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  1. RebelDan

    Somerset v Redcar 15th May

    Thanks for the update. The crowds seem quite a bit down on last year. I think it’s a combination of the wrong race night (they should have reverted back to Fridays in the lower league it kick started the weekend and had a feel good factor) and the wrong team - no crowd favourites - Wright Allen or BWD . I understand they have also removed or capped the OAP concession (there were always a lot of seniors at Somerset) and this may have turned away quite a few away who are now maybe picking their meetings. Add in the woeful presentation and it’s no surprise the crowds are down. The only thing constant is it’s still a cracking race track and regularly produced excellent speedway races. I had been a regular for 6 years up to the change in race nights to Weds which due to work commitments now means I can’t attend (we used to go as a family of 5) we can now only attend the odd meeting when I’m on leave. It’s also very quiet on the forum from Rebels fans this season - where has everyone gone ???
  2. RebelDan

    Rebels vs Pirates

    I’ts unfortunate it’s on the same night as Barca vs Liverpool - stay at home night for me. I hope it’s a decent crowd for the club and the weather plays ball.
  3. It’s very quiet on here post meeting. How was the meeting ? Decent crowd ?
  4. He was Armando Castagna’s mechanic for a while at Reading (I think). Good news on the new track - to be fair it can’t have been any worse than the old one!
  5. RebelDan

    Brummies v Rebels 17.04.19

    Was Rowe competitive ? To be fair he won’t come up against as strong reserves in most meetings.
  6. I was going to go - glad I didn’t !!!
  7. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    It sounds like we have been shopping in a well known German budget store. Good luck to the lad.
  8. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    With the greatest of respect all of the options mentioned so far will make us a lot weaker. As others have mentioned Berge’s reason for quitting seems a bit odd.
  9. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    I do the same journey and have done for 5 years without any real issues. Granted coming west bound in July/Aug can be problematic but fixtures can be planned around that. As I said IMO Weds seem pretty flat compared to Fridays and the club will have far less youngsters in attendance which can’t be a good thing.
  10. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    The thing is though most of the teams in the league are Northern based so there will be very few away supporters at most home meetings so I don’t really get the argument about the traffic, the club managed ok for over a decade on Fridays (noting traffic will always be worse on a Fri compared to a Wed). Its simply not the same on a Weds the feel good factor of starting the weekend on a Friday night at the Racing cannot be replicated on a Weds night plus less kids will be in attendance as it’s a school night.
  11. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    Reading did it in about 2005 and it was a case of “after the lords mayors show”, having a meeting the day before Cardiff is a much better call IMO rather than the day after as it will always be an anti climax.
  12. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    It seems a bit odd there are only 2 home fixtures in May which are 4 weeks apart. At least we have Speedway to watch I guess considering Workingtons plight.
  13. RebelDan

    Somerset 2019

    The Track was well below par for at least the first half of the season, Jake and any other rider had every reason to be vocal considering they are the ones taking all the risks . Naturally it depends on how professionally you voice your concerns.Didnt Jake lodge with Debbie Hancock last season ?
  14. RebelDan

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    It’s a v poor looking team IMO. It was already a brave move stepping up, I assume the business plan only works with increased attendances as costs will be much higher. The future viability of the club is at stake as after a while attendances will tumble if they start to lose at home consistently- nobody wants to watch a losing team every week- only the die hard fans will turn up in time. I really hope for the brummies sake they surprise everyone and click.
  15. RebelDan

    REDCAR 2019

    3 inconsistent heat leaders, they can beat anyone on their day but also have the odd shocker. Charles is a great signing. I’m think the team looks ok but it doesn’t stand out for me.

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