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  1. Birmingham 2018

    Maybe Layne will practice his singing while he is working on his bike
  2. Birmingham 2018

    What makes Sings4Speedway think that Cupitt can't be a music star AND a good Speedway rider. Sings really does annoy me with his rubbish statements on things he clearly knows nothing about. I say "Good Luck" to Layne in his online music career and I really hope that he lives up to the obvious potential he has as a rider.
  3. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Well, Argus, the team adds up to 38.66...What kind of team did you expect with a 39 limit ? As it happens, I believe that both Jon Armstrong and Dan Greenwood are under-rated at their averages. Both are very capable of double figure scores on a regular basisi
  4. Cradley 2018?

    Well, it's a fact that Adam is one of the most exciting riders in the league, and one of the most successful. So Heathens have something to cheer about in spite of the restricted programme.
  5. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    I was told that National League clubs can now sign assets but that there are strict restrictions on the price to be paid if one of the assets is sold to a senior team. Can anyone confirm that ?
  6. Cradley 2018?

    If you want a Cradley team to take part in a smaller competition such as the Trophy events, then it is obvious that the riders signed by other clubs must be used. With just a few fixtures, it would simply be impossible for Cradley to have 7 riders who only ride for Cradley. The system may not be perfect, but at least Cradley stay as a club and hope that they can take part in the full league in the future. I wish them well.
  7. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    I am not a Coventry fan....but I AM a Speedway fan and in that respect I want to see Speedway promoted at as many venues as possible. I do not actually care WHO the promoter is, just that Speedway takes place. For that reason I welcome the news that Mick Horton has been granted a licence to run a Coventry Bees team in the National League using Leicester as a base. 7 more riders in work is just one of the many good side effects.
  8. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    I have made a mental note to visit Leicester to watch the Bees in action from time to time in the coming season. I already support the National League as much as I can because I believe in it and get a kick out of watching the improvement that some of the riders make. Eastbourne and Kent are my nearest tracks, but Leicester isn't an all day trip, and Sundays would make the drive up acceptable traffic-wise.
  9. First matches of the season.

    I am sure I read somewhere that Eastbourne and Kent were doing a home and away challenge on Good Friday. Is that not on ?
  10. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Why on this forum do I keep reading that Mick Horton owes money ? Can somebody specifically and with accuracy say who is owed what ? I do not believe that he would have obtained a licence to run Speedway at Leicester ( or anywhere else) if money was still owed to anyone. Admittedly he has not been the most successful Speedway promoter in the past at Peterborough and elsewhere, but that does not mean that he has defaulted in payments. Although I am not a bees fan, I think he is to be congratulated on trying to keep the Bees alive in this way, almost certain to lose money ( though I hope not). Why he gets such abuse on this forum I do not know.
  11. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    Ever the optimnist...No News is Good News
  12. Birmingham 2018

    Simply because there are riders out there who seem to be Flying Machines at 16 years of age does not mean that a 19 year old should be considered as "past it". History tells us that every young Whizz Kid does not go on to become a top international star. It also tells us that many riders have achieved the top level of the sport in spite of beginning at an advanced age. I still think that Cupitt, at 19 years old is as good a prospect as most.
  13. Lakeside 2018

    With the complete team now published no one can doubt that Lakeside must be one of THE teams to watch. Plenty of improvement potential. I simply hope that the fans turn up in their thousands to show their approval.
  14. Eastbourne 2018

    As an occasional visitor to Arlington where I always enjoy the racing in spite of the track being a bit one sided, the Dugards always seem to make good choices. I shall miss the excitement of Jake Knight and I'm not sure that Baseby is a good enough No 1, but he IS a very capable performer. The Eagles strength this year, for me, is in their bottom 3. Kelsey a better rider than his average and Edwards one of the better newcomers and with Brooks on the verge of a breakthrough. Top 3 IMO
  15. Birmingham 2018

    I saw Cupitt on a couple of occasions last year and he impressed me as a rather raw and untidy, but none the less gutsy rider who will at some stage soon surprise a lot of people with some big scores. A good inclusion by the new promoter IMO