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  1. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE & Cups - Saturday Sept 15 2018

    Nice report, well balanced. Just for the record, I would like to say there always have been some really good people involved at Pelynt and i have always enjoyed visiting and having a pint in the village afterwards.
  2. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE & Cups - Saturday Sept 15 2018

    I think you are missing my point. The referee may well have been poor yesterday, he may have read your post and agreed or not cared but the danger is that he read it and decided not to bother refereeing again. You cannot seriously think that the referee shortage is not the teams' problem - it is a problem for all of us but to put the record straight the Duchy League has no part in recruiting, training or appointing referees, all of which is done by Cornwall FA. You, Richard and I will have to agree to dis-agree on this one.
  3. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE & Cups - Saturday Sept 15 2018

    We are at the rock bottom level of English football, in relative terms all the players are pretty damn poor also - that's life, that's where we are. There were 21 scheduled Duchy League games yesterday 3 of which would have had no appointed referee. A full fixture list is 28 games - where are 10 extra referees coming from? Are we ever going to realise that it is not helpful to be slagging off referees on a public forum? On top of which, what good is it doing your club? Nobody reading such reports feels sorry for the team involved, it just look like they are whingeing, usually because they lost. And finally, 'only one red card was justified' - isn't really a plus point.
  4. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE & Cups - Saturday Sept 15 2018

    Shoe Boy Cup - St Eval Spitfires v Lifton Reserves postponed, no referee. Div Three - Pensilva v Wadebridge 3rds cancelled, Wadebridge unable to raise a team. (This didn't free up a referee as none was appointed and the clubs had agreed on a 'local' official.)
  5. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE - Saturday Sept 8 2018

    Of our 25 scheduled games today 7 had no officially appointed referees (28%). A very big 'thank you' to the five individuals who have agreed to step in and help out and to the clubs who have agreed to this. Unfortunately two games have been postponed - Div One, Saltash Thirds v Holywwell & Cubert and Div Four, Newmoor Rovers v Bude Town.
  6. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE - Saturday Sept 1 2018

    Duchy Two = Pelynt 7 - 9 Foxhole Reserves Really ? somebody please give us a report.
  7. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE - Saturday Sept 1 2018

    Div One - Stoke Climsland v Tregrehan Mills postponed, no referee. Regarding evening fixtures, Darin is quite right but most clubs simply don't want to do this. No easy answers.
  8. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE - Saturday Sept 1 2018

    To answer all three questions, I don't know why the original referee withdrew but we lost three other officials the same day and there are only four East Cornwall Premier games on tomorrow so things don't look good for the immediate future. The clubs are encouraged to agree on a 'local' stand-in referee but it is not compulsory and it wasn't possible in this case. Thankfully one game was saved by Brian kindly stepping in but the other two remain in doubt. I'm sure there would be times when staggered kick offs and refs handling two games would be very useful, it has worked well with double headers in recent times but not sure how easy it would be to arrange at different venues and we already get moans about late kicks offs & early kick offs & long travelling distances & evening games & having to play on the first Saturday in September & ...... just about everything really !! My glass is definitely half empty at the moment !
  9. Paul Collings

    DUCHY LEAGUE - Saturday Sept 1 2018

    Div One - AFC Bodmin v St Cleer postponed, no referee.
  10. Paul Collings

    Duchy league predictions.

    Lanreath Reserves withdrew from Division Three actually but technology issues at the FA have led to Lanreath Firsts being shown in Division Four on Full-Time (plus Stoke Climsland appearing in Division One & Two and some other minor naming errors). This is all to do with the linking of the Whole Game System to Full-Time and completely out of the League's control.