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Richard Weston

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  1. King's Lynn v Belle Vue 18/04/18

    I thought it was a good night's speedway with some great racing later on, capped by Lambert in heat 15. Lot to like about Wednesday night.
  2. King's Lynn v Belle Vue 18/04/18

    Looks to me as if this King's Lynn anthem is a master stroke of PR. Played on both local radio stations serving Lynn and the fans can't stop talking about. No such thing as bad publicity?
  3. Coventry v Eastbourne 15-04-18

    I have counted the crowd at King's Lynn for Young Stars meeting. Trouble is, it was hard to distinguish between paying spectators and those in free. I got on one occasion to 125. I also see the Eastbourne match report says the crowd at Coventry today was sparse. You can also bet there were at least 20/30 Eastie fans in the stadium, at least,
  4. Coventry v Eastbourne 15-04-18

    Dugard only did 3 rides. As far as Brooks is concerned, the view could be that he needs competitive rides.
  5. Coventry v Eastbourne 15-04-18

    The word from Eastbourne folk who went is that the attendance was probably a long way short of break even. That's a shame considering the Eagles have to be one of the more attractive opponents in NL.
  6. Stoke v Coventry 14-04-18

    Watering the track at Eastie tonight before the meeting
  7. Swindon v Leicester 12.04.18

    Thanks. This discussion has been a bit polarised (I'm not complaining) but I am just trying to find a way forward. It might just give some "added value" to a meeting. Let's try and find some good out of a pretty bad situation for the injured riders and the sport as a whole.
  8. Swindon v Leicester 12.04.18

    I think what happened at Swindon makes a case for all riders to have two laps (max?) as a "sighter" before racing starts– if they want. After all, in F1 and MotoGP they do a lap before re-forming on the grid for the actual start of the race. What's not to like? Of course, best wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured last night (and elsewhere, already this season).
  9. Coventry v Eastbourne 15-04-18

    I would imagine you will get some Eastbourne fans. The days of the Eagles being sickly travellers have well and truly gone. Hopefully, Coventry folk will comprise a break-even+ crowd so that the Eastie folk are icing on the cake.
  10. Rye House V Leicester Lions 11/04/2018

    Feeling absolutely dreadful. Probably got the flu. Caught a cold, like all those who get ripped off with British speedway's obsession to get to ten heats when the weather is iffy. Probably, won't over worry much me longer if this flu goes on to my chest. >>>Another one bites the dust. Speedway will be the death of me.
  11. Rye House V Leicester Lions 11/04/2018

    I was at Arlington and got soaked
  12. Rye House V Leicester Lions 11/04/2018

    Very true – Zach, Max, Connor and the rest of them just got on with it. No whinging to the referee – out straight away. All of them were a credit to themselves. They all really deserved a lap of honour.
  13. King's Lynn v Wolves 11/04/18

    Well said – the ground is not drying – and I'm not a farmer, but I can see that in my garden. All the rain we have had in recent weeks has done the damage. If it was high summer, with a hot sun, a drop of rain is helpful but in current conditions it is just hopeless trying to race. I see Rye only got to 8 – Lynn were best to call it off early and avoid those problems.
  14. British Under 21

    Great – rather along the lines of old-style pubs which had notices indicating there was no credit. "In god we trust, all others pay cash." I live in hope - not expectation.
  15. Rye House V Leicester Lions 11/04/2018

    Off after 8 is bad news from a PR perspective. At least in U-21 semi at Eastbourne they got to 20 – even though rain fell for virtually all the time. People at Arlington said it would never have got that far in the "Elite" – looks like they were on the money.