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Crump99 last won the day on December 17 2017

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  1. August 18, absolutely ridiculous state of affairs.
  2. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    IMO domestic speedway is in a worse state than it was 2 or 3 years ago. It was in decline then and hasn't bottomed out yet so the answer is yes. Others may disagree of course but most of the content in the 50 pages would suggest that yes is the answer.
  3. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    you'll have to explain that one.
  4. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Maybe but doesn't mean that they don't have a point. If they are wrong them tell them why and explain your reasoning. End of argument although in speedway world that's virtually impossible as there's a serious lack of transparency and consistency.
  5. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    or Scott Nicholls last week for instance: for Ippo v Lakeside, at Lakeside for Ippo, then for Panthers v Ippo on Sunday - not to mention last year's KO Cup final.
  6. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Well the thread's hit 50 pages so something is going on!
  7. is there a meeting today Better get up to speed later.
  8. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    It's up to promoters collectively in that case to deliver a product that the fans want to watch, but we know that one or two at least will break ranks to knacker up any such agreement. Riders risk their necks by choice and can choose not to do it as a profession if they wish. That's not to make light of the dangers and their wishes need to be listened to and respected but the bottom line has to be that it is what it is and you can get on with it or do something else. Forgot to mention, I think that when Swales was asked about this subject last year he said that the modern volatile bikes can't handle the tracks as they were prepared 10, 15 or 20 years ago so perhaps slick is the way it has to be which will only hasten the decline.
  9. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    It isn't each week unfortunately, more like each month these days, so that doesn't help. It's always rideable but raceable and providing entertainment depends on who you're asking or which report you're reading. Good point about what type of track is provided and the entertainment it provides. We've long been told that the riders want the EoES slick but I doubt many paying punters do, especially long term supporters or those who are no longer paying speedway supporters. Think that was Ostrich commenting on the track? A couple of meetings ago someone else moaned (can't recall who) that it was never the same two meetings running. Batchelor was always the best though with typical aussie tact and diplomacy I don't think the team is a budget buster. Rathbone seems to send anyone packing who gets lost in their self importance so I guess that the extra clicks are money in the bank this year at least.
  10. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    That's an excuse, not a reason. I'd say that there's more to it than that. As a long termer who still goes, I'd agree that the view and comfort is as good or better than anywhere, the track is rarely the same twice, presentation is probably good compared to the rest but compared to what it has been at Peterborough I'd say it's average. As to what more do people want, something more akin to what they had I guess although that didn't bring the crowds in either, so buggered if I know. A winning team usually does it and Rathbone seems to have got a handle on that now, hence Sunday's crowd.
  11. Crump99

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Said the same about darts in the late 80s early 90s.
  12. I'm not interested in what happened and why. The point was that the bloke on the mic reported what beerhut said so why is that having a dig at Peterborough.
  13. He's only repeating what the loud bloke on the mic said (was bliss for 45 mins before the meeting. Can we have a power failure every week). He never mentioned car parking.
  14. Definition of visiting sides these days.
  15. There is a logical sequence though based on the information at hand so he'd be second on the list.

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