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  1. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle 2019

    If the Aaron you are expecting is of the Summers variety I'm afraid you will be sadly disappointed as he has signed for Berwick Regards THJ
  2. TotallyHonestJohn

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Oooo Spooky that I was doing something else there (see above) when you posted and it doesn't matter does it, you pay what you can afford and if your first option you suggest above works out at a grand and the second option works out at 500 quid so what. I think what the guys above were saying (could be wrong) was more about the Top Riders racing in this league and the perceived reason from the BSPA to strangle down the the build limit, but Glasgow have not done any different to any of the clubs you have mentioned that's for sure. I think the previous posts were more aiming at the hypocrisy of the BSPA rather than the signings being made by Glasgow and the gulf between a rider racing in GP's last year and some of the two point guys coming in, but again and to defend Glasgow they are not doing anything different to other clubs in the league and I for one am okay with that as it is all within the rules and teams are building to those rules however "Skew-Whiff" you might think they are Regards THJ
  3. TotallyHonestJohn

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    But none of this is Glasgow's or Craig's fault really is it, its his job and they will pay his wages, and the rules dictate he can ride where he wants to at the moment; they are just working within the rules for rider selection and I don't fundamentally disagree "per se" with anything being said, however it is what it is and you just just have to get on with it. Well done Glasgow they have IMHO a cracking rider in Craig but he wont be winning the meetings on his own there are another six of them in there getting stuck in and I do agree it will be tough for the young riders coming in as two pointers but again that is what it is. That's why I would have preferred 6 man teams and done away with the reserves as this must be the only sport that relies on novice riders to come in and be the key personnel in a team, but again it is what it is and the flaws I would suggest will come to light within the first month of season after the first few meetings and it will ether be relatively successful (if your team are winning) or an absolute disaster (if your team are getting stuffed) but it needs to be given a chance before it gets slated out of site. Finally Craig's average is what it is and its not like Glasgow have made up a number to fit him in the team, he comes with that average, the powers that be dictate this and not everyone agrees how these are formulated but again those are the current rules. Regards THJ
  4. TotallyHonestJohn

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    To be fair he still is pretty good regardless; and Glasgow have a quality No 1 who will probably end 2019 with a double figure average; and at this level he is definitely better than he might think; and I would suggest every club in this league would like to have him in their team without a shadow of doubt. Will be a force to be reckoned with and will guarantee points in heats 13 and 15 for sure Regards THJ
  5. TotallyHonestJohn

    Workington 2019

    I have seen Braveheart and you are a Scot so it goes without saying surely; and as Daphne & Celeste. once said "You ain't got no alibi you ugly" and lets face it Gazc I have seen a few good looking Landladies in my time but never a good looking Landlord. So if the "Tam o' Shanter" fits me old pal Here is a couple of cheesy video just to show your lot what a good cheesy video looks like PMSL and here is another one where they are singing about Glaswegians I think "Ooh Stick You" with that classic lyric "Up your butt with a coconut" And if they don't make you smile you have no sense of humour I mean none None what so ever Humourless Regards THJ
  6. TotallyHonestJohn

    Workington 2019

    Dunno about TaylorJ but I am How's that for honesty Regards THJ
  7. TotallyHonestJohn

    Eastbourne 2019

    Lewi will be fine he is a confident lad and very professional Regards THJ
  8. TotallyHonestJohn

    Edinburgh 2019

    I have been led to believe the Loan Fee depends on average, anything from about a grand to £1750 quid which is no great shakes, Will stand corrected of course if anyone knows any different Regards THJ
  9. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle 2019

    THJ comes with a reputation, him not me, as does Baby Bjerre, I doubt George would want their disruptive influence in the pits IMHO. (but nothing would surprise me) Summers and NBJ will be at Berwick I would guess. You need to look further afield I would suggest for your different riders... Newcastle will look very different this year from previous years and not before time as the place needed a change of face and freshened up. Luna is a good start and last year the promotion pulled the proverbial rabbit out of the hat with Matty Wethers who I for one had serious doubts about but fair play to Matty he proved me (and many others) wrong. I am sure there will be one or two more surprises on the way. Kasper Lykke maybe as a second string as we have not seen him for a couple of seasons and he was another rider who George used as a guest in times gone by. Its the big hitter who will be the big surprise I would suggest; and whats the odds on Ricky Wells? As he is another who always goes well at Brough and if Edinburgh do not use him he may be a viable option Regards THJ
  10. TotallyHonestJohn

    Workington 2019

    No Regards THJ
  11. TotallyHonestJohn

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    LOL Sorry however it was more about the pubs than the football; and for Gazc I have looked at the pictures of both pubs and both are/were low level type pubs, however the Stadium Bar definitely rings a bell. I have done the street map walk around the area and honestly the place has changed beyond recognition. I remember a dark grim place all set up for the ship building industry and no different from where I had came from, but now, clean bright; a total "Sea Change" must have been a lot of demolition gone on, not sure its for the better mind... Also looked at the Lounden Tavern on their web site and if that was the spot; that is a lot cleaner too it was more like a smoke filled dungeon than the brightly painted place it looks on the web site. So yep it was definitely one of those two for sure. Need to get back and do a match as it has been a long (long) time. Also thinking about it a bit more there was a spot on a terrace row just near the ground as well or right on the end of a row of terraced houses that was another little dungeon which was a brilliant pub... Fading memories now as you cant find a decent pub these days, and by pub I mean a drinking mans pub not one of these arty farty places selling continental beers for a fiver a pint/bottle and bacon and brie sarnies Regards THJ Just to add been on Google Maps again and the Kensington and Park Bars look like the other one/two on the end of blocks that I was thinking of; only thing is over time they had melded into one pub; but I have frequented both of those in the day but would never have remembered the names.
  12. TotallyHonestJohn

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Not a chance However none of them are ringing a bell with the old memory cells, may be that Louden Tavern but the name just doesn't register either and looking on the Louden Web Site it looks much cleaner and tidier than I remember it (if that was the spot). Unless this pub has a colloquial name and refereed to as something different by the locals but the spot we were drinking in might have gone because the place has really changed from when I was living there. Regards THJ
  13. TotallyHonestJohn

    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Sorry to change tack for a moment and this question is probably directed to Gazc as he is an avid Teddy Bear fan When I was working on the Govan back in 81/82 I went to the odd Rangers match and we went into a mad pub, bit of a supporters pub, however and here is the question when I went back there a couple of years back the place had changed that much I struggled as the place I was "digging in" had been pulled down (old style tenement) and all these new "yuppie" type flats had gone up and I couldn't get my bearings or find the pub, found the ground but not the pub; however I remember walking up from the river up the bank/incline and through some houses and flats and this sort of low level pub was in front of us... after a few beers the walk to the ground as I remember could not have been more than 5 minutes away from the stadium (if that), Question is what was the name of the Pub and as I couldn't find it has this also been pulled down. It came up in a conversation last night in the pub whilst watching the Everton match (with Greek commentary) about pubs local to football grounds Regards THJ
  14. TotallyHonestJohn

    Workington 2019

    Had another night shift am afraid, to knackered to get involved at the moment. Full English at 2am. cant afford to have the house burnt down... lol As for beauty sleep a don't think kipping for 12 month solid would have any benefit on this fizzog these days. More like Arm Pitt than Brad Pitt... no wonder the CIA use sleep deprivation as a torture Regards THJ
  15. TotallyHonestJohn

    Newcastle 2019

    Honestly Nice change of direction and a different face, maybe not expected? but could be a sign that the whole team will get an overhaul and good luck to the promotion it shows Martin Phillips is giving it a serious go Regards THJ

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