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  1. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    You are quite right that it is a good idea...in fact, such a good idea that prior to the 2020 season, Eastbourne announced news of reciprocal arrangements with Knockhatch, the new skate park on the seafront at Eastbourne (I'm sure you will want to have a go) and some of the resort's hotels. I'm sure they would have approached Drusillas as the zoo is so close to Arlington but I don't know about that, just a surmise. These are the sort of things the promotion at Eastbourne are hot on..building links with the whole community of Eastbourne and the surrounding towns and villages.
  2. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    This really is a template that other clubs can use, adapted to their particular circumstances. BSPL would do well to point all member clubs to the Eastbourne site.
  3. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    The level of detail is impressive. People know exactly what's what.
  4. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    I think when they signed Ablitt in August last year it was about adding to the asset base and not with an NDL team in mind. He lives within earshot of Arlington so makes sense he rides there. Fans love to see a local lad riding, remember David Norris and, of course, now Edward Kennett also come from the doorstep of Arlington. Don't forget Ablitt was signed up for Mildenhall, as was stated in the Star last week. Eastbourne very much want to grow their own team so MSDL>>>NDL>>Championship teams. There is something for a rider to aspire to if you have a structure like that. It also gives continuity and hopefully means over time the Eagles won't be paying out for loan fees etc. You know it makes sense!
  5. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Website story says Ablitt will start at reserve.
  6. Richard Weston

    Mildenhall 2021

    Mildenhall awarded U19 final. Good news for the Fen Tigers and their fans.
  7. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    T. Betts on his way back.
  8. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Conor King for the new Seagulls??? Used him at Plymouth, so must be on the radar.
  9. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    Kent should really have named their 2nds the Kent Jacks. Then, if the riders progresses it will be a case of: From a Jack to a King. You will need to be a student of popular 1960s music to get that one. In the meantime, I will get my coat.
  10. Richard Weston

    KENT ROYALS 2020

    And Eastbourne are going to have some 2nd half 'junior dash' races which will help bring on the youngsters. Also has the advantage of flowing people away from the meeting more evenly so as to avoid a rush to leave at end of ht15.
  11. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    He should be otherwise we have a closed shop and that cannot be the intention of bspl with this scheme
  12. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Perhaps money. One thing we do know is that Jake Knight will bring dash, excitement to the Seagulls NDL outfit. His big advantage over most is that he entertains -- sadly, he sometimes falls off but that is probably the price to pay. I saw him at Plymouth last September and wow, wow, wow - breathtaking (perhaps even frightening to watch). What Jake Knight understands is that speedway is in the entertainment business. And good for him.
  13. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    I couldn't remember which year but I am also a King's Lynn fan, so have followed Jake's career even though I live south of the Thames.
  14. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Sheffield
  15. Richard Weston

    Mildenhall 2021

    Malcolm Vasey eats Thesaurus for breakfast.
  16. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    All a bit quiet on the MSDL front isn't it. Eastbourne have said they will have a bit of an old-fashioned 2nd half for NDL / MSDL riders after Championship matches of four races to give them some track time and also to let the crowd filter away, rather than rush out , to help keep people distanced.
  17. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Please carry on posting. Your views are always put across in a clear way and never seek to be deliberately annoying. Sometimes I agree with you and sometimes I don't. You are always welcome at Eastbourne where you can see the club is setting out to develop their own riders and to have a 'ladder' within the club for them to progress: MSDL to NDL to Championship. If you are good enough etc It's that same sort of progression ladder you find in many instances in working life...makes sense to me.
  18. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    Bumper edition of Eastbourne online magazine Flying High now out. Packed with stuff. In fact, so much to read that I haven't had time to get through half of it. What a nice surprise to find Lee Kilby is coming to Eastbourne for 2021...successful clubs need a good team on track and a good team behind the scenes and the Eagles going very much that way. Success breeds success. Some quite wide-ranging stuff in there, as well, that goes beyond Eastbourne. And it's free - what a gift to fans from the club you support. My only complaint is that I've not been asked back to do another column but guess that's good news for everyone else.
  19. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    NDL teams announced and Eastbourne are in. Looks like plenty of speedway at Arlington once we get going.
  20. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Shocked there is no IoW. What went wrong. I thought I hadn't seen much of Barry Bishop recently. Mildenhall will need some help from other clubs to put a meaningful fixture list together. It will need a bit of creative thinking but Sunday afternoons in the summer Mildenhall is pretty good place to be. Speedway and a bit of plane spotting - no variety though with the planes!
  21. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Yes, me too. Hopefully here at Eastbourne we will get plenty of racing at Arlington and also the chance to go and re-visit some NDL friends from the recent past, such as Mildenhall, the nouveau riche at Sittingbourne and, of course, that great day out over the Solent to the Isle of Wight. Bring it on.
  22. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    My guess is things are well advanced and remember we are probably 3 months from when racing starts. In normal times that would be around Christmas and that's when NDL is usually sorted. So my guess, is not long now.
  23. Richard Weston

    May 17th

    Welsh rules
  24. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Eastbourne have published provisional NDL dates. Seems it will be up to the authorities to decide whether they want an Eagles second team in NDL. Kent doing it so cannot see any reason why not.
  25. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Why not, if he wishes to ride? He is popular with the fans.
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