A Vote Of Thanks

Published on 2nd November 2020
Author Mythman

It’s the season that never really was, it’s a year we would all rather forget but likely never will and it’s a year we would probably all rather see the back of.

A lack of speedway action has meant difficulties putting content together, but we have largely persevered and at least attempted to put together the best content possible given the circumstances.

Naturally it probably hasn’t been as enjoyable as it normally would be, but that is largely the story of 2020.

Now had there been a true season, it would have ended last week and this would normally be the point where we would look back and see how it went, who our surprise packet was and of course the highly prestigious Mythman Rider of the year award…(more on that later)

This would also normally be the start of “silly season” where the rumour mill would set itself into overdrive and the who, why and where brigade would pretty much make up what they didn’t know.

But instead we head into the winter and into next season with most teams keeping the same 1-7 as they intended starting this season with, which in itself is strange, yet seems perfectly normal given what 2020 has thrown at us already.

When it comes to speedway I generally always tend to look at the positives, and focus less on the negatives but there is a part of me that feels the start of next season may suffer the same fate as this one.

I sincerely hope I’m wrong but the frankly p*** poor way in which our country has handled this pandemic it looks like we are a long way from being out the woods just yet.

With that being said there has to be a return to some sort of normality before long otherwise riots will no doubt ensue.

But that’e enough about politics and all the other associated bull excrement that goes with that!

There is still the small matter of an uncrowned Mythman Rider of the year award…so how do you crown a rider when there has been little to no action?

Well simply put, you don’t.

However I would like to present the award to each and every one of you who has taken the time to read my somewhat nonsensical ramblings over the course of the season.

It makes it all entirely worthwhile in a year where the well of inspiration has been somewhat barren at best.

So a massive thank you to you all for persevering with me and as we head into the winter slowdown of the blogs on here I hope you all continue to stay safe.

Lets hope for all our sanity that we are able to get trackside once again come next spring!

Of course if you wish to agree, or disagree with the Mythman, have an idea for a feature, or you simply want to chew the fat over all things speedway, you can email me jbspeedwaymedia@hotmail.com or get in touch via the JB Speedway Media Facebook page. If your compliments, or indeed gripes can be contained to limited characters, you can send me a tweet @Mythman666.


Until next time…and there will be a next time.

Right I’ll hae’tae gan




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