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  1. BWitcher

    Where is SCB

    Sexual harm prevention order (whatever that is) for 5 years Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.
  2. BWitcher

    Birmingham v Peterborough ICL

    It seems Masters is unable to ride as his VISA doesn't cover a meeting of this nature, so in this instance it isn't the fault of the BSPA.
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    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Bless. 15+ years of 'cutting the cloth'. One day it might dawn it's not working.
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    Birmingham v Peterborough ICL

    They keep finding ways...
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    Birmingham v Peterborough ICL

    I've seen mention that Sam Masters has been told by the BSPA he cannot ride in tonight's meeting? Can anyone shed any further light on this?
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    Wolves v King's Lynn 03/09/18

    Thankyou for finally posting that you were wrong. We got there in the end.
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    Wolves v King's Lynn 03/09/18

    Perhaps you might wish to learn what the word 'impossible' means. Improbable yes, Impossible no.
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    Wolves v King's Lynn 03/09/18

    I am right, it's not a discussion. We had something to ride for. Had we won or even got a draw tonight, we would potentially still have had something to ride for on Wednesday. Now we don't have anything to race for, other than pride, on Wednesday. Very simple concept.
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    Wolves v King's Lynn 03/09/18

    Still failing to understand basic English aren't you. Nobody anywhere has said we would make the playoffs. What was stated was we had something to ride for still, which you, incorrectly disagreed with.
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    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    Very different situation.
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    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    Tough. That shouldn't have any bearing whatsoever.
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    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    It isn't anything to' believe'. It's simply a fact. Even Starman can't stoop to these levels.
  13. It's clear big changes need to be made to arrest the decline in the sport's fortunes in the UK and some outside of the box thinking is required. I've put together a plan to revamp both the league and cup competitions that should bring all the ingredients we, as fans, crave. Drama, excitement, tension, unpredictability. LEAGUE 4 regional leagues, 5 teams in each, each team has two home matches and one away. One of the home matches results won't count. A coin toss decides, all the coin tosses are done live online in the final week of the season to give it an exciting climax. Top team from each league and the bottom team qualify for the playoffs. The top teams race each other three times, one at home, one away and another at one of each others track decided by a coin toss.. Boy the live coin toss could revolutionise the sport. The bottom teams do the same. 3rd place in the top team play-off league races 2nd place in the bottom teams play-off league in the Grand Final. 15 heats, neutral track to be decided by the National Lottery draw on the first Saturday following the conclusion of the final fixture. The THIRD number drawn will count. If this number is not 1-20 then the FIFTH number is used followed by the 4th, 2nd, 6th and 1st if necessary. In the unlikely event no number of 1-20 is drawn, the track allocation is postponed till the following Saturday's lottery. Now onto the Grand Final itself. At the conclusion of Heat 15 a live coin toss. Whomever wins it can either 'keep the score'.. or reverse it! What a twist! i.e. you lose 38-52 but win the coin toss, you reverse and win 52-38! TV will love it and the match is kept alive till the very end. It gives team managers a valuable role to play and the tension as they make their decision will be palpable. It will create great online discussion as fans debate if their manager made the right call. CUP I think for the Cup Competition it needs to offer something different. 16 teams to take part, 4 will miss out. Take the combined starting averages of teach team and then divide by their average age, the closest teams to 2.22 are entered, the others miss out. Seems the fairest way. Standard 15 heat matches, but the races begin in the pits, all riders have to be pushed to the pit gate, they must NOT start their engines prior. At Wolves the action would be frantic for example as they have a long way to go around the back of the pits. Fitness of your mechanic is crucial in this respect. Once they hit the track the bikes can start as quickly and efficiently as possible and the race begins. The four laps begin once they cross the start line for the first time. Points are awarded as 4 2 0.5 0 for the initial race to the pits gate. Then the standard 3 2 1 0 for the actual race. Anyone finishing more than 0.37 seconds ahead of the first opponent (not a team mate) immediately behind them gains extra pts equivalent to the number of seconds (to 2 decimal places) they beat them by over the 0.37 seconds.. If the opposing team has both riders excluded both remaining riders score an extra 0.86pts. This will encourage riders not to give up and just cruise round and provide gripping racing for the fans. Barry Briggs homologated stop watches can be sold at track shops to enable the fans to participate in the timing. For example Thorssell wins 0.50 seconds ahead of the second placed rider he'd score an extra 0.13pts. Plus his 3 for winning. If he won the race to pit gate he'd score 7.13pts for that heat. Tactical substitutes are allowed for both rider AND mechanic and can be used when a team is 8.64 pts or more behind. They can be used as many times as they wish but if you use a rider more than once he must begin the race with his helmet unfastened. Only when the green light comes on can he begin to fasten and it must be fastened before he can be pushed away by his mechanic. All mechanics must wear standard footwear. However, if a mechanic is used as a tac sub for a second time he must wear only one shoe. Mechanics must wear Barry Briggs homologated footwear.
  14. BWitcher

    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    It isn't something to argue. It's not an opinion. You don't even grasp what the discussion is about. Wolves had something to race for last night. It's fact.
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    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    Stop blabbering nonsense. Being realistic, the form of a team and any other irrelevant info you've typed is an entirely different conversation. You said Wolverhampton had nothing to race for. They did. You were wrong.
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    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    Even by your standards, this is a shocking post. Somerset had three guest riders. We only lost by six last time we were there. Even a pt from the meeting would have put some pressure on Belle Vue who without Bewley are no guarantees to win at home to Somerset. Wolverhampton had absolutely everything to race for in the race for the play-offs. Their previous form is irrelevant. What chance we 'realistically' had of winning is irrelevant. I have not said anything about 'suddenly believing' we would start winning away.. even if I had, it would be irrelevant. The indisputable fact is Wolverhampton had everything to race for and your comment suggesting otherwise was ridiculous.
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    Somerset vs Wolves 29/08/18

    What on earth are you talking about? They had absolutely everything to ride for!
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    Meaningful Second Halves anyone?

    It literally can't be finished within 30 mins though, never mind at the maximum Forget all the other issues.
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    Meaningful Second Halves anyone?

    How on earth do you work that out? Based on an average of 15 mins for the 15 races.. plus 2 minutes between each race.. That's 45. There's generally track grading, fallers, tapes exclusions, a tactical or reserve ride meaning two in a row.. the nominated heat. 90 mins is a realistic time all clubs should be striving to achieve in my opinion.
  20. I know, hence my post. I haven't said anything that will upset anyone I don't think
  21. You've gonna upset some happy clappers!
  22. Scoreline very flattering towards Wolves. RR for Bewley has netted 1pt? Would have been a 20pt+ win with him in the side.
  23. Another bright start to an away meeting for Wolves.. now comes the inevitable collapse...
  24. Updates was talking nonsense that night.. for instance it stated that Lindback was just going through the motions after his 4th ride.. after just stating he had passed Karlsson.. and in the race prior to that he had passed Woffinden before chasing down Thorsell and involved in a wheel to wheel tussle passing him and then being pipped on the line. Then Heat 13 he stormed past Masters, shoving him wide to allow Holder through into 2nd. He was selected for Heat 15, that says more than enough regarding the improvement he had made during the meeting. He came last in that race, but let's not forget it was Lindgren and Woffinden he was up against, plus a flying Holder (max). So, as I said, after his first ride when he was miles behind (bike problems maybe) he was in the thick of the action. If Ford wanted someone to cry off he'd have chosen Bjarne Pedersen.
  25. I didn't say it was. I said he improved massively as the night went on. Was tailed off big time in his opening ride but it was clear he got it sorted. Anyway, I was simply refuting the suggestion that Ford decided to 'get rid' and opt to go with RR in the 2nd leg.. no logic to that at all.
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