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And reading the last few posts you wonder why Poole fans get defensive about our club. Say enough rubbish enough times and people actually start to believe it! 

Here’s a fact for you. Poole use the same rules as every other club. The problem is, the majority of the other clubs are owned by promoters who just don’t have the same savvy/money/ability/dedicated time to compete and that’s why over the last 20 years Poole have become the most successful club.

 Nothing will change because there’s currently not another promoter out there as dedicated to the sport as Matt Ford. It’s a fact. It’s his full time job and he demands success. As Middlo said at P&P, many clubs would see making the playoffs a successful season, but to Poole it was abject failure to bomb out in the semis.

It’s up to other promotions to raise their game. If they were all of the same ilk as Ford the sport would be in a healthy state in the UK.

 

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Love or hate Poole have to agree with the fact that Ford/Middlo try to do their best for the club even though others may not like some of what is done. Shame certain other promoters can't be a bit more speedway orientated rather than "secret squirrel" types as mentioned in a Rye House post.

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Great posts you two, Steve and Hammer 1969 superb. Nuff said.

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30 minutes ago, foreverblue said:

Peter Kildermand has said he expects to do 4-6 meetings so that will mean he does a few league meetings as well as the cup meetings.

Where did you see that mate ? Edit, he said he would CONSIDER a longer spell with poole, nothing about 4-6 meetings..

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3 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

And reading the last few posts you wonder why Poole fans get defensive about our club. Say enough rubbish enough times and people actually start to believe it! 

Here’s a fact for you. Poole use the same rules as every other club. The problem is, the majority of the other clubs are owned by promoters who just don’t have the same savvy/money/ability/dedicated time to compete and that’s why over the last 20 years Poole have become the most successful club.

 Nothing will change because there’s currently not another promoter out there as dedicated to the sport as Matt Ford. It’s a fact. It’s his full time job and he demands success. As Middlo said at P&P, many clubs would see making the playoffs a successful season, but to Poole it was abject failure to bomb out in the semis.

It’s up to other promotions to raise their game. If they were all of the same ilk as Ford the sport would be in a healthy state in the UK.

 

What really riles me about the current state of speedway is a team that has assets pleantiful probably to the detriment of other clubs and doesn’t want to use them.

Smacks of plain profiteering in a troubled (speedway) world.

And before the culprits on here come back with ‘ oh its Fords clever methods’ it doesn’t wash with a lot of people and hence the posts you receive.

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1 hour ago, geoff58 said:

nothing confirmed by BSPA yet !!

It has been - It's on the greensheet list with Kildemand in the Poole side.

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1 hour ago, geoff58 said:

nothing confirmed by BSPA yet !!

They were waiting for a text!!   :o

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4 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

And reading the last few posts you wonder why Poole fans get defensive about our club. Say enough rubbish enough times and people actually start to believe it! 

Here’s a fact for you. Poole use the same rules as every other club. The problem is, the majority of the other clubs are owned by promoters who just don’t have the same savvy/money/ability/dedicated time to compete and that’s why over the last 20 years Poole have become the most successful club.

 Nothing will change because there’s currently not another promoter out there as dedicated to the sport as Matt Ford. It’s a fact. It’s his full time job and he demands success. As Middlo said at P&P, many clubs would see making the playoffs a successful season, but to Poole it was abject failure to bomb out in the semis.

It’s up to other promotions to raise their game. If they were all of the same ilk as Ford the sport would be in a healthy state in the UK.

 

Didn't a couple of teams try and 'up their game' not so long ago. How did that end up for the speedway family?

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4 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

And reading the last few posts you wonder why Poole fans get defensive about our club. Say enough rubbish enough times and people actually start to believe it! 

Here’s a fact for you. Poole use the same rules as every other club. The problem is, the majority of the other clubs are owned by promoters who just don’t have the same savvy/money/ability/dedicated time to compete and that’s why over the last 20 years Poole have become the most successful club.

 Nothing will change because there’s currently not another promoter out there as dedicated to the sport as Matt Ford. It’s a fact. It’s his full time job and he demands success. As Middlo said at P&P, many clubs would see making the playoffs a successful season, but to Poole it was abject failure to bomb out in the semis.

It’s up to other promotions to raise their game. If they were all of the same ilk as Ford the sport would be in a healthy state in the UK.

 

I think you will find Leicester have up there game this season with new owners 

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Personally, I don't see that Matt Ford or Poole do a lot wrong.  In many ways Ford reminds me of the late Ian Thomas as both tend(ed) to upset people (but not worry about it) due to: pushing rules (which are the same for everyone) to the limit, signing the best riders available to them and wishing to do the very best they can in order to promote their club(s) and make them successful....

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18 hours ago, Grachan said:

It's the club at fault just as much as the rider. They would be his sponsor and they would know he needs a visa. They should have checked on this too.

I'm sure I remember reading on here a few months ago that Matt Ford was helping him with his visa application

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