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14 minutes ago, Fiale said:

When the Basketball have their arena, maybe they can start pushing for the slot if third most supported team in Bristol 🤣

Back in the late 70s they were out-supported by the Bulldogs (they were a speedway team for you young 'uns) at their own ground (I know,  it wasn't theirs but they like to think it was).

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12 minutes ago, Red Shadow said:

Back in the late 70s they were out-supported by the Bulldogs (they were a speedway team for you young 'uns) at their own ground (I know,  it wasn't theirs but they like to think it was).

I never understood motorcycle speedway as a spectator sport.

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1 hour ago, Bas's perfect hattrick said:

Intimidating in that you have a genuine chance of injury, after the stairs collapse or the roof caves in on your head

I must admit that "Santa's Grotto" looks an intimidating experience on top of the painful dihorrea enduced stomach cramps endured from the fake fanta and stale crisps and then fondled and fisted by their best Jimmy Saville impersonator.

Yes; a very daunting place to visit.

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56 minutes ago, Peter O Hanraha-hanrahan said:

I think this says it all..

Pretty accurate though tbf

 

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Peadophiles (sic)...? Like Captain Birds Eye? Petite pois, marrowfat, mushy, garden, sugarsnap?

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The Fewers chatting about the ‘Gas Hard men’ over the years.....

https://gaschat.co.uk/thread/17784/football-hard-men?page=2
 

One of the belters seems to think David Pipe (bald midget) is a ‘Hard Man’ the same bloke who got sent down for smashing a Wine bottle over someone’s head on a night out. 
 

Yeah proper hard that is.

F’ing Coward.

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1 hour ago, Bristol Rob said:

I never understood motorcycle speedway as a spectator sport.

Really? A loud, noisy spectacle with risk and close racing.

I'd sooner understand your view if you were talking about horse racing. Spend all day at a track and see horses run past maybe a dozen times, while stood next to idiots on the pi**. 

Of course, all IMHO. 

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1 hour ago, Swede said:

I must admit that "Santa's Grotto" looks an intimidating experience on top of the painful dihorrea enduced stomach cramps endured from the fake fanta and stale crisps and then fondled and fisted by their best Jimmy Saville impersonator.

Yes; a very daunting place to visit.

you forgot the 1970s vids of gary glitter on their big screen  with the porn saved for half time

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2 hours ago, Bristol Rob said:

I never understood motorcycle speedway as a spectator sport.

Have you ever seen it live? It’s not my thing either, but I did go to watch it at Eastville a couple of times, and must admit it was quite exciting. Noise, smell speed etc.

Feel the same about powerboat racing: not something I’d ever watch on TV, or go out of my way to, but in Bristol Docks it was something else. 

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2 minutes ago, italian dave said:

Have you ever seen it live? It’s not my thing either, but I did go to watch it at Eastville a couple of times, and must admit it was quite exciting. Noise, smell speed etc.

Feel the same about powerboat racing: not something I’d ever watch on TV, or go out of my way to, but in Bristol Docks it was something else. 

i saw it once,shame it got shut down,the boats were amazing

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15 minutes ago, redsquirrel said:

wasnt it deemed too dangerous to continue?

Yep fair few fatalities, v8 boats going around at 80mph + and concrete walls. 
 

Some great stuff on YouTube from the era 

 

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17 minutes ago, redsquirrel said:

wasnt it deemed too dangerous to continue?

Not just ‘deemed’: it was! There were several fatalities I seem to recall. Misjudge slightly and they’d hit the dock wall at 100mph.

I know we grumble about health and safety gone mad sometimes, but that was the other extreme!

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32 minutes ago, italian dave said:

Have you ever seen it live? It’s not my thing either, but I did go to watch it at Eastville a couple of times, and must admit it was quite exciting. Noise, smell speed etc.

Feel the same about powerboat racing: not something I’d ever watch on TV, or go out of my way to, but in Bristol Docks it was something else. 

Even more exciting at the Knowle track. Shorter straights and tighter corners. Oh, and we made a relative fortune returning discarded lemonade bottles to the kiosk and pocketing the deposits. Profitable Friday nights.

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17 minutes ago, italian dave said:

Not just ‘deemed’: it was! There were several fatalities I seem to recall. Misjudge slightly and they’d hit the dock wall at 100mph.

I know we grumble about health and safety gone mad sometimes, but that was the other extreme!

I remember reading that an American champion (Seebold?) came to see the track for the first time and thought it was just where they practiced, asked where the real track was. :) My dad was in the RNR at the time and we used to get on to the HMS Venturer and watch from the deck, it was pretty hair raising seeing the Formula one boats going past so close to the hull! 

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3 minutes ago, redysteadygo said:

Even more exciting at the Knowle track. Shorter straights and tighter corners. Oh, and we made a relative fortune returning discarded lemonade bottles to the kiosk and pocketing the deposits. Profitable Friday nights.

Christ, and I thought I was getting on.

Saw the remnants as a kid but believe it shut up shop shortly before I was born.

Recently came across an old map of now defunct racetracks (both dogs and speedway,) and unbelievable how many there were and also where they were around the UK. I recall my old man saying just how big the dogs and speedway were in comparison to football, at how folks used to GO OUT to spectator events all the time rather than sit at home. Different era.

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3 hours ago, WessexPest said:

Cmon you Doncaster Utd! Or Doncaster racing meet, avoid the Slags landing any punches like the Ipswich horse badge did.

Potentially one of the more winnable games for the fewers, Doncaster form is pretty dire 

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2 minutes ago, TomF said:

Potentially one of the more winnable games for the fewers, Doncaster form is pretty dire 

Trouble is that none of the other dead men down there have particularly winnable games either: Wimbledon v Fleetwood, Burton v Swindon, Hull v Northampton, Rochdale v Ipswich and Wigan v Portsmouth. At least they ought to still be in the bottom four at 5 o`clock even if they do win.

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11 hours ago, CotswoldRed said:

Really? A loud, noisy spectacle with risk and close racing.

I'd sooner understand your view if you were talking about horse racing. Spend all day at a track and see horses run past maybe a dozen times, while stood next to idiots on the pi**. 

Of course, all IMHO. 

I'd certainly go and watch if it was local and draw a proper conclusion as in general, I enjoy watching motor sports (although this is always 4 wheeled), as for Horse racing... been to Cheltenham twice and have NEVER seen an actual horse there in the flesh. Spent the entire time in a bar (which says a lot more about me than it does the sport of kings).

 

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10 hours ago, BTRFTG said:

Christ, and I thought I was getting on.

Saw the remnants as a kid but believe it shut up shop shortly before I was born.

Recently came across an old map of now defunct racetracks (both dogs and speedway,) and unbelievable how many there were and also where they were around the UK. I recall my old man saying just how big the dogs and speedway were in comparison to football, at how folks used to GO OUT to spectator events all the time rather than sit at home. Different era.

Indeed.

Greyhound racing used to be so big, that Wembley Stadium refused to cancel a pre-planned meet back in 1966, causing the World Cup group match between Uruguay and France to be played at the White City.

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11 hours ago, TomF said:

Yep fair few fatalities, v8 boats going around at 80mph + and concrete walls. 
 

Some great stuff on YouTube from the era 

 

Lovely to hear Murray Walker commentary on that clip.

Also, brings back memories of when the harbourside wasn't filled with over-priced apartments too.

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3 minutes ago, Gert Mare said:

Meanwhile, over at ‘The Colony’.

They have built a permanent structure at their ‘game changer’ of a facility. A little toilet block I think?

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Yeah I saw that on sagchat where they`re all creaming themselves at how big it is!

Mind you, anything bigger than a portacabin must seem big to them.

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6 minutes ago, Gert Mare said:

Meanwhile, over at ‘The Colony’.

They have built a permanent structure at their ‘game changer’ of a facility. A little toilet block I think?

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Thanks. Didn't realise the waste disposal site was open this Bank Holiday Monday.

Heading there later to dump another truckload of junk.

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