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Steve0 last won the day on December 22 2017

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  1. Poole 2018

    Surely if you keep your 8 point rider (Kurtz) then you shouldn’t be allowed to sign a rider on a starting average over 8 (Pawlicki). Are 3 ringers not enough for you?
  2. I will hold off making final predictions until all teams have been declared. However, of the (expected) completed teams, I have the following comments: Swindon - like last season, they are one rider short of a decent team (in this watered down league). If Mitchell lasts more than the first couple of months then I think will miss out on the playoffs. Poole - On paper, obviously the team to beat. If they don't win it with no less than 3 ringers in the team then it will be the biggest choke in speedway history. However, titles are not won on paper. Rye House - a Coventry team from yesteryear and while they will no doubt be strong at home, they will struggle away from home. Certainly looks like a Dads Army team and will fight Kings Lynn for the wooden spoon Kings Lynn - I am finding it difficult to say anything positive about this team except that most wrote Swindon off last season and look how that ended. However, I don't see where any significant improvement will come from to emulate Swindon last season. Leicester - certainly better than last year and I think they will be in the fight to make the playoffs. I don't think this team is as good as others are suggesting though. Somerset - a solid looking side with the world champion and, like Leicester, will be in the fight to make the playoffs. Wolves - not as good a side as the last two seasons but in this league I don't think they can be written off either. They will join the battle with Leicester and Somserset for a playoff place. Belle Vue - can't really comment until it's known who will replace Kenneth Bjerre. Looks like they will be strong in the reserve department though. So, for me with who has declared, it looks like 1 dead cert (Poole), 5 possibles fighting for the other 3 spots (Swindon, Leicester, Somerset, Wolves and Belle Vue) and 2 teams fighting for the wooden spoon (Rye House and Kings Lynn)
  3. Poole 2018

    Of course there is doubt but it is unfair to compare them because they are from different eras and Darcy didnt get a chance to fulfil his potential - so we will never know.
  4. Poole 2018

    Zengota? I think you mean Lahti
  5. Belle Vue 2018

    I think you are being a bit pedantic. Traditionally 1,3 and 5 are heat leader positions, 2 and 4 second strings, 6 and 7 reserves. If someone rides at 2 and 4 then they get easier programmed rides - which is probably whyThorsell's has such a high average
  6. Belle Vue 2018

    He may have been second in your averages but he rode at number 4 for a lot of the results I have just looked at - which I think is the point that is being made.
  7. Belle Vue 2018

    Of course - with Mitchell being replaced by another Alpen Too weak at reserve until that change!
  8. Belle Vue 2018

    That formula worked last season!
  9. Belle Vue 2018

    Swindon signed a rider on a ridiculous average (Doyle) and they kept Morris who had a poor year the previous season. That's loyalty and I believe both would still be riding for Swindon this year if the BSPA conference hadn't voted for the ridiculous one over 8 rule. Not to mention Ellis - who had a poor start and was kept in the team!
  10. Poole 2018

    Your words not mine
  11. Poole 2018

    That's the same Brady Kurtz who guested for Doyley last season at the NSS in the KO Cup - and was worse than gash?
  12. Poole 2018

    How is it valid? You have two riders over 8 in your starting lineup - that isn’t valid
  13. Poole 2018

    Yawn! You just can’t help yourself :rolleyes:
  14. Bt Sport Coverage

    Bring back Rosco and his mixed metaphors
  15. Poole 2018

    What a lot of tosh! Skidder's obviously having a slow day and trying to cheer himself up. Surprise, surprise that Lord fisherman jumped in to keep it going