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32 minutes ago, Woz01 said:

To be honest the group should try and turn this into a positive if it indeed does happen. Plan for one or two of the 'home' meetings where fans go and make themselves heard ( get media invovled) while at the same time showing some support for the riders wearing the Bee. Its the ideal chance to get fans together and do something! Doing this shows its not supporting the move but actually gives the group and campaign media attention and telling people involved in the process we want to return to Coventry.

I'm sure they have their plans in place whatever happens.

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2 hours ago, Woz01 said:

To be honest the group should try and turn this into a positive if it indeed does happen. Plan for one or two of the 'home' meetings where fans go and make themselves heard ( get media invovled) while at the same time showing some support for the riders wearing the Bee. Its the ideal chance to get fans together and do something! Doing this shows its not supporting the move but actually gives the group and campaign media attention and telling people involved in the process we want to return to Coventry.

Better idea is to do what they have done this season and have a few matches containing ex Coventry riders at PL/CL  level. I went to the Peterborough and Leicester ones and really enjoyed them and it was also a chance to catch up with some friends. 

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I can recommend the 'Memories of Coventry Speedway' DVD if anyone is thinking of getting it. Great value at £16 for 3 DVD's. I have sort of watched part one, with difficulty, and will be watching two and three when Lucy isn't around. :D What a strange dog she is as she always goes to sleep at meetings yet on TV suddenly finds it really interesting and blocks my view.

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9 hours ago, Gemini said:

I can recommend the 'Memories of Coventry Speedway' DVD if anyone is thinking of getting it. Great value at £16 for 3 DVD's. I have sort of watched part one, with difficulty, and will be watching two and three when Lucy isn't around. :D What a strange dog she is as she always goes to sleep at meetings yet on TV suddenly finds it really interesting and blocks my view.

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It seems that Lucy loves Christmas ghost stories in particular, all these hordes of ghostly fans from the past filling up the terraces.

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10 hours ago, Gemini said:

I can recommend the 'Memories of Coventry Speedway' DVD if anyone is thinking of getting it. Great value at £16 for 3 DVD's. I have sort of watched part one, with difficulty, and will be watching two and three when Lucy isn't around. :D What a strange dog she is as she always goes to sleep at meetings yet on TV suddenly finds it really interesting and blocks my view.

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Don't underestimate her, she'll go to sleep when she spots Peter York or kick off if she sees Sandhu or Horton !!!!!!!!!!!

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11 hours ago, Gemini said:

I can recommend the 'Memories of Coventry Speedway' DVD if anyone is thinking of getting it. Great value at £16 for 3 DVD's. I have sort of watched part one, with difficulty, and will be watching two and three when Lucy isn't around. :D What a strange dog she is as she always goes to sleep at meetings yet on TV suddenly finds it really interesting and blocks my view.

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Is it true that the picture originally included the dogs owner sat in a folding chair , who was " done away with" by SCB because it blocked his view of the screen?:D

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1 hour ago, Steve0 said:

I see Neil Watson is back as a co-promoter at Peterborough for next season.

Maybe he has seen the light.

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My dad and I were also watching the excellent dvd over the weekend. Excellent memories and footage and if it wasn't clear enough to the younger fan then it certainly is a must watch of what a speedway owner should be like. Charles Ochiltree and Mick Horton couldn't be further apart, he must be going crazy up there looking down at what is happening to the club and stadium he built up to be what we all enjoyed for so many years.  The dvd should be sent to Brandon estates and shown to rugby council. They purchased a running/working  stadium not a building site.

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1 hour ago, Coventry_Bee said:

My dad and I were also watching the excellent dvd over the weekend. Excellent memories and footage and if it wasn't clear enough to the younger fan then it certainly is a must watch of what a speedway owner should be like. Charles Ochiltree and Mick Horton couldn't be further apart, he must be going crazy up there looking down at what is happening to the club and stadium he built up to be what we all enjoyed for so many years.  The dvd should be sent to Brandon estates and shown to rugby council. They purchased a running/working  stadium not a building site.

And,for the many bees fans who grew up with the C O running the show, the last five years at Brandon, watching the club being dragged down year on year, the pain is even greater.

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Charles Ochiltree was respected and, in turn, he respected his customers, the fans. As a youngster in the 1960s, I once went into the office to ask if a race card was available (one of those long ago occasions when the stadium was so full, they sold out of programmes!). I was quite concerned when I saw him in the office but still asked him. Ever the gentleman, he responded to a young lad with the same politeness as to any adult and told me to wait whilst they xeroxed some spares, handing me a copy before I left. Very powerful man in the sport at that time but never lost touch with reality either.

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On 17/12/2017 at 12:05 AM, Gemini said:

I can recommend the 'Memories of Coventry Speedway' DVD if anyone is thinking of getting it. Great value at £16 for 3 DVD's. I have sort of watched part one, with difficulty, and will be watching two and three when Lucy isn't around. :D What a strange dog she is as she always goes to sleep at meetings yet on TV suddenly finds it really interesting and blocks my view.

 

Where can I get hold of one of the DVD sets Gem?

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You can’t compare the great CO with the current owner ,he is not fit to tie up Charlie’s shoes.

One would be a successful blue chip company executive the other a rug salesman in Morocco.

charlie would not be in North Africa :)

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