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  1. Skidder1

    Ipswich 2022

    ....which is the reason Poole run on Wednesdays. Poole have gone with Thurs/Mons when in the Prem and a Friday and Sunday in the Championship recently - all of which have struggled to get up to a regular Wednesday attendance. In the summer Poole has lots of other attractions especially at weekends which are also 'change over' days for holidaymakers. The promotion sought the view of fans towards the end of the 2019 season and regular Wednesday speedway with a wider choice of opposition was easily the preferred option. Also at that time the greyhounds were still operating 3-4 days a week.
  2. Skidder1

    Ipswich 2022

    Maybe you should listen to Glasgow's Facena podcast, Plymouth's Garry May interview and note Kings Lynn's 2022 signings already. Plus Poole won't go back to Premiership if Mon/Thurs fixed nights are still insisted upon. Also lets not forget the Eurosport contract that presumably insists on a 'senior' league?
  3. Skidder1

    Ipswich 2022

    So with riders retiring and going to one league, presumably still restrictions from Poland, where are the riders going to come from?
  4. It would appear from the official preview that Middlo is back for this one - suitably 'refreshed' from his golfing break in Tenerife!!
  5. So with Leicester at full strength and Poole with guests Charles Wright and Dillon Ruml in for Schlein and Neilsen, Poole will need to keep it tight for the 2nd leg. Thoughts.....?
  6. Is it because he asked to leave? and/or is it because he p!$$es off too many other riders?
  7. Skidder1

    No change next year?

    In some threads it is suggested that the '2 Rising Stars per team' has been dumped - or at least deferred for a year due to the Covid shutdown!?
  8. Skidder1

    Ipswich 2022

    Obviously each club has a different cost base compared to other clubs, depending on all sorts of factors. Its not just about rider wages! The difference that I was told about (bearing in mind this is just one specific club) was that costs were one third less to race in the Championship than in the Premiership - both are 5-figure sums per week/meeting! From my own knowledge, if a rider is riding in both leagues then the pay rates are very different! Presumably because riders will strive to get what makes it pay for them in total - including the assurance of getting paid EVERY week! - so once they have a Premiership contract 'buttoned up' they will happily accept a reduced rate of pay in the Championship. Of course there may also be other rider bonus incentives in both leagues, eg reaching the play-offs/winning the league/Cup etc which will tend to benefit the more successful clubs due to increased attendance income, as well as the riders - both of whom may benefit from additional sponsorship funding?!
  9. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2021

    ...and one of Glasgow's remaining fixtures is home v Leicester, which could be a win to either team!
  10. Skidder1

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    Any truth in the whisper that Scunny have objected to Poole using Ryan Douglas? Just an unconfirmed whisper...........??
  11. Skidder1

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    I think Plymouth can be excused if they paid retainers to any rider, given that they weren't accepted into the Championship til the last minute and had to put together a relatively competitive 1-7. The Promotion seem very pleased with how things have gone (presumably including finance) so as long as it worked for them...............
  12. Skidder1

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    So which riders are now rushing to Scunny now that the Redcar v Leicester meeting is rained off?
  13. Skidder1

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    Ah didn't realise it was a tongue-in-cheek comment? So difficult with some of yours. Never sure if you are serious or deluded or seriously deluded.......?!
  14. Skidder1

    No change next year?

    No different to any other season!
  15. Skidder1

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    I thought your Team Manager Garry May said in interview that it wouldn't be one league!
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