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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Devils@Dusk in Porthleven withdraw from SWPL!   
    Bit of a shock A great place to visit, lovely playing surface and a team that was really strong in the nineties and early noughties (went to the Vase quarter final just over twenty years ago) with quite a roll call of big name players in this era. They were always contenders, but could never quite get their hands on the league trophy.
    When was the last time a club of this stature withdrew from this level in the Cornish leagues during the season? People had been predicting that this sort of thing would happen eventually, but I hoped they were wrong. Bit of a wake up call for everybody.
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    Way Of The Park reacted to 100%cornish in Newquay vs Penryn   
    Watched Newquay win 3-1 vs Penryn this afternoon  1st half it was that man Jack Bray Evans scoring 1st like he usually does and Ross Fallens putting Newquay 2-0 Newquay pretty much dominated the 1st half dissapointed with Penryn thought they would of proven harder opposition for Newquay Just before Jack Evans scored his 2nd of the game .Jack only played 15mis of the 2nd half before he had to nip off to go to a wedding dissapointed with jack i told him last night to get a hatrick . Penryn much improved in the 2nd half when they brought there 2 subs on and pulled 1 back  when Jack Rapsey rolled the ball across for the no18 to score from .Then we had controversy when Newquay goalie came charging out when a Penryn player was clean through it was a clear foul and a definite pen but the ref and Linesman just gave a drop ball angered the Penryn manager for his outburst and colourful language at the ref for which he was booked for ,but he had a point it was a definite  pen . The ref must of known he made a mistake because it looked like a Newquay player was clearly taken out at the opposite end but the ref waved aside the Newquay protest, Newquay have got to be taken serious and it will be interesting when they play Falmouth that will be some game .The Newquay defence was rock solid with Tom Whipp and Ollie Pinnell dominate at the back and when you got quality players like Joe Cooper to bring on you know you got a good team .I would of given Mom to JBE but he didnt play the whole match so im given it to the excellent Ross Fallens gets through so much work quite fiery at times but thats what makes him such a good player MOM for Penryn there captain No3 .My report isnt so good as Rappos but hes up Scotland searching for Nessie to see if he will sign for Penryn .Also Rappo the Penryn Team Numbers you gave me your boy Jack wasnt no 9 he was no 11 hopefully  will put the team up here still no program or team sheet at Newquay not even announced today .Well  Done Newquay  hard luck Penryn . I thought the Ref had a good game but i dont think the Penryn manager would agree with me ,Not a bad crowd up there still a few visitors around . Hard luck to the G losing 4 -0 away to Bodmin nice easy game on Wednesday when Falmouth come to Godolphin way with the great supporters F troop 
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Keith B in RIP JIMMY GREAVES   
    Was interested to read that Jimmy Greaves' record of 366 in the top 5 European Leagues (357 in Division One, 9 in Serie A) was only surpassed in 2017 by Cristiano Ronaldo. Greaves wound down his career playing for Chelmsford, Atherstone, Barnet and Woodford, by this stage he was gripped by alcoholism and a self admitted lack of motivation (read in his autobiography that, out of all his West Ham teammates in his final season at the top level in 1971, he only rated Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Billy Bonds and Pop Robson as players) . By contrast, Ronaldo is seeing out his days playing for Manchester United. 
    Two big "what ifs?" in his career, how would his career have played out if he played in the 1966 World Cup Final? And, perhaps more intriguingly, what if he had joined Brian Clough at Derby in 1971 instead of going to West Ham? Cloughie did specialise at both Derby and Forest in taking  players that were in the autumn of their career or with disciplinary issues and reinvigorating them (as he did with the likes of Kenny Burns, Charlie George, Larry Lloyd and Dave Mackay).
    A genius of a player who found redemption and national treasure status in a second act as a much loved pundit and TV personality.
     
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from sportsman10 in Richards back to parkway   
    I would say that it is pretty much inevitable that Truro will be playing at Bolitho next season. After that, who knows? Starting to look possible that their landlords will be also be playing in the Southern Premier in the next year or two. Would raise questions regarding which Plymouth side that players based in the city would want to appear for, the one that is playing in front of crowds of 100-ish, or one attracting 450 on a regular basis.
    Sportsman10 ,as somebody who obviously attends Bolitho regularly, would you say that Rocky Neal and Tyler Harvey are the only two Truro players that (on current form) would make it into a combined City/Parkway eleven?
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Dave Deacon in RIP JIMMY GREAVES   
    Was interested to read that Jimmy Greaves' record of 366 in the top 5 European Leagues (357 in Division One, 9 in Serie A) was only surpassed in 2017 by Cristiano Ronaldo. Greaves wound down his career playing for Chelmsford, Atherstone, Barnet and Woodford, by this stage he was gripped by alcoholism and a self admitted lack of motivation (read in his autobiography that, out of all his West Ham teammates in his final season at the top level in 1971, he only rated Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Billy Bonds and Pop Robson as players) . By contrast, Ronaldo is seeing out his days playing for Manchester United. 
    Two big "what ifs?" in his career, how would his career have played out if he played in the 1966 World Cup Final? And, perhaps more intriguingly, what if he had joined Brian Clough at Derby in 1971 instead of going to West Ham? Cloughie did specialise at both Derby and Forest in taking  players that were in the autumn of their career or with disciplinary issues and reinvigorating them (as he did with the likes of Kenny Burns, Charlie George, Larry Lloyd and Dave Mackay).
    A genius of a player who found redemption and national treasure status in a second act as a much loved pundit and TV personality.
     
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    Way Of The Park reacted to 100%cornish in RIP JIMMY GREAVES   
    Jimmy Greaves saw him play in my 1st ever football match ,my dad took me to Home Park to watch Plymouth reserves vs Spurs Reserves and it was Jimmys 1st game back in this country after playing in Italy .My dad got Jimmys autograph ,thats what got me hooked on watching footy Jimmy was  a great and he must of been devastated when he wasnt picked for the 1966 England team .Jimmy was 1 of the greats up there with my all time Hero George Best .Jimmy played at Home Park December 1961 the crowd was 12,907 for a reserve match .I was 5 at the time Spurs won 4-1 and Jimmy scored twice 
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from baldy in RIP JIMMY GREAVES   
    Was interested to read that Jimmy Greaves' record of 366 in the top 5 European Leagues (357 in Division One, 9 in Serie A) was only surpassed in 2017 by Cristiano Ronaldo. Greaves wound down his career playing for Chelmsford, Atherstone, Barnet and Woodford, by this stage he was gripped by alcoholism and a self admitted lack of motivation (read in his autobiography that, out of all his West Ham teammates in his final season at the top level in 1971, he only rated Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Billy Bonds and Pop Robson as players) . By contrast, Ronaldo is seeing out his days playing for Manchester United. 
    Two big "what ifs?" in his career, how would his career have played out if he played in the 1966 World Cup Final? And, perhaps more intriguingly, what if he had joined Brian Clough at Derby in 1971 instead of going to West Ham? Cloughie did specialise at both Derby and Forest in taking  players that were in the autumn of their career or with disciplinary issues and reinvigorating them (as he did with the likes of Kenny Burns, Charlie George, Larry Lloyd and Dave Mackay).
    A genius of a player who found redemption and national treasure status in a second act as a much loved pundit and TV personality.
     
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    Way Of The Park reacted to John Davies in RESULTS Saturday 18 September 2021   
    Agree. Whilst the FA Vase showed that most SWPL could compete with any WL side on their day, there are no easy games in the WL. With the SWPL being a lower standard, there will be weeks where easier games occur, less intensity and more rotation can be made. Comparing a league season to a one off game isn’t a fair comparison. 
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    Way Of The Park reacted to glass hips in RESULTS Saturday 18 September 2021   
    If you watch and grew up in penryn , you’ll remember where this club was before this fella came in , where he’s got the clubs a million miles away from where they were. Are they in a position to go and get top end players in this league yet , probably not but the manager and players there are more than good enough to cope in this league they’ll finish between 10th and 15th if they stay together and that’s a decent enough first season .
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    Way Of The Park reacted to Both Sides of the Tamar in RESULTS - Saturday 18 September 2021   
    Think Bittion spend big on players and less on facilities, a bit like PPFC once did, before the super upgrade at Bolitho. Bitton consistently one of the best WL sides. A good result for the Ashes up there!
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Guzzvaliant in RESULT - Saturday 18 September 2021   
    In his post match interview Lee Hobbs made some comments regarding Tom Bath, Adam Carter and challenging them to do more both in terms of goalscoring and general play. Jack Crago scoring freely and Mikey Williams finding his form in front of goal is masking the lack of contribution from the centre forwards.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Keith B in Referee shortage   
    Their might be qualified referees among the legions of second home owners and "new life in the country" types  that are now invading parts of Cornwall. Highly unlikely, but you never know... 
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from RAPPO in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    I know it's only September, but it is does look like Falmouth's title to lose. Should they win the league, will they be the most popular Peninsula League champions for many years? (Except of course with the clubs who will miss the F-Troop's spending power on match days). Seems to be a team that plays attractive football with a nucleus of local players, and a well liked manager.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from mattelot in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    Mentioned it elsewhere on this forum in a previous post, but it must be a worry for Truro City that the longer they stay away from Cornwall, then there is a risk that their fans (especially the more casual ones in the area) will just get out of the habit of watching them. Especially with a resurgent Falmouth potentially playing in the Western League next season, and no realistic prospect of the new ground being ready until the 2023/24 campaign at the earliest.
      Agree with Dave Deacon when he made comments about Truro City Under 18's playing their FA Youth Cup matches in Plymouth, would have thought that the club would do everything possible to keep them visible in the county.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from mattelot in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    Could happen next season in the FA Cup I guess. Would be a 1000 plus attendance, with more than a few locals in the St Peters Road area complaining about the car parking and traffic. Heard there were a few upset folk demonstrating before the game on Tuesday evening.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from sportsman10 in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    Could happen next season in the FA Cup I guess. Would be a 1000 plus attendance, with more than a few locals in the St Peters Road area complaining about the car parking and traffic. Heard there were a few upset folk demonstrating before the game on Tuesday evening.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Town Fan in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    I know it's only September, but it is does look like Falmouth's title to lose. Should they win the league, will they be the most popular Peninsula League champions for many years? (Except of course with the clubs who will miss the F-Troop's spending power on match days). Seems to be a team that plays attractive football with a nucleus of local players, and a well liked manager.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Town Fan in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    Could happen next season in the FA Cup I guess. Would be a 1000 plus attendance, with more than a few locals in the St Peters Road area complaining about the car parking and traffic. Heard there were a few upset folk demonstrating before the game on Tuesday evening.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from The Big Bad Fox in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    Could happen next season in the FA Cup I guess. Would be a 1000 plus attendance, with more than a few locals in the St Peters Road area complaining about the car parking and traffic. Heard there were a few upset folk demonstrating before the game on Tuesday evening.
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    Way Of The Park reacted to The Big Bad Fox in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    I think it’s way they’ve gone about it, gradually getting better each year, after being heavily doubted in the early days. No real ‘big name players’ and play an exciting brand of football with so much pace at their disposal. Good luck to them, it’s great to see!
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from mattelot in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    I know it's only September, but it is does look like Falmouth's title to lose. Should they win the league, will they be the most popular Peninsula League champions for many years? (Except of course with the clubs who will miss the F-Troop's spending power on match days). Seems to be a team that plays attractive football with a nucleus of local players, and a well liked manager.
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from RAPPO in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    That's not difficult... 
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from TheolderIgetthebetterIwas in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    That's not difficult... 
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    Way Of The Park got a reaction from Tribute in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    Behave yourself.
     
     
     
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    Way Of The Park reacted to RAPPO in RESULTS - Midweek Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 14th & 15th 2021   
    You started it mate!!! 😂 Pretty obvious who it was aimed at but of course happy to put it to bed! Already over it to be fair! And if it was indeed your wife who wrote the original post I’ll apologise for calling her a buffoon! My mum didn’t bring me up like that to call a female names god bless her. I know you don’t know me but I’ve scored 2012 competitive goals, won 5 SWL championships playing in some great Cornish teams with brilliant players and represented Cornwall 82 times at all levels. I’ve played in every league in the county at all standards since I first kicked a ball for Probus u9s back in 1976!! And as you’ve probably noticed I’ve got many good friends that I’ve met through cornish football. I like to think those 45 years make me fairly qualified to have an opinion on all things Cornish football!! Having said that it doesn’t make me an expert and I’ve got no problem with someone disagreeing with my opinion or report which I’ve always tried to make fair to the best of my ability (ask anyone who knows me) my only gripe was having my honesty questioned. Once again, happy to apologise for letting myself get rattled and the unpleasantries involved. Indeed if you ever see me at a match in the future, please introduce yourself and I’ll drop a head butt smack on your bugle!! 😂😂 Seriously though please come and shake my hand and I’ll happily buy you and the wife a half time cup of tea and apologise in person. I’m not an argumentative type of guy and I’ve got no bitterness towards anyone, so best wishes to you both and keep enjoying and supporting the lovely game of Cornish football. 👍⚽️
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