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  1. So, what was said on Monday night about 2019? Anything as big and exciting as Roy suggested? Or did he big up nothing? Again...
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    berwick bandits 2019

    Both fair comments, but BP is right, it's up to Leon at the end of the day and he's intelligent enough to decide on his own
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    berwick bandits 2019

    At his stage in his career, isn't being surrounded by familiar faces and lessons/experience waaay more important long term?
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    berwick bandits 2019

    But will he be loyal to his home town club, where I assume he's still based? Seems like a nice enough lad with a lot of sense for his age
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    berwick bandits 2019

    Why not? Thought he was a local lad and it seems the smart team for him to ride for if he's to move up into Championship?
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    berwick bandits 2019

    Leon Flint has to be your number 7, what a nice story that would be, partner him with someone like David Howe and he'll learn loads
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    Sure he was... As proven by the man himself
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    Some people just can't stop...
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    Bloody hell, I realise that Danny has struggled this season, but some of the personal things said about him on this thread is a bit too much don't you think? Danny was chosen to ride in Scunthorpe's 1-7 this season and there was plenty of opportunity to replace him BEFORE the cut off... But he wasn't and still has a contract to fulfil... He's doing the professional thing, even if he is struggling to do it well... Poor lad probably feels like sh*t after every meeting, not scoring point and losing money and comments on here will just be adding to it all... Please for the love of god, I hope Danny does not read this forum, or if he does, he realises how little the comments on here should matter to him, as long as he's having fun and making a living
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    Newcastle 2019

    I can imagine him being frustrating sometimes... But he's more of a number 1 than any of the riders we've had this year
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    Newcastle 2019

    Damn, hoping it would be more 6.00, but he'd still be a good shout, imo... Just as long as he's not thinking long term for 2020 when he rides for Edinburgh...
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    Newcastle 2019

    Mustn't have had very many burgers before the race when he beat Freddie, Nicki and Pawllcki in the GP at the weekend Plus I like his black kevlars/covers... So that's all the reason to sign him
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    Newcastle 2019

    Fair play, didn't realise he was there for 2 years, who knows... Maybe he will double up with Peterborough and Newcastle The league formats might be all up in the air Summers (Rzeszow), Newman (Ostrow), Bjerre (Krakow) and Richie (Rawicz) all do/have done this year, and I can only see Polish clubs being interested in JP as he gets better... NBJ has also been involved over the last couple of seasons in Poland, so he's just as likely to be back there, just because he wasn't there in 2018, doesn't mean he's not there for 2019... However, I do understand that just because a rider rides in Poland, doesn't completely rule him out for us... Look at Matej for example Another rider I'd like to see would be Kevin Wolbert, always quite liked him... Not sure where his average is now though, somewhere in the 8s or somewhere in the 6s? I can see Covatti at Ipswich again but I'd love to see him also, he was great fun to watch this season
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    Newcastle 2019

    Personally, unless he's retiring, I think Scott Nicholls is a must as and experienced number 1, and as far as I can tell, he doesn't ride in Poland, just would his tv commitments get in the way? Or would he put the Diamonds first? 1. Scott Nicholls 8.19 2. Ashley Morris 6.04 3. Tero Aarnio 6.21 4. Ludvig Lindgren 6.77 5. Mid/high 7 pointer 6. Hopwood/Alfie back maybe? (I'm very sorry but please not Phillips, in the best interests of him and the club) 7. Matthew Wethers 5.24 10.05 to play with for the last two places, although I do know the current averages of the riders will change and 42.5 might not be the limit, but it's a general idea of what I think might be happening
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    Newcastle 2019

    Josh Pickering won't move to Newcastle (Would love to be wrong) Sam with Richie, Summers, Wells, Bjerre, Newman, NBJ and probably Bach... What with most of them riding in Poland and already settled in with their current uk clubs, why would they come to us? Unless we suddenly find a lot of money to throw at them
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    Newcastle 2019

    We have our own young local rider, yeah he may be a few years older than Kyle, and maybe not quite on the pace, but he's getting there and he's been impressing in the NL this season, maybe worth a punt for 2020? Not to mention the very much underage British youth champion we have coming up our ranks... I'm sure we'll 'take a punt' with him once of age too We can't get a new 15 year old wonderkid every year or else the entire league would be full of them, and it's just not possible or realistic
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    Newcastle 2019

    Anyway, after a slightly disappointing end to the 2018 season, we need to now stop being negative, let the work behind the scenes happen and look forward to 2019, which we have been told is all systems go!! As for the team this year, this is my opinions as how they performed and if I would like to see them back or not: 1. Stuart Robson - Only fitting I mention this legend first. Even as a mackem, he has become one of the most loved riders in Newcastle's recent history, it seems it's a good time for him to retire however, while he's still on a relative high. It's tiring watching some riders go well into their 40s almost ruining their legend status by whimpering down to a 3 point average before throwing in the towel. I would like to thank Robbo for all he has done not only for Newcastle speedway, but the sport as a whole, good luck in the future Obviously, not for my 2019 team 2. Tero Aarnio - By far been our stand out rider this season imo, he's the first name George and the promotion need to pursue, and they'd be daft if they didn't, the only way I don't see the 'baby faced assasin' back in our side is if a Polish team comes calling, or another team pays him more. Great little rider and he riders Brough AND away tracks very well, Would be really nice to partner him with someone else (dunno who yet) at 3 and 4, rather than at number 5, which to be fair, is a big ask for him (even if he rode ok there at points this year) Definitely for my 2019 team, pllleeeaasse 3. Ashley Morris - What a great, hardworking rider Ash is, he's been asked this year to ride in positions very high for his current ability, number 3 most recently, and he's performed ok in this role, if somehow, next year we manage to sign him as a reserve or a number 2 with a big hitting number 1, of course I'd love to see him back in Diamonds colours!! He seemed very keen and very grateful to the promotion on Sunday night when interviewed, so I'd be more surprised not seeing him back. Another definitely back for me 4. Matej Kus - Seemed to be a controversial signing a few moths back, but in my opinion it was good at the time. He has proved no one right though, as he's come in and done an ok/average job. He rode very well for us a few years ago at number 3 and if he could have replicated that, he'd have been a great signing. The only things Matej has going for him imo is that he is an asset, and his average is very small so he could be used at number 2 maybe? Having said this, sorry Matej, there's other similar riders I'd like to see over you, good luck, wherever you are next year 5. Ludvig Lindgren - Been my favourite Diamond for a few years now... But I feel he may have been knocked off by a certain Finn However, people still know my opinion of him, and if rumours of last Friday night are true, then that's very disappointing, but imo, the team just wouldn't be the same if Ludvig wasn't there, who would the keyboard warriors complain about then??? Another rider who i'd like to see back (As a second string!! Not number 1 or 5) 6. Matthew Wethers - No question for me, Matthew has ridden his socks off all season, which is what I expected when he was announced over the winter, people didn't seem so sure of his signing, but I think he has silenced them, specifically with his recent performances out on track. Was a little bit race rusty at the beginning of the season, as you'd expect, but since then, he's been a hard trying points scoring machine down at number 7!! Please come back next year 7. Carl Wilkinson - No one can complain about the effort Wilko puts in from start to finish of every race he's in, maybe he tries a little too hard as he's constantly on his arse trying to overtake when it's better for the team to settle in position!! However Carl has been great this year and I really have enjoyed watching him throw the bike into them corners, almost desperate to get past the rider ahead of him, he seems to have a good presence in the pits also, protecting his teammates from wild grizzlies further down the a19 and his never give up[ attitude. I'd like to thank Wilko for his services this year, he's been great at reserve. The only way however I'd want him in my 2019 team is if Wethers moves elsewhere OR we can still fit him in after completing our other 6. Hope to see you in 2019 Carl, would hate to see you left out of every team, but maybe as a visitor or on my occasional trips to Buxton? 8. Lewis Rose - Thanks Lewis for your time as a Diamond over the last couple of seasons and also coming in at the last minute at the beginning of the season to bail us out. I know you've retired from speedway now, and who knows if you'll ever be back, but good luck in your future and have a safe time, whatever you chose to do. My first 4 names for the team would be: 1. Tero Aarnio (Number 3?) 2. Ashley Morris (Number 2 or 7 - he needs his heat 8 wins) 3. Matthew Wethers (Number 7??? or 2 - whoever has a smaller average between him and Ash) 4. Ludvig Lindgren (Another number 2 option? or 4 partnered with Tero?) If ones a reserve, 2 are second strings and maybe Tero is the number 3, we could build a decent side around them P.S. Rene come back!!
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    Newcastle 2018

    We need to sign Richie immediately... Before someone else does, and before our season goes COMPLETELY away from us... And I agree, I'm very sorry Carl, weirdly you've been one of our better riders and the one I've been most impressed by (effort wise) but I'd drop you and have 1. Richie Worrall 2. Ludvig Lindgren/Tero Aarnio 3. Stuart Robson (c) 4. Ashley Morris 5. Tero Aarnio/Ludvig Lindgren 6. Matthew Wethers (maybe Carl) 7. Matej Kus I'd personally keep Ludvig at 2, but I have seen some people say Ludvig at 5, and really, it's 6 and two 3s
  19. Anyway, back to the teams... Why isn't Ludvig riding? Was he just not picked or is he riding elsewhere? Surely, Stuart, Ash, Tero and Ludvig with Matthew (or Carl, 6 and 2 3s) at reserve would have been stronger
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    Newcastle 2018

    Would Josef "Pepe" Franc be available on Sundays? He was the first Diamond I ever saw win a race, knows Brough park well by the sounds of it and flew around in the first meeting I saw... Have a word Matej... Great amount of experience too...
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    Newcastle 2018

    If Matej comes in as a reserve and either Matthew or Carl (harsh on both) is then replaced with a top rider (who knows who) it's a pretty good signing imo... Matej and Carl/Matthew at reserve would be very strong Don't know why everyone has such a downer on Matej, yeah he's been bad this year, but he was really good for us in 2016... If he can start replicating that again I'd be very happy, and it would mean someone like Ashley or Robbo might drop to reserve...
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    Newcastle 2018

    Wonder what we're promised this week
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    Newcastle 2018

    He would be if we replaced one with him... Not quite unicorn express, not in Scotland yet
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    Newcastle 2018

    Well if we want to have a competitive season where we might win something, we're not going to do it with the team we have now, with someone replacing Rose, I know we're on a budget but that surely doesn't mean we've given up already? Kus at reserve would be worth it, especially if you partner him with someone like Matthew, very strong pairing to make up for our lack of top end strength, imagine if we got Kus riding again like 2016 at reserve?
  25. Dandelion

    Redcar 2018

    And I don't blame them, there's no money in speedway
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