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  1. Super Blue

    Ipswich 2020

    Rumours of 6 man teams next year a possibility with new points limit so a replacement might not even be necessary. Its only something I heard with no element of proof behind it.
  2. Super Blue

    2021 speedway season !

    My apologies, I was under the impression that it took place on the specified date. It still however doesn't alter the fact that Stockcar events have been run on a fortnightly basis with crowds during the summer.
  3. Super Blue

    2021 speedway season !

    As far as 2021 is concerned I really think something needs to be done with the categorising of Speedway as an elite sport in this country! In other words make it grass roots and pronto! Let's be honest, how many clubs even in the Elite league these days average much more than 1200 to 1500 fans. I would say here at Ipswich about 1500 is the norm apart from playoffs etc when it does go up. The British final was due to take place at Ipswich with a crowd as a test event but ultimately ended up in Manchester behind closed doors due to this wonderful virus. The following weekend 2500 were allowed in the same Ipswich stadium for a Stockcar event at £50 a ticket generating £125,000 of income for a grass roots sports organisation (Spedeworth) 2500 being allowed in the same stadium for one sport and not 1000 for another is just wrong on so many levels. Either ban crowds at both or allow at both! How is this even possible is my question but who the hell do you put it to to try and get something done for parity.
  4. It says on the Berwick website a link will be posted on the day of the event for the pay what you like deal. I'm assuming this is in case of bad weather and making sure that it goes ahead. Better than having to make loads of refunds imo.
  5. So think about it, Spedeworth are getting £125,000 income out of an alleged grass roots non elite sport from a 2500 crowd, somebody somewhere seriously needs to get a fricking grip on this country's sport regulations. 'Professional elite sport' of any kind can't make a penny out of paying punters yet the stockcars can! Its absolutely 'Beep, Beep, Beeping' rediculous!!!
  6. Having followed this thread pretty closely and seen all the differing opinions on streaming sports I have a few observations 1. Given the current predicament obviously the stream is now the only option for the British final , some will love it and some will hate it. All depends on people's perspective of what watching Speedway means to them, the experience, cost, basically everything involved with actually being there. I don't see there being enough supporters to subscribe to streaming on a regular basis to get the income to survive. 2. Is streaming the way forward for any sport? Simple answer is no, football may be able to survive with all the TV money but probably only the bigger clubs, also sponsorship/TV may cover international sports like American football and a few others. 3. Speedway imo has no chance of survival without the paying public in the stadium. There's no real financial sponsorship, the only prize for winning the league is a trophy after all. Poland of course maybe the exception to this, whole different situation there. Whilst I fully appreciate everyone's opinions, for or against streaming as opposed to actually being there, only one answer is realistic for Speedway's survival. Seeing it live is the only way!
  7. Well I won't be reinvesting my money when I get it in getting the stream. I have the technology but I've said before on this thread that most of my enjoyment of speedway is being there, it's not just the racing, it's a night out, it's the whole experience. Paying £20 to watch it live and I'm there. £13 to stream it, no chance. I'm really not that fond of watching speedway on TV, I've still got 4 of the GP's recorded but not watched and can't stand all of the crap they chat about. I know that's what fast forward is for but it only lasts half an hour then. So disappointed right now!
  8. I've just looked up Spedeworth website and it says that ticket sales are suspended for this event. Whether that means they've sold out or they are now panicking is anyone's guess. One of my neighbours who usually goes to every stockcar meeting they can told me that Spedeworth are charging £50 a ticket for this one including kids! 2500 at that price is alot of money to lose out on. Imo if it is allowed to go ahead its absolutely fricking rediculous that 1000 can't go to Speedway in the same stadium a week before. I have no beef with stockcar racing and have even been a few times myself in the past. For the record yes I'm pretty damned p****d off its being run behind closed doors without me there !!!
  9. Well I know that Ipswich Town FC were supposed to be having 1000 at their home game on Saturday as a trial and that's already now behind closed doors. I'm wondering if the BSPA are in the process of trying to get some kind of clarification on dates and what's allowed before giving us the bad news. Maybe it will go ahead, I suppose if enough people have taken up the stream option. I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.
  10. I can't imagine that the meeting itself will be totally cancelled especially as the live stream is all set up. I think its probably just a case of whether the 1000 will be able to go. More headaches for the BSPA and Chris Louis who's done a hell of a lot to get it all set up. They are certainly going to have to announce what's going on soon as I'm sure people from afar have made travel and accommodation plans.
  11. Super Blue

    Tape infringement

    It was just an idea and I did suggest maybe something like what moto x use. Was trying to come up with a possible plan to stop the jumping starters with the way the rules are at the moment. With the way it is though imo they should let everything go unless you touch the tapes, if you do you're out!
  12. Super Blue

    Tape infringement

    Admittedly I've not been rediculously close to a moto x starting gate but it just looked like it disappeared into the ground from where I stood, if not then my mistake.
  13. Super Blue

    Tape infringement

    I must admit I'm in the if you haven't touched the tapes then let it go camp. If you don't have the technology to check for jump starts and 99% of tracks don't then one Refs perspective of who's gone too early will differ from the next. Some riders seem to be able to predict when the tapes will go up better than others and sometimes they will demolish them when exclusion is the punishment they will get and deservedly so. If the sport had something like the motor x barrier system I've seen elsewhere they certainly wouldn't be trying to get a flyer and risk getting seriously injured. I think the powers that be just need to make their minds up on a system or a ruling to sort it out once and for all!
  14. To a small degree I could understand face coverings if it was an enclosed Grandstand but it's open air. However with eating, drinking, smoking and vaping I can envisage some people won't be wearing their's very much.
  15. I would imagine that Bewley must have originally said yes or he wouldn't have been in the line-up , only then when named in Poland did he have to withdraw. He would not want to jeopardise any future chance of riding in the Polish league.
  16. Bomber can't gate (maybe once a meeting). When he rode for us we always hoped that his once was in an important race. Let's be honest Foxhall is not the easiest track to pass on. Still, it's good to see he's in the line-up, he has always given everything he's got for team GB and British racing.
  17. Personally I don't really care who's in the meeting, I just want to be there to see some live speedway and that's just what I'm going to do weather permitting. We always that knew once it was given the go ahead that there would be some significant absentees. Let's be honest it was only ever going to be a token title with nothing much to be gained. Lambert, already in GP's next year, probably not interested. Cook, lame excuse and a pussy anyway. Ellis, injured, I'm sure he would have been there though. Just to name but a few.
  18. Let's just hope we don't have a massive downturn in weather between now and the 26th. Having gone through the is it or isn't it on, how many are allowed and do I or don't I have tickets bad weather would be the last straw for this year.
  19. I'm sure there will be much debate about the cost to stream the meeting, the quality of the line-up and will moan afterwards about the racing if they do pay. For me I'll happily pay to watch the meeting live for £20 but I wouldn't pay £12-95 to stream it. Half my enjoyment of speedway is all about seeing it live and in person and I'm fortunately one of the lucky ones.
  20. Its where my wife works caring for others and where she contracted Covid 19, fortunately she recovered after a few weeks. I also had another household member get it as well. I was either lucky or was asymptomatic. In other words, don't ask stupid questions!
  21. I think the simple answer to that is a no, I believe the zones may have only been put in since the stock cars resumed for the wonderful social distancing rules. I would be surprised if any of us Foxhall regulars will know where we're sitting until we get there. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
  22. Seeing the direction conversation is I'll tell you one thing. If I get tickets I'm certainly going to feel a hell of alot safer in a 12000 capacity open air stadium than I do in my local Tesco or Aldi, far less risk!
  23. My PayPal receipt says the 50p extra is for shipping so I'm assuming I'll get posted a physical ticket to use (if I'm in the first 1000 of course)
  24. With 2200 in Foxhall it would have been rediculous easy to social distance and look pretty empty, if it goes ahead with 1000 it will look like nobody's there. The only real issue in my opinion could be if a curfew is introduced. 10pm could be a problem unless they change the start time, not an issue for locals but totally different if people are travelling any distance. I messaged Speedway GB asking how many tickets have actually been sold so far but as yet had no reply. Time will tell if I get mine or indeed if it even happens. Let's be honest, they don't have a great deal of time to get it sorted out, it's only a couple of weeks away!
  25. Well ticket sales are up and running again on website so we can only assume its all systems go at the moment.

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