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Well last year, the Coventry NL team were supposed to have merged with Belle Vue, and that didn't work out well...so who knows what will happen this time around.

Did for BV ... but Coventry dropped out because their stadium was not available.

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It is an attempt to keep Coventry's name alive.

 

Is it really viable? A lot of your costs are fixed when it comes to speedway, no matter which league you are in; e.g.: medical

 

And, is this what the National League needs?

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I think if Coventry can put together a team worth watching, then fans will travel......it's surprising what a 'winning' team can do for 'on the fence' supporters!

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we did a season at Stoke with a 100 mile round trip so it is possible.

 

Fingers crossed.

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No, - it didn't work. Fans wouldn't go that far, and the Heathens closed for 14 years.

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Although it is great news that Coventry supporters will have a team to follow again, this move does give Brandon Estates some leverage with their planning application. They must know by now, that Rugby Council won't ever approve a planning consent so they are likely to take their application to appeal, and they will then be able to not only inform the Planning Inspector that Coventry Speedway DO have an alternative venue, but can also present themselves as a pillar of society who are sponsoring the Coventry team.

 

I wonder then, whether this move really is a good idea?

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It is an attempt to keep Coventry's name alive

make no mistake this is an attempt to keep one mans name alive while he sells off his assets while Brandon estate pick up the tab for the rent of Leicester
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Although it is great news that Coventry supporters will have a team to follow again, this move does give Brandon Estates some leverage with their planning application. They must know by now, that Rugby Council won't ever approve a planning consent so they are likely to take their application to appeal, and they will then be able to not only inform the Planning Inspector that Coventry Speedway DO have an alternative venue, but can also present themselves as a pillar of society who are sponsoring the Coventry team.

 

I wonder then, whether this move really is a good idea?

No hope of going back to Brandon ,even less hope of a new stadium , there will be no stopping Brandon Estates as has been proven so many times before in other places,so it's this or the end of Coventry

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Although it is great news that Coventry supporters will have a team to follow again, this move does give Brandon Estates some leverage with their planning application. They must know by now, that Rugby Council won't ever approve a planning consent so they are likely to take their application to appeal, and they will then be able to not only inform the Planning Inspector that Coventry Speedway DO have an alternative venue, but can also present themselves as a pillar of society who are sponsoring the Coventry team.

 

I wonder then, whether this move really is a good idea?

No it’s not in fact this is the worse thing that could happen in the possible return to Brandon, make no mistake brown envelopes have been exchanged, I hope the person responsible for selling Coventry down the line is happy now

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So...Sunday afternoons then? A 70-80 mile round to a crap track, and going head to head with taking the dog for a walk in the park. Well, best of luck with that then. :rofl:


I wonder then, whether this move really is a good idea?

 

We all know how it works...Planning meetings are open to the public. Brandon Estates just need to trawl the streets and recruit a load of homeless people to fill the public galleries and the chances of gaining planning permission for a housing project are boosted enormously.

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No it's not. It's terrible news.

 

This idea of teams for teams sake is a good idea is part of what kills speedway. Just short term thinking.

Spot on...

 

More riders needed when not enough to go round now to keep the Sport credible...

 

More tracks means less quality of rider just to put a team out which then means less quality of racing...

 

'Speedway at all costs' doesn't benefit the 'Brand' in anyway shape or form yet is constantly allowed to be done...

 

A race to the bottom...

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With regards to the cr@p track from memory the comments about the NLRC were that the racing was good? Perhaps it appears poor at the higher levels because of the gulf in difference between the riders.

 

More tracks does mean more riders but that can only be a good thing. If we expect anyone to take up the sport there must be viable chances of progression opportunities. Added to that the simple fact that if you throw enough at a wall some of it will stick, how many potential top class riders have already retired due to lack of opportunities.

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Although it is great news that Coventry supporters will have a team to follow again, this move does give Brandon Estates some leverage with their planning application. They must know by now, that Rugby Council won't ever approve a planning consent so they are likely to take their application to appeal, and they will then be able to not only inform the Planning Inspector that Coventry Speedway DO have an alternative venue, but can also present themselves as a pillar of society who are sponsoring the Coventry team.

 

I wonder then, whether this move really is a good idea?

Precisely, and Horton has bought into this plan for one simple reason, to line his own pocket.

He has absolutely no regard for the fans of the bees, or any concern over a long term solution to the issue .

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With regards to the cr@p track from memory the comments about the NLRC were that the racing was good? Perhaps it appears poor at the higher levels because of the gulf in difference between the riders.

 

More tracks does mean more riders but that can only be a good thing. If we expect anyone to take up the sport there must be viable chances of progression opportunities. Added to that the simple fact that if you throw enough at a wall some of it will stick, how many potential top class riders have already retired due to lack of opportunities.

Didn't it get altered last year which lead to improvements and I'm sure I have seen somewhere further alterations planned for this winter . it appears that a very similar situation to Cradley Heath is looming , they have 2 different factions pulling in 2 different directions , one of them lead by Mark Robinson who is wildly outspoken and upsets the very people the promotion want to get onside ,

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