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Andys

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  1. Agree with this 100%, not sure that TCFC’s application was considered solely on its merits, from a footballing perspective they should be in the league, it’s wrong that they appear to have been judged on the past. Also not sure why eastern div clubs get to vote on west div and vice versa. I hope Truro appeal and they’re successful, and before anyone says any different, it’s got nothing to do with our ground share arrangement, the more clubs, the more football for everyone, and that can only be a good thing for the health of the league.
  2. Truro didn’t get into the league, shocked tbh
  3. Perranwell AFC are delighted to announce that they have today agreed terms with Truro College for the use of the Tregye pitch and facilities at Carnon Downs for their 1st team home matches for the 2021/22 season. This move enables the 1st team to meet FA pitch grading requirements which were proving difficult at the KGV Playing Field in the village. The Reserves team will continue to play their home Trelawny League games at the KGV Playing Field in Perranwell. The new arrangement will include training facilities and pre-season home games being played at Tregye. It has been a difficult decision for the club’s 1st team to leave its village home of nearly 100 years, but the committee believes that this is a positive move for the future of the club and it’s ambitions to continue playing football at the highest possible level. The club is actively seeking new players for the 2021/22 season, please contact Phil Rees on 07803 002927, or Simon Fisher on 07712 435081 for details.
  4. Earlier or later on Saturday? Earlier means more pub time.............just saying!
  5. Good stuff 👍 Thanks, have let all the lads know 👍
  6. Given that the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral starts at 3pm on Saturday and is to be preceded by a national minute’s silence, will kick offs be delayed until 3.05pm to allow the appropriate mark of respect?
  7. Tough call, but the right one in the circumstances, let’s hope we can finish the league at some point, in the meantime stay safe everyone 🤞🏼
  8. Since when did 10+ subs only equal 30 seconds of extra time, not that it would have made any difference to the result, thanks again to St Ives for agreeing to reverse the fixture and for their hospitality, Merry Christmas everyone 🎄
  9. Perranwell v St Ives - St Ives have kindly agreed to reverse this fixture as the Perranwell pitch is unplayable, fingers crossed that their pitch is ok with this weather
  10. We understand how difficult it is for every club at the moment, all we can do is to respect the rules and acknowledge that clubs are doing all they can to make football possible under difficult circumstances. Like many others, Hayle are doing a great job, we would all like things to be back to normal, beers after the game, catching up with friends from the football family, fingers crossed it can be back to normal next season. In the meantime, we should remember that some are finding life difficult, and whether that’s players, managers, supporters, refs or linos, we need to cut everyone a bit of slack right now, you never know who might be struggling. Thank you to Hayle for your hospitality and a fantastic pitch to play on, great credit to your groundsman in what was a difficult week weather wise, I’m only sorry that on this occasion we couldn’t provide more competitive opposition. Well played to Potch, Shilts and the boys, good luck for the rest of the season. Have a great Christmas and let’s hope that next season that football is back to normal and everyone involved can feel better about life. Perranwell AFC.
  11. It’s hard enough for clubs having to deal with Covid restrictions without having to put up with criticism on here. We are all aware of the rules in this respect, if we want to be able to continue with football in the current situation we have to accept that things are not going to be as they were, showers included. All clubs have done their best to interpret the rules to meet the constraints of their facilities, let’s not start giving any team criticism for doing what they believe to be the right thing. If we want to keep playing football, respect the home club’s rules and get on with it, it won’t last forever.............!
  12. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/2020/10/31/sport-england-dealt-devastating-blow-news-second-national-lockdown/ We’re done for now, see you all in December 🤞🏼Stay safe all
  13. Perranwell v Falmouth is off, ref just inspected the pitch, it’s waterlogged, on to next week, fingers crossed!
  14. Shhhh, he’s got to play somewhere whilst he’s got Covid 😜 #TheMightyWell
  15. When you’re fighting to stay in the game like many others, you don’t expect to have to be fighting your own village too........ Club Statement: Following months of criticism and a continuous battle to even exist from a minority, the Club as a whole would like to make parishioners aware of our situation in the village and our aims. We are a self-sufficient organisation who was formed about 100 years ago and has played at the King George V Memorial Playing Field for the majority of those years. At present and for many many years, we have paid our rent to the Parish Council for the use of the field. We also pay a rent to the Village Hall Committee for land on which the Clubhouse stands. All monies that the club relies upon to exist are made from the bar takings, voluntary contributions from spectators and teas on a matchday. Referees fees, insurances, affiliations and materials/equipment for the maintenance of the pitch all have to be covered by ourselves and are extremely costly. We currently have two men’s teams which play in the Cornwall FA Trelawney League and the St Pirans League. For 11 years we ran a very successful youth team and managed to run two teams for a few seasons. These were run by voluntary coaches who gave up a lot of their time every weekend to offer a sporting provision to the youth of the village and neighbouring villages and was offered at a very low membership fee to cover costs and allow inclusion for all – over half the price of other local clubs. At the last season that both teams were running, there were over 40 youth members. We have always helped maintain the field and worked alongside other groups to allow all users of the field to benefit from the facilities. Recently we wanted to invest in new goalposts which we did at a cost to ourselves of over £3000. This was achieved through crowd funder fundraising. Unfortunately we would not be able to cover the costs should one of the new goals get damaged, hence they are put away following each match. We understand that there was disappointment by a parent that the new goals could not be used by children of the Parish, but it was always agreed that we would be putting a post back up beside the main field purely for that use. It has always been the situation that the posts are taken down at the end of the season to allow the grass to be reseeded and to maintain the field. Although the football club has been successful in fundraising for limited improvements this season, longer term more substantial improvements for both the wider community and the football club could be enabled by the club and the Parish Council working in partnership to pursue Football Association/Sport England grants. These funding pots are substantial and could provide a broad range of opportunities to improve the activity facilities at the playing field, for the benefit of the whole community. We have also recently been gifted two concrete shelters by Cornish Concrete Products, which we will be able to use on a Saturday as dug outs, but will be there for the use of the community as a whole – we have all spent many a time in the park as parents in the rain and think a sheltered bench would be a benefit to many! The football club has been in discussion with the Parish Council for over a year regarding the provision of the dugout shelters. It is a Football Association regulation requirement for a club playing at our level to provide such shelter for both teams, and they are required to accommodate a minimum of 8 players each, hence their size. We are grateful to the Parish for their support in agreeing to allow us to have the shelters. The exceptionally generous sponsorship of Cornish Concrete Products, will allow the community to benefit from a robust purpose built asset that would otherwise have cost in excess of £6,000. This can only be a positive for both the community and the football club. As a club we are following the rules. We have always paid the rent. We have always maintained the pitch and have applied a verti drainage system to improve the grass for everybody’s use – a kind donation from the PC was given toward this when we initially paid for it, but not for further applications which have been covered by ourselves. The youth team in its final season trained and played their matches at a college due to the facilities that we had to offer not being on a par with that of the other youth teams in the league. Last Saturday we counted over 10 children playing in the park – 8 of these were the children of players/spectators. There were approx 20 spectators, (can be a lot more if not for Covid)– the majority of whom live in the village and a few who have watched for decades and is their only social interaction for the week. The field is left clean and tidy the full car park is left empty once again. However, it feels as though the minority are intent on spoiling the enjoyment for others and have a personal mission to take away a part of the village that has been there for decades, IS enjoyed by many of the parishioners and, in this day and age where we are all encouraged to be fit and healthy, offers a sporting outlet for anyone who wishes to join in. We are not a stand-alone entity and links with other groups/members in the community are very important. We are very proud to have links with the Royal British Legion who hold their monthly meetings at the Clubhouse, are all members of the football club and who were the sponsors of the youth team for a number of years. We are not squatters as we have been previously called, we are not wanting to take ownership of the field and we are not disobeying the rules! A handful of people give up hours of their time each week to maintain the pitch, to fill out all of the necessary paperwork which is ever increased during Covid, to put up the ropes, to mark the lines, to clean the clubhouse and the changing rooms…the list goes on. But to then continuously hear that we are being knocked, criticised and a general campaign to oust us is becoming increasingly debilitating. Can we not all just co-exist and continue to enjoy what makes this village a great village? Too many groups and organisations are dying a very fast death – let’s all just work together to keep everything that this village has alive! We would love to restart a Saturday morning youth drop-in session with the aim of building a youth team, but need more coaches. If you are interested in training to be a coach we can support you and put you through the courses – we’d love to hear from you! On behalf of the Committee, Perranwell AFC
  16. Perranwell 3 - St Stephen 2 AET - Great credit to St Stephen who battled hard in a game that ebbed and flowed in very windy conditions at the Well. Not an afternoon for students of football, but a great cup tie none the less, finally settled in extra time by a Tom Fisher first time hat-trick for the home team. The game was well reffed by Kevin Knowles who was kept busy by the determination of both sides to win this tie. Nice to see the Well’s centre backs making the case to the ref not to send off the young St Stephen’s talented winger who had a feisty battle down the right side all match, it was the right call even with the game poised at 2-2, and nice to see that genuine sportsmanship still exists in the game. Some great saves from both keepers kept their respective teams in the game at various points of the match, with the crossbar and post also coming to the Well’s rescue on a couple of occasions. A great advert for cup football, if not for football purists, it none the less provided a great afternoon’s entertainment.
  17. Perranwell 3 - St Stephen 2 AET - Great credit to St Stephen who battled hard in a game that ebbed and flowed in very windy conditions at the Well. Not an afternoon for students of football, but a great cup tie none the less, finally settled in extra time by a Tom Fisher first time hat-trick for the home team. The game was well reffed by Kevin Knowles who was kept busy by the determination of both sides to win this tie. Nice to see the Well’s centre backs making the case to the ref not to send off the young St Stephen’s talented winger who had a feisty battle down the right side all match, it was the right call even with the game poised at 2-2, and nice to see that genuine sportsmanship still exists in the game. Some great saves from both keepers kept their respective teams in the game at various points of the match, with the crossbar and post also coming to the Well’s rescue on a couple of occasions. A great advert for cup football, if not for football purists, it none the less provided a great afternoon’s entertainment.
  18. Perranwell 0 Hayle 5 - Potch’s boys were class today, not much more to be said other than very well played. Injuries curse strikes again today for the Well, but no excuses, we were well beaten by an excellent side.
  19. That's it we're done, season over as though it never happened.......! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52052351
  20. Lots of forking hard work Pat! Thanks to all concerned.
  21. Exactly, players sweat (or some do!) you have body to body contact, can the virus be spread that way? We don’t have the expertise to answer all the questions or to make the judgements of risk.
  22. The point is that Leagues and club’s should never have been put in this position. The FA has access to the relevant national expertise and advice and is therefore the only organisation who could and should have made a decision on this. I don’t want to stop playing football anymore than the next man, but I don’t want to do anything that might place my family, friends and work colleagues at any more risk than already exists. Judging that risk level is way above our pay grade, and that’s why the FA should have made the decision on grassroots behalf and not palmed it off to leagues and clubs in my opinion.
  23. Dave, the issue is not the League decision, that’s understandable and frankly a no win position, the problem is the FA not having the balls to take the decision themselves! EPL & EFL take decisive action and responsibility, FA says to leagues “you decide”! Frankly, grassroots football shouldn’t be put in this position by its governing body, it’s disgraceful. Like the rest of us, Grassroots committees and secretary’s don’t have the expertise to base decisions on in such extraordinary circumstances. I have great sympathy for Steve and all other Cornish leagues on this, the criticism doesn’t sit at their door in any way, but the FA has done a Pontius Pilate and let down grassroots football very badly in my opinion.
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