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  1. CottonOn


    I saw this stupid comment a few pages ago. Now, no one responded, and that's probably the best way to treat a posting of such amazing stupidity. But I thought I'd have a look into this claim "The NL is full of riders who started riding in the 1990s" So how full? How many of the 56 riders (8 teams 1-7s) were riding in the 90s? Most? A half? A quarter of them? 10%? Well..... The answer is...... Rob Ledwith. OK then..... How many of these riders are old enough to have been riding on 31 October 1999 (the last possible day of the 90s)? It's still just Rob Ledwith . In fact 25 riders from the class of 2019 weren't even born until the 2000s! Let's skip forward 10 years... How many were riding prior to 2010? Well it's just 10 (and 4 of those just scraped in in 2009). And, exactly one half of the 56 riders in the final 1-7 of 2019, didn't make their NL debut until 2017 or later. Seems the NL is doing a great job and is full of youngsters.
  2. CottonOn

    Poole 2020

    When Poole claimed to be the Manchester United of Speedway they were only about 10 miles out. It turns out that the skint Pirates are the Bury FC of Speedway.
  3. CottonOn

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    Doubt it was Poles who stole it.... but you never know!
  4. CottonOn

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    Workington. And it was the good old NHS who performed and paid for all the operations. No doubt the Poles helped towards his rehabilitation, as did Belle Vue who raised over £4,000, Workington who raised a similar large amount, and of course the Ben Fund.
  5. CottonOn

    Belle Vue Aces 2020

    So basically it says the president of Rybnik saw Dan Bewley performing well in Britain so he moved to sign him for Rybnik. But for this year Bewley has transferred to Wroclaw, and now Rybnik think they will have a poor team because they're in trouble and can't afford to sign a good replacement? Diddums. Put your dummy back in son. If you can't afford to compete with Wroclaw, that's your problem.
  6. CottonOn

    Speedway's future IMO

    It's possible because they're building the new ground on spare land at the side of their existing stadium, and selling their existing stadium for housing. The small space they're building in, and the close proximity of houses would presumably rule Speedway out.
  7. CottonOn

    My Top 20 Riders

    Just wondered, who is highest in your list? Baby Spice or Ginger Spice?
  8. What's wrong with 16 year old Palin riding in the 2nd division. 16-year-old Peter Collins, Chris Morton, Michael Lee, Kenny Carter, Andy Smith, are just a few riders I remember riding in the 1st division.
  9. CottonOn

    Where has my thread gone?

    Not necessarily forgotten. As with much of the internet, things remain online for a long, long, time. Hence by simply googling "Gustix Proboards Forum Admin" I was able to hop in just a few clicks to find all kinds of weird and wonderful old discussions. I loved that thread with the complaint of being "hacked by four people" and then 8 (or 9) "bogus members" with "names like other members" joining in 24 hours and crashing a proboards forum with "images designed to make the forum look stupid".... ...If you read on, It turned out the Administrator had been paying for additional storage space, but then stopped paying. When he was downgraded to a free plan with less storage space, the images already posted by his own members were already over the free quota, and he just had to delete content to free up space again. Sadly no infiltration from the dark web after all!
  10. CottonOn

    Where has my thread gone?

    Another Proboards here where an administrator called John knew the exact length of the New Cross track (and lots of other stuff) over 10 years ago. http://londonspeedways.proboards.com/thread/235/new-cross
  11. CottonOn

    Where has my thread gone?

    Those old proboards forums did provide some entertainment though. see here http://support.proboards.com/thread/604533/group-hacked?page=1
  12. CottonOn

    Wimbledon's final meeting

    I remember Buzz Burrows' interview after the meeting. He said that when he won he had no idea the prize was going to be a sewing machine. He said he was stitched up.
  13. CottonOn

    Wimbledon's final meeting

    Why didn't the Saints also sign Jesus? I thought he'd have been nailed on for a team place.
  14. CottonOn

    Where has my thread gone?

    I suspect - as has been alluded to above - that Baldyman is referring to the thread about his Facebook group which you started. The thread which you were posting on quite vigorously right up to last night. The thread which you hid this morning. If you can't remember doing any of the following I'd suggest you ask your family to get you tested for Alzheimers.
  15. CottonOn

    Wimbledon's final meeting

    The Lord said to Peter "Come forth and receive eternal life".... But he came second and received a small plastic trophy off the meeting sponsor.

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