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  1. 7 points
    who gives a $h1t who scored what where, i'm looking forward to 2 good meetings
  2. 6 points
    Absolutely THJ, every penny made in the Track Shop goes into Workington Speedway, we aim to do everything we can to please supporters which can be very difficult at times. Lets hope we have something really big to celebrate very soon and that we can be producing merchandise with Championship Winners 2018 on it in time for Christmas !
  3. 4 points
    It's a shame that some clubs are unable or unwilling to sign lease agreements that guarantees the availability of a stadium to race meetings. Surely this should be a standard necessity if a club wants to participate in a particular league otherwise the whole competition could become a bit of a circus and we wouldn't want that to happen regarding Glasgow claiming precedence, not at all. Firstly they cannot possibly beat any team that has such honest fans as Worky. And even if we did I'm sure everyone would want to wait until all the cups are completed after all they are more important than a league championship. These cup matches are obviously the most important as they have been deliberately left until the last minute to emphasise there importance. Theres nothing like standing in the cold and drizzle cheering on your team standing next to one man and his imaginary dog. Why would you race in the summer when the weather is good and fans are just itching to attend a meeting - even more so at Workington where itching I've been told is a common complaint. And everyone remembers the cup and shield champions but who on here can remember who won the league the last few years. so yes, no complaints from Glasgow and I really honestly mean that
  4. 4 points
    Read the title thread Starman, just sticking to the topic!
  5. 4 points
    This is interesting and perhaps we are slightly different to other clubs but our demographic definitely is not over 60s, its kids to 50s mainly (or perhaps I am blinkered as I get older of age ) We do have senior fans for sure, but as to them being the majority our gate tickets tell us otherwise, as does the fan base, and while we are not talking thousands through the gate, well not yet of course, our fan base is definitely less than 50. This has been our objective since the start. To start from the ground up, attracting a new demographic while engaging and supporting those who have been for year. I cannot say that we have cracked it for sure, but in general I think we are working well with both groups of fans. Our parties are always full of families, which is really where I want it to be. Our season ticket sales goes across the spectrum of course but we do have youth pricing for season tickets and we have sold them. I walk our stadium every meeting and engage with the fans and not one traditional speedway fan has said they didn't like the new things we were putting in to attract fans... I feel that they actually enjoy the fun filled show we try to put on more than just 15 heats of quality racing... For us, making speedway an event is our target and to make each week better than the previous one is a business objective along with have a business that is sustainable and can fund itself. That's our view on it and it is a challenge to think of great ideas, have them copied and have to think of new ones to keep being innovative but thats the plan moving forward... continue to improve the stadium, continue to engage, continue to promote, continue to build a rider base, continue with the show and continue to innovate... all to the best we can and all within a budget. .......... see you trackside.
  6. 3 points
    No body beats Robert at Kings Lynn. Of all the happenings of this year in speedway, it is the form of Lambert that has been truly surprising. He has progressed from a talent youngster into a world class riders. His attitude and behaviour has been a credit to him and the club. Leading by example, he is now a true number 1 rider . And they're not many of them about....
  7. 3 points
    That was a good honest post i am impressed , honestly.
  8. 2 points
    Your not really entering into the spirit of this discussion are you?
  9. 2 points
    This. Most people are way beyond caring already. It’s boring. Roll on Monday.
  10. 2 points
    Don't want to criticise as we've over achieved this season, however it all appears to be coming to an end with a whimper.
  11. 2 points
    Why use Ellis’ previous score to explain how Poole are stronger, but not Brady’s 12 from 4 the last Kings Lynn visited, when he beat Lambert and Iversen twice each? It’s almost like you’re twisting things to suit your own agenda.
  12. 2 points
    The only date Lakeside could be blamed over was v Glasgow, 7th July, due to World Cup. There were two Friday away fixtures in June and three at home, then in July the only home match was v Sheffield on 13th. 20th was the Championship pairs then 27th v Peterborough was ruled out by the BSPA. Now we come to August managing just one again v Ipswich on the 3rd. The 10th v Peterborough and 24th v Newcastle were rained off whilst the scheduled trip to Workington on 17th cancelled at short notice by Rob Godfrey and his chums.
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  14. 2 points
    Lions and Tigers in same league then.....
  15. 2 points
    Keep Tero, Matty and Ash .
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    You're right. I remember taking my father to a meeting in the 60's and him telling me how much better the racing was in the 30's, how good Eric Langton was and how he would have easily beaten those racing that day. It's human nature, most of us tend to think whatever music was popular when we were in our teens and early twenties was superior to todays offerings. I must admit to having gone through a period when I thought I would never see racing comparable to that served up at Hyde Road during the Craven, Mauger, Collins and Morton eras but the quality of racing in the GP's and at the NSS has changed my mind. It is at least as good and quite often better.
  18. 2 points
    Saturdays meeting is looking dodgy according to weather reports let's hope they have got it wrong ,,or more ghastly double headers could be on the cards how much more of these fiascos can the fans take. ,,,All this could have been avoided in the summer had we not gone several weeks in between meetings..The mind boggles at the stupidity of it all,,,,
  19. 2 points
    Not looking good for Saturdays PO 1st leg rain all night forecast at the moment better look at a mid week fixture or we are going to run out of time just bet the BSPA would just love that as there must be a reason why they refused to let us race on 4 Fridays during the summer
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  21. 1 point
    2018 AUTUMN EDITION Welcome to issue 42 of our quarterly magazine MIRAC: Man of the People Following the death of New Zealand and Wimbledon legend Ronnie Moore, TONY McDONALD looks back on the life and times of a man many rate as the greatest speedway rider of all-time. We also present a list of the 42 UK tracks 'Mirac' rode at between 1950 and his final farewell in 1974. Plus, Ronnie's Timeline – from birth in Hobart, Tasmania in 1933, via two individual world titles, a host of other domestic success, Dons glory and the life-threatening crash that ended his career, up to his sad passing in August, 2018, aged 85. BOB ANDREWS – exclusive interview Former Cradley Heath, Hackney and Wimbledon star Bob Andrews on his quest to finally be reunited with the World Pairs trophy – nearly 50 years after he and Ivan Mauger won it for New Zealand in Sweden on the most glorious night of Bob's career. DICK BRADLEY – exclusive interview Former Bristol star and world finalist Dick Bradley was a reluctant hero when England came calling. But, as PHIL CHARD recalls, the 1952 Test against Australia at Harringay turned out to be the greatest night of his career. MIKE ERSKINE: Man of many parts JOHN CHAPLIN reflects on the multi-talented achievements of old Etonian Mike Erskine, a mechanical boffin whose engineering skills helped transform other riders into stars. MICK HANDLEY – exclusive interview Mick Handley had his local Black Country clubs Wolverhampton and Cradley Heath vying for his services but, as ROB PEASLEY explains, it was the chance to shine for Crayford's new second division Highwaymen that proved a shot in the arm . . . WHITE SPIRIT Coming up for 50 years since Glasgow White City staged its last speedway meeting, DOUG NICOLSON looks at the life and times of his spiritual home, where Tommy Miller, Junior Bainbridge, Ken McKinlay, Charlie Monk and Jim McMillan were among legends in stripes. BRADFORD: 50 Memorable Moments Bradford’s huge Odsal Stadium later became the venue of the 1985 and 1990 World Finals, after a million-pound investment from Bradford Council. ROB PEASLEY looks back at the origins of the sport in the city, when the likes of Arthur Forrest, Ron Clarke, Eddie Rigg and Jack Biggs were heroes. Plus . . . obits on Bob Dugard, Joe Weichlbauer and Kevin Hayden, crossword, your letters and full-page 1968 King's Lynn team photo. To order this single edition or subscribe for a year for a silly amount, please visit us at www.retro-speedway.com or phone Susie on 01708 734 502.
  22. 1 point
    We risk the weather every year and have got away with it just, but can't see any way we'll finish the league fixtures against Mildenhall at home and Buxton and Stoke away. At this point looks very likely Saturday will be a rainoff, then hopefully the Ko cup will be sorted on the 12th/13th. We will chance the weather I'm sure, and run the Coventry semi on the 20th, we then have the last Friday and Sunday reserved for the final assuming we don't slip up against Coventry (stock cars are running on Saturday 27th). Who knows what will happen if we have more rainoffs though . Can also see when you start getting the wetter October weather many of us won't risk the weather, as said by me and so many others before,why on earth can't the league be the priority, run through the summer and have the cut off date by 31st August or at worst the first Saturday in September, at least the finals should be done by the end of September at worst early October.
  23. 1 point
    well don smederna, excellent thruout the final, dackarna were bloody awful mind
  24. 1 point
    It isn't all about the racing, is it? If there were overtakes on every bend, it would become the norm and we would, therefore, be wanting more overtakes. My attraction wasn't about exciting racing. It was about my team beating the other, whether from the gate or through overtaking. The racing didn't matter. I suppose it would if you didn't know what was going on - a first-timer perhaps. In fact, sometimes the gap between both sides scores was more entertaining than the racing, and at other times the huge difference in scores between teams in a match didn't always portray what superb racing we had seen out on the track. First out of the gate it may be, but sometimes it's the effort put in of those behind that matters.
  25. 1 point
    Personally I've never really understood the fixation about the quality of the racing over many year since the introduction of speedway as a form of entertainment. It's always been variable and much of it based upon the type and shape of track and machinery and many other criteria which often dictates the standard of racing.There were good and not so good racks in my years following he sport and no doubt the same applies today. I've just re-read an interview with Joe Screen who mentioned that during his career dirt became somewhat scarce when 'lay-down' engines were introduced because they couldn't perform efficiently on heavy tracks thereby tracks became a lot slicker and racing suffered.

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