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Midland Red

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  1. 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"
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. Midland Red

    Bob Dugard RIP

    First saw him as a Dons rider Great servant to our great sport RIP Bob
  6. Midland Red

    Medical Cover

    More meetings - at Plymouth and Mildenhall - cut short This is becoming an epidemic
  7. Midland Red

    Torquay United FC new stadium!

    A stake might be even better
  8. Team GB thankfully no longer exists It is Great Britain - just as it should be
  9. Being a self-confessed cart dealer, you could provide them with the transport
  10. Midland Red

    2019 One big league will it happen.?

    Oh no it didn't (fail) - amalgamation of National League and Provincial League was very much a success
  11. Midland Red

    Swindon Stadium

    Only on Saturday afternoons at 3 o'clock
  12. Midland Red

    Swindon Stadium

    New £40m stadium for Torquay United! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44952076
  13. Midland Red

    Flying laps.

    The CO held The Warwickshire Flying Mile races back in the 60s!
  14. What happened to your ten hour round trip then?
  15. Thought you were going to Saddlebow Road tonight?!
  16. Midland Red

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    My circumstances - particularly health - are none of your business
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    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    And a least by being there you didn't have to put up with Sir Screamalot (formerly known as Sir Shoutalot) You'd think he'd never ever seen a rider pass others around the outside before, the way he screamed when Woffinden made such a move
  18. Midland Red

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    "Cinders" says the Times reporter!
  19. Midland Red

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    Tia?
  20. Midland Red

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    Wish Doyle all the best - nasty looking incident Our wonderful BSPA suggests that he will miss meetings for his club SWINDON!
  21. Midland Red

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    Top, top doc is Peter Kenyon, knows all about speedway injuries through many years experience Gives best care - that's why he's always appointed
  22. Midland Red

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    Ah diddums - can't the rider check for himself?
  23. So, if it was televised, you wouldn't go? Rather supports my long-held view that televising league matches keeps attendances down, reducing track promotion income
  24. Midland Red

    Leicester v Kings Lynn Monday July 16th

    SGB results show Hans Andersen riding for both teams RESULTS and scorers from meetings held on Monday July 16, 2018; PREMIERSHIP LEICESTER 38: Hans Andersen 11, Ricky Wells 6+1, Charles Wright 6, Kenneth Bjerre 5+1, Krystian Pieszczek 4, James Sarjeant 4, Todd Kurtz 2. KING’S LYNN 52: Thomas Jorgensen 12+2, Hans Andersen 12, Ty Proctor 11+2, Niels-Kristian Iversen 8+1, Michael Palm Toft 8+1, Simon Lambert 1, Lewis Kerr r/r.
  25. Midland Red

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    So . . . your answer to our problems with UK Speedway is to build 16+ new tracks Get real
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