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  1. 6 points
    I think the better way would have been that in the event of a 3-3, the top scoring side are the winners. Not just because GB were top scorers, but to make more value of those 40-odd races beforehand. So the second top scoring side would need a 4-2 to win. Talking of that final, I was disappointed at the end, and commented on here that we might have won if Tai had slowed the race, but when you see Tai's comments, they make sense. Basically, we went into that race with a winning mentality - to go and win the heat and, thus, go in and attack the race. Race positively. I can see the validity in that, even though it never worked (mainly because the Russians had a very strong pair and it was unlikely either of them would finish last). In the end, Robert Lambert was very close to passing Emil at the end of the race, but never, so the tactic never worked. But they went into the race with the mindset to go out and take the race, and the main reason they never was because Russia were on a 5-1 on the first lap so GB became every man for himself.
  2. 4 points
    If the final race is a 3-3 then the rider who wins the final he's team are champions, simple really. Races should always be about winning regardless if it's a pairs meeting. Trying to slow races down is dangerous and makes no sense
  3. 3 points
    If he was 'recalled at the last minute' why was he listed in the Holsted team line-up for tonight before the weekend?!
  4. 3 points
    I am very sorry to hear the news. When I wrote my history of Rye House, I spoke to many people involved with the club from promoters and managers to riders and fans. All of them had nothing but praise for Kelvin. He was an absolute hero to many and was undoubtedly Mr Rye House to them. This is a passage from my book that summed up his contribution to Rye House: "On 16 September [1990], in the home match against Glasgow, Mullarkey fell and never again returned to the track. It was a sad end for the Rockets’ most loyal servant. Nevertheless his fifteen year career as a Rye House rider had been a wonderful example to other riders. His exuberant never-say-die attitude had been an outstanding feature of the team for ten years. He had been a heat leader for seven years, captain of the team that won the cup in 1979 and the league in 1980 and was responsible for holding the team together in the potentially disastrous 1981 season. His commitment to the team was second to none as his massive tally of bonus points in 1979 and 1980 in particular showed. From September 1975 until he left for Canterbury on loan at the start of the 1983 season, he did not miss a single match for Rye House, racking up a total of 295 consecutive league appearances. In 1989, at the age of 38, he made himself available to answer the call of the club when they were in desperate trouble and did the same again in 1990. There is no doubt that Mullarkey has written himself in to the Rye House record books as the most popular rider ever to wear the Rockets’ colours." Because of this I featured him on the front cover of the book and everyone I spoke to afterwards agreed he was definitely the right choice for the cover. R.I.P. Kelvin and sincere condolences to family and friends.
  5. 2 points
    Thanks for that splendid accolade! Losing Kennett has probably seen off Rye’s season now especially at home. Roll on next season when we hopefully will be back in the Championship.
  6. 2 points
    I have changed my mind over the last few weeks. I do see that a decisive final is required, now. Not just for a TV climax but also because it also keeps the later heats alive and hotly contested by many teams. Don't have a final And you'll get a lot of dead races. Just look at the British Final on Monday. It would have been dead after heat 16 as Robert had an unassailable lead at that point. I feel that both teams should go into the final capable of winning. Whichever side wins a heat advantage in the final wins the tournament . But if there is a 3-3 in the final then that is a tie and on 'countback' the team with the higher qualifying score is the winner. Same rules in the heat 43 race off between 2nd and 3rd scorers.
  7. 2 points
    can't see the point in bringing any of those in , hardly be a improvement think panthers missed the boat not signing kus for bacon , might have got away with r/r for grondal then ,i'm not saying ellis perks is a bad signing tho
  8. 2 points
    Only in front of Tv camera's IMO .
  9. 2 points
    But Greg is Mr Nice Guy? Back in Sudden Sam's heyday Gino would have been riding a Blomfeldt tuned rocket ship before you knew it and Sam sitting behind him and nursing him home
  10. 2 points
    Not long home from the incredible experience of the NSS . First tine i had been there and i was blown away by the place . The track is stunning and it produced speedway we all crave , but rarely get . A worthy winner , the sky is the limit for young Lambert . And watching young Bewley round there is a joy to behold . Beautiful weather , fantastic racing and the feel good factor returning to the future of British Speedway . Thanks to whoever suggested the Diamond Lodge to me . A good few fans in there and the craic and the beer fliowed into the wee small hours . Loved my whole day out there , cant wait to go back
  11. 2 points
    Pulling out an old programme from your collection is like hearing that old tune on the wireless, seeing an old photograph from your prime. Can’t beat that feeling… glancing down the line-up, the blank racecard and remembering your youthful anticipation, the team line-ups, riders you’d never heard of… a blank programme as we entered the unknown for the next 90 minutes. I couldn’t get rid of my collection - 40 years of my life.
  12. 1 point
    It's been announced today that Kelvin Mullarkey has died aged 67. Mostly remembered for his spells at Rye House but I recall him doubling-up with Poole in the late 70's. A real character who never shirked confrontation. RIP Kelvin. http://www.ryehouserockets.co/news.php?extend.1573
  13. 1 point
    The problem is that British Speedway have no rider rights on a Wednesday, Denmark do. Plain & simple.
  14. 1 point
    Having watched the British Final at the NSS I wonder why the 4'S final isn't being held there? Neutral venue, great racing track, - seems like the logical choice. I'm saying that as a Redcar fan too.
  15. 1 point
    something tells me you will not be able to fit emil into bacons reserve place . its like for like and he could only replace the replacement who replaced him . so redeclaration is on the cards and peterborough will have to come under or bang on the 42.50 limit . nice thought tho .
  16. 1 point
    Kelvin Mullarky was one of the great characters of British speedway of the 1970's and 80's! His confrontational, loud, aggressive personality which was a bit of a front cause Kelvin wasn't really like that, often overshadowed the fact he was a decent speedway rider! I always felt he could have established himself as a middle order top flight rider had he wanted to but Kelvin seemed happy to be a bigger fish in the National League where his antics would be more appreciated! Got to be one of Rye House Rockets greatest ever riders! I recall him coming out of retirement after initially finishing at Rye after the 1985 season, at Mildenhall then back at Rye House again in the late 80's and did he make a few appearances for Rye House in 1990? Kelvin had to of been one of the last riders in the top 2 Leagues that wore the old style 1970's grey monkey mask?
  17. 1 point
    Exactly. An explanation has been given yet still some want to pick fault. we wondered what the tactics were and now we know. Some of us will have closure on why the race went the way it did. no doubt some will still pick it apart till everyone agrees with them.
  18. 1 point
    He's been riding here for what, 10 years? Bit of a funny one. Maybe somethings happened in his personal life that's stopping him somehow from being allowed to work here. Is weired, but not our business. And to think it was stated on here that Ford, wouldn't let him go on loan in 2018. But wanted to sell him..
  19. 1 point
    Likewise!! Have a programme for every meeting I have attended since I first went in 1976. Stored lovingly in boxes and looked at when the need for nostalga arises!! Would be gutted if they stopped!!
  20. 1 point
    Heat 9 http://www.speedwaygb.co/news.php?extend.34714
  21. 1 point
    When you're going to say something get your facts right first. It is nothing to do with Tarnow bias. Simply NCSport are asking general public (viewers) to vote on Facebook ( through the app) for the best rider of each particular round. This time viewers decided that the best rider ( in their opinion) not necessary has to be top scorer. There is no bias in this.
  22. 1 point
    IMO the same thing is happening in Speedway with SGB Championship programmes now mainly costing between £2.50 - £3.00. With the Speedway Star running a rating feature on each track's programme, it appears that some Promotions have entered into a vanity contest to be top dog, with the result that larger, in terms of size and number of pages, are being produced, which in turn has resulted in the prices rocketing. If they reverted to producing a more compact & smaller sized version at about £1 - £1.50, I wonder if those who now print off a basic scoresheet to fill in, might be tempted to purchase a low cost Official programme instead?
  23. 1 point
    Berwick Bandits Supporters Club were busy busy last night. First presentation was to all the academy riders that were present last night also a cheque was presented to Colin Easton and Alan Ferro to sponsor a forthcoming junior meeting. Last presentation was to Jye Etheridge who was in the wars at Redcar to help towards a new helmet and bike repairs.
  24. 1 point
    Right now, this afternoon, isn't it pretty good to be a Bandito? Three points clear at the top of the Championship standings with over a third of the matches raced..... The Academy kids sitting on top of the NJL with a 100% record.... Plus Leon progressing in Europe! (stands back, awaits cynical replies...)
  25. 1 point
    I can assure you, I monitor all our crowd levels, and compared with theprevious 2 seasons, like on like for this time of the year, they are up

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