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  1. CottonOn

    2019 National League table prediction

    1. Belle Vue 2. Kent 3. Stoke 4. Cradley 5. Leicester 6. Isle of Wight 7. Plymouth 8. MIldenhall
  2. CottonOn

    Belle Vue 2019

    Once a Pirate, always a Pirate, but since moving to Glossop I get to see more of the NSS, Buxton (RIP), and Owlerton, than dear old Wimborne Road. Although, to be fair, there are people living on the Isle of Wight who know more about Belle Vue than you do.
  3. CottonOn

    Belle Vue 2019

    Ooops. Got it wrong again. Crowds have actually gone up. Although they want to get them to go up an awful lot more yet. Try sticking to just posting your daft opinions. No one can dispute that they are just your opinions (however daft). When you post things that are factually incorrect (as you have been doing), you're only going to look a fool.
  4. CottonOn

    Belle Vue 2019

    Ah. That explains a lot. That's why nothing he posts actually agrees with the facts. A bitter and twisted ex-fan Quite the opposite. He walks the terraces talking to and listening to fans. And not just at BV. I saw him at Wolves last year in discussion with fans He admits he'd never seen the sport until he joined BV, and I've never seen him tell a fan he knows more about the history of the sport than them. Although in actual fact he's learnt a lot in a few years and is now quite knowledgeable. Probably far less clueless than you. Ooops got it wrong again. He's got a strong business background, and had worked for Belle Vue's multi-millionaire owners for a long time before. (They are major players in telecomms and aerospace. Both been directors of British Aerospace, and one the current CEO of Airbus!). Here's your chance to give us your business credentials Speedytiger. (Make something up, we can't check up on you. Something glamorous... Lorry driver? Roadsweeper? Go for it!) Maybe check you're doing it right. I've never had a problem emailing him or finding him at the track to talk to, or even leaving a message with someone else for him. Keeping the volunteers out? More unfathomable nonsense. Can you list all the BV matches that were cancelled because the start marshal, clerk of the course, machine examiner, announcer, first aiders, programme sellers, etc etc were locked outside by Adrian Smith? He's also doing a very poor job of keeping ex-riders out, as there are always plenty of them at matches... Unless you're talking about one particluar bitter stubborn ex-rider who doesn't come to BV since falling out with John Perrin? A silly stubborn man who refused the invites of the Mole/Thomas promotion to come back, then refused the invites of the Gordon/Morton promotion to come back...and guess what? Adrian Smith tried to get him to come back, but he remains bitter and twisted. (You might get on with him).
  5. CottonOn

    2019 Regulations

    One would think so. It seems voting will be open from the interval (after heat 10) via twitter. You don't have to be at the meeting to vote (so everyone in the country can nominate Poole's 2 lowest scorers for heat 14), then the team manager nominates for heat 15, choosing from everyone except those who were in heat 14.
  6. CottonOn

    2019 Regulations

    The heat format hasn't changed, and is the same across all 3 leagues. The only different heat format needed is for the new Supporters Cup competition, which is the old 13 heat format plus a heat 14 nominated by the supporters via a twitter vote, and heat 15 nominated by the team managers.
  7. CottonOn

    revamped Dev League 2019

    Enthusiast: Well that's the last time I stop an old man in Penge High Street and ask for information. I think he must have dementia. He doesn't realise that Birmingham Bulls race at Birmingham, Isle of Wight Wizards race on the Isle of Wight, and Plymouth race at Plymouth. I'm glad I didn't ask him about Mason Wear or any of the teams in Football League 1.
  8. CottonOn

    The name's the same!

    These would have been good contributions if the title of the thread had been "The Name's Not the Same"
  9. CottonOn

    Belle Vue 2019

    So from claiming to have all the facts, it's now gone to having zero facts, and it's descended to nothing more than one of those Speedway Star letters... "I've been a fan for 40 years, so my own odd opinion is more valid than everyone else's..." and "I have some good mates"
  10. CottonOn

    Belle Vue 2019

    You're not surprised what recorded figures are true??? You have no access to any recorded figures for crowds or for "average rider costs" do you? First you misread a balance sheet as a Profit & Loss account, now you're claiming to have recorded crowd and rider cost figures that you simply don't have. Basically you're just making stuff up based on your own opinions and guesses which are anything but accurate
  11. CottonOn

    Belle Vue 2019

    No it doesn't. What you are (mis)reading there is the total at the bottom of an abbreviated balance sheet, not a Profit & Loss account. As with all small companies they only have to file micro accounts. They only need to file an abbreviated balance sheet and do not have to file the profit and loss account. So you will not be able to see what profit or loss was made. They may have had to spend £250,000 buying all kinds of intangibles to take over the club, and only lost £20k running the season. On the other hand the owners could have injected £1M into the project and acually lost £1.25M running the season. There's no way of knowing without the information.
  12. CottonOn

    London History Site

    I'm sure DK Rides Again will really appreciate that reply to his 14/2/09 post... ... I mean after the 10 year wait.
  13. CottonOn

    Online Museum Website

    You do realise that by posting links to her old abandoned website, you're costing this alleged old-lady-webmistress money (in bandwidth charges) every time people click on them?
  14. CottonOn

    Online Museum Website

    That makes no sense at all. You said here was a website with speedway news. I clicked and there was no news. I presumed you'd posted the wrong link. The one you posted seems to be someone's old abandoned amateur website project. It's not a discussion forum. It was someone's website. The public can't edit someone else's website.
  15. CottonOn

    Online Museum Website

    I presume you've posted the wrong link. The link you posted seems to go to an old, incomplete and abandoned website whose only "news" item is that two events will be held in Hertfordshire last February. That's not news unless you've got a time machine.

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