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  1. Hawk127

    Whats actually going on?

    It is disappointing that the current trustees of the sport are so insular and rarely listen or take on board the wider comments or views of the punters who cross the threshold to be entertained weekly. Some clubs simply lay on fifteen heats of gate and go and as such simply go through the motions while others attempt an evening of entertainment. In terms of running this sport the powers that be have created a public image that appears to be do as I say or sod off but that is not the answer if the sport is to prosper. Whether it is an accurate portrayal but for example the Scunthorpe leadership seem to have the ear of the board and have been allowed to be in the enviable position over the last few seasons when the sport has been operational, to dictate what other clubs can or cannot do. Rider usage and race nights are seemingly two examples where some influence appears to have been exerted Surely with the sport on its knees those with the business acumen such as the IOW should be allowed to prosper and encouraged to think outside the box based not least on their locality particular if this means that the model leads to the introduction of new fans to the sport. As is mentioned often it is not the supporters money at risk apart from the gamble of the weekly entrance fee yet promotions like the Islanders are putting hard earned cash on the line and are trying to operate a business that provides above all else, entertainment. First and foremost speedway is a form of entertainment and given all the issues over riders access to funds and it is down to those riders who have sponsors with deep pockets, speedway does not operate on a level playing field and all the nonsense about rising stars etc still depends on those riders having access to what in effect is a bottomless pit of money in order to compete. Unless and until bikes are standardised, riders use bike handling skills rather than gate and go on over powered machines and those like the IOW are permitted to judge the local business case with risk and reward, then the sport has little credibility and the guarantee that the punters will be entertained is falling well short of fulfilment. I would rather see the IOW entertain than watch fifteen run of the mill heats and disappointed that the current incumbents of the BSPL have so little regard for anyone but their own little enclave.
  2. Hawk127

    Ipswich 2020

    In the current climate no one other than Piers Morgan would have the balls to discriminate against anything that might be deemed an injustice against the down trodden and hard done by (those with genuine medical reasons who cannot have the vaccine accepted) so i guess that the answer would be unlikely and the chances are that a meeting would not be run for fear of some self righteous lawyer taking on a case on a no win no fee basis. A bit like don’t break Coronavirus rules unless you are a protester.
  3. Hawk127

    Ipswich 2020

    Do Ipswich have any afternoon fixtures? I have a grandson that would like to go but evening start times are not good. He is only 4 but likes videos of the racing and is keen to go.
  4. Hawk127

    Whats actually going on?

    Sad that the current cronies of this once good sport have stifled one of the few bright hopes when it comes to running meetings as an entertainment. IOW have lead the way in how an evening of speedway should be presented engaging with fans etc just as it used to be in days gone by and probably this goes back in the late 60’s and 70’s and the days of leaping Len, dearly departed Dave Lanning at Eastbourne and the great JH at Canterbury. What is it the BSPL are thinking when they have/are driving clubs. out of business. Those in authority are probably taking a leaf out of dictator Boris Johnson’s book and do as I say. For those who run the sport they still expect the paying punter to turn up week in week out without question. If ever an independent enquiry was needed to investigate as to how speedway is run in this country, now is that time. I doubt that anyone of those who voted on these measures or sit on the board or are part of the committee, have the balls to be answerable for the issues by coming on this forum and deal with the questioning from those who really care about speedway in this country. The BSPL has no balls when it comes to being accountable.
  5. Interesting situation in the Netherlands where a judge has overruled the Dutch government’s curfew rule. I wonder who else in mainland will jump on this bandwagon and challenge decisions made by authorities in relation to covid restrictions.
  6. Hawk127

    Captain Tom RIP

    When the chips are down you need an inspirational character to come out of the covers and inspire as many as possible. This gentleman achieved in bucket loads what many of us could only dream of, modest, a stalwart and a man who made a simple solution mean so much to so many. When they write the history books for Covid this Sir Tom will have a prominent place. Tonight we bow our heads in respect. Sir, RIP.
  7. What is your problem? As a vet this is the situation. They are declared non essential and having to be furloughed. Animals do not get treated and I started this off as my personal experience of an animal that would not be treated. Without vets at various levels commercial animals may not get treated (farmers) and what would you expect if your daughters cat gets run over? Let it die? You really miss the bigger picture. Having had enough of corresponding with ignorant people like you who are so insular and fail to see the bigger picture I call it a day. You not qualified to comment on veterinary practices and should stick to what you know from experience or those who are involved in the industry. On that note I bid you farewell and hope you do not need vet
  8. She is one of the senior vets at her practice so you are talking xxxx She is a qualified as a vet the RVC and unlike many who qualify elsewhere who cannot practice globally, she can and given that you appear to know so little about the veterinary practices we can all treat you with the derision you deserve. No point in talking to people like you as your knowledge is limited and your experience is zero. When you are qualified let us all know. Seven years should do it.
  9. That is as maybe but we are talking about the situation as it is today which clearly you are not aware of so don’t preach about something you are not up to date with.When you are up to date comment but until then wait until you know the full facts and I really hope that your daughters cat fully recovers. Few of us can understand the work that vets do let alone diagnose across a range of animals when your patient cannot talk to you. The vets really are different and train much longer then many other fields and all pet owners know what it feels like when you are given that ultimate diagnosis and you have that decision. We did it with a GS that CDRM. Let’s call it done and move on.
  10. What do you know about veterinary surgeons? Are you qualified? Did you go to the RVC? Tell all us as we would like to know how qualified you are. No insults just getting to the bottom of you argument? When you start blaming individual practices you cross the line.
  11. Yes and today is the 13th if you are a vet let us all know.if you are not in the industry shut the f up
  12. This is also out of date. We are talking about today not history.
  13. Sorry you are wrong. I have it from a veterinary surgeon that they are not allowed to look after what is essentially domestic animals. So get you facts right.
  14. As an aside, now vets would seemingly be declared non essential. All forum members with pets are in a predicament. My step daughter is a vet and is being furloughed. Thanks Boris and conservative m p’s who are real tossers. I just had my dog go through a MRI etc as a result of a simple injury and had it not been for the vets he would not be with us. If I meet any M P from this government I will happily put them out of their misery.
  15. Would definitely qualify with pickles and beetroot just as a sandwich with the same (if you take the court case on the subject)

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