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  1. well said THJ Taylorj - everytime Workington visit .. its the same boring crap from you everytime ................ newcastles track reputation is a joke .......... its nowhere near as bad as it is made out ...... as is most riders attitudes when it comes to racing it ... they arrive defeated before they start............ no more so than this year .......
  2. mauger65

    Good luck Robbo

    good luck and best wishes for the future Stuart Good to see you leave the sport on your terms Thanks for all the memories over the years ......... you represent everything that is good about speedway ..... a pity there are not more of you around
  3. got to say robbo's retirement deserved a full page on the bspa website ..... not a one liner in the middle of our report come on bspa - this guy entertained us for 26 years with his superb passing and riding skills ...... and he is a top bloke who rode his heart out and rode hard but FAIR lets have a proper tribute for his services to british speedway and I for one - would support a Stuart Robson farewell meeting at Brough ........ a 6 team pairs competition over 15 heats .... come on George and Martin .. Im sure the supporters would back it
  4. yawn ….. same old tedious comments about track anyway …. not a bad meeting which clearly had an end of season feel to it and the comets (those who turned up) clearly trying to avoid injury for their very busy hectic post season (lucky sods) well done guys …. 8th ………… I certainly had us in bottom 3 at start with redcar and Berwick (hats off to them for 5th) good luck Workington ….. probably the most open playoffs ever ………… lakeside moving to rye could scupper them …. other 3 look capable of beating each other as for 2018 ….. some good meetings …. but overall good riddance ………. season far too disjointed …. it was a year of survival … we did …. roll on 2019 with optimism all the best robbo ….. great servant to speedway …. and pleased you got out whilst being competitive and fit and very well done archie … 125cc champion …… next stop .. the 250s
  5. apologies … peterboro,, redcar,, Sheffield and scunny have done so ……………….. although im not sure what the official cut off was as I don't recall seeing a notification. …… rumoured 9th extended to 16th …………… but apologies
  6. 63 27 ….ouch obviously just giving you a false sense of security for the cup replay …………….. (or have we conceded already,,,)………... oh and another home defeat
  7. would I be happy …. of course not but that's not the issue …. self interest is the problem with speedway at the moment with regards to THJ post … well it just reflects the problems the sport faces esp when using so many foreign riders...…….. and Workington were happily gonna turn up with a very weakened team at Newcastle with NL guests.... hmmmmm the league never sticks to its cut off date ………… its a joke …. for a so called professional sport.... the ENTIRE LEAGUE had from Dec to Feb to get all the fixtures arranged before September ……….. its an utter joke that this was not achieved ……… again no other sport but speedway allows this ………….. even amateur sunday morning football leagues have the fixtures listed before they start and Workington (who have a very good team) could have 9 meetings …. in 7 weekends...……. in the wettest part of Britain...…… mmmm you going to extend the end of the season past 31st October...……… fingers crossed for a dry September/October You're just the hump cos i said Workington...… its not personnel they are just the worst offenders ……… only Berwick have completed their home programme on time !!
  8. In what way .............. which one of the 5 comments were wrong ? ............ perhaps it is you that is clueless if you cant say anything sensible then don't bother ..........
  9. The diamonds in 2011 (I think) won 3 cups in October with the KOC being won on October 31st - and if it had rained that night .. there would have been no winner ..... in fact the diamonds were lucky they could ride 5 rides at home in october However, speedway does itself no favour by bending the rules ............. no other professional sport extends a deadline to its league Riders are meant to be available to ride in this league.... if they cant .. they shouldn't agree to ride in the league or the teams employing them should suffer and Workington I have the least sympathy for .... by the end of June they had raced 2 home meetings ????? It will happen one season ...........the playoffs (or the KOC) will be washed out in a rainy October ............ the cut -off date should have stayed at 9th Sept ..... no team had an excuse for not completing the 10 home meetings
  10. Just the typical farcical end to the cut off as happens every year............... Quite incredible ............. the warmest driest summer in history ............. and everyone only had to arrange 10 home meetings to arrange ........... frankly there are no excuses for anyone not completing by the 16th And actually I think it would be the best thing for the sport if a team doesn't get into the playoffs due to its inability to complete them in time...... The cut off date should be clearly stated at the beginning of the season and stuck too only exception if its a wet summer and there are many rain offs ...... geez the league cup semi's haven't been done ......... and the 1st round of the knock out cup still not completed why promoters want to race in freezing October with lights on ..... as opposed to the summer in the daylight is beyond me ...... well done Berwick for completing their league during August
  11. mauger65

    Newcastle 2019

    did he build it up ? it was an very interesting meeting with the promoters keen to hear the fans ideas, wishes and expectations as well as give some feed back feedback they gave was that they are 99% certain of riding next season which given last years winter's issues is great news and that crowds are up which is good but we all would like them higher various discussions and thoughts about raising more income for the team and making the meetings more enjoyable and more family friendly promoters discussed due to the winter issues, that team building was difficult (which I think we all appreciated back in March) but they believe they are in a good place to build a stronger team next year (within their budgetary limits) they like the supporters have been frustrated by the lack of meetings and lack of continuity. Whilst they refused to discuss likely size of the divisions, they believe that the minimum number of competitive meetings next season will be more like 18-20 rather than 14 this year - excellent news!! attendance of the meeting was very good although I expected more questions from the supporters only rather contradictory bit, was the pop at us keyboard warriors who predicted doom and gloom at the start of the season :-) ... even though up to the Sheffield meeting the promotion were still worrying about the wooden spoon and throughout the meeting they conceded the team was not as strong as they would have liked hands up the lads have done better than I expected - although I never doubted their commitment just that the team is way below the entitled limit. Although it has been a very strange season, especially at Brough where some teams have turned up beaten before the start, and who could believe that Sheffield would finish bottom. Even this current team, is probably only 2 riders away from being a very competitive side as at least 4 can up their averages and we have points available under the limit and also I would say well done to Martin and George, whilst other teams go through their regular annual axing of riders, George has again stayed loyal to his riders through thick and thin. And this can only be positive as more riders will want to ride for them. I think we can look forward to 2019 with optimism
  12. like nicholls he was excellent , fancy it would have been a draw if he had ridden in heat 15
  13. what time does the fans forum start tonight at gosforth
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