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    Poole 2019

    Hi Sunliner im afraid you are right. The website has migrated to a new design, which is an improvement, but doesn’t carry live updates in the format we were used to. The management have pinned there colours to the ‘twitter’ mast. You should be able to see the feed from the new site without the need to have a twitter account.
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    Poole 2019

    RE-RUN Productions are looking for an interviewer for Poole in 2019. If your interested in getting pit access and up close to the riders on a weekly basis please email me first at talkpirates@yahoo.com for more info....
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    Poole 2019

    Delighted to confirm that our FAN FORUM on Weds night (20th March) in the glass grandstand will feature three Promoters, three riders and the Team Manager. Starting at 7.30, we will hear from Matt Ford and his two new Co-Promoters, Anthony Tilley and Dan Ford, in the first half of the presentation. After an interval and opportunity to mingle, we will then be pleased to welcome, 2019 Pirates, Josh Grajczonek, Jack Holder and Richie Worrall along with Neil Middleditch. The event is held on behalf of, and for the benefit of, THE RIDERS EQUIPMENT FUND. Admission on the night is £5 with REF members benefiting from a £1 discount. Doors open 7.00pm
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    Poole 2019

    Nice one skidder
  5. Copied from Pirates Memories Facebook page........... For all those who missed out on the 70th Anniversary Gala Dinner in March, the REF is delighted to be showing the recording of the evening this week at the stadium. Make a date for Wednesday 14th November from 7.30pm in the main Grandstand to see the event on the big screen as we ‘turn back time’ on the Pirates. The video captures all of the rider interviews and presentation with contributions from 27 riders and ex-riders who have graced the Pirates colours over the seven decades. Pirate legends such as, Tony Rickardsson, Mark Loram, Gary Havelock, Pete Smith, Alun Rossiter, Steve Schofield, Lars Gunnestad, Magnus Zetterstrom and, of course, Team Manager of the last twenty years, Neil Middleditch were amongst the attendees with further screen messages from Ken Middleditch, Darcy Ward, Dave Watt, Bjarne Pedersen and Greg Hancock. It served as a virtual “This is your Life” of Poole Speedway and was emotional, uplifting and inspiring. The opportunity to see the likes of Havvy and Tony Rickardsson talking at length about their time with the Pirates as well as Matt Ford sparring in dynamic interviews with former riders is a one time chance not to be missed! As the story unfolds, it underlines how the club, under its current promotion, has become one of the most famous names in World Speedway and how they must build on all they have done to go on with pride and determination and continue their success. The event is now to be staged in the GLASS GRANDSTAND to make room for everyone to attend. £5 entry with a £1 discount for REF members. Hope to see you there!
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    Poole 2018

    There is potential for a rearranged fixture on that date .. far from certain but fans, last night, were advised to check press and social media for any update.
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    Poole 2018

    Hope to see plenty of familiar faces at tomorrow evenings REF social. Anyone who wonders about refereeing or fancies a look at what they ACTUALLY do at every meeting should not miss this one of a kind event! Please see the thread 'INSIDE THE REFEREE'S BOX' in the discussion section next door...
  8. No, nothing to do with cricket! Poole Riders Eqpt Fund host a unique evening on Wednesday night at the Stadium Champs Bar. SCB Co-ordinator, Neil Vatcher will be bringing a simulated Referee's Seminar to Wimborne Road giving what organisers describe as the most comprehensive insight into the duties of a speedway referee before, during and after a meeting. Christina Turnbull will also be attending to share some experiences and talk about the job description. The highlight of the evening may well be when the audience, as a whole, gets the chance to be the judge and vote on a selection of racing incidents on the big screen. After each race a slow motion replay will help everyone decide if their decision was correct. Presenter, Nigel Leahy, says it is sure to produce plenty of discussion and is one of the most dynamic and intriguing events that the R.E.F. Have staged. For anyone who would like to know just what the Referee's job entails, from the pitfalls to the pressure, it's a must see event. We are so grateful to Neil and Christina for giving up their time to take part and to Tony Steele for assisting in assembling some of the races. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30 show, priced at £5 with a reduction to £4 for R.E.F. members.
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    2018 Celebration of Speedway

    Well Done Haguey.. great footage nicely put together there!
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    Poole 2018

    Sorry to hear this news. Starman bleeds Poole Speedway and I echo "has a heart of gold" I'm so pleased to see the united front of wellwishers here. Get well soon Mike.
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    I used to be one of the kids who would try to collect as many autographs as possible after the meetings at Poole in the sixties. These days I no longer try, but I have a 1967 BSPA handbook that comes out at any opportunity to get the signatures of the now 'veterans' that are in it. I remember an amusing moment in the pits a few years ago when Greg Hancock signed for the Pirates late in the season. On his first night in blue and white, he was being mobbed for autographs with a HUGE crowd all around him like a swarm! Meanwhile, as that was going on, I spotted little Norman Strachan in a quieter corner whereupon out came the handbook. I can remember smiling to myself as he duly obliged with a look of surprise. Norman is a weekly visitor to Wimborne Road and we always exchange a few words. I am proud to say I watched him many times in his days as a pirate.
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    Cycle Speedway Bit On Bbc News

    Thanks for sharing the link Poppetman (Martyn?) A great feature and they seemed genuine in their enthusiasm to promote the sport. They pretty much covered all the bases in the time too. Well done The Beeb and Coventry CSC.
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    Cycle Speedway Bit On Bbc News

    Good to hear but totally missed it Anyone able to describe or even link to a copy? Well done to whoever made it happen.
  14. Great line up and GP format with 23 races Chris Holder and Jason Doyle confirmed with more names coming. For sponsorship enquiries starting at £200 please mail for more details mmxevents@yahoo.com

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