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    Scott Nicholls

    What about Harris's move, hard YES but FAIR, what you mention is the gnats whisker, wasn't quite that much between Nicholls and Bomber was there!
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    Scott Nicholls

    Please before I get slated I'm not critisising Scott's GP he rode better than Bomber all night, however I can't belive he got away with what he did. Never mind that Bomber would get a wildcard anyway thats not the point!
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    Scott Nicholls

    It was bad enough Scott doing that but I don't see why Bomber was in a run-off in the first place he was the only one out of them that had won a GP so why did he have to PROVE himself. I'm DISGUSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Scott Nicholls

    He would have found it hard as there were only 3.
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    Scott Nicholls

    Thats not the point. Yes the GP's are individual but they could have team ridden that to secure both a place YET Scott has to get one better, IMO he's lucky that the Ref had gone for a burger!
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    Scott Nicholls

    Scott stuffed him to the outside on the 2nd turn, then after being passed dived under Bomber, yes he may have gone for the racing line but he hit him off his line. This is surely no way to treat your team mate and fellow country man. If you ask me this has been brewing for a while but blame must also be passed to the ref. I ask you HAD HE GONE TO SLEEP!!!!!!!!!!
  7. I can't belive that Scott has just done that to his team mate and compatriate!!!!!!!!!!
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    Speedway

    When I sttarted this thread I thought that people would just think I was 'tight' and wanted a cheaper entrance fee. One of my main gripes about the sport is yes I appreciate the riders deserve the money (i wouldn't risk what they do for anything!), however people keep referring to speedway being run as a business, so I also run a business and looked at it in a similar way. If some of my products aren't selling I look at why, first I look at increasing the marketing for that item, then I also look at price and local competition, then finally I look at what I can effectively reduce that item too and still make a reasonable profit. IF speedway is run as a business then why isn't this done. I would also like to refer to the many comparisons to football. Most footbal cluns are run with a board of directors, each has a financial interset in the club, is htis the way it operates in speedway, from my experience NO, some clubs are run by supporters/sponsors. I appreciate that they have still taken financial risks etc, etc but if they had 2 or 3 other board members to satisfy would som e of the same decisions have still been made? I have had the pleasure of not only supporting but also working within the sport, and I can honestly say that as a product speedway is great, however I think that it needs to be dragged into the modern era. As it has been mentioned lower prices and establish a solid fan base, then build from that.
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    Indoor Series

    But why would you need more than 1 meeting per month. the idea would be a limited amount of fixtures so you would get a maximum crowd. As someone has said previously if you have too many then people get fed-up. I believe that this series would work better as less-is-more. Also if it comes down to rules then you only have to look at the way that speedway make the rules to see tha if it made it financially viable then they would certainly change this.
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    Indoor Series

    I see your point, it's the same with outdoor meetings such as New Year Classic etc. People moan that it's always the same people etc, etc. However if they developed a package I believe that it may generate a different fan base. They would need to research into pricing, formats etc. As they are one-off venues and smaller venues it may also look more appealing to the media (lack of empty seats etc.). Just may help to raise the profile of the sport
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    Indoor Series

    Would it not be possible to arrange an Indoor Series. They already have experience of laying tracks indoors (Cardiff & Brighton) and it won't be affected by the weather. Other motor sports now do this (trials, supercross etc). IMO it would add to the atmosphere and help promote the sport. It could be staged over several rounds and it could even be done using a touring 'Dream Team' (like the yanks did in basketball) Anyway just an opinion.
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    Danny Bird

    I agree. He has made a mistake. Yes he took a recreational drug (can't really be classed a performance enhancing IMO), the circumstances surrounding this remain a mystery and therefore I think it is a bit harsh to bradish him a 'smack-head'. He could be a regular user, than again he could have tried it for the first time. During the time that Frank and Roger recieved their ban their behaviour determined their punishment. Frank admitted the offence and recieved a 12 month ban, Roger denied it and recieved longer. I'm not condoning what he has done, if he wants to return to racing I think he not only needs to prove to the promotors and fans that he has seen the error of his ways but more importantly his fellow competitors, after all its them who have to sit next to him on the start line!!!!!
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    Swc Final

    Didn't Adams say during an interview that he couldn't understand why the track was so different from how it usually is (or words to that effect).
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    Speedway

    I agree that Sky and/or internet acess isn't free, however the range of services we get from sky is worth the money (to entertain the children at least) and the Internet access we have is paid for by the business. As someone has already said, if these problems have been discussed for the past 40 years then surely isn't it about time that they are adressed. I'm not winging about the 'Sport', I winging about the way in which it is managed as a business. I admit that this doesn't apply to all tracks (before I offend anyone) I was making may comments in a general manor. I would love to support my local track. I used to work at my local track, however it closed due to housing development, yet the new Rugby Stadium is state of the art with fantastic facilities (I hope Mr. Trump can get permission for 2008).
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    Speedway

    I appreciate that speedway is a business as well as a sport and I take my hat off to the people who run the clubs (look at Trump with Oxford and hopefully Exeter). The points I raised were my own opinions on the sport in general at the moment in comparison to when I was first involved in 1997. I agree that if we keep giving 'negative vibes' then the sport will eventually die, however as with all major businesses why don't the promotors market their product and listen to their customers. With regards to the cost and low income families, it's not just about families, many people are self-employed or un-employed. They need to feel that they are getting good value for money (this doesn't just apply to speedway or sport but all form of business). When you pay to watch 15 minutes of 4 bikes following each other then there is no incentive, and I appreciate that BSI set the rate for the SWC but after £54 entry to then be charged £16 for a airhorn is taken the ****. As I have previously stated having worked with various riders I agree that they deserve every penny (and more) that they get, however not everyone appreciates that, the general public (1st time visitors) want to be entertained. With regards to a previous comment that more dirt equals better racing is an urban myth. Speedway was created by converting road bike and racing on a dirt track. The bikes propel themselves using traction. Dirt provides that traction. I used to work at Exeter and although they had great home advantage, those that were brave enough to actually race the track would provide some fantastic racing, Berwick and Peterborough (from what I have seen!) are the same. I also believe from reading other threads that tracks like Wolverhampton and Coventry when they spike the track provide excellent racing.
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