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  1. I suppose it was circumstance, wrong place right time. I suspect, and I've never ridden a speedway bike, that if you suddenly get an unexpected grip that trows the bike from under you it's very difficult to do a lot about it. A bit like banana skin, lose balance and Booooommmmm
  2. In fairness to Bates. On this occasion, it wasn't his fault. He was way out at the back and picked up some dirt. Similar to the Charles Wright incident a little later.
  3. LEICESTER face a newly re-strengthened Edinburgh side as they look to keep the ball rolling at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena on Wednesday (7.30pm).It’s a rare midweek home fixture for the Watling JCB Lions as the previously scheduled visit of the Monarchs was rained-off earlier in the season.And with the weather set fair and no home meeting this weekend, club bosses are urging supporters to come out and back their table-topping side – as they look to go eight points clear.Lions boast a 100 per cent home record in the Championship but their hopes of extending that are complicated by the Monarchs’ team changes and another injury setback concerning Josh Bates. Lions operate the rider-replacement facility for Bates, whilst Eastbourne’s Richard Lawson stands in as the heat-leader guest for broken ankle victim Richie Worrall. LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Josh Bates R/R, Ryan Douglas, Richard Lawson, Joe Lawlor, Connor Mountain.EDINBURGH: Sam Masters, Ricky Wells, Josh Pickering, William Lawson, Cameron Heeps, Matt Marson, Connor Coles
  4. Leicester today (Sunday, 4pm) with Joe Lawlor making his debut for the Lions, whilst Chris Harris guests for the injured Richie Worrall.LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Josh Bates, Ryan Douglas, Chris Harris, Joe Lawlor, Connor Mountain.BERWICK: Aaron Summers, Jye Etheridge, Kevin Doolan, Dany Gappmaier, Nikolaj B Jakobsen, Coty Garcia, Leon Flint.
  5. nightshift

    Leicester 2019

    LEICESTER have moved to avoid a fixture backlog by adding new dates to their schedule – and it means a bumper month ahead!Fans are urged to make a careful note of the dates as they have moved away from some Saturday dates in order to keep on track.The high-flying Watling JCB Lions will now face Edinburgh at the Paul Chapman and Sons Arena on Wednesday July 17.They are in Friday night action this weekend when Eastbourne visit in the second leg of their Knockout Cup tie with British legend Chris ‘Bomber’ Harris lined up as a guest for Richie Worrall – and they face Berwick on Sunday, July 14 (4 pm).The National League side, Leicester Lion Cubs, have two Tuesday dates on July 23 against Plymouth and July 30 against Isle of Wight – both at 7.30.Boss Stewart Dickson said: “A combination of circumstances mean we have been forced to arrange meetings away from our regular Saturday night raceday.“It means a busy July and a great opportunity for fans to see plenty of racing throughout the month.“When we get into August we’ll start to see more Saturday meetings again.”The club would urge fans to keep checking the club website if they have any doubt about fixture dates and their social media channels are updated regularly every day with information.LEICESTER SPEEDWAY JULY HOME FIXTURES:Fri 5 v Eastbourne (KOC) 7.30Sun 14 v Berwick (Champ) 4pmWed 17 v Edinburgh (Champ) 7.30Tues 23 v Plymouth (NL) 7.30Sat 27 v Glasgow (Champ) 7.30Tue 30 v Isle of Wight (NL) 7.30
  6. Oh well............10 out of 10 for optimism.
  7. In the Leauge match. Nicholls got - 14 , Ellis Perks - 7 - Connor Mountain - 1 . Ryan Douglas and Josh Bates didn't ride, Jack Thomas got 0. Addmitadley Richie Worrall did get 12 and Josh Pickering scored 11. I don't know how Ryan Douglas does at Eastbourne, but it might be slightly closer than some predict.
  8. EASTBOURNE: Richard Lawson, Ben Morley, Kyle Newman, Lewis Kerr, Edward Kennett, Alfie Bowtell, Georgie Wood.LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Ryan Terry-Daley, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall R/R, Adam Extance, Connor Mountain.
  9. I don't wish to be disrespectful. However, I think Berwick will have all on to win this on the night, never mind pull back 18 points. Not just because I am a Lions fan, but our top 5 have got to be the strongest in the league, I think all off our heat leaders would be a No 1 in most championships sides. I could well be wrong speedway is a funny old game. Scott Nicholls seems to like your track if 2018 is anything to go by.
  10. Today A generally dry day with plenty of long sunny spells and a moderate westerly breeze. Sunshine turning hazy under any higher cloud. The odd shower may drift in from the west later.
  11. SHEFFIELD host Leicester in a clash of the Championship’s current top two sides today (Sunday, 5.30pm). The Lions lead the standings by five points and have already won once at Owlerton this season in the Shield.Meanwhile, the hosts have been taken to last-heat deciders in several recent home matches, but do have three wins out of three on their own circuit in the league.Josh MacDonald makes his home debut for the Tigers, whilst the Lions bring in Cameron Heeps to guest for the injured Josh Bates.Sheffield No.1 Danny King said: “Things have been a bit too close for comfort in our last few meetings and ideally we’d start making life a bit easier for ourselves in the earlier stages.“But Leicester have already shown how strong they are this year and we’re going to need all of the boys firing to beat them.”SHEFFIELD: Danny King, Drew Kemp, Ty Proctor, Broc Nicol, Kyle Howarth, Zaine Kennedy, Josh MacDonald.LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Cameron Heeps, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall, Jack Thomas, Connor Mountain.
  12. WATLING JCB LIONS: Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Kyle Howarth, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall, Jack Thomas, Connor Mountain. Team manager: Stewart DicksonEDINBURGH: Ricky Wells, Victor Palovaara, Paul Starke, Joel Andersson, Cameron Heeps, William Lawson, Luke Ruddick. Team manager: John Campbell.
  13. LEICESTER Speedway boss Stewart Dickson is urging fans to turn out in force and back their bid for glory!For the first time since the relaunch of the city club they are proving to be a major force on the Championship.And Dickson, ahead of this Saturday’s battle against Birmingham at their Paul Chapman and Sons Arena, which is at Beaumont Sports Complex, wants to see the team get the support they deserve.“We’ve made a great start to the season and we are making progress in every competition,” he said.“We’re in the Semis of the Championship Shield, through to the next phase of the Knockout Cup and we are top of the league.“It’s a case of so far, so good, but we need the fans to come along and get behind us and show the club owners, myself and the team what it means to them.“The club have worked hard at promoting the sport over the last few months and we are extremely hopeful a winning team will spread a feel-good factor throughout the club.“In addition, with other sports in the city now out of season, perhaps it’s a good opportunity to welcome new supporters to come along and watch this winning Leicester team.“In simple terms we have had the best ever start to the season and it would be great to welcome new fans – or even those who have been before but not for some time – to the club.”Children go free at all Leicester home meetings and Birmingham are expected to bring plenty of support on Saturday. The meeting starts at 7.30.Leicester are without key reserve Jack Thomas who has won Under 21 international recognition with Great Britain and he is replaced by Luke Ruddick.LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Connor Mountain, Josh Bates, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall, Luke Ruddick, Ellis Perks.BIRMINGHAM: Adam Ellis, James Shanes, Zach Wajtknecht R/R, Ashley Morris, Ulrich Ostergaard, Paco Csatagna, Nathan Stoneman.
  14. NEWCASTLE: Steve Worrall, Simon Lambert, Lasse Bjerre, Matthew Wethers, Thomas Jorgensen, Max Clegg, Danny Phillips.LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Connor Mountain, Josh Bates, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall, Luke Ruddick, Ellis Perks.
  15. EDINBURGH boss Alex Harkess expects a tough test when Championship leaders Leicester visit Armadale tonight (Friday). The Monarchs start their own league campaign against a Lions side who won at Eastbourne in their last outing.Leicester welcome back Ryan Douglas and Josh Bates from recent injury absences, whilst Danny Phillips guests at reserve for Jack Thomas who is out with a dislocated shoulder.Harkess said: “Leicester certainly appears to be one of the top teams in our league from early fixtures. “We just have to prove to them what we are capable of, it's up to us.”Lions skipper Scott Nicholls said: “Everyone is riding with a lot of determination and motivation, and it’s a case of keeping that going for the whole season.“Ellis (Perks) has gone down to reserve, and what’s really good is that whatever happens we’ll have a decent rider down there as long as they maintain their form, and that’s going to be key.”EDINBURGH: Ricky Wells, Justin Sedgmen, Josh Pickering, Joel Andersson, Cameron Heeps, William Lawson, Luke Ruddick.LEICESTER: Scott Nicholls, Connor Mountain, Josh Bates, Ryan Douglas, Richie Worrall, Danny Phillips, Ellis Perks.

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