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  1. 7 points
    Didnt seem to hate each other at all whilst at Glasgow last season . Infact laughing and joking with each other on the truck would suggest otherwise.
  2. 5 points
    Well all the riders hate you. Just saying what I have been told.
  3. 5 points
    And that leaves a Bradley Wilson-Dean sized gap. Really happy with this team on paper.
  4. 4 points
    Connor has every opportunity to do well this season, its his opportunity. He will either take it or he will not. When he rode for us on each occassion he did well including race wins, so this is his chance. However, the "long list" of poor IOW reserves is a little unjust in my view. It just so easy to talk things down but I can assure you being on the island is a nightmare when it comes to agreeing terms with "hot shot" reserves. This year we had 3 hot shot reserves who we were in discussion with who were "desperate" to ride for the club...... yet only 1 on these became a Warrior - Chad. The other two walked us down a long path and ultimately went the way of more money or easier travel (the travel is understandable for a student). As was the case for last year, I had already spoken to a top local school that would allow any "hot shot" to particpate at thier school on the Friday reducing the time the rider missed from two to one day from school. Finally, it isnt as simple as wave a magic wand and they shall appear either. On the island it is different - it takes more time to get to (we do it each week too) and we will NEVER pay more than we can afford - it is foolish to do so, unless you dont mind losing money. A club which survives to thrive is way more important than a club that tries to buy the league by inflating wages and affecting the long term viability of our league..... and to be honest with you, our speedway on the island is always about the bigger picture - the fun family experience with riders who want to be there, with riders who will be heroes to our fans and inspire the next generation of rider and fan. I am extremely proud of this years team, but make no bones about it I would have prefered to have our entire team back from last year... but the rules stop that. This is a good team who will do the club proud, everyone of them has the opportunity to improve their average and do well. Time will tell Thanks as always for your feedback.
  5. 4 points
    Seeing as you are so well informed about a team that's in opposition with your own team , perhaps you could enlighten us a little more on the supposed hatred amongst these riders . Sounds to me that you are a little jealous and are just spouting bull5hit .
  6. 3 points
    Sum peple gust don't no their jeografy .
  7. 3 points
    Barker and Bjerre at reserve, thats surely a title winning team , barring injuries
  8. 3 points
    Should hear something this week then. Possibly/hopefully! TBH you don’t get any prizes for announcing your team first, and I’d rather he took his time to get the right riders, then rushing it through to satisfy impatient supporters. I think I’m more impatient this year though because of all the uncertainty of whether we’ll actually have a competitive team or not let alone a successful one.
  9. 3 points
    Please don't concern yourself with empty gossip, there will only be peace, love and harmony in the 2019 Panthers camp
  10. 3 points
    i get sick of this 'watering down' comment from all and sundry on here. The 'product' is the racing, not names. Well matched teams on a good racing surface is the 'product'.
  11. 2 points
    They did, new track man for 2019 Hopefully a little grippier, it was a little too slick this year.
  12. 2 points
    There is no arguing that geographically IOW is a hard place to build competitive teams and Buxton, Plymouth etc have found similar issues in the past however there will always be riders who are dedicated enough to make the long journeys to race for good clubs like Shaun Tedham did last year rather than those who feel they are entitled to places like Tyler Govier or Matt Saul (#wheres_Sauly). The fact that the major ethos is sustainability is the correct move for the club and the league as a whole. I hope the Warriors have a successful year on track as i know also that even teams help strong crowds and likewise create good entertainment on the night which is another Island ethos.
  13. 2 points
    Another signing at 8pm tonight, so at least the Pirates fans can get an early night with this signing...
  14. 2 points
    Ronnie Moore MBE , Ivan Mauger OBE, Get on the BBC website and complain , I already have , lets see if we can get an apology
  15. 2 points
    Looking at the likely number 4 riders this year & the proposed Eastbourne side Morley is certainly the closest to it in terms of consistent standard and it is ultimately the next step for him in his career as he looks to hold his own outside the reserve / number 2 berths. Lets not forget its not the riders fault that they are being pressed into riding in positions perhaps slightly above their current level (same as Bowtell at 2) its the way the side has been built and with 2 x 9+ riders included there will always be a long tail who perhaps gets a slating they don't deserve.
  16. 2 points
    I'm more interested in the track being prepared for all the racers in this Panthers team. Last season, the track was too slick most weeks, in my opinion. Hope Buster has a big input in track preparation.
  17. 2 points
    This is not the first time Judas has done this , and even when he has stuck with the team he chose he only rides when he feels like it , why does he keep getting tem places ? lets start a team Dean , offer him big money m then once all the other teams are complete , say we have had a better offer so goodbye
  18. 2 points
    Well Harris and Cook hate each other Barker and Cook hate each other And BWD and Cook had a mega falling out 3 weeks ago. Great team, not jealous, just saying what ive been told.
  19. 2 points
    Does burnett pay them ? , I can't see another reason why he would get a team place year after year
  20. 2 points
    Think thats very harsh and un-true. Morley at home may look high considering his performances will be similar to Wood & Brennan who are available combined for the same average but away he will be far more experienced and is developing on the bigger tracks. Add in that he actually achieved that average in a tougher Championship last year showing he has been there done it. Perceived signing wise Kennett looks the worst signing average wise but i wouldn't say he will be a bad signing.
  21. 2 points
    Think Eastbourne have got the balance pretty much right with the predicted side and shows the coffers are a little healthier than Brums. Keeping a core from the Nl side to appease the current fan base whilst adding some big hitters who are well know in the sport and have Eastbourne connections is clever. Add in a good race night and i think the home crows will grow (but by enough who knows?). With Kents issues in switching race day providing the opposition looks like it will put up a decent contest i suspect there will be a fair few fans travelling from the neighbouring county , myself included.
  22. 2 points
    I'm sure the majority of us would of preferred Charles as no.1 over Schlein and Harris
  23. 2 points
    Has he found where the house is of yet, because the only Ely I know of is in the fens and happens to be in Cambridgeshire. A fine city famous for it's cathedral.
  24. 2 points
    Konopka, Dilger and Simota to finish it off nicely......
  25. 2 points
    Honestly... If Glasgow went up into the Premiership and persuaded (money talks) one big rider like Emil Sayfutdinov, Artem Laguta, Patryk Dudek, Bartosz Zmarzlik, Maciej Janowski etc... to come ride in the uk... And have them love it (hopefully) it might paint a more positive picture of British speedway... Especially with the likes of Doyle still in the league... Sitting in the second tier winning every year won't be doing much... Birmingham in the NL was getting a bit bad... I'm glad they moved up... Onto bigger things as a club... If these big names like it, at least they might persuade their u-21 countrymen to come over here... Young foreign talents are always exciting to watch... Pawel Przedpelski would have been great in this country if he was persuaded to stay after his pile up... Riding difficult uk track would be a massive step in their careers and I'm surprised more don't do it...
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