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#1 Keith T

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:23 PM

Announced tonight at the speedway that Keith Denham is pulling out of the Comets at the end of the year. The promotion though is being taken over by a new company LJM Assett Management of Crosby. The new owner is Laura Morgan who used compensation money from an accident to set up her business and she is a keen speedway fan. Tony Jackson will remain as Team Manager.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#2 OttO

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:38 AM

Good riddance to him!!!

And it's good news that the new owners have already done a deal with Town for the next 2 years.
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#3 wonky

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

Totally agree otto. Best thing for the comets and for the relationship between the 2 teams
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#4 Nero

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

The wishful thinkers down the road will be gutted! :lol: :lol:

#5 bomber is god

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:47 AM

Iam sure they hoped the Comets survived,who wants to see local teams go to the wall?
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#6 wonky

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Simple answer bomber..... Haven fans.
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#7 The Voodooguru

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

I don't ever go to speedway but have crossed paths with Denham once before. There are very few I take an instant dislike to but he is one of them ( I won't exactly say what I think of him as it will probably get me banned off here!) . While I don't doubt his intentions were good I'd be willing to bet the speedway will be better off without him.

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#8 dkw

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

Strangely there has been no mention of this positive news on the shaven site, the usual suspects are very quiet about it.

#9 Flaming balls

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:31 PM

Does this mean you'll get to re negotiate the hire?

#10 town4me

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:17 PM

Does this mean you'll get to re negotiate the hire?

i think a deal has been done for the next two years.

#11 Keith T

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

i think a deal has been done for the next two years.


A deal in principle has been done for two years.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#12 nadera78

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:02 AM

Just out of interest does Workington own Derwent Park feehold or on a lease?
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#13 town88

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

We own the stadium and the council owns the land I think
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#14 Keith T

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 01:02 PM

We own the stadium and the council owns the land I think


Correct. The buildings, etc, belong to Town and we have a long lease of around 90 years left on the lease of the land.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.