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  1. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    Without checking I couldn’t tell you but you make a good point. 9k in the grand scheme of the whole series is fine. The issue isn’t crowd size, it’s costs. A lot of which lands at the door of BV where BSI won’t pay. The World Cup cost a fortune.
  2. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    It’s declining because they are inside dog tracks with astronomical rents. Your right about the safety fence, unfortunately the design of the whole thing means it’ll never happen. It should, though, have been part of the initial planning and build. Absolutely ludicrous decision to exclude it.
  3. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    It’s more than big enough. It holds 9k with temp seating, many gps on circuits gone by have held less capacity. Teterow being a prime case. There is this weird obsession around the size of the stadium in retrospect for a GP. I just don’t understand it. It’s going to compliment Cardiff, not replace it. 9K is absolutely suffice.
  4. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    Probably about the same as the dog track proved. I’d say the increase is marginal in terms of footfall. Fully agree with what your saying about multi use. I’d add simply 2 words. Stock cars
  5. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    That’s just the council penny pinching in a people funded project. It’s absolutely natural in that they need to control costs. Unfortunately the stadium isn’t self sufficient and doesn’t know yet, how to pay for itself. For as long as that remains the case, it will remain a skeleton in some parts. A huge, uncontrollable cost in this project is the rent and has been all along. When you commit so much money out of the tax payers pocket to build it, it absolutely needs to deliver and do so very quickly. The council have covered their end, and that is to the detriment of the clubs owners who have again found themselves severely out of pocket. I would love to the see the groundwork in terms of how they will actually make this venture pay in a sport with ever rising costs and increasingly declining footfall.
  6. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    It’ll not survive in a semi pro environment, certainly not on a large scale. There is just too much cost involved now. It will become an elite sport for rich people, literally being watched on grass routes. The only way it can work on a grander scale is by putting bums on seats and increasing revenue, but the reputation is so shot now we have long passed any chance of actually growing the product. Its a bag waiting to go in the trash can.
  7. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    I can’t agree with that. I fully understand why your saying it, but I don’t think it matters anymore. The sport here has been so grossly mismanaged, the quality of racing matters not a jot. The sport itself. What it represents. Everything it does. It’s done. BV have had this venue for 3 seasons, arguably the best track on the planet, in a huge catchment area and it’s done the grand total of f&£k all except cost the tax payer money. It’s a white elephant and paints a really accurate picture of the absolute mess speedway is in on these shores.
  8. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    I don’t think barren years will matter. BV supporters are used to it, and we have managed to maintain reasonable levels over the last decade. Unfortunately speedway just doesn’t have the pull. For the majority of people it’s boring and not worth the investment. The catchment area etc doesn’t really matter. It’s the same for many clubs. I think an average attendance of 1.5k is an astonishing achievement, I really do, given the absolute mess this sport is currently in.
  9. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    The crowds were far from poor in respect of what a decent speedway crowd looks like today. No official attendance records are ever published but like I said countless times last year, it’s pretty easy to guess at the NSS. I would say we averaged around 1.5k which certainly isn’t poor. It’s probably one of the highest in the uk. The rent is high but nothing like it was in the first season. It was renegotiated. That said, the losses last season would be 5 figures I’m pretty sure of that.
  10. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    He will because I think he’ll be in the reserve berth at the first set of averages.
  11. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    KB will be comfortably be in the top 5 averages imo. Only Doyle and Lambert are ahead for me.
  12. acef

    Belle Vue 2019

    I expect your about right there. I reckon about 8 and a half.
  13. acef

    2019 Predictions

    I’m not entirely certain what your waffling on about, but let’s not turn this into another Poole thread. There is a lot more happening in speedway outside of your Poole box.
  14. acef

    2019 Predictions

    He is being very real. 1 man. 7 teams. Owns 3 of them. The chairman of the BSPA. Just sit back, and have a real think about that for a second. I mean, really think about it. Its corrupt. End of story.
  15. acef

    Ipswich 2019

    The top league will not dissolve, buster will never allow that.

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