SPEEDWAY: Elite Shield is up for grabs

Alun Rossiter

Alun Rossiter

First published in Sport

THERE is silverware up for grabs in Swindon Robins’ double-header with Poole Pirates on Good Friday after it was confirmed yesterday that both sides will also compete for the postponed Elite Shield.

After the original clash was postponed, the British Speedway Promoters’ Association have approved a proposal to allow both meeting to count towards the Elite Shield.

Robins boss Alun Rossiter said: “It gives the two meetings, which already carry great interest, something extra. It should be a great day.”

The action begins on Friday at 11am at Wimborne Road before returning to Blunsdon for 8pm.

Gates open at 7pm at Blunsdon on Friday with the first 300 children through gates receiving a free easter egg.

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7:06pm Wed 16 Apr 14

wickite says...

First we have the decision to ride at home against Poole in last seasons play offs, now we decide to ride for the Elite Shield without our best reserve. No disrespect to the 2 reserves for the 2 meetings but we are virtually 16 points down before a wheel has turned. Is there a parallel speedway universe that only Rosco visits? Also has anyone at the Abbey considered how many people go away for the easter holidays on Friday, but would have been at the Abbey on Thursday before they go away?
First we have the decision to ride at home against Poole in last seasons play offs, now we decide to ride for the Elite Shield without our best reserve. No disrespect to the 2 reserves for the 2 meetings but we are virtually 16 points down before a wheel has turned. Is there a parallel speedway universe that only Rosco visits? Also has anyone at the Abbey considered how many people go away for the easter holidays on Friday, but would have been at the Abbey on Thursday before they go away? wickite
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9:13am Thu 17 Apr 14

mikeinwanborough says...

Still a sensible decision given how difficult it is to arrange meetings with all of the rain offs. The news that Poole are now without Kyle Newman and that we have Worrall available for the morning meeting should just give the Robins the edge. Accept that the attendance may be impacted, but I recall some fantastic three-way meetings with Oxford and Reading over Easter weekends which were always well attended.
Still a sensible decision given how difficult it is to arrange meetings with all of the rain offs. The news that Poole are now without Kyle Newman and that we have Worrall available for the morning meeting should just give the Robins the edge. Accept that the attendance may be impacted, but I recall some fantastic three-way meetings with Oxford and Reading over Easter weekends which were always well attended. mikeinwanborough
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11:23am Thu 17 Apr 14

themoonraker says...

mikeinwanborough wrote:
Still a sensible decision given how difficult it is to arrange meetings with all of the rain offs. The news that Poole are now without Kyle Newman and that we have Worrall available for the morning meeting should just give the Robins the edge. Accept that the attendance may be impacted, but I recall some fantastic three-way meetings with Oxford and Reading over Easter weekends which were always well attended.
yes, but that was when speedway was an exciting spectacle and not the pretty mundane offering on show nowadays
[quote][p][bold]mikeinwanborough[/bold] wrote: Still a sensible decision given how difficult it is to arrange meetings with all of the rain offs. The news that Poole are now without Kyle Newman and that we have Worrall available for the morning meeting should just give the Robins the edge. Accept that the attendance may be impacted, but I recall some fantastic three-way meetings with Oxford and Reading over Easter weekends which were always well attended.[/p][/quote]yes, but that was when speedway was an exciting spectacle and not the pretty mundane offering on show nowadays themoonraker
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