SOME KID!

Published on 4th May 2023
Author Dick Barrie

Those of us at Glasgow last week watched in horror as Jonas Knudsen smacked into their back-straight fence in Heat 1 of our BSN fixture.

He suffered a fearsome impact, and the medical folk had to work quite hard to get him up, into their ambulance and off to hospital.

Early fears of possible cracked pelvic bones and extensive internal injuries proved unfounded, and after a sedative-stuffed soporific sojourn in Glasgow Royal, Jonas was released into our care and attention being allowed to travel to attend last week’s Shielfield thumping by Redcar.

He was, as we learned when I interviewed him, a very sore boy.

Also a brave boy – and determined to be back in action this Saturday against Scunny. Some Kid! (Remember it’ll be a 6.30pm start!)

Obviously, he wouldn’t have been too happy to see his team-mates going down like the Titanic – nor were a fair number of our supporters. Checking the socials on Sunday, I reflected that there were a number making the kind of noise you hear when a labradoodle gets hold of a particularly squeaky toy.

Which is their privilege, although I do always prefer constructive criticism to downright abuse.

Now then, moving on. Saturday will be Coronation Day, and Shielfield can be the scene of a 30-heat party to celebrate this rare occasion – I mean, how many folk reading this can remember the Queen being crowned in 1953?

Winston Churchill was still Prime Minister, Blackpool won the FA Cup, Rangers beat Aberdeen after a replay to lift the Scottish trophy, the science of DNA was discovered, Berwick artist Frank Watson Wood died and Freddie Williams won the World Final. It was all a long time ago.

In later, up-to-date news, did you know about Radio Northumberland’s new speedway programme, concentrating (of course) on our Bandits and Bullets?

The new show went live last night, after the club tied up a partnership with the leading online radio station.

Each Wednesday an hour-long Total Access show will air from 6pm on Radio Northumberland, featuring exclusive interviews and insight into the club.

Radio Northumberland has been broadcasting online since January 2012 and covers an area, especially the north of the county, traditionally poorly served by BBC local and commercial radio which are based up to 60 miles away from the town.

Its mix of popular music, along with specialist shows including country, new wave and classic rock along with features and local information, has seen the station steadily increase its share of the internet radio audience.

Total Access host Scott Frame is reportedly delighted that the club has been able to agree this partnership with one of the area’s growing radio stations.

Framey feels it is clear there is a lot of benefit for both parties. From the club’s point of view it’s about expanding our reach in the area and putting Berwick Speedway’s name on everyone’s lips. For Radio Northumberland, they’ll get speedway fans tuning in each week – from all over the world!

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Dick Barrie
Dick Barrie

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