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Steve Shovlar

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  1. Steve Shovlar

    BSI lose GPs

    There’s two hopes of getting a home Premier league match ticket for AFC Bournemouth. No hope and Bob Hope. Bob has left the building. Any empty seats seen are season ticket holders who have not turned up. The system used to get a regular ticket for Bournemouth home games makes it almost completely impossible due to the points system in place. Touts possibly the only bet to get inside the ground. Believe if Bournemouth had a 25,000 capacity it would still be full.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    Season ticket is not a good deal. I am away at end of April for two weeks in Italy, again in June for two weeks in eastern Europe, with a further two weeks pencilled in for France in September. Seriously £20 inc program to watch second div racing is not value and people will think twice about coughing up to watch certain teams that don’t set the pulses racing. I am fortunate in that I can afford it but there are many who will give it serious though whether to bother watching the likes of Newcastle, Berwick etc.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    So we save a whopping £1 on last years prices for second division speedway? Terrible. A more realistic price would be £14.
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    Poole 2020

    I somehow doubt it very much.
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    Poole 2020

    I will give it a chance. But I am expecting crowds to be down. Happens in all sports. Crowds drop the lower the league.
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    Poole 2020

    And when about 600 turn up next season they will realise Poole fans don’t want second division speedway, and riding on a Thursday wasn’t an issue after all.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    Why the hell is Hampel being discussed? Poole are in the second division. Forget Hampel. He won’t even ride top flight.
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    Poole 2020

    Great news that Adam is back. Was a terrible call that we let him go to Swindon. Feel sure he will be number one first GS.
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    Poole 2020

    I have been in southern Europe for 6 weeks enjoying the beautiful countries of Italy, Croatia, Spain and Portugal. Not missed much here with the usual bickering and nastiness.
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    Predictions thread

    Poole. The rest.
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    Russian global ban on all sports

    If the rules are adhered to, then Russia will not participate.
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    Poole 2020

    Surprised this thread is still going. But then again, I am not. I guess the thing is, Poole, no matter what league they ride in, are the biggest name in the UK by the proverbial mile and can easily have topics in all leagues which have the most posts/views. It doesn’t matter what league Poole ride in, the threads will always be the biggest/longest/most posted on. Other fans may disagree but if there’s one club worth talking about, it’s Poole.
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    Poole Pirates 2020

    McCaffrey had a go at me a couple of season ago for daring to say I had a HD Polish feed of an Extraleague meeting when he couldn’t get it. Found him to be a very strange person and steered well clear. I just ignored him to be honest. Clearly knowledgeable but very strange behaviour. Couldn’t post on the international thread without him coming on with some kind of abuse. He certainly doesn’t like Poole or many, if any Poole fans. His latest outbursts on Stewkesbury and how Poole are going to wreck the championship is frankly hysterical ranting. I wonder if he has some type of issue and we should take this into account?
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    New speedway film

    Hopefully we can get it with subtitles.
  15. 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?
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    Berwick, Sheffield and Kent.

    If Gavan doesn’t have the intellect to understand my post, then he really has proved himself to be a complete And utter numpty.
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    Poole 2020

    Yes us normally laughing at you, not with you.
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    Berwick, Sheffield and Kent.

    I won’t get into long discussions as I am with a group of friends in Italy and we’re about to go out to dinner. But what is most important is the home team fielding the same 1 to 7 every week. Less so the away team. Poole won’t be in the top flight next season, more’s the shame. I am not looking forward to next season and believe the crowds at Poole will be considerably down because of it. A second string as a number one will not be a crowd puller.
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    Berwick, Sheffield and Kent.

    It’s quite simple. Ride on the night of your choice. Pick a team of riders who won’t be affected by this race night. If opposition teams are affected then so be it.
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    So how much have Eurosport paid?
  21. It has been announced that Pirates will have to put out a similar team to that which rode at Kings Lynn on Monday. Different guests but still r/r for Brady and 3 guests. The result is likely to be similar to Monday which is a shame for the top of the table clash. A full strength Poole team could have come away with a point or more but no chance with the current injuries and guests. 55-35ish.
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    Poole 2020

    Where? I know it’s just under 40,000
  23. Well it’s been fun tonight. For me anyway. Well done to Swindon. It was their year and to be honest if they hadn’t won the title it would have been a surprise. Congratulations. I’m off to bed. Flight to Venice in the morning and then onto the Italian Alps for some flying for a few days, weather permitting. Enjoy your championship. Shame we can’t challenge it back next season but it looks like we’ll be visiting different clubs in 2020.
  24. Age. Ipswich a team of oldies. Fight fades with age.
  25. We certainly bottled it. Choked. No way were Ipswich good enough off their own backs as it showed in the final.

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