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  1. Trying to stay clear of youth leagues and just sticking to adult leagues
  2. Why were there better "standards" of football 40, 50, 60 years ago? Obvious. Nowadays, as soon as players, both male or female are old enough they move away to study at colleges and universities. Years ago there were some oppertunities but not as now, and a lot of players stayed local for jobs, getting married, puuting down roots. They became loyal to their local area. Nowadays every Tom, Dick and small town seems to have some form of university. They seem to be springing up everywhere. Nowadays you have lost that local loyalty. Some ex-students come back, but we, and it is hap
  3. No relegation for my team Hereford after an indifferent set of results. Playing weekly, we had the money from big crowds to pay for the better players so seemed on a continuous climb, but due to Covid we have had to swap almost the entire team, front and back office. As happened to Truro we have been knocked back. Also being a fans owned club there is no sugar daddy in the back ground waiting to snap us up for just a few quid. Wait till Covid is over and watch how many clubs, grounds change hands on the cheap.
  4. The time for a league to have their best time is to have no one team dominate for periods of time such as Falmouth from the mid-60's to mid-70's or St Blazey in the 2000's. It shows that money can kill off the competition and the league is weaker for it. The sytongest league would be for a new leading team each season showing there is strength in depth. You could say having one strong team makes others step up to the mark but is that right. The other sides have to inflate the amount they are offering to tempt the smaller and smaller pool of lower standard players to try to keep up.
  5. Why did they leave the SWL anyway? That season, 1991-92, the finished third. Was it lack of funds, players, officials or another reason? TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS 1 FALMOUTH TOWN 34 26 5 3 91 20 71 57 2 NEWQUAY 34 23 5 6 88 31 57 51
  6. Past Leagues Amor Shield Bodmin and District Football League Cornwall Senior Cup (pre 1951) Cornwall Senior League Falmouth and District Football League Falmouth and Helston League Helston and District Football League Launceston and District League Liskeard and District League Mining League National League South South Western League St Austell and District League Truro and District League Truro and District Sunday League West Cornwall Sunday League West Penwith Current Leagues Cornwall Combina
  7. As mentioned in another posting Lester Thomas of illogan has been given some items relating to football, with all money raised going to the club. He has sent me a letter listing the items, which I have repeated below. Please contact him, not me, and offer a reasonable price for anything you want. I am going to bid for Item no 22. Lester Thomas 37 Roseland Gardens Redruth TR15 1PX 01209 219239 lesterthomas1710@hotmail.com 1967 FA Cup Final Souvenir of Players Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 1968 Publication of Players for
  8. There was also a Bugle in the Duchy League in 1998-99, a Bugle Rovers in 1999-00 and a Bugle Orient in 2000-05
  9. I also enjoyed the piece regarding the whole year month by month. Jogged a few brain cells. I didn't realise how much goes on thinking that was a light trawl through seasons. Thanks Dave. By the way, is my subscription up for renewal yet?
  10. I am hoping to add a section to the Combo website showing tables from other leagues from Cornwall. With the help of Duchy League Secretary, Mike Newcombe, we have all we can get of the duchy League starting at it's first season Duchy League Season 1965-66 EASTERN SECTION TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS 1 POLRUAN 14 12 1
  11. If you are interested please email Lester Thomas, not me. Recieved this message re some footballing items, so thought I would pass it on. "Paul: I have acquired approx.. 50 souvenir items of football interest including cup final programmes from the late 60`s 70`s & 80`s---world cup items---football encyclopaedia`s—and various football books of interest including shoot quiz & shoot annuals. I was wondering if you knew of anybody that might be interested in any of these items ( they are in good condition). I have made a printout of everything in this collection and co
  12. The results of todays fixtured games Saturday 30th January 2021 Penryn Athletic Reserves p-p Pendeen Rovers RNAS Culdrose p-p Illogan RBL Reserves Rosudgeon p-p Ruan Minor St Day reserves p-p Hayle Reserves League Cup 1st Round Marazion p-p Ludgvan St Agnes Reserves p-p Lizard Argyle 😣
  13. Penzance have had several home grounds but Penlee Park for the last seventy plus seasons. Helston moved home as did Marazion, Hayle, St Ives, etc
  14. This is the reason I want to do an all leagues section of final tables, cup winners but not scores or goal scorers like the Combo site. Where can I find, on-line a copy of the Duchy League Tables from 1989-90!!!?
  15. Out of sheer boredom I am going to start upgrading the Combo website by putting in a new section for the season by season end tables that I can find for local leagues. By cheating I have gone onto Richard Rundle's site to help try and make up some ECPL tables. By scrolling through the teams I can make up tables from 1990-91 onwards until the present day apart one fly in the ointment. Looking through the hundreds of team entries I can complete these tables apart from 1990-91 to 1995-96 where I am missing one entry from each of those seasons. I think it is one team missing. Once
  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55794158
  17. St Blazey will have several months to put players and a management team in place. I doubt if there will be a league or cup game of any importance until next season.
  18. One of those games you remember once or twice a season. Bugle v Penzance, mid-winer, late 80's or early 90's. I don't remember if it was a league or cup match. Before the game, clear when we left West Cornwall, then it started snowing, badly, with the snow coming down so hard, it was almost horizontal. About 10 people there, roughly half and half supporting either side. I remember we parked alongside the pitch but still stood out in the snow. Daft in those days! Game kicks off with Penzance facing into the snow. 6-0 down at half time. We were shouting for the referee to cal
  19. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-55645798
  20. At the bottom of the West table, ideally you are looking for two, possibly three up from the Combo (depending on promotion to the SWPL) with no teams relegated to the Combo to bring you back up to 16.
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