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  1. LesR

    Rye House 2018

    It's still there, look under Premiership Headlines.
  2. LesR

    Rye House 2018

    I agree with Rob Mc, we should have a full season of home matches, league, challenges, 4 team, individual and revive some of the test matches. You knew you had speedway to go to every saturday, sunday, monday or whatever you home night was. The problems started when, I think it was Eastbourne, wouldn't run more than 14 home meetings. Since then it seems more tracks have joined that band waggon. Seems there are very true Promoters out there with any foresight!
  3. LesR

    Somerset v Poole Prem A. 20/6/18

    Well Charles certainly gives the other side of the story on his facebook page.
  4. LesR


    Perhaps if the teams had a minimum average for the top 5 riders and then any 2 British riders below a certain premier or championship average and any national league rider. I'm sure this would have helped Bickley this year.
  5. Nice to see Robbo back and scoring good points and Kus picking up good points. Good team effort with everyone picking up at least a paid win and scoring at least paid 7.
  6. I think B.V. will just do it. Their 2018 Away averages mount up to 32.4 for 6 riders, plus whatever Garrity scores. Wolves 2018 home average is 47.4, these are both GSA averages excluding bonus points.
  7. Looks like Robert Lambert through on 14, great result for the Brits, looking promising for the future.
  8. Unlucky Zach, needed to beat Skorja in his last heat to avoid a run off.
  9. It was reported that Poland were only selling 2 day tickets. Maybe the Polish fans either couldn't afford that, or only wanted to see the main action of the second day and not be charged double to see one day!
  10. 4320 scoring in SON would not have made any difference this weekend. After 42 heats scores would be GB 67, Russia 65 and Poland 56, Final would have had same result, as Phil mentioned, GB 4, Russia 5. The only way that GB could win is if the scoring, 3210 or 4320, was over 42 heats AND final.
  11. With the emphasis on team riding in SON and the Bonus Point is counted for the final, maybe the bonus points should have counted for all 42 heats as well! That would have given the following result over the 42 heats. Russia 45 + 6 = 51 Great Britain 46 + 2 = 48 Poland 36 + 4 = 40 Denmark 35 + 4 = 39 Sweden 32 + 5 = 37 Australia 35 + 1 = 36 Germany 23 + 1 = 24 No change in top 3 places.
  12. Quote from Laguta after the meeting - “It showed we needed to work harder and we did it in the final qualifier. In the Grand Final, we knew second and third would give us gold, so we planned to let Tai go and try to hold those places.” Maybe Laguta did slow up a bit to allow Tai to pass and Lambert didn't really try the outside pass, so Emil kept him stuck round the line.
  13. LesR

    Poole 2018

    Motocross GP was at Winchester.
  14. Interesting comment by Bassman on the Kings Lynn vs Somerset match, about the Poole track, on the Speedway Updates site, see below. "Not surprised at the call off track is crap, has been for a while they took to much off a few weeks ago and the sub base started to break up and what’s been done since absolutely nothing as it potholed and rutted out on bends 1-2 ever since, woeful state of affairs really,makes a dangerous sport even more hazardous, really need to get something sorted before someone cops an unnecessary and preventable injury" Read more: http://speedwayupdates.proboards.com/thread/17847/somerset-premiership-30-05-2018?page=1#ixzz5H4EWSklg
  15. LesR

    Poole 2018

    Totally agree with you Mike and I think many of the problems started way back in the early 80's. Up until then Promoters were generally just that "PROMOTERS" who relied on the sport for their income, and as such actually promoted to get the crowds to come in. Then in the coming years you had supporters, who thought that their business could support speedway, become promoters to get their ego fix. I think some of them soon realised that, especially with the introduction of the Danes and Swedes to the 2nd division, it was far more expensive than they realised. I think a lot of the many clubs running in that time have suffered from this. Also the lack of second half racing has hindered the development of local talent over the years, much of this was local riders who developed and moved into their local team, something the local team supporters could relate to. I'm just glad that I was able to enjoy that period!

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