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  1. Piccolo


    Mine arrived this morning and again a brilliant read. Great balance of news and features, the Star team are going above and beyond IMO.
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    A slightly thinner paper doesn't worry me. I knew it was different when mine came through the post this morning but if it means a slightly thinner paper cuts costs and helps the magazine pull through this crisis I'm all for it. Another great issue today, the features are brilliant and keeping good news stories from around the clubs is an amazing job! Well done to all involved with a national treasure.
  3. Piccolo

    Polish Speedway on TV

    Premier Sports won't pay for a second commentator, it's a mega-cheap production for them.
  4. Piccolo


    Mine arrived yesterday. Congratulations again to the entire Speedway Star team on yet another brilliant effort. Loving the new features which are a great read and some strong news lines on the British clubs. Keep up the good work everyone at Speedway Star, long may it survive, it is a national sporting treasure, get behind it!
  5. Piccolo

    Mr Garrity

    You are clearly unaware of the disgusting private messages of abuse he sent a good friend of mine. Fortunate he wasn't reported to the police. Wasn't a good man and was very strange.
  6. Piccolo


    Mine arrived today and has on 3 Thursdays in the last 4. terrific features to read and club news pages with items I've not seen anywhere else. Great effort by all concerned IMO.
  7. Piccolo


    Fantastic issue this week, enjoyed the on track / off track piece which looks like becoming a regular, riders talking about tracks and gaffer's greatest gaffer, new stuff, well done to all involved at the Star brilliant work I'm locked in for a copy every week during lockdown!!! The news stuff from the clubs is different to anything online too which is great to see. Keep up the good work.
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    Cradley Heathens

    Nigel Pearson was told Mr Strudwick at the Zoo would object to this because of impact on the animals. The closest they came was Canal Street Brierley Hill, they even had an architect draw up plans for the site to present to the Merry Hill owners only to be told the new tram route planned for years was finally going to happen.
  9. Piccolo


    Speedway Star is a great read these days and I'll be having a copy during the winter.
  10. Piccolo

    Cradley Heathens 2019

    Wrong: See below: "They then managed to get their stooges on to the Supporters Trust and access to what was left of their "fighting fund" for use to support planning applications etc." Truth: A representative of the Trust approached the management at the end of last season to offer support to get them back in the league after they withdrew and only entered the Trophy (because they weren't creaming enough off the fans supposedly!). A figure was agreed which now cannot be met because the management insisted they do not want any access to a "fighting fund" for use to support planning applications etc. The 200 Club was formed and can only deliver 60% of the agreed amount because clearly not enough fans wanted to support this project. In addition, the management structure is Pearson / Patchett / Van Straaten. The latter has the keys to Monmore, nobody else. Without those guys the club folds.
  11. Piccolo

    Cradley Heathens 2019

    The last fans forum at the Liberal Club was last year, not 'some years ago now'. The forum you are referring to was the end of 2012 when they decided to stay and win the league. At the end of 2014 they were informed they had lost their race night of Tuesday at Wolverhampton. Hence the move to Birmingham for a season when they spent more than they should because of the demands of certain riders which include threatening retirement and crashing vans. No names, but these were costly exercises from what I've been told. The only NL club supplying vans to riders because one said he's quitting and going to Australia and the other wrote his off on the M5. That's two of the 7 saying they are quitting unless the club rents a van for them. Google van rentals. Not a lot of people know that, apart from those who were at that forum in 2018. Not 'some years ago'. Plenty more like that.
  12. Piccolo

    Cradley Heathens 2019

    Councillors say what certain people want to hear.
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    Cradley Heathens 2019

    Management disillusioned with online abuse from more than just one person. They wouldn't need that even if they were earning thousands and thousands per meeting. Are they making money this year? Who cares... Plus if they were coining it in why did they only run four home matches in the Trophy last year and pulled out the league? Surely they'd want to earn more if they aren't interested in the club by staging as many meetings as possible? I don't get that bit.
  14. Piccolo

    Cradley Heathens 2019

    Not to mention: No permanent track of their own and still running in 10th season. No assistance from Dudley Council despite promises.
  15. Piccolo

    Kings Lynn 2019

    At no time did Buster want to take over Belle Vue. Instead, as chairman, he brought two interested parties to the table and it was down to them to satisfy the Council and BSPA which one was the most suitable. You need to be extremely careful in how you are labelling individuals on here, especially when you clearly don't know the facts.

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