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    Jason Garrity

    11th July 2007 was Poole v Peterborough, JBJ wasn’t in either team .
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    Jason Garrity

    JBJ didn’t ride for Panthers in 2007
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    SON 2020

    Hopefully, and with a better choice of when to run it we might well not get the complete farce tonight’s match was. That meeting was a dreadful advert for the sport and should never have started.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    I think it’s clear some RM sorting offices work differently to others judging by the comments on this thread.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Must be honest the post about the postman telling one of his customers they hold the magazines back sounded a bit too close to the truth, for years mine has been Thursday pretty much for years, this year it’s been all over the place, Friday Saturday and even a Monday. I have thought about a digital copy but I do like a printed version.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Last two weeks my issue has arrived with Friday’s post, it’s irritating especially as I only live 15 miles away from where it’s printed. Its very notably got less reliable since plastic wrapped as opposed to a plain brown envelope.
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    How Many Of Us Are Losing Interest.?

    I think a lot of fans would pay to watch a streaming meeting of their team at an away venue, I certainly would but would it be viable to set up and stream it at a reasonable cost. I don’t suppose they will know until they try it but recent events seems to suggest it’s a possibility, it would be interesting to know the figures for the recent matches but of course I don’t expect them to be made public.
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    SON 2020

    I think that makes a lot more sense, although it does again favour the stronger nations.
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    Tape infringement

    Question - If Madsen is such an exceptional gater (no argument from me) why does he continually jump the starts.
  10. Saturday nights GP was much better than Friday’s with an excellent final, Zmarzlik has made himself firm favourite now and few can argue with that. He is just a very talented speedway rider that’s at the top of his form at present. Three GP wins out of 6 rounds says it all.
  11. What a truly shocking GP., the racing was almost non existent with most races boring strung out follow the leader crap. This venue has for years has produced utterly crap racing and it’s clear the people preparing it haven’t got a clue. The answer to riders trying to anticipate starts, which to be fair affected most of the field tonight is to exclude anyone moving before the tapes are released, I dare say a few early exclusions would solve the problem as riders would (hopefully) learn very quickly. It would be harsh as Tatum states but I do think it would solve this annoying problem.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Try emailing a complaint to your local Royal Mail area manager, funnily enough they don’t appear to like complaints but it generally rectifies the problem.
  13. Just seems a bit steep, I think it’s ridiculously expensive and won’t be bothering. Just cannot get it right can they, I dare say at a £5 they would have got pretty much most fans but at £13, we will see.
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    Rest of the GP series

    It’s a pity Ermolenko isn’t excluded from commentating, talks utter drivel continuously.
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    Rest of the GP series

    Not sure we need 20 but Friday and Saturday GP,s have been excellent. Already been a lot of debate on this subject
  16. Schlein confirmed he is riding this morning on the BSPA news
  17. I watched him ride before he was old enough to race and it was obvious then he was a very special and talented rider, like a lot of other people he had a weakness for drugs and it cost him a long career in a sport. I have also spoken to him several times since he retired and he comes across very well, absolutely no point in blaming anyone else for his misfortunes in life the fault lies with Lee. Unfortunately drug use ruins lives and not only for the one using them.
  18. I have read and listened to a lot of people on the new points scoring system and since the GP,s started we have tried several different and radical ideas of how to sort it out to come up with a winner. Over recent years with every race counting and points, exclusions falls and retirements all being factored in we came up with a top 8 which was followed by two semi finals and a final, this has run for quite a few number of years and pretty much everyone understood it including riders and as others have said it’s very difficult for anyone to manipulate results. Personally it doesn’t worry me at all that someone can accrue more points than the eventual winner, I really don’t see why we need to disadvantage or advantage riders over the meeting with an allocation of points they haven’t actually earned. If it isn’t broke don’t fix it comes through very clearly in my opinion and the credibility of speedways flagship competition needs to be above reproach. Whilst on the soap box I also wonder how on earth Dimitri Berge can be nominated as a qualified substitute for this years series, the blokes light years away from being a possible GP rider, if riders are not good enough to ride in the GP series why on earth do the federations allow them to attempt to qualify, this years GP Challenge is a classic example it was farcical.
  19. Isn’t that the truth, whoever thought this was a better system than the previous one wants sacking. GP was good, some entertaining racing but the points system oh dear.
  20. I don’t agree, I bet a substantial number are only to well aware of it and know who to contact when they arrive or get detained.
  21. A complete block to legal aid for a start, I would wager the legal bill runs into an eye watering amount, certainly enough to pay for extra border police, asylum accommodation and immigration control. This whole system is a mess but I bet the lawyers are making a fortune out of it at the taxpayers expense.
  22. Reacting to other posters I have started another thread for Peterborough 2020, and I can add this title won’t change.
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    Poole 2020

    Ford was a major player in what was decided at AGM,s because he had the rider assets that a lot of clubs wanted for the next years Speedway, you would have to be incredible naive to think otherwise. i can also remember a certain Poole match at Swindon and another involving Poole at Peterborough when averages were manipulated, both incidents were investigated by the SCB at the time. I certainly have no wish to see Poole or any other speedway close but to paint Matt Ford as some kind of UK speedway saviour is a bit rich and just insults peoples intelligence. As I said before Matt Ford just cared about Winning Titles and Making money at Poole.
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    Poole 2020

    The only things Ford was ever interested in was 1. Winning the Title. 2. Making Money. Once he couldn’t guarantee either he lost interest, he never gave a stuff about UK speedway.
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