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Tai Woffy filming on tv Dec 18th Clare Balding show

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41 minutes ago, Hawk127 said:

If you have BT sport, you can get the app and watch it on catch up or I believe if you open up the menu it comes under the heading of Action Women where you will find this Clare Balding series

Thanks i will give it a try

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I'm not a fan but he came across well and the race they showed highlighted the old chestnut first out of the start always wins not to be true, it was a great race and a good plug for our sport. Strange considering his criticisms of the GB set up especially the diet that he admitted to a weakness for burgers etc, hope he gets that someone to put the lock on his fridge:). England never have a hope of winning the World Cup or the European championship but I bet Frank Lampard never thought about not turning out for his country. Rather than walking away I think riding and changing things having an influence within the set up would be a better way for him to go.

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On ‎25‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 11:01 PM, Aces High said:

Not a criticism of him specifically but of the situation which has led to the most marketable British rider not riding in this country for the second year running. I suspect any potential offer by BT to televise British Speedway would be significant improved if Tai was leading a team next year.

Appearances in shows like this, being mentioned by name in BT's most recent ad...they know they can market the guy.

Another new rule, this year, has put a block on many top riders not riding in this country as you are only allowed 1 x 8point rider in a team. This has lead to the current World Champion, Doyle, moving clubs( I am sure a lot of Swindon fans are happy with that) & Wolves losing their spearhead & GP rider, Lindgren. Most top riders will be reassessed.

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18 hours ago, phillipsr said:

Coming across really well... really is a credit to our sport  

He always does on TV and most of the time in the printed press. If he could stop acting like a petulant little twit on twitter he'd have the whole PR thing covered and I'm sure would be well liked.

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22 hours ago, IronScorpion said:

Another new rule, this year, has put a block on many top riders not riding in this country as you are only allowed 1 x 8point rider in a team. This has lead to the current World Champion, Doyle, moving clubs( I am sure a lot of Swindon fans are happy with that) & Wolves losing their spearhead & GP rider, Lindgren. Most top riders will be reassessed.

The rule didn't cause Swindon or Wolves to lose their top riders. They CHOSE to lose them.

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12 minutes ago, BWitcher said:

The rule didn't cause Swindon or Wolves to lose their top riders. They CHOSE to lose them.

The rule still led to it happening, though, which is what the post said.

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Instead of getting the fighty bird to kick the tuna buttys off tai’s head why not get the soccer player to do a full throttle practice start on a speedway bike in the studio , that would of been pure entertainment 

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Just watched it...

Shame he cannot lead the Sport forwards in this country...

Ticks a lot of boxes from the marketing side in trying to attract a younger audience..

Confident, positive, an engaging personality, ambitious and tattoos...!!

What's not to like?

Came across very well...

 

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11 hours ago, Grachan said:

The rule still led to it happening, though, which is what the post said.

Thought it was the lack of TV money that stopped then having Freddie...as it's obvious they went for the cheaper option of Jacob...or Freddie wanted too much.    

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14 hours ago, Grachan said:

The rule still led to it happening, though, which is what the post said.

Did they?

Not at all convinced that is the case. Lack of tv money as said above a far more likely factor.

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4 hours ago, BWitcher said:

Did they?

Not at all convinced that is the case. Lack of tv money as said above a far more likely factor.

With Lindgren, perhaps, but Swindon said when they released Doylebthat they had intended to use both him and Morris. Plus, if Somerset can afford to have Doyle I see no reason why Swindon couldn't have had him too.

It's like Tai said in his interview, to be competitive you need Poland and Sweden. The league here is no longer competitive enough. Introducing a blanket 9.00 average on GP riders, then having a one over 8.00 rule, is going to make sure it remains that way.

Maybe, in terms of survival, it has to be that way, but, as a supporter, it is very uninspiring.

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What it has proved is that fixed race nights have meant nothing to the 'big boys' - Its all about the money....

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13 hours ago, mikebv said:

Just watched it...

Shame he cannot lead the Sport forwards in this country...

Ticks a lot of boxes from the marketing side in trying to attract a younger audience..

Confident, positive, an engaging personality, ambitious and tattoos...!!

What's not to like?

Came across very well...

 

so that means he knows everything ,and should be handed speedway and of course all the promoters cheque books , so he can put right everything they have been trying for years to correct , can't wait , bulging terraces ,speedway in the main stream media daily , everybody happy riders, fans ,promoters all under Woffindens masterplan , 

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35 minutes ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

What it has proved is that fixed race nights have meant nothing to the 'big boys' - Its all about the money....

Exactly. Britain can't hope to compete with Poland when you read of the signing on fees given over there. Sweden try to keep up, but look at the mess some of their clubs are in, getting bailed out by local councils. If a British club tried to compete with Polish wages, it would be bankrupt within a couple of months. 

Concentrate on developing your own local talent, improve the entertainment factor to get crowds back, work hard at attracting TV and sponsors into the sport. Then you can think about attracting bigger names.

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