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Fixed race nights... early indications!!!

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8 hours ago, THE DEAN MACHINE said:

im not saying all these are the right ideas but we should be looking into them but as we keep seeing the usual same responses " you cant do this, you cant do that, the riders need to earn a living, bla bla bla " the sport is almost rock bottom so really nothing is off limits and only this poster and j chapman seem to be offering any real ideas the rest just sound like a speedway AGM where tinkering with small things are seen a major restructuring, speedway "as we know it" in Britain is all but dead so nothing should be dismissed no matter who it upsets, everything  riders, tracks, bikes, finances, presentation, league structure and even looking into some of the people who work within speedway, are they the right people ? the whole lot should be discussed and acted on in an AGM  straight after the last match of the season    

Cheers for the comment Dean...

Not difficult to suggest 'simple' ideas when you have so many fundamental issues wrong though to be fair..

One that always truly amazes me is when promoters and fans say that there are not enough riders to cover all the team slots yet they still persist in running seven positions per team...

And therefore paying out seven wages that not many it appears can actually afford...

In my business if my sales don't meet my forecast expectations I have to reduce hours as my wage budget % is fixed, and therefore based on the sales performance level..

If I exceed my forecast then I can increase hours as my sterling spend capability naturally increases..

Therefore basic business logic would suggest that if you cannot afford to pay 14 people per night, then DONT EMPLOY 14 PEOPLE PER NIGHT!!....

And definitely if you cannot afford to spend more than £5k per night on your employees then DONT SPEND MORE THAN £5K PER NIGHT ON YOUR EMPLOYEES!!....

In the real world you forecast your sales,  set the budget spend which will provide you with the required profit return, and then produce an ever evolving and improving operating model to deliver this profit..

Maybe British Speedway should run itself on those 'very, very basic' lines...?

 

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Tai makes an interesting comment about Monday night speedway in the UK in this weeks SS.

”I’ve said it over and over and over again. Monday night is speedway night, everyone knows it’s on a Monday night. I know there’s different issues with different clubs but if you can’t race on a Monday, then don’t race in the Premiership.

Any clubs that want to race on a Monday, come to the Premiership. Make it professional. Sweden works, Poland works.” 

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On 7/4/2018 at 9:57 PM, THE DEAN MACHINE said:

im not saying all these are the right ideas but we should be looking into them but as we keep seeing the usual same responses " you cant do this, you cant do that, the riders need to earn a living, bla bla bla " the sport is almost rock bottom so really nothing is off limits and only this poster and j chapman seem to be offering any real ideas the rest just sound like a speedway AGM where tinkering with small things are seen a major restructuring, speedway "as we know it" in Britain is all but dead so nothing should be dismissed no matter who it upsets, everything  riders, tracks, bikes, finances, presentation, league structure and even looking into some of the people who work within speedway, are they the right people ? the whole lot should be discussed and acted on in an AGM  straight after the last match of the season    

You've hit on one of speedway's biggest problems here Dean and it's a mentality shared by many fans.

A successful business identifies the way it wishes to operate then works out a way to overcome any hurdles.

Speedway goes about it the opposite way and thinks of the hurdles first and immediately gives up.

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10 minutes ago, stevebrum said:

Tai makes an interesting comment about Monday night speedway in the UK in this weeks SS.

”I’ve said it over and over and over again. Monday night is speedway night, everyone knows it’s on a Monday night. I know there’s different issues with different clubs but if you can’t race on a Monday, then don’t race in the Premiership.

Any clubs that want to race on a Monday, come to the Premiership. Make it professional. Sweden works, Poland works.” 

Tai has said a few years ago that Monday was ideal as it meant at that time he would race Sunday,  Monday and Tuesday in the three countries, and then have four days prep, training and rest time..

Ideal for the riders maybe...

Maybe not for fans though...?

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1 hour ago, stevebrum said:

Tai makes an interesting comment about Monday night speedway in the UK in this weeks SS.

”I’ve said it over and over and over again. Monday night is speedway night, everyone knows it’s on a Monday night. I know there’s different issues with different clubs but if you can’t race on a Monday, then don’t race in the Premiership.

Any clubs that want to race on a Monday, come to the Premiership. Make it professional. Sweden works, Poland works.” 

Sweden works??!!  Despite not having 5 weeks of invoices being paid!!

" Monday night is speedway night. Everyone knows its on a Monday night."  Well it might be in Wolverhampton and very occasionally at Poole but hardly anywhere else.

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1 hour ago, mikebv said:

Tai has said a few years ago that Monday was ideal as it meant at that time he would race Sunday,  Monday and Tuesday in the three countries, and then have four days prep, training and rest time..

Ideal for the riders maybe...

Maybe not for fans though...?

EMIL Sayfutdinov told us in Hallstavik that he only rides on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. About 40 meetings and he is happy with that. Spends the rest of the week with his young family.

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Monday is speedway night :rolleyes: that's obviously why only one PL team chose it when they had a free choice. Nothing interesting about those comments just his self interest because it happens to suit him and a disregard for the future of the sport in the UK.

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3 hours ago, Skidder1 said:

Sweden works??!!  Despite not having 5 weeks of invoices being paid!!

" Monday night is speedway night. Everyone knows its on a Monday night."  Well it might be in Wolverhampton and very occasionally at Poole but hardly anywhere else.

He did add the not been paid caveat after that quote!

of course speedway is Monday night, it’s been the prominent night for TV which I’m assuming what he means.

and I’m sure that’s exactly what he meant.

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