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  1. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2018

    As we proved last year, having two big hitters guarantees nothing which is exactly what we won. Good on yer Wilko and lets see how it goes. Yes, it would have been better to be at 42 but if Lewis had finished the season we would be a lot closer. Banging up the starting averages is what makes the difference and there is room for improvement in a few spots. If anyone struggles, Wilko will be getting 7 rides a match again The other plus point will be a stable team. Not multiple guests when they are in Poland, the U21’s, the GB squad or a drummed up match in the outer Hebrides! I still remember Hull being tipped for bottom and winning the lot. Here’s hoping?
  2. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2018

    The promoters who brought in the 6 point rule may not look so smug when the Diamonds attend their track, they have to pay bumper wages and the crowd is halved. The whole league is now a farce and at this rate we’ll be struggling to complete the season.
  3. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2018

    Like most supporters, signing veteran riders isnt the real issue of concern? It will be getting close to the points limit with the final signing. if the team total is only 38 or 39 It will have a marked impact and the crowd will be down. I’d rather the promoters were honest however and say we simply cant get any riders rather than claim we’ve been chasing this particular rider for months if they had no where else to go! i don’t think this is down to budget either, simply a case of no-one will come. -eg Kennett
  4. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2017

    Eastbourne have some decent riders - could travel up with Connor after Saturday home matches
  5. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2017

    Quite happy with the team. As always you need your riders to up their average in order to win the title and the vast majority of the lads should be able to do that - even Ludde as the 'old hand'. Whilst the team is without doubt weaker than how we finished remember that previousy reserves started on a minimum of 3.00 and if both Danny and Connor were placed on these figures we would be almost on 42 - so we aren't that far off - we just used all the points at the top end.
  6. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2017

    It's going to be the top riders in the league who are going to lose out. Kennet, Cook, King etc will struggle to get a place in a 40 point team as very few promoters will want to go with 3 or four very low averaged riders to compensate. Kus and Lindgren will be nailed on as George will use his own assets. As last year our biggest problem will be the bottom end. Being a Sunday track we compete with many conference league teams and riders are reluctant to give up those places as that is their bread and butter. Lewis Rose and Ashley Morris would fit well into the new limit but will no doubt have many many offers. George will have a plan. Could be the first time the CLRC has a 7.00 average!
  7. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2016

    His twitter feed post says he had the op on the 2nd of June, Dave. Matterless of course as we coudn't have fitted him in.
  8. Just sod's law tonight. We almost always have two ambulances and 3 doctors, but the number of major events in the North East today stretched the cover and we were down to one. Lewis's crash seemed to be down to a soft patch on the track after the torrential rain of the last 24 hours. Dan's crash was more down to enthusiasm from a very tallented young man. Hopefully both will be back soon - get well soon Lewis and Dan. Announced tonight that Lewis is at No.2 from next weekend so at least we can cover any absence with Victor and Matty. Here's hoping that won't be necessary.
  9. Chronicle suggests Luddy and Victor missing also? Hope iit's wrong?
  10. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2016

    Unless of course we........were.........to ........buy........him?
  11. Brough Diamond

    Newcastle 2016

    Looking at Danny's scores for Stoke, he really progressed as the season went on and racked up a paid max in his last match. That's the kind of rider we want to see rather than someone stuck in the CL for years. Plus he's comfortable at Brough. The key for all these young lads will be machinery with loads more matches so let's hope we can get him some sponsors. If we are looking to Europe then George better find his old number for 'Iris' and get the Danish production line back on track.
  12. Don't forget the two uppermost factors; 1) There are very few decent riders actually available on a Sunday, 2) More importantly the team has been built to a set budget. Dont expect any major changes.
  13. Brough Diamond

    Peterborough Panthers 2015

    That's quite catchy if you sing it to the "all about the base" tune by Megan Traynor Here's hoping for a speedy recovery for Adam though. The lad needs some good luck eventually
  14. Brough Diamond

    Biggest Improvers

    There could be some really unexpected improvements this year due to the exhaust changes. Riders who favour grippy tracks aka Ludvig have struggled big time and we might just see more big blasts from the back. Super Ludde to hit 8.5
  15. Brough Diamond

    What The Visa Issues Could Mean For Teams.

    Expect a call from the BSPA in the morning. Anyone who could find the time to produce that reply will be invaluable on the regulations for such topics as the position of the heel for sit down gardening, permitted colours for fuel caps and the use of Brasso for cleaning of the through pipe silencer. Demand top Dollar!

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