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25 minutes ago, PotteringAround said:

Jack Smith replaces Nathan Ablitt at No.1

Ablitt back in when fit? 

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48 minutes ago, PotteringAround said:

Jack Smith replaces Nathan Ablitt at No.1

Suppose Smith is still developing in his eyes.Has he ever had a real job.

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At Least Smith will be number 1 its a lot better than some teams who are trying to develop a 32 year old at reserve

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2 hours ago, PotteringAround said:

Jack Smith replaces Nathan Ablitt at No.1

Is this correct or speculation?. Just asking as I can not see anything on Sheffield or Scunthorpe website or Facebook.

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1 hour ago, RS50 said:

Is this correct or speculation?. Just asking as I can not see anything on Sheffield or Scunthorpe website or Facebook.

He is on the Official team list on the british speedway site. ( Glasgow asset)

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4 hours ago, Fozzie4388 said:

At Least Smith will be number 1 its a lot better than some teams who are trying to develop a 32 year old at reserve

It’s not his fault,but why don’t they make it an U21 NDL it would a bit more credible status.

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28 minutes ago, Fromafar said:

It’s not his fault,but why don’t they make it an U21 NDL it would a bit more credible status.

But, if they did that, then that would rule out anyone switching from grasstrack or moto X who are over 21 but just starting out on the shale.

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9 hours ago, StevePark said:

But, if they did that, then that would rule out anyone switching from grasstrack or moto X who are over 21 but just starting out on the shale.

That's what these amateur meetings and practice days are for, any real talent could adapt to the situation. There's not enough in place to prevent the ndl going further into decline with juniors coming up through the years and missing out on a team place due to teams made up of poor riders. 

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13 minutes ago, ONTWOMINUTES said:

That's what these amateur meetings and practice days are for, any real talent could adapt to the situation. There's not enough in place to prevent the ndl going further into decline with juniors coming up through the years and missing out on a team place due to teams made up of poor riders. 

But surely if a rider coming through the junior ranks isn't good enough to displace a poor established rider.....With the low numbers competing an U21 league would virtually guarantee anyone with a bike a team spot and thats no good for making the standard better.

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24 minutes ago, Sings4Speedway said:

But surely if a rider coming through the junior ranks isn't good enough to displace a poor established rider.....With the low numbers competing an U21 league would virtually guarantee anyone with a bike a team spot and thats no good for making the standard better.

But this is the whole problem, the standard of the ndl isn't going to get any better, speedway in this country needs to be rethought out because at the moment it's the same year in year out. 

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39 minutes ago, ONTWOMINUTES said:

But this is the whole problem, the standard of the ndl isn't going to get any better, speedway in this country needs to be rethought out because at the moment it's the same year in year out. 

No going to disagree with you there. Unfortunately those who run the sport and ultimately run teams in higher leagues cannot see that a higher level in the NDL will generate a higher level across the sport. Instead the NDL was viewed as a competitive viable product and therefore a threat to higher divisions and was dumbed down rather than focussing on developing the product higher up.

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11 minutes ago, Sings4Speedway said:

No going to disagree with you there. Unfortunately those who run the sport and ultimately run teams in higher leagues cannot see that a higher level in the NDL will generate a higher level across the sport. Instead the NDL was viewed as a competitive viable product and therefore a threat to higher divisions and was dumbed down rather than focussing on developing the product higher up.

Your spot on with this analogy 

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On 11/30/2023 at 8:52 PM, chunky said:

No it's not! It's the greatest ever! All we need is a suitable nickname... Like the "Sheffc****s"...

There’s a big opening there

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