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  1. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    Match continued after curfew time.
  2. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    But in practice, a curfew when it suits Len to get the result he wants
  3. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Eastbourne have said they were interested in having an NDL outfit for the 2021 and running a 'second team'. That would be quite a boost to the sport as a whole and for up-and-coming riders in the South East. Not sure if they would want to join the league but some open meetings at that level could be attractive and help bring riders on. I suppose it would depend on how big the league was. Quite a few riders around, I would imagine, who might enjoy riding for the Eagles, especially when they could see a progression route. There is something worthwhile about 'growing your own'. By the way, the news of a possible NDL team was given in the club's online magazine Flying High 3, before anyone accuses me of day dreaming.
  4. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    And the match continued after the curfew. So is there a curfew at Kent or is this something made up so Len can get home by 9pm for his cocoa and slippers
  5. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    Tenner at Eastbourne for NDL.
  6. Richard Weston

    Premiership League Prediction 2021

    Big home track advantage at NSS because many riders only see such a place once/twice a year
  7. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    What he learns at one track , he can use at the other. Lots of synergy, I would say. Good luck Richard.
  8. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Exactly, Verge is signed on a 2-year deal. And, if he is an Eastbourne rider, he would not be a guest if he was brought in. A guest is only when a rider is contracted elsewhere and Verge isn't so Eastbourne could use him for any missing rider.
  9. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Eastbourne Seagulls, sponsored by Dyson Means Verge will definitely get rides this season which is no bad thing. I did read the NDL was cracking down on the use of guests and it looks like Eastbourne are getting ready. Rather one of your own than a guest, I say.
  10. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Final signing? Doesn't look like it from what it says on their website. If you read to the end of the story about Slick Nick it says: "Stand by for more Seagulls NDL signing news later today and more NDL and MSDL Development Squad News in the next few days."
  11. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Eastbourne Seagulls v Kent Royals is now a standalone fixture at Arlington Stadium on Saturday, June 19 (7.30pm) + MSDL second-half. Adults and concessions: £10. Children (5-15): £5; Under 5s: Free. Tickets launching soon. Ten quid speedway. Eastbourne do it again. Proud to be an Eastbourne Speedway supporter as the club is increasingly setting the standard. Loads of news online and social media every week during the pandemic, social media is often every day. Four editions so far of a wonderful online FREE magazine, Flying High, and a fifth on the way. Plenty of publicity for the club in the local media, both online, in print and on TV and radio. Online ticketing facility already up and running with tickets for first two matches on sale. Feels to me as if it is Eastbourne which is the pacesetter these days. People says promoters should promote – well that's exactly what the Eastbourne management are doing. Well done.
  12. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Be a cracker if it turns out to be 3.00
  13. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Might be worth having a look at this-- gives some real detail on how Eastbourne will run these meetings. Good pragmatic solution in my view. https://www.eastbourne-speedway.com/online-ticket-update/
  14. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    Ski slope first at knockatch and then skateboard. And they say speedway is dangerous
  15. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    You are quite right that it is a good idea...in fact, such a good idea that prior to the 2020 season, Eastbourne announced news of reciprocal arrangements with Knockhatch, the new skate park on the seafront at Eastbourne (I'm sure you will want to have a go) and some of the resort's hotels. I'm sure they would have approached Drusillas as the zoo is so close to Arlington but I don't know about that, just a surmise. These are the sort of things the promotion at Eastbourne are hot on..building links with the whole community of Eastbourne and the surrounding towns and villages.
  16. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    This really is a template that other clubs can use, adapted to their particular circumstances. BSPL would do well to point all member clubs to the Eastbourne site.
  17. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    The level of detail is impressive. People know exactly what's what.
  18. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    I think when they signed Ablitt in August last year it was about adding to the asset base and not with an NDL team in mind. He lives within earshot of Arlington so makes sense he rides there. Fans love to see a local lad riding, remember David Norris and, of course, now Edward Kennett also come from the doorstep of Arlington. Don't forget Ablitt was signed up for Mildenhall, as was stated in the Star last week. Eastbourne very much want to grow their own team so MSDL>>>NDL>>Championship teams. There is something for a rider to aspire to if you have a structure like that. It also gives continuity and hopefully means over time the Eagles won't be paying out for loan fees etc. You know it makes sense!
  19. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Website story says Ablitt will start at reserve.
  20. Richard Weston

    Mildenhall 2021

    Mildenhall awarded U19 final. Good news for the Fen Tigers and their fans.
  21. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    T. Betts on his way back.
  22. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Conor King for the new Seagulls??? Used him at Plymouth, so must be on the radar.
  23. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    Kent should really have named their 2nds the Kent Jacks. Then, if the riders progresses it will be a case of: From a Jack to a King. You will need to be a student of popular 1960s music to get that one. In the meantime, I will get my coat.
  24. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    And Eastbourne are going to have some 2nd half 'junior dash' races which will help bring on the youngsters. Also has the advantage of flowing people away from the meeting more evenly so as to avoid a rush to leave at end of ht15.
  25. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    He should be otherwise we have a closed shop and that cannot be the intention of bspl with this scheme
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