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  1. Omobono

    TT 2023

    There were loads of complaints regarding the loss of the scoreboards and to many fans they cant understand why such an important piece of TT history has been dumped , and in particular no one knew where the rank and file riders who make up the numbers for the TT actually where they were on the course , the TV coverage as usual only covers the top 5 leaders , and until Manx radio brought in a rider to commentate with some machine and course knowelage on senior race day they didn't have a clue either , the add that to the change in riders Numbers that Manx radio never tells anyone about , then its almost impossible to follow the race by looking at the information in the programme you could not read the names on the electronic boards and the bikes looked like ants , sorry I sound a bit unhappy but it was £60 where we were sitting in the grandstand hardly value for money , but in fairness to the riders it was a fantastic race and a terrifically long 2 weeks for them they are the real heroes !
  2. I wouldn't mind but he is not even British never mind Manx , and what a load of tripe he was quoting on the Radio with Phil Gawne another self declared nationalist this Island and the City of Douglas, quote from Watson ( it wont cost us a penny extra for the status ) is in a big mess and we should not be trying to disenfranchise ourselves from the UK government or the Lord of Mann , now is just not the time , we currently need all the friends we can get !
  3. But Shetland received billions from the oil industry over the years and invested it wisely I think the main pool is heated from their district heating scheme which is linked to their energy from waste plant , and because they have a deep water port they attract many cruise ships but the income goes direct into the local economy not syphoned off to nationalised museums , railways and a loss making bus company ,
  4. Omobono

    TT 2023

    you tell that to the weather , and all the other circumstances that cause a delay to the racing , keep it simple !
  5. Omobono

    TT 2023

    you have missed 2 days racing out Friday and Saturday ! I tell you the locals will go mad , cant get into town for the shopping !
  6. its years since I saw so many people lined up to go into the Villa marina gardens the line went from the entrance opposite the war memorial right round to broadway , weather the Bushy's beer or the music was the big attraction , or perhaps better value for money , fortunes will have been made or lost this week , and I didn't miss the Fun Fair one bit !
  7. Omobono

    TT 2022 ??

    there has not been a serious TT accident on Ago's leap for over 30years , and after resurfacing and other works during covid , 2 almost identical dreadful fatal accidents , we had the same situation further up Bray Hill a few years ago when Mac Hobson and his passenger lost his life due to a roadworks and a manhole , I really hope someone is going to fully investigate the possible cause of these racing accidents ,
  8. Omobono

    TT 2023

    3 days of continual day time road closures including Saturday and Sunday the locals and retailers will go mad , the new schedule is going to inconvenience a lot of people , and added to that there is no contingency for wet or bad weather , there is nothing wrong with the present programme tried and tested for years and everyone understands it ,and can work around the 3 main race days , Monday , Wednesday and Friday , plus a post TT at the southern 100 to keep the people here for a little longer especially as the Steam Packet cant get everyone home directly after the TT races , Also I believe there will also be less spend in the local economy as the new schedule significantly shortens the period of activities ,
  9. Omobono

    TT 2022 ??

    Ago will be here tomorrow so he can tell them himself , but seriously why do we suffer Johnny Moss and all the other tossers Manx radio seem to employ , but in Fairness Kinley is their star man the races would be rubbish without him but loosing the commentary points around the course has been a retrograde step , and while to TV link is good it only focuses on the top 5 , and al least when none of the other riders seem to get a mention , that of course is where the experience and talent comes in to keep the listener or viewer interested ,
  10. last time I was in the Spanish Islands and there were dozens of new roads , that literally went no where, some with street lighting I guess they were planning for the next property boom and didn't want to miss out on the golden handshake from the EU development funding , all I can see at Pulrose bridge is money wasted on a silly cycle route that will hardly be used , and gridlock when ever the bus stops at the KG5 park ,
  11. Omobono

    TT 2022 ??

    But we must be a couple of thousand air passengers down , don't' forget no Flybe who flew at least 6 inward flights a day over TT period at least 5 easy jet cancellations no charters and the airport was warning private aircraft they could be turned away , if the steam packet sailings were all full we would still be a few thousand down on pre covid TT I don't know where starship enterprise dreams the figures up , its been shot in the arm for businesses and the economy , but nothing to crow about !, TT delivered but could do better !
  12. in this day and age it should be possible to collect and treat to a high standard all the sewage in the Laxey area ,there are hundreds of these plants all over Europe , that operate without smells odours ,and most of the time you don't even know they are there . when will someone realise the money is not there anymore for Rolls Royce solutions , its all been wasted on non essentials and nice to haves !
  13. i was looking at one of the original prom planning application sketches yesterday and it looks like the taxpayers have been shortchanged , where all the cheap tarmac has been laid between the horse tram points and section of the prom at Broadway , was supposed to be top quality coloured paving, so where has the money for this quality finish actually gone ? I hope the Tynwald committee looking at this will ask some pertinent questions ,and go back to what the planning committee and Tynwald actually approved and what we have finished up with , to put it mildly WE HAVE BEEN ROBBED !
  14. all the pedestrian crossings on the promenade should have been the same , with the beacons and zig zag lines , pelicans a waste of time and money , and drivers do actually give way to pedestrians on a normal crossing , no wonder people are confused , and the cost of the promenade has risen out of control .
  15. Omobono

    TT 2022 ??

    is this a case of pushing cyclists rights to the very limit , its time these guys realised the law applied to them as well as everyone else using the road , I was caught in a 2 mile tailback this morning all through Greeba and almost to Ballacraine , two lycra louts all in black and riding 2 abreast totally oblivious to the traffic problems they were causing , still makes a change from riding though red lights , over zebra crossings and on footpaths and pedestrian only areas , I hope the bench throw the book at them
  16. I see a bunch of young girls up at the grandstand yesterday in bright yellow tee shirts with Locate isle of man logo , I doubt if many of them were in their teens , so what is that about and can someone please explain how we hope to attract new residents ,when those of us here can hardly afford to live ,and our quality of life is being eroded at an alarming rate ,
  17. wrong side of the Island , there are however some quite small natural gas extraction plants , and if its going to buy the isle of man some time to gain few years transition to enable us to switch to greener energy then its a No Brainer we should be bringing it on !
  18. the co ordinates should be given to someone with a drone to take out !
  19. just watched a family almost wiped out as they crossed the prom on a make believe crossing with no zigzags or legality , while a visiting german biker overtook a car on the outside who's driver was hesitating weather to stop because he didn't appear know if the crossing was legal or not , and the family obviously thought it was safe to go I am afraid the prom is a very dangerous place at the moment , and I would question of any of the crossings without conventional road markings or flashing beacons are legal
  20. are you sure ? I thought rider liaison officer received a payment , and other fringe benefits
  21. Omobono

    TT 2022 ??

    where the hell are the yellow flags very easy to aquaplane a sidecar .especially with slick tyres , , sorry don't rate the marshalling no good waving your arms about !
  22. you can say the same about Milky Quayle who is working at the grandstand for the TT period , normally he drives a bus , I wonder how many more there are can opt out for more lucrative pickings
  23. Paul Cowin is the Deputy Town Clerk has been for years , it would be good to see a corporation hierarchy and a list of officers and salaries , and now they have received City status , will the NALGO rates of pay have to be increased , to reflect this , we live in interesting and often wasteful times
  24. Good to see probably 1000 plus motorcycles parked up on the seaside of the Douglas promenade , common sense seems to have prevailed at last , and someone in the DOI should have realised if the TT and MGP are going to flourish , then provision must be made for our most welcome visitors to park their machines ,and spend some money in the local economy , why not have a few signs saying visiting motorcyclists welcome here ! instead of NO parking on the footpath !
  25. with this job description it looks like it will be 40p to have a pee in Douglas I bet the salary is over £50k and only the assistant ! , still he will be needed when the weekly bin collection stops and all the bin bags start appearing in the back lanes ,and rubbish starts to get dumped everywhere , but never mind we will have a separate bin for green waste ,even if you have no where to keep it , or only have a postage stamp of a garden
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