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  1. Maths not your strong point? Max points Poole could have scored was 7pts. We only got 3 at Ipswich! So the score is Poole 6pts from 7, Ipswich 1pts from 7.
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    15/7/19 Kent v Cradley

    I was at the Somerset v Plymouth meeting earlier this season. It was announced that due to incoming rain, the meeting would start at 7.25pm,no parade and no interval. Bizarrely, the riders came out for Ht1 at 7.20pm and by 7.30pm, we had already had 3 races! I was home in Torquay before 10pm. Some fans were still coming in and asking what was happening.They thought it was a few demonstration races. They were not so happy when we told them they had missed 3 races. This to me is far worse than a meeting being abandoned due to curfew. Accidents etc happen, not intentionally. Sadly, for whatever reason, Kent do seem to suffer more than most.
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    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    I agree. Yet,today on Plymouth Gladiators Facebook page they are encouraging you to comment on some photos. Unbelievably, its a crash sequence, which is the cause of the poor track comments in the first place! Cant make it up. I was happily stood with Halifax Tiger and the so called trouble makers at Stoke last night. Great and loyal group of people. Hardly ever miss a Plymouth meeting,home or away. In my opinion, they have been treated very badly.
  4. Started a little slowly with 3 reruns in 4 races. Track was great, little to no dust,despite it being a very hot day. Even better when you consider that their main water bowser was broken. Watering with hose pipes and improvised water wagons. They did a great job. Was there for the engine draw etc. Fascinating to see how riders work and improvise. Engines sounded much like a 250cc, no over revving etc.Times were slightly slower, but that doesnt matter if the racing is good. Well it is for me. It did liven up, with Starke being the best on view,every race coming from the back except the FInal! For the semi finals, Starke and Worrall tossed a coin for gate positions. Worrall winning the right of 1st choice in the Final,if he got there. He chose gate 3 and that was it really. Although keeping him honest, Starke tried every line possible, simply losing ground if he tried the inside. The Young Aussie looks very lively. Over trying cost him a place in the semi final. If he has UK patriality, Id snap him up straight away! Very fast, As for the Barker and Ayres withdrawals, best speak to Rob Godfrey. He refused starting permission the night before, due to Scunthorpe having a meeting on Friday! Thats even though Barker signed up for the meeting while unattached and looking for rides. Yet both Worrall (at Edinburgh) and Starke (at Glasgow) have a fair distance to travel for meeting later today. Good meeting all round and very well done to the Promotion for getting it all together.
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    NL Fours 7th July (now 13th)

    Only taking it in after the World U21 Final at Belle Vue. Cant say Id be too bothered about going otherwise!
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    NL Fours 7th July (now 13th)

    I am presuming that this meeting will be run on 2 x 8 race semi finals, top 2 teams to the Final? The Final being over 12 races?
  7. Well done to Kings Lynn on their win. Never in doubt. Every team has a mare of a night, tonight it was Pooles turn.
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    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    Decided not to comment other than to suggest you read the Plymouth forum regarding last night. Click on the link for Gladiators v Kent. Make your own minds up. http://plymouthdevils.proboards.com/thread/9919/gladiators-kent-fri-july-2019
  9. BobC

    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    What an absolute shambles. Perhaps a good job I have a 12hr shift at work today before giving my thoughts. By far and away the worst speedway meeting I have been to for many years. The track was dreadful. Downright dangerous. When a rider, Saul Bulley ends up with paid 5pts and not even beating anyone says it all. He simply poodled around at the back, with literally others falling by the wayside Severely testing my desire to return despite it being my nearest track, 45 mins drive away.
  10. Just watched it too. Needed to see what happened, as Bickley was in 2nd place as he went by me on turn 1. Due to lots of dust, the next thing I saw was the riders shooting down the back straight with Bickley 4th! The dust really was a problem, Ok on lap 1, not so good on lap 2, and then had to wait and see who came out where by the pits after that. Shame as it spoilt a decent meeting. What on earth is going on regarding souvenirs? Very poor, even by NL standards.
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    Poole v Kings Lynn. Prem. 4/7/19

    I know the question has already been asked, but did the riders complain to anyone about it? No track remedial work took place, so I can only gather from that, they didnt. The referee did come over to bend 3,which delayed the start by a few minutes, but only to check out the air fence.
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    Poole v Kings Lynn. Prem. 4/7/19

    Strange all this hole business. I stand on bend 3 and didnt notice anything out of the ordinary before the start. In view of recent criticism of the track, I was looking for anything untoward. The track had been well watered so maybe the hole was hidden under the damp top surface? Certainly not evident from the outside. The Lynn riders were on the 1st turn while I was looking. Ive seen the video posted by Cook. Its obvious they found it. Yet,strangely, not one rider bucked or got out of shape while riding across it. Many times throughout the meeting,riders were riding a very tight inside line, so would have been ridden right through where they found it. Ask Holder and MPT in their terrific battle. Onto the Cook incident. I look directly down the back straight in a straight line towards the pits. For my money, Cook seemed very intent on pushing Josh out, as you would expect. However, he just didnt leave him any room to stay up. I didnt notice anything that would suggest he was thrown of course. We will just have to wait and see if ReRun post the incident. We will have take Josh's word about the incident. We all see things differently.
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    Poole v Kings Lynn. Prem. 4/7/19

    Doesnt say what the injury is though. https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/sport/17745487.brady-kurtz-to-miss-kings-lynn-clash-for-poole-after-crash-in-sweden/
  14. Really is quite laughable some of these replies! I am a Kyle Bickley fan. In fact, I sponsor him. I know him and his family quite well. In my opinion, if scores any points at all, he should consider it a job well done. I actually wish for him to score loads of points and Poole to win. Perfect!
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