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1 hour ago, Midland Red said:

Does Lambert want to earn a living out of riding in Poland, and earn a living out of riding in Sweden, as well as earning a living out of riding in the UK?

Three livings?  Isn't that a tad greedy?

SURELY depends on what his net income is at the end of the day

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2 hours ago, mrss said:

I hear Carl Wilkinson is looking for a team place. Would he be alright at reserve for the Stars?

No thanks.Far too inconsistent and has reached his level

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1 hour ago, PHILIPRISING said:

SURELY depends on what his net income is at the end of the day

I assumed that "making a living in the UK" meant paying all the bills (domestic (costs of living, holidays, home, etc etc) and speedway), having some savings and a satisfactory positive net balance at the end of the day

If he could achieve all that from UK speedway, then any surplus from Poland and Sweden is extra "profit" - if there's "extra" from those two countries, it takes the pressure off the UK speedway a tad - in other words, off the need to "make a living in the UK"

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4 hours ago, mrss said:

I hear Carl Wilkinson is looking for a team place. Would he be alright at reserve for the Stars?

Think it will be Lewi Kerr and Young Dane Kasper Andersen at reserve for Stars to begin with in 2018.

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6 hours ago, mrss said:

I hear Carl Wilkinson is looking for a team place. Would he be alright at reserve for the Stars?

No 

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8 hours ago, Midland Red said:

Does Lambert want to earn a living out of riding in Poland, and earn a living out of riding in Sweden, as well as earning a living out of riding in the UK?

Three livings?  Isn't that a tad greedy?

No different from the other riders that ride in the same countries.

I'm not keen on Lambo's Speedway Star story,or that he may of had it made difficult for him to sign elsewhere.

I think it might not be a smooth season for Lambo at Lynn.I might be wrong.

But at Roberts level,age is irrelevant,The effort and risk as well as the cost involved, i think he is entitled to earn a living from riding in the UK.Ok he won't retire rich from his UK profit alone,but surely a 7.5  Prem league rider should clear between £500 and £1k a week in the UK.Same as a plumber.Should'nt need to work a normal job as well..

 

 

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19 hours ago, mrss said:

I hear Carl Wilkinson is looking for a team place. Would he be alright at reserve for the Stars?

We all know the tale of how he beat Tai Woffinden around KL - once. But most of his other rides were poor or often very poor.

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I cant help thinking Lambert has this attitude problem,  that's not conducive with communicating with people.     Always keen to confront contentious comments from the crowd ,  a behaviour more suited to lesser lights.   He has to realise, most place him on a pedestal and expect a bit of servility.     He is good enough to walk around with an air of confidence, a presence  you only get when you reach that quality level.      I haven't seen this in Lambert yet,   mostly its a solemn face  showing worry and concern.    I appreciate not everybody is built the same way,   but being a professional in any sport you have to appear aloft and confident,  telling your opponents you are more than ready.  

I was disappointed at the article in the Speedway Star.    I wanted to read that Lambert had again signed for the Stars and was looking forward to the coming season. I wanted read how happy he was,   how confident he was of doing well,   and his positive views on the assembled team.    But all I read was how negativity his views were of the sport, and putting excuses in place for when they were needed..  

Sure, the asset system is wrong and dated, but this was not the place or time to put emphasis on it .      His sponsorship is also a private matter ,  I am at a lost why he decided to opinionate that.   He has never openly declared his previous deals with the public, so why include it in this article unless he was putting excuses in place...

I've got no problems with Lambert earning big money,   but he needs to start scoring big every time.          

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Webb, how about back in the day when Mr Kings Lynn,Terry Betts use to Tell Maurice/Cyril he wouldn't be back the following season just to squeeze a few quid extra out of them?  All part of the game, or not very professional ?

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I haven't read the article but my guess is Robert has been too open and somewhat naive with the writer, it wasn't Paul Burbidge by any chance was it? Paul is very good at taking off the record remarks and turning them into print and whilst the interviewee has an expectation of what will appear it's what is on the voice recorder that evidences the published piece. Paul has succeeded in bringing a different dimension to the GP's though, he is extremely capable and should not be underestimated.

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Lambert said in the article what many riders think without going public with their thoughts.  Is thst him being naive or should he be admired for having the conkers to say it out loud ?

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41 minutes ago, g13webb said:

I cant help thinking Lambert has this attitude problem,  that's not conducive with communicating with people.     Always keen to confront contentious comments from the crowd ,  a behaviour more suited to lesser lights.   He has to realise, most place him on a pedestal and expect a bit of servility.     He is good enough to walk around with an air of confidence, a presence  you only get when you reach that quality level.      I haven't seen this in Lambert yet,   mostly its a solemn face  showing worry and concern.    I appreciate not everybody is built the same way,   but being a professional in any sport you have to appear aloft and confident,  telling your opponents you are more than ready.  

I was disappointed at the article in the Speedway Star.    I wanted to read that Lambert had again signed for the Stars and was looking forward to the coming season. I wanted read how happy he was,   how confident he was of doing well,   and his positive views on the assembled team.    But all I read was how negativity his views were of the sport, and putting excuses in place for when they were needed..  

Sure, the asset system is wrong and dated, but this was not the place or time to put emphasis on it .      His sponsorship is also a private matter ,  I am at a lost why he decided to opinionate that.   He has never openly declared his previous deals with the public, so why include it in this article unless he was putting excuses in place...

I've got no problems with Lambert earning big money,   but he needs to start scoring big every time.          

I agree,his article in Star is very negitive towards Kings Lynn and basically he was left no choice and is there under protest.Needs better management IMO .

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49 minutes ago, semion said:

Webb, how about back in the day when Mr Kings Lynn,Terry Betts use to Tell Maurice/Cyril he wouldn't be back the following season just to squeeze a few quid extra out of them?  All part of the game, or not very professional ?

Them good ole days.    Like you say Mr Kings Lynn, Terry Betts was the ultimate professional.     Mr Reliable  would never say a word out of place,  and yes  he would use any which way to squeeze a few more quid in  contract talks.      But Bettsy realised it was 'Bums on Seats'  that made the sport work and would never say anything detrimental which could be deemed as negative.... 

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Then we had Mike Lee, how many times did he go public with a transfer request etc. ? All done in the press but each time a new deal was struck.  The reason ? Because he was the big draw for the Promotion and what do you get with big draws ?  Bums on seats. ;)

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1 hour ago, semion said:

Lambert said in the article what many riders think without going public with their thoughts.  Is thst him being naive or should he be admired for having the conkers to say it out loud ?

 

Absolutely, people label him and Woffy arrogant for being honest and speaking their minds but I find it refreshing. They are driven and desperate to be successful and will speak out if things block their path. Because they aren't yes men they will always be unpopular unfortunately but I would rather read honesty.

 

I don't believe Lambert will give anything less than 100% for Lynn on race night but time will tell.

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