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  1. Really sad news. Never knew Gerald personally though would probably have known him by sight. I always enjoyed his posts on here. Fair, balanced and like Trees mentioned, he said it how he saw it. Rest in peace StarFever
  2. Speedball

    Kings Lynn vs Rye House June 18th

    I’ll be one that’s missing. Ludicrous to run against an England game in the World Cup, especially since the group fixtures have been known since last December.
  3. Really mate? Not sure I have but always happy to be proved wrong. In fact I called out the KLSSC on Twitter over some of their comments after the Swindon meeting when it clashed with a big play-off game for the Linnets. I choose football over speedway so would be hypocritical of me to then criticise others for doing the same. At the end of the day, it's totally down to the individual whether they choose to attend or not. For what it's worth I quite enjoyed last night's meeting. Wasn't a classic by any means but there were some good races and I'm really warming to this side. At the start of the season I didn't think we were in with a sniff of the play-offs but there are plenty of promising signs and more to come from Iversen, Palm Toft, Jorgensen and Andersen. Best thing for me is that it's a team of real triers, last night chasing hard for every point which after last season is a refreshing change. What I would say is that I totally agree with IainB when he said some of the stuff on this thread has been hysterical. Not everything at Lynn is perfect but I don't think it's half as bad as being made out on here at times. I honestly do think they are making efforts to improve across all areas and things aren't always as black and white as some on here are making out. I know, like and respect many of the Stars posters on here who are at different ends of the spectrum when it comes to Lynn. Sometimes I agree with them, sometimes I don't. You get positive posters who can see no wrong and negative ones who can see no right. I do find the constant slagging off of the club across here, Twitter and Facebook tiresome and that's with people's opinions that I actually agree with at times. There are ways and means of critcising and continually banging the same drum just means people eventually switch off to it. Invariably for me, the truth lies on a scale somewhere in between depending on what the topic is. Taking yesterday's meeting into account: Should the team news be out earlier? - IMHO yes but appreciate that there were things going on behind the scenes regarding the line-up. It should have been communicated better especially as it was common knowledge that riders would be missing. However, if they'd released that Cook was guesting and it was R/R for Palm Toft then it all changed, they'd get criticised for releasing the wrong info. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Should the meeting have been completed quicker? - Again yes but the break for track grading after heat 4 improved the racing in my mind. Track was quite slick early on but they pulled some of the material back down and racing improved straight away. It's also up to the referee to keep things moving. Also as I'm doing twitter updates, I find it hard enough already to tweet the result, any changes for the next heat and have some kind of social interaction with the people I go with as it is, so delays don't bother me. However I appreciate for some, they want to get it done and dusted as soon as possible. Fundamentally all of us want the same but it's nigh on impossible for the club to please everyone all of the time.
  4. Hopefully it will be off. The Walks is the only place for me on Wednesday, especially at £6 cheaper.
  5. Speedball

    Oldest Surviving Team

    Oops - apologies. That will teach me to skim read a post during my lunch break
  6. Speedball

    Oldest Surviving Team

    Your post got me thinking so did some quick Googling for the Premiership teams I wasn't aware of. Not 100% sure on accuracy but sure you'll get the gist. Will try and do the Championship ones when I get more time. Premiership Belle Vue (1928 to present) King's Lynn (1965 to present but missed 1996) Leicester (1928 to 1931, 1937, 1948 to 1962, 1968 to 1983, 2011 to present) Poole (1948 to present but missed league racing in 1957) Rye House (1974 to 1993, 1999 to present) Somerset (2000 to present) Swindon (1928 to 1929 with open meetings, team racing from 1949 to present) Wolverhampton (1928, 1951 to 1954, 1965 to present but missed 1982/3)
  7. Speedball

    Oldest Surviving Team

    Imagine Belle Vue are the longest running of the presently running teams. Started in 1928 and kept running even through the Second World War (not team racing mind). Coventry also started in 1928 but didn't run during the war years and of course sadly missed out last season. Back in the National League for 2018, albeit at Leicester.
  8. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Thinking more at the top of the team rather than the bottom. Hoping I'm wrong
  9. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Got a feeling there will be a Danish feel to this evening's proceedings but maybe not the main Dane everyone is hoping for
  10. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    What the same Ty Proctor who averaged more than Thomas Jorgensen (in the same team) who was pretty much our rider of the season? The same Ty Procter who averaged more than Heeps, Auty, Palm-Toft, Kerr, Rose, Bates & Robson amongst others. Think people are doing him a disservice. He'll know most of the Premiership tracks, seems to be a good team man and ridden very well at Lynn previously. it might work, it might not but I'm at least going to give him a chance before writing him off.
  11. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Will see how the season starts before criticising the side, we've got to at least give them a chance. Proctor wouldn't have been my first choice, but at least give him a fair crack of the whip. Also most of us haven't got a real idea about what to expect from Kasper Andersen. If he comes in and clicks at reserve, the dynamics of the team changes. The one thing I do hope is that if things aren't working, we are proactive with making changes. The promotion do seem overly loyal/patient with underperforming riders at times. Poole & Swindon both spring to mind in being good at strengthening during the season. We tend to limp along until changes are forced upon us through injury.
  12. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Don't think Manzarez is in the 1-7 though I've heard he's keen. Replace him with Lewis Rose. Lewis Kerr at reserve. Adding Iversen & Lambert is a must. I'm sure Niels will be back, all the signs point that way. Guess depends on what happens with talks with Robert.
  13. Speedball

    Rye House 2018

    Fair enough, not read the statement. Only saw the news on here. Kennett is 6.39 so that leaves 6.42 for the final one if they used him. Could fit Doyle & Morley in.
  14. Speedball

    Kings Lynn 2018..

    Top detective work sir Possibly 2+2=5 or maybe not. Just seems a bit random for him to suddenly follow 3 Lynn related accounts in one go. Think the conversion rate is 1.3 so that would make him 5.50. Means we should always have a strong reserve (either Kerr, Rose or Proctor) to partner Andersen.
  15. Speedball

    Rye House 2018

    Can't see Rye not using Harris, Nicholls & KK again. Not sure what that would leave for final two places but wouldn't be surprised to see Kennett back and maybe Morley/Perks for final reserve spot.

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