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  1. 6 points
    I just wonder whether you have ever been to Redcar SP? The Track certainly isn't narrow, and I have seen some fantastic races there. I, for one, am very pleased that Redcar are staging the 4's. I am sure that they would not have been awarded them had assurances not been given regarding the size of the Crowd and viewing ability of said Crowd. Personally, I wish Redcar and the Promotion all the luck in the world with this endeavour. It is a feather in their cap to bring such a prominent Event to the North East.
  2. 3 points
    Exactly, how many riders would kill to have Bombers record? We love knocking a Brit, Andy Smith used to be mocked for his GP record, a record that saw him qualify year after year. Makes Bomber and Andy better than most will ever be.
  3. 3 points
    New poster talking about Gavan loving Poole shock horror. Another multi alias.
  4. 2 points
    I actually feel sorry for you...if all you can do is put on here every 5 mins how s*** you think our team is..just don't go then and get another hobby instead.
  5. 2 points
    Looking forward to watching the youngsters with particular interest in Drew Kemp and Jordan Jenkins. Seen them do plenty of Foxhall laps already but not competitive racing so very much looking forward to seeing them.
  6. 2 points
    I suppose if you pay peanuts then you can expect monkeys.
  7. 2 points
    On 11th January you referred to Emil's average being 5.20, which I said was incorrect - which was correct! Emil was given an assessed average in 2017 of 3.88 as per the Green Sheets (http://www.speedwaygb.co/files/downloads/p17_issue_final_numerical.pdf). With the 1.3 conversion Emil's 2018 CL average will be 5.04.
  8. 2 points
    At the beginning of last season they promised they would start at 7:30pm and to be fair they tried for a bit then went back to starting when they felt like it and tractor racing, I am like many others will see how it goes at the beginning of the season if no different will give it a miss and save my Money
  9. 2 points
    No rider apart from Lunna & Lambert have any chance of improving their average, in my opinion. It's more likely we will make an early change when a few averages drop.
  10. 2 points
    Discounting injuries which always play a major part... I see three mini leagues in one top 3 ipswich/Glasgow/Sheffield finishing in any order middle pack fighting for 4th lakeside/Scunthorpe/Edinburgh/Redcar/Workington bottom end fighting to avoid wooden spoon Newcastle/Peterborough/Berwick For me the top 3 are the clear strongest but then thereafter that it’s a bit harder to call - at Ipswich our success hinges a little on how quickly the German lad settles and the injury returnees... lots of people saying lakeside nailed on for top 4 - I think they have a long tail - never really rated Morley - and Ellis/Newman engine room looks somewhat inconsistent and prone to crashes/injuries - but one of the biggest Home advantage track in the league!
  11. 2 points
    I've said before when I moved into my house opposite a school I knew I would have cars and people in the street for about 15 minutes in a morning and afternoon but it would be quiet at other times especially weekends and evenings plus it's a newish school so very unlikely anything else will be built there in my lifetime.I would never complain to the school about it because I knew what would happen. You get idiots parking illegally and I even had one park on my drive because he thought no one was in!!!!! He hasn't done it since. Lol. You have to weigh things up when you move somewhere
  12. 2 points
    Top post put perfectly and I hope Buster reads this -and I hope those who go on about positivity and glasses half full and time to move on realise how let down some fans feel by the actions of two riders and the promotion the only man I think who came out of that night with any credit was Gavin Cainey who stood up and said enough is enough and walked away . 2018 is a massive season for speedway and Kings Lynn more so -another season like last season and there won’t be much left to talk about -As for Brundle we shall see hopefully he will be allowed to try and bring in new ideas but as others have found out it’s not that simple .
  13. 2 points
    You insinuated that he had been given a ban ! Best of luck Gavan..
  14. 1 point
    Bloody hell He made Manu Hauzinger look reliable. I’m out.
  15. 1 point
    I’d heard something about it a fair while ago but nobody seemed to know just what was going to happen so I asked Dale at the fans forum and he told me what was going to happen this year.
  16. 1 point
    Apparently riders can move at the start without being penalised and races will only be called back if a rider touches or breaks the tapes.
  17. 1 point
    Me too AS - with the local interest hopefully a decent crowd turns up to back the promotion in bringing a meeting like this to Foxhall
  18. 1 point
    Most certainly is, kings Lynn on a Saturday night Boston on a Sunday night, great times
  19. 1 point
    The problem is speedway is unprofessional. I accept that some delays can't be helped ,like waiting for the sun to go down or riders getting hurt. But many times after long delays there is an interval later on which really pisses me off. I will start the season with high hopes and enthusiasm but if nothing has changed from last year I will stop attending.
  20. 1 point
    I think we're actually agreeing - if the core product is decent then you don't need the sideshows. The problem is the core product - the actual racing - is rarely good enough. The first problem to solve is make the racing more entertaining more of the time.
  21. 1 point
    ...and far more serious accidents on Polish tracks (and Swedish) than on British tracks!!
  22. 1 point
    You've basically said what others have said Steve. Crowds are down come Sky/BT meetings, thats why you have to dangle a carrot, in the shape of cheaper admission. The sky money went to all the clubs that participated, unless you know differently, i have also said and somebody else also said you will not attract new fans unless the product is good you give the sport more exposure, our local paper does a brilliant job of promoting the sport in poole, and a highlights slot on TV wouldnt go amiss. But first and formost you need to dangle that carrot to get people in..
  23. 1 point
    I also think we should give the club a chance at the beginning of the season and see if anything has changed. Last year we were told if you are not in the stadium at start time you would miss the start. There would be no tractors on the centre concrete during the racing. Sadly neither of them lasted long. Let's hope the management start of like the mean to continue and present a professional show.
  24. 1 point
    All FMN’s can request for a wc and ccp or ccp bureau makes the final call. So if FMI applies one for Luca (or has applied already) it can be given to him. EDIT: its the bureau. Page 126 in the appendices
  25. 1 point
    The same Lambert who was averaging 2 in the main body of the team last season
  26. 1 point
    Looking at them odds, Emil looks good value. Im sure if you took the riders scores from the 20 heats he would have been right up there in 2017. Just need a few decent semis and he'll be a genuine contender.
  27. 1 point
    The original poster for the 1973 film "The Sting" reads: "...all it takes is a little Confidence."
  28. 1 point
    Zmarzlik and Tai for me Emil could be good each way value at 16/1 I think the prices for Lindgren, Laguta and Holder are to short and no value at all
  29. 1 point
    Ipswich will host the U19 final Thursday May 17th .
  30. 1 point
    Agree with you, but think the last 2 riders are Nichols & Bacon. Bottom 3 for us if that is the team.
  31. 1 point
    A Good analysis Steve Roberts from speedway's point of view. The reason Sky put speedway on TV was for none of the reasons you put forward of course. They wanted more people to sign up for their subscription services and increase their income. But would any of us have refused to have speedway on TV though? But did we make the most of putting our league sport in the shop window alongside the GPs and SWC? It has taken us many seasons to realise that it's important to have a good crowd at televised meetings and take actions to make this happen. Of course, this season we have a much bigger problem. With fixed racing nights, any televised meetings are inevitably competing with other live meetings impacting the attendance of several meetings not just one. Another need for fixture planning (err, what's that)?
  32. 1 point
    Probably because Bacon is at least likely to improve whilst Boxall isn’t.
  33. 1 point
    I think people should just wait and see. If Brundle cant turn buster around then its game over for me. I jacked it in after Holdergate, but still hold out hope that come April its a fresh start with fresh hopes. It will soon become clear IF anything has changed. Whichever way it goes its win won for me. If everything is back as it should be then, then great, if not I save myself £30/40 and 2 hours driving. At This moment in time I'm not fussed, but I'll give it a go.
  34. 1 point
    It would need to be The Messiah ( for those who do believe in Him ) because I suspect that no-one else can work the necessary miracle and turn around Buster's way of doing things, I fervently hope that I am wrong but Buster let so much slide last year and no one else stood up to the plate ( as far as we know or were told ). Autocratic decisions were made so many times ( call offs, double headers, track prep. etc ). It all brought home to me that despite the spin the BSPA put on SGB, it is very much like a non league soccer operation.
  35. 1 point
    There has been complaints I've seen in the Echo about Poole in the past and considering we've been going since 1948 you should of thought of that when moving in.
  36. 1 point
    time to close this subject i think and get back to talking speedway
  37. 1 point
    It's sad really when you consider that they knew what was there when they were purchasing the place isn't it!
  38. 1 point
    I'm sure gavan will soon be talking about his beloved poole team again soon.
  39. 1 point
    Been through it all pal and stand by my comments
  40. 1 point
    Seen it a good few times and also have it on DVD, but still watched it again tonite....
  41. 1 point
    If only it was that simple !!.. An apology should be from the heart. you don't need someone to tell you he his sorry, you should be able to deduct how they feel that from their behaviour. Very few from Lynn came out with any credit from that Poole match, What a pity they didn't follow Poole's professional approach and conducted themselves in the right a proper way. I'm in no doubt who the main protagonists were, and yes I was pleased they were shown the door, Buster must take responsibility that day for a terrible prepared track. Don't forget, these loyal supporters had to stand about for over an hour waiting for that bloody tractor going round, That should never have happened.. After that fiasco, we then waited 3 weeks for another meeting,, Matches were called off on the strength of the weather forecast, when the night was actually rain free. The replacements were not of the quality one had hope for , but I understand the difficulty. These replacements became a problem when we had clashed meeting and they went missing, forcing us to ride half a team, Strange, it usual slipped their memory to inform their loyal fans of riders missing until they we had paid to get in. No one occasion, NPT was down to ride at No5, DWP then informed the forum , NPT was riding in Denmark with Porsing. Most of last year the supporters were kept in the dark, and treated like mushroom,,,, Non more so then those double headers. On both occasions we never had a full team for the first match, without adequate replacements or reserves to cover, any mishap would be catastrophic. Needless to say both second matches were an embarrassment, a pointless exercise. In that Wolves doubleheader 2nd meeting we attempted to compete with only 3 riders, we ran 8 heats with only one rider in and one without any rider at all. That's unforgivable.... We may have been offered a refund, but that was insulting . I felt offended by the offer. It would have been nice for someone to have seen the dire way the fans were treated and acknowledged the situation as it was. It would be nice to think it would never happen again, But as of yet, apart from bringing in Brundle, I don't see much change.. My one hope is that Brundle will be the Messiah, we desperately need....
  42. 1 point
    I was there, it was a great night, plenty of support for our new no.7. Natalie Quirk was a brilliant compare and over £400.00 raised for charity to be split between Great North Air Ambulance and the Greg Mackie Trust , the young Speedway rider from Glasgow who passed away .
  43. 1 point
    Maybe the fans would be more forgiving toward Buster if he had said.... I'm sorry for the fact that I signed those 2 Aussie A Holes, and I had to show them who they were dealing with. Nobody takes the Pee out of me and gets away with it....... I have learned a valueable lesson and one I will do my utmost not to repeat.... I'm sorry to all the loyal supporters but hope you will forgive the mistake's I have made this season and join me in looking to the future. Haza, Webby, would that have done the trick ? or would Buster have had to wine and dine you then tried to get you into bed ?
  44. 1 point
    Every Sky Speedway meeting cost over 35k a meeting and that does not include Sky staffing costs in Osterley or the actual airtime and satellite uplink capacity which Sky have long term lease via BT media & Broadcast. Obviously I am unable to go into every cost but can give you a few examples over £1000 a meeting for catering,£2500 for power,£1100 for scaffolding, £200+ for security, Temporary Internet circuits £1400 Most experienced cameraman on excess of £500 a day plus travel. BT did a very good job in 2017 in cutting the OB and production costs but in my opinion that did show on screen with less cameras and older OB equipment. Some of the savings were Made like on catering, security and less staffing, cranes In 2018 I I understand that the production budget has been increased so there will be some on screen benefits which is good. i read with great interest in the thoughts and comments about a highlight package and magazine style programme in the week. This very nearly happened in 2014 on Sky sports in addition to the live coverage it was all costed out but the BSPA were not happy about this and it never got off the ground as some clubs feared it would affect attendances and some put pressure on local video companies to not provide footage for this and also into live productions. It still shocks me that Speedway is not able to attract a TV programme sponsor as there are a number of high profile companies involved now with clubs but did hear that at one point that Go Speed were asking for unrealistic prices whether they would take less now who knows. Even if they only got 25k for these rights better than nothing
  45. 1 point
    who gazumped who and what riders ?
  46. 1 point
    Objection sent, despite the attitude of some like D. Jones who, thankfully, is no relation.
  47. 1 point
    This is from the Save Cov Speedway statement about the planning application. This could prove key and the group highlighted this section. Ongoing need? Us running would show ongoing need, wouldn't it?
  48. 1 point
    Don't bother then, there are plenty of others that will. You won't be missed. This is nothing to do with Mick Horton he's just" an aside", it's a fight to save the Stadium.
  49. 1 point
    Depends on exactly what he is prepared to do about it but it’s high time the BSPA were taken to task for some of the awful decisions they make. How on earth can it be right that riders like Morris, Cook, Masters, Schlein and Harris etc can ride Championship but Nicholls & Kennett cannot despite having Premiership Averages lower than the aforementioned. Either you stop riders with a Premiership Average in excess of 6.00 from riding Championship or scrap the rule entirely and allow all with the appropriate conversion.
  50. 1 point
    You really do need to take a little water with it.....and perhaps seek some anger management therapy!!! For those who REALLY DO ENJOY THE SPORT, I repeat you can watch the movie whenever you choose on Terrarium TV. No egos required for that!!!!