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    Swindon Stadium

    "The Robins chief was instrumental in the preparation of the racing surface leading up to the first five British Speedway Grand Prixs held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff." ... And who remembers what death traps they were!
  2. Andy Hackett, always seemed to be too good at reserve and not quite good enough for second string and this was when the British League was a lot lot stronger than it is these days. From memory he just seemed to be making a bit of a breakthrough at Coventry then broke his ankle and never really recovered... Didn't he end up at Oxford before retiring?
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    Belle Vue 2019

    Loyalty? I don't think I ever saw him ride for BV at Coventry because he was always riding for somebody else!
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    BSPA Ltd.

    There should be no reason for any match to take longer than 90 minutes. Just because you're in attendance sometimes for over 2 and a half hours doesn't mean you're getting better vfm
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    BSPA Ltd.

    Not the most pressing... But it's easy to rectify and a quick win
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    BSPA Ltd.

    By my calculations, that's 15 x 4 minutes which equals 1 hour... How the hell is it normally taking them over twice that long then?
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    Leicester 2019

    R/R as he puts his TV career first?
  8. As I'm a little bored at work and just seen the SGP Facebook post asking who had the best Race Suit this season... Got me thinking about the most memorable I've seen. Steve Bastable sticks out for me when he had black and white checks, I always think pure white is particularly striking and quite rare, I can only remember Eric Riss this season and Andreas Jonsson a few years back. Wiggy green with his splats, Jan Staechmann
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    You'll know that speedway has hit rock bottom when the Star appears as the guest magazine on the missing words round of Have I Got News For You!
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    Leicester Lions 2019

    Was it a financial success though?
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    AGM November 2018

    You'll be able to read all about it in the first set of accounts
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    BSPA Ltd.

    Absolutely not in the short term... But it opens up the possibility to do so in the longer term, the way things were, as has been proved over the decline of the last 50 years or so, big ideas were almost impossible to implement
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    BSPA Ltd.

    Rider control? If all assets have been transferred to the company. Meaningful shareholder meetings to push rules through, share sales if an interested party comes along wanting to buy the sport, collective bargaining power for purchasing shale or riders time, spread of profit/loss. I think this could be the most positive step in years for the sport
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    AGM November 2018

    The Chapmanship and The Championship
  15. The only way you should have Nicholls back is as a H&S steward so you can open up the whole of the stand for the capacity crowds
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    AGM November 2018

    I think you're spot on
  17. I think it's more likely the start of a franchising business model
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    Is Nobody bothered ?

    I'm no fan either but the benefit of 1 person owning the whole League or majority at least is that at least if he does balls it all up it can then be sold as a single entity for someone else to try... I think it's quite a positive move. Also regarding the new limited company does "All current business assets will be transferred in their entirety" mean rider control?
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    Leicester Lions 2019

    Yes, well done you Mystic flagrag, you're brilliant, that's exactly what you said "Saturday night racing and dropping to a weakened Championship"... Just remind me again exactly where you said this... Mystic Meg eat your heart out. What's the next post? "If what I'm hearing is correct some Lions fans are going to love the signing of the new Number 1 and they'll be surprised who's coming in at reserve?" As Venus enters Uranus
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    Is Nobody bothered ?

    As I've said in another thread, I think this may actually be a good thing in the longer term, if Chapman has majority control of the top League (which he hasn't quite got yet) he can pretty much do what he wants. If he does the right things, as opposed to the paralysis we have at the moment he could have a very saleable product in the future. Question is can he get that 4th club and can he then make the right decisions to improve the sport?
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    AGM November 2018

    I think that's exactly the reason for this. Much as I dislike Chapman if he can get control of a 4th club he has majority control he can at least make and implement decisions as opposed to the current paralysis in the sport and I see this as being the first step. It could be a very shrewd investment as if he can then actually make the sport into something he'll have a very saleable asset. It's a big IF though!
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    AGM November 2018

    Well... That was a waste of 48 pages!
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