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56 minutes ago, poole keith said:

well i for one welcome the change to the management team at poole,well done matt

Weeks old - mainly to make the annual accounts look a bit better.. At some point the website might be updated?!:shock:

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1 hour ago, poole keith said:

well i for one welcome the change to the management team at poole,well done matt

Mate Giles is ok, he has a wicked sence of humour, but his heart is in the right place. He does an awful lot of work for  Matt since poor Pete Ansell sadly departed. work that was not always easy. I think such departure was circumtances.

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A very good night down at the stadium with an excellent turnout for the quiz with Linus signing cards and being interviewed. Matt was also interviewed and said the Gala evening is now sold out. Also the club are not only having a 70th anniversary meeting next Month, but having another in April on the exact date 70 years after the first ever meeting against Yarmouth. A fun evening, cheap admission and gates opening at 4.30 for fans to view historic memorabilia. He took the Pee out of Gary May who was preent, saying about an illegal approach from Somerset and May having the audacity to be present this evening. Light hearted.

James Shanes was interviewed and said he was the fittest he has ever been and was looking forward to riding up to 4 times a week. He has sponsors in Meridian Lifts and Wessex Marine. Is vry keen to get started. Said he was disappointed in his scoring last season.

Also, next week sees heavy plant at the track for 5 days where contractors are working on smoothing out the bends. Going to be like a billiards table.

 

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9 minutes ago, Steve Shovlar said:

A very good night down at the stadium with an excellent turnout for the quiz with Linus signing cards and being interviewed. Matt was also interviewed and said the Gala evening is now sold out. Also the club are not only having a 70th anniversary meeting next Month, but having another in April on the exact date 70 years after the first ever meeting against Yarmouth. A fun evening, cheap admission and gates opening at 4.30 for fans to view historic memorabilia. He took the Pee out of Gary May who was preent, saying about an illegal approach from Somerset and May having the audacity to be present this evening. Light hearted.

James Shanes was interviewed and said he was the fittest he has ever been and was looking forward to riding up to 4 times a week. He has sponsors in Meridian Lifts and Wessex Marine. Is vry keen to get started. Said he was disappointed in his scoring last season.

Also, next week sees heavy plant at the track for 5 days where contractors are working on smoothing out the bends. Going to be like a billiards table.

 

That's what you need.Great 2018 team and a crap track is not good for the riders or the fans.

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Depends what type of billiards you are playing...some billiards are played on tables with holes in.

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5 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

A very good night down at the stadium with an excellent turnout for the quiz with Linus signing cards and being interviewed. Matt was also interviewed and said the Gala evening is now sold out. Also the club are not only having a 70th anniversary meeting next Month, but having another in April on the exact date 70 years after the first ever meeting against Yarmouth. A fun evening, cheap admission and gates opening at 4.30 for fans to view historic memorabilia. He took the Pee out of Gary May who was preent, saying about an illegal approach from Somerset and May having the audacity to be present this evening. Light hearted.

James Shanes was interviewed and said he was the fittest he has ever been and was looking forward to riding up to 4 times a week. He has sponsors in Meridian Lifts and Wessex Marine. Is vry keen to get started. Said he was disappointed in his scoring last season.

Also, next week sees heavy plant at the track for 5 days where contractors are working on smoothing out the bends. Going to be like a billiards table.

 

Don't let a good story get in the way of the truth Steve.

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8 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

A very good night down at the stadium with an excellent turnout for the quiz with Linus signing cards and being interviewed. Matt was also interviewed and said the Gala evening is now sold out. Also the club are not only having a 70th anniversary meeting next Month, but having another in April on the exact date 70 years after the first ever meeting against Yarmouth. A fun evening, cheap admission and gates opening at 4.30 for fans to view historic memorabilia. He took the Pee out of Gary May who was preent, saying about an illegal approach from Somerset and May having the audacity to be present this evening. Light hearted.

James Shanes was interviewed and said he was the fittest he has ever been and was looking forward to riding up to 4 times a week. He has sponsors in Meridian Lifts and Wessex Marine. Is vry keen to get started. Said he was disappointed in his scoring last season.

Also, next week sees heavy plant at the track for 5 days where contractors are working on smoothing out the bends. Going to be like a billiards table.

 

Finally, a level playing field for everyone at Poole?

Who would have thought that...

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2 hours ago, sugarray said:

Don't let a good story get in the way of the truth Steve.

What do you mean by that?

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Speak to Chris he'll tell you the full story slightly different to Matt's.

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Good to hear work is being done to sort out the terrible bumps. Such a brilliant racetrack has been pretty dire for too many seasons now. 

In saying that apparently work has supposed to have corrected this on a couple of occasions that haven't seemed to have worked so hopefully this time around they are able to correct it. 

I'm sure the riders will appreciate a less dangerous track to race on.

Good news then. 

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Great that the track is being ripped up and relaid. Just strange that its happening now. Most tracks do it within a week or so after the final meeting of the season and let it bed in and settle over the next 6 months.

I thought Linus acquitted himself very well indeed. Happy to chat, sign photos, and encouraged questions. Certainly comes across very well when interviewed. If he hits the ground running, I think Poole could be in for a very good season.

Lost out in the quiz to Shovvys team when we had a dire final round. They got 24 while we only scored 9. Ended up losing by 7pts. Disaster! We had James Shanes in our team and I must admit, him and his sister are very knowledgeable. Very nice people too. Hope he has a good season.

Good to see Starman make a fleeting appearance, although I didnt get to say hello.

Also, very good to see and meet up with familiar faces. Havent been to a REF night for around 7 years. Excellent evening.

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Also announced via the R.E.F. Twitter, the next R.E.F. night on March 7th will feature the SCB's Neil Vatcher and SCB Referee Christina Turnbull.

 

ps. there is a video (courtesy of Speedway Portal) link on the Pirates website of interviews with Linus, James and Matt Ford.

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12 hours ago, Steve Shovlar said:

A very good night down at the stadium with an excellent turnout for the quiz with Linus signing cards and being interviewed. Matt was also interviewed and said the Gala evening is now sold out. Also the club are not only having a 70th anniversary meeting next Month, but having another in April on the exact date 70 years after the first ever meeting against Yarmouth. A fun evening, cheap admission and gates opening at 4.30 for fans to view historic memorabilia. He took the Pee out of Gary May who was preent, saying about an illegal approach from Somerset and May having the audacity to be present this evening. Light hearted.

James Shanes was interviewed and said he was the fittest he has ever been and was looking forward to riding up to 4 times a week. He has sponsors in Meridian Lifts and Wessex Marine. Is vry keen to get started. Said he was disappointed in his scoring last season.

Also, next week sees heavy plant at the track for 5 days where contractors are working on smoothing out the bends. Going to be like a billiards table.

 

Yes it was good Steve, even for the short period i stayed for because im still not fit enough to do a full evening. Thats good to hear the diggers are coming in. But for me i have 2 observations, 1, turn one wants taking up and relaying, and left completely dolled off, 2, we need to continue with proper red shale, it binds betterthan anything else. Otherwise the track just needs smoothing out hoeing and cabering., so any substantial rain get into the track and drains to the inside.

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