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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Swindon v Belle Vue 2008 Adams 2. Crumpie 1 three great races i remember Jason taking Adams from the back in heat 1.Then later on Leigh getting his revenge one of the races Crump was all over him but Leigh stood firm.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    I actually think when you have an association with a rider Gavan sometimes we can be even more critical.Loram was worth the entrance money alone great value also a great ambassador for the sport.
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Jim Tebby beating Ivan Mauger at Wimbledon has to be up there moments like that made speedway special.
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Chris Morton's pass of Kenny Carter in the 1983 NLRC at Hyde Rd was a majestic one.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    Rickardsson is recognized by better judges than you and i to be possibly the greatest rider ever.Personally he was not one of my favourite's he had plenty of heat wins high averages (ect) plenty of breathtaking rides and bearing in mind his main strength was his personality and temperament.It is only my opinion for what it is worth GET over it trott on.
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Would the Craven v Fundin clashes rank high up what a treat maybe Norbold, Ove Fundin fan , Aces 69 could help.?
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Two races that stick out for me are Rolf Gramstad beating Ivan Mauger in the 1979 Swindon v Hull meeting and Malcolm Holloway beating Shawn Moran and getting a 12 point max in the 1982 Swindon v Sheffield fixture.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    I see Fundin ride twice and i know his career stats very well but am i as qualified to judge him as say a Norbold/Aces69 who see quite a lot of him i would say NO.Witcher's point is he think's stats come into my way of thinking winning races (etc) my point about Rickardsson who i never took to proves that is not the case.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    My opinion and i am entitled to it and you mock me and tease me but you have a WEAKNESS it is your way or no way my opinion of Rickardsson shows you that i don't go by stats.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    Leigh Adams/Dennis Sigalos/ Graham Warren as examples were all great riders all good anough to be a World Champion there records do not show that though does it? Yes or No.?
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    Do i judge Mauger on his stats and six titles no I don't, do i rate Rickardsson on his six titles again no as i said he was not a rider i took to yet his record suggests otherwise.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    This is the worst post that you have ever posted are you seriously telling me you can be accurate on a assessment of a rider when you have never seen him ride a astonishing claim.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    Not in 1984 he wasn't.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    So if Steve had the experience of seeing Gordon ride a lot more times than you do you believe he is better aquipped to comment on Kennett than you.???
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    No i judged him Ivan more on my memory of watching him ride as a example i was not a fan of Rickardsson.He would not be in my top three riders of all time but he should be judges better than me think so but i judge riders on what my memory tells me.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    If you see a rider regularly surely that puts you in a stronger position to comment.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    My opinion of Mauger did not change from averaging 11.74 to when he was doing home meetings only at Exeter in 1984.The same with Eric Boocock he came back in 1983 was unsuccessful but his reputation stayed in tact a class act over a long period of time think about it.??
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    I don't listen to what you say pie in the sky notions what so Ivan Mauger averaged 11.74 ( it was lowered later) my opinion was on his stats really.???? Of course not even in his fourties when he averaged 8 plus to 9 points a meeting he was still a good rider averages don't come into it also you comment on riders you did not see live your knowledge is from the 90s onwards.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    You comment on something no DISRESPECT to you but you did not see these riders did you????? How do you no how i percieve thing's ?.Lets look at it from another angle i started watching speedway in 68/69 i don't pretend to know more than Norbold/ Aces 69 who had knowledge and experience of watching these riders live ( i.e.) Knutsson.Craven ( etc) did averages come into my way of thinking certainly not opinions usually are based on the memory bank.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    You are Wrong on one part, teams NOW don't have three heat leaders like Collins,Sjosten!Pusey. Louis,Sanders,Davey do they???
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    I think that day Steve the other Eastie riders scored only five points between them.? Gordon was very good at White city was his trait Steve? forcing his way through on the white line.? My perception of Gordon was he was not that great at Sheffield,Hyde Rd,Halifax,Exeter, the real fast tracks yet he got better there with age.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    Gordon was one of the naturally fittest speedway riders that i ever see so strong and he was awesome at the Abbey.I really believed he would ride for us at some stage maybe in 1980/ 82 ??? we got Autrey( great rider) Bastable but it never materialised.At Eastie he was awesome i would say ONLY Kelly could rival him at Arlington bearing in mind Preston,Schwartz,Woods, Dugard were all good homers.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    Did averages ever come into your way of thinking Steve? i can't quite get my head around that part of the discussion.Hans for example from 1977 he was a good rider until he broke his hoodoo to win his first title then he was a outstanding rider did averages influence that decision i think not He was .the best of his generation mainly because of his longevity, also i felt in yesteryear a lot of the teams had three heat leaders Ex)( Belle Vue Collins,SjostenPusey. Ipswich Louis, Sanders,Davey Kings Lynn Betts, Lee, Turner, so that high standard of rider showed just how good some of the number one's were.
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    Rob Godfrey interview in Speedway Star

    My experience Witcher i never really went on averages and reputation more on what i felt individually.Me and you have differed on this subject endlessly but i know your points are good and they could well be right.My take on things was that in yesteryear you really looked forward to a classy no 1 being in opposition often you might only see him once a year and maybe another individual meeting if you are lucky.Steve Roberts see Nielsen in his prime everyweek i did 84/87 so he knows more about Hans than me or anyone at Oxford.I don't disagree with you Witcher also your input on Ermolenko ( like Steve you know Sam's career) is interesting you see him for a long period and you are really qualified to comment.
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    Poole 2019

    Anything is nearly as good as we have it now ?. i expect more our Country is capable of so much more and prospering/ or failing by our own mistakes.
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