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  2. Charlieboy

    Sheffield 2019

    If it's early afternoon and hot track dries very quickly so then you get a dusty track where as evening meetings hold moisture into track better.nightmare for track preparation .Nearly every Newport meeting the day after Cardiff was really bad for it,one year after it had bounced down all morning it was bone dry after 3 races.
  3. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    You're always tempted to open a post out of curiosity but it usually only confirms why one doesn't bother to read the diatribe on a regular basis. Excellent contribution of drivel as per usual sir, I feel that you're overdue for your visit to nurse Ratched for your medication
  4. 1 valve

    AGM November 2018

    On a number of occasions the question has been asked "can two clubs run in the same league even though they are owned by the same person". I am presuming this question has been asked because there is a fear of self interest or means to manipulate rules and situations given that "voting" on such matters would hardly be democratic on a one man one vote scenario The (apparently correct) answer has been "yes so long as different promoters are involved" - suggesting a degree of independence from an owners influence. Yet last week Damien Bates "owner" of Sheffield & Leicester was reported in print as saying " I am waiting to see what happens at the AGM before deciding on which leagues Leicester & Sheffield will compete" Now this statement hardly sounds like different promoters creating an independent culture within speedway. More that. Listen, you may be the promoters, but I am the owner and what I say goes - me dog you tail get wagging. Now unless somebody can explain how having the same owner of two teams in the same league will never be subject to control of the owner and their (biased) view then it would appear that it is best to presume the sport is indeed run by owners whilst promoters/co promoters of the jointly owned clubs are merely the yes men of the influential few. If this is the case, just come on out and admit, owners run the clubs, make the big decisions and the promoters merely promote the events. there's nothing wrong with this nor anything we supporters can do about it. But please unless there is a clear explanation which disproves this thinking, stop continuing to insult our intelligence (or maybe even your own) with a smoke and mirrors attempt to convince the paying public otherwise.
  5. mac101

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Lewis Kerr Paul Starke niki Luna Bradley Wilson dean ben barker sarj or Nathan greaves jack Thomas 37.64
  6. Bald Bloke

    Poole 2019

    Now we know what Ford valued Poole at £500k... Buster was coming for him
  7. Wolfie456

    Eastbourne 2018

    Heard you've already signed Nicholls and Kennet for next season.
  8. June

    Somerset 2019

    I hope to see Jake back at Scunny….Please!
  9. poolebolton

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    What about this solid team and it fits with the British 2.5% Would back Hans and Bjerre to score big and well with reserves like that. 1. Hans= 7.56 2. Kacper G= 5.51 (has 2 brand new bikes for the UK) 3. R worrall= 5. 67 4. Kennett= 5.58 5. Bjerre= 7.16 6. Palm Toft= 5.65 7.Wright= 5.15
  10. wealdstone

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Despite the Chapman involvement looking positively to return to top flight. Against my better judgement warmed towards the second division. Now waiting for season ticket prices and hope that for once they reflect the up front commitment.
  11. INCOGNITO

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Pretty sure by missing 2018 Chris now falls under the ruling of having to have a 8.00 average which was the minimum average of any GP rider of the last three years that didn't ride in Brotain the year before. He may still be 7.16 if he is at Poole though
  12. 2ndbendbeerhut

    Ipswich 2019

    • Minimum rider points average of 3 ‘achieved’ and not assessed So after what Hawkins has said looks like no one can ride unless they have achieved a 3 point ave. So no new riders to the league then unless they are assessed at 4.50 or above. So would not only rule out Drew but anyone new to the PL. Garcia too for example. What about Connor Mountain, has a 3.50 CL. but would be ruled out of the PL? Does that mean the likes of Kasper Andersen or Jonas Jeppersen that were assessed for 2018 will be reassessed? Surely as long as the likes of Kemp, Mountain, Hume, Bowtell are given 3 point aves whats the issue? Edit: Looks like Neil Watson and Ritchie Hawkins have differing views of the same rule..... which is exactly what is wrong with the rules!
  13. Wolfie456

    Ipswich 2019

    He costs an absolute fortune
  14. ray c

    Poole 2019

    As been in the past so no reason why not
  15. The only way you should have Nicholls back is as a H&S steward so you can open up the whole of the stand for the capacity crowds
  16. singy13

    Goodbye and thank you for the memories (for now!)

    Hope the Witches pull in massive crowds to Foxhall....good luck.
  17. Sings4Speedway

    AGM November 2018

    Of course that won't happen because Lynn will be 4th at the time thing to really be concerned about is when all three make the play offs....although bloody Poole would still probably win.
  18. Wolfie456

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Personally would never have Nicholls on a big track proved it at Swindon and Belle Vue and didn't do to much for you in championship this year.Have heard he's signed for Eastbourne already expect him to go back to his best track Ipswich as well.
  19. singy13

    Workington 2019

    April showers marra..........although about six years back we had a wonderful hot March...I remember having the BQ on St Bees beach area...as for silly long breaks let's hope no one interferes with Comets schedule again ?
  20. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    Come on, you're being silly. That wouldn't happen in speedway . And if it did, the problem will be averted when there are fewer than five teams to allow someone to get this fifth place? To me, it seems this Buster Chapman geezer has his own real-life version of that speedway PC game we're all yearning for. He can get any results he wants, maybe.
  21. INCOGNITO

    Wolves 2019

    Doyle is looking like being their number one and wouldn't be suprised to see two former witches in Andersen and Nicholls there behind him and may feel that Rory could choose Wolves over Ipswich now he has to pick having said that, both Nicholls and Andersen would fit in well at Peterborough
  22. A ORLOV

    Poole 2019

    With Somerset having dropped a league hopefully one Bank Holiday can be home and away against Swindon.
  23. liam

    lakeside 2019

    It was a one year lease with the option of a second which was not taken.
  24. Phil The Ace

    Poole 2019

    Everyone will ride good Friday, I'm on about racing some meetings on a Wednesday, not a FRN, I don't want to sound like a broken record but I don't care. What is the point in having FRN if teams are going to ride on a Wednesday. Having 5 teams on a Thursday and 2 on a Monday is ridiculous. Might aswell put all on a Thursday or make a 3rd team ride on a Monday
  25. Wolfie456

    Wolves 2019

    Got a feeling Schlein will be riding for Ipswich.We need riders who can ride big fast tracks as Peterborough is another graveyard for us.
  26. uk_martin

    AGM November 2018

    I said many years ago that Speedway should adopt a MLB / NFL / NBA style franchising operating model, with shares in the holding company being divided amongst the promoters in proportion to the value that they bring to the party at the outset. That way with everyone having a stake in the prospects of every franchisee, maybe there will be some decision making for the common good rather than promoters not being able to see beyond their own stadium car park, as is the case now.
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