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Everything posted by BurntFaceMan

  1. 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?
  2. No TV deal?

    You don't take a website and email server down to do an update!
  3. No job

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

    Definitely more level.
  5. Poole 2018

    Welcome back Starry
  6. 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
  7. Poole 2018

    The local news was reporting that the rule had been lifted?
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Matt Ford isn't writing the rules. Get a grip.
  12. 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.
  13. Poole 2018

    Even Gavan will agree that Brady is the better rider.
  14. 2018 Premiership Predictions

    Disagree with that one Steve. I don't think British riders should be gifted top flight places. It doesn't teach them anything, it doesn't prepare them for international races and it doesn't put them against enough foreign riders to improve against.
  15. 2018 Premiership Predictions

    Poole Leicester Belle Vue Somerset Swindon Wolverhampton Rye House Kings Lynn
  16. Poole 2018

    True, but Darcy was something else. To say he hadn't got there by the time his career was cut short is a little unfair. Darcy only had 1 and a half seasons in the GP series, missing several fixtures in his first series and was only 20 years old too. Darcy had an exceptional feel for the bike and he manoeuvred the bike in ways I've never seen anybody else do. Darcy was busy being a young man. If he hadn't of got injured, and he put his adult head into the game, I really do believe he would have been world champion time and again.
  17. Poole 2018

    No doubt that Darcy was more talented on a bike than Ivan. If he hadn't had it taken away from him I'm sure he'd have been world champ time and time again.
  18. Poole 2018

    Brady Kurtz Chris Holder Linus Sundstrom Josh Grajczonek Mateusz Szczepaniak Kacper Woryna James Shanes Wow! That's got to be the team to beat this year. If the Pole's perform as Matt and Middlo hope, and Holder makes a bit of a comeback, we should be near untouchable.
  19. Poole 2018

    I think I've managed to decipher that nonsense you call English... I think you're trying to say that I lack knowledge? Well clearly I don't, but whatever helps you sleep at night. Ivan had a win at all costs attitude. He believed that the spirit of the rule wasn't important, and that the word of the rule was all that mattered. This is the exact same philosophy that Matt Ford has had for the past decade, and the very same philosophy you try to slate. Oh, and do you know who else has started to adopt that attidue? None other than your good old pal Rosco! (When he's not spending his time trying to plan his next witty dad joke for the TV cameras that is ) Anyway, I'd scrub up on your English if I were you because it's tiring to try and read.
  20. Poole 2018

    I think it's pretty close, isn't it? Did last year swing it Belle Vue's way?
  21. Poole 2018

    Can't imagine Bjarne back. Was a massive fan of his during his decade at Poole, but I can't imagine he'd do a great job anymore... saying that, what average is he on?
  22. Poole 2018

    Oh please, get over yourself. Ivan had a win at all costs mentality, exactly the same as Matt Ford. The only difference is Matt doesn't ride the bike himself!
  23. Poole 2018

    Umm.... I don't think you're intelligent enough to continue our debate. I have seen good days and bad days. Like I have said a million times, but you choose to ignore, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE WINNING... but it is a damn good part, and without it we wouldn't make enough money for this sport to survive. I've spent years watching every bit of footage available and reading many books. So yes, I did watch as much of Ivan as I could. And let's be honest... he didn't have a shade on Darcy anyway
  24. Poole 2018

    More like he who dares runs the most successful club in the country. Remember when Kings Lynn dared to bring Chris Holder in? You muppet!
  25. Poole 2018

    It's particularly annoying when you don't actually read the post you're replying to. Like I said, winning isn't everything, but it's the best part for sure. More importantly, winning is what brings the money in. Without the money you'll have no sport left to enjoy. I've been a supporter of the pirates for 20 years. And the fact that people get great delight in us failing is great! You win some and you lose some. If us losing lights the fire in your belly then we're doing a good job. There is a difference between manipulating the rule book and getting the most out of the rules. Understanding the rules and working out how to use them to your advantage is almost as important as the racing itself. And the very same philosophy that Ivan Mauger lived by.