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It may be cold, it may be poor, it may be addicted to pastry. But if you’re from the north, there are some things you’ll always miss about it.
Speedway Grand Prix: The Result
Well that was an interesting grand prix, with a surprise winner. There was a delay in the meeting when there was a problem with the tapes not going up at a consistent speed on both sides. Nigel Pearson and Kelvin Tatum were at the helm on the commentary and the Woffy Woffy Woffy came when the only British rider in the grand prix won a late heat. Although last years World Champion Chris Holder...
Speedway Grand Prix
Round two of the speedway grand prix will be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland. With Jaroslaw Hampel winning in Auckland, he will be hoping to get a second win on home soil for a Pole to win in Poland. Although for many fans they were biting their finger nails when Darcy Ward got injured at Winbourne Road on Wednesday, but is fit and fine to ride tonight. The Polish crowd will probably be hoping for a...
Speedway Grand Prix the result
So many of the speedway community managed to stay up in the early hours of the morning to watch the grand prix in New Zealand. After many interesting rounds in the evening, the shock came in the last heat, the final. The polish crowd at the Western Springs went crazy when Jaroslaw Hampel winning the New Zealand grand prix. After missing five rounds last season due to a broken ankle in Cardiff, a...
Speedway grand prix
The speedway season will be in full swing this weekend, when the grand prix series makes a return in New Zealand. For the second time the series will kick off at the Western Springs stadium in Auckland. View Larger Map Riders have already made the way to the island of the Kiwi’s and 2012 champion Chris Holder will be hoping to make it two titles in a row. This year there has been many changes,...
Winter is nearly over
The snow has taken us all by surprise this Winter, especially when it has not been forecast in the weather report. It has effected everybody from travelling to and from places and has also caused havoc with the sporting fixture. But there is good news and that Winter is nearly over. With spring coming soon the summer sports will be gearing up to start. Tennis rackets will be getting stringed,...
The Golden birds
Last night the elite league final took place after the third attempt to be a lucky charm. The pirates were without Darcy Ward and the replacement Niels Kristian Iversen had to pull out, so the late replacement Chris Harris had to pull on the pirate logo and take in a shift. It seems that the robins team had not been affected and had strength in depth. Coming into the second leg Swindon had the...
Tonight’s meeting at Belle Vue has been called off.
Missing from the final lap (updated)
It seems now that the Poole Pirates will be without key front man Darcy Ward on Monday for the second leg of the final at Winbourne Road. According to Poole Pirates Matt Ford will bring in Niels Kristian Iversen in replacement for Darcy. Also today there has been more worrying news for the pirates people that the new 2012 champions Chris Holder has an ankle injury sustained in a Polish...
Missing from the final lap
In the last 24 hours it has come to light that the wondrous talent of Darcy Ward may be a doubt for the second leg of the final on Monday at Winbourne Road. It has emerged that Darcy was attacked and was admitted to hospital. Although the news on how serious the injuries are are yet unknown. According to the Bournemouth Echo and Swindon Advertiser Poole Pirates do have Kings Lynn Star Niels...
The end is nigh
For many Autumn brings good and bad things. Some people love the vibrant colours of fall and the wrapping up in layers. Others see that the football season is gaining momentum and is gong very well or not so good. However those who love the summer sports now is time to say farewell. The summer season of sport is ending either on a high or low depending on sport and club. A common theme of the...
With a grand prix that started out to be a lack lustre affair turned out to be pretty intriguing. With the controversy of Michael Jepsen Jensen being the wildcard instead of many fans wanting Kristen Iversen. But with Jepsen Jensen’s second appearance in the grand prix he knew what to expect in an environment of experience versus youth. The track cause some disappointments with no passing...
What a weekend with sport in football, tennis, speedway and even boxing. Firstly the football, there was only league one and two fixtures due to the international break, where England were in Moldova where they won 5-0. It seemed it was goals galore. England will play again on Tuesday. In the tennis there has been some shocks on and off the court. The US open has has rain every year for the last...
Andy Roddick’s career this evening has finished after being beaten in four sets by Juan Martin del Potro. Juan was a humble winner and applauded Andy and let him have his final moments with the crowd. Andy found it hard to keep it together, both near the end of the game and in the post match interview. His wife and many members of his team were in tears. Roddick has had a good career and...
Rain has been pouring the NYC and that has disrupted tennis time. Matches have been cancelled in perspective of the juniors. Although with the adults there is a hope it will resume. Gasquest v Ferrer Del Potro v Roddick Both are interesting especially Andy Roddick who’s final title dream could be dashed by the giant of the Argentine Juan Martin del Potro. Roddick will be retiring after...
US Open-spoiler alert
SPOILER ALERT!!!!! Andy Murray played earlier than expected due to the forecast of rain which could have disturbed play. Murray was playing Milos Raonic. Andy played well. He eventually beat Raonic in three straight sets to now play Marian Cilic in the semi finals.
So day three and four and there has been some exciting and shocking results. Yesterday the shock of the day was Jo Wilfred Tsonga was beaten after four sets. Andy Murray got through and will play against Feliciano Lopez, or as his mother would say deliciano!! Federer also proceeded to the next round. Day four saw Laura Robson beat Na Li who beat Heather Watson in the first round. Robson will...
Day three in the big apple and there is no shortage of excitement. News in that David Nabaninian has withdrawn from the open, he was due to play against Juan Martin del Potro. Also for the British today Laura Robson and Andy Murray will play to get through to the next round. Although Novak Djokovic won his match last night in three straight sets.
Day two of the US open and with New York five hours behind the action is just starting. It will be a battle of the Americans of the Arthur Ashe stadium with 20th seed Andy Roddick against Rhyne Williams. Later on Novak Djokovic will play on Arthur Ashe. Louis Armstrong stadium will hold Thomas Berdych which is currently in progress. After Thomas another American Sam Querrey who is 27th in the...
Jonas Davidsson has decided not to return to Lakeside Hammers. There is a statement on the Hammers website. http://www.lakesidehammers.co/
Oh we have been lucky have we not? The rain has ruined it all yet again. Meetings across the country have been called OFF. So if you were hoping for speedway, expect little or none at all.
The end of August is looming over us and a year later and it is time to head over to New York for the US open. With an amazing final last year of Federer and Djokovic, there is more hope that this year it can be similar in excitement. Brit Andy Murray is hoping the success of the Olympics can shine through golden in the US open. Heather Watson is playing on the first day against ninth seed Na...
For many British fans the grand prix in Cardiff is a highlight in the speedway calender year. Many of you may have been enjoying yourselves in Cardiff or on the sofa at home. A lot have twitter, for some that says it all, however the opportunity to meet those who we divulges in conversations with on arguments and agreements is exciting to see them. Pictures galore with fellow fans and flags give...
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Football resumes its action
August already and with the summer of 2012 being hectic with the euro’s and the Olympics, the football season has returned. Fleetwood town are the newest team to play in the football league after winning blue square premier aka conference last season. Also York City have been promoted to the league. Hopefully they can make an impact into league two. New boys of Southampton. Reading and...
Italiano grand prix
Do as the Romans do! That is exactly what speedway international riders will be doing this evening in the Italian grand prix which will be held in northern Italy, Terenzano. Photographed by Keith Parry With the grand prix making an interesting watch for all fans, it seems a wild guess on to who will win the grand prix this evening. All there is to say is the only way to know who will win is to...
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Put on a happy face
There is sunshine!! That means a speedway meeting, whilst you all recover from the shocking news that a meeting will go ahead. Belle Vue Aces are going against the Poole Pirates. All hoping the aces do well this evening.
Another Claus one!
After a call off on Monday Belle Vue were at Winbourne Road at the Poole pirate speedway club. Unfortunately on Tuesday one of the double up riders Claus Vissing took another knock by getting a collar bone injury in the premier league meeting of Ipswich v Somerset, where there was an incident between Dakota North and Claus. So Craig Cook was the replacement for Vissing. Poole did not get it...
Commend the guys
Last night at Belle Vue there was another rain off, disappointing I know but things like this happen we all know, but it seems to be a lot at the moment. So having withdrawal symptoms from being spoilt from the speedway world cup there was some premier league action with Ipswich witches v Somerset rebels. So sky did their bit with the premier league. The weather was dry and with some good racing...
Another one bites the dust
Well well well, what can I say, one of the hardest race off’s since the reinvention of the world cup since 2001 and there was team that from early stages got to the top of the pack. A strong team on a Swedish track and that is their Scandinavian cousins Denmark. The final will compose of the host team Sweden, event one winners Russia and event two winners Australia and finally the one team...
So it has been a while since I have done a blog post and many things have happened since then. In football the Euro’s favourites of Spain made world history by winning the euro four years in concession and winning the world cup in between. Tennis was well….interesting. The final at Wimbledon had the countries hopes alive when Andy Murray went against Roger Federer. However Andy lost...
For all the wolves fans there is some good news. British born, Australian accent Tai Woffinden had injured his scaphoid. Yesterday he went for a scan and the good news was that he will be able to ride very soon. That is amazing news for all wolves fans who know that without Tai and Nicolai Klindt the team have been struggling. It is also good on an international front with team GB gaining his...
Monday speedway: results
Belle Vue Aces just missed out on an away point at Wolverhampton with the final score being 51-42 to the Wolves. The live meeting for sky was interesting with Lakeside having some real bad luck which the made the final score 36-50 to the robins.
Another week has begun and that means a new week in the speedway fixture list. This evening Belle Vue Aces are in Wolverhampton against the Wolves. Last week the aces got their first win and hopefully another win against the same team could boost the confidence and moral in the team. On sky there will be Lakeside v Swindon. Let’s hope that the weather stays nice and a good meeting can...
As I mentioned previously the meeting against Swindon had been called off, there are elite league meetings: Peterborough Panthers v Belle Vue Aces Birmingham Brummies v Lakeside Hammers ********* Unfortunately the meeting at Birmingham has been called off ********* Belle Vue have lost their away meeting against Peterborough Panthers by one point the final score is Peterborough Panthers 47-46...
Another down pour
It seems thee rain is yet again getting the best of the speedway. Tonight Swindon Robins were against Wolverhampton Wolves, that has now been called off due to the rain. Hope the weather improves and it becomes more of a Mediterranean summer rather than a British one!!
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The aces have a change of luck
Belle Vue Aces have had a change of luck against Wolverhampton Wolves this evening with a win!!!! You all read that correct Belle Vue had their first win in their tenth meeting of the season. All teams have some points on the board now. Belle Vue had new signings of Craig Cook who made a return for the aces this season and new signings of Ales Dryml and Renat Gafurov have all made an impact on...
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The luck of the......Danish!
With the Saturday night taking over with sport, it was a hard choice on what to watch, so some (eventually little) channel flicking happened. The summer is jam packed with football with the euro’s and the speedway Grand Prix. Denmark were playing against Netherlands, also in the capital of Copenhagen the speedway was taking place. In the final score of the football of Denmark winning 1-0...
Firstly this is not a eurovision post so all those wanting music please move on…. The football tournament has started with a small opening ceremony in Poland with some clashes of music. A wonder pianist with some DJ mixing it up. Children had their hair in the colours of the joint nations. Red and white for Poland and blue and yellow for Ukraine. The first match is Poland v Greece. ...
Belle Vue Changes
It has been announced that Edinburgh Monarchs rider Craig Cook will join Belle Vue Aces. However the tall Dane Patrick Hougaard looks like he will be out with a collar bone injury. So with the Brit Craig Cook joining the ranks, the next meeting will be on Monday against Wolverhampton Wolves, weather permitting.
The usual Wednesday night speedway meeting was held with Poole Pirates against Swindon Robins. Last time these two met it rained and the result did not stand. Well the weather was on the pirates side and they caused a storm as well as. Timo Lahti came into the side as reserve. So the meeting did seem to be exciting with many heats creating the same scores at many points in the meeting. However...
Bank Holiday result
Wolverhampton Wolves 42-48 Swindon Robins
Anyone got bank holiday blues yet? Anyone been working today, if so then sorry to hear! But this weekend was something to celebrate…..the Queen’s jubilee. Diamond in case you wondered, 60 years in short terms! But what has this got to do with sport, well bank holiday showed off some specials. There was meant to be Peterborough Panthers against Lakeside Hammers. But a waterlogged...
Just did not wipe the deck
As most people know Belle Vue are at the bottom of the table with no points and eight meetings. Although they have had their problems in the early season. However the aces had their ninth meeting away at Birmingham Brummies. There were many changes with their team, with Chris Harris as number guest in replacement for the injured Rory Schlein. There was also appearance from Salford man Ricky...
The Belle Vue team
There is the guest rider of Chris harris at number one. In number two there is rider replacement for Artur Mroczka 3. Ales Dryml 4. Ricky Ashworth 5. Patrick Hougaard 6. Ricky Ashworth 7. Adam Eoynon
Reminder of speedway
Tonight we have Birmingham Brummies v Belle Vue Aces also; Peterborough Panthers v Poole Pirates