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  2. What I really don't get is that so many speedway are interested in just one thing - credibility. More than that, they try to use every possible situation and anomaly - however meaningless and insignificant - to shout to the just how flawed it is. When it isn't... Every sport and/or sporting event will throw up sone sort of anomaly. Nothing is perfect, but the thing these armchair critics forget (or more likely refuse to believe) is that the old world final system was far more flawed and less credible than the GP system we currently have. Guess what? Speedway is unique. Accept it and move on. Uniqueness and peculiarities litter every other sport too. How many football fans were complaining about Liverpool being the best in Europe last year - when they weren't even the best in England? Probably only those on the BSF... In a tennis match recently, one player lost despite having won several more games than his opponent. How appalling... In darts, a player can be crushed by an opponent without winning a leg, yet finish with a much higher average. Talk about a flawed system... In cricket, how disgusting that a team could be losing by a mountain of runs, yet they can still just play out for a draw. Talk about a lack of credibility...
  3. Steve0

    Poole 2020

    He is not the Messiah - he’s a very naughty boy
  4. OveFundinFan

    Grand Prix changes

    I would accept after 20 heats the rider with the most points being declared the GP winner. In the event of a tie the GP winner would be decided on who beat who when they met. However in the event of a 3 way tie I am stuck. Would be easy to sort if all three et in one race. After the 20 heats, there would be 2 semis and a final, just like now, for extra world championship points AND for viewer excitement.
  5. mikebv

    Berwick, Sheffield and Kent.

    For me pretty much THE No1 PRIORITY for each track.. As fans who still go have shown, they will put up with a whole host of 'anomolies' with regards to how the sport is ran versus it's peers, therefore the least the sport can do is ensure it runs on the best nights for the vast majority of them to get there.. For teams currently in the second tier, I cannot see (no disrespect intended as could be lots of riders used as an example), how the likes of Danny King and Chris Harris riding in Ipswich colours in the Premiership will deliver much bigger crowds than when they turned up this year for Sheffield and Somerset respectively... Maybe the Champions, with Jason Doyle in tow, would deliver a novelty crowd bounce but cannot see over a season how it could work for second tier clubs moving up.. Unless of course financially the TV money is similar to the Sky deal and clubs feel they can make ends meet with it?
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  7. Col

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Bacon is 5.2ish average wise. I only saw Hume once. He was quick but erratic, I'd take that over Agertoft very slow but steady & Castagna's less slow but clamped to the inside unless forced off it.
  8. My short term predictions are better than my long term predictions. Both hold more merit than your Wolves/CVS/Adams blind faith optimism.
  9. stevehone

    TV new deal?

    so links with F1, wonder if Robin Brundle gave Buster the heads up?
  10. Yesterday
  11. Bald Bloke

    Wolverhampton 2020

    Morris and Scotty add up to 10.88.. Not to shabby imho.
  12. AFCB Wildcat

    Grand Prix changes

    I don't think that the problem is seen to be it being beyond the wit of the the layperson to understand the system, it's more getting them to buy into the credibility of seeing a rider crowned GP winner but only being 3rd or 4th in the score chart. I agree that comparing sports is apples & pears but snooker was mentioned as a sport where the winner has not necessarily scored the most points which is true but as someone else pointed out the points don't count towards deciding the the championship like in the GP's. Imagine player 1 winning 18 frames to 16 in the world championship final but then after totting up their scores over the 34 frames player 2 was declared winner because he scored more points. For me the current system is neither one thing or the other. If it's about totting points then just declare the winner after 20 heats. If its about a grand final to decide a winner then use the knockout system and award points for places. It's not been an issue this year really and I think there was only one GP this year where the winner of the final didn't top score or equal top score but I still think the format lacks a bit of credibility.
  13. crescent girl

    Berwick, Sheffield and Kent.

    Especially nights....
  14. stevebrum

    Wolves 2019

    I’d imagine so yes. At least they tried tho.
  15. Bald Bloke

    Poole 2020

    You should know more than me.. Just my opinion at the mo. If Ford has really asked to drop down, then let him.. Don't rally around to keep them up, or give him what he wants to stay up.. It's said that he runs it as a business for the last 15 years plus. Best sponsored, best crowds, dearest for families with kids. Made money. One season he hasn't the toys come out of the pram. Put that against most of the other clubs that struggle, and run despite a loss, year after year, hoping it will pick up. People moan about Buster trying to keep speedway at the top level going with TV coverage, yet Ford wants out at the fist sign of a loss. Yet Poole fans think Ford is the ** ??
  16. Bald Bloke

    Poole 2020

    About 4 As I have said. Will hold my hands up if i'm wrong.
  17. You certainly need a big night from Nichols that could make the difference IMO.
  18. ASpeedwayfan

    Poole 2020

    I believe it would of but unfortunately it's irrelevant as he doesn't want to ride in the 2nd tier. Big shame
  19. I was standing by the first turn thinking to myself what a crap job we’ve done of doctoring this track. Especially as an opposition rider scores a brilliant, impeccable 15 point max and the only rider to look uncomfortable and fall off was one of our own
  20. Fromafar

    2020 CL

    Think we will just have to wait till AGM to see what shambles of self interest they come up with.
  21. Pirates Of Poole

    2020 CL

    With Stoke gone, Cradley and question mark along with Kent looking to move up it only leaves 5 teams.
  22. Fromafar

    2020 CL

    Would agree if that is the case.
  23. jenga

    Poole 2020

    klindt has a championship averge , does that count ?
  24. Pirates Of Poole

    2020 CL

    14 teams tells me there’s will be no national league.
  25. Neila

    Wolves 2019

    Wonder if both teams will be fined for not completing fixtures ?? Workington and lakeside were last year when final meeting was cancelled due to frost on track on safety grounds
  26. stevebrum

    Wolverhampton 2020

    Apparently he said he wanted to ‘put right’ the wrongs from this year back at Wolves again. we know they all say the same so let’s see what happens.
  27. Winditon

    Newcastle 2020

    Personally i would still keep Stevie and would love to see him with Richie. Ulrich has got to be a definite along with Clegg. Ashley Morris is on an attractive average. Maybe Wethers.
  28. Hodgy

    TV new deal?

    Hopefully no. Like or loathe they promote Speedway with passion. Isn’t that what we continually crave?
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