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Author Archives: Louise Woodward-Styles

Red Devils Diary: Salford set to take off?

Chase-Hull-FC-V-Salford

The ‘Devilution’ was the self-imposed tagline for the much talked about Salford Red Devils ahead of the 2014 season. With a fanfare and media frenzy usually reserved for better supported clubs such as Wigan, Leeds,  and St Helens, it was thanks to enigmatic owner Dr Marwan Koukash that all eyes were on the only premier sports team in this highly ... Read More »

Interview: Salford Red Devils star Matty Ashurst

Matty-Ashurst

Salford Red Devils look to be finally producing the performances that make their owner’s bold statement of a top-four-finish in pre season seem less outlandish. Of course, winning the last two outings cannot and will not make up for what has been an incredibly disappointing season. Indeed, many of the players have failed to live up to expectations. One Red ... Read More »

Red Devils Diary: The Devilution is finally here

Chase-Hull-FC-V-Salford

Saturday night is becoming the new Friday for the Salford supporters. Indeed, for the third week in a row Iestyn Harris and his resurgent Devils were forced to shorten preparations on the back of two tough away fixtures as they finally returned home to the newly laid AJ Bell Stadium turf. The lead up to the clash with Hull FC ... Read More »

Chasing crowds is a devil of a job for Salford

Salford-v-Wigan

Regular TotalRL.com columnist Louise Woodward-Styles (@MsCityRedGirl) has some suggestions to help Salford boost their attendances. Delia Smith, the much-celebrated TV chef and Norwich City Football Club shareholder once took to the Carrow Road pitch at half time to grab a microphone and utter her infamous ‘Where are you, let’s be ‘avin’ you!’ rant at disgruntled supporters of the Canaries. Amusing ... Read More »

The web of deceit: From Tweet to Twit

Joel-Monaghan

Social networking, love it or loathe it, is king. This weekend I came across an image of a player in a compromising position, which was being shared between fellow Rugby League players. This distasteful and private image was something that shouldn’t be posted in the public arena. But what disturbed me most was the fact it was a player that ... Read More »

Red Devils Diary: If the cap fits

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Another week and another high profile capture by millionaire Marwan Koukash. The Salford Red Devils owner continues to provide Iestyn Harris with an arsenal of big-name signings for 2015. Since the arrival of Harris, Salford have signed Ben Jones-Bishop from Leeds, Weller Huaraki from Castleford, former Hull KR lynchpin Michael Dobson and the brightest star to come out of London ... Read More »

Opinion: The redemption of Gareth Hock is complete

Gareth-Hock-Salford-Catalan

The Rugby League world loves a villain, a player that divides opinion, someone the home supporters love but the away fans hate. If you take a look around Super League, two players spring to mind as ‘marmite’. Leeds Rhinos’ Ryan Bailey carries that title with pride, utilising his reputation to his advantage by launching his own clothing range. “He does ... Read More »

Salford’s Devil of a drama over Sneyd

Marc-Sneyd-Castleford-Salford

As a lifelong Salford supporter I have always wanted to see my club grabbing the headlines and bathe in the media spotlight. The Salford Red Devils may not be so much a dominant force on the field of play as we currently sit 11th in the First Utility Super League, but off the field we appear to be in a ... Read More »