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Al Stewart

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  • Birthday 01/15/1948

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    Folk-rock and history

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  1. Where is this fantastic photo?
  2. I am not saying that anything was Newcastle's fault, nor that there isn't decline elsewhere. I am simply expressing concern for a club I like. Apologies for intruding on your domain.
  3. Looking at the team Newcastle put out, the performances of some of those who did ride, and the length of time taken to run the meeting, you have to seriously worry about what the attendance will be for next Sunday when Workington are the visitors.
  4. There is no reason why you should not get a guest up to Bach's average.
  5. Al Stewart

    Scorpions v Glasgow 22.7.18 5.00pm

    The rule is this: No facility is permitted to replace a rider, who although included in a Re-declaration has not made an appearance for that Team since being re-declared. So clearly according to that there should be no facility. It's stupid of course, the point of the rule is to stop teams deliberately signing an injured rider to get a facility. It should not apply here but because of the poorly written rule, it might.
  6. Al Stewart

    Edinburgh 2018

    The situation with averages is not hard to understand. At the start of the season – If a rider rode in last year’s Prem and Champ then their average carried over to each league separately for 2018. Once the season starts if they are in both Prem and Champ then they develop separate Rolling Averages in each League. If they ride initially in only one or the other, then their average should they choose to take up a position in the league they have not started in, is their converted average (factor 1.3) from the league they are already riding in. The rationale would be that it is an attempt to reflect current form rather than last season’s form. Things might not be spelt out clearly in the rulebook but that is no excuse for promoters, because they can always telephone the BSPA office and ask. There really isn’t a right or wrong in these average situations, but there has to be a rule. You might think Clegg is fortunate to get a 3-point average when he was previously higher. But the flip side of that is Sam Masters who would get 10.5 if he returned to the Championship, but was only 8.57 in that league last year. He would very likely have been back in the Edinburgh team before now had the rule been different.
  7. Al Stewart

    Scott Lamb

    Can any Berwick statistician tell me where Scott stands in the list of all-time Berwick point scorers?
  8. Al Stewart

    Kings Lynn v Leicester Lions 4/7/2018

    It's pretty unbelieveable, bikes started warming up for the rerun of heat 6 at 9:45 and if the updates are to be believed, 25 minutes later they still haven't got on the track. I certainly agree with the poster above. Surely they can't just run it to heat 10 and then expect people to think they have had their moneysworth.
  9. The junior challenge match is no longer happening as Newport cancelled so it's the Caledonian Championship only.
  10. Al Stewart

    Rye House 2018

    When I was young Rye House was a training track staging meetings at what would now be National League level. My first visit was for I think the Ronnie Moore Trophy won by Lou Sansom. I remember Rocky Coutts and Charlie Benham being in it. Great entertainment. Then they took over from the late lamented Rayleigh and became a second-tier track. In the Infradex years they were a superb team with Garrad, Fiala, Smith, Hubbard and others (Silver, Cox etc also). Edinburgh generally got slaughtered there from 1977 onwards. Then they had some weaker sides but it was still an entertaining venue. In the Monarchs’ best years we won there quite a few times. Len Silver saved the track from extinction. Then we come to the new promotion. Presumably they have been successful in their other fields and thought they could invest and then rake in the profits. This is where other promoters should be firm. I know it isn’t easy but Speedway desperately needs to guard against naïve promoters with big ideas. Unless they are so keen and so wealthy they are prepared to lose millions, they have to be made to understand what they are getting into. Remember the Reading Bulldogs? It will be another very sad blow if we lose this historic venue.
  11. It was no doubt similar though Morris had come down at the same time. But it makes the same point.
  12. The rule makes no reference to whether the rider tries to clear the track or not, though that might be part of the thinking. The point is surely that the faller's team should not get benefit from his tumble?
  13. Al Stewart

    Speedway On Tv And The Internet In 2018

    Thank you.
  14. Al Stewart

    Speedway On Tv And The Internet In 2018

    It masy have been mentioned before and I've missed it, but who is commentating now on the Polish coverage on Premier Sports? It isn't Dave Goddard.

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