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PIRATES IN SEARCH FOR NEW SPONSOR

8th November 2016

As British speedway heads into a new era,Poole chief Matt Ford is on the search for a new main team sponsor for the 2017 season

 

The two-year deal with Readypower, a plant hire company, is heading towards its conclusion and company owners Rick Frost and Julie Mahoney have intimated that they will playing a less active role in speedway and have chosen not to extend the arrangement.

 

Poole boss Matt Ford admitted "Our association with Readypower was a very good arrangement and working with Rick and Julie was an absolute pleasue and I can't thank them enough for the support that they have given us. But as with many things in life the good doesn't last for ever and they have chosen to take a step back and so we now have an opening for another company to become involved with us."

 

"We are keen to hear from any organisations that feel they might be able to offer us sponsorship in exchange for plenty of advertising and exposure. Our main team partners will become part of the team's name and through our television associates we can gain publicityin the region of 150 countries. Whether it be the Mediterranean or the Pacific Rim, we are shown live and our main sponsor is always prevalent by name, which we extend through all media outlets.

 

Any company or individual seeking further information should telephone Poole Speedway on 01202 681145 or email information@poolepirates.co.

 

Whats missing from this that was in the Bournemouth Echo article is that the Readypower 2 year deal was worth at least £100000 to Poole. If a sponsor of this magnitude cannot be found by Ford then I think this is the reason that Holder Snr will not appear. The Poole team will be made up of assets as I suspect that loan fees will have to go as well, hence no Ellis.

 

Matt Ford has never nurtured British talent (with exception of Newman) and this year his failure to so may just bite him on the backside. We all await with interest this year's Poole lineup.

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As expected yet another anomaly exploited by a promotion.

Brady started the season as a declared EL rider and not a PL rider.

He is lucky that he did double up later in the season otherwise he would be saddled with an average that be difficult to get a place with.

 

Still, it's great news the new rules look after an Aussie and potentially penalise a Brit tho eh?

:neutral:

Should have ridden in PL then!
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Not going to get into an argument about it but where in the statement did it mention rolling averages?.

It didn't & he didn't ride enough Premier League meetings in 2016 to get an average.

A great loophole & fair play to Poole for it.

Just as much a joke that Klindt rode more Elite League meetings than Premier but they use the Premier average.

It's just a sad thing that a young Brit hasn't benefited.

Not sure how people can argue here. official greensheets are always based on rolling averages. Brady rode for Plymouth last season. Number of meetings is irrelevant once they decided to base everything on pl.

As it is, based on last years El performances Klindt is the stand out bargain. b kurtz is still only mid range for value, in fact not dissimilar to Ellis.

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Darcy all the way without a shadow of a doubt. Chris hasn't been the same though since his and Darcy's accident which is understandable, but prior to these incidents I always thought Darcy looked the better. His foresight and control of the bike was unrivaled. Great example being the play off semi final 2nd leg vs kings lynn.

Maybe in his league racing Chris has struggled a bit but he has looked very good in the GP's.

As expected yet another anomaly exploited by a promotion.

Brady started the season as a declared EL rider and not a PL rider.

He is lucky that he did double up later in the season otherwise he would be saddled with an average that be difficult to get a place with.

 

Still, it's great news the new rules look after an Aussie and potentially penalise a Brit tho eh?

:neutral:

The same as Klindt though Steve who rode in more Elite than Premier & dropped out of the Premier.

 

It was simple that if a rider wasn't riding Premier League at the end of 2016 then his Elite average should count.

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Maybe in his league racing Chris has struggled a bit but he has looked very good in the GP's.

Exactly. Poole isn't exactly top of his priorities, form was good in Poland as well yet apart from last 2 months he was pretty average over here. Hans was our best rider up to June.
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Exactly. Poole isn't exactly top of his priorities, form was good in Poland as well yet apart from last 2 months he was pretty average over here. Hans was our best rider up to June.

Fair comments Lisa😀👏

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Sorry to butt in on a Poole topic but as a Plymouth fan who watched them all season,Newman yes jack holder yes,Brady Kurtz yes but stay away from Todd Kurtz honestly guys he is truly pants and you will drop him as quick as you sign him.

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Exactly. Poole isn't exactly top of his priorities, form was good in Poland as well yet apart from last 2 months he was pretty average over here. Hans was our best rider up to June.

I think Chris had three higher priorities than Poole so i won't be disappointed if he is not at Poole next year neither

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Sorry to butt in on a Poole topic but as a Plymouth fan who watched them all season,Newman yes jack holder yes,Brady Kurtz yes but stay away from Todd Kurtz honestly guys he is truly pants and you will drop him as quick as you sign him.

Kurtz was lowering his average for Plymouth, that much was clear.

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Sorry to butt in on a Poole topic but as a Plymouth fan who watched them all season,Newman yes jack holder yes,Brady Kurtz yes but stay away from Todd Kurtz honestly guys he is truly pants and you will drop him as quick as you sign him.

your welcome to come on here anytime

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Coming from a supporter who's club puts Swedish riders before British ones.

 

Why don't you drop Masters/Thorssell and sign Ellis?

 

I'm not quite sure how to put this to you in a way you might understand but as of yet we haven't declared any riders for 2017.

as for signing British riders and helping them develop..... you must have forgot the double world champion.

easy mistake to make I guess.

 

Should have ridden in PL then!

 

loving the sympathy. :neutral:

 

The same as Klindt though Steve who rode in more Elite than Premier & dropped out of the Premier.

It was simple that if a rider wasn't riding Premier League at the end of 2016 then his Elite average should count.

Fair play CR another anomaly with no common sense applied.

Part of me hopes he rewards Leicester by staying but on his average he must be a likely at his parent club.

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Exactly. Poole isn't exactly top of his priorities, form was good in Poland as well yet apart from last 2 months he was pretty average over here. Hans was our best rider up to June.

Yes - pretty average! That's why he has a 12+ average for team building this season. :rolleyes:

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Should have ridden in PL then!

With fans like you .......

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Should have ridden in PL then!

Well he didn't have a crystal ball and thought that being an EDR (on lower points money) was worth a go to show his talent - which he did in abundance. His reward (like many Poole riders after their first season) - there's the door and we are replacing you with a Johnny Foreigner!

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