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arnieg last won the day on June 5 2016

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  1. arnieg

    Blimey..speedway on BBC1!

    I think HT's estimates are reasonable ( if only clubs did run once a week!). That comes to about 200,000 per year - add in Cardiff and round up and we have about 250k paid attendances. For comparison: https://www.statista.com/statistics/686971/highest-attended-types-of-sport-in-the-uk/ I am pretty sure that if you go to ice hockey/basketball etc fans forums you will find similar discussions about lack of coverage.
  2. I've been there. I was gobsmacked when I saw it suggested as a GP venue. It offers great opportunities for young riders that want to get track time, but it would be like proposing a GP at Carmarthen.
  3. If it is a rule it affects every team. If it affects just the one match it is a blatant breach of the rules ( even with the connivance of the SCB). The acid test here is can ( to use a random example) Peterborough now use Ricky Wells at Rye House next week?
  4. arnieg

    Torun 2018

    There's a case to be made for Michanek in 73, and I think Mauger's experience might have given him the advantage over Olsen in 71 across a whole season.
  5. arnieg

    Kent Laurels

  6. Following today's rule change is Ricky Wells now an option for Nicholls guest replacement at Rye House next Sunday?
  7. arnieg

    Wild Cards 2019

    Those would be my preferred four too
  8. arnieg

    Riders' Averages

    Every single major American sport is run on 'socialist' lines. [Ironic isn't it]
  9. arnieg

    The way forward

    Few U21 champions are ready for the GP. Even Jason Crump struggled in his first year. But are we really ready for the next Dawid Kuwaja in the GP? There is also a strong likelihood it will mean yet another Pole. World under 21 champ should be considered on merit along with other wildcard picks.
  10. So have I got this right? 1) NLRC scheduled for 3pm 2) Peterborough v Lakeside scheduled for 5pm 3) Lakeside ask for NLRC to be brought forward to 1pm so Morley and Bowtell can ride in both 4) NLRC start moved to 1pm so Morley and Bowtell can ride in both 5) Lakeside name two guests for Morley and Bowtell, both of whom are available to ride on Sunday This is REALLY extracting the urine
  11. arnieg

    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    The solution to this one is quite simple. Use the formula that Poland had when they used averages. Take the last 20 matches (as now), but throw out the two highest and two lowest scores and calculate the GSA from the remaining 16 matches. Then if a rider wants to reduce his average he would have to underperform in no less than four matches to make a meaningful reduction in his average. That would be a big hit to a rider's pay packet (or promoter's wallet if they are subsidising the suspicious loss of form).
  12. Depends on what nationality Loktaev is that week.
  13. To Doyle and Iversen presumably. The question is if Vaculik isn't third then who will be? Morris, Fricke, Cook, Thorssell, Kasprzak, Holder... There are plenty of credible candidates.
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    I think they have been wondering that for a long time, but it is only in the last year they've chosen to do something about it.
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    Agreed A further problem is that the SCB/ACU seem to be taking more of an interest (probably a good thing in itself) meaning that BSPA 'decisions' are being relegated to 'proposals' and subject to ratification - thus creating even more uncertainty.

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