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  1. ch958

    Points limits in the old days

    interesting this, I have tried to find out. There were no conversion averages obviously, old hands were restricted by gentleman's agreement. Riders were plentiful despite the warnings. When Teesside lost Greame Edmonds, Allan Brown turned up from Kings Lynn 2nd halves and became no1. If you consult Speedway Researcher and look at the results for 1967, 1966, lots of names crop up as reserves for BL1 teams who subsequently rode Div2. Of course BV with their training school had loads of decent riders who couldn't get into the first team and they could reasonably have used Chris Pusey. Other teams were 'sister' tracks. Teesside's was Leicester and we benefiited from that with Plant, Leadbitter, Reading, etc. In 68, no 7s had 2 rides only programmed. I loved those days, watching the progress of some of the young talent was great.
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    Odsal

    i wonder if anyone in the know would care to tell us what Redcar cost. I expect the council would have been fairly ok with the rent, its land that wd otherwise be useless
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    Odsal

    wouldn't say Redcar cost millions and its arguably the best track in the division. Facilities aren't plush but hey ho. If someone can get a field in a suitable spot, put the track in and build the facilities as you go = not cheap i know, but not millions. I've said it before but there are dozens of showgrounds where the land is unused for long periods, other than boot sales and they're usually out of town - Westpoint, Exeter for example or Royal Highland at Edinburgh
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    Somerset 2020

    I know someone was looking at Avonmouth a while back - i assume nothing came of it. Shame because there's no housing, its all industrial. I believe they even placated the RSPB
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    Redcar 2020

    i suppose it has to be one or the other. Or something completely left field.
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    Redcar 2020

    come on then, someone must know/ guess
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    Enough Is Enough

    some unnecessary rudeness on the Swindon thread - absolutely no need - admin should be acting
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    Enough Is Enough

    I've been guilty in the past, too. Opinions and differences are fine but too many people seem not to have the skills to express themselves appropriately. Perhaps a stricter group of admins? Day/ week/ month bans. And for heavens sake - one account per person!! Maybe use our real names?
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    Odsal

    20 pc non white, not predominant
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    A voice of reason?

    to what end? To achieve what?
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    A voice of reason?

    because of clean air laws restricting the use of fossil fuels
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    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Well said. One of the Boro promoters read something I'd said (not inflammatory) and asked me to expand - as did the person I commented about (again nothing naughty, just an opinion). Two very positive exchanges with no harsh words. It can be done.
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    A voice of reason?

    even if you don't believe in global warming why wouldn't you want to cut back on fossil fuels - a) they're running out and b) the air is cleaner without them. Don't you remember when city centre buildings were black with soot. Imagine your lungs. Also, if it is being lied about or exaggerated -why? what is there to gain from lying?
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    Odsal

    Cardiff is a one off and it doesn't even have a track
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    Breakaway League

    which the championship would be if teams weren't offered sweeteners to move up or who moved up to ensure their race day
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    Redcar 2020

    ooh, lets have some wild guesses!
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    Plantar Fasciitis

    I've had it - time is the surest cure, everything else helps a bit but it'll go when its finished and not before edit - you describe heel pain - mine was the tendons between the heel and the ball.
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    Visa's and Immigration Rules

    swiftly followed by EU riders
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    Song Title Game

    Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
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    A Orlov

    I would invite people to agree with you about the third part of the sentence - to me its utterly wrong and anyone who has watched 2nd level racing would agree, 3rd level you might get the odd wobbler. Besides, as i said - the world stars ain't coming back any time soon.
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    A Orlov

    not really, nothing against the top boys/ teams, it's just that it's gone and the alternative, so called lesser riders provide equal entertainment just a second or two slower. The worst kind of posters are the ones who catastrophise this situation.
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    Odsal

    i know it might sound daft but are these fences dismountable to loan to other tracks? Eg what happens to the Cardiff fence?
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    Song Title Game

    oh its just the song, not the artist, ok i'll try again
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    Song Title Game

    Tears are Not Enough - ABC
  25. ch958

    Redcar 2020

    in the spirit of the forum i must preface my comment with 'no disrespect' but this is the daftest comment.
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