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  1. 20 points
    Well done to everyone that contributed to the collection for dan gilkes, £1243.64 raised.
  2. 13 points
    We are all grateful to texters (I've done it many times, it's not easy) but you can't have people making stuff up or texting what they think happened without being certain. If what was said about Cook was untrue I can't blame him for being annoyed.
  3. 11 points
    Everyone is trying their best to make it happen... here's hoping for next season... Regards THJ
  4. 11 points
    understandable, coming from Poole, that you don't know what a 'motorway blade' is
  5. 11 points
    The problem is when the weaker reserve thinks he's the better reserve or the people around him are telling him that.
  6. 11 points
  7. 11 points
    Oh shut up!!! Its sad that Josh was injured but he was not riding to entertain he was riding because he is paid to do so!!! Doesnt matter on the figures he doesnt do to entertain!!! Anyone who thinks that is an idiot!!
  8. 10 points
    This is where we differ because as far as I can tell the vaccine doesn't prevent transmission and therefore not having it wouldn't put others in danger. My way of thinking is that the vulnerable should be responsible for having the jab themselves as it reduces the effects of the illness for them. The younger and healthier you are the less the risk from Covid until in children the threat to life is as near zero as it gets and I can see absolutely no reason for those at minimal risk to be vaccinated. For those of an age where the risk is higher but still small (45 - 60 maybe) then there should be solid information made available to allow them to make a proper choice. Throughout the pandemic the figures that are available to be checked have been presented in a very biased manner specifically to make people more fearful than need be.
  9. 10 points
    Russia should not be in Ukraine full stop no arguments not their country
  10. 10 points
    Russian nor Belarus tennis players will not be at Wimbledon tennis this year. I have said it on here before, there is a strong link between Polish and Ukraine citizens, a lot stronger then you may think. And the hatred for Russia now is quite strong. Likely to continue until the population in Russia open their eyes and realise they have a one man government.
  11. 10 points
    Well It’s hard and I am proud of Kelvin for stepping up to the plate. The show must go on and all that. It’s going to take a bit of time to get going. Well done to Chris Louis stepping into Kelvins shoes and Kelvin for stepping into Scoops. Not easy and I commend their efforts. I hope there’s no moaning about commentary. If there is they deserve any crap aimed at them.
  12. 9 points
    Indeed.... If they did it for free then that is "for our entertainment".... For so many it is their only job so they are professional sportsmen investing in very expensive kit to deliver a much greater return in earnings.... A "risky profession" no doubt, but so is Boxing, MMA, Skiing, Other motor sports etc... Not to mention Firefighting, Police, and the Armed Services... None of the above anyone does "for our entertainment"... Some do it for the money, some for the adrenaline rush... No more than that. ..
  13. 9 points
    Show me where I've said anything about wanting Birmingham to close. It's the absolute opposite and you're purely burying your head in the sand if you can't see the problems this could cause- not just for Birmingham, but the sport as a whole. My sticking point is that for all the goodwill and money the promotion put into Birmingham how on earth will it survive if its ripping off fans like this? No new fan will put up with it and the die hards will dwindle. We all need to be realistic and understand the average fan cannot be affording to lose money for nothing. With how often rain offs and crashes do occur in speedway, can we seriously not expect this to happen again? Bluntly, what has happened at Birmingham is a shambles and they need to do better. If Birmingham need a blue print of how to run a speedway team they need look no further than their opponents for this meeting. Berwick like Birmingham was once a club in trouble but their new promotion have worked theirs socks off on and off the track and not done it by cutting corners. And whilst they might not be the most cash rich side or field the best 1-7 in the league you can say with their involvement with the fans with the 5-1 draw, the dirt xtra and genuine effort to bring value to money to their fans in the double headers that they've thought outside the box and been rewarded with an incredibly loyal fan base.
  14. 8 points
    Oh but there is. If the spread of misinformation about the vaccine means that people are hesitant about receiving the vaccine, it leads to them putting themselves and other people in danger. It also means it takes longer for COVID to die out as a life threatening disease and means that people get "exasperated at not being able to live" for much longer than need have been the case.
  15. 8 points
    Alas the tyranny of figures, lies, damn lies and statistics. I think we have reached the point where selective blindness has been reached, at least to Covid and vaccine cases, deaths etc. There are sources for both sides to back up their choice as the correct one. If the vaccine is dodgy....those who have not taken it have nothing to fear, those who have I`m sure are willing to take any risk, however rare, as part and parcel of being jabbed. There is no point pointing fingers at the stupidity of the other side. Me??, My view in all this mess is that I`m not frightened of dying (it`s coming) but I am exasperated at not being able to live...and having that dependant on taking a chemical jab I neither want nor need.
  16. 8 points
    Kelv says home fans on their feet,,,, that's cos there isn't any seating Kelv
  17. 8 points
    He’s a tremendous motorcyclist and has a huge heart - throws his bike in places others wouldn’t. Feel very privileged to see him as an Edinburgh home rider.
  18. 8 points
    Can u suggest where they get replacements from,i watched them yesterday cant fault there effort just a shame more fans cant see that!
  19. 7 points
    I find it odd people jumping on the wagon to jump on young James, poor guy has moved country at the age of 16 is on tracks hes never rode before what are you expecting from a first season. He won his first ride at scunny the other day so got his 3 points job done. He would have won his first heat last night however got a puncture. Its still only his had 2 home meeting , id hate to work for some off you lot , youd be sacked after your second day. I personally think middle to end of season he will be on 5-7 points at home. Keep the faith and get behind your riders.
  20. 7 points
    What a prat! Another child to be blocked.
  21. 7 points
    just means another track lost grow up and talk sense
  22. 7 points
    This is where i believe speedway promoters/managers get it all wrong. I am pretty much a lapsed fan these days as my club isn't running ( at the moment), but I do still attend occasionally. When the Bees were running I travelled far & wide to support them & like many fans experienced more than my fair share of incomplete meetings, but I never worried because I knew that I would get a fair deal on a re- admission ticket. I read on here what had happened at Brum & saw how much fans were being charged for 2 completed races I was "gobsmacked" to say the least. If those re-entry conditions are going to be applied at all tracks then it will certainly make me stop & think whether I wish to take the chance particularly if clubs continue to run with inadequate medical cover for such situations. I know Birmingham have reacted to their situation re ambulances & medics, perhaps they should now do the honourable thing & ensure the paying fans aren't " hit in the pocket " for the clubs shortcomings. As for Laurence Rogers posting what he did , perhaps he should consider that there are many people who either attend occasionally or have haven't been for some time but still show enough interest to read this forum that aren't going to be persuaded to turn up if they are going to get exploited , having a go at someone because they post something negative doesn't help Out of interest I attended a meeting at Berwick at the end of last season & I do understand what a long journey that is to the midlands & then back home for two races.
  23. 7 points
    Agreed, the Plymouth riders attacked the track a lot more, none more so than Dan Gilkes who had a tremendous meeting up until the unfortunate accident, we were having good banter with a Plymouth supporter in front of us who turned out to be Dan Gilkes grandad who was with 2 lasses, obviously they were visibly upset rushing to the pits so not only best wishes to Dan Gilkes for a speedy recovery but to his family as well.
  24. 7 points
    Pretty awful track conditions tonight led to a dull gate and go meeting. Far too slick and underwatered. They were watering the track before the meeting but it needed more by heat 8 and nothing. Just grading. Got quite dusty at the end and some riders were far from happy. Get the water down. Sod it if riders moan. The paying public come first.
  25. 7 points
    Still missing my point i think.Whilst i said speedway is mainly a points game,it's also about entertainment.I also said i would take Pickering on a 9,even though he probably wouldn't maintain that average his entertainment and everything that goes with him atm is worth it.Of course it's always nice to win,but the people i have spoke to after our home meetings haven't mentioned the wins just the about the great rides Pickering has had.As i said in a previous post too,atm newcomers to the sport want to see great racing they are not necessarily concerned with wins atm.Pickering is probably the main reason why the newcomers around me have come back again.It's hard to get kids of 14/15 out to speedway now but they have come back for more. If i was Sheffield i would have took Pickering over Ellis for the reason Sheffield would have still been the team to beat.Plus they would have one brilliant entertainer in their team.That's a brilliant recipe for getting people back.

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