Rossiter backing Robins to make play-offs

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ROBINS boss Alun Rossiter knows from experience the Elite League play-offs are still well within his side’s reach despite their difficult start to season.

The Blunsdon club currently sit ninth in the table after seven meetings, with only two wins to their name, but have the chance to move up the table this evening when they host bottom club Birmingham.

The poor start to the campaign has led some fans to brand the Robins’ season to be over already, but Rossiter passionately disagrees and used his 2010 title victory with Coventry as evidence for the post season still being a real possibility.

“I’ve been in this situation before when I was at Coventry and we came back into it, made the play-offs and then went on to win the league,” Rossiter said.

“There are a few things that need tweaking but there is no magic wand, so people need to stay a little bit positive and understand the situation.

“So far we have raced against the teams who are favourites to win things this season, and have been to Lakeside twice, while other teams have gone against the sides lower down the table.

“I have full confidence in the team and, looking at the bigger picture the play-offs are certainly still within our reach.”

Despite his confidence in his side, Rossiter knows there are issues which need to be sorted but is happy with how things are progressing.

“Simon is on a new engine this week which should really help and, with respect, Nicolai’s average went down and Simon’s has gone up,” he said.

“I’m comfortable and happy with the decision to bring Dak (North) in and he’s had spark and life about him. He will certainly get better.

“I’m positive and comfortable with the team.”

Birmingham may have endured a rotten start to the season, with only one win to their name, but Rossiter isn’t taking the Brummies lately.

“We will be treating Birmingham like we have any other side,” he said.

“Yes, they have found things hard at the start of this season but when you start taking teams lightly, that’s when they come back and bite you.”

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11:00am Thu 1 May 14

Rovin Robin says...

British rider Adam Roynon is in search of a new club after being axed from Premier League Sheffield..
British rider Adam Roynon is in search of a new club after being axed from Premier League Sheffield.. Rovin Robin
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1:31pm Thu 1 May 14

bobbinalong says...

Once again last night at Kings Lynn the 'fast track reserves' totally dominated the result (KL 18pts, Leicester 2pts). There is such a big range in the abilities of the pick list riders that it totally screws up the 'so say' levelling of the teams which the points limit is supposed to do. As I have posted before this new system hasn't been thought through and as a result the title this year will be won due to the pick of the reserves. It's a farce which ever way you look at it! Paying supporters are being sold short yet again by the muddled thinking of the speedway authorities. When will they reduce the prices for this inferior product?
Once again last night at Kings Lynn the 'fast track reserves' totally dominated the result (KL 18pts, Leicester 2pts). There is such a big range in the abilities of the pick list riders that it totally screws up the 'so say' levelling of the teams which the points limit is supposed to do. As I have posted before this new system hasn't been thought through and as a result the title this year will be won due to the pick of the reserves. It's a farce which ever way you look at it! Paying supporters are being sold short yet again by the muddled thinking of the speedway authorities. When will they reduce the prices for this inferior product? bobbinalong
  • Score: 4

7:54pm Thu 1 May 14

Di kanny oh says...

bobbinalong wrote:
Once again last night at Kings Lynn the 'fast track reserves' totally dominated the result (KL 18pts, Leicester 2pts). There is such a big range in the abilities of the pick list riders that it totally screws up the 'so say' levelling of the teams which the points limit is supposed to do. As I have posted before this new system hasn't been thought through and as a result the title this year will be won due to the pick of the reserves. It's a farce which ever way you look at it! Paying supporters are being sold short yet again by the muddled thinking of the speedway authorities. When will they reduce the prices for this inferior product?
Totally agree never seen such a lop sided situation. In fact I am fuming over the fact that riders in this system seem to be guesting for every other club bar ride for their own enough. Never liked the guest system for upper team members and certainly not in favor of it in this draft system. Never see footballers guesting like speedway can you imagine if Rooney guested for Chelsea and Suarez guested for Man City. Complete shambles and as summed up 18 points to KL and 2 points to Leicester says it all. Worrall is riding in three UK Divisions so how on earth can he fulfill his commitments to all three clubs totally impossible. As mentioned the difference in the riders is far too big and there is an absolute gulf in class just look at Greenwood and Lewis Kerr these are like a reserve and a heat leader. The clowns that thought this up probably have never ridden a speedway bike and have messed up big time especially diminishing what the ELITE league is all about. Top league in the UK and its now been watered down to a development league yet prices remained the same that's certainly one way to loose valuable fans and many have already stopped going and may never return. Too much too soon this change and it should have been started in the premier league, tested and then all the flaws corrected and got right for Elite league speedway which at the end of the day is supposed to be the top riders in the world.
[quote][p][bold]bobbinalong[/bold] wrote: Once again last night at Kings Lynn the 'fast track reserves' totally dominated the result (KL 18pts, Leicester 2pts). There is such a big range in the abilities of the pick list riders that it totally screws up the 'so say' levelling of the teams which the points limit is supposed to do. As I have posted before this new system hasn't been thought through and as a result the title this year will be won due to the pick of the reserves. It's a farce which ever way you look at it! Paying supporters are being sold short yet again by the muddled thinking of the speedway authorities. When will they reduce the prices for this inferior product?[/p][/quote]Totally agree never seen such a lop sided situation. In fact I am fuming over the fact that riders in this system seem to be guesting for every other club bar ride for their own enough. Never liked the guest system for upper team members and certainly not in favor of it in this draft system. Never see footballers guesting like speedway can you imagine if Rooney guested for Chelsea and Suarez guested for Man City. Complete shambles and as summed up 18 points to KL and 2 points to Leicester says it all. Worrall is riding in three UK Divisions so how on earth can he fulfill his commitments to all three clubs totally impossible. As mentioned the difference in the riders is far too big and there is an absolute gulf in class just look at Greenwood and Lewis Kerr these are like a reserve and a heat leader. The clowns that thought this up probably have never ridden a speedway bike and have messed up big time especially diminishing what the ELITE league is all about. Top league in the UK and its now been watered down to a development league yet prices remained the same that's certainly one way to loose valuable fans and many have already stopped going and may never return. Too much too soon this change and it should have been started in the premier league, tested and then all the flaws corrected and got right for Elite league speedway which at the end of the day is supposed to be the top riders in the world. Di kanny oh
  • Score: 4

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