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Lions v Glasgow 17th August

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Think it is really hard to get a second ambulance because it's a Saturday night  the busiest night of the week for them I think they called for one and was over a hour before it could get there maybe they should have not bothered to full grade the track after Ht 15  and kept it slick for the unexperenced riders 

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There is always a danger when trying to rescue a slick track that dragging dirt over the holes etc means that you have a marble-y surface with hidden dangers underneath. Sadly meetings like this cause the NL no end of harm as the product on show does not reflect what can actually be served up. In reality this should have been run the other way round with the NL match starting first (and earlier) as the track damage would be lesser and then the big names could have ridden the track later in the day with their superior abilities.

That way Leicester could have charged the double header rate until X time/heats of the NL match and then the regular rate for those who just wanted to view the higher tier.

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Even with a good track to ride on it's usually the case that N.L. riders are more prone to falling as they are not so experienced so what would happen if it had been the other way around on Saturday and we were hanging around for ages waiting for the match to eventually finish before the more important Lions v Glasgow one could start?  And yes I have watched loads of N.L. matches going back to the Cougars and The Storm at Coventry and the Bees riding at Leicester. 

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5 hours ago, Gemini said:

Even with a good track to ride on it's usually the case that N.L. riders are more prone to falling as they are not so experienced so what would happen if it had been the other way around on Saturday and we were hanging around for ages waiting for the match to eventually finish before the more important Lions v Glasgow one could start?  And yes I have watched loads of N.L. matches going back to the Cougars and The Storm at Coventry and the Bees riding at Leicester. 

Maybe NL matches should not be over15 heats anyway, perhaps 12 heats is enough with, if time and circumstances allows, a couple of additional races for the highest scorers with points earned accumulating over the season to an individual award? If the extra heats don't take place, it's a shame but it doesn't mess up the match result. Also it's ridiculous that Leicester, for example, can use r/r at this level for almost the full season. This is another delayer to matches and it should only be allowed in limited circumstances.

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11 hours ago, Big Al said:

Maybe NL matches should not be over15 heats anyway, perhaps 12 heats is enough with, if time and circumstances allows, a couple of additional races for the highest scorers with points earned accumulating over the season to an individual award? If the extra heats don't take place, it's a shame but it doesn't mess up the match result. Also it's ridiculous that Leicester, for example, can use r/r at this level for almost the full season. This is another delayer to matches and it should only be allowed in limited circumstances.

Been banging that second point for years. RR is the durge of a good meeting. Allow it for emergencies but the rest its guests to allow experience. 

Definitely don't agree with cutting the length of a match though, spectators want more value for money not less.  

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According to this week's Speedway Star no more double headers at Leicester. Cubs to ride midweek to clear fixture backlog.

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