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Everything posted by foamfence

  1. foamfence

    Ipswich v Redcar 19/7/18

    And lose money at every meeting you hold.
  2. foamfence

    Redcar 2018

    He's been a waste of time, pity they let Greaves go, young man keen to impress and a likely improver.
  3. foamfence

    Craig Cook

    The fact is though, that he qualified. I would prefer all of them to do that, rather than Sweden be guaranteed one and usually two riders and look at Poland, they have the worst record of individual world champions among countries with GP riders but it would be unthinkable to not have any in. The whole thing is just a business, I would prefer it if it was a sport.
  4. foamfence

    Ipswich v Redcar 19/7/18

    I made no mention of not supporting a team, I simply pointed out that your rose coloured view of the changes might be over-optimistic. My own alternative option would have been to not make the changes but I understand the reason behind them.
  5. foamfence

    Ipswich v Redcar 19/7/18

    Then on the other hand..... Wallinger is a business man who rides for fun and usually gets a maximum of noughts, Garcia never seems to last long anywhere and Riss has had such a poor season that Edinburgh had no option but to drop him.
  6. foamfence

    Ipswich v Redcar 19/7/18

    Not sure I would have bothered, to be honest.
  7. foamfence

    Edinburgh 2018

    And this year he hasn't been very good, even in the NL. He seems to lack the necessary hard edge.
  8. foamfence

    Edinburgh 2018

    Would you seriously want him?
  9. foamfence

    Redcar 2018

    I doubt he'd come, what with his past history with Redcar and the fact that he's now probably used to getting more money than they can offer, his form has been very patchy so he'd fit right in, in that respect.
  10. foamfence

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    It all makes you wonder what some of the current fat-cat riders would make of things if we were to reduce to one league?
  11. foamfence

    Kent 2018

    Good lad, just needs an extended chance.
  12. foamfence

    Glasgow 2018

    "Ritchie"? No wonder he's left!
  13. foamfence

    Rye House 2018

    Belle Vue are in a precarious position due to delusions of grandeur and an extremely gullible council.
  14. foamfence

    Somerset 2018

    Summers isn't an answer.
  15. foamfence

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    All those things sound familiar and I remember Bradford used to bring a class load of kids by bus to home meetings. After the first four laps one turned to me and said "is that it"? After about three races they would just be rambling around the stadium looking for something to do. It needs the product itself to tempt people but most clubs are beaten before they start, with teams made up of foreigners and guests and terrible tracks.
  16. foamfence

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Too much ganging up.
  17. If Redcar don't win that, they should sack the lot.
  18. foamfence

    Rye House 2018

    "taping up" Haha.
  19. foamfence

    Rye House 2018

    They'd need a new promoter.
  20. foamfence

    Bradford To Return ?

    In the case of Halifax, the council approached the Ham Bros with a view to returning to a refurbished Shay, they declined the offer and as the two tracks were very close together it was unlikely anyone else would get a licence, so the Shay was redeveloped without Speedway.
  21. foamfence

    Rye House 2018

    The 'final death toll' would probably be more likely if we brought in more big names and then went bankrupt because of their demands.
  22. foamfence

    Rye House 2018

    While it's very likely that crowd numbers would rise, it's debatable whether it would be in sufficient numbers to cover the cost involved.
  23. foamfence

    modern track prep

    I think the lack of watering is usually down to riders. It isn't acceptable though that people should be going home covered in dust (we did in the old days) and often having their view of the racing obscured by dust clouds.
  24. foamfence

    Public Fora / Free Speech

    This could end up being a very quiet place. The forum is a sad reflection on some of it's contributors though, particularly those who refuse to accept opinions when their own offering is merely another and those (with multiple IDs) who send PMs threatening violence to others (one of whom is actually a rider).
  25. foamfence

    Leicester Lions 2018

    Bit late with that.

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