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    Somerset 2019

    I think Speedway at the moment is in survival mode, and better to have Speedway than none at all. Its a vicious circle, riders want more fixtures and more money, so promoters need more fans to come through the gate, to pay riders more money, but the fans are not there anymore. It's too late for an overhaul should have been done years ago. Supporters have moved on, kids spend all their spare time on their phones or Xboxes and such like, even when you do see kids at Speedway invariably most of them are running around playing not watching the Speedway, you do not see kids out on bikes pretending to be Woofy, or Magic anymore, there are so many more things for them and adults to do today, not like it was in Speedways glory years. Promoters to don't help either by raising the entrance fee, that seem to be their only answer to dwindling crowds, with the latest being the avid fan who is probably now the wrong side of 60, is having to pay the same as adults at some tracks, which will probably make crowds dwindle even more. Time will tell.
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    Somerset 2019

    Obviously a better deal than Somerset offered !!, and there you have it, a team pleading poverty which proved correct in the end as they withdrew from the league, and yet offering more than Somerset did. Clubs need to be sensible with their deals, with tracks folding.
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    Somerset 2019

    No staying to Wednesday I believe, much better for anyone travelling than Friday, the M5 is horrendous
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    SPOTY

    Always been the same with SPOTY, if it's not one for their sports they are not interested, disgusting.
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    Somerset 2019

    But if the "Wright " riders decide to go elsewhere there's not much promoters can do, is there.
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    Somerset 2019

    Covatti signs for Poole.
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    Somerset 2019

    Many riders do that towards the end of the season
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    Somerset 2019

    Nothing wrong with Wright going were the money is, but definately nothing wrong with Garry Many sticking to his guns and not paying anymore than the budget the club works to ...simples.
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    AGM November 2018

    Absolutely right, great post. It's all about the money now.
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    AGM November 2018

    I thought I had heard that it was a rule that no promoter could run two clubs in the same league, of course I could be dreaming
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    Somerset 2019

    I think what everyone should remember is at least they have Speedway........... many don't.
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    Somerset 2019

    I expect they haven't had time yet, the meeting only finished today.
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    AGM November 2018

    You'll be lucky !!
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