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    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.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    6 Sunday afternoon fixtures, hope they’re 5pm or later starts. No doubt get the picture on the Eastbourne website later.
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    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.
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    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....)
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    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?
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    Predictions thread

    So where should they be in that list then ? Which also means one other club is out of place ?
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    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.
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    Swindon Robins 2020

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

    Well I’ll admit that I was guessing, and for some reason you are laughing, so maybe you can quote the numbers? But from the official Poole website - "The response was immense and overall very supportive towards moving to the lower league.“
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    AGM

    There are some that do. Eastbourne have been very proactive in seeking opinions throughout the year and I have always been able to speak to Ian Jordan after a meeting. They have recently concluded a 21 question survey on their website, with over 300 responses. I guess it can also be argued that the Poole promotion have listened to the majority of their supporters in making the move to the Championship league.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    That would be good. For us Eastbourne supporters it would be weekend speedway at Arlington and mid week away to Kent and Poole.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    Which race night will Kent be using ?
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Hmmm, Kennett over Lawson, not sure that would be the fan’s choice, and as far as the terrace opinion goes, I don’t think Bowtell would be in the team at all. However word has it that he is very popular, or golden boy, with the ‘Head of Speedway’ at Arlington.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Lawson, Kerr, Newman, Brennan, Wood, Nicol, James Sargeant = 39.99.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Kyle Howarth, at (7.15) would fit that team. Wouldn't mind seeing Broc Nicol (5.16) or Danny Ayres (5.51) riding for the Eagles.
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    TV new deal?

    They may well do.....but we aren’t in Sweden or Poland, and it was a British press release.
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    Poole 2020

    This from the top of the press release: Starting in 2020, Eurosport will broadcast live on-site coverage from 18 rounds across the domestic SGB Premiership League season. This from the summary: Eurosport UK secures exclusive live broadcast rights to British Speedway Premiership and Championship Leagues from 2020• 18 live rounds per season So, who knows, the devils in the detail...not that detail is something the BSPA have a reputation for doing. And what’s this “rounds” ?
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    TV new deal?

    Hmmm, haven’t been impressed with Eurosport in the past for all the reasons already stated, patchy coverage and poor commentary. I have had no problem with BT and thought they did a decent job, promoting UK speedway in the Speedway GP and Moto GP coverage. Being pedantic, I see that the press release refers to “rounds”. When did league matches / fixtures become “rounds”? “Rounds” are for events when all competitors in the series compete aren’t they ?
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    Good Year / Bad Year

    Cook !!! Surely you mean Ian Jordan.....
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    Poole 2020

    I’d have agreed with you a few years ago but not today. Over half of the Premiership riders ride in the Championship. In the Premiership only Doyle, Lambert, Iversen, Fricke and Batchelor, in my opinion, are ‘elite’ riders, all of the other good riders currently ride in the Championship or have similar averages. Poole were beaten in the play off semi final by a side comprising mainly of Championship riders. We have see some terrific racing at Eastbourne this year, my first experience of the Championship League and it hasn’t disappointed. Your statement effectively says you are only attending to watch the No 1 riders in each team.
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    All 4 back question

    It’s a bit of a grey area isn’t it ? I don’t think you’ll find a reference in the rule book about putting all 4 back anyway, but please feel to free to quote it if I’m wrong. Another one of speedways unwritten ‘rules’.
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    Eastbourne 2019

    Wrong thread ? Perhaps should be in the Eastbourne 2020 ?
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    Craig Cook Ban Dropped

    One is a successful and professionally run organisation that understands and respects it’s players, sponsors and supporters.......the other seems to be the complete opposite, and doesn’t appear to care what anyone thinks either.
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