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Posts posted by MrMungo

  1. 15 hours ago, MD said:

    Congratulations to Scunthorpe but that was an absolutely pitiful spectator experience and result. We went to so much effort to get it on because we are running out of dates that we shot ourselves in the foot. It was so slick the entrances to turns 1&3 were shining bald after three heats, with barely a pass in sight as the riders looked like they were sliding on ice.

    Slick? :O

    Many riders needed to go to the toilet before the meeting started because they were sh***ing themselves! That track was incredibly grippy, hence the reason why a number of the Glasgow riders keep shooting past the bends. Most riders were having to go 2-3 teeth higher than they normally would have.

    Sam Jensen looks to be a great capture, he'll be knocking up big points very, very soon I have no doubt.

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  2. The slurs on Godfrey are a little harsh.

    Scunthorpe asked the riders if they could do Wednesday instead of Friday, and a couple of them said they were unable to get out of work commitments at short notice.

    It's worth remembering that at this level most riders are not full time, and have other work to basically fund their Speedway careers.

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  3. 18 hours ago, IronScorpion said:

    yes, noticed Allen did not take another ride after heat 8 but that is the program of rides in the 13 heat format. Hope all is well as possible after effects to Allen & Auty plus repercussions of Garrity could go against us. I agree with Fozzie(gosh, that was hard to admit) but Kinsley needs to be no7 at home(even though it will make a mess of the programme). I have not been a great admirer of Peet but let us see if he is an ex referee or a team manager. (the verdict is still out for some of us on here).

    Peet is not even team manager on this occasion. Fozzie to offer up his services perhaps?! ;)

  4. 3 hours ago, Bagpuss said:

    Think it was 2001 that Ronnie rode. The Pole was Artur Prietzyk or something like that, he didn’t last long and I remember him turning up later in the season with two very big Polish chaps to collect earnings he was owed by the promotion :D 

    Wagstaff used about twenty riders that year, there was a German called Joachim Kugelmann, a Norwegian called Bo Hansen, Roman Povhazny, Lukasz Jankowski and a young Slovenian I can’t remember the name of. Not a great season to be a Lynn fan. 

    Jernej Kolenko.

    I quite enjoyed that year (2002 I think it was though), was totally full of surprises. You had a new rider almost every week!

    2001 was the embarrassing scrap for Niklas Klingberg (Top 4 of Crump, Pedersen, PK and Klingberg was not half bad though!). Halfway through the season Peter Karlsson got badly injured in a clash with Lukas Dryml and was replaced by Kugelmann (several points lower than PK at the time), who had impressed in the World Cup. It was about this time it should have been evident that the funds were running low. Around about this time when the legendary Brian Griffin left the club IIRC - his programme notes were always worth a read!

    The following season King's Lynn started the season about 3.5 points under the points limit - presumably due to financial constraints, and you knew Waggy had lost the plot when he sent Ulamek out on a GDTS. Shockingly, he finished last.

    KL got murdered away from home on a weekly basis, but some of the home meetings were superb. Ronni Pedersen was always excellent entertainment when he rode in 2001 & 2002, unfortunately his spells with the club were always short.

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  5. 20 hours ago, semion said:

    Buster doesn’t rely on Lynn Speedway  as his source of income.

    Ged doesn’t rely on P’Boro Speedway for his source of income 

    Chris. At Ipswich Speedway, What is his main source of income ?

    Presumably the profits from his engine tuning business.

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  6. Certainly an interesting signing.

    I'm going to be in the minority and say Paco will do quite well for Birmingham.

    He was poor the last time he rode in the PL mostly because he truly hated the Ipswich track (like most riders do in fairness).

    Before that, I seem to recall he had some solid scores for Sheffield.

    If he takes to the Birmingham track, and I think he will, he'll be a solid reserve.

  7. 20 hours ago, Tosh1218 said:

    I'm not mechanically minded so hope this isn't a daft question to some of you .

    On today's  modern. GM engines there is a colured tab   Black,green ,red etc  what does this signify if anything ? 

    Thanks in advance

    Usually just used by the rider to more easily identify between the different engines he owns.

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  8. 15 minutes ago, martinmauger said:

    I happily accept both that David Howe and Chris Harris know way more about the costs of riding speedway than many on here, including me, but I'd query David's price of tyres: £45 each.  I'm happy to be proved wrong but I thought tyres were circa £30 a pop ?...

    Was £42 the last time I bought a tyre a few years ago, so £45 seems bang on the money to me.

  9. Congrats to Poole - one hell of a comeback from 3 or 4 months ago. Very impressive how they clawed themselves back into contention, and honestly have looked the best side (narrowly) in the second half of the season.

    King's Lynn obviously were unfortunate to lose Palm Toft at Poole, but some of their own failures are of their own doing. Why, oh why, would you replace your best reserve (who admittedly was not at his best) when you needed 2 5-1s to take it to golden heats? (where you'd be big favourites!) Howarth off gate 1 had a more than fair chance of getting the 5-1 with TJ, but Dale Allitt decided to bring in Lambert who had done very little over the 2 legs apart from a shock paid win when he looked to have jumped the gate (Proctor certainly did, anyway). Certainly if the roles had been reversed, and Middlo had made that blunder, it would have its own thread on here by now!

    There's an unreal of Poole hatred which I guess makes it all the sweeter for the Poole contigent. And honestly, so it should given some of the unfair comments they have to endure. 

    Lots of talk about heat 12 at Poole, and whilst it was a dubious decision, heat 3 last night was just as bad. Jørgensen should have been out 100%, and whilst you can't predict what would have happened, that 6 point (approx) swing evened out Palm Toft's unfortunate hand injury at Poole. 

    Imagine we will see some big changes next year. A better standard of tracks (Belle Vue excluded) would be a good start along with eliminating averages, but a better standard of Speedway supporters would be just as good if the childish bickering on the Play-Off Final threads is anything to go by!

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  10. 2 minutes ago, Teromaafan said:

    Here we go again, but the Referee's decision regarding the Heat 12 exclusion really is totally embarrassing for Haemorrhoid/Ackroyd (however it is spelt/pronounced). BT Sport provided sufficient camera angles for there to be absolutely no doubt that MPT was in front and was knocked off by his opponent attempting to come under him as they entered bend 3. It wasn't malicious, but the race has to be stopped and someone is responsible for that and has to be excluded. With enough camera angles and opportunities to replay the incident how on earth can MPT be at fault? Incidents like this are not even down to opinion, it is surely fact. If the Ref gets that wrong, what does it say about his decisions without the benefit of TV cameras at meetings? Apparently he was not available for interviewing as the cameras could not film that far up Matt Ford's a*se.

    I, too, used to think that if enough TV cameras were available to view, no referee could ruin a sporting spectacle. Then I saw the Football World Cup Final earlier in the year....

    No matter the sport, some referees will just see things that others don't!

    Far from the thriller I was hoping for and it won't go down as one of the Play-Off greats, but an interesting meeting, if only for the controversy!

    Delicately poised @ 16 point lead. Much will depend on Palm Toft's fitness, and what sort of track Mr Chapman produces. Certainly if MPT is fit, the King's Lynn reserves can do what Worrall and Jakobsen did tonight - think it's another one that will go down to the wire.


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