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4 hours ago, topaz325 said:

Sounds like two new promoters could be the ones to take over from Ford after this season.

This allows Matt to progress his other business opportunity abroad, whilst 'keeping the club amongst trusted family and friends'.  Theres a good video interview with the new promoters on the Poole website now.

Sounds as though the Digital Marketing Agency are working on something for the whole of speedway - not just Poole.

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4 hours ago, Gavan said:

Im still about just no need to post on this thread the Poole team is done and dusted

The events of the final last season.........the fact my team have stupidly moved up and built an average looking side.....one man owning 3 clubs..........means my interest in this once great sport has dwindled somewhat.......like a lot of people with family ive got better things to spend my hard earned cash on

Why don't you get a job at the stadium. . .  E.g. Selling Speedway Star. . Just an idea

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3 hours ago, Skidder1 said:

This allows Matt to progress his other business opportunity abroad, whilst 'keeping the club amongst trusted family and friends'.  Theres a good video interview with the new promoters on the Poole website now.

Sounds as though the Digital Marketing Agency are working on something for the whole of speedway - not just Poole.

Keeping the club going. And the big increase of young fans. Poole are the most, or equally expensive in the league for young ones.

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1 hour ago, Trackrat said:

Why don't you get a job at the stadium. . .  E.g. Selling Speedway Star. . Just an idea

I'm sure gavan is far too intelligent to do something like that.  That has to be worse than selling the Big Issue on a street corner. 

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On 1/25/2019 at 5:05 PM, poole keith said:

should have sold 2/3yrs ago

When there was something to sell that anyone would pay reasonable money for.

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12 hours ago, waytogo28 said:

When there was something to sell that anyone would pay reasonable money for.

You are spot on. The stock of speedway in the past decade or so has plummeted to worthless. Investing in the sport of speedway is madness unless you get a thrill out of seeing your money burned. I don’t know if Matt Ford has had an offer for Poole but in this market and the way things are I can not imagine there’s been a que outside his office door. 

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14 hours ago, Speedtiger said:

You are spot on. The stock of speedway in the past decade or so has plummeted to worthless. Investing in the sport of speedway is madness unless you get a thrill out of seeing your money burned. I don’t know if Matt Ford has had an offer for Poole but in this market and the way things are I can not imagine there’s been a que outside his office door. 

There certainly hasn't been a queue But now that he has family and friends (and a sponsor) as co-promoters it will allow him to pursue his new business abroad whilst still having the trust and confidence in the day-to-day running of the club.  As he's said he can and will fly back in for match days - similar to what many riders do. That arrangement will at least be in place for the next couple of years unless he does get a decent offer.

Any potential new owner or co-owner will still need to have at least one licensed co-promoter on board.

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So it looks like Poole Stadium is to host one of the BSPA's 'shared' events eg a round of the British Youth Championshiups maybe?!

It depends how you read the press release on www.speedwaygb.co

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1 minute ago, Skidder1 said:

So it looks like Poole Stadium is to host one of the BSPA's 'shared' events eg a round of the British Youth Championshiups maybe?!

It depends how you read the press release on www.speedwaygb.co

I thought that EVERY premiership club was hosting a round of the youth championship.....

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On ‎2‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 12:17 PM, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

I thought that EVERY premiership club was hosting a round of the youth championship.....

yes I think your right I have read that as well not sure when that was released though agm I surpose

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Every premiership club is to stage a gb youth round. First few dates already published on young lions site:

ROUND 1 @ Peterborough
Monday April 22, 2019
 
ROUND 2 @ Ipswich
Monday May 6, 2019

ROUND 3 @ Glasgow
Sunday June 15, 2019
 
ROUND 4 @ Belle Vue
Sunday June 22, 2019
 
Dates for additional rounds at KING'S LYNN, POOLE, SWINDON andWOLVERHAMPTON to follow in due course.
 
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So good to see Darcy Ward getting wed to the lovely Lizzie on Friday.  Congratulations to them both.

So many speedway friends in attendance in Oz, including Middlo, the Holders and the Kurtzs, Leigh Adams plus Aussie Team Manager Mark Lemon and many more..

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48 minutes ago, Phil The Ace said:

It would seem your new team sponsor appeared on BBC watchdog in 2011 for being rogue traders. Obviously companies can change there ways. And they probably have. But I wonder if Ford would have been associated about if he knew. Or if he did they must have give Ford an offer he couldn't refuse  

If it was the case that they where indeed proved to be rogue traders, I guess it could be argued it was that it was  in the interests of home hygiene ;)

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58 minutes ago, Phil The Ace said:

It would seem your new team sponsor appeared on BBC watchdog in 2011 for being rogue traders. Obviously companies can change there ways. And they probably have. But I wonder if Ford would have been associated about if he knew. Or if he did they must have give Ford an offer he couldn't refuse  

Well well, who would have thought it...a rouge involved in speedway. Whatever next?

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9 hours ago, Speedtiger said:

Well well, who would have thought it...a rouge involved in speedway. Whatever next?

Since 1928 I am sure that when would be promoters are interviewed by the powers that be, it is a prerequisite of their CV. Appearing on Rogue Traders is very much in the top league!

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