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Think the order of the meetings is all important as Clegg aside the Stoke team will get thumped but it will offer precious track time for both Clegg & Verge ahead of the second match. Stoneman is no slouch either if he can get dialled in earlier than his previous visit IOW might make it a nervy affair for the Eagles especially with the threat of running out of time in classic double header fashion reducing the threat of the Eastbourne big hitters. Also any rider who comes to grief in the first match is going to present a problem as there little pickings from the Stoke squad as guest options. 

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By my reckoning, if Coventry get 7 pts from their fixtures with Buxton, Eastbourne would need at least a draw against Mildenhall to qualify for the play-offs.

Hmmmmm:unsure:.

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30 minutes ago, mmmmethanol said:

By my reckoning, if Coventry get 7 pts from their fixtures with Buxton, Eastbourne would need at least a draw against Mildenhall to qualify for the play-offs.

Hmmmmm:unsure:.

Should have  played Mildenhall in June and probably won at that time with less pressure, still think the crowd would have been as big then even with the England 3rd place playoff as it will be on the 22nd. 

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Farcical double header after 6 weeks with no meeting.

Looking forward to the report on racing following the Dugard’s message that the track will be very grippy to give us home advantage. I hope the riders see it that way and there are no injuries!

 

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Dugard wanting the play off date extending is a complete joke when hes been cancelling meetings earlier in the season just waiting for Spiller to be able to ride. Tough on them if they dont make it, its his own fault

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21 minutes ago, therefused said:

Dugard wanting the play off date extending is a complete joke when hes been cancelling meetings earlier in the season just waiting for Spiller to be able to ride. Tough on them if they dont make it, its his own fault

Except that it is the two away fixtures Stoke and Buxton last weekend being rained off which have caused the problem , not the home ones which should be finished in time.    Please tell me which away meetings he  had the power to cancel whilst  " waiting for Spiller " as you put it.

With just 9 days to go Buxton have 5 outstanding home matches so even with double headers somebody has to lose out and it has been Eastbourne. The fairest solution would be to put the Plymouth match which now has no bearing on the Play offs back to October freeing up a spot for the Eastbourne match.

Nothing can be done about Stoke it seems  because they both ride on Saturdays.

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14 minutes ago, Hunters said:

Except that it is the two away fixtures Stoke and Buxton last weekend being rained off which have caused the problem , not the home ones which should be finished in time.    Please tell me which away meetings he  had the power to cancel whilst  " waiting for Spiller " as you put it.

With just 9 days to go Buxton have 5 outstanding home matches so even with double headers somebody has to lose out and it has been Eastbourne. The fairest solution would be to put the Plymouth match which now has no bearing on the Play offs back to October freeing up a spot for the Eastbourne match.

Nothing can be done about Stoke it seems  because they both ride on Saturdays.

It's going to be a struggle to get both of Saturday's matches run by the 10pm curfew, which appeared for the Coventry match, but disappeared the following week against Kent.

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26 minutes ago, Hunters said:

Except that it is the two away fixtures Stoke and Buxton last weekend being rained off which have caused the problem , not the home ones which should be finished in time.    Please tell me which away meetings he  had the power to cancel whilst  " waiting for Spiller " as you put it.

With just 9 days to go Buxton have 5 outstanding home matches so even with double headers somebody has to lose out and it has been Eastbourne. The fairest solution would be to put the Plymouth match which now has no bearing on the Play offs back to October freeing up a spot for the Eastbourne match.

Nothing can be done about Stoke it seems  because they both ride on Saturdays.

Plymouth can still qualify with maximum points in there last 3 meetings at present. Other meetings would have to go in there favour, or not run at all.

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59 minutes ago, Hunters said:

Except that it is the two away fixtures Stoke and Buxton last weekend being rained off which have caused the problem , not the home ones which should be finished in time.    Please tell me which away meetings he  had the power to cancel whilst  " waiting for Spiller " as you put it.

With just 9 days to go Buxton have 5 outstanding home matches so even with double headers somebody has to lose out and it has been Eastbourne. The fairest solution would be to put the Plymouth match which now has no bearing on the Play offs back to October freeing up a spot for the Eastbourne match.

Nothing can be done about Stoke it seems  because they both ride on Saturdays.

Buxton offered Eastbourne this sunday (16th) to have their meeting but Eastbourne said they couldn't make it. 

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2 minutes ago, flipper11 said:

Buxton offered Eastbourne this sunday (16th) to have their meeting but Eastbourne said they couldn't make it. 

I had a feeling that was a strategic decision, watching the weather forecast a few days ago there was a possibility of rain this weekend  in which case they could stay over and run on the Sunday. Better to risk possible 4 points missed at Buxton than 6 at Arlington. I don't think Baseby and Powell missing at Buxton would have bothered them unduly but who knows what circumstances there are behind the scenes.  If it means missing out on the Play offs that is just too bad after all there is not a hope in hell of beating Mildenhall on aggregate.

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Congratulations Eastbourne best team when it mattered. You go down in history as league winners and to nearly beat Mildenhall at home too says it all. Charlie brooks one for the future definitely. 

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So according to the Eagles Facebook page,  a statement from Eastbourne about 2019 will be made at the end of next week

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