Speedway: Milik will need flexibility to be a success claims Ford

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

PIRATES chief Matt Ford admits Vaclav Milik will have to learn more than one way of riding if he is to hit the heights in the Elite League.

Poole Pirates: Robins boss Rossiter demands second-stringers step up

Bournemouth Echo: Alun Rossiter

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

ALUN Rossiter has warned Swindon’s second-string riders that they must make up for reserve absences if the Robins are to take points off Poole in tomorrow’s double-header.

Speedway: Newman unhappy with Dryml over track spill

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

6:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

KYLE Newman admitted he was “disappointed” with Ales Dryml for his part in the crash that left the Pirates reserve with a ruptured thigh muscle.

Poole Pirates: Wimborne Road return suited Holder

Bournemouth Echo: sign of the times?: The trackside advertisement could be an omen as Poole Pirates are favourite to sign Isle of Wight Premier League rider Chris Holder who is pictured in action

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

CHRIS Holder felt the timing was right for a return to Wimborne Road and had no hesitation keeping his promise to Pirates chief Matt Ford.

Poole Pirates (updated): Sidelined Newman has ruptured thigh muscle

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Poole Pirates 2013 Elite League champions. Grand final second leg second heat.

2:33pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

PIRATES reserve Kyle Newman sustained a ruptured thigh muscle in a crash at Peterborough last night, an X-ray has confirmed.

Poole Pirates: Newman set for further X-rays

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

8:13am Wednesday 16th April 2014

KYLE Newman is set for further X-rays on the leg injury he sustained while riding for Plymouth at Peterborough in the Premier League Cup last night.

Poole Pirates: Newman suffers suspected broken leg in Premier League Cup crash

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

10:08pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

KYLE Newman has this evening suffered a suspected broken leg while riding for Plymouth against Peterborough in the Premier League Cup.

Poole Pirates: Janowski can thrive with added responsibility of captaincy - Ford

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

6:06pm Sunday 13th April 2014

PIRATES chief Matt Ford believes handing Maciej Janowski the captain’s armband will bring the best out of the young Pole.

Speedway: Newman hails Holder's return

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

5:54pm Sunday 13th April 2014

KYLE Newman cannot wait for Chris Holder to return to Elite League action and says the 2012 world champion’s month-long cameo will give Pirates a big boost.

Poole Pirates: Holder to replace Ward for a month

Bournemouth Echo: World champion Chris Holder

3:27pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE management committee of the British Speedway Promoters' Association has this afternoon given Poole Pirates the green light to replace the injured Darcy Ward with club asset and 2012 world champion Chris Holder.

Poole Pirates: Newman promises improvement despite paid 10 haul

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

6:20pm Thursday 10th April 2014

KYLE Newman might have racked up nine paid 10 in his first Elite League outing of the year, but the ambitious reserve has promised he is capable of even better in Pirates kevlars.

Poole Pirates: Ford expects month-long Ward absence

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

9:42am Wednesday 9th April 2014

PIRATES promoter Matt Ford expects Darcy Ward to face at least a month on the sidelines following his New Zealand Grand Prix spill.

Five reasons why you should be a Poole Pirates fanatic over the next six months...

Bournemouth Echo: Five reasons why you should be a Poole Pirates fanatic over the next six months...

11:44am Wednesday 9th April 2014

WITH silverware once again on the wishlist, Poole Pirates are poised to get their Elite League title defence under way against Eastbourne tonight.

Poole Pirates: Cook relishing number one task

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward. Grand final second leg. Pirates Elite League 2013 champions.

9:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

HE might be in at the deep end in his first top-flight meeting of the year but guest Craig Cook is adamant he can “do a job” in the absence of injured Pirates star Darcy Ward.

Poole Pirates: Pawlicki is ready to shine - Middleditch

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

3:12pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

PIRATES team manager Neil Middleditch believes Shamek Pawlicki is finally ready to show his full capabilities on a speedway bike after leaving behind the majority of his injury problems.

Poole Pirates (updated): Cook to feature in Eastbourne clash

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

11:39am Monday 7th April 2014

POOLE Pirates have recruited Craig Cook to guest in their Elite League opener against Eastbourne on Wednesday.

Poole Pirates: Middleditch keen on Holder for Eastbourne opener

Bournemouth Echo: World champion Chris Holder

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

PIRATES are keen to use Chris Holder as cover for Darcy Ward after the Wimborne Road skipper broke his thumb in the New Zealand Grand Prix on Saturday.

Poole Pirates: Ward may need operation on broken thumb

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

1:32pm Saturday 5th April 2014

PIRATES captain Darcy Ward may need an operation on the broken thumb he sustained in the New Zealand Grand Prix this morning.

Grand Prix (updated): Ward taken to hospital after New Zealand crash

Bournemouth Echo: Sex ASSAULT CHARGE: Poole Pirates speedway star Darcy Ward

8:18am Saturday 5th April 2014

DARCY Ward’s Grand Prix campaign got off to the worst possible start with three spills and a trip to hospital.

Poole Stadium: Ex-Cherries chairman Mitchell unveils stadium vision

Bournemouth Echo: Tributes to chairman Eddie Mitchell as he stands down from AFC Bournemouth

6:40pm Friday 4th April 2014

EDDIE Mitchell is confident that a brand new Poole Stadium would give football and speedway in the town “room to grow” after unveiling his vision.

Poole Pirates' captain Ward on Speedway Grand Prix: 'I think it could be my year'

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward

6:00am Friday 4th April 2014

DETERMINED Darcy Ward is confident he can realise his world title dream but insists a healthy dose of luck must come his way if he is to finish top of the pile in 2014.

Speedway: Frustrated Ford steadfast over late start choice

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

6:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

PROMOTER Matt Ford is adamant that Pirates will be best-served starting their season late, even if he is ‘frustrated’ by the wait for Elite League racing.

Poole Pirates: Newman grateful to generous sponsors

Bournemouth Echo: Kyle Newman. Photo: Colin Burnett

6:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

PIRATES reserve Kyle Newman admits his 2014 machinery has been greatly improved by financial backing from a variety of sponsors.

Poole Pirates: Ward and Holder triumph in European Best Pairs first round

Bournemouth Echo: Darcy Ward. Grand final second leg. Pirates Elite League 2013 champions.

8:51pm Friday 28th March 2014

WIMBORNE Road favourites Darcy Ward and Chris Holder gave Australia the perfect start to the European Best Pairs as they triumphed in the first round in Torun tonight.

Poole Pirates: Coventry fixture switched to Wimborne Road

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

6:38pm Friday 28th March 2014

POOLE Pirates' Sky Sports-televised fixture with Coventry on Monday, April 14 has been switched from Brandon to Wimborne Road.

Poole Pirates: Friendship key to Elite League success says Janowski

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

5:12pm Thursday 27th March 2014

POLISH star Maciej Janowski is adamant that a healthy team spirit can spur Pirates on to further silverware in 2014.

Poole Pirates: Good Friday double-header with Swindon Robins may count towards Shield

Bournemouth Echo: GENEROUS: Matt Ford of Poole Pirates

11:52am Thursday 27th March 2014

POOLE Pirates and Swindon Robins are set to appeal to the British Speedway Promoters’ Association as they aim to make their Good Friday double-header eligible for both the Elite League and Elite Shield.

Poole Pirates: Elite Shield clash postponed

Bournemouth Echo: sign of the times?: The trackside advertisement could be an omen as Poole Pirates are favourite to sign Isle of Wight Premier League rider Chris Holder who is pictured in action

11:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

PIRATES' trip to Swindon in the first leg of the Elite Shield this evening has been postponed.

Poole Pirates: Reserve Newman spurred on by rule changes

Bournemouth Echo: Claus Vissing and Kyle Newman. PHOTO: Colin Burnett

6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

PIRATES star Kyle Newman says British speedway’s new reserve rules have provided him with even greater motivation to score big in the Elite League this season.

Poole Pirates boss Middleditch: Lakeside result means little

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

6:00am Wednesday 26th March 2014

PIRATES boss Neil Middleditch insists it would be a mistake to read too much into tonight’s season-opening clash with Lakeside.

Speedway: Ward keen to tick ERC box

Bournemouth Echo: Sex ASSAULT CHARGE: Poole Pirates speedway star Darcy Ward

7:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

PIRATES skipper Darcy Ward admits he is keen to add further silverware to his bulging trophy cabinet as he prepares for tomorrow’s Elite Riders’ Championship (6pm).

Speedway: Even the rain can't spoil legend's night

Bournemouth Echo: Gary Havelock

7:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

LEGEND is a term bandied around all too readily these days.

Gary Havelock farewell: Legend Havvy primed for big night

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

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

GARY Havelock admitted there was “no better place” than Poole to bring down the curtain on his glittering 30-year speedway career ahead of tonight’s farewell meeting.

Speedway: Skipper Ward has every confidence in Pirates' young guns

Bournemouth Echo: Sex ASSAULT CHARGE: Poole Pirates speedway star Darcy Ward

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

BULLISH Darcy Ward has thrown his support behind Pirates' class of 2014 and insists youth will be no barrier to success.

Speedway: Middlo's hunger and desire as strong as ever

Bournemouth Echo: LUCKY COIN: Neil Middleditch

6:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

HUNGRY Neil Middleditch admits his desire to add silverware to Pirates’ bulging trophy cabinet is as strong as ever as the 2014 season draws closer.

VIDEO: Neil Middleditch backs youthful Poole Pirates to prosper in 2014

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES BOSS: Neil Middleditch

7:20pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

TEAM boss Neil Middleditch reckons Poole Pirates' youthful charges can succeed in their defence of the Elite League title during the forthcoming season. 

Poole Pirates: Pawlicki fifth at Classic

Bournemouth Echo: PIRATES DEAL: Przemyslaw Pawlicki

9:19am Tuesday 18th March 2014

POOLE charger Przemek Pawlicki started his 2014 season in positive fashion with 10 points at the Banks's Olympique Classic at Wolverhampton last night.

Gary Havelock farewell: Busy few days for ex-Poole star

Bournemouth Echo: Gary Havelock

4:53pm Monday 17th March 2014

GARY Havelock is poised for a busy few days ahead of his farewell meeting at Wimborne Road on Friday.

Ben Fund Bonanza: Mixed fortunes for Grajczonek

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

4:46pm Sunday 9th March 2014

PIRATES charger Josh Grajczonek experienced mixed fortunes in his first meeting of the British season this afternoon.

Gary Havelock farewell: Lindback completes stellar field

Bournemouth Echo: HIDDEN AGENDA: Craig Boyce (right) criticised Antonio Lindback (left) about his non-appearances

11:06pm Friday 7th March 2014

THE field for Gary Havelock's farewell meeting has been completed with Poole track record holder Antonio Lindback confirmed as the final name on board.

Speedway: Poole's Grajczonek kicks off British season in Leicester

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

4:32pm Friday 7th March 2014

JOSH Grajczonek will begin his British racing season when he rides for the Rest of the World in Sunday's Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund meeting at Leicester.

Poole Pirates: Grajczonek set for Ben Fund meeting

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

12:33pm Thursday 6th March 2014

JOSH Grajczonek will begin his British racing season when he rides for the Rest of the World in Sunday’s Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund meeting at Leicester.

Speedway: Smart gives backing to new rules

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth Daily Echo logo

6:00am Thursday 6th March 2014

LEE Smart has given his backing to new rules designed to allow promising British riders to become established competitors at Elite League level and beyond.

Speedway: Legend Greg Hancock to feature in Havelock's farewell at Poole

Bournemouth Echo: WINNING START: Poole new boy Greg Hancock

6:31pm Monday 3rd March 2014

DOUBLE world champion Greg Hancock will be flying into Britain to take part in Gary Havelock’s farewell meeting at Poole on Friday, March 21.

Poole Pirates: BSPA reveals race format changes

Bournemouth Echo: ACCUSED: Speedway rider Darcy Ward

4:27pm Friday 28th February 2014

THE British Speedway Promoters’ Association has released its revamped race format for the 2014 Elite League season.

Poole Pirates: Elite Shield second leg 'could be in June'

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

1:03pm Friday 28th February 2014

PIRATES promoter Matt Ford admits an Elite Shield winner may not be determined until June due to scheduling problems regarding the second leg.

Poole Pirates: Middlo would welcome football club to stadium

Bournemouth Echo: Neil Middleditch

12:28pm Thursday 27th February 2014

PIRATES team manager Neil Middleditch insists he would welcome non-league Poole Town to Wimborne Road with open arms.

Poole Stadium: 'Shocked' speedway boss Ford remains confident over future

Bournemouth Echo: Matt Ford. Pirates promoter

7:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

PIRATES chief Matt Ford has moved to reassure fans that speedway will remain at Wimborne Road for years to come.

Poole Stadium: Early days in the search for a delicate balance

Bournemouth Echo: HOME TURF: Poole Stadium, once home to Poole Town FC

7:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014

COMMENT: The Daily Echo's Neil Meldrum gives his verdict on the prospective revamp of Poole Stadium.

Poole Pirates: Havelock farewell line-up nears completion

Bournemouth Echo: Gary Havelock

11:44am Wednesday 26th February 2014

THE line-up for Gary Havelock's farewell meeting at Poole next month is almost complete.






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