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  1. Guess it's as good a time to start.
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    2021 GP Series Dates

    And then you spend two hours bored to death by follow the leader garbage. If this is it for Cardiff, then good riddance. It's rubbish, and has been from day one.
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    2021 GP Series Dates

    Lets hope so. Cardiff is pants. Terrible racing, astronomical prices, stadium half empty. Nothing to do in the city. Belle Vue can showcase speedway in a way Cardiff can only dream of.
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    2021 GP Series Dates

    There has to be a commitment to staging a GP in the UK if possible, even if Cardiff can't be bothered
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    2021 GP Series Dates

    Good. Belle Vue to stage it please
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    Cardiff 2020

    But far better than anything you'll ever see at Cardiff. Wembley at least never needed to be booby-trapped to manufacture overtaking. I think you'll find the vast majority who go to Cardiff go late on and cant be doing with the whole "day out" myth. And the NSS is hardly out in the sticks. It's a short bus ride or train ride into Manchester - a far better and more vibrant city than Cardiff.
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    Cardiff 2020

    I'm not suggesting the NSS is a better stadium than Cardiff. However, the NSS is a far better track (its arguably the best track in the world) and is based in a far better city. You can manufacture Cardiff with bunting and glamour as much as you like, but speedway is all about the racing, and Cardiff repeatedly disappoints in that aspect.
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    Cardiff 2020

    Cardiff "showcases" the sport as the first out th A full Belle Vue (which produces a great atmosphere if that's so important to you) or a Cardiff that has swathes of empty seats cunningly hidden by having no tv cameras fixed on it? I know which one would look better to the casual viewer
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    Cardiff 2020

    Not the SGP. Just Cardif, when there is a venue that would showcase the sport in a more exciting way than Cardiff can ever hope to do
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    Cardiff 2020

    The beginning of the end for the white elephant
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    Brandon Update

    Agree 100% with this. Brandon is a fantastic venue for speedway, but even in the last few years before it was closed, you got the impression that parts of the stadium were falling down. I still think it's a big ask to get the Bees and Stoxs back in there, but having the track and building it up around it (as was the case at Somerset) would be the best option
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    One Day World Final?

    If Belle Vue was added to the list, I can guarantee the numbers trotting off the Cardiff would drop massively.
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    One Day World Final?

    Which was down to the track being riddled with ruts. That is NOT racing.
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    Quiz

    Shame ITV dont put funding into decent programmes instead of stupidity like this. This was a very serious crime, yet they're trying to make a big joke out of it? What are they trying to prove?
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    One Day World Final?

    And yet I know of plenty who hated going there because of the incessant noise. You forget that that Wembley 81 final featured 2 of the greatest races ever seen. Nothing to do with the atmosphere. Cardiff highlights one of the big problems in speedway. People just happy to put up with any old garbage, even when it costs a kings ransom. A GP at Belle Vue would show speedway in a perfect light. Great racing on a proper track. You can dress up Cardiff with all the trimmings you like. It will always be the emperor's new clothes.
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    One Day World Final?

    Stop trying to kid yourself. If people want a "day out" then they go to a theme park. Nobody who goes to speedway could care less about the atmosphere. They go for the racing, and Cardiff churns out boring racing season after season. I've been once and I hated the place. Staging it there when Belle Vue provides brilliant racing in a far better location is tantamount to treason.
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    One Day World Final?

    Playing the "Manchester is always wet" card again? Belle Vue is a brand new facility with fantastic drainage. The moment it was built, the contract for Cardiff should have been stuck in a shredder. Speedway owes nothing to Cardiff. Bin it.
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    One Day World Final?

    How about the complete lack of anything resembling racing unless its bordering on dangerous, it being in one of the most unpleasant cities in the UK, the extortionate prices that they charge for food, parking and accommodation? People bang on about it being "a day out" and "atmosphere ". Nobody is interested. People go for the racing, and year in and year out it's boring; follow the leader rubbish. We have a track in Manchester which is tailored for great racing, yet they continue to persevere with this dump? Get rid of it. Its crap.
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    One Day World Final?

    Lets hope so. That place has already done enough damage to British Speedway
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    Corona virus

    Not sure Jye Etheridge is being particularly helpful on Twitter. Doesn't seem understand why speedway cant run behind closed doors
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    Corona virus

    To be fair we've a 7 team league for the last two seasons with long spells of good weather, and clubs have STILL had to go on a mad dash to cram all the dates in!
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    Corona virus

    Neither will they want St John's crews spending a couple of hours at the local speedway track when its likely to be all hands to the pump. As you say, it probably will be taken out of the BSPA's hands anyway.
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    Corona virus

    BRITISH SPEEDWAY STATEMENT: CORONAVIRUS UDPDATE Friday March 13, 2020 A NEW season of British Speedway will start as planned this weekend. The British Speedway Promoters’ Association can confirm there are no plans to cancel, postpone or otherwise change the running of our fixtures at this moment in time. We are closely monitoring the situation and it is business as usual following the information broadcast by Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday afternoon. As an association we will continue to work from the advice handed down by the government regarding the ongoing situation. We would urge all riders, staff and supporters to continue to adhere by the advice regarding frequent washing of hands in soap and water and avoiding contact with anyone who has a fever or cough. We also remind people of the government advice regarding even mild symptoms, if you feel this is the case please stay at home for seven days. In the meantime, we look forward to a successful staging of the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund meeting at Scunthorpe on Saturday and hope substantial funds are raised for this most worthwhile cause. Share This:
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    Corona virus

    No way could speedway get by running meetings in front of empty stadiums. They simply dont have the income from elsewhere to cover the costs
  25. Rocket87

    Danny Ayres RIP

    What horrible news to find. RIP Danny. A great character and entertaining rider taken far too soon.
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