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Bleeds Pirate Blue

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  • Birthday 01/02/1984

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  1. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole 2018

    It's the reprobates all around that character I am worried about
  2. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole 2018

    @Steve Shovlar Do you recognise anyone in this photo? http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16180754.GALLERY__70_years_of_Poole_Pirates_speedway/?ref=mr&lp=11#gallery58
  3. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole 2018

    Agreed. Szczepaniak has exceeded my expectations to date. He's been solid or better in every meeting to date. Fans who thought Woryna and Szczepaniak were suddenly going to be 7.50+ riders were extremely optimistic.
  4. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole 2018

    While I understand the criticism of the new logo, in the 70th year of the club seems appropriate to me to pay homage to the club's heritage. I'd also add, while it's his main business, I've always had the impression Matt Ford sees himself as a custodian of the team. He was a fan before an owner and reinventing the club's image in an important year in its history might feel like overstepping his remit?
  5. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole 2018

    I don't see the point of paying 10k for race suits. It won't make the riders any faster. The sport is in dire straights and it's an expenditure that plays no role on dictating the result on track. If race suits are such a big deal, why not set up a Kickstarter or something??
  6. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    New shale

    Thanks for the update Glyn. We really do appreciate you coming on here and updating us on the progress of the track.
  7. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    I love how Gavan can yammer on about Steve's opinion on things when he wasn't there, be it a match or the weather, yet he is allowed to make his own assessments about things he wasn't there to directly see. Such a hypocrite and troll. Please note that there have been pleasant conversations and some reminiscing on this thread between fans of opposing teams over the last few days after we got the 'laugh at Poole losing at home' vibe out the way. Take your antagonistic and trolling ways elsewhere Gavan. You're not welcome here.
  8. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    Found it! First Call / Reveille - this used to play over the tannoy as they came to tapes and revved up. Or something very similar!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGnZxcS7VKA
  9. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    I know the Final Countdown!! Haha! I'm thinking of the bugle-esque tune as they came up to tapes. I'll do some research and come back to you
  10. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    Track seemed worse this week, probably as having been so wet you could excuse the Belle Vue match. As for the result in the Belle Vue match, the gating dominance shown by Belle Vue for the first four heats wasn't sustained like Swindon did as the meeting progressed. Also the Aces' lead was helped by Spanner's EF when leading a 5-1, and Woryna being baulked when avoiding a Starke lock-up (3rd on a 4-2, to last) was a swing from being a Poole 10-3 lead, to being a Belle Vue 7-5 advantage after just two heats. After Heat 4, Poole outscored Belle Vue 42-24. I'm not convinced that Cook and Worrall would have made enough of a difference personally...
  11. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    I quite like the old school walkout and music! I miss some of the tunes we used to belt out back in the 90's! We had that little ditty they played just before the start of every race, and then slapped on some Tina Turner "simply the best" for the post-match parade!
  12. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    I didn't realise that Nigel Wagstaff invented press conferences back in 2005! It's a wonder Oxford folded with such a forward-thinker!! “There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of coloured glass that have been in use through all the ages.” - Mark Twain
  13. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    Thanks for uploading Steve. I thought Killer's answer to my question about the gating issues was a little hollow (their sharpness), but I'm no rider, so will give the lads the benefit of doubt. But in all honesty, its the same for all other riders - it's been raining everywhere causing rain offs! He also dodged my comment about his availability eh! I've never been his biggest fan as I've often felt he can dish out the hard riding but goes down a little easy, but he was exceptional last night and the effort he put in was above and beyond what can be expected from a temporary signed on a poor track in a home defeat when the meeting was done and dusted. So re-assessing my opinion of him somewhat. His efforts justified the entry fee in an otherwise dismal meeting for Poole fans. Reflecting on the Poole team and state of affairs, it's far too early to suggest making changes and sacking people. The bookies have made Poole the 6/4 favourites to win the league for a reason. I wouldn't want to single out any rider yet as deserving of blame. It's a team sport and what I've seen so far is a Pirates team being given a lesson in gating in each meeting so far...
  14. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    Indeed - I asked that question for a reason! As for the poor gating from the team for three consecutive matches, "a lack of sharpness" seems a bit of a cop out.
  15. Bleeds Pirate Blue

    Poole v Swindon SGB Prem A. 18th April 2018

    Oooh. A half decent race in Ht7! Kildermand rides a hard first bend on Ellis before blasting around Batchelor for the win.

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