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On 1/27/2019 at 10:26 AM, Norfolk Bear said:

Ben Barker looks like he has organised a great days Speedway for his testimonial,

Redcar 

Workington

Newcastle

& A Middlesbrough team 

This means all Redcar riders are in , 

Deserves supporting,

Put MARCH 23rd in your diaries 

 

Hope to be bringing a few Comets supporters over with us for this one. Well done Mr Barker !

 

 

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Redcar awarded two prestigious events in 2019.

British Semi-Final on Fri.31st May.

British U-19 Final on Thurs.15th August.

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That is a very attractive season opener .  Well done Ben bringing this together. Great to see the Comets there for them to be able to show off their undoubted talent. Really need them back up and running in 2020.

My diary has this date pencilled in. 

 

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JD has announced that the new sponsor is to be announced shortly & that there is continued support from at least 2 others.

Good news in addition to the 2 prestigious events , looking forward to both of these already. 

I am looking forward as well to the battle to be No 1 between the 3 Heat leaders, my guess is Charles Wright 

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On 12/19/2018 at 6:20 PM, Fromafar said:

Nothing would be gained,just pointing out one of the the reasons why people wont be flocking back to the sport IMO.Wages to riders are the reason the sport is in the state that it is in.Set pay rates with bonuses to riders if crowd levels increase instead of giving them money that can’t be afforded.

Worth every pound in my book. we go to watch two teams race that's my buzz sorted.

Already lost my other home team of Workington along with all the other Comets fans and I would be happy to pay a bit more if they had to put the price up if it meant we still have speedway.

Still far more value for money than watching them down the road kick a ball about for 90 minutes.

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11 hours ago, Speedway4ever said:

Worth every pound in my book. we go to watch two teams race that's my buzz sorted.

Already lost my other home team of Workington along with all the other Comets fans and I would be happy to pay a bit more if they had to put the price up if it meant we still have speedway.

Still far more value for money than watching them down the road kick a ball about for 90 minutes.

Bottom line is though there is not enough income generated to pay them what you think they are worth.:neutral: Comets fans have not turned up in big enough numbers to make speedway at Workington viable,you just can’t keep upping admission money.

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4 hours ago, Fromafar said:

Bottom line is though there is not enough income generated to pay them what you think they are worth.:neutral: Comets fans have not turned up in big enough numbers to make speedway at Workington viable,you just can’t keep upping admission money.

its a bit like woolies and other big stores . keep putting the prices up and you end up with jack .why cant the riders see whats happening to this sport . pretty  soon we will all be doing the rock , paper,  scissors thing to pass the time away .. . 

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One problem is that they nearly all, after a year or two, believe that they are "international star motorcyclists" even if they have only ever practised abroad. They are brave jockeys of high powered bikes who need only to battle for the first half lap of a race, before waiting to see if they can start better next time. That skill must be worth £100k  a season they believe, but sadly there are so few paying punters interested in their gating ability that if they get 25% of that in future they will be lucky. Part-time semi-pro status for those who race on in future.

 

Bog standard 250 cc bikes would produce better racing despite Rob Godfrey's declaration that racing is better than it has ever been. Were that so, the terraces would be heaving instead of being almost areas of empty silence. 

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1 hour ago, waytogo28 said:

One problem is that they nearly all, after a year or two, believe that they are "international star motorcyclists" even if they have only ever practised abroad. They are brave jockeys of high powered bikes who need only to battle for the first half lap of a race, before waiting to see if they can start better next time. That skill must be worth £100k  a season they believe, but sadly there are so few paying punters interested in their gating ability that if they get 25% of that in future they will be lucky. Part-time semi-pro status for those who race on in future.

 

Bog standard 250 cc bikes would produce better racing despite Rob Godfrey's declaration that racing is better than it has ever been. Were that so, the terraces would be heaving instead of being almost areas of empty silence. 

I think a very big problem is tracks, most are inaccessible unless you have transport and when you get there the facilities are embarrassing. What produced great racing in the days of the upright engine, isn't now up to the job, Belle Vue is brilliant (but too pricey) but some (once great) raceways are now too narrow and the bends aren't flowing enough.

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Another sponsor on board , good news !! 

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Pretty good line up for Ben Barker testimonial 

Line up for testimonial meeting is:
Ben Barker
Charles Wright
Michael Palm Toft
Jordan Stewart
Tom Bacon
Nathan Greaves
Sam Masters
Ulrich Ostergaard
Bradley Wilson Dean
Kyle Bickley
Lewis Kerr
Steve Worrall
David Wallinger 
Thomas Jorgensen
Simon Lambert
1 to be confirmed 

Read more:  http://bears-talk.proboards.com/thread/3419/barkers-testimonial-plans#ixzz5g51Lsw1k

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P & P is on Friday before the testimonial-  22nd 

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30 minutes ago, Norfolk Bear said:

Pretty good line up for Ben Barker testimonial 

Line up for testimonial meeting is:
Ben Barker
Charles Wright
Michael Palm Toft
Jordan Stewart
Tom Bacon
Nathan Greaves
Sam Masters
Ulrich Ostergaard
Bradley Wilson Dean
Kyle Bickley
Lewis Kerr
Steve Worrall
David Wallinger 
Thomas Jorgensen
Simon Lambert
1 to be confirmed 

Read more:  http://bears-talk.proboards.com/thread/3419/barkers-testimonial-plans#ixzz5g51Lsw1k

Looks pretty poor to me.

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2 hours ago, foamfence said:

Looks pretty poor to me.

can you point out the poor riders please ?

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