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Speedball

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  1. Speedball

    THJ riding in UK in 2019 ?

    Didn’t he lose his father who supported him closely throughout his career? Remember him coming to Lynn in our PL days with Edinburgh and him being fantastic. Clearly talented but something went wrong. He had a couple of decent meetings for the Stars in 2017 but never looked especially comfortable on the track. One he’d looked so good at years before. He’d rode some interesting lines
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    Kings Lynn 2019

    I get what you mean but if you compare the team building to last season, you could obvious average increases in in Lambert, Proctor & Jorgensen for example. Not sure I see any big improvers for next season though. Love them or hate them, Poole are successful because they assemble sides with riders who are likely to increase their averages. Covatti a recent prime example. For me, the rider with the biggest scope to improve on last season is Niels if his shoulder is fully sorted, but as I said, I don’t see him being back.
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    Kings Lynn 2019

    If I was a betting man, I’d say that the 2019 team will be made up entirely of riders who rode for us in 2018. My concern there is I don’t see anyone on an especially bargain average with scope for adding a point or two onto it. Someone is going to need to step into the 2nd heatleader if as I suspect, Niels moves on.
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    Kings Lynn 2019

    Can’t see there being any new faces as such. Sure Robert will be back and I’d be very surprised if Erik, MPT and Kasper aren’t included.
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    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see Iversen back at Peterborough. Told by someone who is usually spot on with these things that he won’t be at Lynn next year.
  6. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2019

    The last time we were both in the same league was in 2002. We moved down to the Premier League in 2003 but raced each other in the BSPA Cup or whatever it was called. That’s the last meetings between us I can remember. Edit - Think the competition might have been called the British League Cup.
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    Kings Lynn 2019

    Nico Covatti on 4.70 would be good signing considering his appearances with Somerset last season, but can't see him being anywhere other than Ipswich.
  8. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2019

    As much as I'd love to see Doyle and Lambert together, that would leave us far too weak elsewhere. I'd like us to try and build the team in the same way as we did last season. A strong number 1, a decent number 5 to provide support in heats 13 & 15, two dependable solid middle order (5.5 to 6.5 types) and a strong reserve. Lambert looks nailed on. Certainly more positive than things were this time last season with him. Lambert and Iversen would be a decent start though I wonder if Niels might head back to Peterborough. Don't think he looked confident at the AFA at all last season. Don't think many would be upset to see any of Proctor, Jorgensen, Palm Toft or Riss back but unlikely we'd be able to fit all in. Our final team average was 44.24 so we've got to lose 1.74 somewhere down the line. I imagine of the 4, Proctor would be most vulnerable as he has the highest average. Not done the maths, but with a British reduction of 2.5% for Lambert and Kerr, would the following fit? Lambert Palm Toft Riss Jorgensen Iversen Kerr Whatever is left? EDIT - In answer to my own question - NO That 6 come to 39.92 by my quick calculations so not enough for a 3.00 pointer at the bottom.
  9. Speedball

    Best Race Suit Ever?

    Always loved Erik Gundersen's white, gold and black trim suit and matching bike covers. Always looked so professional and immaculately turned out John Davis Coastal Windows white and pink leathers was quite catching as well.
  10. Think he was spannering for Etheridge at Belle Vue so I'd be very surprised if he's at Lynn tonight.
  11. Don’t think it will be an easy win by any means but think the Stars will get the job done tonight. Fancy it being something like 47-43. Aces certainly no pushovers but see no reason for the Stars to suddenly falter. As I’ve said previously, when one struggles another steps up. Been that way for most of the season and can’t see that changing. These are the kind of nights we want to be involved in. Understand the nerves from some but enjoy it and have faith in a team who have given us nothing less than 100% all season. Up the Stars
  12. The Comical Ali of the Poole propaganda machine strikes again
  13. Delighted to come away with any sort of lead after the first 7 heats. It would be a collapse of the highest order if we cock this up. Enjoyed my first trip to the NSS, great track and facilities (had a meal in the Peter Craven Suite before the meeting). MPT really was the saviour last night. One of the best thing about this Stars side is that someone always steps up when the chips are down. Much more character, resilience and bottle in this side compared to last season. Don’t think we’ve had a meeting when all 7 have really clicked at the same time yet. Would be good if that happened a couple of times over the next month. Also nice to go to a meeting with a bit of an atmosphere though a few peaked to soon with the “easy easy” chants early on. Plenty of stick for Lambert which he answered in perfect style in 13 & 15. All good fun though. Roll on Monday!
  14. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    I guess by South Stand, that's the terracing on the back straight? Looking forward to my first trip the NSS but bloody nervous. Would be great to get a few together to cheer the boys on.
  15. Speedball

    Programmes for sale

    Hi, getting an error message when trying to view the attachment. Possibly interested in the Norwich ones but would need to see how many off the list I already have.
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