BELL TOLLS FOR SINKS RIVALS
Double deal boosts Irish hopes
European Cup winners Belfast have brought together three of the worlds’ greats in a bid to end a six year wait for a league title, and have done so without contributing a penny in transfer fees. World Number three Ludoslaw Jaworski was the first in at the Titanic, the Pole joining on loan from Houston, where he probably would still be but their the last day heartbreak of relegation last season. No chance of that with the Sinks, they all but certain to challenge at the top end of the table with Jaworski, the returning Nyek Timko and new permanent signing Radim Rabas having ridden in 60 GP’s between them. At 31 Rabas is another in his prime, the current world number 11 joins from Caversham in a move with sees Soren Engell become the Swans number one, Knute Vik also moves to the Berkshire club as part of the deal. With two nine point men added Paul Hunt now turned his attention to getting those surplus to requirements out, Heath a willing buying at £85,000 for 36 year old Hayden Brown who leaves the Sinks after two years in which he played a big part in bringing four trophies to the club. Meanwhile Klement Flora will spend another season away on loan from the Sinks, the Dane—who finished third in last years WU21 Final—swapping the relegated Sedgley for newly promoted Cranford. Fellow 20 year old Kim Siemsen also spent time at Sedgley last season, the SL7 WU19 Champion starts SL9 with Houston. The high averages at the top end meant neither could be considered to line up at second string, so in has come Hungarian Odon Mathai to fill one of those roles, a rider who is almost twice their age and one who is unlikely to remain at the club beyond six league meetings.