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The H Man

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  1. The H Man

    Corona virus

    I don't foresee that as a major issue - Paramedics are readily available privately and most A&E's are less stretched than they have been for some time. Viable numbers of supporters being allowed through the gate is going to be the biggest challenge still - which is why I think it will be the stadiums which are promoter owned that will stage the first set of meetings.
  2. The H Man

    Reading Speedway - Smallmead.

    No mate. I quit pre-season the terms were worse than working for Pat & Bill :-) ;-)
  3. The H Man

    Reading Speedway - Smallmead.

    A Somerset type of project would be wonderful, we all keep our fingers firmly crossed it might happen one day.
  4. The H Man

    Reading Speedway - Smallmead.

    Indeed the downpour helped produce a decent track, but when the Saturday afternoon inspection from the Council's H&S man initially concluded that the grass banks were too wet to allow the punters to use, panic set in I'll tell you! So many great stories from time with the Racers/Bulldogs.
  5. The H Man

    Reading Speedway - Smallmead.

    The Easter 3TT were great occasions in mid 80s big crowds at all 3 venues.
  6. The H Man

    Reading Speedway - Smallmead.

    The land was sold by the council to the owners of Green Park, which occupies the large office developments adjacent to J11 of M4. I believe the plan was to develop the land into stage 3 of the Green Park development. This never happened due to the recession of 2008 and is highly unlikely to happen anytime soon. I was waiting for someone to blame BSI for the closure, they actually ensured we had speedway 2006-2008 because at the end of 2005 the track and related speedway infrastructure would not have been able to continue in its current guise. Stadia UK acquired the lease from Pat Bliss and Martyn Dore in 2001 but failed to secure the long term future of the stadium with the council except a couple of short term extensions to an expiring lease on the pretence they would develop a new stadium on land allocated to them just a Mile up the road! Like every other Stadia UK project that failed miserably and the rest is history. So unless a multi millionaire speedway fan fancies buying the old site back from Green Park owners and convincing authorities around developing site for leisure then sport is gone forever in the town.
  7. The H Man

    Glasgow 2020

    Spot on THJ I’ve known Ulle for a long time and my company sponsor him. He’ll be much better prepared physically and equipment wise at the start of this season compared to last. Two big spills in 2018 saw him very rusty and not 100% right at the start of last season add in riding at number 1 in a struggling team set him back. But look what he was starting to do for Redcar and then did for Newcastle, where he put in consistently good scores around a track that didn’t really suit his style. Age is just a number where Ulle is concerned he’s a very fit lad, who takes diet very seriously and a whole season without any major knocks in 2019 sees him really great shape and relishing the opportunity to ride for Glasgow. All I’ll say to any doubters is give him the chance and I think you’ll be happy to be proved wrong. cheers Paul.
  8. The H Man

    Glasgow 2020

    Glasgow have done a deal with a young (at heart anyway) Danish rider I hear! He’ll be a great asset on and off the track!
  9. The H Man

    Glasgow 2020

    The Tigers could always sign another Dane to bring home the bacon....!
  10. Plymouth would have changed Wallinger in an instant if they could have found someone else who could be arsed to drive down the M5. No loyalty from most clubs towards riders these days that’s been shown across all 3 leagues so don’t expect any in return
  11. A very sane and sensible post H&S is absolutely key these days. If young children were on the centre green it is beyond belief that a rider would chuck a bike into a corner at high speed however talented that rider might be a mechanical or rider error could have lead to serious consequences which would have had massive repercussions for promotion etc.
  12. The H Man

    Somerset 2019

    From my two visits this season - the gate receipts would cover the bottom 3 okay, not so sure about top 4 though
  13. The H Man

    Birmingham Brummies 2019

    Is Ashley crocked long term?. So the fanfare for Hume’s return didn’t last long. Only 3/7 of starting septet remain - sums up the British speedway merry go round perfectly.
  14. The H Man

    Redcar v Glasgow KOC (1st leg)

    Few minutes after that! Shame they didn't mention it to him before he'd booked his flights for July meetings :o(
  15. The H Man

    REDCAR 2019

    As a mate and sponsor of Ulrich, naturally gutted for him but nothing surprises me as teams happy to chop and change their team at the drop of a hat and Redcar promotion obviously happy to join the growing trend of moving riders on after only a few meetings. What I do think is disappointing in this case is that on Saturday night at Leicester the promotion had every opportunity to be straight with him as obviously they’d already made their minds up to drop him, but instead praised him and said they could see signs of the Ulrich they knew and loved So the guy books all his flights for July, then finds out 2 days later he is axed moments after being given the rider of the night award after delivering the goods with 11 points against arguably the leagues strongest team I think he deserves a little better treatment as someone who has been very loyal to British clubs over the past decade, not one to cry off at the drop of a hat, doesn’t whinge about track conditions and always happy to chat with the fans!

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