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Everything posted by SharpenRake

  1. Last night was just superb. After Cookies crash I thought here we go, the Lions are going to fluke this. But the fight and determination from the remaining 6 riders was just brilliant to watch. Just a pity Benjamin wasn't 100% fit . Hope Cookie is OK and takes his time to recover properly and comes back stronger than ever.
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    Newcastle now closed !!!

    Can't help thinking all the above posts are in bad taste. Newcastle fans have lost their club!
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    Glasgow 2022

    Can't believe I'm saying this but for once I agree with you! Just have to wonder if the Glasgow promotion were mislead about the GB team? I know that Poole are racing Berwick on the Saturday so I can understand why certain riders weren't selected BUT Jordan Palin, seriously? If it were 7 man teams then perhaps, and I mean perhaps, Palin could have been the No.7 but in a 6 man team absolutely no way. Explains why Ruml is in the RoW team, that and the fact that Sam Ermolenko is the manager! Whilst it will be good to see Rasser again, I wonder if an Australian team with Doyle and Fricke supported by any four from Masters, Pickering, Kurtz, Batchelor, Douglas, Morris and Thomson would have proved more attractive?
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    Oxford vs Glasgow 22nd June

    Ignore him, he's a wind up merchant from Workington.
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    10.6.22 - Scunny v Glasgow, League

    Indeed. Look on the bright side tigers fans we did better than Stuart Dixon's lions
  6. I wondered when you'd turn up
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    KOC Sat 4 June - Glasgow v Edinburgh

    You could always appeal to Masters and Pickering's sense of loyalty and if that doesn't work tell them they are sacked if they ride in Poland.
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    KOC Sat 4 June - Glasgow v Edinburgh

    Has anyone worked out when the match could be held? If it gets moved again will other countries fixtures take precedence so could still end up with guests? Does anyone know if there is a deadline to complete KO Cup matches - there was talk of that after the farce caused by delays last year and previous years for that matter.
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    KOC Sat 4 June - Glasgow v Edinburgh

    When Glasgow returned to league speedway in 1964, they rode on a Wednesday night. Thanks to Poole we had to arrange their meeting for another night as Poole raced on Wednesdays and picked a Friday. The crowd was a lot better so they switched to Fridays.
  10. mac101 mechanics for the team so I'd say yes.
  11. Top 4 from each of the 3 qualifying rounds automatically qualified. They then picked 3 permanent wildcards and reserves. Benjamin was picked as a permanent wildcard and Tom as a reserve.
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    Glasgow v Poole 20/5/22

    Maybe so I was just pointing out that 3 riders had meetings abroad that weekend when someone asked why not have a meeting when all your riders were available.
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    Glasgow v Poole 20/5/22

    Who would you have picked? Plus why do some people have difficulty with getting Justin's name right?
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    Glasgow v Poole 20/5/22

    13th May weekend - Tom was reserve in the Team GB European Team Championship final in Poland and Danyon and Connor were selected to represent GB in a 4's meeting in Germany.
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    Glasgow v Poole 20/5/22

    As Tyretrax says below someone has been filming and footage of one race was on the official Facebook page earlier this month. So maybe a chance of something happening.
  16. You really need to go to your doctor and get another prescription.
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    Newcastle vs Glasgow 8/5/22 4pm??

    Or perhaps just text the result.
  18. The dilemma of a Speedway fan. Most fans want to see passing yet when it's one of your riders that's getting passed it's a different matter.
  19. Exactly, famous last words. If we go through the season injury free and other teams don't strengthen up we can then think about the playoffs but for now great result but let's see what Sunday brings.
  20. That was quite good last night
  21. Kye Thomson looked good last year and James should do OK provided the ref ignores his reputation and realises that he does occasionally make a fair start. Hopefully Ulrich has got his new engine and all goes well. If so 51-39 to the Tigers. Not so sure about Armadale.
  22. And Glasgow wish BSN had been at Ashfield for Berwick's visit rather than the Newcastle meeting.
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    Leicester vs Glasgow 23/04 7pm

    For the benefit of everyone. Benjamin is Danish, he rides in the Danish league on Wednesdays, Danish riders have to fulfil their commitments to their Danish team, Poole race on a Wednesday night because that is the best night for them from a fan/commercial point of view, so not practical for him to ride for Poole, Poole wanted Richard Lawson, to make things simple Glasgow agreed to swap Richard for Benjamin. Benjamin has moved from one club that pays its riders on time to another club that pays its riders on time. Richard is a recognised championship No.1, Benjamin isn't, albeit a good prospect. So in some ways Glasgow were taking a risk but team building wise it suited them so everyone was happy. Ok
  24. Opening fixtures normally attract big crowds. Matches against Northern teams normally attract visiting fans desperate to see their team in action. Yet for some reason this match has been chosen to be one of Glasgow's streamed meetings. This is likely to result in few if any diamonds fans making the journey north which would be a shame as they are a good lot, normally. Surely a meeting between the Tigers and Poole or Plymouth for example is the type of meeting that should be streamed. Anyway a comfortable home win for the Tigers is the prediction with very few viewers watching the stream.
  25. I see that 'allthegearbutnaeidea' felt that my post deserved a 'haha'. Hopefully, you were at Ashfield last night, enjoyed proper speedway and admired the skills and confidence of a brilliant young prospect Connor Bailey.

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