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If the BSPA were to allow any team now to field JD/PK or JD/MZ or JD/TW it would be total madness, But it would sure highlight the stupidity of that '1 over 8' rule....

The motivation to only allow 1 rider of 8 strikes me to be born out of spite, and to drag the top teams down to the bottom, Swindon could quite easily have a stronger top two using up less points, appears like a hasty decision with little thought.

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The motivation to only allow 1 rider of 8 strikes me to be born out of spite, and to drag the top teams down to the bottom, Swindon could quite easily have a stronger top two using up less points, appears like a hasty decision with little thought.

Thats the BSPA for you Drink first talk afterwards

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Thats the BSPA for you Drink first talk afterwards

Probably slurring their words, was going to vote on only rider whose a mate, but came out as 8. Surprised the pissed up buffoons came up with a decent points limit.

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Probably slurring their words, was going to vote on only rider whose a mate, but came out as 8. Surprised the pissed up buffoons came up with a decent points limit.

42. whatever hardly a decent team building average.

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42. whatever hardly a decent team building average.

It is for them, you know how they want to dilute the product, I was expecting 40 at best.

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See the AGM has worked once again let's bring back to riders in the gps that's the world champion gone then they have no idea but still charge same price to get in and they wonder why less and less people watching ever year

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Doyley hasn't said he's gone (unless I've missed something?) just that he's not riding for Swindon.

 

 

and given the small differences in average between him and Morris it's probably finances that decided it, but that doesn't fit with the anti BSPA/Buster agenda does it :P

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Should have been 42 - whichever way you want to make it add up accurately. With safeguards to stop later rule manipulators adding to their resources when some riders fail to "do the business".

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We know where the real power resides now. It's the Championship clubs. No wonder that Ipswich & co didn't want to shift leagues, stay with strength in numbers and make the higher level league dance to their tune. No surprise to hear the AGM sessions went on for so long in that case. The Premier League is now well and truly on its own, so can it survive or will they eventually fully concede and chuck in their lot with the Championship? Unless they can conjure up some TV money and league sponsorship, it's looking a bit dodgy.

So we also have the 1 over 8 shoot-in-the-foot fiasco. Not content with being screwed over by the PL, why not inflict some self-harm as well? Already the World Champ looks like being lost to the UK. Nice start, guys. I wonder how many riders out there with 7-8 averages not currently riding UK will actually materialise? I bet they will be upping their financial demands because they can pretty much hold the UK top league to ransom now.

And the tac sub? Heat 14 allowed?? Can they be serious? Imagine a guy coming out in all 3 of heats 13, 14 and 15. Gee, won't that really speed up the match being completed. How about a rule banning tac sub riders from having 2 rides on the trot?

 

As my old mate Geoffrey Boycott would say, there's more brains in a Pork Pie.

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Doyley hasn't said he's gone (unless I've missed something?) just that he's not riding for Swindon.

 

Correct

 

 

and given the small differences in average between him and Morris it's probably finances that decided it, but that doesn't fit with the anti BSPA/Buster agenda does it :P

spot on. Swindon have decided to go with Morris and it could purely be that finances decided it.

 

To many people trying again to condemn Chapman.

 

The 1 over the 8 rule will work fine

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Correct

spot on. Swindon have decided to go with Morris and it could purely be that finances decided it.

 

To many people trying again to condemn Chapman.

 

The 1 over the 8 rule will work fine

Wait to see if a lot of average manipulation takes place, then fans will moan about that.

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.... Swindon have decided to go with Morris and it could purely be that finances decided it.

 

To many people trying again to condemn Chapman. The 1 over the 8 rule will work fine

 

Yes, it could be finances for Swindon which led them to choose Morris over Doyle, but it was the AGM decision which forced them to make a choice. So why was the rule made? It hasn’t been explained. And if promoters wish to promote the sport and keep fans on board they need to give explanations.

 

Was it to allow all clubs to have an 8 point rider because they all want one?

 

Was it to allow cost-cutting, because top riders demand more pay?

 

Was it because some clubs want to sign seven 6 pointers and were worried they’d get 5-1s against them in heats 13 and 15, forgetting their advantage in heats 2 and 8?

 

Was it thought sensible to force riders to ride for clubs that they don’t want to?

 

Was it thought acceptable to destroy the brand loyalty that continuity gives so that Swindon and Wolves have to lose a club asset who has helped to bring back fans year after year?

 

Was it because a club wanted someone else, anyone, rather than “whinging” Chris Holder?

 

Was it due to envy of Swindon, Wolves and Belle Vue?

 

Was it really well thought through? That’s what we need to know, so please tell us.

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Yes, it could be finances for Swindon which led them to choose Morris over Doyle, but it was the AGM decision which forced them to make a choice. So why was the rule made? It hasn’t been explained. And if promoters wish to promote the sport and keep fans on board they need to give explanations.

 

Was it to allow all clubs to have an 8 point rider because they all want one?

 

Was it to allow cost-cutting, because top riders demand more pay?

 

Was it because some clubs want to sign seven 6 pointers and were worried they’d get 5-1s against them in heats 13 and 15, forgetting their advantage in heats 2 and 8?

 

Was it thought sensible to force riders to ride for clubs that they don’t want to?

 

Was it thought acceptable to destroy the brand loyalty that continuity gives so that Swindon and Wolves have to lose a club asset who has helped to bring back fans year after year?

 

Was it because a club wanted someone else, anyone, rather than “whinging” Chris Holder?

 

Was it due to envy of Swindon, Wolves and Belle Vue?

 

Was it really well thought through? That’s what we need to know, so please tell us.

If as commented that there will be no tv money in 2018, that must have been a major factor in looking at reducing finances next year.

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