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    Poole Pirates 2020

    The club confirm that they will still be using Middlo and/or Havvy as team managers - Middlo having weekend business commitments. Havvy also planning to be at some of the Pirates home meetings.
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    Breakaway League

    Where has it been stated that IOW had problems with sponsorship? The reason they have withdrawn from BSPL is due to rule changes for the National League inc points limits, without any chance to vote or comment. As IOW have said they have even sounded out joining the French league and are planning a full summer programme of meetings.
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    Somerset gone?

    Surely they don't need to make any statement until the 2021 AGM requires all clubs to give their intention to run in 2022?!
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    More concerned with the podcast maybe?
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    Got mine by RM this morning as usual (well 9 times out of 10). Its a good read too. New SCB regs and interview with Stefan Neilsen.
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    Peterborough Panthers 2021

    One of the worries for Panthers is the issue seemingly likely to affect those Danish riders' availability and their ability to travel back and forth as required. Hans and Bjarne expressed their concerns in last week's Speedy Star.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    Missed - but very expensive - opportunities?
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    Covid Plans

    I think you would be ill-advised to travel to any away meeting without having a pre-purchased ticket - at least up to June 21st! Some clubs eg Plymouth and Eastbourne + probably others have announced their advance ticketing policy on their websites and will/have likely announcements in their respective local media. Other clubs are simply waiting a little longer for final confirmation on attendance numbers/ social distancing/facemasks.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    correct. Although it also depends on the number of new Covid cases between now and then?! ps. I hear there's a meeting with Stadia UK tomorrow.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Why would Poole release 2 riders signed as club assets who already have local sponsorship and local workshop facilities, bearing in mind they have already released MacDonald?
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    The actual capacity is over 4000, BUT for H&S purposes for example the main (old) grandstand has a maximum seated capacity of 1400 but is reduced to a H&S limit of 1200, so 3900 or thereabouts is accurate imo, although if 'social distancing' is still an issue then who knows?! Also if for any reason the newer glass stand (with entrances/exits, bars, restaurant, seating and loos) is NOT open then the capacity will reduce dramatically and I would question both the practical and financial the viability! However the latest statement by Danny Ford yesterday is more than encouraging and as expected the club is waiting for final clarity from local and national government as to the permitted attendance levels and conditions. He has confirmed that those holding 2020 Season Ticket holders will be guaranteed admission along with all new season ticket applications as soon as capacities and pricing are confirmed. As with other clubs there will also be a system of advance ticket purchase. First home meeting still confirmed as the return KOC fixture v Plymouth on 26th May. (although the previous Wednesday 19th is reserved - presumably for P&P or a challenge?)
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    I thought the official H&S limit was almost 4000?
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    Still waiting. I assume still negotiating with the stadium owners as to what facilities will be open in case there is an effect on capacity/attendance which may also affect prices?! Lets not forget the main reason for dropping to Championship level is to recoup some of the financial losses from 2019!!
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    When they get the right sort of agreement to run from the Stadium people I guess?! I hear a whisper there is an ongoing negotiation over whether the glass grandstand/restaurant/bars/loos will open and if so who will operate them and what effect that may have on the rental costs to the Pirates Promotion?! I haven't seen or heard of any other sports/activities that Stadia UK have attracted to replace greyhounds!! Only a whisper but..............................
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    Eurosport 2020

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    Eastbourne 2020

    ,,,,waiting for final confirmation that the season will start on the dates currently being assumed.
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    Swindon Stadium

    Rosco statement on Speedwaygb website today taken from this week's SS..
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    Sheffield 2020

    Thats a heckova birthday gift for Jack!!!
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    When I used to run home/direct delivery services way back, all the deliverers had a printed out list of customer addresses rather than having to scrawl anything on the item!. Deliverers were also instructed to push the item all the way through the letter box and not leave it 'sticking out'!
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    Aside from the issue of the Star getting wet when left in the letter box, there could also be an issue if you are in a block of flats with a communal letter box!! Unaddressed mail/magazines could go missing.......?!
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    Mine arrived as usual this morning via Royal Mail with the rest of my mail.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    All team line-ups need to be approved by BSPL before they are officially 'declared'! At the moment all line-ups are simply 'announced'!
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Some clubs are clearly waiting on further Govt confirmation of attendances and social distancing regs allowed at their respective stadia bearing in mind the varying stadium capacities at all clubs. BTW - As a matter of interest what was the Eagles Adult pricing in 2019 compared to what is stated for 2021?
  24. Not according to the statement on SpeedwayGB. The initial 'Winter' fund was loans but it appears the new 'Summer' Sports fund isn't - unless I 've read it wrong? The BSPL have made the case for financial help to Sport England and DCMS which has been acknowledged. Now its up to individual clubs to put their case to the official panel.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    As a matter of interest what was the Eagles Adult pricing in 2019 compared to what is stated for 2021?

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