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The White Knight

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  • Birthday 04/05/1945

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    72
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    Retired

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    Sunderland
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  1. The White Knight

    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    Interesting set of figures those Sid. They really were great Riders, weren't they? Good Post.
  2. The White Knight

    Speedway's sporting prestige

    That could well be the case here in Sunderland. We were twice given a Track to support both times closed down due to lack of support - apparently. 1) Closed to shore up other Teams run by the same Promotion (1964). Teams = Wolverhampton/Newcastle. 2) Closed down by a Promotion that ran it into the ground (1974). Naturally Supporters, apart from the core, of which I was one, ceased to attend. You can't expect people to come along to watch a losing Team (at Home) every week and to survive. We had very few attending at the death. Am I bitter? Yes - I am. Speedway Promoters treated the people of Sunderland abominably 50 years ago.
  3. The White Knight

    Meadowbank

    Great Film this. Takes me back to the 'good old days' of Speedway.
  4. The White Knight

    Newcastle.

    Let's hope not steve.
  5. The White Knight

    Wally Loak

    I had a tape of Wally Loake doing the 1972 World Final at Wembley. I don't know what happened as regards Wally - or the Tape for that matter.
  6. The White Knight

    Taking the knee

    Michael Holding (Cricketer) did a terrific job talking about diversity on SKY recently, he was superb. For me though, Taking the Knee - definitely not. I would not kneel as I think it should be down to personal choice. Having said that though - I totally agree with Bruno - I doubt if I would be able to get up again without help.
  7. The White Knight

    Alan Wilkinson

    I was so sorry to hear this news. I did not know Alan, but what a great Rider he was. My condolences to his family and friends. R.I.P. + Alan.
  8. The White Knight

    Coventry Drone

    How desperately sad and depressing. Such a shame. Camera work and drone operation are very good though. I hope the Speedway can be resurrected - if not - thanks for the memories.
  9. The White Knight

    Are YOU missing British Speedway?

    To answer the question posed by the OP: No, not really. However, I do hope that there can be some Speedway this year for the sake of all those Supporters out there who, like me, in those days years ago, were desperate for some action.
  10. The White Knight

    DANNY AYRES BIKE FOUND AND RETURNED

    I totally agree Steve. Great News!!!
  11. The White Knight

    Two Legends World Final records. Fundin v Briggs.

    I'm afraid I have never forgiven Persson for that. As I said earlier, I may be wrong about his move but I don't believe I am. Sorry to disagree with you on this sid.
  12. The White Knight

    Two Legends World Final records. Fundin v Briggs.

    Hi sid The only thing I would argue within your post is the fact that 'Briggo' did NOT fall in 1972. He was T-Boned by Bernt Persson in what I thought to be a very questionable move. I was at that Final at Wembley and I may be wrong but it would take a lot to convince me otherwise. Both great Riders, but I reckon that 'Briggo' would have gone on to win the title in 1972, remember - he had already beaten Mauger the eventual winner, had he been able to continue to ride in the Meeting. Of course, none of this can be proved and is mere conjecture - but in all the years since 1972 I have believed 'Briggo' was robbed of a fifth World Title.
  13. The White Knight

    West Country Gazette

    Thanks norbold - I will do so.
  14. The White Knight

    West Country Gazette

    Actually - I enjoyed the whole of the programme. Great stuff!!! Is it a regular feature - I never got a series link on SKY 'Q'.
  15. The White Knight

    West Country Gazette

    I watched this Programme with interest. I too believe it is Grasstrack - but very interesting none the less. Thanks for the 'heads up' norbold.
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