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The H Man

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  • Birthday 01/08/1969

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    Speedway - Reading Racers!

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  1. The H Man

    Swindon 2019

    Fantastic news, brilliant. Stadia UK are always true to their word! So all the infrastructure will be place perfectly coming tapes up 2019!!! Sadly, having heard the bull$hit that the same company fed the public of Reading for 7 years - I doubt if anything will happen!
  2. what was the pits fisticuffs all about then?
  3. A bit late, but was away in Dorset last week, so made first visit to Poole for a league match since attending with Racers/Bulldogs in 2007! Took my 8 year old along for his first taste of speedway live. Decent crowd, 2000+ I'd say - surprised the track was as dry as it was given all the rain the previous day, things got dusty quickly and the racing wasn't great! Hosepipes (one of which had a massive leak) used after heat 10 I think from memory, to try and dampen the dust, but they took so long getting the track staff back out, that the track was a dust bowl again by heat 11. Closeness of the score rather than quality of racing kept things interesting, but overall I didn't get the urge to be back watching speedway week in week out, like I did up to 10 years ago! One thing Poole definitely miss a trick on is presentation, the announcer (Nigel?) clearly is very good, but the lack of a presenter surprises me, with that sort of crowd, Poole need to do be something to engage with them and really get an atmosphere, lots of kids there so was a great chance for a mascot to entertain the kids (something like Paul the Pirate?) would surely have got a good reaction! My nipper enjoyed Kacper Woryna pulling wheelies, but that was about it as far as something to actually get the crowd engaged.
  4. The H Man

    Swindon 2018

    Heard that one on countless occasions at Reading. They are more than economical with the truth to put it mildly!
  5. The H Man

    Leicester Lions 2018

    Guessing that Auty a lot cheaper to employ than the Polish lad and probably get Scotty on better deal than Bjerre so maybe this is cost cutting exercise as much as anything.
  6. The H Man

    Cardiff Accommodation

    Hope to catch up mate. No Bob or Eric?
  7. The H Man

    Cardiff Accommodation

    Of course - it’s not what you know it’s who you know RnR
  8. The H Man

    Cardiff Accommodation

    Think not fella!
  9. The H Man

    Cardiff Accommodation

    Hello R n R - Nice to know you were worried about me like many fans my interest has somewhat declined in recent seasons! I'll be at Cardiff Saturday though with the legend that Kelsey Kay - might see you then.
  10. The H Man

    Cardiff Accommodation

    If anyone has a room booked they don’t need let me know. Cheers.
  11. Nothing broken for Ulle which is good news.
  12. The H Man

    Promoter's Agm!

    Will it heck as like! All it will do is continue to see up and coming overseas riders being allowed to learn their trade over here before buggering off or we'll see plenty of overseas never will be's in the teams! If they were serious about British riders they'd have given them all a 15/20% average reduction and all they have done is ruled out the majority of the top boys from being allowed to ride the Premiership if they were ever interested in the first place! I'm sure the major brand sponsors (who happily throw money at darts, snooker, rugby and netball) will be falling over themselves to get involved, as will the TV Broadcasters!!! FFS
  13. The H Man

    Godfrey Spargo

    Not sure if this has been mentioned elsewhere but a man who put a lot of effort into Cornish speedway Godfrey Spargo has passed away. A very gentle and kind hearted man. Always had a smile on his face and sandals on his feet whenever I saw him.
  14. Sorry to hijack thread a bit, but this made me chuckle and reminded me of when Reading Promoter Chris Shears announced over the PA on the Monday Peter Ljung will never ride for this club again and 72 hours later he was riding for us at Swindon. Barker goes well at Ippo but big risk as he cant be 100% fit.
  15. The H Man

    Peterborough Panthers 2017

    Total farce all round and all of British Speedway's own doing! Doubling up a good idea in principal but proper fixture planning required, teams don't ride for weeks on end then we get a fixture clash to deprive fans seeing a rider! Ref: Holder, if Ged Rathbone was one of the BSPA's favourites - something completely different would have been conjured up, but he isn't! For him, makes business sense - Holder not riding in Away fixtures replaced by a 3pt junior - means a lot less expense for Peterborough! When I was involved with Reading, this happened several times, especially in 2003 with Janusz Kolodziej, the fine for showing up with a weakened team and paying a local 3 pointer a lot cheaper than sending JK to Sheffield for example. Not fair on the fans I agree - but when has British Speedway ever had any regard for it's fans? Final point - lots of people transfixed with overseas riders and their commitment to British Speedway, start by concentrating on British riders, those who are committed to earning a fair living by riding in their home country as their priority! How many half decent British riders have quit or are on sidelines because of averages etc? Concentrate on them not someone who uses British Speedway as a stepping stone along with his fellow countrymen who then moan, whinge and bicker constantly about British speedway when in fact it was the British leagues that created their development opportunity in the first place!
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