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  1. I am a Wolves supporter and traveled down to the EoS 4 times last season ( once for the Championship fours and 3 Wolves meetings ). I have mobility issues, Heart failure Diabetes etc but don't have a problem driving, I am accompanied to every meeting I attend by my Grand-Daughter who has Cerebral Palsy. Whilst we can both walk small distances arm in arm like pair of drunks the extra distance being proposed is completely out of our range so I am afraid we will not be able to attend. Whilst I am having a moan I would also like to point out that the disabled toilets were locked on 2 occasions and locked before the end of the meeting on another. I am also registered as one of her carers and on each occasion pointed this out to the lady on the gate but was charged 2 full price admissions, which surprised me as every other Elite league club plus Leicester, Sheffield and Cradley all charged 1 full admission and the carer entered free. Whinge over Yours Steve
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    Seems like the sensible thing to do, all we've done is replace Howarth with Nicol. We now have 2 riders ( 3 if you include Becker ) having to learn how to ride Monmore in Douglas and Nicol plus the 2 points we could have used for better/more experienced rider(s).
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    And failed miserably.
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    And I'm expecting Santa, the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny.
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    The same as applies with the building of 2 points beneath the limit was they were hopeful of bringing in Lindgren or Hancock, only somebody with the IQ of a mump would believe this. Would love to eat humble pie if Lindgren did come back next season , but don't think this was ever going to happen.
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    I think they're relying on riders (Thorsell, Morris and Masters) actually putting a great deal more effort into a lot more of there rides, particularly away from home, on many if not most occasions if not leading after the second bend the amount of effort was palpable trying to make it look like they were trying by twisting the neck of the throttle and lifting down the straights or looking down at the engine.
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    I just hope it's not going to be the big letdown most of us think it's going to be. Looking on the bright side, at least it will save me a few bob.
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    I was talking to one of Swindon's sponsors early in the season at Monmore and he said that Morris's head was not right (presumably his attitude) and they couldn't wait to offload him. He produced only 2 or 3 decent efforts when it looked like he could be bothered ( 2 of those being at P'boro in the second league match ), I know he was coming back from injury but if he could produce those type of rides on occasion then surely he could have produced them more often.
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    Wolverhampton 2020

    The problem with that is we were saying that in March and look where it got us.
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    After thinking ( which hurt ) about the quality of the modern day racing in this country, it does appear to be a lot closer than the so called golden years. Unless Mauger, Olsen, Briggs etc were in a race together then the riders were well spread out. A lot of the overtaking in this era was due to Olsen Collins etc missing the start and having to come from the back. The riders in this country apart from Jason Doyle are much of a muchness and so the racing is a lot closer. The above riders were far superior to the others hence there high averages. As an example of the close racing nowadays I was at Swindon Last night to watch the Wolves and as a far as I can remember every race had close racing and a few of the races were in the balance until the line, not entirely due to the track as the same happened at Wolves v Belle Vue last Monday.
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    I first went to speedway in 1963 aged 7 and have been a follower ever since. For the last 4 decades I tended to go to Wolves 3-4 times a year plus Cardiff, the less I went the less I wanted to go. I have an adult disabled Granddaughter who asked if i could take her to an away match, as she is a huge Scott Nicholls fan I decided to take her to Leicester, since then we Haven't missed a Wolves or Leicester home match and have traveled to Belle Vue, Stoke, Sheffield,Peterborough, King's Lynn, Somerset and Swindon. The ( long winded ) point I am trying to make is I was one of the people on here who wouldn't go because it isn't as good as it used to be, but now I have my enthusiasm back most of the racing is as good if not better than during the 60's and 70's the only downsides are the lack of atmosphere, a disjointed fixture list and seeing the same visiting teams 3 or 4 times a season. Perhaps if others got off there backsides and actually went to a meeting they might get the bug back and go regularly.
  12. Is there plenty of parking at the stadium. Thanks Steve
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    One League

    Passing even up to Gp level is generally caused by riders mistakes eg too slick, too grippy wrong set up, wrong lines, over riding. So this can't be a reason for overtaking only in the NL. After the first bend if the rider in front doesn't make a mistake he's going to win.
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    One League

    By the product do you mean the class of rider or the racing . I go to Wolves H&A, Leicester Home some Away, Cradley Home and Stoke Home when not clashing with Leicester the racing in the CL is in the main far better than PL and a reasonable amount of races in the NL are as good if not more exciting than the PL. I have been a Wolves supporter for over 50 years and seen the good, the bad and the ugly but I feel a lot of the opposition to one big league comes from the snobbery of PL fans looking down on the lower leagues. Most PL riders double down to the CL so how would one league be weaker than the 2 we have now. At the moment there is only 1 world class rider in Britain (J Doyle) so the risk of losing GP riders is negligible.

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