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Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:25 pm
by Kéighlán
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.

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:01 pm
by Kéighlán
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

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:39 pm
by TheElvenLord
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

TEL

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:48 pm
by ThingsThatGoFlirInTheShla
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!

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:49 pm
by ThingsThatGoFlirInTheShla
Sorry. Just read the rest of the thread.

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:48 pm
by Kéighlán
Well... apply to join FIFA, then get some good players lol. You'll get recognised

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:25 pm
by TheElvenLord
Whether FIFA would accept us is the problem.

TEL

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:44 pm
by Allister
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/

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:03 pm
by Allister
OK, I've sent the CCFA an email and I'll let you know what they say when they reply.

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:52 pm
by Kéighlán
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.



edited by: Kéighlán, May 01, 2008 - 09:56 PM

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:07 pm
by Kéighlán
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




edited by: Kéighlán, May 01, 2008 - 11:30 PM

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:11 pm
by Myghall

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.

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:47 pm
by Kéighlán
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.

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:11 pm
by DTresaw
Are there actually any decent Cornish players playing professionally?? I don't know of any.

Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:00 pm
by TheElvenLord
Keighlan - They played Plymouth Argyle while Pele was on the team - i think they might, because its practise isnt it!

TEL