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  1. old bob at herne bay

    UK speedway slowly dying

    Ah yes - I see Oxford have replaced Kent in the "championship" taken half their team with 'em too ! Last meeting I attended was back last season was at Sittingbourne think Eastbourne were the visitors. Seemed a good time to pack up speedway. Don't think the " end is nigh" iain b , sure it will linger on for a good few seasons. We haven't even got down to one league yet. Lots of clubs are "maybe's" for 2023 which seem to occur every season ....just commenting on the here and now.
  2. old bob at herne bay

    UK speedway slowly dying

    Not been on here for many months - lost all interest to be honest, but thought I would take a quick look to see what clubs were still in business. See Newcastle have gone, Armadale going next year, and Kent clinging on at Iwade training track. Nothing seen about Eastbourne , Rye House , Swindon or Coventry. Assume dead and buried. Seems Poole are still wining everything and aside from a few odd "pairs" meetings the "premiership" lurches along with a few teams and everyone riding as double uppers in all the leagues. Maybe I will come back in a few years time to see what is happening .....
  3. Thank you Henry W. Will be a brave Polish promoter that lets them ride in Polish League speedway.
  4. old bob at herne bay

    Ice Speedway 2022

    russian passport holders travelling in a russian registered van arriving at a polish border crossing ..... good luck.
  5. The situation may solve itself, as if Laguta and Sayfitdonov are currently in Russia they will have extreme difficulty travelling anywhere else at the moment (Belarus excepted).
  6. old bob at herne bay

    Belle Vue 2022

    I cannot see a plaice for Bewley - Lemon needs to get his skate s on, otherwise he will find himself between a rock and a hard plaice and Belle Vue will be battered at home and away.
  7. old bob at herne bay

    Oxford Cheetahs 2022

    I think you will find that the infamous Pirates didn't take kindly to moving off their traditional Wednesday race night, which is I guess almost engrained into every Poole residents calendar. They will be happy with any night as long as it is a Wednesday. Too many clubs on a Friday ............ who says ? We have Edinburgh and Glasgow running on Fridays ( a most bizarre situation ) Do Poland seem to have too many clubs on a Sunday ? Do Denmark too many clubs on Wednesday ? Do Sweden .... etc etc. Time the blinkered promoters allowed tracks to run on nights where they can make most money , not for the convenience of other Friday night tracks. Promoting British Speedway is not the description I would use for Rob Godfrey ( unless it's promoting his own club)
  8. old bob at herne bay

    2022 championship predictions

    Top team in 2022 will be Oxford. Massive home track advantage as no one else will have ridden there and Oxford will have had plenty of practice ;-) They have assembled a very experienced side who are well capable of giving a good account of themselves at all away tracks. Given an injury free run ......look like a side that will spring some surprises in 2022.
  9. old bob at herne bay

    Armadale Devils 2022

    ......and exactly how many rides a season will a PL No. 8 get per season ?
  10. old bob at herne bay

    Poole 2022

    As long as I have supported speedway , every home fan will tell you that their track "is a fair race track" . :-) :-) :-)
  11. old bob at herne bay

    Kent 2022

    Yeah , I gather they will run a special bus every Wednesday leaving Sittingbourne Railway Station at 2 p.m. to allow plenty of time to get round the M25 and up the M40 to Oxford. :-)
  12. old bob at herne bay

    Oxford Cheetahs 2022

    Yup Wednesday race night is probably the worst possible that the Scunthorpe owner could have given them. Clashes with Poole . Adults kids have work/ school. As we all know it’s not about promoting the sport it’s all about self interest. You can race on any night as long as it’s not on “my race night”
  13. old bob at herne bay

    The Crisp Crack Of Leather On Willow

    Other than Root bowled by a freak delivery that didnt bounce , the rest of teh test team need to be sent home on the same plane as Djokovic and have their visas revoked for at least 3 years. New team needed to play test cricket. They are all a bunch of one day sloggers - don't want to stay at the crease longer than 10 minutes. Not sure any of them are good enough to play in the Sheffield Shield matches ....... the Big Bash is all they are capable of playing.
  14. old bob at herne bay

    Poole 2022

    Liked the old Poole track layout which allowed you right up close to the action - which added to the spectacle. Always enjoyed the old Canterbury track which allowed you to get up close to the action and the flying shale.
  15. old bob at herne bay

    Peterborough Panthers 2022

    As soon as they start building the new homes (with whatever promises are necessary to satisfy "LP30") Peterborough Speedway is dead. Swindon is an example. Promises cost nothing. Once housing is in place , nobody will allow a noisy speedway track to be relocated anywhere near ......
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