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  1. Grachan

    Sheffield 2020

    I guess Musielak is missing the UK thrn, as he was the obvious signing there. Lawson is ok, but Toby is quality on his average. Tigers will still do well though.
  2. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    I agree, Sidney. Wells might be a better CL rider at the moment, but he is what he is. He would have just been a filler rider whose average fitted, whereas Jordan is someone who looks like he will improve and could become a part of the club in the future. At the start of the year Wells may have actually been a better scorer, so I can see why people might choose him over Stewart, but he isn't someone I would have a particular interest in seeing ride for Swindon, whereas, from what I have read, this looks a more interesting signing.
  3. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    I don't know much about Jordan Stewart, but he seems to be rated by Leigh Adams and Jason Crump so it is an interesting signing. A nice side. May not win the title this year, but two good young prospects brought in that should make us good to watch and also build for the future.
  4. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    My hair is still on, thanks. I guess we'll leave it at that, then.
  5. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    So I take it you don't rate Vissing then? He's not going to be expected to beat established PL riders all night. I think you are just being negative for the sake of it. You've had it in for this team ever since Batch was announced.
  6. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    It was his first full year, and his average is based on his scores over the whole season. His form at the end of the year was a lot better than at the start. If Connor Mountain had a higher average earlier in the year than at the end then that means he got worse while Rowe improved.
  7. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Obviously a lot of them were, because he rode at number 2. He looks a good prospect. Going through his last few meetings: Against Glasgow he beat Craig Cook in heat one and also beat Claus Vissing. Against Sheffield he beat Danny King (King was off 15m) Against Newcastle he beat Steve Worrall. Yes he is still young, and there's no guarantee he can hit good scores in the top league, but on form alone he looks a good signing on a 3 average.
  8. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Looking at Rowe's scores for Somerset, I reckon that if he were a Pole, a Dane or a Swede everyone would be saying we should snap him up immediately. But, because he is a young British rider, there seems a reluctance to accept him as a signing. I haven't seen him ride, but on his recent scoring I think he can hold his own at reserve. He beat Claus Vissing as well when Somerset raced Glasgow. I was surprised at how well he is doing when I looked.
  9. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    I think Rowe will do ok. I just looked up a couple of meetings on Updates and he beat Craig Cook and Rory Schlein in the last couple of meetings for Somerset last year.
  10. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    I think that on team strength alone I would have gone with Toby over Rasmus Jensen, but the announcement said they couldn't guarantee that Toby wouldn't get recalled by his Polish club during the season. As for encouraging loyalty, someone had to be released. There was no avoiding that.
  11. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    So, no place for Musielak. It will be interesting to see if he gets a team place elsewhere or is just lost to the league as a result.
  12. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    Looks like the purple chinos guy to me.
  13. Grachan

    Swindon Robins 2020

    No, it was voted down. But, did they, perhaps, allow two riders over 8.00 and a 2 point rider as a concession to Swindon?
  14. Grachan

    Peterborough Panthers 2020

    Why not? He maintained it last year and the league is the same strength.
  15. Grachan

    Wolverhampton 2020

    Swear words are pretty common in all forms of literature other than children's books. You pay your money and take your choice, I guess. Personally I'm not sure it is necessary in a sports auto-biography, but it doesn't bother me. It wouldn't have been wholly up to Tai. It would have been a decision made by both of them.
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