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#1 marshy1

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

It seems Salford will now receive two loans of 750k each, one from Peel and the other from Salford council. The wish is that this will allow new investment via supporter style ownership favoured by Ian Stewart. It also means the councils current loan advances will be protected.


#2 Barnie

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:27 AM

Funny how the council cant afford to repair historically significant structures but can throw money at those Maggots.

I feel a letter to my MP coming on.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

Funny how the council cant afford to repair historically significant structures but can throw money at those Maggots.

I feel a letter to my MP coming on.

What stuctures?
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#4 PhillH

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:44 AM

We will have to wait and see whether this is another chapter in Neil Barker's "track record" for accuracy:

http://menmedia.co.u...15m-rescue-fund

If true, its a tragic unfolding series of events. We could yet end up with the council tax payers of the City of Salford underwriting a new home for the sole use of Sale Sharks RUFC, whilst Swinton Lions remain exiled and Salford Reds are economically undermined - all catalysed by gross incompetence of the civic leadership. Absolutely appauling.

Interesting comments from Ian Stewart regarding his support for the concept of Supporters Trusts. While he may have had some previous dealings with Forever Reds, I wager his only previous direct exposure to a bone fide Supporters Trust will have been to the Swinton Supporters Trust during M27SCP. If £750k of Council funds had been devoted to that genuinely community-led project it would've made a massive difference, let alone the £20m+ that's already been poured into Barton.

So this would be a prime opportunity to challenge Ian Stewart to deliver what it says on the tin, in the event John Kidd firslty delivers on his commitment to honour the shareholding of the Swinton Supporters Trust in the new company and reinstate the Trust's position on the board. Such a move would not only enhance the chances of a new ground at Agecroft becoming a reality, but securing increased involvement of the community is the best way to ensure what's built is economically sustainable into the future.

Lessons should be learned from the debacle of Salford City Stadium.
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#5 marshy1

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

We will have to wait and see whether this is another chapter in Neil Barker's "track record" for accuracy:

http://menmedia.co.u...15m-rescue-fund

If true, its a tragic unfolding series of events. We could yet end up with the council tax payers of the City of Salford underwriting a new home for the sole use of Sale Sharks RUFC, whilst Swinton Lions remain exiled and Salford Reds are economically undermined - all catalysed by gross incompetence of the civic leadership. Absolutely appauling.

Interesting comments from Ian Stewart regarding his support for the concept of Supporters Trusts. While he may have had some previous dealings with Forever Reds, I wager his only previous direct exposure to a bone fide Supporters Trust will have been to the Swinton Supporters Trust during M27SCP. If £750k of Council funds had been devoted to that genuinely community-led project it would've made a massive difference, let alone the £20m+ that's already been poured into Barton.

So this would be a prime opportunity to challenge Ian Stewart to deliver what it says on the tin, in the event John Kidd firslty delivers on his commitment to honour the shareholding of the Swinton Supporters Trust in the new company and reinstate the Trust's position on the board. Such a move would not only enhance the chances of a new ground at Agecroft becoming a reality, but securing increased involvement of the community is the best way to ensure what's built is economically sustainable into the future.

Lessons should be learned from the debacle of Salford City Stadium.

Even Neil Barker can't be this wide of the mark Phil.

#6 PhillH

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

What would happen if Sale Sharks got relegated by the way? Far from impossible based on their form to date.
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#7 Shizonamy

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

If any of our funding for the new stadium was Council backing dependent do you all think this could tantamount to us not getting the green light?
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#8 marshy1

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

If any of our funding for the new stadium was Council backing dependent do you all think this could tantamount to us not getting the green light?

Possibly Shizonamy, but it could also work the other way with them looking to treat the two clubs equally.......well after all it is nearly Xmas and you have to make a wish.

#9 PhillH

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Even Neil Barker can't be this wide of the mark Phil.


But perhaps Jennifer Williams (who penned the article) can be? There certainly must be some big problems, given how long the takeover has dragged on for and no deal yet announced with time running out.

We will have to wait and see.
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#10 GLENNGARY

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

I'm starting to get worried that we are missing out on planning permission for Agecroft by this debacle with Salford reds .Is it a case of once bitten twice shy with Salford council I hope this isn't the case we deserve the ground every bit as much as the reds need there hand outs. If mayor Stewart is reading this there are TWO teams in the city of Salford so start treating both teams equally. Swinton needs its team back in the area NOW not in the distant future .You stole our town hall so how about compensating us with Agecroft, much obliged!

#11 Blue Monkey

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

On today's M.E.N. website that slimeball Maurice Lindsay pokes his unwelcome nose into the Pinks' mess. Looks like one of our boys ("Angry Lion") has slammed him, and rightly so, in a reply. See it all below.

http://menmedia.co.u...nd-deep-pockets

Angry LionComment posted: 05/12/12 at 10:00Registered: 18/02/2008

Would that be the same Maurice Lindsay that wanted to force Salford, Oldham, Swinton and Rochdale to merge and play under the Manchester banner when Super League was first created?

Would that be the same Maurice Lindsay that morgaged the future of Wigan on getting to the Challenge Cup Final every season, but saw the empire crumble when Salford beat them resulting in bankrupcy and the forced sale of Central Park?

Would that be the same Maurice Lindsay that was recently a complete failure at Preston North End, taking them to relegation?

Do me a favour!!!





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