New Season and JC has finally after long talks kept 5 of last season squad adding two riders Warren Kentwell and Martin Pytek both 18 year olds with bags of potential, We had a long talk with Carl while he was back home in Australia and he at 44 is rearing to go again.
Darren and Pat will again spearhead our aim to gain promotion after last season near miss Davie and Carl will slot into the middle order with Ryan who himself deserves another go after doing well at reseve.
JC and Coach Edwards are feeling happy with the way things are going and now Pat has had a year on these tracks plus International honours we are looking at a great season in the offing from Pat.
week one away to Hull my fellow promoters favourites to win the league, Hull's Nordvall is clearly a UL rider and will walk away with top spot in this league, Darren did beat him in heat one which shocked the home support. Carl was well out of sorts tonight and newcomer Warren also couldn't get going Martyn had a good meeting.
Away again a in next week so will be looking up at the rest soon !!!!
News so far this season has been hard to get due to JC other work commitments. We managed to grab a word with him as he shot out of the West Coast Arena on business.
JC was disappointed with the teams performance in the 4TT, over the years the club has done well in these competitions but struggled even in the home leg. When asked how he felt the season had started. In general we had hoped to me performing better overall following just missing out on promotion last season and keeping most of the side. Carl although a hall of fame rider both in the NSSPA and the clubs own and a glittering career has for some reason struggled even now at reserve. It's hard seeing Carl struggle for points. Darren also has not hit the high scores like last season and Davie Langfield has improved again but riders have now noticed him and he has to use his growing skills to the max.
We will as always make important and sometimes hard decision for the good of the club as when they are needed.
The Gems have had to make a team change in the run in to the end of the season with youngster Warren Kentwell out for the rest of the season following a really nasty eye injury. Everyone hoped Warren will recover fully and his eyesight will not be effected.
The Gems have signed the experienced Phil Hayes on loan from Foxhall we thank Richard for the speed we were able to get Phil onboard.
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