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  1. Came away quite happy in the end a decent night's racing and touch wood it will improve.The track seemed really smooth and Doyley in heat 1 was majestic no mistakes riding just like he was in a armchair.Poole i must say look to have a decent side and i would love Kurtz to kick on this year a real classy rider who needs to just add consistency to his game.Swindon i am worrried at reserve but let's give them time Lampart only scored two but they were two fine passes to collect them and he was very unlucky to be excluded in one race looking forward to Ipswich now.
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    Colin 'Joe' Goody R.I.P

    Really enjoyed watching Colin real old school tough as they come .RIP.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Unlike Per Sorensen who was a revelation Hans helped put 1.5 on Per's average.
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Sigalos was a rider i took to right from the start i remember him scoring a 15 point max from reserve at Swindon.He got better and progressed to world level and when he went to Wolves you could argue he was reaching his peak.Wolves a few riders I enjoyed watching were Rob Phetzing and Schwartz ( a great rider and awesome team man,) .
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    Your club's all-time top team

    Great lot really Witcher spot on , Sigalos was good and the the world of speedway was robbed .I am but surprised with Munkedal but i liked him though just like Glanz, Eskildsen, Nicholajsen( etc) they were very valuable riders. .
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    2019 Predictions

    Quite excited about the new track, it has to be a massive improvement on the entertainment front that we have witnessed in recent years.
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    2019 Predictions

    It is really interesting Wolfie how people like to build there teams and you have put your team across from a different angle.Myself at Swindon i like familiarity and our core of the team know each other very well ok we might fall short but i like this way of assembling a side.Where as other Swindon supporters might? believe in freshning thing's up and maybe try to bring in a few improvers.Going back to Wolves Nick Morris will be a great signing and he will also score well away i would like to think Nick will return to Swindon someday i hope so.
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    2019 Predictions

    I really like Thorssell and he would of put half a point on his average he is quite a loss.But Scott should cover and do a good job be interesting if your way of thinking pans out it could well do.
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    2019 Predictions

    Mega shock Wolves bottom Brummie ?? great that everybody has a different opinion personally i think Wolves will be very hard to crack at home.
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    2019 Predictions

    Interesting Bagpuss i was not totally convinced with Peterborough before they will do well to replace Cook. .Wolves- Swindon- Aces- Pirates.
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    2019 Predictions

    Also with this side Doris there could be a option for a change if need be hopefully there will be no need for it happy with the side.
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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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    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 How 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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    2019 Predictions

    I think Wolves/ Swindon reserves could surprise this year Becker will have a prolonged run at reserve and if he can get dialled in at home he could do ok .Morris is very handy at reserve his strength is his gating and to be honest he was not disgraced in the top 5 last year.Swindon fingers crossed Zach who i rate and i think he is capable of adding a point on his average this year.James he will be great to watch and i believe he can hold his own.
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    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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    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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