King's Lynn Stars boss furious with Poole Pirates over postponements

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Britain's Chris Harris is set to guest for the Stars at Wimborne

King's Lynn Stars owner Buster Chapman has said he is too angry to travel to Poole for their play-off semi-final.

The Stars will make the trip to Wimborne Road for the third time in nine days on Wednesday after the second leg of their Elite League tie was postponed twice.

"I can't bring myself to speak to Poole," Chapman told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"I'm fed up of their attitude. It's OK being the glamour club but if you don't get the basics right you've had it."

Poole, who finished top of the Elite League and opted to face second-placed King's Lynn in the semi-final, lead by a point after their 45-44 win in Norfolk.

Buster ready for a bust-up
"The riders are all so fed up of it. They're furious. They're really fired up and want to make them pay for the wasted journeys."

The second leg was initially scheduled for Monday, 6 October, but that was cancelled because of poor track conditions.

A second attempt on Thursday was also abandoned after heavy rainfall, and Wednesday's meeting could also fall foul of the weather.

"I'm just so frustrated because it could have easily gone ahead first time around," said Chapman.

"It's like having a good book with a lovely cover and when you get inside it's not that great after all.

"We're the other way around - we haven't got a glossy cover, but we're pretty solid on the inside. I just get fed up with it.

"The riders are all so fed up of it. They're furious. They're really fired up and want to make them pay for the wasted journeys."

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