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Ricky Wells settling into new life at Edinburgh Monarchs

Ricky Wells says his switch to Edinburgh Monarchs this season after three years at Workington Comets is the ideal move for him – and he’s tipping the Capital speedway outfit to make the play-offs.

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John Campbell has brought success to Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs boss: Critics are wrong to write us off

Edinburgh Monarchs co-promoter John Campbell has defended the team chosen to pursue a sixth championship crown in the face of criticism online.

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Edinburgh Monarchs captain Sam Masters welcomes Josh Pickering to Armadale. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Josh Pickering arrives at Monarchs up for the challenge

Edinburgh Monarchs’ new Australian signing Josh Pickering has touched down in the Capital and told fans: “This is a huge leap for me but I’m up for the challenge.”

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Monarchs rider Erik Riss to double up with Leicester

Edinburgh Monarchs’ young German rider Erik Riss will double-up for Leicester Lions in the SGB Premiership this season after agreeing terms with the Midlands outfit

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Alex Harkess is eyeing success for Monarchs this term

Monarchs learn fixtures for 2017 SGB Championship campaign

Edinburgh Monarchs will kick off their new era in the SGB Championship with a home fixture on Friday, April 7 against Scunthorpe Scorpions, considered by many to be the weakest team in the league.

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Sam Masters is no longer the bridesmaid

Sam Masters wins Australian Championship

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Sam Masters today spoke of his delight at being crowned Australian speedway champion for the first time at the weekend after finishing runner-up in the four-round event for the past two years.

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Josh Pickering knows British speedway will come as a culture shock

Monarchs new boy Josh Pickering relishing step up in class

Edinburgh Monarchs have a long tradition of giving aspiring Australian speedway riders their first break in the UK, and over the years they have unearthed some genuine nuggets who have gone on to enhance their careers.

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Josh Pickering is looking to repay Monarchs' faith

Monarchs complete 2017 line-up by signing Josh Pickering

Edinburgh Monarchs have completed their speedway squad for next season by capturing promising Australian racer Josh Pickering, who will make his UK debut in the rebranded Championship tier.

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Mitchell Davey believes he'll do well at Monarchs. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Mitchell Davey makes return to Edinburgh Monarchs

Edinburgh Monarchs have unveiled Aussie speedway star Mitchell Davey as their sixth signing for 2017.

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Max Clegg is the National League Riders champion. Picture: Ron MacNeill

Max Clegg commits to Edinburgh Monarchs for 2017

Max Clegg has rejoined Edinburgh Monarchs to begin his third spell at Armadale in 2017.

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Sam Masters will be back in Monarchs colours for 2017. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs’ Sam Masters delighted to re-sign for ‘best club in UK’

Edinburgh Monarchs captain Sam Masters reacted to clinching a new contract for next season at Armadale by describing the Capital side as “the best club in Britain and I love riding for them”.

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Mark Riss is likely to start at reserve for Monarchs. Pic: Ron Macneill

Mark Riss is third racer to commit to Monarchs

Mark Riss has signed up for a second season at Edinburgh Monarchs, becoming the third rider to agree a deal for the 2017 campaign.

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Ricky Wells became a guest rider of choice for many clubs in 2016

Ricky Wells: My move to Monarchs is long overdue

Edinburgh Monarchs’ new signing Ricky Wells says his arrival at Armadale is long overdue and should have happened before now.

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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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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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