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Star Lady

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  1. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Rings a bell
  2. OAP concessions, why?

    I agree with SCB on some points but to turn his argument on it's head why should children get in free or at a reduced rate. Presumably their parents chose to have them with all associated costs so why should working childless people subsidise them. Dont say they are the future because without the present OAPs on their reduced admission there will be no future
  3. Kings Lynn 2018..

    I said times have changed, so I agree with you on that. Where I disagree is your 2nd paragraph. He does have a valid point BUT appealing for sponsors for new equipment whilst at the same time complaining about his employer, which effectively is what he is doing is IMHO rather silly (polite version). as A Orlov says the riders have to stick together over the asset system, which I agree is wrong and illegal but I have a slight amount of sympathy for the promoters, who lets face it are not charities. Some riders demand far more than promoters can afford to pay, and have an inflated view of their own worth, and I just have the feeling that promoters have got together this season and tried to put a bit of reality into things with Ford and Buster (that we know about) only being interested in full transfers. i could be completely wrong but it's never good when one side holds all the trump cards, there has to be a balance.
  4. Kings Lynn 2018..

    I think what Midland Red meant was years ago the likes of Bettsy and co didn't dream of making a living, certainly not at age 19. The demands of the clubs were the same. I can't remember many, if any, cases of riders not turning up because of their "earning a living" job. They turned up with bike in a rack on the back of a car and just got on with it. that said Lambert rightly wants to be a professional speedway rider, times have changed. What he needs to realise is that being a professional is full time and that includes any statements he makes to media. For any professional to publicly say he is reluctant is extremely amateurish and could well be counter productive if the feelings it's stirred up in many fans is anything to go by.
  5. Read lots of comments on social media about Scott & Ed being unable to double up but I haven't actually seen the rule it refers to. Can anyone tell me exactly what it says please?
  6. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Never a truer word spoken. At the end of the day a rider can always find somewhere to compete against others with the same mindset, even if it's just some waste ground. What they need to realise is that if they want to be paid for doing what they enjoy they need to treat paying customers with respect (and not just by posting on social media) and not as an inconvenience, which is how some come across.
  7. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Would that have anything to do with riders prepared to attack the track rather than whinging? just asking
  8. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Could equally have been they were in negotiation and Lambert wanted more than was offered so thought his announcement would add a bit of pressure. i have no idea but being a Libran I like to find two sides to everything to to be honest I didn't consider Lambert's announcement to be very professional but it takes all sorts
  9. I'm an oldie but cannot fault your argument above.
  10. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Which I would assume would add extra costs to his travel, not sure any U.K. Promoter would be best pleased at having to foot that bill for a UK rider. just my view
  11. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Having read some posts on the Poole thread it seems Ford is not allowing Holder out on loan and will only sell him. Putting both situations together getting 2+2 making half a dozen I'm hoping it means promoters are standing firm together and putting a stop to the tail wagging the dog. please someone tell me I'm not dreaming
  12. Somerset 2018

    Sounds as if his idea of his worth and that of UK promoters differ
  13. Kings Lynn 2018..

    As my dear old Mum used to say Patience is a virtue, possess it if you can, its often in a woman but seldom in a man. think this thread read proves the point
  14. Kings Lynn 2018..

    The press release says rider news will be released throughout January with the final two announced at the forum. Given all the fuss about Lynn press releases I do wonder sometimes why they bother as it seems folk don't read them
  15. R.I.P Nigel 'NODDY' Fordham

    Sometimes went many months between seeing him but he always a had a smile and a bit of banter. RIP Noddy
  16. New Sponsors for SGB?

  17. Poole 2018

    Get well soon Starman xx
  18. Kings Lynn 2018..

    I'm obviously more compassionate than the Poles. I don't believe in kicking someone when they are down. Everyone knows the sport is risky, seems the Poles want the riders to take ALL the risk.
  19. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Is that the norm? I'm obviously very naive but for clubs to expect riders to pay back part of a sign on fee when injured is morally wrong.
  20. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Regarding it being a £10 sport, I agree it is IF there is no added entertainment. What clubs need to realise is they can provide added extra entertainment at little or no extra cost. It might involve some effort and use of brain cells (assuming they are available ) but fans would be more willing to attend if they weren't expected to stand on terraces for what seems like hours between 15 races of one minute duration. there have been numerous suggestions for extra entertainment muted on this forum, some of them very good. Such a shame few promoters read them
  21. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Thanks for the reply. I must have missed any optimism amongst all the negativity. I've been critical of Buster in the past but there comes a time when moaning posts on repeat become tiresome ( not aimed exclusively at your good self ) I will await the announcement before passing judgement on the future, my feelings on the past are well known lol.
  22. Kings Lynn 2018..

    So if they hadn't issued the PR saying info would be given in January you wouldn't moan about the lack of info from now to then? Just asking
  23. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Can someone refresh my memory please. When was the Lynn team announced in 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 I'm pretty sure at least some of those seasons it was after Christmas, can't remember all this fuss then.
  24. Nichols/kennett Rule

    Thanks for the replies, I won't say clarification cos it still seems as clear as mud to me. It's ridiculous when two loyal BRITISH riders are denied the chance to earnr money in their own country but every Johnny Foreigner and his brother can do so. What a load of crap!!!
  25. Kings Lynn 2018..

    I rest my case