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I suppose it depends on what passes as a 'good' budget. Town have what I would have thought was a decent budget but from some of the media comments that I've read the budget is 'very small'. If what Town are currently paying is a very small budget, I'd hate to think what some of the other clubs must be paying.

I'm sure Harry Evans will be a decent acquisition for the Lillywhites & will be missed by Falmouth. I think Town, as last year, are fortunate that there even less able than them so will manage to escape the drop.

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Another big blow for Falmouth. However we have proved that if a youngster does come to us, he will get a run in the team and hence improve. Dan Richardson, Danny Green etc. I am sure that Wayne Hughes would love to hear from anyone else who cannot get first team football maybe at one of the bigger clubs like Harry and Dan Green who both came from Truro.

Here's hoping.

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It is actually quite simple. IF ALL CLUBS refused to pay, where would the players go. I raise my hat to those clubs who refuse to pay out ridiculous money to average players. It is about time clubs realised this fact and got rid of managers who think that success only came if they splashed out with every one elses cash. "Wise up clubs because if not there is only one way football will go and that is downhill'. Why should players from Plymouth play for just about every other club in Cornwall. Likewise why should players not play for their home town. Football needs to wake up and fast. What price loyalty

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ECPL.

Are you suggesting that players should only play at their home town clubs, what a load of "codswallop" that statement is. Most of the teams in question are quite within their rights to get the best players they can. Surely clubs would struggle to compete in national competitions if there was a cap on how far you live away from the club. Maybe we should take our hats off to the clubs who work hard behind the scenes to secure the monies required to entice the better players to their clubs.

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Oh you silly man. You can't see what is in front of your eyes. Clubs are paying exorbitant monies for average players who have absolutely no loyalty whatsoever. If they don't pay the players move on to someone who does. For what. Clubs are struggling to hold on to valuable club members who work their socks off for their clubs. yet they are taken for a ride because some jumped up manager says he cant win anything without paying out not his cash but every one elses. Wise up and see what is happening in front of your eyes. I am also not saying that players should only play for their home town clubs but if they stopped chasing the money deal they would most probably enjoy their football more. Foot ball must look at itself and clubs must stay within its means if not clubs will fold.

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Good signing for St Austell. I've seen Harry play a couple of times this season, considering his age he is a very good player. Although, like any team, he'll have to work hard to get in to the team as St Austell have a solid team who are challenging towards the top end of the league.

Yes ,they do have a good squad,and I got slated when I suggested ,that spending that sort of money,only winning the League would be success.

We all know what is going on ,up there.

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No cornish side would accept the promotion. People will say through the season they are willing to make take the plunge but it will not happen. Travel, costs etc prevent it from happening

I wouldn't go so far to say that no Cornish club would accept promotion, but it's a hack of a decision. Is it really sustainable? Just the travelling alone would cost a fortune compared to their present bill!

At present Cullompton is St Austell's longest trip - say 90 miles and if the Lilywhites were in the current Western League Premier, only one team would be closer!

Approx mileages -

Melksham Town 189

Slimbridge 172

Bitton 168

Longwell Green Sports 168

Cadbury Heath 167

Bradford Town 162

Winterbourne United 160

Brislington 156

Bristol Manor Farm 154

Hallen 154

Odd Down 153

Bishop Sutton 147

Gillingham Town 143

Shepton Mallet 138

Street 132

Sherborne Town 130

Bridport 116

Willand Rovers 92

Buckland Athletic 70

PS - I really must get a life! B)

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I have my doubts, I suspect they'll do a Bodmin/Parkway and be too frit to climb the pyramid. They'll prefer to wallow in the pit of mediocracy that is the SWPL, and considering the financial disincentives of being based in the back of beyond, who can blame them?

Blimey Bruegel - a pit of mediocrity (I assume that's what you meant to type) the SWPL ! Why then do you persist in watching a league that you seemingly don't think much of ?

Why not watch a so called 'higher level' of football elsewhere ? Personally I think that the standard of football in th SWPL is very good. Noticeably better than the leagues lower down.

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Bodmin and Parkway would have easily challenged for league honours in the league above but never took the step up and would bet St Austell would be in the same boat if they won it.

Dont see the point in paying massive sums of money just to win £2000 at the end of the season.

You have a point there in your final para teflon. But, many clubs will I'm sure, be satisfied with finishing a season as league champions, without then taking promotion into a league that would place a further financial burden upon them.

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But, many clubs will I'm sure, be satisfied with finishing a season as league champions, without then taking promotion into a league that would place a further financial burden upon them.

Then of course we're back to suggesting (and going over old ground), should a club who wins the league not be allowed to take the prize money if they aren't prepared to take the promotion?

But, many clubs will I'm sure, be satisfied with finishing a season as league champions, without then taking promotion into a league that would place a further financial burden upon them.

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No cornish side would accept the promotion. People will say through the season they are willing to make take the plunge but it will not happen. Travel, costs etc prevent it from happening

I wouldn't go so far to say that no Cornish club would accept promotion, but it's a hack of a decision. Is it really sustainable? Just the travelling alone would cost a fortune compared to their present bill!

At present Cullompton is St Austell's longest trip - say 90 miles and if the Lilywhites were in the current Western League Premier, only one team would be closer!

Approx mileages -

Melksham Town 189

Slimbridge 172

Bitton 168

Longwell Green Sports 168

Cadbury Heath 167

Bradford Town 162

Winterbourne United 160

Brislington 156

Bristol Manor Farm 154

Hallen 154

Odd Down 153

Bishop Sutton 147

Gillingham Town 143

Shepton Mallet 138

Street 132

Sherborne Town 130

Bridport 116

Willand Rovers 92

Buckland Athletic 70

PS - I really must get a life! B)

Good work Dave!

If St.Austell finish high enough to get the chance of promotion I hope (I think!!)that they take it and then aim to push through that division into the Southern League. I doubt the travelling there would be much worse but the standard would be that much higher and something I believe St.Austell can genuinely aspire to.

It would be a brave decision though.

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I think personally if 1 club takes the plunge then others will follow, in a few years we could see St Austell, Bodmin, Parkway, Saltash , Ivybridge etc all in the western league and aspiring to go higher .

The western league is piss poor and any top 8 side in the SWPL would have a decent chance of walking through the league and towards the Southern leagues.

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If St Austell do win the league this season, which they have a very good chance of doing, then I think they should go up. With the current players they've got plus more additions, they could easily compete in the league above, maybe challenge towards the top end of that league as well. The players they are bringing in you would've thought they are planning for bigger and better things, which you can only credit them for. It would be silly to stay in the same division, keep winning it and not have as much competition as maybe you would in a league or two higher.

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If St Austell do win the league this season, which they have a very good chance of doing, then I think they should go up. With the current players they've got plus more additions, they could easily compete in the league above, maybe challenge towards the top end of that league as well. The players they are bringing in you would've thought they are planning for bigger and better things, which you can only credit them for. It would be silly to stay in the same division, keep winning it and not have as much competition as maybe you would in a league or two higher.

Spot on.

The majority,of the squad,have played at a higher level,and they must see that the Club has ,ambition to go up a step,to play football.

Why else would that standard of footballer,play for St Austell.?

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Money money money

Very true.But where is it coming from.?

Are you suggesting someone with ginger hair? :ninja:

David Deacon,please.:)

If you donuts used half a brain cell, you would see that St.Austell average nearly 180 spectators per home game. Say only 140 of them are paying spectators (taking out of the equation children and concessions) that's £700 per home game.

There is also a refurbished and generally busy club house which has quite a tidy turn over!

Adding on prize money through cup progression, events that are held in the club house (football, and non-football related), sponsorship gained from a very hard working and dedicated committee, sportsmans dinner post season, and the little things like raffles and Christmas draws. And there you have it! A fully financially self sufficient well run football club that deserves nothing but success!

The sooner people started concentrating more of their attention on the clubs that they apparently support, who knows, maybe one day you could also start to become a successful football club like St.Austell is on track to becoming?

Jealousy maybe!?!?

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Money money money

Very true.But where is it coming from.? Are you suggesting someone with ginger hair? :ninja: David Deacon,please. :)

If you donuts used half a brain cell, you would see that St.Austell average nearly 180 spectators per home game. Say only 140 of them are paying spectators (taking out of the equation children and concessions) that's £700 per home game.

There is also a refurbished and generally busy club house which has quite a tidy turn over!

Adding on prize money through cup progression, events that are held in the club house (football, and non-football related), sponsorship gained from a very hard working and dedicated committee, sportsmans dinner post season, and the little things like raffles and Christmas draws. And there you have it! A fully financially self sufficient well run football club that deserves nothing but success!

The sooner people started concentrating more of their attention on the clubs that they apparently support, who knows, maybe one day you could also start to become a successful football club like St.Austell is on track to becoming?

Jealousy maybe!?!?

I do like doughnuts,plus I have more than half a brain cell.

Trust me,I do support my two teams,just look at my bank balance.

Plus,I do have an interest with St Austell,with so many ex-Truro City players,in the squad,and I am certainly not jealous.

Believe it or not,we had a very good relationship,with all the players now at St Austell,and some became good buddies,so apologies for following their careers.

May I also suggest you do your maths again,because they dont add up,and actually find out what the players are earning in wages,not what you have heard.

Anyway,who ever is financing the campaign,good luck to all up there.

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Totally agree. The club has worked really hard to make progress from the bleak situation to the solid ambitious position it is today. A key aspect of this progress is the level of sponsorship the club has generated in the last six years, initially started by you James and others and now being carried on brilliantly by Lea Cooper. Its not just money that attracts the better players it is also the ambition of wanting to improve yourself and to play at a higher level.

Money money money

Very true.But where is it coming from.? Are you suggesting someone with ginger hair? :ninja: David Deacon,please. :)
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Money money money

Very true.But where is it coming from.?Are you suggesting someone with ginger hair? :ninja:David Deacon,please. :)If you donuts used half a brain cell, you would see that St.Austell average nearly 180 spectators per home game. Say only 140 of them are paying spectators (taking out of the equation children and concessions) that's £700 per home game.

There is also a refurbished and generally busy club house which has quite a tidy turn over!

Adding on prize money through cup progression, events that are held in the club house (football, and non-football related), sponsorship gained from a very hard working and dedicated committee, sportsmans dinner post season, and the little things like raffles and Christmas draws. And there you have it! A fully financially self sufficient well run football club that deserves nothing but success!

The sooner people started concentrating more of their attention on the clubs that they apparently support, who knows, maybe one day you could also start to become a successful football club like St.Austell is on track to becoming?

Jealousy maybe!?!?

I do like doughnuts,plus I have more than half a brain cell.

Trust me,I do support my two teams,just look at my bank balance.

Plus,I do have an interest with St Austell,with so many ex-Truro City players,in the squad,and I am certainly not jealous.

Believe it or not,we had a very good relationship,with all the players now at St Austell,and some became good buddies,so apologies for following their careers.

May I also suggest you do your maths again,because they dont add up,and actually find out what the players are earning in wages,not what you have heard.

Anyway,who ever is financing the campaign,good luck to all up there. 1stly, thank you for correcting me on my spelling of doughnuts, and I am glad you like them.

2ndly, I may have difficulty looking at your bank balance (unless you want to give me your online banking details?)

3rdly it's good to hear you once had a good relationship with the X St.Austell/St.Blazey/Helston/Falmouth... Then Truro players, and are interested in their careers. Although, it baffles me that being interested in their careers involves knowing exactly how much money they get, and St.Austells entire incomings and outgoings?

4thly, I'm not sure what maths you want me to go away and add up again, and what figures I need to go over, because I haven't stated any figures other than gate money which is fairly basic maths.

5thly, I don't particularly want to go away and find out exactly what everyone gets paid up there, because quite frankly, I don't care!

Anyway, go easy on the commas next time. I took that many breaths reading your reply I thought I was hyperventilating.

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All I can say Bushy,is if your maths are right,and St Austell are self sufficent.

There is no way they will go up,because they wont be able to afford to.

But I will stand by my prediction.St Austell will win the League and go up.

Being a Truro supporter,I know very well,you cant climb the League's being self sufficent.

We will wait and see,and if I have a spare Saturday,I may even pop up to see a few old faces.

I know some,Truro boys have already been up,to see them.

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