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11 hours ago, Tosh1218 said:

Sad what’s happened , but why declare to run if money problems from last weren’t sorted. Really feel for Stevie Worrill ravaged by injury last season at Scunthorpe and agrees and signs a deal with Workington this season and won’t even get to tapes

Have you not thought of the possibility that they were promised some cash injection, and as such they perhaps decided to go ahead with running this year on the strength of that promise ? And then, just perhaps,. that cash injection from whoever, didnt materialise ? In other words, "promises were broken" ? :rolleyes:

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10 hours ago, proud panther said:

Whatever happens in the future for Workington, Laura has got my full respect. To put so much of her own money into the club she obviously loved is amazing, in my opinion.

 

Hear Hear ! :t:

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5 hours ago, Byker Biker said:

The rules and constitution have been ignored by the BSPA on so many occasions now that Laura can be forgiven for this late decision. Workington were allowed to attend the AGM and subsequently put a team together which inevitably gave some comfort. Despite this support from the BSPA the pay up or else call wasn't finalised until last week. Laura had to call it off or face an annulment and consequently a seizure, at least she still has some influence over the future of the Comets (for the time being). Allowing Laura to make the call does save the awkward announcement that the triple champions are being forcibly closed, it's a very difficult situation for all parties and let's be honest the BSPA could have pulled the plug long before now.

The disagreeing views on this thread (including mine) confirm only one thing, there are no winners whatsoever !

Totally Agree. People need to be positive, although I know its hard. The period on ice will give the club time to sort its debts out, and regroup and see where they are regarding running again. The way things worked out, and the fact that no one expected the club's season to last until the end of October, meant they had precious little time to assess their situation, before the AGM came along and they had to start talking about 2019 !!! Plus, although I know its unlikely, it gives a whole year almost for them to find new sponsors or for one to come along of his own volition. I think the period on ice will be an opportunity for them to run more special social events this year, all hopefully laid on to raise cash for the clubs future,  and not least to ensure fans stay interested !  WATCH THIS SPACE !!

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The Kyle Bickley interview in today's Speedway Star speaks volumes of riders' mentality.

A quick soundbite about the impact on the fans and then paragraphs about how "I" and "me" will suffer.

 

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51 minutes ago, frigbo said:

The Kyle Bickley interview in today's Speedway Star speaks volumes of riders' mentality.

A quick soundbite about the impact on the fans and then paragraphs about how "I" and "me" will suffer.

 

I am pretty sure he was been interviewed for his reaction to what is going on. Of course he is mainly going to talk about himself. If the SS wanted a fans view they would of interviewed a fan.

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1 hour ago, frigbo said:

The Kyle Bickley interview in today's Speedway Star speaks volumes of riders' mentality.

A quick soundbite about the impact on the fans and then paragraphs about how "I" and "me" will suffer.

 

U reading something diffrent to me kyle comes across as a very mature young lad with nothing but praise for the comets management  not once does the word "suffer" appear .

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10 minutes ago, nagy1 said:

I am pretty sure he was been interviewed for his reaction to what is going on. Of course he is mainly going to talk about himself. If the SS wanted a fans view they would of interviewed a fan.

I understand he's just a kid, but as a local lad I would have expected a far more balanced response to be honest.

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When I followed them in 2004/5 they averaged 1200, where and why did half their fans disappear?! Especially after winning the treble, surprised the missing hundreds didn't return!

Remember 2500 for the Fours and Stoneys Testimonial.

That's 3 teams I've followed now closed, hope Swindon don't go the same way!

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1 hour ago, auntie doris said:

When I followed them in 2004/5 they averaged 1200, where and why did half their fans disappear?! Especially after winning the treble, surprised the missing hundreds didn't return!

Remember 2500 for the Fours and Stoneys Testimonial.

That's 3 teams I've followed now closed, hope Swindon don't go the same way!

why did u stop going ??might answer your question .

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40 minutes ago, geoff100 said:

why did u stop going ??might answer your question .

Moved back to Swindon

 

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2 minutes ago, auntie doris said:

Moved back to Swindon

 

Its only 4 hrs or so in a car away lol

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2 hours ago, auntie doris said:

When I followed them in 2004/5 they averaged 1200, where and why did half their fans disappear?! Especially after winning the treble, surprised the missing hundreds didn't return!

Remember 2500 for the Fours and Stoneys Testimonial.

That's 3 teams I've followed now closed, hope Swindon don't go the same way!

U thought of moving to glasgow  lol

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4 minutes ago, geoff100 said:

Its only 4 hrs or so in a car away lol

4.53 hours..but Swindon is half hour walk away..lol

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Read the detailed article in The Speedway Star this week, a very sad outcome but hard to see what Management could have done any differently. The comments from riders and Management about care taken to notify 2019 team is very heart-warming, although as suggested some of the unpaid 2018 riders may not feel the same. Really hope a solution can be found for 20202.

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