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  1. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2019

    I too think the new points limit makes sense, as it should help create 2 separate leagues as opposed to the charade of the past few years where the same riders compete in both. 6 man teams (as favoured by THJ among others) may also have been an option to help deal with a potential shortage of riders but we are where we are and if the fixture list is compiled properly we will hopefully be in for an entertaining and competitive season. It will be interesting to see if anyone goes for a big hitter as that will create an unbalanced team, but who knows, it will certainly heap a whole load of pressure on them to perform each meeting and provide an extra stimulus to each opponent to attempt to lower their colours. Bring it on.
  2. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2019

    Just so excited to have speedway back next year, and would be happy with each of the 3 line ups you have come up with Marksman. If Nicolai is not racing in the championship next year I would definitely like to see Ty back however. The 38 limit will make it more challenging for teams to select their line-up. I certainly favour the 'Comets way' of strength in depth over say a Cookie and 6 others - after all he can only get 18 himself and only then if his team are getting stuffed in any case. It will certainly be interesting to see the different approaches to team building. I, like others, just hope we have Razzer tied down already. Happy days, and still basking in the glory of 3 (three) bits of silverware.
  3. Carlislecomet2

    BSF Awards - Championship

    Only a little bias, but Rasmus Jensen for me. Just got better and better as the season went on and I too am surprised it was not reflected in the averages.
  4. Carlislecomet2

    BSF Awards - Championship

    Sorry Cinderfella, the clue is in one of the words in the thread 'Championship'
  5. Carlislecomet2

    BSF Awards - Championship

    Rider of the year - Rasmus Jensen (has been amazing to watch around DP) Most impressive team - Workington (but for injuries could have been Peterborough) Team rider of the season - Mason Campton (he may occasionally need wing mirrors to look out for teammates on the track, but he delayed his departure back to Australia (missing his own state championship I believe) to attempt to obtain a visa for next year, in order to help the team win trophies). One to watch - Jake Allen Bulldog award (Best British rider) - Craig Cook (for the moment) Meeting of the season - Workington v Glasgow Play off semi final 2nd leg Surprise of the season - Berwick (great end to the season, and like Workington, unfancied by many) Underperformers (Team) - Sheffield/Redcar Unluckiest rider - Dan Bewley/Lewis Kerr Newcomer of the season - Drew Kemp
  6. I quite like this idea, because as you say the limit would probably even itself out rather than keep on escalating. One of my pet hates is the thought that some riders (hard to believe I know) deliberately try to lower their averages to make themselves more attractive to other teams. Would this help prevent that from happening or not, I'm not sure. On the other hand the fact that the top team(s) have to rejig their line ups each year helps prevent the same teams dominating and keeps things fresh. The annual merry go round of riders is also one of the most exciting times for the supporters too. Having said that how many teams would want to retain their entire 1-7 (apart from us of course). I think I have contradicted myself at least 4 times, I'll get my coat.
  7. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2018 .

    Can I just say a great big thank you to everyone involved with the Comets this year, the promoters, team manager, riders, track team, everyone including the brilliant Hoggy on the mic for making this the most successful and enjoyable season ever. No thanks of course to the people responsible for running/ruining* the sport who seemed hell bent on putting obstacles in front of us (and others) during the season. It is very apt that our latest/last attempt to run our outstanding league fixture has been abandoned due to ice!!!! *delete as appropriate Hopefully we will all be back next year to defend all 3 titles. A happy (and now thankfully thawed out) Comet.
  8. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2018 .

    Wow, just wow x2, what is going on, this just doesn't happen to the Comets. What a TEAM.
  9. Carlislecomet2

    2nd leg play off final

    Wow, just wow x2, what is going on, this just doesn't happen to the Comets. What a TEAM.
  10. Carlislecomet2

    Worky v scunny koc leg 2

    We were in the main grandstand just beyond the finishing line and we felt that Rasser had just nicked it. NB Is Jason always so pumped up - he reminded me of Joe Hart at the last Euros.
  11. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2018 .

    Sorry, not looking for a fight just being dopey and not realising you were joking.
  12. Carlislecomet2

    Worky v scunny koc leg 2

    A good write up in the News and Star and I think Radio Cumbria mentioned live commentary for Lakeside, though I missed which of the 3 meetings!
  13. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2018 .

    Yep we have really struggled away - we only won at Peterborough, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Berwick, Newcastle, Ipswich, and Rye House/Lakeside. We also drew at Berwick and Scunthorpe I believe and had very narrow defeats at both Redcar and Sheffield where we should have won both.
  14. Carlislecomet2

    Worky v scunny koc leg 2

    Wow, just wow, how much did they all want that. Great to see Ty and Dan there too and joining in the celebrations. Having them there must have given the rest of the team that little bit extra incentive to do it for them. Hopefully Nicolai hasn't put Dan's recovery back by tipping him out of his wheelchair! Nobody should be too hard on the Scorpions, they all rode hard and fast and I for one did not start to relax until heats 12 and 13. Just that the Comets were too good on the night. Jake Allen has to be first on the Scorpions team sheet next season, when hopefully they have an injury free year. Hopefully we go easy on the celebrations tonight. Now bring on Lakeside.
  15. Carlislecomet2

    Workington 2018 .

    Sorted (weather permitting). Lets go, go, go, go, go team, make some history and collect that silverware

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