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  1. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    Lawson to Plymouth Brennan to Glasgow
  2. Shock !!! Wish Tommy B well ..... has come on leaps and bounds this year at Eastbourne !! Now to make the next step.
  3. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    Bury the bad debt and start business again.
  4. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    People in the know will be able to answer this better than I BUT recall Len Silver being interviewed at Arlington earlier this year and stated that riders are no longer assets plus teams don't have the finances to purchase riders like they previously did. So if you are Eastbourne and Brennan is your asset , it is no longer possible to sell him to Belle Vue or Ipswich Witches for example. In terms of Eastbourne wanting the same team as the cancelled team - I still think that was an honourable thing to do although if giving riders guarantees and Premiership wage levels is true that was never going to work. In terms of presentation it is difficult the facilities at most tracks are no better than 2nd tier non league football grounds. PA systems are dire. Currently I would work it around that no meeting should run longer than 90 minutes - if no crashes or stoppages. Break it into 4-4-4-3 heat quarters and riders ready for the next race immediately + put on 2 mins as soon as riders leave the track so that the racing is nigh on continual for the 4xheat quarters. If a tapes infringement etc straight round to the start none of this sitting at the pit gate and refuelling, having a chat and taking time for a couple of selfies - 2 mins should already be on so the racing should flow quickly. Track grading can take place between the quarters. It could mean on some occasions the main meeting is done and dusted in just over an hour - then so be it.
  5. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    Young Speedway riders - travel not an option.
  6. Or two new signings .....
  7. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    If Cookie chooses to take time out - Lawson and Brennan will be announced on Fri.
  8. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    Most are working from home at the moment - Have you seen London recently "ghost town" - ;-) As stated on thread the issue is the demographic of the speedway fan - For clubs like Birmingham , Newcastle and Eastbourne state that they were missing fans who could not order tickets online - In this "Amazon Age" and supporters couldn't order tickets online there is your problem. My family has always gone with an old guy - who only went because we were able to order his ticket. "Transfer the money - oh we can't do that .... would have to go to the bank" unfortunately that is the issue for many. Speedway is a hand to mouth existence - No support - leads financial problems. Hopefully this will be a case of bury the financial mismanagement and bad debt and start again - like many a business has over the years. However if the new promotion will have to clear the debts first (£30,000-50,000 has been posted on here.) No potential speedway promoter is going to look at that at an option - no oil oligarch's or Saudi Prince's in speedway. Nearest we had was the Dark Lord of Wimborne Road and he chose to move to France. Fingers cross for a return but SPEEDWAY needs to be restructured with an independent body leading it into a new era - not a group of promoters papering over the cracks - year after year year, after year.
  9. Hackett

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    Glasgow, Edinburgh Redcar, Scunthorpe would all lose points !! Edinburgh had an away win so valuable points gone there.
  10. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    Guess when the kids have finished school , I can look at moving to a property on the old Arlington site - perhaps a house in Dugard Close or Norris Road or Kennett Avenue.
  11. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    Brennan and Lawson to Glasgow. Kerr to Scunthorpe. Newman to Plymouth. Kennett to quit. Kemp to Kent
  12. Hackett

    Kent Kings 2020?

    Don't think there is any chance of that.
  13. And announce his signing during the meeting .....
  14. Hackett

    Eastbourne 2020

    If that is the case Arlington soon to be housing.

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