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  1. HertsRacer

    One League - Matt Ford

    Problem is there is no atmosphere at live speedway these days, so you don't miss anything by watching it on TV. I watch ice hockey on TV and it is a bit dull, but go to a live match the atmosphere is electric with plenty of away supporters and lots of banter. I would always rather pay to watch a game live than watch it on TV.
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    Tracks around football pitches

    Always thought the racing at Brooklands was good. Thinking back Wembley was ok, as was White City. Also went to Rochdale which was around a rugby pitch, though I can't remember what the racing was like, and Nelson which had a football pitch, the track being narrow and virtually square in shape. That was awful.
  3. I'm sure the greyhound stadium would have been the first place The Bombers looked at after they were kicked out of Brooklands. Far too close to housing for it to happen.
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    Fay Taylour the greatest woman rider.

    Try http://www.historicspeedway.co.nz/Fay Taylour.htm or just type Fay Taylour speedway into your search engine. There's lots available.
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    London History Site

    It is generally thought that the decline in pubs, cinemas, theatres and sporting venues, can be blamed directly on the Queen. Her Coronation in 1953 led to thousands of people buying or renting television sets to watch the event, and meant that in future they no longer needed to leave their houses to find entertainment.
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    London History Site

    Being a Charlton Athletic supporter, I remember the greyhound stadium very well. Was on the corner of Woolwich Road and Anchor and Hope Lane which is now a Makro's store. Never went inside, but from the outside it appeared a pretty large stadium. I do have a photo of it somewhere, will try and find it. I also remember getting excited that as well as a football team, I was going to have a speedway team to support as well. Sadly the owners changed their mind at the last minute, ans sold the stadium for redevelopment.
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    Swindon Stadium

    Nothing wrong with your memory, Romford did have a mesh fence on the home straight.
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    On another site someone has actually confirmed the dates of the magazines on the wall, and they actually match the year the latest series is set.
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    George Mudgway, Bradford, 1947

    This might be of use to you http://bobandrewsspeedway.tripod.com/georgemudgwaycontents.htm
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    Former London Venues

    West Ham was always considered be in the East End of London even though old parish records gave it as being in Essex. Try telling any Hammers supporter he's an Essex boy and see what response you get.
  11. Non Polish teams are not allowed in the Extraliga. Latvian side Daugavpils have been denied promotion on several occasions for this reason.
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    Plymouth 2019

    Bradford ?
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    Plymouth 2019

    I'm sure everybody wishes you the best of fortune for the future. We can't afford to lose anymore tracks. On a lighter note the name Gladiators will be Plymouth's sixth nickname in it's history after Tigers, Panthers, Drakes, Bulldogs and Devils. This must be a record.
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    Plymouth 2019

    Can't say I like the changes much, but there you go. Just hope they bring you better fortune than when my old team changed it's name to Gladiators.
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    Ipswich 2019

    Is Eddie Kennett still riding? Haven't seen his name linked to any Premier or Championship club for next season. Might be a useful signing.
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    1948 season new applicants

    Of the tracks mentioned I know that Crystal Palace was deemed to be too close to New Cross, probably the same argument applied to Charlton. The Local Council refused planning permission to stage speedway at Romford, and the stadium owners turned down approaches to run at Nottingham. I assume any application from Clapton was to be at Lee Bridge Stadium which during and after the war was used for allotments and never hosted speedway again. The owners of Staines Stadium introduced Midget Car Racing in 1947 which probably explained why speedway did not get off the ground. I suspect many of the applications to join the league were made before obtaining necessary planning permission or agreement with the stadium owners which in the end was not forthcoming.
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    Commentator of the Year

    Well done Dave, well deserved. A different type of commentating. Agree with you Steve re his interaction with the fans during meetings.
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    1948 season new applicants

    In 1948 there was also an application from Kings Lynn, and in 1947 (I think) from Crystal Palace..
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    Ipswich 2019

    The new Swedish fixtures can be found in the International World of Speedway section. Most weeks just one Thursday meeting, occasionally two.
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    Lakeside and the BSPA

    Isn't the car park owned by Thames Water and not the stadium?
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    NL AGM 2018

    Called Yorkshire Dukes. Would give you a direct link but they never seem to work when I try to do them.
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    NL AGM 2018

    Don't think you'll be seeing them next season. According to their Facebook page, their main director has pulled out on health grounds, and the rest don't have the resources to continue the venture currently.
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    Mac Woolford

    Don't remember him ever riding for Romford. He was born in Purton on 1 August 1945, and spent his career which lasted from 1968 and 1971 riding for Swindon and Eastbourne. I do remember seeing him ride for Swindon at Poole when he was just starting out, looping at the gate on his first ride and ending up with the bike on top of him. Looked rather painful. Never quite made it for the Robins but a solid scorer for the Eagles.
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    One Big League - Problem Solved

    Made 4 appearances for Wolverhampton between 1988-1990, 12 for Sheffield in 1991, 6 for Stoke n 1992 and 44 for Long Eaton in 1993.
  25. To be fair the crowds in the last few seasons of the Hammers were pretty poor. As for Romford, they promoted the team as West Ham Bombers which put a lot of people off. Also we knew that we were never going to last the season there, so a lot of the supporters stopped going.

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