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  1. Best aggregate scoreline I've seen since 4th October 2010.
  2. Dave Jones

    Formula 1 2019

    You are probably right, they have been in the doldrums for a long time now and must have lost a lot of their backing . They are much improved this year & it would be good to see them back at the sharp end again if possible.
  3. Dave Jones

    Formula 1 2019

    news from BBC today https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1/49859259
  4. And still Poole riders can't keep up .
  5. Dave Jones

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Definitely rattled! I do hope you are not so upset that you find the need to go out and provoke your near neighbours , particularly the ones who are from a different ethnic background to yourself, or even go out and do a little road rage and feel that kicking a car door in is your best course of action to solve the issue.
  6. Dave Jones

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Think that proves my point perfectly.. I suspect someone is rattled.
  7. Dave Jones

    European Union - In Or Out?

    So my stalker is back!! I see you have still got that flea in your ear from the two dressing downs you received from Jeff Davies but don't have the balls to go back there. So you have decided that it will be easier to snipe at me because I have openly supported his efforts. As i have said several times in the past i have no association with anyone at the Save Coventry Group but then that doesn't fit your game plan. In closing I would just reiterate a comment made in a previous post that I think you are a nutcase, also I believe your extreme views are totally unacceptable and as such I don't give anything you post any respect. These are my own opinions (always have been, always will be) I've no need to kiss anyone's arse.
  8. Dave Jones

    European Union - In Or Out?

    We shouldn't be surprised, Shovlar's comments are typical of his MO over the many years he has been posting on speedway forums. The irony of it all is that he's not the brightest button in the box himself, he just has a massive ego and a very thick skin.
  9. Dave Jones

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Don't judge me by your own very low standards.
  10. Dave Jones

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    I had a similar experience last week in my local Tesco. As usual I parked my car in a quiet spot with plenty of spaces around, I was only in the store 15 mins and when I approached my car I spotted a guy just parking his range rover so close to my driver's side door it would have been impossible for me to get into my car. He jumped out of his car, locked it and started to walk away as I approached. When he realised I was parked next to him he turned back and came over to me and said "hang on I'll move my car so you can get into yours". I didn't comment, but it did make me wonder why he parked as he did when he knew how close he was to my drivers door. The odd bit of it all was that there were about 10 free spaces around where I was parked so it wasn't as if he was stuck for choice.
  11. Dave Jones

    Stoke closing down

    Messrs Robinson & Geary a right pair of "nutcases". Neither are worthy of the time it takes to read one of their posts .IMO
  12. Dave Jones

    Odsal

    Whilst I wouldn't disagree entirely with your comment, I've often wondered whether the reason for the speedway's struggle to attract numbers was down to the tremendous success of the "Bulls" around that period.The rugby was such a huge success at that time & it attracted very large attendances week in & week out ,to the detriment of all the other sports in the area perhaps? Affording rugby and speedway might have been too much for many people. The rugby club are in the doldrums presently and they don't get the support that they previously enjoyed so perhaps there's a place for something else now . I do believe the stadium is to be sold now , I can't think of anything else that it could be used for as it is a rather "unique" place.
  13. Dave Jones

    AJ retires

    Top quality rider, have some great memories of his time a Brandon. Just sad that he didn't manage to lift a world title as i always thought it was within his capabilities.
  14. Dave Jones

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    I'm off on holiday next weekend, I'll see if it works again.
  15. Dave Jones

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    But then we can have a smile when we wander up to the luggage belt, collect our cases and head off to customs control while they are still waiting for their stuff to come round.
  16. Dave Jones

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    Ah yes Wolves on a Friday. Perhaps my long term memory isn't as good as I imagined. Michanek was a rider who always seemed to be a thorn in the side for Ole.
  17. Dave Jones

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    Back in those times I regularly did two or three meetings a week. Coventry on Saturdays, Wolves on Monday and Long Eaton midweek. I had the pleasure of watching OO at Wolves most weeks, and remember well the tussle that the CO had getting him to brandon after Ole asked for a move away from monmore. His second world title win is still etched in my memory A great time to be a speedway supporter.
  18. Dave Jones

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    I know he wasn't your cup of tea, but I always admired his natural ability. To have him at the bees was the icing on the cake for me. He pulled the team together IMO.
  19. Dave Jones

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    Back on topic, my favourite has to be the O O . I first saw him ride in a world title qualifier at Owlerton in 1966 , his first official outings in UK I think. He won the first heat of the night against three other Scandinavians and created an immediate impression. I followed his progress firstly at Newcastle, and then got to watch him on a regular basis when he moved to the Midlands. Had some great moments watching & supporting Ole, and always liked listening to what he had to say He had then & still has a wonderful personality.
  20. Dave Jones

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    I amaze myself sometimes, I can't remember what I did 10 minutes ago, but 30 years ago is clear in my mind.
  21. Dave Jones

    Favourite Rider of All Time

    Oh yes Roman! I remember an evening at Brandon when he was riding a new " all singing & dancing" GM. I'm sure it was Bees v Reading and Roman was " lined up" & passed by Jan Andersson on his dilapidated looking old Jawa. Roman wasn't impressed, after the race finished he rode up alongside Jan & gesticulated towards the engine. I thought WW3 was about to start, Andersson took offence , believing that Roman was accusing him of having a "large engine" and there were ructions in the pits area. I think Andersson insisted that the engine was examined there & then and if my memory serves me Tommy Knudsen took the top off the engine and measured its capacity. Everything checked out fine and we all moved on.
  22. Dave Jones

    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Old fashioned thinking ?
  23. Dave Jones

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Don.t worry about it, if you drop Waitrose and start using Aldi you won.t notice any difference in your spending.
  24. Dave Jones

    TV new deal?

    i suppose it depends where you consider "a touch of luck" finishes and a huge chunk of luck begins really. i will say that such was my intense frustration with the result, & for the one and only time in my life I found myself at the back of the room during the riders press conference heckling the winner during his speech .
  25. Dave Jones

    TV new deal?

    I think you will find that the major criticism of this particular silencer was that the power from the engine didn't come in progressively. It caused the riders difficulties as often they would pick up drive unexpectedly, usually in the turns, and the bikes would lift dangerously. As a result riders were reluctant to get too close in case something untoward happened which indirectly caused a deterioration in the quality of the racing. IMO
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