Poole Pirates star Ward: Watching grand final success was tough

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

PIRATES skipper Darcy Ward admitted his grand final watching brief had been hard to take.

Poole Pirates ace Kyle Newman: We proved wrong all the doubters and shut up all the haters

Bournemouth Echo:

6:38pm Sunday 26th October 2014

DAILY Echo sports reporter Neil Perrett speaks to Pirates' Poole born and raised star Kyle Newman about his long association with the Elite League champions

Speedway: Two out of three ain't bad - Ford wants banned Ward in Poole Pirates team

Bournemouth Echo: STAR RIDER: Poole Pirates' number one Darcy Ward

7:00pm Friday 24th October 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford has revealed suspended Aussie ace Darcy Ward remains part of his plan to track two of Poole Pirates’ three big guns in 2015.

Speedway: Poole Pirates promoter Ford dedicates title to talisman Darcy Ward

Bournemouth Echo:

12:22pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

VICTORIOUS promoter Matt Ford dedicated Poole Pirates’ Elite League championship to talisman Darcy Ward and declared: “We wouldn’t have won it without him.”

Speedway: Middleditch wants Pirates to go for the kill

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 20th October 2014

TEAM manager Neil Middleditch is urging Poole Pirates to quickly kill off the “wounded animal” to ensure Coventry cannot wrest the Elite League crown from their clutches.

Speedway: Poole Pirates earn silver in inaugural World Speedway League

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

7:59pm Saturday 18th October 2014

POOLE Pirates finished second at the inaugural World Speedway League in Poland.

Speedway: Ford insists Poole Pirates have it all to do despite Grand Final lead over Coventry

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

12:50pm Saturday 18th October 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford insists Poole Pirates still have it all to do if they are to successfully defend their Elite League crown.

Speedway: Ford felt finishing Poole Pirates' semi-final compromised rider safety

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

12:50am Friday 17th October 2014

VICTORIOUS promoter Matt Ford remained adamant that Poole Pirates’ semi-final second leg against King’s Lynn should have been called off after 10 heats.

Speedway: King guests for Milik as Poole Pirates try to stage semi-final for a fourth time

Bournemouth Echo: SHOWMAN: Star rider Vaclav Milik entertains the Poole faithful

12:52pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DANNY King will stand in for the unavailable Vaclav Milik should Poole Pirates’ Elite League play-off semi-final second leg against King’s Lynn go ahead tonight (7.30pm).

Speedway: Track covers 'not answer' as Poole Pirates' semi-final postponed again

Bournemouth Echo: LOOKING TO THE HEAVENS: Poole manager Neil Middleditch

7:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEIL Middleditch insisted that track covers were not the answer for Poole Pirates after the Elite League play-off clash with King’s Lynn was called off for a third time this evening.

Speedway: Middleditch blasts 'ludicrous' loophole as King's Lynn track Coventry duo at Poole Pirates

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 15th October 2014

NEIL Middleditch reckons title-seeking Coventry are out to ease King’s Lynn’s passage to the Elite League Grand Final – because they don’t fancy facing Poole Pirates.

Speedway: Hancock crowned champion as Janowski narrowly misses out on semi-final in Torun

Bournemouth Echo:

5:58pm Sunday 12th October 2014

MACIEJ Janowski made a respectable cameo in the Grand Prix series as former Pirates team-mate Greg Hancock claimed a third world title in Torun.

Speedway: Middleditch ready for Grand Prix nerves over Janowski

Bournemouth Echo:

4:50pm Friday 10th October 2014

POOLE Pirates team boss Neil Middleditch plans to watch through his fingers when Maciej Janowski lines up in tomorrow night’s Speedway Grand Prix in Torun.

Speedway: Middleditch keen on swifter season

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

7:21pm Thursday 9th October 2014

TEAM manager Neil Middleditch has urged British speedway bosses to target a swifter season after Poole Pirates’ 2014 campaign was extended again.

Speedway: Pirates' Elite League semi-final postponed again

Bournemouth Echo: REPRESENT: Matt Ford

4:05pm Thursday 9th October 2014

POOLE Pirates' play-off clash with King's Lynn this evening has been postponed.

UPDATED Speedway: Middleditch ready for online onslaught as Poole Pirates snap up Troy Batchelor

Bournemouth Echo: Troy  Batchelor

12:37pm Wednesday 8th October 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch is braced for a barrage of vitriol from speedway’s cyber warriors following Poole Pirates’ last-ditch swoop for Grand Prix star Troy Batchelor.

Speedway: Havelock backs Janowski to edge second semi-final for Poole Pirates

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

FORMER Poole favourite Gary Havelock believes Maciej ‘Magic’ Janowski could be Pirates’ trump card in the second leg of the Elite League semi-final.

Speedway: Postponement was unfortunate - Poole Pirates boss Ford

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

4:54pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford refused to get embroiled in the blame game following the controversial late postponement of Poole Pirates’ Elite League play-off semi-final on Monday.

Speedway: Hole in track causes Poole Pirates semi-final postponement

Bournemouth Echo:

9:21pm Monday 6th October 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch admitted a hole in the Wimborne Road track had scuppered Poole Pirates’ attempts to stage their Elite League play-off semi-final second leg against King’s Lynn.

Poole Pirates charger Newman: Every rider felt track was unsafe

Bournemouth Echo:

9:44pm Monday 6th October 2014

POOLE Pirates charger Kyle Newman revealed all 14 riders had objected to racing having examined the huge hole in the Wimborne Road surface.

Speedway: Janowski in injury U-turn

Bournemouth Echo:

5:01pm Sunday 5th October 2014

MACIEJ Janowski has declared himself fit to ride in Poole Pirates' Elite League play-off semi-final second leg against King's Lynn.

Speedway: Newman bullish on Poole Pirates title hopes

Bournemouth Echo:

2:43pm Sunday 5th October 2014

RESERVE ace Kyle Newman has fired a warning to Poole Pirates’ detractors ahead of tomorrow’s play-off semi-final second leg (7.30pm).

Speedway: Middleditch 'sickened' by Janowski injury blow

Bournemouth Echo:

12:04pm Sunday 5th October 2014

GUTTED Neil Middleditch says British speedway should consider fining riders who suffer injuries away from the shale sport – after Maciej Janowski’s motocross smash dealt a huge blow to Poole Pirates’ Elite League title defence.

Speedway: Janowski ruled out of Poole Pirates' semi-final second leg after motocross injury

Bournemouth Echo: SITTING PRETTY: Top scorer Maciej Janowski takes a break last night

2:00pm Saturday 4th October 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch has announced that Poole Pirates' stand-in skipper Maciej Janowski will miss Monday's Elite League play-off semi-final second leg against King's Lynn due to injury. 

Speedway: Calendar concerns could prevent British return for Janowski

Bournemouth Echo:

5:24pm Friday 3rd October 2014

MACIEJ Janowski admits he may reconsider his future at Poole Pirates unless British speedway chiefs reduce the number of Elite League meetings.

Speedway: Pirates boss Middlo wary of Lynn guest Wright

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

POOLE Pirates team boss Neil Middleditch insists King’s Lynn have “an ample replacement” for crocked reserve Lewis Kerr ahead of Monday’s second-leg showdown.

Speedway: Ford adamant Poole Pirates face a fight for final place

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

6:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford insists Poole Pirates still have it all to do on home shale despite their slender play-off lead over King’s Lynn.

Speedway: Boss Rob Lyon remains confident King's Lynn can catch Poole Pirates

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

11:39am Tuesday 30th September 2014

BOSS Rob Lyon believes an affinity to Poole’s track can provide King’s Lynn with the leg up they need to overturn their play-off deficit.

Speedway: We are play-off underdogs - Middleditch

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

7:43pm Sunday 28th September 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch admits Poole Pirates are outsiders in the Elite League title race – and doesn’t like that status one bit.

Speedway: Middleditch marvels as Maciej 'comes of age'

Bournemouth Echo: SITTING PRETTY: Top scorer Maciej Janowski takes a break last night

5:53pm Friday 26th September 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch has called for Maciej Janowski to re-enact his stellar showing in the Elite League Riders’ Championship when Poole Pirates begin their play-off bid.

UPDATED Speedway: Ford backs King to reign in Poole Pirates' play-off quest

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

11:23am Thursday 25th September 2014

DANNY King will guest as number one for Poole Pirates in Monday’s Elite League play-off semi-final first leg at King’s Lynn.

Poole Pirates: Janowski second in ELRC

Bournemouth Echo:

10:05pm Thursday 25th September 2014

POOLE Pirates charger Maciej Janowski warmed up for the Elite League play-off semi-final first leg with a second-placed finish at the Elite League Riders' Championship at the Norfolk Arena tonight.

Speedway: Poole Pirates could track six-man team at King's Lynn - Ford says: 'You cannot replace Darcy Ward'

Bournemouth Echo: FANS' FAVOURITE: Darcy Ward

6:48pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford has revealed he may not replace suspended talisman Darcy Ward for Poole Pirates' Elite League title push.

Speedway: Poole Pirates pick King's Lynn in play-off semi-finals

Bournemouth Echo: REPRESENT: Matt Ford

8:31pm Monday 22nd September 2014

REIGNING champions Poole Pirates will face King's Lynn in the play-off semi-finals after they secured first place in the Elite League this evening.

Speedway: Grajczonek loss a crushing blow - Ford

Bournemouth Echo:

7:06pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford conceded his Poole Pirates selection headache had become “desperate” after Josh Grajczonek became the latest victim of the club’s injury curse.

Speedway: Poole Pirates star Josh Grajczonek suffers broken collarbone

Bournemouth Echo: LOOKING TO IMPRESS: Josh Grajczonek with boss Neil Middleditch

10:02pm Sunday 21st September 2014

LUCKLESS Poole Pirates seem set to lose another rider ahead of the Elite League play-offs after Josh Grajczonek was injured in tonight’s Premier League Challenge.

Speedway Grand Prix: Janowski sweats on world championship fate

Bournemouth Echo:

10:38pm Saturday 20th September 2014

MACIEJ Janowski will be a Grand Prix rider in 2015 - if Matej Zagar finishes in this year's top eight.

Speedway: Poole Pirates return to summit with dramatic win in finale

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

1:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford saluted his patched up Poole Pirates heroes following a dramatic conclusion to their Elite League campaign tonight.

Speedway: Ford concerned by Grajczonek schedule

Bournemouth Echo:

10:46am Thursday 18th September 2014

PIRATES promoter Matt Ford is desperate for Josh Grajczonek to rediscover prime physical condition for the Elite League play-offs – despite his hectic recent schedule.

Speedway: Middleditch urges Poole Pirates to go for broke at Leicester

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

6:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch has urged patched-up Poole Pirates to push King's Lynn all the way for the Elite League’s top spot.

Monday interview with Maciej Janowski: 'I’m surprised more Polish riders don’t come to England'

Bournemouth Echo: SITTING PRETTY: Top scorer Maciej Janowski takes a break last night

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

ECHO reporter Ned Payne takes a look back at Maciej Janowski's grounding in British speedway and gathers his thoughts on why more Poles should ride in the UK.

Poole Pirates: Ford does not expect imminent Elite League return for Pawlicki despite Poland comeback

Bournemouth Echo: REPRESENT: Matt Ford

3:15pm Sunday 14th September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford does not expect to see Shamek Pawlicki in Pirates kevlars until the Elite League play-offs, despite the Pole’s scheduled comeback in Poland this afternoon.

Speedway: Newman urges Poole Pirates to maintain top spot pressure

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Friday 12th September 2014

RESERVE Kyle Newman says Poole Pirates must maintain the pressure on King’s Lynn as the battle for the Elite League’s top spot intensifies.

Speedway: Ford facing fight for top names to sustain Poole Pirates challenge

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford fears Poole Pirates' Elite League destiny could be reduced to a lottery as the scrap for a suitable number one intensifies.

Speedway: Poole Pirates set to swoop for Somerset's teenage prospect Brady Kurtz

Bournemouth Echo: Rebel Run Riot At Rye House

6:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

POOLE Pirates are set to increase their burgeoning Australian asset base with a swoop for up-and-coming Somerset Rebels star Brady Kurtz.

Poole Pirates: Compton to race through injury setback

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

7:59am Monday 8th September 2014

STUBBORN Benji Compton says a broken finger will not stop him taking his place in the Pirates side for the remaining three regular-season fixtures.

Poole Pirates: Kennett happy to step in

Bournemouth Echo: QUEST: Edward Kennett

6:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

EDWARD Kennett says he would be happy to fill in for Shamek Pawlicki while the Pirates star remains on the sidelines.

Speedway: Holder was 100 per cent certain he would be able to join Pirates title bid

Bournemouth Echo: REIGNING WORLD CHAMPION: Poole's Chris Holder

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

CRESTFALLEN Chris Holder has backed depleted Poole Pirates to retain the Elite League crown – despite being denied the chance to spearhead their charge.

Speedway: Middleditch wants Pirates to close ranks

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch has called for Poole Pirates to “close ranks” and summon the club’s successful siege mentality.

Speedway: Poole Pirates pull in Bjarne Pedersen for trip to Lakeside

Bournemouth Echo: IN FORM: Bjarne Pedersen

7:31pm Sunday 31st August 2014

POOLE Pirates have turned to club legend Bjarne Pedersen to fill in for banned skipper Darcy Ward at Lakeside tomorrow (7.30pm).






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