A national team for Cornwall?

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Kéighlán
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Post by Kéighlán » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:25 pm

I think that Kernow should have a national football team, a national rugby team, and any other national team in any other sport. The Cornish public should put a petition to FIFA, England and Scotland and Wales, Northern Ireland have special permission to play as seperate nations, if it weren't for the English inventing the sport they would only be allowed to play as Britian. (thats a fact, FIFA president sepp blatter said that) so i think that if Cornwall asked they should and would be able to form a national team, in the long run it may help for the push for independance.

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Post by Kéighlán » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:01 pm

Well...turns out cornwall DOES have a football team, they regularly play internationals against jersey, isle of man, and occasionally Ireland. (havn't done in a very long time though)
heres a link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_o ... tball_team

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Post by TheElvenLord » Thu May 01, 2008 2:39 pm

Graham hart is pushing for that sort of thing.

"regularly play internationals against jersey, isle of man, and occasionally Ireland"

But, we need it to be RECOGNIZED

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Post by ThingsThatGoFlirInTheShla » Thu May 01, 2008 6:48 pm

Is there any chance of starting an unofficial team. Then at least we'll be playing regularly and actualy have a team to talk of!

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Post by ThingsThatGoFlirInTheShla » Thu May 01, 2008 6:49 pm

Sorry. Just read the rest of the thread.

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Post by Kéighlán » Thu May 01, 2008 7:48 pm

Well... apply to join FIFA, then get some good players lol. You'll get recognised

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Post by TheElvenLord » Thu May 01, 2008 8:25 pm

Whether FIFA would accept us is the problem.

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Post by Allister » Thu May 01, 2008 8:44 pm

Getting ahead of yourselves there guys. The first step would be contacting Cornwall County Football Association (CCFA) to see if they are open to discussion and whether they would support such a move.

Here is the linky to the CCFA website and I'll send them an email enquiring about there position.

http://www.cornwallfa.com/AboutUs/

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Post by Allister » Thu May 01, 2008 9:03 pm

OK, I've sent the CCFA an email and I'll let you know what they say when they reply.

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Post by Kéighlán » Thu May 01, 2008 9:52 pm

I don't see why they would not, after all it is the Cornish FA, a national team would only promote Cornish culture and attract attention, hence more money and so on. FIFA accepted Northern Ireland and Wales, They were seriously thinking of rejecting NI as it was just part of the UK, so they thought htat if they were going to have any team it would be a British one, or just ROI. Wales is closely linked with England, England cricket team represents Wales as well, yet Wales and Northern Ireland have their own teams. Catalonia has a national team, they even have a friendly lined up with footballing Giants Argentina, they succeeded in recognition, they are even sponsored by Puma and have a premier league player on their team as does Basque country (Gaizka Mendieta). I am sure Kernow shall do the same. The idea of a sixth nation football team is actually exciting. Kernow V England at Wembley, lol that would be interesting.



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Post by Kéighlán » Thu May 01, 2008 10:07 pm

Here is a very good website, if Cornwall seeks to get into FIFA, then they should apply to this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NF-Board
that doesn't mean National Front, it means...something football. lol can't remember the first word, something national...national football association. i dunno




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Post by Myghall » Fri May 02, 2008 7:11 pm


Kéighlán said:
Well...turns out cornwall DOES have a football team, they regularly play internationals against jersey, isle of man, and occasionally Ireland. (havn't done in a very long time though)
heres a link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_o ... tball_team
Cornwall official football team



The Cornwall FA should arrange some matches against other Celtic nations. How about the Brittany national team http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brittany_n ... tball_team or Isle of Man national team for a start ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Ma ... tball_team.

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Post by Kéighlán » Fri May 02, 2008 7:47 pm

No, better to try and play high profile teams such as....Belgium, Poland etc, maybe even Brazil...but i doubt they would bother playing you. No offence. Playing small teams like that won't get you recognition or help with your FIFA application.

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Post by DTresaw » Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:11 pm

Are there actually any decent Cornish players playing professionally?? I don't know of any.

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Post by TheElvenLord » Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:00 pm

Keighlan - They played Plymouth Argyle while Pele was on the team - i think they might, because its practise isnt it!

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