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Crump99 last won the day on January 21

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  1. Could have put TBC - that'd get it's own thread and 20 pages
  2. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    If there's nothing to say then say nothing is often the best policy but there is usually no smoke without fire and they'll all be aware of the speculation. A general news item of some sort that incorporates the topic wouldn't be too difficult to put together.
  3. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Don't see the problem. If it's run badly it'll be his pocket and reputation taking a big hit whereas the punters can just spend their money elsewhere.
  4. After discussions with whoever then the text could be as out of date as the picture but thanks anyway.
  5. Most interesting thing there is the omission of T Balfe construction in the team listing on bottom right.
  6. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Basically agree with the sentiment but good luck at maintaining interest and attracting new regular or returning fans with that fixture list. Speedway is a mess and the EoES may also say do one in the summer but naff all from July 15 until September 5 (currently the last programmed 2019 fixture) is beyond a joke.
  7. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    He's had bells ringing in his ears for years and that's bound to have an effect.
  8. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Means little without the detail so needs to be taken with a pinch of salt tbh.
  9. Crump99

    Ipswich 2019

    Unfortunately that's your good self on this one. My negative friend is correct
  10. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    If it's short term (ie. for 2019 with a view to lessen Chapman's club influence after) to keep the top league going and keep the profile of the sport up via BT then I think that it can be justified. It may or may not work but I can't see the harm in trying.
  11. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    The team was publicised as subject to BSPA approval so if that was the case then it'd be easy enough to say as such and fans would have understood as long as it wasn't via a made up ruling. It was communicated for financial reasons and the BSPA as a whole do not control individual team budgets as far as I'm aware.
  12. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    The whole problem with that assumption is that a team suddenly appeared and an immediate look by those controlling the purse strings said that the sums didn't add up. However, it was a drip feed of signings and then a press release of a full 1-7 that was well received by fans. It then took a further month to then realise, allegedly, that the sums don't add up. Something else might have come out of the woodwork which did indeed need a financial decision but it can't be a surprise that few are buying it so to speak. Whatever the reason though, it's standard speedway of rubbish communications keeping the fire burning; being a big secret for the majority with a minority seemingly knowing more but never putting their head above the parapet then, shock horror, the whispers are confirmed.
  13. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Not having that given that Rathbone is one of the few promoters who appears competent and well capable of running within an agreed budget. We assume that the budget was agreed and the team was then publically announced so at what point was it realised that the agreed sums don't add up and a difficult decision was needed. Also, given that you're (not you personally) trying to keep the interest ticking along and appear transparent then communications lockdown is not the way to meet that objective IMO. Having said all that, it is what it is and I can live with it for now. As long as we don't get any more surprises then the team will still be worth watching at the EoES.
  14. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    I think you'll find that when the team was named there wasn't a negative post to be seen and that was despite the owner. You need to ask yourself what changed? Yes Panthers may have supporters who pay their money year on year and tell it as they see it but why give them ammunition in the first place if you know what sort of return you'll get. Most Panthers fans want the stability they had for decades rather than the running or not hokey cokey we seem to get every year. Is the current set up going to deliver that? Who knows. We've also experienced the negative impact of dual ownership when Horton took over Oxford (Remember the Cheetahs?) so you can appreciate (well it appears not) some concern. As I said, the 3 tracks need to be operated independently, equally and without owner interference then they all might prosper and progress beyond being the gang of 3.
  15. Crump99

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Well you did it twice in one post, firstly by the way you wrote the post and secondly not realising that Europress meet your criteria.

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