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  1. chunky

    Celebrity fans

    So did Graham Drury, when he was a promoter. Steve
  2. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I think ALL speedway riders did. A lot of people don't realise how fit motorsports competitors are, and while it is not about how fast they can run or how high they can jump, speedway riders in particular have plenty of upper body strength and stamina. The only problem I recall was with Michanek in the weightlifting; he is round-shouldered, and was physically unable to lock his arms to the desired position! Steve
  3. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I wonder how much his lifestyle and dedication (or lack thereof) contributed to not only a lack of real top-level success, but also to such a short career at that level. Chris can certainly be classed as an under-achiever when you consider his talent, and he should definitely have been around for longer than he was. Steve
  4. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    When it comes to equipment, track conditions, riding styles, professionalism etc, there are no advantages or disadvantages to be had when attempting to compare eras. As has been stated many times, it is the same for everyone at any particular point in time. PC's professionalism can only be compared to the professionalism of his rivals. Even though the riders today are far more professional, Tai's own professionalism can only be compared to that of his rivals. It is all relative. The thing to remember is that speedway - like all sports - is constantly evolving, and the top guys evolve with the sport. That is why they are the top guys. Steve
  5. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Can't argue with any of that! Steve
  6. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Nothing to do with spin. Fact! Steve
  7. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    No. The scoring meant that whoever was fourth didn't win... Steve
  8. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    You speak a lot of sense on the BSF - generally - but I have to disagree with your comments here. I have seen Woffinden make some amazing moves against world-class opposition and leave them standing. Maybe it doesn't look quite same, because of the track conditions, the machinery, and the generic riding styles today, but it has very much the same effect as some of the moves that PC used to make. I deliberately truncated your post, but with regard to Doug Wyer, he was a great rider, and he had a great year in 1976. However, even that year, I do not feel he ever approached the level of riders like Simmons, Louis, or Sanders, let alone the level of PC, Olsen, or Mauger. That means I don't even put him alongside the likes of Janowski, Hancock, or the two Russians. Steve
  9. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I'm so sorry; that was somebody else. Many apologies... Steve
  10. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Of course, British Champion is a much greater achievement than World Champion... Steve
  11. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    As we have said, riders like Craven and Collins have some kind of claim, but you don't even think he is in the top 20 British riders, do you? That is what is laughable. Steve
  12. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I appreciate the kinds words. I didn't - as suggested by moxey63 - swear because I was losing an argument. I swore (and I was classy enough to use an asterisk) because he decided to judge me as a person, and make ridiculous accusations and assumptions - seemingly based on the fact that I emigrated. Over the years, I have had to deal with many accusations and assumptions (both in the US and UK) regarding the matter, and sometimes, it just gets a little too much. Oh, and I'm not just a troll who attempts to hide behind a username. Having said that, I do know who moxey63 is... Steve
  13. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    That is what is frustrating me! And he thinks that buying dvd's months AFTER the event is a substitute for watching live sport? Finally, what really set me off was questioning me being a "real" fan, because I "ditched" speedway. Since emigrating, I have still attended speedway (and paid for it) in Britain as well as the US. I have spent money on numerous dvd's, books, memorabilia, so yes, I have still been "chipping in". Steve
  14. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    There really is something wrong with you! I 'ditched" speedway? I'm f*cking sorry that being with the woman you love isn't considered a valid reason for someone to move, and you think that going to speedway is more important! That's good coming from someone who doesn't go to speedway just because he got "fed up". Steve
  15. chunky

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I have said before (not that you read it, as I'm sure you only had the internet on in the background...), but I have NO PROBLEM with you getting in for nothing as a result of your work. What I have a problem with is that you now refuse to pay to get in. I also have a problem with you claiming "knowledge" of things you do not watch... You think I "peer over the wall"? I use the service that the organisers provide for me; I do not "piggyback". I cannot pay for a service that is not available to me! If you have a problem with me using the official service provided - which is legal, and certainly not unethical - then complain to BSI. As I said, I would be happy to pay for a streaming service if that was the case, because I (unlike you) think the product is worth paying to see... Steve
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