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  1. From speedwaygb.co DYNAMIC Dan Bewley will lead Great Britain’s Young Lions squad in the World Under-21 Team Cup semi-final at Glasgow on July 14.The cool Cumbrian kid heads a side busting with talent alongside Ellis Perks, Zach Wajtknecht, Nathan Greaves and Connor Mountain.GB take on Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic at Ashfield and will hope to build on a season of success for their buzzing country.Great Britain’s sensational Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations success with silver has really lifted the national scene.Since then Robert Lambert and Bewley have finished one and two in the British Championship and both qualified for the World Under-21 finals.Greaves and Mountain both finished on the podium at the British Under-21 title at Berwick while Wajtknecht has been impressive at Swindon and Lakeside. Great Britain Young Lions boss Neil Vatcher said: “Sometimes in life teams or individuals become victims of their own success, and on this occasion I feel the GB Team has been dealt a massive blow by not being able to select the British Champion Robert Lambert.“His inclusion in the Finals of the SEC Series clashes with both dates of the Semi-Final at Glasgow and also if we were to qualify for the Final on August 18.“Having said that, no one can stop progress and everyone involved with the Young Lions wishes Robert all the best in the series, plus also congratulate him on performances across the UK and Europe - he deserves to be included in the Finals.“After having that confirmed that Robert was unavailable, we now have to move on and be positive about our team and believe that we still have the quality to qualify for our second consecutive final.“The position that gave me the biggest heartache was to select a reserve and in fairness I had three in contention.“Connor Mountain, Jack Smith and Jack Thomas probably all deserve a place in the squad, but with only one place available, Mountain has got the spot.“I looked at everyone's form across the leagues and also their performances at both the British Under-21 Semi-Finals and Final. I have got to say it has caused me many a sleepiness nights. But having been impressed with Connor all season he gets the shout on this occasion.“I know both Jacks will be disappointed, but as we all know with still a month to go before the Semi-Final anything can happen in speedway and if called upon I know both Smith and Thomas would be ready.”Wolverhampton youngster Greaves speaking on his own inclusion said: “It’s obviously great to be called-up for your country, it’s awesome.“I’ve just had my best score for my club Wolves on the day I got the news I’d been picked, so I’m buzzing.“Great Britain have had a good year so far so it would be good to keep that going at Glasgow. I like Ashfield so I can’t wait to get there.“I want to keep progressing and that has been happening. This is another big step for me.”The GB Team would like to thank their Team Sponsors Complete Filtration Solutions, SFS Electrical and Wessex Marine for their support.
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    World U21 Team Cup

    Thanks, found it now. Final and next Euro Champs round clash?
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    World U21 Team Cup

    Disappointing that there is so little interest in this. Well done lads. Is Lambert available for the final?
  4. I'd say that along with those things he is much fitter and leaner and has sorted his gating out after four years of sluggish starting. He is obviously happy, settled and content with his racing (all clubs) too which makes a big difference. Great result for him last night in what was a very good meeting on an excellent race track. He really is starting to look world class.
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    Leicester v Kings Lynn Monday July 16th

    From kingslynnstars.co KING’S Lynn travel to Leicester on Monday looking to keep in touch with their rivals in the Premiership standings (7.30).It’s a vital clash for both sides at the Paul Chapman and Sons Arena, Beaumont Park.And with skipper Robert Lambert winning the second round of the Speedway European Championships on Saturday, team boss Dale Allitt is hoping he can help inspire his team-mates as the Stars look to add to their tally.“It was another remarkable result for Robert on Saturday and he’s in stunning form this season,” Allitt said.“We’ve seen him at points already this season rub off on the other riders and they get on well as a group.“We’ve got a really pivotal part of our season coming up now and we know we can’t fall too far behind if we want to achieve our goal and reach the top four.“And while going to Leicester is never easy, there’s no reason why we can’t go there and get something if everyone performs on the night.”Simon Lambert makes his first appearance back in Stars colours against his former club with rider replacement operating for the injured Lewis Kerr at No.2.LEICESTER: Kenneth Bjerre, Ricky Wells, Charles Wright, Krystian Pieszczek, Hans Andersen, James Sarjeant, Todd Kurtz.KING’S LYNN: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Lewis Kerr R/R, Michael Palm Toft, Thomas Jorgensen, Robert Lambert, Simon Lambert, Ty Proctor.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    The options are a but thin on the ground sidney, can't see he'd be any worse than the other riders suggested.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Kevin Wolbert for Kerr?
  8. Removing Poole from the argument (is not all about them all the time) I think there should be a maximum number of changes per season. Back in 2002 Wagstaff used twenty odd riders across the season and it was ridiculous, it was impossible to bond with most of the team as they kept getting replaced. Operate squads if need be but any more than three or four non injury changes is too many.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    I'm sure it wouldn't be a permanent thing but you're right, R/R is undesirable for several reasons. Ostergaard and Garrity have been mentioned and I think I'd take either of those.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    R/R will probably work quite well for the rest of this month but once Kerr drops back to reserve a signing will have to be made, if Huckenbeck could be persuaded to do a couple of months that could be a great move. It's very much a less than ideal situation all round though. As Daniel says the management are between a rock and a hard place really.
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    Eastbourne v mildenhall 14/7/18 OFF

    Perfect illustration that you can't please all of the people all of the time. I think people need to understand just how financially precarious British speedway is, anything which may lead to a reduced crowd means a postponement needs to be seriously considered.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Another post rushed into without finding the facts.....
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    I thought the deadline was some time in August? If it is the end of July then I presume the 28 day nature of Lambert's contract means that he and Andersen could be replaced before it elapses by a third rider.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Yep, at least Lambert should be reasonably competitive at Lynn. Morley was the only other rider I could see who might be suitable without being too inexperienced, and the fact that it's a 28 day deal for Lambert suggests that somebody stronger will come in for the latter stages of the season.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    I think its inaccurate and rather defeatist to say 'whats the point' if the club struggles to replace Lewis. We stand a better chance of success with a new signing but R/R and guests could work if everybody else pulls their weight. As always with new signings it depends on who is available, if they want to come and how much points money is in the kitty.
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    Glasgow 2018

    Grow up FFS.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Thing is mate if people are stamping their feet demanding replacements it needs to be somebody and I haven't seen too many names suggested so far. With averages I was thinking that one or two CL riders averages may drop a little for August meaning there may be more options open compared to now.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    I wonder if THJ could be tempted over to replace Lewis?
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    What ever happened to team riding?

    Personally I hate team riding, would rather see my team take a safe 4-2 than risk a 3-3 by trying to team ride to a 5-1. You have to be bloody good at it and very few riders are.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Me too. To be fair there is very little out there and perhaps waiting for the averages to change again might be the best thing in the long run.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    I'm sure it could be found on the iPlayer if people want to listen to it themselves.....can't remember it word for word but he recognised that we would need two signings as the two riders will be out for a fair chunk of time, and that they would be looking for the right characters to fit in with the team ethic as well as having the right averages.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Was said by Robin Brundle on BBC Radio Norfolk's Speedway Show last Thursday that the management were exploring all options to replace the two injured team members and that an announcement would be made in due course.
  23. Slightly better racing later on when an outside line developed but generally it was soul destroying to watch as a speedway fan and a dreadful advert for British speedway. Says it all when a gating tart like Klindt can look like World Champion. Bizarre crash in heat 14, looked completely different from the two angles and Worrall's apology showed that he thought it was his fault. Tend to think the ref got it right though.
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    Kings Lynn 2018..

    And also Riss is the better rider and prospect.
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