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  1. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Take a look at the website. http://eastbourneeagles.co/news.php?extend.718 Best to snap up a rising talent before those people over the border take a fancy to him.
  2. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Hearing the new promotion at Eastbourne are going to relay the track and seed it with finest grass seed. Lawnmower on order for Bob (ride-on, of course). Seriously, just seen the Eagles have signed another grasstrack rider. Martin and Connor Dugard are certainly not letting the grass grow under their feet
  3. Richard Weston

    King's Lynn V Lakeside Tues 31st Sky 7.30

    Still can't let Eastbourne go. Not in the Elite League any more but can't resist twisting the knife one more time. Join the revolution. The National League is where speedway is in the UK
  4. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Eagles ready to soar National League newboys, the Eastbourne IT First Eagles, aim to chase glory on all fronts this season. The first test comes on Good Friday at their home stadium of Arlington (7.30pm) and club chairman, Martin Dugard, reckons his team is ready. Friday’s match is against local rivals, the Kent Kings in the National Trophy. Dugard said: “Kent at home is a perfect start for us. A local derby on Good Friday has long been the tradition at Eastbourne and it is fantastic to renew rivalries with a team from Kent, remembering the huge battles we had with Canterbury in the old second division. “We expect Kent will give us a tough battle but we will start the season on a winning note and set a marker for the other clubs in the league.” Dugard, son Connor and other members of the backroom team have been hard at work to ensure the club put on a great show for the first meeting. Harley Davidson motor-cycles from the 1066 Chapter will form the centrepiece of the pre-match parade. Dugard promised the club’s intention was to “get on with the racing” to build up excitement on the terraces. “Our admission prices are more than competitive with others in the National League but we aim to give great value to supporters by staging a series of races for younger riders in the second half,” he said. Young fans are uppermost in the club’s mind. The first 100 children through the turnstiles on Friday will receive a free Easter egg. Admission prices see children 0-12 admitted free of charge and those aged 13 to 17 for just a fiver. The adult price is £12. The programme has received a total overhaul during the winter with a new design and new features. Turnstiles will open at 6pm on Friday and fans are asked to note that the car park will not be open until 5.30pm. On Easter Monday, the IT First Eagles race at Kent. *Eastbourne will compete this year in the National League, the National Trophy, the KO Cup and aim to secure a place in the end-of-season Gold Cup, reserved for the top four league clubs. Team: Eastbourne: David Mason, Richard Andrews, Marc Owen, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Danny Warwick, Georgie Wood, Kelsey Dugard.
  5. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Looks to me if there may be some needle in this. Many of us still remember those huge battles we had with Canterbury. Bring that spirit back to speedway and the sport will be on the up. What Connor said is small beer in comparison to what went on in the past. It is time speedway was stirred up. Got far too bland and vanilla in recent years.
  6. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Thought you said Hayley for a moment. Who the hell is she?
  7. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    New man on the music. As long as get Sussex by the Sea (good enough for the Albion) and Man in Motion (at the end of every meeting) - all will be well. Have to say, the music from when I was a lad is best forgotten. We all have to move with the times...unless Terry Betts is coming back.
  8. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Well said Cat. I'm sure you will be purring with delight when you see how exciting speedway is going to be at Eastbourne this year. Everything points in the right direction. You will be coming to the right place to enjoy speedway again.
  9. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    King's Lynn is a trick track for many riders because it is too far round and some get lost going round the 3rd/4th bend. You just have to accept they are all different and riders need a huge range of skills to do well on all of them. Top riders don't recognise the phrase trick tracks. They are all there to be ridden
  10. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    More a technical track than a trick track. Best riders in the world have come to Eastbourne and blown the Eagles away. I'm sure in the NL there will plenty who have the skills to weigh up what's needed.
  11. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Islander15 - why don't you just stick in the thread about your own team?
  12. Richard Weston

    Rye House 2015

    You are right Alex. Others are following Eastbourne which said right from the start it would be racesuits as usual for the Eagles team. The Eastbourne ITFirst Eagles are raising the bar in the National League which has to be good for British speedway as a whole. I''m delighted that others clubs are following suit!
  13. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    You've been Eagled. Of course Eastbourne fans know how averages work.
  14. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    But no business people on a Saturday. Weekdays is the only day a speedway club could possibly hope to have a successful networking event. The value of a Friday lunchtime in commercial terms in incalculable.
  15. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Well that was some press and practice say. IT First are the sponsors - a company closely associated with Championship football team, Brighton and Hove Albion. Lots of corporate people milling around. Eastbourne's new team were super too. So easy to talk to. Smiles. They seem to be bonding really well. Gives me huge hope for the 2015 season. Beginning to dawn on me that the NL is the place to be in 2015. It is going to be a blast at Arlington and elsewhere.
  16. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Today's the day and I am escaping the desk and heading to Eastbourne to see some speedway action. At least it is not raining but no sun!
  17. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    All will be revealed around lunchtime tomorrow. Pretty certain you are wrong with UKIP, although it would be novel. Feel sure the management has talked about a company involved.
  18. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Good for you for keeping it under the cat's hat. That's the responsible thing for fans to do. Anyone who does know should stay quiet until the official announcement. We all know it is hard getting sponsors and Eastbourne appear to have done well, if Catinthehat is right.
  19. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Have to say Mike, it feels like that to me. I think the NL will be competitive, lots of young riders who can link with the supporters. NL is the place to be
  20. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Eastbourne all over social media like a rash this week. Grabbing every opportunity to get publicity; can;'t blame them with the season starting soon.
  21. Richard Weston

    Kent 2015

    Absolutely
  22. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    I think Eastbourne were wise not to announce BWD until he was through the arrival doors and in Britain. Those with long memories will remember the disappointment of Gizatullin being refused a visa and having to make a last-minute change. Always best to have some excitement in the papers just before you go racing.
  23. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Don't think it was that much of a surprise Alan but jolly good signing, nonetheless.
  24. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    The story and photograph is on the Eastbourne Eagles website: http://eastbourneeagles.co/news.php?extend.699
  25. Richard Weston

    Eastbourne 2015

    Georgie Wood looks a natural round Arlington, according to my friend who has seen him. Exciting times just around the corner in Sussex. Can't wait for it to start. Just have to work out how to "duck out of work" on Friday and look like a VIP
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