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King's Lynn vs Leicester KO Cup 2nd leg 16-05-2018

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We could use Thursdays, Swindon are? What's good for one.... 

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10 hours ago, flagrag said:

I have a feeling that both teams have a number of riders missing with both Bjerre and Anderson missing for Leicester along with Iverson,Kasper Anderson and MPT all in the Danish League.

Just hope that both fans are kept up to date with replacements

When you say "both fans"..........??

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3 hours ago, g13webb said:

Once the BSPA agreed to run on Wednesdays, this was always going to be the case.   Teams like Leicester and Lynn,  by their  inclusion of Danish riders would always suffer the most.     I cant believe the mentality of a committee that would agree to run on Wednesdays, knowing full well the Danes have priority on that day.   

To compound the situation,  the Stars now have 4 Danish riders in their team.   This could always be a stumbling block if we continue racing  Wednesday meetings..     Also, because we have these FRN now, the chances of adequate replacement  are slim.   2 other matches on that same night, leaving only Wolves or Belle Vue riders would be the only options available .  

So, by allowing the clubs to choose their race night,    the BSPA has destroyed any chance of the Premiership  running  as a sustainable option.     They've made a real 'Pigs Ear'  of the whole mess,  just to satisfy CL  teams who race on Thursday.    Once the UK had been given the priority on Thursdays, that had to be our FRN.   Those clubs still wanting to retain those Thursdays should have been told it was a Premiership FRD.   Either they race in the PL or  choose another day.

NB  A few days back , I and a few others,  were discussing the idea of the Stars doing well, and that each time we sense  we could be in with a shout , something crops up, rules get changed, someone gets injured,   too swarth  our chances.   it was said it happens everytime.    A poster from Swindon even said  they felt the same when they went years without success, but keep faith and it will come.       

It seems our chances this year could be destroyed before it has even begun.    This will be our third home meeting of the season, and the second without a full team.  What chances have we got  to succeed when   we cant even guarantee what the team will be.....    

The tail wagged the dog

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So now the reality is dawning. The flagship UK league, now below the Danish league in the pecking order and most likely also below the Polish second division too. And shafted by a couple of clubs from the lower UK  league. It's doomed, I tell ye.

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3 minutes ago, Hamish McRaker said:

So now the reality is dawning. The flagship UK league, now below the Danish league in the pecking order and most likely also below the Polish second division too. And shafted by a couple of clubs from the lower UK  league. It's doomed, I tell ye.

It's only below the Danish league because it voted itself to be.

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50 minutes ago, Trees said:

We could use Thursdays, Swindon are? What's good for one.... 

We could except when the double uppers have championship meetings at Ipswich Sheffield and Redcar and of course it affects the visiting team - Lynn need to sort something though and ASAP 

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The fixed nights and fixture planning doesn't just affect King's Lynn or Wednesday meetings.

We race King's Lynn on the 21st May and guess what, Cook and Fricke are in a GP qualifier that day. Assuming that Worrall is still out through injury that leaves us with 3 places to cover. Hans Andersen and Howarth are in the same meeting so the Leicester v Wolverhampton fixture will also be affected and only Poole and Somerset are not racing that night.

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1 hour ago, Trees said:

We could use Thursdays, Swindon are? What's good for one.... 

Exactly. So why not?

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7 minutes ago, Grachan said:

Exactly. So why not?

If we changed race night now we'd have NO priority on any of the double up rider's. Ruling out Jorgensen, MPT, Kerr and Proctor. 

Although they would be easier to cover those and guarantee us to have Iversen and Lambert full time

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2 minutes ago, Daniel Smith said:

If we changed race night now we'd have NO priority on any of the double up rider's. Ruling out Jorgensen, MPT, Kerr and Proctor. 

Although they would be easier to cover those and guarantee us to have Iversen and Lambert full time

A rod was made for their own back.

Thursdays should have been the race night. Top league should have had priority. Simple as that.

It's amazing the clubs couldn't see this coming, but the fans - once again - could.

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The Lions usual race night is Monday and Bjerre and Anderson appear not to have any problems with this. Interestingly, there is no fixture on Monday at Leicester (British Semi Final on Tuesday) so it would have been possible to run the return leg at KL on Monday with full strength teams with plenty of time to prepare the track after any weekend stock car meeting.

Difficult to understand why this option wasn't thought of from the outset.

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Posted (edited)

I thought the boss of Kings Lynn was the Chairman of the bspa, so why are Kings Lynn having problems with the final choice of their race night.

It is the same every year  the bspa do not have a clue how to run the sport.  

Edited by A ORLOV

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1 hour ago, Daniel Smith said:

If we changed race night now we'd have NO priority on any of the double up rider's. Ruling out Jorgensen, MPT, Kerr and Proctor. 

Although they would be easier to cover those and guarantee us to have Iversen and Lambert full time

We could use Thursdays when it suits us rather than have our Danes missing? 

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38 minutes ago, Trees said:

We could use Thursdays when it suits us rather than have our Danes missing? 

Why would visiting teams agree to this if they are missing team members to championship clubs ? Just so we can have our Danish riders ? It’s a total farce to have to run a so called professional sport in this manner - will King’s Lynn speedway survive this season? that question might be totally over the top but who’s going to go watch when what seems likely riders will be missing each Wednesday of both home and away teams . 

Edited by Haza

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Would be interested to know if anyone said: What about Denmark? when Wednesday night was discussed as one of the fixed race nights.

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