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  1. TheReturn

    Warsaw 2019

    Nah, the GPs have been done this way for years, it's fine. It the grand scheme of things winning an individual GP doesn't mean much does it? I actually couldn't tell you who won which individual GP across the years (apart from Harris at Cardiff) because we all know the big prize is the GP standings, and at the end of each GP that's all I look at, who is where in the standings.
  2. TheReturn

    Thank you to the BSPA

    Some good points on the thread. Speedway is suffering, and the BSPA perhaps needs to review how they operate, that said people have been saying these exact same things for decades and yet here we still are. I actually think the sport could still thrive, but perhaps would need to change. In some respect the modern age of instant media and quick one line social media means is perfect for speedway and showcasing the best of our 60 second races. The problem of course is you need a collaborative approach from everyone, and employing social media experts and professional web designers to create attractive short clips and social media posts... not just employing speedway mates to design websites that are about 10 years out of date and media experts with no charisma (NP). Of course, then turning social media views into attendance and retaining requires more collaboration between clubs, including discounts to get people in the door, providing tracks that enable real racing (rather than 4 riders riding around) and making stadiums appealing to want to attend. I also think making a bigger deal about supporting your local club/team could help, but is pointless when that teams riders ride for other clubs in the UK on different nights. Speedway is not dead yet, but I don't see any sign that the BSPA want to make use of the modern technology that is readily available.
  3. Disagree on the banal side. She's the best lead presenter/interviewer we have had for a long time (regardless of sex). She is very knowledgeable, personable and fills in those llong gaps during grading breaks with Scott really well. Tatum adds good technical knowledge before, during and after a meeting. The only issue Sky and now BT have is Pearson, he's an awful biased and repetitive commentator. He's almost gone an entire season starting virtually every race with 'here we go' and saying 'well, well, well' at every controversial incident. A couple of seasons ago Chris Louis and Tatum commentated one of the play off semi's I think, and they did a very good job.
  4. The same goes with the league title... the team with the most points at the end of the season should be league champions. The current play off system creates interest, but is an awful and false way to decide on league champions.
  5. I think this may be the case that the start marshal and referee had discussed how the start process was going to be conducted last night. Which is fine, provided all riders had that same communication. I don't know if that happened. If Tai and all other riders had that communication then Tai can have no complaints other than the fact the rule was not rigidly applied to other riders.
  6. TheReturn

    Is speedways refund policy even legal?

    That's how I always remembered it. It sucked, but was accepted. Most of the time, it's not the clubs fault if the weather calls the meeting off, but the clubs still have overheads so I don't see a problem here... except these days people expect everything for nothing.
  7. Boring racing I thought, close meeting made it interesting, but 'interesting' is the best you can describe last nights meeting. But I must have watched a different meeting Pearson called it a great meeting and his sycophant followers chipped in with comments like fantastic meeting, brilliant speedway. As for Pearson, another 14 odd 'here we go' at the start. Can you imagine if a cricket commentator started every bowlers run up with the same line. Those that are tight with him, give the poor chap some feedback to help him out... perhaps he can start a race with 'away they go', or 'the race is about to start'..... I could probably come up with 15 variations if needed. He must confuse the hell out of causal viewers with his scoring, if it stays like this it will be a 4-2, but if this and if that all within a race. FFS man, call the score in 60 seconds once the race ends.
  8. I hope that's right, although I suspect he will just do enough to scrape in. I said last season his age meant it was wrong he was given one for this year, and his form in the GPs this season is patchy at best to somewhat prove my point. In fact last night was funny, your media colleague Pearson was making excuses all night suggesting Hancock's poor form last night was not because he chose wrong lines or got it wrong, but because he was beaten up or forced wide. Hancock's time as been and gone, he is yesterday's man. As for people slating Nicki, he took Woffy wide, it was hard riding, not dangerous riding. If Woffy was not expecting it then that it's fault, only a moron would not have expected Nicki to ride a wide line to stop an outside run.
  9. Don't go then. We've been asking for the return of internationals for a while now, and this is a good start. If the interest is there and it can be viable then I hope it will lead to more next season and if we can get some sort of Speedway Ashes going it might even generate TV money. Shame Australia have lost a rider for Polish practice. I don't blame the rider if they pay his wages, but something stinks, surely a better level of practice is riding international competition.
  10. TheReturn

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    So should we cancel our BT Sports subscription too? What about the overseas GPs, we should quit our jobs that keep us working at weekends and travel across Europe to watch live all to avoid hearing a so called professional (joke) sports commentator shout/scream like a demented fool, ruining otherwise very good BT Sport coverage? Ok then...
  11. TheReturn

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    You're enjoying it so much you feel the need to come and post your usual bollocks on here..... thats how much you're enjoying it???
  12. TheReturn

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    To be fair, Shovlar is in Cardiff I assume so may not have heard the interview.
  13. TheReturn

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    Stop being a prat.... no shame for not attending, people choose to attend or not to attend depending on their circumstances, and in some cases the cost of attending (inc travel) can be a barrier. Talking of prat's Pratson just said it again '3 world champions in one race'... how does that work?
  14. TheReturn

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    I see the Hancock Fan Club is in the commentary box tonight. Talking of numpties.... How can you have three world champions in one race... surely it should be 'the current world champion and two former world champions'?
  15. TheReturn

    Cardiff 2018 21st July

    Pearson defending his favourite riders as usual sitting on the fence... the splinters up his arse may explain his stupid screaming. Tatum was spot on there, Doyle was at fault. The referee is away with fairies.
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