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51 minutes ago, SPEEDY69 said:

No, I don't.  And I also remember some fantastic race suits some of the riders wore, looking very professional in the coordination with their machinery etc.  Of course I'm not stupid and understand the points you've made except I don't agree on the need for team suits.

TV coverage of course in the 70s/80s was less frequent but did air on shows such as World Of Sport, watched by millions rather than the tens of thousands who tune into the BT Sport coverage.  Additionally, in those days it wasn't just teams that were sponsored, the whole league was!

We could go further down the clone track of course, have the same helmets and ditch helmet colours because they no longer serve any purpose either because it's easy to see who's on each team - except for the new signings, guests etc. :)

Of course they look more professional.  Its a TEAM sport and the matching kit aligns with a TEAM of riders rather than a collection of individuals (Poole Pirates last season is a good example of the latter).  Whether you like it or not is a different question.

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48 minutes ago, Steve0 said:

Of course they look more professional.  Its a TEAM sport and the matching kit aligns with a TEAM of riders rather than a collection of individuals (Poole Pirates last season is a good example of the latter).  Whether you like it or not is a different question.

We disagree then.  We could talk about the definition of what it means to look 'professional' of course but that may get really tedious.  Any rider who is licensed and paid for riding speedway is a professional.  How they look is simply a matter of preference.  Oh, and a TEAM is a collection of INDIVIDUALS (see, I can patronise as well ;)

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15 hours ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

I'm sure the MASSIF would start by sponsoring Jake's as our rider of the the year for 2019

 

15 hours ago, Pob said:

We'll the offer has been sent to Jake , and I've also messaged to club about it as well .

 

 

Got a message back from Jake this morning , he's on board with the idea.  

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I would imagine so,,, free stuff. 

Maybe other parts of the stadium could do the same. 

Home straight stand,garden bar, first bend, second bend, massif, broomstick and methanol, back straight

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Very pleased to be part of Drew Kemp sponsorship for 2020, spoke to him at the Paradise Park on Sunday. Very professional young lad, hope all concerned with Ipswich will give him time, big step up for him, but I believe he as a big future  

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15 minutes ago, Suffolkpunch said:

See the new Ipswich Polo Shirt from Jeabea Designs that should be the top half of the 2020 race suit

The continuity of that would be desirable IMO - thecrepluca shirt aspect is as strong a pull as any

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how much roughly is glove sponsorship? Might look at doing something with a rider myself perhaps.

 

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12 minutes ago, Baldyman said:

Prefer last year's,,, should have stuck with that

do you know something? Not sure the jaybea stuff is a replica, well I hope not.

All the gear the riders have, shirts, hoodies, fleeces were grey last year

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last year and the year before the jaybea polo shirt was the same as the top half  of the race suit so i thinking this year will be the same

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3 hours ago, Falcon1983 said:

how much roughly is glove sponsorship? Might look at doing something with a rider myself perhaps.

 

Depends on make,, some riders prefer certain types, and also depends if you mean a pair or a seasons worth.,, or just a certain amount of pairs. I'm guessing some riders have glove sponsorship like they do with their goggles 

A pair of gloves depending on how you get them,, will cost between 20 to 30 quid for ya bog standard moto x type glove, add in a bit of leather, the price goes up.  TLD pink gloves direct from them currently 23.60 as they have a sale on

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20 hours ago, 89buttons said:

Does anyone know when press and practise is scheduled?

Press practice we'd 18th/fri 20th March.

 

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