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Daniel Smith

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  1. At the end of the day, as much as it stinks a little, if the PZM insist rider's ride there only if they want the big bucks who can blame them? The amount of money the Ekstraliga clubs pay they should have that right & restriction on rider's. It's a huge financial inconvenience when rider's get injured outside of Poland. The issue that may not have been thought through is with squad systems. You'd know as a rider whether you'd be a certain starter or not. You'd need to weigh up whether a signing on fee & 5-8 matches a year is worth it. I'm sure most would rather then dump Poland for rides in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czechia & UK (if it survives). That last paragraph alone could put the spanner in the PZM works more than the concerns from the top, top rider's in the world.
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    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    I don't think Speedway for Peterborough would exist if that happens. Could you imagine the fans dismay going from the Showground to a tiny track inside the greyhound track which is already quite small at 370 meters. Would be about the same as Oxford or Rye House. Peterborough fans just wouldn't watch it
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    2021 Season

    Just a random thought, if no racing is allowed or even tracks open for practice, just how dangerous could the 2021 season be with no riders having no competitive racing for 12 months. Even injured rider's get plenty of track time before returning, could 4 bloke at a time, off a bike for 12 months cause absolute carnage in 2021.
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    2021 Season

    Bikes are very very much more volatile today than 1946. I'm struggling to get my head around the safety of the sport in 2021. These riders will need weeks of track time. Maybe (although most fans will be climbing the walls by then) the season doesn't start until Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May with Premiership fixtures home & Away with a couple of double header King's Lynn v Ipswich Ipswich v King's Lynn Peterborough v Wolverhampton Wolverhampton v Swindon Belle Vue v Sheffield Sheffield v Belle Vue Swindon v Peterborough
  5. Obviously many will have other options but as Robert Lambert's injury seemed to put a break on his 2019 season, I believe it will mean we will get another year out of him at the AFA. There are suggestions that he may not be asked back by Lublin as they've been disappointed with his performances. Obtaining only a 3.48 average. Potentially now a shoe-in to remain in British Speedway for 2020. For me: 1. 2. 3. E.Riss 6.61 4. M.Palm-Toft 6.30 5. R.Lambert 7.81 6. 7. B.Nicol 3.97 Fill in the gaps for the rest
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    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    Yep, plenty thanks. My partner quit New Cross Wolverhampton due to bulls#!+ going on. There's a lot of very very bad practice & miss management going on in the NHS but nobody dare speak up except for trying to throw the government under a bus. Happy but not happy & upset to be the bad guy if you like. A few bullet points for you PPE being wasted for social media videos Gowns are an unnecessary shortage concern in the fight against Coronavirus Staff refusing to work Corona wards even though their own wards are empty Staff congregating from all wards every Thursday @8 & not adhereing to necessary social distancing 1000's of PPE in hospital storage that is out of date but safe in the protection against Coronavirus Departments refusing to share PPE with Corona wards although they're not busy or short of PPE Staff hoarding PPE from other staff That's a few. It's a horrible horrible place to be & staff are regularly being threatened with the sack by Matrons. For the record, my partner WAS involved in infection prevention & another ward killed her elderly, vulnerable auntie buy putting her, with dementia, a chest infection & renal faliure into a Corona riddled care home. So yes, this #ClapForCareers is absolutely bull$#!+ imo & I'm / we are fookin angry
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    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    Pretty convenient Robert Lambert is "stranded in Poland" due to Coronavirus Oh my god, never saw that coming did we
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    Lambert to comeback stronger.?

    The difference with Doyle is he wasn't established in the Ekstraliga. Had Doyle done the Ekstraliga at 21, been poor they would have dropped double quick and never to be seen again. He pretty much hit the ground running in the Ekstraliga and never looked back. Lambert is their earlier and has to perform or he gets left behind. History has shown how ruthless the Pole's are. If Lambert fails in the Ekstraliga in the next 2 seasons that's pretty much a top level career gone for him.
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    Lambert to comeback stronger.?

    For Lambert, he has to cut it in the Ekstraliga or he'll just become another one of those Brits where we end up saying "what a waste of a great talant." At his age, he's better than most other rider's around the world of the same age, except for the Pole's. Some say he has time on his side, thinking about it though, I'd now say the opposite. I think he has 2 years tops or the Ekstraliga won't ever touch him again & being in that league is absolutely critical in being able to finance any hope of cutting it at GP level.
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    Sheffield 2020

    You say negative, I say being 100% realistic
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    Will the premiership start on time?

    Spelling police alert!!!! Spelling police alert!!!!  I love you Geoff Don't have an argument so gets offensive. You're such a sexy beast
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    Sheffield 2020

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    Will the premiership start on time?

    I'm stund with the amount of Speedway fans in meltdown at the thought of 2020 not even happening. It is very very highly likely Speedway will not resume until 2021 minimum. Get used to it, wind ya necks in & get a sense of reality of what's going on around the world.
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    Sheffield 2020

    Folk need to get used to the whole idea of 2020 being cancelled.
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    Lambert to comeback stronger.?

    Was a massive fan of Lambert. I don't know but something may have happened between those 2 & wasn't to complimentary of Lambert during 2019.
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    Lambert to comeback stronger.?

    Ues he can really kick on. In fact, this break in play will do every rider who's had operations & injuries over the winter & also those with long term injuries. I'd say, if this season (year) doesn't start at all which is currently predicted for most sports, we should see the 'fittest' set of rider's the sport has ever seen. This providing UK Speedway survives in it's current format after Covid-19.
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    Will the premiership start on time?

    I genuinely believe this will kill British Speedway stone cold dead. As said, most attending are over 60 & have been going for their lifetime. Once the habits are broken the majority will not come back to Speedway. This virus may not kill as many of the elderly as first expected but it most certainly will kill this sport.
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    Will the premiership start on time?

    This could finish Speedway as we know it for good in the UK.
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    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Reading between the lines, did someone get, or very nearly injured by a BB driver & H&S has called the shots on the BB parking ban? It can surely be the only reasonable explanation for the BB ban inside the perimeter fence. Just maybe a court case is ongoing and an explanation cannot be given to protect the case?
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    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    Well done & good luck to @AlexBrady in his sponsorship of the Stars in 2020
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    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Absolutely, can see the floating speedway fans that usually go to the AFA swapping over to the Showground too. Fancy this Panthers side to win at the AFA if both team stay injury free.
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    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Everybody has access to podcast, Facebook, Twitter etc. To be on here you need access to the Internet. It's not the clubs fault but your personal choice to not venture to these other outlets that has information
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    Ipswich 2020

    I hope it works well for both Crump & Ipswich but after a couple of months I feel Jason will remember why he retired in the first place
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    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Not true, Crump has been on a bike quite regularly in Oz, was racing in their winter months (during the UK season). Has lost over stone in weight since xmas too.
  25. Daniel Smith

    Danny Ayres RIP

    Unbelievably sad Condolences to all of Danny's family and friends
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