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Midland Red

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  1. Midland Red

    Poole 2019

    Perhaps the cart dealer could take it over?
  2. Highlight of the night
  3. Grudging praise from the self-proclaimed cart dealer
  4. Midland Red

    Oxford Speedway

    see the above thread
  5. Kerb, Shoveller - cart dealer's blooper!
  6. Just shows that expensive "star names" don't guarantee entertainment
  7. Midland Red

    Fixed race nights... early indications!!!

    Would Wolves prefer a Friday - like they used to be?
  8. Midland Red

    Swindon v Poole. Prem B. 27/8/18. 7.30pm

    Would probably pay more than being the cart dealer he currently is
  9. Midland Red

    Poole v Somerset. prem B 27/8/18 12.30pm.

    What part of mid-morning is 12.30 in the afternoon?
  10. Midland Red

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    It used to be an opportunity for up-and-coming riders to ride at a higher level, to progress their experience Now it's used purely to add to riders' income - there can be no case for a top level rider (purely as an example, Chris Harris) to double down to the second tier I have no problem with an up-and-coming Brit in the second tier being given opportunities in the top tier - but not on a permanent (season-long) basis
  11. Midland Red

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    There's the difference - it used to be that they were speedway meetings, an evening's entertainment, never was there a meeting that "didn't matter"
  12. Midland Red

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Play offs have coincided with a downturn in interest in the rest of the domestic season This shows how spectator attitudes have changed, as I alluded to earlier They have also coincided with, and generated, a move away from entertainment for the spectators, replaced by rule-bending, greedy and selfish attitudes of certain individuals, on both sides of the safety fence "Let's get away with 10 heats" seems to be the norm now, rather than provide an evening's entertainment of 20+ races
  13. Midland Red

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Why has the reason for attending changed so much - it was always the situation that (enter night applicable) was Speedway night, irrespective of the team's league position, or the opposition, it was to get our weekly fill and see "our team" - yes, it was good to win (happiness is 40-38) but it didn't really matter, or affect next week's attendance - probably only the two weeks annual holidays caused missing a home meeting Here I've just read that fans wouldn't attend a meeting if it only involved 4th and 5th in a non-play off league - does no one go to watch and enjoy Speedway racing anymore? Probably that's been lost due to lack of continuity of fixtures, lack of consistency of team makeup, doubling up/down The "good old days" WERE good - there don't seem to be many good days in 2018 - that's why some of us do look back to seek how to improve things But there does seem to be a different attitude from spectators, only winning matters now
  14. Midland Red

    King's Lynn v Belle Vue 08-08-2018

    This would be the same Tony Steele that many on here, including professional penpushers, were touting to become the saviour of British Speedway as an independent leader!
  15. Midland Red

    Bob Dugard RIP

    First saw him as a Dons rider Great servant to our great sport RIP Bob
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