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  1. HGould

    Plymouth Gladiators 2024

    Maybe they could do a Kenny Carter. With 2 legs in plaster he was carried to his bike nd won the British semi final at Oxford in 1984. Remarkable.
  2. HGould

    Plymouth Gladiators 2024

    Putting 2 and 2 together Always dangerous but... Lewy has enquired about Danny Phillips average. Was told it was 2.01. Jusr supposing they binned Jacob Hook 4.00 Wouls allow 10.23 by my calculation to get a bid hitter with 1.99 saving plus Covatti average and the 0.48 they were under the limit with Covatti. A 10.23 rider if they could find one, more likely on a Tuesday, would upset the proverbial applecart ???
  3. HGould

    Kent Speedway

    Couple of points (a) I wonder if it's time to have a dedicated NORA section to make it easier to follow IOW and Kent (and anyone else who may join) (b) I suspect the Owner of Iwade can make as much money / more money from hiring out for Track Days and Practices as he can from renting to Kent ? (c) I hope that IOW and Kent and other dormant Clubs joining in with the NORA supported Fixtures WON'T be black-balled by the BSPL for doing so, should they wish to return. It seems Kent were very shabbily treated last season, as IOW have been in the past. Other dormant clubs currently too must NOT be penalised for riding under NORA supervision. Sadly the treatment of Kent and IOW suggests that the current BSPL hierarchy will do all they can to try to punish and prevent them from running successful operations under NORA. The Sport needs all the participant it can find and not helped by the petiness of the BSPL. At least there seems to be more friendly overtures from the ACU according to the Speedway Star this week.
  4. HGould

    Plymouth Gladiators 2024

    Riss is excellent round tight technical tracks, he has one in his back garden. Pragmatically, not a speedway trait I know, until Covatti is fit could Plymouth use Riss and switch any clashes he has to Tuesday nights. At least they'd be competitive
  5. HGould

    Plymouth Gladiators 2024

    Erik Riss would fit nicely. They might need to juggle some Saturdays back to Tuesdays though once the main European season kicks in.
  6. HGould

    Plymouth Gladiators 2024

    Horrible I guess the only small comfort is it looks a clean break and not shattered many bones. He's no spring chicken so you've got to fear may be career done, certainly season ending. Great shame for Plymouth who never have any luck. Moving to Saturday may limit options for replacement unless they try to get temporary one for March and April before European Leagues fully start All the best to both riders.
  7. HGould

    Graham Drury RIP

    Looking through one of my Speedway Star yearly Binders I found some pictures of Graham circa 1882 1983 at Oxford. It was noticeable that he must have been one of the last riders to switch from the Jawa 4 valve, which looked rather heavier and more cumbersome than the Weslakes of the day. I wonder if they were ex Mauger or Briggo motors from his Hull days. That was a golden era in both Divisions.
  8. HGould

    Graham Drury RIP

    Incredibly sad news to wake up to. A very underrated rider especially at Hull An outstanding Promoter for Brummies and a man whose opinions were always worth listening to. A genuinely nice man and family and thoughts very much with Denise. It all sounds like a very sudden illness.
  9. I remember Pekka had a habit of winning the reserves race in the 2nd half, then the heat that qualified him for and then a few times the final with some world class riders unable to pass him. In those days the 2nd half was a real event in its own right, often with a sponsored points prize at the end if the season that home heat leaders would really race for. You'd also see away stars wanting to get one over the home riders. Sadly today's breed just want to earn more than Clubs can afford for minimal effort.
  10. HGould

    Redcar 2024

    "Hi I'm Charlie, ex British Champ, says so on me van. I don't like upstart little rubbishs getting in my way, just ask Brennan Got it, get it and we'll be good"
  11. HGould

    Brummies 2024...

    On his day I think he's better / faster than anyone but Zmarzlik All about opinions I guess.. I think the PL Tracks would really suit him.
  12. HGould

    Keighley Speedway

    It appears to be equidistant to Halifax and Bradford, both speedway venues at The Shay and Idsal There is a Rugby League Stadium called Larkholme Lane lately Cougar Park, it also staged soccer this milenium. Wondering if a start up there was possible as alternative to Shay or Odsal?
  13. HGould

    Brummies 2024...

    I'd say on the evidence of the last couple of SGP seasons that on his day, and increasingly so, that VACULIK far from being "decent" would be the best rider in GB Speedway IF he was signed by any Team. Better, faster and more consistent than any of the Aussies, Russians or Poles who are already signed in the UK. I can't see it being him though, bloody well hope i'm wrong though!
  14. HGould

    Workington 2024

    You never know Richard Lawson may return home to Cumbria. Leave Poole, make peace fully with his dad, become best mates with Craig Cook, have Kyle Bickley as his mechanic, and be happy to be second heat leader and bonus point king. Then still around 5 points to play with. Meanwhile on January 1st the New Year will bring reality back to life Happy New Year and sarcasm aside it's GREAT to see Workington back and I can't wait to get up there for a week in the Lakes and a trip to Northside
  15. HGould

    Speedway Star

    My Online usually lands in email box just after midnight - very early Thursday. Nothing as yet . I assumed as Monday and Tuesday were Bank Holidays that this weeks may be released on Friday ?. Not sure if that's too logical!

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