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  1. iris123

    Once a Jolly Swagman

    Of course they were welcomed back as heroes. At least in their communities. Don’t forget there were many ‘hard-left’ communities at the time and many people and of course unions donated funds to the cause. But did you really need to be ‘hard-left’ to be anti- fascist? But in Glasgow I met a couple of ex International Brigade heroes who were still in the 1980s revered One such story and it mentions the heroes welcome home https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/north-wales-heroes-spanish-civil-15488892.amp And Of course there was a real speedway link with the IB https://spartacus-educational.com/SPbeckett.htm
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    Most friendly, approachable, modest riders

    There was also Trevor Vincent / Trevor Charley who used the first name when he was under age ,I think
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    Danish league 2019

    Be interesting next season how Vojens go. Very poorly supported last time they were in the league. Bring the fixture list back up to double what it is this year
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    Danish league 2019

  5. iris123

    Most friendly, approachable, modest riders

    Well there was Bill Barrett who rode under that name for Oxford and Arena in the 80s then turned up a couple of years back on ice speedway as Andrew Barrett!!
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    Danish league 2019

    Watched a couple of heats from the Holsted v Slangerup meeting and Nicki was miles in front of Zmarzlik, who was even beaten by Bach if I saw that correct!!!
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    Most friendly, approachable, modest riders

    Have to agree with Steve in that it would be easier to name the not so friendly riders. But we don’t want to start any negativity and quite frankly I can’t think of any The one who sticks in my mind and I have mentioned it a couple of times was Bob Paulson, who was both friendly and mental in a crazy way. Out of the blue whilst waiting in the pits with a friend started calling me the wizard. I wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but he signed my book to ‘the wizard’ and I still have that somewhere around !!
  8. These line-ups really are underwhelming !!!
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    Wembley Memories

    I think so, in the same way Colin Goody is the same rider as Colin Gooddy or Mike Broadbank and Mike Broadbanks are the same rider
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    Wembley Memories

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Farndon Maybe he posted it here because the highlight of Farndons short career was winning the Star Trophy At Wembley in 1933...,,
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    2019 SoN Draw

    Teams announced for the Landshut meeting on the Landshut fb page. Germany with Huckenbeck, Smoli and Härtel as U21 rider Poland with Jankowski, Zmarzlik and Smektala (U21) Sweden with Lindgren, Ljung and Hjelmland (U21)
  12. Exactly. Surely at the start of the season the level of shale should be checked to see if new stuff is needed? I actually mean before the season starts rather than after some practice sessions and a couple of meetings!! And surely every track has a ton of shale or so in stock
  13. Have the tables turned now ? Years ago the Polish clubs had the upper hand and could dictate to the riders. The only one I know who was having none of it was Hauzinger, who would race in the Danish 1 division instead of turning up for practice. He told me they wouldn't stop him earning money on a Saturday, although quite what he could earn on a Saturday in Denmark couldn't have been too much !! But he was hardly a start anywhere apart from in Austria Now it seems there is a complete lack of riders available for all the clubs. They are signing up foreign riders of fairly average quality and so a decent rider knows he has an advantage and will be valuable on the market. Some like Cook(at home) and maybe now Bewley are trying to take advantage?
  14. His average was lower than both though. Or are you saying just at Arlington he was better or more exciting or something?
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    Danish GP/Euro quali, Outrup

    Thomsen,Andersen,Bjarne, Bech, Jakobsen Kildwmand and Liglad are nominated. No idea who rides where

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