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  1. stevethelion

    Leicester 2019

    The hand injury was the one that caused his withdrawal from the Eastbourne meeting, when the 2 Eastbourne riders crashed in front of him & he couldn't avoid them. I know the last crash was the one where he landed on his back at the start. But he did tweet that he was returning after resting his injured hand, so presumably that was the one giving him trouble & maybe he returned too early.
  2. stevethelion

    Leicester 2019

    In the press release for last weekend's matches it said he wouldn't ride for Lions on Saturday ( against Edinburgh) because he was track reserve for the GP qualifier , but would return for the Lions match at Sheffield, he in the end did neither, but that would suggest he can't be far off returning. Josh as tweeted that he's ready to return after resting his injured hand & will be back on his bike this week( weather permitting).
  3. Ellis Perks was withdrawn from yesterday's Lions cubs v Stoke meeting with a shoulder injury , I've not seen any updates on the injury today.
  4. stevethelion

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    The meeting was delayed for about 30 minutes whilst Josh was seen by the paramedics, withdrawn with rib injuries was announced.
  5. stevethelion

    Leicester v Eastbourne 04.05.19

    Any news on Josh Bates fitness, after what sounded like a nasty fall guesting for Berwick yesterday?
  6. stevethelion

    Eastbourne v Leicester

    Ryan looked uncomfortable last week with that injured shoulder , I was surprised he took all his rides. Wouldn't be at all surprised if he didn't ride this weekend, with no fixture until 17th May after this Sunday it would give it time to heal. Especially given his average as gone up to 7.10 an Eastbourne 'track specialist' might be a better option as a guest.
  7. stevethelion

    Leicester v Newcastle 27.04.19

    I think Leicester only postponed the meeting, because Newcastle had agreed to ride on the Sunday if need be. If riding it today hadn't been an option I'm sure they would have given it the best chance to go ahead on Saturday & would have probably got it in ( or at least 10 heats) before the rain came late in the evening. Having the option to ride today just made it an easy & sensible decision really.
  8. stevethelion

    Leicester v Newcastle 27.04.19

    Admittedly the rain didn't arrived until late this evening, but how many people would have ventured out tonight in temperatures of 5 or 6 degrees, with a howling gale that's been bending the trees in half all day? Far better to make an early decision & run it on Sunday with temperatures forecast to be in the early teens & a dry day expected. Common sense prevails for once.
  9. stevethelion

    Leicester v Newcastle 27.04.19

    Georgie Wood in for Jack Thomas
  10. stevethelion

    Leicester NL 2019

    Ryan MacDonald replaces Kelsey Dugard, who it seems has retired after breaking his collarbone on P&P day. Sounds like he hadn't mentioned the fact he had retired to the Cubs management though. Quote on the website from Stewart Dickson says " I haven't had any official contact from, but I've been told he's no longer doing Speedway and I had that confirmed at the weekend". Does anyone who follows NL Speedway think that weakens the Cubs side or not?
  11. The speedway car park is behind the leisure centre, the best way from the A46 is, take the Beaumont Leys exit, travel about 3/4 of a mile & turn left at the roundabout ( Bennion Rd), follow this for about 1/2 a mile until you come to another island with a police station next to it, turn right here, in about 300 yards the road bends right, at this point take the small road that forks to the left, this leads to to the speedway car park. There is no charge, but it's usually full by 6.40-6.45 ish. Alternatively just park on one of the shopping centre car parks, these are free, but have a 4 hour limit.
  12. If you come off the A46 at Anstey/ Beaumont Leys exit, turn towards Beaumont Leys, there is a small stretch of dual carriage way (about half a mile), which then merges to 1 lane for about 200 yards until you get to an island , turn left here into Bennion Road. The shopping centre will then be to your right, the industrial estate is on the left (BOSTON ROAD) , turn into Boston Road , this goes round in a half circle eventually coming back onto Bennion Rd (at the Police Station). You should be able to park anywhere around Boston Road.
  13. Yes, very windy in Leicester today, which should have dried the track out nicely. Lions p&p this evening, presumably that went ahead as planned, as nothing on website to say it had been cancelled. Saturday's forecast doesn't look good, rain all day,BBC forecast says stopping about midnight, but Sunday does look dry, so fingers cross if this strong wind persists it should dry out in time for 2pm.
  14. stevethelion

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    The average age of most Speedway crowds is probably 65-70, most of whom are busy adjusting their blankets & pouring the next drink from their flasks between races. How many people of the age group that follow Speedway have accounts on facebook or Twitter or could be bothered messing about downloading apps from smartphones between races, I know even if I had a smartphone, which I don't , the meeting would be over by the time I had worked out what I had to do ( technology as passed me by). All people want to see is 4 evenly matched riders, giving it their all, not some fabricated mis-match determined by who has the most supporters.
  15. stevethelion

    Leicester 2019

    Could be that or could be they are trying to get a reduction on Josh Bates average after missing a year.

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