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hammer1969

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  1. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    First time ever I bought my GP tickets well in advance but expect at some point I'll be offered a refund and booked Travelodge on flexi rate minutes after last year's GP finished and got a really good price, was really surprised when I looked that rooms were actually on sale so far in advance. Oh well people's lives must come first hopefully things will go back to some sort of normality in the not too distant future. Stay safe everyone.
  2. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    Tickets are also still being sold for the GP at Cardiff but I wonder what chance that has of going ahead as planning is underway to use the Principality Stadium as a 2,000 bed hospital for Coronovirus patients.
  3. hammer1969

    Eastbourne 2020

    Well done Eastbourne, love Question of Sport, don't know hardly any of the answers without cheating due to brain getting old plus only been an Eagle fan for a couple of years but I love reading Eagles website. After last Saturday's I was really really looking forward to tonight's streaming of a meeting but then saw it will be the 2019 home nail biter against Leicester with the last heat decider. Anyone who wasn't there that night will really enjoy it, for those of us who were there - can you really bear to watch it again, don't know if I can, I'm still speechless over the score (trying hard here not to give anything away to anyone who doesn't know what happened). All I can say is watch it if you can ! Keep up the good work Eastbourne/Ian Jordan, we'll be back as fans and can't wait for the day. Stay safe everyone.
  4. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    Cardiff GP is looking vulnerable as they are going to turn the stadium into a temporary corona virus hospital. Stay safe everyone.
  5. hammer1969

    Speedway books and magazine

    World of Books also showing one of them, it's £3.99 second-hand but it's free postage
  6. hammer1969

    Speedway books and magazine

    Try Amazon I typed in History of Hull Speedway and 2 showed up but I can't post the link
  7. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    This virus is serious I'm not suggesting I will go if over 70s are banned i will have to follow the rules and the chances are Speedway wont be running anyway. What I do think though is to tell over 70s to stay indoors for a long period of time is not going to stop the virus it will though help to protect vulnerable people but surely common sense can prevail, stay in if your ill or vulnerable, if your healthy going for walks etc but not having direct contact with others can't do any harm, better than sitting in, none of us know when our time is up why waste it.
  8. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    And apparently Matt Hancock has just announced it is going to happen.
  9. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    That would be discrimination, a lot of us oldies are fitter and take more care with our health than youngsters. I daresay they would be doing it to try to protect us from the Virus and relieve the burden on the NHS but surely us oldies are capable of using common sense, I'd rather be at a speedway meeting than being stuck in doors "waiting for God"
  10. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    All sports have their own fans be it large followings or small. I follow speedway and want to continue, if it has to delay for a time be it long or short I'll be back. Promoters and riders have a tough time ahead and hopefully there will be light at the end of the tunnel. As a supporter I will do all I can to help, every meeting for my team I have to miss through cancellation I will put the admission money to one side so it's there for when they restart. I know the virus situation is depressing and the months ahead look bleak but for goodness sake all the depressing talk is not helping matters it's time to show support for Speedway and get behind the Promoters whatever hard decisions they have to make and let's hope stadium owners, sponsors etc do the same because they are running businesses as well.
  11. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    I quite agree this is very serious, unfortunately this virus will probably be with us for a very long time until someone finds an inoculation to try to guard against it. In the meantime we all need to be sensible and take precautions as your son advised but life has to go on, let's hope we'll all be able to attend Speedway and other events in the not too distant future without having to worry.
  12. hammer1969

    Corona virus

    I'm "one of the elderly " and the media hyping it all up won't stop me attending speedway, I'll obviously take sensible precautions and if I feel ill will stay home. I've probably got more chance of catching the virus in Tesco or from family/friends than at a speedway meeting. All being well my first meeting this year will be the Ben Fund at Scunthorpe tomorrow and I hope others will also support this good cause whether or not you like the line up.
  13. And, as many people do not seem to grasp "not all disabilities are visible" Also the form filling and face to face interviews we have to go through in our Borough to get accepted for BB qualification is off putting, if I could walk as far as others with no problem I wouldn't bother to go through the rigmarol of applying for one.
  14. Peterborough obviously don't want to try to find a compromise that will suit all parties. Us BB holders are told in our terms and conditions that misuse of the badge can result in it being taken away. If, and I say if, staff were being abused the badge number should have been taken, it's on the front of the badge, and also the car reg and then report the incident to the appropriate Council. Also that particular BB number could have been banned from using disabled parking in future at Peterborough. Why should all BB holders tarnished due to the actions of one person. As someone else said all badge holders could also be told they will have to wait for a bit longer to exit the car park. As for the excuse of people walking about and car movement etc how do people get to their cars in the main car park - fly - there is the same chance of an accident there as anywhere else.
  15. hammer1969

    Eastbourne 2020

    Link to Podcast by Ian Jordan is now on the Eastbourne website. I've just had a listen and well done to Ian Jordan really interesting and informative to listen to. Eastbourne are really trying to bring their Speedway club to the notice of more prospective fans and also to keep regular fans of the Eagles and speedway in general informed about the latest news etc of Eastbourne. Other clubs should take note and try to follow Eastbournes excellent example.
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