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  1. SPEEDY69

    Wolves 2019

    I'll humour you. Not sure why you think only league results reflect whether a rider is better than another?? The latest official 'rolling' averages, which I hate, show Scott on 6.56 and using your figure of 7.25 for Thorsell, makes it just a 14 point difference over the 20 meetings - so not even a point per meeting! I'm not sure but I think bonus points are also removed from average calculations? I have not, nor will not, look back at those last 20 meetings to capture a) who the opposition was in each race b) who the team colleague was in each race c) the track/weather conditions for each meeting d) what each opposing rider scored in those meetings e) whether there were any injuries f) whether there any passes made in those heats g)whether there was any team riding in those heats h) the meeting scoreline at each heat so that we can see the pressure placed on the rider in those heats i)whether there were any tapes infringements, exclusions or mechanical failures. I will then be in a more informed position. What makes us think one rider is better than another is subjective and not simply about points scored. In any case, I am not arguing that one rider or another is better than another, simply pointing out why it's not simple. My contention with your argument is that you said that Nicholls was "far weaker" than Thorsell. I disagree.
  2. SPEEDY69

    Wolves 2019

    League only and of course we all know about lies damn lies and statistics - there are nearly always stats that can back up any point of view. We know yours.
  3. SPEEDY69

    Ipswich 2019

    Why do some of you call Bellego Barry? Barry Island, Barry Evans, Barry Lee, ??
  4. SPEEDY69

    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    Nope, just a fan of British speedway. If Hawkins is putting in money where does he get it from??
  5. SPEEDY69

    Wolves 2019

    Don't forget in the PSC the format is different so the number 3 position is no easier than the number 1. Irrelevant now as the choices have been made and Wolves have stuck by their original selection, which I applaud. Let's see how the season progresses!
  6. SPEEDY69

    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    Ipswich currently top the league - so what if some riders appear to be struggling, I'm sure the other teams would gladly swap positions. As much as I agree with those saying Bellego and Harris (neither of whom I would have picked at the start of the season) are not doing well enough, they are part of the team which is winning. Stick with it I say. Hawkins must be cheap because clearly he's not up to it yet. But again Louis said on TV last night that he is working well with the riders, however in my view he is making bad choices for the team - they could be doing even better!
  7. SPEEDY69

    Peterborough Panthers 2019

    Rarely stays on his bike - has a style that makes him prone to fall, often backing it in to the corners.
  8. SPEEDY69

    Ipswich v Wolves 20th May

    Where have you been, swimming?
  9. SPEEDY69

    Warsaw 2019

    Two good ideas there. Especially if the order is reverse to current standing i.e. leader goes last.
  10. SPEEDY69

    Ipswich 2019

    I've never rated him as I think his style makes him high risk for falls and subsequent injuries but there's no doubt he can be successful on his day.
  11. SPEEDY69

    Warsaw 2019

    Yep, I agree. Their love of the Tories always shines through, unless you actually believe the tripe printed in the conservative-biased press (mail, sun, telegraph, Times etc.)?
  12. Were you there? I know you and Gavan have this love/hate thing going on but I think that's completely unfair on their efforts, Nicholls in particular. Holder and Worrall were awful - Worrall seemed to have a couple of bike issues but he wasn't really in contention then. NBJ and Covatti did as I expected. Ipswich are on form at the moment and I predicted a comfortable win, as it turned out.
  13. Covatti will be no match for Allen & Heeps. Should be comfortable for the Witches, with Harris and King scoring well recently.
  14. SPEEDY69

    Craig Cook: what next?

    I think you would know more than me on this so could be wrong but that says the penalties are only for riding across the infield?????

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