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    1ofthekids reacted to Cornish Dave in RESULTS - Wednesday 25th August 2021   
    Might Aswell cancel the season 
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    1ofthekids reacted to Steve Carpenter in RESULTS - Saturday 21 August 2021   
    As I said before, if the players going elsewhere to play or to play cricket haven't had a positive test and aren't displaying symptoms they are as entitled to do that as you and I.
    If you want to try and get your head around the guidance nick over to the SWPL section of the forum and listen to the clip from Phil Hiscox part of the weekly podcast that Dave's put on there.  You can also find the FA document here: https://www.cornwallfa.com/news/2021/jul/16/an-update-on-non-elite-football. Our prime concern is the health and wellbeing of the players and others that they may potentially spread this disease to and always will be.  
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from Bantona in RESULTS - Saturday 21 August 2021   
    I can see you again missed the part where I said I wasn't pinpointing one particular club, but was simply airing my thoughts for the purpose of a discussion. Hope your lads are all okay 👍
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    1ofthekids reacted to andy howes in RESULTS - Saturday 21 August 2021   
    Yes i know but everyone is concerned about ludgvan but no mention about other teams whose done exactly the same thing annoying that's all. 
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from GKBH in RESULTS - Saturday 21 August 2021   
    Before I start, nothing against Ludgvan fc, very good club, I'm more questioning the rules here. Ludgvan have a reserve team, who didn't have a game? Why did they have to cancel altogether - isn't that the whole point of a reserve team, to help cover the 1sts if they have players missing? Ludgvan have 50 players signed on, did they all have to isolate!?! 
    What counts as a Covid related problem? 2 players, maybe 3 with positive tests? When you have a reserve team and 50 players signed on, shouldn't you still have to fulfil the fixture? Seems too easy to just cancel the game.
    Did Ludgvan ASK to cancel, or were they told to? 
    Also seen that some of the ludgvan players played for other clubs yesterday because their game was cancelled. Just makes it even more farcical! 
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    1ofthekids reacted to 6times in Farcical!   
    I’d imagine nothing looking at full time I see they finished 2nd ( in Covid times)in division 3 so I’d expect promotion to division 2 scratching my head why they or any other club in that scenario to ask/appeal/expect to be promoted 3 leagues . That make sense? 
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from MattP in Truro City Reserves could be in after all!   
    But don't you think there should be? Is the reason there is a vacancy in the first place because we are just letting any team join, for them to inevitably fold and drop out?
    Just because you can, it still doesn't make it right in my eyes. The purpose of league system is to work your way up. I understand that due to the pandemic the leagues have been unable to finish and this has caused a certain amount of problems regarding relegations and promotions.
    However like a few years ago when the Combination League accepted every team and their under 12's along with them, it makes the league lose its integrity. I'm not saying the St Pirans League is a bad league, far from it, but it does make you laugh when Perranporth (who folded the previous year and finished bottom of combo last year with a -71 goal difference) and Truro Res (who aren't even an affiliated team yet) get accepted in.
    If they needed another team, then the rest of the Combination/Trelawny Leagues (St Piran feeder leagues) should've been asked, with the highest ranked team who fancied it gone up. Not every team just applies to go up in the hope there isn't enough spaces. 
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from le boss in Truro City Reserves could be in after all!   
    But don't you think there should be? Is the reason there is a vacancy in the first place because we are just letting any team join, for them to inevitably fold and drop out?
    Just because you can, it still doesn't make it right in my eyes. The purpose of league system is to work your way up. I understand that due to the pandemic the leagues have been unable to finish and this has caused a certain amount of problems regarding relegations and promotions.
    However like a few years ago when the Combination League accepted every team and their under 12's along with them, it makes the league lose its integrity. I'm not saying the St Pirans League is a bad league, far from it, but it does make you laugh when Perranporth (who folded the previous year and finished bottom of combo last year with a -71 goal difference) and Truro Res (who aren't even an affiliated team yet) get accepted in.
    If they needed another team, then the rest of the Combination/Trelawny Leagues (St Piran feeder leagues) should've been asked, with the highest ranked team who fancied it gone up. Not every team just applies to go up in the hope there isn't enough spaces. 
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from le boss in Truro City Reserves could be in after all!   
    I think this is the point people are forgetting. Lots of discussion about the players etc, but it's not who plays for this Truro side that is the issue in my opinion. The issue is that a side can just start up and jump straight in to the St Pirans League. It makes a mockery of every single league below it.
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    1ofthekids reacted to le boss in Truro City Reserves could be in after all!   
    I'm all for promoting youth football and them "finding their level" but surely finding their level is all about earning it rather than it all being dropped in their laps. For many years  now, clubs just give give give and the youth don't have to earn anything - that is a generalisation, but believe me it does happen constanly, and then when these youth players move to adult football and ARE asked to earn something, many, not all, don't want to and just walk away with daddy "we'll find you another club who doesn't make you work for it"
    Be also interesting if this new Truro side becomes the next Cornwall side en mass - wouldn't surprise many.
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    1ofthekids reacted to Clubman in AGM date   
    By post? What's wrong with an open AGM with social distancing or Zoom/MS Teams with secure access?
    Only gives Isaac more reason to moan if there is no open discussion about important matters. 
    It ain't rocket science! 
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    1ofthekids reacted to le boss in Perranwell AFC - Club Statement   
    So are we citing that because Truro are in such a high league, that they are above rules and/or due process? It was them who chose to detach themselves from all things CCFA related during their meteoric rise not looking back once and now that it suits them, they are looking for special dispensation? Why? Because of their previous history? The same history that we are now asked to forget? I wonder if other now-defunct clubs who have had a long history within local football asked to rejoin, would be put in a higher league instead of starting at the bottom. Smacks of double standards. Truro do very little for local football. Trelawney bottom league if they are really serious about patronising the CCFA again and let them work their way up. 
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from le boss in Perranwell AFC - Club Statement   
    I don't think anyone is disputing the ability of the players. It's more likely those voting didn't like the idea of a new side that's not even affiliated yet jumping 5 leagues.
    It's bad enough that Perranporth got accepted after finishing bottom of Combo last year!
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    1ofthekids reacted to isaac rosenberg in TRELAWNY LEAGUE fixtures - Saturday 8 May 2021   
    Delighted to arrive just in time to watch the Galacticos at Constantine Stadium, where their impressive Ultras were in fine voice in front of their gazebo. They were a cosmopolitan bunch. One had been taken all the way to Penryn in childhood to look for a pair of matching pram rattles and another had once been found, catatonic, under a hedge in Brill.  Their Jurgen Klopp opened with a professional inquiry about the configuration of St Just noses and it was cordially explained to him that his own head must look like that on account of his being born in a bucket. 
    Though this was like an away Trelawney Super League tie, The Tinners felt at home, as there was a howling gale blowing in inconsistent diagonals up the mountainside, pouring lungfuls of drizzle. Strategically deploying their third generation goalkeeper, Goat Wallis, to boot the ball as high as possible towards a distant corner flag, enabling the wind to carry the play to the Galacticos' six yard box, they bypassed the subtle Constantine tiki-taka developed under Mr Buckethead's management. The doughty Galacticos, including the one who once drove a van to Bickland Park to deliver beer, responded very physically. St Just tend not to mind this. The St Just defence, with an average height of seven foot two, dug in manfully. In midfield, young Captain Sturgeon bumped his head against a team mate and was carried to his mother's Director's Chair. He said concussion was for Women. He knows what he's doing. He got A level History at Penwith College and can change tyres.  "How many fingers?", they asked him. "As many as possible, please," he politely responded. 
    On 23 minutes, desperate Galacticos headbutting St Just ankles created a free kick opportunity 23 yards from goal. Jack Willis, high priest of the Rabona, scion of the designer clothing brand that is worn all over Pendeen, imperiously curved his right-foot banana round the hapless Constantine wall, avoiding the church tower to plant the ball, with Beckhamesque precision, in the top right hand corner of the net. Mr Buckethead looked somewhat nonplussed, but his International Brigade rallied, endangering the conservatory of the bungalow behind Goat's goal and using the dips in the Constantine pitch like shell-holes from which to emerge unexpectedly. Goat and the pylon centre halves heroically kept them at bay. Being Sennen fishermen, one of whom, Mr George, is a television celebrity, a pre-match discussion with me about the follies of Brexit had been ideal preparation.
    Two great saves were followed by a titanic clearance to the corner flag, where three Constantine defenders bounced off Big Nick and rolled down the cliff at the lower edge of the pitch. Subtly evading the onrolling keeper, Big Nick set up Jack Willis for a near post header and 2-nil. "Our keeper's got no hands," explained the Stine lino to the sympathetic St Just supporters. "He's got no feet either." Up on the gazebo, the Galactico fans were cracking open cans of consoling beer, but their pre-purchased champagne (Bollocker, Fizz de Fizz, Penryn Asda, £5.99), not yet... 
    Old Mr Sturgeon counselled wisdom and restraint in the face of outrageous provocation in his half-time homily, delivered in a wooden shed without any walls.  This was where St Just had to change because of Covid-19, in case of infecting the socially-distanced, masked hordes in the Galactico Gazebo. Very sensible. On the hour, after superb midfield sagacity from Scott Meagor, who could be mistaken for Pirlo if he were six inches shorter, fifteen years older, and Italian; and from Stuart Nicholls (I can't see anything wrong with his nose and he is the best electrician in Tregeseal), Jack Willis advanced on two covering, cowering galacticos, feinted right and dipped another unstoppable, curling half-volley just underneath the bar. So many jaws dropped at once in the wooden gazebo that it sounded like axes felling a forest.
    There was still time for the elfin Tinners star of decades, Neil Curnow, to change the pace of the game as a substitute for the last ten minutes. He now wears Number 20 instead of Number 10 because his contribution to the game has doubled. Masterly holding of the ball by the corner flags and interplay with Ashley Ellis, who had directed operations in the hole (there were several holes), reminded me of his contributions to the momentous Combination Cup final triumphs over Falmouth Town in 2004 and 2005. 
    The Galacticos bravely rallied and scored a late penalty, awarded out of sympathy. They tried to imitate Goat's long kicks to the corner flag, but that is difficult, as previously explained, when their keeper has no hands or feet. St Just danced and sang at the final whistle. This is a sight of great aesthetic beauty and artistry, rivalled only by Diaghilev, Nijinsky, Astaire and Rogers at their peak. It is the first time the Tinners first team has won a league (trophy?...well, where were the league officers?) since the season following my birth in July 1959. Weeelll, we would have won it last year...wouldn't we, CTB ? Ubnbeaten in a league match for two seasons, not bad ! So glad to have turned down the opportunity to see FGR secure a play off spot at Oldham in favour of a 400 mile round trip to watch this exhibition of all that is finest in Cornish football overcoming fancy tactics devised in the rest of the world. Commiserations to the Galacticos.
    Thanks to Constantine for being lovely hosts (honest !) and good luck for next season...look forward to further trips to the Stine Shrine ! 
     
    Tickets for St Just's celebratory festival, including a trumpet band, can be obtained directly from me. It will be taking place on the tarmac outside the turnstiles of Penlee Park and will go on all summer. TINNERS FOREVER !
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    1ofthekids reacted to isaac rosenberg in TRELAWNY LEAGUE - Saturday 24 April 2021   
    I do like a good slide, Rappo. Reminds me of the trajectory of Penzance AFC, year after year. I hear Neil Tregarthen has taken all the interest out of Cornish cricket. I'm surprised the Magpies haven't invited him to take them over as well.
    What's that ? They already have ? He said no ? 
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    1ofthekids got a reaction from isaac rosenberg in TRELAWNY LEAGUE results - Saturday 3 April 2021   
    Judging by what was said, as Mounts Bay isn't registered as a PZ pitch, it'll be up to St Just 👍
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    1ofthekids reacted to isaac rosenberg in TRELAWNY LEAGUE results - Saturday 3 April 2021   
    Surely, unless the Mount's Bay Astro was pre-approved by the League, illigan should have been offered the option if playing Penzance at Oxland Parc. Will St Just be offered the opportunity of meeting Penzance at Lafrowda next week ? ( I do not know whether this would be their preference). I seem to remember that John Mead no longer has any involvement with Penzance FC beyond re-seeding their pitch; and, furthermore, is a bit of an expert on ground grading questions. Perhaps he can comment, as a sort of neutral "honest broker" (despite having nothing to do with his the league is run either, of course). 
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    1ofthekids reacted to bighairydave in Ready or not to go on the 29th March 2021?   
    Probably 'may' because nobody knows what will happen higher up the pyramid and how this will then affect what happens with league sizes, etc.
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    1ofthekids reacted to Dave Bartlam in Ready or not to go on the 29th March 2021?   
    I personally think that by abstaining from a vote, the League Committee put that vote in the right place - as a no vote. Not that it would have made any difference.
    Usually I'm a stickler for rules as laid down but there's not been too many pandemics previously where rules had to be changed so I think the Trelawny League Committee can be given a bit of slack here.
    Personally, I think for the first vote, they did the right thing. They gauged opinion from their member clubs and acted on it.
    I think they've made a mistake by allowing a second vote and by allowing the club's that initially voted 'no football' to actually vote again. They lost that right when they voted no football; so to be allowed to change their mind at the cost of the club's that genuinely don't feel safe continuing, is a mistake in my eyes. Now clubs, such as mine are in a massive dilemma because we were in the running for promotion, but to be told the League will continue and promotion/relegation may still happen, it puts us in a precarious position. We crave promotion but do we put that against our player majority opinion? 
    What I'd have liked to have seen happen in the Trelawny is they null and void the league and allow the club's to take it upon themselves to get back on the field when they feel good and ready. 
    Regardless, I'm glad I'm not part of it anymore. They're going to be in the line if fire with whatever stance and decision they take.
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    1ofthekids reacted to Clubman in Ready or not to go on the 29th March 2021?   
    Lots of very interesting comments on this thread, one of the obvious ones is missing.
    "What if not enough referees wish to restart whilst there are still restrictions on the use of changing rooms and showers?"
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    1ofthekids reacted to zebedee in Ready or not to go on the 29th March 2021?   
    All will be revealed in June at AGMs
    I doubt any league knows what’s going to happen right now !
    Patience is required at present .
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    1ofthekids reacted to zebedee in Ready or not to go on the 29th March 2021?   
    Just to clarify point 2 , the intention was to only include result from 1st meeting between clubs from games already in table plus the remaining matches , in some cases 3-4 games to still be played which would provide final table ( 2nd game where teams have played twice disregarded ) 
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