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Rye say they have been thrown out by the BSPA despite making a proposal to continue. Madness by the BSPA.

 

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Thought the original statement said it was SCB who pulled the plug.

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Just now, Najjer said:

Although currently only two official riders, Niels K Iversen has ridden in the GPs this year and also Chris Holder would of been in the league too but for visa issues. You can add Martin Vaculik to that list before his injury. There is still some other top riders within the league currently like Lambert, Bjerre, Andersen and up until yesterday Kasprzak etc.

There is a massive problem currently and it's certainly not all rosy. But one big league where everyone has to drop down to Redcar's standard is not the answer. That will see fans leave the sport in it's masses!

The comment about breaking even is because believe it or not, I don't have every club's financial status so I assume the at the very least to make things a success, clubs need to break even.

Fans are leaving the sport in masses now anyway and it isn’t because of the standard of teams in the main. It’s the growing costs for the same, if not less in terms of product. Sides wouldn’t have to weaken to “Redcar’s standard,” there would be a points limit for all teams to build to with the intention of producing evenly weighted teams as there is now. 

You’d be surprised. Even with the sarcy comment about not having the finances. It depends who is running each club as to whether they’re Speedway people and will take a loss each year because they love the sport or if they’re in it as a business, which I can’t imagine many are. 

The National League is gaining clubs year on year at the moment, they can’t sustain racing in the top two tiers. That should be an indicator that we need to change things. Be it going semi-pro, or the more radical step of these NL clubs breaking away from the BSPA and setting up shop for themselves in a similar manner to how the PDC split from the BDO in Darts in the early 90’s when that sport was dying on its arse. 

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4 minutes ago, wealdstone said:

Thought the original statement said it was SCB who pulled the plug.

The BSPA make the decision and request the SCB to annull the SCB Racing Licence

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Firstly, we would like to thank all our supporters, dedicated staff and volunteers for their hard work and continued support throughout the season.

It is with great regret that the Rye House Rockets have been forced from the Premiership league following the cancellation of the meeting at home against Swindon on 27th June 2018 by the BSPA.

Our proposal to the BSPA securing the future of the Rye House Rockets was categorically rejected.

We would like to clarify that BMR Speedway Limited continues to operate and remains committed to seeing Speedway as a major part of the future at Rye House Stadium.

The future sees Speedway continuing at Rye House for the remainder of the season and forward into 2019. Updates will be provided on our website: www.ryehouserockets.co. 

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10 minutes ago, DC2 said:

 

Rye say they have been thrown out by the BSPA despite making a proposal to continue. Madness by the BSPA.

 

That would depend on what their proposal was surely?

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1 minute ago, Pirate Nick said:

That would depend on what their proposal was surely?

 

Of course. But assuming it was about Saturday matches rather than something quite unreasonable (like BSPA lend us £100k), the BSPA should bend over backwards to keep speedway going everywhere.

 

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24 minutes ago, DC2 said:

 

Rye say they have been thrown out by the BSPA despite making a proposal to continue. Madness by the BSPA.

 

As you seem to be in the know, can you tell us what the BMR proposal was?

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15 minutes ago, 2ndbendbeerhut said:

Firstly, we would like to thank all our supporters, dedicated staff and volunteers for their hard work and continued support throughout the season.

It is with great regret that the Rye House Rockets have been forced from the Premiership league following the cancellation of the meeting at home against Swindon on 27th June 2018 by the BSPA.

Our proposal to the BSPA securing the future of the Rye House Rockets was categorically rejected.

We would like to clarify that BMR Speedway Limited continues to operate and remains committed to seeing Speedway as a major part of the future at Rye House Stadium.

The future sees Speedway continuing at Rye House for the remainder of the season and forward into 2019. Updates will be provided on our website: www.ryehouserockets.co. 

I think it's a pretty poor statement, to be honest.

It does nothing to get to the heart of the issue, such as any outstanding money to riders.

 

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No, I don’t know what the issue is. I assumed it was the need to race on Saturdays. Why don’t Rye and the BSPA tell us?

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So as the company have not ceased trading will Season ticket holders sponsors etc get part of thier money back ?

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3 minutes ago, semion said:

So as the company have not ceased trading will Season ticket holders sponsors etc get part of thier money back ?

As I am sure you know, of course they wont. They will just be unsecured creditors.

 

Edit: Sorry, didn't read you comment properly. Fair point but still think not.

Edited by TesarRacing

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Regroup in the NL and go back to Saturdays.

The club has rider development at its heart and in its history.

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