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  1. Fortythirtyeight

    2022 Teams & Points average

    Totally wrong. The state of British speedway at this current time means they can’t afford to bring such riders in even if those riders wished to come. Those riders aren’t here because they chase the money and there’s none left in the UK. When Somerset signed Jason Doyle , world champion at the time, it added exactly zero to their gate receipts and created a massive hole in their wages budget. A recipe for disaster ? the club never recovered and where are they now !
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    Redcar 2022

    It’s not your team.
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    Redcar 2020

    Rider ‘ ownership ‘ is a controversial subject. All riders are self employed and therefore legally free to work for who they wish, speedway is running an outdated system which, if legally challenged , would be thrown out. Never seen the point in ‘ owning ‘ riders you don’t intend to use even if you class them as club ‘ assets ‘ , which is only in place so the BSPL can rake in some funds if you go bust. Whilst some senior clubs literally own dozens of riders contracts and therefore assets, most of them will have retired or never going to be used by the owning club just used to bring in loan fees.
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    Redcar 2020

    Buying a riders contract means very little these days. Charles Wright is owned by Poole and has been for several years but has never ridden for them, just means Godfrey can collect loan fees if he doesn’t use him.
  5. Your team was only 12 points down with 5 heats to go so still a chance of a win, but you left. You would have missed some incredible meetings if you did that at Redcar recently. Watching only two thirds of a meeting doesn’t seem right, wether you paid or not ( you have no choice in that ) when your team can still win and support can make a difference. Your choice, but not one I would make, see it through no matter what the result.
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    Nora Motorsport affiliation.

    Totally pointless exercise till there’s anything to join, a structured league not just an idea.
  7. Left after heat 10? what a true fan you are. Win or lose, support your team.
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    Nora Motorsport affiliation.

    Why would the likes of Redcar want to join Nora when they already successfully stage speedway at championship and amateur level plus , practice sessions, dirt track, flat track, private hire, hire bikes , trikes, and anything else that cares to utilise a speedway track?
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    The riders are at the track over 2 hours before the meeting starts , some even more. Do you think they don’t talk to the track curator ? Just because you saw riders pointing doesn’t mean they were pointing out any specific ‘issues’ or where they ‘ wanted the track altered ‘, it’s quite normal that riders and track curators chat during a meeting and everyone has an opinion on how they would like it but it’s a club decision on track issues and it’s preparation and weather conditions come into play. Redcar have very rarely had any home track advantage especially as for the last 4 years they have had great track curators. As for Newcastle it’s the shape that gives an advantage not the surface.
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    Another keyboard track curator with no credentials telling an experienced and highly regarded track man how to do his job. One rider out of 14 makes a comment, after he s had a very bad night and all of a sudden the track is crap ? A track that produces top class racing week in and week out and gets rave revues from both home and away riders every week. We have a team of racers who, unfortunately can’t seem to gate to save their lives, it makes for fantastic ‘ speedway ‘ hence why we have such a healthy crowd but if you want a home track advantage, go to Newcastle !
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    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    There’s more chance of my hair growing back than that happening again.
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    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Then you surely mean ‘ former Peterborough promoter ‘ who watches at Redcar as he’s never had any formal connection to the Redcar club and neither has previous Newcastle promoter Phillips. I doubt ‘ The Gedfather ‘ of Peterborough has the funds to get involved again without a major backer like he had down south and from what I’ve heard of the current Brough Park landlords he wouldn’t want to get involved with such restrictions in place, and that’s supposing the landlords actually want speedway back.
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    Newcastle v Birmingham (Champ) 1830 19/09/21

    So 4 guests and R/R being used and we wonder why crowds have plummeted.
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    The only team Bears have scored heavily against at home has been Plymouth , every team likes riding at Redcar and most have gained a point or come lose to wining only for the Bears to pull it out of the bag in the last race. I expect the same in this match.
  15. None in the pipeline due to the abridged season.
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    Birmingham & Newcastle deadline

    An announcer on £100 a meeting ? I think that is a major exaggeration to justify a decision . Roy does a top job, he didn’t slag Newcastle off but Granty overreacted on the say so of tittle tattle, not the first time, but as stated , it’s his club and he runs it how he wants . It’s very sad that the Diamonds look to be no more but some of the stuff put about on here in the recent past hasn’t done the club any favours. I’ll be there on Sunday to pay my respects to a historic club but the last few years , added to this years disaster, has brought about the end of speedway on Tyneside as the fans have drifted away and it’s no longer a sustainable business. That could be repeatable at a few clubs very soon, sadly.
  17. It could of at the time he probably asked, which would have been before the deadline.
  18. Let me guess….initials BB ?….team to ride for north of the border and not the Monarchs ?
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    My mistake, got it mixed with U -21’s….it’s an age thing, sorry.
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    But qualified as he wasn’t at the original cut off date and was injured so missed the first attempt at running the meeting.
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    So will Jenkins.
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    No change next year?

    Well you can guarantee Scunthorpe will win track of the year again , it’s in the rule book now.
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    Redcar Vs Leicester 10/09

    There have been showers , some heavy, since 2 pm, when I arrived in the town centre, about a mile from the track and looking like more to come .
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    Brummies v Bears take 3 08/08

    Yes and have been to Redcar too. I also noted that on each occasion Redcars track was deep and well watered, never seen dust there so I believe you are quite wrong.

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