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  1. 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.
  2. 7 points
    Bobjfh

    RESULTS - Wednesday 14 August 2019

    Why does anyone bother responding to the fool - please everyone just ignore him.
  3. 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 ⚪️⚫️⚽️
  4. 5 points
    We Two

    Truro City 1 Plymouth Argyle 0

    Have you considered by how much the gate was boosted by the Bodmin supporters coming down to see a massacre. We have been reliably told they were both there !😉
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 4 points
    THE BALD ONE

    PARKWAY V CADBURY HEATH

    Parkway 7 v Cadbury 1.
  9. 4 points
    Billy Davies

    TCFC Comings and goings.

    Steve Tabb, Legend.
  10. 4 points
    Paul

    St Blazey v Windmill

    Its not about who its for. Its about getting minutes under the belt before we face Argyle youth next week and raising a few quid for a great cause. Nice day for it. Why not come and watch it.
  11. 4 points
    chesterfield

    TRELAWNY SET-UP FOR 2019-20

    gutted! I manage Tregony. Runners up in Tralawny 4 last year expecting promotion along with threemilestone res who won it! Yet still a league below the teams who finished bottom of the league above they should now be a league below us. promoted alongside every team we competed against last season. We’re still in the bottom league. As a volunteer I feel all the work put in is for nothing. We did the double over marazion who have now gone into the combo
  12. 4 points
    The free Indian on a Saturday would sway it for me.
  13. 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....
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 3 points
    Way Of The Park

    Bridport 0 Parkway 5

    Goals from Mikey Williams (2), Jack Calver, Adam Carter and an own goal helped Parkway cruise through a potentially awkward trip to Bridport. Keeps the Bolitho Park side's 100% start to the league going, and sets up a mouth watering clash at home on Wednesday night against Exmouth, who won away against previous leaders Bitton yesterday to keep their perfect start in place.
  17. 3 points
    The love affair with box nets continues! Had to beat him with an iron bar to get him out of them!
  18. 3 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 👍⚽️👏🏼
  19. 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?
  20. 3 points
    mattelot

    Exmouth Town

    So MTC stands for Match Transport Coordinator then ! 😁
  21. 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
  22. 3 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!! 🙄
  23. 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 ....
  24. 3 points
    Programme all done, now we just need the weather to calm down!
  25. 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."
  26. 3 points
    100%cornish

    Newquay vs Frome

    Watched the friendly this afternoon or it was suppose to of been a friendly no one told the players ,the 1st half was pretty poor but the 2nd half certainly wasnt and Newquay went in front by a acrobatic goal from Jack Bray Evans who doesnt score tap ins all his goals are always pretty special still think he should be playing in a higher league i think hes good enough for Truro ,Newquay then not long after go 2-0 up when the Frome goalie gets in a right mess and Alex Cole steals the ball and walks into a empty net , there was a unsaviory bit then when a Frome player was crudely taken out by Harry Tillson i think, well the Frome players sought revenge and took it out on poor Harry ,time for all the players to have a good old shoving match handbags at dawn.Frome then stepped up a gear and scored a scrappy goal and then got another to make it 2-2 and it stayed that score until the end .Right at the end Newquay goalie Dan Peters went down at the end injured with no one near him hope hes fit for the 1st league game Vs Helston .My MOM has to be JACK BRAY EVANS this is a superb Newquay team and they could do very well this season . One last thing i came across a pic in my photo album of when Frome manager Danny Greaves played for Southend in 1982 at Plymouth i printed a picture off to give to him but it must of fallen out of my bag on the way out if anyone finds it could they pass it onto him .Thankyou Well done Newquay and Thankyou for Frome for travelling down to play at Mt Wise hope you have a good season
  27. 3 points
    Rayvon

    Truro City 1 Plymouth Argyle 0

    Not a bad result by a team already destined for relegation back to the fish and chip league by the doom and gloom merchants and just for our old friend from Bodmin it was the biggest crowd at Treyew Road since the Vase semi final against Curzon Ashton, at least 2000 at the game. I have already bought my season ticket for next season down Malpas Park.
  28. 3 points
    TheolderIgetthebetterIwas

    Womens World Cup.

    Loved it. No cheating, no diving, no histrionics. The premiership should take note...bunch of wussers by comparison.
  29. 3 points
    Tbh the money being bounded around is ridiculous it will ruin Cornish football it’s not sustainable and is giving false expectations to players, I can not believe we have got to the point where players are getting thousands of pounds to sign for clubs when all you win for winning the league is two grand! The idiots who persist with this tactic will ruin Cornish football, what’s happened clubs will go under great work guys
  30. 3 points
    leedsunited

    St Blazey v Windmill

    Off the subject slightly Paul, what a cracking job you have done down at Blaise Park with the pitch, best I have seen since the early Trevor Newton years, fantastic. Just need to get some better players to do it justice. Absolute great job well done Paul.
  31. 3 points
    Football is all about fairy tales and squabbles. Take it all with a pinch of salt.
  32. 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.
  33. 3 points
    A bit embarrassing all round I would think.
  34. 3 points
    And that would be the most sensible decision to make ....to join up !
  35. 3 points
    grammar not Grammar. MQx :)
  36. 2 points
    Ran the line down Penryn last Saturday, took a bit of flack from the clubhouse end. After the game one came up with a smile on his face and shook my hand. It’s good to have banter as long as it’s fun ( which this was ). It’s when it gets personal that it becomes bad.
  37. 2 points
    Steve Carpenter

    Team sheets

    Then it's just submitted to the League electronically through Full-Time or via the Matchday app.
  38. 2 points
    Sticker Forever

    Mount Gould

    Can’t see James Corden playing many games, he’s pretty busy with his tv show in the USA!! 😂
  39. 2 points
    Cornishfan74

    Newquay vs St Blazey

    Ref got every decision right, Blazey management and players were just embarrassing with their antics and in front of goal, very poor side. The ref had probably been called a lot worse by the likes of Ronaldo, Rooney, Gerrard etc, I’m sure he’s not bother about little jimmy from St Blazey 😂
  40. 2 points
    Well that shouldn’t take him very long!
  41. 2 points
    If there not marking pitches maybe they can fill pot holes
  42. 2 points
    Bruegel the Elder

    Truro City v Falmouth Town

    That’s the very best news for Falmouth. A vote of no confidence from BIG AL is worth an extra man on the pitch!
  43. 2 points
    Chris wells

    Friendly

    So did I mate looks like there was no1 to take over so we didn’t want to see 7 seasons go tits up , easy win last night heard u was there looking for players
  44. 2 points
    Paul

    St Blazey v Windmill

    St Blazey begin their pre season with a testimonial for joint manager Shaun Vincent who was involved at Windmill for 11 years. Admision is £3. All proceeds are going to our charity of the year, Childrens Hospice South West. There will be the usual 50-50 draw, Tea hut open and the clubhouse open all day as usual. Kick off 2.00pm.
  45. 2 points
    I think you need to read over my original statement young man, I said for the first time in many years 'G' finished below Newquay last season which made me wonder why they are chasing so many of their players! Must of costed Newquay a few dollars to get 'the mayor' of St.Dennis over there as well ... You been once before already .....St.Dennis must be in mourning ?
  46. 2 points
    Billy Davies

    Duchy League 2019/20

    Will be accepted if they get a new manager and not that felow who supports Leeds mate.
  47. 2 points
    Lynxman

    Introduce Yourself.

    Played in the 60's as a 15y.o. For Liskeard before moving up country, after a bad shoulder injury spent 40 years coaching, mens, womens, youth and disability teams including Brighton& Hov e Albion Disability team. Spent 10 years as chairman of Brighton Supporters Club and was part of the Calmer for All team that campaigned to get Brighton into the Amex. I retired back to Cornwall and now love watching local football at St. Austell, Bodmin & Liskeard and around the county.
  48. 2 points
    The 50% rule will apply Matt but it will be across the whole League. This is one of a number of adjustments to the Rules that have been completed today to cater for the change in the structure. Numbers Update. As of 7pm today (Wed) there are now 35 applications to join the two divisions, 19 for the West Division and 16 for the East. Three of those are subject to final confirmation on Friday but everything is looking positive.
  49. 2 points
    Martin McHugh

    Liskeard Athletic

    Or Penhole 1sts or Mousepants 2nds,,,,, MQx
  50. 2 points
    Graham, superb stuff as ever. These reports, the club Twitter feed and the brilliant highlights packages from Parrish Media, have been a lifeline for all of us long distance supporters through these incredible past nine months. The achievements from everybody on the pitch, the management plus the chair, commitee and volunteers are incredible. Big mention as well to all the supporters who fill the fun bus as it trundles up and down the A38 and M5 every week . They have been amazing, and have outnumbered home fans on several occasions. Enjoy the break Graham! Ian Plymouth Parkway Supporters Club North London Branch
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