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#21 41hound

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:44 AM

To be honest I can't blame Joel for wanting to go to Leeds. The careers of players are short and this is a chance for better money and to win some trophies. At Salford we have hit rock bottom and need to build back up. If JM did not want to be part this it is best he leaves while he can get a place at Leeds and we can get a fee. The money will be used to pay this months wages etc ...

I am very dissappointed as he was my favorite player last year - when fit. I guess his injury problems were the only drawback.

I don't think going into administration is an option for us. Being off season and a smaller club - we will be sent straight to Championship 1. Selling up to keep going is the only way we can keep going in SL - if they ever conclude these take over talks - we can build up again without having gone onto admin. If not we will sink like a stone very soon. Next year is going to be a nightmare for us even if we stay in SL as we have such a weak team right now. IF we can ride this out it night be ok in a year or so, as lets face it new people must be able to run the club better?

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#22 Red Willow

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

Smith was leaving at the end of the season anyway, his contract was up. That was a decent bit of business.

They did sell Holdsworth but that was agreed before the tribunal, so no changes.

Moon when fit is a great player to watch, Holdsworth I'm not to bothered about as he is a frustrating player, the sort fans are always told is a confidence player. For me between him and Patten I think they were a distruptive influence.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

Wakefield are a good example of what can be achieved in a short space of time when you have people running the club with knowledge and a desire to grow (and a bit of cash). Salford fans can hopefully take some heart in that if/when this takeover occurs, they will have some people in charge of the club who will be much better equipped to help them succeed as a rugby club.

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#24 Honor James

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:51 AM

Super League and World Champions Leeds Rhinos have today confirmed the signing of Salford City Reds centre Joel Moon, 24, for an undisclosed fee on a three year contract.

Moon, who will join the Rhinos with immediate effect, becomes the club’s second signing for the 2013 campaign joining fellow Australian Mitch Achurch.

He joined Salford last close season from New Zealand Warriors having spent three seasons in Auckland, earning a call up for the Indigenous All Stars and scoring 15 tries in 51 games. He made his NRL debut with Brisbane in 2006 as part of the `Baby Broncos’ squad having toured England the previous winter in the same Australian Institute of Sport squad as Israel Folau. He spent three seasons with the Broncos making 31 NRL appearances and scoring ten tries. He is originally from Caloundra in Queensland and has also played in the half backs and in the forwards in his career.

Commenting on the deal, Chief Executive Gary Hetherington said, “We are delighted to have finalised the transfer to bring Joel Moon to Headingley Carnegie. We made no secret of the fact that we were looking to sign a centre who could complement our existing squad and add quality to our group and Joel was our preferred option. He will arrive in the UK in the next 24 hours and immediately begin pre-season training with the team and is likely to make his debut on Boxing Day against Wakefield in the Heatshot Festive Challenge.”

Head Coach Brian McDermott added, “Joel is a player who we have been monitoring for a while and it is great to bring him into the club now so we can improve our squad from a position of strength. We always said that any player we brought to the club would have to add significantly to the group and I think the fact that we have signed a player with as much experience at a young age definitely fits that criteria and he is an exciting signing not just for next season but as part of this young group moving forward.

“He has consistently scored tries in the NRL during his early career with Brisbane and New Zealand Warriors and impressed with Salford last season, earning a call up the Exiles squad. At 24, his best years are still ahead of him and it is an exciting prospect to think about him coming into our young backline and playing alongside the likes of Zak Hardaker, Kallum Watkins, Ben Jones-Bishop and Ryan Hall.”

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#25 Old Frightful

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:10 AM

Is this a coincidence?

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#26 41hound

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

Is this a coincidence?


No - we are skint and got things to pay <_<

#27 brooza

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:53 AM

He any good?
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#28 brooza

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Moon took Salford to a tribunal earlier this year to try to force his release, he lost the case. Not the actions of a club wanting rid.

So, Salford refused to let him go for free but allowed him to go when another club payed a tansfer fee?

Makes sense to me
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#29 Old Frightful

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:05 AM

No - we are skint and got things to pay <_<

So you sold two players called Moon?

Or sold him twice?

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#30 hindle xiii

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:30 AM

Is this a coincidence?

It happens once in a blue (and amber) Moon...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Thoroughly depressing. Yet another calibre player leaving a club who need him to join one who don't and still widening the gap between the 2 clubs in question. This whole off-season is really bringing the inadequacy of licensing and the current cap into sharp focus. We need franchising and revenue sharing ASAP to make Super League interesting beyond games involving the top 4 or 5 elite sides.

I loved watching Moon last season (when fit). Real bag of tricks. Damn shame for fans of Salford and the little guys.

#32 Red Willow

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Joel is daft as a brush but does have real talent.Hall will score bags of tries playing outside him.

He was selected for the Exiles game.

He has a good pair of hands, but suffered a number of injuries last season including a broken hand.

Sorry to see him go, he scored some outstanding tries for us.

#33 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:40 PM

Thoroughly depressing. Yet another calibre player leaving a club who need him to join one who don't and still widening the gap between the 2 clubs in question. This whole off-season is really bringing the inadequacy of licensing and the current cap into sharp focus. We need franchising and revenue sharing ASAP to make Super League interesting beyond games involving the top 4 or 5 elite sides.

I loved watching Moon last season (when fit). Real bag of tricks. Damn shame for fans of Salford and the little guys.

If Leeds didn't want him why would they pay a transfer fee :blink:
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#34 brooza

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

If Leeds didn't want him why would they pay a transfer fee :blink:

He said need rather than want.

But Leeds have been saying for a while that we need a centre. Never really replaced Senior.
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#35 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:09 PM

He said need rather than want.

But Leeds have been saying for a while that we need a centre. Never really replaced Senior.

Yeah,sorry,my mistake.
True Leeds have never really replaced Senior.
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#36 terrywebbisgod

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

Not looking good for Salford if the gossip on twitter is to be believed.
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#37 Philm

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

.My point was that Bradford did not want to sell players and went down one route. Salford may have decided that they do want to sell players and they dont want to take the route the Bulls did.
Im not sure how anybody can criticise the treatment of the two clubs when they are in different situations. Maybe Salford dont want to keep these players!

The point is that Bradford went into administration which meant that their players were not contracted to the club and were free agents. It was therefore essential that the other Super League clubs agreed not to sign their players if they were to retain their squad.

#38 Dave T

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

The point is that Bradford went into administration which meant that their players were not contracted to the club and were free agents. It was therefore essential that the other Super League clubs agreed not to sign their players if they were to retain their squad.

i dont believe administration means they are free agents.

Even if it did, this is exactly my point. Salford and Bradfords circumstances are different!

#39 Red Willow

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

Not really, it seems tis was more about player power, he was refusing/reluctant to return to the club.

#40 southstand loiner

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

whats the fuss. the player wanted away. leeds needed a centre. salford need money.
whatever way you look at it all seems fine with the deal
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