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steve roberts

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  1. steve roberts

    Medical Cover

    The mind boggles really!
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    Three meetings in one day

    Something I never achieved...plenty of examples of two meetings in one day. My brother managed Ipswich in the morning, Rye House afternoon and Hackney in the evening however.
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    ...and then upto London White City, Hackney and Wimbledon!
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    The days of local derbies between Oxford, Reading and Swindon...and then Coventry for good measure!
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Having been a staunch fan for over thirty years if a track was to open local to me (York) would I attend? I would probably pop along and have a look see but whether I would be re-converted I can't honestly say.
  6. steve roberts

    Speedway Grand Prix

    Ah! The days of 'World of Sport'...personally I feel that when ITV cancelled the programme it was one of many issues that started the decline of speedway in this country and was no longer regarded as a high profile sport that it once enjoyed during it's last "Golden Era' of the 1970's early 80's.
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    Andrew Edwards and Troy Pratt Interviews - Issue 93

    I recall eavesdropping on a discussion between John and a group of Oxford fans at Cowley and he seemed to be quite happy engaging with them and they all shook hands when they went their seperate ways.
  8. steve roberts

    Andrew Edwards and Troy Pratt Interviews - Issue 93

    Thanks for clarifying Rob!
  9. steve roberts

    Andrew Edwards and Troy Pratt Interviews - Issue 93

    ...which is what I would personally be interested in. I've also read Ian Thomas' book and it would be fair to say that neither regarded each other with much warmth to say the least!
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    That's interesting...never managed to find anyone who has heard of speedway in York so I gave up bringing the subject up!
  11. steve roberts

    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    I certainly don't bother mentioning speedway where I live (York) but I have to say working within the tourist industry I do meet people from around the country and the number of times people say that they used to go.
  12. steve roberts

    Speedway Grand Prix

    I also recall Ole Olsen's 'Master of Speedway' Grand Prix version which, if I remember, was over four rounds although there was no round held in Britain.
  13. steve roberts

    Speedway Grand Prix

    I seem to remember Olsen being interviewed regarding the helmet colour and saying that the race should have been re-run (?) and that an action replay clearly showed that it was his own helmet colour that had caused his bike to stop?
  14. steve roberts

    Speedway Grand Prix

    Yes I'd forgotten it was over five rounds. Remember the first Grand Final at White City when Ole Olsen ground to halt in one race due to his own helmet colour getting caught up in his chain...and Gordon Kennett riding some superlative races finishing second overal in the competition. I seem to recall that the 'World of Sport' cameras were present to catch the action?
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    Speedway Grand Prix

    Yes the points scored (graded 1-10) from three qualifying meetings were carried over into the Grand Final where the winner of that meeting scored 50 if I recall?)
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