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1 hour ago, tellboy said:

There is a rider available at the moment who scored 5+1 and 9+1 and won both of his reserve races at Lynn this season.He's available at the moment but unsure of the averages for when October gets here.

That was Robson in the double header. He got  5 from 6 rides and 9 from 7 rides. Robson is one of my favourite riders, always gives 100% but not now a rider you could rely on to repeat those scores. Even so, considering the likely options, he might be worth considering and taking a chance on if the averages still fit.

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15 minutes ago, speedy bill said:

now is the time for Lemo to cast his Aussie mind adrift and get  Josh Auty in he will score well at N N S and Kings Lynn 

Someone said that his average is too high!

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36 minutes ago, speedy bill said:

now is the time for Lemo to cast his Aussie mind adrift and get  Josh Auty in he will score well at N N S and Kings Lynn 

FFS read above. Average to high. Otherwise yes. He would have been 1st choice. 

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13 hours ago, Fred Flange said:

Who is going to score paid 6 in the away meeting at KL? Is anyone available who has managed anything like that this season? 

There would be a certain irony if etheridge came back as a guest though, if only for the sake of the Berwick stevebrum (copyright bagpuss) who has popped up in the style of the horror track stalker just to troll Aces threads recently, lol!

The fact is the three crashes on that horrific night at the horror track (multiple crashes, two riders forced to withdraw and now two riders with season ending injuries and the pillocks cheer and laugh at the crashes!!) only added to our injury woes. Once Bewley was injured our chances more or less evaporated but a fit Riss gave us a slim chance of making a fist of it, hence giving him the opportunity to ride through the injuries. 

The heavy defeat in the 1st leg of the KO Cup just confirmed what everyone knew after the carnage at the horror track and we move on.

The Cradley fan ranting  crap again 

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12 minutes ago, Wee Eck said:

Best option as a guest has to be Zach Wajtknecht

Zach has not impressed in recent appearances at either the NSS or at King's Lynn but he has the ability to do better and I would certainly consider him as a possible.

I'd say on current averages the selection would be between Zach, Pickering, Etheridge, Starke, Jonas Andersen, Todd Kurtz and Robson. At home we are restricted by not being able to use the same guest within 8 days.

Hardly a selection to give credence to the conspiracy theorists.

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Belle Vue should not be allowed a replacement. No changes after 15th August. Rules are clear. Riss is not injured. 6 riders only should be the MC ruling.

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6 minutes ago, Steve Shovlar said:

Belle Vue should not be allowed a replacement. No changes after 15th August. Rules are clear. Riss is not injured. 6 riders only should be the MC ruling.

They are not seeking a replacement but are entitled to a guest facility for a rider withholding his services. What's so difficult to understand? 

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What do the rules say about when a rider absences himself and tells his employers he will not be turning up for work?

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Withholding his services my arse. 

Belle Vue are cheating to strengthen after the 15th August. Simple as that.

If a rider withholds his services after 15th August its r/r for top 5 and if a reserve they should have to go with 6. 

Simple as that.

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5 minutes ago, SPD444 said:

What do the rules say about when a rider absences himself and tells his employers he will not be turning up for work?

16.5 FACILITIES

16.5.1 A Team may utilise a "Facility" to cover the absence of a Rider(s) who: 

j) is in dispute with his Club, provided that the circumstances have been accepted by the MC, who will determine the Facility and period of the rider’s inactivity

The evidence that he is effectively withholding his services comes from his communication with Ipswich. I am not aware of a facility being refused in such circumstances. Precedent therefore dictates that a facility should and will be granted for both Ipswich and Belle Vue.

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8 minutes ago, ProudtobeaBrummie said:

surely paul starke would be a huge improvement at reserve if he came in for riss  

He averaged 4.00 when he did 4 matches for us this year although, that was guesting for Worrall so he may do better at reserve. His CL average is about the same as Riss.

Looking at those available I don't think there is anyone guaranteed to do better. Etheridge would do better at home but was poor away. We could get lucky and get one of them on a good night but they can all equally have bad nights.

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