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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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 6 points
    RAPPO

    No Pyro No Party

    Liverpool fans love flares Ray. They were still wearing them last time they won the league!!!!!! 😂😂😂
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 5 points
  17. 4 points
    He could always change it to something like Dave Potham!
  18. 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.
  19. 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....
  20. 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.
  21. 4 points
    Robbo

    Illogan v St day

    Cause Barrie can’t make the 18th ....
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 4 points
    Guido Fawkes

    No Pyro No Party

    It wasn’t me
  28. 4 points
    RAPPO

    Bickland park staying put!

    Bickland Park is home 🖤💛⚽👌😀
  29. 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???
  30. 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.
  31. 4 points
    Hi Willy. I did actually follow St Day about 10 years ago - until they started forking out ridiculous money. Rumours of cars being given to player also. Now I just visit different grounds most weeks and try and see the better footballing sides in the league - St ives, Helston and Penryn my favourites to be honest. Enjoyed Illogan towards the end of the season also. And your boys at Vogue have had some good results lately.
  32. 4 points
    RAPPO

    Bickland park staying put!

    “All roads lead to Bickland Park” Saboo 1978 👏🏼👍👊🏼👌🏆⚽️😍
  33. 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 🤦‍♂️
  34. 4 points
    I am from Devon and this is an embarrassing post.
  35. 4 points
    Google Jamie Tipton and Cornwall football. Hours of good reading there...
  36. 4 points
    Are Bodmin playing in red and white next season????? MQx
  37. 4 points
    Mr Justice

    Pre Season 2019/20

    Is this the earliest PSF post the forum has ever seen?
  38. 3 points
    Well here we’re at the end of another wonderful season in the duchy premier. I’d first like to congratulate every team in the division and also duchy for their efforts throughout the season. I’d also like to say congratulations to Nanpean on their double and congratulations to Polperro on their fantastic season - hard luck in the final! The mouthwatering tie of the day was a familiar story.. St Mawgan v foxhole. Not only was this a repeat of last years fixture but it seemed to be the two teams everyone was talking about throughout the whole season. After a delayed start, because of the first final, St Mawgan and foxhole were now set for battle at 5:30pm. St Mawgan stole the show early on, including their youth set up as mascots for the day - a fine touch by a fine club. Now it was about what the men could deliver and if it was anything like the season then this was set for a cracking game. The game started with a very cagey atmosphere and it was Foxhole who led the initial charge, with a very high tempo and a clear plan to close St Mawgan down quickly. Foxhole had a chance to open the scoring with Bould struck a thunderous strike into the cross bar - luckily for the opposition it bounced to safety. It was then another attack from the foxes, again it was Bould leading the charge but this time came controversy. Bould, right in-front of me may I add, took a heavy touch in the box and as he watched the ball go out for what would have been a goal kick he swung his leg in the way of on rushing ‘keeper (Cole) - cries of a penalty from foxhole were greeted with the refs whistle, initially I expected a yellow card for Bould for his theatrical fall but it was a penalty and a huge moment in the Match. Bould stepped up and went from hero to zero in a matter of seconds as his penalty landed back in foxhole - a big chance wasted for the league champions. After this it was a half of few chances until Bicknell (alex) was slid in by his teammate and hit his shot straight at Bullen who was rarely called upon in the opening 45 minutes. Both teams would be content with being in the game still at half time before the game kicked off and this is how it was coming out for the second half. Now it was St Mawgan who led the charge in search of a goal. St Mawgan were now enforcing their own game plan as they pinned foxhole back and battled the harder of the two teams. Eventually after a lot of hard work the moment came.. duchy leagues player of the season (in my and a lot of people’s opinion it appears) found himself on the end of a Jayne pull back and he made no mistake in sending the St Mawgan crowd to cloud nine with his 39th goal of a remarkable season. The game had now changed. Foxhole became desperate and stopped doing the things they did well for long periods of the game and suddenly could feel the final slipping away from them for the second time in two weeks. It only took 6 minutes after the first goal for St Mawgan to score again, this time it was Jayne himself who found himself in a crossing position on the left and whipped the Ball into the far corner to add to St Mawgan cup hopes. It was a strange last 10 minutes as foxhole never looked to really push on - maybe because of the well drilled Mawgan defence. With nine minutes to go Bould was in the action again, and again for reasons he’d rather not have been. He fouled the keeper and then talked himself into the sin bin, a disappointing final for a player that couldn’t quite fill the boots of their main man griffin. St Mawgan were victorious and could begin to celebrate their first ever major trophy for their first team in the history of the club. Well played to both sides and congratulations to St Mawgan who deserved at least one trophy this season. Well done to the league and the officials for doing a fantastic job all season.
  39. 3 points
    These leagues are now Combo and ECPL in all but name! Same standard same players......same teams! On that evidence I don’t see why the remaining combo and ECPL sides would wish to remain where they are as the travelling issue has gone.........The burning question I would pose now though with this new development is where does that leave the Combo & ECPL do they continue (with no teams!) or are they to be made up of sides from the top division of Duchy and Trelawny respectively?......Combo and ECPL been thrown under a bit of a bus here unfortunately. The FA have created a step 7 league with the same format that was already there
  40. 3 points
    Why can't the ECPL and the combo league become step 7 east and west?
  41. 3 points
    There's a bit of sense in the merger if you think about it. Penzance been struggling for a good few years and look to be in bit of bother. Mousehole with all the ambition, but going nowhere due to location. If the combining of the two clubs makes a route for both, then good on both of them. If it works really well the amalgamation of the two clubs looks like it could be a powerhouse in local football. Makes a lot of sense to me.
  42. 3 points
    L.Gibbons

    Torpoint 5 Foxhole 0

    Torpoint Athletic 5-0 Foxhole Stars Torpoint XI: Torpoint (4-4-2): Matt Westall; Jake White, Sam White, Chris Westall, Darren Hicks; James Robertson, Joe Eke, Jamie Hill, Tyler Copp; Byron Robbins, Ben Applegate Sub used: Luke Gibbons Scorers: Applegate (3), Robbins, Gibbons Torpoint welcomed Champions elect, Foxhole, to a meeting at Horson Field (not our preferred choice...) knowing that only a massive win would deny the visitors their title. The game started immediately with a very late challenge from Robbins on Morgan, credit to Morgan for not making much of the situation as a card could've so easily have been shown. Credit to referee Spurling for ensuring Robbins knew the severity of the challenge. It wasn't long before Robbins turned from scrapper to genius, a long ball was chased down by Applegate, the block then found it's way to Robbins, 35 yards out, to finish superbly over an unsuspecting Bullen. Torpoint's second was deemed controversial and unjust by the visitors, a bent run from Applegate saw the assistant raise his flag. It seemed only Applegate and the referee were the only men on the pitch playing to the whistle as the striker slotted home to make it 2-0. Foxhole had been finding it hard to really utilise the strengths on Bould. Both Hicks and captain Westall were at their very best throughout the encounter. Foxhole started to grow into the game from the 35th minute, controlling possession without any real chances on Westall's goal. Entering the second period, Torpoint were forced into an early change with Gibbons replacing Robbins who had been struggling with an injury. So after his arrival, Gibbons found himself dribbling into the opposition area. After getting a shot away there was very small contact from Whetter, enough deemed by Spurling to award a softish penalty. Applegate stepped up to smash home. Applegate's scoring hadn't yet finished for the afternoon and he soon was awarded with a much deserved hat-trick, again slotting cooly past Bullen. Torpoint continued to dominate the encounter, with Robertson and Eke central in almost everything from the hosts. Late in the affair, Torpoint again won the ball back on the half way line with a Gibbons, Applegate 1-2 the former found space inside the area to complete the scoring for the afternoon. Firstly, a massive congratulations to Foxhole on the league title. That table never lies and a seasons hard graft has proved that. Very disappointing from the League not to present the trophy on the last day of the season, with Foxhole bringing a bus load of supporters. I was personally disappointed as prior to the game, we had discussed ensuring that traditions were to be followed following the final whistle and clapping the Champions off the pitch. However, 90% of the visitors decided that this wouldn't be the case nor would the customary handshakes. The only senior player of note with any real class, not surprisingly, was Huw Morgan who congratulated our side and even apologised for some of the sulking of his team-mates. I see this as a responsibility of the manager and senior players, the young lads will normally follow the crowd ensuring that true footballing traditions and sportsmanship is upheld. All the best for the Cup Final next week.
  43. 3 points
    Blaise Park looked a picture yesterday,well done to all involved !
  44. 3 points
    Mullion to St Just 27.6 miles Mullion to Sticker 35 miles Falmouth to Pendeen 34.4 miles Falmouth to Sticker 22.8 miles Hayle to Lizard 22.3 miles Hayle to Sticker 33.7 miles St day to St Ives 18.7 miles St Day to Sticker 19.2 miles Dont get the issue 💁‍♂️
  45. 3 points
    grammar not Grammar. MQx :)
  46. 3 points
    I agree for the two finalist it used to be the highlight of most junior players life the new regime of county officials do not understand this just because one year it was raining and the pitch got a bit damaged for the senior final. Also the £60 fee to enter has got to be looked into being reduced
  47. 3 points
    If Mawnan had any respect for themselves they wouldn't play in the final. They were absolutely crap in the semi 😂😂
  48. 3 points
    Penryn 4 - 2 Helston penryn made hard to work hard for 3 points last night after going 1-0 down and then 2-1 down against a good footballing Helston side, however in the end penryn ensured another 3 points penryn goals - lewis Pellow x1 Liam Dent x3
  49. 3 points
    Mawnan Res. 0 Threemilestone Res. 1 A first half goal by Glen Patterson who waltzed his way through the Mawnan defence to score won this Arthur Pearce Cup semi-final. Overall,Threemilestone were the better team,creating far more chances,and deserved their place in the final. Man of the match for me was Liam Patterson who won every header and tackle.
  50. 3 points
    Not the Clearest picture but here’s some of the Town supporters behind the goal. A very memorable day. This is just before half time so quite a few had already headed for the bar!!
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