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salty last won the day on June 18 2016

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  1. salty

    AGM November 2018

    Slightly surprised to see this...."The British Premiership, Championship and National Development Leagues have entertained a growing and more diverse audience by consistently delivering speedway of the highest quality". That statement doesn't exactly chime with many of the supporters on here, not to mention the number of promoters who've been pleading poverty (both financially and in terms of crowd numbers) over the past few months. Seems that contrary to popular belief everything is just hunky dory.....
  2. I would imagine it was a massive, noisy crowd basking in a fantastic nights racing, helped by a strong ref who got every decision right.
  3. 16 points - which was the same difference as at the end of Heat 4. From that point of view Lynn did well to let it get no worse, but considering they got it down to 8 at one point they'll be able to say with some justification that the call to exclude MPT cost them big time. Not only was it -imo- the wrong decision, but he also was out of his 7th ride.
  4. salty

    Wild Cards 2019

    Sad to see Nicki miss out, won't be the same without him. Glad that Zagar and Vaculik got in, but Matej's had 2 not so good years and really needs to step up next year.
  5. Looked a perfect start to me.
  6. Anyone know how Golden heats will work with only 5 riders?
  7. Somerset running on empty, can't see them giving Doyle the support he needs. Means we have another week of listening to how Lynn are massive favourites - yawn, yawn.
  8. salty

    Good luck Robbo

    Always happy when a rider walks away at a time of their own choosing. Top rider, top bloke. All the best in your retirement.
  9. salty

    Simmo how is he remembered?

    I moved to London in 1981 and watching Simmo round Plough Lane was one of the highlights watching the Dons for the next few years. Thought his book was a good read and also enjoyed his column in Backtrack.
  10. When you get racing like that, there's still hope for this sport. Cracking stuff.
  11. salty

    Somerset v Poole Prem B. 20/8/18

    Yet last week you described the Poole meeting as "very mediocre" with "passing at a premium". Though to be fair you did later call it the best televised meeting of the season. I know what I saw, backed up by the comments on Speedway Updates.
  12. salty

    Somerset v Poole Prem B. 20/8/18

    The meeting last night had a 2 or 3 good tussles, which was definitely more than what we got at Wimborne Road the week before.
  13. Edgbaston hasn't had the crowds for T20 that other counties have enjoyed either. The Oval has always been a tad pricey compared to other grounds, but you can't argue with their attendances which are excellent. Nonsense to say T20 is a snorefest. The Cricket is generally exciting enough, but all the other aspects of the presentation and facilities are what help make it such a success.
  14. salty

    Rider Rivalries

    I'm currently reading the Bert Harkins book (free on Kindle unlimited). Some very interesting snippets about Middleton from when they rode together out in Australia at the end of the 60's.
  15. I'd have to agree. My kids jump at the chance of a night at the Ice Hockey. They have no real interest in the sport, but enjoy the "event". My local team, Belfast Giants, get good crowds and the atmosphere, facilities and presentation are enough to encourage them to attend. The last time I took a couple of them to a domestic Speedway meeting (an awful drawn out affair - damp,cpld and boring) they wanted to leave before the end.

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