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  1. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    When you rate Peter Collins you have to like many others have done take into consideration what he won for England is that not true.?? Tai comes knowhere near in that respect a great rider no doubt but any better no.
  2. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I except him admire him but his overall commitment to England puts him behind Craven and Collins.
  3. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I agree with that and this is how it is hard to compare because those riders apart from Hancock have only rode in a GPS series.Personally the way the series is now I believe to win three world titles on a one off night was harder than winning three in the series just my point of view.
  4. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Enjoy him?? it is a pity that he only rides for England when it suits him and when was the last time he rode in the Benevolent fund meeting? Great rider for HIS time but i cannot compare him to both the PC s .
  5. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Do you believe this era is better than the one i described ??? i think you have given me my answer.Like you i have seen a alot of these riders over the years i watch Doyle regular and enjoy his skill immensely and Woffinden is a great rider but compared to some of yesteryear riders Woffinden is no way top of my list.
  6. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Do you think it is a greater achievement Norbold ? personally i believe they are two different disiplines and winning either way both are great achievements in there own right.Going back to Collins he rode in an era where you had two superstars ( ie) Mauger and Olsen who were both capable of dominating a decade PC broke that to an exstent and along with Michanek (class) made that period in speedway very strong.Afterwards came along a young Lee and who knows what Tommy Jansson might of achieved ? a future champion no doubt about that.
  7. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Collins for me was by far the superior to Woffinden from coming from the back a terrific sight his sublime pass of Simmo in 1976 a typical example.
  8. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I can't disagree with that Steve.
  9. With the season nearly over in November there has to be discussion and changes will it happen though.? I am not hopeful to be honest i hope i am wrong the three thing's i would like to see happen are. 1./ at least 10 teams in the Premiership ( pref 12) 2./ Premiership and Championship teams to have at least one young Brit at reserve. 3/.Riders to have one average only including bonus points not a rolling average changing only at the last day of every month any thoughts.!!
  10. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    What he did achieve in speedway Sam, ninety per cent of riders would of bit your arm off for
  11. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Gustix as Steve said this is a really enjoyable thread great to hear other people's views and sorry if i went off course on the thread.
  12. Sidney the robin

    2020 Wildcards

    He has competed at the highest level and done well and for me is easily a top 16 rider.
  13. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    The point Iris made about Per Jonsson and your perception of a rider is spot on i am guilty of a bias which is positive towards Lee.As Iris was not totally convinced of Per mainly of his experience seeing live the same for me can be said of Tony Rickardsson.I see plenty of him and his achievements are remarkable yet i never really took to him don't know why because he was a decent chap as well.
  14. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Can't disagree about any of this Sam and yes Peter was a brilliant rider and none of what i said was meant to be a slur on P.C.Yes i am bias about Lee and most people's opinion's can be blinkerd by there personal experiences.Going back to Peter forget all he achieved for me his biggest accomplishment was that he was such a fine embassador for British speedway. A fine example for younger riders ,Michael on the other hand never quite achieved that accolade.
  15. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    If you did not see Peter Collins at his best how could you put him ahead of Michael Lee Sam.?? I rated Lee higher but I did see Collins at his best and he has a great case but only at his best after 1977 forget it.
  16. Sidney the robin

    NLRC - Scunthorpe, Sunday, NOW October 20th, 5pm

    Bickley last year was averaging well below 2 points a meeting at Worky before the last month of the season.He has probably nearly doubled his average at Championship level this year and has made progress
  17. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I know that but eventually it could of happened? he had been there since 1952 and he was happy.And there had been no reference of Peter being destined to move.
  18. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Ove can't see that at all , Craven had been at Belle Vue since 1952 he was approaching his peak and maybe ? a testimonial would of happened i think it would of done and deservedly so.?
  19. Sidney the robin

    Cradley Heathens 2019

    Will BBC Birmingham cover the meeting tonight.?
  20. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I did see Peter Craven had a really good record in the Pride of East when it was at Norwich.I imagine Ove had a marginal head to head record there but there duels would of been worth watching..
  21. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I have that photo and others Britmet of Ken he was a rider i would of loved to see race.
  22. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I never knew the White ghost Ken le Bretton won the Silver Helmet in 1950, died in Aussie January 1951 RIP.
  23. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    I think Jack won the Silver Helmet in 1951 and the Scottish MRC in 1949 and 51 i never even knew they had a Silver Helmet then.
  24. Sidney the robin

    NLRC - Scunthorpe, Sunday, NOW October 20th, 5pm

    I think young Rowe and Palin have done a few laps at Scunny ?? it will be an exciting year for young Palin next year.This track should suit the racers in the field with Perks/ Hume likely to be up there Perks is the worthy favourite.
  25. Sidney the robin

    British world champions ratings list

    Went home regrouped worked hard and the rest is history it took real character that.Would many youngsters with a young family have the chararacter to do that today.?
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