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Pirate Rich

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About Pirate Rich

  • Birthday 09/01/1954

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    Poole
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    Poole Pirates

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  1. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2022

    I must say I was surprised at the outburst from the promotion re Basso moving on. I thought it was a given that he would not be back for 2022 considering all the clashes with Danish fixtures. It's one thing to sign halfway through a season, and I was glad he did!, but to commit to a full season would not have worked for him or the club. I for one am grateful for his contribution to Poole's success in 2021 and wish him well for the future.
  2. Pirate Rich

    Oxford Cheetahs 2022

    Well done to all at Oxford and I hope this gives a feeling of optimism to all fans who have lost their track. On a personal note I lived near High Wycombe for most of my life and followed The "Rebels" from 1973, then to White City and back to Oxford again as The "Cheetahs". After their demise I started following the Poole Pirates and after many long journeys to Wimborne Road, did the sensible thing and moved to Poole almost a year ago. I wish all at Oxford well and hope they have a good season (but not too good!) just a bit disappointed to see that they are racing the same night as The Pirates!
  3. Before moving down here we usually stayed at The Antelope, just off the Quay. About a 15 minute walk to the stadium, around £100 per room
  4. Pirate Rich

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    It came from Matt Ford on twitter
  5. Pirate Rich

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    Ryan Douglas to guest for Rory evidently!
  6. Personally I would like to see the presentation of the riders start earlier and heat 1 start at 7.30. Also as regular track grading seems to be the norm these days do we really need an interval?
  7. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

    It is the speedway! the club logo is displayed on the banner and the information sheets. https://agilitypr.news/Poole-Pirates-Speedway-rev-up-as-new-spo-4524
  8. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

    Has anyone else been to the weekly car shows on Poole Quay? I have been to most of them and the event is sponsored by the Poole Pirates! Firstly I am surprised that the club has money to spare, secondly it seems a bit of a wasted opportunity. All the cars have an information sheet which they can display in their windscreen giving details about the car, at the bottom in fairly small print it says 'sponsored by Poole Pirates' There is also a banner outside the Lord Nelson but no details about where the stadium is, when the next fixture is or indeed anything about speedway! Surely if we are to be involved then someone from the club should be at least handing out leaflets to the hundreds of holidaymakers that are wandering about?
  9. Just to bring a few positives to the forum, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the meeting (apart from all the restrictions). When I looked at our team I thought maybe Ben Cook could be the weak link, just shows what I know! Danyon Hume looked a lot better than his zero score would suggest and I was impressed that Zane Keleher took the opportunity to practice after the meeting. Everybody I think will improve as they get used to the track. And how good did the track look? I haven't seen it as smooth as that for a while! Also, even though I am an old 'un, It was great to hear some music that wasn't from 50 years ago!
  10. At 12.10pm the website is still saying a minimum of two tickets, I thought single tickets were available from midday, anyone else having this problem?
  11. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

    For the first time ever I can honestly say that I am not too bothered where we finish in the league this season. Sure it would be great to be successful in our first championship season, but I just want to see some good racing with a Poole team that tries hard and displays that "Pirate Pride". I have only been supporting the Pirates since 2008 after my local team (Oxford) folded in 2007 and living in Buckinghamshire (100 miles each way) could only get down a few times every year. However, just before Christmas I took the plunge and moved to Poole! So now I am looking forward to being able to walk to every home meeting!
  12. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

    https://t.co/vXTdtF6ZEY?amp=1 Is this likely?
  13. Pirate Rich

    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Exactly app has been updated now and works fine
  14. Pirate Rich

    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Anyone else having problems with the "exactly" app for android? thought this was the foolproof way of getting Speedway Star on time! The app just keeps stopping on both my devices (phone and tablet) have tried re-installing and yes I have paid my subscription!
  15. Pirate Rich

    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    I've been taking the Star since the early 70's, firstly ordered through my local newsagent, more recently on postal subscription, then last week for the first time on digital subscription. Like, I suspect many others, I was wary of "going digital" but because of the post being a bit unreliable in these difficult times I thought I'd give it a go. Wow! I wish I'd done it years ago, ok it feels a bit weird at first not having a paper copy in your hand, but you soon get over that and a big plus if your reading on a tablet and the print is a bit small you can just enlarge it to suit (useful for us old 'uns!) also great to have instant access to back issues. Anybody thinking about digital, I would say, try it, I don't think you'll regret it, and your copy is there first thing every Thursday, guaranteed!
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