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If Mr. A. Rossiter is reading this tonight

 

Please Please Please can you bring back Doyley and let PK go.

 

PK falls off far too many times and its always at important times as well whilst Doyley is one of the best in the world at the moment.

So far this year you have wanted SG, Morris, Dak, Greaves and now Killer sacked all based on watching bet365 or reading updates like tonight. I think you are clueless to be honest. No one in their right mind wouldnt want Killer back at Swindon.

Some real first class keyboard jockeys in here tonight,slagging Kilderman's off,seriously,an idiot? A huge pressure cooker meeting,a GP place at stake,the guy rides like he does for the results he gets,that style goes a long.long way,just look where he is right now,look how far it got him last night too.

 

Nobody moans when it pays off and the entertainment factor's high,but it bites sometimes and today was one of those days,lighten up

 

Good for Harris too,well deserved and hopefully he can make a better go of the 2015 GPs

Well said. Thing is its a so called Swindon fan slating him!!

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I don't recall seeing any post saying how good or bad he is or was. However, the fact remains he finished in the top three of the challenge on merit, ahead of, presumably, other riders who you feel justify being included ahead of him. How so? He has qualified and they haven't, so how poor does that make all of those? Please do think about what you post before you post it.

 

One swallow does not make a summer.

 

I look forward to his usual form returning in the 2015 GP series. He just makes each GP so entertaining to watch!

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Surely they can find a more exciting Pole? He's dull.

Dull but deserving?

Tbf I think he's a little unfairly derided as a gating tart, have seen him involved in some exceptional races. He was arguably the best rider in the world last year, surely along with nki one of two riders guaranteed a wildcard.

Is Bomber the new Andy Smith?

Definitely strong similarities, though think smudger had less wildcards.

Both really excting racers. Both too poor at the start to be contenders at gp level, or even to really dominate at league level. But capable of beating anyone, and certainly good enough in any company outside the truly elite riders.

So hampel and nki surely in now.

Other slots surely dependent on top 8.

Tai greg nicki kk zagar in, and probably holder too.

Think the other spots are two from freddie aj bjerre and batch.

If two swedes qualify, then id expect ward and either mjj/killer.

If swede plus bjerre id expect ward plus thj

If swede plus batch id expect thj plus mjj/killer

If batch plus bjerre id expect two swedes.

 

If ward is banned opens up a range of possibilities for one slot.

The only debate on who should and shouldn't be there is the wild cards... The top 8 and GP qualifiers are there on merit.

 

Everyone saying Harris shouldn't be there yet Doyley deserves to be?? Why?? Doyley isn't that much better than Harris... If at all.... and I doubt bomber has anywhere near the collateral that the big boys have, which is half the battle IMO

Doyle has been one of top 15 riders in the world this year (imho). Harris maybe not top 50. Agree that one of harris' s main issues is his bikes.

But harris has earned his spot fair and square, don't see how anyone can argue to the contrary.

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Bomber!!! How dare u make it through to the GP's ahead of other riders that deserve it more than you.....next year, just make sure that your silencer isn't welded up as securely as I should be

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Harris has not "earned his place on merit".

 

Fact _ he did not "earn his place on merit" for the SGP Challenge on merit so he did not earn any place on merit.

 

Fact _ he squeaked it in to the Challenge by default but made the best of that.

 

To his congratulators do any of you seriously think he'll qualify for the top 8 by the end of 2015?

Tai Woffinden didn't earn his place on merit when he was given a pick for 2013 and looked what happened there. Harris did get to the challenge on merit, what are they supposed to do when a rider is injured? Leave the position blank? He was next in line and took advantage. Look at the so called better riders who everyone claims are more deserving, they couldn't beat him! He got his place fair and square.

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Eveyone knows there are likely to be a couple of riders drop out of the challenge so you cant begrudge harris his chance. He deserved it and took the opportunity.

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My, my! Fair play to Harris, but let's bypass the sycophancy and admit it, he's pretty poor at GP level (even worse, cringe worthy this season) and his qualification and continued involvement in the series, isn't exactly what th e GP's need. I think I give up on trying to predict speedway....

 

JT.

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My, my! Fair play to Harris, but let's bypass the sycophancy and admit it, he's totally abysmal at GP level (more than that, cringe worthy this season) and his qualification is an utter disaster for the series. I think I give up on Speedway.

JT.

You give up on speedway because Chris Harris qualified from the GP Challenge? Bit of a drastic decision that, isn't it?

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Hampel maybe but Ward should be a definite NO!!!

Darcy should be made to qualify, might make him appreciate his spot a bit more. I hope Magic's qualification means no wc for Hampel, one of the dullest riders on the circuit IMO.

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I know in the old one off final days, that the competition could be brutal and unfair riders often being unlucky and eliminated.Now by Harris qualifying does it show that this system is not bullet proof? no way is he in the top 16 riders in the world.I always thought this GP series were for the best 16 riders in the world even Covatti could of qualified tonight in the old days he would of had to have five good nights to qualify.Harris i like and enjoy watching him ride,and fair play to him he took his chance but would the series not be better off with a Laguta, Kildemand,or both Pawlicki brothers as examples it shows though after all these years the system is still not really FAIR.

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You give up on speedway because Chris Harris qualified from the GP Challenge? Bit of a drastic decision that, isn't it?

Never post after a heavy night out! I've edited my original post in the cold light of day.

 

Aside from being a mobile advertising hording, I just can't see what Harris gets out of the Grand Prix series anymore. But as someone else pointed out, perhaps he really is the modern day Andy Smith.

 

Either way, congrats to the bloke. If his talent matched his determination, he'd be challenging for the title...

 

JT.

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I know in the old one off final days, that the competition could be brutal and unfair riders often being unlucky and eliminated.Now by Harris qualifying does it show that this system is not bullet proof? no way is he in the top 16 riders in the world.I always thought this GP series were for the best 16 riders in the world even Covatti could of qualified tonight in the old days he would of had to have five good nights to qualify.Harris i like and enjoy watching him ride,and fair play to him he took his chance but would the series not be better off with a Laguta, Kildemand,or both Pawlicki brothers as examples it shows though after all these years the system is still not really FAIR.

Sid, all of those mentioned had exactly the same chance to qualify as Harris.... Maybe they wernt good enough??... If they are though, I'm sure they will get a wildcard.

Qualifying started back in early June, so hardly a one off....

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I know in the old one off final days, that the competition could be brutal and unfair riders often being unlucky and eliminated.Now by Harris qualifying does it show that this system is not bullet proof? no way is he in the top 16 riders in the world.I always thought this GP series were for the best 16 riders in the world even Covatti could of qualified tonight in the old days he would of had to have five good nights to qualify.Harris i like and enjoy watching him ride,and fair play to him he took his chance but would the series not be better off with a Laguta, Kildemand,or both Pawlicki brothers as examples it shows though after all these years the system is still not really FAIR.

your post makes no sense! In one breath you say riders need to qualify then in the next say riders like Kildemand and Pawlicki should be there. They had there chances and didnt take it. Harris did by QUALIFYING! What do you want the system to be 8 wild cards? Could be interesting for Poole next year with Magic in there. Doubt the elite league will be top of his agenda
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Was going to say something similar re Magic, we had commitment issues with him in 2012 when he was competing in the U21s and twelve GP's along with Poland, Sweden and the UK leagues next year will be a big work load. Would benefit from any squad system being implemented.

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One swallow does not make a summer.

 

I look forward to his usual form returning in the 2015 GP series. He just makes each GP so entertaining to watch!

I'm not suggesting it does, but isn't one swallow, is it? He made it through three qualifying rounds, when other - according to you no doubt - more deserving riders did not. I wonder why that would be?

 

And why "look forward" to someone failing. How thoroughly unpleasant. Perhaps he will give up his place, just to appease you.

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