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  1. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    It’s funny, those toilets always remind me of Manchester for some reason...???? Well, if we don’t run next season it will give you a bigger chance to win that league title again...hopefully???
  2. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

  3. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    Is petrol free in the West Midlands, Steve?
  4. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    I accept that Monmore’s track is better prepared than Swindon, that’s a given, however, I don’t see Morris, or any rider for that matter, riding somewhere else just because the track is better. There must be a financial inducement. I doubt anybody on this forum would change their job, travel 90 miles up the road for the same money?
  5. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    I spoke with someone in the know the night before Doyle was announced. The words they used re Nick were ‘his head’s been turned’. Whether that meant money I don’t know. His average is very attractive and I am sure if Nick really wanted to, he would have stayed but I am guessing he’s just been offered a much better deal to ride at Monmore. Shades of Miedzinski in terms of a rider on a great looking average riding somewhere else. Let’s hope he doesn’t put too much on it.
  6. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    You do realise what it means to be self-employed? The word ‘asset’ is a term used in speedway. It has no relevance in the real world. I wanted Morris back but he was a free agent and he has exercised that option.
  7. theblueboy

    Ipswich 2019

    Do you think he shanked it?
  8. theblueboy

    Poole 2019

    https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17218761.dorset-to-get-6-million-to-improve-its-roads-including-patching-up-potholes/ Excellent news for Wimborne Road. As you can see from the WR close up, approximately 5.9 million of it will be spent filling in that crater on bend 1. An opportunity to make it the bestest race venue in the EL, well after Belle Vue, Peterborough and Kings Lynn...
  9. theblueboy

    Poole 2019

    Does Starman live next door?
  10. theblueboy

    AGM November 2018

    Nick Morris is owed £28k by Rzeszow. I am not sure how many people on this forum could afford not to be paid £28k and continue to do the job they are doing. Suggests to me certain speedway riders aren’t doing so badly out of this game...
  11. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    Clearly can’t see the start line either given the amount of rollers missed last season. It was just like the start of the Daytona 500...
  12. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    Where have you got that information from? • The BSPA League Structures for 2019 will be; (NB to support the progression of riders who have progressed through the National Development League, all riders will receive a 2.5% reduction in their average)
  13. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/sport/17225920.nick-morris-turns-down-rzeszow-contract-after-reportedly-being-owed-28000-by-polish-giants/ And riders continue to believe that Poland is the Holy Grail...
  14. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    I have found a link to a Parliamentary paper, which shows in 2014 £26 million pounds was paid to ALL tracks, unfortunately, due to being on my phone, my own incompetence or possibly both, I cannot provide it to you. That sounds much more plausible. By definition the top tracks e.g. Sheffield, Hove, Belle Vue and Nottingham’s would take a bigger percentage compared to Swindon. However, it’s rumoured £10k per BAGS @ Swindon, which x 3 meetings per week isn’t too shabby. Both tracks are being shortened, which means that some sacrifices have to be made. Swindon currently has a BAGS contract. As the speedway track has to be put in place for the start of the season I guess the dogs have to take the hit over the winter months to allow the adjustments. The Commercial Manager for the Robins has confirmed on the Swindon Facebook page circa 2 weeks ago that the speedway track has already been pegged out.
  15. theblueboy

    Swindon 2019

    Millions - greyhound racing, really? I have owned greyhounds and watched a lot of greyhound racing across the UK. Towcester, the home of the Derby has fallen by the wayside this year. That’s a grade 1 facility and track. Millions is not a phrase used within the greyhound fraternity.

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