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Skidder1 last won the day on January 16 2019

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  1. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Ah crystal ball time I see!!! Having both team managers present could cause more confusion than it solves!!!
  2. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Poole only stopped using race suits in 2018 to celebrate their 70th Anniversary year with a 'new' logo and race bib. They kept the race bib in 2019 due to finances ,losing 2 large sponsors due to their other business priorities.
  3. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Poole have regular media reporters at every home meeting often including Paul Burbidge who also reports for Speedway Star and Sgp. The Bournemouth echo report and stories are shared to the other Echo daily and weekly titles across the South and at least 3 local/regional radio stations carry the stories. Yesterday's announcements also on BBC South tv. PR or not it ain't bad coverage which the club have always worked hard at.
  4. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    And there I was thinking that Team GB were taking a similar route!!!
  5. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Havvy rode '98 to 2002. Matt was main team sponsor when Havvy joined - the year before Matt finally bought the club with Mike Golding.
  6. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Less media coverage??? Poole have some of the best and consistent local and regional media coverage. Add to that the probable new streaming service and 'the job's a good'un'!
  7. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Jeppesen has contracts in Denmark, Poland and elsewhere so I can't see him in the frame.
  8. Skidder1

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Lots of extra activity in South Wales this morning around some large storage units!! Unfortunately it seems Bill Glass has misplaced his keys!!!
  9. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    The challenge that Matt/Danny have is if they choose a 4 point Aussie reserve, that only leaves them 4.97 for the other 2nd string - assuming we've got all the GSAs and any appropriate reductions correct?! As for the Todd Kurtz option (5.43) at 2nd string, he has an established regular base, with facilities, at Middlo's, he knows the Poole set-up having been in brother Brady's corner in recent seasons and he's an established Championship 2nd string. In fact he finished as Sheffield's 3rd heat leader last season!!! That option would then leave 3.54 (+2.5%?) for the final reserve?! As many have said - correctly - in the past, its not how you start its how you finish!!!
  10. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    I'm sure Danny King, Steve Worrall and Adam Ellis will have some input, especially as it rode so well at the end of the season.!
  11. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Nothing 'allegedly' about the announcements - its clearly stated on the club website. In the spirit of using several words when a couple will do, how about Todd Kurtz and Alfie Bowtell to start the season with the opportunity to change one or another after the first set of GSAs?! Although I don't actually believe the announcements will be riders, especially after Danny Ford said only a few days ago that they would not be rushed!!!! But we'll see..........
  12. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Danny Ford did say at an earlier fans gathering that he would m ake a decision on track changes after speaking with the 'experts'!! At the time he also did say that Nicolai Klindt stated the track was the best it had been in his time at Poole during the final weeks of the season!!!
  13. Skidder1

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Poole paid for Chris Holder to start his career in UK and then loaned him to IOW to gain experience.
  14. Skidder1

    Swindon Stadium

    Oh trust me I know all about Osborne and especially Bill Glass!!!
  15. Skidder1

    Swindon Stadium

    By Wimborne I assume you mean Poole?! The difference with Poole being that Osborne doesn't 'own' Poole Stadium - they lease it from Poole Council, who have stated they wish to retain the site as a sporting/leisure facility, with just a relatively small corner of the car park and an adjacent site being used for flats.

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