Posts Tagged ‘ Coventry Bees ’

Feedback on Strictly Shale from Justine Potter

Though delighted to finally have her picture in one of my books, in between a slew of early meeting 1-5s to Coventry, last night (23rd August 2014) during Lakeside v Coventry “artist” Justine Potter of the Lakeside Hammers track shop kindly gave me her candid opinions about my new photo book Strictly Shale: Circling British…

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Ian Thomas (speedway impressario)

Ian Thomas (speedway impressario)

The charming speedway showman and gentleman Ian Thomas has passed depriving us all of his wit, love of life, people, honest opinions and his skills as a close-up magician. Genuinely a privilege to have met Ian and briefly known him. A unique man. Rest in Peace! With a larger-than-life personality, quick wit, insight and enviable…

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Heat 9 thrills at Sky speedway broadcast

Mentions of the wonder of HD are strangely kept to a minimum during the Coventry versus Poole meeting televised live on Sky Sports from Brandon Stadium. In terms of exciting racing and/or passing after the first bend (in any race), there were very few moments where viewers would benefit from the additional focus of HD…

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Shale Snapshots 2009 (pt.2)

Shale Snapshots 2009 (pt.2)

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Rub of the Dice

22nd September The best that Nigel Pearson can come up with to excite the armchair audience with (as we scoff the pizzas he claims as our staple diet during speedway meetings) is the less than thrilling news that “both sides need victory for different reasons”. If all that glitters isn’t gold, then this isn’t quite…

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