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Steve Shovlar last won the day on October 17 2020

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  1. Steve Shovlar

    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    They probably signed him on the strength of his one good performance this year. He was woeful tonight. His best ride was heat 2 when he shoved out Hume on bend one, sending Hume well adrift. Hume gave chase and on the ladt bend pressurised Craig enough to get through on the line. Other than that he was nowhere.
  2. Steve Shovlar

    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    I have mentioned him Ray.
  3. Steve Shovlar

    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    Just got back. All very, very easy for Pirates with the meeting all but over by heat 8. Edinburgh are a three man team and managed a bonus point by having the luck of losing the toss. Danny King chose 1 and 3 which gave Edinburgh 1 and 3 in heats 13 and 15. The problem for Poole with that is that not one heat was won off gate 4 all night. Never seen the gates so lopsided as this. Will also say the track was not as good as it has been this season, with an issue on bend one, which was quickly addressed, and something coming out the back straight of bend two which caused Pickering to Buck and rear, allowing Schlein through, then the same happening to Shclein in a lap latter returning the compliment to Pickering. Rory said after the meeting that the track only had one racing line tonight with no grip on the inside, allowing riders to go wide and not be caught. A very good crowd in on a lovely evening and a small group of Monarchs fans made themselves heard at the end of heat 15 when they got a point. Good for them but it means nothing in the scheme of things. Poole were a class above and are two riders short at the moment. For Poole. Schlein rode well. Outgated in heat 15 and impossible to do anything. Rider of the night. Guest Buckley tried hard but found it tough. Ben Basso comes into the team from now on. Can’t expect much at first. Steve Worrall rode well but had two poor rides….when off gate 4. Stefan Neilsen battled but had a t/r against him in one. Had a decent battle with Pickering in heat 14. King was good until heat 13, when off gate 4. Zach cook did his job when guesting for his brother, as did Danny Hume with one great ride to beat Richie Worrall and winning heat 8. For Edinburgh. Masters was good as expected. Rode better when it slickened off. Lawson was poor. Only beat guest Buckley and was tailed off in his other rides. Thomson was ok. Seemed fast at times. 4 paid 5 is ok. Pickering was Monarchs best rider for entertainment and clearly loves the Poole track. Lots of battles and never gave up. Good effort. Richie Worrall was good and improved when the track went slick. Knows his way around poole so no surprise he scored well. Luke Craig was completely out of his depth. Greaves did very little either, two second places and 3 lasts. Not sure I can see how Edinburgh can seriously challenge for the title with their current lineup. Certainly Leicester look stronger and so do we. Having said that Edinburgh will have their home advantage on Friday and I expect them to beat us in the return. So Pirates continue to March up the table and with Cook back hopefully next week we should be looking very good indeed.
  4. Steve Shovlar

    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    No live stream. Big crowd coming in bunch of Monarch fans decamped next to us. Should be fin!
  5. Steve Shovlar

    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    A shame our new Signing Basso isn’t riding tonight. Forecast is good. Should be a cracker.
  6. Absolutely. He posts the same line all the time. Clearly doesn’t understand a track can be fixed, bumps and holes can VE taken out to produce a very good race track. Agree with Mikebv that it was slicker last week, the first time this season. But no bumps or holes.
  7. Doubt this guy has been to<Poole. Our track is in excellent condition. Fast, smooth and a racers track. No hiding place for riders who fate then hold everyone up. They get picked off.
  8. Wrong yes. But heat 14 stank to be honest. For the Leszno riders to be so tailed off against Zagar was ridiculous. Cracking meeting though. Fricke was excellent as was Pawlicki.
  9. I said right before that heat, Zielona Gora are going to 5-1 Doyle and Kolodziej, in a stichup of Grudziadz. Make no odds to Leszno they are in the playoffs. And Bobs your uncle so it was. Anyone want the lotto numbers? Fricke to win here? Almost!
  10. Superb riding for a youngster to be honest. His battle with Lasse Bjerre and Jensen at 28.45 was excellent and his ride at 32.10 was impressive. Whether he will do well in much tougher company we will have to see but 5 points a meeting is his target. And Poland have noticed him. However he wants to come to the U.K. as it’s a guarenteed berth.
  11. If Zielona Gora lose this they could well up bottom and relegated. Massive meeting for them.
  12. Steve Shovlar

    Poole vs Edinburgh 4/8/21

    Be surprised if we lose this one. Edinburgh are definately one of the top teams this year but I think the Pirates will be too strong for them at home, unless complacency sets in and the way the team are riding I doubt that will happen. Should be a great contest and another good crowd on Wednesday. Of course it might well turn out to be a very different story on Friday when we are heading all the way up there.
  13. Pirates have just announced the replacement for Keleher at 2 and he will be riding all three meetings this weekend. Welcome to Poole Ben Basso. 20 year old Danish rider. Must admit I know nothing about him but he comes highly recommended by Nicolai Klindt and Freddy Jackobsen. A bit of a baptism of fire for the lad when he sees Edinburgh but I won’t expect too much from him this weekend.
  14. Steve Shovlar

    Poole Pirates 2021

    There’s a name I………..have never heard of! But welcome to the club Ben!
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