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  2. PHILIPRISING

    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    YOU are assuming that the Friday meetings are the night before an SGP round in Poland. Bradford is a lot closer to Manchester than Torun is to Krsko for example. And these aren't extra meetings ... just being staged on a Friday rather than a Saturday or Sunday.
  3. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    The whole problem with that assumption is that a team suddenly appeared and an immediate look by those controlling the purse strings said that the sums didn't add up. However, it was a drip feed of signings and then a press release of a full 1-7 that was well received by fans. It then took a further month to then realise, allegedly, that the sums don't add up. Something else might have come out of the woodwork which did indeed need a financial decision but it can't be a surprise that few are buying it so to speak. Whatever the reason though, it's standard speedway of rubbish communications keeping the fire burning; being a big secret for the majority with a minority seemingly knowing more but never putting their head above the parapet then, shock horror, the whispers are confirmed.
  4. Sings4Speedway

    Riders without a team place

    Another that has suffered from the reduction in lowest signing average. Did alright coming in at short notice and will probably do the same again this year. Kit needs updating badly but hard to see any motivation to do that without a team place.
  5. semion

    Ipswich 2019

    Have Kevlars will travel. The Circus is back in Town
  6. NO Australian SGP this year. Which thankfully means that the 2019 World Champion will be crowned in Torun ... a far more suitable venue and option than Ipswich in Australia. Hopefully the powers-that-be can get their ducks in a row for an Oz SGP to start the 2020 campaign.
  7. iris123

    SPEEDWAY MAIL.

    Sometimes I see threads from 5 years ago and had totally forgotten I had posted on them!!!
  8. TigerAl

    Sheffield 2019

    From the STAARS meeting; Kyle has kept fit by going on holiday with his girlfriend to Costa Rica. The referees don't report back on the quality of the track any longer. Steady thinks Somerset will be up near the top of the league. Fixtures will be out any day now. First meeting will be 90th anniversary celebration. There could be something different about the race jackets for the 90th anniversary season. No plans to run a national league team as access to stadium for race dates would be prohibitive. Ricky Ashworth has been riding a pushbike at Manchester velodrome.
  9. Richard Weston

    Ipswich 2019

    Harris will be OK if there is sufficient grip on the outside. Saw him last year at Poole a couple of times - came into his own when the dirt moved out. Early on, when it was round the white line he struggled but later in the meeting it was edge of seat stuff. All Ipswich need to do is ensure there is an out wide racing line and dirt for Chris to dig into.
  10. Grachan

    SPEEDWAY MAIL.

    I remember replying to that comment. Was it really 16 years ago? Good grief.
  11. Grachan

    SPEEDWAY MAIL.

    To be fair, they were of a VERY high quality.
  12. GiveusaB

    Riders without a team place

    Does Sheldon Davies have a place ? Real shame if not !
  13. Barrow Boy 2

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    It could have been a financial decision. It might have been the cost of employing the whole team that was the issue and someone had to go.
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  15. dj350z

    Poole 2019

    I don't know, you try to bring it back round to speedway AR and no-one is bothered!! Might as well get back on to politics then!!!
  16. dontforgetthefueltapsbruv

    Ipswich 2019

    A pay as you go Play Off Harris is a worthwhile signing. A guarantee pay Rye/Glasgow one isnt Bellego as a 2nd string should be OK Overall I dont see this team being as far off the pace as many are predicting and it should be one thats entertaining at home Think we need to give it a chance and wait and see A solid start to the season is vital. Given the situation I dont see a huge level of tolerance if not
  17. Sidney the robin

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    With this league i can see fans picking and choosing there meetings.At Swindon we generally get 1000 plus 12/1300 on a good day for the life of me how they can afford Doyley, Batch, Toby on those crowds god knows.But you are right if we cant encourage fresh blood to support the sport the longterm picture looks bleak.
  18. Steve0

    Ipswich 2019

    Speedway may be a numbers game when putting sides together but this starting 7 certainly won’t be the finishing 7 IMHO. Harris is on an inflated average that sees him ride at #1 - a position he has never really excelled at and there are a few riders that to find some consistency - Lawson, King (returning from injury), Bellego and Heeps (who had a very poor season at Wolves). I can see this team dropping about 2-3 points collectively in the first month.
  19. blue witch

    Ipswich 2019

    At the end of the day how many team have an out and out number 1? Maybe 2, Doyle and Lambert? At home we'll be hard to beat with King lawson cam, 3 who can ride foxhall well and allen who every teams fans wanted as hes a hot prospect! Harris will give 110% in every meeting. Bellego and Pieszczek are the crowd pleasers who hopefully learn foxhall pretty quickly. There's no team that's really that strong so lets stop being so negative until we've rode a couple of meetings
  20. 2ndbendbeerhut

    Ipswich 2019

    Just realised that Lawson rode for Workington.... Lawson rode for Lakeside... Harris rode for St Austell Harris rode for Coventry Harris rode for Rye House... Hope Ipswich can break the spell....
  21. Coventry_Bee

    Ipswich 2019

    It is not looking great for Ipswich but it's not always who you start with but... Will the owner bring in riders able to make a difference if needed I doubt. A massive own goal in not bringing Scott Nicholls in, he has not even spoken to Ipswich so it looks like he will start the season without a team and that is really unfortunate. People paying more this year to see a team that really isn't much better than last year and the possibility of getting a few tonkings along the way.
  22. Arch Stanton

    Ipswich 2019

    Good points actually especially the last line. I don’t know much about the Pole but both Louis and Hawkins are convinced he’ll soon be a crowd favourite. We know Harris is entertaining and he WILL be at Foxhall when he’s properly dialled in, and Bellego is entertaining too. King and Heeps we also know can provide good racing around Foxhall so even if the results don’t come, the entertainment will hopefully be there. Hopefully that will be enough as at the end of the day, sport is a results business. Im not impressed with the strength of the team I have to be honest, but I’ll be there for the first meeting and I’ll see how things go.
  23. g13webb

    Kings Lynn 2019

    Changing Bomber average because of Rye House closure , merely illustrates the short sightedness of the BSPA. If the powers are saying his average was wrong, than how was it correct that Poole were able to sign him on that same average. Are they now saying that Poole were wrong to sign him on a average that was false?. Was he an illegal rider last year when he beat Doyle in that semi final? NO, of course he wasn't, and his averages should reflect that. Seems to me the BSPA have wasted valuable time creating a situation that was not important, when that time could have been spent on something far more valuable, especially when there is so much wrong with this sport... Why should the riders have their CMA adjusted just because the club folded. They rode the races, they got paid for their efforts, and their results should be noted...….
  24. Sidney the robin

    Kings Lynn 2019

    If it is to believed and the Lynn side has already been assembled not announcing it must be one of the strangest decisions i have ever known in speedway very Bizarre.
  25. Spl77

    Ipswich 2019

    At least it's now clear who runs the club..... Louis is just the front man! To say I'm disappointed is a massive understatement. At the end of last season we had the prospect of watching the best talent this country has produced in years in Drew Kemp and now we're being served this. What a missed opportunity.
  26. Racin Jason 72

    Ipswich 2019

    I am grateful that the louis have stayed for so long and given us stability in the last 30 years. I don’t blame them for selling up as I believe Chris Is hugely frustrated with the small fixture list and short sighted attitude f other promoters. How anyone can run a business with just 14 pay days to earn enough to get a yearly wage is beyond me. Just hope we have lots of good racing if we cannot have success.
  27. Arch Stanton

    Ipswich 2019

    Hard to disagree. It’s ok for those to say “use it or lose it” but it has to be a two way thing. They have to provide something worthwhile for the fans to pay their entrance fee and an increased one at that. They can’t expect supporters to just turn up out of blind loyalty. I hope I’m wrong, but this very much seems like a team on a par with our last “Elite” league team where fans finally lost patience and voted with their feet. That season nearly killed the club stone dead until we were rescued by the second tier. It’s certainly not as good as Peterborough’s team and I suspect, will be nowhere near Lynn’s either. At least Buster has been true to his word, he really does hate us doesn’t he We have to give the team a chance of course we do, and the team might actually do OK at home, but looking through the home and away averages, we seem to have collected a group that are absolutely dreadful away from the comforts of their home circuit. We’ll get some right batterings on the road.
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