Speedway Life: Twitter & scuttlebutt – October 2012

1st October

Todd Kurtz*

Got a bullshit tooth ache. Hence the tweet at this hour of the morning! Help please”

Kevin Doolan*

“Time to cut laps of the swimming pool, splashing aint as much fun as roosting!”

Paul Burbidge*

Advice to anyone staying at Kralj near Gorican, if you’re catching an early flight, pay the night before. Came down at 5am, reception shut”

Paul Burbidge*

“Lucky the Croatian motorways are built for speed. Shame no-one at Zagreb airport has a sense of urgency. Only just made my flight”

Paul Burbidge*

“Is my bag coming in on tomorrow’s flight? Come on Gatwick, get a move on! #goslowatgatwick”

Richie Worrall*

“I got my bikes and everything ready last week then the doctor said he may need to operate again, bone isn’t growing in the gap”

Dakota North*

“Think last nights going to come back to haunt me”

Kenneth Bjerre*

“Bring on thursday. Fingers crosses for the hospital will give me the green light to I can start to walking again”

 

Lewis Bridger*

“get back fit soon dude it sucks when u have to sit out meetings”

Craig Cook*

“tell me about it. 1st meeting back after 6 week. Now I’m out again. Focus on next year now I guess”

Lewis Bridger*

“it’s not gd mate I done my rotary cuff on my left shoulder and should of been out for months come back early & struggled”

 

Alan Boon*

“Listening to BBC Coventry&Warwickshire’s Tapes Up programme from last Friday. MASSIVE amount of sense being spoken in the first 10 minutes”

Phil Morris*

“Tension is building up, we have plenty of respect for Swindon but not scared! let’s get it on and pull of a win?” [lost 35-55]

Paul Burbidge*

“I’ve just been offered the iPhone 5 by Vodafone. Might pay up my contract and get it. Is it worth it?”

Peter Johns*

“Totally knocked over with a infection after dental work last week. Antibiotics and Poland in the same week! #noalcohol #wewillsee!”

Mads Korneliussen*

“Big bag of pick & mix #Fat need to go for a run tomorrow!!”

David Watt*

“C’mon Lakeside !! Wish I was there riding on one of my favourite tracks. And I love the big meetings like that. If I could be there, I would”

Alan Boon*

“Andersen loves a roller”

Paul Burbidge*

“Teenager Adam Ellis takes heat 4 R/R outing for Lakeside at Poole. Nice to see a Brit getting a chance, but he’s no replacement for Watt”

Alan Boon*

“Ulamek is a fucking liability when he misses the start. Has he ever passed anyone?”

Paul Burbidge*

“Karlsson retired half a lap behind Holder and Pawlicki while on a tactical. Lakeside are in for some hammering here”

Alan Boon*

“Lakeside robbing the fans of a decent match at Poole. But since it’s Poole fans, I don’t give a shit”

Lewis Bridger*

“If anyone can guess who’s the LICK ASS!!! I’ll give a follow bk #SkySports”

Alan Boon*

“You go to all that effort to make the teams look uniform with the team kevlars & then that twat ruins it with his toy bike”

Alan Boon*

“Morris is a desperate, desperate man”

Alan Boon*

“’I don’t know what you’re talking about, Phil’ – Graham Flint, 01/10/12”

Gary Havelock*

“I’m sorry but I’ve never heard so much shite come out of one persons mouth.……”

Alan Boon*

“Chris Louis asks little of interest”

David Watt*

“I didn’t understand a single word of that interview !!”

Alan Boon*

“Twatchelor racing his teammate again. FFS”

Lewis Bridger*

“is it just me but Sky Speedway have only put on races when Darcy is out there”

 

Paul Burbidge*

“Poole are 39-22 up on Lakeside after 10 heats. If this was a boxing match, the ref would have stopped it after heat five”

David Watt*

“Go easy mate !!!”

Paul Burbidge*

“Sorry mate, didn’t mean that disrespectfully. They’re just lacking your firepower. How are you getting on?”

David Watt*

“No worries. They’re tuff at home or away so it’s not hard to believe !! Now that Lakeside are out, I’m gunning for PP”

 

Nicki Glanz*

“That awkward moment when you get a txt thats so funny you spil Coffie Down your self when driving”

Craig Richardson*

“All these people training and dieting and there’s darcy with 3 wins eaten chips between heats”

Jason King*

“I know it’s easy to say sat on my sofa, but surely the Birmingham boys can see they need to move out to dirt?”

Alan Boon*

“They may as well have shown footage of seal clubbing instead of the Poole-Lakeside heats they’ve gone for”

 

James Grieves*

“How the f@@k is smolinski back guard legal you could get your whole body in there #wide-open”

Bob Tasker*

“apparently it’s only laminated card & has a tyre hugger inside #disqualifyforlookingshit”

 

Lewis Bridger*

“Nice mention of Rico meeting on Sky Speedway 6k fans absolutely amazing”

Alan Boon*

“Birmingham hit by the lack of a proper number one. Wonder who has them all?”

Rasmus Jensen*

“Wtf is going on 4 riders from Poole got payed a Max tonight at the semi final”

Gary Havelock*

“I’m not really at liberty to say who is talking shite out of the sky team. I will leave it up to you good people to decide #pollvote”

Hans Andersen*

“Well done Swindon team first step towards the finale what a knob the ref is, right moved first time around but didn’t do beep all after”

 

2nd October

Hans Andersen*

People, whether you tweet your opinion straight away or it is printed in the papers a few days later doesn’t make a difference #FreePress”

Nicolai Klindt*

can’t wait to hit the window seat. wish i was flying 10hrs and not 2hrs #tired”

Nicki Pedersen*

At Stansted Airport going to Denmark for some nice fysio. Back to UK tonight again”

Tai Woffinden*

just woke up the weekend is over still hangin and to make this week even better i got the dentist wed thu and friday…”

Kenneth Bjerre*

Todays fitness training successfully completed. More movement in leg everyday #comingbackstrong2013”

Sam Masters*

Anyone keen to come to Czech for the under 21s to mechanic?? Will be fun”

Alun John Rossiter*

Left me phone in the car this morning only 45 missed calls 53 txts”

Adam Roynon*

“Jimmy Carr’s laugh is funny as fuck!!!!!”

Alan Boon*

The ongoing eulogy of Matt Ford on the BSF has neglected to mention he is so diligent he had his statistician in the pits at Swindon in 2009 If anyone is unconvinced at exactly what went on that night they should speak to Leigh Adams, who made his feelings very clear. It was only speedway’s obsession with appearing clean that saw it brushed under the carpet, when other sports may have involved the police But, hey, what a good promoter!”

Alun John Rossiter*

Few stats from last night 15 heats but with the restarts 24”

Hans Andersen*

Watching OR trying to watch first leg of Swedish final via Csport AND f… It’s Shyte as keep loosing connection”

 

Paul Burbidge*

That track looks very wet in Motala. If that had been Britain, it would have been rained off”

Jan Staechmann*

“yes, because most British tracks don’t have the equipment needed to fix it, like they just did in Motala?”

 

Nicki Glanz*

“Must be getting old its only 20:33 and feel like its midnight”

Paul Burbidge*

Given the amount of injuries Elite League clubs have had to cover for, surely it’s time to bring in a squad system?”

David Watt*

Can anyone get tickets to Anathema in Bydgoszcz tomorrow night @ Hala Astoria ?? I’m super keen to see them live. Need tix ! Help please !!”

Alan Boon*

How was Bomber at NSSC tonight? Any gems?”

Chris Holder*

Got that dance down!”

 

3rd October

Kristian Lund*

Can anyone fix me up with a twinn room in Pardubice Friday-Sunday?”

Phil Morris*

“Josh auty has declared himself fit for play off semi at Swindon tomorrow night. Let’s get some pride back”

Mads Korneliussen*

“Why do people have a phone when they don’t pick it up”

Tai Woffinden*

“got 10 teeth to fix in the next 3 days…#HatingLife”

 

Troy Batchelor*

“Oh man we got nickelbacked last night”

James Brundle*

“sounded that way by the voicemail i got from u this morning.who’s phone was u on or that ur new number? #smashed”

 

Craig Cook*

“Hopefully not out for the rest of the season. Going for a skid over the weekend then I will make a decision”

James Brundle*

“MILF O’clock at work. Down tools”

Alan Boon*

“The BSPA are meeting in Rugby today, ahead of the AGM. I wonder if they’re leading us to safety or oblivion?”

Leon Madsen*

“Wihuuuu what a fuuuucking night!!!! Vetlanda champions !!!! 🙂 thanks to all :-)”

 

4th October

Tai Woffinden*

“wake up and the first thing i think is fuck my teeth hurt 🙁 another long day start at 12 :O”

Lewis Bridger*

Just launched my TomTom out the van window on the A1 to London it’s messed around enough #notscared #likeaboss”

Lewis Bridger*

Looks like I’m jetting of to CA to do some circles next week with Cameron & Jk if it’s half as gd as last year ill take that! #pumped”

Ricky Kling*

Just had à thai massage and did not even got asked 4 a # happyeding. It was another one of my prejudices disappeared”

Paul Burbidge*

Just touched down in Bydgoszcz with the BSI and Speedway Star crew. Time to drive past the babes in the woods and on to Torun”

Kenneth Bjerre*

Got the green light today from the hospital to start light weight walking again with crutches. I am happy with the progress so far”

Aaron Summers*

Love the smell of the workshop after spraying the Lucas Oil slick mist on the bikes”

Alan Boon*

Disappointed with the coverage of the Rico meeting in Speedway Star – lots of room for BSI propaganda, though!”

Lewis Bridger*

That Mark Bridger on itv News has f#ck all to do with me like just sat here shocked when I heard about it I hope they find April very soon”

David Rowe*

Pleasantly warm in the announcer’s box at Swindon. Might be a little colder out on the terraces!”

Alan Boon*

When things aren’t great always remember, you could be Belle Vue”

Nicki Glanz*

Swindon and poole in the final then, gunna be a cracker !!”

Alan Boon*

“Oh God, the season really did start as it went on – shitty!”

Alan Boon*

“How bad is Ulamek when he misses the gate? Good ride by Killer”

Alan Boon*

“Andersen. Rolling. Yawn.”

Alan Boon*

“10 heats in less than an hour? They’ll be able to show the MDL afterwards…”

Niall Strudwick*

“wanna be riding not watching it on the telly”

Brendan David Johnson*

“Still feeling like complete crap, what ever I have, I want it gone by Sunday so I can race.! Already missed two meetings”

 

Alan Boon*

Are they going to show the whole fucking season? #ThisIsELNotSGP”

Jeff Scott*

“tbf, those “highlights” make the SGP look unrecognisably much more exciting than the tedium of actually watching it live!”

Alan Boon*

“I pretty much watch them on FFW now, if at all”

 

 

Alan Boon*

FFS Twatchelor! If you’re not going to do a comedy fall wearing the helmetcam then just sit still!”

Dick Butler*

“Nigel Pearson – can you please confirm that the Grand Prix in Torun is the last one this year #notsure”

Alan Boon*

“Nicki Pedersen would have won the title by now if refs were a little more understanding..#HowManyExclusions?”

 

 

Jeff Scott*

“exqualifie’ Nigel Pearson might have just invented a word that skilfully combines the old & new British Speedway desriptions”

Alan Boon*

“Always preferred ‘discluded’”

Chris Holder*

“Grand prix challenge jus come on tv in Poland! And the start birds were doin GANGNAM STYLE dance! No bullshit!”

 

Petra Pavlic*

“Rumour has it! F* u speedway gossip world… I’m being nice to everyone and than stabbed in the back?! Gotta be #bitch in this world!”

Dakota North*

“trust no one”

 

Troy Batchelor*

“Pumped going to torun gp ! Carnage!!”

Chris Neath*

“After the week I’ve had I’m looking forward to getting on that plane tomorrow and heading to Torun”

Ben Barker*

“Is off to Poland for my debut in relegation play-offs!! Must win!”

Nigel Pearson*

“Congrats Swindon – the Grand Final with Poole should be something special! Good to see Robins back with the big boys”

Nigel Pearson*

“Arrived at airport hotel ready for flight to Poland. Should be a fantastic Grand Prix live on Sky Sports Saturday 6pm”

 

Andy Cricks*

“Rosco Hans Andersen they say cheats prosper and thats exactly what swindon are especially with that prat doyle aswell #comeonpirates”

Jason Doyle*

“whys ya face blurred out?”

Alun John Rossiter*

“spine less”

Nigel Pearson*

“exactly why I’ve been considering quitting this twitter nonsense”

Shane Childs*

“quit is What they want. Just block the idiot. And his army of 88 followers. Popular!”

 

Rene Bach*

“Why did i say yes to go down to Ipswich?? #fuckthisdrivehome #wantmybed”

 

5th October

Hans Andersen*
Morning people… What a terrible weather today ☔ yes it’s another early start towards the airport #sleepy feeling very second hand 2day”

Niall Strudwick*

Back to work this morning #itsallaboutthemoney”

Ben Barker*

“Is now on the way to get the plane!! I am hungry needs a full English!!”

Nicki Glanz*

“Pay up!”

Greg Hancock*

Mornin Y’all!! #opportunityknocks”

Hans Andersen*

“Sat at the gate waiting to board that plain along with the Holder family, Peter Johns family and others SGP Torun will be magic this weekend”

Glasgow Tigers*

“Delighted to announce that Gary Havelock has added his support to ‘save the Tigers’ and will be joining us in Glasgow tomorrow night”

Dean Barker*

“I’ve done it at Eastbourne press day done a wheelie forks bottomed out over the top fucked every thing and me new troy lee lid”

Neil Middleditch*

“we both have passion for our clubs and respect for each other”

Mark Lemon*

“That’ll be three guest bookings declined this week”

Nicolai Klindt*

“someone on danish radio send a qeustion in. his name was sam ermolenko…. didn’t know there was two?”

Charlie Webster*

“And once again my twitter account has been hacked, must be 8th time in last 6 weeks, I’m running out of passwords at this rate!”

Rory Schlein*

“Polska bound practice is off on Saturday so thinking of going to the GP”

Niels Kristian Iversen*

“Leads of speedway people on the plane today.. All up for a big weekend”

Troy Batchelor*

“Who’s out in torun tonight ?!!!!”

Dakota North*

“i dont have a phone if you have been trying to get ahold of me its sent away getting fixed, :(“

Nigel Pearson*

“Pedersen v Holder… Heat 13 tomorrow… Unlucky for who?”

Paul Burbidge*

“That’s Torun SGP practice done. Holder, Pedersen and Hancock look impressively composed. Let’s see how cool they are tomorrow …”

Paul Burbidge*

“Had a great chat with Chris Holder’s Dad Mick. He’s proud of a boy who came from humble beginnings and says he did it all on his own”

Paul Burbidge*

“Looks like the Hotel Bulwar is SGP rider central tonight. Off to the Monster party shortly …”

Ben Barker*

“Is sat at hotel having gd chat with team ulamek!!”

 

Gary Havelock*

“Most of my reply’s seem to reckon Nicki Pedersen is going to pull it off tomorrow. Anyone else out there got an opinion?”

Gary Havelock*

“I’m getting a lot of love for Chris Holder to take the title at the moment. Anyone else disagree?”

Scott Nicholls*

“would love to see him do it,but a feeling that Nicki has the momentum right now & may steal it. U can never right him off!”

Mason Campton*

“Hate when your frustrated and you do somethin and it plays your mind!! Fuck! Need to finish good #frustrated #hateshitmeetings”

 

6th October

David Howe*

Up at 5 and being forced to watch Hello Kitty is not my idea of a god night. Cheers Ava”

 

Mike Bowden

“Allegations that my licence has been revoked are totally untrue, whatever people on these forums think. There have been allegations made against me and my family which are spiteful and, I believe, libellous. These comments are damaging my business by suggesting my licence has been revoked. I have decided to take legal advice over the comments made on these forums and possibly take further action. It’s maybe six or seven people making these remarks, but it’s noticeable that none of them have the guts to come and face me. I’m in the track office every day. I have to say that if these sort of people continue to offend me and make remarks which are untrue, I will bulldoze the circuit and see how they like that. I am serious – I am sick of all these comments being made.”

Nicki Glanz*

“what a cock”

Alan Boon*

Is the sort of man who says he will bulldoze his track because of rumours he’s lost his promoter’s license actually worthy of one? Baffling”

 

Mark Lemon*

“Play Off final tonight @ Leicester must win but how very dare they put on the same time as the SGP Torun”

Matt Ford

“I cannot begin to describe just what a major blow this is to us. We have all seen what a huge difference he has made to the side since joining us. I have said it before, and I will say it again, but it is now going to be even more critical for our tailenders to become heroes in both legs of the final.”

Mark Lemon*

“Can see tomorrow’s headline already ‘Was he pushed or did he fall’ Whatever, it’ll be epic!”

Tai Woffinden*

“need more tattoos”

Nigel Pearson*

“Dark and wet morning here in Torun – roof needed for tonight’s SGP”

Nigel Pearson*

“Torun has a roof which covers most of the track but there are sure to be some wet patches on the inside”

Alan Boon*

“Well, in 12 hours we’ll either have Pedersen, Holder or Hancock as world champion…#PleaseNotHolderPleaseNotHolder”

Jeff Scott*

“Is this the 1st SGP in a decade 2 enjoy something vaguely reminiscent of the anticipation that regularly preceded any 1off Wld Champ final?”

Mads Korneliussen*

“Having a shit day! Got to the euro tunnel, then told I could not buy a ticket, then had to go for the ferry! #NeverEndingShitDay #1hourwait”

Gary Havelock*

“Just jumped on the train up to Scotland to watch the GP with Glasgow Tigers fans. Could get messy. I hear they are a roudy bunch”

Kevin Doolan*

“Go big Chris enjoy your night and the champagne will be yours!”

Gary Havelock*

“To all you tweeple who have been asking who i think will win. Well guess what?I’m NOT gonna sit on the fence. It’s Chris Holder for me”

George English*

“Travelling to Leicester and listening to 5Live hoping the Mackems will lose. Great to hear plugs for speedway coverage on the bbc”

Gary Havelock*

“Calling all speedway fans in Glasgow. Get along to the Marriott hotel and watch the GP. I’ll even let you buy me a beer”

Danny Halsey*

“Chicks dig scars”

Craig Cook*

“Awesome day down Northside speedway track. If you ever need a skid this is the place to go”

Kevin Doolan*

“Getting excited, at Workington tonight been a while since I’ve had a caspian! #RingStingSpecial”

Nigel Pearson*

“Good afternoon from Torun for the world title decider – and the roof has done a great job!!”

Paul Burbidge*

“The atmosphere is building ahead of the Torun SGP. Just bumped into Jason Crump. Seems content with his decision to call it quits. My head is predicting Nicki P to win the SGP title by 4 points. My heart says the Torun SGP will finish Holder, Crump, Nicki”

Tai Woffinden*

“my last tweet was the bollox i see a fue copy and pastes now!”

Michael Palm Toft*

“At workington now weather is nice bikes are unloaded rdy to race..”

Jo Lowry*

“cheering for Nicki Pedersen tonight!”

Paul Burbidge*

“Proper hammering it down here in Torun. Let’s hope this shifts quickly”

Mark Lemon*

“Leicester track looking mint for tonight but think everyone’s either watching or at Torun SGP”

Paul Burbidge*

“There’s a bit of rain building up on the inside line here in Torun. Delayed until the rain stops”

Keith Huewen

“A lovely block paved pit, they’re spared no expense at this stadium”

Ryan Sullivan

“You know Chris has got a lot of friends in there – Nicki has been in quite a few of the dramas”

Jason Crump

“It’s a shame, I guess the water is in a bad spot at the entry of the first bend”

Greg Hancock

“One corner is pretty wet and one corner is pretty dry….it just makes it that much more interesting for all of us”

Alan Boon*

“Weather makes it a lottery tonight, so anyone could win. Hope that anyone is Nicki Pedersen”

Dakota North*

“Expecting a full stadium at rye house tonight, why lord why!!”

Alan Boon*

“Only in speedway could you have a roof that doesn’t prevent a rain-off…”

Dean Barker*

“Bring back memory’s world final after stopped for rain Gary Havelock champ”

Kelvin Tatum

“A little bit greasy – the rain has eased”

Nigel Pearson [after first heat]

“And the track looks fine Kelvin”

Kelvin Tatum

“You have to say it’s going to be hard to pass early on”

Alan Boon*

“Gollob you knob! Bollocks. No way is that regulation”

Kelvin Tatum

“This will settle the nerves, no doubt about it, [Holder] is the quickest rider in the world this year”

Paul Burbidge*

“Holder showed great track craft with that opening win in difficult conditions. Pedersen capable of better starts”

Alan Boon*

“Holder is exactly the champion BSI want: relatively young, a works rider for a major sponsor, and from a country they’d love to exploit”

Nigel Pearson

“He’s a real superstar in the making – Antonio Lindback!”

Alan Boon*

“So if Bjarne Pedersen is fit then Birmingham don’t get a facility in the KO Cup, yes? Or he’s withholding his services & gets a 28-day ban”

 

Nigel Pearson

“I noticed earlier that Bjarne had unpicked the Birmingham logo from his cap, what do you think the chances of him riding there next year?”

Phil Morris*

“perhaps he didn’t like the colour?”

 

Keith Huewen

“Heat 13 almost makes you drool”

Rasmus Jensen*

“Right now i love that i put a some money on Vaculík haha #fastRightNow”

Alan Boon*

“Dare I dream? My luck is shit, so no”

Dean Barker*

“Wish kelvin would stop calling it a paddock they ain’t racing horses #cock”

Nigel Pearson

“After all the rain we’ve had, just to say during the break they were watering the track!”

Kelvin Tatum

“Typical Gollob – leg back, enjoying his’self”

Nicki Pedersen

“I doesn’t have the speed as I want to have”

Nicki Pedersen

“I just need to make the semi-final and hope Chris doesn’t make it”

 

Keith Huewen

“He’s going to be very very fondly remembered isn’t he?”

Keith Huewen

“If nice is a word you can use in sport which, of course, you can’t”

Ryan Sullivan

“You can see Jason still hasn’t got the same passion for it”

 

Kelvin Tatum

“Everybody getting to their feet, what a spectacular reaction from the crowd”

Alan Boon*

“Typical Bomber. Wins when no-one wants him to!”

Nigel Pearson

“He would will have his hands on the world trophy”

Alan Boon*

“’You’d suggest Jonasson, on 3 points, cannot beat Nicki Pedersen, who’s on 8’ – Kelvin Tatum. I’d do more than suggest it, Kelv..”

Lewis Kerr*

“Being proper gay tonight, I’m even filling programme out..#sado”

Tai Woffinden*

“bro [Jason] aint seen a smile on ya face like that for a good fue years well done! enjoy goin home…”

Keith Huewen*

“that is a tough”

Tai Woffinden*

“would love to be back in the GPs with the team i have behind me and the engins i got! engins and mechanics i used to have was so shit”

Sam Ermolenko

“I know the weather kinda spoiled it a little bit”

Pontus Aspgren*

“Hasn’t been this exited watching a GP since Tony.R was racing for the world title! Come on Chris Holder!!!!”

Alan Boon*

“Keith Huewen’s hair has been cut too short for his head”

Kelvin Tatum

“Quite often gets his hands dirty, doesn’t mind getting involved with his motorbike Tomasz Gollob”

 

Nigel Pearson

“The roof on the stadium that covers most of the track did its job”

Kelvin Tatum

“Well that, allied to the rain stopping”

 

Darcy Ward*

“Please god”

Dean Barker*

“same mate”

 

Alan Boon

“a farce and the sight of jumped-up little scrotes getting involved “

Kelvin Tatum

“That youngster shouldn’t have even been on the track”

Alan Boon*

“Holder has to go, has to”

Alan Boon*

“That confirms it’s a fix. Fuck BSI #SGP”

Kelvin Tatum

“Huge decision from Craig Ackroyd, I sense he’s taken the easy route”

Alan Boon*

“Nice to see Jack Holder is a big knob, too. As for James Holder, he has no business being anywhere near ANY speedway track #SGP”

Nigel Pearson

“How much more drama can you have in one speedway season?”

Alan Boon*

“Holder should have come off the throttle. He’s fucking desperate. Great world champion, eh?”

Mark Sawbridge*

“Pedersen left Holder no room. He picked up because he was on the grass. All 4 – right decision”

James Brundle*

“Chris u need me in your pit crew dude coz i would of knocked that cunt out b4 he layed a finger on u ask Troy”

Nigel Pearson

“The real plus here is Jason Crump’s pep talk”

Kelvin Tatum

“Again Pedersen’s lack of speed has cost him the World Championship”

Jan Staechmann*

“Someone in the ref’s box with splinters in his backside, LOL”

Alan Boon*

“I wouldn’t mind betting Ackroyd never even got to make that decision…#SGP”

Kelvin Tatum

“Pedersen has put him under so much psychological pressure the last two weeks in the press”

Tai Woffinden*

“yeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssdsssdssssss fucking yesssss son”

Alan Boon*

“Surprise, surfuckingprise”

Kelvin Tatum

“I think he’ll go on and win a few more”

Alan Boon*

“Well, BSI got what they wanted”

Kelvin Tatum

“Great age to be a World Champion, 25, maturing as a man and as a rider”

Dean Barker*

“fucking ace”

Jo Lowry*

“How disappointing…. And I see twat face is right there in the action. Makes me dislike holder even more!”

Mark Sawbridge*

“Congratulations Chris Holder, World Speedway Champion. He’ll be a good champion. Very pleased”

Alan Boon*

“Oh well, we’ve survived worse world champions!”

Mick Martin*

“Nigel Pearson you talk some crap. Where was holder supposed to go. Go chew on your mic you pillock”

Kristian Lund*

“So if Greg Hancock wins the final will we have a rerun for 3. Place?

 

Steve Brandon

“Chris Holder you are the World Champion!”

Chris Holder

“What!?!”

 

Chris Holder

“Unreal man this ain’t gonna sink in for a long time”

Keith Huewen

“That’s about the only time I’ve heard Steve Brandon slightly choked there!”

Paul Burbidge*

“Congrats to world champ Chris Holder. From the moment I met the guy, there wasn’t a doubt in my mind this day would come”

Alan Boon*

“Crump’s on the list now”

Paul Burbidge*

“Commiserations to Nicki Pedersen. Love him or hate him. This guy has been box office this year. He should be proud of a medal”

Dean Barker*

“2nd twice in the under 21 that’s fuck all you won the big boys prize tonight mate holder new world champ sounds better”

Keith Huewen

“I can’t remember a run-off in Grand Prix?”

Alan Boon*

“Well, well, well… Four Monster riders in the final…”

Keith Huewen

“I’ve been building it up every time I speak – that’s what television people do – but I genuinely believe it has”

Nicki Pedersen

“But I trapped him in the semi final & I did it & he pushed me hard, I just don’t know what the referee saw in that!”

Nicki Pedersen

“He messed it up in that one, somebody still loves him”

Nicki Pedersen

“Absolutely, you can’t take three away from me”

Darcy Ward*

“OMG ….. My boys”

Kelvin Tatum

“Total theatre”

Alan Boon*

“Now THAT’S a guy I could get behind as world champion! #Lindback”

Kelvin Tatum

“When your luck’s in, it’s in!”

Scott Nicholls*

“Glad I was proved wrong tonight. Fair play to Mr Holder,awesome”

Kelvin Tatum

“His mum and dad must be so very proud”

Alan Boon*

“After a nice e-mail asking me to get behind the Bees at home to Poole, I was actually having second thoughts. I’ll politely decline now :(“

Steve Brandon

“Cheeky thing to say to a 42-year-old but there’s room for improvement”

Greg Hancock

“If I may I’d like to wish Jason Crump a great future for him and his family, he’s been a great asset to the sport”

Kelvin Tatum

“And Lindback has done very nicely to get it up”

Morten Svendsen*

“Wether he’s your personal hero, or hardest rival you gotta love Greg Hancock #truelegend #greatsportsman”

Alan Boon*

“By my reckoning they’ll announce the wild cards for 2013 on Tuesday or Wednesday, if they follow previous years. Who do you think?”

Cameron Woodward*

“Chris, you rock my world #legend #championoftheworld #boom”

Nicki Glanz*

“Just tried to Call my Best friend Mike Bowden shame #unfinishedbusiness #answerphone #fladdiller”

Alan Boon*

“I do think that any rider considered for a wild card should have 1) ridden in their national final, 2) gone through the challenge”

Dean Barker*

“Nicki unlucky mate u might get a ref that likes u one day”

Nigel Pearson*

“Delighted to see a guy who rides in British Speedway winning the world title”

 

Tai Woffinden*

“good by twitter #overit”

Ben Randall*

“fuck off then u plastic Aussie cunt”

Tai Woffinden*

“deleting it coz of ppl like that…….”

 

Nigel Pearson*

“In car heading to Gdansk for 6am flight to Luton”

Dean Barker*

“F..k the X factor Chris holder already has it”

Nicki Glanz*

“I left the sweetst message on his on answer phone 🙂 #twat”

Nicki Glanz*

“Need a bulldozer, but who do i know thats Got one ??”

 

7th October

Tony

Congratulations to 2012 World Champion Chris Holder. A realistion of a dream that started three generations back. Little did grandfather Matt Holder realise when he rode the short circuits of NSW, that his grandson Chris, would one day be Speedway Champion of the world. The Holder dynasty continued through Chris’s father Mick and his racing days and is set to carry on with Chris and his siblings. Speedway racing throughout the world will be continue to be blessed in the future by the presence of the inspirational Holder family. Their love of the sport and role models as speedway ambassadors is shown in their encouragement to younger riders and the values of a family, wholly committed to the good of the sport. Australia now has a rightful claim for a staging of a Grand Prix round. Maybe the powers that be can take another look at the Anzac Stadium in Mcgregor, Brisbane or the Ekka.”

Peter Johns*

“Well done Chris Holder engine couldn’t keep it all in, so the conrod got out to join in the celebrations #1 #epic #goodaussiebloke”

Jan Staechmann*

“it did what it needed to do :o) Just like the old days, 1 engine good for only 1 meeting”

Peter Johns*

“no mate, that engine has been used in every race in this sgp series!”

Jan Staechmann*

“yes I know, Ryan said on tv, it was just that it reminded me of the old World Finals :o)”

 

 

Alan Boon

We can either bring back the “stars”, who for some are a panacea, an all-dancing fan-magnet, despite no concrete evidence to back it up, or we can take a hit and reduce the number of those star riders we have already, in an effort to make the racing closer, and more affordable to struggling promoters…. What the GP riders do bring is a disruptive schedule, and extra costs.To accommodate them we may have to switch to 1 or 2 uniform race nights, which is entirely unsuitable for some tracks for historic or availability issues, and there is no guarantee that their presence will do anything but increase the gap between the best and worst riders in the league. You do have to speculate to accumulate, however, and it may be a gamble worth taking.

Neil Middleditch*

“Well that was a very pleasant evening!! #youbeauty”

Bryn Williams*

“Up at silly o’clock on a Sunday as am off to King’s Lynn for Southern Track Riders Association meeting starting at noon”

Neil Middleditch*

“Almost cried !! Holder you are the man #respecttoachamp”

Niall Strudwick*

“Good result for me at rye house last night another paid max #takenotice”

Alun John Rossiter*

“On M25 soon be home well done Chris Holder you deserved it #champion”

Paul Burbidge*

“Chris Holder fans owe Crump a big thanks for last night. He diffused an explosive situation with Pedersen brilliantly. Class.”

Kevin Doolan*

“just watched sgp. Chris Holder legend! Kelvin tatum homo, Nicki Pedersen sore loser! speedway winning!”

Paul Burbidge*

“Think most of the people flying from Bydgoszcz to Stansted today are still drunk after celebrating Chris Holder’s big night”

Alun Biggart

“Gordon [Pairman] and I are very appreciative of our fans displaying their passion for their club, as well as to the previous owners for keeping the club going over a period of mixed fortunes. The club has been through a difficult period these past few years but it has survived and we have some amazing and dedicated fans who love their speedway and who got behind our announcement and are clearly buying into our vision to take their club forward.”

Mads Korneliussen*

“woke up with a burned leg wtf”

Gary Havelock*

“Big respect to the 2012 speedway champion of the world Chris Holder harder stronger faster than the rest all year”

Darcy Ward*

“We came. We saw. We conquered”

Anji Parker*

“U’ve always been a star in my eyes Jase but ur involvement in defusing tempers last night was pure class.Miss u guys”

Alan Boon*

“Remember that time Samuel Pepys asked everyone to back him for Diarist of the Year, got abuse and then deleted his diary? #LossToLiterature”

Alun John Rossiter*

“Hey middlo hope your hanging today ps thanks for the chips”

Neil Middleditch*

“Nothing like a quiet weekend in Poland and that was NOTHING like a quiet weekend in Poland”

Todd Kurtz*

“Dunno who it was but someone left me the craziest voice msg lastnight? good chance it was you Darcy”

 

SpeedwayBIKERfm*

“So the day after… Did the Ref call the Semi RIGHT or WRONG between Nicki Pedersen & Chris Holder? #votenow”

Alan Boon*

“Massively wrong! But then I doubt the ref made that decision…”

SpeedwayBIKERfm*

“really….. Tell us more”

Alan Boon*

“Oh, it’s just me being a paranoid conspiracy theorist but there would have been ENORMOUS pressure on him to let Holder off”

SpeedwayBIKERfm*

“69% say the Ref got it WRONG”

 

Greg Hancock*

“I wonder how Chris Holder is feeling today!!”

Nicki Pedersen*

“Happy with my silver Medal in SGP WorldChampionship. But i feel i’ve been rubbed by ref. for a change to become World Champion #justsaying”

Richard Hall*

“Pedersen squeezed Holder and Chris had nowhere to go, Perdersons done it plenty of times”

Richard Hall*

“It was always gonna be an all 4 rider restart whatever anyone said”

Ray Blackwell*

“congratulations on silver mate. Yet again a ref with no balls. If you had been inside the tosser would have ex you”

John Pharaoh*

“You win some that way,NP,and you lose some.You lost this time.What goes around,comes around…”

Ray Blackwell*

“congratulations on your silver mate but you were 100% screwed by the idiot in the box. you can improve next year & be no. 1”

Hans Andersen*

“No comments ! I’m a rider not a Ref !”

 

Linus Sundstrom*

“Changed the screen protector on my phone today & its feels like brand new again! #justsaying”

Alun John Rossiter*

“Off to bed now got a massive plan for tomorrow night.Night all #GoRobins”

 

David Crane*

“Mhall 61 Dudley 33, KOC final. Jacobs 14+1, Bekker femur break, Dudley set to protest use of Bates. Report in Cambridge News 2moro”

Gary Patchett*

“Not true. I understand Mildenhall were told that they couldn’t use Bates. We will want to know what changed that situation”

Peter Johns*

“R.I.P. PJR GM offset baby 1210 You did good! #1”

Byron Bekker*

“Thanks to all the messages I am being kept in hospital with a suspected back and knee injury doesn’t look like femur but still to swolen”

Chris Holder*

“Speedway world champion 2012! Yeeewwww! What a feeling! Thanks for everyone’s messages! And I had a few messages to get through!”

Chris Holder*

“Best night of my career! Can’t explain the feeling! #ThatAwesomeMoment”

Jay Herne*

“awesome mate! I bet jack doesn’t wanna come home”

 

8th October

Byron Bekker*

“Morning all. I am feeling much better today just very stiff waiting to see the doctors again for more x rays. Hoping its good news”

Scott Nicholls*

That funny strut u do when u need to go faster than walking pace but don’t wanna jog look like u pooed yaself!!!”

David Watt*

Lucky me. I found an old school polish taxi driver this morning ! At the airport early now, no need for coffee. I’m wide awake ! #scaryshit”

 

Mads Korneliussen*

English breakfast, to get this day started! i hate paperwork but i will do it with a smile today!!”

Oliver Allen*

“why’s that then mate?”

Mads Korneliussen*

“it is always nice to get your vat return out of the way!!”

 

Rory Schlein*

“Just up gonna go to the workshop soon I love it it right next to a speedway parts store like fat kid in a cake store”

David Watt*

Wish my brain had a ‘reset all settings’ button !!!”

Dakota North*

I might do some Freddie Lingren specials #naked”

Adam Roynon*

Shopping in waitrose and gotta be honest… It’s a bit posh!!”

 

Cameron Woodward*

a tad excited getting on the big bird to USA #flyinghigh #virgin #speedway”

Rob Mear*

“California here we come ✈✈”

 

Michael palm Toft*

Paperwork done off to workshop 2 bikes 2 clean and speedway tonight on sky #hatethepaperwork #hatewashing #loveriding”

Kyle Newman*

“Can’t beat a bit of re jumpsuit apparatus whilst pumping the weights!”

Alan Boon*

“Visiting Daventry Leisure Centre, scene of my auspicious wrestling debut, 12yrs ago…”

Mads Korneliussen*

“traffic jam at tesco”

Mikkel Bech Jensen*

“All this negotiation with clubs for next season drives me crazy! It’s really hard and you have to be smart. #justwannaride”

Taylor Poole*

“My bike and i are just chilling in the workshop listening to some tunes on #NMEradio”

Mikkel Bech Jensen*

“I hate when I have bought a ticket and they never check. She passed me for the third time now and still not? #wasteofmoney”

Byron Bekker*

“Been for x rays waiting for the doctors. But feeling pretty good considering. Maybe back for the second leg?”

Jo Lowry*

“I seriously need a back shoulder and neck massage! I appear to have destroyed my muscles by looking after other peoples…”

Kenneth Kruse Hansen*

“2012 season not even over – but today the Hunt for medals in 2013 start. Sponsor meetings”

Chris Neath*

“Think it must be part of that job if you work in passport control you gotta be a miserable prick”

Hans Andersen*

“Hoping the ☔will go away as really won’t a decent track and a good meeting I telly”

Peter Johns*

“Kelvin, if you have an all area ‘infield’ pass you can go on the track. Security was in place. I couldn’t get on the track”

Paul Burbidge*

“Thanks for re-arranging the second leg of the Elite League play-off final for when I’m in Warsaw guys #timetorebook”

David Rowe*

“Grand Final rained off! Managed to get about 2 miles from home before the call!”

Adam Wrathall*

“Half way through cleaning and the hot wash pipe split so on the job to fix it :p”

Troy Batchelor*

“Rained off tonight …. Whats everyone doing ?? Anything fun?”

Taylor Poole*

“Who’s keen to help a brother out this weekend? #Sheffield #Edinburgh #Workington #busy #ridingsolo”

Peter Kildemand*

“Know it’s speedway time when I fly in and the first text ‘is off boys’ #HateRainOffs #why”

Neil Middleditch*

“A shot???oh go on then just the ten #torungp”

Dakota North*

“Flights booked for Argentina , what are the girls like there?”

Sam Masters*

“Who out there could help me pay for a mechanic to fly to Argentina with me?”

Paul Burbidge*

“Panic over! Booked a Ryanair flight home from Warsaw on Oct 17 to get me back for the Poole v Swindon EL play-off final”

Lasse Bjerre*

“I have 2 kevlars suits forsale but both have hole in the knee”

Neil Middleditch*

“One week to go any miracle physios on twitter? Speak polish and like poole pirates ?? #contactme”

Neil Middleditch*

“Thanks for the tweets guys we are on it believe me #wontliedown”

 

Gary Patchett*

“David Crane Inaccurate, sensationalist, biased. Your article is a disgrace but I guess selling rags is more important than balanced reporting.”

David Crane* [4 days later]

“The article was written as per the quotes I received to reflect the newsworthy story, end of”

Gary Patchett*

“5 days to get a response? You’re a joke”

David Crane*

“I don’t spend every day on here. Yes of course it’s bias, it only covers 1 club’s side like most regional reports”

Gary Patchett*

“And do you ever stop to think that you might be being fed BS and diatribe because u are biased? Does u no credit!”

David Crane*

“I’ll be going around in circles here”

 

 

 

Mikkel Bech Jensen*

“Good looks attract the eyes. Good personality attracts the heart!”

Nigel Pearson*

“Big shout to Rich Jones – a young guy doing some great work in the speedway media world. Doing things properly, a bright prospect.”

Rich Jones*

“No choice but to call of the Grand Final tonight unfortunately, dreadful weather at Abbey Stadium!”

Nigel Pearson

“We have said nothing about the Josh Bates issue. My own view is that Josh is a very talented young rider and Mildenhall, like ourselves, have suffered with injuries this season. I hope youngsters like Josh go on and achieve everything they can in the sport. And if the move to bring Josh back into the Mildenhall team is legal and in the rulebook then I have no problem with it. There are no dirty tricks on our part, we just abide by the rules which are in black and white. It’s as simple as that, we won’t threaten to close down or cancel a meeting if we don’t like the rules.”

Dan Greenwood*

“looks like its gonna be an all nighter in the workshop, too much on the mind”

Chris Holder*

“Still goin through messages!!! This is crazy!!!!”

 

9th October

Rene Bach*

Hate these small roads to Edinburgh!”

 

Adam Roynon*

“It’s so so hard to watch the one you love walk away from you

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