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  1. SteelShoe

    Workington 2019

    As far as I know Worky were at the AGM.
  2. SteelShoe

    Workington 2019

    If you determine fitness for purpose as not losing money you may only end up with a couple of clubs. Last season it was widely recognised that nearly all clubs with the odd exception lost money, Championship and Premiership. Combined losses mooted to be around £900K.
  3. SteelShoe

    Workington 2019

    Deeply deeply saddened indeed by this announcement. Has enough been done to try and raise enough to mitigate against the expected losses that would be incurred next season? well there has certainly been no figures produced about the sums that may be needed and the possibility of an appeal to fans and the wider public such as what helped save the Monarchs. To the parties that pledged financial backing all I can say is where is your integrity, words are indeed cheap. Speedway is in deep trouble, currently it's a mickey mouse setup which is a huge shame because it is deserving of so much better. What other supposedly professional sport would have no prize money for winning the league/major trophies, with the clubs having to pay for their own medals. Then to add insult to injury fine the winning club £3000 for not completing its final fixture at the 3rd legitimate attempt thereby compounding the losses already incurred. The AGM instigated nothing that will reduce the costs of the sport to the riders or increase the entertainment/value for money to fans. I love speedway but it is in serious need of a blood transfusion if it is to stay alive. Up the Comets.
  4. SteelShoe

    pairs 2019

    Hope not will be a dark meeting. NSS for me personally.
  5. SteelShoe

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    James Shanes has bags of potential, very good signing in my opinion.
  6. SteelShoe

    REDCAR 2019

    Proven top 3 all of whom are racers which will be great for entertaining racing. The other 4 have lots of promise. Much could depend on whether Jordy Stewart kicks on in the main body and how Tom Bacon and Nathan Greaves come back following injury. Ben Barker should increase what is a bargain average, Wrighty will easily maintain his. The only slight question marks is around MPT on a near 8. Lot of promise then but much depends on whether it will be realised.
  7. SteelShoe

    Sheffield 2019

    Investment in facilities is fine but don't think this is being done for the benefit of the speedway fans. How will this affect chances of staging the likes of the PLRC. ? Will the back straight be opened up ?
  8. SteelShoe

    Workington 2019

    Lot of question marks now around the potency of the 2019 Comets team. The realisation of the watering down impact of the 38 point team limit is hitting home and imo this is not a good move for a league that has been super competitive in recent seasons. Have to say the personal excitement felt when last seasons team was announced especially the prospect of watching Dan is not at the same level this time around. Think we could have a long tail away from Derwent Park. Looking forward to seeing Josh Mcdonald. The young Aussies are usually racers but its going to be a season of learning for Josh with the resultant high and lows. Personally i see Simon as a decent reserve who will be riding second string which may prove challenging especially away from home. Overall then a bit apprehensive about our prospects but its.great.to know we have speedway next season when it really didn't look like we were going too. Up the Comets. !
  9. SteelShoe

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    That team is solid right through and if performing to expected level should make the play-offs.
  10. SteelShoe

    berwick bandits 2019

    I'd be happy enough with that team if i was a Bandits fan. Good to hear the riders have been conducive to a pay cut in order to help the club.
  11. SteelShoe

    Workington 2019

    Welcome back Tero, pretty sure the Diamonds fans will be disappointed. Could be a big season for the likeable Finn who has shown signs in recent seasons of being capable of taking the next step of achieving consistent heat leader status. If this does materialise then it can only help in the big heats.
  12. SteelShoe

    Workington 2019

    Simon appears to be strongly rumoured but its not been announced yet. There are other options if indeed Aussie Josh McDonald is actually Comets bound , Nathan Greaves , Mark Riss, Mikkel B Andersen, Tom Bacon , Fernando Garcia and possibly others. Simon divides opinion, he can look limited at times especially on smaller tracks but he has put in some sterling performances in big meetings for Peterborough Panthers in recent seasons. Without doubt it's at reserve where his experience would be of most benefit to the team but if rumours are true then that position will be taken by Josh McDonald whom i know very little about but whom i think will need time to find his feet in what is still a tough league despite the fact that there will be more 2 pointers at reserve this season.
  13. SteelShoe

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    An emotive post THJ and after losing both parents in the last two and half years one I can relate too. I have an idea how much you have done for the Comets and would just like to say a very big thank you, your help in all the ways you mention has been invaluable. Best wishes to yourself and Dad for Xmas and 2019 fella.
  14. SteelShoe

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    James Sarjeant it is then at 2
  15. SteelShoe

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    Great to have Birmingham back where they belong, pleased for all you Brummies fans. The Championship has been really competitive in recent seasons and long may it continue.
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