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  1. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    You could always have another strike !
  2. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    Hi Neil Jacko told me in the car park after our last meeting, that he was "reasonably confident" that we would be riding against Newcastle in the return leg of the KOC on Saturday 28th July. In fact Dave Hoggart also intimated this over the mic on the centre green. But up to now, there has been no public announcement that this meeting is still planned ? Cheers Mate
  3. A.N.Other

    Craig Cook

    ....has today signed for Glasgow, to replace Richie Worrall.
  4. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    The management made several announcements last night to indicate the odds are looking good that there WILL be a meeting on 28th July, My guess is it will be against Newcastle in the KOC. Lets wait and see.
  5. Well if thats the case, I hope you arent glossing over the facts ?
  6. I agree. I felt also, that Dave Hoggart, stepped over the mark, when he sarcastily stated that although he could only announce information when the referee instructed him to, "it was fairly obvious what the problem was" !!! That is insulting the fans. Yes we knew there was a problem, but it certainly WASNT "obvious" !
  7. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    I think it may be a good idea not to post your views about who can or cant make it on Fridays or any race night. The trouble with making statements like you do, is that you DONT have the inside knowledge of everyones availability. And to say things like "their weekends start at 3 or 4pm on a Friday" is totally ludicrous, without knowing the way that these days many employers are forcing staff to work longer weeks ! The only person that will know for sure if Friday race nights are benefitting the club more than any other, is Laura, when she counts the takings from each night. And you are hardly going to be privilege to that info !
  8. Just came across this on youtube.... Now if there was EVER a lesson in promoting the sport, and yourself, THIS IS IT ! Others may want to take note ? (!)
  9. Jenga I stated in my post that it was the BERWICK fans that thought that we would be better with r/r than N Klindt riding for us at Berwick ! It wasnt ME that said that...it was THEM ! They were obviously remembering his previous appearances at Shielfield Park. There is no need for such an aggressive and sarcastic post to me !! I apologised to you, and that should have been the end of it.
  10. My mistake Jenga. Klindt hasnt ridden at Berwick for a while. Sorry
  11. Jenga If you read the "Berwick v Workington" thread, you will see that most fans consider r/r to be FAR the better option, based on their views on Mr Klindt's previous performances there !
  12. Geoff I think u owe the management an apology...the news about Ty being replaced by Charles Wright was posted on their official site at 1016hrs...20 mins BEFORE your remarks !!
  13. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    In relation to the catering issues :- Laura did say at the "meet the riders night" that INITIALLY her unofficial forum was taken down for maintenance. But after discussions with fellow management members they decided to PERMANENTLY close the forum. The reasons given were because of the negative and sometimes vociferous comments on it from some fans. They felt that this did nothing to improve the atmosphere at D.P. and generally gave a bad impression of the club. She did say of course, that fans can still post on THIS forum. I suspect that there has been no reply from management on here, regarding the many strong complaints about the poor catering, because none of them want to start contributing to this particular forum. They must have their own reasons for this. However I would have thought it prudent for one of them to post a reply on the Comets OFFICIAL Website in relation to what efforts are being made to resolve the catering issues. So far its disappointing that they havent done so ! Just a final point, but surely ANYONE of us can start a new forum up with the company that Laura used to use ?
  14. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    John Walsh was a great servant to Speedway. The way he would carry out his "master of ceremonies" role at any Comets function, can never be bettered in my opinion. He had the knack of embracing the audience and carry out his role in a very professional way. However, he is not getting any younger as they say, and I think he is in his 70's now. So he is thinning out his involvement in sport, and sadly the Speedway part was never his first love. I think that coupled with a change in management several years ago, helped him to decide to take a back seat in relation to speedway. He still maintains a busy life, and if you ever seen him in town, he is always dashing here or there, will little time to spare to stop and chat ! Lol. Keep up the pace John...you are sadly missed at Derwent Park !
  15. A.N.Other

    Workington 2018 .

    I entered the stadium at 6.10pm, intending to purchase something from the burger van near the pits. There were about 15 people infront of me queuing for food. FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER...not one person had been served !! The staff seemed totally in chaos and completely disorganised. In the end I ran out of patience and I decided to trek round to Lauras Cafe on the back straight. There was no queue there, and I asked for Cheeseburger and Chips. The burger was good and the bun was very soft and pleasant. HOWEVER....the CHIPS WERE DISGUSTING ! They were totally uncooked ! I overheard a member of staff (at 6.25pm mind you), say that "there were no more chips left" after serving me ..with 35 mins to go till tapes up. I could not eat my chips,. they were completely anaemic. I was charged £4.50 for my meal. I went to Laura in person, to complain at the end of the meeting, about the problems at both venues. She had also received complaints about long waits at the pits burger van. with several fans missing 4 or 5 races whilst waiting to be served. In fairness to Laura she was horrified to hear what had happened. and has given an assurance that it will be looked in to, and put right by next Saturdays meeting. In the case of her own Cafe and the uncooked chips, she was embarrassed. I cant make it to next Saturdays meeting, so will await any reports from those who attend, as to any improvements in the meal quality, before deciding whether to ever eat at the stadium again. I have to say that when "Lakes Caterers" operated the franchise at the pits, their food was second to none.

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