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  1. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Perhaps money. One thing we do know is that Jake Knight will bring dash, excitement to the Seagulls NDL outfit. His big advantage over most is that he entertains -- sadly, he sometimes falls off but that is probably the price to pay. I saw him at Plymouth last September and wow, wow, wow - breathtaking (perhaps even frightening to watch). What Jake Knight understands is that speedway is in the entertainment business. And good for him.
  2. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    I couldn't remember which year but I am also a King's Lynn fan, so have followed Jake's career even though I live south of the Thames.
  3. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Sheffield
  4. Richard Weston

    Mildenhall 2021

    Malcolm Vasey eats Thesaurus for breakfast.
  5. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    All a bit quiet on the MSDL front isn't it. Eastbourne have said they will have a bit of an old-fashioned 2nd half for NDL / MSDL riders after Championship matches of four races to give them some track time and also to let the crowd filter away, rather than rush out , to help keep people distanced.
  6. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Please carry on posting. Your views are always put across in a clear way and never seek to be deliberately annoying. Sometimes I agree with you and sometimes I don't. You are always welcome at Eastbourne where you can see the club is setting out to develop their own riders and to have a 'ladder' within the club for them to progress: MSDL to NDL to Championship. If you are good enough etc It's that same sort of progression ladder you find in many instances in working life...makes sense to me.
  7. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    Bumper edition of Eastbourne online magazine Flying High now out. Packed with stuff. In fact, so much to read that I haven't had time to get through half of it. What a nice surprise to find Lee Kilby is coming to Eastbourne for 2021...successful clubs need a good team on track and a good team behind the scenes and the Eagles going very much that way. Success breeds success. Some quite wide-ranging stuff in there, as well, that goes beyond Eastbourne. And it's free - what a gift to fans from the club you support. My only complaint is that I've not been asked back to do another column but guess that's good news for everyone else.
  8. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    NDL teams announced and Eastbourne are in. Looks like plenty of speedway at Arlington once we get going.
  9. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Shocked there is no IoW. What went wrong. I thought I hadn't seen much of Barry Bishop recently. Mildenhall will need some help from other clubs to put a meaningful fixture list together. It will need a bit of creative thinking but Sunday afternoons in the summer Mildenhall is pretty good place to be. Speedway and a bit of plane spotting - no variety though with the planes!
  10. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Yes, me too. Hopefully here at Eastbourne we will get plenty of racing at Arlington and also the chance to go and re-visit some NDL friends from the recent past, such as Mildenhall, the nouveau riche at Sittingbourne and, of course, that great day out over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Bring it on.
  11. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    My guess is things are well advanced and remember we are probably 3 months from when racing starts. In normal times that would be around Christmas and that's when NDL is usually sorted. So my guess, is not long now.
  12. Richard Weston

    May 17th

    Welsh rules
  13. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Eastbourne have published provisional NDL dates. Seems it will be up to the authorities to decide whether they want an Eagles second team in NDL. Kent doing it so cannot see any reason why not.
  14. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Why not, if he wishes to ride? He is popular with the fans.
  15. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Did you see Flying High 3 - part one of a feature on 2nd leg of KO Cup final in 1985 which Eagles fans fondly remember. You can access it through club website for free.
  16. Richard Weston

    Kent Kings 2020?

    Nothing been decided as yet...dont think they have had the meeting.
  17. Richard Weston

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    I wouldn't put it past Plymouth springing another surprise with rider No 3.
  18. Richard Weston

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    Plymouth's tack developed brilliantly as their meeting with Eastbourne and IoW went on. Led to some super racing with a grandstand finish. Good as you could ever want (Eastbourne won! but the track evolved)
  19. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    What you set out is not rocket science and lots of sports clubs have already done that. Football clubs have had fans in and so have stock cars. There are people around who know how to do these things and no doubt they will share it with others who ask.
  20. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Eastbourne are encouraging local youngsters, where they can. Makes sense for all sorts of reasons. Wise to express an interest and see what evolves
  21. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Eastbourne have expressed an in interest in running an NDL team
  22. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    One of the worst kept secrets of the winter.
  23. Richard Weston

    Ipswich 2020

    He could be a rising star in Championship
  24. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Exactly. App is always there for you - just up to club to provide the content.
  25. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Eastbourne announced a few weeks ago that they would be making an evening at speedway more interactive and are looking at developing an app. It gives the club all sorts of options in relation to the scorecard and putting out material during a match. However, they were very clear there would still be a printed programme and announcements / interviews for those who want. It doesn't have to be either/or. People also talk about a big screen - great if you have one like King's Lynn but I suspect that was paid for on the back of stockcar money - they are expensive to instal. App is the way forward and it is not just a young person's thing.
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