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  1. Barry Briggs won the title 4 times was on the rostrum 6 times. - Ove Fundin won the title 5 times was on the rostrum 6 times. - Ivan Mauger won the title six times was on the rostrum 4 times. - Jason Crump won the title 3 times was placed 7 times on the rostrum. - Rickardsson won the title six times was placed 5 times on the rostrum all great riders terrific records.Crump to finish in the top three riders in the world ten years on the bounce is some achievement.
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    Martin Hitch

    Lovass for me was in the Knutsson / Penhall,Autrey, mould they all knew they would not be around for ever and none of them were ever tempted back.
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    Martin Hitch

    He was very good rider Garry no doubt about it Steve for me he was like Dag Lovaas.Was Lovass better at Reading or Hackney/ Oxford or was Garry better at Hackney or Oxford ? For me Dag at Hackney. -------- Garry at Oxford.
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    Martin Hitch

    3.2 to Briggo Steve in 1972, league meetings only one of those wins for Barry was when Garry guested for Reading so really 2.2 .
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    Martin Hitch

    Did look through the head to head meeting's Steve ( guest bookings as well just team meetings) Briggs v Middleton 1969 / 19 72 _____ 13 wins to 5. Ashby v Middleton 1969 / 1973 12 wins ------------ each.
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    Martin Hitch

    That was after the heat 11 incident Steve?? Briggs/ Hitch refused to start.The Cheetahs officially won 80/75 on aggregate i have the programmes .I also remember Middleton beating Briggs in heat 1 in one meeting and Oyvind Berg also surprisingly Mckinlay/ Middleton scored a 5.1 over Briggs in heat 1 in another fixture tense meeting's.
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    Martin Hitch

    Rode with his dad at Hackney on the 27/04/73 remember that year well remember Martin riding in second half ride's with Bobo Valentine.1973 that year sticks in the mind because the Sumner McKnight venture did not come off and without Briggo the year was a long one .One good memory though was Swindon thrashing the Cheetahs in the Midland cup.
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    Last ever Hyde Road meeting

    Terrific footage Hyde Rd was a special place out of all my visits i can only remember it being dry once .!!!! My main memory probably was Carter winning his BLRC titles and Ivan's farewell meeting also the wet 1983 BLRC sticks in my mind with Erik winning it and Lee beating Nielsen in a run for second place.
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    You Again?

    Is that your excuse!!!!!!
  10. He hurts me to say this but after first going to speedway in 1968 my interest in the sport is dwindling.I still go to the Abbey every home meeting but at times it is hard after getting home from work to get motiavated to go.I sometimes get there see a good race and the excitement comes back my interest in the sport also went from about 1990 to 96 but i stuck with it.But this winter is a very important one for me i am seriously thinking about picking my meeting's next year as i have other thing's to do now i hope i get the bug back when March comes around again.On Monday i taped the Wolves v Swindon match yet have not even got around to watching that yet that tells you everything does anyone else feel the same as me.?
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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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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    Great figures strange how when his average had dipped the following year he often put a point or 1.5 on his figure again.Langton and the New Zealander Ron Johnson are two great riders who often get forgotten.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    His run off with Van Praag in the 1936 world final was a strange affair.!!!
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    I wonder what Langton's average was at Hyde Rd ?he often gets forgotten.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    Definitely Duggan Chunky, the speedway public were robbed of seeing just how good Farndon and Craven really were a crying shame .Jack Young and Ronnie Moore for me would also be in a top 20 riders ever in history.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    I do think when you are a supporter of a certain rider you could be blinkered , most of us are very guilty of that myself included more than anyone. My point is Falcace gave us all a great post he said some of us would consider, Rickardsson,Crump, Pedersen, Hancock in the top fifteen riders of all time.Myself personally only Ricko, Crump, would be considered in a top 10 after that all up to conjecture not that they were not good anough but over a test of time there are loads of great riders to consider.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    Maybe that was a weakness that was often thrown at Briggo?? not a criticism as i was a massive fan of his.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    I believe Hans helped Coxy, Sorensen, Dugard all improve as riders his team riding skills were sublime.At Swindon we always knew there was a good rider in there in Per and he really grew as a rider riding under Han's wing.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    All if's and but's Steve all hypothetical really it happened in different era's what if Peter had not been killed? what if Bjorn had not retired ?.Hans had served his apprenticeship at Wolves/ Birmingham he grasped the nettle and what a terrific embassaddor he was for speedway.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    Great post i personaly think Erik was more consistent than many think and he would of always been there in amongst it.The Hans/Erik years was a strange period really because Penhall, Lee,Carter, Sanders,Sigalos all disappeared off the scene because of differing reasons leaving a huge void and opportunity.Going to Oxford was the best move Hans ever made and yes he should of won at least six titles great rider certainly.
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    Briggs, Fundin, Mauger , Crump, Rickardsson, Roll of honour.

    I must say Erik had Hans measure on the big occasion generally, yes three titles before that horrific accident who knows???? .Hans was terrific stuck at it showed real mental aptitude and really should of won at least six titles for me me.Going to Oxford regular from 1983/ 89 Gundersen and Knudsen were two riders who were not in awe of Hans and both had great head to head records against Hans. Lee was another rider one who always generally faired well against Hans over the years not many did.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    A very good rider in the Jackson, Wilcock ( etc) mould well good anough to ride in a mega hard BL.The old saying was small fish in a small pool never bought that Joe/ Tom Owen proved that.Sampson/ Perks at Nottingham were a real force again Perks was always BL material.
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    Unbalanced Team Performances

    Remember seeing Mike in a morning fixture Cradley v Swindon 1980 Mike was certainly a BL rider.
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    Most Race Winners

    Why would you say that Chunky ???? why not just comment on the subject ?
  25. Really not to worry i, am sure you would give some other poor sod the benefit of the doubt because it is Mike Lee NO.
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