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3 minutes ago, AceBelle said:

one meeting a week is not extravagant  !!

What happens when the rain offs happen, and would it even be one meeting a week most weeks? It’s a crazy decision 

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1 minute ago, therefused said:

What happens when the rain offs happen, and would it even be one meeting a week most weeks? It’s a crazy decision 

And if both teams reach the play offs the league wont finish till after the Jubilee cup has been ran!!:D

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3 minutes ago, therefused said:

What happens when the rain offs happen, and would it even be one meeting a week most weeks? It’s a crazy decision 

only way to find out try it ? if it goes belly up only themselves to blame they are buisness men not us fans we are there to support the meetings !!

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Did you all know Harris was an Oxford asset. With that in mind 

 

janowski

klindt

tungate

harris

wrigjt

kerr

boughen 

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10 minutes ago, Phil The Ace said:

Did you all know Harris was an Oxford asset. With that in mind 

 

janowski

klindt

tungate

harris

wrigjt

kerr

boughen 

Good looking side that. Will be in the mix

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31 minutes ago, mikebv said:

It is a huge challenge taken on...

Maybe they have some big sponsorship to cover any hit at the turnstiles?

Of maybe they feel the £100k plus they will get off the TV deal means it will be viable? 

8 home meetings a month for the two top division teams would mean around a £200 outlay for anyone wishing to attend all of them..

Some ask given the current pressures on disposable income..

Hope it all goes well, never been to Oxford so will make it hopefully next year...

Think you done a miscalculation on the amount of meetings a month at home for the top 2 leagues.Going by last year they will only have 20 home meetings in total for the league meetings.One a week for less than 5 months if they don't have rain offs.Still a big gamble though.

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8 minutes ago, tellboy said:

Think you done a miscalculation on the amount of meetings a month at home for the top 2 leagues.Going by last year they will only have 20 home meetings in total for the league meetings.One a week for less than 5 months if they don't have rain offs.Still a big gamble though.

You won't get weekly Speedway though, and that will be the challenge..

Rain offs will inevitably impact it, as will the SON..

If both teams reach the play offs it will be carnage trying to fit all the meetings in..

Look how hard it is now for both Leagues to finish "on time"..

Next season, Oxford will have double the challenge..

If they reach the play offs in both leagues it will be like Workington in their treble season, racing god knows how many tines in that last month..

A disaster for the club sadly, in what was the pinnacle of their history...

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48 minutes ago, mikebv said:

It is a huge challenge taken on...

Maybe they have some big sponsorship to cover any hit at the turnstiles?

Of maybe they feel the £100k plus they will get off the TV deal means it will be viable? 

8 home meetings a month for the two top division teams would mean around a £200 outlay for anyone wishing to attend all of them..

Some ask given the current pressures on disposable income..

Hope it all goes well, never been to Oxford so will make it hopefully next year...

They will be easy to find, just look for the Spires!:D

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2 minutes ago, mikebv said:

You won't get weekly Speedway though, and that will be the challenge..

Rain offs will inevitably impact it, as will the SON..

If both teams reach the play offs it will be carnage trying to fit all the meetings in..

Look how hard it is now for both Leagues to finish "on time"..

Next season, Oxford will have double the challenge..

It can be done,they just have to do it perfectly.When the SON etc is on they have to ride CL and just hope they don't have rain offs.I remember the days of about 30 home matches so it can be done,although more challenging these days.

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Fixture planning in 2024 with 3 teams will be a nightmare with Olympics and Euro '24 also taking place!!

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Like others have posted, Oxford would appear to be taking a massive financial risk with teams in both tiers. It could all go very wrong but I applaud their approach and enthusiasm. A breath of fresh air for the sport in this country.

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Representing in the top league, surely they should be the Cheetahs & the lesser name in the Championship. Random decision to me. 

Oxford must have some serious backer to be running 3 leagues or the conspiracy theorist in me is thinking it's purely for the TV financial package, and Oxford withdraw from the top division after a month 

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wonder if Oxford have to pay a bond for each team, could work out expensive if they do

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