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  1. Careful, you're not supposed to say things like that on here, you'll be labelled a sympathiser. If you want to fit in with the locals, stick to phrases like "lack of entertainment", "no value for money" or "rider X must go". At the risk of sounding like Basil Fawlty "don't mention you had a good night, I mentioned it once, but I think I got away with it"
  2. The way I saw it, there was at least four bloody good races, all featuring Scott Nicholls, all very close at high speed, it takes a hell of a lot of skill and courage to do that. But that doesn't fit in with your views, so it's not telling it like it is (in my view), it's rose tinted glasses. Opinions, we all have them.
  3. So passes only count if they take place on certain parts of the track now?
  4. Nicholls also passed Garcia in that same race. Then what about Spud passing Ryan Douglas, the Douglas re-passing him in heat 10. Or were these not "decent" passes? I would take five gate and go wins from Dany every week thank you. Not his fault nobody could catch him.
  5. Dany Gappmaier, who would have thunk it? Well that was a bloody good meeting. Never seen anybody work so hard for so little reward as Scott Nicholls did tonight. He had five races, only one of those featuring a pass, but they were five excellent races none the less. Decent atmosphere created by the travelling Leicester fans, always makes for a better meeting when there is a bit of travelling support. Good to see all the riders walk away from that crash in heat 9 it looked a nasty one. All in all a cracking win for Berwick tonight.
  6. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    Could be, but with the money lost, there was no way they could afford to bring him back again, unless a big sponsor could be found. There again, I would point out again that some of the racing even in the first half of that season with Lewis Bridger coming from the back was good, but fans at that time wren't appeased with good racing, they only wanted a winning team. Sometimes you just can't win.
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    berwick bandits 2019

    The fans, however they might have enjoyed it, didn't turn out in sufficient numbers and the promotion still lost a bucketload.
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    berwick bandits 2019

    He was brilliant to see at Berwick, it was the first time we have had a genuine number one in the team for a while (since Adrian Rymel), but unfortunately he did not add many to the attendance, so Berwick simply couldn't afford him. I just wish we could find a sponsor or a big enough crowd to afford riders of his calibre. Unfortunately...
  9. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    He cost Berwick a fortune
  10. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    Out of those 3-4 weeks, one we were away to Eastbourne, one was the Saturday May Bank Holiday, when it rained all Saturday night and one clashed with the GP qualifier at Glasgow (would that have affected the attendance, given that folk often stay away to watch the GP's on the TV?).
  11. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    And risk losing the money they did against Edinburgh? A fast way to go out of business. Like it or not, this is the way speedway will be run now.
  12. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    Apart from last Saturday (when Edinburgh were at Eastbourne, so they couldn't come anyway and it clashed with a gp and you know fans love to use that as an excuse to stay in the house), both postponements were after those "free weeks". Last Saturday Leon was in Poland, NBJ was ill, Gary Flint was probably in Poland as well with Leon? so there's probably two guests and a new team manager you would be looking at. Cue more moaning about the use of guests in speedway.
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    berwick bandits 2019

    So when do you suggest they fit the fixtures in, given there is only one spare Saturday before September? Run a double header (financial nightmare and the big risk of the second match only going ten heats) or a midweek match (guaranteed lower crowd)?
  14. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    Funny because back in 2017 a lot of Berwick fans on here were saying that they were staying away because the team were poor and getting beat and the quality of racing didn't appease them. So what has changed in the track preparation, because it's the same curator? And second, what do you think can be done to improve racing? I've got no experience in preparing a track, so I don't have the answer and if they were honest, very few posters on here have. Some of the responses should be interesting.
  15. topsoil

    berwick bandits 2019

    The original argument was about the cost of getting in, nobody ever mentioned the racing.
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