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  1. Paul

    Swindon Stadium

    This makes grim reading [apologies if this link has already been quoted] or am I miss interrupting what’s been written on the link? I just can't see speedway happening at Swindon. It’s gone from their farewell meeting [4 years ago was it?] with a definite new stadium the following season, to midway through the following season, to next season, to resubmitting plans, remarking a new track in the present arena to this lovely quote from the article to "if it is rebuilt"! I read somewhere the Oxford main grandstand is a bad state of disrepair so unless someone with mega money steps in at Sandy Lane that'll be a no go. I did here the reason why John Cook moved swiftly into Rye was there were other interested parties in going in there, make of that what you may! https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/17207636.changes-to-swindons-abbey-stadium-plans-to-be-decided/
  2. Paul

    Birmingham v Hackney BL 9th May 1979

    Birmingham 46 Hackney 32 1. Finn Thomsen 10 2. Bobby McNeil 3 3. Barry Thomas 6 4. Bo Petersen 7 5. Keith White 0 6. Vic Harding 4 7. Sean Willmott 2 If you pm me your email address I'll scan my proggy and mail it to you. Regards Tadders
  3. Plans are in full swing for a Romford Speedway Reunion in 2019, yes you read that right, 2019! Next year it will be 50 years when the smell of methanol and the sound of speedway bikes were heard for the first time at the Brooklands Road Stadium! The venue and date for the Bombers reunion will be announced next month at the annual ‘Celebration of Speedway’ event on February 18th, which is held at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, home of the Nati...onal Speedway Museum. More details on the Celebration of Speedway can be found at:- https://www.pwpark.com/whats…/events/celebration-of-speedway Exciting plans are in progress for an evening of pure Romford Speedway nostalgia, with hopefully some ex Bombers riders in attendance. More details will be available in the coming months. If you were a Bombers fan you really won’t want to miss this!See more
  4. Paul

    Dave Rattenberry Rip

    Goodness me, always enjoyed our chats. Very sad news indeed and RIP my friend.
  5. Available soon will be the Barry Thomas Story. Thommo started his career at Division 2 Canterbury before moving full time to Division 1 Hackney, and then had spells at Crayford, Rye House and finally ending his 20 year association with Hackney back at The Wick with his 20 year testimonial in 1989. More details on pre ordering this must book will be available soon. The book launch will be on Sunday 18th February at the Celebration of Speedway at Paradise Wildlife Park.
  6. Are they not running in the KOC now? Lakeside has only had a handful of meetings! I’ll be lucky to get to 30 meetings this year. Gone are the days when I was doing a 100 plus a year. With Lakeside running every few weeks and in Rye Houses case it seems every couple of months I'm loosing interest in speedway. But in saying that I’d like to think I’ll go this match, providing the meeting isn’t beaten by the weather tomorrow. Being as it’s a Lakeside v Birmingham thread I recon quite an easy win for the Hammers, rain permitting!
  7. Paul

    Lakeside V Swindon 16 Sept 2016

    At 09:10 the BBC weather says heavy rain until 4pm, then light rain to 6pm. Has the Lakeside promotion gone and got some track covers? Surely if this is the case it would make people more confident about traveling and they should be saying so. If so the meeting may well go ahead. But without track covers this meeting is a definite no goer I fear. If by some miracle it does go ahead and there aren't any track covers why do we call meetings off? As a previous post has stated they've only had to run 14 home league fixtures. Diabolical really when you think of all those blank Friday nights.
  8. Paul

    Longest Meeting Ever

    Was the final round of the 150cc championship followed by Raiders v Kings Lynn followed by Raiders v Milldenhall. Not sure how many 150 races there were.
  9. With Rye House starting at 2-30pm holding a triple header and according to updates still going on at 8:30pm. Is this likely to be the longest meeting ever?
  10. Agree Shads. A team effort and Branford is probably the one shinning light in another dismal year. The management need to learn and fast otherwise the good Rye House factor will soon disappear. In all honesty I've not been sucked in like many others. Let's hope they rejig for next season and pray the EL rumours don't happen.
  11. Farcical. A Rye assett riding for his loaned club. And you wonder why I and many other have or are giving up watching speedway by the coach load. Oh I remember coaches of fans on traveling the length and breadth of the country supporting their team, not anymore.....
  12. My mates just text me and the meeting finished at 8:18. 5 hours 18 minutes disgusting.
  13. Like others 5 hour matches don't do it for me. Given a choice I'd have gone to see Sutton v Dagenham & Redbridge or Kent v Eastbourne. But after having surgery in hospital I can't do either! There is just never is any urgency at Rye and quite frankly the speedway venture by the new management will fail miserably unless they buck their ideas up. The track under Len wasn't up to much last year but this year has been appalling at times. Buxton will be lucky to pick anything up today although Tom Bacon a great guest for the Hitmen. So at least he'll make it interesting.
  14. Can understand why speedway isn't taken seriously by many anymore. The good old BSPA need to use spell check. The so called UK's premier website and they show this RESULTS: SUDNAY AUGUST 28 Sunday August 28, 2016 To much 🍻🍷 I recon. Well done to all concerned at BSPA HQ it's made my day!
  15. Sunday morning and I can't see a thread for this meeting. With RR I believe for Danny Ayres (riding for Glasgow, what a joke he's not riding for the Kings) this'll be a hard meeting for the Kings of Kent, but they are quite capable if the team are on form to win this meeting at West Row. If there was a stock car meeting there last night I hope they have time to get the track into decent shape for the 3-30 start. Tadders prediction Kent to win by 6.

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