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George Dodds

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About George Dodds

  • Birthday 03/25/1964

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    Sometime journalist, sometime fresh food operative

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    Berwick upon Tweed
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    Berwick Bandits

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  1. George Dodds

    Kings Lynn 2019

    but you have to admite his attempt to introduce "inconsideration" into the English language
  2. George Dodds

    berwick bandits 2019

    Strange thing is while often a lack of passing in a meeting is, in some minds, held as proof of a lack of entertainment; Trownson over the Owens, Powell over Hancock and Hamill, Dougie Wyer blocking every move from Ivan Mauger and Denis Sigalos at Sheffield are races that still stick in my mind. Speedway Updates would have dismissed them all as: FTG. Good racing isn't just passing and repassing - although a good swoop from high on the banking never did any fan any harm!
  3. George Dodds

    berwick bandits 2019

    no, no both of them in the same race and when DT was an frustratingly inconsistent reserve, before he stepped up a notch or two. Genuinely the stuff of legend
  4. George Dodds

    berwick bandits 2019

    Good reserve pairing with FLINT .... (Gary) be a pretty good average reduction surely?
  5. George Dodds

    berwick bandits 2019

    Gary Barlow''s a Bandit?
  6. George Dodds

    National Supporters Club Group

    Not just the promoters - some of the fans who post on here should be avoided at all costs too
  7. George Dodds

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Which, depending on how you view it, either makes it more difficult or easier than for someone who had just five races on one night of the year.
  8. George Dodds

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    On riding ability yes but - as with Collins at the British Final in 1978 - engine failures, a fall, lousy track conditions or annoying a belligerent referee could see you fail to qualify from any given round. No wildcards to cover your box office appeal or guarantee of qualification for the next season by finishing in the top eight of any given season. I'm sure Tai's quality would have shone through but bad luck could have robbed him of the chance of even reaching a World Final
  9. George Dodds

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    FWIW I personally think Peter Collins is the greatest British rider of my time - stretching back to 1968. Tai isn't far behind him and, unless he retires, will soon surpass PC so the answer to the OP is ... not yet!
  10. George Dodds

    Derwent Park

    not sure what your point is meant to be but surely that just underlines the fact that speedway is a sport which hires the stadium for a few weeks a year while the football and rugby are the semi-professional entities of sports which flourish at junior and amateur level around them. Bearing in mind that a majority in Cumbria voted for Brexit they might not see all the foreign riders as a good point!
  11. George Dodds

    Derwent Park

    I suppose what they offer is the land that their current stadiums are on which then has a value to the council, which owns them, when redeveloped
  12. George Dodds

    Derwent Park

    The Comets' biggest problem is that they have nothing to offer the development other than potentially renting the stadium. The club also has a chequered history and regularly (like most speedway clubs) seem on the verge of closing/seeking new owners. You can understand why the football and rugby clubs would be loathe to build a new stadium which would be unpopular with their supporters, only to find that speedway disappears a few years after it is finished. To be part of the scheme someone has to offer money on behalf of the Comets - then they might find a way to include a speedway track.
  13. George Dodds

    Derwent Park

    Is this a new rule because it didn't stop Rotherham from playing four seasons at Don Valley in Sheffield between leaving Millmoor and building their new stadium, mostly in the bottom division.
  14. George Dodds

    Derwent Park

    Is this really true? Surely West Ham has an athletics track around it.
  15. forecast is fine on the terraces ... but it could get wet and windy in hospitality

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