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Tommy Matthews

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  1. Tommy Matthews

    CORNWALL’s squad v Wiltshire Sat 19 Jan 2019

    The issue for some is pressure from club managers who don’t want them to play. It’s very difficult for a 17 year old to stand up to their manager when pressed to play for their club. It only happened to me a couple of times but one manager of a club was incredibly disparaging of county youth football when he rang me to say his player wasn’t going to be available. Nowadays your club can’t postpone a game when two or more players are chosen for their county as those rules are now governed by the FA’s step system rather than county FA’s I’m not saying this is the case but I’m simply suggesting what could also be going on. Very sad because the standard is very high and ask anyone who’s played for their county and they’ll tell you how much they enjoyed it.
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    CORNWALL’s squad v Wiltshire Sat 19 Jan 2019

    Wow! That’s poor! Just goes to show that the apathy that some continue to discuss on this forum exists elsewhere. We can take some comfort in the knowledge that Glynn and his coaches could probably raise two teams here in Cornwall and that representing your county still means everything to some players.
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    Peter Thorne - Wendron Football Club

    Congratulations Peter, rightful recognition for years of service. Well done too to those who nominated you, there are many others just like you who deserve the same.
  4. Hi Mike

    How many games did Phil Shapcott play for Town please?

    Tommy

  5. A county Youth Team match was scheduled for this season but was rained off.

    Sadly, a few years ago I managed to get a county game at Bickland as it's my home club and was badly let down. When I arrived the pitch was appauling, no work had been done during the week and little effort made to mark it out, the grass hadn't been cut. The changing rooms were filthy dirty as well, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. No committee members there to welcome anybody from the CCFA or Gloucestershire FA, they'd gone to Town's away match somewhere. Only Suzie Williams left to make food for the players after the match which had been agreed beforehand, and she had to go out and buy more as she wasn't told about it.

    To be honest I was embarrassed about it and having agreed everything before the game the "welcome" from the club was anything but welcoming.

    That might have something to do with it. The current committee are trying hard to redress the situation and are back in favour but you'll have to wait your turn I guess.

    Hope that helps.

    Tommy

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