Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

AFCB Wildcat

Members
  • Content count

    499
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

452 Excellent

About AFCB Wildcat

  • Rank
    AFCB Wildcat

Previous Fields

  • Age
    45

Profile Information

  • Location
    sunny bormuf

Recent Profile Visitors

814 profile views
  1. I don't disagree. I have used Ryanair a lot over the years and have never had cause for complaint. Yes, last year my wife & I flew to Prague from Bournemouth for about £75 a head with priority boarding and chosen seats. This year however it was nearer £200 each for the GP weekend but cheap as chips for the weekends before and after so I decided not to bother as we'd paid less to fly to Tenerife which is a 4 hour flight. I just hope the days of cheap flights aren't over for good because of this current mess!
  2. I'm just glad Ryanair sussed the Prague GP date this year and charged rip off prices for that weekend, hence me deciding not to bother. Otherwise it would have been even more money they owe me lol.
  3. AFCB Wildcat

    Tai Woffinden book at £8.99

    Yes I agree, I have nothing but admiration for what he has achieved and the sacrifices and work he has put in to achieve it. I'm certainly not a hater. It must be frustrating too when you're putting in the hard yards and your team mates aren't, I get that. He's right about fitness, no doubt. Look at Dave Norris. He spent most of his career playing at it then after cutting out the booze and getting himself fit he almost became a world beater till injury ended his career. I wonder what could have been if he'd done it earlier? There's been plenty of Aussies too though that have come here and lived the party life style without attracting Tai's criticism. It's his almost resentment of his heritage that doesn't sit comfortably with me. I understand though that after living surfboard lifestyle in the sun then moving to a caravan in Scunthorpe you might have a tainted view of the UK!
  4. AFCB Wildcat

    Tai Woffinden book at £8.99

    I'm very late to the party on this as I was saving the book for a holiday that never happened and have only just read it. I hadn't even seen this thread but thought I'd see what others had said and your post pretty much matched my thoughts after reading it. I think his stance is quite disrespectful to the British fans who support him. Apart from the sponsorship thing he'd do well to remember that it's unlikely that he'd have got his GP pick in the first place without his UK status. The heartbreak watching the Aussies pull on their race jackets was particularly disrespectful I thought. To me it's a bit like being told by your partner "I only married you for money and to further my career. I will still fulfill my obligations to you in a patronising way but it breaks my heart when I see my ex who I really love. I'm only being honest so you should be okay with that"
  5. AFCB Wildcat

    Corona virus

    I see that all the time. I give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they were doing drugs! It's sad but unfortunately public toilets are used for that as much as their intended purpose these days.
  6. Looks like Ryanair have cottoned on to it this time. Flight prices from my local airport are double the normal price for the GP weekend next year
  7. AFCB Wildcat

    Split Waterman

    Err yes Thanks!
  8. AFCB Wildcat

    Split Waterman

    Just out of interest, how do you do that? I don't have a computer only a phone but whenever I try to put one it says content not allowed? That's the trouble with texting and social media all over though isn't it? Without the expression or emotion of speech things often get taken the wrong way.
  9. AFCB Wildcat

    TV new deal?

    I've been trying very hard to learn Spanish as I spend a lot of time in the Canaries and think it's rude not to make an effort. I can make myself understood and can understand a lot of written Spanish but when they speak back to me 19 to the dozen I'm totally out of my depth at the moment!
  10. AFCB Wildcat

    TV new deal?

    I was speaking to a Polish colleague about that and how they all seem to speak such good English while we struggle with other Languages. He put it down to the fact that they are exposed to English constantly from an early age in the form of films and popular music so it was easier for them to learn whereas we are not exposed to to foreign languages in mainstream media or entertainment.
  11. AFCB Wildcat

    Grand Prix changes

    Absolutely, yes it's pretty simple, that's never been in dispute and as I've said I dont really have a problem with it either tbh. It doesn't affect my enjoyment of the series in any way but I can see the flaw that BSI think might be hard to sell too hence my posts. The system the O.P says they are proposing certainly wouldn't be my preferred option anyway so yes, I'd rather they left it alone than did that.
  12. AFCB Wildcat

    Grand Prix changes

    But it's not armchair critics or the BSF in this case that are saying it's flawed is it? It's BSI hence the reason for the thread. The pros & cons of all the different formats have been discussed to death on different threads and like most topics we all have different opinions and agree to disagree. All I will say is that for all the examples you have stated of other sporting anomalies none have resulted in the person or team standing on the top step of the podium not being top of the official standings at the end of the event. You know more about darts than me but it's not about averages it's getting the shots out when under pressure and that's what makes a champion.
  13. AFCB Wildcat

    Grand Prix changes

    I don't think that the problem is seen to be it being beyond the wit of the the layperson to understand the system, it's more getting them to buy into the credibility of seeing a rider crowned GP winner but only being 3rd or 4th in the score chart. I agree that comparing sports is apples & pears but snooker was mentioned as a sport where the winner has not necessarily scored the most points which is true but as someone else pointed out the points don't count towards deciding the the championship like in the GP's. Imagine player 1 winning 18 frames to 16 in the world championship final but then after totting up their scores over the 34 frames player 2 was declared winner because he scored more points. For me the current system is neither one thing or the other. If it's about totting points then just declare the winner after 20 heats. If its about a grand final to decide a winner then use the knockout system and award points for places. It's not been an issue this year really and I think there was only one GP this year where the winner of the final didn't top score or equal top score but I still think the format lacks a bit of credibility.
  14. AFCB Wildcat

    Grand Prix changes

    I'm in the camp that thinks the winner of the final should take the spoils but It doesn't seem fair that a rider who has gone through the card unbeaten in one GP would take the same 21 points as someone who limped through on 7 or 8 in another GP. I'd tweak your idea and suggest that the semis and final are non scoring heats but the winner of the final gets 7 points (or whatever) added to their score. I don't have a major problem with the system as it is but I do think that that there should be a bigger reward for winning the GP. Obviously BSI think that it lacks credibility when the guy on the top step of the rostrum hasn't really won anything other than the last race which maybe hard to sell to a wider audience and I tend to agree.
  15. AFCB Wildcat

    Poole 2020

    I'll live with that as long as we get that Marcelina that Eurosport use for SEC in the pits ;-)
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy