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  1. Islander15

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Having stayed loyal to Nielsen for a few years now, I think Rob has missed a trick by not getting him back on such a low average when he’s proved what he can do round the EWR. Rob also talks about the 1-7 all knowing the EWR, which is true, but on an even track without a power packed team the odd home defeat is inevitable (even Glasgow lost at home this year ) but it looks like away points are going to be very hard to come by! No new names to excite and intrigue the fans unfortunately. Yes I know that Palin is new but he’s there for development and a star of the future rather than immediate points scoring. At least Auty & Ayers offer bags of entertainment.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    Worrall as a number 3?! That’s going to be some top 2 that are better than him! Makes you wonder if they’re using too many points at the top end though when Steve could easily handle being number 5.
  3. Islander15

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    I think Joe Lawlor will be announced soon.
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    Sheffield 2020

    That’s a special signing! I’ll have to make a trip to Owlerton now. What average will he come in on?
  5. Islander15

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    The second option makes a stronger team than the alleged one.
  6. Islander15

    2020 NL Season

    NL AGM is Nov 26th.
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    2020 NL Season

    Plymouth’s application to join the Championship has been declined.
  8. Islander15

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    The rumoured team is going to be correct isn’t it. Not a play-off team imo.
  9. Islander15

    Confirmed Signings for 2020

    At no point did I claim that. Pottering Around is correct, Plymouth have applied first and foremost to race Championship only and that is what the press release said but we’ll see what happens at this week’s AGM. We’re not using hearsay, we’re going by what the club itself has announced. That is what I based this thread on, but I also clearly put that it is all TBC anyway!
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    Confirmed Signings for 2020

    You cannot argue with what a club has made public information.
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    Confirmed Signings for 2020

    Plymouth have applied to race Championship only.
  12. Islander15

    2020 teams

    Buxton themselves haven’t made noises about rejoining the league, but you would’ve thought now is as good of a chance as any with Sheffield moving away from Sunday’s coinciding with Stoke closing. There’s opportunities for fans there to make Buxton their summer speedway fix before finding an alternative. But I still don’t see it, I think the repeated loss making and unjust criticism has taken its toll on the Moss family.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    My original comment was based on the rumoured line-up. This season has ended. There’s no more meetings at all let alone Scunthorpe meetings.
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    KENT 2019

    The NL AGM might be sooner than you think this year.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Yes in terms of entertainment Ayres and Auty are top notch. I meant in terms of results and preseason optimism.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Yeah Auty will drop down to number 5 quickly but I expected Allen to push on properly this year and cement the number 1 spot but he didn’t manage it. Signing Danny was a big winner last year but he’ll be coming off the back of a fairly serious injury and won’t have the confidence boosting NL heat wins. And he really is a confidence rider! Lambert has never really got any better than a 4/5pt man so I just can’t see next year being any different despite his strong end to the season at reserve. I feel like Palin is 1 year too early which Rob has done multiple times lately. Riders like Williamson, List, Bates, Perks & Bailey originally all spring to mind who are talented but made the step up maybe a season too soon. As for Aarnio & Jorgensen, they’re effectively the new names without being new! Both useful riders on their day but neither likely to up their average much and Jorgensen had a pretty poor season at Newcastle so I hope a move back to the EWR will help him out. Aarnio has improved since his last Scorpions stint but is injury prone.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Nothing there to inspire the home faithful unfortunately.
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    KENT 2019

    Give him a break. His press releases are more honest than most clubs’.
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    2020 NL Season

    Are they just rumours being recycled though seeing as there’s an empty stadium sitting there and there was genuine plans to try and get the club back in the NL this season? Or is there something substantial to this talk?
  20. Glad I didn’t go. That would’ve spoilt it for me.
  21. Islander15

    Plymouth speedway

    I know what you’re thinking of but I think it’s whether the meeting is set at amateur or professional level. The incident you’re referring to was a couple of years ago. But Stevie Worrall rode at Smallbrook this season in the NICE Challenge and that was an open international event.
  22. Islander15

    2020 NL Season

    Hope so. Gives meaningful fixtures and allows Len his weekly meetings.
  23. Islander15

    Berwick, Sheffield and Kent.

    I’m not surprised that Kent are applying to move up. Their an ambitious set up with a very good stadium and relatively big crowds. Their only problem might be finding international riders willing to ride that early on a Monday with the M25 to contend with too. Then cue the complaints about a blue groove track.
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    2020 NL Season

    Substantiated rumours tonight that Kent will join the top flight. There’s going to be no team s left at this rate
  25. Anyone got an update on Jack Smith?
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