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  1. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2021

    Did you see Flying High 3 - part one of a feature on 2nd leg of KO Cup final in 1985 which Eagles fans fondly remember. You can access it through club website for free.
  2. Richard Weston

    Kent Kings 2020?

    Nothing been decided as yet...dont think they have had the meeting.
  3. Richard Weston

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    I wouldn't put it past Plymouth springing another surprise with rider No 3.
  4. Richard Weston

    Plymouth Gladiators 2021

    Plymouth's tack developed brilliantly as their meeting with Eastbourne and IoW went on. Led to some super racing with a grandstand finish. Good as you could ever want (Eastbourne won! but the track evolved)
  5. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    What you set out is not rocket science and lots of sports clubs have already done that. Football clubs have had fans in and so have stock cars. There are people around who know how to do these things and no doubt they will share it with others who ask.
  6. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Eastbourne are encouraging local youngsters, where they can. Makes sense for all sorts of reasons. Wise to express an interest and see what evolves
  7. Richard Weston

    Whats actually going on?

    Eastbourne have expressed an in interest in running an NDL team
  8. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    One of the worst kept secrets of the winter.
  9. Richard Weston

    Ipswich 2020

    He could be a rising star in Championship
  10. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Exactly. App is always there for you - just up to club to provide the content.
  11. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Eastbourne announced a few weeks ago that they would be making an evening at speedway more interactive and are looking at developing an app. It gives the club all sorts of options in relation to the scorecard and putting out material during a match. However, they were very clear there would still be a printed programme and announcements / interviews for those who want. It doesn't have to be either/or. People also talk about a big screen - great if you have one like King's Lynn but I suspect that was paid for on the back of stockcar money - they are expensive to instal. App is the way forward and it is not just a young person's thing.
  12. Richard Weston

    Kent Kings 2020?

    And Peter knows how to tell a story to get it into the paper. He was a top notch Fleet Street man at one time in his career.
  13. Richard Weston

    missing riders in 2021?

    Yep, everyone in Sussex and Kent has had their two jabs. Kent Access Permit [the Kermit] extended to now include Sussex. Kings v Eagles second week in February to allow vaccine to fully work. Return the following weekend.
  14. Richard Weston

    Who are the Rising Stars?

    I’ve asked Ian Jordan at Eastbourne about Eastbourne’s rising stars as he is without fail very transparent when fans ask him questions. He will always join in on Facebook if there is a question that needs clearing up. Of course, he will not break confidences which is what you would hope for (although you are dying to know!). Mr Jordan said Drew Kemp, Jason Edwards and Tom Brennan are all on the rising star programme. It was also great to discover that Nathan Ablitt, another Eagles asset, is also on the list. What fabulous news for the riders and Eastbourne. He told me that in 2021 each club has to have a rising star at No 7. Where a club tracks more than one “rising star”, like Eastbourne, it’s the one with the least experience and lowest rating that gets the No 7 slot. For Eastbourne, it's Jason Edwards, which I think is absolutely perfect for Jason. He said there were other things which he was sure the BSPL will announce in due course which, understandably, he could not tell me. My take on this is that the rising star programme is hugely welcome, fits the overall aims and ambitions of Eastbourne which are to nurture and develop young British talent. It’s what happened over the years down here in Sussex and it is a great tradition. All this makes me proud to be a supporter of such a far-sighted club and I am sure there are plenty of other fans on the Arlington terraces who will back me up on this.
  15. Richard Weston

    Who are the Rising Stars?

    Tom will surely be a rising star in the Premiership and we know he is not in the Championship (for the purposes of this exercise) and he is in Eastbourne's top five and they have Jason Edwards as their rising star, which he is.
  16. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Good thinking. That point hadn't occurred to me. So, they won't be having an AGM then anytime soon.
  17. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Have you noticed how all the reports in the Speedway Star from the AGM do NOT refer to the AGM but something like 'general council". So maybe this thread is not discussing the AGM at all. Mysterious or not?
  18. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    Yes, the story is on the website. Fantastic news that we will have our magnificent seven back for 2021. A British team that we can all relate to. As others have said, fingers crossed we can get started at the beginning of May. Looks like infections are falling in East Sussex, according to figures from the BBC.
  19. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2020

    Another fabulous free online magazine from the Eagles. Flying High is truly exceptional -- some excellent reading, super pictures -- just what is needed in these dark days of winter and Covid. Well done Eastbourne - makes you proud to say you are a fan when your club does something like this. https://www.eastbourne-speedway.com/flyinghigh
  20. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Eastbourne got 3 teenage Brits in their team + 4 senior Brits.
  21. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Speedway in seeking a "Big Bang" announcement is letting things dribble out by rumour and speculation = actual announcement will be flat lemonade (dry January!).
  22. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    I thought Riss had jumped ship and gone to live in Europe; or did I read that wrongly?
  23. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    Don't you know: Silence is Golden as the Tremeloes said in about 1967
  24. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    Gosh, that's left field. He's not had a full season for a long time. Wouldn't imagine he has got any kit, so are Lynn going to fund that?
  25. Richard Weston

    BSPL AGM

    With all the concerns over biscuits, good to see someone remembered the Tea, boy.
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