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  2. That's good... Maybe next week they could start with a blank piece of paper and let the fans pick two septets? Foxhall specialists obviously.. Do it to a 42.5 point total team average and you would have some great racing I would suggest, never mind decent.. Maybe call one team 'Ipswich' and the other team 'Poole' and the winners can get either three points or four points towards a National Title.. You know, thinking about it in more detail... 14 track specialists at every meeting in the UK, and lots of rides for the riders to earn as much as they can before enjoying their winter, ticks two major boxes there.. The only down side could be seeing the same 14 track specialists time and time again at your track but that could be spiced up a bit by swapping them around and mixing them up between the two teams each week.. Which to be fair, isn't a million miles away from what happens now so shouldn't pose too much of a problem.. Could catch on this..
  3. Then no one in authority within British Speedway can ever moan about a lack of mainstream media coverage Neil.. Nor can they complain about a lack of blue chip company sponsorship for their teams and the league as a whole.. Imagine, for example, Tesco sponsoring the Panthers? Their brand will be linked to such nonsense that is allowed to pervade week in week out within Speedway and therefore could become damaged by its association.. Ultimately this means there is no way these major companies would get involved with something so devoid of any credibility in the context of a bona fide National Sporting Championship.. In fact it probably is good news to a large degree that it is constantly ignored by the wider media given its so open to ridicule. Imagine Poland running Speedway like this with the exposure they get every week? Believe me, it wouldn't get anywhere near the same wall to wall coverage, fan base or sponsorship from national companies if they did.. Two months of what we accept over here would see a collapse of their Leagues and crowds akin to the GB levels as TV companies and sponsors would drop it like a stone.. If you can't do something properly then probably best not to do it at all as, with all things, you are only as good as your weakest link.. And Speedway in the UK have more weak links due to its operating model than is good for the brand..
  4. pvm

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    Track grading normally takes place after Heats 4,7,10(interval) & 14, which is what happened tonight, so no different to normal. I think the trackman expected the track to dry a bit quicker than it did and got caught out a little with the amount of water put on the track, but these things happen occasionally. It's a fine balance between being too wet and too dry, when you trying to predict the rate at which it will dry out during the night after a warm sunny day with a mild breeze. Your trying to create a good racing surface, whilst at the same time trying to avoid it becoming a dust bowl, on the whole our trackman does a pretty good job most weeks. As to it dragging out, All 15 heats were complete by 9.00pm, so not that much difference to any other week. I think you just missed "Smoggy" not being there to distract you during the lulls in action (she is a tremendous asset to the club, the way she get's the kid's involve).
  5. Yesterday
  6. Bellers101

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    No more tractor work than normal. What was seen tonight is standard at Redcar.
  7. Bellers101

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    Greaves makes so many daft mistakes. He has been doing it all season but seems to be getting worse. Really struggles to get around the 1st and 2nd bends especially.
  8. Baldyman

    Swindon vs Ipswich

    Hitting form? Sounds like you've been hitting the bottle.
  9. sommelier

    King's Lynn v Belle Vue 22/8/19

    I think you have rose tinted!!!
  10. cyclone

    Edinburgh vs Birmingham 23/8

    Bit harsh, he was leading heat 4, when on the last lap, he locked up and came down. Cameron then hit Garrity's bike which acted as ramp to propel him through the air, a la Freddie Lindgren. into the air fence. It looked like CW might have smashed in to his own handlebars, and it was subsequently announced as resulting in apparently a possible broken rib. To be fair it was a simple fall by Garrity, and nothing reckless about Jason's riding, who immediately went over to apologise to Cam. Despite the scoreline, there was some decent racing, with Garrity inflicting Masters only defeat in the final race. Although Garrity's travel problems are a source of irritation and criticism, when he is on his game on the track, he is well worth watching.
  11. That's true.. The refs scores correlated with mine, so not sure how the BSPA site have it wrong.. We had, Worrall 9+3 (6), Ostergaard 11+1 (5), Bjerre 5+1 (4), Wethers 4 (4), TJ 5, Clegg 3+1 (4), Phillips 1 (3)...
  12. It’s what is needed to show the supporters that there club is worth supporting.If they don’t do something I can see the numbers go down drastically .
  13. Agree 100% but can't see that happening now.. but if we want to lift the ko cup that's what is needed !!
  14. Fortythirtyeight

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    First time I've said this about Redcar but disapointing meeting in terms of the quality of racing. Score line kept the match interesting but some of the home riders didn't look comfortable on an overwatered track and the Bandits made the best of their opportunities. Not many races to shout about although Summers had his moments , Riss started well and Wright was a class above with Anderson and Flint impressing. Too much tractor work ( trying to fix the track ) made the meeting drag a little and no second half racing due to an amateur meeting tomorrow with no ' Smoggy ' to keep us entertained.. Not the worst meeting ever but not as good as I'd hoped. Bandits deserved their point and the Bears will be happy with the win considering the low scores from three riders. Think they are safe for a play off place but may struggle against the more solid top 3 sides and with Wright having a GP appearance on his mind. Great to see Workington fans in the ' hospitality suite ' by the start line . Not often I'm home before midnight for an away match but that's something to be thankful for I suppose.
  15. Wright rode for Redcar tonight. Garrity ride for Birmingham. Barker rode for Scunthorpe. Who's betting somewhere in Europe Tungate didn't also. Joke. Joke. Joke.
  16. Not very good at team riding either.never looks for his team mates,more often than not stuff them up.
  17. Challenge 2019 Race Card http://bit.ly/SGP-Challenge-2019
  18. Cloggy

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    Flinty earned his 4th ride. Some good racing, good getting chance seeing Wright ride STMP, spud worked hard and rode well to challenge him but Wright was just class
  19. foreverblue

    Poole 2019

    Maybe not but who is there?
  20. Not sure whose provided the BSPA site with the individual scores tonight on the Newcastle side but most of them are wrong Worrall, Ostergaard, Clegg and Phillips scores all wrong
  21. TJ seems to be taking the p#ss.
  22. erimus11

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    It won't change, Bears have confirmed that Woolley will be in the team until the end of the season
  23. See Charles Wright rode tonight and got a fifteen point max for Redcar.
  24. The Doctor...

    Poole 2019

    I think the man himself has just replied but he's no Poole fan, and he most definitely lives in Australia. An exiled Newport fan... met him for the first time as young lad at Smallmead in the Newport glory years.
  25. No he doesn't, he's fine ......
  26. Starman2006

    Poole 2019

    Not good enough.
  27. homer

    Redcar V Berwick 23/8

    Greaves had to work hard on an outside line to get the better of Flint in heat14
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