Which Robins rider are you?
OBVIOUSLY there's plenty to talk about at the upcoming AGM in terms of the structure of the league and how we get attendances up, but there's one regulation which annoys me every single time I see it in operation. It's not the tactical ride, although I've never been a great fan of that, but it's rule 17.6.B in the Elite League and 18.10.G in the Premier League. It refers to "˜no facility' if a rider is absent. This normally happens when a rider is racing in another meeting in another country, quite often his home country, and generally means a number one in the Elite League is replaced by a Premier League rider with an average of under six. This completely devalues the meeting and, as the international calendar expands, it's happening more and more. The team concerned gets fined, the rider
ON the spookiest day of the year, Link Sport delves into the Swindon Town archives to dig out a team of former players who'd fit the bill in a Halloween Robins XI. If you think you can do any better, tweet us your suggestions to @TheLinkSport, comment on our Facebook page or email [no emails].
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