I'd overlooked the prospect of Poole moving down. The announcement of Newman returning was of course subject to the parent club's approval, and to us being in a different league to the parent club. If the clubs being in the same league is a sticking point in terms of him riding for Eastbourne though, then I'd suppose the same would apply to Plymouth, if they move up?
The points limit issue applies to every signing that's being announced by any team at the moment, in fairness. During the open meeting after the Birmingham fixture, 41 points with a two point minimum and 43 points with a three point minimum were both mentioned as possibilities under discussion, in which case I wouldn't think that would be an issue, but of course what the reality is remains to be seen.
Ian Jordan (Director, rather than Promoter) is indeed going to be working with Plymouth, my understanding (which may be entirely wrong!) is that while he'll be working with them it isn't going to be a wholesale move, as four days ago he said the following in a press release on the Eagles website:
"...my financial investment in to the club will continue very much unabated as Director, both in financial terms and in the enormous number of man hours which are spent..."
Anyhow, I'd certainly like to see Newman back with us next season. His attitude was first class from day one, and we saw some really good rides from him once he'd gotten used to Arlington.