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A few points that are often missed are these… Was Priaulx and the rest of the local game in a good state of affairs before GFC came along? In my opinion, no. Crowds were dwindling and it seemed there were more and more one sided matches. The League was generally won by one of the big three and that does not look like changing anytime soon with Bels apparently running away with it this season. It would appear that they are a League of their own, we are in the middle of November and they have yet to drop a point. So when people start criticising CCL for not being competitive, you might want to look closer to home. Something needed to change, whether GFC was the right way or not only time will tell. Clubs agreed to its inception so fair play to them for seeing that something had to change and for the backing they gave it and I believe many still do. Young players were also leaving the game not long after they left Junior football. It was sad that the U21 Development League was kicked out. We have to accept that youngsters of today have so many more sports and activities that they can enjoy. Look at the advances that Cricket, Rugby and Athletics have made over the recent past with all the opportunities they now get, in compared to 30 years ago when Football was king. I know so many kids that may have moved onto another sport or given it up all together but now are setting their goal as playing for their Island team in a UK League. Of course many of these may well not be good enough, but the hope surely is that they will stick to playing the game all of us on here love. Whether that be for GFC, a Priaulx side, Jackson football or for a Business League side. Just so wish that they could somehow be brought back into the fold. Some sort of linkup really does need to happen as other posters have suggested. Football over here is still very strong, we seem to beat the old enemy regularly and I would say that there is much better support for football here than across the water. Just going by the crowds you see at inter-insular matches there and also when Jersey play in their cup competition that of course we did so well in a few years ago. GFC is at the moment here to stay, I do believe that all involved in the local game need to work together to make us all stronger. Whether that be GFC, GFC or the many clubs. I have seen it from both sides, I spent over 20 years involved in a local club before falling out of love of the local game, because of falling standards and attitudes of certain players. GFC has brought be back to watching local football and enjoying it greatly. GFC have put Guernsey on the map in football circles. The amount of media coverage has been great. I know many of you tire of it, but surely the hope is that some of this good feeling will come to the local clubs and they will benefit from it?