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  1. King Jamie

    Speedway Promoter Game?

    This really is tremendous stuff. Just one tiny gripe though - how Josh Pickering costs less than Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks or, to a lesser extent, Broc Nicol is beyond me!
  2. King Jamie

    Corona virus

    Not sure if it's a Scottish thing but my dad (68) is type one diabetic and Nicola hasn't sent him a letter as yet.
  3. King Jamie

    EMTV-REWIND

    They should show that meeting when you guys were 'allegedly' average fixing. See what fans from other parts of the country made of it. Personally speaking, I actually found it quite funny. I mean, it was so blatantly obvious! But I get what the aim was and fully understand why. I would want my team to do the same if roles were reversed, even if it meant losing heavily to Glasgow.
  4. King Jamie

    Dakota North

    Pipe down baldy
  5. King Jamie

    Dakota North

    2010 was one of those seasons when the team who finished top of the table was declared Champions (and rightly so). However, there were also promotion / relegation play-offs, which Newcastle won (as mentioned in my earlier post). I think 2009 was also run the same way (KL finished top = Champions but Monarchs won the play-offs before losing to Belle Vue). Golden Heats were 2009. One of the tensest evenings ever at sunny Armadale. Good old Matthew Wethers! And I'm fine Sir. Just keeping my head down. Stay safe
  6. King Jamie

    Dakota North

    Edinburgh finished top of the table that year Sir. We were only 16 pts ahead of Newcastle though! That was the year when Sheffield dumped us out of the play-offs with one of the most embarrassing / remarkable 2-legged comebacks of all time. From memory, I think you guys won the PL play-off final but lost the promotion one to Ipswich?
  7. You should know by now, it never rains at sunny Armadale. Therefore, even the slightest spit has to be classed as "torrential"
  8. King Jamie

    All Clubs are For Sale

    It hasn't necessarily made a loss every other year though. For example: Capital and reserves: Year ended 28 Feb 2017 - £97,815 Year ended 28 Feb 2018 - £76,881 You may automatically think the company's made a loss of £20,934 in the most recent year. However, it's entirely possible it made a profit of, say, £4,066 but the directors then decided to pay out dividends of £25K. As the company has positive reserves, they are more than entitled to do so. The problem with these types of accounts is too many things can be hidden. But that's the legislation's fault, not that of the companies themselves.
  9. King Jamie

    Ipswich 2018

    It's not as if Edinburgh hadn't been warned. Here's a little something from December last year: KJ's season review the inferior Riss: achieved the largest increase of any Monarchs' rider in 2017. However, dig a little deeper and there is cause for concern. Yes he started off like a train at reserve, and hats off to him for that, but when he moved into the top 5 he turned into something of a nondescript performer. Once there, he won only 8 races (3 pre-injury and 5 upon return = the same total as the unfairly criticised Max Clegg), averaging only 4.60. You really need a lot more than that from your fourth highest rider. Obviously doesn't handle pressure very well. Whether it be a last place on a TR a Sheffield or his going missing way too often in heat 14, the warning signs are flashing. Oh, and his performance for Wolves in the Premiership play-off final was positively laughable. Back in 2018? For me, it comes down to a choice - who would you rather sign? A - a second string on a 5.76 average, who could only muster 4.60 during his time in that part of the team; or B - a reserve on a 4.15 average, who actually achieved 4.82 during his time in that part of the team. Based on that evidence, there would be no room at the inn for the sunlounger grabber.
  10. King Jamie

    Edinburgh 2018

    The rule about no GP riders in the second tier was in the rule book for a number of years. However, the last time I've actually seen it in print was the 2013 season. Thereafter, it disappeared. I see nothing wrong in what Glasgow did in signing Craig Cook. References to loopholes and unwritten rules smacks of jealousy and bitterness. Sometimes it's better to simply tip your hat and say, "well bowled", regardless of which team is involved.
  11. King Jamie

    Edinburgh 2018

    Where did you get your stats for that Sir? Mark Riss's last ten Championship meetings saw an average of only 4.67. Nowhere near his 2018 starting average of 5.76. Even taking into account the play off meeting at home to Ipswich, and losing his visit to Sheffield, the figures would only improve marginally, up to 4.88, still almost a full point below.
  12. King Jamie

    Edinburgh 2018

    KJ's season review Ricky: the first Kiwi to ride for the club since 19canteen. Added almost a point to his starting average and so, from that perspective, he was a roaring success. Obviously doesn't like heat 1, given that we lost 4 1-5's out of 5 he was involved in. However, he did boast the highest away average by some distance. His most impressive stat was 7 wins and 1 paid win from 11 heat 15's on the road. Back in 2018? Difficult one. Is his average now too high? Who knows? Answers on a postcard. Sam: a disappointing season for the skipper. Not only did his average fall by almost half a point, his away average was pretty poor (just over 7.50). In many ways he was the polar opposite of Ricky. His heat 1 record was something to be proud of (at home anyway) with 11 wins from 14 but heat 15 was a massive let down - 5 wins out of 20 all season, including only 1 win in 10 on his travels. It's probably worth noting Sam didn't appear in any heat 15 since his return from injury. But while the collarbone break may have affected him after his comeback, his average was already down prior to that crash. His performance at the Australian GP probably summed up his campaign for me. Back in 2018? I guess so. He is our asset. And we all know there's a rider in there somewhere. Just sort out the away form please! the superior Riss: the biggest compliment I can offer is that watching him ride reminded me of when Craig Cook was making that move to the next level. Suddenly everything just started to click. Barring the odd meeting, his score charts did tend to slide away at the business end of things but that's to be expected. New territory and all that. Back in 2018? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And, no, that wasn't my Meg Ryan impression! Sadly, I think the talented German has bigger fish to fry in the future... the inferior Riss: achieved the largest increase of any Monarchs' rider in 2017. However, dig a little deeper and there is cause for concern. Yes he started off like a train at reserve, and hats off to him for that, but when he moved into the top 5 he turned into something of a nondescript performer. Once there, he won only 8 races (3 pre-injury and 5 upon return = the same total as the unfairly criticised Max Clegg), averaging only 4.60. You really need a lot more than that from your fourth highest rider. Obviously doesn't handle pressure very well. Whether it be a last place on a TR a Sheffield or his going missing way too often in heat 14, the warning signs are flashing. Oh, and his performance for Wolves in the Premiership play-off final was positively laughable. Back in 2018? For me, it comes down to a choice - who would you rather sign? A - a second string on a 5.76 average, who could only muster 4.60 during his time in that part of the team; or B - a reserve on a 4.15 average, who actually achieved 4.82 during his time in that part of the team. Based on that evidence, there would be no room at the inn for the sunlounger grabber. Josh: started off reasonably well, dropped off a bit, picked up again for a fortnight, then went back down again to something more approaching normality. Just a bog standard season for a youngster! It's all part of the learning process. Not much else to say, except I like his kevlars. All hail pink! Back in 2018? We have to. Otherwise, what was the point of signing him this year? Max: the entertainer of the team. On 4 separate occasions (possibly even more) at sunny Armadale this season, Max pulled off more successful overtaking manoeuvres than the rest of the riders from both teams put together. It seems a number of people were unhappy with his progress this year. More fool them. Prior to the meaningless end of season fixture at Peterborough, he had maintained his starting figure, despite spending almost two thirds of the season in the top 5. As a reserve, he was much improved on previous years. With the exception of a paid win vs. Newcastle he won every heat 2 at home (6 in total), as well as another 3 victories on the road. Back in 2018? Yes please. I like to stay awake on a Friday night and have no desire to spend my hard earned cash watching 15 processional snooze fests. Mitchell: the much maligned Mr. Davey actually boasted the third highest average of all the number 7's in the league (hats off to Connor Mountain and Ellis Perks). Again, prior to the meaningless end of season fixture at Peterborough, he had improved upon his starting figure. His head-to-head stats in the 'protected heats' aren't to be sniffed at either: Heat 2 at home = 12 'wins' out of 18 against the opposing no.7 Heat 4 at home = 15 'wins' out of 18 Heat 2 away = 9 'wins' out of 18 Heat 4 away = 12 'wins' out of 17 (Jack Smith withdrawn in heat 2 at Glasgow, hence n/a) All in all, an honourable comeback to the second tier of UK speedway. For all your efforts, I say, "thank you Mitchell". Back in 2018? For whatever reason, I suspect he won't be involved. Theo: I'll be honest, I would've preferred us to sign Kai Huckenbeck as the injury replacement for the inferior Riss. He would've made his debut one day before his Premiership average increased markedly and I couldn't find any fixture clashes for at least a month. However what actually happened was everyone's friend, Mr. Pijper, came in and lowered his average sufficiently to save his future career. 4.23 was that final figure, only marginally lower than the German's top 5 exploits, which meant we weren't really damaged too much as a team. "win win" as they say! Back in 2018? Depending on rules and numbers, you never know... NB: the stats used above are based on Championship fixtures only and do not include KO Cup ties or Play-offs.
  13. in what way? all Damo said was that he thought the Monarchs would beat Ipswich over 2 legs but that, should they eventually go on to face Glasgow, he hopes they would, er, lose heavily. he's a Glasgow fan. I thought his post was quite funny! it's only half time baldy well done on last night though.
  14. when does Holub serve his 28 day ban? is it between now and then end of the season, when he won't miss any meetings anyway? (where's the punishment in that?) or does he sit out the first month of the 2017 campaign and become available thereafter? (although, exactly who would want to sign him is another matter)
  15. King Jamie

    Peterborough Panthers 2016

    just out of interest, when did that come into force? I seem to remember as recent as September 2014, Monarchs running a double header on the Friday night (Redcar and Glasgow) plus Newcastle (KOC) on the Saturday (Sept 12th and 13th). I have a feeling there may well have been other Friday / Saturday meetings previously but, equally, I could be completely wrong. my memory isn't what it used to be! did we get into bother after the 2014 'noisy weekend'?
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