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  1. naffer

    Poole 2018

    Not having team Kevlars makes sense now. Mind you probably would have got a discount for a bulk order.
  2. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    1) No 2) Multi alias bitterness
  3. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    I am still waiting for a definition of all the harm the campaign group are doing.
  4. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Quite right I remember now the group were keen to make the point it was not a petition.
  5. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Define the more harm than good argument.
  6. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Gained the support of local MPs and the local councils. Obtained backing from Sport England. Represented the campaign at the House of Commons. 1800 signature petition to support the retention of speedway and stock car at Brandon. Arranged pledges to repair Brandon . highlighted the campaign at Cov Motofest. In continual dialogue with Rugby Bc planning to disprove BE arguments strengthened the case to exclude Brandon from the local building plan.
  7. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Save Coventry Speedway have done lots to save Coventry Bees. Fact
  8. naffer

    Belle Vue 2018

    Good move for Jason and as a Bees fan pleased for him also with having Mark Lemon to guide him I think he will do well. I reckon Mark lemon Will help him where Havelock couldn’t.
  9. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Of course there is a chance of a return to Brandon. it wont be easy but there is a great will and mood to make it happen with the campaign group. They have countered many of Brandon Estates arguments and have the backing of many MPs, 1800 people objected to the notion of building on Brandon. The hard work the group have done will I am sure be reflected in Brandon not being included in the Local plan for the foreseeable future. The initial planning application will be rejected without doubt. Brandon Estates may well just sit on the site for decades and then nobody wins ,but at the moment we have hope. up the Bees.
  10. naffer

    RIP Ivan Mauger OBE

    RIP Ivan Simply the Best
  11. naffer

    Coventry 2017

    No further Bees assets likely to ride over here, I think the cupboard is bare in that regard, but there is.... Greg Hancock, Shamek pawlicki ,andreas Jonson.martin smolinski That’s all I can remember. could be the elder saucepan brother of the Poole rider.
  12. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Fabulous result, I have to admit when I read the article about it I got something in my eye at the same time .
  13. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    After listening to the Facebook chat, which is well worth a listen, I still can’t understand the disconnect between the current promotion and the campaign group.Horton says he wants to cooperate with them ,must be a reason they don’t want him on board. i don’t trust Sandhu either he has obviously contributed to this mess. going forward we just have to hope Rugby BC reject the application and the subsequent appeals which will no doubt follow and drag it out for several years.
  14. Always liked watching Alan Wilkinson ride he was a real warrior, I recall in this era Belle Vue were stacked with young GB talent and would give the Bees a right tonking.
  15. naffer

    Coventry Bees Nl ?

    This is the article...... FOLLOWING a meeting at the SCB on Tuesday (January 9), Coventry’s participation in the 2018 National League was ratified. Home matches are to take place at Leicester’s Beaumont Park, which is described as a ‘temporary’ home whilst efforts continue to bring the club back to its rightful venue. Members of the Campaign Group then held a meeting with promoter Mick Horton in order to clarify the aspirations of both parties going forward. We have always been clear throughout the Campaign process that our intention is not to go back over old ground, and that our complete focus is on fighting the proposals to redevelop the stadium with the objective of facilitating a return to Coventry. Notwithstanding the disputes which eventually put paid to the 2017 season – when the stadium owners eventually elected to take their own course of action – it must be stressed that the reason why Coventry are unable to race at Brandon in 2018 is not down to Mick Horton. That is entirely a matter for Brandon Estates and John Downer. We needed to be satisfied that the National League venture at Leicester is not being supported financially by Brandon Estates. We have been given a categorical assurance by Mick Horton that there is no financial input from the developers. That being the case, we are satisfied that having a Bees team racing 30 miles away is unlikely to have a detrimental effect on efforts to restore speedway and stock car racing to Coventry. The move to Leicester is a personal/business gamble being taken by Mick Horton and at this stage nobody can be certain of whether or not it will prove to be a success. We know there are obvious reasons why some supporters will choose not to attend – including the practicalities of travel, and the fact that they will race in the lowest tier – but by the same token, it must be accepted that there are also supporters who simply wish to see a Coventry team on track, and this move provides them with that option when there is no available venue locally. The worst thing that can happen at this point is for the fan-base to be split by arguments amongst themselves over whether they should be attending, or personal attacks on those involved. We are unified by our desire to get back to Coventry as soon as possible, and in the meantime people should be free to make their own choice without receiving criticism from within. The activities of the Campaign Group and the speedway promotion are separate, but we are not working against each other. We fully accept that to get speedway and stock car racing back is going to require co-operation from all parties. For the Campaign Group it is most important to maintain the momentum which was built up during 2017, where there is huge opposition to the proposed redevelopment. Whilst the developers maintain a wall of silence – their Autumn planning application has yet to materialise, as has any response to the public exhibition feedback, which was promised to all who replied – the stadium itself continues to fall into disrepair. Events since the turn of the New Year have been particularly upsetting, and all of the questions at this stage should be directed at John Downer, Brandon Estates and Howell & Co Solicitors (James Crocker). WHY have they continually failed with their security measures when the previous owners managed to maintain a safe environment for all over many years? WHY have they allowed the stadium to continually deteriorate in comparison to its ‘tidy’ state of December 2016? WHY have they allowed local residents to be put at risk due to the criminal activities over recent days? WHY has it been left to the vigilance of locals and the intervention of the Leader of the Council to protect the site from even more damage? WHAT are they actually doing now to ensure that whilst the latest set of travellers have now left, more do not follow shortly after? We know that having a Coventry team racing in the National League away from Coventry will not be to everyone’s taste, and we also know this in no way helps the stock car fraternity who have similarly lost their sport. But please don’t use that as a stick to beat the riders who will be representing the club and doing their best to progress in the sport. The decision to race at Leicester does not alter or affect in any way the focus or aspirations of the Campaign Group, and we wish the team well for the season ahead. Finally, despite the shocking state of the stadium, please do not write off a return to Brandon in the future – we believe it still offers the best chance of both sports returning to the area. We will communicate further Campaign updates in due course.

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