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Everything posted by foamfence

  1. 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.
  6. 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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    Redcar 2020

    Well let's hope one has mended his ways and the other doesn't get bogged down by confidence issues again.
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    Vic Eastwood RIP

    Martin wasn't Arthur's son. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Lampkin
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    Vic Eastwood RIP

    They lived quite near me, I remember Martin riding second halves at Halifax, there was another brother Alan, I think he was also known as Sid.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    While this side has a fairly solid look to it, too many here won't improve their averages and the latter heats might be something of a struggle.
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    I think they might have a point, particularly as there look to be some reasonable alternatives mentioned, that would retain it for sports use.
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    Sheffield 2020

    And they have a man in charge who can really make seven riders into a team.
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    Redcar 2020

    You forgot the grey mare.
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    Redcar 2020

    They did say that they MIGHT only have to make one change.
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    Redcar 2020

    I would hope he does get a NDL ride, it is after all supposed to be a development league but sadly it seems to be over populated by career third tier riders and veterans.
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    Leicester Lions 2020

    Probably so but Sheffield's decision was much criticised on here and Kemp actually had a decent average.
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    Leicester Lions 2020

    I would say the Thompson boys are better riders than those you've named, every so often naturals come along (the last one was Dan Bewley) and they need to progress quickly, anyway some of those on your list aren't finished yet.
  24. Jason Edwards, Eastbourne.
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    Lack of opportunity is certainly a factor, as is cost, look at the equipment some of these beginners have, I can remember the day when some internationals turned up with one bike on a rack on the back of the car. It's good that we now have more opportunities for under age riders but a young bloke should be able to afford to race and many can't.

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