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Poole Pirates: Johnson promises to learn 'big lesson'

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

6:00am Thursday 31st July 2014

PIRATES reserve Brendan Johnson has vowed there will be no repeat of the hasty equipment switch that he believes made him “look silly”.

Speedway: Pirates pair Ward and Milik to clash in Speedway World Cup race-off

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

9:30pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

DARCY Ward and Vaclav Milik will be forced to put Pirates loyalties to one side when they represent rival nations in Thursday’s Speedway World Cup race-off.

Speedway: Poole Pirates rider Brendan Johnson undergoes tests following mystery illness

Bournemouth Echo:

6:54pm Monday 28th July 2014

PIRATES reserve Brendan Johnson is awaiting on blood test results that will to reveal the cause of his stomach problem.

Speedway World Cup: Great Britain reach the final as Ward's wobble costs Australia

Bournemouth Echo: LATE LAPSE: Darcy Ward finished third in the final heat

6:34pm Sunday 27th July 2014

CONSISTENT scoring saw Great Britain through to the Speedway World Cup final but Poole Pirates captain Darcy Ward suffered a night to forget with Australia.

Speedway World Cup: Pirates manager Middlo's take on Team GB's chances

Bournemouth Echo: HEAD TO HEAD: Rival bosses Alun Rossiter and Neil Middleditch tonight

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

FORMER national boss Neil Middleditch reckons Team GB’s best chance of reaching the Speedway World Cup final lies with success in tonight’s qualifying event at King’s Lynn (7pm).

Poole Pirates promoter Ford: Milik's magic can keep us in the mix

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

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford believes golden gamble Vaclav Milik and his unorthodox style could hold the key to Elite League success for Poole Pirates.

Speedway: Middleditch rues ref justice as Poole Pirates slip at Eastbourne

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

6:02pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FRUSTRATED team boss Neil Middleditch felt Poole Pirates had been on the rough end of some crucial refereeing calls having returned from Eastbourne empty-handed.

Speedway: Pirates' Polish duo set to learn Speedway World Cup fate

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

6:23pm Thursday 17th July 2014

POOLE Pirates duo Shamek Pawlicki and Maciej Janowski will tomorrow learn whether they have done enough to earn a place in Poland’s Speedway World Cup final side.

Speedway Grand Prix: Woffinden happy to be put under pressure by Ward

Bournemouth Echo: Clive Fisher speaks to Tai Woffinden

6:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

STANDINGS leader Tai Woffinden revealed his delight that rival Darcy Ward was ‘back to his best’ after the Pirates captain cranked up the heat in the world championship title race.

Speedway: Poole Pirates to contest inaugural European club championship in August

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

5:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

ELITE League champions Poole Pirates will fly the flag for British speedway at a one-off European club championship in Poland next month.

Poole Pirates team manager Middleditch: Persistence got Johnson his Wimborne Road move

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

7:00pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch revealed that Brendan Johnson’s sheer persistence had paved the way for his dream move to Poole Pirates.

Speedway: Pirates' Elite League rivals Birmingham close down

Bournemouth Echo: Birmingham Brummies' star Martin Smolinksi en route to victory against Edward Kennett in heat eight

5:25pm Monday 14th July 2014

THE Elite League has been thrown into disarray after Birmingham Brummies announced the club was to close.

Monday interview: Hancock's heartfelt connection makes British Speedway Grand Prix success so special

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Monday 14th July 2014

IN this week's Monday interview, two-time world champion and former Poole Pirate Greg Hancock talks about how British speedway provided the platform for global stardom after his Grand Prix success in Cardiff on Saturday.

Speedway Grand Prix: Darcy Ward praises Poole contingent in bumper Cardiff crowd

Bournemouth Echo:

7:04pm Sunday 13th July 2014

CAPTAIN Darcy Ward has dedicated his podium placing at the British Speedway Grand Prix to the Poole Pirates fans who backed his cause in Cardiff.

VIDEO Speedway Grand Prix: Ward delighted with rostrum finish on Cardiff debut

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

7:48pm Saturday 12th July 2014

PIRATES captain Darcy Ward bounced back from an early spill to grab third place on his British Speedway Grand Prix debut in Cardiff.

Speedway Grand Prix: Ward expects Woffinden to raise the roof in Cardiff

Bournemouth Echo: DANISH DELIGHT: Darcy Ward (Picture: Dave Fairbrother)

5:35pm Friday 11th July 2014

PIRATES skipper Darcy Ward predicts the Tai Woffinden factor will help create a sensational atmosphere in tomorrow's eagerly-anticipated British Grand Prix (5pm).

Poole Pirates: Kyle Newman to celebrate first Elite League maximum at British Grand Prix

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

2:54pm Thursday 10th July 2014

BUSY Pirates reserve Kyle Newman plans to celebrate his first Elite League paid maximum in style - by kicking back at the British Grand Prix on Saturday.

Speedway: New boy Johnson prepared for the pressure ahead of Poole Pirates debut

Bournemouth Echo:

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

NEW Poole Pirates signing Brendan Johnson insists he is ready to embrace the pressure that comes with racing for the Elite League’s reigning champions.

Poole Pirates: Johnson brought in as Hopwood exits

Bournemouth Echo: NEW BOY: Ben Hopwood

9:51am Tuesday 8th July 2014

LOCAL lad Brendan Johnson has been brought into the Pirates line-up at the expense of Ben Hopwood.

Poole Pirates: Off-colour Poole undone by Belle Vue

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

10:04pm Monday 7th July 2014

PIRATES’ busy week got off to the worst possible start as they were sunk 54-38 at struggling Belle Vue tonight.

Poole Pirates star Ward: Grajczonek should test himself on the continent

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

6:00am Monday 7th July 2014

TALISMAN Darcy Ward has hailed comeback king Josh Grajczonek as one of speedway’s top emerging talents and urged his Pirates team-mate to make his name among Europe’s elite.

Poole Pirates boss Ford: We won't win the Elite League unless our reserves shine

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

MATT Ford believes in-form Poole Pirates boast the best one-to-five in the Elite League – but insists that will count for nothing without more support from his reserve riders.

Poole Pirates: Johnson hopeful of Elite League berth after Wimborne Road practice skid

Bournemouth Echo: HIGH HOPES: Pirates' mascot Brendan Johnson hopes that one day he will race for a Poole team led by Bjarne Pedersen

6:00am Friday 4th July 2014

BRENDAN Johnson retains hope that his Elite League call will come and admits he would love nothing more than to race for Pirates.

Poole Pirates chief Ford: Lessons to be learned from Birmingham plight

Bournemouth Echo: REPRESENT: Matt Ford

6:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford has warned that the plight of Birmingham Brummies should serve as a wake-up call for the rest of the Elite League – even Poole Pirates.

Poole Pirates: Doctor's orders no deterrent for comeback king Grajczonek

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

6:00am Monday 30th June 2014

FACIAL injury victim Josh Grajczonek will continue to disobey doctor’s orders in an effort to swiftly rediscover his early season form for Poole Pirates.

Speedway Grand Prix: Semi exit for Ward

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

9:27am Sunday 29th June 2014

PIRATES star Darcy Ward was unable to repeat his Danish Grand Prix win of last year in the equivalent 2014 round.

Speedway Grand Prix: Ward desperate to close gap on rivals

Bournemouth Echo: LATE LAPSE: Darcy Ward finished third in the final heat

7:00pm Friday 27th June 2014

DARCY Ward acknowledged he has little margin for error in his quest to make up ground on title frontrunners Tai Woffinden and Greg Hancock in tomorrow's Danish Grand Prix (6pm BST).

Speedway: Birmingham would be a big loss to Elite League says Middleditch

Bournemouth Echo: Speedway: Elite league grand final second leg - Birmingham Brummies v Poole Pirates on October 15, 2013

6:00am Friday 27th June 2014

NEIL Middleditch is desperate for Birmingham to continue in the Elite League and says it will be “a great loss” if the club folds.

Speedway: Pawlicki ready to step up to the plate for Poole Pirates

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

6:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

POLISH star Shamek Pawlicki insists he is primed for top billing at Poole Pirates if required – despite Darcy Ward’s apparent invincibility.

Speedway Grand Prix: Hancock backs Pirates ace Janowski to earn world championship spot

Bournemouth Echo: WINNING START: Poole new boy Greg Hancock

7:00pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

AMERICAN legend Greg Hancock says he would confidently put money on protégé Maciej Janowski securing qualification for the Grand Prix series.

Speedway Grand Prix qualifiers: Pawlicki and Janowski secure GP Challenge spots

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

12:14pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

PIRATES pair Shamek Pawlicki and Maciej Janowski are through to the final stage of Grand Prix qualifying - the Grand Prix Challenge.

Speedway: Ford says sorry to Poole Pirates supporters over Coventry team changes

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

11:30am Thursday 19th June 2014

FRUSTRATED Matt Ford has apologised to Poole Pirates supporters having been forced to declare a much-changed team for tomorrow’s trip to play-off rivals Coventry.

Speedway: Kennett issues Poole Pirates with come-and-get-me plea

Bournemouth Echo: QUEST: Edward Kennett

5:04pm Thursday 19th June 2014

STAR stand-in Edward Kennett followed up his rip-roaring guest appearance for Poole Pirates by issuing a come-and-get-me plea to promoter Matt Ford.

Poole Pirates boss Middleditch: Time to turn up the heat on our rivals

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

6:00am Wednesday 18th June 2014

NEIL Middleditch urged Pirates not to become the Elite League’s forgotten men before challenging his charges to rediscover top form against Leicester tonight (7.30pm).

Speedway: Josh Grajczonek could make Poole Pirates return at Coventry on Friday

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

6:05pm Monday 16th June 2014

RELIEVED Matt Ford has revealed that Josh Grajczonek could make his Pirates comeback in Friday’s Elite League trip to Coventry.

Speedway Grand Prix: Winless Ward suffers wobble in Sweden

Bournemouth Echo: LATE LAPSE: Darcy Ward finished third in the final heat

9:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

POOLE’S Darcy Ward lost ground in the Speedway Grand Prix title race having failed to win a heat in Sweden tonight.

Speedway Grand Prix: Holder hails Ward toughness

Bournemouth Echo: VICTORY: Chris Holder celebrates at the Millennium Stadium

7:00pm Friday 13th June 2014

CHRIS Holder reckons no one can stop Pirates captain Darcy Ward defying his ruptured knee ligaments, declaring: “It hasn’t slowed him down at all.”

Poole Pirates boss Middleditch: We may need to make tweaks

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

6:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch admits some tinkering may be required for Poole Pirates to compete with record-breaking King’s Lynn at the Elite League summit.

Poole Pirates boss Middleditch: Break from Elite League action could help sidelined Grajczonek

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

7:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

MANAGER Neil Middleditch hopes Poole Pirates’ early-season break can put crocked rider Josh Grajczonek back in control of his own destiny.

Grand Prix: Poole Pirates trio progress in qualifiers

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

9:17am Tuesday 10th June 2014

PIRATES trio Shamek Pawlicki, Maciej Janowski and Vaclav Milik all progressed to the second stage of Grand Prix qualifying following solid meetings yesterday.

Speedway Grand Prix: Pirates duo set for rescheduled Berwick qualifier

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

7:00pm Sunday 8th June 2014

SATURDAY’S postponed Speedway Grand Prix qualifier at Berwick has been rescheduled for Monday evening (7.30pm).

Poole Pirates: Middleditch impressed by Hopwood attitude

Bournemouth Echo: NEW BOY: Ben Hopwood

7:00pm Friday 6th June 2014

BEN Hopwood’s Pirates future might be up in the air but team manager Neil Middleditch believes the reserve has at least taken the right steps towards ensuring a prolonged stay.

Grand Prix qualifier: Shamek primed for Berwick showdown

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

6:00am Friday 6th June 2014

POOLE Pirates star Shamek Pawlicki will be fully focused on his own game in tomorrow’s Speedway Grand Prix qualifier – because he has no idea who he is facing.

Speedway: Rain's late arrival is a showstopper for Pirates

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

9:18pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

PIRATES’ search for a home win goes on after tonight’s Elite League fixture against Wolverhampton was abandoned with only three heats completed.

Speedway: Grajczonek injury could force Ford into Poole Pirates team change

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

6:00am Wednesday 4th June 2014

MATT Ford admitted Pirates could be forced into another temporary team change with Josh Grajczonek’s facial injuries potentially worse than first feared.

Speedway Grand Prix: Ward vows to continue gating heroics

Bournemouth Echo: ACCUSED: Speedway rider Darcy Ward

12:04pm Sunday 1st June 2014

PIRATES star Darcy Ward insists his red-hot gating in Prague will count for nothing unless he can maintain that form throughout the rest of the Grand Prix series.

Speedway Grand Prix: Ward boosts world title hopes with bumper Prague haul

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

9:00pm Saturday 31st May 2014

PIRATES star Darcy Ward climbed to third in the world championship standings after racking up 16 points in the Czech Grand Prix this evening.

Poole Pirates: Josh Grajczonek set for surgery after smash in Birmingham guest appearance

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

1:01pm Saturday 31st May 2014

POOLE Pirates rider Josh Grajczonek is set to miss at least three weeks following surgery on facial injuries sustained while guesting for Birmingham last night.

Speedway: Determined Newman hits the gym in quest for top-five berth at Poole Pirates

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

6:00am Saturday 31st May 2014

ROOKIE reserve Kyle Newman has enlisted the help of a personal trainer to achieve his dream – a top-five berth with his beloved Poole Pirates.

Speedway Grand Prix: Ward backs Pirates team-mate Milik to rattle big guns

Bournemouth Echo: DANISH DELIGHT: Darcy Ward (Picture: Dave Fairbrother)

6:09pm Friday 30th May 2014

DARCY Ward says Pirates team-mate Vaclav Milik has the ability to shake up the world championship title race by scoring crucial points on his Grand Prix debut.






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