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  1. Spl77

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    The Chinese phone doesn't like German names in the predicted text
  2. Spl77

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    It's good news that chapman never got his hands on Ipswich we'll leave him to concentrate on Kings Lynn.... The other good this is that Louis is free to talk to Eric Ross and bring him over the border :-)
  3. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Amazing Tru plant start sponsoring Sheffield and they pull off one of biggest signings in recent years...... Hopefully they continue to support Ipswich and the star signing dust comes our way too
  4. So big news Ipswich back in the top flight with Buster Chapman buying the club with Louis staying as promoter and Hawkins AS team manager. What do you make of that boys and girls?
  5. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    It will be interesting to see if off the back of a super season Ipswich's ambition matches that of Sheffield.
  6. Spl77

    Poole 2020

    It's still open so Mr Shovlar can pretend that Poole are still at the top table and that all those years of telling us that Poole is the shining example of how to run a professional top flight club and Matt Ford's vision of what the top flight should be hasn't all been proven wrong.
  7. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Wouldn't have Tungate in a month of Sundays and to be honest the way he left the club I doubt Louis would even consider him
  8. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Maybe but we don't want someone here like that and more fool anyone who signs someone who has those priorities. I also get the impression that like with Holder the younger when you sign Kurtz your are actually signing an over inflated ego
  9. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Anyone other than Kurtz his attitude at times stinks and has a habit of going missing at vital times ie the playoff semi.
  10. Have an independent control board run the sport. Then put in a cap on the total amount of wages a club can pay it riders. So for argument sake a clubs had a wage cap of 10000 per meeting that would be upto the clubs how that was shared out among the 7 riders. If you wanted to go bulls out and sign 2 big expensive riders then fine but that would limit who you could sign further down. To make it work the riders are paid centrally from the independent body that runs the sport each club pays the 10000 to the central body after each home match. The end to average manipulation
  11. Spl77

    Just a thought

    I have to say I disagree. The bikes are too fast and difficult to handle. If you watch any UK speedway meeting the vast amount of the lines are mid to outside track manly I would suggest because the Moden day rocket ships are to hard to handle to keep them on the inside run. Even in polish and Swedish meetings I've seen on the TV the same is true and apart from the Wroclaw GP again the racing lines drift out centre to outside most of the Grand prix and speedway of nations were not a great example of speedway racing. Then you factor into how much these things cost to run then it's clear the bikes are a major issue all be not the only one.
  12. Spl77

    Just a thought

    This looks very similar to what was tried with the ill-fated 18 heat 8 man team Format of the mid 90s. I still say the best every format I saw for league racing the the old National league 16 heat format followed by the 6 heat junior league match that followed. Oh happy days when the national league ran the sport as a successful professional sport for a few seasons
  13. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    I see that Mr Louis liked a tweet by Mr Klint could be a sign
  14. Spl77

    RELEGATION IS THE AIM

    Didn't Cradley Heath disappear as there stadium was sold
  15. Aggro between the teams and riders is certainly missing these days. However very hard to produce that kind of thing as at some point during the season all the riders will appear on the same side at least once.
  16. If you went out and asked. 100 no speedway people who would be able to name the top 3 riders in the world? There are no big names in speedway only who speedway fans perceive to be big names.
  17. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Any thoughts on Hartel does he have a future with ipswich?
  18. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    It's safe to say that a pole will be with witches..... When was the last time we did a top flight season with out one
  19. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    KP possibly an option I suppose it depends if he would want to return after being dropped? Although to be honest he was a tad unlikely to go.
  20. I thought Woffinden had already said he was only riding in Poland next year.
  21. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    Not sure Lawson will be back please no Harris and to be honest I worry about King Returning to. I'm going for Allen Heeps and Covatti. Who the other 4 will be no idea!
  22. Spl77

    Ipswich 2019

    I loved the 16 Lapper I hope they bring it back. Especially the ones in the mid late 90s when they brought over riders who didn't complete regularly in the UK. Cowboy cook and of course the one and only Tomasz Gollob who rode the year before he signed for Ipswich.
  23. Spl77

    Ipswich 2020

    My only worry with Klint and this is based purely on history is will he ride week in week out like he did for Poole on his last visit to foxhall How the history bit rember a Kings Lynn rider by the name of Tom P Madsen? Came to Foxhall with Lynn and got double figures every time. Signed for us and was total pants for the whole season.
  24. Spl77

    RELEGATION IS THE AIM

    So not only the most successful club in the modern era but also for many the club thagt represents the model for how speedway so be run drops down a league. This after one poor season financially and one poor season on track by their high standards. What's gone wrong? Well quite clearly winning trophy after trophy does not bring massive financial reward that allows the club to ride out one bad season. The attitude of Poole over the past few years of building up a asset base and win at all costs has quite clearly failed. Rider assets are worthless under employment law even in the mega bucks Polish league this practice doesn't happen. How many times have Poole bullied other teams to run at their level even when it's clear that UK speedway couldn't sustain it. It's a shame to see them drop down however it does give me a smug grin.
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