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EnglishRoundabout last won the day on June 21 2018

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  1. EnglishRoundabout

    Coventry Bees - My Memories

    Thank you Grachan. Yes the 4TT does ring a bell. I think I actually went with Steve Shovlar, but not quite certain. Steve, can you assist?
  2. EnglishRoundabout

    Coventry Bees - My Memories

    May have been mentioned already about Brandon memories, but I recall going to Nigel Boocock’s testimonial there. I have vague recollections of the meeting however. Can anyone enlighten me please? I remember it being a steaming hot Sunday afternoon, and think it may have been an individual meeting? I also recall there being a massive crowd. Anybody else attend?
  3. EnglishRoundabout

    Coventry Bees - My Memories

    Yes, that’s probably an accurate figure of the amount of Robins fans Doris. Swindon fans always seemed to populate together, similar to what they did at Smallmead on the pit bend.
  4. EnglishRoundabout

    Coventry Bees - My Memories

    I remember that race Doris. Adams almost fenced Chrzanowski going into the third bend...I think he was taken by surprise at how quick the Pole was.....I think he scored something like 17 points that night. A couple of memories for me at Brandon....the British Final run off between Ray Wilson and Martin Ashby in 75 I think. What a fabulous race. Ashby stalked Wilson for 3 and a half laps before almost executing a perfect pass going into the final two bends...sadly, Martin was far too nice and gave World Cup Willy the room he needed to win by a tyres width on the line. The 2007 play off final between the Bees and the Robins....arrived late on one of the Swindon coaches...heard on the radio Swindon had extended their lead by winning heat 1 5-1. Much jubilation on the coach! Had also been informed that Sebastian Ulamek had crashed into the fence on the warm up!! Entered the stadium in five for heat 3. Looked across at bends one and two and saw a sea of red and white. Swindon fans packed in there. From then on, Swindon were completely outridden by a better Coventry side. Terrible shame that there’s no longer any Speedway at such a great stadium and decent track.
  5. EnglishRoundabout

    Somerset 2020

  6. EnglishRoundabout

    Somerset 2020

    How in general did they ride together Bagpuss? I recall they spent quite a chunk of that season riding as partners at three and four in the Lynn side.
  7. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

    No, the Swindon management have taken the correct “vision “ as they have foreseen that there won’t be any Premier League Speedway this season and therefore given their blessings for Doyle and Batchelor to ride in Poland. No need to step down a league.
  8. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Thanks for the attached Blu. Doyley as ever being as open and as honest about the situation. Furthermore, Confirming my opinion that there will be no British Speedway this season.
  9. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

    I guess something similar to early nineties football when their crowds were at an all time low. Suddenly there was a spike in interest ( I accept that was probably due to Sky money) but sometimes in life you only realise how you miss something when it isn’t there. So maybe Sky or someone else will provide the financial assistance the sport deserves and desperately needs.
  10. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Maybe this whole godamn awful thing will trigger a resurgence In British Speedway? Wouldn’t that be marvellous?
  11. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Don’t want to put a damper on what is already incredibly tough times, but personally, can’t see a speedway season in the UK this year.
  12. EnglishRoundabout

    Somerset 2020

    Hello Idh! At least we know it wasn’t you flashing your camera on the back straight there! Hope you are keeping well during these difficult times mate.
  13. Hello Ian, I’m all good thanks. Was hoping to make a return to the mike on a bit part basis ( when Spencer was unable to do it) but it looks like it’s not happening this season. Isn’t it a dreadful situation? Hopefully you are keeping well and keeping that camera in focus mate!  Hope to see you in the future back at the OTA. Pete

    1. idh


      Hi Pete

      Camera at the ready for a restart.

      Had a bit of a scare got took the local RD&E hospital with a high temp . turned out to be a virus not covid im glad to say. home and recovering feeling a lot better now..... full of anti biotics 

      Stay safe Pete


    2. EnglishRoundabout


      Crikey Ian, I bet that was a real worry. Glad you are ok. Keep on keeping on.




  14. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

  15. EnglishRoundabout

    Swindon Robins 2020

    I remember the Adver headlines pre season 2007, something like “ Roscos’s dream team”, referring to the line up he had put together for the coming season. The failure to win any trophies that year was very disappointing and I recall Leigh Adams being particularly disappointed with the Performance of the team in the second leg of the play off final at Coventry. The team simply buckled under the pressure of a fired up Coventry side that night. Personally I think both the 2007 team and the 2019 team were pretty evenly matched, and I’d agree that the teams in 2007 were much stronger, I’d take the 2019 to win a match between the two sides, if anything because the 2019 team appeared to be much tougher mentally.

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