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Thursdays - Use them or lose them!

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2 minutes ago, INCOGNITO said:

Think a few of the bigger clubs are getting a wake up call at the AGM and may have to come to terms they can no longer get others to follow them into the top level and may have to admit defeat and join the minnows in a more efficient level that all can compete at. 

 

One league at Championship level is looking like the only option now and just hope they don't make the big mistake of doing a north and south as it will cause so many problems in the long run and clubs like Redcar and Berwick need to have nights entertaining Swindon, Wolves and Poole on a level playing field .

 

It may be forced on some but hopefully they will see it's better swimming in a bigger pool than a puddle and I'm sure many NL riders will benefit next year if it does and they run it for three years not change everything again in 12 months. 

Is this a leak of what really has been discussed or a vivid imagination?

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How can one league be more 'efficient'?  Aside from theoretically ruling out some higher averaged riders, the 'new' heat leaders will automatically demand heat leader deals unless their costs are dramatically reduced.

Whether it be North/South or not, the clubs with more assets or money will still be stronger and more successful, meaning that the weaker teams will just languish  in the lower half of the league.

Teams with no realistic chance of winning anything and go on a lengthy losing streak will soon lose more fans and money. I can't see any efficiency in that scenario.

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48 minutes ago, Skidder1 said:

How can one league be more 'efficient'?  Aside from theoretically ruling out some higher averaged riders, the 'new' heat leaders will automatically demand heat leader deals unless their costs are dramatically reduced.

Whether it be North/South or not, the clubs with more assets or money will still be stronger and more successful, meaning that the weaker teams will just languish  in the lower half of the league.

Teams with no realistic chance of winning anything and go on a lengthy losing streak will soon lose more fans and money. I can't see any efficiency in that scenario.

Just sat in tesco's reading last weeks Speedy Star. Brilliant features and write ups. The REFS and Tatums. I like his bit plonking kids on seats, but he's right. We need something massively positive to come out of the AGM. Including a simplified rule book. And stick to it...

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1 hour ago, Starman2006 said:

Just sat in tesco's reading last weeks Speedy Star. Brilliant features and write ups. The REFS and Tatums. I like his bit plonking kids on seats, but he's right. We need something massively positive to come out of the AGM. Including a simplified rule book. And stick to it...

If you paid for it you could have read it sat at home. :P

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On 11/9/2018 at 5:29 PM, racers and royals said:

In my opinion the  Thursday`s and Sweden rumour is just rubbish. Nine teams in the Eliterserien(Swedish top league) in 2019 so 1 team misses out each round therefore 18 Tuesday`s will be required to run the regular season. Between the beginning of May (7th) and the 3rd September there are 18 Tuesday`s- they shouldn`t even have to lose a Tuesday for the SON in 2019. Yes they tried something new in 2018 when they had a back to back 24 hour  Tues/Wed local derby fixture which they maybe will try and do again. The Swedish 2nd div runs Thursday`s and hasn`t caused the UK many problems. In my opinion if GB want Thursday`s they will get priority in 2019.

Told you so :)

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Pleased common sense prevailed considering Monday & Thursday were our protected days. Probably why Ipswich & Boro have come up as otherwise it would have only been a 5 team league!!!

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A shame Sheffield couldn't be tempted up too. 

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