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1 hour ago, Haza said:

Hopefully they have things in place to convince fans that walked away in the second half of last season it’s worth returning . We shall see 

That is my Big Hope too!

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6 hours ago, RobMcCaffery said:

No, it's about having teams of relatively equal strength so that you don't have a race to financial extinction for those who cannot compete economically.

That's what I said. Put the lights out when you go and take your can of Tizer with you (Brown ale will be too expensive and off the menu for where we are going).

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10 hours ago, RobMcCaffery said:

No, it's about having teams of relatively equal strength so that you don't have a race to financial extinction for those who cannot compete economically. It's a case of not having the insanity of paying highly expensive 'star' riders blasting round half a lap in front and taking home more than the total attendance money. 

Sadly too many fans hide behind the "watered down" mantra that totally fails to realise that the sport in Britain is a brown ale sport trying to live off champagne.

Yes, there was a day when we could afford the top talent but those costs have been disastrously escalated by the money being paid in Poland and riders' expectations soaring as a result. The bubble will burst but for now Britain has to find a way to survive until then and if it does not then find a way to survive. Having fans that see that the quality of racing is vastly more important that the quality of names in a sport like ours might help.

At this level it's all about putting on meetings that will attract and entertain new crowds, not provide them with uncompetitive meetings but telling them,"Who cares, that's Tai Woffinden half a lap ahead of Jason Doyle". Most would say "Who the hell are they and why is there no action?". 

British speedway's situation cannot be simplistically laid entirely at the BSPA's door. The competition of Poland and the Grand Prixs have battered British speedway which never stood a chance. When the sport here tries to do something to survive it would be useful if these posturing 'supporters' actually demonstrated that support by dropping this damaging "watered down" rubbish, but then that would ask for a view of the bigger picture that too many cannot or will not even begin to try.

This will be my 47th season in the sport and in those years I have watched speedway and often worked in it all levels from World Finals to training tracks. Thankfully I've learned that I was just as likely to see a decent speedway race at Iwade as I would be at Cardiff of Wembley. I would have missed so much joy if I had stupidly  stuck to the "I don't DO second division" or "It's watered down" approach. In most sports the greater the talent the greater the entertainment, but that doesn't work in racing unless you have the enormous hype budget of F1. 

I adore the sight of a match being won by a rider bravely taking the outside line to win on the line and I don't care what his name or reputation is....

 

Spot on. After Leicester closed I went to Long Eaton, lower league - but if anything the racing was better. My recent preference has been watching my friends ride MDL or amateur meetings but may try BP on a more regular basis now it's not a Sat night.

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I have a feeling we may announce a rider or 2 tomorrow. then another the next wednesday and 1 the wednesday after that! if that does happen then id guess we will stay racing on wednesdays and that will be the new forward thinking approach to team announcements .

 

i like hearing the whole team at a fans forum! you go there guessing and you come away with all the answers. I know its apparently less publicity through local press but a flip side to that is that its only really fans that take notice anyway whether that is 1 big announcement or 7 little 1s getting it all done before xmas too seems efficient!

 

while i agree there is no point making announcements if they are not there. i also believe its frustrating knowing we possibly have riders signed with the information kept from us for in some cases 3 more weeks! 

 

What will happen in that time is we will get our expectations up that the forum day big announcements are niels and lambert are returning then when we end up with smolinski and bjarne pedersen we will feel dejected!!!!! Don't drip feed us dissapointling news if thats the case!!!! give us it all in 1 swift bowel movement asap, then we can move on!!!!

 

Just feels frustrating not knowing !!!

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Danny Connor said:

Just feels frustrating not knowing !!!

 

Patience...................................... its not a life or death issue is it  !!

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17 minutes ago, DizzAssStar said:

 

Patience...................................... its not a life or death issue is it  !!

Dunno. I live a pretty dull life! Just want to know!!!!

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Re read it and it came across wrong
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Yes I can only see the excitement of the riders being announced as a real Andrex Moment, that's Moment not movement.

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Not according to the Lynn News. Robin Brundle announced as Co Promotor with the next 2 signings being delivered at the end of next week.

 

 

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And Gino Manzerez favouring the Tweet too.

Almost certain he's in as he's not doing that with any other Premiership club

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Looking at today's Star it seems Lambert will be back as well as no one else wants him after the 2 Clubs who turned his head have gone a different way.  Gives Buster the whip hand there

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14 minutes ago, Daniel Smith said:

And Gino Manzerez favouring the Tweet too.

Almost certain he's in as he's not doing that with any other Premiership club

He may really be interested himself as to who Lynn are going to announce.We will all find out soon anyway.:approve:

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I wait with anticipation the announcement of the new team.  Each year comes round and we usually have two, three, sometimes more riders we have used before,  riders  who have served us well in the past but who never propelled us into the contest of winners.    Riders like Rose, Kerr, NPT, Porsing  Huckenbeck have had plenty of opportunities  to stake their claim  for a Lynn spot but none have developed into riders whom can be relied upon when the chips are down...   They're all good on their day  but to contest for honours we need to look further afield for winners rather  than these home favourites.

Looking back over recent years  only one rider can stand up and say he always gave his all, and that was Niels.  He lead by example,  and raced everytime as if it was his last.  If as rumours say he is returning then welcome home Niels,   you have been badly missed.   Reading the SS  it appears Lambert will again grace our track  with his exciting riding style.   Probably I have been wrong in comparing  Robert with greats we have seen here in the past , but I don't apologise for that for I believe he is on par with all of them and hopefully this year he will eventually show that...

In a year when not many things went well, the biggest plus had to be the arrival of Thomas Jorgensen.  I am well pleased his performances and attitude have been rewarded with inclusion for another year at Lynn.  I have no doubts he will improve as team progresses,.  Many names have been aired and speculated  and Gino Manzares  can be added to the list .   The four names that will compete the team  has a lot of work ahead of them, trying to propel the Stars to a more deserving position than we found ourselves in last year....

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