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Team GB Franchise?!

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According to the SS today, Team GB is to be 'franchised out' to a private entity rather than BSPA.

It would seem that Rob Painter of Revolution Speedway is the frontrunner for the franchise, with the BSPA's insistence that Rosco remains Team Manager - at least for this coming season.

 

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How can a national sports team be given to the control of a private entity? 

Well I suppose it is speedway! On second thoughts no one could do as badly as the BSPA so it's probably an improvement.

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Didn't Woffy offer to do it. Why not let him have a go if they are franchising it?

What credentials does this Rob Painter have?

 

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4 minutes ago, Grachan said:

 

What credentials does this Rob Painter have?

 

Money?

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It is like F1 or Moto GP - the governing body has franchised them and it has been a success.

Perhaps British Speedway as a whole should be franchised :)

 

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46 minutes ago, Grachan said:

Didn't Woffy offer to do it. Why not let him have a go if they are franchising it?

What credentials does this Rob Painter have?

 

Rob Painter was mechanic to Jason Crump and later on Rory Schlein and/or Danny King?

Rob is/was also 'Revolution Speedway' who I believe lease Speedway Bikes to riders and had a Team classification at the FIM.

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It makes a lot of sense if the franchisee will invest in TeamGB and attract the best rider in British speedway back into the fold. Revolution certainly seem to be good at promoting their "brand". I wonder if GoSpeed are in the running?

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37 minutes ago, MattK said:

It makes a lot of sense if the franchisee will invest in TeamGB and attract the best rider in British speedway back into the fold. Revolution certainly seem to be good at promoting their "brand". I wonder if GoSpeed are in the running?

Ohhhh MattK you spoilt my happy thoughts about this with your last sentence.

It hadn't crossed my mind.

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Perhaps they'll get rid of that stupid title "Team GB" and call it "Great Britain" 

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33 minutes ago, Midland Red said:

Perhaps they'll get rid of that stupid title "Team GB" and call it "Great Britain" 

HOPE so...

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Team GB is an embarrassing effort to seem trendy. Its Great Britain. 

 

perhaps they will organise test matches against someone we can beat!!

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1 hour ago, Midland Red said:

Perhaps they'll get rid of that stupid title "Team GB" and call it "Great Britain" 

...or even England!

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Will Great Britain or England be riding in Test Matches again ?

Otherwise there is only the "Speedway of Nations", now that there is no Speedway World Cup anymore.   

 

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27 minutes ago, ch958 said:

Team GB is an embarrassing effort to seem trendy. Its Great Britain. 

 

perhaps they will organise test matches against someone we can beat!!

Argentina, France or Italy it is then :lol:

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