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  1. Sidney the robin

    Swindon 2019

    So Geoff you missed Briggo's first four wins in the BLRC but you were lucky to see him from 1969 onwards.That is a massive regret of mine that i never see him race at that great Hyde Rd circuit i did go there quite a few times from 1975 onwards though which was great my favourite meeting there was the wet 1983 BLRC Lee got his act together beat Nielsen in a run off for a rostrum place Erik won it.
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    My point exactly Phil sorry that i presumed you did not like Auty got it wrong again maybe you can tell Freddie Flange the reason he could not be fitted in Rohan by the way i am a Rohan fan to.
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    Yes but what was Drozdz at the start of the year?
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    Wrong again.!!!
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    Swindon 2019

    VUE are the ELITE club though Geoff so fitting they have the most God how great we're all those riders i am happy with Briggo/ Doyley though.!!!!!
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    Freddie he is better than Berge and Riss, Berge is a talent but really inconsistent over a period also i do have a lot of time for Riss as well.
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    We get it Phil you don't like Auty but at times in racing you have to be quick anough to make a move Scott last night obviously was not quick anough his 1 point showed that.
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    Sorry Skodaman meant Connor should still have a place at Ipswich replaced by a journeyman as in Garcia.
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    Swindon 2019

    If Swindon beat Poole and Belle Vue at home will that be anough or is it out of our hands.?
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 20/8/18

    With Auty you give him a track you can race on and he will entertain and score points Belle Vue a superb track is perfect for him.Was really hoping maybe Tungate and Auty could settle there differences as that to me is the reason he did not get a team place from the beginning.Saying that halfway through the season he did have a high converted 6.03 average.Mountain you mentioned really has progressed and is a nice tidy little rider he should have a Championship place as well hope his upward curve continues.
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    Swindon 2019

    How many clubs have had two World Champions in there history the great Briggo and Doyley two of my all time favourites.It was a great chance to maybe generate more on the gate with Doyley that could of been special but the truth is we just could not afford him.Also I don't know if this is true or not Somerset have they got a sponsor in to cover Jason's wages? by the way he deserves every penny and he was on the gas tonight a full house.
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    Bob Dugard RIP

    British speedway could certainly do with a few more Bob Dugard's you have to admire what he achieved at Eastbourne.
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    Ronnie Moore

    On the brilliant Wimbledon DVD there is some great footage of Ronnie beating Ivan in one race it looked like he had eyes in the back of his head.He countered every Ivan move and his track craft was second to none he is certainly in a top 20 of the greatest ever speedway riders.
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    Swindon 2018

    The same shiney bog paper that was there in 1970? at the Abbey then there was a cheap/expensive side you could get over to the starting gate usually in heat 10.
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    Ipswich vs Peterborough 23/08/18

    I hope Drew has a good meeting but don't expect to much to soon his main objective is to go out and enjoy it.He is a real prospect and can't wait to keep an eye on his development.This league is very tough and with the way the teams are structured often having good reserves it just shows how Mountain/Hume(before injury) were punching above there weight other team members let them down.Apart from Bacon who has had a great season Mountain/Hume and now Kemp will do as well as the other two pointers.
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    Daily Mirror International Tournament 1973

    I think that was one of Jim Airey's last ever appearances in Britain i think he might have rode at Wimbledon and Newport as well a great rider no doubt.
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    Daily Mirror International Tournament 1973

    Swindon 30th June 1973. New Zealand v Sweden was certainly one of my favourite meeting's i ever went to.Legends Mauger,Briggs,Moore were there the brilliant Michanek and both the Jansson's and Sjosten.I can remember the exciting Christer Lofqvist getting a paid max and breaking the track record in heat 1 great days.
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    Rider Rivalries

    With the fish and chips they are very nice there and Scarborough.
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    Ronnie Moore seriously ill

    RIP Ronnie total LEGEND and gentleman to.
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    Swindon 2018

    A pathetic post from a bloke who just about has the guts to put his leg over a pushbike.Unsensetive i have total respect for every rider of every level who puts his life on the line to try to entertain us i am sad that you find taking the piss out of Jack pleasurable.
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    Rider Rivalries

    They were great mates for years but Crump/Sanders had a couple of years of tough riding against each other.Crump was involved in a infamous incident with Billy in the Australian Final Crump was controversially excluded in one race scored 12 got eliminated. Glyn Taylor with Billy qualified for the Overseas Final at Belle Vue instead both Crump/Sanders were tough and classy riders.
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    A top 10 to be proud of.

    I was doing an alltime top ten the other night and how difficult is that really difficult these ten in no order would be mine be great to hear your views FUNDIN - BRIGGS- MOORE - MAUGER- CRAVEN- NIELSEN-OLSEN- CRUMP- RICKARDSSON-FARNDON.
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    Tony Briggs How Good Could He Have Been.?

    Just wondered how far Tony Briggs could of gone in speedway if it was not for his serious neck injuries.I remember seeing him first at Reading in the Sarjeants tools two legged affair with Swindon he looked a prospect a real tough act to follow in Briggo seniors footsteps.One thing i do remember was he was a very poor gater and often had to scrap for points from the back.I remember one race in particular a second half race at the Abbey with Holloway,Robert Craven,Tony in it Holloway won it Tony came back into the pits and got one hell of a roasting from his dad.I wondered what other forum members opinion was of Tony a hard one really but i have a hunch he would of turned out as a very good rider.
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    Rider Rivalries

    Would you want to mess with Jack ? i only see him ride once for Reading his reputation was not great but he was really good with the young riders advice ( etc) RIP.
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    Rider Rivalries

    Steve Gresham,Gary Middleton were two that spring to mind that had several clashes with different riders over the years.Steve was a very good rider and i met him once and what a really nice bloke he was nothing like his reputation.Middleton what a character he was i would say he should of pushed on and been world class he was good enough.The clashes i remember are Olsen v Ashby at Coventry Olsen fenced him) Kilby v Mauger at the Abbey Ivan,s fault he needed to be rushed out of the stadium.Gresham and Tony Briggs clash at Reading Gresh got the blame but Milan Spinka was at fault.
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