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  1. The same comments I made above about Ian apply to you Mr Manning. You will be a big miss to the game. I hope you both are able to stay involved in the game some way and mentoring others, using your vast experience is a good way of doing so I would think.
  2. Thank you for all the refereeing you’ve done over the years Ian. Unfortunately I’ve not seen you for a few years now because Probus moved west, but whenever we had you as ref, you did a great job, we had some banter and you always refereed with a smile on your face. It will be a sad loss to football without you in the middle anymore, but I think you’ve more than earned your rest! Truly one of the top men in the middle (and a gentleman off it too) that I’ve had the pleasure of being on the pitch with. Thanks for everything you’ve done and hopefully see you at a game sometime soon.
  3. Having watched this whole situation unfold and having seen the footage and WhatsApp message from what sounds like the St Blazey manager, at the very least I would be surprised if any of the management could survive this situation. Everyone involved should be ashamed of their actions. I’m sure that we’ve all been affected by Covid in different ways. I have no idea what these players/managers do for a living, but they could easily spread this deadly virus because of their actions. My mum suffers from COPD and if they visited her at home (delivering furniture, repairing her cooker etc) then it could potentially be fatal for her. I feel for the good people at St Blazey who don’t deserve this bad press, they are volunteers after all. They can’t win either way - sack the management and the players, meaning they either pull out of the league or more than likely they get beaten 10-0 every week, or they hold their ground and get chastised by everyone. My view would be sack everyone involved on this night out, contact @Lafs and ask for his help to get to the end of the season and then re-group and go again (if Lafs doesn’t want to stay on!). Some people on this thread are just interested in sticking the boot in and others (Only 1 person really) are trying to defend the indefensible. My dad played for St Blazey about 60 years ago and they are a good club, who don’t deserve their name to be dragged through the mud.
  4. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone involved in football within Cornwall. It’s been a challenging year, here’s to a better 2021. Thanks to the administrators who give us this platform to talk about Cornish Football - the good and not so good! Stay safe everyone, from Probus AFC.
  5. That’s what happens when they send me back to the first team! Great result for our boys 👍 I was hoping to play today to put a face to a name Dave but I was with the first team instead. Your boys have had a good start to the season and there is still a long way to go so don’t be too hard on them! I think yesterday’s result shows why we all love football - how can a team who were comprehensively beaten earlIre in the season at home go and win 5-0 away?! You can’t predict anything in football! Our young reserves are inconsistent at the moment but on their day, and when they have some belief in themselves, they are a match for anybody.
  6. Haha I’m not sure the rest of the team agree mate! Hope you’re well. I never really have been a goal scoring midfielder....just try and win the ball and get it to people who have much more ability than me! I have scored the odd header or two in my time though! Stay safe.
  7. Stithians 4 Probus 3 (me, Liam Paddock, Luke G.ay) Premier Division We started ok but Stithians took the lead when a long cross was misjudged by our defence and the home striker finished well. We equalised when I headed home Jamie Bilkey’s corner. We then took the lead when Liam Paddock finished well after a good passing move. Then with a minute to go before halftime Stithians equalised after a goal line scramble. The referee gave the goal despite our keeper and defender being adamant the ball didn’t cross the line. If the ref could have been sure it crossed the line from where he was then fair enough but I think he might have had to guess a little as he was near me, at least 25 yards from goal. 2-2 at halftime. We took the lead again when after another decent move, Luke G.ay was left unmarked on the end of the box and he smashed his half volley home. Stithians equalised again from the penalty spot after our keeper, Tom Rhodes, brought down the home striker. We felt like we were always on top in the second half and we looked more likely to score again, but we over committed when attacking and a Stithians strikers shot (it looked like a cross to me!) found the bottom corner against the run of play. 4-3 was the final score and defeat snatched from the jaws of victory! The referee Toby Murfin had a good day and dealt with everything calmly. Today was a game with very little good football played in difficult conditions, including a very strong wind. We felt we should have won with the possession and chances we had, but we only have ourselves to blame after defending poorly throughout. I would usually post who we are playing next week, but I’ve got a feeling we won’t be on the pitch now for a while. Looks like I will be out running again for a few weeks to stay fit, although it won’t be as much fun in the wind and rain! Stay safe everyone.
  8. Surely the ref should have called the game off?! 😂
  9. Probus 5 (Liam Paddock 3, Lewis Hawkins, Ben Daniel) Junior Cup We knew that we would be in for a tough game against a team top of their league and seeming flying at the moment, whilst we have had a poor few weeks. Our manager seems to be trying to find my best position (which is probably as a non playing sub!), so I was back in midfield today. The pitch was wet at the start and the constant rain made it difficult for defences today, but good for quick attacking football. We started well and took the lead when a Joe Emmett free-kick was fumbled by the away keeper and a Liam Paddock headed in from close range. We went further ahead when I headed against the post (from about 3 yards!) and the keeper pushed the rebound out but Lewis Hawkins smashed a great effort into the net. Chacewater got back in it with a good move and a low finish into the bottom corner by their midfielder. We responded well and got our 2 goal cushion back shortly after, when Luke ’s cross was finished at the back post by Ben Daniel. 3-1 at halftime. We knew the next goal would be crucial and after weathering a good start by Chacewater thankfully we got if through Liam Paddock and he increased our lead not long after with another good finish, to make it 5-1. I thought Liam was outstanding today and he gave the away back four a difficult job throughout. We then sat back and we were happy to allow the away team to have more possession and they pulled a goal back, but they didn’t create too much else as our whole team defended well. We had a player sin binned in the last 10 minutes. They did get a penalty with 5 minutes to go when our keeper, Nathan Chapman, fouled the Chacewater forward, however he produced a fantastic save from the forwards driven penalty. Final score was 5-2. Overall we were delighted to get a win against a very good team. Our whole team worked hard from the first minute to the last and this was a much better performance than any over the last 3 weeks. Every player in the squad put in a shift and I felt we thoroughly deserved our win. It was enjoyable game knowing that everyone gave 100% throughout and it shows what we can achieve when we stick together. Thank you to the referee, Tim Hyslop, who had a good game and let the game flow as much as he could in difficult conditions for both teams. Good luck to Chacewater for the rest of the season. It was nice to see my old adversary, Jon Row, today and it was even better to see him not battling it out in midfield with me like we have several times before! Stithians away next week.
  10. Thanks, edited! Not sure the second part is factually correct though, as I believe Neil ( @Pitty) is the same age as me according to previous posts on this forum!
  11. Threemilestone 5 Probus 1 (Liam Paddock) Premier Division Having an away game less than 10 minutes from my front door is always a bonus and today I was glad to get home a few minutes after the final whistle because we got what we deserved today (again) - nothing. TMS were better all over the pitch, they wanted it more and played better football. We need to learn quickly that we won’t win many games if we are outworked, outfought and outthought. I think I’ve said that a few times recently. Maybe some of us more experienced players need to help the youngsters more than we currently are. We were 2-0 down at halftime after poor marking for the first goal and a decent free kick that brushed my head on the way into the net. We knew we had to play better in the second half but we didn’t. TMS scored 3, to go 5-0 up and we did eventually manage a goal (some would say a ‘consolation’ goal but it really wasn’t), when Liam Paddock headed in a Graham Hill free kick with about 5 minutes to go. We contributed to our own downfall but TMS are a good team - we made it far too easy for them today. It says everything that our best player was Nathan Chapman in goal for us (usually a number 8 who plays rugby) who was playing his first ever game between the sticks because our normal keeper was unavailable. Thanks to Neil Pitt, who had a good game in the middle and let the game flow when he could. Chacewater at home in the Junior Cup next week.
  12. RIP Brian. Condolences to family and friends from all at Probus.
  13. Hi Tom, Thanks for your reply. I’m not sure to be honest what happens as I’m only a player, I guess we lose the points and get fined but as I say I’m not sure. Graham, our second team manager, does a brilliant job in keeping the pitch in great condition and I know he puts a lot of hours in to it, for which we are all grateful for. He would have been gutted to have to call the game off, partly because both his sons play in the team. I guess we are the same as a lot of clubs where they are kept going by a small group of people doing all the work. There are a number of reasons why we couldn’t raise a team yesterday (I won’t go into the details because I don’t think everyone else needs to know!), and maybe a 1 or 2 of our signed on players turned out for other teams yesterday. Apologies to you for a wasted trip, barring a visit to Waitrose (very posh!).
  14. Mawnan 3 Probus 1 (Liam Paddock) Premier Division I got a call on the morning of the match from our manager asking if I could do a job in midfield today - I was delighted after having a bad back all week! Mawnan started well and took the lead when a midfield runner (Harry?) finished well. We equalised when a Liam Paddock free-kick bizarelly saw the home keeper watch the ball go over the wall and he didn't appear to move a muscle. Most of us thought the ball had gone over the bar because of the keepers lack of reaction! Luke Wort was a constant danger for Mawnan but we battled well in the first half despite the home team having much more of the ball. Mawnan had a player sin binned before the break for swearing. 1-1 half-time. Disappointingly we never got going in the second half and we also had a player sin bnned for dissent and in that 10 minute spell Mawnan scored twice, Harry ? again and Luke Work with a driven free kick - he's still good enough to play a decent standard of football and he was the main difference between the teams today. He has always been a quality player and he was a real handful today. Mawnan deserved the win but we battled well throughout and well done to the second team players who stepped up to help us out today Thanks to Steve Tootle the ref who had a good game. Threemilestone away next week. Ps Obvioulsy the 'job' I did in midfield was not going enough! #TooOldTooSlow I can assure the people commenting on our reserves above that the managers did their upmost to get 2 teams out today and it's the first time I can remember in over 10 years (someone correct me if I'm wrong) that we have failed to fulfil a fixture. Yes we have 54 players signed on but we didn't have enough for 2 teams today, so apologies to Carharrack for that, but I'm sure lots of people understand the challenges of getting teams out on the pitch week in, week out.
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