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Halifaxtiger last won the day on November 17 2019

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  1. Halifaxtiger

    Polish Extraleague 2020

    Taxi for Holta
  2. Halifaxtiger

    Polish Extraleague 2020

    They are going to need him. They are being beaten to the first corner every time.
  3. I don't want stock cars at the NSS but I am not the one meeting the losses that it is making. For that reason, any new revenue stream must be considered. For what its worth I don't think speedway at Scunthorpe has suffered unduly following the introduction of stock cars (I don't think I have ever read a report that suggests it has either) probably due to some considerable care about the timing and number of stock meetings.
  4. Halifaxtiger

    2020 NL Season

    I disagree. The handicap meeting at IOW was among the best I saw last season anywhere, and that includes the NSS. It might be called a gimmick, but if it is going to improve the quality of the spectacle (and I think it will) I am all for it.
  5. Halifaxtiger

    Redcar 2020

    Bit of a gamble at reserve but probably one worth taking. Jenkins has a lot of potential and I was impressed with Lawlor last season - an NL average increase of almost 1.5 shows there could be more to come.
  6. Halifaxtiger

    workington ..

    To my knowledge, they weren't lies. Laura Morgan genuinely believed that she had the additional backing to enable the Comets to run, only for that backing to pull out. What happened wasn't her fault.
  7. Halifaxtiger

    2020 NL Season

    When I went to Rye House for one of their first meetings in the Premiership, I was astonished at how many people were there - the place was packed, and I was told that some had been locked out the week before. Knowing just how unwilling speedway fans are to switch support to another team - Coventry to Wolverhampton is the same distance as Purfleet to Hoddesdon, for example - I don't think that huge increase could be even partly explained by Lakeside dropping into the NL. That's also highlighted by just how poor Lakeside's gates at Hoddesdon were - if you're not going to travel to watch your own team, you're surely not going to do it to watch another. What did Rye House - as you have pointed out - was the need to move away from their established race night to midweek meetings (its hit Poole and Sheffield hard too). If they could ride on a Saturday, I'd say its entirely possible the track could support an NL side. After all, it supported a Championship one for years.
  8. Halifaxtiger

    2020 NL Season

    I'd agree. NL racing was better there. At Belle Vue, Premiership is definitely better but the NL racing is still better than most other tracks regardless of the league they are in. From what I have seen, its likely that the attendances that the Colts get enable them to cover their expenses better than the Aces.
  9. Halifaxtiger

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    I stand to be corrected, but with that team Pickering wouldn't fit. Etheridge, however, would.
  10. Halifaxtiger

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    Agreed Two point increase in the Championship and finished second in the averages in that league. I think he's come up on the rails a bit but also believe he can go higher. Added to the fact that he lives only a short distance away and with his family connection to the Aces signing him is a no brainer.
  11. Halifaxtiger

    Race nights

    I am pretty certain Redcar had said that Fridays were a success last season.
  12. Halifaxtiger

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    Kurtz 7.54 Lidsey 5.16 Wright 6.68 Bewley 6.31 Holder 7.49 Pickering 4.65 Ayres 3.67 Exchanged Sedgman for Pickering - I cannot believe this lad does not have a Premiership place and he'd be fantastic at the NSS - otherwise the same. Ayres would be a brilliant signing and its surprising no one else has mentioned him. Best of all ? 41.5 on the nail (not including reductions for Wright, Bewley and Ayres).
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    Its not precisely clear from Gambo's post above whether 140 days racing is enough to support a rider for an entire year (or whether he thinks it should be) but if it is, that is a stark contrast with what you are putting forward. Truth is that speedway has always been for the overwhelming number of riders a part time occupation even during the season. I have said this before but Mick Bell, a three time British League winner and a decent reserve/second string in the 1970's, once described it as a 'good paying hobby'. I'll be honest and say that my knowledge of rider pay is minimal, but to repeat again I'll be surprised - very surprised - if most those doubling up between the top two leagues are struggling to survive. The teams that pay them, however, most certainly are and what we cannot have is a situation where clubs are put at risk simply so that riders can use the sport as a full time occupation.
  14. Halifaxtiger

    Sheffield 2020

    Who cares ?
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    Some of them - Chris Harris, Scott Nicholls spring to mind - were able to ride speedway for years without doubling up. The only thing that has changed is that they have seen a way to substantially increase earnings.

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