Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

mickthemuppet

Members
  • Content count

    2,366
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

mickthemuppet last won the day on February 6 2013

mickthemuppet had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

778 Excellent

Previous Fields

  • Gender
    Male
  • Age Range
    over 40
  • Age
    DLO

Profile Information

  • Team
    Ipswich

Recent Profile Visitors

519 profile views
  1. THINGS DON'T CHANGE

    You don't pay a pound a minute do you .Most meetings are around two hours. Unless using your stupid theory you would only see around 6 minutes horse racing in 3 hours around 14 minutes in 3 hours at greyhound racing. Then about 4 minutes action in around 4 hours around 18 holes of golf There is only about 12 minutes played in one hour of tennis. Even football in around 62 minutes per match.Even in darts only about a fifth of the match are darts being thrown. Nobody makes comparisms about time in other sports so why do some speedway pundits keep doing so
  2. Darcy Ward at Taunton

    There was a John Louis which won a couple of races but asking JL he had never heard of it
  3. In his weeks Speedway Star Len Silver says that the World Speedway final should stay at Wembley and not be shared with other countries. Biggest mistake ever, the world finals should have stayed in this country and any British promoter who voted against this should hang their heads in shame. This was he beginning of the slippery slope that British Speedway has been on ever since. Could you imagine the PDO Darts saying we will give up the finals in England and share them out with other countries like the Netherlands. How could British speedway been so stupid
  4. Oldest Survivng World Finalists

    No it was to with the colour of their leathers . I think he died in a track crash around 1951. HE wore white leathers and was known as the White Ghost
  5. Oldest Survivng World Finalists

    there was also Newcastle/New Cross rider Ken Le Breton who rode in all white leathers . I saw him in the 1949 world final but he never troubled the top riders
  6. Betting in 2018

    APRIL 5TH 2017 KINGS LYNN V LEICESTER POOLE V BELLE VUE 10/11 +14 10/11 Bet 365 21/20 +12 4/5 1.93 +16.5 1.78 Betsafe 1.80 +14. 2.00 Expekt 1.95 +12 1.75 I've even put the odds in for you These were the only bookmakers laying odds on Speedway that day Want any more?
  7. Betting in 2018

    what month do you want me to quote
  8. Betting in 2018

    Not one of those bookmakers offered odds on all matches.The nearest to laying odds on all matches are Bet 365.
  9. Best ever Spanish rider

    I was at this meeting and certainly do not remember Reg Luckhurst riding in the meeting. I can remember that there was a good crowd there around 5,000 and except Marshall Pugh who won the meeting in a canter most of the Spaniards were quite hopeless
  10. Betting in 2018

    With the announcement that GVC are to take over Ladbrokes and Corals there be hardly any betting on Speedway in the future. GVC already own Sportingbet and BetWin . It will not be helped that League speedway might not be on TV and if it is there will be very few meetings. That will leave William Hill (also under pressure to a take over ) Betsafe, Betfair and Skybet. Of these four only Betsafe and Skybet will lay on a non TV meeting
  11. There is a world of difference between a Speedway meeting and a Stock Car meeting and that is the cost. Do stock drivers get paid anything?
  12. Who is the Greatest ?

    To me who has probably seen more Speedway riders than anybody else Ivan Mauger was the ultimate professional. He was simply great and all the other riders were playing catch up against him. That's why he was voted the Speedway rider of the millennium.
  13. Speedway Music

    How about "Another one bites the dust"
  14. Bt Sport Coverage

    There has to come sometime in the future that you can just pay for the programme you want to watch and not take programmes that you have no interest in .You already have Box Office for films which you can pay extra for . The same applies to WWE wrestling big events and pay to view fight nights. So why not for Speedway Grand Prix's I now have no interest in Football now due to the overkill Last night BT had the champions league on live. Not one match but three. After all you can only watch one of those matches.at a time When I cancel I will never renew again and will have no problem watching live streams on the internet or on Mobdro I found that many GP's are on YouTube almost as soon as they have finished Eventually Sky and BT will have to change their pricing policies otherwise they face very serious problems in the very near future Also BT offering a pittance of £3000 to televise a live Speedway match in UK is just a joke and should be chucked out without a second thought. That means for the cost of one live football match would be the same cost as showing live Speedway for the next ten years
  15. Bt Sport Coverage

    I phoned Bt today to cancel my subscription for their sports programmes as I do not think there will de much Speedway on their channels next year. They asked me why I wanted to cancel (£28.00 per month) and I said I only watched it for the Speedway. They told me that will be covering League speedway , The world cup and the Grand Prixs. When Sky were presenting Speedway 2 years ago there were 12 GP's around 18 league matches and 4 wtc meetings Now we are talking one less GP and no WTC and perhaps 11 league meetings which is a decline of around 30%. As my year 12 month contract is not up until 23 April I could not cancel it until February But why should I have to cancel a contract that will end on April. If a take out car insurance for one year it automatically ends on the last day of the contract .I do not have to phone then to say I wish to cancel This seems to be a complete con throughout the communication industry What right have they to charge you once your contract is up
×