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Fixed race nights... early indications!!!

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1 hour ago, Rayleigh said:

at least Woffy, Hancock, Pedersen etc are all back gracing British speedway after moaning for years about needing a fixed race night in England. 

Maybe they might have been had the BSPA not introduced rules this season to further prevent them from returning!

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One thing the fixed race nights has also helped so far is getting a better representational League table. Granted it's not perfect but teams have ridden 4/5 matches each, with everyone having at least 1 home match so far. Speedway League tables have always been pointless in the past until a few matches to go as they have always been so lop sided with meetings ridden - With the fixed race nights it prevents that.

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On 5/7/2018 at 12:25 PM, ytsejam said:

I think people would be happy to spend £17 - £18 per meeting IF they got value for their hard earned cash. I'm sorry but £18 for FIFTEEN minutes of racing is not going to be called value for money 98% of the time. Hell, ratio that up to a Premiership football match and it even makes those ridiculously overpriced tickets seem value in comparison (£50 for 90 mins of action).

 

There is never 90 minutes of action in a football match. The average ball-in-play time is around 47-50 minutes.

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1 hour ago, Sotonian said:

There is never 90 minutes of action in a football match. The average ball-in-play time is around 47-50 minutes.

Indeed.

While there is only around 15 minutes of action at your average speedway meeting the intensity of those 15 minutes is incredible. I enjoy going to watch my local football team but the intensity simply doesn't compare.

It is a bit like saying snooker is better value than football just because it takes longer to finish a match.

I prefer a fine cognac rather than 1.5 litres of supermarket extra strong cider but I'm sure they sell more cider.

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On 07/05/2018 at 12:25 PM, ytsejam said:

I think people would be happy to spend £17 - £18 per meeting IF they got value for their hard earned cash. I'm sorry but £18 for FIFTEEN minutes of racing is not going to be called value for money 98% of the time. Hell, ratio that up to a Premiership football match and it even makes those ridiculously overpriced tickets seem value in comparison (£50 for 90 mins of action).

 

As has already been pointed out, the ball isn't in play for 90 mins. It's more around 50 mins. 

As for 'ridiculously' over priced.. I fail to see how something is 'ridiculously' overpriced if it is packing in the crowds. 

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For speedway to prosper it needs to get coverage in the national press. Most people have either forgotten about it, or don't know that it exists.

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49 minutes ago, BWitcher said:

As has already been pointed out, the ball isn't in play for 90 mins. It's more around 50 mins. 

As for 'ridiculously' over priced.. I fail to see how something is 'ridiculously' overpriced if it is packing in the crowds. 

they are mugs simple :lol:

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Football has less than half the people going today than it used to have in the 1950's  Most entertainments and sports are far less today than back then.

Tennis being the main exception. Maybe Formula One 

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9 minutes ago, mickthemuppet said:

Football has less than half the people going today than it used to have in the 1950's  Most entertainments and sports are far less today than back then.

Tennis being the main exception. Maybe Formula One 

Absolute nonsense. The reason for smaller crowds in football today is pure and simply down to health and safety. The requirement is to have all seater stadiums. That's the reason, nothing else.

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17 hours ago, Daniel Smith said:

Absolute nonsense. The reason for smaller crowds in football today is pure and simply down to health and safety. The requirement is to have all seater stadiums. That's the reason, nothing else.

Not that simple, only the top few teams sell out each week, it's more to do with how much football is on tv

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17 hours ago, Daniel Smith said:

Absolute nonsense. The reason for smaller crowds in football today is pure and simply down to health and safety. The requirement is to have all seater stadiums. That's the reason, nothing else.

The reason for lower crowds at Swindon is that they are crap nothing else!

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18 hours ago, cityrebel said:

For speedway to prosper it needs to get coverage in the national press. Most people have either forgotten about it, or don't know that it exists.

With Woffy back in the GB fold and an article in the Daily Star today, maybe more national coverage may follow?!

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18 hours ago, Daniel Smith said:

Absolute nonsense. The reason for smaller crowds in football today is pure and simply down to health and safety. The requirement is to have all seater stadiums. That's the reason, nothing else.

I think you might be getting confused with ground capacity with crowd attendances at matches 

For example -My closest league club Colchester United In 1948 in the Southern League Average attendance 9,300

This season average gate this season around 3.200. This is in a ground with an overall capacity of over 10,000

Nothing at all to do with health and safety

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Are tracks still going to run on tv Mondays, in other words in opposition to the televised meetings?

Doesn't make much sense if they do!

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7 minutes ago, Midland Red said:

Are tracks still going to run on tv Mondays, in other words in opposition to the televised meetings?

Doesn't make much sense if they do!

Pointed this out as a conflict when fixed nights were proposed, if the tv meeting is good and the opposition at your local track or weather is iffy, how many will stay at home and watch tv meeting.

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