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  1. Cradley 2018?

    Yep you're right. just trying to put a bit of a brave face on it!
  2. Cradley 2018?

    Final piece in the jigsaw (as predicted by many) Bradley Andrews. He'll be starting off in the team and admits he will be looking over his shoulder at the reserves. Most people are making us favourites at least for the group stage but the majority of the team is young and inexperienced so anything can happen. Have to say though it looks a very entertaining septet. Should have some good nights at Monmore Wood. Just not quite so many of them.
  3. Stoke

    As Sings 4 Speedway said I think you need a few good quality riders so that the youngsters can have a standard to aim for. I'm thinking more of some other teams than Stoke here perhaps.
  4. Stoke

    Well done to Stoke on an excellent signing. Cleggy could turn out to be he top NL performer this year. All they need to sort out now is a similar quality track electrician and it could be a good season. Hope they get a few more through the turnstiles on the back of this.
  5. Cradley 2018?

    Just seen our fixture list. We knew it was coming but when you see it written down it does look very short. Feeling a bit left out now :-(
  6. Bye bye Gate girls?

    I've never particularly seen the benefit in having the girls on the start line but equally I see no reason to get rid of them. What has all this politically correct campaigning achieved? - Quite a few people who no longer have jobs. Well done the PC brigade! I'm quite intrigued by the suggestion to play the bad boy and grab a few easy headlines by keeping them. On the basis that there's no such thing as bad publicity, that could put a few more bums on seats ( oh dear can I still say that - apologies to anyone offended!).
  7. Cradley 2018?

    Perfect summary East End Fan. its all about giving track time to the kids at what always has been a very well run and professional club (and I'm not taking a shot at any other team in saying that). It helps them develop and they will undoubtedly learn a lot from Adam. It also allows us to stay in touch on race nights with many folks who we have met down the years. It's this or nothing for us this year and I'm looking forward to it.
  8. Cradley 2018?

    Well I'm delighted withthe approach from the promoters. We've got some of the most promising youngster in the sport and I'm really looking forward to seeing them. Don't forget a strong, successful Cradley team = plenty of away support and that must be good news for the Clubs we will be visiting. Sad that we've only got 'half a season' but it's better than the alternative of sitting at home on race nights.
  9. Cradley 2018?

    I'm delighted to see that Adam Roynon is going to be involved in the national trophy squad. He is one of the most popular Heathens of the modern era (or any other come to that). It's going to me a bit messy but I do applaud the Promoters for trying to assemble a squad that will actually look like 'our' team even though they will have to be borrowed and there may be 'guest' issues if we make progress.
  10. Cradley 2018?

    Its very sad that we will only be doing a few meetings next season and will have to resort to loaning riders. I'm not going to criticise the promoters. I'm sure they have tried their best. If you are looking for a target to blame, however, all roads lead to Dudley Council! They have had many opportunities to provide or allow us to use land to make sure the Club got back full time and we have had backers (certainly in the past) who have been willing and able to build a modest facility to meet our needs. Dudley has lost a football ground, cricket ground, speedway and greyhound tracks and two swimming pools and there is no sign of any of them coming back. Sporting Disgrace!
  11. Cradley 2018?

    I've heard a rumour that he is cnsidering it but that's all I know. As Brian says he has been a great servant to both of our Clubs and is a great ambassador with the fans.
  12. Cradley 2018?

    Not the best of starts. I see Danny Ayres has signed for our good friends the Bog Moggies! Another one of my favourites Ben Morley has teamed up wiith the Isle of Wight. Plenty more fish in the sea at the moment but others are starting to nail down the talent.
  13. Tactical Substitutes Question?

    Its all about making things happen for me and 6 points always seemed right in the past. If a Team Manager pulls a masterstroke and wins the match, well done to him! It makes Team Managers work harder (rather than being relative 'passengers') and creates some controversy for discussion after the match. The problem with Tactical Rides is that it only happens once and by then the meeting is usually as good as over. Let's inject a bit of excitement and controversy, even down to the old heat 8 trick (and I know I'm not a supporter of that particularly) but 'dirty tricks' can only raise the interest levels in the sport. Its all about entertainment.
  14. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    I agree there is a risk here. If the developers back this move financially then they can dress it up for the Planning Inspector that they have successfully relocated the Club, which may influence him in releasing Brandon for housing. This kind of 'backing' is likely to be far cheaper / quicker than finding / buying some land and building a track.
  15. Cradley 2018?

    Press release this morning. They are still trying to put things together for next season. Fingers crossed. The Heathens’ future has been put into doubt due to stadium availability and fixture congestion arising from their track-share arrangement primarily at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green Stadium. Co-promoter Gary Patchett said: “We enjoyed a very positive meeting on Wednesday afternoon and we are unanimously agreed we will do everything we can to keep the team on the track. “We have some proposals we would like to present to the other clubs when we eventually get a date for the National League AGM and then we can make some firm plans. Until then we are in a state of flux. “We need the supporters to remain patient and we thank them for that. Without going into detail, the various issues we have had to face, both individually and collectively, would have made it easier to bring the current era to a close but we are committed to keeping the Heathens going despite the challenging circumstances we have faced this year. Our hearts are definitely ruling our heads! “We need positivity throughout the club and, most importantly, we need to be certain the support will still be there for us moving forward. Whilst there are still hurdles for us to overcome and issues to address over which we have little or no control we are optimistic of a positive result.”