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  1. topaz325

    AGM November 2018

    Allegedly Worky to confirm running in Jan/ Feb 2019.
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    AGM November 2018

    Will the fixture list be any better?
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    Workington 2019

    Workington listed in the teams for 2019....... ?
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    AGM November 2018

    Workington listed as running along with Somerset and Leicester in the second division plus two other clubs to be announced. ipswaich and Peterborough to the top league
  5. So the Championship teams (Second division whatever the BSPA come up with) in 2019. Lakeside : Does not look likely to be running, could be at a new venue or Rye House? Workington: Very little chance of running, will need a big cash injection. The stadium looks to have a limited run of about three years? Peterborough: Up for sale but been bought already according to reports. Glasgow : Running in 2019 but has run up a six figure loss. Redcar: Up for sale? Edinburgh: Looks Likely to be running but from reports has a limited run at its present location. Ipswich: Everything is good and seems set to run. Sheffield: Similar to Ipswich. Berwick: Up for sale. Scunthorpe: Threatened to pull out last year if I remember correctly but seem set to run next year. Newcastle: Definite to run in 2019. Apologies in advance for any errors but does not make for good reading.
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Yes I know . I was there.
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Exactly, not much team ethic nowadays in British Speedway more like a money spinner for riders just to top up wages, then again the system has been like this for a number of years but getting steadily worse.
  8. So rider power or did Glasgow hope for more fans on Friday nights ?
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    BSF Awards - Championship

    A bit biased but Rasmus Jensen.
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    AGM November 2018

    Some very poignant views from referee Graham Flint in the latest SS magazine on the future of the sport. He openly admits that the rule book is too complex and needs re written by a working party so it is ready for the 2020 season, even he needs to constantly read it to keep up with all the rule changes. Startling facts, average of 30 minutes of tractor racing per meeting, no plan in place if the Championship Shield final had it ended in a draw (only days to the end of the season). What is required is consistency of rules across the Leagues if not in the whole of the sport then at least in British Speedway. A two minute clock at all tracks so that everyone (riders, fans, officials) know that the two minute time allowance has started. Some hard hitting facts that all is not well in the sport but some problems could be sorted relatively easily.
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    Workington 2019

    How far are Reds from full League , about two or three divisions ?
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    Workington 2019

    Average attendance 324.
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    AGM November 2018

    Speedway doubling will not be stopped immediately it will have to be phased out , is one comment made by Terry Russell or Alan Rossiter cant remeber. Chris Harris said he rode virtually this season just to pay the bills and I,m sure Craig Cook said a similar thing recently. So reading most of the interviews in the SS this week, what is required : Three Leagues Fixed race nights (not sure which, Sweden want Thursdays) Stronger top League. (increased points limit) Reduced costs, Engines/Tyres/Power Better planning (Three years five or longer) Better presentation of meetings ( presenters/media/Kids events) Better promotion of the sport at a national level. Riders want more meetings, promoters cant afford to pay them!
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    AGM November 2018

    Yes was worth it I The end but cramming in five meetings in five days total madness.
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    AGM November 2018

    Yes, but could have been avoided.
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    AGM November 2018

    I like nothing better than standing around for about 3 hours on a cold wet night in October.
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    AGM November 2018

    Is the AGM this weekend or next weekend?
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    Workington 2019

    Must have.been thinking about a few years later
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    Workington 2019

    Attendances for the 1980/81 were about 250-300
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    Workington 2019

    Cannot really generalise about concessions some pensioners are well off, some are scraping by , the current admission cost is about right .......if we (Worky) we’re getting about 800-1000 people through the gates! Do not really know what the future holds for Speedway in this country , riders want to ride in different leagues (double up/ down) to make ends meet but fans want to see their own riders every week and not go missing either for other British teams or riding abroad. We need to make the sport more credible and professional but I do not have all the answers , it’s all about costs, riders want more money and who can blame them whilst fans want value for money.i A slick well run meeting between April and September with October as a last resort is what is needed but will things change as fans on This forum have been speaking out but the promotions do not listen!,
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    AGM November 2018

    The fixture list was doomed from the start of the season but even half way the through the season the promoters would not believe it!
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    My Top 20 Riders On Current Form

    Rasmus Jensen this guy was on fire !!
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    AGM November 2018

    Get the basics right and maybe the sport could be saved in this country , two three four leagues but get the product and fixtures better or at least try to!!
  24. The first meeting in this double header versus Lakeside is the second leg of the Championship Shield trophy cup medal medallion locket, so by Friday night we will know what sort of lead (?) the Hammers have to bring to Derwent Park. The second meeting is a League fixture the abandoned one from a few weeks ago but one we must complete , if nothing else but to prove the professionalism of the sport. Such a shame the last meetings that are vital for the Comets are all finals and are squeezed into a few days in October when really the League fixtures should have been completed by August , leaving September and worst case scenario October free for the finals. Hope Rasmus is fit and well for the last weeks of the season, rider of the year for the Comets. Good luck Worky.
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