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  1. foamfence

    Redcar 2020

    It doesn't work.
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    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    I've thought for years that UK Speedway needed to be a part-time sport, clustered around weekends and Bank Holidays. The majority of fans have been attending for many years and it's as much a habit as anything, if that 'habit' is lost, it might not return. I think the sport will always survive but it could look quite different if the tracks are closed for too long.
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    Unattached British Talent ?

    The comments on this thread are a good illustration of why many good contributors of the past are rarely or never seen on the forum.
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    Predictions thread

    That's why so many folks think he's a plonker.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    If it wasn't for the tragic circumstances surrounding the club just now, I'd have thought this was a bad joke.
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    To what?
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    Unattached British Talent ?

    It just seems as if we're existing to serve Poland and Sweden, there are very few Southern Hemisphere riders going straight into their leagues without first using this place as a stepping stone. Who pays their air fares if they come here and later in the season join a continental club? Obviously a club shouldn't have to guarantee places to riders who it doesn't think are worthy of them but at the same time it's madness to deny British riders racing at some level, do the Poles do that with their lower order riders?
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    So no places for Greaves and others. Poole haven't broken any rules but there needs to be some put in place for the future. Doubtless the cash-laden clubs in Poland will be watching the progress of these riders, all brought on for free by muggings UK.
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    Speedway On Tv And The Internet In 2020

    This would suggest live on both..... https://www.eurosport.com/speedway/
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    Possible Odsal news

    Some parts of the stadium have been condemned, there is no track, pits or safety fence and there are new houses quite near but yes, if some idiot with enough dosh and the wherewithal to jump through the necessary hoops should come along, it could be 'good news' Don't hold your breath though.
  11. Tai isn't in every meeting, personally I'm not that interested if there are no Brits.
  12. All six Brits on their usual form.
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    Prediction thread

    I think your top two will be the bottom two but it all depends on what changes are made as the season goes on.
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    Who is an NDL rider?

    There are no guarantees what level any individual will reach, in nature it's called 'natural selection' where those who are good enough survive and those who aren't don't. Speedway doesn't owe anyone a living but it should give aspiring riders a chance.
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    Who is an NDL rider?

    The clue is in the name, it's a development league and there is no shortage of young riders waiting to get into it, there have been too many long term career third tier riders blocking the way in recent years.
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    Predictions thread

    It's 'being' rude and I'm not.
  17. Bradford used to do that weekly and bus the kids in for the next meeting, it still died and most of them were more interested in making a nuisance of themselves after watching a couple of heats, they never came back.
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    Wall Of Death Film

    If you mean Jimmy Hanley, the only film I know of where he rides motorcycles was The Black Rider but it wasn't Speedway.
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    1946/1947 Leadue Riders I got to see

    I saw Johnson in a second half race at Odsal about 1960, it was terrible to see, he wasn't even sliding the bike. Pymar and Morton were both in the Bradford team in 62 at Greenfield stadium, I don't know how long they carried on after that but I seem to remember Geoff saying that he hadn't intended retiring but his mother had bought a caravan park and wanted him to manage it. http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Bradford Greenfield.htm
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    Fundin, Briggs, Moore, Craven

    No, it was a challenge match and he was at the tapes at the start, there was a suggestion that he let the others go but he wasn't handicapped.
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    Predictions thread

    Obviously an anti Redcar bias, or is it just the inferiority complex emerging?
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    Glasgow 2020

    I'm quite surprised at this line-up, I thought Glasgow were ambitious, yet they sign several riders who seem to have seen their best days, I hope the Irn Bru works it's magic.
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    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    So that's why they signed Worrall?

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