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woofers last won the day on January 20 2012

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  1. woofers

    Transfer Window

    Well, there's always going to be a some bad eggs, and it seems there is cheating of one form or another in every sport. Possible sanctions: Pawel Polski is seen to be a proven liar and has his licence to ride in British speedway revoked (or something like that) His replacement signing no longer has a team place and the club have to run r/r for the remainder of the season. Very tough on the replacement but would make clubs and riders think twice before signing and/or pulling these stunts.
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    Transfer Window

    Is this what they meant: Signings can only be made after a team has completed 6 league matches. No signings will be allowed after a team has completed 18 league matches. During the period between 6 and 18 league matches being completed, only 2 riders may be signed. These restrictions do not apply to the replacement of an injured rider unable to compete in any remaining league fixtures. (If I can come up with that in 20 minutes....)
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    Transfer Window

    I agree, it's crap isn't it. Let's look at it : "Signings can now only be made, apart from proven injury, after 25 per cent of Premiership fixtures and before 75 per cent are complete.In addition, only two team changes are permitted during this time." As already pointed out, does the first bit mean after a team has completed 6 fixtures and before 18, or does it mean 25% of all Premiership fixtures, which i think would be 42 ? (24 * 7 / 4). Then, there are the words "In addition..." why are they there? If only 2 team changes can be made in this period why have the words "in addition" ? Read it without "In addition" does it make any difference ? Define "team changes". Wouldn't it be simpler to say "only two riders may be changed" if that is the intent, otherwise teams could be open to change, for example, 2 riders in May and 3 in June, that's 2 "team changes". It beggars belief that something like this can be issued when surely most in the management structure must be aware that the rule book is both complex and ambiguous and in dire need of being rewritten in plain English. It wouldn't have been difficult to run this past someone with a grasp of good English would it?
  4. woofers

    Predictions thread

    So where should they be in that list then ? Which also means one other club is out of place ?
  5. woofers

    Poole Pirates 2020

    Which is why for some years there has been a call for the rules to be rewritten from scratch, and preferably by an independent body. The constant poorly worded amendments and addendums give rise to loopholes. It’s interesting to see that people think rules are always ‘bad things’ whereas the intention is just to set out the terms and restrictions under which the sport is to be run. The rules aren’t there to punish you, they are (meant to be) there to assist you by setting out what is mandatory and what is allowable.
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    Woofers Members 326 528 posts Location:West Sussex Team:Eastbourne
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    Swindon Robins 2020

    Let's just see how many riders are doubling up in both leagues before we get into anymore Premiership / Championship, better / worse discussions. Having witnessed first hand over the last 15 years my clubs involvement in all 3 leagues, and the televised Premiership meetings last year, I can honestly say the best racing has been in the Championship where the riders seem to be more evenly balanced in terms of average assessments. I think it was something like 55% of Premiership riders last year also had a place in the Championship. Having said that, I may be tempted to pop along to to the Abbey when Sheffield visit. Yes, a 4 hour round trip to see the one rider who put's bums on seats.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Although he is a director of Arlington Stadium Ltd, along with Martin Dugard. The company was incorporated in January 2019. Hope it’s not ‘more’ as he has been a breath of fresh air at Eastbourne. The latest article on the website giving the thoughts of the team building strategy for 2020 are an example.
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    Well I’ll admit that I was guessing, and for some reason you are laughing, so maybe you can quote the numbers? But from the official Poole website - "The response was immense and overall very supportive towards moving to the lower league.“
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    There are some that do. Eastbourne have been very proactive in seeking opinions throughout the year and I have always been able to speak to Ian Jordan after a meeting. They have recently concluded a 21 question survey on their website, with over 300 responses. I guess it can also be argued that the Poole promotion have listened to the majority of their supporters in making the move to the Championship league.
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    That would be good. For us Eastbourne supporters it would be weekend speedway at Arlington and mid week away to Kent and Poole.
  12. woofers

    Kent Kings 2020?

    Which race night will Kent be using ?
  13. woofers

    Eastbourne 2020

    Hmmm, Kennett over Lawson, not sure that would be the fan’s choice, and as far as the terrace opinion goes, I don’t think Bowtell would be in the team at all. However word has it that he is very popular, or golden boy, with the ‘Head of Speedway’ at Arlington.
  14. woofers

    Eastbourne 2020

    Lawson, Kerr, Newman, Brennan, Wood, Nicol, James Sargeant = 39.99.
  15. woofers

    Eastbourne 2020

    Kyle Howarth, at (7.15) would fit that team. Wouldn't mind seeing Broc Nicol (5.16) or Danny Ayres (5.51) riding for the Eagles.

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