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  1. 8 points
    I bet if the all of a sudden wanted to run a GP at Eastbourne and he was offered a wild card he would be fit as a flea and up for it........
  2. 3 points
    How dare you break into the Adonis/ Orion thread with sensible comments!
  3. 3 points
    People like Soubry are part of the problem. One minute she calls for 'grown up' debates , next she's at some rally screaming 'racist , xenophobes and bigots' at those that voted to Leave. A classic case of BDS. Completely lost the plot.
  4. 3 points
    Btw Kelvin Tatum who's James Shens
  5. 3 points
    You have a very weird chip on your shoulder We was talking about last nights meeting Has Worrall been poor? Do you think Covatti should be doing better? Were Ipswich unlucky? These are debating points but you seem to have your own strange agenda Didn’t see you comment when I said that Kurtz looked like he had turned a corner .... or when I said Holder was getting better.... or when I said Klindt had done well so far this season or when I congratulated Poole on the comeback at Belle Vue You are very strange at times I now must remember when commenting on a Poole meeting that I must say all the positive aspects first before highlighting anything else I was at Ipswich the other and was moaning how bad Harris was.... funnily enough no other fan had a go at me for not mentioning how good Bellego and Lawson were in the same meetimg Some funny folk down Dorset way
  6. 3 points
    I grew up literally a stones throw from a speedway track ( West Ham) which was I centre of a busy housing area. Nobody ever complained about the noise. It was all part of the community . Everyone could see that fans coming from other areas were bringing money in and spending it it in the local shops and pub. It was all part of the economy . The stadium provided jobs and my aunt was one who worked there. It always had been part of East End Culture. Then when Romford opened up, it took one bloke, one intolerant know- all, to get the place closed down. One person took away the pleasure of thousands. Since then I hear of all kinds of complaints about noise at speedway tracks even with silencers. The world has changed. The “human rights” of the few trump the pleasure of the many . Speedway is just one of many examples, of the way the world has changed. Those who complain of intolerance are often the most intolerant.
  7. 2 points
    SoN was supposed to make it easier for "lesser ability " teams to take part in a significant way. Can't see that as more often than not (except in a few rare cases ) they are cannon fodder at worst or no-hopers at best. Bit pointless really these "qualifiers". And no, I am not a Smiths fan.
  8. 2 points
    Yes, this is also the 60th anniversary of the Canadian Speedway revival and sad to say Speedway is "DEAD" here once again! There are many reasons for the decline, lack of sponsorship monies (only go to the major sports in North America), kids just aren't interested in a sport where you can use a now, expensive motorcycle in one place and maybe once or twice a week. Dirt bikes are more popular but even that is on a decline. Americans seem to have a knack of keeping the sport alive though, even in New York state where there is only one track (Owego), it survives. It certainly would be nice to have the colourful characters of the 80's back......that could be a while. Just my opinion of course.
  9. 2 points
    At long last could there be some light at the end of the tunnel and well done to the campaigning to all those involved. Speedway needs teams of the stature of Coventy, Exeter, Cradley etc. Regarding the state of Brandon, perhaps it may be best to start from the ground up. Remembering the size of the land Brandon is on would it not be possible to do some tie up with a commercial partner who would build a Grandstand that had facilities incorporated that could be used throughout the week, i.e, Conference/Wedding venue, Gym, etc. It may result in Brandon looking different from the facility that closed but going forward Coventry fans would have a stadium more suited to this century than the last one. Most importantly Bees fans would have a team on there own track to support.
  10. 2 points
    Which one? One hasn't turned a wheel yet, and the other was top of the averages a few days ago ...
  11. 2 points
    Dominic Raab, the guy who didnt know the importance of the Port of Dover to International Trade, is in the running for the Tory Leadership, he says ' We have got to be talking about and to the worker who hasn’t had a pay rise in several years, the consumer who feels ripped off by sharp corporate practice, the young kid from the rough background who wants their shot. ' , 'Focus on a positive message for hard-working Britons.' and ' Hopes for all fathers to have the right to two weeks paternity leave at 90% full pay and a change in the law to ensure new or expectant mothers cannot be made redundant during pregnancy or maternity leave. ' Is this the same Dominic Raab who described ' the Britsh working class as ' the worst idlers in the world ' and that he regards all employment rights and the minimum wage as ' obstacles to British business ' Which is the real Dominic Raab ? '
  12. 2 points
    This is the bit this is the bit that irritates me with Soubry and anyone who uses that in their argument. I doubt that any leavers disagree that immigrants coming to work and contribute to society are a good thing, it is the uncontrolled immigration and sheer numbers since the floodgates were opened changing communities, and the perception (whether rightly or wrongly) of those people generally sucking more out the economy than they've ever contributed; and all this with the backdrop of our own sick, disabled, vulnerable and elderly suffering due to benefits and services being cut. I wish someone would actually ask her about that and if the figures in those terms back up her claims, never mind the social aspects of her opinion?
  13. 2 points
    Difficult decision for the promoters with several different forecasts for the evening. Being so far "out on a limb" and running on a Friday night with all the visitors who use the road down I can totally understand the reasons for an early "call off". Dammed if you do and dammed if you don't. The season just hasn't got going but we've still managed three fairly bad injuries. Using R?R isn't going to cut it, we did that for long periods last year. It brings a lot of disappointment to the supporters. Now we hear that Nathan Stoneman has signed for Birmingham as well and that they will have first call on him, at least 3 meetings with a clash. No blame on him, he's been our most exciting rider in both the one home and the away meetings and he has to earn a living but that the rules allow it is not great for the supporters who pay their money at the gate. The control board is killing speedway with the rules they bring in. I love my speedway, I love the track at Plymouth, dust and all, some of the racing is fantastic. I watch the GP's on BT Sport and sometimes give up because it's just a procession even at that level, also the top league fixtures they show at the tail end of the season, boring, I don't know any of the answers. I do know some new blood needs to come into the control board though with some new ideas before it's too late.
  14. 2 points
    He last rode Extraliga 14 years ago as a young lad. Has admitted equipment has been a downfall over the years but invested heavily over the winter. It's paying off handsomely so far as he has been outstanding.
  15. 2 points
    It’s farcical. I was hoping to get to the final, but after giving up my season ticket (sell on a season by season basis) after having children I have zero credits so no chance of a ticket. My contacts normally work wonders for me, but I just cannot see it this time. This added to the fact the game is being played on the border of Asia, with travel costs over £1000 minimum for a flight with a minimum of 1 stop, or a 14 hour train from Tbilisi (Georgia) and as you say 4 days minimum off of work - i am just not prepared to do this with no guarantee of a Ticket You do have to ask a serious question though, regardless of actually who was to get to the final, actually who is benefiting from having the final at a place that is so hard and so expensive to get to. I truly hope the stadium is only a quarter full so that not one person who made any of the decisions on where the final should be gains anything, and hopefully gets sacked for being so fkn stupid
  16. 2 points
    With Leicester racing Saturdays, and Leon Flint doubling up for Berwick, he was pretty much always going to miss the trip to Leicester whatever the date. Kyle Bickley would have been available when Belle Vue took the fixture. But since the fixture was agreed, Workington closed, Joe Lawlor set fire to a hotel, and Bickley switched to Glasgow to replace Lawlor, meaning he now misses going to Leicester too. Belle Vue can ask to change the fixture (and no doubt they will have done) but they can't demand a change. All the power is with the staging club, and Leicester presumably prefer to meet one of the top sides at their weakest to take the easy 3 points.
  17. 2 points
    BV would have agreed as they are the away team and therefore minimal impact to their business... You very rarely see a team run at home missing key riders do you? It always seems to be the away team who arrive with a missing 'No1', wonder why? The reality is this.. Leicester will see it as a much better opportunity to win so will want the meeting to take place.. Belle Vue will see it as having no impact to their business so will want the meeting to take place as it ticks another fixture off.. Fitting fixtures in with so many shared riders must be a nightmare so the plan will be to run them if 'most' are there I would think as getting 'all' of them available, particularly as the season progresses and teams make changes, simply logistically won't be possible.. Let's be honest though, it doesn't really matter does it? Winning the Premiership has zero kudos, therefore winning the NL doesn't matter one jot either.. Speedway now is simply geared up to give lads the chance to justify their outlay on machinery, riding in as many meetings as possible to try and earn as much as they can.. The 14 on show are pretty much interchangeable on any given night due to various circumstances.. Promoters have long since stopped worrying about the credibility of what's often on offer, so no point expecting anything else but what we have now I would suggest..
  18. 2 points
    Who seem to have their hands over their ears whilst singing "la la la, not listening"
  19. 1 point
    another great comic who had his career ruined by the PC Mob .
  20. 1 point
    Spot on..... Whether you agree with Farage's views or not, one thing you cannot fail to agree on is that he shows leadership... Something so clearly conspicuous by its absence from May and Corbyn.. Political pygmies both...
  21. 1 point
    Central French mountains
  22. 1 point
    As good old ian thomas allways said,"its simple just turn left at the end of the straight"if fit to ride in poland or where ever he is fit for uk.
  23. 1 point
    Agreed - i qualify for a ticket but will be handing it onto a mate as the cheapest travel would set me back a couple of grand and about 4 days off work.. something i sadly can't do.
  24. 1 point
    why because it is to dear to get in .
  25. 1 point
    He is a very young kid but hope the experience will do him a lot of good. It helped Tai and look how good he was next time he got in the GP's. He might surprise us in one or two GP's with a semi final. He has huge talent so I hope he doesn't get slagged on here.
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