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  1. https://anchor.fm/cornishsoccer/episodes/RAPPO--DEACS-FRIDAY-FIX---July-10-2020-egh9ve
  2. The RRL ECPL Player of the Season Ryan Chapman, as announced on the last programme of the series, recalls his best moment of the season that never happened https://overcast.fm/+L4f6n0rfA/26:23
  3. Here’s the top three in all twelve categories for anyone interested https://cornish-soccer4.webnode.com/podcasts/
  4. The second series of the RAPPO & DEACS FRIDAY FIX comes to and end today with a SPECIAL END OF SEASON AWARDS EPISODE Listen into the usual link to hear who won each of the 12 different categories
  5. SWPL Secretary Phil Hiscox has today released an update on the Walter C Parson Cup from last season. As you will see it is still subject to a further review on the 7th August. From Phil:- Please see attached the boards updated position and provisional schedule for completing the Cup in pre-season, you will note that the whole schedule will be reviewed on Friday 7th August based on advice at that time with either a Green for Go or not! Completing Walter C Parson Cup 2019/20 The 5 remaining clubs were sent a consultation document about completing the Cup and taking into account other factors such as : Dates & Scheduling Playing in front of fans / behind closed doors Player registration & eligibility Commitment to complete Cup & opt out if requested The whole covid19 situation has meant so much in life, and football, has changed and as such unexpected issues have meant unexpected solutions to overcome them. Consultation: On the whole 4 of the 5 clubs expressed the view that they wished to finish the Cup during pre-season, the 5th (nameless for the moment) had not committed either way but have now decided to still play in the Cup. The board accept this and will allow any club to withdraw without penalty, and receive prize money earnt so far, provided any withdrawal is made 7 clear days before that clubs next scheduled match in the cup. Two of the clubs wanted a complete relaxation of player eligibility, one did not and two were happy to accept whatever conditions were laid down before the resumption. The board are proposing a partial relaxation of the eligibility criteria, but not a “free for all”. None of the 5 objected to the games being played in a tight timeframe during whenever the pre season period will be. Two clubs asked for financial assistance in some form to play the games, one suggesting the FA fund it. The board are unable to assist as by playing we are committed to paying out full prize money and in 3 of the 4 remaining ties it’s the league that picks up the bills for ground hire, match officials fees and players food etc, with no assurance that gate money in these uncertain times will cover the outlay. However some consideration will be given to grant Bovey Tracey a sum to assist in staging the only non-neutral ground tie if capacity is restricted. Only one club was prepared to play games “behind closed doors” although none objected to a sensible crowd limit if that’s something imposed as part of restarting football in the NLS. The board accept this and will not sanction games unless a reasonable attendance at games is permitted. Board Proposal : All clubs assumed to accept in full, unless objection or withdrawal from the cup is made in writing at least 7 days before scheduled matches involving that club. 1) Scheduling the games: The remaining 4 games will be squeezed into the latest August window. This may help clubs to possibly play friendlies before, and thinking is also that the later they are scheduled the more chance they have of being played, and in front of spectators. 2) If games cannot be confirmed as being able to be played, or able to be played in front of supporters, 7 clear days before the competition is due to restart, the whole schedule will be moved if another pre season period is announced by the FA by the operative date, OR cancelled by the board if the situation at that date has no clear date for restarting matches in the NLS from the FA, the operative date is therefore Friday 7th August to allow the Cup to restart on Sat 15th Aug. 3) Player eligibility: Clubs will be permitted to select for games any player registered with them at the start of the playing season (July 1st) irrespective of players status or normal eligibility criteria for playing in the latter rounds of the cup. In addition clubs can register & nominate upto 3 new players by Friday 7th August (The “operative date” as above) to play in the competition, but these must be pre-approved by the league and exclude players who normally ply their trade at a higher step. Additionally in emergencies a club can also register, if required, a new goalkeeper at anytime. Proposed Revised schedule of matches: Saturday 15th August : Bovey Tracey v Mousehole Wednesday 19th August : Elmore v Millbrook (At Ivybridge) Friday 21st August : Mousehole v Falmouth (At Helston) OR Saturday 22nd August : Bovey Tracey v Falmouth (At Bodmin) Saturday 29th August : The Final at Liskeard Athletic
  6. Thanks Keith for the mention. The magazine is still only £2 plus 76 pence postage and so anyone interested please message or email me at davedeacon@cornishsoccer.info
  7. Perhaps in the future we should do something like this for the forum required funds Richard?
  8. Perhaps in the future we should do something like this for the forum required funds Richard?
  9. Perhaps in the future we should do something like this for the forum required funds Richard?
  10. Perhaps in the future we should do something like this for the forum required funds Richard?
  11. Perhaps in the future we should do something like this for the forum required funds Richard?
  12. As received from Andrew Large Mousehole AFC are delighted to announce the new management and coaching line-up for their Development Team, who play in the St Piran League West at Step 7 of the National League System. The quartet is: Craig Nicholls, John McCallum, Adrian Ferrell and Matt James. Craig Nicholls is a familiar face at Trungle Parc, having been a longstanding goalkeeper for Mousehole, followed by spells at Penzance and Ludgvan, before being appointed manager of the re-formed Marazion AFC, as well as coaching at Penzance Youth. He has a well-established footballing partnership with John McCallum. John McCallum had a lengthy association with Penzance AFC, having played in the centenary match against Liverpool in 1992, before going on to captain the club and becoming co-manager. He also had a playing spell at Mousehole, and was latterly coach at Marazion alongside Craig Nicholls. Adrian Ferrell has a wealth of playing and management experience with several local clubs. He featured in goal for Marazion, Porthleven and Gulval, and managed Rosudgeon, Ludgvan and Marazion. He was also co-manager with Gary Marks at Porthleven in the South Western League, and likewise with John McCallum at Penzance. Matt James has already spent three seasons at Mousehole, taking responsibility for coaching within the Youth and Women’s teams, as well as playing for the Reserves. He is working towards gaining his UEFA ‘A’ badge during the 2020/21 season, and will lead the coaching of the Development Team alongside John McCallum. Mousehole’s Head of Football Adam Fletcher says this is a huge step forward for the club: “Our strategy for the Development team was to give it a new and specific purpose in providing a top-class coaching pathway between the Youth section and the First team. We’ve now got the perfect combination of successful experience, local knowledge and coaching expertise to bring this to reality – a leadership team of many talents, with a distinct competitive attitude, and a vital piece of the jigsaw.” John McCallum added: “We were all very impressed by the overall set-up and the sensible longer-term ambition at Mousehole. To help achieve this, we are absolutely committed to giving opportunities to any players who are motivated to learn and improve.” Adam Fletcher also wanted to record his thanks to a number of others: “We’re grateful to all the people who applied for the management position, and very much appreciate their interest in our club. Also, huge thanks are due to Matt James and goalkeeper Dom Angove, who have worked hard to ‘hold the fort’ during this transition period. Dom’s hard work and drive has helped recruit high-quality fresh faces to the playing squad, and that role will continue alongside his ambition to play at the highest level possible.. Last, but not least, we’re really glad that the Reserves’ former assistant manager Mark Trevail has decided to remain involved, which shows his lifetime’s dedication to the club.”
  13. Our podcast next Friday which is the last one of the series - July 10th
  14. This week's episode (the penultimate of our second series) features new ECPL club St Newlyn East's manager Martin Grigg. To listen to the episode, you just need to go to the usual link - anchor.fm/cornishsoccer RAPPO & DEACS, Series 2, Episode 48 Friday, July 3 2020 For your interview reaction, you can leave a message on anchor.fm/cornishsoccer/message TIMINGS, APPROX - (1:50) 00:55 - Intro 03:20 - Rappo’s “Legendary” Titbits 27:40 - Cam Weldon (Truro City) 38:00 - The RRL ECPL with Jon Colenzo 43:07 - Martin Grigg (St Newlyn East) 59:55 - Phil Hiscox summing up our SWPL series 1:26:55 - Billy Tucker (Helston Athletic) 1:46:20 - Wrap up
  15. Loads of divisions to choose from! https://defleague.co.uk/tables/
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