Posté 23 novembre 2012 - 03:04
A line clearly designed to make the article a matter of interest to supporters beyond Salford City Reds - and its had the desired effect by you posting the link!
Personally I very much doubt there is any "hidden" substance beyond what we already know.
Clearly there are going to be implications for Oldham - so "no **** Sherlock" - its already been widely tipped that the Roughyeds are going into one of these god forsaken "partnership" agreements with Salford.
Clearly there are going to be implications for Swinton - "no **** Sherlock" again - given Salford City Council got so carried away with its own mantra that its spent £20m+ on a flawed vision of a new stadium at Barton that's proven to be not economically sustainable. The council's own finance officers told Mr Merry that it would be so when they looked at the figures many moons ago, but he chose not to listen and had the power to railroad it through anyway.
If and when Peel do take over it will be very interesting. The powers that be will undoubtedly spout forth with positive mantra. And there can be little doubt they know more about customer relations, marketing and promotion than the rest of the rugby league world put together and some. BUT, to say Peel is a "commercially astute" company would be the understatement of the decade. They are not in the habit of making a loss. Making a profit is a difficult thing to achieve whilst running a RL club, especially one in the position Salford City Reds currently is, so surely this is not something Peel would contemplate unless they have got the council absolutely over a barrel in some way?
Rugby League - great game, shame about the administration.