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About longlivefrankie

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  1. longlivefrankie

    Ronnie Moore seriously ill

    Sad news, was very lucky to see him several times in his late sixties comeback mostly at plough lane due to relatives living in London. Became a real favourite of mine. A true legend. such a pleasure to watch, appeared to be a inspiration for his team. Condolences to his family
  2. longlivefrankie

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Re music at meetings, not sure age of music has a lot to do with it, IMO it's actual use is more important, I ogo often to T20 blast matches (cricket) and Neil diamond - Caroline Jeff beck - hi ho silver lining Beatles - hey Jude are trotted out to great effect. The size of the crowd is a factor I was at the oval recently following Glamorgan and the atmosphere was electric the music certainly helped get the crowd going. On the opposite side I have been when places less than half full thecmusic doesn't work. Usually the MC/DJ tones down the music to a lot less. What i do come away usually with the sense of being entertained
  3. longlivefrankie

    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    Crikey haven't watched for a few weeks , is this really the top two teams in the country no wonder British speedway in trouble
  4. The golden era of the test matCh in this country was the sixtiesinto the early seventies IMO , there was 20,000 allegedly at Somerton park Newport for a Great Britain v ussr tEst match in 1965 , as others have said 6 riders in the main team with 2 reserves (usually local stars for GB) of course GB included likes of kiwis -Briggs, mauger, Moore & Aussies airey, Middleton scots McKinley In early days . Great at to see a test match back on calender . Maybe more appetite now especially as international stars rarely seen on uk tracks these days . Bring on Sweden, Poland , Russia
  5. longlivefrankie

    Leicester v Poole. Prem. 9/7/18. BT sports.

    Blimey did mr Pearson actually say " good speedway match" then , was he being humorous?
  6. longlivefrankie

    Leicester v Poole. Prem. 9/7/18. BT sports.

    And people used to moan about Newport ... I know which I would prefer
  7. longlivefrankie

    Leicester v Poole. Prem. 9/7/18. BT sports.

    I find it unbelievable this track was purpose built
  8. longlivefrankie

    World Championship Pairs

    Second in a world team event and some people still complaining?
  9. longlivefrankie

    World Championship Pairs

    For me if you top after 42 races perhaps you should be champions? And I would say that if we were second .
  10. longlivefrankie

    Characters of the sixties

    Lots of memories here, I started going to " the speedway" in 1965 at somerton park. Some things that stick in my mind from sixties & early seventies. Nigel Boocock " little boy blue", Garry Middleton, Reg Luckhurst, Olle Nygren, Etc, race jackets - for some reason the iconic Newcastle one, we had a few characters in our wasps team trough the period I remember vaguely a full on fight between 2 of our own riders Bill Andrew & Jon Erskine not far from where I was. The first time Ronnie Moore turned up with the Dons seemed like the return of of a King, , booing the likes of Ivan, Ole but not Briggo for some reason. I m not sure the racing was any better but I think the package was.
  11. I'm on holiday in Cambridge this week, was going to this meeting but on hearing all the missing riders decided not too - enough said
  12. longlivefrankie

    Ivan Mauger - Desert Island Discs (Radio 4) 1970

    Also from Somerton park in the sixties - have I the right , glad all over, also transports me back to the second bend and great memories
  13. longlivefrankie

    Cyril Francis

    Sad news RIP Cyril, was part of the fixtures & fittings at Somerton park in the sixties and I believe involved in getting It started in the first place via mike Parker & Charles knott , but I maybe wrong. Cyril lived around corner from us for a while in Newport , I was very young but remember seeing his bike on back of a car outside his house he was always approachable. More recently a regular spectator at Hayley stadium. Many good memories. Condolences to his family.
  14. longlivefrankie

    For or against team suits

    Why not both? A classic race jacket ( eg belle vue with no advertising on) over team Kevlars with sponsors logos on ?
  15. longlivefrankie

    Wimbledon Meetings On Cassette Tape

    I remember buying a few BLRC meetings I attended durning mid seventies , what you have to remember this pre vhs etc it's all we had

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