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Richard Weston

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  1. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    I don't disagree with your logic. Strangely, I never really rated the Grahames [notwithstanding their averages/titles etc]. However, reading the Phil Chard series on British Finals in the Speedway Star this winter, I pondered long and are whether I had got them totally wrong. Suspect I did. I felt much the same way about Andy Smith but you can't really argue with his record – or the Grahames, for that matter. The record books show I was wrong, but that is how I felt at the time.
  2. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    Begs Eastbourne have Gordon Kennett as one of the Vets...told he is still going sideways in style and with great speed at Lydd. However, would Ledwith be able to double up between the main team and the vets team – if Kent were involved?
  3. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    I think your comment about Eastbourne joining the ranks of others who care little about the future of rider development is unfair and inaccurate. Jon Cook has made the point that the development of junior riders will still be very much part of the ethos of Eastbourne Speedway but it would not be in front of the public at Arlington who will be paying to see professional speedway racing. Last season, the junior races before the actual NL match could have led to the NL being cancelled had a youngster crashed and needed to go to hospital (the known problem with getting what people call 'county' ambulances to come to a track instantly. The SDL matches after the NL match were sometimes completed in a hurry with concerns about the curfew -- relating to costs. Jon Cook's point at the supporters' forum was that he wanted to send fans home excited at having seen heat 15 in which the top two from each side go into battle, and not send them home having see a processional six-heat SDL match. It was also indicated at the forum that bringing on juniors would be very much part of what the new promotion will do.
  4. Richard Weston

    Kings Lynn 2019

    You cannot just rely on Facebook and Twitter to get your marketing across. a) you are by and large preaching to the converted b) a Twitter post goes from a timeline in 20 minutes, in many cases; ie: there have been so many since you posted that yours is buried c) Facebook algorithms are a mystery unto god and quite and how and why they serve content to Facebook users is impossible to know or predict. d) Young people deserted Facebook in droves some years ago for other social media.
  5. Richard Weston

    Trip to Eastbourne

    To: HGould and GhostRider As well as looking for Eastbourne tourist information....also search of Wealden tourist info. The stadium is not within Eastbourne Borough but within Wealden District. Some wonderful places in East Sussex generally to visit -- depends what you like to do: South Downs for walking, historic buildings to visit; children's adventure centres Couple of links for you here: http://www.wealdendo-sussex.co.uk https://www.visiteastbourne.com/tourism/ A little further away is Brighton - a bit more cosmopolitan than Eastbourne. Happy to help with any specifics, if I can.
  6. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    Spot on. Well done.
  7. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    Clearly it is someone who understands the supporters and are in touch with people
  8. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    No idea. Keeps us on our toes, doesn't it. BWD?
  9. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2019

    Great stuff from the Eastbourne Eagles...yet more news today. The way the club is keeping fans in the picture is brilliant; perhaps my "other" club, King's Lynn, might like to take note.
  10. Richard Weston

    Speedway Star in the winter

    Could be the writers are paid by the word, which is not uncommon.
  11. Richard Weston

    KENT 2019

    Good news on your new sponsors - looks like a two-year deal from the promotional poster I have seen. And I have to say, I just love the poster, really good with plenty of impact. Where was the photograph taken? Not Kent.
  12. Richard Weston

    Speedway Star in the winter

    No ulterior motive, whatsoever. I accept and am pleased features are now generally the "right" length, although BB does seem to be creeping up as the winter goes on. I certainly don't dispute that the Danish content wasn't interesting. My main complaint is the with the way the article is constructed; particularly the construction where he ends one person talking in this manner." "And starts a totally different person in this manner, with no introduction. [You are looking at the quote marks] If you miss the closed quote, you think it is the same person still speaking until a rebuttal of what you have read before occurs. (a) the writer should change his ways or (b) you sub editors should change the copy. If that happened, we would all be happy
  13. Richard Weston

    Speedway Star in the winter

    You may know that I have been critical of the Speedway Star's winter editions in the past. This year, it has been much improved. However, no-one seems able to bring Brian Burford in to line. Philip Rising promised me on this forum that he would waffle would be cut down..Burford has been given a free hand, again. Why can no-one at the Speedway Star see that this writer needs a damn good copy editor? He over writes and confuses readers with how he deals with direct quotes. You are reading a quote from one person and the next para turns out to be a quote from another. Doesn't he know the basics? When you start a quote, introduce who is saying it. Last week's Olsen/Nielsen feature was dreadful. You have to keep re-reading to understand who is talking. Didn't buy this week's, as I saw what I read was part one. I could not stand the prospect of more this turgid, badly written dross. Come on Philip Rising, get a grip...surely you must recognise how weak these features are. The content may be OK (if Swindon biased) but there must be a copy editor who can sort this out for you. Those four pages would have made a good double pager, if told properly. Don't you have copy editors any more?
  14. Richard Weston

    Kings Lynn 2019

    Yes, totally agree. The incident at King's Lynn still feels like yesterday - although recalling where I actually was on Friday, January 25, 2019 [yesterday] is a bit more problematical.
  15. Richard Weston

    Kings Lynn 2019

    If you were there, you will never forget that moment. From a personal point of view, that's why I took even more delight from Eastie stuffing Mildy in the Nl Play Off Final and KO Cup. That, for me was payback, god knows how many years later.
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