LiveSPEEDWAY LIVE: Swindon Robins v Eastbourne Eagles

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The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Photograph of the Author by , Deputy sports editor

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Summary

  • Result - Swindon Robins 46 Eastbourne 44
  • Dakota North makes his Swindon debut after replacing the released Nicolai Klindt.
  • Troy Batchelor will ride at 5 and Nick Morris at 3.
  • Eagles' number one Bjarne Pedersen guested for Swindon earlier in the season.

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10:14pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Summerof69 says...

Would have been to include heat scores and running totals
Would have been to include heat scores and running totals Summerof69
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Di kanny oh says...

Well the days of watching 7 Elite league riders battling out are well and truly over with this new concept of blooding junior Brits and it now shows that some are good and coming along nicely but others are just way out of their depth. To be honest in some heats its watching two races and the distance apart is quite alarming. Tonight showed what a farce the whole system is with Eastbourne scoring 14 points from reserve and ours got a paltry 5 from just one rider and this puts a massive strain on our top five riders who had to make up 9 points. The farcical method of distribution of these fast track riders is not working with clubs like ours paying dearly loosing Josh Bates and now Darryl Ritchings so we end up with a kid who is not even Premier League level and really is out of his depth. No fault of his as he is a keen lad but the different levels of these riders is massive and this is the problem. Many of the riders in this fast track system are even being replaced by guest now with injuries and availability problems so just what is going on. I will find it hard to keep paying £17 to watch a disjointed league team and hate this new system enough to may be call time on my favorite sport. This I keep saying is clearly NOT Elite league anymore. Yes we got the win (just) but can't see this being anything other than a massive struggle for the Robins this season.
Well the days of watching 7 Elite league riders battling out are well and truly over with this new concept of blooding junior Brits and it now shows that some are good and coming along nicely but others are just way out of their depth. To be honest in some heats its watching two races and the distance apart is quite alarming. Tonight showed what a farce the whole system is with Eastbourne scoring 14 points from reserve and ours got a paltry 5 from just one rider and this puts a massive strain on our top five riders who had to make up 9 points. The farcical method of distribution of these fast track riders is not working with clubs like ours paying dearly loosing Josh Bates and now Darryl Ritchings so we end up with a kid who is not even Premier League level and really is out of his depth. No fault of his as he is a keen lad but the different levels of these riders is massive and this is the problem. Many of the riders in this fast track system are even being replaced by guest now with injuries and availability problems so just what is going on. I will find it hard to keep paying £17 to watch a disjointed league team and hate this new system enough to may be call time on my favorite sport. This I keep saying is clearly NOT Elite league anymore. Yes we got the win (just) but can't see this being anything other than a massive struggle for the Robins this season. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 2

10:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

morris 1 says...

Yippee we got 2 points yes 2 points - we will be lambs to the slaughter tomorrow - we will be better off awarding Lakeside three points then to waste travelling expenses.
Rosco some hard thinking has to be done - reserves need looking at, other team's reserves seem to be doing great, what's wrong with ours ?
Would really love to come and join you, but can't afford for three of us to come every week - not value for money in my opinion
Yippee we got 2 points yes 2 points - we will be lambs to the slaughter tomorrow - we will be better off awarding Lakeside three points then to waste travelling expenses. Rosco some hard thinking has to be done - reserves need looking at, other team's reserves seem to be doing great, what's wrong with ours ? Would really love to come and join you, but can't afford for three of us to come every week - not value for money in my opinion morris 1
  • Score: 0

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