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Everything posted by Hodgy

  1. Hodgy

    Letter to Ivan

    Speedway Star covered this story a few weeks ago. Great to see it also made TV.
  2. Signing a rider +6 weeks ago, promoting a ‘marquee signing’, selling season tickets, then release the rider in order to cut costs. That’s a Pi$$ poor business model.
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    Poole 2019

    Correct decision then. It’s never been a secret.
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    Belle Vue Colts 2019

    Report in Speedy Star two weeks ago stated Belle Vue released Jack. Maybe he had already agreed a deal with Redcar. A rider of his level needs NL rides to gain experience. Another victim of averages, as was Papa Smith on several occasions. 38 was a dreadful decision.
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    Speedway Star in the winter

    SS is the only weekly, glossy magazine we have. I’m not a great fan of the pre 80’s flashbacks, as I can’t relate as much - but understand many others can. Surely it’s one of the few supporting selling tools for current and potential sponsorship opportunities.
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    Mildenhall New Owner

    As I recall it wasn’t his quote. Hope they are as ‘glad to be back in it’. The positive is Mildenhall are still running.
  8. Hodgy

    Barry Hearn and 'player power'

    Understand your thinking bruv - but Snooker is not a team sport, dictated by averages that all too often rewards poor performers more than those that have exceeded. Promoters like Hearn wouldn’t go near such a farcical situation. Hearn would only be interested in the World stage. GP’s are more comparable to Snooker, Its Individual and the players don’t control it.
  9. Really don’t understand the need to add ‘must have been in the CL / NL’. Just give the reduction to all British riders, that haven’t previously rode for another country.
  10. Hodgy

    Kings Lynn 2019

    Or, you have a good season and ride yourself out of a job.
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    Ipswich 2019

    Looks like a ‘Semion’, or golf ball in the pocket
  12. Hodgy

    Is Nobody bothered ?

    Agree with Phil’s suggestion but finishing top would mean losing out on a potential semi final pay day, in addition to the final rewards. Which could lead to a preference for finishing second or third. Regarding Buster, from what I have read he is not a guy that throws money at a lost cause. Peterborough only just survived CL with much needed generosity. Buster - Peterborough - Ipswich - PL - Ged’s complete about turn. Don’t understand how or why, BT? Baldrick and co must have a ‘cunning plan’. Hope it works out well for ALL.
  13. Think you may have missed my point Ray.
  14. Then what would be the point in you owning three clubs? Taking great delight in doing you’re own money doesn’t make any sense.
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Agree, Worky were left with no time to promote / market major meetings they have craved for years. As you say, semi finals and finals crammed into the last two weeks, incorporating double headers and consecutive nightly meetings, must have had a serious impact on much needed potential attendees and revenue. Such a sad, lost opportunity.
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    The fixture list F-Up’s, and those responsible, must have lost Workington much needed income and possibly their future - after the clubs most successful season ever. As you say, ludicrous. Totally unnecessary and avoidable.
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    AGM November 2018

    Maybe that’s because they don’t have them but are still expected to pay a higher price for less. Reducing the level of product offering and increase the price is a business model that can only have one outcome. Where we are today.
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    Swindon 2019

    I would guess Peterborough Greyhounds is an absolute gold mine. Well in the millions. They created a perfect business model. Several years ago they moved away from the usual bookmaker / punter flapping track. Built an an amazing glass fronted stadium, with restaurant, bars, excellent viewing in the warm. It is packed out 3 nights a week. Need to get there early if you want a seat - it’s a big stadium. They very often advertise 1p entrance , that includes a beer, a £1 bet, program and scampi / chicken and chips. Then take all your money on the Tote, because you like the dogs name or it’s just had a dump.
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    AGM November 2018

    That’s not what I was asking. We all know the numerous reasons British Speedway is where it is. Speedway in Poland grew rapidly and just interested in why we think this is. It hasn’t always been like that.
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    AGM November 2018

    Poland. How and why did they become such a dominant force that now appear to dictate Speedway? What was the catalyst for such a rapid increase of supporters and numerous willing sponsors? Fall of communism, Gollob, Zloty, Investment, Promotion, Marketing???
  21. Hodgy

    Panthers up for sale.

    Decided to leave you an open goal. You tapped it in, well played
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    Panthers up for sale.

    Well, I baked a cake. You were expecting me, right
  23. Hodgy

    Belle Vue 2019

    Your post was very clear.
  24. Hodgy

    Poole 2018

    What about all those that couldn’t make it to KL but have supported the team all season? Fair play to those that made the long trek to KL, very much doubt the club would survive on these fans alone.
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    Poole 2018

    Maybe they should take note of the many complaints and offer VFM. Pi$h poor PR.

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