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Pirate Rich

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  • Birthday 09/01/1954

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  1. Pirate Rich


    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!
  2. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Got to be Adam Ellis hasn't it?
  3. Personally I would like to see the league champions keep that line up for the next season, otherwise we never get to see that team defend their title.
  4. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2020

    I'm not saying he is particularly exciting, just that in my opinion people would turn out to see him for his final season
  5. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2020

    I would still have Bjarne on an eleven point average, he will put bums on seats which is what we need isn't it?
  6. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2020

    I think Matt Ford has come to the conclusion that the Premier League cannot survive and would rather not be part of it when it does collapse. In my opinion I don't think it would have survived this year without Buster Chapman's intervention. Very sad not to see The Pirates racing at the top level though.
  7. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2020

    Compared to many on here I am a recent supporter of the Pirates. I started going to speedway in the early 1970's supporting Oxford Rebels as they were then, following the team to White City in '76, then back to Oxford in the lower division and on to the glory years of the mid 80's with the likes of Nielsen, Wigg etc. Poole were always my "second team" looking forward to seeing them at Oxford and always going to see them if I was on holiday on the south coast. When Oxford sadly folded in 2007 I became a Pirates supporter despite a trip of 105 miles each way. Obviously I don't get down there too often, usually managing about 5 or 6 meetings in a season. It saddens me to hear of people who would not support the Pirates in a lower league, do you not realise how lucky you are? Ask the supporters of say, Cradley, Reading, Rye House, Wimbledon, Lakeside and countless other now defunct teams how they would feel about about Championship League racing. I now have my Buckinghamshire home on the market and an offer accepted on a house in Poole, hopefully I will have relocated in time for next season and I will be there to support the Pirates every week.
  8. Anybody heard any team news for this fixture? Will Jack still be injured with his twisted toe/knee?
  9. Hate to be a pessimist but what are the options if Thursday is rained off too?
  10. Pirate Rich

    One League

    Like many others on here I am an old fart who started going to speedway in the 1970's. In those days I went to Oxford, a round trip of about 60 miles, my nearest club, and I knew that throughout the season I would see racing EVERY Thursday (barring rain-offs) and I would see the same seven riders representing my team. Maybe one league would get us back to something like that situation? These days I am a Poole supporter, a round trip of about 210 miles, so I look at the fixture list and the weather forecast to decide which fixtures to attend. If we have key riders missing through overseas commitments then I tend not to go.
  11. Pirate Rich

    Well Done Charles Right

    Could at least spell his name right!! or should that be Wright, or write, or rite.......
  12. Pirate Rich

    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Thanks very much
  13. Pirate Rich

    Ipswich v Poole Prem. 11/6/19

    Twitter is down! anyone able to keep us up to date with the score please?
  14. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2019

    As well as the option to buy tickets online, how about being able to pay for admission at the stadium with a debit/credit card? I am assuming it is still cash only.
  15. Pirate Rich

    Poole 2019

    I agree that Bomber is on a high average at 7.78 and would be hard pushed to achieve that, but maybe we should look beyond that. He obviously wants to ride for Poole, he rides with passion and other team members have said that he inspires them. If he can get a few more points out of the others with his positive attitude in the pits then he may be worth it, possible candidate for captain?

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