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  1. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    not to say more than a cursory glance at his bank balance!!!!!
  2. Skidder1

    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Thats all we could fit on the trophy shelves this year!
  3. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    So have Lynn and Ippo reported huge (or any) increases in attendance for any normal league meetings then? Just asking....
  4. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    £1 more than most Championship clubs!!!! Surprising to see so many Poole-haters so concerned about Poole's future?!
  5. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    No idea. Just factual. Doesn't bother me what day they ride. I gets me season pass whatever out of my pension, which guarantees my grandstand seat and will continue to do so. If every club could fix every reason why fans stop going then speedway might be saved. Undoubtedly there can be different reasons for different clubs.
  6. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    Difficult to be 'out and about' as you put it when he doesn't live in the UK any more. Problems of sponsorship were not the only issue - it was also a 20% drop in attendances (40-50% for TV meetings) due to the enforced change of race night. The current list of club sponsors are all on board with the proposed changes and I expect further companies to join once the new co-promoters finally know what can be offered.
  7. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    Laughing? No, but smiling definitely yes as Rosco and Doyley as well as CFS are mates of mine!!
  8. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    How could it not have been mentioned before when it has been the subject of much discussion amongst Poole's fans and sponsors for days if not weeks? It was timed to be announced after the final had taken place to co-incide with a BSPA meeting. As I said its not Poole's fault that the Final was delayed!
  9. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    If they had delayed the official announcement, it would have 'leaked out' from somewhere within the BSPA in any case. Far better to get ahead of it than have to respond to someone else leaking it - standard PR really! Didn't hear Nigel and Kelvin make any mention of it last night - although I did miss several heats after falling asleep!! Our local Echo even carried a report on the Ipswich/Swindon first leg. Just a shame that next season the Premiership Shield will have to be a slightly convaluted match up involving Swindon and.............??!!
  10. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    Hardly Poole's fault that the final was delayed?! The announcement was timed to be just prior to a pre-AGM meeting!! And what 'attention' do you believe Poole received over and above the final? and from where?
  11. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    I can't - he's not in UK but you'll clearly provide the spit and I'll do the polish.
  12. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    Well stop posting misleading posts on threads that have nothing to do with the subject then! Its quite simple really.
  13. I think 6 of the Ipswich team felt the same last night!!! At least Poole only had 2 riders choke in the 2nd leg of the semi! Ha ha. I've got the stopwatch on for Gav's reply. Well done again Swindon. Great atmosphere on the TV . Plaudits to the DJ as the music seemed spot on for the occasion.
  14. Skidder1

    Poole 2020

    Poole 'trying to stay relevant' on a Poole 2020 thread? Whatever next? Poole - like most clubs - set a budget for the coming season based upon projected income and expenditure. They - like all clubs - enter into rider contracts based on those financial projections. When those budget projections have a huge mid-season hole driven into them by a combination of lower attendance income (especially on TV meetings) and the different race night and lost main sponsorship funding due to liquidation (it was £35k btw but there may have been a small payment made in order to retain the branding til the end of the season?!!) then it will have a major impact on the club's bottom line. With MF no longer living in UK he clearly wants to ensure that co-promoter son Danny has a sustainable business to take responsibility for rather than put him at financial risk. All remaining sponsors of which there are several - are fully supportive of the moves. The only thing I can see changing the intention to go Championship is if any new TV and /or sponsorship deal guarantees greater financial security and more fixtures.
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