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Should be a minimum number of meetings before making team changes unless through injury. You take a chance on a young rider on a low average hoping he’s gonna come up trumps and he bombs? Tough 

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surprised that they have gone for danny ayres though, might find it hard riding in the main team and not what you would call "one for the future" thought josh mc Donald might have been a better shout.

glad to see a british guy getting a place though.

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3 meetings? What have they learned in 3 meetings they didn't already know.

I hope this is Jedds choice or that of his family otherwise that is absolutely horrific treatment, but absolutely standard form Mr G

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List might be back in the team sooner rather than later because with Ayres he seems pretty injury prone and there’s always the risk he will crash. 

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15 minutes ago, bloom89 said:

List might be back in the team sooner rather than later because with Ayres he seems pretty injury prone and there’s always the risk he will crash. 

Not sure... but having released a rider, I don't think you can reintroduce him within same season....?

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33 minutes ago, Albert said:

Not sure... but having released a rider, I don't think you can reintroduce him within same season....?

In the statement Scunthorpe have released it says he might be reintroduced so maybe the rules have changed I’m not 100% sure.

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12 minutes ago, bloom89 said:

In the statement Scunthorpe have released it says he might be reintroduced so maybe the rules have changed I’m not 100% sure.

Well if the rules haven't changed, am sure they will.

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Strange move Imo,surely List is a better long term,Ayers is pretty harum sacrum and usually gets an injury.

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3 meetings given and godfrey (small g as he is not worth the capital ) wanted a word champ . showing his true colours again . jedd had prob set his heart on doing well in his first season in the uk .

IF by any chance scunny need a replacement in the next month or so , i hope jedd tells that runt of a promotor where he can go . guys is an absolute disgrace to the sport .

 

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As a scunthorpe fan, I am glad by this, he is a bit out of his depth and will get some time over this season to get some track time, yes Godfrey made a gamble and it didnt work.

To be fair to Godfrey he is not known as a chop/change promoter and this has been to our detriment over many seasons, seems other promoters can do this when they like and virtually no comment ... go figure.

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Ayres is a character and the sport needs more of those , we loved him at Glasgow a couple of seasons ago . 

Bit harsh on the young Aussie , but the reduced points limit makes it hard to carry someone in the hope he clicks at some point . 

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Should have used him at #2 that way he would have had a easier couple of rides against reserves personally I would have used Josh Macdonald I think he will be a great rider from what I have seen from him already this year 

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7 hours ago, jenga said:

3 meetings given and godfrey (small g as he is not worth the capital ) wanted a word champ . showing his true colours again . jedd had prob set his heart on doing well in his first season in the uk .

IF by any chance scunny need a replacement in the next month or so , i hope jedd tells that runt of a promotor where he can go . guys is an absolute disgrace to the sport .

 

one could argue we dropped one rider,your lot dropped 7 riders, 

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While Rob Godfrey as many faults as it as already been stated disloyalty to riders doesn’t seem to be one of them. You only have to look at the situation last season. When both Steve Worrall and Stefan Nielsen returned after breaking their legs the subsequent drop in form would have seen them dropped from many teams, and let’s not forget Danny Phillips

Over past seasons Rob as continually stood by riders when other promoters would have dropped them. And this isn’t first time Rob as given young Aussies their first chance in British speedway either Ryan Douglas was in Jedd List’s shoes not that long ago. So for Rob to have taken this step isn’t something he would have done lightly and it is quite likely there are other factors behind the scenes that have influenced the decision that we the general fans are unaware of.

The problem here is 2 fold firstly the drop in the team average meaning teams can no longer afford to carry a low scoring rider for too long and combined this with the accessed average which now forces riders such as Jedd straight into the main team were the pressures of scoring are a lot higher. While it can be argued there are no easy races even at reserve, the old team average did mean any team wishing to take a chance on a young overseas rider could at least strengthen in other areas to accommodate allowing time to settle in

Yes Rob took a gamble with Jedd List and it didn’t work out much to the hilarity of many on here. But had Jedd come over and scored highly straight away how many of those laughing at the current situation would have been on here posting comments on how once more Rob had somehow bent the rules to his favour

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