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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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    RIP Bernie Leigh

    I watched him give everything for Swindon and he was very popular with the fans RIP Bernie.
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    Kings Lynn 2019

    Surely the Premiership has to change? not anough teams or meeting's.Not sure about two league's though the NL has to stay put some really good ideas though with Brits at the forefront.
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    Wild Cards 2019

    Drabik certainly would NOT be outclassed the other two have a way to go yet but Robert would not be disgraced remember Tai's debut GP season a learning curve and came back stronger.
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    Wild Cards 2019

    Madsen is easily in the top 16 riders in the World now he deserves his chance.Also riders like Drabik, Lambert, Smektala they have to be given an opportunity at sometime.
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    Poole 2019

    I dont see this sport being run with everybody pulling in the same direction do you? Also why hasnt talks begun already about next year or will they leave that until March.???
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    Mac Woolford

    See Mac at the last meeting when the old track was apparently going !!!!! He kindly signed an old photo for me he also rode for Eastbourne.
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    Poole 2019

    I don't see Poole being worth much now mainly because the league is in dire straights.The product is mainly poor it is mainly full of old stadia and promoters fighting each other rather than sticking together and trying to resolve the problems .Who in there right mind would want to buy at this pacific time also the stadium is rented.
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    Wild Cards 2019

    Agree and that can't be good.
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    Wild Cards 2019

    The GP series cannot be a closed shop Madsen for me had to come in fresh blood is needed.I for one will be very interested to see how he fares.
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    Lambert to Robins, Doyle to Stars

    The highlight of the year for me was Lambert pushing on and i would relish seeing him race for the Robins .But we know some Troll started this thread and i think all of us have more chance of walking on the moon than Robert joining the Robins.If he moved i could see him joining Poole cant wait for him to progress again in 2019.
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    Doug Ellis RIP

    Second that, he was Aston Villa through and through and did a great job also he took no crap RIP Doug.
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    Kings Lynn v Poole Playoff Final 2nd leg 10/10/18

    Well done to the Poole Pirates got the job done i just hope the promoters can now get together and try and take the sport forward fingers crossed.
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    Simmo how is he remembered?

    I have just dug out the Malc Simmons DVD and watched it again and what a enjoyable watch that was.He is a guy i could listen to time and time again Michael Lee/ Eric Boocock likewise.What are people's opinion of Malc? personally i thought he was a great rider and he was a real stylist and in his Poole years he was majestic.His reputation is mixed but i just didn't realise how good a rider he was like all Backtrack dvds worth every penny great memories.
  15. We host our last home fixture of the 2018 campaign against the Belle Vue Aces a fixture that has no significance at all riding on it.I fear what the attendance will be but fingers crossed the crowd holds up better than we all expect.It will be very interesting to see who Belle Vue pick to replace Riss for the play/off semi maybe Josh Pickering ( a guess)???.Also it would be nice to see either Rowe or Brennan get another spin at reserve.
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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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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Nobody has mentioned him but i think Simon Lambert has really contributed to a great team effort punching well above his weight.
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    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    What surprises me about the Anders situation is Rosco knows the history about the Swindon faithfull loving a young local english lad mixing it with the big boys.Are record in the past with Crash, Kilb,Dukey,Keener,Wellie,Alun, Martin Hewlett the Smart/ Chessell bros is excellent and last night i just felt gutted for Anders.
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    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    A bit like a young Dugard or Woods then both went on and improved Dugard i rated highly.What surprised me again last night City was for a NL rider how much pace he had he kept the bike running no shutting off.
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    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    A real shame that City also it hurts me to say it but the track has had its day now it needs to be changed.Maybe the straights are two long for the modern day bike? who knows.I know you watch alot of N.L speedway what do you think of young Brennan? he looks good noticed last night not shutting off really on the pace.
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    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    A sad night for me last night another poor night's entertainment again a real borefest.The only pluses were Musielak and young Brennan who looks impressive.Speedway does not seem to grasp that fans want a swift and prompt meeting last night delays galore god knows what the ref was on forever holding the tapes.The crowd considering was pretty good even after Rossiter's silly comment beforehand that was not wise in my opinion.Also can Rosco explain two things ? why did he replace Brennan in heat 8 with the poor Sarjeant baffling i would of been certain Brennan would of seen off young Bickley again.Also why was Anders Rowe not in that meaningless meeting? he is our number 8 why was Sarjeant there.He was an ex rider an ex junior sprocket who was given chances along the way he should of understood .That was very disappointing for me youngsters should get chances i am just glad this crappy season is over.
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    A top 10 to be proud of.

    Carter for me was the best visiting rider i saw at Hyde Rd i only see him in BLRC but the place was made for him.I always thought if he had stayed alive he would of rode for the Aces at some stage in his career.If he had stayed FIT could he have won at Bradford 85?he would of had a real chance i believe.
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    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    Be great if he is,main thing is for Tom to have no pressure and to enjoy himself.
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    Swindon v Belle Vue. Thursday 27/09/18.

    Why Sarj instead of Rowe baffling.
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