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  1. Pinny

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Worrall when 100 percent fit is a much better rider than Auty.
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    Blair Scott on Jeremy Kyle

    No hope for a guy like that I am afraid.
  3. Workington class this year, hope they win the lot
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    Poole 2019

    You have done nothing but swipe at the club since he left. I just can’t work out how people think that a club that makes a profit, with a very healthy fanbase , is not worth a lot of money. Other people seem to think lesser clubs are worth money as many have changed hands over the past few years, so why wouldnt the, like it or not, biggest club in UK speedway over the past 20 years be any different?
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    Poole 2019

    Aw diddums , someone still upset their boy got the arse from Poole?
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    Poole 2019

    Not surprising really ... you considering a bid?
  7. I doubt any buyer would careless about the rest of the clubs in the UK, Poole Speedway with the crowds they get will be a profitable buisness. its like saying pubs are dying so I wont buy a pub thats busy all the time and has madr money annually for the last 20 years, because other pubs are dying and closing. speedway promoters do not lose as much money as they say, every year the likes of Dave Tatum at Stoke say hes lost a fortune yet still the next season Stoke are running under his promotion. It just doesnt wash with me. And the same with a number of clubs. Poole Speedway regulary attracts over a thousand paying customers a week , unless Ford asks for silly amounts of money then it would be an attractive buisness venture for someone.
  8. Because he has been there years and as he says, wants a new challenge. Many buisnesses that make a profit have been sold on. Are you seriously telling me that you think Poole Speedway runs at a loss? There will be a queue of people looking at taking it off Fords hands if it becomes available , same cant be said for many of the other clubs.
  9. Just going on what their fans say. It clearly is a profitable buisness therefore I would imagine quite a few people, whether thats current or former promoters or newbies, would be interested.
  10. I think its great, all the Poole bashing by the usual suspects all season long and they are now crowned league champs. Uk speedway is fcuked we all know that , and theres no coming back from it. If Ford had any sense he would bow out on a high . as for what has he actually got to sell apart from a few assets and tractors, the fact he has a buisness that attracts over 1500 paying customers a week will probably be another good selling point
  11. Poole are champs then! Whod of thought that months ago?
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    Rider Rivalries

    Name some of the biggest rivalries between opposing riders that you have seen during your time following the sport. ill start it off with Anders Henriksson and Carl Stonehewer. Wasnt at Sheffield the night Stonehewer chased Anders with a shovel, but seen them at Newport many times. Anders was usually the only Wasp who could beat Stoney around Newport, Watson rarely did and he was our superstar number 1. I remember Stonehewer losing to Henriksson in one meeting fair and square and causing a right scene at the pit gate. Henriksson then took Stoney off at Reading during his spell with Reading which resulted in a centre green brawl. Sure there will be bigger rivalries, but in my time watching the sport, that was the biggest involving a Wasps rider. Anders had Stonehewers number and he hated it!
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    Somerset 2019

    Bullrubbish and you know it! just like 2005(?) when Poole refused to let Newport sign Craig Watson unless Newport bought his contract, remind me what happened there? if Jack Holder wants to ride at Somerset in 2019 there is absolutely nothing Poole can do
  14. Can honestly I can never remember that and have never even heard that incident mentioned before !
  15. That was the year I am referring to, the Scottish tour.
  16. Poole were being ridiculed after a few months for being bottom and losing at home etc... made some decent signings and now could win the league. Id say its a pretty good effort to be honest , even if they dont win the league from here
  17. Lets be perfectly honest, Glasgow have plenty of history with on and off track violence over the years. Lindqvist/Beveridge at Newport in 1999 when Beveridge decided to boot Lindqvist in the shoulder when he was lying on the ground, with his steel shoe. Then theres the following year when Andre Compton who was guesting for Newport at the time had to have a police escort out the stadium, thats without numerous other occasions. The fans on the whole are great though.
  18. Reserves quite often take 7 rides as well in meetings, infact very often if their in any sort of form. Allen had three ducks on the bounce after 3 rides - youd have to seriously question his fitness if he was worn out after just three rides.
  19. You may make some valid points but how is Howarth being poor bad luck? Riders riding poor is not bad luck . There is no guarantee Holder would of outscored Kurtz had they both completed their rides . R/R for Summers scored more than he has managed at Poole this season. Sadly both teams lost their second heatleaders , Somerset went into a big lead and a Harris inspired Poole clawed them back and done the buisness. End of.
  20. A one man team? With both reserves scoring double figures? Kurtz could of had a blinder and Holder a poor meeting so we will never know the outcome had they raced.
  21. Not watching the meeting I would like to know how Poole were lucky?? both sides lost their second heatleader through what seems a racing incident. Harris rode like a number one tonight but their main priority for next season must be a 9 point top number one. Everyone said Poole were reliant on their reserves , mainly Gavan in other posts that I have not got time to look back for. Yet they were massively outscored in that department lastnight. they were bottom of the league only a matter of months ago now they are in the play off final , and have every chance of winning it. Their not my favourite club, a lot of their fans are clowns but you have to give them credit for that performance lastnight. Lynn will need Iversen firing if they are to have any chance of beating Poole over two legs, hes one of my favourite riders but his form in general this season has been absolutely awful.
  22. Pathetic from poole. Surely next seasons first signing needs to be a top line number one. awful showing
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    Derwent Park

    Workington and Newport by far had the best travelling support and probably home support in the 99-2000 era. Newport would take 500 fans up the road to Reading and Swindon, and a few hundred to Exeter. Workington I went in 99 and 2000 and the place was packed , and they always brought healthy numbers down to Newport. Think they done Stoke Saturday, Newport Sunday and Exeter Monday. Remember Stonehewer saying in the bar one afternoon at Newport that he had to ride three of his worst tracks in three days in a row! Its a crying shame how numbers have fallen hugely all over the UK, the old PL probably used to have an average of about 1100. Seeing Newport attract crowds as low as 250 in their last years was upsetting, the place could of been a hot bed for speedway. Tim Stone worked wonders getting the place going and had the world at his feet during the first three years, and I still believe the year he paid huge wages to the side with Cunningham and Masters in it was the beginning of the end for speedway in Newport, even if it did still run for ten years after. I know for a fact Stoney paid huge money before a wheel had started on that side, and they finished bottom. Cunningham alone lost the club many fans who refused to go and support the club whilst he was there with his anti Welsh comments, despite being half Welsh himself. Stoney got Wato and Smart back the following year but built the rest of the side all wrong, and never got the same sized crowds back in. After that he was content in paying whatever Wato wanted to resign him, and didnt really care about the rest of the side hence so many wooden spoons. That coupled with his attitude to the fans, driving many people away, meant he slowly run the club into the ground. Along came the Malletts with a load of money, had the clubs interests at heart but made a lot of mistakes and couldnt get decent crowds back in. I do believe had Stoney still been alive the club would still be running in the third tier with probably a tiny fan base. i wasnt a fan of his, far from it. But there is no doubt that Newport Speedway had enormous potential, their early crowds were huge and passionate, and the type of crowd who wouldnt want the party to end until the product was no longer value for money. And thats what happened. Workington Speedway has also never really hit it off since Mole left. A few different promoters who have all struggled to get the original fans back and probably never will.

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