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Steve Carpenter

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  1. C'mon Leeds keep up. It's one league or, if you like, 11 places below Blazey. And they've only lost a couple of games all season.
  2. They can play on the pitch on the top of the hill Brian. Gets quite slippery but rarely called off.
  3. Wendron v Falmouth - off, waterlogged St Dennis v Torpoint - off, waterlogged Morwenstow v Liskeard - off, waterlogged
  4. To put this into perspective a little, whilst these rules are in place it is very rare that they actually end up being applied. The last time to my recollection was when Mawgan folded in the Falmouth-Helston League. That was a particularly difficult situation to deal with and in the end the clubs debts were referred to the CCFA. About half of their players paid their share and the rest were given sine die suspensions until such time as they paid theirs. And let's not forget that clubs can also use the scheme to recover qualifying debts from individual players.
  5. I suspect what the league have done is highlight the football debt recovery scheme which covers these circumstances. A situation made all the worse with the very sad loss of Morris. One of lifes good guys he'll be sorely missed. That all depends who applies for what Paul. I've had 2 expressions of interest from the east and one from the west already.
  6. Exactly! For example, I got the SWPL changes on Saturday evening and my changes were sent to the other leagues yesterday afternoon so that they can work on theirs. And that's before you layer on the County Cup matches. It all takes time. We just need the sky tap to be turned off!
  7. As of 11am only Saltash Borough v Saltash United Reserves (3G) and St Ives Town v Mousehole Reserves have survived the weather.
  8. Yes they can be called early. All clubs playing today were told this last night. No power at home so I'm catching up whilst shopping🙁. Power now back on after @2 hours. I have comms!
  9. The FA yesterday issued the procedure to be followed and the documentation to be completed by any clubs seeking promotion to Step 6 for 2020/21 and these have been forwarded to all member clubs. This process is managed entirely by the FA and all applications have to be lodged with them by 31st December. In tandem with this I have today sent the the secretaries of the ECPL and Combination Leagues the procedure to be followed by any clubs seeking promotion to the St Piran League with a request that they forward it on to their membership. The deadline for applications is again 31st December. Any clubs seeking promotion to St Piran that have any questions should contact me in the first instance: stpiransec@hotmail.com/07971380404/01736 762612.
  10. It is. For some reason Sue's e-mail went to junk. St Mawgan v Wadebridge now off.
  11. As of 11:50 Falmouth Town Reserves v Redruth United is on the 3G. Hayle v St Ives Town will be on the grass or 3G depending on when/if the rain clears through. Wendron United Reserves v Perranporth is now at Perranporth.
  12. With the heavy rain yesterday and overnight forecast to continue until later this afternoon I am happy for matches to be called off early without the need for a referee’s pitch inspection provided that the pitch is checked by a responsible Club Official. Clubs are asked to bear in mind that there are some significant differences in the various forecasts as to when the wet weather will clear. Whilst this will make little difference to those that have poorly draining pitches I would ask those whose pitches drain well to take this into consideration when making the decision to give the game, where possible, the best chance of being played. Clubs are reminded to ensure that all parties (opposition, referee, Referee’s Appointer and the myself) are informed of any postponements as soon as possible. Due to poor mobile coverage it is unlikely that I will receive notifications by text. E-mail, messenger and (preferably) my land line number should be used.
  13. Falmouth Town Reserves v St Dennis Reserves also off.
  14. It's a matter of fitting it in. We have volunteers to manage the side and are looking to see what can be done.
  15. The draw for Round 2 of the Kernow Stone Cup was made at last night's Committee meeting resulting in the following ties. These fixtures will be played on 16th November though there are a couple of unknowns around St Austell and Callington but these will be resolved once Round 1 is played (mostly) on 19th Oct. Kernow Stone Cup Round 2 Bude Town/St Day v Saltash Borough/Mullion Helston Athletic Res./Saltash Utd Res. v Perranporth/Sticker Reserves Perranwell/Torpoint Athletic Reserves v Launceston Reserves/St Austell Reserves Redruth United/Mousehole Reserves v Liskeard Athletic Reserves/Morwenstow St Agnes/St Ives v Ludgvan/St Mawgan Penryn Athletic v Falmouth Town Reserves/St Dennis Reserves Wadebridge Town Reserves/Polperro v Millbrook/Lanreath Hayle/Callington Reserves v Illogan RBL/Wendron United Reserves https://www.granite-worktops-cornwall.co.uk/
  16. I very deliberately wasn't going to get involved in this discussion but temptation has got the better of me. A few plain facts. 1. This is not a new rule. It has been in place since at least 2002. 2. It's a mandatory rule. 3. It has been applied as it is now being in Cornwall across the country where there are referee shortages (i.e. the great majority of areas) for a long time. Few areas have sufficient referees. 4. Cornwall FA have allowed leagues to make postponements due to the lack of a referee as the situation was manageable. 5. Referees have been lost a greater rate than clubs over recent years. 6. Of the referees registered 3 years ago over 100 are no longer registered and the back-fill rate has been very small despite the best efforts of the leagues and the CCFA. 7. It has become clear over the last few weeks that referee numbers this season mean that the situation would no longer be manageable. Already one league has had @50 games covered by stand in referees and that's 'till the end of September. Simple sums gives an idea of the scale of the problem if those games had been put off until a referee was available. And that's before you add in weather postponements. 8. Cornwall is now having to deal with the harsh reality that great swathes of the country have had to deal with for a long old time. We may not like it but the problem is here and real. Grumbling and moaning isn't going to change it but getting inventive, imaginative and positive just may find a way to improve matters. We have to try.
  17. Whilst not solely my decision I personally would not even be thinking about a fine under these circumstances. A charge would have to be raised but with the mitigating circumstances I'm as sure as I can be that the fine would be waived.
  18. If any of the results are incorrect on Full-Time it's because they've been sent in that way. The system takes the latest score sent so if an error is made then simply sending the correct score will amend the result.
  19. The promoted ball is on the Onesport site at £90 Robin: https://www.onesport.co.uk/collections/accessories/products/onesport-swpl-xcite-hybrid-football-size-5-white-green
  20. I stand corrected guys. When I was last in club football (a few years ago now) we always used Mitre Monde balls and they used to come in at @£20 a go. Decent quality ball that would certainly last a season or so. It would appear that there's been some deflation (no pun intended) in Mitre prices. One thing you must remember though is that whatever ball you use it MUST comply with Law 2 and bear one of the following markings: If it hasn't got one of these it ain't a match ball.
  21. A fair point Darrin but it's a quite decent deal. If a club buys 3 balls they get a 4th free which, with the discount, brings them down to £27 each.
  22. It was not mandated at the AGM to use the OneSport ball but it was and is encouraged. If the clubs vote for it at next year's AGM then it will be mandated for 20/21 season.
  23. Far from it! As I said, there will be and are fixture threads on here and as and when there is something noteworthy that deserves a public airing it will also be on here. I will also respond to/answer any points raised as may other committee members.
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