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Stoke Potter

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  1. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    They should start investing in some "fat" shale then! Modern day fans (actually fans of any era) won't like having their view spoilt by getting dust in their eyes, and the fans are more important than the riders, but most people don't realise that. Seems obvious that last winter's attempt to fix the track failed, time for Ford to get his hand in his pocket and do it properly.
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    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    Shame it don't get a run out during the meeting!!!
  3. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    No dust last night? To be fair, they probably couldn't see the dust for all the dust! Do Poole even have a water tanker, pretty sure I've only seen the hose pipe..?
  4. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    Track's rough and slick, quite an achievement. That said, I thought there was some reasonable racing/passing. Better than last week when I was there.
  5. Stoke Potter

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Coincidence that all those teams dropped out of the big league the same year as the People investigation? To be fair the decline may have been more marked between 85-95.
  6. Stoke Potter

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    It was trying to pin-point a time when the decline started I think. The biggest fall in national crowds was likely to be between 1980 - 1990 I feel.
  7. Stoke Potter

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Perfectly correct. To just dismiss the scandal and say it had no impact goes a long way to summing up why the sport is in the state it is. As does Mauger's attitude to the newspaper, if that is indeed what happened. The national newspapers sponsored many events in the 70's - early 80's. Did that stop after the Sunday People investigation? I don't recall many different sponsors beyond the mid 80's apart from Sunbrite and variations thereof.
  8. Stoke Potter

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I'd also throw in the Sunday People race fixing scandal of 1984. In reality the sport has never recovered.
  9. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Leicester. Prem B. Thursday 9/8/18

    There wasn't massive clouds of dust but it was getting in people's eyes and spoiling the viewing, therefore it needs water. Why you can't understand that I don't know.
  10. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Leicester. Prem B. Thursday 9/8/18

    Malilla GP showing what an utter joke it was to call off the Poole meeting!!!
  11. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Leicester. Prem B. Thursday 9/8/18

    Why was I watching a different meeting? I don't see how the dust being worse on a previous occasion makes any difference. If the dust is affecting the fans viewing, which it was, then the track should be watered, end of.
  12. Stoke Potter

    Poole v Leicester. Prem B. Thursday 9/8/18

    A complete joke to call that off, the track was better after the rain than before! Do Poole ever water the track during the meeting? I can't recall ever seeing them do it when I've been there. It needed more water last night as the dust was spoiling the viewing and the rain did it a favour. The most important people at a speedway meeting are the fans and they were robbed again last night. Whoever made the call last night should be held to account, completely wrong decision.
  13. Stoke Potter

    Poole 2018

    Yes, thank you very much Lisa-Colette (and Sugarray), I may well grace Wimborne Rd with my presence.
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