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  1. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Sounds like Keleher is literally inviting calls from British tracks and ruling out nothing ? Perhaps Ryan & Jake see something in Jedd List that marks him out as ready to "hit the ground running". Suppose we'll find out soon enough ? But a 17 old rooky kid just off 250s into a vital second string position in a Championship Speedway team looks a bit of "a Leap of faith" to me ? I know we have no idea how Zane Keleher would turn out if he was in ? But he's 8 years older a proven Motorcycle background and cutting it in the Aussie Championship. While Jedd is "mates" with Ryan and Jake just out of Junior racing and nowhere near the Aussie Championship ? It's not a critique it's just plain fact. Cannot help but think our "tail end" is way too long ?. If the starting 1-7 is still intact come 1st June I'll be happy to concede I was totally wrong ?
  2. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Anyone else read this week's Star inside back page ? Zane Keleher "Britain I am here.. ! Read his story no disrespect to young Jed List but I reckon Keleher is the next "real deal" off the prolific Aussie production line. I know Jedd could well be "the next Leigh Adams" for all we know ? But he looks a bit behind Keleher in terms of experience and being ready to throw into the Scorpions 1-5 in the cut and thrust of Championship Speedway. Was Keleher every on the radar ? If not I reckon he should be ? We all know how highly we rate Edinburghs Aussie Josh Pickering and Keleher finished 14th ahead of Pickering in the very competitive Aussie Championship. I'd have Keleher on speed dial !??
  3. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    I've found one ! Alfie Bowtell probably the pick of the 2pt plus riders. 2.38 with Lakeside last season and actually had a 9.24 NL average with Isle of Wight which matched wonder kid Drew Kemp at Mildenhall. Would back him at Reserve as one that might step up in a "watered down" 2019 Championship. We would have two of the best 2018 NL scorers in Bowtell/Bailey (sounds like a Cop TV Series that ?) and plausibly one or both vying for a top 5 place while Jedd List finds his feet ?
  4. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    That's exactly why I'm worried...I'm thinking Sheffield Tigers for starters?
  5. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    "God knows" ? I can't think of anyone ? Does Wilko qualify for a reduction ?
  6. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Sorry but I'm going to be honest and say that team is going to be "stretched". Cannot see much from away meetings and homes will be close. Baptism of fire for young Jedd and equally difficult for the Reserves to step up. I'll make a prediction bottom 4 !
  7. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    If your right I'm even more concerned !?
  8. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Steve Worrall & Stefan Nielsen
  9. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    I suspect the two names will leave us just under three points to fill for the 7th man. Jake Allen was a great start to the 2019 team building; but having potentially three riders all quite some distance less able than the top 4 means we will get little on our travels and home meetings will be close run things. 10 out of 15 heats might offer us little more than 3-3 alls. I'm all for giving opportunities to young riders but this looks a real "leap of faith"
  10. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    "Over the moon" to see Jake Allen back in 2019; once Somerset confirmed their switch to the Championship felt sure he would revert to the Rebs ?. Welcome Jedd List at 17 not one I have heard of. But right now there is a great crop of Aussie talent and I'll go with the recommendation of Jake and Ryan. Great start to our team but we will need to have a proper 2pt scorer alongside Jedd at Reserve. Drew Kemp would be my choice for that job. 38pts doesn't go far but how about this ? Josh Auty 8.36 Jake Allen 7.37 Ryan Douglas 6.12 Stefan Nielsen 5.66 Gino Manzeres 4.00 Jedd List 4.00 Drew Kemp 2.00 Total 37.51 As I say building to 38pts you'll be hard pressed to get better out of. Given that we must have 6pts in the Reserve positions. We only have 16pts across 3 riders as Josh & Jake take up almost 16pts themselves. In Ryan; Stefan & Gino we would have three riders who can up their averages with a clear run at it. Kemp would soon be in he main body of the team leaving one of the three as reserve. As I say given what we have to play with pts wise hard pressed to come up with better. Interesting that both "Jake & Ryan recommended" Jedd be good if both could be on hand to offer their experience in his debut season for the Scorpions. No one knows better about making it at Scunny than Ryan. Would be great to see him back "he's one of our own"
  11. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Somerset dropping down to the Championship and he is their rider and he cannot "double up" with two teams in the same League. Just cannot see Rebels giving way to us on a rider who has all it takes to be the top rider in the Championship ?
  12. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    Agreed Josh is a guaranteed starter. I may not have said that twelve months ago but he's really shown his metal this season. Also isn't 2019 his testimonial year ?. We'll loose Jake as I have said and the deal we did on Garrity was cancelled so he reverts to being a Peterborough rider. I think he won't be back. If we could get Josh; Steve Worrall; and Stefan Nielsen back that would be a good start point. With Ipswich going Premier; Witches starlet Drew Kemp will be on a few wish lists so why not ours ?. Then how about going for a new Aussie rider ? Javon Lydsey is getting a lot of attention and rode in Poland last summer. Reading in the Star that experienced Aussie Justin Sedgeman is heading back to the UK in 2019 he could be one to consider with both Prem/Champ credentials.?
  13. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    If we managed to bring in Pickers it would be a major suprise. Arguably one of the Championships most progressive riders in 2018; cannot see Edinburgh letting him slip they're grasp ?
  14. the outsider

    Scunthorpe 2019

    With a 38pt limit (bonkers?!) Gino's an absolute "shoe in" surely !? Cannot see much better for that sort of average ?. It looks a varied fixture list but not much change at all really. Remains to be seen if this tinkering round he edges will be any short to medium term shot in the arm for British Speedway ?. Looks like Jakes out the equation now Zummerset are back at this level. I'd start with three names on my team sheet Josh; Stefan and Gino and build from their. If we need a NL rider at 7 let's give Anders Rowe a go !? (pardon the pun !) Then we need three ...A new Aussie rider ?; Stevie Worrall is a possibility ?; Ryan back ?Lets see what Santa brings ?
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