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    Will the season preview edition have a guide/map for the main European leagues? Dont think there’s been one the last couple of years but they were a great point of reference a few years ago for initial planning of trips abroad.
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    Norden Stadium

    Peter Adams told us the tale when he was a guest at an NSSC meeting. Peter was driving Bruce and the World Championship trophy to Germany. When they arrived at the ferry Bruce realised he hadn’t got his passport. With no time to return to the Midlands to collect it, and the need to get the trophy to the final, they decided to hide Bruce in the boot and managed to get him through all the checks to Germany. As you can imagine that is a very short version of Peter’s long and very funny story.
  3. I suppose congratulations to Russia but what an awful weekend of speedway. If it's held at the same track next year I won't be wasting two weekend afternoons watching it.......
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    Poole 2019

    So Poole have reneged on their promise to stage a round of the British Youth Championships. (All Premiership clubs agreed to hold a round at the AGM). Does anybody know the reason or will there be a reason given? Nothing on the Poole website at the moment. British Youth Speedway statement; "It is with great regret that the Poole Promotion have informed the Young Lions Management that despite agreement at the 2018 AGM, that they will not be able to host a British Youth Championship round during the 2019 season. The Championship Round at Poole was booked in for Thursday 22nd August. Youth Co Ordinator Neil Vatcher said, I am really disappointed that the Poole round will now not be going ahead, as with all the rounds in 2019, I know that the riders were really looking forward to riding at the Premiership venue, but unfortunately this will now not be happening. I am currently in the process of speaking with another venue about possibly hosting a round somewhere else, and am awaiting details on that. I wanted to let all the riders know as soon as possible, as a lot of them were travelling from the North, and either have or were intending on making accommodation arrangements."
  5. If you were a regular at Brandon in the 60's, 70's or 80's you might be interested in the next couple of events at the NSSC. On Thursday 2nd May we welcome some 'old' Bees to the Brandon Club. We are still adding to the list but confirmed starters are; Roy Carter, Cliff Emms, Frank Smith, John Harrhy and Col Smith for an evening of memories and nostalgia. We will also have a display of old bikes and race jackets. Then on Thursday 23rd May Chris Durno meets his boyhood hero Gary Guglielmi. Yes! Gary is back in the country on holiday and very kindly agreed to be our special guest for the evening. Chris will host what promises to be a very interesting evening! Everybody is welcome at these events with a small charge for non-members of £3. All proceeds go to help Neil Vatcher and the Young Lions U16's. Both events start at 8pm at the Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, Coventry, CV8 3HW. The venue is just down the hill on the Rugby side of Brandon and apart from a good bar there's hot drinks and light snacks available. A warm welcome awaits. Come and catch up with familiar faces from the Brandon pits and the terraces. For more information please take a look at our website; https://www.nuneatonspeedwaysupportersclub.co.uk
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    Tommy Knudsen Auction

    A total figure for the evening was £2620.21. This includes the raffle, collection and auction. A great effort from all concerned; Tommy Knudsen, Paul Ackroyd, Lawrence Hare, Joe Owen, Bruce Cribb, the host & auctioneer Peter York and especially the good speedway folk who dug deep in to their pockets to achieve such a great total for such a great cause. Peter York again hosts the next event at the NSSC on 11th July when Bruce Cribb returns to talk at length about his new book which of course will be available to purchase with all profits going to the Ben Fund. Proceeds from entrance fees and raffle on the evening will also be donated to the Ben Fund.
  7. What a great reply. A brilliant piece of information.
  8. A reminder that Gary Guglielmi will be back at Brandon next Thursday (23rd May, 8pm). Chris Durno interviews his boyhood hero in what promises to be a very interesting evening. There's a lot to discuss! Everybody is welcome at these events with a small charge for non-members of £3. All proceeds go to help Neil Vatcher and the Young Lions U16's. We start at 8pm at the Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, Coventry, CV8 3HW. The venue is just down the hill on the Rugby side of Brandon and apart from a good bar there's hot drinks and light snacks available. A warm welcome awaits. Come and catch up with familiar faces from the Brandon terraces. For all details please see our website; https://www.nuneatonspeedwaysupportersclub.co.uk
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    Plymouth 2019

    I realise it is possible that it could be raining 15 miles away in Plymouth but it's been dry here all day. In fact very warm and sunny and still no rain at 10:30pm. This morning the BBC forecast a band of rain coming in about 6pm. It hasn't happened. Very difficult for all concerned when the forecasts cannot be relied upon. Dissapointed to not have been able to add Plymouth to our list of tracks visited.
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    Plymouth 2019

    Down in Devon. Hoping to go tonight to see the Thompson Twins debut but weather looking very dodgy for later. Plymouth's website very underwhelming with mixed messages about Gladiators & Devils and no mention of tonight's meeting. Apologies if I'm missing something but not very impressive or informative.
  11. OK guys. I need some help. At the start of the meetings at Coventry we used to have the Flight of the Bumble Bee followed by a march. What is the piece of music that the track staff used to march out to?
  12. Just to add that Colin Pratt will be joining the ex-riders on the 2nd May and Peter York will be hosting the event. If you are/were a Bees fan come and give us a try. Only £3 entry and lots of familiar faces, from both sides of the safety fence.
  13. We hold our events all year, usually two a month. Although we moan about the state of our sport it is filled with very good people who are prepared to give up their time and usually at their cost, to entertain and educate us and in doing so raise funds to help Neil Vatcher and GB Youth Speedway. Our next evening at the NSSC (Thursday 25th October at 8pm) is with Peter Adams, who helped guide Tai Woffinden to his historic third World title. Peter has been a couple of times before and has vast knowledge of the sport and its characters. We all remember the smuggling of a passportless Bruce Penhall to Germany story! Everybody is welcome with non-members only charged £3. Our venue, the Brandon Club has a good bar serving everything you'd expect including hot drinks and light snacks. The venue is just down the hill from the stadium; Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, Coventry, CV8 3HW. Our next guests are; Tony Steele on 22nd November Scott Nicholls on 6th December For all details; https://www.nuneatonspeedwaysupportersclub.co.uk
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    Leicester Lions 2018

    If you fancy spending the evening with Danny King and helping the GB Young Lions at the same time then everybody is welcome at the NSSC this Thursday. "DANNY King, one of Speedway's nice guys, makes a welcome return visit to the NSSC on Thursday 13th September.Having had to sit out most of the 2018 season due to what is proving to be a long-term injury, we hope that Danny can update us on his progress and on his aim to make a full comeback in 2019."The event is at the Brandon Club on Thursday 13th September starts at 8pm.We hope to see you there.Venue: Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, CV8 3HWEntrance fee for members £1.00Entrance fee for non-members £3.00
  15. Rob Painter, head of the newly formed GB Speedway team, along with Performance Specialist, Chris Neville and Head of Communications Josh Gudgeon, will be the next guests at the NSSC on Thursday 12th July. A great opportunity to hear their thoughts about the recent Speedway of Nations tournament, and their plans for the future. Everybody is welcome. Non members are charged only £3 for entry with all profits going to the GB Young Lions.The event is at the Brandon Club on Thursday 12th July and starts at 8pm. We hope to see you there. Venue: Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, CV8 3HW (Just down the hill from the stadium)
  16. The NSSC are holding a special evening to raise funds for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund. Our guests are; Paul Ackroyd, Garry Stead, Stuart Robson, Adam Roynon and hopefully Ricky Ashworth. The venue is the Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, Coventry CV8 3HW (Just down the hill from the stadium) The date is Thursday 21st June starting at 8pm. Free entry to all but we will be taking donations and holding a bumper raffle to raise funds for the SRBF. Bring plenty of money! We will also be 'returning' their 2006 British Final race jackets to Garry and Ricky. The SRBF needs your support. Come and enjoy an evening of speedway chatter and help the cause. Everybody welcome.
  17. Just to let you know that we had an interesting, absorbing and emotional evening. Robbo picked up a late guest booking at Sheffield so our guests were Paul Ackroyd, Adam Roynon, Garry Stead and Ricky Ashworth. Bert Harkins also supported the event and joined the panel for the second half of the evening. After presenting Ricky and Garry with their 2006 British Final race jackets and framed photos from Jeff Davies the audience were informed and entertained by our guests. Most were surprised as to the lengths the SRBF goes to and the speed with which they offer support to the injured riders' families. The SRBF is unique in the speedway world and should be cherished and supported wherever possible. At the end of the evening we'd collected £410.10 for the Ben' Fund......Bert Harkins drew his own ticket in the raffle......and there was a standing ovation for Ricky Ashworth. The NSSC will round up the collection to £500 and donate it to the Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund. A huge thank you to our guests and also the audience for giving so generously.
  18. Adam Roynon is still joining us on Thursday night (21st June) despite his recent serious arm and shoulder injuries. Come and join us and show your support for all injured riders who need a bit of financial help. All money raised on the night will be given to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund.
  19. For those of you who live within striking distance of Brandon you might want to make a note of this date in your diaries. Thursday 24th May, start time 7:45. Steve Brandon (BT Sport) will be hosting the evening and interviewing the BSPA Chairman, Keith Chapman. Everybody is welcome to attend with non-members only £3 and all proceeds to help Neil Vatcher and the GB Young Lions. The venue is The Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, Coventry, CV8 3HW (just down the hill from the stadium). It's a comfortable venue with a good bar (serving a particularly nice pint of Wye Valley's 'Butty Bach') and also serves hot drinks and light snacks. Here's your chance to hear the Chairman's thoughts and also an opportunity to put your questions directly to him. Everything you need to know is here; https://www.nuneatonspeedwaysupportersclub.co.uk Twitter @NSSCspeedway
  20. I'm afraid we were never given a reason. This event took a lot of planning and was going to be one of our biggest events of the year so it has been very disappointing. However we do not want to fuel a witch hunt. In the end we had a great evening in the company of the ever professional Steve Brandon with an upbeat update from Jeff Davies on the latest situation at Brandon and a chat with Dan and Joe Thompson on the No Limits programme. For many years we have enjoyed great support from all walks of speedway life. Riders, team managers, referees, promoters and the media. They all give up their time to entertain and inform us and all proceeds from the events go to support Neil Vatcher and the GB Young Lions U16's. We are proud of what our little club achieves and the support we have. Our next event is a welcome return for Somerset's Debbie Hancock on 7th June (no pressure Debbie) We then have a special night on 21st June when all proceeds will be for the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund. Our guests are Paul Ackroyd, Garry Stead, Stuart Robson and as Paul said one of his best customers, Adam Roynon. We have a couple of surprises planned and a raffle and auction to try and extract as much of your money as possible.
  21. ‪Unfortunately we understand that Keith Chapman is unable to attend tonight's meeting at the NSSC.‬ ‪At this very late notice we are doing our best to fill the guest void.‬ ‪Of course our host, Steve Brandon, will have plenty to say anyway so we will still have an enjoyable evening‬. We hope to see plenty of you there despite being let down so late in the day.
  22. Sorry. Just wanted to get this back to the top of the pile again. We are hoping for a good turnout for this event. It's very good of Keith to give up his evening and give us fans the opportunity to discuss the current state of British Speedway and its future. Everybody is welcome, only £3 entry and all money raised goes to help GB Youth speedway.
  23. Peter Oakes visits the NSSC to talk about his association and friendship with the one and only Ivan Mauger.The event is at the Brandon Club on Thursday 3rd May. Tapes up 8pm. Everybody is welcome with all proceeds going to help Neil Vatcher's Young Lions U16's. We hope you can join us. Venue: Brandon Club, Main Street, Brandon, CV8 3HW (just down the road from the stadium) Entrance fee for non-members £3.00 Future dates for your diary; 24th May. BSPA Chairman Keith Chapman interviewed by Steve Brandon. 7th June. Debbie Hancock. A welcome return for the Somerset promoter.
  24. We've got some interesting evenings line up at the NSSC. Starting this Wednesday, 28th March, we turn the tables on Nigel Pearson. Asking him the questions and getting his thoughts on all things speedway. Our next event is on Thursday 12th April when we welcome Poole co-promoter, Gordon Pairman, for his first visit to the NSSC. Then on Thursday 24th May (Save the date!) we are proud to announce a very special evening with the BSPA Chairman Keith Chapman, hosted by Steve Brandon. Everybody is welcome at these events with entry only £3 for non-members. All money raised is for Neil Vatcher's GB Young Lions U16's. With thanks to our guests who very generously give up their time to help us and the Young Lions we recently presented Neil with £2000 for the 2018 season. So come along and support them and British speedway's future riders. All meetings are held at the Brandon Club (just down the road from the stadium) Main Street, Brandon, Coventry, CV8 3HW Start times are normally 8pm but may be earlier for the Brandon/Chapman meeting as there will be a lot to discuss! For all details and more information please visit our website; https://www.nuneatonspeedwaysupportersclub.co.uk
  25. We had a great time with Nigel Pearson and thank him very much for giving up his evening to be our guest. Our next guest is the Poole co-promoter, Gordon Pairman on the 12th April. We are also very pleased to announce that Debbie Hancock, the Somerset promoter, has agreed to be our guest on Thursday 7th June. https://www.nuneatonspeedwaysupportersclub.co.uk

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