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Somerset v Wolverhampton 13/06/18

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22 minutes ago, stevebrum said:

the expected issue of Jacob at number one isn’t the issue however.

The issue must be Heeps?

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1 minute ago, Col said:

The issue must be Heeps?

He was garbage tonight other than winning heat 2 when Jake Allen made a right mess of the opening turns and had to come from 4th into 2nd and nearly pipped Heeps.

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39 minutes ago, stevebrum said:

Disappointing result in the end. What is it with Wolves starting so strong away from home and fading away?

We have done so well up till now but we can’t keep wasting opportunities like this.

im sure the management are eyeing up options as we speak.

the expected issue of Jacob at number one isn’t the issue however.

I go to most away matches Steve and this is a regular thing. A swing of 18pts tonight in just 6 heats is just not good enough.

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13 hours ago, Col said:

The issue must be Heeps?

I’d say he is the biggest problem yes.

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Another cracking and entertaining match last night. So pleased to see the OTA looking smooth again with numerous racing lines. 

Have to admit, when Morris and Thorsell led the 2017 world champion and BWD to an easy 5-1 in heat one, I thought it was going to be one of those nights. However, as what seems to happen quite often at Somerset, once the first track grade is completed, the Rebels almost always up their game. 

This was an excellent all round performance from the Rebels and as I predicted earlier this season, they will take some stopping on their own ‘turf’. Even with Doyle struggling to get out of the start, the engine room provided sold backing. 

The switch in positions between Holder and Lawson appeared to work and Jake Allen’s drop to reserve can only benefit him and the team. 

Jonas Jeppesen looks a fine signing by Garry May. He rarely makes the start, but is tenacious in his pursuit of a pass. It won’t be long before he posts double figures at the OTA I’m sure. 

Interesting to see Charles Wright, who apart from his first ride looked really quick, grumbling to track staff about track conditions. Reckon Charles is only happy when he’s having a moan!

fortunately, the track looked fine but the gremlins crept back with constant issues with the tapes. The naked eye seemed to indicate they were sagging in the middle and lifting slower on the outside. This was possibly borne out with the remarkable statistics of 12 wins out of 15 from gate one. Unusual in itself for Somerset as the outside gate normally proves more popular. 

Wolves battled really hard all night and I thought they deserved a point  Thorsell, Schlein Masters and Howarth all fought hard in every race  Howarth on occasions did look pretty wild though  

Good to see ex rider Bruce Cribb on the centre green  Delighting the many Exeter fans who regularly turn up at Somerset for their speedway fix   Cribb was roundly applauded by the Rebels fans on his way out to the centre green and on his way back to the pits  

 

 

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7 hours ago, Skidder1 said:

Can anyone throw any light on rumours of Doyley 'losing it' with a section of the crowd?1

Bit extreme - he appeared frustrated when chasing Rory Schlein, his steel shoe came loose and was left dangling which he seemed to toss over the safety fence on the second bend after the race. Just to clarify also, there is no spectators in that section anymore.

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35 minutes ago, stevebrum said:

What a moronic thing to do to throw a steel shoe anywhere!:blink:

Im not sure if it was intentional or not.

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Whilst at Poole on Wednesday we were getting texts to that effect - just wanted to check?!

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