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  1. MMX Events

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    Adds a little spice to Pirates last ‘regular season’ home fixture then!
  2. Thanks Keith. I accept that it’s not everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but we have had some very positive feedback regarding this years parade format. Personally, I like the added build-up and the focus placed on each team. Last night’s timing problems seemed to be mainly due to a couple of excruciatingly long track grades and an interval. The Referee actually kept things moving in slick fashion and, as Ray C points out, I even shaved about a minute and a half off, myself, by somehow managing to ignore the Pirates intros! Oops! My fault…Sorry….
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    Birmingham v Poole. 1st September 2021

    Middlo, as far as I know
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    Poole v Newcastle 25th August 2021

    Hi Lisa .. there is certainly a desire to bring the press conference back whenever the Champs Bar becomes available (including this year if possible). Until that happens we will continue to interview riders after the meeting at the start line. We did think this would be a popular alternative as it was immediate rather than having to wait for riders and fans to assemble in another place.
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    Poole v Newcastle 25th August 2021

    Also worth noting that if you are not dashing out to leave after Heat 15 there are usually rider interviews and a rider of the night presentation, so staying to watch and listen to that can mean the car park is easier to get out of, if others have left!
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    Poole v Newcastle 25th August 2021

    Worth noting that at both ends of the stadium the standing terraces are raised up higher than the track so a good view overlooking all bends. I agree that best view and atmosphere is undoubtedly the main (outside) grandstand by the start line.
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    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    King Jamie, good call. I agree about showing respect. I can promise you, at Poole, if Benjamin is introduced as ‘Ben’ it will be because I will have asked him what his preference is. I certainly consider a riders choice as being the most respectful method…That goes for difficult pronunciations too.
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    Poole Pirates 2021

    Welcome to Poole Rich.
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    Taking the knee

    If Sam uses “Vorina” it likely be that he asked Kacper the correct pronunciation .... I do this routinely at Poole so I can use what the rider tells me when I introduce them. I regard it as a matter of respect. I always pronounced it this way, after checking it out, but was frequently questioned.. My advice was always the same, “ask him yourself”
  10. Unfortunately being based here in the south it’s a long trip to the Bonanza. I don’t begrudge the entrance money though so I decided to pay for entry and save on fuel! it was easy to do by pressing the ‘DONATE’ button on the SRBF website here........ http://www.srbf.co.uk/ according to the Press release today Danny Ayers wanted to add 100 people to the gate so maybe if you can’t make it but want to support it you might consider doing similar.... it’s a great time to support their efforts and help achieve Danny’s dream!
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    Poole Pirates 2021

    Hi B.B. the REF has been running for many years and as Skidder says, in brackets, it stands for the Riders Equipment Fund. Fans can become members by making a monthly donation of anything from £5pm. During the ‘close season’ there are monthly social events for members and non-members that help to swell the fund. Usually the events are quizzes but have also included race nights, game shows and chat shows. Every year, each of the current Pirates is presented with a REF gift (usually £500) to help with expenses. Often the presentation would be made following mechanical failures or loss. Member benefits include discount at REF events and the chance to be asked to present the gift to the rider whilst taking part in the race day introductions. Plus, of course, the satisfaction of contributing to the Pirates’ riders. Potential new members are asked to contact the club via the website to request a form or to be put in contact with organisers Stan and Val Vatcher.
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    Poole Pirates 2021

    Reintroduction of race suits tells me the club is listening to the fans... should be applauded methinks.
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    Club Merchandise

    Personally, I love subtle merchandise with club logos. Especially things that you regularly use such as diaries, phone cases, credit card holders, pens. On clothing, polo shirts with small embroidered logo leaving the more garish stuff on posters, mugs, framed photos, tee shirts and mouse mats. Team jackets should be standardised for riders and fans to give unity.
  14. A bit off beat but I was delighted to see a 1960s edition of speedway star prominently on the table in one of the later shots of the new film Le Mans 66. It’s the true tale of Ford v Ferrari and the development of Shelby inc. can certainly recommend the film. A delight for race fans and a remarkable performance by Christian Bale as Ken Miles the English driver. he absolutely nailed the accent and expression. Even his walk was quintessentialy English! Great to see a nod to Speedway in there!
  15. Just for fun I HAVE to start this. It may raise a much needed smile. The popular tv programme QI has just featured the true story of What3Words a system of addressing the world with just three words allocated to every space on earth measuring 3m x 3m .... it’s a genuine naming system already adopted in some countries and it’s fascinating.... I kid you not, when you check out your home, office or other places ther are a host of 3mx3m squares to choose from. When I checked Poole Stadium I came up with the following ACTUAL indexed locations ... these are all TRUE ..check it out and perhaps add any other gems.... POOLE STADIUM Home Changing Rooms. = wins.supply.nights Away Changing Rooms = slick.rubble.newest Start Line = shelf.aware.pirate and my favourite......... Speedway Office = gossip.bucket.normal Source: what3words.com
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