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  1. 6 points
    As he said, though, he thought it made sense to go to East Midlands as he was riding in Leicester, which is logical. And it was only one hour's difference in flight time. It was due in at 13.35 - which should have been plenty of time, even allowing for delays. Sure, the flight to Stanstead may well have got him there on time, but he wasn't to know that. I think he's facing unfair criticism for this.
  2. 4 points
    We don't need anyone's sympathy thanks, it is the same supporting any team you have to take the rough with the smooth. To be fair I think most fans thought the team looked good but as I have said many times not keeping Hans was a mistake, another mistake is letting James Shanes go, I also said I didn't think Stefan Nielsen would be any better and he couldn't even beat Mitchell Davey.
  3. 4 points
    The reason for the delight being shown at Poole's current poor form is obvious. You reap what you sow. It is unfortunate for those Poole fans who were not loudly proclaiming that finishing top of the league was a forgone conclusion and that they would smash teams on their travels but perfectly understandable that there would be payback when they didn't live up to the hype. For those many genuine and decent Poole fans just keep your heads down and either the team will improve and I think it will or fans of other teams will get tired of taking so much pleasure in your failure. For the idiots and wind up merchants who were telling all and sundry how this team was going to walk so easily over the rest, the current humiliation might teach them a lesson but I doubt it.
  4. 4 points
    True mate!, SS posts to wind up a certain few that but then generally speaks from the heart when it comes to Poole Speedway!...... Personally, I see the forum hasn't died with some of the hatred towards Poole Speedway and not helped in any way by the idiot who calls himself " Matt Ford" Bollocks he'she is NO Poole fan just a wind-up merchant who actually does Poole Speedway no help at all. PLEASE come back Matt Fords: I will destroy you on a public forum.......YOU are NO Poole Fan.
  5. 4 points
    Speaking as a Coventry fan who lives about a mile away from the Leicester track and one who is trying to keep his enthusiasm for the "sport" alive after 40 years of continual knocks and degrading of the "sport" I don't really care whether it was Lamberts or RyanAirs fault. I just find it a real struggle these days to motivate myself to pay £17 to watch abysmal racing on a dusty track with (all respect to Connor Mountain) junior zero pointers turning out in place of international "stars".
  6. 4 points
    Moan, Moan, Moan and still spouting the same old negative bile ............... wrong AGAIN (KL still VERY much in it)
  7. 4 points
    Unfortunately nothing upmarket as far as speedway is concerned otherwise each GP would be sold out. It does not work at the highest level and league speedway is a long way short. It is simply not a spectacle that some would have you believe and is way down the list on the must spend when it comes to disposal income. It has too many rules for a simple sport and the rider skills do not exist with bikes too powerful for the tracks. Standardise the bikes, improve rider skills, forget the other speedway nations and charge £10 per adult, £1.00 for under 16’s with weekly meetings on race nights that will attract the best crowds (probably Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and get back to basics so as to attract new talent then you might have some hope. As it stands clubs who cannot afford to run two home and away meetings because they think they might survive with fewer meetings are delusional and running on a night that does not bring in the punters is financial suicide.
  8. 3 points
    Gavin will you shut up about Kurtz and Morris, it's boring me to tears. Nobody give's a hoot who is better.
  9. 3 points
    Just love the Wolves OS's headline................................... 'Cup hopes in the balance' more like 'cup hopes down the gurgler'.
  10. 3 points
    Terrific speedway meeting. When it's done properly it really is an excellent sport. Passing in every race and not a single bit of dust. It must be a joy to ride but a nightmare at the same time because defending a lead when the track is riding like it did yesterday is next to impossible. I'd say of the 15 races only 2 were won from the tapes. I'm naturally biased as a BV fan but this place really is a diamond in what is a rapidly declining sport in the UK. Excellent atmosphere. Excellent facilities. Excellent racing. If every track did it like this the sport would be booming here.
  11. 3 points
    Thanks for those kind words, and yes I do have a genuine opinion . I speak as I feel . I try to be constructive when criticizing but no doubt, others will only see it as wrong if its different to theirs.. . I don't have a problem with that. ... You Sir, are something else. You wouldn't know the difference between 'Moan' and an 'Opinion' if it hit you on the head. Because of previous comments aimed towards me I have kept a eye on your input to this forum. I have yet to see anything constructive from you, all you appear to do is opinionate against others. So I don't put any value in your comments at all . As for the negative bile, I suggest you know more about that than I do............ It was my intention to go to Leicester last night, thinking we stood a good chance of beating them. We have started the season well, Because of the lack of meetings this year, I was keen to go to see a tight match. When news came that Lambert would be missing, I changed my plans and stayed at home enjoying the warm weather with a garden BBQ instead. I wasn't prepared to travel the 80 odd mile trip to witness a match we had no chance of winning. In saying that i always thought the team would battle and do their best, but without our top man it was a no win situation.. I don't regret not going, I thought we would be like lambs to the slaughter,. How wrong i was. Full credit to each of them who battled to the end to keep the tie alive. I never imagined they could do that. Just imagine what we would have achieved had Lambert made it back .
  12. 3 points
    From someone with only 15 posts of which 11 of them are critical of Mitchell, I think it’s fair to say you may be a little obsessed ? Either that or ......
  13. 3 points
    15 minutes later to bed one night a week doesn't make a child so tired they can't go to school. It's just an excuse to not go places that the parents can't be bothered to go to.
  14. 3 points
    Whilst there are many problems, the single biggest problem is the cost. I know many people who are interested in going and when they hear it's £17 to get in are horrified.
  15. 2 points
    To add my tuppence worth to the discussion - nearly all the Speedway riders I have known would try and get back as early as possible- sometimes getting a hotel room for a few hours sleep before driving on to the match. In my opinion he should have been on the 11.30am flight out of Riga to Stansted which due to the time difference between Latvia and the UK gets in at 12.15pm.
  16. 2 points
    This thread is somehow already an enormous 506 pages and I'd estimate a good 350 of those are talking about Poole's poles and how good the team put together for 2018 is. Plus, largely due to a lack of moderation to be fair, there were a load of Poole fans posting about Woryna, Sczepaniak and Kurtz in other teams' topics all winter as well which did get a bit tiresome. Every forum has bad posters (hi) but it can be a hardly a surprise that everyone else is on the windup now.
  17. 2 points
    It's ridiculous how some people have already written off Poole Speedway from any success this season! - We are Poole, we will sort it out and come back to bite you in the a**e .......UP THE POOLE PIRATES!
  18. 2 points
    THERE will be a BSI tribute to Ivan prior to the start of the SGP in Warsaw on Saturday and another by BT at Belle Vue (appropriate) for the first domestic TV match of 2018 on May 14.
  19. 2 points
    Interestingly, I have some Speedway Stars from the 60s, and one of them has an article bemoaning the lack of characters like the ones they used to have in the 50s. Plus ca change....
  20. 2 points
    Awwight down there? Up to and including Monday, May 07, 2018 M W D L 4W 3W D 1L L F A Pts 1 Swindon 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 235 214 13 2 Wolverhampton 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 205 155 10 3 Belle Vue 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 230 220 9 4 Leicester 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 195 165 7 5 King's Lynn 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 187 173 7 6 Rye House 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 194 256 6 7 Somerset 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 167 193 5 8 Poole 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 206 243 4
  21. 2 points
    Well- Webb was right on both counts Lambert is our top rider and with him in the team we would have won so he was right on both counts agreed we are very much still in the tie but that isn’t the point that was made . As for moans are we not all entitled to an opinion? don’t agree it’s negative bile as you put it it’s an opinion that’s put across that you don’t agree with perhaps .Not all speedway fans are happy clappers they see things in the real world and how this sport has gone down hill you call it negative it s an opinion that a long standing supporter of the club holds .
  22. 2 points
    You are absolutely right white knight, I said the sixties because I left England in 1968 and sadly the seventies are a blank slate to me-however you are right Ivor Brown was indeed a great character-Ivan Mauger hated him -he is referred to in Ivan's book "Triple Crown Plus" although un-named it was Ivor he was talking about.
  23. 2 points
    By the way Adam was on very good form tonight. Two silly falls but good to see a Brit coming on well.
  24. 2 points
    S’funny. Ross Bennett’s Twitter has been suddenly locked down ?
  25. 2 points
    I don`t care what your sarcastic remarks about the Meeting but do not Insult the Memory of Roy Smallwood as he has most Likely done more for Charity than you will ever do he got the MBE for the Thousands of Pounds he raised mainly through his own efforts so don't insult a mans Memory that you know nothing about.
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