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Najjer

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  1. That's why I'm intrigued, whether the previous Ipswich and Peterborough bosses thought they would cut their losses and bomb out for pennys or whether they actually had a decent offer on the table. All abit of a mystery.
  2. Out of interest, does anyone know what Chapman has paid to buy Ipswich and Peterborough? The actual assets belonging to a speedway club can't be a great deal if they don't own the stadium they race at and other things like food stalls etc.
  3. Najjer

    2019 Championship Improvers

    Yet maintaining at the very least the same entrance fees.... what an own goal. And it was also stated it was done to reduce doubling up which hasn't happened at all, and neither did it need to with the change of race nights.
  4. I think that's exactly what it is. I would say trying to monopolise the league. Between Kings Lynn, Ipswich and Peterborough and then also the riders on Poole's books they control the vast majority of the division.
  5. If Buster is the owner of all 3, then effectively it is. The three individual pots all go back to one big one in simple terms.
  6. It's all coming from the same big pot of money effectively though so it's not a case of can't afford it - that would be a case of needing a no.1 at Ipswich so I've transferred him across to Ipswich wouldn't it?
  7. So let me get this right - Buster can't afford Harris at Peterborough but is now being rumoured he is off to either Lynn or Ipswich... clubs also owned and paid for by Buster? The logic in that.....
  8. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    Clearly not tight enough was it? As you said in your last post, even if only marginally BWD was offered a better deal at Workington. That makes the promotion fall in line with so many of the past clubs that have gone to the wall that haven't stuck to a budget within their means.
  9. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    Whilst I'm really not a fan in the slightest about dropping down a league, the Somerset promotion have done what they believe to be the best course of action to make the sport sustainable. What should be sending even more alarm bells to all teams in the whole country, is that if Somerset "couldn't" make it pay - a team who owns their own track, car park, bar and catering facilities with no rent to pay - then what chance do the rest of them have?
  10. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    Workington outbidding Somerset with money they clearly didn't have is both foolish and idiotic. Work within your means!
  11. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    Absolutely spot on again. Rightly or wrongly, Somerset obviously set a limit they were prepared to pay certain riders and on at least 2 occasions that is known of in the public domain were outbid by Redcar and Workington - both of which were wanting a 36.00 points limit as oppose to a higher 40.00+.
  12. Najjer

    berwick bandits 2019

    Not enough I would imagine, hence why the club has withdrawn. Speedway has this nasty habit of trying to limit the amount of people and fans it loses, instead of trying to attract new fans. Keep bumping the prices up forcing numbers to decrease further and further until eventually the business is completely unsustainable is not a good business plan. Spin King Junior has hit the nail on the head about the scare tactics.
  13. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    That the green isn't always greener on the other side?
  14. Najjer

    Eastbourne 2019

    Sooner they do away with the trophy competition and race each team twice home and away, the better.
  15. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    At least one more less fixture in the fixture list again too - Less meetings than ever now!
  16. Najjer

    Riders Who Never Made It?

    Eddie Kennett's biggest problem is that he has no track craft at all. If he's behind someone, at any track with any type of conditions he will give it a hand full of throttle and try and blast around the outside. Sometimes it works but often results in him going backwards.
  17. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    There isn't enough fixtures for weekly meetings. If you started the season on the first week in April then your season would be over by the end of July.
  18. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    Saturday would be disaster. The M5 is even worse traffic on a Saturday than it is on a Friday.
  19. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    Jake isn't renowned for his gating for starters. More his inside dives into turn 3!
  20. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    He was on twitter, I can't remember exactly what time, but about mid season asking for somewhere to live. Put 2 and 2 together on that.... You are also exactly right about the track for the first half of the season, it was almost as bad as the last time Ez left.
  21. Najjer

    REDCAR 2019

    GPs as a collective doesn't interest me compared to team sport. However, the standard of racing on offer and the quality is far superior compared to National League. Absolutely - That'll only be worse this year with Cook, Schlein, Harris, Nicholls, King hanging around and a shed load of 2 pointers coming in at reserve.
  22. Najjer

    REDCAR 2019

    I personally couldn't disagree any more with you. The SGP provides much better racing than National League. The higher quality riders on a good track provide better entertainment. The product and quality is constantly weakened by the teams constantly being watered down on a yearly basis.
  23. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    “I’m very excited, I had a strong end to my 2018 season and it’s something I’m looking forward to building on for the 2019 season,” said Allen. “It will be good for me to get away from Somerset also, a few things went on behind the scenes last year that I was quite disappointed with and how they were handled, so it will be great to have a breath of fresh air here at Ipswich.” I had mentioned earlier in the thread when he signed for Scunthorpe, it was no surprise that he wasn't staying with us.
  24. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    I'm sure the majority of us would of preferred Charles as no.1 over Schlein and Harris
  25. Najjer

    Somerset 2019

    It was their intention to run in the top division but have said some things didn't go their way at the AGM and that's why they dropped down when they didn't want to. One of the decisions that didn't go their way was the change of race day again to a Thursday. If they were intending to run in the top tier though you would anticipate they felt they could make it pay with a couple of changes.
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