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  • Birthday 04/08/1973

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  1. marko

    Speedway Promoter Game?

    Flying Shale is quite good, you can input gating and passing values as well as home and away averages, play it yourself or let the CPU play it through for you.
  2. marko

    Speedway Promoter Game?

    Many years ago I ran a speedway sim, sadly I no longer have the spreadsheets for that to reference, all lost, however from what I can recall each stat has a multiply factor, gating was times 5, passing was times 4, team riding was times 1.5 or 2, I think the rest was straight numeric value, I can’t recall the calculation though of how I used to get the number down to a base figure that could then be used as a final result, I used excel and used complicated formulas which took a long time to refine and there was a percentage chance built in to allow for some leeway in results, I also used formulas to determined chance of falls, speedway scene was a big help in this as I used a lot of how that worked to determine percentages. its a complicated as you want to make it, spreadsheets can do calculations in milliseconds, you just have to know what you want it to do to give you the set of outcomes that best simulates what you are after.
  3. I think it might be Ricky Sanford? It’s a long while ago but I am fairly sure Roland Pollard used to have dark coloured leathers so I ruled him out, both rode as junior for Arena but I can’t say I ever saw what they looked like facially.
  4. marko

    Rye House 2020

    Seating? I attended speedway for 30 years before Arena closed, did go to other tracks, seating was the last thing on my mind, as was covered areas but I get that older folk would required that, be it speedway or football I can't watch it live in person sitting down, just don't feel right.
  5. marko

    Rye House 2020

    I would take speedway in that guise if needed but I must say there were it feels, many occasions at Arena where the track was not up to normal standards when a match followed an afternoon of practice, it was smooth and safe, just really slick and it did affect the quality of racing on those evenings, especially in the warm summer months, but Rye is a different track and will hopefully more workable as regards proving a track that is not too heavy for practice but can still be tailored to provide plenty of grip for the evening.
  6. marko

    Rye House 2020

    RE Sunday, absolutely, the A414 you have the North Weald market traffic as well as the horse boxes to deal with, like Arena Essex, it really comes down to one true option, Saturday evenings.
  7. marko

    Rye House 2020

    Absolutely westhamboy, I wouldn’t likely attempt travelling on a Friday night for the reasons you give.
  8. marko

    Rye House 2020

    It was great to see some positive news in the star around Rye, fingers crossed this will happen, if not this season, at least 2021
  9. marko

    Rye House 2020

    Back in the original NL days they were a Sunday afternoon track, I think it might have been something to do with lack of lighting at the time? But I certainly recall visiting Rye many years later for evening meetings on a Sunday ie 6pm
  10. marko

    Rye House 2020

    Well I did hear some time ago a rumour that Pete Sampson and Martin Hagon wanted to run Rye House in the NL, but alas the AGM came and went and nothing was said, I hope either those two or someone else who is passionate about getting a club back will take on the challenge, for me living in Chelmsford a weekend (Saturday night) would be much better than a week night, especially Friday, traffic is just crazy and I am not even talking about the M25, the M11 and A414 is more than capable of causing enough mayhem on their own. I would certainly support Second division racing at Rye even though Arena Essex is technically my team.
  11. marko

    2020 NL Season

    Gutted for the second year on the trot there will be no speedway in either Hertfordshire or Essex
  12. marko

    2020 NL Season

    Race night made a big difference to Rye House, for me going there on a weekend is not too much trouble, but during the week I wouldn't want to go anywhere near the A414, M11 or Harlow.
  13. marko

    2020 NL Season

    The experiment at Rye didn’t work because for many Hammers fans, the club died the last night we raced at Arena Essex, and the Rye fans had no interest in supporting another team at their old home. I don’t think it cost Rye the chance of a comeback but it did cost the Hammers because the record will show that they went bankrupt regardless of wether they had a track to race on or not, if Arena Essex had a late reprieve and been able stage racing in 2019 after all would we have seen speedway? I doubt it, with Stuart Douglas out of the equation, it would have required a new promotion to step in and probably pay the outstanding fees.
  14. marko

    2020 NL Season

    Its a bit of a double edged sword though, if you make signing a Brit a big advantage then some of those riders might raise their wage requirements on the basis of demand, but if your a two pointer you will naturally want to be reasonably compensated as your points potential might be limited to beating fellow reserves.
  15. marko

    2020 NL Season

    Surely someone must know what clubs have declared an intent to run? And was one of them Rye House?
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