Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

The Dog

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

54 Excellent

Previous Fields

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Age

Profile Information

  • Team

Recent Profile Visitors

318 profile views
  1. The Dog

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    At least we now know why young fans aren't attracted to speedway. Because they can't pay by Google Pay. Problem solved right there.
  2. The Dog

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    There's a lot to like about this team, every rider has some sort of individual championship to his name either in speedway or grass track (bar Jack I think) Ash was U15 Champion, so a lot of quality and experience. If the Brummies have that bit of luck thats been missing the last few years, it can certainly go all the way. Superb work by the Masons and Laurence and they should be applauded, really hope they get the support now and kick on with a great season. Can't wait!
  3. The Dog

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Good to have Jack at the Barr, has always ridden it well in the past and could be a shrewd signing at reserve. Has enough quality and will have a point to prove too. Promotion doing a superb job with the team and I reckon our last rider could well be another great signing. Fingers crossed!
  4. The Dog

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    I'd have Stoneman in the team because he easily has the potential to double his average
  5. The Dog


    I've never had a problem with doubling up because, and I'll use Chris Harris as an example, Ipswich don't race against Birmingham because their in different leagues. You should be backing the rider that rides for your club and not because he rides for a different club in a different league. I also think that given the lower crowds nowadays, riders generally need both leagues in Britain to earn a living. Although riders say cost is going up every year, it would be interesting to know how many of them get jobs during the off-season....
  6. The Dog


    Anybody know what the bond/league entry fee to the BSPA covers every year and where it all goes?
  7. The Dog


    I tell you what has improved in recent years in SS, the standard of photography. Must have some of the best snappers in the sports business given that the lighting at most tracks isn't conducive to taking decent photo's let alone anything moving at high speed.
  8. The Dog

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Quite surprised that despite finishing bottom, most fans would have the majority of the riders back. Was expecting calls for Ellis and maybe Shanes to be kept but not sure about the others. Don't get me wrong, I've still loved every minute of the season but from the comments on here, maybe entertainment is more important than winning, of which I'd be more than happy
  9. The Dog

    Poole 2020

    Regarding rumours of Poole dropping down a league, as great as it would be for the Championship, Poole are a club geared up for the top league and need to be in it in my opinion, but if they do drop then that might just be the massive wake-up call the authorities need to see which way our great sport is heading. Lets hope it doesn't come to this tho
  10. The Dog

    Birmingham v Scunthorpe

    Agree with most of this, was really surprised with the way the Ref held the tapes in the few races given that he normally cracks on with meetings, almost like he was trying to catch riders out. Strange. Saw Paco in the pits working hard to get his bike hooking up better, really don't think its an average thing, he's worked so hard this year to prove people wrong and I think he has been a success this year. Agertoft just struggled but Tobias seemed a different rider from earlier in the season, a point to prove and less pressure now may be the reason, but has given the promotion something to think about next year. The track coped well with the rainbursts but would benefit from a blading for next season. Good meeting and a fair result.
  11. The Dog

    Educate me on Danny Ayres

    I'm pretty sure Danny's first ever ride on a speedway bike was at the excellent Speedway Ride n Slide Dayz experience day ran by Russell Paine and his team. Obviously taught him well I reckon....
  12. Birmingham do seem to crack on with it briskly, even allowing for a 10-15 minute interval to have kids fun and games on the centre green. Also nice to stay and watch the MDL afterwards and still leave by 9.40ish. Like you say, the only downside can be the Highways Agency limiting the lanes for no apparent reason.... really glad you enjoyed your night because its been like this all year, credit to the promotion and all the staff that run it all efficiently
  13. Really hope so, I'm near Leicester and its been non-stop for 2 days!
  14. With the weather being so wet over the weekend, it might make the track heavier than normal and that might favour someone like King again. Schlein has a chance being a fast-gater, but you'd have to go with a top 3 of Cook, Lambert, Bewley and then its wide open for 4th. Could be a brilliant meeting with a few surprises!
  15. The Dog

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    I think Davey is really settled working with Craig Cook atm , Drury I'm not sure is looking to get involved again. Pottinger is an interesting one tho, always seems successful albeit at NL level. Not a lot out there as there never seems to anyone wanting to get involved in management. Takes an awful lot of time out of your working week too. I think LR is more than happy to work within a budget tho, and gets satisfaction in finding new riders and getting them into teams, so is quite easy to work with for a promotor.

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy