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    KENT KINGS NDL 2020

    It does seem / feel strange from Kent. I fear for this level that there could be some riders signed up already and it has left hands tied with available points left over? I can't see Mulford anywhere other than Kent, Clouting likely also as looks strong value on a shade over 3. Can Jenkins & Kemp be without places likewise the ever present Spooner? If so the side might not possess the power of recent seasons and despite decent home advantage it could be a rel feeling of a 2nd side at Kent (TBC) this season.
  2. Certainly cannot disagree that the level of bikes used throughout the sport are far more similar and aggressive but i don't agree that the injury rate is higher (no stats to back this up) but fallers are more frequent due to rider decisions rather than being aboard bikes that cannot be controlled. Most are not ridden anywhere near their actual abilities anyway. The point im not making clear enough is that many riders have already spent out on carbs, engines etc so to either render then useless or require constant changes is additions to costs that the league and its riders can do without. If it was compulsory in the Prem for example then riders could prove that the racing is just as good which is what the sport revolves around and then the results could be filtered down through the levels.
  3. Whilst the idea is sound why is it that is always the NDL that is the proposed testing ground? These are often the riders who are making no money out of the sport that would need to fund the changes and often derived as lower standard riders who's opinion would not be respected by higher grade competitors. The leading ideas are supplying the engines like the 2 valve meetings for testing prior to breaking intro a league or a factory side that supplies the engines to its riders for the season.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Not sure of the NJL rules but MDL used to be no more than 1 rider over 3.00 average in a side and no higher than 5.00 average (actually it used to be not higher than 4.00 and no more than 50 NL meetings but think that has been dropped). That said on reputation and known ability that would be a good MDL side if they were to enter and the best way to strengthen the sport is to make the base level tougher.
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    Newcastle Gems apply for NT place.

    In all fairness Josh,Joe,Kieran & Archie could slot into the team at their relative positions and be a respectable group of 2nd strings and reserves. Bit much to ask Halder to be 3rd heat leader though. Danny Phillips seems likely to be included so its just two other heat leaders and its an honest side built with a local flavour.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Its a venture to get Joe Alcock out on track funded by Tattum and does have a minor indication if NDL racing is viable however if it is a team built of scraps it will be respectable but unlikely to be victorious. It could be used to give some of the local youngsters a spin and see what level they are truly at? Its certainly a benefit for the standalone clubs but its certainly some mileage for the Gems side.
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    Newcastle Gems apply for NT place.

    Any ideas if it will be a true Gems side i.e 7 riders unsigned elsewhere or a cradley style NT side which was the best 1-7 available by current averages from teams not in the competition
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    Reading blocked from Entering NDL

    In terms of entry into the league yes but this attempt was quashed before that stage was reached i believe so most likely from the mafia once again, if there was justifiable concerns about finances, race nights, location etc then fair enough but a stupid naming issue is just daft. As ever im sure there are loop holes and the Swindon 'Reading' Racers would be allowed to take to the track if all other citeria were met.
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    Reading blocked from Entering NDL

    Even worse when adding Boston, Weymouth, Sittingbourne Crusaders and as you said likely others too to the list. Almost as many 2nd sides from clubs have run in the NL and been pulled out plus of course the clubs that have folded and been fortunately resurrected like Brum, IOW & Plymouth.
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    Reading blocked from Entering NDL

    Yet again its just short sighted from the BSPA. The NL is dangling by a thread and with Plymouth likely to attempt a step up again next season, Kent to discover how viable two side are and standalone teams like IOW & Mildenhall to find out how workable a reduced fixture list is things are far from certain. To then prevent the possibility of Reading, Exeter or any other nomad team that has the funding from joining the league when clubs are folding far faster than they are opening is yet another showing of ineptitude by the powers that be.
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    Reading blocked from Entering NDL

    The definition of 'actively looking' would need to be very heavily clarified here. Searches are one thing, having the finances to build it are quite another. There is also a very strong argument that running a nomadic team at another venue is part of the track search process by verifying & justifying the levels of support in existence for a particular side.
  12. I was saddened and heartbroken to read that an attempt from Reading to run at NDL level from the Swindon stadium was shot down by the bspa before it got off the ground due to something as stupid as the team name. If the side was to be entered it had to be under the Swindon banner and not Reading which would defeat the object for this bunch of supporters whos continued aim is to see a Reading team on track. Surely if the funding was there and the agreement of the Swindon promotion in place what is the issue? With the NDL enjoying far from prosperous times at present the blocking of this side and effectively any attempts from Exeter in future seasons surely the bspa is poisoning the sport from within? Would certainly be interesting to know who decided against this and why they think it is a positive move for Speedway?
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    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    THJ could be the real trump card in this Brum side and if he applies himself i think he could be number 1 in no time and one of the top performers in the league (but he will need equipment to match). Harris had the backup of Roo Boy last season as a stronger heat leader partner and if he has to be the top rider this time around it could be a pressure too far. As for Garrity everyone knows he is pure entertainment but he is no more than 3rd heat leader level and will lose bucketfuls of points with reliability issues.
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    IOW 2020

    The plus side Mike is that neither side will be more than 2 places lower than the other in the Nat Trophy Table.....
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    This is precisely the issue that is hurting Speedway across the whole country. Everyone agrees that development is required for the sport to survive and yet it is always considered someone else's problem. Poole were naughty not running the youth round this year but did allow a MSDL side to operate from their track which is still more than many clubs do. The BSPA only wants to promote the youth rounds and imposes some hefty fee's and requirements upon development league teams including the treats of not being able to run if they cannot find their own tracks. Referee's often don't want to officiate dev league meetings or youth rounds after main matches and 22 heats of racing counts as a double header so double the fee for the official. There are obviously some notable exceptions but in reality the future of the sport is being handled by a few unsung and unknown heroes.
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