Post by workingtonlogheads on Jan 15, 2018 16:17:13 GMT
After another poor season, it is the bottom tier for the Logheads. We've been here before and, like the Great Dragon of Cumbria, we can rise again!
The basic side has been signed up. Plenty of room for improvement (we hope) and a keen sense of encouragement for the fans a good season after 2/3 indifferent ones.
Dexter Last - added almost a point to his average last season in a struggling side. Steps down a division and expected to be challenging for the #1 spot by the end of the season.
Harvey Hedge - almost doubled his average at Ipswich in the extinct Academy League. Expected to make the step up in class with no problem.
Guido Keusters - the only retained rider that wore the Cleator Moor red and yellow. Showed flashes and just needs to be a bit more consistent.
Shane Boulger - comes in on loan Milton Keynes after a promising JJ season. Duff, the U21 Aussie manager, thinks he might be ready to make the next step up. Logheads hope he will have the time to find out.
Anders Solberg - Topped the Division 2 averages in Euro League for Zagreb. Not the hard hitting #1 we need to stay in the Power League last season, but should prove his worth in the Evolution League. The crowd love him, why sign for anyone else?
Offers have been made for the rest of the side and updated here later.
Post by workingtonlogheads on Jan 16, 2018 9:27:33 GMT
For those of you needing a rider of a quality rarely seen for sale, Logheads can offer you these steals (all averages for EL): -
Rocky Reason Welsh (for sale or loan) 19 4.22 Promising young rider been with us since JJ days Robert Mountford Scottish (for sale or loan) 19 5.01 looking to continue his speedway education after a season spent on loan at York Joonas Juhola Finnish (cheap sale) 26 3.71 Did enough not to be dropped Hans Lehsmeyer German (for sale) 24 7.57 Promising young rider and former EL Heat leader for Stockport Jens Rosencrans Danish (for sale or loan) 26 8.28 Was Cleator Moor #1 last season.
Post by workingtonlogheads on Jan 30, 2018 15:52:33 GMT
To celebrate the release of the new SIM Database, we have held a little poll of the best riders for Workington, as part of the preseason get together between riders and the fans.
Not surprisingly Risager and Michanek were heavily voted for as were the more recent Black and Reay. Some of the others may be a surprise, but we hope that Last, Hedge and Ruzucha are the stars of the future.
Post by workingtonlogheads on Feb 17, 2018 10:35:01 GMT
A pleasant away trip, unusually for Workington. There was little between the sides as both teams seemed to be trying out their equipment rather than flat out for the win. Heat 8 in Leeds and Heat 9 in Workington decided the ties, fortunately Logheads got a 5-1 in both of them.
15/02/2018 at HAWTHORN BOWL SIM SPEEDWAY 2018 - EVOLUTION LEAGUE - CHALLENGE(1st Leg)
Post by workingtonlogheads on Feb 23, 2018 10:56:15 GMT
Solberg and Hedge are warming up together well. Keusters a little inconsistent and Brown hasn't fully hit his stride, making sure the team integrates, rather than concentrating on his own performance. A decent draw at Whitby and loss at home only due to injury to Boulger and man of the match performance of Dixon. Both fixtures very entertaining and no lasting damage to Steve.
20/02/2018 at STOKER PARK - SIM SPEEDWAY 2018 - EVOLUTION LEAGUE PS3 LEG 1
Post by workingtonlogheads on Apr 9, 2018 8:40:11 GMT
After a decent pre-season, Workington have felt the need to make a change. Struggling to achieve a 5 point average at the moment, even after 3 home matches has seen the axe fall on Colin Browne. We thank Colin for agreeing to the termination and thank him for his efforts up to this point.
His replacement, former Cleator Moor heat leader, Zane Snow. He helped the Phoenix get promoted and we are hoping for a positive impact for the Logheads.
Post by workingtonlogheads on Apr 13, 2018 11:47:19 GMT
After 6 matches, we remain unbeaten home. Close but no cigars on our travels. Seventh is not a bad place to be, will be interesting to see whether we are still competitive as other sides ring the changes.
Post by workingtonlogheads on Aug 10, 2018 8:30:54 GMT
The competitive nature of the Division was proven by a Reading side determined to avoid the wooden spoon. Michael France proving is love of the Derwent Bowl with an excellent full maximum, as Solberg slipped by his high standards.
"I think a few riders are looking to next week [KOC Final] and we had to have them in the team room for a few words after Heat 8. We're unbeaten at home and still a point from promotion. Maximum effort is all it takes now to grab both trophies", said Promoter David Grainger.
wandsworthrams: Silly question, are we allowed to do coaching yet?
Oct 5, 2018 8:26:31 GMT
leedsjaguars: I think coaching is done when you select your team for matches. It’s a part of the amazing form we use each week
Oct 5, 2018 16:53:39 GMT
wandsworthrams: I still use the Coaching form!
Oct 6, 2018 9:45:22 GMT
leedsjaguars: Coaching can be done as part of the excel form, which makes it easier to track too. In my first season I didn’t do all my coaching because I forgot, now the form reminds me.
Oct 7, 2018 15:12:10 GMT
wandsworthrams: Thanks Daz, I've sent you a text.
Oct 10, 2018 10:18:02 GMT
bottesfordbullets: Can we still use the weekly excel tactics sheet ?
Oct 11, 2018 20:30:54 GMT
leedsjaguars: I’m assuming not, it would take a lot of work to update for new teams and riders and as it wasn’t widely used last season there seems little point in expending lots of effort
Oct 13, 2018 8:34:12 GMT
wandsworthrams: Hi, is there anywhere I can find the ages of my Juveniles that are not in this season's Jaunt as I can't find the information on the Database? Thanks
Oct 21, 2018 9:45:51 GMT
kingslynnlightning: Terry, we decided a couple of seasons back not to give ages to riders not in the JJ so we didn't lose riders without them having a go in the JJ. And so we didn't have to keep finding loads of names. They will be 14 when they start in the JJ.
Oct 22, 2018 19:45:00 GMT
wandsworthrams: Thanks for that Rob. I asked because I wondered why my Juvenile with the best average wasn't in the Jaunt itself and wondered if it was because of his age!
Oct 24, 2018 9:43:41 GMT
kingslynnlightning: This anomaly will happen from time to time Terry. Morgan and Ingman were in the JJ last year so stay in this year. However Smith rode really well in the Junior 4TT hence his high average. When he does get into the JJ he will start with a nice high average
Oct 24, 2018 19:19:20 GMT
leedsjaguars: Does anyone know what we do this season regarding rider coaching, I have no idea now we aren't using the forms anymore. Seniors and Juniors.
Oct 25, 2018 22:05:10 GMT
Admin: Darren it's in the rules,main team 2 riders or same rider twice goes to Andy & Fred.....Juniors 6 coaching slots goes to Rob
Oct 26, 2018 9:59:07 GMT