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    AGM November 2018

    Or get the regular season out the way by the end of August and have the top 4 go into a mini- league(3 home matches) and the top 2 after 6 matches each, go into the grand final H and A
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    AGM November 2018

    This week`s purchases by Buster remind me very much of the scenario Terry Russell faced when he was chairman and purchased (or invested in) clubs just so the top league could meet the minimum number of teams for the TV contract
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    AGM November 2018

    Maybe from Cheryl she is a Littlechild family member.
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    AGM November 2018

    I think they mean that riders who didn`t achieve a average of 3 points in the Premiership in 2018 are not eligible to be signed ie Jack Smith,Max Clegg. Will not stop new riders joining who`s assessed average is 3 or more.
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    Thursdays - Use them or lose them!

    Told you so
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    Polish Transfers 2019

    It doesn`t - he was just using the failure to get an average as an indicator that the British riders were not getting Polish meetings.
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    Polish Transfers 2019

    Several Extraleague teams have been snapping up the best of the U21 polish riders from Nice Polska and div 2 leagues. They still have it all to do to match Kubera/ Smektala at Leszno but most teams now have 2 semi-decent reserves. Latest line-ups here https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/784378/sklady-druzyn-pge-ekstraliga-2019 Josh Grajczonek has joined Rzeszow from lodz latest Nice Polska league line-ups here https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/784577/sklady-druzyn-nice-1-liga-zuzlowa-2019 Div 2 here https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/784586/sklady-druzyn-2-liga-zuzlowa-2019
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    Swindon Stadium

    GI appointed a new Thai director 2 months ago Phanuthep Brarypaul. I wonder what his specialist field is ??
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    Swindon 2019

    You used the word " Turmoil" - maybe " uncertainty " would have been a better word I love my trips to some of the big dog meetings - ie Trainers championship night and Towcester was such a brilliant night out !!
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    Swindon 2019

    It`s not all doom and gloom as Towcester Racecourse assets including the greyhound track were sold yesterday to a company linked to the Hesketh family- with more news expected early in 2019 https://www.racingpost.com/news/towcester-fate-to-be-known-in-new-year-after-racing-assets-sold-to-new-company/353599
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    Prague GP, Saturday June 15th 2019

    Keep an eye on here i would suggest- just says November http://www.speedway-prague.cz/
  12. This new contract for coverage of the Extraleague from 2019 to 2021 is reportedly worth 60 million PLN as against 25 million PLN for the period 2016-18. Phil Rising recently wrote a piece in the Star regarding the FIM and BSI are very unhappy at the Extraleague scheduling matches now on Friday`s-including those friday`s which are practice days for the GP the following day It didn`t register at the time of reading it why the Extraleague would want to do this. The FIM/BSI could easily scupper this plan by insisting that all riders must be present at the draw on practice day.( even getting them to pull their own draw number out) In this weeks Star(excellent edition) it becomes clearer when it says that N Sport have lost the exclusive rights and are from next season sharing the Extraleague coverage with Eleven Sports. I have subsequently found out that the intention is all matches are now being televised live- 2 on Friday`s on eleven and 2 on Sunday`s on N Sport- happy days for us Polish TV and internet watchers !!!!! I`m not sure how this is all going to resolve itself- I can`t see that the GP riders will be happy missing practice to ride in an Extraleague match- surely with only 14 round matches to fit in over the regular season there must be dates available that don`t encroach on GP weekends.
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    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    The FIM/ BSI will change the rule so that all competing GP riders will be required to attend the draw immediately before practice or forfeit their place- No way will Polish Extraleague matches take place the night before a GP . !!!!!!
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    AGM November 2018

    If you think that Chris Harris wasn`t on over £100 per point at Rye house then you are living in cloud cuckoo land !!!!!
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    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    Indeed- but is it fair on the FIM/BSI that a rider could be injured riding Polish league the night before and no time available to get a next in line rider in. Plus i`m sure some riders are more then happy to try out their various engines at practice.Poland has gone to far on this one and they won`t win !!!!!!
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    Polish Transfers 2019

    No not really here are the latest confirmed line-ups-some not confirmed like Pawel Przedpelski to Czestochowa https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/784378/sklady-druzyn-pge-ekstraliga-2019 https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/784577/sklady-druzyn-nice-1-liga-zuzlowa-2019 https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/784586/sklady-druzyn-2-liga-zuzlowa-2019
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    Polish Transfers 2019

    Daniel Kaczmarek and Peter Ljung have left Torun and Daugavpils respectively and joined Tarnow. Greg Walasek has joined Ostrow Interesting signing for Rawicz(Leszno associate team) of 16 year old Aussie Keynan Rew
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    Thursdays - Use them or lose them!

    In my opinion the Thursday`s and Sweden rumour is just rubbish. Nine teams in the Eliterserien(Swedish top league) in 2019 so 1 team misses out each round therefore 18 Tuesday`s will be required to run the regular season. Between the beginning of May (7th) and the 3rd September there are 18 Tuesday`s- they shouldn`t even have to lose a Tuesday for the SON in 2019. Yes they tried something new in 2018 when they had a back to back 24 hour Tues/Wed local derby fixture which they maybe will try and do again. The Swedish 2nd div runs Thursday`s and hasn`t caused the UK many problems. In my opinion if GB want Thursday`s they will get priority in 2019.
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    Polish Extraleague TV contract 2019-21

    No way will the FIM/BSI change from Friday practice- the Extraleague will have a bloody nose over this !!!!
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    Polish Transfers 2019

    Just been looking at the 2019 Polish league regulations and sadly there appears to have been no change to the Extraleague no 8 and 15 riders who still can be national or international U 23 riders.
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    AGM November 2018

    Think the "hot heats" were dropped because Kings Lynn were not giving the away side the same opportunity to be on the track prior to heat 1 which quite rightly was deemed to be unfair. Just to clarify the earlier post which you responded to- the grading breaks in Poland are after heat 4, 7 , 10 and 13 with the longest break after heat 13 so that the nominations for heats 14 and 15 are made.
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    Grand Prix Calendar and Venues 2019

    LT challenge is now on the 25th
  23. Happening again in 2018- presumably will be on Eurosport - 3 rounds in total round 1 Torun Saturday March 24th start time 5pm UK time round 3 Landshut Thursday May 10th ( bank holiday in Germany) start time 12noon UK time round 2 will be announced in a couple of weeks time.
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    Grand Prix Calendar and Venues 2019

    That Belle Vue final i think is Either the 12th OR the 13th July- full U21 calendar Individual Junior World Championships: May 25 - 1st qualifying round - Pardubice (Czech Republic) 25 May - 2nd qualifying round - Germany (location not yet known) May 25 - 3rd qualifying round - Poland (location not yet known) 27 July - 1st finale - Poland (location not yet known) September 14 - 2nd finale - Latvia (location not yet known) October 4 - 3rd finale - Pardubice (Czech Republic) Junior World Junior Team: 29 June - 1st semi-final - Daugavpils (Latvia) June 29 - Semi-final - Vetlanda (Sweden) 12/13 July - finals - Manchester (Great Britain)
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    SBP best pairs 2018 live on Eurosport

    99.9% certain that the onesport speedway best pairs comp is no longer- Google translation of a Sportowefakty article One Sport changes priorities. Speedway Best Pairs at 99 percent will not be The SEC final in Chorzów, the expansion to Latvia and above all the fight for the right to be the promoter of the Grand Prix cycle, are the most important priorities of One Sport. The Speedway Best Pairs will disappear from the calendar of Polish company events. Dariusz Ostafiński Dariusz Ostafiński 04 November 2018, 11:17 . . For the last three years, the Speedway Best Pairs tournament has been a competition for team sponsors. Previously, we had prosecution at the level of representation, but after BSI intervention (they reminded them that they have rights to the world championships of couples), One Sport had to change the formula. Now, the Toruń company intends to completely abandon the cycle dominated by Fogo Power. He is the winner of the last three rounds of the SBP. When we ask at One Sport for further SBP's future, we hear that 99 percent will not be tournament in season 2019. Polish promoters do not want to do anything by force. Besides, there were some problems with SBP recently. Frequency, but not only. The clubs were furious that their players were taking part in it. Malicious statements were made that you could just send speedway riders to "Żabka Cup". . SBP will not be, but One Sport remains, alongside BSI, the second major player on the speedway market. Next year, Poles will still be playing Tauron SEC tournaments (four rounds with the final in Chorzów - there is a plan to do it again) and IMŚJ. The friendly matches of the national team and the 250cc class championship will come to that. In December, however, you will be able to say more about the entry of One Sport into the Grand Prix cycle. Then there will be elections in FIM. If Wolfgang Srb wins, who knows our company and promotes it to a certain degree, there will be a chance to rebound the GP with the English BSI. It is also worth mentioning that there is a plan of expansion to Latvia, where the government got interested in slag. This may end with the inauguration of the SEC in Riga and one of the rounds of the IMŚJ in Daugavpils. The match of the Polish national team in Latvia can not be ruled out.
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