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  1. Sidney the robin

    Memories of Ron How and Brian Crutcher.

    British- match- race- championship - Golden.Helmet- 1956. Brian Crutcher beat Moore,Briggs,Moore,Hunt, Briggs. 1958. Crutcher beat Fundin mixed it with the cream of the sport.
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    Memories of Ron How and Brian Crutcher.

    I have been compiling an alltime top 30 of British riders and by god it has been difficult.I have compiled a list of about 50 riders and need to eliminate 20.Ron Howe and Brian Crutcher were two riders i never got to see ride but know there career's and both were great riders.It would be great if any of you have any input on both riders which could help me in my research.My uncle who saw them both ride said Crutcher was very stylish indeed and How could always mix it with the best would they both be hovering around a top 30 British riders of alltime.??
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    Your club's all-time top team

    I was always puzzled as a youngster about Garry Steve,because he seemed a happy go lucky chap when i see him ride.I have his prized autograph and always thought his reputation was false.In a way just like Jack Millen he had a fearsome reputation but people have commented on just how nice a guy Jack was he was great for helping young riders.Back to Middleton Steve how good was he ? you would know more than me on that score.He was really good for Oxford fast and aggressive it is such a shame how his life ended up.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Totally agree Terry , Thommo is a shoe in yes Middleton with all his ability has to go down as a underachiever.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Middleton would be higher than no 7 Terry wouldn't he????? he was very talented was very good at Hackney and Oxford .
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Great point yes Doncaster was great value i liked him like Tatum moved up full time in a tough British league without NL experience.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Spot on Steve sorted my progs out and in 1976 ( i remember spill now with Kilb, Brian got injured he was awarded a point in heat 4 .Swindon won 47-31 Ashby 12max. Gordon 14. 1978 Mastrup debut 0 knew there was guests Nigel Couzens 5 John Barker 4 for White City Swindon 36- White City 42 Kennett a 12 point max great days.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    I can remember Steen Mastrup making his debut against the White City i think ? and if i remember rightly Brian Clark rode for the City that night.?
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    Your club's all-time top team

    When you look at there Championship side Steve it does not look breathtaking there team ephic and spirit must of been good.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Some really good riders there Andy do you remember Jack Bibby.??
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    Swindon Stadium

    This week has been great because the fans have been kept up to speed about what is happening.The new track looks exciting, so roll on the pressday and i cant wait until the 11th.It has not been easy for the promoters/Rosco over the last few years because they are often in Limbo a lose/lose situation.Alot of the stuff they dont know themselves so i suppose the best ploy is to say nothing hope thing's turn out well speedway in the UK need Swindon just like every other Prem club.
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    Swindon Stadium

    This changing of the track could be the best news the fans have had for along while it is quite exciting really.The track might take a while to develope but hopefully we will get better racing than we have been served up recently the widening of the straights should help anormously.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Louis snr) , Louis jnr) Rickardsson, Gollob, Sanders,Sigalos,Davey
  14. Not to the levels of yesteryear, correct King's Lynn have been great for that over the years.My main point was riders then were often kept on there popularity rather than there points potential.
  15. When i first started going to speedway as a young un the special part for me was the visiting teams.Most of them had a top class no1 who maybe you would only see once or twice a season that made it special .Also the team's lesser light's of the sport and every team had them we could all relate to them they were one of us i miss that part of it.My team Swindon had two lesser light riders in Keen, Hitch, they both give me alot of pleasure over the years .And i often wonder in this era they would of been replaced without a thought but not then because they were idolised by there home fans different times.

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