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False dawn last won the day on January 7

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    Leicester (temporarily until the Bees return)

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  1. False dawn

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    The fact that Emil Grondal is riding in the 50th anniversary meeting might be significant.
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    Leicester NDL 2020

    For sure, we all have a responsibility for the things we say and write. Surely, recent events in many areas of life, speak to this very graphically.
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    Warsaw GP 16th May 2020

    I hope no one is suggesting that Greg accepted his wildcard and at the same time had no intention of taking up the place. He was invited into the championship for many reasons, not just his record. He would have surely added to the series and could well have qualified for the 2021 series by right (I have/had a bet on him making the top 3 this year; 22 to 1 will do that to a man).
  4. False dawn

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    If you want the advice of a Bees fan, you'll wait till half way through the season before bringing him in like we did at Brandon. Then you'll win the league.
  5. False dawn

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    My Peterborough team sheet has been complete for a while Rohan Tungate 6.59 Michael Palm Toft 6.30 Mikkel Bech Jensen 6.26 Chris Harris 6.16 Hans Andersen 5.79 Scott Nicholls 5.50 Bradley Wilson-Dean 5.47
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    Possible Odsal news

    A rare occurrence in my experience. There was an individual meeting at Wolverhampton fogged once. Actually, curtailed. They got to heat 12 or thereabouts. The winner was declared but he had to get down from the podium and walk across the track so the crowd could see the trophy. And to prove I'm not shy about my age. The winning rider was Johnny Boulger
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    Ice Speedway 2019-2020

    Careful. You do that sort of thing and you'll get called a nerd. I know.
  8. I don't know the truth. My only comment would be that hiding behind such a name does nothing to enhance your credibility. And before you say it, I chose my forum name on the basis of the fact that everyone picked a name of some significance to themselves (can you walk on water btw?). Back in the day, I took every opportunity to make it clear who I am. In case you weren't born then, I'm David Williams, former grasstrack, speedway and road racing sidecar passenger. Oh, and I've been a Bees supporter for 50 years. Who are you?
  9. False dawn

    Danny Ayres RIP

    I think, like me, the speedway world is stunned at this news. We all want to know how, why, how could this happen? But out of respect we'll refrain from asking those questions just now, won't we? Danny was a racer, an entertainer and someone the fans took to their hearts. Keep that in your thoughts and let us try and to understand how his nearest and dearest must be feeling. Personally, I can't begin to imagine. Having just read Rob Godfrey''s words on the speedwaygb website (click here), I have to say what a moving tribute that was. Rest easy Danny.
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    Swindon Stadium

    You clearly have an accurate profile of the greyhound "industry". I use the word advisedly. I own a grey. Actually he isn't 100% thoroughbred and he wasn't a racer (no tattoos). Probably a traveller owned hare coarser. The point is, that I have become acutely aware of the darker side of the racing world. Of course there are good trainers and many of them see their responsibility extending beyond the dog's useful racing life. But the significant minority that treat their dogs as commodities, to be discarded when they are no longer fast enough, cannot be ignored. Greyhounds that escape the racing world alive, are often timid in the extreme. I know, I've met many. Given a caring environment, many come round and demonstrate their true nature. And, at the risk of repeating myself, you will not meet a kinder, more gentle, more loving creature on God's good Earth.
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    Speedway On Tv And The Internet In 2020

    Are Eurosport taking over from The Guardian when it comes to typos? "Michelsen wins final head-to-head against Lagunta to become champion"
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    20 rider, 4 per heat format

    Nah. He fancied an intelligent conversation, so he ignored all of us and started talking to himself.
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    SGP in Argentina - 2022

    Thanks Philip. I think you've just proved I was right in the first place. See. I'm only wrong when I think I'm wrong
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    Newcastle 2020

    One of my favourites is "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." Otherwise known as the BSPA'a Rule No.1 or, "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded." (forumites please note) But I suspect you were alluding to, "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt". [No offence Dandelion ]
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    SGP in Argentina - 2022

    I take your point about speedway in the states but many sports have failed to gain a foothold there, including "soccer". My theory is that they have many long standing, well supported sports already (baseball, football, hockey etc.). The US sports fan is already spoiled for choice with sports they excel at. And it's a funny thing, but I've picked up a cue in my time as well as swinging my leg over a speedway bike. Both were easy to do. Getting started that is. Becoming proficient, let alone world class is another thing (I've never excelled at either btw). It takes money, backing and dedication. You said it's taken 25 years for snooker to get where it is in China and I spoke about 20 years. We'll not fall out over 5 years, will we?

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