SWINDON ROBINS: Injured Doyle aims to return

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INJURED star Jason Doyle would love to return to the Robins in 2013 after describing his move to Swindon as ‘the best move of my career’.

The Australian broke a bone in his neck riding in the Premier League Riders’ Championship which forced him to miss both legs of the Robins’ Elite League final with Poole, a cruel fate he had suffered 12 months earlier while a Pirates rider.

But the tough 27-year-old was present at Wimborne Road to watch his current side end their long wait for glory, and celebrated with the rest of the team once the title was won.

Doyle felt more involved than he did during the Pirates’ triumph last season, and is already considering a return to Swindon next season if the rules allow him to.

“I am absolutely over the moon for the team to have won the league, but it was just a pity I wasn’t able to ride in the final again,” he said.

“My neck is broken and I am a lucky man to be walking, and next year once I have recovered I am hoping I don’t have any injuries to deal with.

“Missing out on a ride in the final was hard again, but it was made better by the fact the team won.

“Moving to Swindon was a great move, and Rosco (Alun Rossiter, team manager) and Gary (Patchett, co-promoter) put a great team together.

“There were no favourites in our team, and that was not the case at Poole.

“Down there we had a few good riders who outshone us all, but this year we had a great team and we all did it together.

“Moving to Swindon was the best move of my career, not just for the team but for the town too.

“I have loved it this season, and I need to sit down and see what the rules are like in November, but I would love to be back with a winning team next year.”

Along with the likes of Peter Kildemand, Simon Stead and Nick Morris, Doyle spent time at reserve during the season, and the Aussie believes that helped the side on their run to the final.

“I had a seven-point average at reserve and then went up into the team with an eight-point average, and for so many of us to have time at reserve and then come out again shows how strong we were from one to seven,” he said.

“The boys showed how much they wanted it in the final and were superb, and we have been brilliant all season and we deserved to win it.

“We were lucky Darcy (Ward) wasn’t there, but even if he was then I think we would still have won it because every one of our riders was up for every meeting.”

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8:56am Wed 24 Oct 12

swindonbob says...

It would be great if rules permit the current team to be retained. Our side was balanced and had enough strength in depth to cover any rider who had a poor meeting. Simon silenced the critics after making wholesale changes and his passion for our club can never be questioned.
It would be great if rules permit the current team to be retained. Our side was balanced and had enough strength in depth to cover any rider who had a poor meeting. Simon silenced the critics after making wholesale changes and his passion for our club can never be questioned. swindonbob
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12:44pm Wed 24 Oct 12

gruntfuttocks says...

having the same team next year would be good. we got through the whole season with the riders we started with, apart from aspegren but that was only because of rules not performance. all criticised riders up their game and showed what they are really capable of. unfortunately other promoters don't like successful teams and will want to change the rules to break us up
having the same team next year would be good. we got through the whole season with the riders we started with, apart from aspegren but that was only because of rules not performance. all criticised riders up their game and showed what they are really capable of. unfortunately other promoters don't like successful teams and will want to change the rules to break us up gruntfuttocks
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3:36pm Wed 24 Oct 12

oldlegtrailer says...

We can always fiddle the points like "you know who does"
We can always fiddle the points like "you know who does" oldlegtrailer
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3:52pm Wed 24 Oct 12

swindonspur says...

Its got nothing to do with rival promoters. We are way over the limit and will need to make changes. Thats speedway! There is no way the same team can be kept. Kildemand added nearly 3 points to his average for a start so even taking into account Steady's average dipping by a point its far too much. Pretty much everyone else has upped their average as well. I would say Kildemand and Morris are certs next year with 1 of Batch or Hans.
Its got nothing to do with rival promoters. We are way over the limit and will need to make changes. Thats speedway! There is no way the same team can be kept. Kildemand added nearly 3 points to his average for a start so even taking into account Steady's average dipping by a point its far too much. Pretty much everyone else has upped their average as well. I would say Kildemand and Morris are certs next year with 1 of Batch or Hans. swindonspur
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11:06pm Wed 24 Oct 12

mikek says...

Yes please Doyley you sir have been a fantastic rider for us this year with some huge scores and fantastic gating. Yes agree with others on here this team will have to be broken up which will be very sad but Doyle, Kilderman, Morris and Hans are four riders I would love to keep. Stead could be a good bet on his lower average BUT the question is can he be any good on many of the away tracks. Zengotta would be a great addition for next year and I would love to see Jensen back.
Yes please Doyley you sir have been a fantastic rider for us this year with some huge scores and fantastic gating. Yes agree with others on here this team will have to be broken up which will be very sad but Doyle, Kilderman, Morris and Hans are four riders I would love to keep. Stead could be a good bet on his lower average BUT the question is can he be any good on many of the away tracks. Zengotta would be a great addition for next year and I would love to see Jensen back. mikek
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9:23am Thu 25 Oct 12

GalaxyMan says...

swindonbob wrote:
It would be great if rules permit the current team to be retained. Our side was balanced and had enough strength in depth to cover any rider who had a poor meeting. Simon silenced the critics after making wholesale changes and his passion for our club can never be questioned.
Here we go again with the 'silenced the critics' line!
His critics were right to say he wasn't good enough! His critics included his bosses! Happily he dug in, got the job done and those of us saying he wasn't doing the business could happily go back to looking forward to watching him perform as we hoped he would.
[quote][p][bold]swindonbob[/bold] wrote: It would be great if rules permit the current team to be retained. Our side was balanced and had enough strength in depth to cover any rider who had a poor meeting. Simon silenced the critics after making wholesale changes and his passion for our club can never be questioned.[/p][/quote]Here we go again with the 'silenced the critics' line! His critics were right to say he wasn't good enough! His critics included his bosses! Happily he dug in, got the job done and those of us saying he wasn't doing the business could happily go back to looking forward to watching him perform as we hoped he would. GalaxyMan
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10:48am Thu 25 Oct 12

swindonspur says...

Yeah the problem with Steady is that he was awful for 29 odd matches but sorted it out for the last 3. I'm not going to change my mind about someone based on 3 meetings so although I was wrong about him costing us in the final, my opinion based on the whole season hasn't changed. He won't be able to have Ash Holloway with him at every meeting next season and he can't ride away tracks so is his form going to dip again. His average is similar to Zengota or Morris. Can anyone really honestly say they would rather have Steady in the team than one of those 2. Steady's average is getting worse each season whereas these 2 are improving all the time. Its a no brainer for me.
Yeah the problem with Steady is that he was awful for 29 odd matches but sorted it out for the last 3. I'm not going to change my mind about someone based on 3 meetings so although I was wrong about him costing us in the final, my opinion based on the whole season hasn't changed. He won't be able to have Ash Holloway with him at every meeting next season and he can't ride away tracks so is his form going to dip again. His average is similar to Zengota or Morris. Can anyone really honestly say they would rather have Steady in the team than one of those 2. Steady's average is getting worse each season whereas these 2 are improving all the time. Its a no brainer for me. swindonspur
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1:12pm Tue 30 Oct 12

tylers8 says...

oldlegtrailer says...
3:36pm Wed 24 Oct 12

We can always fiddle the points like "you know who does"”

Love it !! Nothing more to add to that !!
oldlegtrailer says... 3:36pm Wed 24 Oct 12 We can always fiddle the points like "you know who does"” Love it !! Nothing more to add to that !! tylers8
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