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  1. Newcastle 2018

    I think you mean deduct the difference from their taxable income. In effect you get back 20% from HMRC.
  2. I was told tomorrow (but that was before Xmas so it could easily have changed.)
  3. Interesting article here https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fspeedwayekstraliga.pl%2Fprofil-kibica-pge-ekstraligi%2F&edit-text=&act=url Eighth is the apparent answer Also worth noting that Patryk Dudek just came sixth in sportsman of the year and bartosz Zmazlik 13th https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=pl&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fspeedwayekstraliga.pl%2Fpatryk-dudek-szosty-w-83-plebiscycie-przegladu-sportowego-na-najlepszego-sportowca-polski-2017%2F&edit-text=&act=url
  4. Joe Jacobs

    By definition half the riders in the league will have averages of under six. Get rid of them all and you've just halved the number of riders.
  5. Belle Vue 2018

    I'd agree Drabik, Woryna, Smektala and Kubera are the top prospects, but I'd also suggest that Rafal Karczmarz Oskar Bober Oskar Polis Daniel Kaczmarek are all better than Drozdz (and under 21) In addition the following riders are all 19 or less (ie at least two years younger than Drozdz) and therefore better long term prospects. Igor Kopec-Sobczynski Jakub Miskowiak Wiktor Lampart
  6. Somerset 2018

    Whereas the cheaper race card would attract VAT
  7. Coventry Bees Nl ?

    The council found a new site for Reading. The council gave it planning permission. The problems were elsewhere ( and are probably ones that should concern Swindon fans)
  8. Rolling Averages

    Given that the one rider over eight rule hasn't yet (if it ever will be) been confirmed and assessed averages still seem very much up in the air, the answer is who knows. Anyway I doubt if anything will be confirmed until the second week of January (at the earliest).
  9. Somerset 2018

    As recommended by yours trulynearly 2 years ago: I saw him at Holsted in 2015 and was VERY impressed.although he hasn't quite lived up to expectations since, he only turns 20 next week. He did win Danish Under 21 and Fritte Cup in 2016. Most notable 2017 achievement was in the World under 21 championship where he missed a final place only after losing out in a run-off.
  10. 2000

    Castagna, Morris, Wester, Clews, Marsh, Marc Norris and Shane Colvin. Wester and Marsh were replaced mid-sesaon by Mullett (after a year out with a broken leg) and Lee Herne Wester under-performed leaving the Racers with a weak third heat leader to add to poor reserves (both averaged below 4 including bonus). It was the only season in Reading's history without an away league win (they did manage a couple of Trophy wins)
  11. 2000

    Looking at what I wrote in 2007, it does feel as if 2000 was one of the better seasons (unless you were a Reading fan - racers got their second wooden spoon in a row!). Here's the opening to the 2000 season chapter in 'Tears & Glory': For the first time in many seasons the mood in British speedway seemed overwhelmingly positive. Hull returned to the Premier League, but otherwise the Elite and Premier League make-ups were unchanged. The Conference League expanded with a new track in Somerset and speedway returned to Rye House thanks to Len Silver. The Rockets had competed without a home track in 1999, tracking three Reading juniors: Simon Moon, Peter Collyer and Ian Clarke. The star of the homecoming meeting in May (apart from 'uncle Len') was a young rider called Chris Schramm. Honours were shared around and both Elite and Premier Leagues produced close finishes. Eastbourne won the Elite League, aided by a solid contribution from Petri Kokko. They went into their final fixture needing to beat King’s Lynn to stop the Norfolk team picking up their first league title. King’s Lynn did have the consolation of winning the Knock-Out Cup. Beaten finalists Coventry picked up the Craven Shield. The Norfolk team regularly featured five Australians, and when Adam Shields guested for them in July they tracked six! One of them was Travis McGowan. He started the year by winning the Australian Under-21 title (with Scott Smith third and Brendon Mackay ninth) and ended it with the biggest improvement in average of any rider in the Elite League. The destination of the Premier League title depended on bonus points. For the first time since their introduction, the team with most match points did not win the title. Thanks to their massive home advantage Exeter picked up all 13 bonus points available, but only two away wins. It was enough to clinch the title on race points two days after Swindon lost a bonus point run-off against Newcastle (September 28). Although Swindon remained without a league championship since 1967 they did win the Knock-Out Cup and the Young Shield, their first trophies for 33 years. Hull won the Premier Trophy. To add to the sense of euphoria Britain had a speedway World Champion. Despite not winning a single round Mark Loram relieved Tony Rickardsson of his crown. And the British GP did have a British winner with wild card Martin Dugard storming to victory. On a personal level it was the year I only attended 21 meetings, fewer than in any other of my 47 seasons.
  12. Rye House 2018

    Indeed. If his 2016 PL average of 4.23 is no longer valid then surely his converted 2017 CL average of 3.20 (4.15/1.3) should apply.
  13. Official Teams 2018

    You seem to have missed the point. All teams (bar Edinburgh) were signed and announced by the equivalent date last year. The delay between signing and announcing riders is not a new phenomenon, so clearly team building has been substantially slower than last year.
  14. Isle Of Wight 2018

    It may be a risk but the fact that Danno (and Ben Morley) are showing the ambition to improve their all round riding skills, even though it may cost them in the short term, should be applauded. It is the sort of commitment that should make them popular with fans. I hope it works out for both of them. (Last year signings of Campos and Portwood raised a few eyebrows, but both were very popular - so it is clear that such left field signings can work for the Warriors).
  15. Official Teams 2018

    24 vacancies left to fill. At the equivalent date last year nine out of ten teams were complete. There were just three spots left to fill. Looks like there are some problems.
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