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  1. woofers

    Transfer Window

    My posts and observations of January 15th......
  2. woofers

    Transfer Window

    From the 2020 Regulations : "012.2 TEAM COMPOSITION A Premiership team’s initial declaration must not exceed 42.50 with a minimum average permitted being 3.00. Riders declared in a Premiership 1-7 are ineligible to compete in the NDL. A Championship team’s initial declaration must not exceed 41.00 with the minimum average permitted being 2.00. A Premiership declaration must not exceed 42.50 points in any declaration following the issue of established MA’s for 2020, except where the MA of the introduced rider is equal to, or lower than the rider being replaced. A Premiership Transfer Window opens after 25% of the League fixtures are complete and closes when 75% of League fixtures are complete. This permits changes to the team on 2 occasions, except for proven long term injury." Looks like nothing came of our reservations (you can't tell me none of the authorities don't read this forum ). Plenty of room for confusion and manoeuvre there !!
  3. woofers

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    I think you’ll find Ian Jordan has reinvigorated Eastbourne, has many ideas and can see the bigger picture. The website is well worth a visit. https://www.eastbourne-speedway.com/
  4. woofers

    Sky and Bt sports

    And when did Sky (the thread title) last have anything to do with speedway......
  5. woofers

    Sky and Bt sports

    Curious as to why this is in the Premiership section.
  6. woofers

    Eastbourne 2020

    Got it. As usual masses of info, reasons and logistics from Ian Jordan. I am one of the small number of fans that detest the hot, dusty, drawn out Sunday afternoon meetings, (and told him), hence my relief that there will be some 5 -5.30 starts.
  7. woofers

    Eastbourne 2020

    6 Sunday afternoon fixtures, hope they’re 5pm or later starts. No doubt get the picture on the Eastbourne website later.
  8. woofers

    Transfer Window

    Well, there's always going to be a some bad eggs, and it seems there is cheating of one form or another in every sport. Possible sanctions: Pawel Polski is seen to be a proven liar and has his licence to ride in British speedway revoked (or something like that) His replacement signing no longer has a team place and the club have to run r/r for the remainder of the season. Very tough on the replacement but would make clubs and riders think twice before signing and/or pulling these stunts.
  9. woofers

    Transfer Window

    Is this what they meant: Signings can only be made after a team has completed 6 league matches. No signings will be allowed after a team has completed 18 league matches. During the period between 6 and 18 league matches being completed, only 2 riders may be signed. These restrictions do not apply to the replacement of an injured rider unable to compete in any remaining league fixtures. (If I can come up with that in 20 minutes....)
  10. woofers

    Transfer Window

    I agree, it's crap isn't it. Let's look at it : "Signings can now only be made, apart from proven injury, after 25 per cent of Premiership fixtures and before 75 per cent are complete.In addition, only two team changes are permitted during this time." As already pointed out, does the first bit mean after a team has completed 6 fixtures and before 18, or does it mean 25% of all Premiership fixtures, which i think would be 42 ? (24 * 7 / 4). Then, there are the words "In addition..." why are they there? If only 2 team changes can be made in this period why have the words "in addition" ? Read it without "In addition" does it make any difference ? Define "team changes". Wouldn't it be simpler to say "only two riders may be changed" if that is the intent, otherwise teams could be open to change, for example, 2 riders in May and 3 in June, that's 2 "team changes". It beggars belief that something like this can be issued when surely most in the management structure must be aware that the rule book is both complex and ambiguous and in dire need of being rewritten in plain English. It wouldn't have been difficult to run this past someone with a grasp of good English would it?
  11. woofers

    Predictions thread

    So where should they be in that list then ? Which also means one other club is out of place ?
  12. woofers

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Which is why for some years there has been a call for the rules to be rewritten from scratch, and preferably by an independent body. The constant poorly worded amendments and addendums give rise to loopholes. It’s interesting to see that people think rules are always ‘bad things’ whereas the intention is just to set out the terms and restrictions under which the sport is to be run. The rules aren’t there to punish you, they are (meant to be) there to assist you by setting out what is mandatory and what is allowable.
  13. woofers

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Woofers Members 326 528 posts Location:West Sussex Team:Eastbourne
  14. woofers

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Let's just see how many riders are doubling up in both leagues before we get into anymore Premiership / Championship, better / worse discussions. Having witnessed first hand over the last 15 years my clubs involvement in all 3 leagues, and the televised Premiership meetings last year, I can honestly say the best racing has been in the Championship where the riders seem to be more evenly balanced in terms of average assessments. I think it was something like 55% of Premiership riders last year also had a place in the Championship. Having said that, I may be tempted to pop along to to the Abbey when Sheffield visit. Yes, a 4 hour round trip to see the one rider who put's bums on seats.
  15. woofers

    Eastbourne 2020

    Although he is a director of Arlington Stadium Ltd, along with Martin Dugard. The company was incorporated in January 2019. Hope it’s not ‘more’ as he has been a breath of fresh air at Eastbourne. The latest article on the website giving the thoughts of the team building strategy for 2020 are an example.

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