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1 minute ago, Skidder1 said:

Well they are at the moment.............!!!!

We have a saying 'nothing stays the same for very long!'.

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19 hours ago, cityrebel said:

We are in a totally different world now than when those contracts were agreed. Fair play to those clubs that can afford to honour those deals. Attendances could be halved by the time speedway gets going again. This country is going to be in the grip of a major recession.

A contract is a contract and there is a price to pay for breach of contract.

There is also a price to pay for inducing a breach of contract.

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why not run a league on a 4TT basis, with 4 riders + reserve, 4 teams in each meeting .. is this how Denmark ran/run their league?

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7 minutes ago, stevehone said:

why not run a league on a 4TT basis, with 4 riders + reserve, 4 teams in each meeting .. is this how Denmark ran/run their league?

Denmark run 5 man team v team matches but then move to a 4 team format  semi and final

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1 minute ago, racers and royals said:

Denmark run 5 man team v team matches but then move to a 4 team format  semi and final

sounds like it might be worth a punt

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less riders needed, mixes things up a bit, something different for punters .. IF there's going to be any speedway in 2021 drastic changes need to be made

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4 hours ago, cinderfella said:

The way things are going all professional sport is going to be put on hold.

Just look at the number of soccer or rugby teams that have players test positive for C19 especially after trips abroad.

 

because they are like politicians and have rules all of their own.

The number of deaths this last week has been alarming at some 1000+ per day. But then, as photos showed, in December people were out shopping & mixing without face masks & not social distancing. Even in todays paper, photos still showing groups of people going for walks & still acting in the same way, & this is lockdown no3!

It would be interesting to know if any of these deaths have occurred after having their 1st vaccination.(High risk category)

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2 hours ago, Skidder1 said:

Well they are at the moment.............!!!!

And with there nearest and dearest ie Swindon not running in 2021 i cant see any way that Poole would want to go back up to the so called top League, at least by staying as they are they will have local derbies against Somerset.

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2 hours ago, stevehone said:

why not run a league on a 4TT basis, with 4 riders + reserve, 4 teams in each meeting .. is this how Denmark ran/run their league?

I did think this was a possible solution a while back so all teams come to the table, and ensure enough riders to go round, however..

My only negative to it was paying for 16 riders per meeting...

Although I do think by grading riders and altering race formats that may be affordable?

ie. 4 grades, A to D (with D level being riders 4 AND 5)., and (radical elert), the grades just race against each other 4 times from each gate position so the disparate level of riders on show shouldn't impact the closeness of the racing, as every race takes place with those of similar ability..

Stick down a maximum mean average for the team and that would mean no team could use the "best" of each grade..

Standard from Prem HL to Champ Reserve/NL Heat Leader.,

96 points over 16 heats @ £75 a point average, (actual individual deals based on ability obviously), would mean an outlay of £7200 on average for each team to cover all four matches..

Eg per point,  No 1 = £100, No 2 = £80, No 3 = £70 and No 4 = £50. (No. 5 same as 4 if he rides)..

With no crowds nothing happens obviously, but if we do get fans in again, maybe doing 4 teams per match (one league) would mean lots of Speedway for the riders, and different teams visiting for the fans? (And four lots of Speedway starved fan bases to try and attract per meeting). Maybe even North and South Conference the league so you ride against more local teams more often than those at the opposite end of the Country, with a North v South playoff (similar to the way the NFL does it)..

The NL could possibly still run the traditional format of two teams, 7 per team, to ensure lots of rides for those still progressing through, or, if enough teams are interested, also run 4 team tournaments meaning 16/20 developing riders get track time each night..

I am sure riders would prefer to ride four times per week (16 heats to earn money), in smaller team numbers, than run twice a week (and sometimes just once) in a seven man team 

 

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 i think it will be one league thats if we get the go ahead to run 

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more teams decide not to run, more riders to go round, maybe the BSPL are getting confirmations of both riders AND clubs

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1 hour ago, IronScorpion said:

because they are like politicians and have rules all of their own.

The number of deaths this last week has been alarming at some 1000+ per day. But then, as photos showed, in December people were out shopping & mixing without face masks & not social distancing. Even in todays paper, photos still showing groups of people going for walks & still acting in the same way, & this is lockdown no3!

It would be interesting to know if any of these deaths have occurred after having their 1st vaccination.(High risk category)

Back in November and December weren't people being encouraged to drive hundreds of miles to ride speedway bikes round Scunthorpe?

Pot kettle black!

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4 hours ago, Richard Weston said:

A contract is a contract and there is a price to pay for breach of contract.

There is also a price to pay for inducing a breach of contract.

Contracts signed in 2020 lapsed when the season officially ended on 31 October.  2021 starts with a clean sheet. Whatever is in writing the contract does not legally exist until the rider rides his first races and qualifies for payment.

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