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  1. 11 points
    Only six holes then?
  2. 10 points
    Unfortunately we have some glory boys who started 'following' us when we were winning and now if we don't win every meeting are calling for riders heads. It's quite funny watching them as they fall apart (usually on Facebook) . I see them in the pits all over the riders (selfies, clothes etc). Then after a meeting spouting off like the team just slapped their mothers. Sure we can all have a dig at riders who are underperforming but we have little to no idea what happens in the pits and behind the scenes. You win or lose then u move on with life. Wee bit banter, wee bit back and forth then on to the next match. Sucess is very rarely lengthy and tends to come in go. At Edin we have been spoilt no doubt about it. Well now it's someone else's turn, tigers may not have the trophys but they got the stababilty, exciting rides and fans back into speedway. Still reckon we should empty Lawson tho and ref was bias
  3. 10 points
    I guess it comes down to the question if the sport (as opposed to the promoters with vested interests) need two 'top' leagues or not. If keeping them separate to allow the top riders to ride / earn at the top level, well that clearly doesn't work with only Doyle of the true 'Elite' still riding here. So why not accept the facts and adapt accordingly. Having a different team visiting each week rather than seeing a rotation of a few teams every couple of months would surely encourage the general fan base to come back each week. Clearly, there's not a big gap between the leagues anymore. so integration would be so much easier than in previous attempts. I used to hate the Rider Control idea as I was a Belle Vue fan, but needs must and if the sport is to survive, EVERY team needs to be competitive and more importantly, viable. When I was 11 in 1971 and going to my first season's meetings with Mum & Dad I'd be reading the Speedway Star on a Thursday and extolling the abilities of Reider Eide or Martin Ashby to them to 'persuade' them to take me on a Saturday to Hyde Road (they always did!) - I can't Imagine a young person now saying "oh, it's Brady Kurtz, Jacob Thorsell, Chris Harris coming to the NSS for the THIRD time in the last two months, can we go to watch.?" Adapt or die I'm afraid,
  4. 9 points
    Has anyone started an official proper thread for this meeting yet
  5. 9 points
    I'm sure Broc Nicol is not feeling quite so jovial as he's in a hospital bed with a broken collar bone, cuts and concussion due to that idiot.
  6. 9 points
    Well, obviously. They're in the Premiership, not the Championship.
  7. 9 points
    That's correct : £1 + £1 + £1 + £1 + £1 + £1 = £6
  8. 8 points
    Riders struggling in the unpleasant conditions. Most important thing is to be safe and come away with no further injuries. Track is extremely grippy and patchy throwing riders all over the place. Hopefully it will improve. Result doesn’t matter.
  9. 8 points
    Taken it well I see. I’d respectfully suggest your point about the Bears moving to put the rider next to them off is wrong and the sour taste in your mouth is actually sour grapes. Nothing at all under hand about Andersen not riding tonight (he had a decent meeting in Denmark tonight though if you are interested)
  10. 8 points
    Greaves is not missing any Redcar meeting. He intends to drive from the Glasgow fixture to Luton Airport and fly to Gdansk. Ride in Saturday's meeting , on borrowed machinery from ex Bear R.Konopka, then fly back Sunday morning to ride at Sheffield. All at his own expense. Now that is commitment for you .
  11. 8 points
    Harris crashed at the same time and wrecked his bike. Not short of a few bob, and was useful to Poole, so got a collection. While Neilsen was a Poole rider, Probably lived hand to mouth in comparison, he was no use to Poole after his injury, so didn't get one. They are the facts as I see it.
  12. 8 points
    Not for the first time Rory Schlein throwing his rattle out of the pram, its quite embarrassing at times. We live in a reasonably free Country Rory you can always get another job.
  13. 8 points
    Thanks Josh Bates for prematurely bringing to an end my 71st year of supporting Speedway ~ Leicester ~ Coventry ~ then Leicester again. I haven't ridden a motorbike for a good number of years but even I knew there was no way you were going to get round the bend with that reckless move and taking down another rider too. Time I reckon to re think your career as you are a liability on a Speedway bike. I left after an hour of waiting for paramedics/county ambulance and a good number of others did as well. I very much doubt if some of them will be back, including me. Sad but that's it now.
  14. 8 points
    Absolutely FABULOUS, well done Witches and Stars fans: Ipswich Speedway Supporters Club 2 hrs · What can we say, we've only just gone and beaten last year's total for the Benevolent Fund collection. Tonight your donations totalled a fantastic £2,361 93. A heartfelt thank you to each and everyone of you who contributed. It really is a fantastic amount.
  15. 7 points
    Im no Poole fan but im enjoying seeing this score line after seeing Gavan giving it large on the Poole thread
  16. 7 points
    Jitendra has put a detailed response on the Bears Forum as to why the decision was made to sign Riss and admits it was a calculated gamble knowing that he would miss 2 home meetings (this week and next week) but that we would have guest facility next Friday. Tried to get the meeting moved but couldn’t reach agreement strangely enough. In the long term it’s a move that gives Redcar a better chance of making the playoffs which is hard to disagree with. The Promotion didn’t have to give a detailed explanation or offer a discount but they have and deserve some credit for that. I would have thought the Scunny fans would welcome not only a much better chance at winning and £2 staying in their pockets (feel free to pay full price).
  17. 7 points
    Can't see him coming back for a few years if at all.His family moved over to pursue this move and have been left very disillusioned with UK speedway. All this did was cost them and Scunthorpe speedway a considerable sum of money for a youngster who wasnt ready because the sport is being driven towards scooping up riders just out of nappies and gambling with their futures rather than allowing them to develop.
  18. 7 points
    There you go.. Should be all riders. Your a joke.
  19. 7 points
    That's ruined it,,, there is another perfectly good meeting thread for speedway talk
  20. 7 points
    fully agree with that statement but was it affecting him to the point he was a danger to himself and other riders drug tests are not only there to stop you getting a advantage they are there to keep everyone as safe as possible in this and other dangerous sports
  21. 7 points
    he broke his leg riding for us and we could not do a collection for him .as I said earlier I thought he was hard done by. imo
  22. 7 points
    Do some BV fans honestly believe the Poole promotion waited until they were in front before calling the halt ? Its simple really, they could have called it off at heat 8 ( 24-24), but because the fans had waited patiently , They tried to cram in as many heats as possible before the 10-15 curfew . Poole had no way of knowing they'd gain heat advantages from any of the last 4 races ?
  23. 7 points
    Found it, well done to her ‎Craig Boyce‎ to Speedway Experience 8 hrs I spoke to my blood brother Shane Parker who had his life saved by his daughter doing mouth to mouth until he got to hospital, Ledgend job little lady, he is in good spirits and we had a good conversation, let me tell you now Fireparker will be back with a vengeance!
  24. 7 points
    Great advert for National League speedway and makes the recent comments about this standard of speedway by John Cook look very foolish.Racing wise it was much better than the recent televised match at Poole.Credit to both teams with some very good young riders on show.
  25. 7 points
    Why do people still reply to this muppet?!!!

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