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  1. Postman Pat

    Possible new teams

    Don’t see how Truro City can just jump into a league when other clubs have worked hard on ground improvements and football squads to reach that stage. But then I suppose money talks.
    4 points
  2. The major problem with all football on TV is that the behaviours they focus upon, (usually repeatedly, in close up and in slow motion) swiftly transfer themselves to players outside of the privileged, elite arenas. VAR was introduced only because of the unfair scrutiny and criticism of every refereeing decision by TV broadcasters - and now they are doing the same with VAR decisions!
    3 points
  3. Taking the knee has become just as pointless and as much a part of virtual signalling as rainbow boot laces once a season. The FA, Premier League and elements of print and social media are variously loose and enabling of racism in football. Witness the bile thrown at the likes of Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling on social media, and the "nudge, nudge, he's a young black man from an underprivileged background, look at how many houses and cars he has" stories that pop up in certain tabloids. Contrast that for example with the media treatment of Man City's Phil Foden. Kneeling on the pitch and
    2 points
  4. Well Keith genealogy would show a multitude of races in probably all of us across the world, but to be born here would be the first step to being an Englishman/woman. Then comes practicing the English way of life and values, we are exceptionally tolerant, polite and understanding with a passion for helping everyone, and a big dollop of respect for all. Then you are a archetypal Englishman. But most of that is slowly disappearing due to over diversificati of our society values. I have had racism directed at myself four times in my life in my own country, once by a west Indi
    2 points
  5. Fount of all knowledge Bruegel - no sir. I just watch a lot of women's football because do you know what . . . they get on and play the game (and play it well). They don't keep diving, cheating, ff ing and cussing at the officials. No spitting and blowing their noses onto the pitch etc, they just get on and play the game. I'm sick of watching Premier League football and having to watch all this - and all that is ugly about supposedly the best football league in the world. End of rant. Sorry Bruegel not attacking you sir.
    2 points
  6. Thanks Roy, being a mid-Cornwaller I don’t get news from darkest Falmouth and beyond, but am impressed, both with his journalism and your knowledge. Perhaps I should just shut up about things I know nothing about (it’ll never happen)!
    2 points
  7. Go to Szekely land and get kidnapped! Talk about lawless countries! Bonkers.
    2 points
  8. Haha, and I've just took my dog out...still thumping down here...I'm going to Australia...tomorrow!
    1 point
  9. I was dozing a couple of hours ago, The cat came in and sat in my lap. I thought I’d wet myself🛋🐈🌧❗️
    1 point
  10. During the 1960's whilst at sea with the P&O Line, we visited as our usual ports of call as we crisscrossed the world, South African locations. Before docking at Cape Town, East London or Durban, a leaflet was put through every crew and passenger cabin door, explaining the do's and don'ts of living in South Africa. Whites were kept apart totally from blacks. Some shops were white only and others for blacks. In town, busses were blacks down stairs and whites upstairs. Out of town blacks and whites had their own busses. The post office in Cape Town was one half whites, the other blacks.
    1 point
  11. Just pop up to Scotland with an “I ♥️ Boris” badge on, you’ll see (and feel) grade A animosity🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. Glasgow kiss anyone 🤛❗️
    1 point
  12. You are an Englishman/woman firstly, if your birth certificate says so, and secondly, if you pay your taxes in full and on time!
    1 point
  13. Certainly better than Phil Tufnell and Graeme Swann.
    1 point
  14. Everything is a bit up in the air regarding, well, just about everything regarding this season's league placings and next year's structure. In the case of Truro City Reserves and if they are successful in their application, just don't think there will be the capacity for a third side to play home matches at Parkway's Bolitho Park. Personally, I would like to see them play their matches in West Cornwall in order for them to keep a presence in the county during the transition to the new ground, not sure where though or if the Peninsula League would allow it.
    1 point
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  16. Older asked the question - can you really be an Englishman in England anymore ? So, who or what is an Englishman today. Has there ever been such a person ? Mixed blood would suggest not perhaps. In my book you don't become English just because you have lived in England for so many years. Recently (last year ?) a premier league footballer stated his frustration touching on this subject - saying surely you had to be born and bread in this country of English parents to play for England. Whilst I agree with that sentiment, it then comes back to the question - with so much mixed blood, can the
    1 point
  17. Yes, you're right Darren - my mistake, typing and talking to my daughter on the phone at the same time. Very profound older and spot on as usual 🙂.
    1 point
  18. Taking the knee is purely a symbolic gesture and will never achieve anything. Racism will never go away as it comes from all sectors of life, it is not just one way. When the crowds return racism will as well, it runs through the fabric of society all across the world. The modern world is all about diversity and when this happens and cultures mix they also clash on their beliefs. Can you really be an Englishman in England anymore? When in Rome do as the Roman's do is very apt today but is not followed, but would probably solve a few problems. Diversification is
    1 point
  19. Well done Older, having such knowledge of Szekely Land. I wouldn’t have even know where it is without Dave’s note! Much the same goes for Chalmeria (a sexually transmitted disease?), Sapmi (an invitation to get covered in plant juice) or indeed Cascadia (the land of waterfalls?).And I thought my geography was OK. Off to Google (yet again)! I must say Dave, no problems in misspelling these weird and wonderful place-names, but as you correctly spelled it in the men’s euros, Chameria, a coastal area of Epirus in Albania, doesn’t have an “L” in it, unless it’s somewhere else entirely that Goo
    1 point
  20. My sincere apologies (read my post on ‘non Cornish football, ‘Taking the knee’) to the lady editor and Forum members. What a plonker I am to make such assumptions (bows head in abject shame). I promise not to ask Mr. D if he’s covering Netball, Ladies Hockey, Football and Rugby etc, but I hope, in the interest of impartiality, that he is.
    1 point
  21. It was always ridiculous, should players take the curtsy before a match to protest against sexism, or strike a pose to support LGTB etc. etc. etc.? We all know (or should do by now) that discrimination is wrong, but we don’t need to carry a placard around with us to prove it! Spend the time and effort on sanctions (legal or otherwise) against transgressors, on the pitch or the terraces and let’s get on with the game!
    1 point
  22. The four ladies you mention WOTP are ex players of course and speak from fairly long playing careers. Yes they speak well and I could listen to Isa Ghuha all day long, she has that kind of voice I guess. Continuing on from above - Ebony Rainford Brent ex England women's cricket captain, also speaks very well. Her voice tone I could listen to all day too.
    1 point
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