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  1. TheWatcher

    Redcar 2020

    Very true re Scunthorpe but do they live stream their meetings? This deserved a mention for that initiative alone.
  2. TheWatcher

    Redcar 2020

    Seems a shame that the British Speedway Official Website has totally ignored this meeting, both beforehand and afterwards. The result from some meeting in Australia is on there, but sadly not this one. Thought the idea of that website was to support and help promote British speedway?
  3. TheWatcher

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    I've not watched the EFL highlights on Quest since he took over. The face, the voice...
  4. TheWatcher

    Belle Vue Colts 2020

    Each rider's current average should be beside his name on the declared team line-ups in each league on the British Speedway Official Website. How difficult would that be to do? Or is it a big secret?
  5. Booing is now frowned upon by the woke presenters and announcers up and down the country. There is one particular track where you are actually actively encouraged to applaud the away riders, which gets a lukewarm response by and large, especially when they have just stuffed in a 5-1.
  6. TheWatcher

    Whats actually going on?

    The NSS seems to be a National Stadium in name only. What is going on there in terms of training the next generation, as was supposedly one of the aims of the original promotion? There was also a lot of talk of speedway apprenticeships, like the Poultec initiative. But there is nothing (even before Covid obviously). The biggest missed opportunity at the NSS was the lack of an incorporated training track within the development, which could have been located in the area beyond the third and fourth bends.
  7. TheWatcher

    Rugby

    Possibly a home and away with Georgia during the autumn internationals for starters with the aggregate winner going into the Six Nations the following year?
  8. TheWatcher

    Belle Vue Colts 2020

    Even better, now Stoke has gone, why not Saturdays like in the old days at Hyde Road?
  9. TheWatcher

    Whats actually going on?

    Regarding Buxton, does anyone know if other people have asked about running a team there since it closed? Or is it a case of the Moss family or nothing?
  10. TheWatcher

    Season 1981 queries

    According to the prog I have, Morton replaced Kosta in Ht 9. Kosta finished last in Ht 12.
  11. TheWatcher

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    But wouldn't it have been nice, and the correct way to do it, for the BSPL to have explained the process to us, the fans, instead of it coming out via a question on this forum?
  12. TheWatcher

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    You raise an interesting point. But why would Peterborough get to pick their rider ahead of Belle Vue? Or is there something about the selection process we have not been told?
  13. TheWatcher

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    What is the point of the Colts if both Bickley and Palin, both crowd favourites at the NSS I believe, get overlooked for an outsider at the first opportunity to promote one of them into the first team?
  14. TheWatcher

    ICE 2021

    Thanks, should be much more, as usual.
  15. TheWatcher

    ICE 2021

    Started watching the link provided yesterday but couldn't really make out the riders from that angle and distance so gave up after a few races. However, there is now a different link on Youtube filmed from the first bend, and it is much easier to ID the riders on that. All the races from day two are on it, including that fantastic run-off which would be talked about for years had it been the decider for the shale world speedway title! Both Kononov and Dmitry had 'so nearly' claims. Kononov was world champ until the last bend, while Dmitry would have made it a three-man run-off had he settled for third in the final (although he may have lost it rather than recklessly going for it). Looking at the history of the ice world championship, it will be 20 years next year since a non-Russian was the winner and it was back in 2009 that a non-Russian finished on the podium (Zorn, third). The difference in class between the top four and the rest at the weekend suggests that isn't going to change any time soon, especially with other Russians not too far behind the leading men. A couple of quick questions for those in the know, and apologies if they have been asked before...what sort of money do the ice guys earn and do any/most have other 'day' jobs, bearing in mind the ice season is so short? Anyway, links below which I found useful. I found it best watching the meeting in conjunction with the results, as then you know which riders are in each race. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZcRa3jbrAU https://live.baansportfansite.nl/event/451/wk-ijsspeedway-finale-2-togliatti.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individual_Ice_Speedway_World_Championship
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