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  1. 89buttons

    Ipswich 2020

    Does king get a reduction!? I thought they reduced that reduction to only the first 3 seasons in top flight or something silly like that?
  2. 89buttons

    Ipswich 2020

    Agree
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    Ipswich 2020

    Imo team 1 - no improvement in reserves which is a negative team 2 while I rate him highly at this stage Ellis is barely a 3rd heat leader and no way a no.5 right now
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    Sheffield 2020

    Good to see Doyle endorsing Nicki coming back to uk on twitter and saying he hopes more top boys will follow! Went on to argue with polish fans saying it’s too difficult to schedule riding all leagues....his reply “well I won the world title riding all the leagues so can’t be that hard!!”
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    Ipswich 2020

    Agree, and I’m not anti Danny king, he’s been a loyal servant and ridden well for us over the years but the truth is Danny is what he is a solid 3/4th best rider in the team that year or year averages 6.5-7, there isn’t the potentially to suddenly take a leap and he’s not quite good enough against the real top boys in big races on big meetings consistently. The size of his average at 6.83 stifles the opportunity to bring another strong rider at the top and or strong reserves at the bottom end
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    Ipswich 2020

    Hypothetical team suggestion - if we imagine a world where actually King isn't at Ipswich next season and stays at Sheffield. Bjerre 7.75 Allen 5.56 Klindt 7.43 Heeps 6.30 Niels 7.54 Jeppesen 4.00 Stewart 3.82 42.40 no brits which would be a shame but would be a serious force imo - both klindt and bjerre were absolutely superb at foxhall this season as visiting riders.
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    Sheffield 2020

    Why because somehow you were in the know and rather than let the club announce what they’ve described as their biggest ever signing, you thought it was a good idea to share the news before they had - smug something for sure! congrats to sheffield on the signing of Nicki, look forward to seeing you in the top flight next year
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    Ipswich 2020

    I like bagpuss didn’t think niels had the best time of it at lynn in 2018 and seemed less and less happy on their track whereas he seemed instantly pretty comfortable on the Ipswich track and really truly most of his dropped points were from the starts - understandable as the material being so different over here getting the set up perfect for getting out of the traps dialled in often takes a few meetings at the start of the season
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    Ipswich 2020

    Pretty much agree with all of this! i think anyone suggesting niels was a huge disappointment is perhaps being somewhat naive and had unrealistic expectations of what he’d do in just a short stint having not ridden in uk all year and crucially not having ridden the Foxhall track in years - did he get 14/15 every meeting no - did he win important races that the outgoing riders wouldn’t have done to give a better chance yes - did he have two races in the home leg of the grand final pulled back while leading only for the old favourite of the opposition to make great starts in the reruns yes! imo he showed his class at times and while I had hoped for a bit better he wasn’t far off and I would say I don’t think you would find a better rider on 7.54 Ever considered maybe Niels would prefer to ride for Ipswich or another team rather than kings lynn!? You make it sound like if he rides here it’s up to kings lynn where that might be and not Niels!!?? Are far as I’m aware he’s not even a kings lynn asset
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    Ipswich 2020

    So now with the 42.5 limit confirmed I would *realistically like: niels 7.54 klindt 7.43 king 6.83 heeps 6.30 allen 5.56 pickering 4.65 stewert 3.82/jeppesen 4.00 42.13/42.31
  11. 89buttons

    Ipswich 2020

    Kozza Smith
  12. 89buttons

    Ipswich 2020

    Doyle or Nicki P
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    Ipswich 2020

    If we’re taking a 5.5 point rider from pboro can we have BWD instead of nicholls please really hope king isn’t our second best rider next season, if he is we won’t be strong enough end of.
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    Doyle has always been a skilful rider but as others have said shoulder injuries definitely hindered progress earlier in his career, he then had a couple of seasons injury free and really progressed and got more opportunities in Sweden and Poland towards the end of a season the turning point imo came the season after that when the visa people messed him around and he could only ride one league and not double up in uk - he chose the top league and was now riding on the continent. I think it was this point when it kind of forced him to look upwards and further himself on the world stage - the then premier league was easy money for him, now he had to be that much better to ensure he was bringing home the money, he grabbed the bull by the horns and his whole career kicked on from there culminating I’m becoming world champion you could argue Craig cook reached a very similar crossroads a season or two ago and couldn’t quite take it to another level and is now back taking easy the Money in championship
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    Doyle may not be a team rider on track - his attitude is it’s his job to win races , but he for sure is a team man, always helping and guiding younger team riders and helping in the pits
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