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Oxford Spires 2024

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Hopefully this seemingly barmy idea works out for Oxford. I can’t see how fans will be able to afford to attend meetings in enough numbers to make all the teams break even. I can’t see how they’ll be able to fit all their fixtures in, especially if the Chargers compete in the full version of the third tier. I also think not using the Cheetah’s name that fans identify with for the Premiership side is an error. 

I wish them well and want to see speedway thriving. I worry that this could jeopardise a track that so much hard work went into bringing back to the sport however. 

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1 minute ago, Manifesto said:

Good to see Oxford in the top flight.. if the team rumoured is true possible title winners 

I don't think there's anyone who is not cheered, even delighted to see Oxford in the top flight. It's great news for a club rising from the ashes who clearly has a good and faithful following. 

But running in all three leagues looks ambitious to say the least.

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Got to love all the negativity from people.
 

British speedway supporters are the gift that will keep giving.

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If doubling up still exists which I'm assuming it will... Will Oxford be allowed to use the same riders in both their Spires and Chargers teams?

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Just now, Hooky said:

Got to love all the negativity from people.
 

British speedway supporters are the gift that will keep giving.

Please don't take my comments as being negative. I've been to Oxford a few times this year and it's great to see the crowds and feel the atmosphere. I'm just concerned that the promotion may be jeopardizing their future by taking on 3 leagues.

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18 minutes ago, Hooky said:

Got to love all the negativity from people.
 

British speedway supporters are the gift that will keep giving.

It’s not negativity, it’s realism

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27 minutes ago, Hooky said:

Got to love all the negativity from people.
 

British speedway supporters are the gift that will keep giving.

Agreed, does my head in.

Anyway best of luck to Oxford, brave but I wish them all the best. Gutted not to have my team involved next year.

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50 minutes ago, StarBoy said:

If doubling up still exists which I'm assuming it will... Will Oxford be allowed to use the same riders in both their Spires and Chargers teams?

Why not, makes a lot of sense if they do use most of the riders in both teams.

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The two times I ventured to Cowley last season were by far the biggest two crowds I had witnessed in domestic British speedway since the 90's. But 3 leagues seems too much. 

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1 minute ago, Steve55 said:

Why not, makes a lot of sense if they do use most of the riders in both teams.

Replace Nicholls in the Premier team with a number 1 and it might work. Would people still pay to watch a championship team though? It's intriguing 

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59 minutes ago, StarBoy said:

If doubling up still exists which I'm assuming it will... Will Oxford be allowed to use the same riders in both their Spires and Chargers teams?

 

8 minutes ago, Steve55 said:

Why not, makes a lot of sense if they do use most of the riders in both teams.

Wouldn't surprise me at all to see a 4/5 rider overlap

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2 minutes ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

 

Wouldn't surprise me at all to see a 4/5 rider overlap

Be a good idea to get the fans on board, watching the same riders (or most of them) every week, something to identify with.

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3 minutes ago, Steve55 said:

Be a good idea to get the fans on board, watching the same riders (or most of them) every week, something to identify with.

I agree 

It could be the blueprint for the future for all Prem teams

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Oxford Spires? Where has that come from? in view of the fan demograph, would have thought the ‘Rebels’ name would have been resurrected. Nostalgia….It’s not what it used to be.

 

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