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  1. I was amazed this winter that a few people asked me if I was going to be updating the racecard I made years ago to reflect the new heat format. So I did. Its HERE should anyone want a copy. Simple put the names of the riders up the top in the grids and it fills in the heads for you. Add the riders scores in each heat and it;ll put the scores up the top for you. If theres a a reserve/sub/rr then put the riders name, spelt as above in the substitute column and it'll do all the calculating for you. Put an ! after any TR rides so it can calculate a team mates bonus point correctly Useful if you're sat in front of the tele watching a meeting and too lazy to do any maths!
  2. Did anyone notice Bombers engine in his last ride last night? He was using the new engine from tuner Marcel Gerhard.
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    Birmingham 2018

    The NL's full and official name is the "National Development League"
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    2018 Regulations

    They couldn’t hit the 5 minutes when that was in the rule book. Why will making it 4 minutes make it more likely to be hit? Meetings used to take over 2 hours, that’s about 8-9 minutes a heat. At 4 minutes between heats the rules states that meetings should be over in 72 minutes, or 1 hour and 12 minutes. Yeah right!
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    Vince Cable

    “Lies, damns lies and statistics” is perfectly apt here.
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    Vince Cable

    It’s not prejudice, it’s realism. And the fact older people refuse to accept it just shows how right young people are. If I was an older person I’d stop screwing over the young, I’d stop mocking them, I’d stop accusing them of wasting money, I’d start listening and not shouting, “prejudice” at anyone who agreed with them. Was HA being prejudice too?
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    Vince Cable

    Seems pretty spot on to me. The young are continually being fecked over. Eventually the young are going to snap and the old are going to be less in number. The old can try and ignore it but soon they’re going to regret ignoring it!
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    The gays have more class thans this! Don't tar us with this tacky $hite!
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    2018 Regulations

    Not an issue any more. Doubt there are many SEC meetings on a Monday or a Wednesday
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2018

    Garrity not as good as he once was? He had one slightly bad season. You’d swear he’d been crap for 3 or 4 years now!
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    Lakeside 2018

    12 rider individuals suck. I'm working in London and was going to go to the meeting, specially as its in memory of a rider I was a fan of. Then I saw it was the crap 12 rider format. I'll go and find a bar and have a few drinks instead! Is it really that difficult to find 4 more riders early in the season?
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    Vince Cable

    I used to quite like Vince Cable. Then he got a sniff of power that he never thought he'd actually get and just become "one of them". He's not no different to the rest of them and will sell his granny for a fiver and a bit of power. Mind you, a lot of the same is said about Nick Clegg and I quite like him.
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    No TV deal?

    Sorry but thats rubbish. I started paying attention properly to the sport about 20-odd years about (1997 when Newport re-opened) and the sport is as exciting now as it was then. And having sat and watched a lot of stuff on youtube, video and DVD I assure you the sport was absolutely not any more exciting 40 years ago. What the sport did have 40 years ago that it has very few of today in characters, riders who'd go up to the referees box, or strop over to the phone by the start line. They're gone mostly because the sport is no so professional. Gone are the days of being able to go in the bar and get pissed up with the Americans who everyone loved but if you want to be a half decent rider you can't get drunk in the bar and if you were seen getting drunk in the bar fans would complain its not professional. The standard of racing is no different now than it has been in any era, ever - well certainly any era that has been recorded.
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    Sheffield 2018

    So Lee Payne, an amateur who is paid £10 a point is now expected to not ride motocross? Good luck putting demand like that on riders who are basically paying to ride. Until riders are employed with full benefits you can’t stop them riding motocross or sledging.
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    No TV deal?

    But who says they won’t return at some point in the future? I first went to an ice hockey game because we had free tickets. Never considered it before that. Since then I go once or twice a year. If you’d asked the week after I fort went for free you’d say it was a failure but ask now 15 years later and I’ve been to at least two dozen games and taken others a few times too. You’re not going to hook in everyone as new weekly fans, most will never return, those that do return will be over time. That said, if the “show” you provide is crap he free entry has done more harm than good. It’s no good letting people in for free to watch crap as they’ll never ever return. Free entry to a good product and they might return one day. It’s too long ago since I last visited Workington (Carl Stonehewer was riding for them!) but have they considers their product is just crap?
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    No TV deal?

    Speedway still thinks it’s 1980 on a good day. They play 80s music, if you’re lucky they forget and accidentally play something from the 90s! TBH, it’s not about music from any particular era. There’s rubbish stuff in the charts today and some great stuff was in the charts in the 60s. It’s about playing music that gets people excited. The current number 1, Gods Plan by Drake (and I just had to search for it on Spotify as I’d never heard it!) is more likely to send people to sleep then getting them excited. It amazes me how often you see a great race, the crowd going wild then the dull as ditch water announcer reads out a result with a beat time and everyone calmly fills in their programme and then they play a nice calm song to relax everyone. Jeeze. Get rid of programmes and have a score board and as soon as that great race is over blast something that keeps people excited.
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    Kim Nilsson owed a few bob

    And if the captain refuses to sign the club assigns a new captain. Happened many times.
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    No TV deal?

    Only for the first 12 months. It costs me £12.50 now for BT Sports. You can get it for £10 but who doesn't want to watch in HD these days? Apart form my parents!
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    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Where does that article, or any other in fact, say Sandhu was involved in money laundering?
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    Life's most confusing top ten

    Has it occured to you that maybe they are easily understood by the average person, you’re just not average
  21. Dual nationality, makes sense. Thanks.
  22. I seriously doubt that. As someone who’s job is TV graphics it is entirely possible that the issue wasn’t thought of initially and so you’re probably right the system couldn’t cope but any half decent and contentment real time graphic provider would have a programmer on site who would have made a change during an ad break and half points would have been added. It’s a really simple change. Can someone confirm the eligibility criteria for riders/country? It’s being suggested Vaculík is eligible for Slovakia but doesn’t he have a Polish passport and ride in the Polish league as a Pole? Surely it’s passport and not license?! But then this is speedway!
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    Betting in 2018

    So we know that Louis and Nicholls rode for Ipswich meaning seasons 96,97,98,01,02,04 We know they lost first meeting at home but then beat Lynn by 1 point in the second meeting Not 1995 they won their first meeting Can't find more indepth stats for '96 but as Louis rode 37 meetings in a 36 meeting league, he could have only missed a handful if Witches had a KOC run Not 1997 they won their first home meeting Not 1998 as Ipswich won the league Not 2001 as second meeting was Eastbourne No 2002 as they beat Lynn by 14 in meeting number 2 having lost at home the week before - Sullivan didn't guest for them this season Not 2004 as Lynn were in the PL. I still call bullrubbish, even after researching further. The reason I can't find the season you're talking about, even with your clues is because it doesn't exist! Sullivan guested for Nicholls in 2001, twice on June 18 and 19. But Lynn at home was the 3rd meeting and it was a 5 point win.
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    Betting in 2018

    So they had a start like that but the bookies had them at 10/11? You're a liar.

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