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About Tigerblade

  • Birthday 03/14/1967

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  1. Tigerblade

    Tiger Royal Rumble 18/08

    Yes, if you come along the A61 from that way, you'll see Hillsborough on your right about half a mile before Owlerton on the left. I had to laugh when you said you were long suffering supporting the Baggies... this time 3 years ago, the Blades were bottom of League One with 1 point... if someone had said then that we'd be in the Prem now, I think I would have recommended they be sectioned Most people are given the right to appeal - if he was banned during an appeal and subsequently found to be innocent/not guilty, he could put in all manner of claims for loss of earnings etc. etc.
  2. Tigerblade

    Tiger Royal Rumble 18/08

    I don't know how interested or not you are in football, but if you aren't, it simply wouldn't enter your psyche about a game being on. I know I have been caught up in traffic for similar things in other cities eg concerts etc! Even though it's a bit longer way around, the best bet is go up to Junction 36 and take the A61 south to Sheffield, and the stadium appears on your left after about 6 miles.
  3. Tigerblade

    Tiger Royal Rumble 18/08

    Well, that was just unfortunate for non football people that the Blades' game was moved from Saturday for Sky transmission. I parked my car at a tram stop just outside the city centre, got tram and bus to the football, same after the (very enjoyable ) football, which finished around 4pm - the bus was on diversion on the way back in, and it ended up stopping right by another tram stop, and one appeared just as I'd got off the bus... bear in mind this is Sunday timetable as well! Obviously I know the non traffic jam routes to the speedway, there for 5pm, bingo. Yes, the WiFi is helpful, isn't it? Saves your own data, anyway. As I sit inside, sometimes I even take my tablet! Anyhow... the meeting.... we won much easier than expected, even allowing for Craig Cook not having a vintage meeting. I'll excuse Danny not being quite on it as he has got us out of the cart more than once this season. Drew is struggling as the averages have dictated that he be second string for all but the first month of the season, so he is a little out of his depth. I heard that he may be back at reserve when the next lot come out, though. Kurtz and Sedgemen have really made the difference, compared to who they have replaced, at Owlerton at least, with no disrespect intended to Ty Proctor and Broc Nicol.
  4. How ironic would it be if the re staging was on a Thursday! Although unlikely, due to Danny King's commitments. Unless of course the Witches have any free Thursdays.
  5. It depends where you are in Sheffield I guess - I live close to Junction 31 of the M1, and I can be on the M18 in 10 minutes, and it's motorway practically all the way there. I remember going to Crowle which is just outside Scunthorpe for something whilst Sheffield were closed in 1989/90 and finding it was so easy to get there, I wished that speedway was there then. Of course back in those days it was a case of imagining the least likely thing in the world to happen, and Scunthorpe reopening was somewhere below that! As for yesterday, I went to Barnsley on Saturday which obviously took me in reasonable proximity to Owlerton and much of the day it was just like a monsoon, I'm amazed it wasn't called off earlier to be honest.
  6. Tigerblade

    Sheffield v Eastbourne

    Precisely what I was thinking when I was watching last night too! Plenty of experienced riders have crashed on the slow down.
  7. Tigerblade

    Sheffield v Eastbourne

    Ideally Drew would still be reserve, unfortunately the two we signed up as second string have ended up injured and dropped. Still don't know how Bowtell missed him when he fell after Heat 6, though! As for the meeting as a whole, well it was more or less the reserves making a difference (I was right for once ha ha), but everyone played their part, and had it not been for engine failures by Zaine and Chunk, the winning margin could have been bigger.
  8. Tigerblade

    Sheffield v Eastbourne

    He didn't just jump straight in with Sheffield, he had a couple of months with Ipswich last season. Plus he is also riding for Kent in the NL this season. As for today... could go either way, Richard Lawson rides Owlerton well, Kennett has had good and bad meetings there, it might depend on the reserves.
  9. According to both the Eastbourne and Sheffield websites, this fixture is now on 31st August.
  10. Tigerblade

    Howarth cleared to race

    Bear in mind, he accepted the guest booking at short notice, so he may have had some a couple of days before, thinking that it wouldn't matter.
  11. Tigerblade

    Owlerton annual visit.

    Possibly, although Richard Lawson rides it well. Like Screm says, possibly Glasgow otherwise.
  12. Tigerblade

    Speedway on the BBC

    1988, Erik Gundersen, the last of his 3 titles. I don't remember the crash you mention but Stekker would have been riding for Wolverhampton then. I do remember Per Jonsson getting excluded for knocking Hans Nielsen off, though.
  13. Tigerblade

    Speedway on the BBC

    I think some of the 1988 World Final was shown as well... was there such a thing as Sunday Grandstand??? It was on there if so.
  14. Tigerblade

    Speedway on the BBC

    I think some of the 1988 World Final was shown as well... was there such a thing as Sunday Grandstand??? It was on there if so.
  15. Garry May certainly won't be reprimanding him by the looks of it..... https://www.burnhamandhighbridgeweeklynews.co.uk/sport/17740384.somerset-rebels-boss-garry-may-calls-sheffield-tigers-speedway-track-terrible/ I do remember them playing "It's A Man's World" but didn't twig that Rory was out at the time, although I do remember Talking Heads "Road To Nowhere" which isn't usually an Owlerton staple!

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