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Midland Red

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  1. RIP Ivan Mauger OBE

    Simply the best for me over 55 years of following the sport Will never forget watching Ivan triumph in Wroclaw in 1970 when the Eastern Europeans threw everything they could at him - it was a wonderful afternoon and a great achievement Set new standards in the sport RIP Ivan - now you're free from the terrible illness
  2. Swindon v Leicester 12.04.18

    Regarding the suggestion that riders should be allowed to "test ride" the track before the meeting - on many occasions in televised meetings one hears the comment "the track will come to the riders later in the meeting" Therefore, wouldn't everyone - riders, mechanics and spectators - benefit from there being a practice session immediately prior to every meeting? The bikes would be correctly set up, track conditions and (to the visiting riders) size and shape would be experienced, and the track itself would "come to the riders" earlier in the meeting - all this would improve the spectators' experience
  3. Welcome everyone to the 2018 s**t shovelling season from Mr S**t Shoveller himself
  4. Coventry 2017

    May I be the first in this thread to wish Bees a successful season at Rugby Road next year!
  5. GB speedway team

    Goodbye to "Team GB" - result!
  6. Oxford

    Today! http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16124434.BOOST__Oxford_return_for_Speedway_and_Greyhound_racing_on_the_table/
  7. Oxford

    This report is definitely from today http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16121977.Report_finds_reopening_Oxford_Stadium_is__commercially_viable_/
  8. Alan Pearce 28.3.59

    On this day in 1959 Coventry and former Birmingham junior Alan Pearce (23) succumbed to head injuries sustained in a crash at Banister Court, during a Junior Challenge match between Saints and Bees the previous evening - part of the second half of the Southampton v The Rest meeting He had ridden for Bees Juniors earlier in the day (Good Friday) at Oxford in another Junior Challenge Match, which followed the Oxford v Coventry challenge match which saw the first ever appearance for Bees of Nigel Boocock
  9. Alan Knapkin RIP

    RIP Alan
  10. Oxford

    Don't know why this appeared on the OM site the other day!
  11. Oxford

  12. Bt Sport Coverage

  13. Wimbledon stadium

    Happy memories of Bank Holiday visits for the FIM Internationale RIP Plough Lane
  14. Kim Nilsson owed a few bob

    Pay the riders what they're owed, maybe they can then pay their suppliers
  15. Kim Nilsson owed a few bob

    So? Needs sorting, houses put in order, miscreants dealt with, victims satisfied
  16. Kim Nilsson owed a few bob

    Shouldn't there be a proper, official, investigation into Kim's claims Surely the SCB and/or the ACU should get involved It needs stamping out Would be interested to know whether Philip Rising's magazine would care to take the lead on this It is, after all, speedway news, and that's what Speedway Star is there to report
  17. Henryk Zyto - 1960 Coventry - R.I.P.

    Sad news about Henryk, so soon after Buzz Are Bentke, Pajari, Soederman still with us?
  18. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    So, what trouble has the group caused?
  19. Rhodesia/zimbabwe Top Five

    Peter Prinsloo ..... ..... ..... ..... Help!
  20. Caption fun...

    Steve Shoveller locked out of school
  21. Team GB Franchise?!

    Perhaps they'll get rid of that stupid title "Team GB" and call it "Great Britain"
  22. Bt Sport Coverage

    I take it from your previous comments that you actually know each of them and everything about their nature Will you accept that the increased amount of televised speedway in recent years has actually caused attendances at league meetings in the UK to fall? I'm not saying it's the only cause
  23. Bt Sport Coverage

    I'm not talking about those who drifted away prior to the vast increase in televised speedway It's those who have gone since - indeed there may be many reasons, but it is the televising that causes them to stay away For example, there are financial savings to be gained by watching on tv compared with regular track attendance Televising therefore offers that incentive, being the cause of staying away, not the reason Your knowledge of human nature does not seem to recognise that some patrons actually enjoy the sport itself, with no tribal instinct to support only one team - therefore "skipping it to watch another team on tv" doesn't actually enter their equation
  24. Bt Sport Coverage

    Baffling! Now you're saying more people would have drifted away from speedway had it not been on tv (which is NOT the same as saying people have been attracted to the sport through it being televised) Please supply proof that you do actually know about the wider world's human nature I'm not sure you understand your own!
  25. Bt Sport Coverage

    Have you tried getting a ticket for a Premier League fixture?