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bigeddiechek last won the day on May 11 2013

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  1. bigeddiechek

    Berwick vs Sheffield... 18th May

    There are a lot of fans who still go to speedway, but do not post on this forum. Mainly because it is the same comments over and over again, regardless of what actually happens on track! Fantastic start to the season, but - in reality - there is absolutely no point posting that on here =D
  2. I couldn't make due to a commitment, thanks for this update Shadders Appreciated pal
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    berwick bandits 2019

    That is one of the most fair and accurate post about Berwick I have read.
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    berwick bandits 2019

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    berwick bandits 2019

    I think there is nothing wrong with supporters clubs, in whatever form they take. One thing I would say is if they are raising money under a club's brand, then they should have audited accounts each year. I don't know if that is the case, but assuming it is, then they can do whatever they like with it. The fact that they use the Berwick Bandits brand always opens them to a certain amount of legislation, which has always surprised my why they haven't called themselves something different. The tax man can hook onto something like this very quickly, and aggressively, especially if historically the funds have been raised in - or around - the organisations base (i.e. Shielfield). But I am pretty sure there will be robust auditing of financials in place, so - as the old saying goes - "move along, nothing to see here".
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    berwick bandits 2019

    Bandits' line-up announced by email. Very solid looking team :)
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    I wasn’t referring to any particular situation, just an observation of British Speedway in general. It is horribly under a shadow of self-loathing ☹️
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    I always enjoy speedway, and a big part of it for me is having a night out with friends and family. I think the only people that have things worked out in British Speedway are the riders, they seem to be the only ones that make any money out of it: and they really do have it worked out to a fine art!!! If the sport can't survive through gate receipts alone, then I think it is perfectly sensible to put an initiative in place for "superfans" as they are called in other sectors. A lot of other entertainment businesses survive only because of this network, and as it is completely open to personal choice should never be seen in a negative light. It is certainly far from unusual, and it is great to see that Edinburgh and Glasgow are so strongly supported in this way. I think we should also realise that Berwick have an unsung support too who quietly give up a lot of their time to help the club survive. Just look at the number of bodies who put down, then lift, track covers. That is a massive job, and has provided a massive benefit to all of the paying public as well as the club; and that is only one example. I doubt British speedway will ever flourish, though, whilst groups across the country constantly engage in battles with promotions. It seems to be one of the constants in the sport that survives with clubs above and beyond multiple changes of ownership and promotion.
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    Do some of the responses on here reflect part of the problem with British speedway? Again, playing Devil's advocate...
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    Just putting this out there. Which is best to support with additional fan funds. Riders or club, or both? What are the thoughts on here with regard to the Edinburgh Supporters' Trust? The whole sport, and product do need to improve, I think Berwick make continual efforts to do this, alongside Glasgow. In fact, Glasgow show what financial backing can begin to achieve. I'm taking a Devil's advocate role here.
  11. Shows you can buy a team, but you can't buy team spirit!!! Heat 9 was something else!!!!
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    Wow! That's real commitment to the club.
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    Offft!!! Imagine Robert Lambert in that scenario!!! Best way to being on British riders is through quality training facilities, and lots of junior league meetings. Now who is doing that...
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    What has actually happened? As far as I understood everything was fine?
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    Maybe the Edinburgh Supporters' Club are a good example to follow? They seem to work very well with each other?

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