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6 hours ago, Bald Bloke said:

2.56 would be a bargain.

Not really.  I'm sure there is a decent prospect Leicester could sign on 2.00 who would be as valuable.  You only really need one good reserve. if Newman doesn't have that covered what is the point of signing him?

He drives me mental watching him (only on TV), no rider needs two tapes exclusions a meeting.

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20 hours ago, Barrow Boy 2 said:

If his 2017 Div 2 average is 3.33 then I think it would be fair to give him the converted Div 1 equivalent of 2.56. 

No it would not be fair. 

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7 hours ago, Col said:

Not really.  I'm sure there is a decent prospect Leicester could sign on 2.00 who would be as valuable.  You only really need one good reserve. if Newman doesn't have that covered what is the point of signing him?

He drives me mental watching him (only on TV), no rider needs two tapes exclusions a meeting.

Newman is more than capable of beating most reserves consistently, probably won't be at reserve very long though. 

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9 hours ago, flagrag said:

Leicester have now got a complete team just awaiting to announce the last rider which will surprise a few as would not think he would want to come to the Lions.

Hmmmm, robert lambert ????

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8 hours ago, SCB said:

Which I believe if what it will be. Riders don't keep old averages when they achieve a new one in another league.

And absolutely what it should be

Its the most recent true reflection of his performances

My original post was just highlighting the fact that this basic principle has been ignored by not reassessing the likes of Woryna and allowing (it appears but subject to confirmation) Morley and Zach W to use their 2nd tier 2016 figures

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23 minutes ago, Phil The Ace said:

Hmmmm, robert lambert ????

Don't think so.

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11 hours ago, flagrag said:

Leicester have now got a complete team just awaiting to announce the last rider which will surprise a few as would not think he would want to come to the Lions.

Holder?

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1 hour ago, foreverblue said:

He has an established average 

 

Yes I know and I also know that is the one that will most likely be used but I just think it would be fairer to use his most up to date average which is a truer reflection of his current form.

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26 minutes ago, Big Al said:

Holder?

The signing will be a “high-profile” one according to the mercury....

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If as expected Vaculik is 9.00 and Pieszczek is 7.00 Lions only have 6.90 to play with .... so KK ? 6.86   or maybe  Ricky Wells 6.75 ?

 

If Pieszczek is a 6.00 rider ? then we have 7.90 - Hans Andersen 7.75 ?? Greg Zengota 7.79 ?? ........

 

Then we need confirmation that Bates is ok ... if not then Michael Palm Toft please....

 

Regards

 

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11 hours ago, flagrag said:

Leicester have now got a complete team just awaiting to announce the last rider which will surprise a few as would not think he would want to come to the Lions.

That suggests he's simply coming for the money or his preferred club can't fit him in, rather than him having a liking for the track. I'd doubt we'd get the best out of him under those circumstances, unless he's fired up and out to prove a point of course.

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2 hours ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

And absolutely what it should be

Its the most recent true reflection of his performances

My original post was just highlighting the fact that this basic principle has been ignored by not reassessing the likes of Woryna and allowing (it appears but subject to confirmation) Morley and Zach W to use their 2nd tier 2016 figures

 

Exactly.  So anyone that signs a rider on a false average is getting a head start on others by signing a ringer. 

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