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Terrace Grumbler

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  1. Let me make this quite clear, before I get my coat. The criticism in my last post was of the - in my view - ludicrously rose-tinted glasses used by the writers of articles on the club website. Having have re-read what I wrote I think that is quite clear, and I stand by every word. However, for the sake of clarity, without any sarcasm or any attempt at all at humour, I will say now that it was not intended as a dig at anyone else including Archie Freeman, who I hope achieves everything he wants in this sport and who along with every other rider has a lot more physical courage than me. Now that I have made that point, and having thought quite hard before I typed this, I will take what is left of my credibility and leave these boards to you. It's been fun (sometimes). TG
  2. Should you find yourself in need of a chortle, have a look at the write-up of Sunday's match on the Diamonds' website. it's a different world on there, where we're the best team in the league, every loss is heroic and undeserved, and Archie Freeman is world champion. PS Where is TWK?
  3. The guest was an affront to the paying public. Lindgren and possibly Morris apart the team's performances were abject and should have made the promotion embarrassed. The only good thing to come out of that is that I hope it will silence Ludde's detractors for a while.
  4. Is Jordan Stewart the only available guest, or is he the cheapest?
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    Newcastle 2018

    If it is the case that Cook can only sign for Workington, can someone on here explain the reason for that rule? If he can sign for Glasgow and we can afford him and he wants to come, I would release Matej Kus to fit him in. I don't know Kus from Adam and appearances can be deceptive, but if we're trying to get results using effort and commitment, he doesn't seem to bring much of either to the table. In any event none of the others has done anything to warrant the bullet. Ultimately, IGWT.
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    Newcastle v Workington Knock out Cup.8 July 6.30pm

    Comprehensively outgunned tonight. Some chickens thst have been staying away from the coop came home to roost and we were second best throughout. None of that actually matters, of course, If there are no resources available to change the team.
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    SGB championship fours 1st July redcar

    Well, that's disappointing - I acknowledge the track prep issues - they're no one's fault - but my daughter isn't the tallest and I'm now thinking twice about whether it's worth going. We've tried telephoning to reserve seats in the stand but the phone hasn't been answered.
  8. I didn't know Jade Mudgway is still riding. Coincidentally I was speaking with a Kiwi this week about speedway in NZ and struggled to name many riders. BWD, Grant Tregoning...did GT have a brother who rode? And is Ricky Wells a New Zealander? I ask only because he didn't ride for the USA in the Speedway of Nations. Can anyone name any others?
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    Newcastle 2018

    The return of the WUM who was so bad at it he had to tell us that was what he was doing. He he ha ha ha ha.
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    Newcastle 2018

    No, he really hasn't. It seems to me that the team is in some measure fuelled by team spirit and to sack one of them may do a lot of damage to that. Jeppesen averages 3.81 in the PL, which is probably about a 5 in this league. As I say, why?
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    Newcastle 2018

    Why?
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    Berwickbandits2018

    Send him down the A1 marra. Long time BP expert.
  13. Terrace Grumbler

    Scorpions vs Diamonds - 08.06.18 19.30

    This is a tricky one, and by no means an unreasonable question, but I think Ludwig's away performances have to be accepted for what they are because so far as I can see he is doing his best. It might be a little simplistic just to say he should get more points on other tracks. I dont know why he doesn't, but given how riders are paid, why wouldn't he want to score well? If - for whatever reason - he can't, then he can't. The point I am trying to get across is that he didn't ask to be at No. 1 and maybe he isn't suited to the role. Cast your mind back to the summer (the Parky and Tsunami will know which year :-) ) when we had a pair of underperforming Danish no.1s and Dickie Juul performed heroics at No. 3 while averaging (iirc) about 6.5. I don't remember anyone giving him the sort of grief Ludde is getting now. It is not necessary to be one of the top scorers in a team to be a good captain - see for example, Sneddon, D. and Havelock, B.
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    Scorpions vs Diamonds - 08.06.18 19.30

    The highest averaged rider has to be at No. 1. If by referring to a Number One you mean someone who can win heats regularly away as well as at home, we don't have one this season. It seems to me that Ludde gives all that he has to give. We can't ask for more than that. What, exactly, would you like him to do? For some on here it won't matter what he does because it won't be good enough for them.
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    Scorpions vs Diamonds - 08.06.18 19.30

    No, it wasn’t a let down for me because it was what I expected. If you’re “for real”, why do you think LL would score many more? Look at his scores away from home this season, look at his averages over his career and go figure. If you translate this into English, I’ll reply. Agree 100%.
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