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False dawn last won the day on January 7 2020

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  1. False dawn


    And you know what it makes you and me when you assume anything?
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    Surely this is the future. Actually it's the now. There is massive scope for the use of technology alongside the live action. Well done for this initiative. I look forward to developments.
  3. They're already electric. What do you think provides the ignition spark? I'll get my coat.
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Merry Christmas Humphrey Appleby
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    So who's having a normal Xmas ?

    Scope for some interesting cross breeds! As to our "normality". We've had our tree up since November 19th. A record by miles in our house. But it's no wonder 'er indoors is already talking about taking it down, but not before Boxing Day. Very little else is normal. There are Christmas cards and a couple of presents. But the usual drinks with friends and family today won't happen. A sharing with children and grandchildren is very sadly not on the agenda, not live anywway. But let us not forget. We are celebrating the birth of Christ. That goes ahead in spite of this virus (or the EU ). So Merry Christmas to everyone on the fiorum. Goodwill to all, whether you agree with me or not.
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    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I prefer David, but I'll answer to Dave.
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    SON 2021

    When I made my choice to not take a refund, I did have it in mind that the demand for tickets could be significantly higher next year after this year's drought. And maybe the psychological effect of already having my tickets i.e. whenever this meeting is held, I know I'll be there, has a positive effect on me.
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    Happy Christmas messages

    To all my friends, acquaintances, those who share my view of life and all those I vehemently disagree with.... Stuff Christmas. I'm off to the only "safe" place I can think of for a couple of months; the international space station. Seriously guys and galls. Seasons greetings to you all. If Christmas feels a bit empty this year, try going back to first principles and reflect on what we're really celebrating.
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    What a difference in stadiums

    Who, in this country, wouldn't give his right arm to be watching his weekly fix in a NSS type stadium?
  10. False dawn

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    He'll get splinters in his bum.
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    SON 2021

    Quite right. The original email said we will get another 30 days to apply for a refund following the announcement of a new date. However, reading the Belle Vue announcement for next year's dates, they are described as provisional so I assume (?) we won't be given an opportunity to get a refund until the date is confirmed. Whenever that might be.
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    F 1 Today's race

    Just consider, the front half of the car, with Roman on board, disappeared through the armco and was then consumed in a huge ball of flame. The halo no doubt save his life, no question. How Roman managed to release himself from the car and climb over the barrier surrounded by burning fuel is truly astounding. And the courage of the medical staff and stewards is to applauded. A really shocking incident which was so nearly a real tragedy. A huge relief that we're not talking about a very different result.
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    Stadium Design

    Wembley tickets England v Scotland 18th June 2021 A close mate of mine has two tickets in a corporate box for this match. He paid £300 each, but he didn't know when he bought them that it was going to be the same day as his Covid-19 postponed wedding. If you are interested, he is looking for someone to take his place. It's at Hamilton Registry Office, at 2.30pm. The bride's name is Moira, she's 5'4", about 8 stone, quite pretty, has her own income and is a really good cook.
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    British Speedway to be reborn??

    I agree with your basic premise but I would encourage a positive spirit. Rather than (metaphorically) sticking two fingers up to Polish speedway (or any other country) let us, as you say, go back to basics. The objective should be to build something that has a solid business footing and from a sporting point of view is attractive to participants and fans alike. There are aspects of the current British set up that are key to success e.g. team racing. So let us not throw out the baby with the bath water. But it is clear that the sport has been declining over many years and the pandemic has just made that much worse in a short period of time. The authorities have to recognise that we are at a cross roads and unless a fundamental review is undertaken soon there won't be anything left worth worrying about. Surely an emergency group (I won't say committee) drawn from promoters, riders and fans could reform the sport and secure it's future. Put everything on the table, including sustanability, the costs, the technology, rider income expectation and what will be attractive to fans both live and via TV. The patient isn't dead (yet). We can rebuild him. But you can only solve a problem if you recognise there is one.
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    4,000 fans

    Well I went to 4 youth meetings this year and the behaviour of fans was good. The crowds were big enough that poor social distancing could easily have been a problem but it wasn't. In fact the conduct of fans was significantly better than many people I've encountered in the local supermarket.

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