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Robins' boss eyes completed meet to give Robins momentum

Swindon Advertiser: Alun Rossiter looking pensive at Monday's meet in Birmingham Alun Rossiter looking pensive at Monday's meet in Birmingham

SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter knows his side need to beat the weather this evening if they are to start building momentum both on and off the track.

The Robins are due to meet Elite League new boys Leicester at the Abbey Stadium after the original staging on May 22 was postponed due to the wet weather, which also claimed two other home meetings before a wheel has turned this season.

A further Blunsdon meeting, against Birmingham, was abandoned before a result could stand while two more have brought results but have not gone the distance, creating a real lack of continuity for the Robins.

Rossiter admitted the dearth of full meetings is far from ideal both on the track and from a financial point of view, and is hoping for a change of fortune this evening as he bids to help change the club’s fortunes.

“We need a full meeting to get some confidence back although we did start off nice and steady on Monday night,” he said.

“We made some silly mistakes and didn’t gate off the last little bit but we need a full meeting, the riders need a full meeting and getting 15 heats in is important.

“It doesn’t do us any favours at all having rain-offs all the time.

“It’s all manageable at the moment although it’s not ideal, but we just have to keep battling away and keep doing everything we can to try and get people to come and watch.

“With a bit of luck our fortunes might change and the league table is a little false because we’ve done the majority of our matches away.

“We’ve picked up some points on the road which isn’t too bad.

“A few more home meetings will help us get in a good run with some momentum and, once we do that, our luck will change.”

As was the case when the meeting was originally scheduled, Rossiter sees Robins assets Jason Doyle and Mads Korneliussen as his side’s biggest threat when Leicester come to town tonight.

“Mads and Jason are good riders who know Swindon well, they’re two Swindon riders,” he said.

“Doyley’s going really well and is on top of his game and Mads is banging in some scores too. We need to be wary of them but I’m confident we can take all the points.”

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11:55am Thu 5 Jun 14

themoonraker says...

What I don't undestand is why we re-arrnged this when we knew that we would be missing Nick Morris? and to compound that I really don't understand the logic in replacing him with a rider that we got rid of because he was not good enough for our team?
Rosco will probably say his choice of guests was limited, if so why did he re-arrange for tonight without ensuring a suitable guest was available?
Naive at best and pretty stupid and thoughtless at worst.
Once again our promotion and management appear to have given very little thought and consideration to US, THE FANS, THE PAYING PUBLIC..and they wonder why we are all getting fed up with it all !
IMO, it's about time Rosco and Co started putting Swindon Speedway and its fans first, learn to manipulate the rules like other promotions and wise up.
I fear tonight will be another struggle, but regardless of that we are riding without one of our own AGAIN and this time the blame lies fairly and squarely with our management
At this rate we will get our long promised new stadium, which wil be empty because al the fans will have long since lost faith and found better ways to spend theit time on a Thursday evening........the coffee is brewing all we need is for somebody to wake up and smell it
What I don't undestand is why we re-arrnged this when we knew that we would be missing Nick Morris? and to compound that I really don't understand the logic in replacing him with a rider that we got rid of because he was not good enough for our team? Rosco will probably say his choice of guests was limited, if so why did he re-arrange for tonight without ensuring a suitable guest was available? Naive at best and pretty stupid and thoughtless at worst. Once again our promotion and management appear to have given very little thought and consideration to US, THE FANS, THE PAYING PUBLIC..and they wonder why we are all getting fed up with it all ! IMO, it's about time Rosco and Co started putting Swindon Speedway and its fans first, learn to manipulate the rules like other promotions and wise up. I fear tonight will be another struggle, but regardless of that we are riding without one of our own AGAIN and this time the blame lies fairly and squarely with our management At this rate we will get our long promised new stadium, which wil be empty because al the fans will have long since lost faith and found better ways to spend theit time on a Thursday evening........the coffee is brewing all we need is for somebody to wake up and smell it themoonraker
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1:27pm Thu 5 Jun 14

lawnmower man says...

I see that josh bates has signed for Leicester, and I hope klindt goes and scores some points thought he was a little unlucky to be released by us.
I see that josh bates has signed for Leicester, and I hope klindt goes and scores some points thought he was a little unlucky to be released by us. lawnmower man
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