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  1. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Hi Startline Sid, read a great quote "everything comes to those who are patient"
  2. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Hi Startline Sid, It would seem that a scenario is starting to emerge that we might see racing at Rye this season.
  3. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Have you ever bought an old second hand car and find out later when stripping down the engine you find the Manifold Head Gasket was split. "Theres none so blind as those who wont see"
  4. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    But Scunthorpe were going up to the National League in 2008 and they wanted Tai and if I recall Josh Auty to spearhead the team. My point is we cannot take all the credit as we didn't discover him from our training track like a Dan Bewley or even a Marvyn Cox (whom we did develop although that was 36 years ago) A Health and Safety inspection condemned the stadium with a massive list of problems only missing" two dead pigeons in the water tank". It cost a fortune from BMR to at least have three more years speedway. As for your valid point that they couldn't revive it, well there seems to be some confusion that BMR may not have pulled the plug rather the BSPA did. I am sure Ben91 and waytogo28 are as big a fan of Rye House as I am but please try to see what has really happened at Hoddesdon over a long period of time.
  5. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Not sure why you choose to make your response personal instead of debating the valid points I make. The point about Woffy was he didn't discover and train him but his cheque book was bigger than Scunthorpes (Chelsea and Man city would approve) Thanks for enlightening me that "Uncle" Len was talking to me direct. "you clearly have some personal problem with him", No, but the facts I listed are more relevant. Given the decaying team and stadium and fan base I don't think BMR (sure they were naïve but them meant well) are the main reason for this situation ITS LEN SILVER and by the way there was one particular promotion at Rye House that I thought were exceptional.
  6. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    How easy it is to have rose coloured spectacles about Silver How about winning - He nicked Woffy from Scunthorpe (who actually developed him in the National League) when we won the league How about the team - The teams deteriorated year on year (don't mention picking Boxall over Doyle) How competitive we were - We landed up bottom three year on year (the only team missing us now is Redcar as they are bottom every year) How about the stadium -, no investment what so ever in fact Health and Safety condemned the stand, so without the money BMR put it the club would have been shut down anyway How about the crowds - well he oversaw a drop from 1,500 to about 400 each meeting How about the marketing - quote " if you do like it the way I run it then don't bother coming" He run the club down in the mid eighties and poor Ronnie Russell (I am no fan of Ronnie) copped it until it closed in 1993 He was given the club back by the fans in 2000 (first night back at Rye House a crowd of over 2,500 and paying the riders around £10 per point (you do the sums) He run the club down again and poor BMR (I am no fan of BMR) copped it until it closed in 2018 Yes I yearn for my club to back, No I don't yearn for it to be run by Silver
  7. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Im not a spokesman for BMR but thier quotes said the money was going to be paid. So I take them at their word.
  8. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Who says he hasn't or wont be paid? Prehaps trying every week would have resulted in better results for the team, then more fans will attend, then more money is raised, then he gets paid earlier?
  9. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    So Chris Harris signs for Poole It has been pointed out that Chris`s performance for Rye House were baffling to say the least this year (sadly this resulted in his average being reduced, but luckily for him a low average makes him more employable). His one great performance this season was 4 wins and a fall on a 5-1 at Poole (but I am sure this was a coincidence that they happen to be his new employer) the rest of the season was littered with 6 point scores. His form this season has been erratic due to various circumstances he himself outlined earlier this year, well I am so glad that immediately after losing his job at Rye House and is in the "shop window", he breaks the track record at Glasgow. It would seem that by total accidence Chris is a very lucky rider.
  10. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Hope to see you soon Startline Sid
  11. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Patience, Dear Boy, Patience
  12. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Rob,, please don't rise to the replys, People who were there in 1999 especially know what you sacrificed for the club you don't need to explain yourself or ask for validation form strangers, you know the truth.
  13. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    I meant to say Rye House was still closed in 1998.
  14. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    That rather harsh Steve, you have every right to disagree with anything/everything that Rob has written but he desperately wants speedway to survive at Rye House and he himself has taken some damn right abusive comments. Whether he is a nice person is for you to judge if you actually know him? but if not, can I let you know that when Rye House was closed and closed for good in 1998 (the track was tarmacked) he put his time and money in supporting the Ribbons & Entwistle plan to re-launch the club and if that had never happened then there would have been one less team for Poole to beat. In short he is not the typical fan who pays £18 to watch a match, turns up 15 minutes before the start and then feels he has the right to spend the promotors money on a fantasy line-up but strangely never actually chucks in £10,000s of his own money. Finally I hope you reconsider your comments above that will only help push another fan away (even a fan with different opinions to yourself as the sport needs everybody right now).
  15. Rayleigh

    Rye House 2018

    Rob, I hope you rescind your decision as I for one appreciate your views.
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