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  1. . Its the teams withdrawing that really messes up the pyramid system, the act of folding a team seems to be taken much more lightly these days and it seems to happen more often - but that's probably just me looking back on the past with my rose tinted specs on ! - being too fond of the past is partly why i'm happily retired now.
  2. Presumably with Veryan and Padstow having withdrawn from the ECPL no team need fear relegation from the ECPL - nothing changes 😀 Combine this with St Piran withdrawals and goodness knows how many teams will taken from the Duchy by ECPL for 22/3 Looks like a sensible set up to get things back on course though, good luck everyone.
  3. i spotted this on a fb page and it lightened a bit of a grim day. The Devon & Cornwall music festival has been cancelled - they couldn't decide who to put on first - The Jam or Cream
  4. Does anyone happen to have any Penwithick team photos from about 1972 - 1975 that they could post ? My late brother, David Collings, played for them about then and it would be nice to have 'a memory'. Thanks
  5. My bank won't let me use 'beefstew' as a password - they say it isn't stroganof ! apologies if its a repeat.
  6. Unfortunately my old school, hard line, realistic approach is no longer fashionable on top of which the leagues are now little more than puppets being operated by the FA. I think Cornwall FA should be telling us what we 'can' or 'can't' or 'must' do but not what we 'should' do. Any league decision can be appealed to Cornwall FA. If that same body has already stated what we 'should' do then it has, in affect, pre-judged any appeal and it is pointless doing anything other than follow their advice. In this instance I think Cornwall FA is wrong but the league will move on and things may work out in the end. For my part I have accepted that I am totally out of step with 21st century football life, life in general actually. Very best wishes for a safe and peaceful break to everyone.
  7. there may be some confusion about the issue here. The scenario is that a full squad of 16 players all get told to isolate after a match. Considering that the match itself is not classed as 'close contact' and assuming that they don't all live or work together then these 16 players have either been really unlucky or perhaps really irresponsible. Clearly they cannot play the following week and so the fixture will not be fulfilled. Should the match be postponed or awarded to their opponents ? In considering the answer it would have to be considered that the players may be to blame but also can we ignore the fixture congestion that is already on the cards following the recent lock down ? If we get another lock down and/or allow mass postponements due to covid would it be possible to finish the season ? One argument is that St Piran & Peninsula have already allowed covid postponements so the Duchy should do likewise. However, the majority of clubs in those leagues have access to floodlit pitches and priority for referees therefore a huge fixture backlog would not impact on them in April and May in the same way. Basically some people seem more concerned about losing three points than getting the season finished safely.
  8. you'll have to address that to Cornwall FA i'm not bright enough to understand that Harry - but i guess you are having a whinge.
  9. Just received an email from CFA basically stating that they have changed their advice - a whole team can go out and get themselves into isolation and the rest of the clubs should pay the price - that's the final straw for me. Good luck everybody.
  10. The Duchy League has a few issues arising around players testing positive for covid or being notified to self-isolate and the affect that has on fixtures. No player with recognised symptoms or who has had a positive test or has been officially told to self-isolate should be playing football until the relevant time has passed. In reality, all other players pose an unknown/potential threat but the Government and FA deem this to be acceptable in order to keep the game going based on the principal that the game is in the open air and all clubs should have covid-safe procedures in place. Not everybody will agree with this but we all as individuals have a personal choice. As a retired old git I have personally decided it is not worth mixing in football circles at the moment. Beyond the regulations, players and clubs can make their own decisions but inevitably there will be practical consequences. Any player or club feeling unable/unwilling to play due to covid does not have to do so but that does not automatically mean their games will simply be postponed. The Duchy League needs to follow guidelines and also take practical measures to endeavour to get the season finished safely. Another lock down or mass postponements will make it very hard to complete the season.
  11. Cornwall Junior Cup Rd 2 - Dobwalls Reserves v Nanpean Rovers 2.00pm winners to entertain Penzance Res in the 4th rd
  12. Well we should be back in action Saturday, was it too much to ask for a couple of dry days first. For fixture updates please go to FA Fulltime https://fulltime-league.thefa.com/Index.do?league=5695325 PREMIER DIVISION AFC Bodmin P-P Lifton 1st Boscastle First 1 v 0 Saltash United Thirds Holywell And Cubert 3 v 3 Tintagel North Petherwin First P-P Gunnislake First St Breward 1 v 1 Lostwithiel FC First St Merryn 0 v 5 Altarnon Tregrehan Mills 2 v 4 Lanivet Inn DIVISION ONE Bude Town Reserves 3 v 0 St Dominick Reserves Dobwalls Reserves 2 v 1 Gorran Mevagissey 4 v 1 Calstock Nanpean Rovers 6 v 1 Gerrans & St Mawes Utd Polperro Reserves 1 v 3 St Eval Spitfires Southgate Seniors 1 v 5 St Columb Major St Minver Reserves 2 v 1 Pensilva First DIVISION TWO Delabole United 2 v 2 Bude Town 3rds Gunnislake Reserves 3 v 4 Polzeath FC Lifton 2nd P-P Grampound Lostwithiel FC Reserves P-P St Cleer Reserves North Hill 1 v 2 North Petherwin Reserves Queens Rangers 2 v 3 Biscovey St Mawgan Reserves 2 v 2 Boscastle Reserves Just four games lost due to the weather, not too bad considering, well done and 'thank you' to all the clubs that pressed on regardless and got the games played, i'm sure conditions were far from ideal on a lot of pitches hopefully they will all be recovered for next Saturday.
  13. A full set of Duchy League fixtures are planned. Wouldn't it be great if we could kiss goodbye to 2020 with three trouble free Saturdays of football.
  14. PREMIER North Petherwin v Boscastle DIVISION ONE Gorran v Polperro Reserves DIVISION TWO Boscastle Reserves v Lostwithiel Reserves Gunnislake Reserves v North Petherwin Reserves Lifton Reserves v Bude Town Thirds North Hill v Biscovey Queens Rangers v Grampound CORNWALL JUNIOR CUP ROUND TWO Delabole Utd v St Mawgan Reserves Kilkhampton v St Breward Gerrans & St Mawes v Mevagissey Polzeath v Calstock St Merryn v Southgate Seniors St Columb Major v St Dominick Reserves St Minver Reserves v Bude Town Reserves Lanivet Inn v AFC Bodmin St Eval Spitfires v St Cleer Reserves Holywell & Cubert v Tintagel Lostwithiel v Altarnon Tregrehan Mills v Gunnislake Pensilva v Morwenstow
  15. Paid our final farewells to Brian this afternoon, so sad that these occasions are so restricted at the moment but the County FA, Duchy League and Launceston Cup were all represented. Cornwall FA's Geoff Lee paid a fitting tribute.
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