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in no way is this against the Coventry bees fans or the club in general but this decision really does say why speedway is where it is , it never learns lessons ,how many more people need to be owed money ? speedway needs to get its act together , anybody who owes money doesn't get a licence no mater if it rider or promoter , until that is enforced the sport is doomed

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5 minutes ago, THE DEAN MACHINE said:

in no way is this against the Coventry bees fans or the club in general but this decision really does say why speedway is where it is , it never learns lessons ,how many more people need to be owed money ? speedway needs to get its act together , anybody who owes money doesn't get a licence no mater if it rider or promoter , until that is enforced the sport is doomed

What money is owed?

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I'm beginning to wonder if this decision was made based on the turnout for the Leicester v Bees challenge match in September last year.

I will remain pessimistic I'm afraid, cannot see it lasting at all. Especially with the rumoured news of the arson attacks on Brandon stadium

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2 hours ago, NeilWatson said:

National Development League has been the official league title for as long as I can remember, but ‘National League’ or NL is often used in the vernacular.

I never knew that, thanks for that information :) I thought it was just people who don't know what they're talking about messing up again, but it turns out that I'm that person (as usual)

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Pleased that Coventry have a life line.

not sure how many  Coventry fans will be willing to go to Leicester  through the season.

Hopefully enough to make it viable and help keep alive a possible future for Coventry Speedway

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4 hours ago, Woz01 said:

So do we know who is 'The Promotion' and any riders in the pipeline? 

The full 1-7 is in place, and will be announced shortly I believe. Mick Horton and my successor will be ‘The Promotion’.

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Why on this forum do I keep reading that Mick Horton owes money ?  Can somebody specifically and with accuracy say who is

owed what ?   I do not believe that he would have obtained a licence to run Speedway at Leicester ( or anywhere else) if

money was still owed to anyone. Admittedly he has not been the most successful Speedway promoter in the past at Peterborough

and elsewhere, but that does not mean that he has defaulted in payments.  Although I am not a bees fan, I think he is to be

congratulated on trying to keep the Bees alive in this way, almost certain to lose money ( though I hope not).  Why he gets such

abuse on this forum I do not know.

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6 hours ago, NeilWatson said:

The full 1-7 is in place, and will be announced shortly I believe. Mick Horton and my successor will be ‘The Promotion’.

I kind of wondered who was joining Mick. 

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12 hours ago, THE DEAN MACHINE said:

in no way is this against the Coventry bees fans or the club in general but this decision really does say why speedway is where it is , it never learns lessons ,how many more people need to be owed money ? speedway needs to get its act together , anybody who owes money doesn't get a licence no mater if it rider or promoter , until that is enforced the sport is doomed

So who is owed money then? Extremely defamatory accusing a promoter of owing money. Maybe he is also owed money, that is how business works in my experience but I have never been struck off as a director!! 

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10 hours ago, knightr said:

Great news, more opportunities for young Brits to get a team place. 

 

Completely agree.  Although a resident of Norfolk, I will support the venture as often as I'm able. 

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I have made a mental note to visit Leicester to watch the Bees in action from time to time in the coming season.  I already

support the National League as much as I can because I believe in it and get a kick out of watching the improvement that

some of the riders make. Eastbourne and Kent are my nearest tracks, but Leicester isn't an all day trip, and Sundays would

make the drive up acceptable traffic-wise.

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13 minutes ago, East End Fan said:

I have made a mental note to visit Leicester to watch the Bees in action from time to time in the coming season.  I already

support the National League as much as I can because I believe in it and get a kick out of watching the improvement that

some of the riders make. Eastbourne and Kent are my nearest tracks, but Leicester isn't an all day trip, and Sundays would

make the drive up acceptable traffic-wise.

Not seen any NL racing at Leicester since the National Trophy days but with positive comments from the NLRC i suspect there is certainly some good value entertainment to be had viewing the revised Coventry team. 

With Peterborough & Mildenhall potentially running on the same Sundays it might have an impact on a few undecided travelers but if Stoke were running on the Saturday night before a Leicester/Coventry match it could certainly be a tempting weekend.

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Leicester is one of the best tracks for spectating....but the track itself, let's the entertainment value down imo.....unless it's improved since last April?

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14 hours ago, naffer said:

Cue a fire sale of all of the bees assets now ?

Before the plug is pulled at Leicester ,surely not.

 

any reason ,based on actual fact , for this assumption ?  you don't have to be a promoter to sell the assets of a club that you own , there have been more than a few clubs who have closed over the years and their former promoters have sold  the clubs assets  .

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