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20 hours ago, Paul Johnson said:

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Crikey what a complete mess! How people still prefer individual suits with bibs to team suits is beyond me. 

The fella on the right looks like he’s using a ten year old suit dug out of the lost property bin!

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At about £500 a suit that's £3500 at start of season and factor in 2-3 changes in season (injuries and loss of form) it is a lot of money to lay out when you can get a set of race bibs for about £350 quid. I much prefer things as they are at scunny as you can spot the riders easier on track with individual colours. Ipswich have taken it to the next level with team bike covers and it must be very hard to spot who is who for there fans now. 

 

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14 minutes ago, Arch Stanton said:

Crikey what a complete mess! How people still prefer individual suits with bibs to team suits is beyond me. 

The fella on the right looks like he’s using a ten year old suit dug out of the lost property bin!

Personally I prefer team race suits.

But I think we have to see what clubs can afford, and for some the race suits could be an unnecessary  expense.

The thing that I find fascinating is Jason Garrity's bike and kevlars the name Sheffield Window Centre features heavily, Sheffield's long term team sponsors.  

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18 minutes ago, HerniaWise said:

On early season form we should have kept Ryan Douglas and got rid of Josh Auty, only joking I think .

What? Three last places and a win against Ipswich? I know he rode well today, but that form to me, isn't very consistent... At least Josh is consistently average... Both as bad/good as eachother I think

Good to see Jordan Palin with a team place for next season (Already)... Got him in my NL fantasy team, so hope he has a good year

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5 hours ago, Dandelion said:

What? Three last places and a win against Ipswich? I know he rode well today, but that form to me, isn't very consistent... At least Josh is consistently average... Both as bad/good as eachother I think

Good to see Jordan Palin with a team place for next season (Already)... Got him in my NL fantasy team, so hope he has a good year

It was a joke,  can't you read

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22 hours ago, spin king said:

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The thing that I find fascinating is Jason Garrity's bike and kevlars the name Sheffield Window Centre features heavily, Sheffield's long term team sponsors.  

why is that facinating?,it was the same last year,SWC,has been a long term personnal sponsor of Garrity for some years hasnt he?

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They can wear what they like so long as speedway continues at Scunthorpe or anywhere else for that  matter. 

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Exactly, and a professional appearance ie racesuits and / or bike covers can only help to that end. 

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1 hour ago, Bagpuss said:

Exactly, and a professional appearance ie racesuits and / or bike covers can only help to that end. 

Honestly

To be fair to Rob he could have put them out in Gold Lamé threaded Kevlar's and solid Gold Helmets with fully matched up bike covers and you would still have had a pop as it comes across that you are not one of his biggest fans, just saying like, or is it only my imagination or does anyone else have the same impression.

Went to Buxton once and watched Jason G tear around the spot with his backside hanging out of his race suit and it didn't detract from the racing, (or the crashes for that matter). We did in fact wonder what he would run out of first; bike parts or the duct tape he was using to keep his suit together, but nonetheless the entertainment was first class

I know it is not the case with Scunny; however if the difference of a team running or not was down to matching race suits on a race day; well its a "no brainer" (poke the suits and keep the Speedway) and that is from someone who genuinely likes the matching look (Diamonds retro suits look the part this year) but Worky have never had matching suits ever and it didn't detract from the racing last year and it wasn't the cost of matching suits that done for them this year

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THJ

 

 

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Didnt we have race suits im denhams first season awful orange suits !

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1 minute ago, geoff100 said:

Didn't we have race suits in Denham's first season awful orange suits !

No I believe that was what he (Keith) provided for the riders he was personally sponsoring under the "Armstrong Banner" which wasn't the full team, (will stand corrected) and those awful "orange boiler suit" Kevlar's seemed indestructible 3 or 4 riders persisted with them for a long time after they rode for Worky although KD did carry on sponsoring riders even when he sold the club. I remember Roynon, Topinka,  Nermark,  James Wright, Nieminen; Andre Compton amongst others who all sported the Dayglo Orange suits at differing times

Someone who couldn't stand Team Suits was Ian Thomas as he always promoted the individuality of the rider and wanted them in their own colours to differentiate them from other team members; and there was a big debate a few year back to see what the interest was in the club providing team racing suits and I believe it was roughly a 50/50 split of those who thought (like Bagpuss to be fair) that it made the team look more professional; but with many of the remainder citing they preferred the individual look, I suppose you pay your money and take your choice. The one thing I would say is that due to the old peepers not being what they once were I have put the wrong reserve in the programmed change at Newcastle due to one looking exactly like the other guy on more than one occasion as those little dinky numbers on the front can be hard to see at times. 

Wouldn't have had that issue if they were in different suits like eh!

Also who could forget the old leathers with the tassels hanging from the arms, what a fashion statement and you always knew who your rider's were as they usually wore the same colours most of their careers...

Actuality I might be going off matching suits now, need to sit down and have a think about this one... lol

Regards
THJ

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Not keen on team suits.

I think back to Oxford in the 1980s, and we had Hans in sleek black leathers, Wiggy in distinctive day-glo green, Cocker in his chequered-leathers, etc.  The leathers were an extension of the personality of each rider. 

Team suits and that's lost.  Not only that, but it's a significant cost that most clubs simply cannot afford.

 

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3 hours ago, TotallyHonestJohn said:

Honestly

To be fair to Rob he could have put them out in Gold Lamé threaded Kevlar's and solid Gold Helmets with fully matched up bike covers and you would still have had a pop as it comes across that you are not one of his biggest fans, just saying like, or is it only my imagination or does anyone else have the same impression.

Went to Buxton once and watched Jason G tear around the spot with his backside hanging out of his race suit and it didn't detract from the racing, (or the crashes for that matter). We did in fact wonder what he would run out of first; bike parts or the duct tape he was using to keep his suit together, but nonetheless the entertainment was first class

I know it is not the case with Scunny; however if the difference of a team running or not was down to matching race suits on a race day; well its a "no brainer" (poke the suits and keep the Speedway) and that is from someone who genuinely likes the matching look (Diamonds retro suits look the part this year) but Worky have never had matching suits ever and it didn't detract from the racing last year and it wasn't the cost of matching suits that done for them this year

Regards
THJ

 

 

I have nothing against Rob Godfrey at all but I am a strong advocate of team suits and clubs (any club) in our top two divisions using them as part of giving our sport a much more professional image. I’d be singing from exactly the same hymn sheet if it was my team not using them. 

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3 hours ago, TotallyHonestJohn said:

No I believe that was what he (Keith) provided for the riders he was personally sponsoring under the "Armstrong Banner" which wasn't the full team, (will stand corrected) and those awful "orange boiler suit" Kevlar's seemed indestructible 3 or 4 riders persisted with them for a long time after they rode for Worky although KD did carry on sponsoring riders even when he sold the club. I remember Roynon, Topinka,  Nermark,  James Wright, Nieminen; Andre Compton amongst others who all sported the Dayglo Orange suits at differing times

Someone who couldn't stand Team Suits was Ian Thomas as he always promoted the individuality of the rider and wanted them in their own colours to differentiate them from other team members; and there was a big debate a few year back to see what the interest was in the club providing team racing suits and I believe it was roughly a 50/50 split of those who thought (like Bagpuss to be fair) that it made the team look more professional; but with many of the remainder citing they preferred the individual look, I suppose you pay your money and take your choice. The one thing I would say is that due to the old peepers not being what they once were I have put the wrong reserve in the programmed change at Newcastle due to one looking exactly like the other guy on more than one occasion as those little dinky numbers on the front can be hard to see at times. 

Wouldn't have had that issue if they were in different suits like eh!

Also who could forget the old leathers with the tassels hanging from the arms, what a fashion statement and you always knew who your rider's were as they usually wore the same colours most of their careers...

Actuality I might be going off matching suits now, need to sit down and have a think about this one... lol

Regards
THJ

stand to be corrected .jseezw

 

in what year were  Daniel Nermark , joe haines , kake ,Charles w  and John Branny in the workington team together ?

this was the year when mr Nermark hit Ty Proctors rear wheel  at redcar on the 3rd bend and putting him out of the meeting . 

looks like it was 2008 . thats when the riders wore team suits. there may have been the odd rider who didnt wear the team suits .

but , i stand to be corrected , Honestly .

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Do I need a reason ?

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