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  1. It's all very reminiscent of the debates about the Big Five in the old days. It was generally reckoned that the most gifted and most talented.rider was Ronnie Moore and the most spectacular to watch was Peter Craven, but for sheer determination and the most successful were Ove Fundin and Barry Briggs, both of whom would figure in most people's top riders of all times above Moore and Craven. It is all a matter of opinion and there are no right or wrong answers and depends on what it is that is regarded as the true mark of the "best".
  2. I had no problem parking the last time I went there.....mind you that was in 1971!
  3. I'm not sure that's quite true, Steve. The three you mention are still sort of within living memory. I've seen all three for example. Where would you place Vic Huxley, Tom Farndon, Bluey Wilkinson, Vic Duggan, Jack Parker, Jack Young.....for example? Only a matter of opinion of course. Oh, and what about Savalas Clouting?
  4. Back in the late 50s/early 60s the current World Champion was seeded straight through to the final.
  5. Bomber is a great bloke and all that and a loyal servant to the sport and, in his day, was worthy of a GP place, but if he managed to qualify this year because he was a track specialist at this particular track, it would be such a retrograde step for the GP and I can't see it leading to anything other than further embarrassment for him in next year's GP series. Really, I can't help but think he should never have entered the qualifiers.
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    Wroclaw GP 2019

    I was at the run-off in 1967..... As for tonight, I have to say, for sheer racing and sustained excitement throughout the whole meeting, it was probably the best meeting I have ever seen going back to 1960. Just amazing and shows why, at its best, Speedway is the best sport in the world. More like this please!
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    Don Lawson, RIP

    Sad news. Aub's brother. Don Lawson was severely injured in the crash that killed Ray Duggan.in 1950.
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Yes, that is good news. I remember Ray at West Ham well. Whenever Dave Lanning mentioned him in the programme notes, he would invariably prefix his name with, "droll, leathery-faced slick gating Aussie...."
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    I've just noticed from your list - it was Split's 96th birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Squire!
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    1951 Queries

    Sunday 25 March. Easter Trophy. Won by D Cross, 2nd Stan Bedford, 3rd J Fry From filled in programme.
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Göte Nordin was born 2 July 1935. Björn Knutson is a mere youngster, being born on 27 April 1938.
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    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Josef Hofmeister was 85 yesterday. Not sure if that qualifies him yet. I think we need a new up-to-date list.
  13. What!? Now that he's had this year's experience, Bomber will have his set up right next year.
  14. How can you explain to non cricket fans that after a month of playing the team with most points might not be champs?
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