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Fixed night farce-how much longer

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They should've stuck with the original plan of Monday's and Thursdays then what you seen yesterday wouldn't have happened. Britain has priority on Thursdays, use it. 

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From what I can see so far the FRN is doing exactly what it's designed to do and cut down on the fixture clashes between PL and CL, the concept is right but the execution is wrong. IMO what they should have done was choose 2 out of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and run on those days with the only exception of 1 televised meeting a week whenever BT Sport wanted to show it. All they had to do was steer clear of Tuesday and Wednesday for Sweden and Denmark. If that means waving goodbye to GP riders or riders racing in the Polish leagues then so be it. The time has come for riders to choose between 40 or so meetings in Britain or a handful elsewhere around Europe, it's time to put the sport first and not the riders

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17 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

Seems to be working just fine. Hardly any guests because of no fixture clashes. Never was designed to bring back GP riders.

crowds are down for everyone poor last night at poole as well :o

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12 hours ago, stevebrum said:

Hopefully the fixed nights are here to stay.  Much better with fewer riders having to be in one league or the other. 

clubs who have to move race night's won't survive :cry:

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11 hours ago, orion said:

Who's crowds ? Belle Vue have a had a bad start after moving  but who  else have these  fixed race nights  effected so badly ? plus we are only a few season  into the season ..so to early to  judge anyhow .

The bottom line fans were moaning about  riders missing etc so they done something about it .

rye house leicester somerset as well :cry:

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6 minutes ago, geoff58 said:

clubs who have to move race night's won't survive :cry:

And you think the farcical of doubling up and tripling up on the same night is better?

Supporters have been haemorrhaging due to the stubbornness of the promoters and governing body and sticking with the nonsense of allowing riders to ride in as many leagues as they want and allow clubs to clash on who has priority. 

Supporters want to know that their 7 riders will be there for virtually every meeting. At least this way there is a good chance of retaining what is basically the hardcore support. 

Staying on the same road as before was doomed to failure. At least this way we have a chance to survive as a credible sport. 

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There's absolutely NO reason what so ever for Ipswich and Redcar to demand they run Thursday's. They own their stadiums and have nothing else going on in the week. They could easily transfer their night's to a Wednesday. 

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The damage was done before the season even started.

Although the league isn't actually any weaker than last season, it's impossible to tell most speedway fans that.

As soon as they announced the one over 8 rule speedway groups on social media were full of fans blasting it many saying they'd had enough. Seems they have been true to their word.

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2 hours ago, PHILIPRISING said:

BUT a handful in Poland pays more than 40 in GB many times over

Goodbye and I wish them well then

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That is how speedway will end up in the UK semi pro, mostly at weekends or on days clubs can attack a decent crowd. Filled with riders who want to ride here. Hopefully on standardised 250cc bikes too. 

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Forcing teams to run on a Monday, the night the worst supported team in the league runs, whose manager even went on the radio to moan about the crap supporters despite spending £thousands buying the league cup, was always going to see attendances fall.

You would have to be a blithering idiot not to spot that!

Cue the unusual suspects missing the big picture again.

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6 hours ago, Daniel Smith said:

There's absolutely NO reason what so ever for Ipswich and Redcar to demand they run Thursday's. They own their stadiums and have nothing else going on in the week. They could easily transfer their night's to a Wednesday. 

Chris Louis , the promoter does not own Foxhall Stadium .In fact the stadium has not been owned by a Speedway promoter for at least 50 years

Try and keep up

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2 minutes ago, Fred Flange said:

Forcing teams to run on a Monday, the night the worst supported team in the league runs, whose manager even went on the radio to moan about the crap supporters despite spending £thousands buying the league cup, was always going to see attendances fall.

You would have to be a blithering idiot not to spot that!

Cue the unusual suspects missing the big picture again.

Blah blah blah from the old goat again 

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On 16/05/2018 at 5:52 PM, Steve Shovlar said:

Seems to be working just fine. Hardly any guests because of no fixture clashes. Never was designed to bring back GP riders.

Working fine for tracks that were already running midweek. Not so good for traditional weekend tracks 

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