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BurntFaceMan last won the day on September 22 2016

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  1. Poole 2018

    No doubt that Darcy was more talented on a bike than Ivan. If he hadn't had it taken away from him I'm sure he'd have been world champ time and time again.
  2. Poole 2018

    Brady Kurtz Chris Holder Linus Sundstrom Josh Grajczonek Mateusz Szczepaniak Kacper Woryna James Shanes Wow! That's got to be the team to beat this year. If the Pole's perform as Matt and Middlo hope, and Holder makes a bit of a comeback, we should be near untouchable.
  3. Poole 2018

    I think I've managed to decipher that nonsense you call English... I think you're trying to say that I lack knowledge? Well clearly I don't, but whatever helps you sleep at night. Ivan had a win at all costs attitude. He believed that the spirit of the rule wasn't important, and that the word of the rule was all that mattered. This is the exact same philosophy that Matt Ford has had for the past decade, and the very same philosophy you try to slate. Oh, and do you know who else has started to adopt that attidue? None other than your good old pal Rosco! (When he's not spending his time trying to plan his next witty dad joke for the TV cameras that is ) Anyway, I'd scrub up on your English if I were you because it's tiring to try and read.
  4. Poole 2018

    I think it's pretty close, isn't it? Did last year swing it Belle Vue's way?
  5. Poole 2018

    Can't imagine Bjarne back. Was a massive fan of his during his decade at Poole, but I can't imagine he'd do a great job anymore... saying that, what average is he on?
  6. Poole 2018

    Oh please, get over yourself. Ivan had a win at all costs mentality, exactly the same as Matt Ford. The only difference is Matt doesn't ride the bike himself!
  7. Poole 2018

    Umm.... I don't think you're intelligent enough to continue our debate. I have seen good days and bad days. Like I have said a million times, but you choose to ignore, IT'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE WINNING... but it is a damn good part, and without it we wouldn't make enough money for this sport to survive. I've spent years watching every bit of footage available and reading many books. So yes, I did watch as much of Ivan as I could. And let's be honest... he didn't have a shade on Darcy anyway
  8. Poole 2018

    More like he who dares runs the most successful club in the country. Remember when Kings Lynn dared to bring Chris Holder in? You muppet!
  9. Poole 2018

    It's particularly annoying when you don't actually read the post you're replying to. Like I said, winning isn't everything, but it's the best part for sure. More importantly, winning is what brings the money in. Without the money you'll have no sport left to enjoy. I've been a supporter of the pirates for 20 years. And the fact that people get great delight in us failing is great! You win some and you lose some. If us losing lights the fire in your belly then we're doing a good job. There is a difference between manipulating the rule book and getting the most out of the rules. Understanding the rules and working out how to use them to your advantage is almost as important as the racing itself. And the very same philosophy that Ivan Mauger lived by.
  10. Poole 2018

    He who dares wins. We didn't have many options last season.
  11. Poole 2018

    It's not about winning every match, but you should aim to win every home match. The home match is where you get your customers and where you take your money. The best teams in the league are the ones that can pull off the away win. The home match is about satisfying the home crowd, and although you need the occasional few losses to make the wins that much sweeter, you still need a team that is winning regularly to put the bums on the seats. Honestly I think some of the "die hards" in this sport live in cloud cuckoo land. This is a competitive sport, driven by money. We can't fund the sport on kisses and cuddles and sweet thoughts. Just because you'll turn up come rain or shine, doesn't mean the vast majority will, and whilst the vast majority are paying the bills it's important they are kept happy. So, to my original point, James Shanes is not the top priority and there is nothing wrong with that.
  12. Poole 2018

    It's a competitive sport you old codger. People don't pay to watch their team lose. A winning team produces a big crowd, not a losing team who rushed to sign a sub 3 pointer because a few old men found him exciting. I'd like to see James in the squad, but he's certainly not top priority and he's been treated exactly how a risky sub 3 pointer with no experience should be treated. Imagine if you'd spent 10 years finessing your trade just for a potential employer to be more interested in the inexperienced apprentice (because he had better banter on the job and that was a bit more interesting), how would you feel? I think you might want to reevaluate your arse and elbow situation as I'd suggest there is a chance you've mixed the two up.
  13. Poole 2018

    No he shouldn't. It doesn't matter if he was exciting. Putting together a team that will win is first priority.
  14. Poole 2018

    How on earth has he been treated really poorly? We don't just sign people at random.
  15. Poole 2018

    There is a space in the rider contract to add a 4th league, so that's very promising!