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Interesting comments in various areas on the statement today. However, playing devils advocate, I think some realism needs to be seen.

The first issue of note is the doubling up issue. There was never going to be a huge change this season, the fact the BSPA are aiming to slowly lessen the riders allowed is a good sign and possibly the only realistic option moving forward. 

The changing of teams in leagues is interesting. It's clear there was a real lack of desire for sides to be in the Premiership and Buster taking over Peterborough and Ipswich was the only solution. Whilst it may seem to bring the sport into disrepute, the simple facts are that without Buster's investment in the two clubs, the top division would not exist at it stands. Having a top division still must be seen as a positive and a chance to move forward. Seven strong, stable clubs are a good starting point moving forward. 

One thing I would say is the identical statements posted by Ipswich and Peterborough, 'quoting' Chris Louis and Ged Rathbone are embarrassing. At least put a bit of effort into it!

The lack of fixtures is still a huge issue that hasn't been taken care of and is a huge concern I believe.

 

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1 minute ago, racers and royals said:

Maybe from Cheryl :) she is a Littlechild family member.

I can assure you that Cheryl is a fully grown adult ;)

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This week`s purchases by Buster remind me very much of the scenario Terry Russell faced when he was chairman and  purchased (or invested in) clubs just so the top league could meet the minimum number of teams for the  TV contract

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Just now, racers and royals said:

This week`s purchases by Buster remind me very much of the scenario Terry Russell faced when he was chairman and  purchased (or invested in) clubs just so the top league could meet the minimum number of teams for the  TV contract

Protecting his share but, R & R. :D

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Just now, racers and royals said:

This week`s purchases by Buster remind me very much of the scenario Terry Russell faced when he was chairman and  purchased (or invested in) clubs just so the top league could meet the minimum number of teams for the  TV contract

A bit the Mike Parker and his cronies having their fingers in serval pies back in the day 

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Perhaps Chapman is trying to become speedways Barry Herne.

Buy all the top clubs and then you can control everything.

The man is a genius and welcome to the exciting new era of Busters Speedway Promotions Alliance. 

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3 minutes ago, proud panther said:

So basically, Chapman has bought into Peterborough & Ipswich to ensure the so called top league can still run ?

sums it up perfectly, instead of just coming up with a new blueprint for speedway in this country.

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3 hours ago, Chris116 said:

Dear BSPA, 

I have watch speedway regularly since 1958 at Wimbledon, West Ham, New Cross, Hackney, Crayford, Romford, Rye House, Arena Essex and Skegness. I am now back living in London which maybe you have not noticed is the CAPITAL of both England and the UK. Without a car how do I support this wonderful sport? 

Yours

One very upset former supporter, who would still be a supporter if there was a track in London. 

Have you ever considered yourself to be a bit of a jinx ?

 

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1 hour ago, wealdstone said:

Now well and truly the boss of bosses, Rathbone and Louis  now in Mafia terms "Made Men"

Whatever happened to the 'excess travelling" problem.

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1 minute ago, Tsunami said:

Whatever happened to the 'excess travelling" problem.

Just what I said on another forum

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15 minutes ago, Triple.H. said:

Have you ever considered yourself to be a bit of a jinx ?

 

Thanks, I am depressed enough without being told it is my fault! 

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2 minutes ago, Chris116 said:

Thanks, I am depressed enough without being told it is my fault! 

Only having a giggle

I'm sure you know that

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1 more club for Buster to buy and that's 4 out of 7. Makes the votes of the remaining 3 pointless as and when required 

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With the reworking of the conversion ratio will there be a reset of averages for doubling down (note this is the wording now used and not doubling up)

Will old Championship averages be abandoned for those who currently have both?

That combined with the reduction to a 38 point team total in the Championship would go a long way to reducing the number involved

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