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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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

    Eastbourne 2021

    He should be otherwise we have a closed shop and that cannot be the intention of bspl with this scheme
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Sheffield
  8. Richard Weston

    Mildenhall 2021

    Malcolm Vasey eats Thesaurus for breakfast.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    NDL teams announced and Eastbourne are in. Looks like plenty of speedway at Arlington once we get going.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Richard Weston

    May 17th

    Welsh rules
  17. 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.
  18. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Why not, if he wishes to ride? He is popular with the fans.
  19. 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.
  20. Richard Weston

    Kent Kings 2020?

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

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    I wouldn't put it past Plymouth springing another surprise with rider No 3.
  22. 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)
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Eastbourne have expressed an in interest in running an NDL team
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