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    Odsal

    Good point... Well made, 85 then. I was at both... Distant fading memory now
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    Odsal

    1990 I think by the look of the sponsors on the boards
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    I think it's in the same storage unit as the roof for the Odsal superdome
  4. Other than the thread having the word random in it I would disagree "Post a heat of speedway off YouTube etc! Doesn't have to be a clasic. Don't give away the result of that race! If we want to know, we'll have to watch it (unless obvious)."
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    Connor Bailey - Suspension

    Who's he being replaced by? David East?
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    2021 speedway season !

    Hmm... Remains to be seen if they stand up in court if challenged
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    2021 speedway season !

    You are allowed to travel anywhere in England I think... it's just "advised" you don't
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    Polish Extraleague 2020

    After taking a year out to work on his mental approach, his new mental approach seems to be exactly the same as his old mental approach
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    F 1 Today's race

    You would have thought wouldn't you, but it took it around 20 to 30 seconds to turn up at Turn 3, so imagine how long it'd take to get to Turn 14 or the end of the lap at Spa or Singapore? When there's a fire blazing, seconds really do count, I can see a second medical car being introduced to pick the pack up at the half way point of a lap or something and maybe being stationed around the track
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    F 1 Today's race

    I think there'll be a lot of implications coming from this crash, let's face it, it was pure luck he managed to walk away from that, while you could say that all of the safety precautions worked, if the monocoque had stopped a few inches shorter and not gone through the fence as much as it did he would have literally been French Toast, if some of the armco had penetrated the gaps in the halo, almost certain death. I can see the Indy Car Aeroscreen being introduced and airport style foam sprayers being placed around the circuit as the fire extinguishers were quite clearly inadequate, if it had happened at the end of the lap the medical car wouldn't have been there for a couple of minutes, marshalls wearing open face helmets, easy to fix. As dangerous as F1 is, and you can easily forget about that with its recent safety record, nobody wants to sit down on a Sunday afternoon to watch somebody burn to death on their TV.
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    2021 speedway season !

    It'll be interesting to see if any clubs/businesses/country's will require any form of vaccine passport stamp to allow entry/use/travel
  12. I think the land that Leicester is built on is owned by the council and out on a 99 year lease I hope you move them all to the front doing your bit for the sport
  13. Isn't this how Superbikes came about? I don't know and the PDC Darts split from the BDO and weren't Snooker also looking at splitting away from the WSC, and the Football Premier League are always floating ideas about splitting away and it's been talked about by F1 in the past also. In the majority of the above cases it was about the players/clubs in the higher echelons wanting to break away to cream off more of the money, where in Speedway's case it seems to be the opposite with the lower echelons breaking away from an all controlling league that poaches most of their assets
  14. Looking at the economic statement yesterday, just confirming what we all knew, surely the time is right for standardised equipment, it'll never happen of course so almost not worth discussing alas
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    No Government Support?

    No surprise to see the money going to the "toffs" sports of RU and horse racing, they always look after their own despite the propaganda of "levelling up"
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    Corona virus

    So Speedway "Elite" to not allow crowds in but not "Elite" enough to be given any money... can't say I'm surprised, as a sole director employee running my own company I've also been totally stitched up by the government!
  17. Good response Najjer! Apologies, I stand corrected on some of your points, I remember some of Dan's 3rd places being in 3 rider only races, so lasts, a lot of this is just semantics though. Surely you can't deny that Dan was a "mile" off the pace in the early stages of the season, whether you accept that he was "dropped" or not he didn't get a ride between the 29th of June and the 14th of September. Moving the debate on a bit, Dan is currently the hottest young prospect we've got and he was completely outclassed except when he was riding on Woffy's kit with Woffy's mechanics, take off those 20 points and replace them with what his rolling CMA was and it tells a completely different story. The only way Dan will get rides next season is if he's scoring points, if not he'll get the same treatment he did this year If you translate Dan's story to that being suggested as being the route to "success" for British youth, then realistically they'll have to muster up thousands of pounds to get their kit up to scratch and risk only having 7 rides in 2 and a half months, I know you'll say that Dan was injured during this time, but realistically he'd already been dropped. Imo British youth should steer clear of Polish clubs until they are of a sufficient standard to maintain a team place and concentrate on getting as many guaranteed rides as they can where ever that may be.
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    Corona virus

    Depends if Rob Godfrey is married to a Tory MP
  19. Come on Najjer, I think your memory may be failing you, let's look at the facts, he started the season with Wroclaw rode in 3 matches scored 1 point from 7 rides, then he was dropped when they signed Chris Holder, came back for 2 matches at No 8 and didn't ride once. Dan then came back after his injury when Wroclaw were struggling for riders and scored 7 points from 5 rides. Then riding Woffy's machinery with Woffy's mechanics scored 20 points from 10 rides in the play offs, then I assume he went back to his own kit in the 3rd/4th play off where he didn't score from 2 rides. He may well be signed by Wroclaw for next season but I can't see him getting a ride unless he dramatically improves, he had 26 races in total, trailing in at the back a mile off the pace in most of them, he'd be better off in Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and taking in as many open meetings as possible anywhere he can at this stage in his career and that goes for the rest of young British talent imo rather than concentrating on Poland
  20. Unless you are showing the kind of talent that Woffy & Lambert showed then the only way young British talent will make any progress in Poland is if they take out Polish citizenship imo
  21. Bewley was dropped after the signing of Chris Holder. https://www.speedwaygp.com/news/article/8375/bewley-breaks-shoulder-blade-in He was also effectively dropped in every match after one ride!
  22. Looks like Robert got a fair crack of the whip then, but obviously he was scoring the points. Compare that to Dan Bewley in the season just gone, straight into the top league, totally out of his depth, dropped brought back due to injuries on loaned equipment... I wonder if Wroclaw will have him back next season
  23. Thanks Fromafar, yeah, I know that but I think the discussion is about British youth signing up to Polish clubs. I know Lambert shone in a pretty p155 poor Rybnik team last year, I genuinely don't know what he's done in Poland before this though
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