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  1. sneezy

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Is the speedway podcast on Facebook or Twitter, I have searched both but cannot find it, I am in a few groups but perhaps not the right ones , many thanks. Have found it now thanks
  2. sneezy

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    For day to day life, however a mobility scooter is usually stationed at home, I was a family carer for ten years, unfortunately as I got older ,I could no longer face dismantling the scooter and carrying it into the car, reassembly ,and packing again. We also had a portable wheelchair, but I can assure you , pushing it even with a light person on board was no easy task, across the uneven terrain at the showground I would think it impossible for me. I noticed for the music festival, they have provided a phone number for the disabled to use, if they get into difficulties getting from the allocated spaces outside. Perhaps one of our promoters could provide their number for the same reason, I am sure we could provide a wheelchair for their use.
  3. sneezy

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Would it not have been more appropriate and simpler to issue a statement stating. At recent meetings it has unfortunately been noted, that some blue badge holders have not been parking in the designated parking area inside the Showground. As this could have serious repercussions, we will be monitoring the situation closely over the next three meetings. Should this continue,we will have no choice but to insist that all blue badge holders will have to park outside in designated areas. Surely if this is printed and given to all BB holders at the three meetings, no genuine holder would object. After the three meetings, the person at the entrance should then tell the bb holder where to park( in case they are visiting fans)
  4. I never thought I would agree about the club closing but there you have it, I do. This year I have said so many times , I am not going anymore, so if we close it will make it easier for me. It is past memories and friendships that, when it comes to match nights pull me back.As it stands, I would rather not have had this year , especially if it is to be our last. Looking at the fixtures left, I probably won't make any more this year anyway. Sobering thought , I might have seen my last Speedway meeting at the Showground!
  5. I have always thought there could be a better way to enter for season ticket holders, I am always a bit simplistic, but could they not walk through the entrance without having to go to a till, then show their ticket to the staff who are clipping tickets from paying fans, and said staff then give them a program they could carry on a shoulder bag or have on a table , it isn't as if we have to go through turnstiles.
  6. I do not consider I am boycotting, but everything that I loved at the showground has changed. 1. We were all involved together before and it felt like we were all part of the team, now it is my way or the highway. 2. For what ever reason, the team we expected to see was ripped apart leaving us a team well under the points limit, riders are being forced to ride out of position and are understandably struggling. In my opinion and I have always said this every year, all teams need a number one, we don't have one, but if we cannot find one ,the team needs changes for strength in depth as we don't have that either. 3. Ged and Neil who most of the fans admired and respected were out before even a wheel had turned, with no suitable explanation. 4. The track , it wasn't perfect before but mostly we enjoyed exciting speedway, it was a pleasure to watch, now it is just fast gate and go, appearing to be prepared for the opposition or simply speed most of the time, also we have to endure constant tractor circling. If I don't go to the Poole match I may regret it, I will still go if the stated options being looked at genuinely are, but I am not prepared to waste my money, sitting being aggravated by the situation., and not enjoying myself...indeed I will probably go to watch the juniors on Friday, as a rule I have always enjoyed my speedway and have travelled all over the country to watch my team through thick and thin...but....if the situation we have now at Panthers is the best we can ever hope for in the future, I hate to say it but yes Speedway could well be finished at the Showground.
  7. Speedway has been a part of our lives for so long it is hard for me to make the decision not to go, as I am sure it was for you, but next week I will be giving it a miss . I may regret it, I might even change my mind at the last minute, but it is a lot of money to waste every week to feel aggravated and not enjoy my night out .So as things stand unless things change that's it. Congratulations to Ipswich you looked superb last night, your fans are a credit to your team, go on and make the play offs now!!
  8. To be 'totally honest', I tried blocking someone before, but it didn't work, every time somebody quoted his drivel it appeared anyway...
  9. Over and over and over again...we are bored now of your opinion, once said it created mild interest...now it is mind numbing in its repetition,!
  10. I thought our track team retired after the last match of the season, we were certainly told that and they went round on the truck to receive the crowds appreciation for their hard work, mind you things could be different now Ged and Carl have returned.
  11. Correct ! Really looking forward now to the new season, especially on a Thursday night under spotlights, for me that has always been the way Speedway should be, it adds so much to the atmosphere.
  12. I actually hoped when it was announced we had got a new owner, it would be someone new, in it at least for two or three years if not for the long term, now we seem to have a cobbled together management team, that on the face of it in previous years didn't even appear to like each other....one of whom, also stated he didn't want to run the club because of travelling ,family and business commitments…... fair enough, we are saved yet again, we could have gone the way of many other tracks and closed. But it would be really nice to go into the winter, just once, able to look forward without all these doubts. I have spoken to a few fans this week, like me they seem to be losing their enthusiasm ...perhaps if we started announcing a couple of riders it might make peoples enthusiasm return....or not depending on who they are!
  13. Can we have Tom' Bacon' then?
  14. I was at the meeting as a neutral, we had been to the coast for the day and decided to catch the meeting on the way home. Firstly can I send my best wishes to both riders, it was obvious to all how serious it was .I am sure everybody expected a long delay, and most were accepting of this. We had a bit of a drive home and it was turning cold, also as we had been out all day, reluctantly at 9.30p.m we decided to start making our way out to the car, at roughly 9.45p.m, we heard the engines restart and the announcer say, the ambulance was on its way back and the meeting would restart shortly. Assuming the ambulance was only coming from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, we assumed by the time we had made our way back to the grandstand, it would have arrived and the meeting would continue, so we went back, only for the engines to stop again. So we waited, and eventually racing started again at 10.20 p.m, how I wish we had gone home. I think everybody had lost heart in the meeting even before the second accident, the track conditions had changed,and the riders must also have been cold, Speedway fans must be the most patient of any sports fans in the country but I personally think the decent thing to have done would have been to call the meeting off well before the restart. I don't condone the heckling at all but think Mr Chapman should have risen above it and continued with his explanation of circumstances to all the fans that had stopped. He had the microphone after all, so he had the upper hand. I sincerely hope both riders make speedy and full recoveries, if nothing else I am sure that is something we can all agree on!

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