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Grachan last won the day on December 5 2017

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    Trying to recapture the excitement of my lost youth,
    Whilst sitting by the fire on my arse.

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  1. Kings Lynn 2018..

    You seem to have a low opinion of your new number one, saying he would have dropped Swindon at the snap of his fingers. Well, it was the other way round wasn't it? You may think he is something of a prima donna who is after a large fee. So why would Somerset sign him? Surely they couldn't afford him if he was. Enjoy having Jason. British speedway doesn't deserve him.
  2. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Agree Sidney. A very big thing for me that we lost the World Champ. I never went when Briggo was winning titles. This could have been the moment I'd waited 40 years for. I know some people think that having the top riders doesn't mean much, but things like this really drains my enthusiasm. Will Somerset, King's Lynn etc gain as many supporters as Swindon will lose from this rule? I doubt it.
  3. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Doyle would have been at Swindon if a little gang of promoters hadn't ganged together and voted to make sure that the top clubs had to release a rider over 8. I'm sure Jason will be happy at Somerset - and may stay there in the future - but there's no way he would have been there if Somerset and the like hadn't voted for it. Anyway, the result of the supposed restrictions everyone decided to place on teams is that everyone is going to get stuffed by Poole again. So well done all.
  4. Belle Vue 2018

    Riding at 2 or 4 doesn't neccesarily make you a second string rider if your average is that of a heat leader. Ivan Mauger sometimes rode at number 2 for Exeter as a tactic to give him a ts ride later in the match if required in KO Cup matches. It didn't make him a second string rider.
  5. Poole 2018

    If nobody snaps him up, then there's a pretty good chance they will once the new averages come out, if they can fit him in.
  6. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Neither was Jason Doyle before he got dumped.
  7. Kings Lynn 2018..

    Some teams still do - just not King's Lynn because they struggled. That would be a team at the top of the table and including bonus points. In the "good old days" Swindon had Phil Crump at number one on a 10 point average, and Malcolm Holloway second on about 5.5, while Cradley's lowest rider, at the top of the league, was on about 6. Swindon's averages last year, when they were at the top of the league, and including bonus points were: Doyle 10.26 Morris 9.42 Musielak 8.32 Bellego 7.90 Ellis 6.27 Wilson-Dean 5.05 Wajknecht 4.86 The heat format in the "good old days" also led to higher heatleader averages as there was no heat 15.
  8. Kings Lynn 2018..

    He still should not be allowed to sign an 8 point rider from outside the league, regardless of whose daft idea it was.
  9. Kings Lynn 2018..

    He shouldn't be allowed to sign Iversen. He should have to sign Bjerre or Lindgren as he forced them out of their clubs. Why have the rule otherwise?
  10. Scorpions 2018

    Averages per ride or average per ride x 4. Makes no difference. It's the same average, just represented in a different way.
  11. Scorpions 2018

    This old chestnut again Averages are the average points per ride x 4. In a 15 heat match, two riders have a nominated ride in heat 15 giving them 5 rides, but their averages are still per ride x 4. For example: A team has 42 points after heat 15 with scores of 8, 8, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4. Team average = 42. In heat 15 they get a 4-2, giving them 46 points. Rider 1 scores 11 from 5 - average 8.8. Rider 2 scores 9 from 5 - average 7.2 Team averages are now: 8.8, 7.2, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4 = 42.
  12. Race Nights

    Maybe the main thing is you get priority on your own assets, which is why Swindon ensured they had 5 in their side?
  13. Farewell Brandon - A Video Fly By

    So sad, what happened to Brandon. I had many an enjoyable meeting there. I remember a brilliant night not so long ago. Swindon put in an amazing win, with Darcy Ward in a class of his own. I never, for one second during that meeting, considered that it might be the last time I visited Brandon or the last time I would see Darcy ride. It turned out to be both. Life, eh?
  14. OAP concessions, why?

    Actually, all the incomes quoted there are pretty crap if you are looking to go to speedway every week - unless you are living in a house free of charge.
  15. OAP concessions, why?

    Respect for your elders.