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False dawn last won the day on September 2 2017

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  1. Interesting thought. I was a bit bemused at the time why BV didn't field both reserves in heat 4 but your logic is good. And, gate 3 was a graveyard early on. There was but a single point scored from there in the first 8 heats. Generally speaking, I would always defer if I won the toss. The relative strength of each gate is too unpredictable at the start. Surely it is better to choose in heat 15 when you know if one pair of gates is statistically a better choice.
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    Belle Vue v Leicester 8/8/19

    I think you're right. Ellis is the only three league rider currently. Which, for what it's worth, I don't agree with. Anyone who gets a Premiership spot, should automatically be excluded from riding in the National Development League (by definition).
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    Cook, Vissing and Kennett banned.

    Not to mention, Craig, Eddie and half the staff that work at Eastbourne speedway. Just my impression.
  4. It seemed that my Leicester "friends" thought that Leicester made hard work of it. Like they were going to walk it. I agree with you. It was a good meeting with some close racing. I don't think a Leicester victory was ever in doubt but each race was quite unpredictable. Hard fought and fair. If only it was always so.
  5. Only managed to glean the following from various sites: 2019 British Masters Sidecar 1st - British Masters Champions Gareth Winterburn/Liam Brown 2nd - Mark Cossar/Carl Blyth 3rd - Colin Blackbourn/Carl Pugh 4th - Rod Winterburn/Billy Winterburn 5th - Paul Whitelam/Alan Elliott 6th - Kieran Hicks/Kieron Ivy 500cc solos James Shanes
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    Cook, Vissing and Kennett banned.

    Perhaps doubling up is the real problem, not the ban. What do you think?
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    Cook, Vissing and Kennett banned.

    Hey I told you it might increase costs "a bit". I'm talking about the gold bar version. Rather appropriate as we're playing the Aussies for the ashes.
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    Cook, Vissing and Kennett banned.

    But a 29 second ban seems a little light in anyone's book. All riders using the infinite improbability drive might increase costs a bit eh?
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    Eastbourne v Glasgow Semi Final

    Stewards are never told to physically get riders to do anything. They wave a flag and if the rider ignores the instruction, it's the rider that's at fault, not the steward.
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    Cook, Vissing and Kennett banned.

    You speak as though there is an accepted procedure at all tracks. You know that isn't the case. We've both seen everything from riders on a truck to riders being introduced onto track riding their bikes. However, I agree that whatever procedure is in place, it should be made clear. In this case it appears that some riders deliberately ignored the local standard and decided to sabotage the process.
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    Eastbourne v Glasgow Semi Final

    Let's get real. There's been loads of debate about the conduct of riders, a member of staff, other riders and mechanics, but what sparked this whole incident? Glasgow/Craig Cook didn't like the track preparation. Several Glasgow riders decided to play silly buggers during a well understood rider presentation and the rest is history. So you decide. Did Eastbourne prepare a poor track or did some Glasgow riders decide to make a point? I don't know. But focusing on the resulting fight is rather missing the point.
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    Cook, Vissing and Kennett banned.

    It's a difficult one to which to apply consistent rules. As a former racer on the grass, I witnessed many confrontations between racers after a tough race. You know, handbags at dawn. The respective crews pulled them apart and two hours later everyone had a beer together. The sight of crews wading into the fight along with riders not directly involved is not one I find acceptable or equivalent to the situation I describe above. The former warrants a ticking off by the team manager, the latter, an intervention by the authorities as we see here. Due process. You take the law into your own hands (and someone will be recording it, that's for sure) and the authorities will throw the book at you. Never mind what the real reason for you being upset in the first place, violence won't be tolerated.
  13. Hey, Shrimmy was 2 thirds right. Not bad for this forum.
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    Leicester 2019

    Don't let that stop you. There's lots of postings on here that have nothing to do with the thread they're on. Oh bu**er, now I've added to the problem. I'll get my coat.
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    Eastbourne v Glasgow Semi Final

    The sky is still blue, even if it's cloudy. Even at night the sky is blue somewhere. The sky can turn red occasionally, so "most of the time" is accurate.

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