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BobC last won the day on September 17 2012

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  1. Poole: Re-Run Productions.
  2. Poole 2018

    I managed to to get to the NSS 3 times last season. Meeting 1 was v Swindon in the KO Cup Semi Final. Fabulous meeting that had everything in atrocious conditions. Great racing.Anywhere else, I am convinced it would have been rained off. Meeting 2 was the following night, Colts v Eastbourne. After the night before I wasnt expecting anything special at all. Incredibly, it was again superb entertainment. Track was superbly prepared, passing in almost every race . Inside, outside, through the middle, the young lads could race confidently anywhere at any time,despite the changeable weather. Meeting 3 was a about a month later as the Colts won the NL title v Eastbourne. Once again tremendous racing. An absolute credit to NL racing.The NSS has a superb circuit. I managed to get to Poole 7 times last season. Well, to be honest, I think I saw more full blooded racing in any ONE of those NSS meetings than I saw in any at Poole. Riders were literally bouncing across the track and you could clearly see hestistation. Dont get me wrong, I am Poole through and through and have been since 1955.That wont change. I welcome the track being ripped up and hopefully will produce some better and safer racing. Only time will tell. Fingers crossed, eh?
  3. In the Star article, they say 'its out of our control'. Please can someone explain what that is? Be open and simply tell us the truth.
  4. Thats me and 3 others almost certainly not coming now. With 260 miles each way and at least 4.5 hours travelling time, an evening start isnt on for us. 6.30pm start, finish unlikely before 8.30pm will make that a very very long day. Besides, I have to be up at 4.30am for a 12 hour shift on Monday! This meeting needs a weekend daytime start.Better for everyone. Sorry, not at all happy with this decision.
  5. Poole 2018

    Presumably the refs box will have to be moved as well then? Unless we go down the route of Wimbledon and Leicester (Blackbird Road) where the refs box wasnt in line with the tapes?
  6. Bt Sport Coverage

    Ive heard that a one year deal is about to be signed.
  7. Poole 2018

    Link to Speedway Portal interviews. http://www.poolepirates.co/news/2018-02-08-video-ref-social.html
  8. Poole 2018

    Great that the track is being ripped up and relaid. Just strange that its happening now. Most tracks do it within a week or so after the final meeting of the season and let it bed in and settle over the next 6 months. I thought Linus acquitted himself very well indeed. Happy to chat, sign photos, and encouraged questions. Certainly comes across very well when interviewed. If he hits the ground running, I think Poole could be in for a very good season. Lost out in the quiz to Shovvys team when we had a dire final round. They got 24 while we only scored 9. Ended up losing by 7pts. Disaster! We had James Shanes in our team and I must admit, him and his sister are very knowledgeable. Very nice people too. Hope he has a good season. Good to see Starman make a fleeting appearance, although I didnt get to say hello. Also, very good to see and meet up with familiar faces. Havent been to a REF night for around 7 years. Excellent evening.
  9. Belle Vue Colts 2018

    Extremely poor argument indeed. He was directly behind Bewley and on course for a 5-1 and a paid win anyway, before Dan fell.No difference there. Bailey was already behind him when his bike stopped.No difference there. Bickley was in his best form of the season at that meeting.He scored his first ever maximum (paid) that night and didnt rely on efs or falls to get it either! I agree with ArnieG, all 3 are talented lads. Time will tell of course, but money is on Bickley. Looking forward to watching him with his 2018 teams.
  10. Somerset 2018

    Yes and guests to start the season with too! Who has priority over Lawson, Somerset or Lakeside? Both have double headers on the same day. One way or another, guests already!
  11. Poole 2018

    Chris Holder is back.......shocker that!
  12. Odd Fossengen R.I.P

    Susan, his wife contacted me earlier today with the news. In 2018, he would have been 50 years a Pirate. Still struggling to take the news in. A true Pirate legend.
  13. Plymouth 2018

    To be honest, I am not happy looking at that line up. I only see improvement from Henry Atkins. To win in speedway, you need at least half of the team to put points on their starting averages. I cant see where thats coming from, sorry. Bottom end of the table for sure. That said, the team needed to be built within a strict budget.So for that, I am simply pleased that the sport continues here in Devon.
  14. Workington 2018 .

    Looks like I will be a Comets fan in 2018! Big fan of Kyle. Huge step, but one he not only has to take, but will take in his stride. It will be tough, but, there is only one way to find out. Best of luck young man.
  15. Plymouth 2018

    Tbh, a bit non-plussed with this team right now.