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  1. Coventry_Bee

    The need for reserves?

    I just think when a reserve wins heat 15 you have to look and think it's not right. Where did it change from when I started going where reserves scored 4 or 5 and that was expected, home reserves are nearing double figures and away reserves are pushing 5 between them and the final scores are overwhelmingly influenced by this. In my view the top 5 are the points scorers and the reserves are the lower level riders who should be up and coming and progressing, but at the moment your heat leader can score 3 points and yet the reserve bangs in double figures and meeting won !!
  2. I have been thinking about the amount of meetings won by reserves huge scores. Take today when the Poole reserve wins heat 15 ? There could be a valid and obvious answer to this but what is the actual need for a reserve pairing in modern speedway? Apart from average/team fiddling that we go through year in and year out why not have 6 rider teams and no reserve riders as such. The amount of results where the in form reserve has had 7 rides and scored a silly amount of points and is near enough the teams top scorer. How can this be good for the sport? Along with a cap on team changes through the year to say 3 maximum. like I say, might be valid reasons out there be good to understand more?
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    Wolves v Leicester 6/8/18

    I find it quite remarkable that suggestions of riders such as Andersen & Nicholls would score poorly on purpose! Anybody with an ounce of sense of common sense would know these both give 100% and any rider will and does go through rough patches. Scott is on the verge of becoming a second string and as I stated somewhere else he won't put himself in situations that is going to cause him bother, that's why he goes season after season not being injured. At 40 he isn't what he used to be, but still pops in the odd ride that up with the best.
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    Peterborough v Ipswich Sunday 5th August

    If you were paid on performance I'd hazard a guess you would score as many points as you can to put cash in your own pocket. Riders don't really care who they ride for as they can quite easily get replaced, clubs have not an ounce of loyalty towards anybody ! He may have scored better for Ipswich recently but he has done a few laps around that place and is well known to be good at lakeside. He is 40 years old, he won't put himself in situations where he will get into bother, that's why he isn't out injured or getting rode over.
  5. Poole have managed to get a side together that will take some beating, The reserves as in any team are going to play a huge part and if you get that right your on your way to the playoffs. In years to come we will look back and realise how good the Nicholls/Harris races were we witnessed from epic British Finals to races like it sounded last night were. Bomber certainly improved since his Rye Meeting. But .. as with Chris, this is the time of year he usually starts popping in great scores.
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    Poole Pirates Vs Leicester Lions 25/7/18

    Strange meeting by the sounds of it with the lions doing ok early on, then all went very wrong after the interval. I hate to admit but I have not really missed my speedway since the Brandon fiasco. The way you look at the sport changes and all meetings I see on the updates page I always look at the reserves to see what impact they have had, far to many meetings have one set scoring 4 and the others 10+. I know you can only beat what's in front of you but come on the Poole reserves will wipe the floor with any team, so effectively your main riders can score what they like as anybody having an off night you throw in an in form reserve. Hope to to see a major shake up next season and teams have a window to make changes as it's impossible to keep up.
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    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 !
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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