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  1. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    People are being called boring for suggesting reasons why the sport is on its arse, from the same people who feel the sport needs to spruce itself up and attrcat new fans while dissing the thousands who have already left because the sport itself had shat on them one way or another. We are where we are because the masses have voted. When the people who have witnessed the leak are still here to tell their account, and they are dimissed because speedway needs a new sort of fan, then we are living with the same people who think Brexit will be ok if we just believe in it.
  2. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Speedway's hook is the spectacle. But after a few heats that gets boring. Many newcomers may never return. They must be grabbed on that first occasion and shown that it isn't just motorcycle racing, but a sport in which equally important is being able to follow the scoring method. Racing and the scoring system then become equally as important.
  3. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Good post, agree fully. I used to go to Sheffield and Ellesmere Port in the 1980s as well as Belle Vue, doing three matches in successive days most weeks. I was still a fan of the Aces but couldn't get enough of speedway back then. Used to go to Halifax often too. I was at Wolves in 1993 when the league was won too, and at Coventry in the 2005 Play-Offs, although slightly before then my belief in "team" speedway was beginning to ebb.
  4. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    This is what I mean.. how can you forge a link with a team when this happens, just today? LEICESTER CHANGES - OUT Kenneth Bjerre, Krystian Pieszczek, Todd Kurtz, James Sarjeant. IN Scott Nicholls, Josh Auty, Stuart Robson, Connor Mountain.
  5. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Many moons ago Individual meetings were held at every track, sometimes three a season at some. But crowds began dropping for these and therefore the promoters ditched them. Team racing was the main pull back then, but that's diminished now as many fans feel riders are just individual riders squeezed into whichever team can fit them. They are merely agency workers now and I think they're getting the best deal from the current position we're in. The excuse that there aren't enough riders to stop doubling up or down is bull. I think promoters just got lazy and was ready made riders now instead of scouring the continent for new faces.
  6. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    How long have you been watching?
  7. moxey63

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Just thinking, though... I hate being told that I'm not doing something right. I go all uppity and still carry on how I was doing it and don't listen to advice. An ideal candidate for running a speedway club?
  8. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    To stop the decline we must take some radical steps. If it means spooning the cream from the top and relying on mainly bread and butter riders for our dish, then it's got to be done. Possibly by allowing riders to ride for other foreign teams has brought us to where we are. We need a fixture list free from any other distractions - Grand Prix and other leagues. We need a league big enough to give what riders decide to accept the new rules enough meetings to make a decent addition to outside employment. British speedway should not be looked upon as providing any rider with a living income. It is not Formula One. It needs to act now to reintroduce a fan's attraction to follow a team of riders who they can grow to rely on and those men can concentrate fully on fulfilling what that fan hands over his cash at the turnstiles for. The lure of following a team of seven riders - the same seven riders - is, as a fan, what makes you wanna leave the house on matchday for.
  9. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    As a fan of some years, it wasn't always about how good the racing was or if my team won. There are so many things about speedway you can like. For example, I personally noticed less interest when the Golden Double was introduced compared to the old tac sub, which allowed more team switches from heat four onwards, as long as the arrears was sufficient. Tthe Golden Double killed it and, once used, the match points mainly always ended up with the other side. Tac subs kept matches alive and interesting to fans on the terraces. In addition to the green helmet (ah ah), I'd go back to the future and re-introduce this. It's not all about the racing but the chance of being a terrace team manager and trying to fathom who'd be brought in as the tac for the next race.
  10. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    ... still no word from the BSPA?
  11. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Play-Offs have done more damage to the sport in this country than they have helped it. Just my thinking, but for the benefit of a couple of bumper paynights for the semi-finalists and finalists, what damage has it done to the season, a season containing merely qualifying matches where teams practice, duck and swerve, just to attain their best line-ups in time for a top-four place... which is half of the league in the top flight.
  12. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    That's the way it's gone. In the 70s and 80s riders used to have to ride the track as much as the bike. The racing may not have been that much different, but what you were watching back then had a sense that the riders were actually working their guts off for every point, a sense of unpredictability that the track would either cause a mistake or the rider would begin to tire. Back then, when a rider bagged a decent score, you knew he'd earnt it. Nowadays, it seems they just rev on a smooth track, and not even the suits get dirty.
  13. moxey63

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    As I have said numerous times, a loss of support on the terraces usually means the loyal fans who still attend pay more at the gate. That's how the promoters seem to look at the sport's long-term strategy.
  14. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    In 1977, though it was blamed on some iffy weather, Belle Vue's crowds were 2,000 down at one point on the year before.
  15. moxey63

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Do you know, Dean, I think my current stance of British speedway is a result of all the stuff I've witnessed over the decades. But we are not like the thousands of others that just gave up altogether... yet. Sad thing is, in a few years we may not have the choice of whether to stop going or not, as it won't be there to go to.
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