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Feversham Lens
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Oct 19, 2017, 10:19 AM

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Not sure if this has ever happened in British speedway: Redcar ride at SGB Championship rivals Sheffield tonight without any of their seven registered team members. Five are injured. The sixth, Aussie Ellis Perks, has gone home, and the seventh, Dane Jonas B Andersen, is on holiday - even though the season hasn't finished! Redcar plan to track six guests and operate the rider replacement facility for Charles Wright, one of the five crocks. A new low for the sport?

Redcar's line-up at Owlerton this evening:

1 Jake Allen (Guest for Ben Barker)
2 David Wallinger (National League Guest for Ellis Perks)
3 R/R Charles Wright
4 Connor Coles (National League Guest for Jonas B Andersen)
5 Josh Auty (Capt) (Guest for Jason Garrity)
6 Ryan Terry-Daley (National League Guest for Tobias Busch)
7 Mitchell Davey (Guest for Danny Ayres)

Redcar promoter Kevin Keay sends his apologies…

http://redcarbears.co/...s-apologise-to-fans/

UPDATE: Postponed owing to a waterlogged track. Fourth time this fixture has been postponed. Rearranged for Monday evening (23rd). Should mean at least one registered Redcar rider appearing…


(This post was edited by Feversham Lens on Oct 19, 2017, 2:02 PM)


Hornchurchspur
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Oct 25, 2017, 1:47 AM

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And on the subject of speedway guests, at the Championship KO Cup Final first leg last Sunday, Scott Nicholls guested for missing Peterborough No 1 Jack Holder (whose whereabouts are unknown but unconfirmed reports suggest he may already be back in Australia to keep warm during our winter). Scott top scored for Peterborough with 12 points in their 47-43 over Ipswich who were hampered by an injury to Rory Schlein in his first heat which ruled him out of the rest of the meeting. Unfortunately Rory's injuries mean that he will also miss this Thursday's second leg but this does allow Ipswich to use a guest rider to replace him. Any regular speedway follower will not be surprised to discover that the gentleman they have selected as their guest is the same gun for hire Scott Nicholls. He will therefore have the doubtful honour of representing both teams in the final and presumably will be eligible for both a winners and a runners up medal. This may not be a first for speedway but I very much hope it will be the last.


Tykeoldboy
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Oct 25, 2017, 1:53 PM

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And on the subject of speedway guests, at the Championship KO Cup Final first leg last Sunday, Scott Nicholls guested for missing Peterborough No 1 Jack Holder (whose whereabouts are unknown but unconfirmed reports suggest he may already be back in Australia to keep warm during our winter). Scott top scored for Peterborough with 12 points in their 47-43 over Ipswich who were hampered by an injury to Rory Schlein in his first heat which ruled him out of the rest of the meeting. Unfortunately Rory's injuries mean that he will also miss this Thursday's second leg but this does allow Ipswich to use a guest rider to replace him. Any regular speedway follower will not be surprised to discover that the gentleman they have selected as their guest is the same gun for hire Scott Nicholls. He will therefore have the doubtful honour of representing both teams in the final and presumably will be eligible for both a winners and a runners up medal. This may not be a first for speedway but I very much hope it will be the last.


This certainly undermines the credibility of the sport and something the ruling body should do something about.



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Feversham Lens
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Oct 25, 2017, 2:32 PM

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Not sure where the answer lies. There is a shortage of riders in Britain. Most of the sport's foreign (and some British) 'stars' no longer ride in the British leagues because the money on offer is so poor. Falling crowds have led to low pay rates. The 'stars' have decided they're better off concentrating on Poland, Sweden and the GP series. Lack of 'stars', however, has played its part in plummeting attendances at British tracks. Who wants to watch the same riders - most of them, these days, seemingly little more than kids - appearing for several teams in two or even three of the British leagues? Low wages (coupled with high risk) are also a disincentive for youngsters to take up a sport that has become ludicrously expensive for competitors. As recently as the Seventies, the world champion would get by with one relatively basic bike, strapped to the back of his car, for each meeting. Now, even the crappiest junior needs a van, three or four high-tech machines and state-of-the-art kevlars etc!


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