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  1. Yeah club linesman terrible , stand up in all weathers get abuse , costs money to get to games , kit ect ect ,and don't get paid , so 22 men can play football , there we have it in a post . And where are the next generation of volunteers coming from with this attitude , you have been able to play at a higher level where most don't get that chance and good for you but , kicking lower league teams and officials is not a great reflection on yourself , Nothing wrong with grass roots football enjoyed by many , and costs time money , people but back into the game not take out , I take
    23 points
  2. And there it is, the kind of ignorant thinking that perpetuates this pandemic...
    21 points
  3. I have washed my hands with it Silly Billy. I'm done from all this from now. Hearing today St. Blazey are keeping their duo in charge, after the committee have bottled out of dismissing them. Frightened. They dismissed Danny Bance a few season back after a poor string of results, yet this leadership take a group of players on a night out, a piss up, a social, breaking rules set out by the Government & Police whilst people are dying alone without families by their side. The Committee are weak of this IF this is correct, & deserve Everything that will come there wa
    19 points
  4. 100%cornish

    100% Cornish

    Hello Way of the park thanks for asking how i am im ok now thanks but it wasnt nice at 1 time i thought i was a goner i was having diifficulty breathing i had 15 days of it and i wouldnt wish it on anyone i had the breathing problem and coughing but im all good also been given the all clear of cancer i was due to go into hospital to have a op on my bladder but my Cancer Specialist said the growth had gone so everything is good at the moment .Just cant wait to get out there watching some footy again and getting back to normal life . Thankyou so much for asking how i am so me and Smokie dog wi
    19 points
  5. BIG AL, As a league offical of The SWPL Board I can confirm neither I or the majority of board members get paid. In fact, although entitled, the majority also wavier the right to claim personally encountered expenses. As all member clubs will be aware, both the league Treasurer & Referee Officer do receive a small a honorarium, whilst Phil Hiscox gets rewarded for 18 hours a week from an annual grant received from the National Leagues Dept of the FA. From what I have witnessed, the small rewards received by each of these officers falls into insignificance of the dedication and
    17 points
  6. Pitty

    Trelawny club folded!

    Sorry but why name and shame? Why does a player feel he has the god given right to be pursued by a club? This is the trouble today clubs have people working tirelessly behind the scenes to provide kit, pitches, a decent facility to play at and trying to give something back to a local community and are then looked on unfavourably because They didn’t pander to someone’s ego!....what a crock of s***! Loads of clubs advertise training and welcome with open arms new players! If you want to play get off your arse and attend one! If you don’t like it attend another one at a different club until you f
    16 points
  7. RAPPO

    Callington Woes

    Great post Mike, a team of talented individuals is great, but moulding a proper team of players that become great mates on and off the pitch and who can play a bit as well, and stay loyal to the club they love playing for, despite better offers season after season will usually be successful in the end. I was lucky enough to be a part of such a team at Falmouth in the late eighties and early nineties, all of us even hated missing training on a Tuesday night, sitting around a big table together after a hard session sometimes for a couple of hours chatting and having a laugh usually about our end
    15 points
  8. This Thursday 19th December Falmouth Town FC travel to Mousehole. For once the result is secondary. December 19th is the anniversary of the Penlee lifeboat tragedy. There will be a big F troop turn out and total respect for the people of Mousehole will be given. We have made a collection for the lifeboat appeal and will present Mousehole with a wreath before the game. With regards to the game, In my opinion Mousehole are the best team we've played this season so a very tough game is expected. We will cheer our team on but more importantly our thoughts on the night will be for t
    15 points
  9. Savo

    GAME OFF WEDNESDAY!

    I know mate its shocking, had a a few clubs while I found my feet after moving down here. Managed Godolphin to a fifth place finish and senior and league cup final, then played for and coached Godolphin reserves for 2 season wining a cup, league and another promotion. Came back and helped with bits and pieces after starting working down in Dorset during the week, so been at the G now for about 5 years now. Took the managers job again as no know else come forward to do it, but has proved to much as I still work in Dorset. But yeah I get what your saying I'll try harder neat time 👍
    14 points
  10. A message from long standing Carharrack treasurer Val Chown. She put this on Facebook but I highly doubt anybody from Ruan would see it. May I say through Facebook how impressed I was with Ruan Minor Football Team. Not only were they friendly, well presented and a good team, they cleaned the changing room as they found it , thank you this never happens, cheered Carharrack team after the match. Back at Carharrack Sports Club after they had eaten their food they all returned their plates to the table and all took the time to thank us for their delicious food. Your Manager should be
    14 points
  11. Plonker...what a first post! Wouldn't happen to play for St Blazey would you?
    13 points
  12. The first team have 2 main strikers in dave welfare (Messi) and Joel Snape and are doing very well in their league both scoring loads and the team is doing well... It would be unfair on them if one had to be dropped to put me in there just because I'm scoring loads. If either of them aren't there or the 1st team is short and I'm asked then I will always step up... But usually the players who are asked to help out the 1sts are players who can play a variety of positions and are very versatile. Goody and Glen Patterson both stepped up last weekend and can play pretty much anywhere on the pitch i
    13 points
  13. Why has OUR forum, set up to talk about Cornish football, the topic we obviously all want to discuss, been turned into an opportunity to namelessly have a go at others who are struggling or falling on difficult times? With our last season being Null and Void and us all missing the sport we love, many volunteers have worked tirelessly to get this season started and all that some want to do is jump on a bandwagon, whether its Callingtons struggles, Helstons hopes or some buffoon having a pop at the Cornish Pele!! (Rappo). Let’s give it a rest and start using the forum properly, or at least
    12 points
  14. RAPPO

    Liam Eddy

    Really sorry for your loss Steve, no words can be of consolation at this time. Give Smokie some extra cuddles this week mate. As the lads have said, if you need anything or anyone just give us a shout on here Steve, I’ll drive over to Newquay and get you a coffee or a shandy and talk football for an hour or two and catch up with my mate Smokie. Look after yourself and don’t be afraid to give us a shout like the gents have said, it’ll be no trouble for us mate x
    12 points
  15. Agree with Deacs and Older, it’s not just a game of football, it’s everything that goes with it. Think any league where you pay to watch a game at certain facilities is certainly off limits. ie) Combo and East Cornwall leagues upwards. You could possibly play Trelawny and Duchy league matches if the players don’t mind changing in cars etc but I think the Junior lads should still be respected and the common sense decision is let’s go for next season when another 4/5 months may make all the difference regards vaccines for the elderly and more vulnerable and clubhouses are open again so the club
    11 points
  16. Glad to see my old man still doing well at a top Cornish Club!
    11 points
  17. Just follow along the line Daz, then drop down to the next one! Bit like they do in a book really! 👍
    11 points
  18. Clearly you haven’t been to Hayle’s grounds, when talking about facilities. So in a word shhhhh! 🤫
    11 points
  19. Far too much goal post shifting and rationalisation of , given the climate, truly reprehensible behaviour. What's even worse is the staunch defence of them, as if they were entirely unable to avoid getting into that situation in the first instance. The sad fact of the matter is that they felt the rules didn't apply to them, that they were above those permutations that have confined so many to house imprisonment this past year, and the reaction to this very day, is still of that nature that they've been hard done by or victimised; do me a favour.
    10 points
  20. Having read this thread, all I can say is - surely if you can't think of something good to say about a team, then say nothing. If a team has been completely out played then say it and leave it at that. As for rubbishing a keeper or any other player - let's face it, we all know (or knew in my case) when we've had a bad game, you don't need to be told for goodness sake, especially on a public forum. Leeds and a few others - take note.
    10 points
  21. After 8 successive away games its been a hard start to The season for a VERY young Penzance Side. The 4-5 win away at Sticker on Saturday probably didn’t register much with most Cornish football fans, but it was just reward for a positive creative start to their season. Penzance were very unlucky against Bodmin, unfortunate against Liskeard, should have beaten Porthleven and have been competive in all their games. A good first 25 minutes but lack of quality in front of goal for Penzance was followed by a dismal end to the first half where Penzance went to sleep and gave the ball away f
    10 points
  22. Mike Odgers

    Callington Woes

    The Liskeard strategy Is following in the same footsteps as Millbrook, where a group of players have stuck together-Falmouth are now in their 4th.season of local players and the united enthusiasm on and off the park is as strong as ever. The St.Austell reserve team of last season is now coming to fruition in the SWPL and looking around Wadebridge and Camelford have persevered to grow in status.--probably other clubs as well as it seems the new way forward is to bond and improve facilities
    10 points
  23. 🤣🤣 What was Leeds saying about St Blazey and their lights !!!!!!
    10 points
  24. And if you lose a game altogether you can play your free hit card and disappear off the forum for 3 days 🤫
    10 points
  25. Constantine reserves 3 - 6 Storm FC Finally after 40+ games losing the streak is broken, after going 2 nil down I couldn't be prouder of the boys today showed real fight and deserved everything they got. Conner Clark x 3 Ethan Smith x 1 James Porter x Penalty Michal Wojtas x 1 Goonhavern at home next week, should be a good game
    10 points
  26. Hats off to Godolphins young goalkeeper last night. He kept his head up all the game despite letting in 11 goals to a rampant Falmouth Town side. Don't even know the young lads name. He also made some cracking saves and we all gave him a clap at the end of the match. Well done young man, you will have far better days.
    10 points
  27. Rappo thank you for your kind words bud....but I would take this opportunity to apologise for my commitments about ref’s and assistants I think you do a thankless job it’s just hard to take when some decisions cost games but I know that can’t be helped......it’s part of football 👍⚽️
    10 points
  28. That’s a bit of a contradiction ? Can’t be underachievers if we’re poor surely?! We wouldn’t achieve anything right ? 🤷🏼‍♂️ Cally were better then us last night hands down. But the boys turn up and play the game they enjoy and we have a beer and a laugh after without any packets involved, we will continue to do so. We will get some results along the way this season, maybe upset a few because on our day we are capable. We knew this league was going to be a hard step up but will enjoy it And drink plenty of 🍺🍺 whenever we go on the way ☺️
    10 points
  29. footballfollower20, I hate to spoil your fun with the match fee paid to referee`s, yesterday my match fee was £18 anything over and above that was in travelling expenses, Now I left home at 12.30 and did not get back home until 17.30 , which I calculate to be 5hrs so that is an hourly rate of 3.60 which if memory serves me correctly that is well below the minimum wage. So just maybe not as lucrative as you made it sound. Also I do not do it for the money I love football and it`s my way of staying involved.
    10 points
  30. Referee's are largely irrelevant. It has always been, and always Will be....down to player behaviour. Today it is fashionable to find fault when in reality the fault is your own. Today's wussers are brought up to have an opinion on everything, when in truth it is better sometimes to keep shtummmmmmm!
    10 points
  31. Agree with Rappo. Far too soon and too contradictory; the rule of 6 applies outdoors, yet 30 blokes from different households can play football with each other? Nothing to be gained from attempting to finish the season IMO. Knock it on the head and go again in August when hopefully far safer. Many clubs rely on elderly volunteers and many refs at this grassroots level are also in the vulnerable age bracket - why rush it and potentially put them at risk?
    9 points
  32. Posting to confirm Steve Massey is still very much involved with Helston Athletic Football Club. Steve has been absent from recent matches having experienced heavy flu like symptoms. In line with Government guidelines, and as a precautionary measure, Steve has, and continues too, self isolate. All at Helston Athletic Football Club send Steve their best wishes for a speedy recovery.
    9 points
  33. RAPPO

    Saltash v Parkway

    Think it’s all a bit OTT! When 2 teams know each other so well these results happen! All the pressure on Parkway on the night added to that. Ryan is a quality striker who will get you 30/40 goals once he settles no danger, Matt a proven and well respected sought after coach, Hobbsy knows local football and players as well as anyone and will get his teams motivated, and I still fancy Parkway to win the league over a season and progress. Yeah shame to go out the cup early doors but ain’t a disaster apart from some half decent prize money, Parkway will be fine. Congrats to Dane and Saltash, what
    9 points
  34. PRESS RELEASE / STATEMENT PLAYERS & MANAGEMENT TO MAKE £6,000 DONATION. In light of the Corona Virus pandemic, The Football Association (FA) this week announced that the 2019 / 2020 football season is terminated with all results considered ‘null and void’ for all clubs competing in The National League System, Steps 3 to 7. Other Cornish leagues have since followed suit. Despite a record breaking run of twenty-four consecutive league wins and riding high on top of The South West Peninsula League Premier West Division, the Players
    9 points
  35. This is no doubt due to the rain in the last few seasons bringing the fines/silt to the surface. The net result being no air spaces in the top of the soil profile, without them grassland will retain water in the top structure of a pitch...soft slow draining will be the result. Solution, we will have to hollow core the pitch and use a silicate sand to put air spaces back into the top of the profile. Hollow coring and sanding is the only solution to this problem, vertidraining will not resolve this as the action of the vertidrain although relieving compaction does produce compacted ho
    9 points
  36. Postman Pat

    St Piran West Squad

    Hope the game goes well, both managers have picked a side in what is a thankless job. Let’s face it everyone is an expert and could pick a better team, but at least you are both giving it a go.
    9 points
  37. I remember a few years ago and Falmouth were hoping to move up to the Western League. It was the Easter weekend and Town were at home to Porthleven and it was rammed. I couldn’t help but think if the were home to Pewsey Vale what a difference the gate/income to the club would be? Very sad to hear but people’s work/life balance has changed dramatically over the last decade and it shows how quickly you can go from being a successful club to one that is close to collapse. Let’s not forget it’s even harder if you’re a Cornish club.
    9 points
  38. Saturday 2nd November. Location: Bickland Park, The Packet End. A day that will live long in everyone's memory that were there. Trailing 0-2 with less than a minute of normal time, a penalty was awarded and Luke Brabyn showed his nerve by cooling slotting it past the Longlevans keeper. The F-Troop erupted, we had something to cheer about and just maybe a miracle might happen, you never know ! Deep into injury time, a hopeful cross from deep, the keeper lunged and punched, step up young Jack Webber, you are about to create a moment that you, and every Town fan inside Bickland Park will never fo
    9 points
  39. I have refereed games both of the last two Saturdays. I have always been the type of guy to respect official throughout my career but now I have even more respect. Its tough.
    9 points
  40. Tom is a great guy & he works tirelessly behind the scenes at Penryn 👏. We could all do with a few more like Tom involved with our clubs. We're lucky to have such a wonderful band of volunteers & committee members at St Day, especially the younger generation like Mark Leah 👏.
    9 points
  41. I can see young Tom Blewitt (I think that’s the surname) sticking around at Kernick for decades. From what ive heard he does a huge amount of work behind the scenes and rightly won clubman of the year last season, and not the first/last time I’m sure!
    9 points
  42. The problem is rappo there are too many players who should be playing higher divisions dropping down playing against lower “struggling “teams Then you got teams in combo struggling for players to compete in that league cos the players that can are knocking in 5 goals a game in the lower trelawney league. For example last season Carharrack and porthlevan and others at the lower end of the combo league. then in the lower trelawney league u got teams getting spanked double figures cos the players are too good for that league . then you got the players in the lower league losing
    9 points
  43. Because they have no responsibility anymore. Brought up with everything done for them, and given everything as well. They have no affiliation to anyone but themselves.
    9 points
  44. Spent an enjoyable afternoon at St Dennis 2 Falmouth Town 2 Have to admit I more or less expected the visitors to win this one but St Dennis certainly had other idea's. Jaffa Rowe struck the home side into the lead in the 10th minute which proved to be one of the few occasions they got near the Falmouth 18 yard area first half. Falmouth had massive possession advantage but disappointingly failed to finish where it counted. 8 minutes into the second half the visitors finally got one back and it was 1-1. There was a feeling Falmouth would be bagging a good few more this half.
    9 points
  45. John Dunn

    Dobwalls FC

    I dropped into Lantoom park last night to see what progress has been made after the devastating fire. I was pleasantly surprised to see that things are taking shape which is due to the fantastic community support the club has received. The new roof is almost complete with just the new corrugated sheets to be fitted. The inside has also been transformed from a burnt out shell with the plumbing already replaced and the electrics ready to do the second fix after the ceilings have been plastered. It looks like the club is on target to meet the deadline they have set for playing
    9 points
  46. We have nothing to lose in applying. The very worst that can happen is we get relegated and end up in Trelawny Prem, where we would be any way. At least we can say we tried.
    9 points
  47. 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, w
    9 points
  48. 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!
    9 points
  49. Fact. The players and refs are on a par. Similar abilities same level of mistakes. Player errors accepted, refs errors castigated.
    9 points
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