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  1. old bob at herne bay

    Edinburgh Play Offs

    Guess Scotty will be riding for the highest bidder. Batchy average might be hard to fit in.....and there’s Starkey . Can they use the same guest in 2 different p off meetings?
  2. old bob at herne bay

    Ipswich 2022

    Pretty poor RACE track didn’t help ippo .. home riders lose confidence … away riders just take it as they find it.
  3. Tonight’s match postponed due to waterlogged track......restaging date next Tuesday 21/09 ..........from Kent Speedway website
  4. old bob at herne bay

    Playoff dates

    Thought that the best crowds for the PREMIERSHIP play offs (given a blank canvas and the full co operation from all promoters in the sport) would be attracted on either a Friday or Saturday.? Admitted the TV coverage would be a problem ....... and track availability seems to be an issue with dog meetings . You would think that once in a season the track could be made avaialble for a major p. off event. ?? After all speedway seems to move to accommodate major events for dogs bangers stocks etc.
  5. old bob at herne bay

    Peterborough Panthers 2021

    Just wondered how much longer it would be before the showground site finally succumbed to a housing estate. Every time I have visited Alwalton the houses seem ever closer to the speedway track. Assume leisure facilities will include a gym to satisfy the planners. Local council will promise that the speedway track must be retained as part of thier planning permission and cannot be removed . Ah sound familar Rye House fans, Swindon fans ??? Nobody in thier right mind will be building a housing estate with a speedway track in their backyard - it will devalue the potential sale price of the housing. Money talks.
  6. old bob at herne bay

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    As a neutral, seems that the weather ruined the entertainment. Wet track, and first away first home ( even more than usual) Seen a few meetings like that in my time after travelling hundreds of miles , losing , then long drive home. With p offs and KO cup finals in October the weather is ever more likely to ruin the entertainment. Poole had nothing to prove, already in p offs, Scunthorpe desperate for every point to keep p off chances alive. Probably the difference in the 2 sides attitude last night. Poole deserve a pat on the back for booking a decent gust in place of Schlein, to field a competitive team, when they could have just said stuff it and used r/r.
  7. old bob at herne bay

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    Start delayed to give time for Steve to find his seat ?
  8. old bob at herne bay

    No change next year?

    Whats the need for change - its been a highly succesful season, the p.offs got record crowds , and after the challenges of operating with limited crowds due to COVID restrictions, every club has enjoyed a wonderful season. ...... In the fantastic Championship League ......sadly Eastbourne closed, Birmingham suffered financial problems, Newcastle are looking for new owners, Poole are in discussions over the continued use of their stadium, but other than that it has been a wonderful season with entertainment from the top drawer. The stand out "Premiership" tier has once again delivered first class entertainment, and goes from strength to strength, with the BSPL once again struggling to decide who to admit to this "elite" division of racing. This season we had 6 clubs fighting tooth and nail for the coveted 4 play off spots. The qualifiers for the 4 spots were in doubt until early May and this made for some top quality racing of the highest standard that England can offer. Of particular note in 2021 has been the huge success of the rising star programme which has developed so many new potential world champions for English speedway. None of the rising stars were known in the sport at the beginning of the season, and all are truly the product of the rising star programme. Next season will see twice as many rising stars in teams , and England will once again have top calibre riders to challenge the worlds top Speedway Grand Prix stars.
  9. old bob at herne bay

    Playoff dates

    Oh dear, and there was me thinking that the BSPL could agree together on a set of p. off dates for both of "their" leaguesto maximise attendances at all tracks, in the interests of the sport. I should know better . I am a silly old sod :-(
  10. old bob at herne bay

    Kings Lynn 2022

    Got to admire your optimism…. For a speedway club that the present owner wants to sell ! Who knows whether Kings Lynn Speedway will even exist in 2022, Buster could fill his stadium with loads more stock car fixtures and no doubt make far more money than piddling around with the BSPL rules and running a speedway team
  11. old bob at herne bay

    Playoff dates

    All rather depends on the weather in early winter... good chance of dates being re arranged. Not sure why 2021 PL play off matches HAVE to be on a Monday or Thursday........
  12. old bob at herne bay

    07/09/21 1830 Kent v Scunthorpe (Champ)

    Scunny nearly got away with that … gusts and R/R strengthening their team considerably. Nicol got found out, jumped every start - and could have been excluded in anyone of his rides. For Kent ….. Heeps either cannot ride his home track or he is still troubled by injury, Morley needs a decent mechanic to look after his machinery which is a heap of junk IMO.
  13. old bob at herne bay

    Strongest second tier ever?

    Think the tirle "premiership" is a misnomer seeing as so many teams top riders are the same in both leagues!! Makes me wonder why a rider can justorfy being paid more in the "premiership2 than in the Championship. The heat leaders in particular race againsteh same riders in both leagues. What other reason is the "premiership" a more expensve league to operate in ? Or are we all be taken for mugs (again) Wonder what the post covid plan of the BSPL looks like for 2022 ? More rising stars ? lower team CMA's ?
  14. old bob at herne bay

    Birmingham v Poole. 1st September 2021

    Thought that was the norm now in 21st UK league speedway .... that and regular delays and oh tractor racing. Usually get one good "race" and that's "worth the admission money alone" That's why I rarely go to meetings nowadays.
  15. old bob at herne bay


    "Oxford Robins " has a certain tweet to it ..... why bother with Blunsdon Building Site ?

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