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9 hours ago, Hunters said:

All in all a fascinating year ahead,  I just hope all those fans who refused to watch NL appreciate what is coming and return to the fold. 

There is a lot more interest from fans this season than before, I would expect a spike in attendance to begin with and with a good team around Arlington I would think they can build on crowds..

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12 hours ago, M.D said:

There is a lot more interest from fans this season than before, I would expect a spike in attendance to begin with and with a good team around Arlington I would think they can build on crowds..

With the loss of Lakeside and Rye, and with Kent treading water in a weakened NL, i would expect the Arlington crowds to go up. There are not a lot of options for fans in the South East.

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23 minutes ago, cityrebel said:

With the loss of Lakeside and Rye, and with Kent treading water in a weakened NL, i would expect the Arlington crowds to go up. There are not a lot of options for fans in the South East.

I question your optimism city rebel. I do not think there was any significant improvement in Eastbourne crowds when Wimbledon, geographically much nearer to Arlington, closed in 2005.

And consider if you were a former Rye House or Lakeside supporter, and lived to the north of these venues, the considerable travelling distance, the cost and time involved in getting to Eastbourne.

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Its never easy to judge what will put crowds up for speedway. I wouldlike to think that a few Lakeside fans may come down. I base that purely on the fact that I would have considered going to Lakeside had Eastbourne ever shut down and that was based on the fact I would have had to battle the Dartford crossing on a Friday night. The fact that Cookie and some Lakeside riders are involved, it may entice some Lakeside fans, espcially as it is on a Saturday.But who knows?

For me, I am not too fussed about the team winning everything this year. Just keep it good at home and have a solid middle table first year in the league will be great from me. Any better and I would be very happy. I just cannot wait to get behind a team full of local and British riders.

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On 12/13/2018 at 1:36 PM, Speedway197635 said:

Lawson, Kennett, Wajtknecht/Morley case closed.

Morley then?

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Think Eastbourne have got the balance pretty much right with the predicted side and shows the coffers are a little healthier than Brums. Keeping a core from the Nl side to appease the current fan base whilst adding some big hitters who are well know in the sport and have Eastbourne connections is clever. Add in a good race night and i think the home crows will grow (but by enough who knows?). With Kents issues in switching race day providing the opposition looks like it will put up a decent contest i suspect there will be a fair few fans travelling from the neighbouring county , myself included.

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12 hours ago, stevec said:

Its never easy to judge what will put crowds up for speedway. I wouldlike to think that a few Lakeside fans may come down. I base that purely on the fact that I would have considered going to Lakeside had Eastbourne ever shut down and that was based on the fact I would have had to battle the Dartford crossing on a Friday night. The fact that Cookie and some Lakeside riders are involved, it may entice some Lakeside fans, espcially as it is on a Saturday.But who knows?

For me, I am not too fussed about the team winning everything this year. Just keep it good at home and have a solid middle table first year in the league will be great from me. Any better and I would be very happy. I just cannot wait to get behind a team full of local and British riders.

I would have gone to Lakeside more than I did but for the Friday afternoon Dartford Crossing fiasco. 

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I knew eastie would end up with morley, the worst signing of the perceived 7 by a mile average wise

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5 minutes ago, ruckerroo said:

I knew eastie would end up with morley, the worst signing of the perceived 7 by a mile average wise

Think thats very harsh and un-true. Morley at home may look high considering his performances will be similar to Wood & Brennan who are available combined for the same average but away he will be far more experienced and is developing on the bigger tracks. Add in that he actually achieved that average in a tougher Championship last year showing he has been there done it. Perceived signing wise Kennett looks the worst signing average wise but i wouldn't say he will be a bad signing.

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Still no official notification of the last 3 signings..yet everyone seems to know who they are and could be about right...

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On ‎12‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 8:08 PM, BLACKHEART said:

Lawson, Kennett & Wajtknecht apparently. 

So much for that.   If Zach was wrong so might be some others?

Just cannot see Ben Morley at No 4 or we will have problems.  He really has not improved much over the last four years and his average was arrived at by being reserve at Lakeside.  He scores big at NL but he did the same when we joined in 2015.

My one worry had been Eddie Kennett who had a bad year last year but comes in too high with the previous years average. Does not leave any room for improvement. 

With the pair of them the Eagles suddenly look a bit vulnerable. 

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Ben spent a lot of time at no 2 at Lakeside averaging around 7 points at home  swapping back and forth with Zack.. If he is in the team.?.i would expect him to do a similar job at Eastbourne a track he goes very well on

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4 minutes ago, Hunters said:

So much for that.   If Zach was wrong so might be some others?

Just cannot see Ben Morley at No 4 or we will have problems.  He really has not improved much over the last four years and his average was arrived at by being reserve at Lakeside.  He scores big at NL but he did the same when we joined in 2015.

My one worry had been Eddie Kennett who had a bad year last year but comes in too high with the previous years average. Does not leave any room for improvement. 

With the pair of them the Eagles suddenly look a bit vulnerable. 

 

Don’t be too depressed. Your team is similar to Redcar’s, who everyone is raving about. Maybe your bottom four lack the potential of Stewart and Bacon, but they should be home track specialists who guarantee you a mid-table finish.

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30 minutes ago, Sings4Speedway said:

Think thats very harsh and un-true. Morley at home may look high considering his performances will be similar to Wood & Brennan who are available combined for the same average but away he will be far more experienced and is developing on the bigger tracks. Add in that he actually achieved that average in a tougher Championship last year showing he has been there done it. Perceived signing wise Kennett looks the worst signing average wise but i wouldn't say he will be a bad signing.

I cant see any value at all having morley , bowtell, wood and brennan in the same side, those nl averages dont lie, they are all  pretty similar

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With a long tail you have to make sure one of those 4 are able to race as a number 4 (one of them I’m sure might be able to during the season but not just yet) if you compare them to riders who rode at number 4 last year (I understand the limit is now lower) I don’t think one of the four are a number four - yet. But I think wood or Brennan would be a number Four at home not so sure who would away. Out of the four and no disrespect to Ben as I know he’s your grandson Waco just my honest opinion but he isn’t one of those four. He will finish at reserve and he isn’t going to get any better I feel - if he proves me wrong I’ll eat my hat but he only has that average because of his home love for lakeside a track he’s ridden for many years that other riders struggle to even get round. 

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