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  1. Halifaxtiger

    Bradford To Return ?

    I'd say that many people considered the NSS simply wouldn't happen at all. It did.
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    Belle Vue v Brummies Fri 22nd June

    First time I have seen Flint. Very impressed...........but not as impressed as I was by Kemp. Brummies well worth their win, using their in form reserve to their best advantage. Heats 13 & 15 would have graced a GP
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    Bradford To Return ?

    You have reason to be sceptical but I get the impression that this has gone a lot farther down the line than some (all the noise about Norwich a few years ago, for example) . I suspect they are also being very careful about releasing the proposed site simply because everything hasn't been settled yet. It does, however, seem that many of the major issues have. Speedway fans have been cynical and then been proved wrong. There was a huge amount of dismissive, disparaging and downright abusive comment about the construction of the NSS but it happened. As to funding, didn't Peterborough do exactly the same thing a couple of years ago ?
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    Stoke

    To be fair, they are not. As CR has said, Isle of Wight, Somerset and Poole have all had problems with defective shale. Isle of Wight was dusty when I was there recently but it didn't cause carnage, which suggests that Stoke's problems are not down to the shale alone.
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    Stoke

    I don't agree that bad control is a bigger issue than track surfaces. Looking at the most recent meetings at all NL tracks on updates : Belle Vue 2 falls, no injuries, 15 heats. Birmingham 4 falls, no injuries, 15 heats. Buxton, 4 falls, no injuries, 15 heats. Coventry 3 falls, no injuries, 15 heats. Cradley no falls, no injuries, 15 heats. Eastbourne, 4 falls, no injuries, 15 heats. IOW, 3 falls, 1 injury, 15 heats. Mildenhall, 4 falls, no injuries, 15 heats. Plymouth, 8 falls, no injuries 15 heats. The one injury was Adam Roynon, - one of the best and most experienced riders - whose throttle stuck open. Plymouth's track surface was described as 'inconsistent'. And then we have Stoke. 13 falls, 3 injuries, 10 heats. Meeting abandoned due to the state of the track, following meeting cancelled a day before hand due to track issues. The above very much suggests to me that the issue here is not about poor throttle control at all, but a dangerous track surface in which all riders - and not just the young and inexperienced ones(I repeat, Ben Morley fell twice) - were unable to cope.
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    Stoke

    You mean Ben Morley, one of the NL's top riders ? He fell twice in three races on Saturday. Word I got from IOW was that it was so bad they did not want to send their riders out. Trying to pass the buck and blame riders is not just a cop out, its a sham - and it could be seen as an attempt to get promoters whose tracks are dangerous off the hook. If this were happening everywhere and there were multiple fallers and unacceptable levels of riders leaving stadiums injured as a result of the track surface you might have a point. It isn't, though, and no other track in Britain has a reputation for such incompetence as Stoke - and that's by a long chalk. The sooner the SCB get involved, the better.
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    Redcar v Peterborough Thursday

    What happened to Stewart ? He was nigh on unbeatable when I saw him a few weeks ago.
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    Rye House v Belle Vue - 20.06.18

    One of speedway's worst failings is the way some of its management (for want of a better word) treat paying fans. Aggressive, arrogant and even abusive on occasion and at the same time as they are complaining about falling gates and making ends meet As an example, and solely because of responses I got to exactly the same viewpoint, I refuse to go to one track (and I am anything but alone in that) and constantly bang the drum for another.
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    Stoke

    You might well be right but I think that an abandonment due to the state of the track and after injuries and multiple falls and without any adverse weather should always be investigated.
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    Stoke

    Every track in the NL is on a limited budget (some more than most, maybe). That's not an excuse. According to the IOW facebook page, the meeting was abandoned after the Warriors requested a track inspection and its probably not a coincidence that that was after heat 10. There are some choice words about Stoke Speedway on that page. I suspect the SCB will get involved now.
  11. Not totally unavoidable. I was at Plymouth a few years ago when Ash Birks was seriously injured after crashing and hitting a fence stanchion. Racing re-commenced after the fence was fixed, Plymouth having two paramedics in attendance.
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    Plymouth 2018

    I have - and he deserved both the ban and the sack.
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    IOW V Eastbourne thur 7th June 7pm NT

    I think you are right here. The NL has a lopsided look about it this season with one or two very strong and others weak. No-one's fault, but it might well not be good for attendances.
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    BSPA Upset the Poles

    The thing is as Whisperer says that rule was brought in not for the benefit of the Poles but to protect speedway in this country. We can't then simply break it. As for referring to the 'demands of a Polish club', Harris signed contracts both with them and Glasgow in the full knowledge that there could be a clash. Glasgow knew it too. Why shouldn't the Polish team insist that he rides for them given that he has a contract and the agreement between speedway countries states that they have precedence ? I really do think you are pointing fingers in the wrong direction here. It is Glasgow, Harris and the BSPA that are at fault, not his Polish team. If this was the other way around - for example, Damian Drozdz riding for a Polish club on a Monday when he had a commitment for Belle Vue - we'd be screaming blue murder.
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    BSPA Upset the Poles

    I wonder how many riders we would have left if we insisted that British Speedway had priority at all times. For Belle Vue, Cook, Fricke, Tungate, Drodz and Bewley all have Polish contracts. The chance of a clash is very small, but you're looking for an absolute guarantee. Practicality suggests that we have to allow them to ride elsewhere and that there is an agreement regarding who has preference in the event of a clash. If we want the Poles to co-operate we simply have to honour our side of the bargain.
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