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Sotonian last won the day on July 30 2015

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  1. Ivan Mauger on British tracks?

    Edinburgh Powderhall in 1985.
  2. Ivan Mauger

    I've just read his obituary in The Times. It reports an incident where he, Eric Cantona style, waded into the terraces and started kicking and punching someone who he thought was throwing stones at him. This is the first I've ever heard of that and I suspect maybe journalistic licence. Any ideas Philip Rising?
  3. RIP Ivan Mauger OBE

    R. I. P Ivan, the greatest I ever saw. The King is dead but I can't follow that with long live the King because you are irreplaceable.
  4. You can't be talking over anyone's heads when you're talking out of your arse though.
  5. Umbrella girls

    Does it? It's not F1 you know. It's an almost wholly European based series pitched at a European audience.
  6. Kings Lynn 2018..

    He won everything of note there was to win. Presumably you mean he could have won more of the same?
  7. Umbrella girls

    Your opinion and one that I disagree with entirely. I see nothing wrong with them or the concept and have every sympathy for those losing jobs that they love.
  8. Which is to its detriment I feel. It should be marketed as an extreme sport that appeals to youngsters, rather than something you're likely to meet your granny at.
  9. Picture ID

    Dent Oliver, Bob Harrison and Louis Lawson.
  10. Wimbledon stadium

    Wrong Anders!
  11. For or against team suits

    Leicester in 1969.
  12. Track sharing

    Cardiff's 1950's Penarth Road track also hosted rugby. I presume that was RU but have no idea what team played there.
  13. King Cinder

    I wonder why it wasn't called King Shale, given that cinders were long since obsolete as a track surface? Was it down to public perception?
  14. Once A Jolly Swagman

    Yes. http://www.speedwayresearcher.org.uk/staines.html
  15. Dagenham Speedway

    I think Rye would have returned, nomadic team or not - Len just got the bug again. I can't think of any homeless teams that have gone on to get their own track. It will be interesting to see how long they continue before accepting that it's a futile exercise.