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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #15 on: 13.07. 2015 21:46 »
That's why Speedway was invented. A sport where it kept you awake.
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #16 on: 14.07. 2015 05:13 »
Speedway, finally someone who talks sensibly....................................

Some of my best years was when I was involved with speedway. Rode solo's and what we called "stockbikes", our motocross bikes with the brakes disconnected.

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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #17 on: 14.07. 2015 08:11 »
Yes I like speedway, 15 miles from Berwick Bandits, don't go regular these days (pension restraints  *sad2*)
I remember my first visit - such a great decision to stand at a corner. *eek*

Quite a few riders from down under rode for the Bandits in their early years - Roy Williams - Alan Paynter (sp) to mention just a couple, - home grown riders - probably the best Murray Walker ( m/cycle business in Newcastle) and never to be forgotten Dougie Wyre.
Lots of east European and Scandinavian riders now tho
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #18 on: 14.07. 2015 10:48 »
I used to love going to Sydney Showground to watch them. I swung on a chair once at Moruya on a wet track. After the first turn I couldn't see a thing so I just stayed out there. I was told most of the race my head was only inches from the back wheel of another rig. We won.
Shame we don't get as much action down here anymore.
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #19 on: 14.07. 2015 12:24 »
That's why Speedway was invented. A sport where it kept you awake.
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Hmmmmm. I was over at Ipswich last Friday watching my fave team performing away from home. About the worst you could hope for - most heats being all over between the first and second turn of the first lap. And my team being on the receiving end of a right good thumping to boot.
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #20 on: 20.07. 2015 01:57 »

 Ahem- like I said, just a game... Hey...  *????**whistle*
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #21 on: 20.07. 2015 09:16 »
 *eek* it's gone quiet in here..   *smile*
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #22 on: 20.07. 2015 09:26 »
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it's gone quiet in here..

we're watching the tennis mate - is something else going on *whistle*
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #23 on: 20.07. 2015 11:24 »
who me ??? I'm taking up knitting save me having an heart attack !!
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #24 on: 22.07. 2015 11:13 »
Not having english as my first language (or lack of intelligence), I don't understand anything mentioned above....

Johnny, it's quite a simple game really:
There are 2 teams, one team goes in, (sorry, forgot to mention that before anyone goes in the captains toss off to decide who goes in first), well then as each player goes out he bats until he gets out and the other team get closer to going in. So when they're all out the other team goes in and bats until they all go out. Then the bowling team comes back in and tries to bowl the other team out, so when each one of them is out the other team comes in and they bat until they go out.
etc, etc...
They do all this over a five day period, and the whole of England and the whole of Australia are completely transfixed by the whole thing. Then....  They do it again four times.
At the end of it the winner gets a tiny jug full of ashes.
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #25 on: 22.07. 2015 11:29 »
The only thing more boring to watch is a Zero race.
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #26 on: 22.07. 2015 12:00 »
the captains toss off to decide who goes in first

And the winner is? *clap*
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #27 on: 22.07. 2015 12:17 »
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and the whole of England and the whole of Australia are completely transfixed

a slight exaggeration me thinks
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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #28 on: 22.07. 2015 23:49 »
More boring than cricket?

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Re: Armageddon
« Reply #29 on: 23.07. 2015 03:30 »
 
 cricket
  been in oz more than 15 years.. we have only worked one rule of cricket...something about getting the ball over the rope... to get a point..i have always had some greasy parts to clean up...so never stuck around much for that...
AFL is another...total mystery...cant tackle anybody...always pulling on others shirts...if you have an issue with another player...why not just wind up and belt him...tugging someone's jumper???   I always covered my kids eyes when I seen that...
I guess that why hockey always seems so civilised...only 2 can go at it...3rd man in is out of the game...one player hits the ground..the other is declared ...the winner...and the game goes on...
rugby and afl blues always look soo girly...trying to pull each other clothes off.....?? 
then soccer...don't even have to hit each other...just make sure the ref is watching...fall on the ground and flop around like a fresh caught fish...