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About Tigerblade

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  1. Tigerblade

    Norden Stadium

    I did omit it, fair point, but everyone who was there would remember that. I still maintain it shouldn't have put PC and Mort off as much as it did though, surely in all the years it was their home circuit, they'd ridden it several times before when it was a quagmire?
  2. Tigerblade

    Norden Stadium

    I was also at both Norden and Amsterdam. It's all very well harping on about track time etc, I refer you all to the 1983 Overseas Final at Belle Vue - 3 Aces riders in it, and the one with the least experience of Hyde Road (Larry Ross) was the only one to qualify easily for the Inter Continental Final, Chris Morton did but had a struggle IIRC and Peter Collins was nowhere near. Nobody is telling me that Egon had more experience of Norden than PC did Hyde Road.
  3. Tigerblade

    Norden Stadium

    When they both would have raced against him numerous times before.... It is a classic case of because he didn't take UK speedway seriously (probably to be far, speedway in general), the UK didn't take him seriously. People talk about Egon, and Jerzy Szczakiel being not "world class", but in my opinion, Les Collins, with every respect to the bloke, would have been a bigger "shock" World Champion had he done it in 1982. He was certainly an excellent rider at his peak, but not one of the very top averaging riders of that era.
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    Roman Matousek.RIP.

    I seem to remember one against Oxford in the 1995 season when R/R for Sergei Kuzin was doing us proud, and we'd had difficulty assembling a team, and we'd been roundly criticised by the Oxford promotion at the away meeting previously, and the roof nearly went off when he won the run off for the bonus point. I remember the Alan Grahame one well, how Big Al was excluded for that one I'm still not sure, but he was almost as angry as Sean Wilson afterwards!! I also have a vague recollection of being at Newcastle one night when everyone was having to phone the referee from the start line phone, as Barry Wallace announced that Roman had smashed the pits phone
  5. Tigerblade

    Riders who stayed on in the UK

    Rene Aas married a Sheffield lady and was around for a few years after finishing racing, although I don't know if he is still in the UK now.
  6. Tigerblade

    Sheffield 2020

    I wouldn't really want those two either - Josh gets injured too much and Ty has never really won the Tigers fans over, mainly because in his first spell he replaced a popular rider (Adam Roynon) and was obliged to prioritise Wolverhampton's fixtures ahead of Sheffield, was deported the following season, and then was hit and miss this last season.
  7. Tigerblade

    Sheffield 2020

    It was even the lead sports story on Radio Sheffield as I was going home from work yesterday. Probably a quiet news day with the top two football leagues having not played last weekend. Quoting you Kev, I know it's not relevant to Sheffield but will you be going to see the Kings in the Championship next year?
  8. Tigerblade

    Unusual speedway prizes

    This reminds me of not a rider, but a friend of mine who was at a British Final when Sunbrite were sponsoring it. He's been a vegetarian since childhood and at the time was living in a non ground floor flat. He won a bag of barbecue fuel!!!
  9. Tigerblade

    The first race you saw

    I was at that one, had forgotten most about it, apart from it being against the Aces. I wonder what made Wayne decide to throw it all in. Not that he could tell us now of course :-(
  10. Tigerblade

    Unusual speedway prizes

    At Sheffield's Golden Jubilee meeting in October 1979, each heat was prize sponsored for the winner. Scott Autrey won 3 heats and the prize in all 3 was either clocks or watches. He was forever known to me and my parents after that as Scott "What's The Time?" Autrey.
  11. Yes, the original point of this topic seems to have got lost.........
  12. Tigerblade

    Sheffield 2020

    Sheffield United, not plain "Sheffield".
  13. Tigerblade

    Speedway On 'The Chase'

    They seem to get the blame for everything else that has ever happened.....
  14. Tigerblade

    Speedway On 'The Chase'

    There has been a team representing this very forum on Eggheads, some while ago now. Also teams of Glasgow and Belle Vue fans. I saw an old "Bullseye" (circa 1985 if I remember rightly) on Challenge a while ago and one of the couples said they were Poole fans.
  15. Tigerblade

    Speedway On 'The Chase'

    Well, that'll save me a job, Gem lol. I'm sure I would have remembered someone from Sheffield who was a speedway fan! Unless your Mum was watching repeats on Challenge or the other ITV channels. There was a woman on once who said it was the 2nd most popular spectator sport after football - I admire her bigging it up, but sadly it ceased to be that long before The Chase was invented.

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