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Monarchs’ Shield hopes are left hanging by a thread

Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Erik Riss declared Friday’s home loss to Glasgow Tigers at Armadale was like a “punch in the face” – and the Tigers delivered a full knockout blow to Monarchs’ Championship Shield aspirations with an emphatic 49-41 victory in the return fixture at Ashfield Stadium this afternoon.

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Glasgow's Lewis Kerr leads Erik Riss, Steve Worrall  and Matt Williamson at Armadale last night. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Thrills and spills aplenty but Monarchs lose derby to Glasgow

Glasgow Tigers took control of the Championship Shield Borders qualifying group with a narrow victory over Edinburgh Monarchs at Armadale Stadium tonight.

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The Monarchs, sponsored by Staggs Bar are, from left: Matt Williamson, Max Ruml, Josh Pickering, Erik Riss, Joel Andersson, Ricky Wells and Mark Riss

Defeating Tigers will earn new-look Monarchs stripes

Edinburgh Monarchs team manager Alex Harkess reckons tonight’s Championship Shield derby clash against Glasgow Tigers at Armadale will be “the most difficult qualifying match in our group”.

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Ricky Wells top scored with 17

Monarchs race under protest as Comets squeeze home

Edinburgh Monarchs opened their Championship Shield account with a 47-43 defeat against Workington Comets on Saturday night at Derwent Park.

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Monarchs’ clash with Workington falls victim to rain

Monarchs’ clash with Workington falls victim to rain

Edinburgh Monarchs’ scheduled Championship Shield speedway opener against Workington Comets has been postponed with the Armadale track staff unable to get the circuit into a raceable condition for tonight’s match.

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Ricky Wells knows the Comets track inside out. Pic: Lisa Ferguson

Ricky Wells: Monarchs must target six points against Comets

With no fixtures having been raced yet in the Championship Shield Borders qualifying group, Edinburgh Monarchs American star Ricky Wells says it is very difficult to gauge how strong their other rivals in the section are.

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Monarchs’ Shield match is washed out at Berwick

Monarchs’ Shield match is washed out at Berwick

The weather proved to be the winner again when Edinburgh Monarchs’ opening Championship Shield match against Berwick Bandits at Shielfield Park was called off an hour before the 7pm start time on Saturday night.

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Clash with past champs give Monarchs some much-needed track time

Clash with past champs give Monarchs some much-needed track time

As part of Edinburgh Monarchs’ 70th birthday celebrations, the current team are taking on a select squad drawn from previous championship-winning sides at Armadale tonight in a special challenge match.

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Edinburgh captain Erik Riss is all smiles despite the rain-soaked track. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Monarchs scramble for Scunthorpe after Cup washout

The washout of last night’s Scottish Cup second leg speedway tie between Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers is bad news for the Capital outfit who now travel to Scunthorpe Scorpions tomorrow afternoon for their first Championship League match of the season woefully short of match practice.

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Monarchs' Matt Williamson scored eight points from reserve last week. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Edinburgh Monarchs determined to oust Tigers on return to Armadale

Matt Williamson added a coat of gloss to his debut performance for Edinburgh Monarchs at Ashfield last Friday and the talented Englishman is hungry for more.

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Monarchs directors John Campbell and Alex Harkess flank Staggs Bar proprietor Nigel Finlay as they toast their new deal. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Raise glass for Monarchs’ new sponsor

It’s cheers all round for Edinburgh Monarchs, who will be sponsored this season by the award-winning Staggs Bar in Musselburgh, who have stepped in to back the team following Parsons Peebles surprise decision to end their sponsorship agreement after just one year.

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Joel andersson, Paul Starke, mark riss and claus vissing race away from the gate. Pic: Ron MacNeill

Glasgow 50, Monarchs 40: Final two heats cost Edinburgh in first leg

A new-look Edinburgh Monarchs team gave a good account of themselves at Ashfield Stadium tonight against Glasgow Tigers in the first leg of their Scottish Cup tie.

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Ricky Wells, second right, is aiming to put the heat on Glasgow

Monarchs aim to strike the first blow on rivals Glasgow

The sudden spirit of accord that has broken out between Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers over the Scottish Cup is borne out of a belief that they can restore the competition’s status in speedway circles north of the border after years of neglect.

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The new Edinburgh Monarchs line-up: From left, Ricky Wells, Max Ruml, Joel Andersson, captain Erik Riss, Josh Pickering, Matt Williamson and Mark Riss. Pic: Ron MacNeill

New-look Edinburgh Monarchs ready for 2018 challenges

Edinburgh Monarchs raise the tapes on their 70th anniversary speedway season when they face Glasgow Tigers in the first leg of the Scottish Cup at Ashfield tomorrow night.

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Erii Riss: It’s cool to be new Edinburgh Monarchs captain

Erik Riss has been named Edinburgh Monarchs captain for the new season, a role he described as “cool”.

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Edinburgh Monarchs sign Max Ruml to complete 2018 line-up

Edinburgh Monarchs sign Max Ruml to complete 2018 line-up

After missing out on American Luke Becker, Edinburgh Monarchs went back to the United States to complete their 2018 line-up by capturing 20-year-old Max Ruml.

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Monarchs' secured a significant deal with Parson Peebles last year

Edinburgh Monarchs dropped by sponsors ahead of new season

Edinburgh Monarchs have been rocked ahead of the new season by the news that Parsons Peebles have dropped their team sponsorship of the club after just one year.

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Visa wrangle scuppers Edinburgh Monarchs’ bid to sign Luke Becker

Visa wrangle scuppers Edinburgh Monarchs’ bid to sign Luke Becker

Edinburgh Monarchs have been blocked by the British Speedway Promoters Association from signing young speedway rider Luke Becker.

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Plans for new homes at West Lothian site threatens Edinburgh sports stadium

The future of city speedway team Edinburgh Monarchs at their West Lothian home could be under threat as plans for new homes on the land have been tipped for approval in an online post by a local councillor.

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Monarchs kick-start new season with Glasgow double-header

Monarchs kick-start new season with Glasgow double-header

There has been a thawing in relations between Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers which will see the clubs kick-start the 2018 season with home and away Scottish Cup ties.

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