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The announcement of the last Lion is just waiting on local media being able to run the story so should be in next couple of days. 

The PR Shots have been done with the rider in question and he looking forward to riding at Leicester in 2018 as thought that may have been frozen out of British Speedway this season.

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29 minutes ago, flagrag said:

The announcement of the last Lion is just waiting on local media being able to run the story so should be in next couple of days. 

The PR Shots have been done with the rider in question and he looking forward to riding at Leicester in 2018 as thought that may have been frozen out of British Speedway this season.

I take it speedway star jumped the gun?

It's certainly already in the public domain. 

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9 hours ago, Col said:

Vaculik    8.00
Bates    5.52
King    6.66
Pieszczek    6.50
Andersen    7.75
Newman    4.86
Sarjeant    2.60

If that is the 2018 Lions I think it will take some beating, just because of mixture of riders.  I have been trying to find riders where the 0.6 spare could be better utilised, but I'm struggling.  In terms of experience you have enough knowledge in GB racing from King & Andersen to pass on.  All Vaculik & Pieszczek have to do is go out there and be as fast as they can, winning as many heats as they can.  Even if Pieszczek struggles early on, having him at reserve with Newman & Bates in the team is far from disastrous.

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6 hours ago, Col said:

If that is the 2018 Lions I think it will take some beating, just because of mixture of riders.  I have been trying to find riders where the 0.6 spare could be better utilised, but I'm struggling.  In terms of experience you have enough knowledge in GB racing from King & Andersen to pass on.  All Vaculik & Pieszczek have to do is go out there and be as fast as they can, winning as many heats as they can.  Even if Pieszczek struggles early on, having him at reserve with Newman & Bates in the team is far from disastrous.

And that team will pull a lot of Cov fans to Leicester 

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I personally like the team for the fact we will always have a potential match winner at reserve (Newman or Bates) and second string (king or piesczcek). Plenty of strength in depth. Now just to hope we’re a bit luckier this season! 

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I read that all seven rider suits are available for sponsorship and to own at the end of the season for a fee of £500. I only hope this season there isn't the usual merry go round of riders trying to squeeze into the same 7 kevlars.

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Might have to wait a bit longer to announce the 7th rider.  MF hasn't given his permission yet!!

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9 minutes ago, Skidder1 said:

Might have to wait a bit longer to announce the 7th rider.  MF hasn't given his permission yet!!

Interesting, so Hans has to choose between Poole and Leicester?? ;) Maybe Leicester can have Chris, he might actually want to ride for them! 

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1 hour ago, Skidder1 said:

Might have to wait a bit longer to announce the 7th rider.  MF hasn't given his permission yet!!

I didn't know he was a Poole asset???

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1 hour ago, Skidder1 said:

Might have to wait a bit longer to announce the 7th rider.  MF hasn't given his permission yet!!

 

Who cares. Swindon didn’t give Ford permission to steal Miedzinski. About time his pathetic oneupmanship was exposed.

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Well the 7th rider was at Beaumont Park on Wednesday and was only too pleased to have his picture took as a Lion  and as expected said he is excited for the new season.

 

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1 hour ago, DC2 said:

 

Who cares. Swindon didn’t give Ford permission to steal Miedzinski. About time his pathetic oneupmanship was exposed.

Who cares. Peterborough didn’t give Swindon permission to steal Batchelor. About time their pathetic oneupmanship was exposed.

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47 minutes ago, flagrag said:

Well the 7th rider was at Beaumont Park on Wednesday and was only too pleased to have his picture took as a Lion  and as expected said he is excited for the new season.

 

Let’s hope it’s Hans. Clearly 2nd choice behind Holder and he has decided to sort his own affairs out rather than wait to see what teams are left and who may or may not want him.

I hope that hasn’t left the Pirates in too much of a quandary...

 

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If they are haggling over the loan fee or transfer fee it could have caused Mr Ford to start playing games via the media.

Hans is, what, 38 but by no means over the hill yet. So Ford could be trying to get a better transfer fee than what Leicester are offering??

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