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  1. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Lakeside 2017

    Well that's nonsense... Back in 1996 'Magic' was recording one of the highest ever averages in the history of the third tier AND, as you say, doubling into the top division with the London Lions. A few years later he was the Conference League Riders Champion. No, of course at 40 he's not better now than he was then but David has most certainly been at the very top in this league before and for some years at that (hence a record number of maximums at this level - a more salient fact really than record points scorer) so to say he's never "been anything" is frankly ridiculous.. And as Teaboy points out, his average and more importantly consistency marks him out as still a valuable second string in anyone's book.
  2. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Lakeside 2017

    Well one thing's for certain - you're not going to be able to fit in Mear, Hurry, Morley & Wajtknecht!!! The points limit is going to be around 40 NOT 70!!!!
  3. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    West Ham Stadium Street Signs

    They do deserve a pat on the back from the 'heritage' perspective but how about them ever honouring the commitment Newham made as a council back in the very early ['70s to find land for a replacement Speedway track in the borough (which I understand they made when allowing the redevelopment of the Custom House Stadium..? Ironically all their problems and surely soon to grow in terms of expense, supporting WHUFC's move to the Olympic Park could have been saved if they'd allowed Speedway (which is infinitely more suited to the space) to take place in the OS..
  4. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Form An Orderly 'q'.....

    Hmm, well reminded by the very helpful replies (thanx!) that I certainly did see the aforementioned Jimmy Squibb, Colin Farquharson & Hasse Holmqvist ride - I 'searched' again [not sure what I did wrong the first time!) and found them obviously, plus the following: Christer Lofqvist (who is of course a blindingly obvious one!) plus from recent touring parties the rather more obscure John Marquez and Robin Bergqvist; and totally obscure indeed a second halfer from Crayford in '76 called implausibly, Stuart Farquar.. It's not exactly hundreds though is it! And certainly none beginning with 'Q'...!
  5. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Form An Orderly 'q'.....

    In this day and age when it's possible (if one is suitably anal mind you...!) to produce a spreadsheet listing all the riders one has ever seen, I've noted that out of the near 2k on my list there's not a single one who's name begins with the letter 'Q'.. More than that - a search (also possible thanks to the wonders of modern computers!)shows that the letter 'q' doesn't even appear anywhere in the first or surnames of ANY of these near 2,000 riders! This is odd! Surely there MUST have been some riders over the years who's name began with a 'Q' - a surname like Queen for example; or at least contained a 'q' - like say McQueen..? Can anyone (as this is now officially the start of the silly season..) come up with any 'q's over the years??
  6. No Flat Track races - that's a shame. They're back at the Bike Show at the Excel in East London in Feb 2017 though
  7. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    A Forgotten League

    Yes I know that - this was the point I was making... Rather like many decades later Poole hosted a team called 'Bournemouth' this is an early example of the same kind of branding
  8. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Swindon Stadium

    There's a national shortage of homes that anyone can afford - a rather different thing!
  9. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    A Forgotten League

    Very interesting. A few unusual things, I'd say. Racing on a SUNDAY in the '30s/'40s when sport on the 'Sabbath' was largely frowned upon... And an 'Amateur League' - also unusual at a time when Speedway jealously protected its status as a fully 'professional' sport. Also must be one of the very early examples of a team being named after a local place 'Romford' without a Speedway track of its own. I don't think there actually was a track in that town until the late '60s was there?
  10. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Nl T/r At Beaumont Park?

    Hi, I know Craig Cook holds the overall T/R at Beaumont Park but can anyone tell me the National League track record (from the time they had a team in the NT in 2014)? Thanks.
  11. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Nl T/r At Beaumont Park?

    Hi, I know Craig Cook holds the overall T/R at Beaumont Park but can anyone tell me the National League track record (from the time they had a team in the NT in 2014)? Thanks.
  12. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    Leicester Track Record

    Hi, I know Craig Cook holds the T/R at Beaumont Park but can anyone tell me the National League track record (from the time they had a team in the NT in 2014)? Thanks.
  13. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    National League 1932-1964

    Hi, Must admit I did assume that the original NL (which ran - with a break during the war.. - for over 30 years) would've had a 'Riders Championship' for at least some of this time. Thus being a forerunner of the BLRC (now ELRC..). But I think maybe that this was an incorrect assumption? Certainly I can find no evidence of it... Could someone please clarify was there any 'League Riders Championship' contested by members of the original NL? In any of its divisions? Thanx
  14. Parsloes 1928 nearly

    The Speedway Laurels

    Yes okay - I'll pay you 50% of all the money I've been paid editing Speedway programmes since 2002... Which works out at exactly £0.00!!
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