Jump to content
British Speedway Forum
Sidney the robin

Kelly Moran How Good.?

Recommended Posts

Ive always thought Shawn the better of the Morans and Im always surprised how many people see it the opposite way round.

 

Shawns achievements clearly trump Kelly internationally and domestically. I know this debate is about pure talent alone and Kelly might have achieved more with more focus, but Shawn was no monk either and he didnt do half bad.

I think Shawn was the more serious of the two (not that that is saying a lot), although I get the impression that Kelly was the more popular nationwide. I remember very early in 1981 Shawn was given a public dressing down by Ray Glover about professionalism, or lack of it, after a meeting, but apart from that one meeting I can't really remember him giving any indication he was less than professional, at least whilst he was on the track.

Edited by Tigerblade

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive always thought Shawn the better of the Morans and Im always surprised how many people see it the opposite way round.

 

Shawn was a much more consistent gater, although - obviously - he was also brilliant from the back. His first race against Per Jonsson in the 1990 World Final was a classic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most interesting comments -on youtube there are a number of entries regarding Kelly and his illnesses-was impressed as to Bruce Penhall's compassionate meetings with Kelly and how he organised his memorials-whatever anyone thinks about Bruce as a rider I think he was a really nice and compassionate guy and deserves credit for that!!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most interesting comments -on youtube there are a number of entries regarding Kelly and his illnesses-was impressed as to Bruce Penhall's compassionate meetings with Kelly and how he organised his memorials-whatever anyone thinks about Bruce as a rider I think he was a really nice and compassionate guy and deserves credit for that!!

Totally agree Bruce who has had his fair share of tragedy in his life showed us a side not all of us knew about.Ok he handled his departure from speedway poorly but even after speedway i have enjoyed him as a commentator and to be honest he is a modest and humble guy and what a rider he was.But Bruce, Siggy,Ron,Bobby ect) showed us on those videos how much Kelly meant to them and that is what friendship is all about through thick and thin really moving at times.
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×