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  1. cyclone

    Newcastle 2019

    But would smaller points money cover their costs? IMO the cost of bikes & maintaining them has spiralled and as far as I can see, the only folk making money out of speedway in the UK are equipment retailers & engine tuners etc. If it was to become an amateur league in which riding became a hobby, then fans must accept that the kit used would have to be less expensive to buy & maintain.
  2. cyclone

    2nd leg play off final

    Wrong way round, Edinburgh won the 2010 league with 74 pts to 2nd place Newcastle's 58. Newcastle beat Sheffield in the 2010 Play - Off Final 101 - 89, and then lost the PROMOTION/ RELEGATION RACE-OFF to Ipswich 76 - 110 The magnificent Edinburgh team of 2014 went one better, as in addition to winning the League Play-Off, KO Cup, & League Cup, they also topped the League table with 74 pts, followed by Somerset on 67.
  3. cyclone

    2nd leg play off final

    Well done to the Comets, who are worthy winners and whom I fully expect to join the select band of treble trophy winners tomorrow. Appropriate that the two sides that have had their scheduled Friday home fixtures messed up by the powers that be, more than anyone else, should contest the Championship Play-Off Final.
  4. cyclone

    Worky v scunny koc leg 2

    Congrats to Worky (and my local pal Barry who might now break into a smile ). TBH after watching them dismantle my own team in the semi, I was not surprised that they would post another 60 plus score, albeit with a "weaker" team this time round. IMO it will be an upset if they now do not complete the treble. BTW did they get the BSPA Vice Chairman to present the Cup ?
  5. Howarth would fit in & could replace Bewley at home instead. Then with r/r for Proctor, the remaining six riders could share out his rides & if required, you could use Bickley in a tough r/r heat (ht13?), thereby allowing Campton to take 2 of KB's scheduled rides
  6. Both clubs have now confirmed that the 2nd leg, which replaces the then postponed leg of 30th April, will now be the final fixture at the Dale for 2018, on Friday. Tigers already hold a ten point lead from the first leg and imo will be favourites to retain the Trophy. Line ups will now doubt be confirmed in due course, but would expect guests to replace Greaves , & Andersson will be required, and either a guest or r/r for Cookie. It has also been publicised that all tickets bought for the original scheduling of this meeting are still valid.
  7. Having been there yesterday, and I for one, never underestimated that Worky could overturn the deficit last night, as I fully expected Klindt, Bach & Proctor to fully reverse their Friday performances, together with an excellent choice of guest in Allen. Quite simply, Comets were all fully on their A game, and would have blown away whoever the opposition were. Unfortunately for the Monarchs, we were the lambs to the slaughter Congratulations to Worky, and on this form they may well win their first Championship title, together with the Shield & KO Cup of course. Good luck and lets hope more locals come through the turnstiles to fully support their magnificent team.
  8. After the opening four heats, it looked like Monarchs would be toiling to build a decent first leg lead, and even after eight heats they had only built up an 8 point advantage. However they won every one of the remaining seven heats to add a further 20 point advantage to end up with a 28 point lead to defend at Derwent Park today. It might appear that this should be enough to progress to the Final, but it would be premature to write-off Worky yet, given that guest Jake Allen could be a game changer for the home side and the enigma that is Nicolai Klindt, could well go from zero to hero! Re yesterday's match, it did not appear that the track was overly grippy, and Jensen's third to last victory in ht1 indicated that the visitors should have been able to compete with the home big guns. Why Comets suddenly slumped in the second half of the match was a mystery, even allowing for the withdrawal of Bach, who had not been outstanding in his two rides anyway. If Bach is unfit to take his place tonight, I reckon he is currently no. 4 in the averages which would mean Allen, Jensen, & the reserves (probably Campton gaining 2 extra rides along the way), covering his rides, so this should not weaken the home side. Interesting scenario is that Bach becomes no 1 for October, so if he is still unfit, then the Comets would be able to use a guest & r/r permutation for Bach & Bewley in their Play-Off semi with Glasgow.
  9. We look forward to seeing you arrive on your broomstick
  10. Teams as per Official Edinburgh Website:- STAGGS BAR MONARCHS: Ricky Wells, Victor Palovaara, Josh Pickering, Richie Worrall, Erik Riss (captain), William Lawson, James Sarjeant (Guest). WORKINGTON THOMAS ARMSTRONG COMETS: Nicolai Klindt, Rasmus Jensen, Kevin Doolan (Guest), Rene Bach, Ty Proctor, Kyle Bickley, Mason Campton. Apparently this weekend will be last time that the Comets will be able to use a guest for the unlucky Dan Bewley, as the Green Sheets for October will move him down to fourth in their averages. Since the teams last met at the Dale the Monarchs are weakened at reserve by the loss of Joel Andersson who had been scoring heavily at home prior to his injury. How this match will go is anybody's guess, as Worky won 46 - 44 in the Shield and were then thrashed 65 - 25 in the League at the end of August, but Monarchs were well beaten in their last home match by Berwick. Weather forecasts for both home & away legs are good at the moment.
  11. cyclone

    Belle Vue 2018

    Josh Pickering, CL 5.41, definitely worth a punt!
  12. Probably brought in a carry out of their favourite tipple from Glesca, namely Buckfast
  13. Congratulations in the following order:- 1. To the Bandits who adapted to the conditions right away & gave the home side a gating lesson over the first seven heats to build up a 16 points lead which was sufficient to ensure a final 6 point victory, despite being unable to win another heat over the remaining eight. 2. To the ref & the riders of both sides who were prepared to delay the start till 8 pm and then served up some decent races, including a memorable heat 13 contest. . Special mention to ref Willie Dishington who kept proceedings running smoothly tonight, and also at Ashfield on Tuesday, completing both meeting in under one & half hours 3. And last, but not least, to the track staff who incredibly managed to produce a decent racing strip after more than 12 hours of intermittent heavy rain beforehand, culminating in another deluge just before seven.The fact that they salvaged an apparently lost cause in less than an hour, was I believe, appreciated by those present and at least offers the Bandits the opportunity to stay in the hunt for a Play_Off place.
  14. A bit optimistic expecting to get such detail from this Forum. Suggest you trying contacting the track directly now with your query, if you are seriously considering coming, as less than 3 hours to get your @rse up here PS rain now stopped & sun coming out in Scotland's Capital city
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