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  1. 23 points

    New management at Perranporth

    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 my hat off to all volunteers , officials of lower leagues .
  2. 14 points
    Glen Patterson

    Ruan Minor

    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 very pleased with such a team. Well done 👍
  3. 9 points

    Trelawny League Sat.7th Sept.

    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 interest cos why give up your saturdays to be humiliated and then pay your subs for that privilege. Some people may disagree but it’s my opinion and you can’t deny it when you got double figure score lines
  4. 8 points
    Harry P


    Rather give them our money than Massey , we even had a whip round for the cricket club staff raising over £100 to show our appreciation , not bad that from ftroop , proves we're not that bad ! 😉
  5. 7 points

    Tuesday 8 October 2019

    I had noticed your reports had dwindled in recent weeks. Have rarely watched the Camels play this year so was always nice to get an update each week. Hoping you can ignore the BS on here and continue as you were as i for one enjoy reading your match reports, along with any other match reports posted on here👍
  6. 7 points
    Money ! Money ! Money! must be funny in a rich man's world .Well tonight it's hilarious .Mr Massey ,Le Boss ,Bagman, Harry Gords , and poor old Scoffy , in the words of a famous Norwegian football commentator ." Your boys took one he'll of a beating today ". Luckily for Helston that wasn't Falmouths strongest side either .But pride, determination , team spirit and the support of F troop won the day .👍
  7. 7 points
    Wednesday sees the grand opening of the new floodlights at Bickland Park, kick off 7:30pm. In attendance will be the Falmouth Marine Band, with their drums & tambourines making a noise, aided by the loyal F- Troop! The club are doing excellent in bringing Bickland Park back up to scratch. Still plenty to do but a great start. Up the Town!
  8. 6 points
    Anyone in need of a volunteer ref PM me
  9. 6 points
    Uwdi Krugg

    Wednesday 18 September 2019

    Was also at Callington for their spirited encounter with Bodmin. Think Teflon summed it up pretty well. Perhaps I have a weakness when I begin analysing games I go along to at SWPL level. Don't get me wrong it's a great little league but the competition and club rivalry occasionally clouds the reality of what we're watching. We get sucked into debating who the top clubs are, who's busting the bank and what we should expect in return. This generates expectations of football quality way beyond the actual capabilities of the league. My apology, I know I've fallen into this trap and I shall endeavour to be a bit more realistic. It's the local league realism of Callington v Bodmin not PSG v Real Madrid on subscription TV. Onto the game...... Effort and commitment wise Callington were outstanding last night. It would have been hard to suffer defeat following such a huge effort to match their visitors. Bodmin were far more 'up for it' than last Saturday when Buckland rolled them over. They badly wanted the win here. It was full on stuff and neither side were taking prisoners. Clear cut chances were in short supply, even when Mr Gilbert released The Tornado & Hit Man Hobbs late in the game. Callington rode the tide. It was fast, frenetic and furious. We even ran out of match balls late first half. Fancy Dan football had a night off but in a strange way it didn't really matter, the sheer enthusiasm and passion to win (and not suffer defeat) gave the proceedings an addictive spice that kept you hooked for the full 90 minutes. Didn't see anyone sneaking back to the car park early doors. Callington almost snatched it in the dying moments of second half injury time as Bodmin scrambled away a goal line clearance. Think the home side welcomed the draw all in all, got the feeling Bodmin expected a lot more, at least they looked a lot better side than Saturday. Not a big crowd (I counted 75) but in my opinion definite value for money.
  10. 6 points
    Quiet Man


    Whatever happened to correct spelling and grammar? The writing on this forum is appalling!
  11. 6 points

    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 ⚪️⚫️⚽️
  12. 5 points

    New management at Perranporth

    I think you brought up about club linesman 😂😂😂
  13. 5 points
    Paul C

    New management at Perranporth

    Shambles at Perranporth. Results not going their way so everyone decides to jump ship. Embarrassing club.
  14. 5 points

    Stand out referees so far

    Sian Massey
  15. 5 points


    Absolute disgrace missing a match to watch a pop concert!!!............unless it was J LO or Alisha Dixon that would be perfectly understandable 😂👏🏼👍
  16. 5 points


    The ref got this one wrong he did spit but not intentionally at our player, I know this as Cam told me himself it didn’t hit him nor did he think it was directed at him.
  17. 5 points
    Tommy Matthews


    Josh, why don’t you go and train with Falmouth Town and find the level you’re at. Some of your former school mates are already there. There are also other great clubs in the area that I’m sure would welcome you that are a stone’s throw away and wouldn’t put your mum out too much getting you there. Someone would probably give you a lift once they know you. Good luck!
  18. 5 points
    John Mead is a top bloke and clubman , has done lots for local football on various committee's , In my playing days most top players in the Penwith area wanted to play for Penzance , but also there were lots more clubs back then in junior football , so the better players could move up and wanted to . Penzance had three sides the first team , the combo team and the 3rd team , I played the last season of the 3rd team , John came out of retirement to play in goal , that was one of favourite memories being able to play on Penlee under lights , good crowds banter you felt part of something . That was the club of the area , shame football has moved on less teams , less supporters , smaller group of players to pick from , volunteers getting less or more put on . More money to pay before a ball is kicked , less sponsors around , weekend work , ground rents goining up . There is no magic trick to change things . Good luck to Penzance and all clubs and just remember instead of putting the boot in or coming up with they should do this get involved and try to help to change things , when teams ,clubs fold they don't come back . I know from personal experience .
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 5 points
    Give the bloke a break. Apparently just an ordinary punter, not a paid journo. Probably travels miles to every away game at own expense, stands in pouring rain and freezing cold and then likely spends a couple of hours putting it all together when he eventually gets home only to be slaughtered by your pedantic comments. Don't be surprised if you don't see another report but I hope he is not put off! If you want to see the lineups do as I do and look on the TSWL and/or Parkway websites. They are there in all their glory along with every other team's lineups for the whole season so far. Subs, officials, attendance, cards and all!! The whole nine yards.
  22. 4 points

    Match officials

    Mr.Green you clearly know very little about the promotion and fitness pathway. You are probably unaware that these local refs get observed by the county by the likes of Luke Wilkes etc and a report is provided. I can tell you now for a fact that John Green got the highest score for fitness in his last observation. Have you actually seen these referees in a game to actually make you're asessments of their fitness? How you can comment that they are seasoned and because the county is desperate for referees that why's they have been promoted again you're wrong. Refs have to go through a series of tests, observations, club points to make promotion each season its not just 'we need referees let's push them up'. Also if you were to your research you would know that only Marc and John have actually done the SWPL and this is through games be assigned to them not asking for these games. You wonder why the referees are slightly older is because people like you knock the confidence out of people and the younger referees feel under pressure to go further.
  23. 4 points
    Dave Bartlam

    New management at Perranporth

    Don't players usually start at the grassroots level? They learn their trade, make mistakes and progress... That is absolutely no different to Match Officials. Many who are in combo reffing have either come down from higher levels or they are there for the next step in their progression from level six. Grassroots football isn't just for developing footballers, it's also their to develop referees. Want a better standard of referee, don't play in the league. It's that simple - play higher. I am working hard, together with many other people around the county to try and recruit more referees because for too long they have been driven out of the game. This is one of the reasons why. Of course they aren't going to be brilliant at this level... They are training and progressing. It's as simple as that. I can guarantee you one thing though, they won't make even half as many mistakes as any of the players on the field with them. As for club assistant referees... You wouldn't catch me doing that for s**t. Worth their weight in gold. Yeah sometimes you have to educate the Club Linos on the laws - that's because there's so many changes each season and they don't have a bespoke refresher course.
  24. 4 points
    Just watched the highlights again. Great atmosphere by F-troop and coverage by Matt Friday. Well done to all. https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/sport/17933363.swpl-premier-west-highlights-falmouth-town-4-2-newquay/
  25. 4 points
    Its simpler than all of that. They are simply all told they are better than they actually are. So they won't play junior football because it's below their abilities, when actually it's exactly where they should play to learn the game.
  26. 4 points

    Duchy League Saturday Sept 7th

    Not our proudest moment in being unable to raise a side, and can only apologise to the referee and to Gorran for the late notice; our manager did everything he could to scrape 11 together (including himself) with players away, at a wedding, working and injured, but got let down by a (small) group of players as he was on his way to the game. An unfortunate sign of the times when many players see football as something they do when there is nothing else going on on a Saturday. Ironically, our first team had a full squad of 16, but we couldn’t use any of them as 2 of the reserve side have already helped the first team in 2 games recently, meaning we’d have fallen foul of the senior players rule. But, we’ve regrouped, paid the fine and will move on to Saturday.
  27. 4 points

    Trelawny League Sat.7th Sept.

    One thing I have noticed over the last couple of seasons Neil, is the amount of players that stay behind for a drink, or who are genuinely up for a laugh. There's not as much atmosphere or commeradary anymore. To me, when I started, Football years ago, it was about having a day with the lads, wind ups, Jokes, playing for each other, having a few hours in the clubhouse after a game. All that is gone. Such a shame
  28. 4 points


    Get over it! People have got lives outside of football (thank God!). Will probably be the only match they miss in what is now becoming a ridiculous 10 month season. Hope they enjoyed the concert and ignore the football anoraks!
  29. 4 points
    Includes interview with John Mead http://www.aseasoninhelston.com/standing-in-the-way-of-control/
  30. 4 points

    Results for Wednesday 28 August 2019

    I'd think you'd know all about your team getting pumped by Mousehole after Bodmin's thrashing a few weeks back. By a team from the fish and chip league indeed. How embarrassing!
  31. 4 points
    It's a shame I'm reading this if a player or player's have had issues with a certain referee at least give him a chance and don't think of what happened before after all if you don't have these people there will be no game to play and we're wondering why we are so short of the men in the middle, don't forget they want to enjoy the game aswell.
  32. 4 points

    TUESDAY 27 AUGUST 2019

    REDRUTH UTD (0) 0 PENRYN (4) 7 Jack Rapsey 2’ 61’ Ryan Reeve 15’ 84’ Harry Roberts 7’ Reggie May 28’ Jake Shaw 77’ ATT: 66 REF : Mr Kevin Knowles 10/10 Excellent as usual. MOM: Jake Shaw (Penryn) Penryn produced a ruthless first half hour at Clijah Croft to go to the top of the table on goal difference from Mullion who have also won their first 3 games. It took the visitors just 70 seconds to take the lead when the blistering pace of Ryan Reeve saw him cut in from the right but his shot was parried by home keeper James Issacs and fellow striker Jack Rapsey snapped up the finish from 6 yards. The lead was doubled 5 minutes later with an almost carbon copy when this time Reeve sprinted down the left and shot, this time Issacs block fell to Harry Roberts to lash in from 10 yards. On the 15 minute mark Reeve ripped the home defence apart once again running on to a through ball before rounding Issacs and rolling the ball into the net. To their credit Redruth moved Will Eva from right back to central defence to make a three and sat the full backs in making a virtual five man defence which stemmed the tide a little bit. Bradley Leivers uncharacteristically headed wide of the far post on 22 minutes before great work down the right saw Jake Shaw square the ball to Reggie May to make no mistake from close range for a four goal lead within 28 minutes. There were a few more half chances for Penryn with Issacs saving well with his feet off Reeve, Rapsey and Roberts (triple R gang)! before the break with Utd not really testing Penryn stand in keeper Dan Lord. The onslaught continued after the interval with the impressive Shaw fizzing a 30 yard bullet an inch wide of the post before it looked like Leivers got clipped on the ankle in the area on the hour mark but who am I to argue with Kev, one of my favourite refs and top bloke with it as well. How easy footy would be if they all reffed like him!? It mattered little as two minutes later a strong run down the right ended with Reggie May drilling a low cross for Rapsey who didn’t even have to break stride to smash home from 8 yards. Another Leivers header just went the wrong side of the post on 73 minutes before man of the match Shaw finished off a fine flowing five man move shooting across Issacs and into the far corner. Reeve joined Rapsey on a brace with the darkness setting in by cleverly flicking the ball just inside the far post and it was good to see him celebrate behind the goal with another legendary old Penryn striker Andy Stivey, what a finisher Stives was in his day! Did I ever tell you the true story bout the time me and Stives scored against Arsenal but lost 6-2!?! 🤔 Anyway there was still time for substitute Lewis Pellow to hit the inside of the post-in the 89th minute and it was hard to believe this was somewhat of a makeshift Penryn team tonight as well with Billy Williams outstanding in an unfamiliar centre back role alongside the always impressive captain Russell May. Luke Osborne was classy in the heart of midfield with Reeve and Rapsey a lively front two sharing 4 goals. Manager Harry Pope even rotated most of his players using his rolling subs well with Helston the visitors on Saturday and a tough old trip to Perranwell next tuesday. Another fabulous evenings entertainment for £2 in the Redruth tin that was going around. Like what the club have done with Clijah but it’s back to Bakes bowling green for the Penryn lads on Saturday 👍⚽️ One little stat from tonight was there was a Lewis Pellow on the bench for both teams!! Remember that old song “there’s only two Lewis Pellows” 😂⚽️
  33. 4 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 👍⚽️👏🏼
  34. 4 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!! 🙄
  35. 4 points


    Parkway 7 v Cadbury 1.
  36. 4 points
    Billy Davies

    TCFC Comings and goings.

    Steve Tabb, Legend.
  37. 4 points
    Darin Morse

    V A R

    My opinion hasn't changed - get rid of it altogether!
  38. 4 points
    The draw for the first round of the Kernow Stone Cup was made at tonight's AGM and is as follows: St Just v Penryn Athletic Launceston Reserves v St Austell Reserves St Agnes v St Ives Millbrook Reserves v Lanreath Bude Town v St Day Hayle v Callington Reserves Perranporth v Sticker Reserves Ludgvan v St Mawgan Wadebridge Town Reserves v Polperro Saltash Borough v Mullion Perranwell v Torpoint Athletic Reserves Helston Athletic Reserves v Saltash United Reserves Liskeard Athletic Reserves v Morwenstow Illogan RBL v Wendron United Reserves Falmouth Town Reserves v St Dennis Reserves Redruth United v Mousehole Reserves Dates for the ties are yet to be fixed.
  39. 4 points

    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....
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. 3 points


    That's what's good about them mate .they're there to support the boys come what may ,and they don't just sing when they're winning .Everywhere they go ! 😁
  43. 3 points

    Attendances for Saturday!

    Interesting reading , At Exmouth Town our gates are effected with Clashes with City. We average around 170 so far in the league( Only played 2 games at home ) We have been steadily been building the home attendances and had over 300/400 in some Cup games. In the western League there are so many teams based around Bristol the crowds are not great, but we have also been taking around 30/50 to away games. To be honest you get what you get, but you need to be proactive with marketing games through Social Media and local press. Obviously results help. We have been getting between 50/90 coming to reserve team games in the DFL (Step 7) Town are fortune that we have a local paper and radio station that actively back the club. UTT
  44. 3 points

    New management at Perranporth

    Course they have no balls 🤣 this sites full of keyboard warriors 👍🏻
  45. 3 points
    Just looking at Dave's results post I've seen Helston won at Western League big-wigs Keynsham Town! That's a tremendous scalp for a SWPL club and boosts everything Mr Massey is building down there. Helston have their knockers but surely this is the stand out victory for a SWPL club in this round of the FA Vase. Give the man credit for his matchday preparation, it certainly paid off.
  46. 3 points
    The love affair with box nets continues! Had to beat him with an iron bar to get him out of them!
  47. 3 points
    Two first half goals from Adam Carter and Mikey Williams saw Parkway beat league champions Willand 2-1, and win the Les Phillips Cup. Great way to end a superb first season in the Western League.
  48. 3 points
    Way of the Park you still owe me 3 ciders and 3 pasties from the treble season .... so think your the tight git. Older .................. behave you tart
  49. 3 points
    You will need better bait than that.
  50. 3 points


    Apologies for the lack of updates on Twitter guys it appears that everyone assumed everyone else was Tweeting etc when it appears no one was at all. Normal service to resume asap RVP
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