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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

    Leicester vs Berwick 24 July. 6.00p.m.

    I had a PE teacher (a long, long time ago) who "encouraged" us to climb over, jump across, run faster, etc. by promising to give some "TLC" to anyone lacking in effort and ability. This was followed by the brandishing of a large plimsoll shoe (these were the predecessors of trainers) with "TLC" written on the sole. I think he later became quite a prominent basketball coach, so it didn't do his career any harm, unfortuntely.
  2. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2022 Line up

    Fair enough, so it sounds like Mr Dickson has a project on his hands, I wonder if he will succeed?
  3. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2022 Line up

    Back in the good old days you'd have riders put up against each other in second halves or even in match races to decide who would be given the last team place. If Connor Coles and Max Clegg were put into such a situation, I'd have to say that Clegg would be the winner
  4. Hamish McRaker

    Birmingham v Glasgow 6.7.22

    Why is the Birmingham team manager only capable of using football manager-speak from the 1980's? Is he stuck in the past, or is he actually Ron Atkinson using a pseudonym?
  5. Hamish McRaker

    Glasgow 2022

    I think the appropriate word begins with a w rather than a b
  6. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2022 Line up

    Employment terms and conditions such as these couldn't even be made up by Jacob Rees -Mogg. I suspect the last paragraph applies to the performances of Bjarne Petersen during his brief time with the Lions.
  7. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester Lions 2022 Line up

    Very astute - although what would be the basis for the 28 day guest facility? Rowe doesn't seem to be witholding his services, but if he is, then he's going to be unable to ride for a few weeks and he'll be wanting to start with s new club asap. There must be some other facility Leicester will be making use of.
  8. Hamish McRaker

    Birmingham Brummies 2022

    If I was a Brummies fan, the bit in that club statement about not wanting to get on the wrong side of Adam Ellis (because yer never know, he might return or even come back as a guest) would have been the straw that broke the camel's back for me. Not because I'd hold any grudge against Ellis, but because I'd feel like I'd had sand kicked in ma face.
  9. Hamish McRaker

    Birmingham Brummies 2022

    Should be available for the playoffs. For Plymouth, though.
  10. Hamish McRaker

    Birmingham Brummies 2022

    "The coming season" in this case refers to Easter. It does not mean the speedway season.
  11. Hamish McRaker

    Birmingham Brummies 2022

    I think the problem is Tuesday when he is due to be riding for both Dackarna and Birmingham.
  12. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester v Poole Sat 16th/4/22

    Leicester riders will not be sitting on their bikes tonight due to aching backsides.
  13. Hamish McRaker

    Ipswich v Peterborough LC

    Your team manager is not up to the job, unfortunately. Time to hire Mr Rossiter
  14. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester v Newcastle 9/4/22

    There'd have to be a cap put on the number of times a rider could guest for a team under the arrangement, and they could even use r/r on occasions if it suited them. I think also the facility should probably be limited to clubs which are in their first season in a league (but not the likes of Poole who drop down a league), and to clubs which have a genuinely new and approved promotion company and have stayed in the same league, it would reduce the pressure on those clubs for their first season, which is always crucial and can be difficult to recruit a team.
  15. Hamish McRaker

    Leicester v Newcastle 9/4/22

    There is an easy solution to this, which is to allow teams to opt for declaring a permanent, season-long guest rider for any team position. The club would have to set the average for this team position to apply for the entire season, and would be permitted to use the services of any rider, at any time, who has an average lower than that figure. This would allow flexibility to meet different circumstances, especially if the facility were used for the team's "number one" position. For example if the priority is to keep costs down for a particular match, put an NDL level rider in, whereas for a match it is important to win, and a large crowd is needed, bring in Richard Lawson or even Tai Woffinden. I think this has to be the way forward and will help clubs whose finances are tighter, to be flexible but also use opportunities to generate additional income where possible
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