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Steve Shovlar

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  1. Let’s hope the weather is better next Monday than it was last week. A big fixture with Poole wanting to finish top and Swindon desperate to get into the playoffs. Pirates will still be missing Richie Worrall while Swindon arrive full strength. While Swindon haven’t travelled well this season they do have riders who know the quickest way around Wimborne Road and can give us serious problems. Should be a cracker. Thoughts?
  2. Should be the Battle of Blunsdon on Thursday night as the Pirates head the 68 miles up the road. So far this season Poole have come away with 2 draws. We have riders that go well there and there’s no reason why this one won’t be close. Certainly Doyle will be virtually unbeatable and Batchelor is showing some of the best form of his career. While we don’t have that type of firepower we do have good scoring reserves. Lets hope the weather is OK and there’s a big crowd for this one.
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    Swindon v Poole. Prem. 22/8/19

    It’s actually 70 miles from my house. But faster to go Winchester, A34, M4. 97 miles but 8 mins faster.
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    Race for the top 4

    Should win at Ipswich. Wolves are good at home and might get a point but will be hard. Should beat Ipswich at home.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    Newman had three rides. He had to come out in heat 14. He was swapped out in heat 8.
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    Race for the top 4

    No way Lynn will make top 4. Their away form is pretty rubbish.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    All over in heat 13.
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    Belle Vue v Wolverhampton 19/8/2019

    Bewley needs to get away from BV for a season and build his confidence. Not progressed at all this year. I know he had a bad smack but seems to be staying still.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    It’s easily good enough. This is dirt track racing not road racing.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    Yes we are enjoying it thanks. A good race circuit again now it’s fixed.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    What you eating? Sour grapes? Beaten easily regardless of final score line.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    A good meeting tonight, perhaps not as good as the one two weeks ago but still entertaining. Track was nicely watered with no dust, meaning some good flat out racing. The track improvements really helping the riders go for it. After Swindon’s performance last week at Ipswich I expected them to turn up and rip us a new one but after a tense opening two 5-1s on the bounce more or less settled where the win was going to go. I would have used Josh in heat 15 but Middlo thought otherwise. Klindt chose tonight to have his worst meeting of the season. For Swindon I thought Doyle and Batchelor excellent but the rest were hit and miss. No reserves is Swindons bane. And no T/Rs allowed in the playoffs. We don’t have the top end firepower of Swindon but we do have 6 riders giving their all. Now well clear at the top. Top 4 still wide open with Wolves win at Belle Vue. Very pleased after that. Return on Thursday should be another cracker.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    If the track is the same as it has been since the work was done it should be a good meeting.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    The racing could be great tonight but I would put money on certain posters slagging the track off.
  15. All three banned for the fracas at Eastboune. Cook for 12 days, Kennet and Vissing for 10 days. Ban starts tomorrow. Discuss. Statement from SCB. Over the last 2 weeks, the SCB Co Ordinator has requested witness statements from a number of licenced officials who were in attendance at the Eastbourne v Glasgow fixture on Saturday 3rd August, and also has reviewed video evidence from the scenes that happened prior to that fixture.It has proven that 3 riders, Craig Cook, Claus Vissing and Edward Kennett all Breached Speedway Regulation 3.2.8 which reads -Any act which is violent, threatening or abusive nature to any official, rider or any other person.Based on the evidence received and with the support of 2 SCB Officers, the following penalties have been applied -Craig Cook - SCB Registration suspended for a period of 12 days 12th August - 23rd August 2019Claus Vissing - SCB Registration suspended for a period of 10 days 12th August - 21st August 2019Edward Kennett - SCB Registration suspended for a period of 10 days 12th August - 21st August 2019Neil VatcherSCB Co-ordinator
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    I haven’t played the underdog card or said we are going to lose. I said if we get beat it will be because Swindon have a better top 5 who are currently on form. Nothing wrong with that.
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    Poole v Swindon. Prem. 19/8/19

    No surprise at all using Kyle. Obvious choice given rider availability. Perhaps he is not riding as well as he was 3 years ago but still knows the track well enough. The Swindon team have certainly clicked recently and all are showing good form. Same can’t be said for us but if we are turned over then fair enough. But we are at home and hopefully Josh’s bike issues will have been sorted as we can’t carry anyone. Same goes for Klindt who has been suffering in his last two meetings.
  18. Hopefully Madsen will wrap it up in Cardiff.
  19. Well done to Lindgren. Well done to Madsen in pulling out a 6 point lead while quite badly injured.
  20. Madsen increases his lead by 4 at the mo with final to come. And he lost two points to an idiot mechanic.
  21. Easy call to have all 4 back.
  22. What a ride from Magic. I feel sure there’s a world championship in the guy if he was just a bit harder. Such a nice guy as well.
  23. Madsen riding determined with an injury. Gutted with the ef. I hope he wins the title. No fuel! Shoot the mechanic!
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