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  1. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    Weren't Ipswich one of the few that weren't actually for sale?!!
  2. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    I remember that meeting. I seem to recall Dugard bleating that his career could be over because he got excluded at the start. He jumped the start claiming a piece of the tapes flapping in the wind had put him off!
  3. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    Thanks Dean. I think most agree that a more manageable engine is required. Hopefully those ideas work and the engine gets adopted. I imagine there are not many tyre manufacturers interested in making one for Speedway especially if the idea would be shift around half the amount Mitas currently sell, i.e. making them last twice as long.
  4. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    In your opinion is it a genuine solution to the "technical" issues of the sport then? Lower costs, improved control, better racing?? Would anything else need to happen as well to sort the issues?
  5. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    Is the idea that they will be easier to handle Dean?
  6. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    Good on you for doing it, that's exactly how most Speedway riders should be in this country. If Speedway was year round that's damn good earnings for what amounts to part-time work, albeit with massive personal risk.
  7. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    You didn't answer how many days work to get that 8 grand!
  8. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    Yes there have. Crowds have been crap for years - Sky money has been bailing the sport out. Most races at most tracks are over by the back straight, if not the first bend. There is next to no racing - the reason for this is that most tracks are not conducive to proper racing/passing due to their size, shape, preparation, etc. In short, it's boring that's why nobody goes.
  9. Stoke Potter

    AGM November 2018

    8 Grand in 4 and a half months! 1800 quid a month... How many meetings is that? We'll call a meeting a full days work and then add another day's work for meeting prep... So many "days" work to get 8 grand? On the bigger picture, I've not yet read this weeks Star cover to cover bit I've not yet picked up on anyone saying the tracks need to be fixed, apart from Andy Meredith wittering on about everybody getting decent shale - that won't help with the poor size/shape of most of them.
  10. Stoke Potter

    So what happened to Bristol Bulldogs big plans ?

    I seem to recall the guy who created Somerset was, in more recent times, trying to get Bristol back. Wasn't there some suggestion of a track being put in near some railway sidings or something - sorry for the vagueness I'm not familiar with the area at all.
  11. Stoke Potter

    Swindon Stadium

    This is exactly what should happen, I said the same on the Swindon 2019 thread back in September. It should be the case not just with Swindon, but any new or modified track.
  12. Stoke Potter

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    Proper sized, shaped, prepared tracks would do more to address the amount of injuries than slowing the bikes down.
  13. You're a bit late with that, at least one other person said the same. You obviously missed the response. I look at tracks, and the sport, objectively. Do you? You won't find me defending Stoke as a track but there are a plenty of others not much better. The IoW could be so much better, they have the space for a proper sized track. Time will tell as to whether the present promoters realise the true potential of their facility. As my response to them on here went unanswered, I suspect any track "improvements" they will make will turn out to be sub-optimal in terms of what could actually be achieved.
  14. Stoke Potter

    Swindon 2019

    The only person they should be calling about the design of the track is Chris Morton. Goes without saying they won't. 300m is too short to be a genuine top class circuit and there will need to be considerable additional width added to the straights and bends, not to mention the correct amount of banking on the bends. 2 miracles required at Swindon it seems: 1. They actually get a new track in place. 2. They manage to get the design right. Hope it all works out for the Swindon fans.
  15. I think you are probably right but if that's what needs to happen to get a proper track in there then they should do it. Goes without saying that they won't do what's required and will basically keep wasting money playing at it. Plenty of space around Beaumont park for a proper sized/shaped track.
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