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  1. frigbo

    Rider Database

    To bring my database of every rider to appear in league (top 2 div's) racing since 1965, could anyone shed some light on the place and date of birth (and death where applicable) of the following please?? ALAN FERROW BARRY FITZGERALD BILL FINCH CHRIS FELGATE CYRIL FRANCIS DANNY FAIRBURN DARIUSZ FLIEGERT (place only) DARREN FITCH DEAN FELTON DEREK FELL DICK FISHER (Date of Death too pls) GARY FLINT GARY FORD (place of birth and Date of Death) GARY FORSCUTT GARY FRANKUM GIANNI FAMARI GIL FARMER IAN FARNHAM JOHANNES FRANSDEN JONATHAN FORSGREN JONNY FAAFENG (Date of Death too pls) LEX FIELDING MARK FRY PAUL FUDGE PAUL FURNISS RICHARD FORD ROBERT FISHER TIM FEY WAYNE FORREST Chuznee!
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    Rider Database

    Thanks. Sad news to read he passed so young
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    Rider Database

    To be honest, describing it as a database is a tad ambitious!! It's more of a list! You can find all the info in the "rider" section at the following. https://wwosbackup.proboards.com/
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    Three Brothers Who Rode For The Same Team

    Sebastien, Stephane and Mathieu Tresarrieu
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    Alan Grahame

    News filtering through on social media that Alan has sadly succumbed to his injuries.
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    Swindon Stadium

    When asked last week, the builders said "absolutely no chance" They also said some.of the sections were "f*****!" as they had been stood in all weathers for so long.
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    West Ham Speedway Closes 1972

    Brian Foote and the late Kevin Holden
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    Kings Lynn 2022

    Buster given up on his threat of not running then?
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    Taffy Owen

    Sad news today about the passing of forner Workington and Belle Vue Colts legend 'Taffy' Owen.
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    Why speedway is failing

    Do you not see the issues having 2 'leagues' with basically the same riders brings?
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    Why speedway is failing

    Big difference between riders racing in other competitions for clubs and representing more than one team in what is essentially the same league... Ideally, it would be one rider, one club Europe-wide to enable inter-league European competition, but realistically that will never happen.
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    Why speedway is failing

    Don't kid yourself we have league speedway nowadays - we don't. What we have is a contrived circus where the same riders swap team suits and ride at different tracks that are thrown into 2 groups to give the illusion of 2 leagues... Many talk of the current situation being necessary due to lack of riders, another way to look at it is there are too many clubs. Let the weaker clubs close and create a proper, sustainable and credible single league to build up from. Of course, the poor little pampered, over-inflated rider egos will then complain they don't earn enough - because of course they couldn't get a real job to supplement speedway earnings, could they?
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    Speedway to reinvent itself?

    And still very much the case today. The current farcical facade that pretends to be a bona fide league structure is all about appeasing the riders, rather than the paying customer or what benefits the business.... They'll never learn....
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    Speedway to reinvent itself?

    Absolutely agree, 1985 was the start of the downward slope.... 1995 one big league and then the Sky money offered two great opportunitues to reset, re-plan and move forward - both were squandered.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    That was a quality bit of fixture planning then!!
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    Riding with a countryman.

    Olsen and Fransden Olsen ans Weiss Sorensen Olsen and Thomsen Olsen and Busk There's loads...
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    Speedway to reinvent itself?

    Problem is 'Trees', your type of blind optimism of 'carry on regardless' has given promoters licence to simply continue down the crumbling path the sport now finds itself on... They have treated punters with disdain for years, as they believed they will still blindly turn up each week and suck-up whatever dross was chucked at them under the guise of 'professional team sport'
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    RIP British Speedway

    Not quite comparing apples with apples here though..... Schlein for example has ridden for 4 other clubs in the 4 seasons he's been at Wolves!
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    Riding with a countryman.

    Weren't Robert Nagy and Robert Csillik paired together at Glasgow?
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    Riding with a countryman.

    Per Sorensen and Alf Busk at reserve for Swindon in 83/84
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Just kicking the can down the road... There are too many clubs anyway, although everyone seems to pitch it as "not enough riders"
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    Greyhounds re-opening to the public 5 days a week from August 16th.
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    No surprises I'm afraid. The fat end of naff all has happened - the place looks a right mess
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    Is anyone losing interest

    Precisely this.....

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