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  1. 89buttons

    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    So many seem to get hung up on passing - maybe, just maybe those that make starts are the slightly better riders too! Close racing can be just as good to watch without a pass! moto3 is always good entertainment, them boys are all out warfare! Throw the bikes at each other from every which way!
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    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    how would this counter the risk and reward element?? darcy ward was quoted as saying recently at the time of his career ending he was earning 3 x as much in sweden and 7 x as much in poland as he was in uk, capping the uk earnings doesn't affect how they're getting in poland
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    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    imo its the bikes are the problem these days, they're revving so high with so much power it makes them so unpredictable on grippy surfaces its so hard to control, often it doesn't matter how good your throttle control is if you're turning tight and get a handful of grip you're soon just a passenger! watching jake allen so far this season his throttle and overall bike control imo is top notch - he's similar in style to rory schlein in that neither ever look like they're fighting the bike, always smooth and controlled however hard they're racing - yet exactly what I've explained above happened to jake last week on the top turn at foxhall. the bikes are far more suited to big wide open smooth and slick tracks where its all about building speed and momentum rather than racing down a straight and then standing the bike up turning tight and scrubbing the speed off like in england - problem with slick tracks love here is the corners/tracks aren't big enough that the riders can maintain speed through the bends and build the momentum - belle vue is....and what do you know its the best track in the country! the surviving english tracks aren't really fit for purpose for the modern machinery - the bikes have changed massively in past 10-20 years yet the tracks haven't moved with them to be more suited, and the bikes haven't been adapted or aren't that well adapted to english tracks.
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    Ipswich 2019

    I do agree, Craig on a 7.00 at Foxhall is too good an opportunity to miss in my opinion, and I agree david is miles off at the moment and a change there could be good. i guess in my earlier post I was merely saying down the years louis’ loyalty to riders is admirable while other teams without mentioning names seem to consistently chop and change for the sake of it and end up having had 12/13 riders by the end of the season
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    Ipswich 2019

    I would think you’re right, in fairness to Chris Louis and Ipswich on the whole we’ve always been a club that’s loyal to our riders which is a positive trait not negative, riders are people trying to earn a living at the end of the day, but as fans we want to see success! It’s a tricky balance to find. i guess the argument for sticking with the current crop is we were suggested to be wooden spoon candidates before the season kicked off and we’re top of the league having not really all fired yet and if anything have dropped points in both league and cup having been in with a shout of winning pretty much every meeting we’ve ridden thus far! Despite being an advocate for change I can also say I do think both bomber and barry are better riders than we’ve seen so far.
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    Ipswich 2019

    I’m not actually sure there is! From what I can from those available currently in championship and not doubling up best options are Pickering, Douglas, Vissing, rasmus Jensen imo out of those I think I’d lean towards Douglas he’s always ridden Foxhall well! the other option of course is someone not currently riding in the uk.... I think there would be a few options of riders at a similar grade to KP that could in theory come in on a 6.50 like he did..... but you’d have thought if they’re willing to commit now they would’ve been at the start of the year!!?? Prezdpelski maybe? Perhaps woryna or gomolski? huckenbeck or smolinski? porsing? Realistically you’ve got to be looking at those available already riding here!
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    Swindon 2019

    Stood on the terraces last night watching luke Becker ride at our place for the first time and said to my dad that lads gonna win wolves the league, they’ve got the next best top 5 after Swindon and a proper trump card reserve.
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    Ipswich 2019

    Cook and kennett would be good but Kennett would be 6.93 so only rider other than Harris he could come in for currently is Lawson average wise and he’s not someone that needs to go.
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    Ipswich 2019

    And not only that, unlike Harris cook is actually consistently good on our home track!!
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    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    I wasn’t being smart when querying this comment, I was at the meeting not watching on tv so had no idea of the commentary cock up! Sounds about right for Tatum and Pearson tho!!
  11. 89buttons

    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    1. Sounds good 2. Agree 3. Which one?????????
  12. 89buttons

    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    Well they can have Harris back
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    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    I’d just like say amidst all the negativity of those that really aren’t doing the business, (of which I know I’m contributing to) Cameron was superb tonight, as was king. Pieszczek I thought after his early misdemeanour rode fantastically well to his 3 paid wins and is getting better and better! So well done to those three boys! Lawson started well and faded a bit but 7 points isn’t bad for an ok night!
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    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    Luke Becker has never been to Foxhall before and bellego didn’t look like getting near him! In theory yes he’d do better at reserve but to be honest he’s not doing the business home or away and we should look to some other riders that may be worth a punt, it cannot get worse than 0!! No there doesn’t appear to be many obvious options- at a glance of the championship averages the picks for me would be maybe Ryan Douglas, Josh Auty, Jason Garrity? None are gonna pull up trees but all ride Foxhall fairly well and would likely soon be at reserve. i would be doing everything I could to get Craig cook in for Harris as well
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