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8 hours ago, Trackerman48 said:

Iain you will find a  airfence only last for 6 or 7yrs . Same as Birmingham they need a new one.

 

Lakesides air bags lasted a lot longer then that.  They got some second hand ones from Coventry around 2012/13 which were still,in use at the end, but some of the others were from Ronnie Russell’s days or perhaps earlier and they were still in use at the end, so they could possibly have been 15+ years old . However because of stock cars the airfences were taken down after every meeting so that might have had something to do with their longevity. Another thing is that the ones they got from Coventry were a lot lighter than the older ones. I don’t know whether the ex- Coventry ones were more modern materials, or whether the older Lakeside ones were better quality but they were back breaking to lift, usually taking at least two teams of five to lift alternately and throw them on a trailer , with two more going ahead getting the air out and folding them. Very hard work! 
The figure I heard for the cost of new ones was £20,000,  but that was several years ago , so it could well be 25,000 in today’s money.

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53 minutes ago, W9 Lion said:

I had no intention of argueing, especially the toss, just showing you the relevant section from the rule book regarding track certification. It's eight plus pages so I dont have the time to upload it onto here.

No problem... so it is self imposed by the speedway authorities then, that's all I was asking

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1 hour ago, PowerfulPierre said:

They have a "shelf life" of a number of years as has been previously explained, and once that period is reached, they have to go, hence why Leicester replaced their red and yellow one's.

Surely you should replace them not when they become a certain age but when they become unsafe... seems like a terrible waste, what happens to the old ones? Perhaps they should be recycled into track covers

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21 minutes ago, cityrebel said:

I tell you what is ironic. Ian Jordan closes Eastbourne speedway, yet one of his unpaid riders Richard Lawson, signs for Plymouth, another Ian Jordan track. That's real irony for you!

I bet he's been paid what he's owed as part of the deal to go to Plymouth I would imagine. 

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12 minutes ago, gazzac said:

I bet he's been paid what he's owed as part of the deal to go to Plymouth I would imagine. 

Not sure Ian Jordan is still involved at Plymouth.

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This is my take on what has gone wrong at Eastbourne, its just my thoughts and based  on limited Knowledge so could be wide of the mark..

2019, the new promotion take over and take the club up a level

They are promoting the club well, its a side built with the NDL side with a few additions to make it Championship competitive but substantial cost wise, there is a feel good factor about the club.

2020, With the club on a high, the club gamble on building a top team and offer wages based on the upwards spiral from the 2019 season, a gamble that the club will increase crowds and extra sponsorship.

2020 season does not happen.

2021 The club honour all contracts from 2020 and expect the upwards curve from the end of 2019 continues after 2020 covid.

This starts to go horiblly wrong as gates start to fall and the club starts to spiral into debt.

The business model was not thought out well, they gambled on the fact they could grow this season when really they should have cut back and consolidated.

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1 hour ago, sugarray said:

Not sure Ian Jordan is still involved at Plymouth.

He said he was a director, when interviewed at the last Arlington meeting.

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34 minutes ago, M.D said:

This is my take on what has gone wrong at Eastbourne, its just my thoughts and based  on limited Knowledge so could be wide of the mark..

2019, the new promotion take over and take the club up a level

They are promoting the club well, its a side built with the NDL side with a few additions to make it Championship competitive but substantial cost wise, there is a feel good factor about the club.

2020, With the club on a high, the club gamble on building a top team and offer wages based on the upwards spiral from the 2019 season, a gamble that the club will increase crowds and extra sponsorship.

2020 season does not happen.

2021 The club honour all contracts from 2020 and expect the upwards curve from the end of 2019 continues after 2020 covid.

This starts to go horiblly wrong as gates start to fall and the club starts to spiral into debt.

The business model was not thought out well, they gambled on the fact they could grow this season when really they should have cut back and consolidated.

They should never have run two teams for a start. Double headers are not popular with a lot of fans and for some, it was an excuse not to go.

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58 minutes ago, cityrebel said:

He said he was a director, when interviewed at the last Arlington meeting.

Commercial & Business Consultant:  Ian Jordan

From Plymouth Speedway website.

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Just now, Jimsboy said:

Commercial & Business Consultant:  Ian Jordan

From Plymouth Speedway website.

I'm only going by what the man said when interviewed. I was not alone in hearing it.

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12 hours ago, Jimsboy said:

Ian Jordon been on Sussex Radio saying investors have come forward to him and Les Fineing and be looking to start new company for start next season. 

Obviously it won't be their company running it i presume. 

Bury the bad debt and start business again. 

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Lawson to Plymouth 

Brennan to Glasgow 

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On 8/25/2021 at 6:54 AM, old bob at herne bay said:

Took a look at the Spedeworth stock car fixtures,  http://www.spedeworth.co.uk/fixtures.php

 all Eastbourne fixtures after the end of August are marked “provisional”.

I wonder what is going on down at Arlington ? 

 

 

While what you say is correct, you are being rather devious as EVERY fixture for ALL tracks is morked "provisional" from the start of September on the Spedeworth fixture list. Stop trying to make things worse on every subject you comment on, it is becoming a bore. 

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8 hours ago, Chris116 said:

While what you say is correct, you are being rather devious as EVERY fixture for ALL tracks is morked "provisional" from the start of September on the Spedeworth fixture list. Stop trying to make things worse on every subject you comment on, it is becoming a bore. 

Can it get ANY worse ? Yes on closer inspection spedeworth fixtures are all provisional.

 

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