Delusion, DM’s, Do’s, Don’ts, Dunderheads and Digging Deep.

Published on 4th October 2022
Author Mythman

I love my speedway; I love it more than I probably should. Hardly earth-shattering news, I know but it truly is the best sport in the world.

The true fans among us know all this but every now and again there is a certain section of the fan base that seem hell bent on seeing the sport die or take great pleasure in seeing the sport brought down.

I just don’t get it. Don’t get me wrong, I realise that we are all entitled to an opinion, but just because you’re entitled to it, doesn’t mean the world has to hear about it on social media, does it?

However, on occasion there are instances where such people produce solid gold without realising it. Now, this is largely because they are too stupid to realise that what they are doing or saying flirts with the boundaries of boldness.

I can’t recall which speedway group I saw this on, but one “fan” thought it was perfectly acceptable to message Jason Doyle via Instagram following the Torun GP at the weekend to call him out on bringing down Patryk Dudek.

Not only that, but this guy also couldn’t understand why Jason Doyle wasn’t overly receptive in his response.

Well, strangely enough I can fully understand it and most other people on the group could too. I mean, if I was in Jason Doyle’s shoes, I would have told this guy to go take a flying one to himself too. As for the incident itself, it was one of them that could go either way and there will be differing opinions on it. I personally think Jason Doyle was hard done by, as he obviously does too.

But if someone can answer me in what world that it was acceptable to message the guy to call him out on it, I would love to hear the justification for it.

Put it this way…  

You don’t go into Tesco and tell the wifey there how to scan the stuff through.

You don’t go into Asda and tell the lad how to put the tins of beans on the shelf.

You don’t go into B&Q and tell the guy how to mix paint.

You don’t pull on Superman’s cape.

You don’t tell a speedway rider how to ride his bike.

You just don’t. To put it another way, you don’t spit into the wind without getting wet, meaning that Jason Doyle had every right to respond to this numpty the way he did.

There is an old saying that a wise man once coined and it goes like this…like what you like, don’t be a dick. If only that guy had listened.

Now, the other thing that baffles me about this same group of “fans” is that no matter what happens, they’re never pleased, and they almost always want to go against the grain.

Now, for context let me start at the beginning of the season when Plymouth lost Eddie Kennett in the very first meeting of the season. They used guests all season long to cover his absence and many fans bemoaned this fact. Now I get it, I personally feel they should have been forced to make a change when it became apparent that Eddie was going to be out long term, however they weren’t.

So surely when a team does have a rider out long term and they do make a like for like signing, surely that is to be applauded right?

Well, apparently not. Belle Vue were initially blocked from signing Robert Lambert as an injury replacement for Max Fricke and guess what? The fans bemoaned that, how dare those in charge blah blah, nails, coffins, something, something bull honkey.

Fast forward a couple of days and probably a lot of legal action and such like and all of a sudden Robert Lambert was declared as a Belle Vue rider.

So surely, there was joy and harmony among the speedway fans? Aye, that’ll be shining bright too!

Apparently, it was ridiculous that Belle Vue had signed Lambert, how dare they sign him blah blah, nails, coffins, something, something bull honkey.

Make up your bloody mind, will you?

I personally think it’s fantastic that Lambert is back in the UK for Belle Vue and if you think differently or can see a negative, then do feel free to tell me I’m wrong. Now I could understand the backlash is Lambert had been signed in place of a reserve rider, but he is replacing the injured Max Fricke, also a GP rider.

You mean to tell me that if Jason Doyle had been injured and Bartosz Zmarzlik was available they wouldn’t sign him? Again, say that was the case, would folk moan then? Well, they probably would, but the point I’m making is would that be a like for like signing? Of course, it would, tell me I’m wrong.

Another fantastic argument I seen among the online expert community that insisted that Lambert was only doing it for the money. Well, blow me down really? Was Max Fricke riding for free, was he? No, of course he wasn’t. Just like the wifey in Tesco, the lad in Asda, the guy in B & Q, me, you, and Barney McGrew too, we all do the jobs we do so we can earn a living.

Speedway riders are the same believe it or not!

Anyway, enough about all that Grand Prix and Premiership stuff, the National Development League is what it’s all about this weekend as your Berwick Bullets take on Mildenhall in the playoffs. Safe to say this is probably the biggest meeting they’ve raced in since their inception and they’ll need your support if they are to go through to the final. 

When? Saturday night 7pm.

Where? Shielfield Park.

Get your backside trackside and cheer the lads on.

Mon the Bullets!

Of course if you wish to agree, or disagree with the Mythman, have an idea for a feature, or you simply wish to chew the fat over all things speedway, you can email me 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 tweet @Mythman666.

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

Right, I’ll hae’tae gan.



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