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Everything posted by iris123

  1. iris123

    Your club's all-time top team

    The last time I went to Oxford was when he was in the team, but pulled out of the meeting beforehand for some reason !!! From memory Leigh Adams guested instead
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    Your club's all-time top team

    That was the question as to how Simmo and Banger get picked for West Ham, when they performed much much better elsewhere
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    One insider told me Egon had a manipulated bike, but that it was something to do with the exhaust rather than engine. But can anything be proved ? Mostly rumours and they go right back to the 1930s
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Or what if every Final was held at Norden for 8 or 10 years ? I agree, it is difficult to say Craven would have won even 1 more title. Were people thinking Jack Young must win another title at least at the time ?
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Thanks Norbold.The Lofqvist situation was the one that was confusing me most.I think when Tommy Jansson first came to Wembley he was down at reserve,so thought maybe Christer was at West Ham.Then it would all fit into place.In fact I think it would be more interesting to make a team up of the best riders who actually rode certain positions,rather than the best 7 or 8 riders.Tatum for instance one of the best reserves I saw at Wimbledon,but not one of the best 7 riders
  6. I do remember some meetings at Plough Lane in the early 70s where you had difficulty finding a way through the crowd.The gangways were pretty well blocked.But they were mostly individual(Internationale,2nd Division Riders or even the early Spring Classics or test match meetings.I seem to recall one of the England v USA tests in the early 80s being packed where I was.But maybe by that stage some of the stadium was closed off
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    Your club's all-time top team

    I am a bit confused at how to put a team together.I am wondering if the riders actually have to have ridden in that position for a team,rather than just listing 7/8 best riders?For instance the inclusion of Banger troubles me,because I didn't think he was that great when he rode for the Hammers and developed into a top rider later.Simmo,i think did ride as reserve for West Ham,but did Löfqvist? That might explain the absence of better riders like McKinlay
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Plus I think a number of Russians have refused to ride in recent times
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    A number of riders have had disagreements.Wiggy I think entered the world championships through the continental rounds rather than the British rounds when riding on a foreign license
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Why was winning more difficult in that era? I think all champs from that era were multiple champs,which sort of makes it seem it was easy.If lots of riders only won 1 title I would say you have a point
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    But it doesn’t really matter that much.The year before TRick met some of his main rivals only once (Boyce) or twice (Hancock) . A year later and Hans had to meet all his main rivals 6 times....at least !!! Checked and Hans met TRick 9 times and Sam 7 in the first GP season.
  12. Can’t you get there with your scooter? Take a few pics of the rats around Leicester !!! You’ve got all day as a pensioner And That is a brilliant record.They should let you in free all season
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    Provincial League Riders Championship

    What was the case in 1964 with the final. The PL went black and NL riders were banned from riding on PL tracks and PL riders banned from the world championship I think. Then how did the SCB or whoever it was then allow the PL to host their showcase on an NL track? That seems a strange decision
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    I agree there.Just a pity I missed Fundin,Harrfeldt and Plechanov etc at their best
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    I know you are a fan of Valentine,so I put him in to see what you say But of course I can add for the period you mention Fundin,Harrfeldt,Plechanov,Eide,Woryna,Löfqvist for any of the 5 you think aren't better
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Yes, add Briggo,Mauger,Moore,Olsen,Michanek,Sjösten,Persson,Jansson,Jancarz,Waloszek,Plech one or two Australians like Airey,Valentine or Boulger etc and all those Brits Tbh it is hard to put Wilson in the top 10 of the period when you look at his rivals,but top 20 or 30 for sure.Maybe 1 or 2 seasons he just squeezed in,but not over a few seasons
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Not about being clever,just following the forum guidelines ya know Starting Topics Before you start a thread, check to see if a similar thread has already been started. Duplicate threads will be closed. Please make your title descriptive, reflecting the topic you're addressing, rather than a generic title such as "Question" or "I Need Help."
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    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Despite over 60 pages discussing this topic,someone just started the basic thing all over again,asking for peoples opinions.I had to laugh.Anyone else agree ?
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    Ice Speedway 2018/19

    A short report from Berlin tv channel with a short clip of Celina saying ‘you need balls’ And you can also see Schuby ‘the voice’ one of the worlds greatest stadium announcers.At least in his opinion https://www.rbb24.de/sport/beitrag/2019/03/46-eisspeedway-in-berlin.html There is a shorter report after the meeting on the same channel.Less than 90 seconds though
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    New Cross.

    Probably 50-50 with my family.My sister still lives very central in Lambeth Walk and my parents in Merton and a lot of my family still live in Wandsworth.Some though live further afield near Southampton or Bedford and my Auntie live in Kings Lynn Of all places.Lost Touch with others who lived in Bermondsey and Walthamstow , so no idea if any still live there
  21. Were a number of hockey teams based near speedway , Wembley and Harringay spring to mind
  22. Two meetings planned for the weekend if anyone can't wait to see a bit of action.Weather not looking too good though and so far,no riders announced as far as I know,so I probably won't be making the trip.A number of top riders have been to the track for practice recently including Vaculik and Iversen and a few Poles https://www.speedwayteam-wittstock.de/ Just seen the weekend has been called off due to the weather!!!
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    KENT 2019

    Surely though it is in the Councils interest that a facility is used the best it can.The more people that can be attracted into the area the better? I don't know though how many times planning applications have been entered.And of course residents concerns have to be taken into account.But like someone else has stated it is only a change of day, and the weekend I would have thought is better than a monday
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    Speedway Euro Championship 2019

    German nominations for the Euro quails.....and more http://www.speedweek.com/speedway-racing/news/139871/Praedikatsrennen-2019-DMSB-Startplaetze-sind-vergeben.html
  25. The German nominations in full http://www.speedweek.com/speedway-racing/news/139871/Praedikatsrennen-2019-DMSB-Startplaetze-sind-vergeben.html

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