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BobC last won the day on September 17 2012

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  1. BobC

    Mcgillvray Bros.

    Les was also Captain of Rayleigh Pirates! At least thats how its billed on the front of the programme. 2nd September 1957, he led a team v Norwich at Poole.They lost 46-50. This is one of the Challenge matches to test the water for a full time return of Poole in 1958. They did of course , with most of the Rayleigh riders becoming full time Pirates.
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    Mildenhall v Plymouth

    Plymouth v Mildenhall is scheduled for the Thursday 19th Sept, the cut off point.
  3. Edinburgh bring in Ellis Perks at No.5. Might even pop up to see this one.
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    Celebrity fans

    1984 team photo with David Essex. Also with Peter Prinsloo in 1982. David would always delay the start of his gigs so that he could take in Speedway first.
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    Monkey Masks

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    Monkey Masks

    They were around in the late 50's. Ronnie Moore was guesting for Poole at Southampton and I have a photo of him using one in either 1958 or 1959. The only difference between the 'Mauger' version was a piece of cut inner tube! Simple as that.
  7. Similar has just happened to Plymouth. With Adam Extance out for the season after his crash at Kent,Plymouth already have big problems covering for him. Its been announced by Mark Phillips on the Plymouth Forum that he had a call from Redcar to say David Wallinger has signed for them! (not allowed to post the link, their webmaster is touchy about such things). Stuffs Plymouth right up as they both ride on Fridays.
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    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    Nothing amazing at all. I visited Plymouth almost weekly when I lived in Poole. For the last 7 years Ive been going every week to Plymouth,as I live in Devon. Seen more meetings there than at Poole over that time. Poole is my hometown club, just because I dont live there doesnt mean I cannot support another. This season has seen the overall standard of racing drop alarmingly. The whole package needs looking at. Meeting presentation is dreadful too.Guy in the middle hasnt got much of clue, despite being there for a while. What bothers me most is the fact the the Promoters continuing to say there are no problems,its all in the riders minds. This despite repeated calls for track prep. One or two people saying it, fair enough,maybe there isnt a problem. With riders, Team Managers etc saying it, there clearly is. Riders will talk amongst themselves. Word will get round very quickly amongst their own. Oh, if you read my post above, then you will see my comment regarding the track last night. To save you the time, I said 'its the best its been for months' I certainly do not want to see Plymouth close. It is one of my favourites. Its a great little circuit,when prepared properly.
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    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    I chatted to Ellis Perks after his second win. He asked is the track always like this? I replied that this was the best its been for a couple of months. His reply? 'The track is sh.t. Dont know why you guys pay to watch this,Id be asking for my money back'. When someone close by asked if he felt quick, he said 'not really as theres no dirt on the track. Its far too slick' In his next ride he was winning by a country mile, went to find some dirt and promptly spun a 360, didnt fall but did hit the air fence. Wasnt so far off getting a point either. He was by far and away the quickest rider out there. He didnt gate in Ht13 and he must have tried every line possible to catch Wilson. but as he went wide, he simply went backwards. One last thing was last nights programme. It was for the rained off meeting on May 10th. I had bought a copy of this programme directly after the original call off. When Leicester came down for the rearranged meeting, June 14th, the same programme was used,but with out an insert. This meeting never started due to the dreadful state of the track. Last night, youve guessed it already, yes, the SAME programme was used for a 3rd time, only this time with an insert.Full price too! Absolutely no consideration for the fans. At least Barry Bishop on the IOW considers the fans from every angle. He may well use the original programme from the rain off, but it is always issued with an up to date insert and most importantly, FREE OF CHARGE. Apart from perhaps one more fixture,No more plymouth for me.
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    Plymouth 2019

    Here is a link to the meeting reports on the Kent and IOW Websites. http://www.kent-speedway.com/news.php?extend.1408.1 http://www.warriors-speedway.com/ I would happily put up a link for the Plymouth meeting report, but at this time, there isnt one.
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    Plymouth 2019

    Worth reading...... http://plymouthdevils.proboards.com/thread/9948/july-plymouth-silver-holidays-fours?page=3 If you are not sure what denial means, read Themattiebates version of events.
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    Plymouth 2019

    The referee insisted track work started before a wheel was turned. It did take place,enough to start the meeting. I have mobile phone footage taken at 20.10,after only three races and several falls and subsequent withdrawals of two riders.It shows two tractors on the track near the pits entrance,one driven by Mark Phillips,the other by IOW Promoter Barry Bishop. They did try to fix it. However riding took place for the next 5-6 races, before we actually saw a pass.by a rider outriding another rather than a track surface induced wobble. I genuinely used to love the racing at Plymouth. Inside or out, I have seen some brilliant racing over the years. I am sorry to say that since the introduction of the extra clay, the surface and racing have suffered very badly. Rip the whole thing up and get in some proper shale and we could get back to some decent racing. Terrace talk suggests that the clay has been added so that they can run Quad racing. Apparently, the quads, in a noise test for the council, didnt like the shale surface as the werent able to skid properly. Very short sighted if true. I really do not want Plymouth to close.
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    Plymouth 2019

    I dont know of another track anywhere in the country that has had to have the meeting referee ask for track remedial work as many times as Plymouth have recently. There has certainly been 3 times in recent weeks. Last night alone, the referee had to be called into action on 3 occasions. That suggests,very strongly, that track preparation isnt right. I honestly feel that since the extra clay has been added, the quality of racing has diminished. Blue groove all the way round and if you come off that, you go backwards. The surface is like marbles,but when it gathers in a burm/rut, it throws riders at all angles. I know that some of the riders last night were not prepared to ride flat out as they didnt trust the track surface. Gate and they would try and hold on, but if they didnt gate, they would stay safe. I for one will not put any blame on them at all.
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    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    That was before any racing had taken place! Even I saw a rut that had been loosely filled in just outside the pit gate. The problem here now is that the promotion dont believe they are serving up an inferior product. The track has not been right since the introduction of the extra clay. Barely any shale at all. We are now in a situation that I liken to an alcoholic. They dont even recognise they have a problem. Riders can see it. Fans can see it. The promotion dont. To be perfectly honest, I really dont care anymore. I have had enough of their bull.
  15. 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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