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4 hours ago, RobMcCaffery said:

Good, he came across as likeable, just a victim of the mentality that speedway is just another bike sport and followed by the same public.

 

Not many people who follow other bike sports rate Speedway IMO .They wouldn't put up with the crap that our fans put up with.

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23 minutes ago, Fromafar said:

Not many people who follow other bike sports rate Speedway IMO .They wouldn't put up with the crap that our fans put up with.

Equally many people in speedway prefer to watch and support a team, be able to watch all the action and have no interest in motorcycles. Speedway is a team sport that happens to use motorcycles rather than a motorsport and also has the odd individual championship as an extra bonus;)

 

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Speedway is now a "Team Sport "that the individuals ride for every Team nowadays.Can you really take it serious these days?.

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22 hours ago, RobMcCaffery said:

Equally many people in speedway prefer to watch and support a team, be able to watch all the action and have no interest in motorcycles. Speedway is a team sport that happens to use motorcycles rather than a motorsport and also has the odd individual championship as an extra bonus;)

 

That's it - great post @RobMcCaffery

Speedway is much more similar in ist fan culture to team sports like Rugby or Cricket, rather than other motorsports (F1 or MotoGP) were teh Team aspect is totally missing.

Speedway has been most popular with league and national Teams racing. Look at Poland, where nothing is as popular as their speedway league. Individual or Pairs meetinsg are just a gimmick nobody really gets very excited about, except maybe for the national Championships and SEC/SGP.

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20 hours ago, Fromafar said:

Speedway is now a "Team Sport "that the individuals ride for every Team nowadays.Can you really take it serious these days?.

True, but it should not be so.

One man, one team. Each rider should only have one league club to ride for, but there should be other national representative teams for teh best riders to be selected to ride for. Just as it is done in all the other popular team sports, such as Cricket, Rugby, or Football.

Create international competitions for the national teams, be it Test matches, Cup tournaments, or International tours. That's what's currently missing in Speedway.

 

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32 minutes ago, Bavarian said:

True, but it should not be so.

One man, one team. Each rider should only have one league club to ride for, but there should be other national representative teams for teh best riders to be selected to ride for. Just as it is done in all the other popular team sports, such as Cricket, Rugby, or Football.

Create international competitions for the national teams, be it Test matches, Cup tournaments, or International tours. That's what's currently missing in Speedway.

 

I agree with you ,one man ,one team but the situation in GB is out of control but the BSPA don't have the bottle to sort the situation out and go back to basics.Until this happens there will be no upturn in the sport in GB.There is no such thing as " your Team to support these days" it's just a bunch of riders " doing the rounds".Its a sad situation for speedway. 

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Just a reminder for those interested live tomorrow at 13.30 CET on FIM YouTube channel the long track meeting  Herxheim and it is a good line up including from GB James Shane’s, Chris Harris and Richard Hall

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Is anyone else having buffering problems? Virtually unwatchable unfortunately...

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7 minutes ago, Losthammer said:

Is anyone else having buffering problems? Virtually unwatchable unfortunately...

Only watched the first heat but I also had some problems with the video buffering. So you´re not alone with that problem.

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