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  1. Very good start....as a Senior League in Step Football hopefully we'll see the whole seasons fixtures released soon? Step 6 fixtures been out a while now so any potential ground clashes are well known.
  2. Yeah...we know...we all watched....and still watched as the ECPL and Combo both did exactly what you complained the St Pirans did by stripping out the Duchy and Trelawney leagues. The phrase containing the words Pot and Kettle spring readily to mind. Like everyone (maybe not you) I wish every League and Club the very best of fortune this season..but whereas the St Pirans gave Clubs who chose to move out of their standard a chance to grow and develop with ongoing funding and support, those who have leapfrogged their way into a much-lessened and marginalised senior setup (bear in mind only Foxhole actually won promotion) will..in my opinion...only struggle and diminish as the seasons progress....time will tell.
  3. I'm all for it Dave..tho just realised my post seemed initially not ...😁 we are a diverse and hard to cross County, but long cup trips ( and league ones) are part and parcel of the fun of sport here. I mean...Duchy Prem already looking far more East Cornwall than last seasons mainly Mid Cornwall setup..... really hope the Pirans takes off and becomes a great League...
  4. Cally with a 130 mile round trip, Bude with a 114 miler.....prob not best to make the first round over the August bank holiday weekend!! 🤣🤣 Best of luck to the new league .... think the whole of the County will be watching intently as to how it shapes up over the next 2 seasons....👍👍
  5. Will be a disgrace if they do...reserves stepping up to senior level know they both would never be able to gain promotion If their 1sts are in the next league up, nor be able to retain a faffed up position in the junior cup....county rules kinda already cover this so best read them if you disagree..
  6. Oh my.....Step 8..... no such thing I'm afraid....step 7 which is St Pirans, ends the step football..below that is Recreational football .. its Junior in the old style nomenclature... you really show the old way of seeing things here...
  7. With all the shenanigans going on in wondering whether anyone can confirm whether combo and ecpl sides will actually remain in the Senior cup this season??? Has there been 100% confirmation from the CCFA regarding this?? Does the establishment of the formal Step Football/ recreational football divide below the St Pirans now mean that those clubs below st Pirans will be in the Junior Cup?????. Just interested in actual facts here...not speculation!!!!
  8. ECPL bangs on here about letting in Devon sides.. but they would not be able to promote upwards ... unless the East Cornwall League now wants to link with the Devon Step 7...... nor would they surely be relegated to the Duchy... in which case theyd probably just decide to sidestep back into a Devon league .... so what would they gain by this???? Sorry to say but should the Combo fold.as seems likely... then parity across the county should surely see the ECPL folded and merged into an expanded Duchy. If not, then Trelawney Prem sides would have a direct promotion route to Step 7, whereas Duchy Prem sides would not .....
  9. And newquay to tavistock...53 miles...(newquay to lands end 42 miles)....so if holywell.., say, apply, then they have to travel further than you're willing to in the st pirans..
  10. Looks that way...all of a sudden you're happy to look at playing sides in Devon...but see a drive to camborne as ruinous .... would love to see this explained!
  11. Agree Paul....and with John.... If the threat looms of combo and ecpl disappearing then I cant see the issue as long as the teams that applied to St Pirans remained as founding member clubs of it .... these Clubs showed they wanted to step up and, presumably, had the committee and financial backing to do so...step football (senior) would start there....the remaining combo and ecpl sides could then amalgamate back into the Trelawney and Duchy top flight (junior......or..recreational however you word it)...with both leagues able to manage club numbers by refusing extra new applications for a spell...straight promotion and relegation top/bottom 2 from both or a playoff match if only the one st pirans div ....trelawney and duchy are excellently run leagues with superb committees and officers.....they should be the feeders to step football Again....just my opinion
  12. As I said...my opinion....and everyone is entitled to them ..however ECPL you have still not explained why grant funding as stated is not beneficial ..nor why 10 or so away drives a season should be the biggest hurdle (as virtually every remainer seems to go on about) and supposedly destroy clubs??? And Richard's point is well made..whilst your disparaging mention of "go play for your local village team" shows that the National FA are probably not the only ones without a grasp of the history and tradition of local Cornish football........
  13. Sorry ECPL but I dont agree. You ask what good the grants would do? Try better facilities for players, officials and spectators, floodlit grounds for more evening ties, improved equipment and grounds maintenance increasing playability of pitches. These grants will not be available outside of Step football...My understanding is that many ECPL and Combo clubs pay players...so why do you say no "recompense"? Does anyone actually take unpaid time off from their regular Saturday employment to play?? "Junior" football clubs often have huge trips to make...try Holywell,Godolphin or Newlyn up to Boscastle, North Petherwin, Stoke Climsland...these are 6hr days just for 90mins football...And I doubt any drivers get any mileage payments. Every club has sponsors...try getting just one extra to cover mileage for your 10 away league games and the burden of cost that you see as possibly destroying all local football would vanish...football has to develop and move with the times. Perhaps a solution would be move it all to Sunday mornings...oh...sorry..if it aint broke dont fix it right....sin bins?? Never work...oh..it does actually..... I'm astonished so many clubd are being short sighted regarding this....there are great opportunities and possible success stories in the making...North Petherwin may yet get in and open up all manner of funding streams...I for one will raise a glass if in a few seasons they have created facilities fit for a local cup final .... Everyone is entitled to their opinion...and this is just mine ...
  14. Duchy rules allow for one up to ECPL .... which looks like Foxhole if their twitter feed is correct...so where are the other 6 supposedly coming from?
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