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  1. 8 points
    Neither should get stick, people have a choice of either getting involved or not, moaning about it shouldn't need to be an option. Good luck to Cook for 2018. And Bomber for that matter.
  2. 4 points
    A support group has been established to assist Cookie in 2018 as he steps up into the GP’s I’m not posting this to attract any negative comments but to inform the folks who do support Craig - so if you don’t like him (your prerogative) please just move on to another thread I think it is a great idea and have encouraged a fair few Monarchs fans to join For just £50 a fan can have their name on Cookie’s GP race suit, monthly prize draw for GP passes, merchandise, race worn kit, signed photos, birthday card and members only communications on WhatsApp and Twitter For more information on how to join the CC111 Support Squad contact 111CraigCook@gmail.com
  3. 3 points
    I have supported the Stars all my life and will continue to do so. But the last two seasons the racing has been poor. The Home meeting against Poole killed my enthusiasm and I vowed not to go again until Holder was gone. No ,I didn't go to any press conferences as I was bored most weeks and couldn't wait to get away. It's not the fans that need to be closer to the riders, it's the riders that need to get closer to the fans.
  4. 3 points
    there is always one bitter and twisted fecker from a defunct track that claims to be a speedway supporter . BITTER,TWISTED AND CORRUPT FAN . PROPER DOOR HANDLE .
  5. 2 points
    Happy New Year speedway fans, especially witches fans looking forward to a safe successful 2018.
  6. 2 points
    It would be an exaggeration to say that every meeting at Belle Vue in 2017 had brilliant speedway. It would, however, be true say that some meetings most certainly did and that you would be more likely to see brilliant speedway there than just about anywhere else. Its a myth to suggest that the racing was better 20, 30, 40 or 50 years ago. It wasn't, but nor was it worse. My Dad went to Wimbledon in the fifties - Boy Wonder Ronnie Moore and all - and when I said I was going he said 'first out of the gate always wins'.
  7. 2 points
    Except for Eddie “the driller” Kennett
  8. 1 point
    Would rather see good racing, that why its Speedway Racing, but unfortunately lots assume that only winning is the main thing, some really good matches have had dire results for the team supported, but I have still been happy that the spectacle was good.
  9. 1 point
    Yeah that 'marketing to attract a younger audience' should see loads of new young 'fans' at tracks waiting to see him race!! Shame he didn't include a list of all the tracks and dates that he will be racing at in the UK in 2018?! Or maybe I'll have to wait to see how many extra young fans turn up at Cardiff.......?! Or maybe not!!
  10. 1 point
    Yep. Those who want to see the champions, those who want to see the world champion and those who want to see the champions from years ago.
  11. 1 point
    But we all knew that, It has always been 'you scratch my back I'll scratch yours' Some of the decision made beggars belief..... The worrying factor about all this is, are they as shallow as we all think they are, where every decision made has an ulterior motive, or do they think we are thick ones and won't cotton to what they are actually doing. Either way, it don't bear well for the trust needed in these situations, or for the future of the sport....
  12. 1 point
    2017 NJL FINAL RIDER AVERAGES (These exclude Bonus Points) Ryan MacDonald 11.16 Kyle Bickley 11.00 Daniel Gilkes 10.00 Harry McGurk 9.18 Jordan Palin 9.12 Sam McGurk 9.04 Kevin Whelan 8.95 Joe Lawlor 8.89 Corban Pavitt 8.88 Archie Freeman 8.29 Carl Basford 8.24 Kieran Douglas 8.00 James Hitchen 8.00 Josh Embleton 7.50 Luke Harrison 6.91 Luke McKenna 6.67 Elliot Kelly 6.57 Dale Lamb 6.07 Leon Flint 5.33 Kean Dicken 5.14 Kyran Lyden 4.80 Gavin Parr 4.62 Gregor Millar 4.17 Sheldon Davies 4.00 Liam Little 4.00 Dale Pate 4.00 Dan Thompson 4.00 Joe Thompson 4.00 Luke Woodhull 4.00 Ryan Morris 3.38 Mark McIlkenny 3.00 Alex Goldsbrough 2.80 Lloyd Ditchburn 2.67 Lewis Millar 2.00 Jack Flynn 1.33 Jack Wright 1.11 Danny Smith 0.36 David Pye 0.27 Dean Douglas 0.22
  13. 1 point
    Could be similar to anders henriksson at newport , a fellow swede who was superb at home and pretty poor away riding at numbers 3/4, once Watson left he was thrown in at number one and in his final season with Newport he ended up as one of the top riders in the league with massively improved away performances. Cant see Thorsell struggling too much at 1 in this watered down league to be honest, but will have to see.
  14. 1 point
    Just watched it... Shame he cannot lead the Sport forwards in this country... Ticks a lot of boxes from the marketing side in trying to attract a younger audience.. Confident, positive, an engaging personality, ambitious and tattoos...!! What's not to like? Came across very well...
  15. 1 point
    Here in Bavaria back in the 1970s I remember seeing Jon Ödegaard and Edgar Stangeland as Norway's outstanding long-track riders.
  16. 1 point
    didnt Nick Morris ride for Berwick last season ?
  17. 1 point
    Good luck to Craig Cant say I'm his greatest fan but I wish him all the best and hope he can put together a set up that enables him to do himself justice
  18. 1 point
    If that is the case it pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with British speedway.
  19. 1 point
    Bloody hell the winners and losers in the star is all light hearted, why do some appear to take it so seriously? Hence some appearing in both categories.
  20. 1 point
    If Thursday's had been approved, why change it? Sheffield and Ipswich should have had two choices if they wanted Thursdays. Ride top league or ride Thursday's but top league sides get priority on riders. Ipswich, in particular, seem to have been holding the top flight to ransom for years. I'm just fed up with speedway seeing the best way forward being to make the good clubs as crap as the poor ones.
  21. 1 point
    No! But as the Andersons not coming turned out to be a feeble attempt at humour it does give me more confidence in the rumour I heard. And for the poster on the Bears forum - I'm not a bs merchant or an attention seeker! I am passing on some speculation for team building but at the same time respecting what may be privileged information and not trying to spoil any announcements planned by the Redcar promotion!!
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    Every time things change there's always negativity. I'm finding it clumsy just now but give it a few weeks then just like the last change we will be used to it and when the next change comes along we will be wanting this one back!
  24. 1 point
    Sorry folks, there was one error in the above figures. The average for Elliot Kelly should read 6.45 NORTHERN JUNIOR LEAGUE RIDERS' POINTS 2017 (Includes Guest Rides) Corban Pavitt 91 Josh Embleton 75 Sam McGurk 61 Archie Freeman 58 Jordan Palin 57 Ryan MacDonald 53 Elliot Kelly 50 Kevin Whelan 47 Dale Lamb 44 Kieran Douglas 42 Harry McGurk 39 Luke Harrison 38 Carl Basford 35 Kyle Bickley 33 Daniel Gilkes 30 Gavin Parr 30 James Hitchen 24 Gregor Millar 24 Ryan Morris 22 Alex Goldsbrough 21 Joe Lawlor 20 Kean Dicken 18 Sheldon Davies 12 Lewis Millar 9 Dale Pate 7 Mark McIlkenny 6 Liam Little 6 Kyran Lyden 6 Luke McKenna 5 Jack Wright 5 Leon Flint 4 Dan Thompson 3 Joe Thompson 3 Luke Woodhull 3 Lloyd Ditchburn 2 Dean Douglas 1 Jack Flynn 1 David Pye 1 Danny Smith 1
  25. 0 points
    Hope he gets as much stick as Chris Harris did when he tried to raise some funds

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