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Pirate Rich

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  1. Pirate Rich

    Oxford v Poole 20/4/22

    Coming up from Poole for this one, I have my Unipart parking ticket, is the car park easy to find, is it signposted? the directions supplied are a bit vague!
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. Pirate Rich

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    It came from Matt Ford on twitter
  6. Pirate Rich

    10.09 - Scunny v Poole

    Ryan Douglas to guest for Rory evidently!
  7. 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?
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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!
  11. 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?
  12. 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!
  13. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

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

    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Exactly app has been updated now and works fine
  15. 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!
  16. 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!
  17. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

    Got to be Adam Ellis hasn't it?
  18. 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.
  19. Pirate Rich

    Poole Pirates 2021

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

    Poole Pirates 2021

    I would still have Bjarne on an eleven point average, he will put bums on seats which is what we need isn't it?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. Anybody heard any team news for this fixture? Will Jack still be injured with his twisted toe/knee?
  24. Hate to be a pessimist but what are the options if Thursday is rained off too?
  25. 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.
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