Doubts emerge over Robins rider Morris

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SERIOUS doubts have emerged over the Swindon future of Australian Nick Morris.

The youngster was the first rider to put pen to paper on a deal to ride for the Robins in 2014 having originally joined the club two years ago, while he was also due to ride for Somerset in the Premier League next season.

Despite signing a contract with the Rebels he was dropped from the side last week to accommodate Brady Kurtz’ increased average, with the Somerset promotion admitting concerns over his availability due to his involvement with Swindon were central to their decision.

The Australian now faces a fight to find a Premier League club for the new season given a large number of second tier sides are close to completion, while the Robins’ Thursday race night is also a restrictive factor. The Advertiser understands Morris’ desire to ride in both the Elite and Premier Leagues has led him to question his future at Swindon.

Morris, who is currently in Australia, posted on his Facebook page this afternoon: “Big news coming gonna be some upset speedway fans but have to do what's best for myself.”

The Advertiser has been told no deal has yet been agreed with any club other than the Robins and the future of Morris remains undecided at this stage.

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7:29pm Mon 23 Dec 13

Di kanny oh says...

All these problems are over the assessment of averages by the speedway board. Poole get a hot Czech prospect for just a 4 point average yet Somerset get a young Aussie kid in and he gets a 5 point average. Both first timers in UK for next season but obviously Matt Ford is up to his tricks again. One rule for the rest and different rules for Poole it seems. All this carp about bringing on the young Brits is fine but when you will have other Brits like Josh Auty and Ashley Birks frozen out of the Elite league was this the aim. No it was not and I predict a big mess next season especially as many of these reserves will be riding three divisions and will be missing matches left right and center with fixture clashes and that's if they stay injury free. Hope this watered down product means lower admission prices and free parking otherwise I will give it a miss.
All these problems are over the assessment of averages by the speedway board. Poole get a hot Czech prospect for just a 4 point average yet Somerset get a young Aussie kid in and he gets a 5 point average. Both first timers in UK for next season but obviously Matt Ford is up to his tricks again. One rule for the rest and different rules for Poole it seems. All this carp about bringing on the young Brits is fine but when you will have other Brits like Josh Auty and Ashley Birks frozen out of the Elite league was this the aim. No it was not and I predict a big mess next season especially as many of these reserves will be riding three divisions and will be missing matches left right and center with fixture clashes and that's if they stay injury free. Hope this watered down product means lower admission prices and free parking otherwise I will give it a miss. Di kanny oh

9:42am Tue 24 Dec 13

longtermrobin says...

Hope this watered down product means lower admission prices and free parking otherwise I will give it a miss.

bye then
Hope this watered down product means lower admission prices and free parking otherwise I will give it a miss. bye then longtermrobin

11:34am Tue 24 Dec 13

GalaxyMan says...

Its been 'watered down' simply because the sport can no longer pay its way. If you decide the product is no longer deserving of your hard earned then thats your prerogative. If too many people make that same choice then it will just hasten the total demise of this once incredibly popular sport.
Its been 'watered down' simply because the sport can no longer pay its way. If you decide the product is no longer deserving of your hard earned then thats your prerogative. If too many people make that same choice then it will just hasten the total demise of this once incredibly popular sport. GalaxyMan

11:58am Tue 24 Dec 13

52Chalkie says...

GalaxyMan wrote:
Its been 'watered down' simply because the sport can no longer pay its way. If you decide the product is no longer deserving of your hard earned then thats your prerogative. If too many people make that same choice then it will just hasten the total demise of this once incredibly popular sport.
Well said GalaxyMan!
Such a lot of moaning minis on here. If you think back to the days of PL at Swindon the racing was far more fiercely competitive and interesting, so a "watered down" product may just be better to watch. It would be financial nonsense to reduce costs and then drop prices if the take-up was just the same (i.e. about 1000+ diehards like us each week)-they have to make a profit or there will be no speedway very soon. Then the moaning will really start-after the horse has bolted.

What does bother me though is the way that each winter there is some different controversy which spoils the build-up to the new season and this is no different with a stupid decision re Brady Kurtz looking to have far-reaching consequences. I am not holding my breath for a Robins in the play-offs year this year-I hope I'm wrong!
[quote][p][bold]GalaxyMan[/bold] wrote: Its been 'watered down' simply because the sport can no longer pay its way. If you decide the product is no longer deserving of your hard earned then thats your prerogative. If too many people make that same choice then it will just hasten the total demise of this once incredibly popular sport.[/p][/quote]Well said GalaxyMan! Such a lot of moaning minis on here. If you think back to the days of PL at Swindon the racing was far more fiercely competitive and interesting, so a "watered down" product may just be better to watch. It would be financial nonsense to reduce costs and then drop prices if the take-up was just the same (i.e. about 1000+ diehards like us each week)-they have to make a profit or there will be no speedway very soon. Then the moaning will really start-after the horse has bolted. What does bother me though is the way that each winter there is some different controversy which spoils the build-up to the new season and this is no different with a stupid decision re Brady Kurtz looking to have far-reaching consequences. I am not holding my breath for a Robins in the play-offs year this year-I hope I'm wrong! 52Chalkie

5:03pm Tue 24 Dec 13

longtermrobin says...

Interesting thing is the one moaning di kanny but then again that all you hear from some
Interesting thing is the one moaning di kanny but then again that all you hear from some longtermrobin

5:28pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Di kanny oh says...

longtermrobin wrote:
Interesting thing is the one moaning di kanny but then again that all you hear from some
Been going to Speedway for just 45 years so I do believe I am entitled to a little moan and my opinion. If you care to read most of my previous post on this forum for speedway I believe you will have egg on your face. My main gripe with speedway at Swindon is the escalating car parking cost, food, programme's etc which makes the raceday cost getting out of reach as I am a season ticket holder at Swindon Town and find it hard to do both just working three days a week. So when I say watered down product that's exactly what I mean. I do not care whether you or any other numpty approves. If all I do is moan then show me all the other forum post please. Better to get one's facts right before casting accusations.
[quote][p][bold]longtermrobin[/bold] wrote: Interesting thing is the one moaning di kanny but then again that all you hear from some[/p][/quote]Been going to Speedway for just 45 years so I do believe I am entitled to a little moan and my opinion. If you care to read most of my previous post on this forum for speedway I believe you will have egg on your face. My main gripe with speedway at Swindon is the escalating car parking cost, food, programme's etc which makes the raceday cost getting out of reach as I am a season ticket holder at Swindon Town and find it hard to do both just working three days a week. So when I say watered down product that's exactly what I mean. I do not care whether you or any other numpty approves. If all I do is moan then show me all the other forum post please. Better to get one's facts right before casting accusations. Di kanny oh

5:36pm Wed 25 Dec 13

Di kanny oh says...

52Chalkie wrote:
GalaxyMan wrote:
Its been 'watered down' simply because the sport can no longer pay its way. If you decide the product is no longer deserving of your hard earned then thats your prerogative. If too many people make that same choice then it will just hasten the total demise of this once incredibly popular sport.
Well said GalaxyMan!
Such a lot of moaning minis on here. If you think back to the days of PL at Swindon the racing was far more fiercely competitive and interesting, so a "watered down" product may just be better to watch. It would be financial nonsense to reduce costs and then drop prices if the take-up was just the same (i.e. about 1000+ diehards like us each week)-they have to make a profit or there will be no speedway very soon. Then the moaning will really start-after the horse has bolted.

What does bother me though is the way that each winter there is some different controversy which spoils the build-up to the new season and this is no different with a stupid decision re Brady Kurtz looking to have far-reaching consequences. I am not holding my breath for a Robins in the play-offs year this year-I hope I'm wrong!
Not moaning there 52Chalkie are you?????? Such a lot of moaning minis? no sorry just a fan voicing his opinion, I take it I am allowed one? My post was constructive so you just tell me what I am not allowed to say then Know It All.
[quote][p][bold]52Chalkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GalaxyMan[/bold] wrote: Its been 'watered down' simply because the sport can no longer pay its way. If you decide the product is no longer deserving of your hard earned then thats your prerogative. If too many people make that same choice then it will just hasten the total demise of this once incredibly popular sport.[/p][/quote]Well said GalaxyMan! Such a lot of moaning minis on here. If you think back to the days of PL at Swindon the racing was far more fiercely competitive and interesting, so a "watered down" product may just be better to watch. It would be financial nonsense to reduce costs and then drop prices if the take-up was just the same (i.e. about 1000+ diehards like us each week)-they have to make a profit or there will be no speedway very soon. Then the moaning will really start-after the horse has bolted. What does bother me though is the way that each winter there is some different controversy which spoils the build-up to the new season and this is no different with a stupid decision re Brady Kurtz looking to have far-reaching consequences. I am not holding my breath for a Robins in the play-offs year this year-I hope I'm wrong![/p][/quote]Not moaning there 52Chalkie are you?????? Such a lot of moaning minis? no sorry just a fan voicing his opinion, I take it I am allowed one? My post was constructive so you just tell me what I am not allowed to say then Know It All. Di kanny oh

3:03pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Rovin Robin says...

The obvious solution to the high food prices is to stop at Tesco's or somewhere similar and bring a flask of coffee.. If everybody did this the food sellers would have to change their prices or product. Parking is another thing and everybody likes to arrive and leave by car, A few weeks of boycotting the car park and arriving by bus would maybe force a re think. Maybe a car with three people in it should be allowed in for free or an extra pound on entry to the stadium.. Difficult one really.. Anyway hope you all have a good New Year!
The obvious solution to the high food prices is to stop at Tesco's or somewhere similar and bring a flask of coffee.. If everybody did this the food sellers would have to change their prices or product. Parking is another thing and everybody likes to arrive and leave by car, A few weeks of boycotting the car park and arriving by bus would maybe force a re think. Maybe a car with three people in it should be allowed in for free or an extra pound on entry to the stadium.. Difficult one really.. Anyway hope you all have a good New Year! Rovin Robin

6:03am Fri 27 Dec 13

gruntfuttocks says...

Rovin Robin wrote:
The obvious solution to the high food prices is to stop at Tesco's or somewhere similar and bring a flask of coffee.. If everybody did this the food sellers would have to change their prices or product. Parking is another thing and everybody likes to arrive and leave by car, A few weeks of boycotting the car park and arriving by bus would maybe force a re think. Maybe a car with three people in it should be allowed in for free or an extra pound on entry to the stadium.. Difficult one really.. Anyway hope you all have a good New Year!
and maybe if everyone gave going to blunsdon a miss for half a season then the promotors would have to lower the admission prices too. Oh no, they would just close down
[quote][p][bold]Rovin Robin[/bold] wrote: The obvious solution to the high food prices is to stop at Tesco's or somewhere similar and bring a flask of coffee.. If everybody did this the food sellers would have to change their prices or product. Parking is another thing and everybody likes to arrive and leave by car, A few weeks of boycotting the car park and arriving by bus would maybe force a re think. Maybe a car with three people in it should be allowed in for free or an extra pound on entry to the stadium.. Difficult one really.. Anyway hope you all have a good New Year![/p][/quote]and maybe if everyone gave going to blunsdon a miss for half a season then the promotors would have to lower the admission prices too. Oh no, they would just close down gruntfuttocks

4:58pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Di kanny oh says...

Rovin Robin wrote:
The obvious solution to the high food prices is to stop at Tesco's or somewhere similar and bring a flask of coffee.. If everybody did this the food sellers would have to change their prices or product. Parking is another thing and everybody likes to arrive and leave by car, A few weeks of boycotting the car park and arriving by bus would maybe force a re think. Maybe a car with three people in it should be allowed in for free or an extra pound on entry to the stadium.. Difficult one really.. Anyway hope you all have a good New Year!
It is Stadia UK who charge the car parking which is nothing to do with the speedway apparently but my point here is that greyhounds and markets pay no car parking fees so this discriminates against the speedway supporter. The food such as burgers which I have enjoyed over many many years have rocketed in price to £3.80 and when I can get a burger and chips in town for just £2.50 this amounts to robbery by the food kiosk which again I understand is all run by Stadia UK. Before anyone says it yes I do boycott the food and have done since the increases and make sure I have eaten before attending speedway matches. New format next season for teams and reserves so lets hope this revamps our speedway.
[quote][p][bold]Rovin Robin[/bold] wrote: The obvious solution to the high food prices is to stop at Tesco's or somewhere similar and bring a flask of coffee.. If everybody did this the food sellers would have to change their prices or product. Parking is another thing and everybody likes to arrive and leave by car, A few weeks of boycotting the car park and arriving by bus would maybe force a re think. Maybe a car with three people in it should be allowed in for free or an extra pound on entry to the stadium.. Difficult one really.. Anyway hope you all have a good New Year![/p][/quote]It is Stadia UK who charge the car parking which is nothing to do with the speedway apparently but my point here is that greyhounds and markets pay no car parking fees so this discriminates against the speedway supporter. The food such as burgers which I have enjoyed over many many years have rocketed in price to £3.80 and when I can get a burger and chips in town for just £2.50 this amounts to robbery by the food kiosk which again I understand is all run by Stadia UK. Before anyone says it yes I do boycott the food and have done since the increases and make sure I have eaten before attending speedway matches. New format next season for teams and reserves so lets hope this revamps our speedway. Di kanny oh

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