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    berwick bandits 2019

    You cant beat your brain for entertainment
  2. I am disappointed that Workington has closed but hardly surprised, I am shocked that it has kept going for so long really. The crowds have been falling for years, even when Keith Denham sold it the crowds were poor, so I knew it was just a matter of time when the losses could not be taken any more. Do I think it will return, very doubtful, an ageing stadium that is possibly going to be developed/demolished and the money to revive it stated at £50k to £100k. Do not know what the future holds for the sport in this country, the riders want big money to cover ever increasing costs but the attendances are not there at many tracks, maybe one or two in the Premiership but even the best set ups at Belle vue and Glasgow in the Championship are reporting poor crowds at some meetings.
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    Workington 2019

    Sad day for many Workington fans and Speedway fans in general, in my opinion Workington was one of the better tracks to watch and race Speedway in the country. Feel sorry for the riders as well, many have invested and planned for Championship racing in 2019, some like Wilson Dean and Worrall have the Premier League to fall back on but must have budgeted for Championship income as well. Unfortunately it was just a matter of time before the plug was pulled after many years of falling attendances. Once its gone its gone. Started going to Derwent Park in 1978 when my brother in law took myself and my brother along and have stood on the second bend ever since (apart from the break from the mid eighties to 1999), the noise, the smell, the speed , oh and the weekly pie and oxo. Och well its Glasgow , Belle Vue, the odd trip to Cardiff and a few European GP,s now. Give us a "C". I wish you well.
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    Moderators: are you there?

    Just a simple explanation would be suffice on the reasoning of some topics that have been locked etc.
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    Belle Vue 2019

    Yes it was an unfortunate racing incident at Workington, three riders going for the same piece of the track at the same time. One of the worst crashes I have seen at Workington. Get well soon Dan.
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    2019 Predictions

    If Poole have any injury’s they could always sign that well known Finnish rider Timo Tei.
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    2019 Predictions

    Poole look head and shoulders above everyone.
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    Tomasz Gollob

    Sad news on Tomasz gollob , best wishes Tomasz. ON TOMASZ GOLLOB (10th of December) – Please, pray for this iron man Tomasz still struggles with the constant spastic pains, that does not allow him to function normally. Currently, he suffers so much, that it is impossible to continue the rehabilitation, which was to help him reduce the most onerous symptoms. Recently, Tomasz underwent the two operations: the first – the removal of the gall bladder, the second – an implantation a special stimulator near the spine to help fight with the pain. Unfortunately, despite that a few weeks have passed since the operation, even the smallest improvement has not been observed. 'For now, the implanted stimulator didn't help, but it doesn't mean, that there's no chance of improvement. At this point, we must focus primarily on a selection of appropriate parameters of stimulation and the treatment with antibiotics' – says professor Marek Harat. At present, the pains are so troublesome, that Tomasz rarely sit on the wheelchair and spends most of his time in a bed. 'Neuropathic pains are so strong, that the traditional painkillers are unable to control it. Patients are given the anti-epileptic medicines. The problem is, that Tomasz doesn't tolerate part of them and he feels very bad after them' – says professor Harat. Neuropathic pains occur in up to seven percent of patients with damaged spinal cord. They are so strong, that they are often compared to the electric shock, but medicine still does not know the answer, what is their reason. The pains occur independently or they can also be caused by an appearance of even the smallest stimuli, such as a skin contact with a clothing or a riding a wheelchair into the slightest unevenness. The recurring infections almost every week are also a huge problem. Tomasz's body is so weak, that any change in the conditions causes a high fever. This is why he avoids the guests, leaving the house only for the control and the next dose of strong drugs in the hospital. Despite the huge problems with his health, Tomasz intends to appear in public on 16th of December, during
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    Play off contenders

    Still a few teams left to be completed but the four standout teams so far: Edinbrugh Leicester Sheffield Somerset.
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    Workington 2019

    Not as strong as the 2018 team, then again the points limit is lower, an entertaining side but probably built to a strict budget.
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    Belle Vue 2019

    135 miles, around 3 hours. Will Dan be fit enough to start the season?
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Will be more difficult to double up in 2020 and beyond with the increase and the low points average if it stays similar in 2020.
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    Workington 2019

    Ill get my Red coat.
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    Workington 2019

    Good signing always get 100% from Tero.
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    Lakeside and the BSPA

    Thanks for the reply, it seems the damage was done on the first draft of the fixtures, then after that just got worse...
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    Glasgow 2019 Onwards

    Not from me?
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    Workington 2019

    Yes indeed Peterborough were well and truly hit by injuries.
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    Lakeside and the BSPA

    Who came up with the brilliant fixture list that may have helped this situation though?
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    AGM November 2018

    Things that should have been done years ago are slowly getting through to promoters!, but many fans have long since left disillusioned by the sport.
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    AGM November 2018

    Can’t remember the details , something like gradually increasing the loading (?) on riders doubling up.
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    AGM November 2018

    5 year plan to gradually phase out doubling up .
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    Workington 2019

    All ifs and buts, engine failures, falls, injuries.......if Dan Bewley was fit.....all part of Speedway.
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