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  1. Fortythirtyeight

    AGM

    Ged Rathbone and the BSPA? ( Chairman Rob Godfrey ) no clash there then.
  2. Fortythirtyeight

    AGM

    Looks like Redcar are beating the BSPA then by having a ' forum ' on Saturday evening to inform their fans of the AGM outcomes.
  3. Fortythirtyeight

    2020 teams

    Yes, ridiculous. If it's just about ' giving confidence ' why wasn't every other British youngster allowed to treble up? Several others were barred from riding in the NL because of averages and ages, just makes a mockery of the sport having one rider allowed to treble up. No rider should be permitted to do it .
  4. Fortythirtyeight

    2020 teams

    The only thing killing off the NL is the NL itself. When certain clubs started to have a win at all costs attitude and paying way over the accepted rate then that was the start of the end. One NL cub was paying a NL reserve more than a Championship second string was earning! Look what's it's done to Buxton. The gready clubs are still gready and now they've killed off the opposition they have to move up or have no one to race. How ridiculous is it we have a Premiership title winning rider allowed to ride in the NL? The NL needs to save itself for the benefit of the next generation if there is to be one.
  5. Fortythirtyeight

    Newcastle 2020

    If the 'Gedfather' gets control expect some more ex Panthers . Ƙstergaard a cert, Moaner Bjerre a possible, Emil Grondal? Paul Starke? Palm-Toft? and you can nail in Team Motive sponsored Danny Phillips. Knowing Ged, if he has the financial backing, he would even put a bid in for Scott Nicholls as Sunday would fit in nicely with the airport just up the road. Newcastle needs a new broom, Ged could be just the man.
  6. Fortythirtyeight

    2020 teams

    Be realistic, this will never happen even if I do like the idea of a NL team locally. Track would need many, many upgrades to get a track certificate and then there's the usual number one problem. Who is going to fund running a team?
  7. Fortythirtyeight

    2020 teams

    What income from Cardiff? BSI run that event .
  8. Fortythirtyeight

    2020 teams

    Why? and with whose money? Speedway is a sport made up of individual clubs ( business's) most of which lose money annually. Why ' support ' a business that closed down of its own accord? The BSPA has no funds having blown their pot on the white elephant that was GTR engines, that's why they sold off Team GB and no longer support the youth championship
  9. Fortythirtyeight

    Speedway's future IMO

    Interesting that even before the AGM clubs are announcing riders signed and riders released ( Kyle Bickley, an upcoming Brit released before the AGM has even started) This being the case then the promoters surely know exactly what's been decided on points limits etc . We have clubs moving divisions yet no one as ' officially ' been accepted anywhere . Sounds like it's already decided and the AGM will see the richer clubs get what they want,( bigger points limit) . The TV deal may have saved the ' premiership ' , it hasn't saved the sport.
  10. Fortythirtyeight

    Poole Pirates 2020

    The National League run their own business and are not dictated too by the BSPA so any additions/ withdrawals are made by the club's concerned.
  11. Fortythirtyeight

    Newcastle 2020

    Strong rumours in the pits last night that the ' Gedfather ' is taking up the reigns with his best friend Martin and they have bought Gentleman George out. George has been a stalwart at Newcastle but maybe a new leader can inject some enthusiasm in the place as there appeared to be more Redcar fans than home fans last night, but then success always brings a crowd. If George's time is up then he gave it his all, put his time and money in and should be greatly thanked for his services. Newcastle for the National League? Got to be asked as they will already have Phillips, Embleton, Ben Rathbone and possibly Archie Freeman to consider for team places.
  12. For a fellow Comets fan you really have let the side down there. The clue is in the name... " DOG TRACK COVERS" i.e. NOT speedway covers.
  13. Fortythirtyeight

    Redcar 2020

    I hope for Redcar and speedways sake that that isn't true. He's made a massive difference at Redcar over the last few seasons and is one of the best in the country , irreplaceable!
  14. Be thankful for that. If Jeff Brown wasn't such a huge fan speedway wouldn't get a mention at all and let's be honest, who can blame them for not covering a minority sport that can't get its act together.
  15. Charming but then you always have been . If I went into work and said I want a day off with less than five days notice I suspect the answer would be no as not enough notice. and your not being realistic. Redcar would not call a meeting off this far in advance and neither will Newcastle. I have no doubt that alternatives are being looked at but let's leave it to the clubs to sort out shall we.
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