Soundbites: 24th April 2004
"I don't know why he suggested he would score points round Sheffield. Anyone who has followed him would know he is a
guaranteed non-scorer there. You have got to build yourself up mentally to do well. While publicly Gary gave the
impression he would achieve something, privately he knew he had no chance of scoring. And now with each match that
passes he has no chance of picking up any points. His confidence is at rock bottom."
"There are so few speedway riders over the years that have an aura about them, but Tony has a presence.
I look across the pits and see him preparing and I observe the rest of the Poole team sensing they have a very special
rider alongside them. Visiting riders are immediately aware that they are in opposition to a giant."
"This is our seventh meeting and despite the very early start to the season in March this is the first meeting that has
had to be called off. Had the weather cleared off and had we known there was just going to be the one storm we could have
probably just got away with it."
"Unfortunately there are not many options open to us at present - I may have to wait a little while before making changes
if it proves necessary."
"Simon has been back to the hospital and the surgeon is pleased with the way things are knitting together.
There have been no problems since the operation and it's down to time now - which he always knew it would be."
This article was first published on 24th April 2004
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