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13 hours ago, pienpeesman said:

Wish we had 42 points limit,,,as 38 is killing our league 

Yes it is. Oh for the days of Ian Thomas. He must be spinning in his grave. RIP Ian.

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Hello. At least  kus can/ could win a race. Don't know why we did not try to sign either of your other suggested riders either Riss or Berge. Not sure of their availability.

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14 hours ago, pienpeesman said:

Wish we had 42 points limit,,,as 38 is killing our league 

Couldn't agree more an absurd decision when a meeting has up to 42 points at heat 14.

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15 hours ago, pienpeesman said:

Wish we had 42 points limit,,,as 38 is killing our league 

Erm ... what did you expect! Most threads mentioning team changes are saying " now we are over the 38 point limit .........". It was always going to happen as averages are based over 7 riders having 4 rides each, riding in pairs equalling 14 heats at 42 points.

I just cannot fathom out why we have team declarations of 36, 38 & 42.5 in our 3 leagues. :nono:

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3 minutes ago, IronScorpion said:

Erm ... what did you expect! Most threads mentioning team changes are saying " now we are over the 38 point limit .........". It was always going to happen as averages are based over 7 riders having 4 rides each, riding in pairs equalling 14 heats at 42 points.

I just cannot fathom out why we have team declarations of 36, 38 & 42.5 in our 3 leagues. :nono:

DON'T SAY 42!!! TSUNAMI WILL HAVE A FIT!! ;)

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1 hour ago, Loose Diamond said:

Hello. At least  kus can/ could win a race. Don't know why we did not try to sign either of your other suggested riders either Riss or Berge. Not sure of their availability.

Kus is a good rider on a bargain average... Bjerre is a good rider going through a rough patch... Just dropped by Peterborough, can he even afford the uk now? I'm a big fan, but he is clearly injured and rides on a lawnmower... And sometimes I think he's just relieved to get round Brough park, never mind win there... It's a real shame

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16 hours ago, pienpeesman said:

Wish we had 42 points limit,,,as 38 is killing our league 

Some teams wanted a 36 point limit, so thank your lucky stars

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1 hour ago, IronScorpion said:

I just cannot fathom out why we have team declarations of 36, 38 & 42.5 in our 3 leagues. :nono:

Can anybody put it in a nutshell as to why the limit was dropped to 38 ?

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5 minutes ago, ruffdiamond said:

Can anybody put it in a nutshell as to why the limit was dropped to 38 ?

To attempt to create separation between the Prem and Champ sides as the level was previously incredibly similar. Buster wanted his top flight to be more superior in standard.

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7 minutes ago, Sings4Speedway said:

To attempt to create separation between the Prem and Champ sides as the level was previously incredibly similar. Buster wanted his top flight to be more superior in standard.

I can see the reasoning behind that, but for it to have any long term effect,,, surely it will have to be the same next year and so on ?

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24 minutes ago, StevePark said:

Some teams wanted a 36 point limit, so thank your lucky stars

Steve could have got away with 36 points if both the national & championship league's had merged and create a much better league with more English riders rather than foreigners like back in the 70's with the exception of 1 or 2 & I think the crowds ( not all of them ) would still be able to keep clubs afloat I maybe wrong but that's my thinking of it.. what you think..

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On 5/2/2019 at 11:21 PM, homer said:

lost one league match away at Leicester and already crying for changes get a grip

Ok. Get a grip?? Danny Phillips has not improved at all and Simon Lambert cannot ride Newcastle. May do a bit better if he drops to reserve but somehow I doubt it.

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47 minutes ago, StevePark said:

Some teams wanted a 36 point limit, so thank your lucky stars

One team wanted (and proposed) a 32 point limit (pre AGM) for this league on the grounds of escalating rider costs and then when they arrived at the BSPA meeting they miraculously changed their mind and wanted a 42 point limit!!! Must have found some change down the back of the sofa possibly!!!

30 minutes ago, Sings4Speedway said:

To attempt to create separation between the Prem and Champ sides as the level was previously incredibly similar. Buster wanted his top flight to be more superior in standard.

Totally correct; however the top flight is only the premiership from two year back interspersed with the odd top marque rider now

20 minutes ago, ruffdiamond said:

I can see the reasoning behind that, but for it to have any long term effect,,, surely it will have to be the same next year and so on ?

It is supposed to be for the next few years as didn't they say the multiplier between the leagues will go up by 0.1 each year until it arrives at 2 like the good old days!!! so in theory whatever it is now multiply or divide between the top two leagues by 1.5 that would suggest that it is in for the next 5 years, however I can see that changing as you can still have your 0.1 increase each year and build to 42 points. 

However the other reason for this was to supposedly allow a reduction in the rates paid to riders and spread the available riders more fairly across the leagues (as there is a rider shortage) pushing the better riders up but personally I don't think it will work and some other bright idea will raise its head within the next couple of years (that wont work either) the "System" never works!!! 

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THJ

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1 hour ago, StevePark said:

Some teams wanted a 36 point limit, so thank your lucky stars

Ridiculous. I'm sure this was brought in to seemingly equalise team strengths so how come it seems every season has the same teams at the top of the League???

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Just now, Loose Diamond said:

Ridiculous. I'm sure this was brought in to seemingly equalise team strengths so how come it seems every season has the same teams at the top of the League???

They are devaluing the League.

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