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SITUATED roughly between Falmouth and Redruth in West Cornwall, the civil parish of Wendron has a population of around 3,000 spread far and wide, and it is, therefore, all the more remarkable that there should be such a stunning, state-of-the art football ground within it, dwarfing almost all others in the county in both style …

IN THE professional footballing world, most players are done before they reach their mid-30s. But not AFC Bournemouth’s Jermain Defoe, 35, who was recalled to the national squad last year. So, what’s his secret? Jermain spoke to the Indy… Jermain Defoe puts the longevity of his career down to one thing: His recent adoption of …

SOME people refuse to admit their mistakes, let alone learn from them. So as I watched the tragedy unfold of a disgruntled shooter in the USA going on a killing spree at a school I had a grim sense we’d been here before. Most of the blame lies with a gun lobby that insists on …

SOMERSET batsman George Bartlett is continuing to enjoy good form out in Australia where he is spending the winter playing Grade Cricket and last weekend notched up his maiden century for University Cricket Club. Going in with the score on 98 for two, the 19-year-old shared in a third-wicket partnership of 97 and a fourth-wicket …

EXETER Chiefs scrum-half Jack Maunder could be excused for feeling miffed right now. After playing a huge hand in Chiefs’ Premiership title success last season and being capped on England’s subsequent tour of Argentina, the 20-year-old home-grown pivot has tasted just 21 minutes of league action this season – in the first game at Gloucester! …

THE £3.4 million stadium redevelopment at St. James Park, the home of Exeter City, is entering the next phase in the programme of works. The Old Stagecoach stand, which dated back to 1927, has been demolished and a new stand is being built in its place, along with other improvements, including to the ground’s away …

THESE are early days and it is still far too soon to rush to judgement – but all the available evidence suggests Dayle Grubb was right to turn his back on a career in education in order to pursue a long-held ambition to be a full-time professional footballer. Just a few short weeks ago, the …

FOOTBALL has undergone a vast change since I was a young man. I cannot say it has been for the better. “From what I have seen, the present day players fall far below the standard of years ago, in terms of adaptability and skill. Nowadays the team plan comes first.” Sounds like a retired footballer …