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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. 8 points
    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. 👍
  3. 8 points
    le boss

    Combo Clubs looking for new managers

    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.
  4. 8 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Perranporth FC

    Blimey PP you only had to say it ONCE!
  5. 6 points
    Steve Carpenter

    St Piran update

    I understand where you're coming from and you obviously have a strong affinity to the ECPL. I don't know what you know of the process that we've gone through to get to the point we're at now and I'm certainly not going to run through it here in great detail. Feel free to get in touch if you want the brief. You could make the argument that nothing has changed yet everything has changed. I would make the following three comments/observations. 1. The 'suits' you refer to are the various committees and boards within the FA. Whether you like it or not they govern the game all the way down and if they say this is 'the structure that we want in place' then that is what happens. The changes to the NLS have been going on for a few years and are now reaching there conclusion. They were signed off by the FA Council and are not optional. This coming season will see pretty much all of the changes implemented with some fine tuning to come a year from now. 2. The policy is that ANY club can start at the very bottom and have a clear path to the very top. The entry point to the NLS is at Step 7 and these are County based leagues so not to have one is not an option. During the early discussions (I was out of the country at the time so this is what I've been told) the solution we now have was suggested but not taken for whatever reason. Also, the Combination and ECPL Leagues were given the option of getting involved at Step 7. For whatever reason(s), and I'm sure they were strong and valid reasons for each of those leagues, they declined the opportunity. Some months later the embryonic committee picked up the reins with the one division solution which started with strong interest which sadly waned in the east. At that point we had to change tack to ensure that the clubs in the east had good opportunities to progress and we were fortunate to get our amended plan sanctioned. 3. In essence nothing has changed as regards the ECPL. I don't wish to speak too much out of turn here but they have always had a plan that in general terms reduced the ECPL down to one division as a result of the Step 7 changes and Ken at the meeting last week clearly had a plan for the way ahead for his league. Nothing new in this at all. No bandwagon to jump on, the policy is passed down for implementation and somebody has to do it. You may not like the solution and that is your prerogative. The only sure thing is that if you keep banging your head against this wall all you're going to get is a headache similar to the one I've had for the last week.
  6. 6 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.
  7. 6 points
    RAPPO

    No Pyro No Party

    Liverpool fans love flares Ray. They were still wearing them last time they won the league!!!!!! 😂😂😂
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 6 points
    Penryn are a good club with some lovely people it’s just a shame they have been infested..
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 5 points
  21. 5 points
    Well done to Falmouth from me. Well done to big Al for his assistance in the win.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 5 points
    Good luck.Well done on your achievements so far.
  25. 5 points
  26. 5 points
    Congratulations to Illogan RBL!
  27. 5 points
    Dan Knowles with all 6 assists
  28. 4 points
    He could always change it to something like Dave Potham!
  29. 4 points
    Porthleven Football Club are delighted to announce & welcome Jamie Thomson & Graham Blake to the club as the new joint management team of the Peninsula league team for the coming season. This will be Jamie’s first venture into management & he will be ably supported By Graham who will be leaving his role as manager of Helston’s combination league team to join us. They come to us with a long term plan that we are sure will benefit Porthleven Football Club for a long time to come. Good Luck Guys.
  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
    Robbo

    Illogan v St day

    Cause Barrie can’t make the 18th ....
  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
    Paul

    Official statement from Penzance AFC

    Why on earth would Pz even consider this? If Pz were in trouble, drop down the leagues and rebuild but not sell yourself to another club. Riddiclous.
  34. 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!
  35. 4 points
    89th minute goal gave Saltash a win. Disappointing from both teams with chances at a premium. F-Troop gave it a proper cup atmosphere but Falmouth were surprisingly poor and corners barely reached the near post. Naughty Saltash fans letting off flares and smoke bombs after being told not to! Thought the referee was pretty good, although the linesman saw a handball in the area but awarded a free kick to the Ashes when it should have been a penalty to Falmouth but you win some, you lose some. Well done Saltash.
  36. 4 points
    East Cornwall premier league cup final 2 x Schools finals East Cornwall 1st div league cup final Charity cup final South West Peninsula league cup final Sunday cup semi final So far........... Grateful for the chance to host these finals.
  37. 4 points
    RAPPO

    Bickland park staying put!

    Bickland Park is home 🖤💛⚽👌😀
  38. 4 points
    Sad to say but with the ground grading gone is the Combo league now not in all sense and purposes an extension of the Trelawny League (Premier + so to speak) without the problematic travelling of the new St Piran. Over 50 years of history sadly sat in a slightly awkward place as a stand-alone single division between the trelawny & St Piran now without the entry requirements that elevated its stature above FHFL & Mining Leagues of days gone past. A positive step to reduce the teams to 16 but if in the eyes of the CCFA the Combo and ECPL are classed as ‘recreational’ leagues so why are they also competing in the Senior Cup???
  39. 4 points
    Goldeneye

    End of the season.

    I agree with Older about the cricket. Nice to see players not swearing and respecting the umpires. Some play both sports and I can't get my head around a player ranting at the referee playing football and that same player giving an umpire the upmost respect when playing cricket. As for premier football It's obscene clubs paying players up to £500,000 per week. I've lost interest in it due to that.
  40. 4 points
    All the talk about illogan bringing in a player from outside the club and what have st day gone and done tonight, these people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones 🤦‍♂️
  41. 4 points
    I am from Devon and this is an embarrassing post.
  42. 4 points
    Google Jamie Tipton and Cornwall football. Hours of good reading there...
  43. 4 points
    Mr Justice

    Pre Season 2019/20

    Is this the earliest PSF post the forum has ever seen?
  44. 4 points
    Nobody else stood out quite like Babo, and then he went on and scored the winner? Great leadership 👍
  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
    Themanhimself

    SWPL - Good Friday 19 April 2019

    Bideford/Helston 3-0 Falmouth reserves
  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
    kevin richards

    Senior Cup Final venue

    I think that’s a great shout. That way only people who want to participate pay their money to have their say & will stop the administration being in the same situation this time next year. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
  49. 4 points
    S Abbo

    Perranporth FC

    Bloody hell....Big Al agrees with someone on this forum and it happens to be me. Wow! I feel privileged!! 😀😀😂😂
  50. 4 points
    Ludgvan Reserves 0-2 Frogpool & Cusgarne Goals from Harry Payne and Harry McMellon Assists from Will Harding and Elliot Jorey. Harding's 40th assist in all competitions this season, he almost has as many as Dan The Milkman Knowles
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