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Belle Vue v Swindon 14/5/18 BT Sport

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3 hours ago, ray c said:

How many tracks charge different admission for different parts of the stadium don't see any point in that at all

Only Belle Vue as far as I know.

However , it was the intention of Morton and Gordon to have a lower price for those that did not want to pay for seating in the grandstand.

When I started watching in the 60’s , Hyde road had the popular side and the main stands near the starting gate.... two prices and you were not allowed to transfer to the dear side until the second half.

The differing price structure is the reason why you cannot move anywhere in the stadium during the meeting.

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According to the BSPA website Rohan had a blistering night :D

Belle Vue 50 (Rohan Tungate 113)
Swindon 40 (Troy Batchelor 12+2)

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1 hour ago, Bald Bloke said:

As Rob R said, the rolling averages will rule that out, for this season at least ;) I don't know what he's doing different this season, or who does his bikes, but he's flying. As you said Ray , he comes across as a lovely lad, very grounded for such a young age. BV have got a gem there.

I think it's just that he is developing his natural ability and making progress at a rapid rate. It was obvious that he was a rare talent from his first meeting for the Colts,.  which was only at the beginning of 2016.

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21 hours ago, Starman2006 said:

Couldnt give a monkeys what you say mate. theres no more that 400 there. What a way to drive fans away. And wheres all this passing on this super dupper track. farce.

"Farce" ?.... Plenty of passing, especially from Tungate /  Bewley  

 you really do have a personal grudge against BVs  new track don't you ....And possibly the Aces themselves ? ..

Jealousy ?          Pathetic really 

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11 minutes ago, WestGorton1884 said:

Plenty of passing, especially from Tungate /  Bewley  

 you really do have a personal grudge against BV new track don't you ....And possibly the Aces themselves ? ..

Jealousy ?          Pathetic really 

It was a treat to watch dan bewley last night on a super duper track .thats been starmans attitude since day one in which i dont understand why

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1 minute ago, ray c said:

It was a treat to watch dan bewley last night on a super duper track .thats been starmans attitude sinse day in which i dont understand

Thought it was an extremely enjoyable meeting , two strong teams going for it !

To call it a 'farce' was a ridiculous statement, ... The kind of sh***e I've come to expect from certain posters 

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Another night of great racing at Belle vue, the crowds are there (bank holiday ) if the right race night is used?

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2 hours ago, WestGorton1884 said:

"Farce" ?.... Plenty of passing, especially from Tungate /  Bewley  

 you really do have a personal grudge against BVs  new track don't you ....And possibly the Aces themselves ? ..

Jealousy ?          Pathetic really 

I dont i just think your promotion could have done more to attract more through the gate. Simples. Now, before you have a pop, please read my other posts. Thank you..

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Even though we lost, I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting.

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Finally watched the meeting. Some good racing at times. Heat 9 in particular. Why on earth was the crowd so small though? I just don’t believe that because Belle Vue have switched to a Monday it has taken 500 off the gate. Wolves ride Mondays. Fans come out. If ManU played on a Monday is there only 45,000 there? No. Perhaps the BV management need to start more advertising as the product is good. Good stadium, good facilities, great racing. No excuse not to have a full grandstand.

As for the meeting, it went as expected. Swindon in the mix but gradually running out of steam. Weak reserves their achilies heel.

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42 minutes ago, Steve Shovlar said:

iinally watched the meeting. Some good racing at times. Heat 9 in particular. Why on earth was the crowd so small though? I just don’t believe that because Belle Vue have switched to a Monday it has taken 500 off the gate. Wolves ride Mondays. Fans come out. If ManU played on a Monday is there only 45,000 there? No. Perhaps the BV management need to start more advertising as the product is good. Good stadium, good facilities, great racing. No excuse not to have a full grandstand.

As for the meeting, it went as expected. Swindon in the mix but gradually running out of steam. Weak reserves their achilies heel.

Speedway ain't football though .Man Utd have 80 -90k + fans trying to fit into a 75k stadium most games. Try and get a ticket.

Man City had their tour through the town on the same night and the meeting was on TV.. It was said 800 by BV fans who have a better idea the us lot. That's not good, but if you take the TV and Man City away, they might of had 12-1300, which I guess is about right ?

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47 minutes ago, Steve Shovlar said:

Finally watched the meeting. Some good racing at times. Heat 9 in particular. Why on earth was the crowd so small though? I just don’t believe that because Belle Vue have switched to a Monday it has taken 500 off the gate. Wolves ride Mondays. Fans come out. If ManU played on a Monday is there only 45,000 there? No. Perhaps the BV management need to start more advertising as the product is good. Good stadium, good facilities, great racing. No excuse not to have a full grandstand.

As for the meeting, it went as expected. Swindon in the mix but gradually running out of steam. Weak reserves their achilies heel.

You may not believe that switching to Monday is the reason for the drop in crowd numbers but it's the only factor that has changed from last season, so that seems fairy conclusive. Additionally, the Bank Holiday crowd was good, which again shows that the support is still there but just not prepared to come out on a Monday unless it's a holiday. 

More advertising would only be relevant to explain the drop in numbers through the turnstiles if they were doing less advertising this year than last and that isn't the case. In fact the social media presence is greater this year.

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