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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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    AGM November 2018

    I posted this on the wrong thread so have re posted: It is obvious that British Speedway cannot afford the top riders with the wages and the big signing on fees they require. Something has to be done to bring the cost down for promoters and riders alike, although it may be a little late, when all costs starting rising and crowds starting dropping years back, action should have been taken then, but nothing of any consequence was done. Speedway in this country must take a step back, throw away the rule book and start again. Too many complicated rules for a simple sport that fans cannot understand (or is that the general idea I wonder). The sport has gone from a team sport to a sport of individuals, riders rushing off soon as the meeting has ended and not mixing with the supporters, and the presentation (if you can call it that) is abysmal. The cost is too expensive to take a family on a regular basis, although Speedway prides itself on being a family sport! The entrance fee for two adults and two kids, programme, car park and the kids will want burgers and drinks, not forgetting the adults say an average of £60-£80, plus their fuel to get their, how many young families can afford £240 or more a month, with a mortgage to pay etc. As soon as the crowds drop the promotions only answer is to put the entrance fee up. Thoughts.
  11. It's obvious that British Speedway cannot afford the top riders with the wages and the big signing on fees they require, the crowds don't warrant it anymore. Something has to be done to bring the cost down for both promoters and riders alike, although It maybe little late, when all costs starting rising and crowds started dropping years back, action should have been taken then, but nothing of any consequence was done. Speedway in this country wants to take a step back, throw away the rule book and start again . Too many complicated rules for a simple sport that fans cannot understand (or is that the general idea I wonder!) The sport has gone from being a team sport to a team of individuals, riders rushing off soon as the meeting has finished and not mixing with the fans, and the presentation (if you can call it that) is abysmal , the cost is much too expensive to take the family on a regular basis, although Speedway prides itself on being a family sport. The entrance fee, programme, car park, the kids will want drinks and burgers , not forgetting the adults say an average of £60 to £80, how many young families can afford £240 or more a month ? Thoughts.
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    Somerset 2019

    Bomber would have to take a cut in wages then!
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    Somerset 2019

    I wouldn't think Somerset would want to go back to Fridays with all that M5 traffic, and all the problems on the roads Fridays usually bring
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    AGM November 2018

    Excellent, mind you will they listen and take good ideas on board !!
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