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  1. GWC

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    There are specialist insurers (I used to work for one) who would happily insure equipment like this. The premium isn’t much either. It might get a bit more difficult once you have claims of vandalism so, as you say, the premium becomes unreasonable.
  2. GWC

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Was it just the speedway equipment that was vandalised? If so then that sounds a bit sinister.
  3. GWC

    Redcar 2020

    NDL team not the Championship
  4. GWC

    Redcar 2020

    Years ago you just needed to whistle and there would be a couple of Aussies wanting a team place. Kasper may not be the last to drop out (enforced) in this case but opportunities arise and if U.K. speedway can weather COVID and Brexit then I think it will be better for it.
  5. GWC

    Edinburgh 2021

    I get your point tyretrax but there would be a need for cooperation between tracks. Edinburgh and Glasgow could combine and become Scotland’s training centre. Likewise North Midlands and South centres where tracks have full access to their stadiums. Training needs to undertaken without interference from a promotion who will be inclined to favour their ‘own’. I believe Denmark and Poland have had a scheme like this and even Australia on going for many years.
  6. GWC

    Edinburgh 2021

    Brilliant announcement but I wonder where U.K. speedway would be today if this had been organised throughout the leagues 20 years ago?
  7. GWC

    Swindon Robins 2020

    It needs the foresight and passion plus cash and then a sympathetic council. We now have some terrific Speedway venues that have shown the way forward in the U.K.
  8. GWC

    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Stuart Robson maybe?
  9. GWC

    Glasgow 2020

    You’ll have to annex Berwick to make it a more interesting league!
  10. GWC

    Glasgow 2020

    If Nichola ‘queen of Scots’ gets her way then Glasgow and Edinburgh will have to find another league to compete in!
  11. GWC

    Mildenhall 2021

    The clue to this league is in the title with the need for riders to reach the CL standard that the sport drastically needs. Currently there is still a dearth of young riders able to race consistently at NL level.
  12. And there’s the rub as 2022 season it’s 2 rising stars to find if Palin gets recalled to BV after a great season with Peterborough! Perhaps it will encourage teams to find and develop their own riders like they did once upon a time.
  13. GWC

    Whats actually going on?

    Yes it’s appeal to youngsters seems greater than speedway and, as you say, grasstrack is now a veterans sport. Standard equipment for MX too.
  14. GWC

    Glasgow 2020

    That’s not altogether true as Russia have won twice with a small number of riders. Even in England’s heyday they would be beat by the Aussies and Danes. We now have 2 world class riders which is more than for 20 years. Anyway it’s our own home league where the focus should now be and getting Crump to ride at CL level is pretty cool. Top riders dropping down a league doesn’t happen much these days and was something that the old second division thrived upon years ago.
  15. GWC


    I watched Jordan as a novice at Sittingbourne and then at Rye House when he retired mid season. He wasn’t an overnight sensation by any means and did his apprenticeship but at Rye he showed real class but I think he blew a bit hot underneath and threw it all in on a disagreement with management. On another comeback remember Peter Moore at Rayleigh in 73 and he still used his ‘cow horned’ handlebars looking out of place in the modern times then! He could certainly gate though!

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