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Monarchs snap up Ricky Wells from Comets

Edinburgh Monarchs have snapped up New Zealand-born Ricky Wells as their second signing for the 2017 speedway season.

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Erik Riss won the World Longtrack title last season but was inconsistent for Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Erik Riss to focus on Monarchs by scaling back overseas action

Erik Riss wrote his own speedway report card this season and stated he ‘must do better’.

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Erik Riss is a double world longtrack champion

Erik Riss first rider to sign for Monarchs’ 2017 campaign

German star Erik Riss has become the first Edinburgh Monarchs rider to sign up for the 2017 season.

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Sam Masters would be a popular re-signing. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs set to confirm signing of skipper Masters for 2017

Edinburgh Monarchs are expected to announce that skipper Sam Masters will return to Armadale for a fourth season in 2017 ending speculation that the popular Aussie was considering a switch of clubs.

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Kevin Wolbert, left, has been dropped for next season, but Erik Riss, centre, and Mark Riss, will have talks with Monarchs

Monarchs want assurances from Riss brothers before any new deals

Edinburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess says his German duo Mark and Erik Riss need to ‘waken up’ if they are to command a team place at Armadale next season.

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Kevin Wolbert is disappointed to be leaving Edinburgh Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

German rider Kevin Wolbert axed by Edinburgh Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs have axed German ace Kevin Wolbert from their team as they attempt to rebuild their squad within the 40-point limit set for all Championship sides next season at the recent Promoters AGM.

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Max Clegg

Max Clegg could be frozen out by Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs senior reserve Max Clegg says he is waiting by the telephone for a call to confirm he will be back at Armadale for a third spell next season.

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Eddie and Norma McKenna of Border Roofing were sponsors and directors at Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs ditch sponsors Border Roofing

Edinburgh Monarchs have dumped their team sponsors Border Roofing, who have backed the Capital speedway outfit for the last two seasons.

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Alex Harkess reckons reducing the team limit to 40 could prove detrimental. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs unimpressed with revamp but vow to build winning team

Edinburgh Monarchs speedway co-boss Alex Harkess hopes the club’s supporters will take a positive view over the revamp of the league format for next season despite his own reservations about some of the changes voted through by promoters at their AGM last week.

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Edinburgh Monarchs will be looking to regain the second-tier title next season

Speedway shake-up puts Monarchs into new-look Championship

EDINBURGH MONARCHS will compete in a revamped British speedway set-up next season after promoters voted to rebrand their top two divisions in 2017.

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Sam Masters is expected to remain in the Premier League and Monarchs hope hell return to Armadale. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs review: Weather woes put dampener on title defence

Team manager Alex Harkess today insisted Edinburgh Monarchs’ speedway season was far from a write-off despite seeing them surrender their grip on the Premier League championship crown.

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Steve Worrall makes a return to Armadale tonight, filling in for Sam Masters. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Stakes still high for Edinburgh Monarchs in final meeting

The preservation of their unbeaten Premier League home record and bragging rights are the twin aims for Edinburgh Monarchs when they face Glasgow Tigers in their final speedway match of the season at Armadale Stadium tonight.

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Monarchs are staying put as Armadale drops greyhounds

The sudden closedown of greyhound racing at Armadale Stadium last weekend sparked fresh fears among speedway fans that Edinburgh Monarchs’ future at the Lothian Arena is once again under threat.

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Monarchs will look to close out their unbeaten season at home on October 21. Pic: SNS

Monarchs fix date for rearranged Glasgow Tigers

Edinburgh Monarchs will face Glasgow Tigers at Armadale a week on Friday in their rearranged Premier League clash following last week’s postponement due to a floodlight failure at the Lothian Arena.

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Ryan Fisher preparing for his final match at Armadale. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Power failure turns the lights out on Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs’ derby clash with Glasgow Tigers at Armadale tonight was called off following a floodlight failure.

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Sam Masters and Ryan Fisher. The latter will be signing off from speedway after tonight's clash with Tigers. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Ryan Fisher aims to sign off Monarchs career in style

Edinburgh Monarchs bring down the curtain on their 2016 speedway season against Glasgow Tigers at Armadale tonight with the Ashfield side still on course for a trophy treble to replicate the one Monarchs achieved two years ago.

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Edinburgh Monarchs rider Ryan Fisher with wife Daelyn, daughter Abbyjo and son Harley. This will be Fisher's final meeting at Armadale

Monarchs pledge to continue racing at Armadale Stadium

Edinburgh Monarchs will announce after Friday’s final Premier League fixture against Glasgow Tigers that they will come to the tapes again in 2017 for their 21st season of speedway at Armadale Stadium.

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Mark Riss leads in heat 3. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs’ reign comes to an end as Witches prevail

Edinburgh Monarchs’ dream of winning the Premier League title for a third time in a row was finally extinguished at Armadale Stadium tonight.

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Monarchs star Ryan Fisher has announced he will retire at the end of the season. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs aiming for play-off miracle at Armadale

Edinburgh Monarchs are just 15 heats from losing their Premier League speedway crown.

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Ryan Fisher goes down, bringing with him team-mate Sam Masters and Peterborughs Matthew Wethers with him. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs get their claws into half-hearted Panthers

Edinburgh Monarchs preserved their unbeaten Premier League home record with an easy 59-33 victory over an under strength and reluctant Peterborough Panthers side at Armadale last night.

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