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    Big decisions in November.

    Interesting list - well done How many of those couldn’t race in the UK on a Friday and Saturday night?
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    Big decisions in November.

    Those would be the fans who find it difficult or impossible to attend on a Monday or a Thursday, when their regular night was a Friday or Saturday, and they and their kids could attend The fixed nights only really suited fans of teams who always used to race on a Monday or a Thursday - and of course those teams didn’t ride on both nights, so even then some (say) Thursday regulars would be missing on the Monday, and vice versa
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    Rossiter Stands Down

    I think many people did actually see that decision, before, during and after the event Haven’t read many comments in favour of the choice
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    Big decisions in November.

    Serious question - in what way was it flawed?
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    TV new deal?

    I couldn’t do her job - but I don’t think N Q is really very good Brandon is embarrassing on screen, may well do a good job behind the scenes Tatum is ok, knowledgable and has strong points of view, and can be amusing Pearson is . . . . best not say! Rowe and Goddard are poor but an improvement on Pearson Ermolenko is actually quite amusing as you await his standard mis-pronunciations and odd phrases And the foreign lady interviewer is probably very nice, but why is she used?
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    TV new deal?

    Kelvin would probably improve if divorced from Sir Shoutalot
  7. Sunday will just be a rerun of Saturday then?
  8. Nothing smacks of professionalism any more in UK speedway, except Speedway Star and Jeff Davies
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    Rossiter Stands Down

    With Woffinden in the two/three man team, it doesn’t take much to push for the top spot, whoever’s the TM Without, any TM is on a dead cert loser
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    Classic Speedway No 46

    Latest edition arrived this morning For anyone who doesn’t know about TGOD (the good old days) this issue is a must-read Congratulations to Doug Nicolson and Tony McDonald for a wonderful article Oh to turn back the clock (or calendar) Also, there’s a very interesting piece about The Midland Riders Championship - more TGODs for us in that part of the country
  11. You’re a pink toothbrush
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    AJ retires

    Happy memories of AJ as a Bee - always exciting to watch in full flight
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    TV new deal?

    So . . a confession from Mr R that televised speedway DOES affect attendances trackside I’ve said this all along, and I still see no benefit to the sport in having league matches televised live in the UK It’s not as if it’s a great product to advertise to the wider public in the current format Much better would be a carefully edited weekly highlights package - just show the races, and sensible interviews post-meeting instead of the gap-filling chats as at present Put together a package that just might attract new spectators and ex-attendees to the tracks
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    Favourite Rider of All Time

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooo
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    The forgotten forums

    Surely not
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    Favourite Rider of All Time

    No question about it - Nigel Boocock
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    Been a good meeting, but there’s still too many bumps in the track to call it good Watch Musielak take the first bend in heat 14 - like he’s riding over a corrugated strip That’s not mentioning the rut on two which the track raker has been working on and has caught out a number of riders of both teams
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    Tai / Rosco - Team GB 2020

    Didn’t anyone rate the fifth man then?
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    Tai / Rosco - Team GB 2020

    Can’t disagree with the fact that he should have achieved more than he did
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    Tai / Rosco - Team GB 2020

    That’s misleading at the very least. I reckon / My opinion is that Lee was a better rider than Woffinden, but I concede that Woffinden has been far more successful. Not sure where the “know” comes from. As I said, I’m comfortable with my opinion - and that’s all it is, an opinion. I have no axe to grind with Woffinden, and have no reason to favour a Kings Lynn rider (Lee). Pick any two riders, and anyone can have an opinion as to which one was the better rider - but the choices will not all be the same! Because that’s what opinions are about. Comparing achievements, records, etc - those are facts, and in the main indisputable. Having seen Woffinden on the mike last night for the first time (I’ve missed his other recent appearances), I will say how impressed I was. Clearly an area in which he is better than Lee, in my opinion.
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    Cardiff 2019 Saturday September 21st

    Perhaps Chris Harris qualifies as the highest average British rider in the latest GSA issue after Lambert and Cook (apart from Rory Schlein)
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    Tai / Rosco - Team GB 2020

    I don’t need a clue, and I’m certainly not “getting all worked up” - sometimes you are unreal with your comments! In fact I am totally comfortable with my opinion, having followed this sport since 1964, that Lee was a better rider than Woffinden Not more successful in terms of achievement, I grant you - I have no problem with that - nor with the question of their respective behaviour Regarding behaviour, as others have referenced, you are very quick to label forum members and their opinions as unintelligent, foolish, and many other adjectives, in an apparent attempt to belittle them Not sure how high your horse is, but it seems to tower over the majority of reasonable forum members We are all entitled to an opinion, yourself included - they don’t need justification, because that it what they are, opinions, and they don’t call for your personal crusade to belittle or insult those with which your opinion differs Perhaps now, you will “get it”! PS I think it was you (apologies if it wasn’t) who mentioned bias - I said there’s no bias involved in Lee v Woffinden; the only rider I have ever been biased against was, and still is, Ole Olsen, and I’ve consistently admitted that!
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    Tai / Rosco - Team GB 2020

    It defines the word “opinion” I gave my “opinion” I did not state a “fact” You regularly give on this forum your own “opinions” on assorted matters, the majority of which are other people’s “opinions”, with which you disagree - meaning that you consider your “opinions” in some way superior to other people’s “opinions” Where you disprove “facts” quoted by others, there can be little argument or discussion But if it’s an “opinion” with which you disagree, or which you disprove of, then that is an entirely different matter I stick by my “opinion” about Michael Lee and Tai Woffinden, whether you disagree, disapprove or not I made no statement of “fact” about the two riders, so there can be no discussion there
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    Tai / Rosco - Team GB 2020

    opinion /əˈpɪnjən/ noun a view or judgement formed about something, not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
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