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  1. HGould

    Eastbourne 2019

    I think everyone in Speedway whoever they support will wish Lewis a great season at both Kings Lynn and Eastbourne, the epitomy of a fighter and a really nice bloke to boot.
  2. HGould

    Eastbourne 2019

    Interestingly I read my speedway star yesterday and saw that a rule change in Championship is that Team Average allowance will increase to 40 points from 30th June, then i read about Spillers, Daniel in particular; made it in to several U23 European Rounds last season. What would his CL average be 5 points??. Could I suspect come in for one of the bottom 4 on average and make a big impact?
  3. HGould

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    Absolutely right "The Dog" going back over the decades, the 2nd Tier has often been won by a tight Team - as Workington proved last year, they had 6 blokes average in a range between around 6 and 7.5 and did brilliantly, they even carried a 1 point reserve for most of the year, and if you go right back look at a side like Long Eaton in the early 80's. I think its clear that Somerset ; Leicester ' Glasgow have the top end strength but have compromised a bit with reserves; as Gary May admits himself, and the others have all got a solid look. If we win more than we lose at home and a few away wins, decent crowds and break even / make a bit, its a step back up to where we want to be and in the mason we trust!
  4. HGould

    KENT 2019

    Can't imagine that the Company who has made them will be too happy with Len for announcing how much they have cost, anyone know who makes his?? I'm pretty sure rival manufacturers will be having a right belly laugh!
  5. HGould

    KENT 2019

    Strange move from Len, who normally gets things right!. Could argue comparison with Belle Vue (who have 2 Teams one in PL) is a bit unfair, but Kent still easily most expensive in NL. What also confuses me is that in terms of "rival" he only has one geographically at Eastbourne and potential for them or Kent to attract support from Lakeside / Rye House and the London area, you'd think would be prime consideration. Len in NL raises prices to £15 and has no OAP concessions. Eastbourne move up to CL; have new management who tell everyone that they have a carefully designed plan; and who then go £16 which is equal lowest in CL from what I can see for Adults; and looks very good value; also bring in new concessions for OAP's at £14 (according to their website they had no OAP concessions in NL?????); - which means that they charge a £1 less for higher league for any OAP to go and watch in the South East of England. Quite what Drew's kevlars has to do with it, who knows?, other than Drew should find someone else to make his kevlars who is not ripping him off, and Len should not rip fans off with such a tame excuse. Hopefully for Drew they won't get ripped in his first meeting or Len might be raising prices again!
  6. HGould

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    when the majority of riders in PL and CL are average age high 20's and low 30's if 22 is not considered young not sure what is? being pedantic on myself would concede the "very" but the lad missed CL / NL came straight in to PL and only experienced NL / CL after that. Came to speedway after Grass and I would rate as highly as the best of the 2017 - 18 "wizz kids" Kemp and Brennan; and on a par with Zach Waj - still young too.
  7. HGould

    Scunthorpe 2019

    The problem would be persuading riders who have had sponsors give them hundreds/thousands for various bit of sponsorship on bike covers etc, to take their off and put Club one on. If the Club provided the complete Bike and all decals might be different but unlikely in current climate.
  8. HGould

    Scunthorpe 2019

    That's blindingly obvious but as jenga points out they are nothing like as visible or noticed. I have also taken friends to speedway who are not regulars and they find it far easier to identify the guy in the "blue leathers "- ("as many still call them") or the "green leathers" than a team where everyone id dressed exactly the same. Us more regular know all about the helmet colours but harder for newcomers to take in.
  9. HGould

    Scunthorpe 2019

    I think racesuits have had their day to be honest. Especially when you see young riders coming in to the sport with numerous sponsors and those sponsors crave space and profile. A team race suit limits space, an individual racesuit and body colour allows more space and a rider his "individuality" and sponsors like that. The modern trend also seems that those who have individual race-suits incorporate the body colour in to the suit. I am told a race suit costs north of £600 and a body colour costs about 10% of that, if Clubs can blow around £4500/£5000 of sponsorship money on suits, good luck to them, I suspect most would rather bank the £4000 and have race jackets that can give one big sponsor just as much exposure??...
  10. HGould

    Swindon Stadium

    So the Pits are going to be located under/behind the main stand (possibly to reduce noise??)...
  11. HGould

    Poole 2019

    Probably more to do with Birmingham making an offer Poole found hard to refuse as Birmingham need assets on their retained rider list which is a bit bare from memory and will save Brum from forking out money to BSPA to make it up to required £15,000. They have a nice asset and he will get better and better and they will get a loan feetoo from Swindon. Excellent work from Dave Mason.
  12. HGould

    Poole 2019

    If every team was as well and professionally run as Poole the sport would not be in the mess it has got itself in to. Matt Ford would have made the perfect long term supremo of British speedway about a decade ago, build a 10 year plan, sadly won't happen now. The question is - who and where are the guys with a vision and a plan to take British Speedway forwards with the Business head and Speedway heart Ford has.??
  13. HGould

    Swindon Stadium

    the trunking you can see will probably be the inside of the dog track as that ties up with width of new speedway track as you can just see outside of junior track on the extreme left of the picture. 320 is a nice size me thinks.
  14. HGould

    revamped Dev League 2019

    Great news Skydog, Swindon is much more sensible for lots of reasons, and good luck to all concerned.
  15. HGould

    KENT 2019

    I have to sadly agree with Richard, it would in my opinion have been wiser to wait and try again later in the year and give longer to prepare the case better. If Local Authority Planning turns against you, a very sticky wicket. Kent also left in position of turning all Provisional Dates in to actual dates and a nightmare so far for away visitors in particular to plan and Monday is so tough travel wise from North or West. I am sad to say, as have a lot of respect for Len, that this has not been handled particularly well.
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