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  1. 10 points
    THIS week's Speedway Star is its usual 48 pages plus a 24 page section from Travel Plus. How are you losing out?
  2. 5 points
    BUT 33% of the usual 48 pages are not devoted to adverts. It is hard enough making SS viable these days without turning away what little advertising is available.
  3. 4 points
    Easy to say that but I doubt anyone would have expected KK to be so pathetic. Looking at the lineups Swindon are nowhere near strong enough to retain next season. No big improvers and no big hitting reserves. Looks like last year was a blip and its back to mediocrity for the Robins. While normal service resumed for Pirates? Looking possible.
  4. 4 points
    Lakeside wanted him (and Kennett) Dont feel too sorry for them though as they simply gamzumped Berwick and Sheffield for Morris and Lawson instead and have brought in 2 reserves on out of date low averages....
  5. 3 points
    The speedway star in my opinion is excellent value look at the prices of other sporting magazines or papers the Racing post as a example for me it should be more than 3 pound.Also the 2018 teams line up edition is a terrific read great value that certainly should be a higher price.
  6. 3 points
    What on earth are you expecting for £3 a Book! I find the SS excellent value for money!!!
  7. 3 points
    Time to get some long trousers then !
  8. 3 points
    First of all we are discussing a CL club here and no one is advocating that the NL should allow overseas riders to participate in their league. At Edinburgh, the supporters have had very few problems with the overseas guys recruited in terms of commitment. Indeed in 2016 when we ran our final home match, due to previous postponements, on 21st October , a break of 3 weeks since our last actual race meeting, our 3 Germans traveled back to honour their commitment. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of a certain English team member who threw a sickie, but was well enough to attend a social function at his EL club on the same night! Unlike the overseas riders who are prepared to commute here, we have great difficulty in attracting decent English prospects to sign on for us, usually citing our base as being too far for them to travel. So what are we supposed to do, just employ any Brit who is willing to come, irrespective of their ability? Well current & potential local supporters up here would soon lose interest if we were compelled to track cannon fodder in the name of keeping all British riders in a job. Oh and btw, our foreign guys do socialise after the meeting and our promising Aussie, Josh Pickering, stayed within a couple hundred yards of the Stadium with a local family.
  9. 2 points
    Sadly the same can be said about everything leisure costs a fortune these days.A few years later as an apprentice my take home pay was £10.06 a week a pint of beer was 10p so I could(not that I did) buy 100 pints with my wage.Now a pint is approx £3.00 how many apprentices take home £300.00 pounds a week. Again a few years later on full money married buying a house etc I went to football on Saturday afternoon and speedway at night and could afford both no problem.As the years have passed and my money became worthless I could not afford to do both so I had to choose I picked speedway it would seem most others stayed with football. And there lies the problem people can't afford to spend as much on leisure because it and everything else cost so bloody much and your wage goes nowhere these days.As with me a lot of people cannot do everything they want to do and have to pick and choose and it would seem speedway is lower down on peoples list than other things and in my opinion is a big reason why speedway is struggling these days.
  10. 2 points
    Have you finished wiping that egg off your face from last season, Steve?
  11. 2 points
    HAD Lambert signing before it was announced. SS is feature led at this time of the year. What's wrong with ADDING a 24 page travel brochure. Thousands of people use TP to go to SGPs. Am totally bemused by your comments. So, no, I don't have to admit this week's issue is poor. But you are entitled to your opinion.
  12. 2 points
    Please, please, please say it's Bridger
  13. 2 points
    Because if the Brits don’t come first and we lose our British riders the national team with disappear, the profile of the sport will sink even lower, the sport won’t be able to afford the extra costs of flying in riders, our league will be at the beck and call of the foreign leagues, just like last season with Poland dictating where riders should ride, there will be less interaction between riders and potential local supporters because they will rarely be in the country, there will be less interest in a sport in which only foreigners participate, all us families who support NL riders and give our time to clubs for free will be lost to the sport ....
  14. 2 points
    I think they do a good job myself.
  15. 1 point
    Why is the information re: Nicholls and Ludvig which is in Speedway Star not on the Diamonds website. I appreciate that we have not signed these riders but not everyone buys or reads the Star and often fans sources of information (whether accurate or not) are these forums. I know promoters aren't keen on forums due to mis-information but it would be nice if the Diamonds website was updated in the off season more than once every two weeks. e.g. Happy New Year
  16. 1 point
    So, so sad. What an absolute disgrace! (perfect choice of music)
  17. 1 point
    I really don't see why it can't be an extreme sport and a family one. The two aren't incompatible. I see no reason why a family wouldn't go to something 'mad, bad and dangerous' (brilliant description, by the way). I might be the odd one out but other motor sport leaves me cold.
  18. 1 point
    Quite right, shame on us..... I followed the result on Speedway updates and was delighted for Sam finishing 2nd, a big improvement from Saturday. Unfortunately, Josh went the other way from Saturday and had a couple of costly mistakes (maybe heatstroke after getting too used to the Scottish weather ) The show, so far, belongs to Mr Tungate and well done to him
  19. 1 point
    It is strange how the two have rarely mixed. Peterborough BMF weekends attracted thousands of bikers (and I do mean thousands, back in the day) - very few watched the Friday night Speedway, even though they were already in the stadium.
  20. 1 point
    Not a mastermind, just better than the other tosh. Every year promoters vote on new rules to save money and hinder Poole, yet every year you all complain that Matt is smart enough to make the most of it. You should be whinging about your own lazy promoters.
  21. 1 point
    So even no hoper British riders should be guaranteed a place?
  22. 1 point
    Being known as a family sports is a good asset to have. Presentation and entertainment should be at the forefront of promoters thoughts and action.
  23. 1 point
    Hopefully Have big enough gonads to refuse planning permission at every attempt Brandon Estates make.
  24. 1 point
    But surely he only wants to ride for Wolves? What is he doing signing for Poole? A Turncoat? What is His current EL average?
  25. 1 point
    I just don't see it ever stopping declining....the world has moved on to other things. Everything has a shelf life and team speedway in Britain has reached its sell by date.
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