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Mr Ore

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Mr Ore last won the day on April 30 2012

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  1. Isn't the term Normal Conservative some sort of oxymoron, like military intelligence or British speedway fan ? TBH some of Matt Hancock's speeches are more laughable than any of the great Anthony Aloysius St.John Hancock's scripts .Apologising for calling Marcus Rashford, Daniel as he had got him confused with Daniel Radcliffe is obviously an easy error. Peas in a pod or what ?
  2. I went to my first cricket match for about 6 years last summer, during the height of the hottest rain free spell for years and rain stopped play. . One of the things I'd noticed with the 3 / 4 day game is the apparently random clapping when, to the lay person, nothing special has happened. I watch quite a bit of non league soccer and am often amazed with some of the record keeping of every goal time, substitution time, start time, length of half, full time, number of cards, with subdivisions, corners, throw ins, offsides. etc,. etc. . I wish I was joking but I once saw a guy in full "When Harry Met Sally" mode and advise his friend that it was because it was the 300th corner from the left side he had seen that season. . Same with county cricket, I was advised that one potentially irrational clap was because it was the players highest score of the year, others for it being the highest partnership score between two players, plus the usual century, half century, for the player or team, and similar 100, 50 partnership scores. I suppose to the true fan you could have loads of data with you, so most runs actually mean something in your own personal records, to keep the interest going.. A bit like when I go to a Shakespeare play. I always have the script with me and ensure I have highlighted the bits which are supposed to have been in jokes at the time, so I can knowingly nod my head and lightly smirk behind my hand when they come up. .
  3. Mr Ore

    Why is it?

    I don't expect you to be an avid reader of my posts elsewhere but I regularly object to many of the irrational, ill-informed, intellectually suspect and often down right fictional comments aka lies, about the BSPA etc, on the forum. At the same time I have total respect for constructive posters, even if I disagree with their points of view. However it did seem an easy cop out at the time to blame all the ills of the sport here on not having a British World Champion (or one riding in the BL) . To me it was an excuse to just do nothing . We were in a bar in Wroclaw after Gary's victory and joined by the Valsarna team for a few drinks. Their manager told me how wonderful things would be for the whole sport with a British World Champion as the promoters would now really get the sport back to the top. I implied it was possibly a bad result, other than I was so pleased for Gary, as there had never been a plan and different excuses would now have to be found to continue to not do anything.
  4. Mr Ore

    Why is it?

    Can't remember the actual year or (possibly as it will age me) don't want to) but it was at the Duke of Buckingham in Kingston. Not an official match or anything, just put an initial up, chalk and play, A really lovely guy, as you know. Sorry to stay off topic but at a barbecue for residents where I lived at the time, after far too many beers and bottles of wine a neighbour "told" me I was playing in the final league match (last ever for a few years until the team reformed) for his pub team that evening. I could hardly stand up let alone see the board. I was drawn against a guy called Richie in the singles. Yes, it was Mr Gardner who just happened to be World Pairs Champion at the time. I've never been so happy to be beaten in 12 darts to save my own blushes. Another really lovely guy, appreciating that I obviously hadn't come prepared, and offering encouragement.
  5. Mr Ore

    Why is it?

    Many thanks. My only known link with you is that I once played your dad at darts.............................................. and got completely hammered. The start of my downfall. , although I subsequently have a football cup winners medal and 23 teams darts ones.
  6. Mr Ore

    Why is it?

    There was a statement from Len Silver at the time, saying that Billy Sanders should be awarded the title, because he rode in Britain, whilst Egon didn't. In the words of Dizzy Rascal; Bonkers. Egon turned up for an indoor meeting at Wembley and was booed by maybe a couple of hundred moronic Brits for no reason at all. Brilliantly he took to the mike and speaking in perfect English, politely questioned their irrational negativity, which of course none of them had the balls to reply to, before doing a couple of songs with his band to huge applause from the vast majority. . Rambling on ,at a time before making our own way to foreign meetings and saving a fortune, we were on an organised trip with around 4 coaches, stopping for breakfast in Bavaria in the exceedingly early hours. A group of Peterborough fans came over to the table I was sat at with my mate, to ask how we had been given a huge breakfast buffet , while they only had a couple of slices of ham, cheese, and bread each. I suggested that looking at the menu and speaking politely in German to the waiters may have had something to do with it, rather than them shouting, "Here, Adolf, what about a bit of service ?". Sadly such attitudes still remain. and in the political field in many cases. No doubt these who took the superior attitude then are the same ones who moan now the boot is on the other foot, having done a complete U turn themselves.to become the hard done by. . It wasn’t just speedway though where the British arrogance showed. I honestly believed Jimmy Hill’s analysis that German football was slow and boring with no passion, until I saw my first live Bundesliga game between Bayern and HSV, which was stunning and so superior to what our leagues churned out at the time . We then had the allegations of England losing because of cheating foreign teams. Again, having seen Dennis Bergkamp, amongst others, playing in Holland and his attitude to the game immediately ruined by his coaching over here which saw him spend most of his time on the floor. When cycling was very much a minority sport it was laughable that the likes of Phil Liggert revered riders as being English speaking as if it implied GB were doing well, didn’t he know that they were probably all English speaking ? Obviously, the top English (speaking) rider at the time; Lance Armstrong, was also the biggest drug taker. Makes you proud to be English (speaking) . I don’t think you could top show jumping for the ultimate quasi nationalism from the commentators, one of whom was also an announcer at many big events. When all GB riders had been eliminated the Australians, who had been declared as such earlier, were suddenly also representing the Commonwealth and the Germans/Dutch/Italians etc. Europe, to make it seem we were part of any victory. . The ultimate was a jump off between an American and Argentinian, well before the Malvinas conflict, in which the American was announced as, “Riding for the USA and Northern Hemisphere”. Had the Argentinian won what’s the betting he would have been representing the World to give us a share of the kudos?
  7. Mr Ore

    Sheffield 2020

    Appreciate the explanation, As you well know there are a large minority on here who moan about nothing being done and do a full 180 when something is. At least they now know how to get to Blackburn Meadows. , .The thing with this , as a conference facility, is it doesn't just rely on race night hospitality, although provides an excellent opportunity for that. With the brilliant views of the track from it the stadium owners are continuing to embrace the Tigers brand and deserve credit for this, as do Damien, Peter and Julie for continuing the excellent relationships with them. Keep the faith and stay safe.
  8. Mr Ore

    Sheffield 2020

    How we laughed. Maybe you could enlighten us with how you reach your erudite negativity towards this provision., or if you are too busy maybe ask another of your aliases to help. BTW if ever you come to Sheffield #doubtful, leave at the Meadowhall turnoff for the stadium, as it passes Blackburn Meadows sewerage treatment works, which no doubt you would find more aligned to your own life style choices. No need to worry about the smell either. If you let the sewage workers know you are coming in advance they will have plenty of time to put their gas masks on before you arrive.
  9. Mr Ore

    Sheffield 2020

    Just seen the new executive boxes at Owlerton on Twitter. Fantastic facility. Hopefully they may get a few casks from Bradfield or similar on match nights, as the cherry on top. .
  10. Mr Ore

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    Didn't I read somewhere that a group of serial BSF doom and gloom merchants went for a drink together and spotted a sign saying "Happy Hour" so they all left ?.
  11. Mr Ore

    Season Ticket Holders

    Thanks, but no help in my own communications then. I was happy to await formal confirmation from my teams promotion until hearing this interesting snippet You do hear so many inaccurate comments about the BSPA on this forum though, that I needed to be sure of the facts, before committing to direct communications, so confirmation of this would really have helped.
  12. Keeping the non-speedway theme running, but being from the area, before making my millions elsewhere, I was totally freaked out, as a child, to see photos of Ashopton viaduct being constructed in the Derwent Valley of Derbyshire, where both Ladybower of Dambusters' fame and Derwent reservoirs service Sheffield's many breweries now. It was 100s of feet above the village of the same name and which, along with Derwent, was submerged once the dam walls had also been constructed. and the waters blocked by them. Now when you go across this viaduct the water is almost to the top of the arches. As I said as a child knowing how high above what is now the base of the reservoir, so how deep the water was/is really gave me nightmares. Guess how happy I was needing to get from Lancashire (wash my mouth out) to God's own for a family bun fight on the day of the first gale this year (now forgotten owing to the pandemic) to find that Woodhead Pass was closed owing to the winds and floods, so I had to use the Snake, which crosses this viaduct? Even now, as a strapping 30 something, this childhood memory of knowing how much water is underneath as I traversed the viaduct, put me in panic mode, and I was visibly shaking. The only consolation is that there wasn't a clown to greet me at the other end. . I find that no longer living in my birth area I bond much more with it and have dozens of books about how it was before there was any speedway. Some great ones of these flooded villages. Again, school legend had it that during one warm spell Derwent Village surfaced but, as so many people were going into the church, it had to be demolished as it could literally have collapsed around them.
  13. Mr Ore

    Season Ticket Holders

    This is interesting. have you got a link please to this BSPA directive? Many thanks.
  14. Mr Ore

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    The Swan Lakeside Hammers, come to mind.
  15. Mr Ore


    I don't think anyone should be blamed at present. Andrew Skeels is doing sterling work in getting out a weekly magazine (tell everyone you know to buy it) and the postal workers are at no small risk in their duties and entitled to take time off either for the illness or other stress reasons and need to be covered. I'm still waiting patiently for a £2m inheritance cheque from the estate of a relative I didn't even know I had, until a mail from his solicitor, landed in my SPAM box, but as my admin payment of £1,000 was taken from my account last month I know it's on the way.

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