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  1. East End Fan

    Kent 2018

    No, Kirkylane, Paul Hurry is at the opposite end of the scale, but is a very accomplished rider. Had an excellent career blighted by injury, but in recent times has performed among the best on Grass and last year was a top heat leader for us at Lakeside. I admire him a lot. I think your sarcastic remarks may come to bite you in the bum.
  2. Can anyone actually be sure that we are to move into Rye House ? To me it sounds like one of those rumours that start because someone suggests over a pint in the pub that it might be a good idea. A few Chinese Whispers and it's quoted as a fact. I can't see Jon Cook taking such a gamble. Mind you, from a personal point of view, there are a few seats at Rye House. Car park is a bit off putting with all the potholes.
  3. East End Fan

    Kent 2018

    Strikes me as a good signing by Kent given all the circumstances. He performed very well for us last season and had a great influence on team spirit. He lives at Kings Hill, I think, so not far to travel. Has a lot to offer in spite of being on the wrong side of 40.
  4. East End Fan

    Kent vs Plymouth

    What has now happened to Rye House, GWC ? For all the years you "suffered", at least you had something to suffer for. I remember in the early 70's when Rye House took over the Rayleigh team and joined the professional league, no one gave them half a chance of survival. I think Colin Pratt was also involved at the time but eventually Ronnie Russell took over and it closed when he was in charge. Looks like history has repeated itself.
  5. East End Fan

    Kent vs Plymouth

    Very short lived performance. Hope he did not break his wrist.
  6. East End Fan

    Kent 2018

    Richard Weston cannot have been at Kent on Monday night. He describes their performance as a poor show in the face of adversity. Christ knows what he would have considered a good performance since they wiped the floor with Plymouth ( who recently won AT Birmingham) and did it without a number One. Cannot recall any comment of any kind from Kent claiming to be "Hard Done By", so what is friend Weston talking about ? And what on earth does he mean by "Dynasaur stuff coming out of Central Park" ? One of the youngest teams in the league......but I've just realised, Weston is an Eastbourne fan. So he is entitled to make poor and unfair comments about their nearest rivals.
  7. East End Fan

    Kent vs Plymouth

    Previous post git cut short...sorry....My own observations about the incident at Kent are that Plymouth should have wiped the floor with the home team who also had Stoneman out. Instead it was an astonishing result with a big home win, and no Number One rider in 4 races.
  8. East End Fan

    Kent vs Plymouth

    GWC seems to have a very distorted view of our sport. Unless the promoter ( in this case Silver) is complicit with the rider using drugs, how on earth can he be blamed if a rider is caught ? But I note that GWC is a Rye House fan, so maybe he knows more about Silver than the rest of us ? My own observ
  9. East End Fan

    Kent v Eastbourne 30/07

    If you were NOT implying that Somerset was better...the why did you post about it in the 1st place on this particular thread daling with curfews ? Your visit to Somerset is irrelevant..
  10. East End Fan

    Kent v Eastbourne 30/07

    Well, Cityrebel, great that you had a good meeting at Somerset. It IS an exciting track. Without actually saying so, you imply that this does not happen at Eastbourne or Kent. That is unfair. I visit both tracks and by far the vast majority of meetings are run within an hour and a half, or near enough so. Even Somerset could not handle an hours hold up because of a serious accident. In the previous match against Birmingham there was the most alarming crash in heat 13 as Shanes caught Bowen as he passed him in the home straight to send Bowen hurtling into the fence at about 60mph.. Result was that the curfew was exceeded. Such things happen everywhere, so to criticise any one track when it happens is purely ridiculous.
  11. East End Fan

    Kent v Eastbourne 30/07

    I love all the comments about the Kent/Eastbourne match from people who were not there ...How are they entitled to comment ? I WAS there as a neutral, not supporting either Kent or Eastbourne. I attend at both venues on a regular basis as I can watch while seated at both stadiums which is more than I can do at the track I actually support. 3 separate incidents caused this meeting not to be completed. The worst was when Brennan speared Stoneman and sent him headlong into the fence where he stayed for quite a while as medical and track staff tried to sort him ( and the fence) out. I'm sure Brennan did not set out to damage Stoneman, but it did look reckless. It is a shame that Kent suffer from an 8.30pm curfew....but we must ask the question ( considering remarks by other on this forum). Do we want Kent or not ? And that applies to several other tracks that have curfews....do we shut them all down ? The times that Kent fail to complete 15 races is not as often as has been alleged on this forum. 2 this year. When I attend, I know that the curfew exists and I'm sure all the fans are just as aware as i
  12. East End Fan

    Kent v Brummies Easter Cup Mon 23rd July

    Very well explained, Flipper11. Our friend Blueherb777 clearly is either not conversant with what is going on, or cannot make simple deductions. I am told that both Stoneman and Rowe had family holidays booked for this date, so Kent did not log an official fixture. While it seems bizarre to take holidays in mid-season, the Kent management handled the absences in the best possible way. Such a shame that it ended with Bowen suffering.
  13. East End Fan

    Kent v Brummies Easter Cup Mon 23rd July

    I see that Blueharb 777 reckons that "Speedway is going to the dogs" because the Kent v Brummies match was the 2nd leg of the original Easter Cup. Has he forgotten the torrential rain we suffered at Easter time ? Where is this guy's brain ? Personally, I think it was highly commendable that this fixture was staged to keep faith. Very sorry to learn of Bowen's injury. The boy must be gutted as he was riding so well. Kent will miss him for sure. Will they use guest riders for the rest of the season ?
  14. East End Fan

    Kent 2018

    I'm sure I read somewhere that the Kent management AND Clouting's father all agreed that he was not yet ready for NL racing. Cannot disagree because he fell off far too many times IMO. O'Keefe is certainly a better bet although not a World Beater for sure. People I've spoken to about him reckon he's got plenty of guts....hope this shows itself in some good scores so that he keeps his place. This is the aspect of NL racing that really appeals to me, a new youngster trying to make his way. Fascinating.
  15. East End Fan

    Rye House 2018

    Don't know if the situation has changed, but the freehold of the land at Rye House used to be ( and may still be) owned by the Lea Valley Park. Can't see them allowing houses to be built...but who knows ? If the Car Racing people who own Rye House Speedway offered a plan to BSPA to keep running, it must have involved paying off the debts. So we need to know...why did the BSPA refuse ? More to this than meets the eye. Given all the grand promises that have been made about the stadium in the past couple of years, I would tend to doubt the promoters' words.
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