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JamesB

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  1. The top three are looking very closely matched, so if they stay injury free the play offs could be good.
  2. Another point away from home, what's there not to like? Don't get sucked in by Shovlar's taunting.
  3. JamesB

    Wolves V Ipswich 15/7/19

    Another great two points on the road. Whatever else happens over the rest of the season my expectations have been well and truly exceeded. A good bunch of honest riders who really seem to have gelled as a team.
  4. Thanks Dave. Great to see the home winning run continued.
  5. Massif and anybody else out there - I am on on holiday and so cannot perform the normal text updates. Could somebody please step in so I can keep abreast of the evenings events. Cheers
  6. JamesB

    Ipswich 2019

    I will probably be proved wrong a month or so into the season but I really don't get this 'look how strong all the other teams are' comments. In my opinion the only world class number 1 that has been announced so far is Doyle and I am sure he will be joined by Lambert shortly. I just don't put Cook, Fricke, Masters, Kurtz, Harris, etc, etc. in that out and out number 1 category, they are just good solid riders. I think that Louis is potentially trying to build a team whose strength will be based on home performances and then see what you can pick up away. As has already been said on here, there are not many that will beat King around Foxhall and the same will go for Nicholls if he ends up being another one of the seven. Opinions, opinions......
  7. JamesB

    Ipswich 2019

    I have really enjoyed the Championship but with what looks like a watered down proposition for 2019 then now feels like the right time to move to the top tier again. Will be interesting to see what the team looks like and whether attendances improve.
  8. JamesB

    Ipswich 2019

    Who knows what 2019 is going to look like but if we work on 'as is' Louis has some hard decisions ahead: King - season destroyed by injury. It would be harsh to not give the skipper another year. Schlein - if the the track is good, probably one of the top three in the league, but....... Alternatively, Nicholls is still a class act at this level and Lawson is always very good at Foxhall. Depending on their availability and Louis' appetite to be revolutionary, you can make a case for one or even both of them. Covatti - I know we all love his all action style but the harsh reality is that he generally struggles to gate and is just too inconsistent to be a third heat leader. Heeps - another one who really struggles to gate. Seems to always struggle in the first half of the season, then picks up. Clearly has ability and as a second string maybe but absolutely marginal. Riss - apart from a couple of decent early meetings has been a disappointment. Based on the last month or so, i don't see how you can bring him back. Garcia - I was really sceptical but the lad has been great. Bizarrely, and speedway is the only sport I can think of where you would say this but has he done too well. My guess is he will end up about 5.5 Kemp - a no brainer, the lad is special.
  9. Not much you can say about that other than beaten by a better team. When you have a combined score of 15 from 2,3,4 and 5 then there's only going to be one result.
  10. That was pretty much as I expected. Credit to Garcia for his best performance so far, Newman was on par and Kemp will only get better. Based on the season so far I always thought it unlikely that Covatti, Heeps and Riss would all perform to the top of their game on the same night and so it proved. Covatti was a particular disappointment. I know he is popular with most but I've always thought he is too inconsistent. Both him and Heeps miss the gate three times out of four and so the track needs to be set up to suit their round the boards efforts. If it isn't then there isn't a great deal of point in having them in the team. I thought Bacon was very good and the lad seems to be developing very well.
  11. I am very grateful to Kyle for stepping in at such short notice and no disrespect to him but his Foxhall record is not great. For the Witches to win this, Covatti, Heeps and Riss need to score well north of 30 between them with Newman, Garcia and Kemp pitching in with circa 15 between them. Personally, I think that’s a tough ask but I hope I am wrong.
  12. Oh dear. A six man team without a number one and a reserve who is competing in his first home league meeting in the Championship. It’s very hard to see a Witches win tonight now.
  13. Thanks Mini - looks like Updates has a texter now.
  14. Baldy - looks like we need you texting updates!!
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