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  2. waytogo28

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Years ago based in Northampton the speedway world was my oyster and I very regularly rode my own road bike to Sheffield, White City, Kings Lynn, Rye House Oxford and Coventry as well as short-lived ones like Milton Keynes. I thought nothing of a 150-mile ride ( which I greatly enjoyed as well as the racing ). Now I live 3 miles from the King's Lynn track and can take it or leave it - not through ill health because I get a lift on the days I want to go. I like many, locally based fans am unimpressed with KLS over the past three years - coincidentally it seems since Buster has been miles away thinking of the whole sport ( even when physically at the track ) and - perhaps taking his eye off the ball at Saddlebow Rd. Not that he would agree with that!
  3. Dale Allitt needs to drum into the Stars riders heads that defeat is no longer an option.
  4. Sidney the robin

    Swindon 2018

    Are you sure? Tungate,Wright,Howarth all ex Swindon riders none are that great at the Abbey and Stevie W is part of Belle Vue future for along time to come.
  5. Gemini

    Leicester v Kings Lynn Monday July 16th

    Maybe it suits both types of riders? Those that like a slick track can stick to the inside line and those that like it deeper the outside? Looking forward to watching Scott Nicholls and Robbo.
  6. stevebrum

    Apology to starman

    Some people just have to have a dig.
  7. stevebrum

    Leicester Lions 2018

    It’s certainly got to be a key factor I’d say.
  8. leander

    Newcastle 2018

    Looks like Newcastle are at Workington on Saturday 28th July.
  9. Bald Bloke

    Swindon 2018

    I know the stats don't say it all, but this season . Doyle started this season on 9.69 …..This season he is averaging 8.52... Drooped 1.17 Morris started on a 8.87 …...…......And this season he's average is 7.51.... Dropped 1.36 Theres a point between them this season. I read that JD, being WC can earn up to 7k a meeting if he scores big over here.. I'd be surprised if Morris is on any more than 1/3 of that per meeting. I might be wrong. Surely was a money thing. Would the crowds be 3-400 more with JD to make up the wage difference? I don't know.
  10. Gemini

    Leicester Lions 2018

    The difference is even if they can't gate these 3 will always have a go and not just sit back and accept whatever position they are in, leading to 'follow the leader' racing. Riders can and do pass regularly on the Leicester track but unfortunately it's usually the visiting ones. Looking forward to seeing Scott's wide outside line on the 4th bend again.
  11. New era Panthers

    Peterborough Panthers 2018

    7.54 x 1.3 = 9.80
  12. MattK

    Swindon 2018

    All riders are available at the start of the season
  13. moxey63

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Good post, agree fully. I used to go to Sheffield and Ellesmere Port in the 1980s as well as Belle Vue, doing three matches in successive days most weeks. I was still a fan of the Aces but couldn't get enough of speedway back then. Used to go to Halifax often too. I was at Wolves in 1993 when the league was won too, and at Coventry in the 2005 Play-Offs, although slightly before then my belief in "team" speedway was beginning to ebb.
  14. Top three in a state titles is what is required, and yes to the best of my knowledge the aussies involved have not yet achieved this. Junior
  15. Sidney the robin

    Swindon 2018

    Wells was the only one available out of that lot and personally i am not a fan.But fingers crossed we can win tonight and David is back soon i personally think Somerset will win praying they dont.
  16. IronScorpion

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2018

    Friday 27/7 Scunthorpe v Sheffield Friday 3/8 Edinburgh v Scunthorpe Friday 10/8 Workington v Newcastle Friday 17/8 Scunthorpe v Berwick & Workington v Lakeside Friday 24/8 Scunthorpe v Ipswich Friday 31/8 Edinburgh v Workington Scunthorpe being back at full strength????? That is what most fans want to see. Their own riders & 7 v 7. But then again, injuries can happen at any time & now Josh has joined Steve & Jason in doubling up so more risk. Who knows what the future may hold.
  17. Baldyman

    Peterborough Panthers 2018

    Whatever his Leicester average was x 1.3
  18. Sings4Speedway

    Brummies v Mildenhall NL Wed 18th July

    Sounds like a cracker, two teams well matched via various circumstances scrapping it out to a last heat decider. Wasn't there but wish i was, great advert for speedway at any level.
  19. hyabb17

    Swindon 2018

    Bellego is out for 4 weeks, they approached a rider & offered him a 28 day deal however he's signed elsewhere perm. They have said they are exploring options available. I would assume that a rider will be hopefully signed for Monday as we've 6 meetings within a 28 day period. Eric Riss would be one I would look at although I've no idea what average he would come in on.
  20. Grand Central

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Yes they can. Not out of choice but that is what happens with 'feelings'. I have been one of them myself. My allegiance changed dramatically in 1986. I went from being an ultra committed Halifax fan of 15 years standing to being a very semi-detatched Bradford attendee in one winter. Being born and brought up in Halifax meant that Bradford was always 'somewhere else'. Not my town. Not my team. My team had gone. Of course my allegiance was severed all too permanently by KC 's death. So I will never know what would have happened over the ensuing years if he had lived. But within a couple of years i found a new Team at Belle Vue and left the Dukes behind. And was able to enjoy October 25, 1993 as a true born again Aces fanatic ... at Wolves with very little passing ...But a packed high energy crowd with so much at stake in Every race and last hear decider which we won. Making it the best meeting i have ever attended despite the racing being mediocre at best. The celebrations in the bar that night were about the team ... Not the track
  21. DC2

    Swindon 2018

    Where’s Donald Rumsfeld when you need him?
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  23. MattK

    Swindon 2018

    Quite the opposite. We have three riders who have experienced large gains (Batchelor, Ellis and Wajtknecht), two who have experienced significant falls (Bellego and Morris) and we threw away 0.31 when we signed Smith for Davey.
  24. cityrebel

    Brummies v Mildenhall NL Wed 18th July

    A very enjoyable meeting as a neutral last night. What a ride from young Drew Kemp in heat 15 to clinch the win for the fen tigers.
  25. ray c

    Poole 2018

    My team came second mind you it was a long time ago when I went to hestherlands
  26. Daniel Smith

    Swindon 2018

    Absolute nonsense, there's no way Rosco and Pratt build teams to not win the league and Rosco's recent comments prove that. Swindon have a team averaging over 42.50. That means the rider's averages as a whole are consistent. Just meeting on meeting they're inconsistent. Even if you're no7 was averaging 4 you'd still have the same problems because meeting on meeting a 4 point swing is neither here nor there with you team scores. Swindon's problems are inconsistency NOT the No7.
  27. MattK

    Swindon 2018

    Steve Worrall, Charles Wright, Tungate, Wells, Howarth. There was a glut of riders on around 6.5-ish at the start of the season. Either way, looking backwards gets us nowhere. We need to look forwards and unless Bellego is back and more importantly fit within the next few days, we are in for a tough couple of weeks.
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