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Pirate Rich

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  • Birthday 09/01/1954

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  1. Pirate Rich

    Race for the Top 4

    Well what a season it has been, so unpredictable. At the beginning of the season there was so much negativity from some of the Kings Lynn fans about their team, while us Poole fans thought we'd got it right! Personally I think Somerset are the team to fear over 2 legs, having said that, all of the Poole team are capable of big scores, just so inconsistent, if they could all find form at the same time we would be unbeatable!
  2. Pirate Rich

    Swindon 2019

    I sincerely hope that The Robins are around for a long time to come, as an ex Oxford supporter I know the pain of losing your club. I support the Pirates now (don't think bad of me!) which means a trip of over 100 miles each way for me. Living in Bucks I used to have Oxford, Reading and Rye House all within about 30 miles, plus all the London clubs that are no longer with us.
  3. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2018

    I was under the impression that the track had been sorted over the winter! I'm afraid this sort of thing will keep people away. I live just over 100 miles from Poole so have to pick my meetings, I look for a meeting where both teams are at full strength, when the weather looks good and now I have to worry about whether the track will be fit for purpose!
  4. You don't sound so optimistic Starman !
  5. Thanks Steve, fingers crossed!
  6. Have any of you good folk in Poole seen the track lately? I am planning on coming down on Wednesday (105 miles each way) but dreading another postponement! Just wondering how the track was holding up with all this rain.
  7. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2018

    What about doing something at the bike night, which I presume still happens on the Quay every Tuesday from about April? I have attended it a few times and never even seen a poster advertising the speedway! Surely it would be possible to have a bike on display at least, maybe hand some promotional leaflets out. There are always hundreds of people there who obviously have an interest in motorcycles.
  8. Pirate Rich

    Reassessed Averages

    Surely riders averages will always be distorted unless the team building limit is kept to 45 each year?
  9. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2018

    I think Hancock would be a big gamble anyway, not knowing how well he will recover from his shoulder injury, these things take longer as you get older no matter how fit you are! Anyone know what average he would come in on as a matter of interest?
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    There are some great ideas on this forum, I wonder if any of the "promoters" have read them?
  11. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2018

    I would be happy to see Chris Holder back next season, especially on that low average. We can only speculate what sort of season he would have had for us if he hadn't gone to Kings Lynn, which he said from the start was one of his least favourite tracks.
  12. As a neutral observer I am just hoping for an entertaining meeting with good racing. I don't think Wolves are seriously weakened tonight, as a Poole supporter I know what Bomber is capable of in the play offs! A real shame for Wolves though to be missing their top two, and I think that will hurt them more at home than it will at Swindon. Can understand it if Doyle takes it easy tonight, I was there at Torun last year when it all went wrong for him.
  13. Pirate Rich

    Poole V Swindon Semi Final 1st Leg 11/9/17

    Am I the only Poole fan who thinks Kyle in for BWD doesn't really make much difference? I was disappointed when he was dropped but with hindsight I think it was the right decision, and may have done him good having a change of scenery. Having said that, I would love to see him back next year. As for tonight, if he does well he will get stick from some Poole supporters, otherwise he will get it from Swindon!
  14. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2017

    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum, love my speedway in spite of all the current problems! Started watching in the early 70's at Oxford then followed the team to White City. Always looked upon the Pirates as my second team, going to watch them whenever on holiday in that part of the world. When Oxford closed my nearest track was Swindon but I could not bring myself to support "the old enemy" (sorry Rosco!) So Poole it was, even though I live 105 miles away!

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