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SteveEvans last won the day on September 29 2013

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  1. SteveEvans

    One League - Matt Ford

    One big league would have to be run at a maximum of current Championship level costs. The bigger worry from the larger teams entering in would be driving up overhead. A fixed payscale is the best way to achieve this but considering the NL fails to do that it is easier said than done. The last think we want is an 18 team league that soon drops to 12 or less as costs get driven up. 18 team league, 17 home fixtures plus Cup of 1-5 gives a full season for all and variety. Perhaps run 6 man teams to ensure enough riders and extra races so those who DU can at least get some extra heats to make up the income gap.
  2. SteveEvans

    Swc 2018

    Venues and overhead likely. One thing we have no idea on is hiw viable these events are for promoter, BSI and FIM. Bums on seats and all that!
  3. SteveEvans

    Swc 2018

    Perhaps it would have been better to roll the SWC for 2018 and then during the competition announce the changes for an alternating SWC / SoN during the competition?
  4. SteveEvans

    Swc 2018

    I'm trying to plan my life around it. Bit difficult when I don't know where it is, when it is, how many riders we need, how many events and how much $$$ I will need to raise to make up the shortfall!
  5. SteveEvans

    Swc 2018

    We will patiently wait! The Under 21 rule might hike the cost for Team USA if we have to send one from accross the pond!
  6. SteveEvans

    Swc 2018

    Manchester was quite full in 2016!
  7. SteveEvans

    Swc 2018

    Stopping the competiton because Poland are the most likely to win makes as much sense as cancelling the SGP Series when Rickardsson was most dominant. This years competition was one of the best I have had the pleasure to be involved in. Three surprise packages in Russia. Latvia, and of course USA. Denmarks shock elimination GB winning easily in their semi final without Tai A packed out stadium for the final The idea of alternating SWC and Pairs would not be so bad. Speedway has an annual World Cup where in other sports its every four years. Perhaps every two years with Pairs in between would be more ideal?
  8. You sound like you don't like speedway very much!
  9. SteveEvans

    Coventry 2017

    I'm saying the team looks on paper as exciting as the 2014 Brummies or the 2016 Lions. Perhaps with the lower standard it will be okay but the selling point of the top league has been big name riders. Obviously Danny did great at the Brit Final and Cardiff last year. Kenneth is very much yesterdays man. For a team that has had many world class #1 it doesn't excite me much. A bigger name #1 and any 5 of 7 named and it would more.
  10. SteveEvans

    Coventry 2017

    Danny is a #1 at a lower level league team too. If its time to phase out the star names then run 19 teams at PL level. The variety would make up for the missing stars.
  11. SteveEvans

    Coventry 2017

    Perhaps this is just an indication of the leaue strength but this line up reminds me of Birmingham 2014 (poor and went broke) and Leicester 2016 (poor and went broke).
  12. SteveEvans

    Belle Vue National Stadium

    No it doesn't
  13. SteveEvans

    Belle Vue National Stadium

    He may not be entirely wrong. That said, they did put themselves in a position by selling the opening night event almost a year ahead. It is not uncommon for construction projects to hit delays and snags, this had been experienced many a time with all of the red tape and slows on the NSS outside of the clubs control over the years. The Swindon model seems to make more sense, run in the old stadium until the new one opens, even if it is during the season. That would have meant no big gala opening (unless they held off to 2017) but it is something in hindsight which may have saved them.
  14. SteveEvans

    Belle Vue National Stadium

    The tickets went on sale 11 months before the event. Quite possible revenue from sales or a portion of helped the club with bills in 2015. Not an uncommon business practice so long as one can deliver and still afford the deliver the product later.
  15. SteveEvans

    British Based Polish League Team?

    I definately think we need a Champions League of teams of similar strength. It may be tough to do that with the difference in leagues, not to mention riders who race for two teams. But you could have two groups of four, with 2 from Poland & Sweden and perhaps 1 from UK, Denmark, Czech and Germany. Semi Finals for Top 2 and a grand final in Torun day after the GP. It could be a cool thing!

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