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Shouter

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  1. Amendment to pre-season fixtures and an earlier date for commencement of training. We are looking to include one more friendly and would be looking for a midweek fixture among the fixtures schedule above.
  2. Torpoint Athletic Thirds (ECPL) have confirmed the following pre-season fixtures... Sat 20 July - Sticker Reserves (Home, The Mill), ko 2.30pm Sat 27 July - Plympton Athletic Reserves (Away, Lee Moor), ko 2.30pm Wed 31 July - Millbridge Reserves (Away, TBC), ko TBC Sat 03 August - Launceston Reserves (Away, Penygillam), ko 3pm Sat 10 August - Liskeard Athletic Reserves (Away, Lux Park), ko 2.30pm We are looking forward to the challenge of playing in the ECPL this year. We're pleased to have retained the vast majority of last season's Duchy Premier side and have strengthened in certain areas with some good early new signings. Pre-season Training starts for us, on Tuesday 2 July. For more information, or player enquiries please contact Jon Rosevear on 07971 327052, or Callum Bays on 07775 515981.
  3. Torpoint Thirds played all but 3 home games at The Mill last season. All games will be at The Mill for new season.
  4. I can understand why you might feel a little aggrieved Paul, but the situation was not a great one for anyone, ECPL or Duchy League. I also see your point about a 16-team all-Cornish League, but some applications were received later than the Plymouth sides who had already been elected at the SGM. In hindsight, it may have been best to leave all elections until the AGM, but I understand why the ECPL moved quickly to ensure there was a league of substance. Personally, 18-teams is probably too many, but only time will tell. We're up for it anyway! It would be a shame if the ECPL and Duchy League couldn't put differences aside and agree on a promotion and relegation agreement, for the long-term sake of East Cornwall football generally. Clear progression through the leagues ought to be available if clubs want it. The restructure of Step 6 and 7 has had a huge impact on all leagues, but while I think it may take a few seasons to level off and for clubs to find their level, I believe we should embrace it. The ECPL and Duchy are still strong, with many members. I think the real loser here, is the P&WDL whose numbers are diminishing season on season, along with the quality arguably.
  5. Felt a bit sorry for Bere Alston last night. A last minute application and had to go up against Veryan in the vote. The right decision I guess, considering the misunderstanding around Veryan’s application, but awkward nonetheless. Looking forward to the start now!
  6. MG do play at Tothill Enclosure. I believe they lease the pitch from PCC, so nobody else plays on it. The changing facilities might not be the best, but with a roped off pitch I don’t see any issues with the surface and it’s on a par, if not better, than some of the others in the league.
  7. Following the restructure of the SWPL and introduction of the new St Piran League, Torpoint Athletic Thirds hope to be playing in the reformatted ECPL next season, meaning the club will be operating with 3 sides at Senior level in addition to the Fourths and U18s. Clearly, there will be no official confirmation until the ECPL AGM on 12th June, which makes preseason planning all the more difficult. Nevertheless, we are looking for AWAY preseason friendlies (unfortunately we have booked our allocation at The Mill). We are currently committed on the following dates, subject to confirmation of when league fixtures will commence (and what league we're in!!)... Sat 6th July - Preseason Training Commences Sat 20th July v Sticker Reserves (H), 2.30pm Sat 27th July v Plympton Athletic Reserves (A), 2.30pm Sat 10th August v Polperro Reserves (A), TBC ...so we would be keen to speak to clubs willing to accommodate us in between these dates. Mid-week fixtures are fine, depending on distance of travel. Suggested dates... Wed 17th July Wed 24th July Wed 31st July Sat 3rd August Please make contact with either Jon Rosevear (07971 327052) or Callum Bays (07775 515981).
  8. Following the restructure of the SWPL and introduction of the new St Piran League, Torpoint Athletic Thirds hope to be playing in the reformatted ECPL next season, meaning the club will be operating with 3 sides at Senior level in addition to the Fourths and U18s. Clearly, there will be no official confirmation until the ECPL AGM on 12th June, which makes preseason planning all the more difficult. Nevertheless, we are looking for AWAY preseason friendlies (unfortunately we have booked our allocation at The Mill). We are currently committed on the following dates, subject to confirmation of when league fixtures will commence (and what league we're in!!)... Sat 6th July - Preseason Training Commences Sat 20th July v Sticker Reserves (H), 2.30pm Sat 27th July v Plympton Athletic Reserves (A), 2.30pm Sat 10th August v Polperro Reserves (A), TBC ...so we would be keen to speak to clubs willing to accommodate us in between these dates. Mid-week fixtures are fine, depending on distance of travel. Suggested dates... Wed 17th July Wed 24th July Wed 31st July Sat 3rd August Please make contact with either Jon Rosevear (07971 327052) or Callum Bays (07775 515981).
  9. It's not a personal query - and certainly not intended to cause offence. I was merely querying - IF the ECPL had ground criteria (which in hindsight it doesn't appear to) - whether the facilities, or more specifically the pitch, would be acceptable. My one and only visit to NP may have seen the surface at its worst perhaps! 😜
  10. It's still running and, for the most part, run very well. The problem is that the majority of clubs play on poorly maintained council pitches with poor changing facilities. Any clubs looking to progress, or have their own facilities, are always going to look at options away from the P&D League, which is a shame.
  11. This is purely speculation of course and is just for discussion and debate, but from we can deduce... Current ECPL Clubs remaining... Plymstock United Reserves Looe Town St Stephen St Minver Mevagissey (not seen them mentioned though?) Roche Padstow United St Blazey Reserves St Teath Assuming Newquay Reserves transfer to the Combo (which has been suggested), that leaves 9 sides. From the posts here and chat generally, the remaining clubs could be made up of... Foxhole Stars (Duchy Prem - Champions)* Torpoint Athletic Thirds (Duchy Prem - 3rd) Veryan (Duchy Prem - 4th) Godolphin Atlantic Reserves (Duchy Prem - 6th)* North Petherwin (Duchy Prem - 8th - query facilities) Gerrans & St Mawes (Duchy Prem - Bottom) St Cleer (Duchy Div 1 - 2nd) Grampound (Duchy Div 2 - 10th) Lakeside Athletic Reserves (P&D Div 2 - Champions) Mount Gould (P&D Prem - Champions) Ivybridge Town Reserves (South Devon League Div 1 - 4th) Plymouth Marjon Reserves (P&D Div 1 - Bottom) So it could be 12 clubs vying for 7 places in the newly restructured ECPL, which means at least 5 of the 12 possibles listed above will miss out. I'm guessing the fate of these clubs will have to wait until voting at the AGM on 12th June? But will this jeopardise their participation in the leagues they currently play in? Presumably some may have had to give notice, albeit provisional? I think only Foxhole and Godolphin Reserves appear nailed on. What is/should the criteria be? Quality? Points per Game? Facilities? Location? History?... or none of that? We wait with baited breath!!
  12. All but 2 homes games were at The Mill Rob! 😉
  13. I can understand Plymouth Marjon to an extent as their First Team will be playing in the SWPL East. Mount Gould is an odd one. They have a very good side - always have - although most of the "SWPL standard" players are only there due to their unwillingness to travel (in my opinion). Sure, the pitch at Tothill Enclosure is not great but, if the ambition is there, it wouldn't take that much to bring it up to a minimum ECPL standard. There is some rumour that they could play at Millbay Park - although MG is synonymous with Tothill Enclosure. The ECPL has had Plymouth teams for a number of years now, since Tamarside originally took the plunge. Plymstock, Elburton and Plymouth Parkway have all had sides in the league over the last few years. Sure, some have stayed, some have come and gone - but no more than the Cornish sides really. The structure of football in Devon & Cornwall has changed forever chaps, so I think all leagues including the ECPL need to assess what is best for them in the long run. If that means more Plymouth sides, then so be it. The quality will not be effected by that alone - the quality has been effected by the introduction of the St Piran League and it will take a few a seasons to level out. As someone who will be involved with a club likely (or wanting) to be in the ECPL next season - we just want to know what's going on so planning can start. Second guess... Foxhole Stars Gerrans & St Mawes Godolphin Atlantic Reserves Grampound Lakeside Athletic Reserves?? Looe Town Mevagissey Mount Gould?? Padstow United Plymouth Marjon Reserves Plymstock United Reserves?? Roche St Blazey Reserves St Minver St Stephen St Teath Torpoint Athletic Thirds?? Veryan
  14. Let's have a guess who could be left and/or make up the numbers... Plymstock United Reserves Looe Town St Stephen St Minver Mevagissey Roche Padstow United St Blazey Reserves Newquay Reserves St Teath Foxhole Stars Torpoint Athletic Thirds Godolphin Atlantic Reserves Mount Gould Lakeside Athletic Reserves Gerrans & St Mawes Ivybridge Town Reserves ???
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