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  1. Coventry_Bee

    Poole vs Rye House Weds 16/05/18

    I can't see unless major changes are made Poole can get anything close to Belle Vue, Swindon and Wolves. Be a scrap for 4th .... But as we know things change quickly and you would be silly to write anybody off.
  2. Coventry_Bee

    Poole vs Rye House Weds 16/05/18

    I know this happens quite a lot but this year more than ever it seems the gulf in terms of reserves is frightening. I mean there are some struggling to hit 2 or 3 points and others getting double figures. The 1-7 are a team I get that, but meetings are being won more and more by the reserves. Rye missing Robbo has hit them hard and would have won tonight, also another off night for Eddie. Poole were lucky and don't see them getting near the play offs with this team.
  3. On tonight's showing I think he could. King isn't where he was 2 years ago, Nicholls wins or is last and just can't work the place out. Cook is struggling and he needed a strong start to the season to get his confidence up. Dan Bewley is great around everywhere at the moment, he is lucky he looks to be about 9 stone and on a speedway bike it really does matter. Be interesting to see if he bulks out as he gets older as missing the gate and riding round people is great, he needs to learn to mix it up on the first bend and that will come as he is so young but I worry being so lightweight he could struggle in that area of it. But.. Take nothing away from he is a special talent and doesn't look to have an ounce of arrogance that some half his talent carry. A joy to watch and they should give him the wild card for Cardiff tomorrow.
  4. Is Danny king riding? Scott rides Leicester well, Bomber should qualify but his bike issues recently puts a little more pressure on him. Can't see it being a classic, qualification is the key and staying out of trouble. I think that King, Nicholls, Harris, Lawson, Barker, Kerr, Newman and Ellis will qualify.
  5. Well I think workingtons drubbing of Glasgow puts things into perspective. Still early days in the season and only a few home meetings in, sticking by the riders is what's needed.
  6. Careful now... We are all just keyboard warriors !!! in all seriousness though harris's social media showed the state of his engine, something isn't right and i hope it's not the same motor that was being repaired a few weeks back when he struggled at Leicester. With the semi final on Tuesday at Leicester I hope bomber gets himself sorted. I think it's a case of too many things at the same time going wrong, he will get it sorted I am sure.
  7. Peterborough have started the season well, I don't think one blip should get fans too worried. They were up against a few in form riders in Proctor and Dan Bewley, if an away reserve scores as BWD did then you just have too say it's one of them meetings. Peterborough have gone away and won so they don't have a bad side and am sure will be back on form for Sunday. How fit was Scott after having to withdraw from the meeting on Wednesday with a bad neck? Talk about over reactions !! It's a hard league and all teams will have results like this. Look at Ipswich !
  8. Fair point Grachan, Why would Lambert head for Manchester airport when his flight was due in at East Midlands with a short distance to his meeting that evening? Unless you know different and Masters landed at East Midlands and drove up? Sometimes no matter if its black and white someone has an alternative motive. Why can't it be that the lads flight was just delayed and wasn't his doing? What is it with Robert that people have to pick fault all the while.
  9. It wasn't a meeting that will live long in the memory that's for sure, I thought Kings Lynn put up a good battle and until the last few heats were only a few behind. If i had looked earlier and seen the Lambert situation i would have kept my money in my pocket as no disrespect to Conor but how on earth can he be expected to compete at number 5, more like a confidence destroyer than anything and expecting the public to just think its ok. Common sense would say let them use R/R as it was a situation that was out of Lamberts control but the rules as ever make a decent looking event turn into a rather drab meeting. When you have gating tarts like Bjerre and Hans you need a good team to get anything out of it. I wouldn't like to think how many passes there were in the first 10 or so heats, the watering in the day did a great job but there wasn't too much dirt down on the first bend at all near the kerb after heat 7. Great stadium for viewing but the action on track needs to be more entertaining in my view.
  10. Coventry_Bee

    Rye House 2018

    I was at Wolverhampton a few weeks back and Scott struggled for set up also that night. You listen to riders during the gp's and even if unbeaten they want to tinker with something, I have little knowledge on how to set a speedway bike up but with the different size tracks, differently prepared tracks and riding style and even temperature i don't think its as easy as we would like to think it is. I don't agree with all of Bombers comments, i think riders do go through bad spells and when you can't start for toffee on a consistent basis you have got to have good equipment or equipment that's working well. KK looked unstoppable in some races and then others he just wasn't on it and that's another case of man and machine not being right. These bikes are not what they were 15-20 years ago, they look ready to launch one way or another and as much as we close our eyes i think anybody who rides one deserves the upmost respect, themselves or somebody else can finish their career or worse in an instant and it is worth remembering that we go home safe and we want all riders to do the same.
  11. Coventry_Bee

    Leicester vs Rye House 30/04/18

    Speedway is very much a confidence sport, both in yourself but also the equipment you are on. Bomber is struggling on both fronts and i see his point about just some consistency in getting meetings in. Danny King is very much like Bomber in that he is having bike issues and you can just tell they don't look on it. Danny's ride vs Scott was more like it and i really hope both riders see a turn in fortune quickly. On the flip side you see Rory, high in confidence and his bikes are flying. NKI is also struggling early on so it happens to the very best and its how they come back from this that matters, Bomber is well known for finishing the season strong so i hope history is on his side.
  12. Coventry_Bee

    Leicester vs Rye House 30/04/18

    Quite enjoyed the meeting but my word it was a cold one. Not a huge crowd but good racing on a well prepared track, just needed a little more dirt but with weather it's totally understandable. A few riders were inconsistent and a few unfortunately were consistent! Danny had a good ride vs Scott but looks a shadow of the rider he was 2 years ago, Hans looked OK and Bjerre was good value. Scott looked better than he did vs wolves a few weeks back and seems to enjoy racing at Leicester pulling of a great move on Hans to pass him.KK was just KK, brilliant or frustrating as hell as he had speed and when he was up for it he was just an a different level but why he rides at 60% at times is the annoying part and tootling round at the back not trying is also something I think fans don't appreciate. Bomber is also a shadow of the rider I enjoyed watching so much at Brandon, it wasn't just the speed but not being aggressive enough in the first bend and then being swallowed up and then stuck at the back. I hope he sorts out whatever the issue is as it's far from just the bikes. Summers was also good value for Rye. The final score was fair, Rye won't reach the play off's with this team and the same for Leicester in my opinion but in saying that like I said at the beginning I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back for a few more meetings.
  13. Coventry_Bee

    Rye House v Wolves 25.04.18

    Ricky wells scored well tonight, have always liked him from when he started at Coventy. Shame not to see him back at Rye this season. Can see somebody snapping him up hopefully.
  14. Coventry_Bee

    Belle vue -V- Rye House 23.04.18

    It looks very much like Belle Vue, Swindon and Wolves are setting the pace and I would expect Poole to not be far off as I'm sure a few changes will be made. The other teams are just already Not on the same level and I do fear for Rye, a season too much for Scott. You keep waiting for the scores to improve but the next generation around are finding no issue with set-ups.Bomber also isn't the same rider as he was but as with Scott it takes nothing against what they have done and in time these riders now will have it happen to them. Times move on and at a time when Craig Cook, Max and young Dan Bewley are looking unbeatable at home it's not easy and it will take a very good team to get anything against them. I hope expectation of Dan is realistic and I recall not to the same level but Adam Ellis was going to be the next big deal and quick progression suddenly stopped but in saying that the proof is in the pudding as they say with rides Dan Bewley has been putting in.
  15. Coventry_Bee

    Wolverhampton v Rye House 16/4/18

    They just lack pace out of the start and even round a tight track like wolves have. Scott ran Howarth really wide in heat 15, left him racing room and had both masters and Kyle behind him and didn't know where to cover and was taken by both in one move.

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