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57 minutes ago, g13webb said:

Talking  about Stock Cars racing is irrelevant to the viability of Speedway.  It may put extra coppers in the tin for any Stadium revamps, but if you are trying to tell me that Buster runs speedway out of the goodness of his heart then you're dreaming.     Speedway has to run on its own identity and to that point it has to be viable.   We talk about the lack of fans but are ignoring the reason why.    Thinking along the lines that StockCars help Speedway to survive just disguises the fact of what has damaged the thinking,  that speedway is OK.

For the sport to survive on its own merits we have to forget about the Stock cars......   and address the real issues........

Definitely don’t want to forget stock cars because most definitely the stadium wouldn’t be viable without them it would have been flattened years ago - so if you’ve not got a stadium how do you run speedway ?? Stock cars are a very important part of KL how could the Stadium survive on 14 speedway meeting ?? Charge £30 to get in maybe . 

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3 hours ago, dj350z said:

..........and the riders of the 50's!!!

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I've never before heard anyone blame riders as the sole reason for the decline of crowds. Having followed speedway since the mid 50's I can't say that I've ever thought that riders take fewer chances in any era. What I do think is that riders are no longer allowed to be characters, to react to on track incidents or to refereeing decisions and that has certainly had a detrimental affect on the overall entertainment.

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2 minutes ago, Aces51 said:

I've never before heard anyone blame riders as the sole reason for the decline of crowds. Having followed speedway since the mid 50's I can't say that I've ever thought that riders take fewer chances in any era. What I do think is that riders are no longer allowed to be characters, to react to on track incidents or to refereeing decisions and that has certainly had a detrimental affect on the overall entertainment.

I think one of the main problems is the conflict between modern machines and out of date tracks. Look at Belle Vue, it was designed for modern day machines and the racing is fabulous but some of the tracks that used to be brilliant are now less so, one example is Sheffield, it was great for decades but now it looks too narrow and just not right for modern machines. Some of the awkward little tracks (nowadays known as technical) are so b****y awful that I wouldn't go if I lived in the same road and admission was free.

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3 hours ago, Haza said:

Definitely don’t want to forget stock cars because most definitely the stadium wouldn’t be viable without them it would have been flattened years ago - so if you’ve not got a stadium how do you run speedway ?? Stock cars are a very important part of KL how could the Stadium survive on 14 speedway meeting ?? Charge £30 to get in maybe . 

 

I get the impression your whole opinion is based around kings Lynn, whereas all my arguments are directed at the sport in general.      Had the sport been run properly and not as some back street company ,  all these problems about the, lack of fans, and tracks closing,  could have been addressed. when it happened.

With only 14 meetings a year, it is a major problem, one that should and could have been sorted, but again decision were based on personal preferences rather than the good of the sport.  Kings Lynn are in an enviable situation owning their own stadium.  Nobody is suggesting it be used for speedway only, any  proprietor would want anything and everything  going on to make the ownership a success.   Speedway is only one of many attractions that use the Stadium.        

Speedway needs to be self sufficient.   If we hadn't got a Stadium then we would have to rent one, either way, the sport needs to pay its way..,,,,,           

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I think all King's Lynn supporters know if it were not for the Stock Car Racing (i am not a fan of) then in all probability there would be no speedway at KL. We are left with a dichotomy in that although the race track is affected because of the Stock Cars i am afraid that it is the compromise we have to live with. 

I think we should all get behind the team and give them as much support as possible and start making negative comments if they are required due to poor performances. Looking forward to Wednesday when hopefully we can get the season of with a win.

 

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They also rent the stadium for flat track racing and drift cars I believe.It all helps the speedway to continue.

Here's a clip form this weekends Flat Track racing at Lynn..The track looked ok considering the rain we had leading up to the w/end.

 

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On 11/04/2018 at 11:44 AM, dj350z said:

..........and the riders of the 50's!!!

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This is only a small part of the problem, tracks and bikes are the main reason, along with the overall "show" experience which is lacking.

 

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A good score for Lambert guessing at number one for Leicester tonight. He's also had a couple of double figure returns in Poland so an encouraging start to the season. Must be getting out of the gate more efficiently and regularly.

May be this will be his breakthrough season?

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3 minutes ago, Bagpuss said:

A good score for Lambert guessing at number one for Leicester tonight. He's also had a couple of double figure returns in Poland so an encouraging start to the season. Must be getting out of the gate more efficiently and regularly.

May be this will be his breakthrough season?

Lets hope so.

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to me what Kings Lynn and the sport in general is missing is fun.

used to be able to go to speedway, have fun, have a drink with the riders in the bar after, and actually feel part of it.

the PL days were brilliant, not just because of the trophies, but the atmosphere too, all the themed nights in the summer brought out people dressing up, banner competitions, lots going on, and it was good fun

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6 hours ago, stevehone said:

to me what Kings Lynn and the sport in general is missing is fun.

used to be able to go to speedway, have fun, have a drink with the riders in the bar after, and actually feel part of it.

the PL days were brilliant, not just because of the trophies, but the atmosphere too, all the themed nights in the summer brought out people dressing up, banner competitions, lots going on, and it was good fun

A few other things are missing JC and Mike Bennett and the enthusiasm of Rob Lyon and Buster all  have never  been replaced . To me the last two or tree seasons we’ve just gone through the motions get to the end of the season ASAP .Its almost speedway gets in the way of the real money spinner stock cars .

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In Business the thing that brings in you in the least amount  profit is given the least amount of time and effort.  Understandable I would suggest.

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7 minutes ago, semion said:

In Business the thing that brings in you in the least amount  profit is given the least amount of time and effort.  Understandable I would suggest.

Absolutely spot on 

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Jesus help us, The same names spouting the same Negative comments about same Negative issues Get a life for hevens sake either go to Speedway and enjoy the evening or just dont go on about it on here MORE POSITIVE VIBES PLEASE

Look at Roberts start got to be good , Look at NKI start very promising ,Kasper could be a surprise package this year ,

Back your Team and the sport Anyone reading this lot thinking of going to speedway would turn off before they even came through the turnstiles 

Negativity breeds Negativity

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The King's Lynn thread, aka the 'pit of misery' :D

Dilly dilly!

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