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Can see this as all change for the reserves every new average list.   So Alfie Bowtell will get a fair amount of reserve heats.  It could do all three of them some good to have a mixture of tough rides at 2 and some small respite at 6 and 7.   Looking at the other reserves announced so far I think we are best placed.

All four are ex NL juniors so that leaves 24.43  for the final three riders which should make for a competitive team.

I fancy Richard Lawson and Zach but that would leave 10.34 for a No 1 and there doesn't look to be anyone at that level available so they might have to go for a 7 pointer instead of Zach.   Uncertain as to what average would apply to Ed Kennett but he might be the option and then we come in a point under the limit. 

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Very good question actually. I thought Kennett was a certainty but with the Rye House results expunged and no sight of him on any of the 2018 final averages does he revert to his 2017 finishing figure? 

Certainly no expert in these matters but with no 2018 Champ average its x1.5 for 2019 so Ted could either be available on 5.58x1.5 = 8.37 or 6.39x1.5 = 9.58  (or most likely neither of those) BUT one looks good value at Champ level and one looks expensive.

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Lawson

Bowtell

Bridger (6.59?)

Kerr

Kennett (8.5?)

Brennan

Wood

 

Like the look of that team.

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24 minutes ago, Dickie Head said:

Will Brennan, Wood and Bowtell also race in the NL?

Time will tell but suspect Wood will focus on Championship likewise Bowtell plus they are almost ruled out of NL due to high averages. Think Brennan will get extra laps in the lower tier though.

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1 hour ago, DC2 said:

 

Lewis Bridger?

Please Please  not.   

I spent so much time defending him in his wild Elite days and he kept letting us down despite his obvious talent. With the new found club and team spirit of the last four years it would be a disaster in my opinion. 

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2 hours ago, Sings4Speedway said:

Very good question actually. I thought Kennett was a certainty but with the Rye House results expunged and no sight of him on any of the 2018 final averages does he revert to his 2017 finishing figure? 

Certainly no expert in these matters but with no 2018 Champ average its x1.5 for 2019 so Ted could either be available on 5.58x1.5 = 8.37 or 6.39x1.5 = 9.58  (or most likely neither of those) BUT one looks good value at Champ level and one looks expensive.

It will be his starting average for Rye House x 1.5, 9.58 but with the 2.5% applied, 9.34. Which one is expensive?

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11 minutes ago, tocha said:

It will be his starting average for Rye House x 1.5, 9.58 but with the 2.5% applied, 9.34. Which one is expensive?

Much appreciated i forgot about the pesky reduction. I think 9.34 is a bit high although i think he would dominate around Eastbourne im not sure there is much improvement left in that average?

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2 hours ago, Sings4Speedway said:

Time will tell but suspect Wood will focus on Championship likewise Bowtell plus they are almost ruled out of NL due to high averages. Think Brennan will get extra laps in the lower tier though.

I think it would do Georgie Wood good to still race at NL level, preferably on a larger track in the south..

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2 minutes ago, M.D said:

I think it would do Georgie Wood good to still race at NL level, preferably on a larger track in the south..

Whilst i agree that it would benefit Georgie to ride Nl as well this season "i suspect" he won't. Largely because the cut in points limit means his average is very high for any team to accommodate plus i fear he would have trouble keeping his machinery up to scratch if he was competing in two leagues full time. 

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Indeed.   Good luck to Martin and Connor, who've both done a tremendous job in the 4 years the Eagles were in the National League.  The club has definitely been re energised under their leadership and it's great to see plenty of young faces at Arlington these days (and plenty of trophies :) )

They'll be regulars there anyway plus Martin looking after Tom Brennan will be a real plus.

2019 looks exciting and an interesting young team being built whilst protecting some of our other assets.  Going to be wonderfully odd not being a neutral at he Championship Pairs. 

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Id imagine lawson and ellis would be 2 of the 3 left how much would be for the last rider? 

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