Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
14/05/2017
A Mystery Solved
The Voice - Issue 65
Your Feedback
 
01/05/2017
Dave Collins
The Mystery Rider from 1948
Your Feedback
 
23/04/2017
Bill's Pictures
Toronto Board Track
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
16/04/2017
Melbourne in the 1950's
The History of Sim Speedway
Your Feedback
 
26/03/2017
All About You: Mike Redfern
Bill's Posters
RIP Plough Lane
Your Feedback
 
12/03/2017
NZ World Team Cup 1986 +
Glasgow Speedway Posters
Your Feedback
 
05/03/2017
Almaty Ice Speedway
NZ World Team Cup 1985
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
26/02/2017
Dream Team: David Pickles
NZ World Team Cup 1984
Your Feedback
 
19/02/2017
Dream Team: Martin Wilkins
NZ World Team Cup 1983
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
05/02/2017
Video: Berrington 2000
NZ World Team Cup 1982
Your Feedback
 
29/01/2017
Vic Ridgeon
NZ World Team Cup 1981
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
22/01/2017
Jim Ryman Crash at Boston
NZ World Team Cup 1980
Your Feedback
 
15/01/2017
NZ World Team Cup 1979
Skid Kids
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
05/01/2017
Otto Holoubek
NZ World Team Cup 1978
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 


A Matter of Opinion....Alan Robins....17/03/2002

Alan Robins was originally an Ellesmere Port fan but now lives on the South Coast and supports Eastbourne.


How well will Eastbourne cope without Martin Dugard?

He'll certainly be missed as both a captain and a rider. I've heard it said that he'll be impossible to replace around Arlington. That's not a view I agree with at all. If you look at his home average for last season you'll see it was less than nine. I'm sure Mark Loram will be able top the nine point mark this year.


Are there any riders absent this year that you'll particularly miss?

It's a pity that Kaj Laukannen won't be riding. He's always provided good entertainment when he's been on Sky. I'm also disappointed that Brent Collyer hasn't been picked up by somebody. He's a real trier and deserves a decent run somewhere. Perhaps he's not eligible for a work permit anyway?


Who will win the Elite League?

Wolverhampton look very good, especially if David Howe can adapt to Monmore Green. If Wolves don't do it then Belle Vue just might. Jason Crump will win races everywhere, Lyons will add a point and a half to his average and Karger is a better rider than he's often given credit for. Add in Sam Ermolenko and Matty Ferjan and it's not a bad side. Sadly I don't think Eastbourne will win enough away matches to really challenge.


Should the Golden Helmet be revived?

Not really bothered to be honest. We already see the top riders competing against each other so often that I don't know if it would be the attraction it once was. I'm sure the top riders wouldn't be prepared to travel to take part in a couple of match races anyway. I certainly wouldn't be willing to pay any extra to watch it.


Is Joe Screen correct to avoid the Grand Prix Qualifying rounds?

It's entirely up to Joe. I'm disappointed as I'd have enjoyed seeing him in the series but there are no guarantees that he would have re-qualified. It's probably wise if he concentrates on regaining full fitness this season and tries the GP again in a year or two.

 

This article was first published prior to October 2002

[ Use Mobile Version ]
 

 

Comment on this Article | Contact Us | Go Back to Main Menu

   Please leave your comments on this article or on the site as a whole