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10 minutes ago, steve roberts said:

Sadly took his own life some years ago.

1st September, 2006. Yesterday would have been his 64th birthday...

Very sad.

Steve

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Always thought Eddie Ingells was a good rider who we should have seen more of.

 

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1 hour ago, 847084 said:

Always thought Eddie Ingells was a good rider who we should have seen more of.

 

...seem to recall that he got married on the centre green at B(R)rough Park?

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1 hour ago, 847084 said:

Always thought Eddie Ingells was a good rider who we should have seen more of.

 

Thought he was rubbish for the Aces, probably on a par with Larry Kosta.

If only Bammy had managed to sign Ermolenko instead of Ingels...

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4 hours ago, waiheke1 said:

Thought he was rubbish for the Aces, probably on a par with Larry Kosta.

If only Bammy had managed to sign Ermolenko instead of Ingels...

...happened to a few riders who moved to Belle Vue during the Bamforth era when he used to throw money around hoping to buy success...Mark Courtenay, Andy Campbell  and Carl Blackbird to name three who had shown varying degrees of success and/or potential prior to moving to 'The Aces' but moved on for various reasons when not truly fulfilling expectations...and not forgetting Mark Crang!

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It was a bold and brave move for Ipswich to switch direction from largely local based riders to bringing in Sigalos and Cook.

Chalk and cheese in many ways with Sigalos silky smooth and stylish whilst Cook seemed rough around the edges and was all hustle and bustle.

Sigalos for me was only prevented from reaching the very top by injury and could easily have been a worthy world champion at individual level.

Cookie was a fans dream with his all action style and flair and often could pull off moves that defied physics!

I recall him decked out in camoflauge leathers breaking the track record in his opening ride. In his 2nd outing he appeared to be even quicker and destined to smash his newly set time only to bail out spectacularly.

There are not many times when a rider leading so comfortably in race could be so exciting.

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9 hours ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

It was a bold and brave move for Ipswich to switch direction from largely local based riders to bringing in Sigalos and Cook.

Chalk and cheese in many ways with Sigalos silky smooth and stylish whilst Cook seemed rough around the edges and was all hustle and bustle.

Sigalos for me was only prevented from reaching the very top by injury and could easily have been a worthy world champion at individual level.

Cookie was a fans dream with his all action style and flair and often could pull off moves that defied physics!

I recall him decked out in camoflauge leathers breaking the track record in his opening ride. In his 2nd outing he appeared to be even quicker and destined to smash his newly set time only to bail out spectacularly.

There are not many times when a rider leading so comfortably in race could be so exciting.

Sigalos was a real class act and was good anough to be World Champ a great style really  fast   Cook improved no end from being a four pointer into a world class rider.Looking back to Siggy    IF  Siggy, Penhall,  Gundersen,Lee,Nielsen,Sanders,Carter, had stayed around what a era that would of been.

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