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  1. moxey63

    Speedway Star in the winter

    Possibly the first time, but not 10 years and a million-and-one times later.
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    Bore-alert!
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    When the match details are on page 13? I know it's being picky, but even if there was a line underneath giving the reason why. I mean, David, you did the report, so you knew why the match was abandoned (and on what page it was on).
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    What an idiotic comment. If we had the same views like that, why bother buying Speedway Star in the first place? Last year, I could have found instantly in the mag why the match was abandoned, now I can't... unless I crank up the internet. The mag is supposed to offer us, the buyers, all the information at our fingertips. As I have said, I keep my copies for reference. So now the mag doesn't offer match reports, race times or why matches are abandoned, but it's alright with some... because it's on the Internet and the Star is out of date anyway. Meanwhile, in the same mag, I can find out what celebrity I've never heard of actually quite likes speedway. If I was that bothered, a few clicks and I could have found out who they were. Philip Rising, I think your dead horse has been flogged to its current state. With views like this, even cutting match reports may not save it. Damned if you do....
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    The Star is the glue that holds it together.
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    I am therefore worried about Speedway Star's health.
  7. moxey63

    Speedway Star in the winter

    Something not quite right about having all the match details, apart from winning times, and no match report linked to them. For instance, just trying to find why last week's Wolverhampton match was abandoned after two heats. It's probably in the magazine somewhere, but I lost heart trying to find why. I like some of the new format - the cover is impressive - but when you have to look on the internet to find why Wolves was abandoned, that tells me the Star is failing in its duty. Of course, I don't know the ins and outs why things have been cut, possibly costs, but historians need as much information when they look at old magazines. And, for me, buying the Star nowadays is mainly for reference, like match reports etc, something to call back on in future days. If it exists on the internet anyway, some may as well save their three quid. Doesn't make sense. But what do I know?
  8. moxey63

    Speedway Star in the winter

    Better had... or you'll have one of those petition thingies to contend with.
  9. moxey63

    Speedway Star in the winter

    I was going to mention that. The Star should take note of what happened to British Speedway when that tried to cut corners. What next? Page numbers?
  10. moxey63

    Ransom

    My point was that I thought admissions were rising every season and that the sport is too expensive. I was surprised that wasn't the case. It was only slightly less expensive a decade ago, although there were higher class riders. We are getting less quality now for the price of 10 years ago. But, in the last 10 years, people have been squeezed for their cash and, so, £16 admission is needed for other everyday things and, for some, speedway has to take a miss.
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    Ransom

    I was quite surprised when I came across a pre-season edition of the Star from 2008 and found that Belle Vue was charging £16. Admission hasn't gone up that much in 10 years.
  12. moxey63

    Speedway Star in the winter

    If race times are so unimportant to Speedway Star, why did it include track records in the excellent pre-season edition? Old habits die hard, and for me it doesn't seem right, snubbing match reports and race times. It is a statistic-based sport. Not including match reports for domestic matches is a poor decision, especially when there'll possibly be pages on the GPs when they come around.
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    only way

    It is numerous things, not just race nights, although I guess that keeps some fans at home. The Speedway Star pre-season edition with all the line-ups, for example, and there is not one single team that would encourage me to shell out £20 to enter a stadium. Reducing prices might help, but promoters are naturally worried about doing this, and so will increase them year upon year to make up for the missing fans and stand the risk of losing more fans who feel it not worth the price anymore. So they combat that by putting up prices again next year. As always, the best hope for speedway's future is for the old supporters to introduce the new ones. I had it done to me, and I introduced my young brother. But, when a new fan is hooked, you have to offer them a product that doesn't have their mates laughing at them.
  14. moxey63

    Speedway Star in the winter

    Is there proof of the number of Grasstrack subscribers? I would rather see the two pages passed over to development leagues and amateur meetings that occur throughout the season, as you state.
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