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  1. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    TBH i listen to Dean Felton more than anyone else on here because he talks sense and, more importantly, some of us may have dabbled but he's done it. He knows whats what
  2. its about 3 metres from Middlesbrough! Had to call it Redcar tho. Sorry i find the idea of the pairs gimmicky Gimmicks are one of the things that have dragged us down. Its a sport, a team sport, and i would prefer that to be the focus.
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    The Aussies At Glasgow

    you would think so but there is much antipathy towards immigration in the country from wherever and work permits are tight at the moment. This of course applies to doctors, gas engineers, etc etc as well as speedway riders.
  4. ch958

    Ipswich v Redcar 19/7/18

    well we have the team we can afford so if you want more competition go 1st division where you belong.
  5. ch958

    The Aussies At Glasgow

    they most certainly are not. However, in the event of an amalgamation of the 2 divisions maybe there should be negotiations re work permits for non EU riders, if only for a year or 2 to make up for a perceived shortfall of riders. Another half dozen young Aussies wouldn't go amiss in such an event
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    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    it would but if you remember those ads at the cinema for local companies where 'off the shelf' footage was used with the local info at the end. If clubs paid for a clip for all to use with details of the nearest track at the end In the Tyne Tees area for example they would mention Newcastle, Redcar, Berwick and Workington. Its difficult to guage what effect it would have but it would certainly reach people the age old point remains though - if and when they do turn up it has to be to see a well run and entertaining show. It has to compete with the place they saw the ad - cinema or in front of the telly and has to be reasonable value. At present it would be around double the cost of a cinema visit and far less comfortable
  7. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    decent proposals ouch i hate double RR - get some kids in
  8. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    besides at some of the bigger tracks the racing is quite boring at times and some at the smaller is very good
  9. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    well one of those is fixable for sure and small tracks are fine if they're wide enough.
  10. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    i really don't think he's saying that to be fair
  11. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Yes but in this case the customers will probably ask for something which cannot be supplied because it can not be afforded. dear M&S I would like a wool suit, silk shirt and tie but i want to pay £18 max. Do you mind awfully making a huge loss so i can have what i want?
  12. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    well that would be a good place to hand out half price entry vouchers at their nearest track
  13. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    i'm afraid a response from me would read as a rather pathetic reach for the past. I want silver 2 valve bikes back with big handlebars!
  14. ch958

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    i agree with what you say but listen to what? we have several paths which people on here advocate: pare it back to amateur/semi pro, push the boat out for the stars and hope for the best, amalgamate the leagues, etc , etc so which group do they listen to? and whichever path they choose people will kick off and feel alienated personally i want one league at just below current Div 2 level racing on their choice of night and an amateur NL and i can hear people scoffing from here so you can't win. I also want NIL guests while you're at it- I'd rather see teams get slaughtered than guests
  15. ch958

    Jonathan Chapman - It's Your Time

    well that in itself is not conducive to independence
  16. as usual - nail on the head - 90 pc of fans don't know or care about the engines. Probably uniquely in motorsport
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    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    well in that case it has to be set up to suit them ,not Wolves or Poole we're entering survival mode now
  18. excerpt from an interview with Terry Betts “Only the top guys, like Fundin and Briggs, had mechanics, everybody else did their own,” says Terry. “In the early days you took one bike racing and that was it. “The magneto would go on them, and you’d borrow someone else’s bike for the race. Colin Pratt was in the away team and he would borrow your bike – I leant my bike to various different people riding for the opposition. “It was totally different. Now it’s like they’ve got a bike for every race.” says it all really - and he was riding in front of 10000 everyweek
  19. ch958

    Workington 2018 .

    serious post - could someone bring me up to speed on this Friday thing = i think i missed an announcement or something
  20. whilst i agree in principal, what you suggest would not exclude GP riders only but anyone who rides in Poland. Which is fine by me, just pointing it out
  21. more difficult to move a speedway team i would think - if there were suitable venues available people would be looking at them. I don't know of any other than Oxford
  22. its several different businesses - i imagine a franchise would have to buy into and follow the rules of an overall controller with the overall controller being independent and in absolute charge
  23. would yo or someone explain the details of the franchise/draft plan? Sounds interesting
  24. ch958

    AGM MADE PUBLIC

    maybe if Newcastle or Worky or whoever aren't turning up every 4 weeks with select teams more fans would come back. Berwick v BelleVue or Wolves might be quite a pull in comparison. Even the return fixtures would be a change from the usual fare. Its all well and good poo - pooing posts but whats the alternative?
  25. being the best run club is irrelevant really - many of their decisions and actions were detrimental to the league - we need the best run league not club, set up to accommodate ALL clubs at an appropriate level. IMO this is an opening salvo to ensure he gets whats best for Poole, which is understandable, but a wider view needed.
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