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  1. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    I think the sport needs to focus on individual racing as the "main event" of the domestic season but still have a league offering of some sort with the focus on opportunity to earn for those who dont race in Poland regularly or those who have not yet made it in Poland yet Means less meetings but diversity with events rewarding riders who ride and support British speedway If you take out the riders who ride regularly in the top 2 divisions on poland who do we lose? I'm not talking about riders who have squad places in Poland but those who make £££ by getting regular outings for their sides? I'm sure someone or a few can make that list for me
  2. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    My old man used to be a container repairer down the docks and ride speedway tho he was self employed so could down tools to do the northern tour over a few days. He earned good money in both back in the day What he didnt have was a band of sponsors as with the now digital world it was harder to get in touch with sponsors back then as no internet lol easier to approach businesses now with the level of access available One bike as well all stuffed into a citroen estate. No van
  3. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    I'm working on my plan for british speedway (if I had any sort of voice that is) going to take me most of the week to put it together but will post it up. Might like it if you like cricket (I don't like cricket). Stay tuned for Friday haha
  4. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    MMA became more family friendly thanks to the continued development of its rules and operations. UFC originally had limited rules mismatched fights, soccer kicks to a ground opponent etc. It has forever evolved and then filtered down to grass roots level. Say even 10-15 years ago it was brutal and I doubt many families would go. Guys would rock up at grass roots level not having a clue who they would be fighting. Now kids go with their parents, women go out in groups and it's much more professional but its evolved over time speedway in its entirety is still the same as before Probably cant use UFC as an example to british speedway because UFC has all the stars but grass roots UKMMA is similar to speedway
  5. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    People say the product has been diluted over the years but if you take say the last 10-15 years I've probably seen the same number of heats per season that I thought "wow what a race" diluting of product isn't necessarily the quality of riders on show, as the odd GP has shown in the past, on a poor track the racing is just as dire as any other meeting. Speedway has ploughed along more or less the same as it was at the start, all I have seen over the years are either slight tweaks to the same format or just rebranding names of leagues I.e. covering dog poo in a quality street wrapper. Think the sport needs a massive overhaul in an attempt to bring new fans in, I say attempt because you can't fault someone who tries, if an effort is made then so be it if it doesnt attract new fans because either way the sport probably is on it's way out over a 5-10 year period. I have my own thoughts on a way forward which is different to what it is now, it would mean less teams (as we'll likely lose some tracks due to this inactivity) it would also mean losing the few top end riders who ride GP and Poland etc.
  6. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    Think we should all share our thoughts on how speedway could be run in this country say next year onwards and all have an open mind opinion on each suggestion rather than falling out. Could come up with some blinding ideas
  7. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    I think it's time british speedway in a sense looked after it's own clubs, it's own riders and it's own fans. No restrictions on when you can run your speedway night, a less is more club offering on the league front with more focus on the individual element for British Riders and Championship. There is no better time than now really to act once this is all over, it's likely a few teams will be lost but with limited riders to go around and the necessity really to run more on the days thay benefit your business in terms of crowd size etc. Then less clubs isn't a bad thing until more young british or commonwealth riders are coming through the system
  8. Falcon1983

    Lambert to comeback stronger.?

    So Bewley and Lambert but what about non Brits currently riding in the UK who could make the GPs slightly off topic but keeps it going
  9. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    Might seem an off topic question, however how many British riders ride in the Premiership and how many in the championship who should be in the prem?
  10. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    Housing developers would probably pick up the tracks people own and I guess the ones they rent too as stocks and dog racing will be in the same boat. Just hope enough survive to have some form of speedway available
  11. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    Let's say speedway went to the wall. What tracks realitiscially would be available on a hire basis for some form of future racing and which tracks would be lost completely?
  12. Lots of different things being posted by different media. Truth is nobody actually knows anything about what is planned or what will be planned other than the short term. If you believe april may june july august or no racing that you prerogative
  13. I can see a May start for speedway as I see maybe mid april as a time where cases of covid19 will start decreasing (depends what sites you read and what you believe). I think if the BSPA can run at least one home vs one away meeting I.e. league tie for the prem then straight into the play offs at least there will be some top flight speedway What they could do also to help british riders is extend the British championship to a 7 round series at each prem stadium and offset 50% of the gate into prize money to help the riders against costs and loss of earnings through less league meetings
  14. Falcon1983

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    It is not just clubs that may not survive How many large corporations sponsor speedway vs small businesses, if they suffer loss of business then they are going to withdraw sponsorship to clubs, riders etc. it will all have a knock on effect I can see the premiership if being run this season being literally 1 Home vs 1 Away then straight into the play-offs, at least we will see some Speedway. Imagine if riders had proper contracts with Speedway clubs and clubs still had to pay riders during this time
  15. Falcon1983

    Ipswich 2020

    Such a shame

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