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Daytripper last won the day on September 4 2018

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  1. Daytripper

    Eastbourne 2019

    If the BSPA have unpaid debts they should be cleared before they are allowed to administer another season, but they won’t be. Makes a mockery to the club or clubs that are owed money. Then Lakeside , and possibly others could clear their debts.
  2. Daytripper

    Lakeside and the BSPA

    Whether they should or should not have been allowed is not the point. The fact is they WERE allowed and approved by the same Mr Godfrey who later pulled the plug. Once the figures were approved and published season tickets were bought on the strength of it, holidays and other arrangements were booked around it, clubs and more inportantly some members of the paying public were out of pocket or inconvenienced because of it. When Speedwáy Star published the interview with Godfrey, spread over two pages there was not a single word, not even a hint of apology to the fans whose money keeps the sport alive, just columns of self justification and banging on about protocols . As ever the BSPA behave as if the customers are just an inconvenience they could do without.
  3. Daytripper

    lakeside 2019

    I don't know whether you are just trolling and trouble making in your usual way or whether you are just dim but rather than make such unhelpful comments, why not leave the matter to those who are working with, and to some extent being guided by Thurrock Council on what the petition should or should not include. The fact that the petition includes the signature of a former World Champion is one of the things that adds weight , for example. Speedway might be a minority sport nationwide but it attracts the biggest crowds in Thurrock.
  4. Daytripper

    Lakeside and the BSPA

    It's rather more complicated than that. As I said we were given a lot of background to a lot of matters, which I am not going splash out all over the forum. You can either believe it or not believe it , but take it from me the BSPA have treated Stuart. Douglas apallingly, and although I dont have all the facts about Rye House, it does seem they have had a rough deal as well. Ask yourself this :. With the state of speedway in this country why have we lost two promotions and an existing track without the BSPA bending over backwards to keep everyone on board? Last season three clubs, Lakeside , Peterborough, and Workington had serious financial problems and the sport was made a laughing stock because Rob Godfrey pulled the plug on fixtures that had previously been approved . When Godfrey was asked about it in Speedwáy Star he just kept on about his protocols. That's the mentality of these people. Never mind the fans, never mind the riders let's stick to the protocols. In any other business the customers are paramount. If you start losing customers you make changes to accommodate them. In BSPA world you stick to the protocols and if the paying public don't like it they can lump it. Crowds at almost every club are down. How many fans have been lost to the sport in the last 5 years alone. They call themselves an "Association" but some of those at the helm don't even know the meaning of the word.
  5. Daytripper

    lakeside 2019

    2500 signatures on the petition so far, which as these things go, is said to be quite impressive . A number of riders have given their support, including Jason Doyle. The target is 3000 signatures. If you haven't signed it yet , pleas e do so , and if Auntie Lil and Uncle Bert haven't signed it see if you can get them to support it, to help the club get it over the line. Thanks..
  6. Daytripper

    lakeside 2019

    2500 signatures on the petition so far, which as these things go, is said to be quite impressive . A number of riders have given their support, including Jason Doyle. The target is 3000 signatures. If you haven't signed it yet , pleas e do so , and if Auntie Lil and Uncle Bert haven't signed it see if you can get them to support it, to help the club get it over the line. Thanks..
  7. Daytripper

    Entertainers First/Surname game

    Viv Richards - Cricket
  8. Daytripper

    Lakeside and the BSPA

    Just back from the Lakeside fans forum. Well attended. Someone said around 200 there but I didn't count them myself. The meeting lasted about 1hr 45 min and a lot of detail was given which I am not going to repeat on here. Suffice to say there is hope . Lots still to be done but there was an hour long meeting with the developers a week of two back, and the Thurtock Council are tangibly supportive . There are sponsors interested in giving support if things come to fruition and at the moment at least there seem to be funds available to build a basic Leicester style track. The council are doing their assessment/planning of sports facilities in a few months and Speedwáy seems to be on the agenda. The behaviour of the BSPA towards Stuart Douglas has been atrocious, and wrangling are still going on. No criticism was made of Rye House who did there best to help but reading between the lines it seems the BSPA's treatment of them has been abysmal as well. It just seems incredible to me that given the present state of speedway the BSPA are not bending over backwards to keep Speedwáy at that facility instead of obstructing it . All the riders will be paid by Stuart but it is the BSPA that are preventing it at the moment. It seems to me that that, the BSPA continue to believe that it is they , not they riders, nor the fans, that are the most important people in Speedwáy.
  9. Daytripper

    Lakeside and the BSPA

    Everybody has to sign in for the referee, ie track curator , track doctor, team managers, machine examiners and team captains. The team captains don't specifically have to confirm the team has been paid but a lot make a comment on the form that there is money otstanding. I have know several team captains to say on the form that monies are outstanding but I have never heard of the BSPA doing anything about it. However, since the BSPA themselves are often horrendously late paying Team GB riders they are not really in a strong position to take action against anybody else. I personally knew a former Team GB rider who said it cost him £1500 last time he road for his country.
  10. Daytripper

    Song Title Game

    Everybody Loves My Baby- Fats Waller
  11. Daytripper

    Lakeside and the BSPA

    No good having discounted admission if the product is no good. Ironically Lakeside had an attractive and successful team in 2018 but we still had the usual clowns running the sport, with great gaps in the fixture list even before Godfrey started tampering with it and making it worse, and that's without all the other cheating and manipulation that goes on. I loved it at Arena but when it moved to Rye House it was like watching paint dry. Now that I don't have a team to support , I find the sport has very little to commend itself to me as a neutral .
  12. Daytripper

    Song Title Game

    My Old Mans A Dustman- Lonnie Donegan
  13. Daytripper

    'Thugs & Muggers' On Mopeds!

    These things take on a sharp perspective when it happens to you. My daughters car has just been stolen from outside her flat. She is self employed, working at various locations so she can't earn her living till this gets sorted, so it like stealing food. The insurance payout is not likely to be enough to buy a comparable car. A few months ago an aquaintance had her car stolen while she was nursing her husband through a terminal illness, causing massive difficulty and distress. These moped muggers and people like them are the lowest of the low. They care nothing for anyone else. If the Police knock them off their scooters and crack their skull open, then good. The world will be a better place without them . Typical of Diane Abbot who wants to be Home Secretary that she should be on the side of the criminal not the victim.
  14. Daytripper

    Song Title Game

    Good call. Penalty for me doing a rushed edit . So :- I'm a boy - The Who. (. Not sure but wasn't I'm Free Roger Daltry solo , not the Who ?)
  15. Daytripper

    Entertainers First/Surname game

    Graham Walker - Motorcycling and father of Murray .

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