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On 11/21/2023 at 6:27 AM, Ben91 said:

I think the ever dwindling attendances across the sport show fans are less willing to turn up every week. The reality is there are many reasons people don’t attend weekly. 

The patchy fixture lists (and uncompleted fixtures) have been an embarrassment to the sport. Especially when there have been blank weeks during the height of summer and then a mad rush to finish the season come October when the weather turns. 

Of course any business wants to make a profit and a weekly one at that. But they also have to be realistic about how their product is consumed. It’s better to make a profit from two meetings a month than a loss from four. 

And 4 meetings out of one months disposable income is a lot different now than in the halcyon days of the sport..

Satellite TV, Mobile Phones, Internet, Gas, Electric, Water, Car and Home insurance, Modern Car ownership, fuel prices, house prices/mortgages, home mod cons such as fridge freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers etc etc etc all have a much larger impact to the disposable spend left after all has been paid for..

Add in inflation running ahead of wage increases and you have a serious challenge on your hands to get fans attending weekly, regularly through the seaaon..

And throw in the fair few "Mickey Mouse" meetings, which get ran, and which can reduce attendances, as well as the cost for so many hiring tracks, and weekly Speedway would be a big risk... 

 

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2 hours ago, mikebv said:

And 4 meetings out of one months disposable income is a lot different now than in the halcyon days of the sport..

Satellite TV, Mobile Phones, Internet, Gas, Electric, Water, Car and Home insurance, Modern Car ownership, fuel prices, house prices/mortgages, home mod cons such as fridge freezers, washers, dryers, dishwashers etc etc etc all have a much larger impact to the disposable spend left after all has been paid for..

Add in inflation running ahead of wage increases and you have a serious challenge on your hands to get fans attending weekly, regularly through the seaaon..

And throw in the fair few "Mickey Mouse" meetings, which get ran, and which can reduce attendances, as well as the cost for so many hiring tracks, and weekly Speedway would be a big risk... 

 

Your post reads negative…….But you are spot on!!!

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Would chop my right arm off for weekly speedway, as would many I would think, given how every year we moan about a lack of fixtures.

An attractive season ticket and they are onto a great thing here.

Hats off to them, full of admiration. What if it works well and every club does it over the next few years.

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15 hours ago, Teromaafan said:

Your post reads negative…….But you are spot on!!!

Well theres a surprise!!

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The team with Tungate = 40.30 so he doesn't fit, Schlein fits like a treat though and I haven't seen Rory being linked with any other side.

 

1. Janowski

2. Schlein

3. Harris

4. Wright

5. Klindt

6. Kerr

7. Boughen (RS)

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1 hour ago, TTT said:

The team with Tungate = 40.30 so he doesn't fit, Schlein fits like a treat though and I haven't seen Rory being linked with any other side.

 

1. Janowski

2. Schlein

3. Harris

4. Wright

5. Klindt

6. Kerr

7. Boughen (RS)

Maybe Magic's 8.97 from 8 years ago might be re assessed to an 8.

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11 hours ago, TTT said:

The team with Tungate = 40.30 so he doesn't fit, Schlein fits like a treat though and I haven't seen Rory being linked with any other side.

 

1. Janowski

2. Schlein

3. Harris

4. Wright

5. Klindt

6. Kerr

7. Boughen (RS)

He's been linked with Brum 

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23 hours ago, Bald Bloke said:

Maybe Magic's 8.97 from 8 years ago might be re assessed to an 8.

Nicki Pedersen signed on his 8.61 average from 2011, so can't see how they can re-assess Janowski's.

But this is Speedway, so can never tell

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23 hours ago, Bald Bloke said:

Maybe Magic's 8.97 from 8 years ago might be re assessed to an 8.

They might even increase it though lol

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5 hours ago, szkocjasid said:

Nicki Pedersen signed on his 8.61 average from 2011, so can't see how they can re-assess Janowski's.

But this is Speedway, so can never tell

He only lasted one bend!!

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I think Birmingham might suit Schlein as he has sponsors from Wolverhampton that may stay with him if he remains in the midlands

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2 minutes ago, SpeedwayFan91 said:

Janowski Wright Tungate Klindt Harris Kerr Atkins 

Against the likes of Sheffield,that is not a competitive side.

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3 hours ago, Derrickn said:

Against the likes of Sheffield,that is not a competitive side.

Would disagree with that. 

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18 minutes ago, Bagpuss said:

Would disagree with that. 

Same. An excellent number 1, and then very solid all the way through including a very strong reserve. Looks well balanced and strong. 

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