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    Wolves V Ipswich 15/7/19

    Same here taps but we’ve had the tac sub used against us in ht14 so nice to be on the other side of it for a change! disappointing one for Danny, the management keep saying all 7 will click on the same night and someone’s gonna get a walloping...the riders have obviously got together and made a pact to ensure they save that moment for the playoffs
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    Wolves V Ipswich 15/7/19

    Great result for the witches! Brilliant response after last Thursday! And once again a real team effort 6 of the 7 getting a win or paid win! Up the witches
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Jack was superb last night, he had 6 rides and to be honest 4 of them are probably his best 4 races at Foxhall of his whole career to date, historically he’s not been great!
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Fair assessment, ht1 was quickest of the season at 55.6 Danny’s TR is 55.5 so close to it for sure! Wasn’t surprised Danny was unhappy with jack shutting off before line in the manner he did - it’s dangerous and just unsporting frankly - Danny is about as mellow guy as you’ll meet so for him to get so enraged I think illustrates this!
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    Belle Vue 2019

    By far and a way the best Wells has ridden at Foxhall in about 5 years, used to go well at ours regularly but in recent years has struggled - was very good last night
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Pre season cannon fodder still in a healthy position to comfortably make the play offs one swallow doesn’t make a summer we’ll be back! Certainly looking like it’s the current top 3 plus one other at the moment, with Belle Vue the most vunerable of the top three having ridden the most meetings and 3 more home meetings than either Poole/Ipswich - those three home meetings in hand each should “in theory” be worth 9 points against Belle Vue current total!
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    I don’t think it was that slick, I think the track was smooth and grippy low down and mid track and there was far less material and grip on the outside - so the home boys were trying everything and just couldn’t find the grip and drive on the outside like normal this season, the positions and lines Heeps was trying this far he’s been flying past people went out there tonight and just nothing there, but for me that doesn’t automatically mean the whole track slick! No riders on in inside/mid track were spinning up and struggling to generate drive the grip was there and the bikes were always pulling, but if it’s not equally as grippy on the wide line passing becomes tough - have similar stories on Peterborough threads this season with inside line being so grippy/smooth and fast no one gets there on the outside line - the track didn’t suit our boys one bit and was nothing like a single track we’ve seen for a home meeting so far this year the Poole boys were best out of the tapes all night and getting to that first turn, some superb team riding from jack holder his first three races arguably the best 3 heats he’s ever ridden at Foxhall, never really ridden that well here before, klindt and josh equally impressive although I do feel klindt should’ve had at least one warning at the start before he finally got pulled back! Doolan and wells exceeded expectations so all in all fair play to Poole well deserved
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Pretty irrelevant if they’re specialists or not when the track is nothing like it’s been in a single other meeting this season! Where’s the home track advantage??
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Smooth yes but I’d argue it’s grippy as, and just as grippy on the inside so the shortest route the fastest route
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    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Witches getting a lesson in gating thus far!
  11. Can’t help but think this is going to be an awful advert for speedway on BT tonight, Summers was woeful as a guest at reserve for us at Kings Lynn couple of weeks ago and Newman is seemingly nowhere near a top flight rider these days
  12. Really depends on who turns up to support Fricke and bjerre for Belle Vue in this one me thinks, if they’re left to do all the work we could nick a hard fought team win! Bewley looks to have ridden well in Euro u21 at the weekend however so perhaps he’ll be much improved!? Harris was flying last time before the heavy crash with max wrecking his no.1 bike, if he’s on it again he can offset the loss of bellego turning his 8 into perhaps 12/13 Jakes looking fitter and faster again now after his lay off, kennett a bit of an unknown for me at nss! KP seems in fine form on the continent and last week at Swindon so I’m sure he can improve on his 4+1 last time out here. think it’s going to be close with the most likely result a narrow Belle Vue win and the witches getting a point - would be well happy with that personally!
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    Poole v Kings Lynn. Prem. 4/7/19

    And if the base was suitably bound together no holes as such would appear! Why would a rider go out of their way to create a hole on a track they’re due to race on!!??? It’s clearly soft as s**t
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    Poole v Kings Lynn. Prem. 4/7/19

    You’re so blinkered it’s laughable! If the images of these holes were at any other track in uk you and all the other blinkered Poole fans would be up in arms slating the track, saying it’s dangerous etc. Etc. Please understand I’m not in any way anti Poole, I for one think it’s great how passionate the fans of your club seem to be, without fans the sport wouldn’t exist! But....I as a speedway fan want to see the standards of track preparation in the uk raised across the board as it’s regularly sub par and dangerous for the riders who are putting their necks on line for our entertainment! Today’s bikes are highly volatile unpredictable machines that have to be ridden pretty much flat out with little room for error, to achieve close safe racing we need better prepared tracks, inconsistencies in the track ie bumps, holes etc launch these guys and often they momentarily become a passenger so when racing closely it can be hard to miss others - this leads to people not racing so closely being wary to make manoeuvres as they are cautious of the track - I’ll be the first to admit the track has been great for some meetings at Ipswich this season and for others it’s been very tricky for the riders, we need better standards and better consistency to improve the product and more importantly improve the safety for the riders. If you genuinely think soft patches on the inside of the track that can rut so easily and potholes such as those seen in the photos on the pre meeting track walk are acceptable and safe for guys to go racing on then don’t bother replying I have no interest in taking the conversation further it’s wasted breath. I’m glad to hear the meeting was good entertainment throughout and glad no one was too badly injured! Just wondering what it’s going to take before uk speedway get serious about improving the track prep standards. p.s. Before someone pipes up “if it’s that bad why do they ride the tracks” well if they refuse to race on an unfit track if the ref says shut up and get on with it they’re instantly put between a rock and a hard place - ride on a dangerous track or refuse to ride and be slapped with a 28 day ban for withholding their services and therefore can’t earn anything from their chosen profession for a month!
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    Poole v Kings Lynn. Prem. 4/7/19

    There you go I worked it out, obviously resolution is much worse so not as clear but I’d like to think even the most blinkered on here can see that there’s still some holes which are pretty darned dangerous!
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