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Hamish McRaker

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Hamish McRaker last won the day on December 11 2015

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  1. Hamish McRaker

    Speedway On Tv And The Internet In 2018

    I thought the commentating on BT by Pearson and Tatum was much improved this season. In particular, Pearson seemed to be much better at reading races as they developed.
  2. I thought in the two heats won by Ellis, he was as still as could be expected and got them right. Certainly if you compare them with typical starts by, for example, Hans Andersen, he was as still as the Dalai Lama meditating.
  3. The referee was on balance correct in his decision to exclude Palm Toft. He had given away the racing line to Jakobsen, and attempted to belatedly regain it. However Jakobsen was legitimately where he was, had already passed Palm Toft. I think there was a strong case for excluding both Ellis and Harris. The track was never going to produce sensational racing and was prepared for Klindt and this was shown by Lambert having to bust a gut to get any grip. I doubt that Palm Toft will be able to ride on Wednesday, so maybe Charles Wright can do a job if he is available and has equipment ready.
  4. You also have people being effected by shock on these type of occasions, and they go into a kind of state where they have trouble in responding, both to the incident and to instructions being made. Everyone reacts differently and if some are seemingly slow to comply, it's often for that reason.
  5. Hamish McRaker

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    This is what happens when people have paid to go into the stadium, and then find out the team's No.1 is not there and r/r is being used instead
  6. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2018

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  7. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2018

    I think for next season its better if they just let Hans run things
  8. Hamish McRaker

    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    All fine and good if a venue has the luxury of being able to set out a track without any impediments, then yes also make it as smooth as Roger Moore. But if that's not the case due to the venue having to be used for other things as well, or if the original designer of the arena and track was an idiot as with Leicester, then it needs other ways to ramp up the entertainment.
  9. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2018

    Regional papers these days are often about 2 weeks+ behind with anything that isn't mainstream, or assaults and murders. Maybe they still catching up with Leicester's team changes from last week!! You can hardly blame them for getting confused, the poor little interns.
  10. Hamish McRaker

    Poole v Somerset. Prem B. 13/8/18 BT Sports.

    I liked watching the riders bouncing and bucking around on the bumps and ruts. A true test of the men v the boys, with boys getting badly freaked out. They need to get practicing on ploughed up fields to stop them becoming like a bunch of mummy's boys whenever a track isn't like a billiards table. In fact what speedway in the UK needs is to have more tracks like ploughed fields. Otherwise it gets like the Andrex league in football, full of spoiled little mummy's boys. And don't get me talking about covered wickets in cricket. Incidentally I saw a programme on the gogglebox a couple of weeks ago about some race down a steep hill near Gloucester. The competitors have to chase a piece of cheese and although they start off by running, they soon just roll and bounce all the way down. If Chris Harris ever decides to give it a try, I'm sure he'd win. So why don't these new GB trainers take young riders out to steep hills and get them doing that sort of thing as well as practicing on ploughed fields? This is the entertainment business, so well done to Poole.
  11. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2018

    But he's been moved into the Sheffield side. I hope the lad has a decent sense of direction and a good satnav
  12. Hamish McRaker

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Spectators with dementia would find this very stressful indeed and it would probably cause a worsening of their condition. This in turn would led to a substantial reduction in attendances.
  13. Hamish McRaker

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I used to get annoyed by a race interrupting a good conversation
  14. Hamish McRaker

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    I think the BSPA is keeping the plans strictly under wraps, in case Poland finds out and copies them
  15. Hamish McRaker

    Torquay United FC new stadium!

    Was thinking of dinner at the time
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