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balderdash&piffle last won the day on November 21 2016

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  1. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    Berwick Council is now the same as a Parish Council, the County Council in Morpeth own Shielfield the lesees are Berwick Rangers Supporters Club
  2. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    Looking at BSPA site, looks like there is a proviso , Berwick will run if sold.
  3. balderdash&piffle

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Championship level should be amateur status, riders should have a full time job and speedway is their hobby. Retain the upper level at professional status to give the lower levels to aim for. Get rid of doubling up and paid guests, if riders like Cook and Harris want to ride in the lower leagues then they should receive the same point money as the other riders, point money should be the same for all riders irrespective of their average, running costs are the same for all riders no matter what level.
  4. balderdash&piffle

    Newcastle 2019

    To be honest, you are probably correct. Speedway needs re-inventing from the bottom up
  5. balderdash&piffle

    Newcastle 2019

    My background in motorsport was Enduro, but in the days when everything had to be paid for by myself, I afforded it because I enjoyed it. I had to work my HOBBY around my full time employment. Time speedway riders and promoters in the lower levels realised this, and got back to basics, it is not a full time job, it is a hobby at this level. perhaps one tier being run at a professional level giving the amateurs something to strive for.
  6. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    Berwick has planning permission at Shielfield to run speedway, it will not have to be applied for, certainly not in the next 5 years anyway
  7. balderdash&piffle

    Top Championship poster of 2018 is......

    Surely, has to be Cornhillcol
  8. balderdash&piffle

    Newcastle 2019

    Time the Championship was made an amateur league, riders riding speedway as a hobby and not a job,much smaller point money covering their costs. Will probably be just as entertaining, cannot get worse anyway.
  9. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

  10. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    Its Big Tony, Garys dad that will keep him grounded, and there is hope that he will also keep Gary grounded as well.
  11. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    I would not recommend he be at any Northern club, let alone Newcastle.
  12. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    As I said, would love the opportunity to watch Leon race regularly, if his progression in the sport is elsewhere to the benefit of his career, then I am happy whatever his decision. He is it a stage where sentiment is launched right out of the window. He owes Berwick speedway nothing, most of his progression has been elsewhere, and with the support of Big Tony is all of his own doing.
  13. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    It can also put pressure on a rider riding in front of his local crowd, not necessarily from the fans but from the rider himself, who will want to perform to his best at home. My hope is he will sign for a senior team in the Premiership possibly then be loaned out to a Championship club, that club may be Berwick, who knows. My gut feeling although he has come on leaps and bounds this season, another year at National League level is needed
  14. balderdash&piffle

    berwick bandits 2019

    Would be great for me to see him ride on a regular basis, would be great for the club and his sponsors who have supported him so far. Would it be good for Leons career, probably not, so I look at the bigger picture, Leon needs to be going to where he can advance the most, I feel that is elsewhere. Leon is intelligent enough to make his own decision, and at the end of the day it is what he wants, and I hope no individual is placing any pressure on him.

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