Edinburgh MONARCHS have received a welcome financial boost by confirming that Scotwaste will once again be their main team sponsors in 2012 – the seventh year the West Lothian-based recycling firm have backed the Capital speedway outfit.
Struggling Edinburgh Monarchs heat leader Craig Cook today confessed to being on a “downward spiral” after revealing he is losing races he is capable of winning because he has no money to maintain his machinery.
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Edinburgh Monarchs boss Alex Harkess today played down rumours that Craig Cook is on the verge of being sold to Belle Vue Aces, the club he doubles-up with in the Elite League.
Edinburgh Monarchs are not going to retain their Premier League championship crown, but co-promoter John Campbell is still optimistic that his team will still finish in the top six by the end of the season, and that, he insists, will be a pretty good achievement.
GLASGOW TIGERS took a giant step towards clinching the Premier League championship crown with a second win over Edinburgh Monarchs in the space of a week at Armadale last night. The Tigers grabbed three points as they powered to a 48-42 triumph which left big question marks hanging over some of the Capital squad.
Edinburgh MONARCHS may have lost their magic touch on their away travels this season, but they remain pretty solid at home. This could hold the key to league hopes as they attempt to burst Glasgow Tigers' Premier League championship bubble at Armadale tonight in a derby tussle that looks set to attract the biggest crowd of the season to the Lothian Arena.
Edinburgh MONARCHS chief Alex Harkess today defended his team management in the wake of Sunday's crushing 58-32 Premier League defeat at the hands of title-chasing Glasgow Tigers at Ashfield.
Belle Vue Aces speedway star Rory Schlein trumped all his rivals to capture the Scottish Open Championship for a third time at Armadale Stadium last night.
A LACKLUSTRE Edinburgh Monarchs team were deservedly humbled 58-32 by arch rivals Glasgow Tigers in yesterday's dull Premier League speedway clash at Ashfield Stadium.
Edinburgh Monarchs riders have discovered that home track advantage is no automatic passport to victory in the Keylinesponsored Scottish Open speedway championship which takes place at Armadale tonight (7.15), the 400th meeting at senior level since Monarchs moved to the Lothian Arena in 1997.
EDINBURGH MONARCHS comfortably grounded Rye House Rockets 55-37 in last night's Premier League speedway fixture at Armadale, but reserve star Tim Webster was left fuming after being disqualified twice for falling off. He claimed some of referee Dave Dowling's decisions were "unacceptable".
EDINBURGH MONARCHS were in easy street against Plymouth Devils seven days ago but face a potentially far tougher speedway test against Rye House Rockets at Armadale tonight.
EDINBURGH MONARCHS' band of travelling fans were left disappointed last night after the club's fixture at Somerset Rebels was washed out.
Kevin WOLBERT has attracted praise and criticism in almost equal measure so far this season. But no-one could complain about his performance for Edinburgh Monarchs at Sheffield Tigers last night.
Craig COOK isn't one for introspection and when he suffered a mini-blip of form last month he simply put it behind him and rode through it.
Edinburgh MONARCHS lost just one heat against Newcastle Diamonds at Armadale last night but were unable to shake the Tynesiders off until the second half in a meeting which had a surfeit of shared races. However, Monarchs eventually prevailed 53-39 to scoop all three Premier League points up for grabs.
Edinburgh MONARCHS today named 22-year-old Stoke Potters rider Tim Webster as Lee Dicken's reserve replacement. And, subject to British Speedway Promoters' Association approval, the Englishman will make his debut against Newcastle Diamonds at Armadale tomorrow night.
Edinburgh MONARCHS last night released struggling reserve rider Lee Dicken following his failure to score during his side's 49-41 Spring Trophy defeat at Glasgow Tigers on Monday night.
Glasgow TIGERS are in top form right now and could be on course to relieve Edinburgh Monarchs of their Premier League championship crown this season.
CRAIG COOK today said Edinburgh Monarchs must sort out their reserve problems because it is placing too much pressure on the Capital club's top five scoring septet.