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  1. Nothing before Sat Aug 17th but everyone has to have played on or before Sat Sept 7th and i wouldn't expect anything like a full schedule before the 7th. Hopefully the first batch of fixtures will be out in the next few days, there already are some cup games on fulltime.
  2. Its July 8th for goodness sake. The Duchy fixtures are the dirty end of the stick, Peninsula, St Piran & East Cornwall all have to be done first and then Dan Code has to try and fit something acceptable (which is an impossible task in itself) around them plus there are grounds not available due to cricket and teams not wanting to play whenever Why anyone would want to take this on is beyond me, Dan has a job and a family to think about - always so much negativity on this forum.
  3. Dobwalls is about 3 miles west of Liskeard on the A38, the ground (PL14 4LR) is on the edge of the village on the road that heads south towards Duloe and then on to Looe.
  4. To the best of my knowledge the Duchy League has, and always has had, the correct sanctioned rule in place. As far as I am concerned if a referee is not appointed to a match the teams will be strongly encouraged to agree a local stand-in but will not be forced to agree to accept any odd bod to handle the game.
  5. As far as i'm aware there were no mandatory rule changes for next season.
  6. No. I hope our teams will agree to use a volunteer when one is available and i fully understand the reason for the rule but I just don't see how this enforcement could work in practice. Make no mistake, we WILL be short of referees on a regular basis and refusing to use a volunteer will just back up fixtures with no guarantee there will be an official when the games get rescheduled.
  7. I rather suspect the Meva side will be mostly the Duchy players from last season. Biscovey are the only new club and will be playing at Par Track. The rest are newly formed teams although Queens and Roche did both start last season in the Duchy Lge before withdrawing. Bude 3rds will predominantly play at Bude school but also use the main ground when available. Gunnislake, Roche & St Dominick reserve sides will all play at their clubs' main ground. Queens Rangers will play at Indian Queens Recreation Ground as previously.
  8. Hopefully after all the upheaval we can now all get on and enjoy the coming season. A little shake up may well breathe some life back into the league. It will be great if we don't lose any teams mid season and then have a few more interested next year to edge the division numbers back up 14 if possible. Meanwhile, the cup revamp is something of a trial, hopefully it will prove to be popular - time will tell but it will give everyone more games - a minimum of 27 matches pretty much fills the season once you factor in bad weather lack of referees etc. None of us on the League Committee is perfect and we don't always get everything right but we do always want to do what is best for the league. The influence of some younger members is beginning to show but we do need some more and there are still vacancies on the committee.
  9. I don't know who is involved Coady but they will play at Par Track
  10. P 1 2 3 AFC Bodmin Dobwalls Res Bude Town Res Biscovey Altarnun FC Tavyside (Lamerton) Boscastle Res Bude 3rds Boscastle Foxhole Res Calstock Delabole Gunnislake Gorran Lifton Res Grampound Holywell & Cubert Lanivet Inn Lostwithiel Res Gunnislake Res Lostwithiel Lifton Nanpean Rovers North Petherwin Res St Breward Liskeard 3rds North Hill Queens Rangers St Merryn Mevagissey St Cleer Res Roche Res St Newlyn East Pelynt St Eval Spitfires St Anns Chapel Saltash 3rds Pensilva St Stephen Res St Columb Major Stoke Climsland Polperro Res Southgate Seniors St Dominick Res Tintagel St Minver Res Week St Mary St Mawgan Res Tregrehan Mills 49 teams in four divisions plus two cup competitions with initial group stages followed by 16 teams in the knock out stages
  11. The Duchy League agm takes place tomorrow evening (Monday June 24th 8.00pm) at the St Dennis Football Club The League Management Committee should be there early for a brief meeting first. All continuing member clubs must be in attendance or will face a hefty fine. Clubs may send two representatives but only one to vote. There will be some important business to deal with following the major re-structuring in the county. 11 teams have moved up to the St Piran Lge & ecpl and two teams have possibly disbanded - which would leave 43 member teams. I believe there are currently 6 teams wishing to join the league. There will also be a short presentation from the CCFA on the new match day app. The Management Committee is in need of some fresh (preferably younger) faces - don't be shy coming forward. The usual sporting trophies, referees & secretary's awards will be presented. The recipient of the first Cornwall Airport Newquay 'community based grant' will also be announced. It is planned to make the initial cup draws shortly after the agm ends for anyone who is interested or wants to see that it is all above board !
  12. I know its all a matter of personal opinion and its just something we dont agree on. Only 3 of our remaining teams wont be in the junior cup and all teams will be in one of the two league cups. I know we bash on about it but referees are still in short supply as well.
  13. Have to agree with these points, it seems to me that 4 divisions with 12 or 13 teams is probably the sensible compromise for next season but its hard to plan for teams pulling out after the agm and i do accept that sometimes when a new team is taken in an existing team suffers.
  14. There will be more league fixtures this season though, 51 home games at the mill across the three leagues (plus any cups), quite a challenge for the groundsman and the weather will be crucial. Horson Field is perfectly adequate as a back up however if it is available - much better than not having a game on a Saturday.
  15. After the long trip to Veryan that most teams will have i think they will be pleasantly surprised by the great setting, the overall quality of the facilities and the warm welcome they will get in the on-site clubhouse. Good luck to them i say.
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