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A remarkable result would be if Robin Brundle could influence the visa issues and enable the club to re-sign Chris Holder. He is hungry now and would be well, " coming home"

 I nearly choked on my Cornflakes when I read that!  After everything that went on, and was said by all the parties concerned, Holder slagging Buster and Lynn off, and Buster messing up Holders chances to sign for another Club, do you honestly think there is a cat in hells chance of that happening?  He may be on good form at the moment, but I wouldn't want him in the Stars colours again as a matter of principal.

 

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35 minutes ago, Daniel Smith said:

One thing brining in Lambert has confirmed is we can get a new 4 pointer or a Championship rider on a 5.20 or less.

Gives the club breathing space to look around as guests in that position will be shocking.

In terms of replacements for Kerr, I don't think running R/R will be all that bad. 1 of Jorgensen, Toft and Proctor will be at reserve and get 7 rides and all of those 3 are available for R/R. All more than capable cover, the team just has to remain injury free. Another injury and that WILL be season over.

Did you get the rule book for your birthday.At least we have someone to replace SCB where the rules are concerned.Must admit i have been confused by them this season.

So are you saying as guests for KA we could only use riders up to 2.5ish,but now we have Lambert replacing him we can then replace him with a 4 pointer:unsure:

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6 minutes ago, tellboy said:

Did you get the rule book for your birthday.At least we have someone to replace SCB where the rules are concerned.Must admit i have been confused by them this season.

So are you saying as guests for KA we could only use riders up to 2.5ish,but now we have Lambert replacing him we can then replace him with a 4 pointer:unsure:

The opposite, we could have used guests up to 4 points (5.20 Championship) but the club have regularly chosen poorer guest options.

Originally the rule was to be that foreign rider's averages couldn't drop below 4 for team building but for replacements his actual average would be used (2.55 Prem & 3.32 Champ).

The latter seems to have been dropped as Andersen's average should have been reassessed as he never completed 4h 4a fixtures but May 1st.

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1 hour ago, The Stag said:

Simon Lambert on a 28 day contract for Andersen!!!

 

Worst news I would have hoped to hear. Sad, as he has had many opportunities to reach a required standard in the PL and has never done well enough to be brought back - until the "next time" cover is required. Just to have 4 riders in a race then? Feeble team "building", however nice & friendly he is.

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5 minutes ago, waytogo28 said:

Worst news I would have hoped to hear. Sad, as he has had many opportunities to reach a required standard in the PL and has never done well enough to be brought back - until the "next time" cover is required. Just to have 4 riders in a race then? Feeble team "building", however nice & friendly he is.

It's a no worse signing than continuing with Andersen. One thing you can guarantee with Simon is he can pop out the starts, upset a few rider's to the first and second turns. From his 3 rides, if the team can get 3-3's or even 4-2 negative all isn't lost. If we lose matches it's because some of the rest of the team haven't justified their current average.

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Yep, at least Lambert should be reasonably competitive at Lynn. Morley was the only other rider I could see who might be suitable without being too inexperienced, and the fact that it's a 28 day deal for Lambert suggests that somebody stronger will come in for the latter stages of the season.

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23 minutes ago, Bagpuss said:

Yep, at least Lambert should be reasonably competitive at Lynn. Morley was the only other rider I could see who might be suitable without being too inexperienced, and the fact that it's a 28 day deal for Lambert suggests that somebody stronger will come in for the latter stages of the season.

I thought you couldnt sign anyone after the end of July?

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As its 28 day I was assuming it then allows Kasper back after a month.  I guess in the scheme of things Simon isn't too bad a replacement, but had hoped for better. 

Getting the right rider for number 2 position is now quite crucial....

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Another rule that can be bent/ignored/stretched ....??

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16 minutes ago, Steve0 said:

I thought you couldnt sign anyone after the end of July?

I thought the deadline was some time in August? If it is the end of July then I presume the 28 day nature of Lambert's contract means that he and Andersen could be replaced before it elapses by a third rider.

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6 minutes ago, Bagpuss said:

I thought the deadline was some time in August? If it is the end of July then I presume the 28 day nature of Lambert's contract means that he and Andersen could be replaced before it elapses by a third rider.

16.3.4 No Team changes will be allowed after 12TH August with the effective date being 15th August, except for riders returning to the Team after injury who must re-take their position, dictated by their MA with their replacement being released

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1 hour ago, Icicle said:

Another rule that can be bent/ignored/stretched ....??

Another post rushed into without finding the facts.....

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11 hours ago, Bagpuss said:

Yep, at least Lambert should be reasonably competitive at Lynn. Morley was the only other rider I could see who might be suitable without being too inexperienced, and the fact that it's a 28 day deal for Lambert suggests that somebody stronger will come in for the latter stages of the season.

Looks as if Kasper is the allegedly stronger rider than Simon Lambert. Do you know, on the evidence of his completed ride last week that is probably true. Does not say much for Lambert's "strength" in the meantime though. It could all be brighter IF the replacement for Lewis Kerr is an ambitious one. We will be told in "due course" - 24 hours before the next home match?

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