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Spl77

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  1. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Did anyone see the meeting from Belle Vue on Thursday? It would be interesting to know what you thought of Crump with 2021 in mind.
  2. THIS Saturday’s British Final at Ipswich will go ahead – but very sadly without fans in attendance. The meeting will now be a solely behind closed doors, live-streamed event, as a consequence of the Prime Minister’s Tuesday update imposing significant new Covid-19 restrictions on the country
  3. The pilot programme, which was to trial events of up to 1,000 spectators, has also been paused. From the BBC news feed
  4. Looks like the pilot scheme for allowing limited attendance to test events has been suspended. Will this still go ahead behind closed doors?
  5. In the UK the sport desperately needs an independent or at least a semi independent body to run the sport. The sport also really needs to have an international governing body to look after the interests of the sport worldwide.
  6. Hopefully Crump goes well and we'll see him at Foxhall in 2021 covid allowing.
  7. Marcin Rempla never hit the heights he should have done after the world cup final in Poole.
  8. Cook is no big loss to be honest, if it rained the weekend before he'd want it called off.
  9. Spl77

    British Speedway to be reborn??

    During lockdown I managed to find quite a bit of speedway from the 70s and 80s on you tube. As I was too young to remember those days I have been massively suprised how big the sport was. Lots of speedway on world of sport but was was suprised to find team racing was also featured I found Ipswich v Cradley heath highlights. Bruce Penhall holding out for a new contract and being offered 30k a year extra, Kenny Carter on tvam. The way speedway and its riders were portrayed on mainstream tv it seem like they were house hold names. It's even more sad to see where this sport is today and how far it's fallen. I wonder if anyone involved in the sport looks at it now and thinks 'we f:%ked it right up'
  10. The attendance will be restricted to 33% of the stadium capacity. So given Foxhall has the largest capacity of any UK speedway stadium it makes perfect sense.
  11. Spl77

    Brandon Update

    Some positive news fingers crossed
  12. One of the many issues with this idea is that the poles ride on a Friday. I think that British speedway needs to find an operating model that works for level of support that can be currently generated. So at the highest level its no more than semi pro with standard equipment that is easy and cost effective to run. At the same time work on improving the credibility and image of the sport is a must.
  13. Spl77

    Taking the knee

    Repeats of the Dukes of Hazzard won't be the same with the flag air brushed out :-)
  14. If you're going to have capped pay rated the only way to inforce it is to pay the riders centrally and the clubs pay in the wage pot rather than each club paying the riders separately.
  15. Spot on great post! It's worrying that the promoters put personal ambition above saving UK speedway. When the ambition is to win things that have little or no value and mean absolutely nothing outside of UK speedway. Very very sad times.
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