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Dave Deacon

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  1. Jason Vincent - was he with SWPL clubs the season before the one just finished?
  2. If anyone doesn’t make it, they should be dealt with hard and thrown out the league. All clubs knew what was in store when they applied.
  3. Oh dear, we must really get over this distance thing!
  4. I’m talking about the St Piran League
  5. But the constitution of this league is known isn’t it?
  6. These days it seems that pretty much in general everything has been sorted before the AGMs. Can’t see as far as the new league goes there is anything more to be made official that is going to surprise anyone!
  7. If they can make a case to say why they shouldn’t go up, they can avoid being promoted the first season, but should they finish champions again, don’t think there will be any sympathy and looking possibly at demotion if promotion not taken again. The west/east line will be flexible depending on which clubs take promotion surely. If a west club goes up, it might mean an opening for change from one swpl Division to the other.
  8. As received from Andrew Large, on behalf of Mousehole AFC STATEMENT FROM MOUSEHOLE AFC JAKE ASH APPOINTED MOUSEHOLE AFC 1st TEAM MANAGER In a significant and exciting move, Mousehole AFC have appointed Jake Ash – one of Cornwall’s best known, most respected, experienced and successful footballers – to the post of First Team Manager. Jake Ash arrives at the club at a hugely important time, with the team on the verge of great things after a sparkling season as runners-up in Division One of the South West Peninsula League. With promotion this coming season to the new Peninsula League Premier Division West, the team will be competing at Step 6, the highest level in its history. And as the new Manager, Jake Ash’s remit will not just be to consolidate at that level, but to help fulfil the club’s ambition to progress in a sustainable manner further up the non-league pyramid. Starting his senior football career at Falmouth Town, the versatile defender joined Truro City in 2005 and later became their long-standing captain. He was a member of Cornwall’s most successful-ever football team, winning the FA Vase at Wembley in 2007, and achieving five promotions in six years with the club - still a national record. More success was earned in recent years when Ash led Truro City to promotion into National League South (Step 2 of the NL System). Latterly, he joined the Peninsula League’s most trophy-laden club Bodmin Town, although his recent appearances were curtailed by a lengthy injury. For the last ten years, Truro-based Jake Ash has been Head of Football Development at Penryn College as well as the West Cornwall Schools District programme, during which time the various age groups under his leadership have achieved notable success both locally and nationally. Speaking of his appointment at Mousehole, the 35-year old is enthusiastic about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead: “This all happened quite quickly, but I couldn’t have chosen a better club than Mousehole to start my management career. I was very much attracted by the professional ethos of the club – the vision, ambition and all-round support are amazing - and I’m also inheriting a great footballing legacy. I certainly intend to do everything I can to justify the faith placed in me, and I can’t wait to get started!”
  9. Nothing heard from the new owners at all yet! I was rather hoping the PR machine would start rolling by now
  10. Received from Andrew Large, Mousehole AFC for posting ..... STATEMENT FROM MOUSEHOLE AFC KEVIN NICHOLSON LEAVES THE SEAGULLS “Today, Mousehole AFC wish to announce that player/manager Kevin Nicholson has left the club. With the rapid growth of the Academy, the Board have drawn up a new structure to ensure that due care and attention is given to both the First team and the Academy so that a high quality product is offered to the young boys and girls in the area. Following extensive discussions, it became clear that Kev felt unable to commit to the new structure, and so we have reluctantly parted company. Kev has done a truly fantastic job with the First team and leaves Mousehole on good terms and with the club’s best wishes for achieving his goal of managing in the Football League. The former Torquay United defender and subsequently manager - described by their supporters as a ‘club legend’ - joined Mousehole in October and achieved a remarkable 85% win ratio from then on. The Seagulls finished the season with the best defensive and goal-scoring record in the League and an amazing 14 straight wins to claim the runners-up spot - all this while playing to the Mousehole philosophy which encourages a winning mentality with a high-energy, pleasing-on-the-eye style. The players have shown great improvements under Kev’s leadership and will be looking to develop further their skills, experience and know-how next season to push for successive promotions. In Kev’s time with the Academy we have seen the numbers grow and the organisation improve greatly as he and the excellent Matty James (Head of Academy) have worked tirelessly to ensure the kids, coaches and parents are looked after and supported, just as they would if part of a football league set up. Kevin Nicholson leaves us in a great position to kick on again and take things to the next level. He will always be welcome back at Trungle Parc as a true friend of the football club. We would also like to thank him for his professionalism and continued support while the club have explored our options. A statement about his successor will be made public very shortly.”
  11. I think its actually John McCallum 👍
  12. Might it be because as yet we haven’t seen confirmation of what the make-up is going to be?
  13. Got to give them credit for venturing into different leagues 👍
  14. Although one could suggest it would make sense for newquay and Godolphin to both come into the Combo, allowing Veryan and Gerrans into ECPL for distances having to be travelled! Easier to get to latter pair from the east rather than the west if in Combo!
  15. Amidst all the doom and gloom, may I just say well down to the Combo League for cracking on and getting things sorted fairly quickly. It was always going to be a difficult time with potentially so many teams leaving for the St Piran Football League and many not liking the idea of change. We just all of us, in whatever league you end up, need to take up the challenge and make it succeed.
  16. They’re the same listed in the programme for the international last Saturday!
  17. They were definitely there on 27/03/18 when St Stephen played Wendron United Reserves in the Junior Cup semi final. It was a 7.30 pm kick off
  18. At least two seasons!
  19. The Cornish Pirates are the new owners of Truro City FC
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