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uk_martin last won the day on October 18 2016

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  1. uk_martin

    Norden Stadium

    I don't buy the "set up for Müller" argument. Prior to the World Final, Erik Gundersen held the track record. In the World Final, Gundersen's old track record was beaten in every heat. That means everyone was able to ride quickly. Müller was simply quicker than everyone else. Not a fact that sits comfortably with the "British are best" brigade or those with a grudge against riders who don't ride in the British leagues. But that's not something that's changed from then to now, either.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    And was that the same guy who a speedway supporter, working in his day job as a conductor on a train, caught out, not having a ticket for his journey from Rugby to Edinburgh? :-)
  3. Sold out in 5 hours...so maybe not pricey enough? Put into perspective, the Wroclaw grandstand seat tickets are about half the price people paid to stand on the pitch to watch Guns'n'Roses in concert last time they were at the London West Ham Stadium. And I was stood not far from some GnR fans from Poland there too.
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    Danny Ayres RIP

    RIP Danny and condolences to his family and friends.
  5. uk_martin

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Are we talking about the former Premier League Riders Champion, James Wright? Last time I can recall a rider coming in out of the cold after a long lay off like this was Andrew Silver at Rye House in 2009. If I recall, he ended up with an average well above 4.00 and he wasn't half the rider that James Wright was. If "Rizzla" Wright has been allocated a 4.00 average then that's a bargain.
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    Championship Team of the Decade

    Meanwhile, Kent fans can put the kettle on and make everyone else a cup of tea.
  7. uk_martin

    Championship Team of the Decade

    You have to love speedway for the competitions that the sport and its fans come up with that are only fair to half the teams taking part. And then we get the nose thumbing from a fan of a team that was in the 2nd tier for all 10 years but that's now gone top tier. Of the 12 teams in the league, only 7 have been 2nd tier (whatever the league is called) for all 10 years. How many years worth of riders have Eastbourne got to choose from in order to compete fairly with a team that can pick the best rider over 10 years? Mind you, nice to see something unfair to Poole Pirates innit? :-)
  8. uk_martin

    BSI lose GPs

    I'd like to see the accounts that show that a 40% full Principality Stadium can possibly be more money than "spin".
  9. uk_martin

    Commentator of the Year

    Well done Dave. Well deserved, and hopefully a stepping stone to greater things and maybe even a gig on a mainstream TV station that some of the older generation with their vacuum tube powered black & white televisions can then also enjoy.
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    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Greyhoundp - would you prefer the Labour alternative? Salma Yaqoob - who famously turned her back on British soldiers parading through Birmingham before leaving the Labour Party to join George Galloway's Respect Party?
  11. uk_martin

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Lets get a few facts straight... Birmingham is run by a Labour council, whose decision it was to demolish the flyover in Perry Barr. The driving force were Councillors from wards far away from Perry Barr, who paid no regard to the Liberal Councillors of Perry Barr or to the people of Perry Barr, nor to the objections of Walsall or Sandwell Councils. Such is democracy in a Socialist controlled City. Andy Street is a Tory Mayor of the WEST MIDLANDS, i.e. NOT Birmingham, He has no jurisdiction over Birmingham as was shown by the fact that his opposition to the demolition of the flyover counted for nothing. Labour policy is one of "the motorist is the enemy" and people need to be coerced into using more public transport in order to save the world, or at least to improve the air quality in the inner city where most Labour voters live. As has been said, it's going to be 25 months of hell in Perry Barr, the price that has to be paid for a better future.
  12. uk_martin

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Joke about it by all means...that really will solve the problem. Funny that at an event I went to in the Summer, even hotdog vans were accepting "tap & go" payments. So a hotdog seller can afford the costs of business in the 21st Century, but a Speedway club can't??? Great.
  13. Well, congratulations. I didn't see that on this thread, and I'm not going looking for it as quite frankly I don't give a toss. If scoring points in this one-upmanship fashion makes you feel big, or "da man" then fill your boots. I'm sure everyone else is in awe and admiration of your extra-worldly wisdom. I'm outta here.
  14. Could be part of a great weekend of Speedway. Leszno v Rybnik on the Friday, Wrocław SGP on the Saturday and Stal Gorzów v Falubaz Zielona Gora on the Sunday.
  15. uk_martin

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Might need to turn the paraffin lamps up (or have they been upgraded to town gas yet?) to be able to read what it says.

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