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  1. waytogo28

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    You could post this on every thread in every league because who rides where is of no interest to people in the real world ( outside of the speedway "bubble" ) who have never heard of the sport. And yes, if a free-spending, well-financed club like Glasgow can't pull in 2 - 3,000 fans to every match, certainly no-one else can anywhere in the UK.
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    Kings Lynn 2019

    Oh Yes he did! I watched him set the track record.
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    Does Buster call the shots?

    More than likely - Yes! What Buster wants, Buster gets. History tells us that.
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    berwick bandits 2019

    They are not even looking for answers of any kind as we can see from the "decisions" they made at the 2018 AGM. No change and seemingly no plan as to how to market the sport to attract new supporters ( who might fall in love with it ). Fans have been walking away year on year with what is on offer now for several years. Nothing that seems to be in the pipeline for 2019 will halt that slide or reverse it ( even if it were possible ). It truly is "managed decline" and nothing else.
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    Ipswich 2019

    Get used to Buster's little ways of doing things. He certainly is very unlikely to change his style of doing them.
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    In the pre-AGM issue it felt as if the concerns of many fans about the direction of UK speedway could at last NOT be ignored. That, of course, proved to be another false dawn and the managed decline will go on as usual - until extinction. No mention so far of a new marketing initiative to reach other parts of the general public to whom, speedway is but a distant memory ( at best ). We look to be back in the same old tired league structure that will bring the same problems many fans dislike. Another 5 or 10% will likely fade away from the terraces in 2019.
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Not mad, delusional that things will get better re crowds and the attractiveness of speedway racing in the UK.
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    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    I wonder what position that held on the AGM Agenda? Did they get around to it?
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    Is Nobody bothered ?

    If Buster runs his group of clubs (nor indeed takes over all the PL clubs ) in the same way as he has King's Lynn - where average crowds have fallen away year on year the end will be very predictable. Whoever owns several or all of them and fails to pull in and develop a new crowd base, it will still all collapse.
  10. So, will enlightenment reach the promoters this week? Time to hold your breath and hope it seems. Cross your fingers too or even pray as I do.
  11. I bet you're right. Those currently "in charge" rate it as a £20 sport - with a better class of younger supporters. Quite how they get those hordes of people with money to spend, no one within the BSPA knows. As a masterplan, well it's almost time to write to Santa.
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    AGM November 2018

    My hope pre-AGM is that some, many, all promoters have read this thread if nothing else on here. I do not expect them to comment but I pray that they have read fans feedback. They are so fortunate to have it on hand, free of charge. We will see if they want to improve the UK sport or their own clubs winning chances.
  13. That really is true. Only vastly better marketing, different marketing is going to make any difference as is making the product in the stadium far better and more attractive to watch than it comes across at the moment. Relying on Twitter and Facebook is not going to work, Speedway GB has 25.000 followers that needs at least two more zeros to have much effect.
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    AGM November 2018

    I hope that the AGM does not take too much notice of the opinions of Bomber Harris. If that is how the majority of British riders feel then speedway has no chance of rebuilding itself. "Can't go on" without doubling up. "Not worth the risk" without doubling up. Bomber is a terrific speedway racer but outside of his own backyard no-one in the outside world has heard of him and many of the 25,000 UK fans of speedway do not want doubling up. He needs to talk to more of them. If there were 250,000 UK fans prepared to pay to get in and were baying for Chris Harris then he might get the rewards he deserves for his racing skills. What he did or didn't do at school is not the responsibility of supporters and he needs to really think about the day which comes to all riders ( except it seems Greg Hancock ) when they have to retire ( or want to retire or no-one wants to employ them ) life after speedway for all riders needs careful preparation and thinking about at a deep personal level.
  15. So be it if we are stuck with fixed race nights - likely Monday. If it also turns out that supporters don't want meetings on Mondays, the BSPA and clubs will have a clear, definite answer. No Thank You. Promoters can then decide on what is really their lowest crowd numbers that are viable or go on the hunt for more sponsors prepared to run in front of sub 1,000 or even sub 500 crowds ( at whatever level ).
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