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westhamboy66 last won the day on August 13 2014

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  1. westhamboy66

    lakeside 2019

    I trust you are serious when you say that Rye is much much worse for viewing than Arena? There are many like me who live close to Arena but chose to go elsewhere because Arena was simply the worse track in the country in two very important ways 1 The viewing apart from the tiny bit of the back straight was just far too far away from the track and 2 Quite importantly the track never cut it as a race track, too flat poor shape etc. It’s always sad to lose a club but the Arena track well...
  2. Perhaps the choices of guest for the first leg will be decisive. I hope not. Mildenhall have gone about their business very well this season but you simply can’t allow for injuries at the back end of the season. I’ve seen a lot of Stoneman this year and he has been very impressive and If the reserves can hold their own 19 points is well within the Fen Tigers. Looking forward to a pretty decent meeting
  3. How about they allow Newcastle supporters to use the ticket at Newcastle then Lakeside reimburse Newcastle. Equally those who want to leave after the first match pay for the double header then be reimbursed the difference at the turnstiles as they leave. Everyone happy no one ripped off or is that logistically too difficult for a Speedway Promotion to cope with.
  4. westhamboy66

    How to sack a rider

    Payback for Garrity after the way he treated Rye House and all they did for him
  5. westhamboy66

    Kent vs Plymouth

    Given that Dugards Grandfather passed away yesterday did you expect him to be riding?
  6. westhamboy66

    Medical Cover

    As a London Ambulanceman I can tell you that there is no order on the form of a queue with Preference given to NHS Ambulances. Often with the abuse of Ambulances cut fingers , drunks , headaches etc are just some of the patients that arrive at A&E in the back of an ambulance, and if for example a St Johns vehicle arrived with a patient in a serious condition they would be seen immediately to make them wait just because they were being conveyed in a non NHS vehicle would make zero difference
  7. westhamboy66

    Medical Cover

    For me last night at Mildenhall took the biscuit. At the last two meetings at Kent I have been robbed of Eight races with no compensation. On a lovely sunny evening I thought at least there would be zero chance of an abandoned meeting. So heat 13 sees the paramedic struck in the eye by flying shale and unable to continue. Quite why she was watching from the pits I have no idea as I was under the impression the paramedic had to be on the inside of the track. Of course accidents happen but this has now become farcical. No wonder Speedway cannot attract new fans let alone keep the few that remain
  8. westhamboy66

    Kent v Eastbourne 30/07

    My thoughts exactly. You cant plan a meeting without accidents. 2nd meeting on the trot that has failed to go 15 heats but clear confirmation one medic is just not enough with a 2hr deadline. Eastbourne’s antics with all the problems in British Speedway were disgusting, a kick in the teeth for the paying public especially as it was a much bigger crowd than recent Kent meetings. As for dirty riding nonsense accidents happen
  9. westhamboy66

    Rye House 2018

    I can't get beyond the first line of this ....Check the rules you will find he didn't nick Woffinden. He and his late father chose Rye for various reasons including the Financial package. 3 League titles during his tenure. You clearly have some personal problem with him maybe you were the one his if you don't like it comments were aimed at. The I'm no fan of BMR is priceless as is the Poor Ronnie Russell comment, so we can gather that you had no time for all the Promoters going back to the demise of Rayleigh. Perhaps there is a clue in your username eh?
  10. westhamboy66

    Somerset Pairs 2019?

    Why take it from a well supported Sheffield ?
  11. westhamboy66

    Eastbourne v mildenhall 14/7/18 OFF

    Awful decision. I was going but will now give my money to Lakeside or Peterborough. It’s a playoff for 3rd place which I doubt would have knocked any off the crowd. Just Speedway shooting itself in the foot yet again
  12. westhamboy66

    Rye House 2018

    Complete sense I was highly criticised for saying exactly this halfway through the first BMR season. Yes Len Silver had some faults show me someone who hasn’t. He had a great love and imensece knowledge for not only the sport but Rye House too. BMR have proved that the grass is not always greener. Just surprising that so many were taken in by BMR. Easy to blame the BSPA but the reality is BMR got rid of the long bar, they made spectating worse, they made the wrong decision regarding what league to run in for all the wrong readons. They accepted midweek racing and put out a sub standard team. The punters voted with their feet because of those decisions not as the result of the Annual conference
  13. westhamboy66

    Rye House 2018

    Don’t underestimate the damage fixed race nights have done to British Speedway. BMR are far from blameless and their naive attitude in ignoring the fans view hasn’t helped at all. They clearly learned nothing from Len Silver in their first season. As soon as the fixed race nights were announced BMR should have threatened to leave the league. Of course Swindon, Kings Lynn and Poole sit pretty with their race nights retained and tough luck for everyone else. I hope it’s not the end of Speedway at Rye but looking at the state of the stadium compared to the shiny KTM dealership building I take no pleasure in saying that BMR have never had a clue what they were doing.
  14. westhamboy66

    Rye House 2018

    Charles Wright now gone from Somerset. The sort of rider we could do with. Our top five so inconsistent away from home and for example our new No1 picks up 2 points away at Lynn. But you get what you pay for I suppose and in our case over the last three years not very much

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