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This is what annoys me about Poland. Riders can ride where they like to make a living, do they get the hump with Sweden if 'their' riders get injured in that league? Injuries are part and parcel of speedway unfortunately.

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4 hours ago, Bagpuss said:

This is what annoys me about Poland. Riders can ride where they like to make a living, do they get the hump with Sweden if 'their' riders get injured in that league? Injuries are part and parcel of speedway unfortunately.

..and the most serious crashes seem to happen in Poland - Darcy Ward, Lee Richardson etc. So the Poles can't really take the moral high ground!

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Hans remains a very reliable top heat leader.   If I were a team manager he would be the first rider on my short list to sign. 

But Sargeant remains a huge disappointment.    He doesn't get any better and still goes through the tapes quite a bit.

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5 hours ago, Steve0 said:

..and the most serious crashes seem to happen in Poland - Darcy Ward, Lee Richardson etc. So the Poles can't really take the moral high ground!

Exactly.  Well said. Double standards or what! 

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12 hours ago, flagrag said:

LionsMan66- With the set race night format in the U.K. now it is very difficult to find guests especially at the top end of the team as so many teams are racing at the same time.

Vaculik is going to be injured for a number of weeks although he is targeting a return for first GP no guarantee that will happen and then Gorzow are extremely unhappy with him riding in U.K. now.

So best option look elsewhere for a replacement but I can see this will possibly mean more than one team change to accommodate as averages are so tight which will be a shame to lose another member of the team as well

Hopefully Leicester manage to get someone of the same calibre as Vaculik who hasn't ridden in the UK before, and automatically becomes an asset. What a coup Artem Laguta or Patryk Dudek would be.

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21 hours ago, Big Al said:

I'm wondering if Gorzow are holding Leicester responsible for what happened to Vaculik, by not doing more to get the match called off? 

Of course they will, they don't want any of their riders racing elsewhere, they want exclusivity for their zlotys (if they pay up!). 

It's sods law that Vaculik got injured first lap..... couldn't make it up eh! 

Let's hope Freddie fancies a few weeks or more racing for Leicester.. 

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I think the replacement for Vaculik will be a signing that divides the Leicester fans it will excite some but others will be rather apprehensive about him riding for the Lions.

There is another option that I understand is being considered but a few bits of jigsaw have to fit into place for this to happen but this rider would be box office for Leicester and U.K. Speedway 

Finally must say it appears that Martin Vaculik injury is more serious than first thought as already had one lot of surgery with more scheduled today or tomorrow to try and repair his leg and ankle so best wishes to him 

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10 minutes ago, flagrag said:

I think the replacement for Vaculik will be a signing that divides the Leicester fans it will excite some but others will be rather apprehensive about him riding for the Lions.

There is another option that I understand is being considered but a few bits of jigsaw have to fit into place for this to happen but this rider would be box office for Leicester and U.K. Speedway 

Finally must say it appears that Martin Vaculik injury is more serious than first thought as already had one lot of surgery with more scheduled today or tomorrow to try and repair his leg and ankle so best wishes to him 

If you know who it is why don't you just come out and say it? What's with all the I know and you don't business? Dave Darcy did come on the PA last night and ask people not to speculate who the new signing would be and while I don't agree with Dave Darcy's thought police approach this is the worst kind of I know something you don't speculation. Flagrag your post are normally more informative and better than this

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2 hours ago, flagrag said:

I think the replacement for Vaculik will be a signing that divides the Leicester fans it will excite some but others will be rather apprehensive about him riding for the Lions.

There is another option that I understand is being considered but a few bits of jigsaw have to fit into place for this to happen but this rider would be box office for Leicester and U.K. Speedway 

Finally must say it appears that Martin Vaculik injury is more serious than first thought as already had one lot of surgery with more scheduled today or tomorrow to try and repair his leg and ankle so best wishes to him 

So it's either Sergei "I'm still riding" Darkin or Henning "Showtime" Bager.

Keep on teasing, flagrag

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Iainb- Nothing more to be said at the moment as nothing confirmed but should be more news by the weekend once the club have definite answers from riders who have shown an interest in joining the Lions and the club have looked at other changes that may need to be made to make these changes.

As Mr Darcy said last night the club are trying everything with one option an absolutely amazing world class star just need to satisfy the Polish club that U.K. is good for the rider.

 

BigAl- No it won’t be them it’s going to be Richard Sweetman and Jamie Courtney returning 

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15 minutes ago, flagrag said:

BigAl- No it won’t be them it’s going to be Richard Sweetman and Jamie Courtney returning 

Damn, I was hoping for Ilya Bondarenko, first into turn 1 and last halfway round turn 1!

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1 hour ago, flagrag said:

Iainb- Nothing more to be said at the moment as nothing confirmed but should be more news by the weekend once the club have definite answers from riders who have shown an interest in joining the Lions and the club have looked at other changes that may need to be made to make these changes.

As Mr Darcy said last night the club are trying everything with one option an absolutely amazing world class star just need to satisfy the Polish club that U.K. is good for the rider.

 

BigAl- No it won’t be them it’s going to be Richard Sweetman and Jamie Courtney returning 

Could be Anders Michanek but  more likely to be Peter Kildemand?

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2 hours ago, Trees said:

Freddie? 

Freddie is well over a point higher than Vaculik so extremely unlikely without further changes.

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