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  1. iwright71


    If only all the promoters had the cash and the authorisation to do this . Pipe dream
  2. iwright71


    7 home fixtures a year plus a couple in the cup is not enough for promoters, many who rent their stadiums have to give a guarantee on the minimum number of meetings, 8 to 10 a season won't be enough, or for that matter riders riding in only 1 league. Also Cup finals on neutral tracks won't work, they must be at the homes of the contesting teams. The days of large speedway away followings are long gone.
  3. iwright71


    Maybe we could all ask our local council to do it for free !
  4. iwright71

    Speedway's future IMO

    Spot on, I've known the crowds to be bigger at my local track when we finished bottom of the League in the 90's than win the playoffs in the 2000's. Normally most weeks it was losing last heat deciders. It didn't matter some were good years some were not but you still went every week because the product was great. Great racing, passing aplenty, big names , speed, the noise, the smell, crackling atmosphere ,it was brilliant, and I wouldn't be shy to tell anyone. Not the same today, new bikes ( silencers 2010) have killed it, bikes now not suited to the track shape or material. Poor racing , less big names, less noise, no smell and no atmosphere. I like many have drifted away , 30 years every week has now amounted to maybe once a season. Forget the rules, guests , rider replacements, team changes have always been there, its the product that is not good enough. Watch the live matches on BT this year, unless its Belle Vue or a revamped Swindon there is really nothing to see .How bad we the playoffs this year, awful. Unfortunately Belle Vue and Swindon have shown us that most of the traditional old tracks are now not fit for purpose, but unfortunately these promotions don't have the money or authority to make any changes. Unfortunately that's where we at and why the sport in the UK is on its knees.
  5. iwright71


    Didn't we try something revolutionary like the " golden double " or joker in the World Cup. How was that revolutionary change welcomed by fans ?
  6. iwright71


    How many other clubs have the facility or the money to reshape their track ? probably none.
  7. iwright71

    Grand Prix changes

    Never been slow before to come forward with your views on the SGP Phil ! The stage is yours !
  8. iwright71

    Grand Prix changes

    Bet Phillip Rising doesn't agree with you ?
  9. iwright71

    TV new deal?

    Winning the regular League will never mean anything while the play offs are in place.
  10. iwright71


    If Poole decide to drop down a division then the Premiership is finished. Lets be honest ,this year how credible is a top division with 7 teams, with 4 of those teams making a play off. You need a 10 team league if you are to have a play off system. No Poole ? 6 teams ? . Maybe Buster can buy a couple more teams up to make it do-able . With the loss of Stoke and maybe Cradley Heath from the National League Surely a 2 League structure beckons in Britain .
  11. iwright71

    TV new deal?

    In reality can't see how the quality of the racing can be improved ? Most clubs don't own their stadium, cant reshape their track, shale will stay the same, bikes will stay the same .Unfortunately We have what we have and its probably here to stay, that doesn't bode well for the future and the slow decline / death will probably continue as it is.
  12. iwright71


    I buy quite a few magazines and for value for money and content Speedway Star is as good as any magazine out there. The pre season edition is magazine heaven .Its sad that the sport in the UK is floundering as Speedway Star deserves a larger readership .
  13. iwright71

    2020 Wildcards

    The point is that one of the reasons we moved away from One Off World Finals was to try to assemble the best 15 riders in the world to contest the World Championship. Unfortunately there still has to be riders nominated primarily by their nationality to ensure key markets that host GP's have ample riders from that nation to aid selling tickets. I get this but lets not dress it up that if Antonio Lindback was not Swedish but say Danish he would not have received a wildcard for next years GP Series.
  14. iwright71

    2020 Wildcards

    I'm sure Phil Rising will give us a rigorous defence to the wisdom of BSI picking Antonio Lindback as a wildcard. The asperation might be to pick the best 4 riders but unfortunately they also have to come from the right part of the World. Lindback has been selected because BSI need more than 1 Swede in the field having to sell 2 GP's in far flung Swedish venues almost devoid of travelling fans. Antonio has had a good run in the GP, and has won GP's but rarely challenges the top 8. There were other , better options, The other Laguta,, Michelsen to name 2. But unfortunately the GP has always been run on a quota system.
  15. iwright71

    TV new deal?

    It was Wolves vs Kings Lynn. Not aware that the home promotion asked for it to be shown. Not sure if this is even possible. It would open a whole can of worms if promotions were able to cancel TV coverage at their own request.

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