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Going to be a rush to do Belle Vue at 12 Then Monmore by 6 as I guess there will be a Cradley meeting after ?

 

Tough start for Wolves with Poole, Aces and Swindon to open

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1 minute ago, T.N.T. said:

Going to be a rush to do Belle Vue at 12 Then Monmore by 6 as I guess there will be a Cradley meeting after ?

 

Tough start for Wolves with Poole, Aces and Swindon to open

Bv v wolves 12 start time 

Wolves v Bv 8pm 

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42 minutes ago, T.N.T. said:

Going to be a rush to do Belle Vue at 12 Then Monmore by 6 as I guess there will be a Cradley meeting after ?

 

Tough start for Wolves with Poole, Aces and Swindon to open

I don't think the Bank Holiday double meetings are happening this year, which is part of the reason for Cradley not being in the NL full time I believe.  Shame as I thought they worked pretty well last season

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2 hours ago, future said:

First clash, rich Lawson,  good Friday, Somerset or lakeside two meetings. :angry:

He should be at Somerset as he rode for us last year. Rubbish all the while though!

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Well, after being told that it would be SGBP only on Good Friday and SGBC on Easter Monday reality turns out to be completely different. After all these years I really should have seen it coming..... 

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1 hour ago, RobMcCaffery said:

Well, after being told that it would be SGBP only on Good Friday and SGBC on Easter Monday reality turns out to be completely different. After all these years I really should have seen it coming..... 

When will the rules to determine priority be published?

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4 hours ago, MattK said:

When will the rules to determine priority be published?

Shrove Tuesday.... :P

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4 hours ago, MattK said:

When will the rules to determine priority be published?

Tbf  there probably isn't one written as this wasn't supposed to happen this year:unsure::rolleyes:

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34 minutes ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

Shrove Tuesday.... :P

What year bruv ?  :o

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Having taken a look through the Premiership fixtures there are still some alarming gaps mid-season at several tracks with more than one case of only one home date in June and others similarly 'thin' in July.

For a 'summer' sport we certainly manage to avoid the best weeks of the year. 

Progress has been made but continuity is still desperately weak at crucial times in the season. As ever it comes across as a desperate rush to get fixtures in before FIM events start and then to rush to catch up after they wind down. 

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19 minutes ago, blupanther said:

What year bruv ?  :o

Im good but not that good :lol:

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18 minutes ago, RobMcCaffery said:

Having taken a look through the Premiership fixtures there are still some alarming gaps mid-season at several tracks with more than one case of only one home date in June and others similarly 'thin' in July.

For a 'summer' sport we certainly manage to avoid the best weeks of the year. 

Progress has been made but continuity is still desperately weak at crucial times in the season. As ever it comes across as a desperate rush to get fixtures in before FIM events start and then to rush to catch up after they wind down. 

Not forgetting one of the World's biggest sporting tournaments in June/July - The FIFA World Cup!!

Fixtrure scheduling for minor sports will always take a hit in the even numbered years due to Euros, World Cup, Olympics etc.  With attendances already supposedly dwindling, who can blame Speedway bosses for not wanting to run against major sports on TV?

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5 hours ago, Skidder1 said:

Not forgetting one of the World's biggest sporting tournaments in June/July - The FIFA World Cup!!

Fixtrure scheduling for minor sports will always take a hit in the even numbered years due to Euros, World Cup, Olympics etc.  With attendances already supposedly dwindling, who can blame Speedway bosses for not wanting to run against major sports on TV?

The World Cup requires careful scheduling, not abject surrender, but then the extreme, simplistic response is always the easiest when you're too lazy to think things through properly as you so ably prove. 

By contrast, one of our respected members recently reported on a conversation with a TV sport editor who explained his station's lack of speedway news coverage was because speedway was not a "serious sport". I rather suspect that ours is the only summer sport planning to virtually close down in the face of another sport's tournament. I can't see even the much-maligned stock car racing behaving in such a manner. 

Next you'll be telling me that the top tier of speedway lost Saturday nights because of Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor.  It doesn't reflect well on the BSPA's confidence in being able to get people through their gates, does it? 

Continuity was always speedway's strength - the public knew each week or at least there would be a meeting on the same night each week, so say Friday night WAS speedway night. Losing that has been a very important contribution to the sport's near demise. Traditionally you never let the fans think there were other things to do in season on your racenight. Now the promoters pick and choose when to run. Is it no surprise that supporters in turn pick and choose when to go? We've given people too many excuses to stop going to speedway, and haven't so many seized on just that? 

 

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10 hours ago, RobMcCaffery said:

The World Cup requires careful scheduling, not abject surrender, but then the extreme, simplistic response is always the easiest when you're too lazy to think things through properly as you so ably prove. 

By contrast, one of our respected members recently reported on a conversation with a TV sport editor who explained his station's lack of speedway news coverage was because speedway was not a "serious sport". I rather suspect that ours is the only summer sport planning to virtually close down in the face of another sport's tournament. I can't see even the much-maligned stock car racing behaving in such a manner. 

Next you'll be telling me that the top tier of speedway lost Saturday nights because of Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor.  It doesn't reflect well on the BSPA's confidence in being able to get people through their gates, does it? 

Continuity was always speedway's strength - the public knew each week or at least there would be a meeting on the same night each week, so say Friday night WAS speedway night. Losing that has been a very important contribution to the sport's near demise. Traditionally you never let the fans think there were other things to do in season on your racenight. Now the promoters pick and choose when to run. Is it no surprise that supporters in turn pick and choose when to go? We've given people too many excuses to stop going to speedway, and haven't so many seized on just that? 

 

I wasn 't disagreeing with your earlier point. Just adding that in addition in the even years there are also major international sporting events that some speedway clubs would wish to avoid clashing with!!  With the agreement to go to fixed race nights, this may well be made even more difficult.

 

Some of the 'top' teams have lost their Saturday nights due to a greater importance given to other sports with whom they share stadium facilities (and who often own the stadia) OR due to lack of 'top' rider availability!

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Have I got this right?  Usual home race night Wednesday, Somerset, Kings Lynn, Poole.  Race night Monday, Leicester, Belle Vue, Wolverhampton. Race night Monday and Thursday Swindon. Race night Monday and Wednesday Rye House.

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