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  1. DoncasterDragons

    Ole Olsen Interview

    I'm not one of Berry's psycophants, lets put it that way. As you mentioned in an earlier post, we are all entitled to our opinion. I have found out in just one post from you the less than endearing aspects of Olsen. I don't need John Berry to tell me.
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    Ole Olsen Interview

    I'm never going to change your opinion of John Berry judging from his gush that ruins your brilliant magazine. It's the reason I don't buy it. All this nonsense that British speedway should have acted on his advice. He was there at the time. Now he's claiming that nobody would listen to him or involve him. He was part of it and now tries to detach himself from it. I think it's called selective memory. I'm not blaming Olsen for all of British speedway's ills. He was the one who has suggested British speedway closes down for two years - of course I'm going to be angry about that. Wouldn't you? This is nothing personal against you. I really think Backtrack is a good read, but is ruined by Berry overkill IMO.
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    Ole Olsen Interview

    Yeah, yeah, and Olsen is quite happy to see British Speedway shut down for two years. That's how much he recognises British Speedway - the country which helped and trained him into becoming a world champion 30 years ago. He needed us then of course. I think British promoters leave a lot to be desired, but at least they're putting their money and life into trying to keep fans happy in this country. Now Olsen's out of British Speedway he doesn't give two hoots. Be careful to suggest they've "given up the ghost". Someone might just do it and spoil Olsen's little party.
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    Ole Olsen Interview

    I do love all these supposed lovers of speedway like Ole Olsen and John Berry who have all got an opinion about how British speedway should be run - ie with Olsen saying British speedway should close down for two years. It's odd that these so called promotional geniuses seem to be able to knock the current British promoters from their ivory towers as though they have all the answers. We get knocked on the BSF for having a go at promoters, yet these people are treated like royalty, yet do more of a disservice to British speedway by giving their big-time opinions in print slagging British speedway off. If I were the BSPA, they should run their own British Grand Prix (like British superbikes), get a major sponsor and bigger prize money and run their own GP at Cardiff and nine other British venues like Sheffield, Birmingham, Poole, Belle Vue etc. Entice all the GP riders over and get them to sign contracts with bigger financial incentives so they cannot ride in both GP disciplines. See how Olsen likes it then. The GP has stolen Saturdays from British tracks, which was always a quality evening to travel and watch speedway. He is so smug about it too. As for Berry, he is full of so much wind. Why doesn't he come back and promote if he seems to be so much better than anyone else.
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    Separated At Birth

    Is it just me but is the new England football manager Fabio Cappello a dead ringer for Colin Meredith? And while we're on the subject how about Shane Ward and Scottie Nicholls? There's two for starters. Any more...
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    An Ace Of A Lady

    What a wonderful lady and shows the great family spirit of speedway.
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    Bryn Williams

    Hope all goes well Bryn. Your posts are always the tops on BSF. Get well soon - and get your opinions back on line for us all to read!
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    Middleditchs Comments About Gb Team

    I just don't get this barrage of abuse for Neil Middleditch. What else could anyone have done with the same riders? As for Elite League riders only, clearly Middleditch sees the the likes of Eastbourne and Coventry providing all the riders for Team GB in 2008. What's wrong in that? They're going to be familiar if they are in the same club sides. To my mind, Middleditch is still as passionate to lead Team GB, all the riders have a great respect for him. I don't see what bringing anyone else in is going to do. I just think there are a few individuals here on the forum who have a dislike for the guy.
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    Separated At Birth

    Hey, how about Tony Rickardsson and Bruce Willis?
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    I'm waiting here with the mistletoe!!! Tis the season to be jolly ... but wait until January!
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    Yeah right. Three or four postings (possibly from John Berry's relatives) and you're proved right. You're a funny man, CS, a funny man. But please ... don't take it personally...
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    Tony Millard is "The Muppet" - not John Berry. Canada Star's original post was questioning my dislike of John Berry and Tony Millard. Berry is certainly not The Muppet.
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    CS - Why are you taking my comments so personally? The fact I don't care much for John Berry (or the Muppet) and you do is only a matter of opinion. It's a healthy debate. I happen to enjoy your postings and it would certainly not prevent me meeting you.
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    CS. Thank you for your comments. I can't recall you admitting that you had ever been to ONE Doncaster meeting during our short stint in the Second Division. So for someone who wasn't there, you seem to be incredibly articulate.
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    Get Rid Of The Bspa?

    Well said CS. Speedway is desperate for a Barry Hearn organisation to go in and clear up the mess that is the BSPA. Great sport being ruined by a load of promoters who work on a short term philosophy instead of any long term business structure. The sooner the better.
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    I'm happy for him to make money as a promoter, but to sell off the silver and reportedly slag people off in his books (to make a bit of money) may have conned some people, but not me. He's portrayed as some sort of saviour for the BSPA as the man to direct and manage the British Speedway. He's the last person the BSPA needs IMO.
  17. Such a commonsense post. When are speedway bosses going to learn that they'll encourage more by reducing the costs? JL - British speedway promoters won't be happy until they've upset their hardcore fans and drive them away too.
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    John Berry.....hard Up For Money?

    Is this the same John Berry everyone was saying was the messiah and should be brought back to run the BSPA? Everyone at Doncaster saw right through him years ago. The guy is only in it for himself. Those fooled by his wittering books should have realised it was just his way of squeezing the British speedway public one more time by gaining some more money by giving his opinion. As if anyone cares.
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    Big Meeting At Poole

    You know what they say about too many Cooks?...
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    Big Meeting At Poole

    Well said, Sue. This is exactly the point. It's just some people will moan about anything without having any substance whatsoever. I'm going to the meeting to enjoy what I believe will be a brilliant speedway meeting. If it means the Poole management will profit as a result then good luck to them. I'm fed up with seeing half hearted Elite League Riders' Championships. This is the real deal.
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    Big Meeting At Poole

    Do us all a favour and go and invade another sports forum - but preferably not speedway. I'm sure I have seen you on television before. It's called interference...
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    Big Meeting At Poole

    Because if you read DC's posting he suggests that Matt Ford is struggling to get any interest in this meeting and so gets on the phone to Jason Crump and pleads with him to speak to the paper and make a story about how big it is going to be. Total nonsense. I'm all for promoting. There's not nearly enough of it these days, but this meeting sells itself.
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    Big Meeting At Poole

    Er? I think you must have been deep in hibernation. Without question, this will be probably the biggest meeting in Britain (apart from the British GP at Cardiff) in 2008. Do you honestly think Matt Ford would want Jason Crump to build it up? Get real. The fact is Jason Crump WANTS to win £60,000 and is honest enough to admit it. That's the magic of this meeting. That's why I'll be travelling all the way from Yorkshire to go and watch. For once it will be an individual meeting where ALL the riders will be going for it. There will be no pulling out at the last moment, with "illness" or a "dodgy bike" because that £60,000 prize will be like pound signs in their eyes. I'll only travel that sort of distance if I think it's worth it. Without doubt, this is going to be an incredible spectacle and I'll have no qualms making the journey. I actually think admission is quite reasonable in the circumstances. To suggest Matt Ford is trying to get riders to big it up is pathetic. The meeting promotes itself. The riders want to win it. The place will be packed. Go back and hide under your stone.
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    Teamgb Team Manager!

    Subdei - what the hell are you talking about? Middlo a 'yes man'? You really haven't a clue. I only wish you could go on Dragons Den and demonstrate the new ejector seat on a helicopter...
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