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6 minutes ago, Gemini said:

It's a funny old sport. On the one hand you have fans hoping for a bit of continuity and keeping riders from the previous year, how it used to be,  but then you have others who aren't keen on old faces reappearing. Can't please everyone I suppose. :D

I have no problem with old riders returning  , they are ok in there own right, the problem is we have not used the averages correctly to build the team , too many middle order riders and very little clout with heat leaders , and of the old riders returning , I can't see how they will improve  at all from the averages they have already got

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Okay fair enough. I'm not really into statistics but understand what you mean. Still think if you can get a good number one ~ Scott Nicholls :wink: ~ it will be a decent enough team. Peterborough did okay this year so the riders don't necessarily have to improve their average just keep the same?

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10 hours ago, Gemini said:

Okay fair enough. I'm not really into statistics but understand what you mean. Still think if you can get a good number one ~ Scott Nicholls :wink: ~ it will be a decent enough team. Peterborough did okay this year so the riders don't necessarily have to improve their average just keep the same?

Did they do ok? They got lucky (and unlucky at times, as well as self inflicted damage). If the 4TT wasn't at the EoES then they probably wouldn't have got out of the group, let alone winning it. The KO Cup speaks for itself when your TM says “But I told the Ipswich management and riders that they didn’t deserve to lose the final", and we all know what happened there. They must have done ok in a business sense because Rathbone decided to run in 2018 so they must be doing something right as he says? The mantra usually is that we only want riders who want to ride for the club, such and such can add a point to their average (because that's the way that you win the main prize), and the final chestnut is "that's the team we wanted". Having said that, looking at the 2017 table, Panthers were not far away despite finishing 6th but more of the same will bring the same result, or worse possibly, looking at some of the teams so far. You are right though in that a good no1 can make a whole world of difference but not too sure that it can save what we currently have?

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35 minutes ago, Crump99 said:

You are right though in that a good no1 can make a whole world of difference but not too sure that it can save what we currently have?

 

If Peterboro need to get rid of some riders to fit others in, may I suggest it might be good to do it on 'press and practise day', (just for a laugh) ;)

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12 minutes ago, ruffdiamond said:

 

If Peterboro need to get rid of some riders to fit others in, may I suggest it might be good to do it on 'press and practise day', (just for a laugh) ;)

‘He’s mad. He’s mad! He’s madder than Mad Jack McMad, the winner of last year’s Mr Madman competition.’ :)

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On 17/12/2017 at 9:32 PM, Flappy said:

Spot on can anyone really see any of MPT, Ostergaard, Lunna, Lambert or Grondal adding 1.5-2 points to their average? 

Even if we do sign a big hitter at 1 it just leaves a disjointed team with Ostergaard and MPT in heat leader spots. 

There's a reason why Ostergaard was hidden at 4 all of last season 

Time will tell - much will depend on next 2 signings. Quite happy how team is setting up. #ingedwetrust 

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2 hours ago, Irk Deflector said:

Time will tell - much will depend on next 2 signings. Quite happy how team is setting up. #ingedwetrust 

The number 1 will need to be Mr Consistent as the others aren't 

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2 hours ago, Flappy said:

The number 1 will need to be Mr Consistent as the others aren't 

Panthers could go to the end of January before completing the final 2 team positions according to Carl Johnson they are waiting for proposed vote change , he also mentions we have plan A and a plan B  for more details see the  P/boro  E .T.

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3 minutes ago, New era Panthers said:

Panthers could go to the end of January before completing the final 2 team positions according to Carl Johnson they are waiting for proposed vote change , he also mentions we have plan A and a plan B  for more details see the  P/boro  E .T.

With our BSPA think you need plan c-d-e & f as well

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1 minute ago, balderdash&piffle said:

With our BSPA think you need plan c-d-e & f as well

Good job we have 26 letters in the alphabet  which gives  us a bit more scope then.

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6 minutes ago, Flappy said:

So panthers have no plan and are waiting for a rule change 

'According to Carl Johnson they are waiting for a proposed vote change , he also mentions we have plan A and a plan B'

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27 minutes ago, blupanther said:

'According to Carl Johnson they are waiting for a proposed vote change , he also mentions we have plan A and a plan B'

What was the point of the pre agm agreements and then ratification at the agm if there is going to be a vote to change things now.....

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17 minutes ago, dontforgetthefueltapsbruv said:

What was the point of the pre agm agreements and then ratification at the agm if there is going to be a vote to change things now.....

Very good question. Maybe they realize that the 6pt ruling is both absurd and unfair on loyal British riders...

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