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The White Knight

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The White Knight last won the day on December 14 2017

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About The White Knight

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    The White Knight
  • Birthday 04/05/1945

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    over 40
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    Widower
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    Country Music and Folk Music
  • Age
    72
  • Profession
    Retired

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  • Location
    Sunderland
  • Interests
    Speedway
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    History:
    World War One
    American Civil War
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    Belle Vue, Newcastle, Redcar.
  1. So where did it all go wrong?

    That would do for me Sid. We didn't win much at Sunderland but I still loved it. We did win a Four Team Tournament Competition once 1972 or 1973 (my memory has let me down on this - I think it was 1972 though). Sunderland, Berwick, Workington and Teesside took part and over the four legs we won the Silverware. Happy Memories.
  2. So where did it all go wrong?

    In those days, the Promoters realised that the Supporters were there to be entertained - and that was all part of it. Like burning Johnnie Hoskins' Hat. All part of the fun. Apart from the actual racing, there is little else for Supporters to watch these days - apart from the Tractor.
  3. Newcastle 2018

    That's because of constant Rule tampering. The Rules never ever stay the same from one year to the next. They, at least, did some positive tampering to improve the Sport this year - axed the ridiculous Double Points Rule. I wonder how long the current Rule Book will last..................................
  4. Jimmy Beaton.

    R.I.P. + Jim.
  5. Farewell Brandon - A Video Fly By

    I went to Brandon only once when I was visiting some relatives in the area. There was no Speedway that day either - I just wanted to see the Home of the famous Coventry 'Bees'. I can remember looking through the open gates and thinking, what a beautiful Speedway Stadium. It makes me so very, very sad watching the 'Clip' in the original Post. (Thank you for Posting that by the way Superbart). So much History gone, just like that. It is very sad, and makes me think back to 1974, the last time Speedway was seen in the Sunderland area - but at least our Stadium is still there. I really feel for all the Coventry Supporters and sincerely hope that an alternative Site for a Track can be found. Best wishes to you all.
  6. Oldest Survivng World Finalists

    Indeed he did. He had the nickname 'Casper', as in 'Caspar the Ghost'. Sadly Ken has passed away. He actually rode for Sunderland 'Saints' in 1964. http://www.edinburghmonarchs.co/news-centre/article/2015-02-02/kenny-cameron-has-passed-away
  7. Memories good and bad.!!

    Good: Speedway opening in Sunderland in 1964. Speedway opening in Sunderland in 1970. The Racing. The excitement. The spectacle. The friendships formed between Supporters. Friendly banter. Bad: Speedway closing in Sunderland in 1964. (After only NINE Meetings). Speedway closing in Sunderland in 1974. Barry Briggs being T-Boned by Bernt Persson in 1972. I had gone there supporting 'Briggo' and am sure he would have won without Persson's antics. Having to endure Double Points, which made me quit the Sport for a while. Inconsistent Refereeing decisions. Riders not returning to the Tapes immediately following a false Start. Unfriendly banter. Fatalities and Injuries. Gardening. Rule bending by some Promoters.
  8. Newcastle 2018

    Robbo for me. He is a great Team man, if not him then Nichols. That's it from me. I won't hold my breath. Even if he did he would probably only pick up two or three in the next Away Match. I'm sorry if folk don't like that - but history suggests that I am right.
  9. OAP concessions, why?

    Here you go again SCB. You really must be a very bitter person. You are right when you say that a hell of a lot of Pensioners are well of, some of them very well off. However the obverse is also true. There are also a hell of a lot of Pensioners who are not very well off, are indeed very, very poor. Some can afford Speedway every week, but others will inevitably not be able to, and it seems that you want to make them even worse off. I doubt if there are many very well off Pensioners who attend Speedway that often so you are actually having a go at the poorer ones. Shame on you!!! You are either very bitter, very jealous or very selfish or maybe a combination of all three. Shame on you!!!
  10. Presenters And Announcers

    I wouldn't think anyone would listen to them anyway. I would be too busy concentrating on the racing.
  11. THINGS DON'T CHANGE

    Nothing more to be said really. Well put Rob.
  12. Newcastle 2018

    Just chuffed that we are running next year. At the moment - I don't really care who the Riders are.
  13. Speedway LongTrack In New Star Wars Film

    And also with you.
  14. World Speedway Riders' Association

    Cheers gustix.
  15. World Speedway Riders' Association

    I wonder why the Website is closed?
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