waved advantage, we had a shot on goal and Billy made a fine stop. Then it was brought back for a penalty. A second bite of the cherry. Other chances in the first half were thwarted, as per, by the ageless Davies, with shots saved from Charman, Westall among others. Westall in particular should've had a couple more from set pieces or long throws but was unable to hit the target with his headers. One change at HT with Jamie Hill on for Adam Brayson on the right. Less chances in the second half, but the few we did create were again saved. A 1-0 lead is a dangerous scoreline but Rowe and Trethewey in midfield were winning their battles in midfield and the back four defended well. The second came late on with centre half/striker Chris Westall turning inside the box and finding the bottom corner. Overall, happy with the result and the scoreline could possibly have been more but 3points and a clean sheet. Good to give 60, 60 and 45mins to three u18s today again with Hill, Richardson and Charman all doing well. Good luck to Lostwithiel for their remaining fixtures in their fight near the bottom. I must also add, as I whinged about the referee last week, that I should highlight today's referee, Paul Buscombe, was a credit. He controlled the game throughout, had a laugh and some jokes with both sides, no glaring errors, explained some of his decisions that he felt he needed to, but most of all, refereed with a smile on his face. Refreshing and good to see.
  35. 5 points
    This game was a pleasure to take charge of tonight. Four fouls over the course of the ninety minutes, no over the top moaning - positive attitudes on display from all involved who weren't interested in getting on my back, instead opting to just get on and play football. These are by far my favourite games to ref. Both teams were very good tonight, Dan Stidwell was very good on the wing. Your keeper also pulled off at least two brilliant saves! Perranwell did have a few very good chances but unfortunately lady luck wasn't in the mood to play. Andy, I look forward to seeing you and your team again next Saturday. Thanks for your assistance tonight. Both Helston and Perranwell teams were a credit to their clubs and the league tonight
  36. 5 points
    keep your chin up fella!!!
  37. 5 points
    A lot of the problem is that Carharrack is so close to St Day and the local people cannot sustain two clubs in close proximity, especially with them surrounded by established set-ups. Pulling in "strangers to the village" to manage is always a huge risk because they have no real affinity and ultimately it is the club who suffers when they walk away having been noticed by a so-called bigger club who are promised nearly a complete team to follow this heralded manager and a moderate amount of success which again will be short term. People who run clubs should look deeper into the pedigree of these managers - you look around and think - what have they really done in the past to warrant the managers job? Perhaps just promising the earth isn't sufficient qualification for becoming the manager.
  38. 5 points
    Tactically brilliant from Westy & his players executed the game plan to a tee. St Austell having the majority of the ball but unable to find a way past Falmouths 2 outstanding centre halves Cooper & Ward, & when they won the ball, it was quickly moved into the area of Annear, up against 3 St’s Central defenders, none of which wanted to mark him, & with his willing work rate & incredible pace, he constantly caused problems, supported on either flank by Nixon & Brabyn . Falmouth looked like scoring every time they went forward & their work rate, especially without the ball, got them the result they deserved. Well done Westy, Charlie & all at Falmouth Town & good luck in the final. Kev.
  39. 5 points
    Well done to westy and the lads from all at the st Lucia branch of the falmouth town supporters club .the rum punch is flowing out here lads👍
  40. 5 points
    referee

    Duchy League - Saturday 9 March 2019

    St Breward 3-2 Tregrehan Mills. Duchy Division 1. I haven't posted on here in ages as I upset a few folk last time. However, my ECFL match was cancelled and I got a call at 11am to ref this match. Both sides had recently been unhappy with my decision making, in separate instances, and I had had a lot of reports to write. So I sharpened my pencil before I got out of the car.......... And I thought I knew this game by now ! What a superb display of fitness and skill from both teams who played attacking football on a difficult surface. Both goalkeepers were busy and nobody could catch up with the speedy No17 from Tregrehan Mills, including myself. 10 out of 10 to both Assistant Referees who made unpopular decisions and supported me well. The point that I would like to make is that it took over 80 minutes before I received a single word of dissent and the individual was quick to apologise. No sin bins required. The same incident resulted in some push and shove which ended up with the only yellow card of the match. This is a credit to Duchy League football and the pace and quality was beyond what I would have expected in the higher leagues. A cracking game of football.
  41. 5 points
    Long journey and a thumping victory. Four goals (including a first half hat trick) for Jordan Annear. Up to fifth in the table now, can Parkway make a late run at the promotion positions?
  42. 4 points
    John Mead

    Pz Mousehole

    History is history - it can be forgotten but it's still there and helps frame the future! I trust the current committee of Penzance AFC to make the decisions which they deem necessary to ensure football and the name Penzance continues to have a presence at Penlee Park. I'm certain they have explored every other alternative to ensure that happens but they are the only people armed with all the facts surrounding the current situation. It won't have been an easy decision! Perhaps, if more people had "stepped up to the plate" to help the Club, an alternative solution could have been found. I've read adverse comments on social media from "supporters" I've never seen at a game!
  43. 4 points
    Guido Fawkes

    No Pyro No Party

    It wasn’t me
  44. 4 points
    RAPPO

    Bickland park staying put!

    “All roads lead to Bickland Park” Saboo 1978 👏🏼👍👊🏼👌🏆⚽️😍
  45. 4 points
    Rayvon

    SWPL - Good Friday 19 April 2019

    Bideford no great shakes, 11th in league and lost four of there last five games, did see Mr Massey in Truro this week wearing a Bideford track suit top which I found a little strange though.🙃
  46. 4 points
    It’s far easier to have sympathy for a club like Millbrook who are already punching above their weight and do not have a playing budget. However when bigger clubs show a lack of ambition due to travel costs but continue to splash the cash on players, these deserve no sympathy. The fa have already changed the setup for Cornwall. There are 17 step 6 leagues instead of the 16 which would create the perfect pyramid the Fa wants. Essentially swpl west is the 17th league. Both swpl leagues will have 1 promotion spot, the rest 2. This has all been brought about by the failure of big Cornish sides to take promotion in the past despite big budgets. The new setup allows ambitious Devonian clubs a route into the western without their pathway being blocked by the same old clubs in the same old positions. There is still potentially a promotion opt out for Cornish sides. Advocates for a Cornish only league insist this would create more derbies. This isn’t the case for Tamerside clubs who loose derbies and face more travel whichever league they are in. The new league setup will work for most clubs, but unfortunately Millbrook are the fall guys. However what else are Fa supposed to do? They have to move lots of clubs laterally every season. They have to apply a consistent rule across the board in order to be fair, hence the grid system. Blame Bodmin, St Austell etc for Millbrook’s plight, especially when they use money to poach other clubs players, but then can’t afford the petrol to Bristol, not the Fa! If the big Cornish sides played in the Western, they could use local youngsters like Millbrook do, to save costs. However they seem to think that winning the same old league year in year out is better. It isn’t!!
  47. 4 points
    We are currently in the top 8 and see absolutely no benefit finishing in the top 6 of the East league whilst our expenditure goes through the roof. This is a draft decision that we are not accepting, we have no player budget at Millbrook and are not ready to travel all over Devon because of a poor decision by the league and FA, it could damage our club beyond repair.
  48. 4 points
    Theolderigetthepooreriam.com
  49. 4 points
    silly billy

    Senior Cup Final venue

    Wrong again 🤣
  50. 4 points
    MADNESS ! The only winners will be the Petrol Stations!
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