Post by estuarywhales on Oct 25, 2018 19:04:44 GMT
KO CUP JOY
The KO Cup saw us pitched against Leeds Jags a very strong top end, but room to exploit the week bottom end of the team.
So Fred and coach Ales hatched a plan to exploit those weaknesses, through the week working with riders to take best advantage of the plan.
And so to the meetings:
24/10/2018 at HAWTHORNE BOWL - ATTENDANCE 899
SIM SPEEDWAY 2018/19 - EVOLUTION LEAGUE KO CUP Q/R 1ST LEG
Brilliant effort at the Hawthorne Bowl, McGillivray our choice for the Whales **Starman**
LEEDS JAGUARS 45
1. Marcus Jay................ 3 3 2 2 - - 10
2. Charlie Humphries......... R 1 0 F - - 1
3. Zoltan Benko.............. 3 2 3 3 3 - 14
4. Jordan Trott.............. 0 0 0 3 - - 3
5. Viv Thompson.............. 3 3 3 1* 1 - 11+1
6. Micky Spence.............. 1 2* 0 1 - - 4+1
7. Matty Bird................ 0 0 1 1 - - 2
ESTUARY WHALES 45
1. Boris Kravchuk............ 2 3 1* 3 2 - 11+1
2. Jon Nysted................ 1* 1 3 2 0 - 7+1
3. Ricky Ede................. 1* 0 1 0 - - 2+1
4. Charlie Dane.............. 2 1 3 R - - 6
5. Jordan Osgood............. 1* Fx 2 0 - - 3+1
6. Lewis Miller.............. 2* 2 1* - - - 5+2
7. Billy Mcgillivray......... 3 2 2* 2 2 - 11+1
26/10/2018 at THE MEGANO - ATTENDANCE 838
SIM SPEEDWAY 2018/19 - EVOLUTION LEAGUE KO CUP Q/R 2ND LEG
Another very good meeting, Trotter gave a good account on his return to the Megano, Humphries struggled, Thommo looked a little tired, Osgood put in a **STARMAN** performance in a solid team effort. Dane put in hisbest effort since hisreturn to theSim leagues, whilst skipper Lew Miller looks refreshed in a great victory.
Leeds now have to concentrate on League business, hard luck Darren and good luck for the season.
Post by estuarywhales on Oct 26, 2018 10:20:08 GMT
Late yesterday evening Fred Taylor received a call from Charlie Dane stating he has personal issues at this time and it is probably best he takes time out to support his family and himself through some difficult times, Fred was quick to realise the dilema of Charlie and his family and will be conducting collections at the next few home meets.
Then Taylor got down to finding a replacement, looking at a few riders he chose the Rye Racer Justin Fitch who comes in on loan for a £5k fee for the rest of the season, Fred is hoping that the fans get behind Justin as they did Charlie and wish the Dane family a happy ending to their current issues.
Post by estuarywhales on Nov 10, 2018 11:32:02 GMT
After overcoming Leeds in the KO Cup, we fell to a close defeat against local rivals Leyton, this week a fantastic win over Durham Speedsters 54-36 our Soviot master Kravchuk 13+1/5, Osgood 12+2/5 and McGillivray 8+2/5 were this weeks stars, the experienced Allerellie 16/6 and Romanian Constantin 10/6 worked hard to keep the Speedsters in the meeting, a wholesome team effort by the Whales and a well deserved victory.
Next up the Leeds Jags, a good time to race them with spirit and confidence low and a promoter hinting on changes, COYWhales!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ruskie Boris Kravchuk raced to a paid max, whilst well supported by Justin Fitch 9+1/5, Jon Nyssted 8/4, Billy McGillivray 7+1/5, Blunsdon filled in with Ashbu 9+1, Urquhart 9, TJ Imbert 7 and Kallstrom 4+3/5 in an exciting ten point victory for the Whales 50-40.
This week Ricky Ede conceded he needs a break, he has not had the best of seasons and feels time out and getting back to the family business whilst he upgrades his equipment before giving it another go.
Coming in is JJ youngster Dan Sheldrick, Taylor always one to give youth its chance is happy to bring in Dan, he has high hopes, Dan has worked with our coaches and learned a few bits about the track, fingers crossed he is in good hands and both Dan and club benefit, COYWhales!!!!!!!
Dan comes in to face a rejuvenated Reading Rebels.....
Lewis Miller had this to say about recent GUESTS , Lew commented on just how does Fred unearth these guys.
Rozborski looked a class above, whilst Luntraru a strong contender, not sure if the boss is considering any of these riders, but I bet once managers realise the class of these two I feel Rozborski could race in our top league Luntraru easily at home in the PL I am sure their respective phones will be red hot.
Fred Taylor commented I do have an option on both riders, but wouldn't stand in their ways if they got better offers.
Post by estuarywhales on Feb 18, 2019 12:06:50 GMT
Fred Taylor is happy enough with the riders efforts this season, to see the growing confiddence in McGillivray, then Osgood and Sheldrick both recovering their form after injuries, Sim's UK riders have a big future.
A few years back Nysted came in the sport via his father Peter a very good coach these days and has had a mixed career but looks to be enjoying racing again, Lew Miller seems to have been around forever ex Brighton Shark has been around the Megano whenever racing has been on the agenda. Kravchuk who came to the UK at 16 is looking to cement his place in Sim folklore, Fitch came in and is giving us what we expected once rated very highly his motivation levels dropped, now he sees himself growing back into our sport.
Post by estuarywhales on Feb 21, 2019 21:43:15 GMT
With Justin Fitch a broken leg victim and Fred Taylor sending him of to Holland to a specialist to help heal his badly smashed leg, Taylor acted quickly with a few Slovakians already frequenting the Megano a few riders have been getting some tuition from our coaches as the Flight Path and the local Slovak's mentioned Marko Muganovic who was one of those at the Flight Path, Taylor connected with the coaches and they agreed he would be an able replacement for Fitch, so here goes, Marko is on debut for the visit of the well publicised Leeds Jags next week, Leeds head honcho Darren Evans keeps the media feeds busy up in West Yorkshire and beyond, so the fans should check in for Marko's debut, it should be interesting.
Post by estuarywhales on Feb 21, 2019 21:48:17 GMT
The young Whales as you will see have been well coached and we hope in the future will reap the benefits, we are already seeing a steady improvement in Clare and Squires in the JJ individual and some good contributions in the JJ4TT form especially Lee Duggan, Persson and to a lesser extent Tombides.
Taylor hopes for an improvement next season for the youngsters across the competitions.
Another change as we go into the last 1/3rd of the the season, Fred wants us to push on as we are well placed to move on up, skipper Lewis Miller wants time out to be with his recently born son and this was our opportunity to support Lewis and bring in Dmitrij O'Shea the young Irish / Russian dual national as he has sat out the season to date, such is Taylor's regard for dmitrij he has signed him on an £8k full transfer and another £5k should we be promoted, only time will tell for the youngtster.
Post by estuarywhales on Mar 12, 2019 11:38:45 GMT
The Whales are happy with their efforts in the first season back, but know we are now at the sharp end of the season and need to up the ante, all clubs will be trying a lot harder in the final six to get something more out of the season, we have had a squad get together including our young charges to dsemonstrate how important we see this next segment of the season.
So we have to give every ounce of effort to maintain as high a position as we can.
Post by estuarywhales on Mar 13, 2019 15:52:22 GMT
Loanee Billy McGillivray from Kings Lynn showed his value in the British U/18 semi-finals with an exciting qualification to the Final, he will be joined by recent signing Dan Sheldrick who is a hot prospect who will contest the Final with McGillivray, both riders will be sponsored by Cloud9.com in the competition.
Post by estuarywhales on Mar 29, 2019 15:45:44 GMT
British U/18 Success for Billy and Dan
Billy McGillivray our Kings Lynn loanee put in a tremendous meeting and ended as runner up to Robert Pusey, Dan Sheldrick ended a very good meeting in 5th place behind Euro Leaguer Jack Quinn and Sheffield's Nathan Green who ramped up a semi-final maximum, Taylor was quick to applaud the youngsters of whom Dan is very much written into the Whales line up for next season., he also accepted "we send Billy back a better rider as we gave him a double coaching session to bring in this massive improvement and if he fits would like him back for next season.
As always young riders get full support here on the Thames Estuary, the proof is in the pudding, top effort lads!!!!!