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As a Coventry fan I'm really pleased for Sarjeant. Good luck to the witches 👍🏻

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Really hope James can get off to a good start and find a permanent track somewhere

He may have a permanent place with us as yet until we know what's going on with Newman. If it's the worst case scenario and surgery is needed, it could be a season ender or the biggest chunk of it at least.

 

Just a wait and see.

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He may have a permanent place with us as yet until we know what's going on with Newman. If it's the worst case scenario and surgery is needed, it could be a season ender or the biggest chunk of it at least.

 

Just a wait and see.

A rotator cuff injury is a good six months out of action, if not longer. I doubt Newman will ride again this year...

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And if that's the case, let's hope sarj has plenty of blinders and makes himself the best option long term.

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Witches Facebook page has reported that PA system problems from last sat have been fixed .

So are we back to last year's standard or will we see an improvement.

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Can't really remember how bad it was last year to compare with!!

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What's that you say ?

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Liking the new pics on the Witches website.

 

Particularly drawn to the sponsor on Cams left shin..... not sure why 😉

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To add a little more detail to the PA system. At last week's meeting we only had one of the three amplifiers working. So there was limited PA in some areas of the stadium which was disappointing, given the size of the opening night crowd.

 

I had also spent time with Richard from Sound 4 ProAudio, during the week helping to install external ariels etc for the new microphone system, which was going to offer more clarity and range. Again, owing to the system failure, the benefit of this new system was negated.

 

After the meeting on Saturday, Chris Louis (in conjunction with Spedeworth) arranged for Richard to conduct a site survery of the system and arrange for a repair to be conducted. The survey was conducted on Monday with Richard returning on Tuesday to undertake the work.

 

It was clear that the amplifiers and associated equipment had not been regularily mantained, which has been a contributory factor in the poor quality of the PA system. Along with a colleague, Richard completed the works required and lead two members of the stadium team to comment that it was the best he had heard in years, whilst another could not believe the difference in quality. All of this through the existing system.

 

However, Richard has reported his findings back to Spedeworth and explained the issues he found and informed them that "the car has passed teh MOT but with numerous advisories!"

 

So, the stadium PA is back up and running, and the longer term goal would be to get the entire system updated and replaced. But let's be grateful that this work has been undertaken, so quickly and professionally in order for our next meeting on Thursday.

 

In regard to the repositioning of speakers on the backstraight (in order to service the "Massif" area for example), this would require a lot more detailed planning and consultation with the SCDC (Suffolk Coastal District Council) who have for a long time had a very detailed operating formular that covers all aspects of activities within the stadium (including the PA), which satisfies all the requirements of noise abaitment etc.

 

So, in a nutshell, that is a summary of what has taken place this week at the stadium and let's collectively hope that the results are as impressive as being reported.

 

Cheers for now

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Thanks very much for the report Kevin.

 

Much appreciated.

 

Fingers crossed that I'll need my ear protectors for the PA system rather than the damn giant cow bells!!

 

(Only joking!!)

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Liking the new pics on the Witches website.

 

Particularly drawn to the sponsor on Cams left shin..... not sure why 😉

Who is it?? I can't see what pics are new

 

 

Kesgrave driving school?

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