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  1. Don't expect those that end up in any "assistance pot" would hang around for the odd booking, so how would they earn more? Likewise how would 6 man teams reduce doubling up/down unless you capped the number per team. If this was introduced would also reduce earnings potential of some of those who rode in both PL & CL, but no longer able to do so.
  2. Why is Grobauer missing in the first place? He is not one of the German senior pairing (Huckenbeck & Smolinski) in Semi-Final Two of the SON @ Daugavpils on Saturday. Given his poor form, it is "convenient" & advantageous that McDonald can replace the German on Sunday
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    Birmingham v Edinburgh

    Well Grobauer rode for Landshut @ Rawicz on Saturday in the 2nd leg of the Play - Offs semis & completed his 4 programmed rides Here's a link:- https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/zuzel/relacja/126488/metalika-recycling-kolejarz-rawicz-trans-mf-landshut-devils
  4. At the turnstile on entry, was asked if I wished to donate to the SRBF, which I did.
  5. Damming quote on FB after tonight's match from soon to be retired & former Birmingham rider, Aaron Summers:- "track is the worst I've ridden in the UK and I use to love Birmingham being 1 of my home tracks was like a billiard table then. Now you need a mx bike to ride it"
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    Glasgow 2021

    Well Nowak looked decent amongst some quality riders tonight. When he eventually comes in at Glasgow as a reserve, will be no surprise if he starts scoring heavily from the outset and have up to 7 rides per meeting. It might have been a testing time for the Tigers between Sedgmen leaving & not having Nowak available immediately, but this could be a case of short term pain for long term gain, when the Play Offs start
  7. And Birmingham will be thinking the same as they are there after us. Sure at the time, medical advice was 6 weeks before considering riding again.
  8. Announced as Archie Freeman tonight. Assuming guests henceforth, Bickley, Kinsley, & Edwards have lower GSAs than the retired Greaves. Seems Rising Stars are eligible with Freeman for Greaves tonight?
  9. Well if true, it must be to replace Lawson and at last they've belatedly got rid of someone whose machinery must rank as the poorest prepared in the CL. It will be a blessing not have to endure him regularly being underpowered or failing to complete races because of mechanical issues. Sure "Oor Wullie" has got trackcraft, but it was pointless if he was always piloting a lawnmower
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    Eastbourne 2020

    There have been amended GSAs issued previously at short notice, so it is a possibility that a revision as suggested by Gambo could still be published by 28th August.
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    Eastbourne 2020

    If correct, some heavy duty recalculations need to be expedited if the cut off date for team changes is still 28th August
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    Eastbourne 2020

    Possibly Kerr for Ostergaard & Brennan for Wells would fit under current GSAs
  13. If Crang cannot beat Terry-Daley (who does a nice impression of a nodding toy dog @ the starting line btw ), and score an actual point, then it's time to look elsewhere or give Rothery a chance instead.
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    Redcar vs Poole 20/08/21

    Having watched the live stream of the Danish League match yesterday, Basso was impressive, and top scored for Fjelsted with 13. With Ben Cook also successfully returning after injury, Pirates must now be favourites to do the double.
  15. Note you did not answer the questions re the bowser, nor expecting paying customers to meekly continue turning up and endure dust clouds. If you were there, were the comments on Live Updates about the track conditions exaggerated or inaccurate?
  16. Quote on Live Updates proceeding ht13 :- "Water bowers is driving round but its not on" What happened to the monies raised by the Go Fund Me appeal which I thought was intended to repair/replace damaged track equipment? Perhaps either Rogers or Mason can explain why it appears they still do not have a functioning bowser. Given the feedback from those who attended about extreme dust conditions, how can the Brum Promotion expect to retain, never mind attract additional customers. Obviously it's a personal choice whether to attend future meetings, but I certainly would not be inclined to part with my money to endure dust clouds as part of the "entertainment package"!
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    Philip Rising R.I.P

    Belatedly there is now a tribute by Paul Bellamy:- https://www.speedwaygp.com/news/article/9156/bellamy-pays-tribute-to-rising Only briefly met him when staying in same hotel in Udine for last Italian GP, and he updated us on what had happened in the UK on the Friday. Although the internet is now widely used for instant news & results, you cannot beat the Speedway Star for quality news & articles which I have always enjoyed reading at my leisure, and PR was at the helm in maintaining it's high standard for our benefit.
  18. Were you at the meeting as there were several track grades & some of the home riders & the Manager were directing remedial work @ the entry to the 1st bend. However the Gladiators blew away the Monarchs over the last 3 heats & thoroughly deserved their 10 pt win
  19. If the scenario you described had happened on Sunday only Sedgmen & Bailey could have taken Jensen's rides under irr and you will still have Etheridge there! Under r/r only, you could rejig to have r/r @ no2, with Nicol/Wells/Jensen occupying 3 - 5, this would mean Cook appearing in ht 8 and barring a disaster a guaranteed 3 pts. BTW if Jensen had also been crocked, the reserves could still cover under irr. Re who picked the guest, do you know and would your team manager not have been consulted in such a decision?
  20. TBH your Team Manager (aka "Calamity Clown" ) lost you this match. Instead of trusting messrs Cook, Jensen, Nicol & Wells to cover Ostergaard's programmed rides, in comes a highly dubious choice of guest which spectacularly backfires! Hard to imagine Stewart Dickson would have made such a blunder in a derby match when he was at the helm
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    Edinburgh vs Glasgow - 23/07/21

    I was thinking the same also as it would give Cook a rare outing in ht8 & should guarantee a home 5 - 1. Will your team manager be as astute as you?
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    Edinburgh vs Glasgow - 23/07/21

    You must have been suffering from sunstroke that day
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    Edinburgh vs Glasgow - 23/07/21

    Thomson is now no. 4 in the latest GSA & Lawson reverts to no.6 in average. With Worrall &Greaves nursing injuries, & Monarchs unable to now use Thomson to take extra rides from reserve, that doesn't help the cause. We are now back with a weak reserve combination. Looks like Glasgow will be in the right place, at the right time, on Friday and should expect to win.
  24. I believe the 50mile restriction for live streams, does not apply at present, due to the restricted attendance limits because of Covid regulations. In other words anyone can use the online streaming option.
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    Football 2020/21

    Instead of next Monday being a Bank Holiday, Boris will instead re-badge it A Day of Mourning in England

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