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  1. 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.
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    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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    Leicester 2019

    News on Lions twitter says that they hope to conclude the team within the next 72 hours as an issue has developed with their intended rider which they hope to resolve.
  4. stevethelion

    2019 Championship Confirmed Signings

    Would Josh Bates qualify for a further reduction after missing a season through injury? Am i right in thinking this has happened to riders in the past?
  5. stevethelion

    Championship race nights?

    Leicester is Saturday, presumably 7.30, except when it's GP night & Scott Nicholls is appearing on BT Sport, then who knows!
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    Leicester 2019

    Talking of season ticket holders getting a discount, had an e-mail from the club today saying because of Rye House folding last season & one meeting not taking place ,£17 will be knocked of next seasons renewal. So credit were credits due, because this hasn't happened before in past seasons.
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    Leicester 2019

    As they made Sarjeant an asset last season along with Connor Mountain, I would think both will feature. If Josh Bates is fully fit he'll obviously be either at Leicester or Sheffield. Would also love to see NBJ.
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    Leicester Lions 2019

    The free programmes were because they only charged £10 for a televised meeting, so to compensate season ticket holders they were allowed free programmes for 2 meetings . Nothing has ever been offered back for meetings not staged during the season.
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    Leicester Lions 2019

    That's excellent from Ipswich, nothing's ever happened like that at Leicester. We'll see if there's any reimbursement for the missing Rye House fixture on next years season ticket, but on past experience I've got my doubts. The present promotion do seem to value the season ticket holders more than under Hemsley's reign & we have been invited on to the centre green during meetings, early access to P&P day etc. but never any credits for meetings that weren't run.
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    Leicester Lions 2019

    I'd imagine that will be forgotten about & swept under the carpet, like it has in past seasons ( mostly by the previous management I must add) eg. the year Birmingham folded mid-season 2 matches were missed, the debacle of the Kings Lynn meeting 2 seasons ago that was never ridden & there's probably more examples, season ticket holders have never been credited anything the following season.
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    Wolves 2019

    They have different promoters anyway, Lions - Dave Darcy & Neil Machin , Sheffield -Damien Bates, Julie Reading & Peter Mole.
  12. stevethelion

    Leicester Lions 2018

    Hans average from 1/9 was 8.00. According to the figures on Lions website, which have been updated since last nights meetings, his rolling average now stands at 7.56, which makes him much more employable for next season. Good work by Connor Mountain too, after his 9 points on Monday his rolling average was 2.97 , after 8 pointless rides last night, he managed to shave 0.50 off & now stands at 2.47, which has the promoters have said they intend to use him next season, after signing as an asset, means they will have 0.50 to use elsewhere in the team.
  13. Auty fit to ride, so Lions operating R/R for Nicholls
  14. Bellego is the only rider from the premiership who isn't riding tonight, that would be anywhere near Nicholls standard. From the Championship I suppose Barker, Garrity or Lasse Bjerre are the best 3 from those not riding tonight. Though after Bjerre's departure from Sheffield I doubt he will be asked. Doesn't really matter I doubt Lions will get within 25 points of KL in either match.
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    Leicester Lions 2018

    I'd guess at Connor Mountain

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