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  1. Richard Weston

    Bradford To Return ?

    It is only half a dozen miles or so between Odsal and Halifax
  2. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    I better have some of this
  3. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    That will probably be all we have left in the not too distant future
  4. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    Championship costs have got out of hand, which makes NL clubs very wary.
  5. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    Yes, and act according to their findings
  6. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    We are poles apart. Everyone as an individual will have an opinion and make decions accordingly.
  7. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    That is totally where speedway has got it utterly wrong. People say: Look at it from the promoters' perspectives you suggest, look at it from the riders; perspectives. Speedway needs to look at everything from the fans' point of view. How many times do promoters need to be told this. There is no other perspective that matters.
  8. Richard Weston

    Sheffield 2018

    Nicol rode recently at Eastbourne - looked good. Having said that, he was on his own
  9. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    As I said, I don't accept it is the NDL. It is a standalone league and should be treated as such. I don't object to riders moving up - but it is a question of timing. Not out of the blue in the middle of the season. That's rubbish. As to your point about the NL being semi-professional: yes, and so it should be. The same could be said for the Championship and for most of the riders in the Premiership. Speedway in the UK, other than a handful of riders, should be semi-pro.
  10. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    Thanks Neil. I did know. That's the frustration. The top two leagues look to the NL (I don't accept NDL) to provide riders but it should not be at the expense of the fans of NL clubs. Doubling up/down/sideways is utter rubbish and just short changes the fans. I am sure you understand how most speedway fans in the UK regard the running of British speedway. It is total and utter pants (polite word used to avoid being banned). My observations are that a large percentage of fans have walked away this year: one cannot be surprised. The trouble is, whatever you and your colleagues do next – the vast majority will not come back. To add: A rider should ride for one club If they want to move - ask for a transfer Come to a proper agreement to allow the move to go ahead - within the transfer windows Or is that far too simple for those who control speedway? After all, a Peterborough footballer does not also play for Burnley. Why should a speedway rider ride for two clubs. If the answer is that they cannot make a living - the REAL answer is go semi-pro.
  11. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2018

    Sheffield - no interest to me Championship - no interest to me Sheffield have come in late for Wood = in my view - priority for Eastbourne every time.
  12. Richard Weston


    He is listed on the club's official website as co-promtoer/team manager. http://stokepotters.co/clubofficials Of course, that may be out of date.....
  13. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne v Kent 16th June

    Kent fans celebrated like they had won the World Cup on Monday night when they beat the Eagles at Central Park. Last night, Kent fans slunk home in silence after that shellacking – the worse performance by a visiting team to Arlington in many a long day. Dreadful doesn't do it justice. Thank goodness for Georgie Wood with his brilliant racing in heats 13 and 15.
  14. Richard Weston

    Kings Lynn vs Rye House June 18th

    The screen on bends 1/2?
  15. Richard Weston


    Eight days before the meeting and the NL 4s is off In the spirit of openness with the fans, the BSPA issues this as the reason: But after a combination of different circumstances, the meeting will now take place later in the season. However, no word of what even one of those different circumstances is. The mushroom growers are in action again and they wonder where the crowds are going.

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