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The speedway star in my opinion  is excellent value look at the prices of other sporting magazines or papers the Racing post as a example for me it should be more than 3 pound.Also the 2018 teams line up edition is a terrific read great value that certainly should be a higher price.

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15 minutes ago, semion said:

So You think that a 24 page Travel Brochure is added value to your customer ?  33% of  the Mag... Devoted to one Advert.   Plus X % of the remaining  66% of the mag  is also advertising.   I am glad Philip You see that as good VFM

 

 

BUT 33% of the usual 48 pages are not devoted to adverts. It is hard enough making SS viable these days without turning away what little advertising is available.

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28 minutes ago, Sidney the robin said:

The speedway star in my opinion  is excellent value look at the prices of other sporting magazines or papers the Racing post as a example for me it should be more than 3 pound.Also the 2018 teams line up edition is a terrific read great value that certainly should be a higher price.

Sidney, the Season Opener I would agree with.  No question that is excellent value for money and I would happily pay more for that.  On the flip side that Edition does show what Philip and his team are capable of when the effort is put in.  This 'Out of season' editions are very sparse in terms of news etc and do seem very lacking in effort, Unlike the Bumper Season Preview edition.   Goalposts are their Philip.  Set By  you.

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55 minutes ago, PHILIPRISING said:

BUT 33% of the usual 48 pages are not devoted to adverts. It is hard enough making SS viable these days without turning away what little advertising is available.

I refuse to be critical of the Speedway Star as I have it on subscription and find it a great read.

I would however request that your Matchday Programme reviewer takes on board your own comments above about not 'turning away what little advertising is available' when doing their critique of each club's programme efforts. 

In fact your reviewer will always mark down the score of any programme that in his opinion has 'too much advertising'!!!  With the finances of most clubs teetering on the brink (or so we are told?!) then surely every attempt at maximizing revenue through a matchday programme should be just as applauded as the amount and quality of any editiorial/pictorial content!!

 

rant over.;)

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2 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

Is this Mr Brundle at all related to the ex racing driver Martin Brundle?

His brother

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4 hours ago, DWP said:

Yes Nicklas is very appreciative for all I have done for him from the time he first came to King’s Lynn. We are the very best of friends and he is like a son to me. Though I won’t miss the time taken sorting flights and the trips at 3am to Stansted etc. He is excited about the new season, certain things I can’t reveal at present, which will be announced within a month. Not doing UK was a decision we made at the end of last season and I think this will be good for him. We were approached by a number of UK Clubs, but said thanks but no thanks for 2018. In discussion with Dale, we all agreed Nicklas was not right for Lynn and Lynn was not right for Nicklas this coming season. Re myself, I have plenty to sort before moving to France, but yes I plan to retire in Normandy. Good wine, food and relaxing plus getting back to oil painting which I haven’t done for years. (The next Monet Ha ha ! ) I have looked at logistics and it is still easy for me to fly to Poland, Sweden and Denmark to watch Nicklas race. I will still look after certain aspects for him, but not having to arrange 4 flights a week and trips back and forth to Stansted will make life so much easier.  

Good luck in your retirement, just try to steer clear of the wine while you are attempting to provide a masterpiece with your brushes lol. 

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On 25/12/2017 at 5:54 PM, therefused said:

No chance 

 

On 05/01/2018 at 11:04 AM, Trees said:

Sincerely hope not! Jeez! 

 

4 hours ago, semion said:

Philip ..... You have to admit the contents of this Week's edition are poor,  to say the least.   Page's of Adverts, 4/5 pages on Exeter speedway form the 70's.  Another few page's with an  article on the New Zealand  lad following up on 3 pages on the same guy last week.  As for current up to date news.  It is, IMHO very poor.  Tell me where I am wrong Philip ?  I know it can be difficult to get news worthy items at this time of year, but really I think your readership deserves better than this.  Looks very much like a lack of effort has gone into it.....Then to add in a 24 page ( yep 24!!) advertising brochure, is really something else.

Buy the SS direct from Pinegen, delivered to your door and a fair bit cheaper.

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3 hours ago, PHILIPRISING said:

BUT 33% of the usual 48 pages are not devoted to adverts. It is hard enough making SS viable these days without turning away what little advertising is available.

Phil you have nothing that needs defending , like you state you need the extra revenue these days to exist every publication does really can’t see where Semion is coming from as like you say the 24 page ad is an extra that doesn’t cost the customer any more! I actually find the brochure quite good toilet material once I’ve read the actual magazine content lol Despite social media and the internet in general I still enjoy my fix of my speedway star as does my son...as you know! Keep it going more of us appreciate it than those that do not 

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1 hour ago, proud panther said:

Good luck in your retirement, just try to steer clear of the wine while you are attempting to provide a masterpiece with your brushes lol. 

I thought most painters enjoyed their wine while painting masterpieces.Have you seen the state of some of the paintings that fetch a crazy amount of money:lol:

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33 minutes ago, tellboy said:

I thought most painters enjoyed their wine while painting masterpieces.Have you seen the state of some of the paintings that fetch a crazy amount of money:lol:

I can splash some paint about on canvas. My work starts at £5million if you want to make an investment. Perhaps after we have both gone your family will see a return. They say all artist die poor lol 

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9 minutes ago, DWP said:

I can splash some paint about on canvas. My work starts at £5million if you want to make an investment. Perhaps after we have both gone your family will see a return. They say all artist die poor lol 

I would rather invest into the wine side of things.

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1 hour ago, hagonshocker said:

Phil you have nothing that needs defending , like you state you need the extra revenue these days to exist every publication does really can’t see where Semion is coming from as like you say the 24 page ad is an extra that doesn’t cost the customer any more! I actually find the brochure quite good toilet material once I’ve read the actual magazine content lol Despite social media and the internet in general I still enjoy my fix of my speedway star as does my son...as you know! Keep it going more of us appreciate it than those that do not 

Kindle or Book? BOOK.  Internet or Speedway Star?  SPEEDWAY STAR.
In full agreement with you.  

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2 hours ago, tellboy said:

I thought most painters enjoyed their wine while painting masterpieces.Have you seen the state of some of the paintings that fetch a crazy amount of money:lol:

Think the people that buy them have been on the wine !!

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1 hour ago, DWP said:

I can splash some paint about on canvas. My work starts at £5million if you want to make an investment. Perhaps after we have both gone your family will see a return. They say all artist die poor lol 

It's true ,I'm very often called an artist and I'm very poor

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There seems mixed feelings from a majority of fans for the coming year.    We, more than any other club, have a massive mountain to climb to get back to the exciting existence we once were.   The sport is not exactly brimming with confidence that guarantees success,   and drastic measures are in place just to maintain any interest still abode.    With Television contracts up for renewal, and top riders thinking twice about coming here, it can only mean we have hard times ahead of us..

I feel this year is of doubled importance for this club,    a make or break period for the Kings Lynn Stars.    The fans made no secret of their feelings last year at the way the club was run.   The promotions have been given another opportunity to change things round and I really hope this new brush will be allowed to work.    From a professional aspect, Robin Brundle  could be a breath of fresh air that blows positivity right through the club,   From the  riders, through to the fans, to the sponsors and the management.   He has to be given this chance to work his magic...      If he can make this work  Lynn can become immense  and spectators  will again  come back .

My one fear though,   is that Buster won't take that back seat.......

 

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