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  1. norbold

    Tough times for football clubs

    Chelsea (Stamford Bridge) are still in the Premier League, though they are having a bit of a rough time this year!
  2. Yes, you're quite right. Sorry. I was going from memory and had forgotten he was in our team. Sorry, Tommy!
  3. My first race was on 11 May 1960. New Cross v. Norwich. Result: 1. Aub Lawson 2: Jimmy Gooch 3. Split Waterman 4. Harry Edwards. Neither any of the riders nor the teams still with us. Out of the 16 riders in that match, I think only two are still with us today, Ove Fundin and Reg Luckhurst (nos 4 & 11resepectively in the Oldest Surviving World Finalists list).
  4. norbold

    Oldest Surviving World Finalists

    Eight for me…
  5. norbold

    When You're Smiling...

    Sorry, this is the wrong thread, but Kurt Petersen was before Preben Andreasen.
  6. norbold

    Track records

    No, I'm sure Steve is correct.
  7. norbold

    Track records

    I can remember when the start and finish line were in different positions at Wimbledon as Steve says, but I can't remember the dates.
  8. norbold

    Would these tracks have reopened in 1964

    I'm sure you are right about that. So, for some of us at least, the NL/PL split was a great blessing!
  9. norbold

    British League:West Ham 1965, Halifax 1966?

    Though, as I said above, when I said that Tony Clarke rode in nine matches, Ted Ede rode in 16.
  10. norbold

    British League:West Ham 1965, Halifax 1966?

    Actually, I don't think either should be removed. I think you were right to include them both in the first place because Tony took over from Ted, so, in a sense, their averages should be combined.
  11. norbold

    British League:West Ham 1965, Halifax 1966?

    I think the point about Ted Ede is that he rode in 16 matches as opposed to Tony Clarke's 9. Maybe it is Tony Clarke's average that should be removed?
  12. norbold

    US national championships 20s + 30s

    Very true. It is highly likely that the first speedway meetings were held in America rather than Australia if we accept that an essential ingredient of speedway is racing round oval tracks on motor bikes without brakes and sliding round the bends.
  13. norbold

    US national championships 20s + 30s

    Apparently, he was good at falling: https://www.newspapers.com/article/wilmington-daily-press-journal-ray-paret/25597862/
  14. norbold

    US national championships 20s + 30s

    Whatever happened to Snooks Blankenburg?
  15. norbold

    Wilbur Lamoreaux

    Count me in....
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