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  1. I would think you're right about Jye. The return leg is on 1st October so any guest may be affected by new averages.
  2. As I've mentioned Andersen scored 3 from 4 rides on his visit with Wolves at the end of August. He was in the 1-5 but that doesn't really give any cause to think he strengthens us. His away average for Wolves is 2.46. Riders like Andersen and Riss might have a good night but might have a bad night and on average have far more bad nights than good. We might just be lucky tonight, I hope so.
  3. It's always easy with hindsight but it was the correct decision at the time. Jye did a good job at the NSS but was doing nothing away and we needed to pick up points away to get into the play offs. Riss was ok prior to his injury and his away average shows he did the job expected.
  4. Being realistic we are obviously weaker without Dan and the underdogs. If we are going to win all four of our remaining top five need to do well in both legs, we can't afford any weak links and at least one of our reserves also has to put in a good performance. That's difficult but possible and I'm sure that all of the team will be determined to do it. I was pleased to see that, despite fears expressed by some Poole fans, Somerset produced a track that made for an enjoyable meeting so let's hope that both tracks for these meetings are also prepared to produce some excellent racing.
  5. lisa-colette will be after you and opening a King's Lynn v Aces thread for the second leg of the play offs. The missing ingredient is of course who rather than what.
  6. 2005 we weren't favourites. We finished top but Bjerre was injured after the deadline for new signings and we couldn't replace him. That's why Dan's injury seemed like deja vu.
  7. Can we pull back Somerset's lead of 14 points? Going to be very difficult but not impossible. We need everyone to be on form and to score at least 8 from Dan's rides. Jonas B Andersen guests for Riss. He scored three at the NSS when riding for Wolves, so could do a bit better at reserve but not going to be easy as Somerset have a strong reserve pairing. I'm going to be optimistic and despite our previous close encounters say we will either do it or, get close to doing it.
  8. I thought this was going to be about our meeting on Monday but always like to stay on topic so here goes. 1993. A great year for the Aces winning the league in the last race of the last meeting of the season and made all the more enjoyable because it was away at Wolves. Bobby Ott, brilliant performance.
  9. It would be even more fitting if we win it in our 90th consecutive season. Unfortunately, Bewley's injury has probably put it beyond our grasp but who knows?
  10. An enjoyable meeting and a strong performance from Poole. There were too many weak links in the Somerset side. I thought that Holder, Allen and particularly Lawson would all have scored more at home but that's sometimes how it goes.
  11. Aces51

    Speedway Star and WH Smith

    I agree and you save almost 70 pence per copy. It's excellent value for a quality magazine.
  12. Aces51

    Belle Vue 2018

    You're right it probably would be on page 46 if it were Poole but that would be based on everybody's suspicions because of Poole's dubious history. That's also why you're jumping to the wrong conclusion. You're making a judgement based on how your club operates not how others do. Anyway, I think I hear your Mummy calling you.
  13. Aces51

    Belle Vue 2018

    I think that Etheridge is our best bet at the NSS but we could only use him in the KO Cup semi final or the play off meeting, not both because of the 8 day guest rule. I would use him in the play off meeting. We will then have to review the situation depending on the averages effective from 1st. October.
  14. Aces51

    Belle Vue 2018

    He averaged 4.00 when he did 4 matches for us this year although, that was guesting for Worrall so he may do better at reserve. His CL average is about the same as Riss. Looking at those available I don't think there is anyone guaranteed to do better. Etheridge would do better at home but was poor away. We could get lucky and get one of them on a good night but they can all equally have bad nights.
  15. Aces51

    Belle Vue 2018

    16.5 FACILITIES 16.5.1 A Team may utilise a "Facility" to cover the absence of a Rider(s) who: j) is in dispute with his Club, provided that the circumstances have been accepted by the MC, who will determine the Facility and period of the rider’s inactivity The evidence that he is effectively withholding his services comes from his communication with Ipswich. I am not aware of a facility being refused in such circumstances. Precedent therefore dictates that a facility should and will be granted for both Ipswich and Belle Vue.

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