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  1. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    Not the groundbreaking announcement many were expecting from the AGM. Nevertheless, can't wait to read Speedway Star's writing-on-the-wall edition again this time next year.
  2. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    Of course, fans would like to see more teams visiting and a bigger league. For one, the stay at home ones (like me) would love the chance of seeing different teams on television than we have had the last decade or so, with the league dwindling to seven. In 1995 and 1996 when one big league was tried, it wasn't really given much of a chance. But we were in a better position then than we are now. I recall the strong team unwilling to let their riders go. I'd say, never mind the unwillingness, they must be forced to release riders. Back in 1995 I remember the likes of Middlesbrough crying out for help. But the top teams were holding on to their talent because nobody had the balls to act. A big league would work. But we need a firm hand to make it work.
  3. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    I read a few comments recently by Chris Harris. It does seem the sport owes him a living. Let's look back. It made him leave school without qualifications, he hasn't done a job apart from speedway in the 20 or so years since (it paid so well, even allowing for a winter rest) and says nowadays what little he earns from racing goes straight back into helping him carry on racing. The lad must be using foodbanks. Me, personally, I feel if the sport is now set up purely to benefit riders having enough meetings for various clubs so they can earn a decent living. And by catering for the riders this way it is alienating the fans, who are no longer attracted by the team ethic of the sport. Obviously, there are other matters to resolve, but this is one of them.
  4. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    I wasn't aware you were a promoter. I was aware of the decent period Newcastle enjoyed during that era and have no embarrassment in admitting you were one of the good ones. I know how strong the Diamonds were. But they are not all like you. For example, my hindsight of how Belle Vue was run for years under certain promotions may have tarnished my outlook. Maybe promoters run out of energy after initial good meaning. But, yes, Newcastle were a bit of a go-out-and-find- the-talent set up. I admire that. I also admire TigerOwl and his work for we history buffs. Thanks for the well wishes.
  5. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    Reading between the lines, maybe it's my drugs, so please excuse me. But are you a speedway promoter from the past? It's just the way you defend the way most have left a gravel yard that was once a nice little summer place. If so, perhaps it's easier to blame someone else for a problem perhaps you have helped create. I know, the drugs. I will probably be deleting it when I have clearer mind.
  6. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    It has. Dreamt the other night about a meeting being attempted using car lights after a power cut. Even nurse laughed.
  7. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    Having been confined to hospital the past week, your attacks on my posts mean nothing. The morphene seems to make them even funnier. I have a broken femur and shoulder, really painful, the fault of an idiot who apparently didn't see me when he pulled into a junction and i crashed over his bonnet, hit my head on his screen and then fell onto the floor. Most painful experience I have had. A 12 inch rod knocked into my leg and screws everywhere. Now, the driver has admitted it was his fault, the police too, and the taxi driver who caught it on his dash cam. But not one of them could provide proof that my freebie had brought speedway to where it is now. But they said at least I survived my near death experience. What is speedway, they asked.
  8. If you're still attending regularly, surely it shouldn't be you the promoters want ideas from. It's new or lost fans.
  9. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    If my entrance fee would save the sport, I would pay. But speedway is like a waster in life. Give it the earth and they'll flit it away. The SKY money like a kid burning a hole in their pocket. If you really feel I'm the problem, with all your sniping and snarling, about my so-called freebies, then it's certainly not only the sport in need of urgent assessment.
  10. moxey63

    Boring formula 1 racing

    Formula 1 never attracted my attention. Speedway was a team sport, F1 was for the indiviual. The GPs and their growth over the years have played a part in desimating speedway's domestic competition by hencroaching over into team racing. The days have passed when speedway was a team sport. Now it is a lot of individuals merely mascarading as team members. before the GPs the individual form of racing used to be the side dish. I don't get excited about supporting a successful individual who is riding purely for himself. especially if you see glimpses of that individuality encroaging into team racing. Therefore team racing has lost identity. The true pride in the country is tarnished when both world champions in speedway and F1 deny the chance to prove their loyalty is the genuine article by committing something back. Hamilton doesn't live here for some reason (nudge nudge), while Tai chooses to turn his wheels over here when it suites What are you supporting when you cheer on these guys?
  11. moxey63

    AGM November 2018

    I read in this week's Speedway Star an article about collecting speedway memorabilia. Often fans will buy a rare item and keep it protected somewhere in their home and then pass it over in later years to another hoarder, usually in the same shape as when they bought it and make a bit of a profit. But promoters do not get it. They fulfil their craze to buy an old speedway club, hold on to it for a few years, keep it unprotected from all stress or strains, claim to lose thousands, and then off load it to the next mad person who believes they can restore it to former condition. We have let a bunch of idiots polish a family jewel with a brillo.
  12. moxey63

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Please, without the fear of being shouted at again, can someone explain if Tai is a better rider because he is more professional than they were in the seventies? If this is the case, surely if PC was riding today he'd be just as professional.
  13. moxey63

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    It is also worth remembering that Collins had been forced to retire through injury at the age two years younger than Woffinden is now. He was just 26 when he damaged his shoulder at Cradley in 1980 and forced him to retire from racing until 1982. He was never the same. Prior to his Dudley Wood accident in conditions that shouldn't have seen speedway raced, Collins had suffered a share of misfortune in World Finals and could have won from 1975-79. The second part of Collins' career from 82-86 possibly diminished what had gone before. Had he enjoyed a little more luck, I guess we'd be asking today if Tai could equal his record of titles.
  14. moxey63

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Sorry... you broke up there.
  15. moxey63

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Peter Collins was far inferior to Tai. I mean, he could only finish second with a badly broken leg in Sweden, 1977, surrounded by Mauger, Olsen and Lee in finishing order. This topic, though, is like who'd win a fight against Batman or Spiderman. No one can say. But many on here are trying to live that fight.
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