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Positives in the rain for Rosco

Swindon Advertiser: Robins' boss Alun Rossiter Robins' boss Alun Rossiter

ALUN Rossiter was still able to take plenty of positives despite his Robins side having their chance of picking up valuable Elite League points ruined by the weather.

The hosts were leading 26-19 at Blunsdon last night before the meeting against Birmingham was called off as the rain made the greasy track unraceable, with Nick Morris and Dakota North almost coming to grief in the wet before just managing to hold on to their bikes.

Despite being frustrated to miss out on what was sure to be a comfortable win, Rossiter was in good spirits after the meeting due to the improved form of Simon Gustafsson and a good display from captain Troy Batchelor.

“It’s frustrating but it really was unavoidable for us,” he said.

“We were in a really good position but there were still some good signs even though we didn’t get any points. Simon looked a lot sharper on his new engine I though, I’ve said that all along.

“That was one of the best displays I’ve seen from Troy in a Swindon suit and I think the responsibility of being captain is doing him a lot of good.

“Dan (Greenwood) struggled again but we can’t carry on like that and we have to look at something.”

Rossiter believed calling the meeting off was the only course of action and believes the Robins’ clash with Coventry early in the season, which was abandoned after 10 races to ensure a Bees victory, should have gone the same way.

“I would have been a hypocrite if I had been shouting for this one to continue because it really was the right decision to call it off,” he said.

“It was impossible for the riders because it was so wet. Dak (North) wanted to ride but it was just so dangerous. It’s still early in the season so we’ve still got time.

“This is what should have happened in the Coventry meeting, common sense, but they (Coventry were shouting and screaming about it going on. Both sides agreed tonight.”

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10:48pm Tue 6 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

Well I'm Glad Roscoe was happy to take some positives from this meeting as I flaming well didn't. With the forecast of adverse weather coming in around 8.30 to 9pm which was all over the news why did they faff around so much at the start of the meeting instead of getting on with racing. Sod the parade and interviews when the weather is changing for the worse they should had just got on with at least 10 heats as quick as possible. To make matters worse the track was over watered considering the outlook of bad weather so did the management actually look into the weather forecast. What cheesed me off was while Barker was being seen to in the pits by the medics after his crash they could have been grading the track to get some air into it and nothing happened as the rain was coming down and when we got the go ahead to continue the meeting they sent the tractor out, now that really is taking the pizz. This management seemed to be all out to get past the refund heats and succeeded in conning the poor public standing around like lemons and waiting in the rain while the refund was gradually being taken away from them. Never have I been so disillusioned with this sport as I have lately and just can't justify paying £17 and £2 to park any longer watching national league riders way out of their depth and then the club insult us by stealing money off us. £12 paid to watch 7 heats where the last two heats were farcical and they will want me to pay another £19 to watch it all over again when the match gets re-arranged. I've just watched a match on Eurosport from Swedens top league in Manila where it rained after heat 7 and got heavier as the match went on and they got 15 heats done no problem and the track was fine and they had 4 tractors grading the track when working on the track yet in Swindon we could not cope with similar rain so this says to me the track was over watered at the start or we are using the wrong shale. The other thing of note was no young Swedish riders at reserve and out of their depth. Sorry Roscoe but fans are being lost with this development league shenanigans and then they get further insulted in seeing how not to run a speedway match. FARCE.
Well I'm Glad Roscoe was happy to take some positives from this meeting as I flaming well didn't. With the forecast of adverse weather coming in around 8.30 to 9pm which was all over the news why did they faff around so much at the start of the meeting instead of getting on with racing. Sod the parade and interviews when the weather is changing for the worse they should had just got on with at least 10 heats as quick as possible. To make matters worse the track was over watered considering the outlook of bad weather so did the management actually look into the weather forecast. What cheesed me off was while Barker was being seen to in the pits by the medics after his crash they could have been grading the track to get some air into it and nothing happened as the rain was coming down and when we got the go ahead to continue the meeting they sent the tractor out, now that really is taking the pizz. This management seemed to be all out to get past the refund heats and succeeded in conning the poor public standing around like lemons and waiting in the rain while the refund was gradually being taken away from them. Never have I been so disillusioned with this sport as I have lately and just can't justify paying £17 and £2 to park any longer watching national league riders way out of their depth and then the club insult us by stealing money off us. £12 paid to watch 7 heats where the last two heats were farcical and they will want me to pay another £19 to watch it all over again when the match gets re-arranged. I've just watched a match on Eurosport from Swedens top league in Manila where it rained after heat 7 and got heavier as the match went on and they got 15 heats done no problem and the track was fine and they had 4 tractors grading the track when working on the track yet in Swindon we could not cope with similar rain so this says to me the track was over watered at the start or we are using the wrong shale. The other thing of note was no young Swedish riders at reserve and out of their depth. Sorry Roscoe but fans are being lost with this development league shenanigans and then they get further insulted in seeing how not to run a speedway match. FARCE. Di kanny oh
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11:03pm Tue 6 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

Di kanny oh wrote:
Well I'm Glad Roscoe was happy to take some positives from this meeting as I flaming well didn't. With the forecast of adverse weather coming in around 8.30 to 9pm which was all over the news why did they faff around so much at the start of the meeting instead of getting on with racing. Sod the parade and interviews when the weather is changing for the worse they should had just got on with at least 10 heats as quick as possible. To make matters worse the track was over watered considering the outlook of bad weather so did the management actually look into the weather forecast. What cheesed me off was while Barker was being seen to in the pits by the medics after his crash they could have been grading the track to get some air into it and nothing happened as the rain was coming down and when we got the go ahead to continue the meeting they sent the tractor out, now that really is taking the pizz. This management seemed to be all out to get past the refund heats and succeeded in conning the poor public standing around like lemons and waiting in the rain while the refund was gradually being taken away from them. Never have I been so disillusioned with this sport as I have lately and just can't justify paying £17 and £2 to park any longer watching national league riders way out of their depth and then the club insult us by stealing money off us. £12 paid to watch 7 heats where the last two heats were farcical and they will want me to pay another £19 to watch it all over again when the match gets re-arranged. I've just watched a match on Eurosport from Swedens top league in Manila where it rained after heat 7 and got heavier as the match went on and they got 15 heats done no problem and the track was fine and they had 4 tractors grading the track when working on the track yet in Swindon we could not cope with similar rain so this says to me the track was over watered at the start or we are using the wrong shale. The other thing of note was no young Swedish riders at reserve and out of their depth. Sorry Roscoe but fans are being lost with this development league shenanigans and then they get further insulted in seeing how not to run a speedway match. FARCE.
I take some of my complaints back about the refund as on the Robins website it says the rain off voucher will get you into any May home match for £10 so well done Swindon just waiting for the adver to catch up.
[quote][p][bold]Di kanny oh[/bold] wrote: Well I'm Glad Roscoe was happy to take some positives from this meeting as I flaming well didn't. With the forecast of adverse weather coming in around 8.30 to 9pm which was all over the news why did they faff around so much at the start of the meeting instead of getting on with racing. Sod the parade and interviews when the weather is changing for the worse they should had just got on with at least 10 heats as quick as possible. To make matters worse the track was over watered considering the outlook of bad weather so did the management actually look into the weather forecast. What cheesed me off was while Barker was being seen to in the pits by the medics after his crash they could have been grading the track to get some air into it and nothing happened as the rain was coming down and when we got the go ahead to continue the meeting they sent the tractor out, now that really is taking the pizz. This management seemed to be all out to get past the refund heats and succeeded in conning the poor public standing around like lemons and waiting in the rain while the refund was gradually being taken away from them. Never have I been so disillusioned with this sport as I have lately and just can't justify paying £17 and £2 to park any longer watching national league riders way out of their depth and then the club insult us by stealing money off us. £12 paid to watch 7 heats where the last two heats were farcical and they will want me to pay another £19 to watch it all over again when the match gets re-arranged. I've just watched a match on Eurosport from Swedens top league in Manila where it rained after heat 7 and got heavier as the match went on and they got 15 heats done no problem and the track was fine and they had 4 tractors grading the track when working on the track yet in Swindon we could not cope with similar rain so this says to me the track was over watered at the start or we are using the wrong shale. The other thing of note was no young Swedish riders at reserve and out of their depth. Sorry Roscoe but fans are being lost with this development league shenanigans and then they get further insulted in seeing how not to run a speedway match. FARCE.[/p][/quote]I take some of my complaints back about the refund as on the Robins website it says the rain off voucher will get you into any May home match for £10 so well done Swindon just waiting for the adver to catch up. Di kanny oh
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