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What will the Combo look like 21/22 season?


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Rumours of a Combo/Trelawny merger ? Young teams hoping to enter the league?

Will they be made to start at the bottom ? Or in the interest of their development and the quality of the league should they be placed higher 🤔

 

when will we know how the leagues will look?

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When is the AGM please? If Ludgvan and Perranporth get voted into the St Piran League then the Combo will only have 11/12 teams, totally unworkable?? A merger is the only way forward surely?

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37 minutes ago, BAGMAN said:

When is the AGM please? If Ludgvan and Perranporth get voted into the St Piran League then the Combo will only have 11/12 teams, totally unworkable?? A merger is the only way forward surely?

No teams interested in moving up from the Trelawny?

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6 hours ago, John Mead said:

In a word - Covid!

Clubs make the decisions on filling vacancies and FA regulations allow any team to apply.

Nonsense! Hand picking teams who are not ready for the step up. The swpl used PPG to send helston up after finishing 11th so why not do the same in the lower leagues

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6 hours ago, Dave Deacon said:

In a “normal” season John - what would it be?

In a normal season it's a 2 up 2 down promotion relegation arrangement Dave.

 

32 minutes ago, Cornish Dave said:

Nonsense! Hand picking teams who are not ready for the step up. The swpl used PPG to send helston up after finishing 11th so why not do the same in the lower leagues

Hardly handpicking.  Out of the roughly 40 clubs in the Combination and Trelawny that could have applied 4 did so plus Truro City Reserves.  Ruan Minor folded and Hayle didn't proceed with their SWPL application which ruled out their reserves moving up.  That left 2 plus Truro for 3 spaces.  All of the applicant clubs made their pitch at the AGM and the meeting was happy that Perranporth would be of the right standard.  All in accordance with the rules as written.   It was an FA decision to offer Helston a move up not the SWPL and they operate under different rules.

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2 hours ago, Steve Carpenter said:

In a normal season it's a 2 up 2 down promotion relegation arrangement Dave.

 

Hardly handpicking.  Out of the roughly 40 clubs in the Combination and Trelawny that could have applied 4 did so plus Truro City Reserves.  Ruan Minor folded and Hayle didn't proceed with their SWPL application which ruled out their reserves moving up.  That left 2 plus Truro for 3 spaces.  All of the applicant clubs made their pitch at the AGM and the meeting was happy that Perranporth would be of the right standard.  All in accordance with the rules as written.   It was an FA decision to offer Helston a move up not the SWPL and they operate under different rules.

Do TCFC reserves and have the right to appeal ?

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We have had three seasons of cock-up which has thrown the normal promotion/relegation progression.

Three years ago the FA formed the St Piran League which knocked the Combo sideways and for the last two seasons Covid,

We will have maybe one or two seasons more before the equilibrium is found,

But all local sides, players, officials and supporters must recognise it has not been the fault of anyone local, only the people who live in the Ivory Towers way up country.

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6 hours ago, Cornish Dave said:

Nonsense! Hand picking teams who are not ready for the step up. The swpl used PPG to send helston up after finishing 11th so why not do the same in the lower leagues

I appreciate your opinion but all Leagues have to follow their own - and FA - rules & regulations. There can be no "official" promotion and relegation between Leagues which were both declared null & void. Filling vacancies is the only way to get any upward movement and the protocols to follow are clearly laid down by the FA. The Leagues have no say nor influence over which Clubs apply and voting takes place at the AGM.

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2 hours ago, cornishteddyboy said:

But all local sides, players, officials and supporters must recognise it has not been the fault of anyone local, only the people who live in the Ivory Towers way up country.

Although it might have been damaged limitation by the ECPL & CCL taking on the Step 7 mantles perhaps!

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5 hours ago, Pegs said:

Falmouth united, mawnan, goonhavern, mullion reserves and dropship I believe 

On league positions it ‘should’ be selection order as below however as we all know it’s not done that way and voted on.

#1 Mawnan (Prem)

#2 Goonhavern (Prem)

#3 Mullion (Div 2)

#4 Falmouth (Div 3)

#5 Dropship (Div 4)

 

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42 minutes ago, Pitty said:

On league positions it ‘should’ be selection order as below however as we all know it’s not done that way and voted on.

#1 Mawnan (Prem)

#2 Goonhavern (Prem)

#3 Mullion (Div 2)

#4 Falmouth (Div 3)

#5 Dropship (Div 4)

 

The reality is St Pirans is now the Combo League and Combo League is now Trelawny Premier.

Mawnan yes they have won the league but all these other sides coming in from other divisions is making the league look like a absolute joke. 

 

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On 18/06/2021 at 10:18, Mr Justice said:

Dropship haven't even got a ground

As confirmed this week, we now have 5 grounds at our disposal. Our main grounds for this season will be Cury, Leedstown and Raymond Road in Redruth.  We will be rotating our 7 teams across all of these grounds as and when we need too. 

We also have a large ground all but secured where we will play the majority of our football, however it won't be ready for the start of the season, hence why we have secured a number of other venues

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10 hours ago, RAPPO said:

Good news Dave. Keep up the great work you do mate 👍👏🏼

Thanks Rappo.  I must admit, I was very close to saying **** it! It's been so hard to try and find facilities.  We have over 130 players relying on us though.

Our situation at the moment is far from ideal - with Leedstown and Raymond Road pitches not being brilliant and having no changing rooms.  Cury being a good pitch with small changing rooms but miles from our catchment area.  It embarrasses me that we will be hosting teams with no changing facilities but unfortunately, we have absolutely no choice.  There just aren't enough grounds/facilities available - especially with Clijah, the main hub in Redruth for football, undergoing extensive groundworks.  Schools aren't willing to hire out their pitches and landowners that have fields just sat there doing nothing aren't willing to lease them out.

However, with the large ground I spoke about above and with another one that we are trying desperately to secure for 22/23, we've had to spend a lot of money to secure multiple pitches - that has its own expense as we have also had to buy a few line markers and maintenance equipment, including a ride-on mower.  It is what it is though, I just hope that those visiting our grounds will understand.

We rose from the Flexi League, from nothing.  One team. And now in our fourth season, we have Two Flexi Teams, Two Saturday teams, a Sunday team and a Women's team.  We are almost the perfect story from the Flexi League... However, we have had very little help or support to grow.

We will get there.  Rome wasn't built in a day.

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