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2 minutes ago, NeilWatson said:

Not sure it’s harsh, we (Ged and I ) used the situation to our advantage when building the original 1-7 - knowing that Ben and Lasse’s averages would increase on the first green sheets but allowing a strong top end.

Maybe harsh was not the right word Neil .Maybe a shame given what's happened to the Panthers team since the original 1-7 was declared. But I guess it's how you use the rules that matter most.:)

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5 minutes ago, Bald Bloke said:

Maybe harsh was not the right word Neil .Maybe a shame given what's happened to the Panthers team since the original 1-7 was declared. But I guess it's how you use the rules that matter most.:)

And which is why many no doubt thought that bringing Neil on board was a smart move at the time and given what's happened since Dec 20 I think that our concerns are well founded.

Let's hope that Bratters confidence is backed up by the relevant action:

On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 4:23 PM, Mick Bratley said:

Titles are not won in April. Colin Pratt is a shrewd guy, no point rushing to sign someone who you probably don't really want at this point.

 

 

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20 hours ago, Crumpet77 said:

It seems to have left the club along with Ged and Neil who put together a cracking team.

....whilst crippling it financially?!

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1 hour ago, wtf said:

Then comes the track. Since press and practise the track was treated to at least 90 tonnes of (Busters finest) mix of clay and granite, which funnily enough is what is primarily on the Kings Lynn track. Shock horror the track now rides very much like Kings Lynn, sucking horsepower and remaining quite grippy all night and not developing an outside line so readily as the inside fails to slicken off as the meeting progresses. The strength of the original team with Wright BWD, Barker and Lasse was always the ability to ride the fence. That is no longer the quickest way round the showground. A forceful move up the inside or a cut back is now the overtake of choice.

Interesting observation. I've not been to 6 fingers since the Michael Jepsen Jensen win of April 2012 and I've no desire to return. If the EoES doesn't develop from it's gate and go appearance to the addition of the traditional outside runs as well then that's a bit of an issue. I think someone said on the mic last week that they were hopeful that things will improve: they need to. Looking at the club's twitter feed you'd think that it was so exciting that we were racing at Torun.

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10 minutes ago, Najjer said:

....whilst crippling it financially?!

Rathbone wasn't known for doing that so without the facts of the matter then who says that he did.

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I was in the pits at the kings Lynn meeting last week and I was stood right next to buster when he called Robert Lambert over and asked him if the track is ok for him and should it be watered again etc. The track used to be prepped for the home side but buster clearly wanted it to benefits the kings Lynn team. 

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37 minutes ago, Najjer said:

....whilst crippling it financially?!

you have to remember that there was a T Balfe sponsorship package in place while Ged and Neil were there, maybe this was to balance a few things

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19 hours ago, stevebrum said:

I’m not sure what’s Wolves promotion are planning and maybe things will become clearer after Monday night.

Thorssell appears to be ready to come back and Wolves would be foolish to lose his starting average points which they will after 1st May if they redeclare with Nicholls. That would be really silly move. 

The issue appears around Morris as to what’s happening with his injury and how much longer he has.

Nicholls could technically be a short term replacement for Morris, although I’m not sure what his current CMA will be but he may now be over the 6.60 of Morris.

My take is that Thorssell will be back after Monday, RR continues for Nick with Nicholls released and signs for Peterborough.

If I’m right, you heard it here first! ;)B)

Time will tell I guess.

Nicholls will be 6.56 from May 1st so yes it is possible he could cover for Nick Morris

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19 hours ago, Skidder1 said:

Who will Nicholls replace at Peterborough then?

As Brum has said Nicholls could replace anyone prior to 1st May but after then it's only possible for him to replace Tungate or Hans which I can't see happening

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1 hour ago, Najjer said:

....whilst crippling it financially?!

Mr Watson has already covered that in a previous post, when he stated the original team was well within the budget and very affordable.

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2 hours ago, Crump99 said:

Looking at the club's twitter feed you'd think that it was so exciting that we were racing at Torun.

There was me thinking of going back to an EofES match after many years because it was so exciting and quite like Torun. You mean that it does not closely resemble the racing at Torun. Not more Fake News!

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1 hour ago, Crumpet77 said:

Mr Watson has already covered that in a previous post, when he stated the original team was well within the budget and very affordable.

Mr Cook could of been in the side, if he didn't think he was better than the other 20 :)

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In speedway we use an system of rider averages to give a fairly good indication of how much better or worse a rider is when compared to others in the league. It also helps where they will ride in a team. 

Out of Busters stable of riders only one was better than Craig. Therefore he was better than the rest. This isn’t my opinion by the way, a computer would have come up with the same due to the logic used. Hope this helps. 

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3 minutes ago, ouch said:

In speedway we use an system of rider averages to give a fairly good indication of how much better or worse a rider is when compared to others in the league. It also helps where they will ride in a team. 

Out of Busters stable of riders only one was better than Craig. Therefore he was better than the rest. This isn’t my opinion by the way, a computer would have come up with the same due to the logic used. Hope this helps. 

When I said he thought he was better than the other 20, I didn't mean talent/average wise. As you know I was referring to the logos on his kevlars ;)

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35 minutes ago, Bald Bloke said:

Mr Cook could of been in the side, if he didn't think he was better than the other 20 :)

They could have also had Chris Harris as well if sticky fingers  Chapman had left well alone .

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