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    It's been reported that "Frasier" may return after a gap of twenty years? Personally, together with MASH, I think that it's the best American sitcom of all time but whether it would work without the late John Mahoney (Martin Crane) or indeed without some of the other main leads I'm not sure of its success. I still watch many of the shows on DVD and still laugh at the pomposity of the two brothers in particular. However I did feel it lost its way somewhat when Niles married Daphne.
  3. 4 points
    The IOW are the most forward looking club at any level, that I can remember seeing for many a long year. We're not privy to whatever the issues were to cause Messrs Bishop & Widman to withdraw from the BSPL, but whatever they were, the Board of Directors should have worked their socks off to ensure the club could continue to provide much needed entertainment for those that live on the Island, along with the holidaymakers. The sport just can't afford to keep losing clubs like this, and I just hope that sense prevails, and they can be welcomed back in 2022, because speedway is dying on its feet, at a fast rate of knots. Gutted for all you people across the Solent, along with all your sponsors.
  4. 4 points
    Spot on.... At 16, Joe Screen was riding in the top division of World Spedway and regularly beating genuinely World Class heat leaders, and at 19 winning the BLRC in front of a truly World Class field that would have been full of GP riders if that had existed at the time... And even with all that, Joe 'only' reached No 6 in the World.. No mean feat at all, but it shows just how far behind these lads are to where he was at their age (and even younger)... None of them would win races in the Polish top league regularly like Joe did in the equivalent level top league over here... Maybe they will develop to become 'top level' riders, and riding in Poland will definitely help with that, but there has to be some reality check as to where these lads are actually at... Genuine World Class talent is usually winning, or finishing top 3, in 'junior' World Championships at Under 21 level... Scoring maximums in the NDL, or riding at reserve in the Championship, at the same age as those who do win junior World Titles, is miles behind.. Robert Lambert is the most modern example of where you need to be at U21 level to become genuinely World Class.. Let's just give them some slack and see how they go, as being 'World Class' is truly a long, long way off for them all...
  5. 3 points
    If this surface was presented for play at an English county ground the pitch inspectors would be on the case pretty damn quick with a points deduction no doubt to follow. It's a given that countries will prepare pitches to suit their team but this is harming the integrity of the game.
  6. 3 points
    Whoever had the final say on picking 3 seamers needs to be on the next plane home
  7. 3 points
    It's a long read but by the end you can consider yourself informed and able to make a conscious decision, not a reactive one. https://www.westonaprice.org/podcast/its-gene-therapy-not-a-vaccine/
  8. 3 points
    Scoobydoo will be happy (or less unhappy) anyway.
  9. 3 points
    Yep and it's been fantastic to watch Sam and Harry McGurk, Archie Freeman , Danny smith ,Jordan Palin , Leon Flint, Kyle Bickley, Luke Harrison and many others come through from 125 to 500 then into league racing. Best format tell me if there's a better one .
  10. 3 points
    He can't even stay on a sledge
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    Lots of superlatives being used on media coverage and social media about this game but to me it’s poor test match cricket, 23 wickets in barely a day and a half and less than 300 scored is awful, we want matches that go four or five days. This could be finished today at this rate, ridiculous.
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    That was in the days when the majority of the Top riders in the World rode in GB,it’s a very different scenario nowadays.Basically the way the to the top is getting into Poland but you have to perform from the day you arrive ,irrespective of what league and level it is.It’s going to be a long road to the top for British youngsters ,but Tai has proved it can be done if your good enough.Good Luck to them all.
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    I think I could bowl unplayable off spin on these pitches....
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    I mean, you can't even laugh at these wacko's
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    Hi mate he's on the 250s at the moment and not old enough for 2021 but will be involved with the njl when 250cc are racing at Berwick
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    So nice to know that you bothered to take the time to post , also see your puppy dog followers hit the like button again .
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    It's not difficult to find out. Try googling "Plymouth speedway covid restrictions" September 21, 2020 Update: Tuesday 22nd – 12.15pm – Tickets for tonight’s meeting have now sold out. Thank you for all of your support. Please note due to covid restrictions, entry is via advance tickets only, and tickets cannot be purchased on the gate tonight. A big thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket for tomorrow’s match between Plymouth Gladiators and a GB Young Lions Select. Your support is very much appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow. We have a small number of Tickets available and they will only remain ON SALE until all are purchased, or to 12 noon tomorrow, whichever is the case. Click here to purchase. The Match is Strictly ALL TICKET and they must be purchased in advance with No Cash or Card Sales on the night. The Stadium is fully Covid 19 authorised and regulated; allowing the Match to go on as planned despite some new restrictions being introduced since the last Match. The “Rule of 6” introduced since the last Meeting means that you should leave space between yourself and your Group (maximum 6) and other Groups, please seek the assistance of a Steward, if you have any concerns about this. There is plenty of space allowing everyone to feel safe within the allowed maximum Crowd. The weather forecast is for a DRY but cloudy day and Evening, but it may get a bit chilly later on as Autumn encroaches, so we suggest you dress accordingly. Gates Open at 5.00pm – Tapes Up at 7.00pm prompt – Parade at 6.50pm The FREE Coypool Road Park and Ride is OPEN. Please note this Car Park CLOSES at around 10.00pm on Speedway nights (ignore signs on Car Park saying earlier on normal days). If Parking within the Stadium; please Park in the designated area on the Football Pitch applying social distancing to nearest vehicle. There will be a Parking charge of £2. It is important that you sit / stand in the area your Ticket designated, (Home Straight side / Back Straight side / Disabled Area) Entry and Exit and Flow markers will be clearly visible to all Areas. Food and Drink and Toilet Areas should be used within “social distancing rules and as guided”. The PITS AREA will be closed to all but essential Staff before and after the Event (ACU / SCB / BSPL protocols) There will be NO CARD payment facilities within the Stadium (Covid Regulations) Cash only in Bars / Food with exact change preferred. There is an 8-page Programme for the meeting including the Race Card which will be issued FREE to all on Arrival. We are launching our new and exciting ONLINE MERCHANDISE Store with full details in the Free Programme. We have installed 40 new LED lights to cover ALL Spectator Areas to enhance Spectator safety and visibility since the last Meeting following constructive feedback and this is part of further ongoing enhancements to the Stadium. We also plan to upgrade all Track Lighting during the winter and the first 10 of 30 new more powerful LED lights, which use a lot less electricity, but offer increased luminosity; and which are more environmentally friendly, will be switched on for the first time tomorrow night. This is all part of our programme of continuous improvement to The Coliseum Stadium as part of our hopes of moving up the Speedway League pyramid as soon as we are allowed to do so. Masks must be shown and worn on Entry and when in an inside or confined place. They can be worn or not in other outside areas of the Stadium at your own discretion. Please take note of any Covid 19 announcements during the Event. We are delighted to be able to stage LIVE and COMPETITIVE Speedway but are very much under the microscope, so your cooperation in abiding by the strict Covid 19 Guidelines will be very much appreciated as any issues could cause the loss of forthcoming Fixtures. We hope that you have a great and safe evening, and if you haven’t got your Tickets yet, please Don’t Delay and buy them today. It promises to be a great night with some of the top young British Speedway talent on display. None of us can be sure if further restrictions may be implemented later in the week, so hopefully we can all enjoy some LIVE SPEEDWAY while we can. Regards Plymouth Gladiators Speedway
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    Agree with all of that Steve. Personally, I think it's best left alone as I doubt very much it will be a match for the previous incarnation.
  21. 2 points
    Forgive my ignorance but why would only have a few fixtures stop the IOW running? Could they not run the six league meetings during the school holidays to maximise crowds and run challenges or individuals for any extra dates? There must be more to it surely.
  22. 2 points
    It was great, but it had run its course.
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    It'd be interesting to see them trying to take licenses from riders for riding in meetings held under an alternative authority, the ACU went to court over this in the 1970's and told it was illegal. They have blustered and threatened many times since but never actually carried out their threat. Didn't the BSPA or ACU make a similar threat about Lydd but didn't take any action when it came down to it? I'd love to ride the Island on a flat tracker so you're right about getting excited but whether there is any chance of a DTRA meeting there this year is very doubtful. Only issue I can see for following years is that it is an expensive trip in a van so a rained off weekend would be a disaster. I hope for both Martin and Barry though that Speedway returns, they must have put an unbelievable amount of work in and have left everybody impressed with their efforts. The rest of the sport should be looking at the Island for answers not shutting it out.
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    Hope you enjoy your season as a fully fledged pirate Rich, I'm very much looking forward to visiting Poole this season to watch my team Plymouth against the pirates. Totally agree about not being bothered about winning trophies for us Plymouth fans we're just happy to be in the championship mind you there is one or two teams i would enjoy beating tbh.
  25. 2 points
    For the first time ever I can honestly say that I am not too bothered where we finish in the league this season. Sure it would be great to be successful in our first championship season, but I just want to see some good racing with a Poole team that tries hard and displays that "Pirate Pride". I have only been supporting the Pirates since 2008 after my local team (Oxford) folded in 2007 and living in Buckinghamshire (100 miles each way) could only get down a few times every year. However, just before Christmas I took the plunge and moved to Poole! So now I am looking forward to being able to walk to every home meeting!
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