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  1. I think Speedway has to become trendy among the general public, that would eventually draw in more youngsters. The difficulty is in getting publicity, particularly in trendy magazines, on trendy TV shows and professionally run radio shows, BikerFM is OK for us seasoned oldies starved of information over the winter, but to anyone not involved it must come across as hopeless, the presenters are basically amateurs, and it shows! I remember Bradford used to visit local schools and dish out free tickets, the kids would arrive to find a virtually empty stadium, no information as to what was supposed to be going on, 90% processional racing and an imbecile of a centre green presenter who tried to get them to join him in embarrassing chants.
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    I see Darcy was on his usual form tonight. :-)
  3. I already mentioned this idea, earlier.
  4. I prefer the 13 heat format but would like to see a more structured second half set-up than we used to get, if it ran on the same format at every track, it could contribute to some sort of championship (maybe the British Open) and be used as a lure to increase sponsorship.
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    Inside Speedway Magazine

    That's very true, but I think there was a bigger market in days gone by. Anyway, we have to remain optimistic that crowds will increase and the hunger for magazines also.
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    Dissertation Questionnaire- The Results

    I wouldn't slag it off, but From what I've seen of it, it won't be to my taste. The Speedway Star has served us well and is even about to be available online, I wouldn't like to think that anything else would weaken it's position, this product is only to be available four times a year, but will it remain like that or will it become a serious rival if it gets established? If past examples are anything to go by, it'll probably fizzle out.
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    Inside Speedway Magazine

    I would like to ask Philip if there will ever be an online subscription version of Speedway Star?
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    At least they are legible.
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    The Start Of The Decline

    Yes it's called "thick as pig rubbish" lotion.
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    The Start Of The Decline

    And does that matter? Personally I would prefer to see this country go it's own way. I don't agree about the standard of racing in Poland or Sweden, I watched a large number of meeting from both countries last season and in the main found them pretty featureless. As for Russia hiring EU riders (I don't doubt they will), Havvy was riding there years ago.
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    The Start Of The Decline

    So how do you account for the decline in Poland and Sweden, clubs have gone bankrupt and some riders have had problems being paid, the Polish top league will only have eight clubs in it in 2014? They might have big crowds compared to here, but they used to have much bigger ones a few years ago.
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    Uk Speedway Series

    Do you have reason to suspect that such a motive was behind this?
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    Uk Speedway Series

    It is both sad and typical that a compromise or agreement couldn't be reached, I think those riders who had committed to this should feel very aggrieved.
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    Why is an Anglican Bishop going to the Vatican? Are they that desperate for a new Pope?
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    " No one is saying he is not a fantastic rider" That is all that should concern you, It's easy to condemn.
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    If he murdered someone, he wouldn't get a fine would he? He would be locked up! I personally think this is becoming something of a witch-hunt by those who are jealous of his success, he still hasn't sunk to the depths of a Havelock or a Lee (and look how much they are revered these days).
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    He hasn't been convicted of any crime in this country and he is still a better rider than 99% of his opponents. If I make some of you wimps sick......well tough! Hope he wins plenty this season.
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    Possibly, but he is also currently the best rider in this country or anywhere else (with the possible exception of his buddy Chris).
  19. I think it will probably end up downsizing, there seem to be too many tracks and riders running at a loss. I could well imagine the day when there are just a few tracks and part time riders. Despite claims to the otherwise, we have seen how Swedish and Polish clubs have gone bust or been unable to pay riders, next season Poland's top league is only going to have eight clubs in it.Obviously a lot of people won't like reading this but I can well imagine it going that way. Imagine if the GPs took in Australia and Argentina and then travelled up to the USA and maybe added a couple more European venues, that would then virtually become a full time occupation in itself.
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    It's customs and immigration he has to worry about.
  21. The sound quality for me was better as well.
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    Darcy Showing What A Pro He Is Again

    Yes, They can refuse entry to anyone that they have a mind to. It'll probably be a nervy walk through customs and so on for him.
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