Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

Recommended Posts

Quite a few of us wanted BWD in the side just a bit disappointed in the way it has happened, lot of pressure on him coming into the 1-5 but i guess it is what it is

Back on the virtually illegible font again!

 

It's not very pretty, and it's not very easy to read

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look forward to the new season, Robins line up looks decent. Bumper crowds when they move into new arena. Usual 1200 hardy cold looking souls till then.

 

Go you Rockin Robins!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was suggested last night that all foreign riders would be a 7........

 

OK. So I still don't understand what rules you are going to abuse and how?

That statement really doesn't answer the question.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been like this for about 10 years now - ever since they brought in the 39.95 points limit.

 

Every year they drag teams further down to the lowest common denominator and as a result we've had a decade of sharp decline.

 

Still, good news for those who thik the sport should be run at PL level so that the promoters know the names of everyone in the crowd.

So come on then all you Elmoaners how would run the sport given that we have had a dwindling rider base in the UK

and have needed to import expensive overseas riders for far too long?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was suggested last night that all foreign riders would be a 7........

 

Who could argue with that, it certainly wouldn't do any harm to the British lads

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Our plan is to be totally crap for the first 3 months and then, with a team average of about 35, bring in some 7 point foreigners to replace our Premier League reserves.

Agree, I hinted a few weeks ago that this may happen.

Would have hoped that Rosco would have checked the Dane out with someone at the top of the bspa, so someone had screwed up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What a cock up all round with the rider announced on the BSPA web-site as well.

 

That said I think it's the correct decision with the 1.4 average.

 

A Robins side that consists of 3 Premier League reserves from 2016 & the no1 rider from the team that finished bottom.

 

Let's hope Rosco doesn't have a Easter double header vs. Poole as it could be an embarrassing score line.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who could argue with that, it certainly wouldn't do any harm to the British lads

Absolutely....if only that was the decision taken at the AGM and not a decision made in hindsight then this whole situation might have been avoided.

 

Laguta or Emil on a 7 anyone :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So come on then all you Elmoaners how would run the sport given that we have had a dwindling rider base in the UK

and have needed to import expensive overseas riders for far too long?

 

All I know is that 10 years ago we had strong teams, relatively big crowds and the sport seemed to be thriving.

 

The low limits came in. The crowds reduced with each new points limits and the atmosphere at the tracks became almost non-existent. A once great product because very lack lustre.

 

I guess I'd have kept things as they were 10 years ago - whatever that was.

Edited by grachan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Who could argue with that, it certainly wouldn't do any harm to the British lads

 

So crappy filler Dane Jan Graversen can come back in on a 3.7 (or 4) average, & do Matt Williamson out of a PL place, but an exciting new under 21 Dane who might serve the league for another fifteen years has to be a 7 average!

 

Madness.

 

If new foreigners have to come in on a 7, all existing ones should be made a 7 too! But of course that would affect Matt Ford's Klindt, wouldn't it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was suggested last night that all foreign riders would be a 7........

 

Which they should be using PL 2016 rules. Why is this some sort of shock?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So crappy filler Dane Jan Graversen can come back in on a 3.7 (or 4) average, & do Matt Williamson out of a PL place, but an exciting new under 21 Dane who might serve the league for another fifteen years has to be a 7 average!

 

Madness.

 

If new foreigners have to come in on a 7, all existing ones should be made a 7 too! But of course that would affect Matt Ford's Klindt, wouldn't it.

You mean the Nicolai Klindt who is starting the Premiership season on a lower average than his 2016 Elite League average due to a couple of meetings raced in the old Premier League? Crazy days

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Which they should be using PL 2016 rules. Why is this some sort of shock?

 

The shock is that the sport has gone Premier League.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Absolutely....if only that was the decision taken at the AGM and not a decision made in hindsight then this whole situation might have been avoided.

 

Laguta or Emil on a 7 anyone :)

It's always been a seven, as we are working with last year's Premier League averages. He has a Danish average of below six from last year so, according to the rules, is a category 2 rider, and therefore 7. It's 18.6.1/2 of last year's rulebook.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I questioned this when it was first announced as they had little over five points left and bought in a new rider from abroad. Even if he was bought in last year as a 4.00 or a 5.00 then that would be multiplied by 1.4 so would be higher than what they had left.

 

 

 

 

Not sure who owns him but don't think Peterborough would be too happy to suddenly find their new signing will be missing a certain amount of matches and if he is still a Eastbourne asset, then it should be who signed him first has priority in my opinion.

He is a SOMERSET asset !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy