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    May I remind you, that this is the same guy, who I pointed out was a known liar, but you thought was going to be a hero by taking the country out of the EU. Yup nothing much has changed apart from your tune . You can fool some of the people all the time..
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    They are going to use "ex Rider Replacement" for him all season... One for the historians there....
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    That was a chap called Stuart Bamforth in 1987, long before I had any involvement with speedway promotion. That was a dark time for the Aces for sure. I think Bamforth was really a stock car guy and he seemed to do well financially from the sale. From what I can make out, he was in his late 30s when he sold Hyde Road. He died in 2004 at the age of 55. He and I were born around the same year but our paths were very different.
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    I’ve just spotted this. I will leave others to decide whether they categorise me as a spiv, a wide boy or both (!) but you are wide of the mark on the three names you quote. Rick Frost sold out of Peterborough but remained in the sport as the main sponsor of Poole. He has now sold out of ReadyPower but is still a welcome friend at Wimborne Road. Sandhu was only ever interested in what he could get for Brandon as development land. To my mind, the vandalism at the site pre-sale to Brandon Estates bears that out. I think Ged Rathbone only managed to make decent money at Peterborough when he received a substantial payment from Toruń so they could use Jack Holder even though he was committed to ride in England, and he was roundly condemned for doing so. I suspect it was that action rather than anything to do with BSPL which made him sell up.
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    CL level is substainable at Eastbourne, one man run it into the ground and I have no idea where that article source came from..
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    Good I don't think he should ever have had the job in the first place,
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    Your team manager is not up to the job, unfortunately. Time to hire Mr Rossiter
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    Any truth in the rumour that Heeps missed heat 8 as he was stuck in the queue for chips ???
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    Really enjoyed the Singapore sevens last weekend. Fiji deserved Victors, but stoked to see the ABs make the final with a last play try against the Irish. Great entertainment, and very reasonably priced.
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    The fundamental problem is that an electric car gives you something more expensive and less usable than you have currently. Range remains a serious issue unless you're only planning to travel locally, with cars having nothing like the range that's claimed for them, and which gets progressively worse as the battery degrades. If I wanted to drive up to Scotland, I'd have to stop 2 or 3 times and run the gauntlet of finding an available charging point that worked, and in Australia outside of the big cities, well just forget it... There's also the environmental damage caused by the production and disposal of the batteries, although I do get that you move pollution away from the cities, and it allows the use of some cleaner forms of energy in the electricity production. Hydrogen fuel cell cars would seem a lot better bet, especially for commercial vehicles, although they seem to be a long time coming. There's also going to be the issue of a lack of refuelling stations, whereas you can always plug your electric car into the mains somewhere.
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    Jack Thomas having an excellent debut for Oxford this evening.
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    Ha, I like the Glasgow 'music video' !! Very interesting dancing there!
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    As the Poole track creates quite a bit of interest on this forum, there is an article in today's Bournemouth Echo by Dan Rose about it, if anyone is interested? 'IT IS no secret Pirates will want to make Wimborne Road a fortress for their 2022 SGB Championship title defence – so they decided it was time for Terry. Experienced track man Terry Chrabaszcz, literally known as ‘Terry the Track’ revealed how he was asked to examine the circuit in Dorset last season. Pirates hosted an infamous meeting against Birmingham last August, during which a hole “about the size of a kitchen table” according to promoter Danny Ford appeared on the Wimborne Road surface. But with 40 years of experience at an array of tracks up and down the country, shale guru Chrabaszcz was asked to help out for the business end of the 2021 campaign. Having taken inspiration from Doc Bridgett, the man he learned his trade from, Chrabaszcz enjoyed his time at Poole so much, he came back to prepare the track this campaign. Asked how he started working at Pirates, the track specialist told the Daily Echo: “It was towards the end of last season, there were a few problems. The SCB initially sent me down and we sorted it. “I did the last few (meetings). The play-offs and the cup. “There was an opportunity to come back and I took it, because it’s such a good club. “I have been in the sport 40 years now. I’ve done Wolverhampton for years and it’s just nice to have a change of scenery and help a club out. “I help out at Wolves and I helped relay Birmingham this winter after all the problems they had there last year.” Asked how many tracks he would have worked on throughout his time in the sport, Chrabaszcz said: “I don’t know. Wolves, Coventry, Oxford, Redcar. I have helped out at Sheffield a bit – quite a few. “I live just outside Cannock but the other side. I leave at three o’clock in the morning to come here but it’s worth it. I love the sport. “It’s like 24 hours for me to come here – with the travelling back home – but it’s not a problem.” While the hours throughout the campaign are set to intensify for Chrabaszcz, it is the positive comments from Britain’s elite riders up and down the country which helps him to keep going. Asked what it was like to receive that feedback, the track man said: “It means a lot because you only get out what you put in. If you don’t put the work in, you are not going to get the result. “I am looking forward to it so much because I think Poole can, hopefully, do what they did last year. That is so good from a track man’s point of view, to be part of it.” Pirates are set to host the reborn Oxford Cheetahs in their Good Friday meeting tomorrow (7.30pm). And number one Steve Worrall, who was part of the Poole side last season, was full of praise for the work of Chrabaszcz. “You need to make your home track a bit of a fortress,” said the British star. “You need to create an advantage and when the new guy came in, that’s what we were able to do. “He was able to gain (us) a bit of an advantage from making a few things different. He was able to do it. He will come over and listen to what we want and get feedback from us. “I feel like once he came in, it flipped around a bit. I enjoyed the track so much more.”
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    Maybe CL and NL teams as before? If the cost of running a NL team on fairly frugal gates is thought to cover the cost of it, in addition to a hopefully successful CL team. Maybe we'll find another Brennen, Abblit, Edward's etc that we lost last season. My thoughts are still the best scenario would be similar to H Gould's thoughts, enter a league somewhere between the current level of both leagues with about 10/12 teams.
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    Hitler was delayed because Italy invaded Yugoslavia, Greece & Albania, they looked like they were going to get beaten so Germany went their aid That delayed the invasion, then Hitlers decision to turn the force advancing on Moscow south west, ironically to help with the front in Ukraine meant they arrived on the outskirts of Moscow late in the year with tired troops. The freezing weather then took its toll as well
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    this is all you see though, none can answer questions, just keep spouting what they want to say
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    Well then he or it can’t be as you suggested ‘all powerful’ I guess
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    I think maybe we can hope we have moved on a bit since horses were running around with half their face blown away at Waterloo . Maybe we should return to the old days when Kings ( read Presidents and Prime Ministers) led their troops into battle, That should end the war in double quick time ?
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    Where does it say on this thread that BWD is riding (seeing as this is the thread for Sunday vs Edinburgh)? As I've said two post above yours, the line-ups for Sunday include Chris Harris at number one for the Diamonds.
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    Iainb doesn't deserve a response imo! He sounds very bitter to me. Cud do without his bullsh#t!
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    Sunday’s matches line-ups Gniezno v Lodz Gniezno 9 Koza 10 Szlauderbach 11 O Fajfer 12 Kildemand 13 MJJ 14 Czapla 15 Studzinski 16 Hellstrom-Bangs Lodz 1 Becker 2 Kosciuch 3 Sroka 4 Nowak 5 Kurtz 6 Grygolec 7 Dul 8 Bydgoszcz v Gdansk- Canal + online only Bydgoszcz 9 Bjerre 10 Mihailovs 11 Zagar 12 Jeleniewski 13 Miedzinski 14 Przyjemski 15 Konieczny 16 Gdansk 1 Trofymov 2 Gala 3 Jensen 4 RR(ZZ) 5 Jamrog 6 Marciniec 7 Krzykowski 8
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    Well, your Brummies certainly won't
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    Garry May has won league titles and cups by doing exactly that for years. Every recruited reserve rides on exactly that basis. They knew how they would get used during the meetings and were paid accordingly. They agreed to the set up and it worked well. Sometimes riders think they deserve more than they do and have a hissy fit if they don't get their way. well maybe they need to earn it, show the team manger what they're worth. First job as a reserve has always been to be better than your other reserve team mate. Every Garry May team I've been involved in knew the situation from the start. He's one of the most open team managers I've known for working with his riders and telling them exactly what is expected of them. I'd rather work with Garry like that, than half the TMs in the league who turn up to fill in a programme and get a bit of fuel money
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