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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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Looking at the likely number 4 riders this year & the proposed Eastbourne side Morley is certainly the closest to it in terms of consistent standard and it is ultimately the next step for him in his career as he looks to hold his own outside the reserve / number 2 berths. Lets not forget its not the riders fault that they are being pressed into riding in positions perhaps slightly above their current level (same as Bowtell at 2) its the way the side has been built and with 2 x 9+ riders included there will always be a long tail who perhaps gets a slating they don't deserve. 

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It’s a weaker league and needs NL riders to step up otherwise what’s the point.

The team you start with is never the team you finish with these days.

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TurnTwo,.i have a number of old hats I could send you ,,My.old Lakeside cap  would be particularly tasty.....

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14 hours ago, waco said:

TurnTwo,.i have a number of old hats I could send you ,,My.old Lakeside cap  would be particularly tasty.....

Sounds like Ben is one of the last three so why don't they say so?   Waco should know.

We thought it was Zach but no.  Maybe it is not Kennett either.  Why must we be the last to know.?  Otherwise only Newcastle and 1 at Brum are left in doubt as the other nine teams are complete. 

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21 hours ago, TurnTwo said:

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. 

I would think Wood at present would be the best bet for no 4 at home but soon to be overtaken by Brennan.  Ben Morley rides Arlington well but the other two were flying at the end of last year.   However away is different and Morley might well be the better option. Its all irrelevant because averages determine the positions and I think the bottom four will all be in the reserve spots at some time.  The most likely is Alfie Bowtell who could be an asset away but has really not been happy at Arlington.

Unless Eddie Kennett regains some of the form he had when he left us in the Elite days we could be relying on the bottom 4 to keep us afloat.

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Hopefully there will be some closer meetings at Arlington next season. It's become far too predictable in recent years.

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The last 3 riders have yet to be named , ,,so until then it is all speculation ,,I would think only Lawson is nailed on...

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12 minutes ago, waco said:

The last 3 riders have yet to be named , ,,so until then it is all speculation ,,I would think only Lawson is nailed on...

Yes, all speculation but a lot to like if it comes to pass.

If the rumours are true, looks like the Eagles won't be spending on imports of variable quality but are willing to let some young British riders have a go.

 

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1 hour ago, cityrebel said:

Hopefully there will be some closer meetings at Arlington next season. It's become far too predictable in recent years.

and hopefully we won't see races so strung out in the PL. 

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With many visiting riders not having ridden Eastbourne before..your bottom four may well exceed expectations expressed on here...For sure they will also improve as the season progresses.......

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