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  1. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne Speedway

    Ouch! The previous promotion made a loss and now you want to try and re-open paying double the rent! Don’t get me wrong you have my full support and I really hope you succeed but it’s going to be incredibly hard to get up and running and break even?
  2. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne Speedway

    Hi there, very best of luck to you. I sure am missing my visits to Arlington this season, and it’s been one of my favourite tracks for many years. I’ll keep everything crossed for you but that’s a whopping start up cost and then it was already loss making. Interesting to read that the rent is double what you expected, does that mean the landlord has increased it since last season or it purely means that you estimated it and it was far more than expected. Any thoughts on doing a share scheme? 100 fans buying in at £1000 each for example?
  3. Marky_Mark

    Plymouth Gladiators 2022

    I honestly don’t understand what all the fuss is about using guests. Plymouth started the season with a full 7 riders and have lost 2 to serious injuries and 1 rider has quit the team so the situation is not of their own making. We know from pre season that teams were struggling to even fill their teams so there isn’t going to be a long list of riders out there to replace them with. As a spectator, I would rather spend my money going to to a meeting and watching a team with guests if needs be in order to make it a good meeting to watch with similar strength teams on track rather than punish their misfortune.
  4. Marky_Mark


    Because he would have been at Wolves v Ipswich as the Ipswich promoter
  5. Marky_Mark

    Plymouth v Poole KO Cup 1st leg 5/4/22

    How did you work that out? Gilkes would have replaced Eddie with a reserve ride even if he hadn’t pulled out the meeting?
  6. Marky_Mark

    NL Fantasy Team 2022

    1. Jason Edwards - 8.84 2. Connor King - 3.67 3. Connor Coles - 6.04 4. Henry Atkins - 5.86 5. Jordan Jenkins - 9.56 6. Archie Freeman - 3.00 7. Luke Killeen - 3.00 Total = 39.97
  7. Marky_Mark

    NL fantasy team... for fun

    1. Jason Edwards - 8.84 2. Connor King - 3.67 3. Connor Coles - 6.04 4. Henry Atkins - 5.86 5. Jordan Jenkins - 9.56 6. Archie Freeman - 3.00 7. Luke Killeen - 3.00 Total = 39.97
  8. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne Speedway

    I’m really going to miss Eastbourne in the league this season but good luck to everyone involved trying to get them back on track. Just out of interest, did the riders eventually get was owed to them?
  9. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    Usually yes, but technically they haven’t folded? Company is still trading and we are told it will pay all of its debts so in theory shouldn’t have their asset base stripped and would be able to sell or pass on to a new company prepared to run speedway?
  10. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    Ok thank you.
  11. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    Where have you seen that Brennan has been sold? I haven’t seen anything to say that he’s become a Glasgow asset, only that he’s been signed until the end of the season?
  12. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    In fact the more I think about it, I would have several questions of the Eastbourne management team if they were prepared to answer; - Why was the break even figure set at such a high attendance coming out of lockdown, what outgoings were so high, overpaying riders, staff or unaffordable rent? - Why were fans not informed sooner that there were problems, speedway fans are a big community and don’t like to see any track close. It could have led to donations, offers of support and larger attendances? - Why did they enter and then continue with a National league side, as sad as it would have been to see them pull out, it may have been a sacrifice worth making to save one of the teams. - Why were the 2 owners/directors not licensed promoters and therefore having to employ 2 promoters. I could be wrong but does this somehow imply that the BSPL already had concerns and didn’t want to give them a promoters license? - They state that the company will continue to trade for 5-6 weeks and pay off everything they owe, does that include all outstanding rent and riders pay? - Why did they start a crowdfunding page for an air fence for next season knowing that they had financial problems and therefore were unlikely to even get to next season? Surely would have been more valuable to ask for funding to get through the problems first?
  13. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    Yes I’m surprised there wasn’t a call to arms, for example a crowdfunding type page set up for donations to try and get the team to the end of the season. Unless the debts were so high that they knew that wouldn’t scratch the surface, I mean after all we’re now hearing that the riders are owed SEVERAL meetings.
  14. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    And Weymouth
  15. Marky_Mark

    Eastbourne 2020

    Yes, Leicester speedway owner Damien Bates

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