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  1. WembleyLion

    CrazySue and Speedway Updates

    Yes indeed - thank you to all of you for a great job. Really appreciate what you do.
  2. Always thought Ackroyd was a poor referee since he helped Holder to become World Champion!
  3. WembleyLion

    Coventry v Eastbourne Play Offs.

    Calling off meetings like this is a major contributory factor as to why fans have been deserting the sinking Speedway ship! Even if the track was 'unfit' several hours ago it just isn't good enough on a near perfect day for Speedway!
  4. WembleyLion

    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    The average dropping was pretty blatant last night and I felt really sorry for the Swindon fans parting with their hard earned money and having to watch it! I think one of the problems with league Speedway these days is that (unlike the fans who follow their team) many riders have little or no real affinity to the club(s) they ride for.
  5. WembleyLion

    Having a laugh

    I know what you mean but you are also lucky to get Speedway in the Summer months at some tracks these days!
  6. WembleyLion

    Eastbourne v Mildenhall 22/9/18

    I guess they were all at the seaside on such a glorious day - anywhere to avoid a meaningless football match! Unfortunately in land locked Buckinghamshire where I live the seaside isn’t an easy alternative so the local shops (including Tesco Express!) were as busy as any other Saturday that day! By the way the meaningless football match did not even clash time wise! I went to Berwick the week before when England played Sweden and yes during the afternoon the town was quiet but come 7pm there was a really good turnout for the Speedway. Also I don’t think the vast majority of the UK actually watched any of the other England World Cup games so your claim about the third place play off game seems a little exaggerated.
  7. WembleyLion

    Eastbourne v Mildenhall 22/9/18

    Yes indeed Tony - still a shame though that a top fixture that would have possibly attracted one of their best attendances of the season had it been run in July (notwithstanding a meaningless football match that few were interested in) ends up at the back end of the season when it should have taken place at a time we had a glorious spell of weather and tracks up and down the country were reporting healthy attendances.
  8. WembleyLion

    Celebrity fans

    Sophie Blake
  9. WembleyLion

    Celebrity fans

    Eddie Kidd used to stand on the terraces at White City. I recall Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) was a Poole fan.
  10. Funny you should say that a rider was telling me recently he was stopped for doing 60 on a stretch of motorway with roadworks and a reduced limit of 40. The traffic cops seemed very interested in the fact that he was a Speedway rider and even saying they would be watching out for him on tv now they had met him. Whilst they didn't recognise him to begin with he was sent on his way without being booked!
  11. WembleyLion

    Lakeside v Glasgow Friday 14th

    Yes but he rode in a Rye House race suit which was a bit of a shame!
  12. WembleyLion

    Lakeside v Glasgow Friday 14th

    I must admit I always have that sinking feeling when I see the name of Chris (rerun) Gay in the programme!
  13. WembleyLion

    Lakeside memories

    I went to the very first one and also last night and over 100 in between. Whilst it wasn't my local track with the demise of Hackney, Wimbledon, Reading, Oxford and Coventry I found myself making more visits, often battling with the M25 en route. As I was leaving last night I thought I would try to come up with five Speedway memories so here goes:- 1) The very first meeting back in 1984 an individual won by Bob Garrad. 2) The Lee Richardson memorial meeting in 2012 won by Darcy Ward. 3) Bjarne Pedersen scoring 22 and a bonus although it was a paid maximum (due to one ride being 4 and a bonus). 4) The Glasgow Cup Finals of 1991 especially the first one that ended 90 v 90! 5) England 54 v 54 USA in 1994. I'm sure I'll also remember much of last night especially seeing so many fans walking the track at the end! Farewell Arena Essex/Lakeside!
  14. WembleyLion

    Somerset Speedway.....

    Trelawny was not a place as far as I can recall.
  15. WembleyLion

    Lakeside v Newcastle 24/8/18

    Let’s hope Schlein isn’t in charge tonight!

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