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BurntFaceMan last won the day on September 22 2016

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  1. For or against team suits

    The only people who prefer bibs to team suits are the dinosaurs of the sport. Frankly the dinosaurs have done enough damage. If we want this to be a professional sport then we need to start acting professionally. Unfortunately many of the promoters have resigned themselves to trying to please the old folks and have practically given up on fresh blood.
  2. Poole 2018

    Why don't they truck it in from Europe? Road freight isn't that expensive compared to the reward, especially if you get multiple clubs in on it.
  3. No TV deal?

    You don't take a website and email server down to do an update!
  4. No TV deal?

    The Go Speed International website (gospeed.co.uk) and email server is currently down. The domain is far from expiry so it does appear that the sites have been taken offline intentionally. With no TV deal announced so far and promoters hinting that one will not be found... has Go Speed ceased trading? Is this the end of any hope of a TV deal?
  5. No job

    I believe it's called retirement?...
  6. Is the league stronger in 2018?

    Definitely more level.
  7. Poole 2018

    Welcome back Starry
  8. Poole 2018

    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/speedway/piratesnews/15866847.Pirates_inch_closer_to_Sundstrom_signing_after_three_league_rule_lifted/ That's all I've seen
  9. Poole 2018

    The local news was reporting that the rule had been lifted?
  10. Poole 2018

    One of Poole's "have-a-go" webmasters are busy f*cking the site up at the moment, so that may well be why. The more obvious reason is Matt loves a press opportunity and will probably big it up a little closer to the season starting.
  11. Poole 2018

    Yes, that's life. Sub 3 point average riders with 1 season of experience don't exactly go to the top of the priority list.
  12. Kings Lynn 2018..

    I am not blinded at all. The fact of the matter is Poole does not decide the rules. The rules are decided by the promoters. Matt Ford has been arguing for certain rule changes for years and has never made it past the vote. This year GSI had difficulty at the AGM because some promoters actually voted in favour of no TV coverage and unanimous decision was required. There are lots of initiatives and rule changes that not on Poole, but many other parties never get past the AGM. I know some people on here want to believe that Matt Ford has got some sort of leverage but the facts speak for themselves. Changes to the rules are not made without everybody being in agreement. This year the teams are very close. There are a couple of teams that look unlikely to do particularly well, but generally they are close. Poole has put all it's eggs in one basket. A couple of weeks ago everybody was saying that signing these Poles was a big risk and likely to backfire. Now everybody is acting like we've just signed 2 heat leaders at reserve. Poole has taken a huge risk and it may or may not pay off. If it doesn't pay off, I doubt they'll even make the play offs.
  13. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Matt Ford isn't writing the rules. Get a grip.
  14. Kings Lynn 2018..

    The only thing that would be considered cheating or unfair would be if Buster decided to take action against Poole. THAT would be the only injustice. The rules are written and agreed to by all clubs. You cannot start changing the rules because Poole made a good fist of them. Matt isn't even using loopholes! The clubs agreed on how averages need to be calculated and Matt Ford responded by investing the hours and working out the riders that are on the very best value averages. If anything it shows how lazy some other promoters are not to do the very same thing. If Poole hadn't have signed Wornya or Szczepaniak I'd doubt anybody else would even have considered them. Getting the most out of the rules is one of the most important parts of a sport. Understanding the rules and working out how to maximise your potential within them is almost as important as the racing that goes down on the track. It's impossible to think through every scenario when putting the rules together. The rules are put together on general consensus and then it is down to the teams to go away and make the rules work for them. Some promoters like Matt Ford appreciate this and get to work, whereas other promoters like Buster seem to have this "that'll save us a few quid, job done" attitude.
  15. Poole 2018

    Even Gavan will agree that Brady is the better rider.