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3 hours ago, SpeedwayFan91 said:

You think Janowski, Wright, Tungate, Klindt, Harris, Kerr & Atkins looks weak?….

Yep.

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4 hours ago, SpeedwayFan91 said:

You think Janowski, Wright, Tungate, Klindt, Harris, Kerr & Atkins looks weak?….

Looks reasonably solid to me depending on what Magic might produce. I'd say its a Wolves type team, contends for the play offs but won't win them 

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On 11/28/2023 at 7:31 PM, RogerM22 said:

A #1 who can beat any of Sheffield's team, a 2-5 that are superior to Howarth/Pickering, and a reserve who could beat Sheffield's pair whilst literally carrying Henry Atkins. Not that far apart IMO.

We’ll see about that lol

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On 11/28/2023 at 8:43 PM, BluPanther said:

I wish the team well, but 'Spires' is a really naff name imo...

Agreed !! 

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On 11/29/2023 at 1:58 PM, SpeedwayFan91 said:

I’m pretty sure Boughen is Leicester’s RS

Boughen at Oxford. 
Joe Thomson at Leicester 

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Oxford's proposed 1-7 is very underrated imo.

 

Out and out No.1 who only missed out on the GP's due to wokeness about getting different nationalities involved rather than picking the best riders.

2-5 who are all No.3's essentially who can win races regularly at this level.

A high scoring reserve who's got bags of experience on all types of tracks.

 

The only negative is that two members may take a month to settle in after coming back from big injuries (Wright and Klindt)

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Oxford have tweeted about their signings not being over this week, assume this will be their Premiership team announced in the morning. 

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On 11/28/2023 at 8:43 PM, BluPanther said:

I wish the team well, but 'Spires' is a really naff name imo...

I would agree but better than the awful "Silver Machine".

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6 minutes ago, steve roberts said:

I would agree but better than the awful "Silver Machine".

Yes, that was certainly a strange one. 'Silver Machine' was top 3 hit for Hawkwind back in 1972, but i'm not aware of any link to that...

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20 minutes ago, steve roberts said:

I would agree but better than the awful "Silver Machine".

Should have been Cheetahs in the Prem, Chargers in the Champ and Spires in the NDL in my opinion.

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17 minutes ago, Bojangles said:

Should have been Cheetahs in the Prem, Chargers in the Champ and Spires in the NDL in my opinion.

Agree with that...would have made sense.

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35 minutes ago, BluPanther said:

Yes, that was certainly a strange one. 'Silver Machine' was top 3 hit for Hawkwind back in 1972, but i'm not aware of any link to that...

It was all to do with the Wagstaff/Brian Griffin idea that they hatched at Lynn in 2000, when as well as the matching Wolfsport two piece race suits all the bikes had matching silver covers. Griffin then disappeared during the 2001 season from memory and Waggy struggled on to the end of 2002 before moving the whole operation to Cowley, mainly to do with the corporate hospitality opportunities at a greyhound stadium IIRC. The silver machine nickname and bike covers went with him, was obviously an image he liked. 

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