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  1. Bagpuss

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Pretty straightforward I’d say, he had a budget for each track and a need to get punters through the door so each team needs to be competitive. Ipswich look stronger with Harris in for Tungate without the other stuff rumoured to be in play.
  2. Bagpuss

    Team Suits and/or Race Jackets

    As well as Somerset and the Championship clubs who didnt bother.
  3. Bagpuss

    Team Suits and/or Race Jackets

    Indeed, Mr Wagstaff started it at Lynn in 2000 when the riders all have silver bike covers to go with the black race suits.
  4. Bagpuss

    Ipswich 2019

    Good piece on Look East, kevlars and bike covers look awesome. Refreshing to see speedway as the local sports news, makes a change from boring people with yet another Norwich win
  5. Bagpuss

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Didn’t think for a moment I’d get a sensible answer but for what it’s worth that’s a very negative way of looking at it. How about trying to look as professional as possible to gain more sponsorship? Speculating a bit to accumulate? Even some National League teams have them. Why would a team want their collective photo in the paper on online with everyone in different gear? Looks so amateurish. Unfortunately too many people in speedway are like you and have a can’t do attitude rather than trying to drive the sport forward.
  6. Exactly, there are a million and one things for people to do with their leisure time and money nowadays, and unfortunately speedway hasn’t moved with the times to make people want to come. Add to that the way the sport is run and the often dreadful customer experience and it’s little wonder crowds are so poor.
  7. The crowd levels have a lot to do with it too....if you watch an average meeting as one of a few hundred spectators you wouldn’t enjoy it anywhere near as much as being among five thousand fans watching it for example. Speedway back in the day seemed so much better due to the bigger crowds, better atmosphere and sense of occasion even though the racing itself was very similar.
  8. Bagpuss

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Not really the point is it.....for a sport struggling to attract sponsors and punters and drag itself into the twenty first century team suits are a no brainier and should be compulsory in our top two leagues.
  9. Bagpuss

    Poole 2019

    I think you’re obsessed, you don’t seem to stop going on about it. If they finish top and we bottom you might have a point but it would be better to stop worrying and see what results the actual speedway racing brings before jumping to conclusions.
  10. Bagpuss

    Wolves 2019

    I don’t see what it has to do with King’s Lynn, if he was willing to help out for a few weeks before his season gets into full swing it would be a great move. A few weeks is different to a whole season for the Stars.
  11. Bagpuss

    Your club's all-time top team

    Terry Betts Michael Lee Henka Gustafsson Bo Brhel Robert Lambert Tomas Topinka Niels Kristian Iversen
  12. Bagpuss

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Nothing to do with being arsed though was it? He was in dispute (not the first) with the governing body about professionalism and trying to win. Thankfully they saw that he was right in the end. I don’t particularly agree with him missing British Finals but on the whole he is top class and yes the best we have ever had.
  13. Bagpuss

    Kings Lynn 2019

    It’s a fair point, although only half of the first dozen meetings are actual league matches so if by the end of May it’s decided that changes are required there will be plenty of points left to win to get into the Play Offs. In terms of bringing in support, I understand and appreciate the desire to see fresh faces but at the same time many people build up a rapport with riders and having seven riders back from last year will go down well with lots of fans.
  14. Bagpuss

    Kings Lynn 2019

    I’d probably suggest that we wait for ten to twelve meetings before deciding whether we have been ‘let down’ or not.
  15. Bagpuss

    Kings Lynn 2019

    Riss has spent three (?) years at Edinburgh, not sure he struggles on tight tracks.
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