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Pirates News

GUEST: Davey Watt

Speedway: Watt to join Middleditch at Darcy Ward fundraising event

DREAM TEAM: Matt Ford (left) celebrates the Elite League title in 2015 with co-promoters Giles Hartwell (background), Gordon Pairman (right) and team boss Neil Middleditch (centre).

Speedway: 'You're wrong!' Poole Pirates promoter Matt Ford fires defiant message to Alun Rossiter

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PIRATES TEAM MANAGER: Neil Middleditch

Speedway: Pirates shift Swindon away clash to Easter Sunday

RUNNER-UP: Brady Kurtz

Speedway: Kurtz edged out by Holder in Aussie under-21s

RARING TO GO: Neil Middleditch

Speedway: 'Nobody really frightens' Poole Pirates boss Neil Middleditch ahead of new campaign

RENEWING ACQUAINTANCES: Alun Rossiter reckons Poole Pirates are the biggest threat to his Swindon's sides Elite League title hopes in 2016

Alun Rossiter: Poole Pirates are the team to beat but I'm sick of Swindon being the nearly men

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TITLE DEFENCE: Poole Pirates

Speedway: Poole Pirates' 2016 Elite League schedule

FORMER PIRATES SKIPPER: Maciej Janowski

Speedway: Janowski would be delighted to see Ward succeed Middlo at Poole

NATIONAL CHAMPION: Aussie ace Brady Kurtz

Speedway: Kurtz survives tapes drama to snatch Aussie title

LEADING THE WAY: Brady Kurtz

Speedway: Brady Kurtz leads Australian Championship after victory in Gillman

FOURTH: Brady Kurtz (Picture: Colin Burnett)

Speedway: Brady Kurtz finishes fourth in Australian Championship opener

ON THE SLIDE: Brady Kurtz in action

Speedway: Qualifier Kurtz set for Aussie Championship tilt

BACK IN SPEEDWAY: Lee Smart

Speedway: Lee Smart comes out of retirement to join Isle of Wight

CONFESSION: Jason Doyle admits Darcy Ward's crash has had far-reaching effects

Speedway: Darcy crash has affected a lot of riders says Doyle

NEXT BIG THING?: Aussie youngster Brady Kurtz in action for Premier League Somerset (Picture: Colin Burnett)

Speedway: Prospect Brady Kurtz needs to be himself to fulfil potential says Darcy Ward

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AUSSIE ACE: Chris Holder (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Speedway: Pirates stalwart Holder granted testimonial

GOOD LAUGH: Ex-Great Britain team manager Neil Middleditch shares a joke with former Australia boss Craig Boyce in 2011

Former Great Britain boss Neil Middleditch: "We need to bring the Speedway World Cup back to the purists"

WARRIORS SWITCH: Ellis Perks

Speedway: Poole asset Perks joins Isle of Wight

TITLE WINNER: Dakota North played his part in Poole's Elite League triumph

Speedway: Dakota North returns to Swindon

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HAMMER TIME! Bjarne Pedersen

Speedway: Hammer time as Poole Pirates legend joins Lakeside

SWINDON-BOUND: Poole's Josh Grajczonek (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Speedway: Poole Pirates asset Josh Grajczonek signed by Swindon for 2016

UPBEAT: Pirates promoter Matt Ford

Speedway: Ford confident after Holder and Watt complete Pirates line-up

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WIMBORNE ROAD CHIEF: Matt Ford

Speedway: Ford's mixed feelings over Poole Pirates line-up

AUSSIE ACE: Dakota North

Speedway: Promoter would welcome Dakota return

RIGHT-HAND MAN: Darcy Ward (centre) with Chris Holder (right)

Darcy Ward: I want to help Chris Holder become speedway world champion again

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ON TWO FEET: Ex-Poole Pirates rider Krzysztof Cegielski

Paralysed but learned to walk again – former Pirates star Cegielski delivers impassioned message to Ward

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AIM: Pirates' new recruit Adam Ellis

Speedway: Ellis targets return to world under-21s

FIGHTING ON: Darcy Ward (Pictures: Sam Sheldon)

EXCLUSIVE with Darcy Ward: 'There is nothing I can do and that’s the hardest thing'

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WIZARD OF AUS: Promising youngster Brady Kurtz has joined Poole Pirates on a full transfer (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Poole Pirates promoter Matt Ford: New recruit Brady Kurtz could assume mantle from Darcy Ward

AUSTRALIA-BOUND: Darcy Ward (Pic: Denis Murphy)

Speedway: Darcy Ward heading back to Australia next month

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PROMOTER: Matt Ford

Speedway: Pirates announce Elite Shield dates

THE BATTLE OF HIS LIFE: Darcy Ward

Darcy Ward: 'I may never walk again but I am okay with that'

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MAKING HIS WAY: Lakeside asset Adam Ellis says mentor Matt Read has aided his career

Speedway: Ex-rider Matt Read helped me find my feet in British racing says Pirates' Adam Ellis

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POLE STAR: Krzysztof Buczkowski has penned a loan deal at Poole Pirates for 2016 (Picture: BSPA)

Speedway: Buczkowski makes shock Pirates loan switch

EXIT: Polish star Maciej Janowski will not start 2016 with Poole Pirates (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Speedway: Janowski will not start 2016 at Pirates but Ford leaves door open for return

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GILLMAN WIN: Chris Holder (Picture: Denis Murphy)

Speedway: Chris Holder wins benefit meeting Down Under as £28,000 is raised for Darcy Ward

SUPPORT: Darcy Ward and Neil Middleditch

Neil Middleditch: Darcy Ward can create a future in speedway whatever happens

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STEPPING UP: Kyle Newman

Speedway: No sentiment attached to Darcy Ward's bike as Newman invests in his future

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LEICESTER-BOUND: Paul Starke

Speedway: Ford 'tinged with sadness' over Starke's Poole Pirates departure

BACK AGAIN: Kyle Newman

Speedway: Ford wants Newman to break into top five – on Darcy Ward's bike

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WORLD AIM: Poole Pirates' winter recruit Hans Andersen (Picture: Jarek Pabijan)

Speedway: Hans retains hope of GP berth

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UPBEAT MOOD: Pirates star Hans Andersen

Speedway: Pirates new boy Hans buoyant over average bid

MADE IT! Chris Holder

Speedway Grand Prix: Holder creeps into top eight as Janowski intervenes

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HOME GUARD: Chris Holder

Speedway Grand Prix: Chris Holder looks to get over the line on home soil

MUTUAL RESPECT: Hans Andersen shakes hands with team boss Neil Middleditch during his last spell at Poole in 2009

Poole Pirates star Hans Andersen: I was fed up of losing to Poole – so I joined them!

Speedway: Ford backs Andersen for fairytale return to Pirates

Speedway: Ford backs Andersen for fairytale return to Poole Pirates

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POSITIVE CHANGE: Pirates team boss Neil Middleditch says rule tweaks will benefit reserve riders

Speedway: Fast track tweaks will benefit Brits says Pirates team boss Middleditch

EARLY BIRD: Matt Ford

Speedway: Promoter Matt Ford hints at imminent arrivals for Poole Pirates

HAMMERS TEAM BOSS: Jon Cook

Speedway: Pirates' rivals Lakeside to run in 2016

POOLE PIRATES CHIEF: Matt Ford

Speedway: Draft system tweaked for 2016 Elite League

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