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    Redcar vs Newcastle Fri 23 July

    Okay. If this is the protocol agreed with the ambulance service then hypothetically it could influence attendance response times. Again the answer appears to be extra medical cover.
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    Redcar vs Newcastle Fri 23 July

    Speedway is a safety critical sport and fans are absolutely critical to speedway. Enough medical cover to allow racing to continue when a rider gets injured should be a mandatory condition of the sport in my opinion. Finance would have to be raised by whatever means if this was the case. To wait what must have been an hour or more for a county ambulance /paramedic while racing remained paralysed is in my opinion unacceptable and detrimental to people's perception of the sport, something which it has struggled with in recent seasons. As well as a paramedic arriving, a large county ambulance also turned up some 15 to 20 minutes later.This was fortunate because it was still on site when Matty Wethers came to grief otherwise it may not have been possible to get a conclusion to the meeting. The first paramedic who arrived had reportedly already taken Ben Cook to hospital. I just wonder how long an ambulance would have been if Been Cook's injuries had been life threatening ?
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    Redcar V Birmingham

    As a neutral i thought that the referee certainly made two wrong decisions and very probably three. For me he got the heat 5 decision to exclude Stefan Nielsen wrong, Jordan Jenkins definitely appeared to make contact with Nielsen's bike which resulted in him coming down. Heat 13 Charles Wright should have gone which has been acknowledged while in heat 14 he awarded second to Paco Castagna when it looked like Drew Kemp repassed him on the run to the line. An enjoyable meeting in spite of the delays .Bomber is always worth watching while Drew Kemp was a great guest for the Bears and ultimately made the difference.
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    workington ..

    I suggested that the root cause was all the speedway chips over the years but he reckoned it was the stress of the 3 Finals in 2018 . Good to hear further news about his ongoing recovery . Hopefully he steers clear of Covid 19.
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    Championship Fours 2020

    Quite simply taken from his quoted words in the article on the British Speedway Official Forum. Describes the weekend following the switch to Leicester as 'a fantastic all round package for fans' . Well that's his opinion and he is fully entitled to it, it just happens to be different to mine. Mentioned Rob a few times ? don't think so but please feel free to prove me wrong. Just because I'm from Worky doesn't automatically mean I've got it in for him.
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    Championship Fours 2020

    Apologies for that 'the devils is in the detail as they say'
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    Championship Fours 2020

    I can see why they have done it False Dawn but as usual I don't believe it's for the benefit of the fans however well Rob tries to dress it up.
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    Newcastle 2020

    ordering a side order from Greggs
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    workington ..

    Details of the just giving page are in the local weekly Times and Star today Page 4. www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/katie-bain
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    Championship Fours 2020

    Disappointed with this. The Fours at Peterborough racing wise is usually one of the highlight's of the season for me. The venue is also great in terms of seating capacity . Nothing against Leicester but it just doesn't have the same appeal for such a meeting.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Conner Mountain solid young rider who in my opinion is pretty accomplished around technical tracks so will be useful around Brough Park. Claus had arguably his best ever season in the Championship last year but cannot see him maintaining his average . Great to see Wrighty back. I admit to being surprised bearing in mind how long he has been out of the saddle. In his spells at Worky he went from being a very exciting come from the back around the boards rider to one who hugged the white line on his return in the Keith Denham era. I hope it works out for James and The Diamonds, if he regains his confidence then lets not forget he was a former PLRC Winner so he had plenty of ability.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Wonder which way Ranting Roy will broadcast that one. I reckon it'll be as you put it ' The Whippet James Wright'
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    workington ..

    You seem to know an awful lot about it Tosh, would you care to elaborate or like Boris Johnson will you duck scrutiny. By the way never say never.
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    Glasgow 2020

    Apart from natural ability Rasser has what all potential top riders need, a big desire to win races ! . I expect to see him develop further this season. I'm sure Rosco will be keeping an eye on young Sam if for no other reason than he is called Jensen !!
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    Glasgow 2020

    Looking like a good blend of youth and experience. Good mix of riders equally at home on big or small tracks. Strong No1, potentially two strong reserves who should increase their averages, same can be said for Broc, Ully and Ricky who has a knack of dropping his average in his final year at a club . Could be the team to beat.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Don't know where you get them from THJ but there good value, might even send that one wor lass !
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    Newcastle 2020

    Connor Mountain would be good shout imho. Rides small technical tracks very competently.
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    2020 NL Season

    Not good news, a sign of the times unfortunately. A third tier is definitely vital for British Speedway.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Pleased to see the Diamonds immediate future is secure. Rob Grant has some good ideas for enhancing the product and I wish everyone at Newcastle Speedway all the best.
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    workington ..

    You must be reading it Manse !
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    workington ..

    Just loved that rant THJ, spoken with the passion of a man who loved the club and backed it every which way he could. More guys like you fella and we would indeed still be running. I too look forward to the day it returns and indeed hope I live long enough to see it .
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    workington ..

    I reckon it was 6 seasons Geoff . I seem to remember that Laura initially took it on for 2 seasons with an option to extend. I think 5 years was the original quoted max . It was the treble winning sixth season that got Laura her just rewards and brought success for the diehard fans, it was just really sad that it was at such a financial cost.
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    workington ..

    I'm a former season ticket holder but hadn't got round to purchasing a season ticket for 2019 when the sad news we wouldn't be running broke. I personally know four supporters who had purchased season tickets and to date have not been reimbursed. It would be easy to be critical about the financial and business management of the club however, I don't know the full story but I think it fair to say it wasn't financially well managed and the fallout has subsequently detrimentally biased the possibility of somebody else taking it on.
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    workington ..

    Reading about new owners and supposedly exciting times for British Speedway going forward does nothing to lift the mood of Worky fans facing a long winter with nothing to look forward to next season. Oh for someone with the wherewithal to bring it back. Sure the great custodian that was Ian Thomas will be looking sadly down. Now then where did I put those anti-depressants.
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