29 May 2011

New images from the Banbury away game April 2011

Below are some new images from the away game at Banbury in April. They follow the order of the day, from the lunchtime pub, the match and of course the fantastic celebrations confirming promotion to Blue Square South.  The final image shows the pride and joy of the event.

(Thanks to Brian Thompson for the disc.)

Royston and Alex

Lee Grimshaw, Danny Williams

Snowy and Lee Grimshaw

Steve Rogers

Alex and Andrew Driver

Mark Tregunna

Neil Pope

Lee Hodges

Best photo

25 May 2011

John Pope

We have today learnt of the sudden passing of John Pope who had been associated with the Club and the Supporters Club for a number of years. John was the Club's groundsman for a number of years before taking on the role of Treasurer to the Supporters' Club.

Well known throughout Cornwall, not just for his sporting prowess but also as the Mayor of his beloved Camborne. He had represented the Town on Cornwall County Council and the former Kerrier District Council. John was a well respected Member of the community, known for his plain speaking and wicked sense of humour.

On the sporting scene, after retiring from playing football, John took up the whistle and was to become one of the leading Referees in the County, officiating at a number of County Finals, along with matches in the various FA Competitions.  After retiring from refereeing, John became a valued Member of Cornwall County Football Association. One of John's proudest moments in football was when he witnessed his son, Ross, take to the field at the New Wembley during Truro City's famous FA Vase victory. John's other sporting love was cricket and he was groundsman at Camborne Cricket Club for a number of years. 

A true gentleman who will be sadly missed but forever remembered.

Many thanks to Ian Anear for writing this obituary.

(Funeral arrangements are as follows: Friday 3rd June, 10.30am, Camborne Church.)

Pre-season friendlies 2011

Wednesday 27th July 2011 - Home Park

A pre-season West Country friendly has been organised for the above date at Home Park, or the so-called "Theatre of Greens". Normally, this fixture is played at Treyew Road but the prospect of visiting Home Park is very exciting and is sure to catch the imagination of Truro Fans.  Well done Ian Rennie for setting this up.

Complete list of pre-season friendlies to date, are detailed below:

Sat 9th July Royal Marines game now cancelled.
Tues 12th July - (A) - Falmouth Town - KO 7.45pm

Sat 16th July - (H) - Yeovil Town - 3pm

Tues 19th July - (A) - Tiverton Town - 7.45pm

Sat 23rd July - (H) - Queens Park Rangers Reserves - 3pm

Wed 27th July - (A) - Plymouth Argyle - 7.45 pm

Sat 30th July - (H) - Torquay United 3pm

Sat 6th Aug - (H) - Hednesford - 3pm

24 May 2011

Proposed Blue Square South league 2011/12

The FA has drawn up their proposal for the Blue Square South league next season.  The proposal will be voted on and confirmed at the FA Conference AGM in June.

The link for the team line-ups is below.  From a Truro Fans viewpoint, there are about six "easy" away ties which are achievable; our derby game is Weston-Super-Mare and is only a 320 mile round trip followed by next closest Dorchester.  Thereafter, Basingstoke, Maidenhead, Farnborough and Staines look do-able.  Some Truro Fans are also looking forward to Dartford and Dover, but not on a Tuesday night in January !  Looking at opposing team websites, some are still pondering about the trip to Treyew Road.


19 May 2011

Lee Hodges agrees to stay with Truro City

Source: Football Web Pages and Falmouth Packet:

Truro City chairman Kevin Heaney has confirmed that Lee Hodges has verbally agreed a new two-year contract to stay with Truro City.

The former Torquay player has tranformed Truro from a mid-table team in the Premier Division to champions in just over eighteen months and is rapidly making a name for himself in the management business.
It will have no doubt attracted the attentions of clubs higher up than Truro in non-League football, but Kevin Heaney is confident that Lee will stay at City and achieve further success.

"Lee has proved a great manager, he said: "Sometimes in life people take to a role like a hand into a glove, and he has impressed as an absolute natural for it. His players would walk through walls for him. Lee is easily the best manager I have worked with. There is a calmness about him, but he also has a steeliness which ensures that the players fully respect him and know exactly where they stand with him, which is vitally important."

"He is a genuinely outstanding young manager and I firmly believe he is the man who can take us into the Football League. He has verbally agreed a new two-year contract with Truro City and as far as I am aware all the squad have also indicated that they want to stay. The squad for next season will be entirely a matter for Lee, but I don’t think there’s any doubt that we certainly have the nucleus of a squad that will be more than capable of holding its own at the next level."

18 May 2011

TISA Merchandise

Available in most colours, but obviously black, red, & white!

All prices include embroidered TISA logo to left chest (unless requested elsewhere or stated otherwise).

White Tiger to right sleeve is an extra £1.50
White Tiger to back is an extra £3.50

Polo Shirts:

Mens Standard:       £12  XS-3XL

Mens slim fit:          £12   S-2XL
Ladies:                   £11  XS-XXL
Childrens:                £10   24"-32"


Children:                  £7  24"-32"
Adults:                     £9   S-XXL
Adults Long Sleeve:  £12  S-XXL


Adults:                     £18   S-XXL
Adults Full Zip:         £20    S-XXL
Childrens:                 £15   26"-36"


Adults:                     £14  S-XXL

Full Zip Fleece:        

Adults:                     £18  S-XXL

Baseball Caps:  

Adults:                    £6
Childrens 5 Panel:   £6


One Size:               £6

Executive Fleece Scarf

One Size:               £8

Red & Black Striped Scarf (no logos)

One Size:               £4

                    Lapel Badge: £2.50

To order, please email trurofans@gmail.com with your requirements. Following a confirmaiton e-mail, items will be available for collection at the Railway Club prior to the following home match.

PayPal payments and Royal Mail delivery.

14 May 2011

Truro Fans images from yesteryear

Thanks to Brian Thompson aka "Shearer" and Mark Brent aka Halfman/Halfman Biscuit for the images below from various away grounds.



Taunton Town

Tracy Carter and Marcus

Marky Mark - caption required here:

Les Afful's first shot of the game vs Weymouth

This action image shows Les Afful's first shot at goal within five minutes of the first half.  The powerful shot was parried away by the keeper.  Marcus Martin  pounced quickly from the left wing and right footed the ball low to the right side of goal to make the score 1-0. Marcus is just outside the 18 yard box, watched by a record crowd.  Final result of this last game of the season ended 3-2 to City.

04 May 2011

Pride and joy as Truro City win Southern League Premier

Below are some proud images immediately after the Weymouth match, with manager, players and fans enjoying the moment. The celebrations which immediately followed the match then carried on at the Railway Club.  Several players including club captain Jake Ash and Club chairman Kevin Heaney continued the celebrations with that massive shield and around 150 supporters.  A fantastic day with English football history being re-written - five promos in six years has never previously been achieved.

Lee Hodges with Broady, Yetts and Watto enjoying the moment

Broady, Les and Bas McConnell collecting their medals.

Yetts and Truro Fan Jeremy Booker with that massive League shield.

Club Trustee Ray Rowe and Barrington Hayles after the Weymouth match.

Truro fans fill Treyew Road stand

Truro fans fill the stand on the Treyew Road side at 2.30pm, just before the Weymouth Town game. The stand is normally occupied by families.  The game attracted an attendance of 1696, itself a club and league record for the season.

03 May 2011

TISA Membership

Truro Independent Supporters' Association membership is £5 per annum. You receive an enamel TISA badge, a fixture card for the coming season and a car window sticker.

Members meet at the Railway Club, Truro. 

Optional membership of the Railway Club is £12 and members must be 18 years or over.  (Non-members of the Railway Club can be signed in as a guest).

To apply for membership, please email: trurofans@gmail.com

An Evening with Mark Halsey - 28th April 2011

The first of "Massey's Mutterings - Live!" - The TISA club hosted an evening of anecdotes and Questions  & Answers with Mark Halsey, who has bravely battled back from cancer to once again become one of the leading football officials in the country.

Mark was joined by Trevor Massey, who ran the line at the 2008 FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium between Portsmouth and Cardiff City.  Jake Ash, Truro City club captain also fielded questions from the floor of around sixty people.

It was an entertaining event and TISA would like to thank Mark, Trevor, Steve and Jake for giving their time freely.

We are trying to line up a couple more names in the world of football, these will be announced once confirmed.

01 May 2011

Truro Fans at Banbury United, 23rd April 2011

Images below are from the away game to Banbury United. The first image, if you haven't guessed, is Banbury Cross !