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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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151 of 158  Wed 7th Feb 2018 4:15am  
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I have too, hope they can hear us Sandgropers from Downunder. Roll eyes
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JohnnieWalker
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152 of 158  Wed 7th Feb 2018 8:08am  
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My email to Rugby Council: Dear Rugby Council I write objecting to the plans to destroy one of Coventry and Rugby’s sporting icons to develop housing. Housing can be developed elsewhere. Brandon Stadium is known throughout the world, as the home of the Coventry Bees – and has been so since I was born in 1947. From the age of 4 until I migrated to Australia in 1973, I rarely missed a meeting, and worked there as part of the track staff for both speedway and stock cars. Both sports regularly brought visitors to Coventry and Rugby in large numbers. Since moving to Australia, I have treasured the fact that I have been able to watch speedway from Brandon regularly on TV, and – being now involved in Australian speedway – I can tell you how the Bees inspire young riders over here! The city of Coventry gains worldwide recognition as a result of the Bees’ magnificent record over the years. In the spectator crowds at last October’s Speedway Grand Prix in Melbourne, hundreds of fans wore Bees colours, some of whom travelled from Coventry and others were Aussie Bees supporters. Can you imagine the impact on the city of Manchester if Man Utd were forced out of existence by greedy developers with no thought of the impact on the well-being of the community. In recent years, Coventry has effectively lost its Premier League football team to greedy asset strippers, and its formerly formidable rugby team has lost out to better financed rivals. The region is in danger of disappearing completely from the rest of the world. City of Culture?? Pardon me for laughing – everything that made Coventry a community is being destroyed!!!! The argument that the stadium was financially unviable is a simplistic and self-serving lie. Other development options, including commercial development AROUND the stadium, making the complex dual purpose, should be considered that would make the continuation of speedway viable as a community asset. I would recommend such a course of action, and – if I had the finances to do it – I would make such a counter-proposal. Please consider these fervently held views from afar! John Walker
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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153 of 158  Thu 8th Feb 2018 6:09am  
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Good on ya, JW. I have been waiting with bated breath for your comments. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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154 of 158  Mon 19th Feb 2018 5:03pm  
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Scott Nicholls' Brandon sadness Sad
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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155 of 158  Mon 19th Feb 2018 6:25pm  
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JW. I agree with you, yet at the same time wonder why over all the time that passed by the powers that be at Brandon did not seem to secure their future? 1950 and Brandon stood in acres of waste land.
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JohnnieWalker
Canberra, Australia
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156 of 158  Mon 19th Feb 2018 8:56pm  
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Sadly Kaga - I think they were securing their future all along - waiting for the right time to sell off and make their profit.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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157 of 158  Tue 20th Feb 2018 6:51am  
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After all that has been said and encouraging comments made I sincerely hope they can 'Get the Hive Buzzing again' Thumbs up
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158 of 158  Sat 24th Feb 2018 6:09pm  
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Chris Harris : "Join the fight"
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