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#21 wayne_r

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Oh - was it as bad as the score suggests ?

#22 PhillH

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

Oh - was it as bad as the score suggests ?


Pretty much. Salford hardly got out of second gear throughout and had they been in a ruthless mood it could've been a lot more on the "against" column. Broughton was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch - the word is that he'll be on his way to Warrington shortly.

Disappointing gate in the circumstances of below 2,000, hardly the numbers to convince a potential new investor in Salford Reds that Super League is viable at Barton. Some nice ladies were selling cup cakes outside the ground to raise funds, which I'm sure will make a big dent in the circa £1.5m per annum black hole in the finances and almost £2m in existing debts.

The traffic to get away was horrendous, it must be a total nightmare with anything above 5,000 on.

The ground is poorly designed atmosphere-wise with the West Stand having a roof higher than a cathedral and the other 3 sides just having low rise sheds - any crowd noise just evapourates. Comes back to the ridiculous notion that they will expand the capacity to 20,000 at some stage I guess. It would've been far better to have a lower-scale West Stand and less of a drop off to the other areas.

Have to say I'm pleased the Lions aren't playing home matches there. LSV is far superior.

A couple of the Lions forwards showed some promise, Ainscough put in some nice touches, but there was no penetration. The two Lions tries that came, plus a third that was disallowed a shade harshly, were directly on the back of Salford handling errors.
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#23 Blue Monkey

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

The ground is poorly designed atmosphere-wise with the West Stand having a roof higher than a cathedral and the other 3 sides just having low rise sheds - any crowd noise just evapourates. Comes back to the ridiculous notion that they will expand the capacity to 20,000 at some stage I guess. It would've been far better to have a lower-scale West Stand and less of a drop off to the other areas.


Totally agree with your views Phill on how the stadium is poorly designed with one huge great stand (west) and three other stands little more than flimsy low lying sheds. As you said, it would have been far better to have the east stand larger and the main (west) stand less imposing. The ground may acquire some degree of atmosphere given time but at the moment is largely bland and soulless.

#24 PhillH

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

Totally agree with your views Phill on how the stadium is poorly designed with one huge great stand (west) and three other stands little more than flimsy low lying sheds. As you said, it would have been far better to have the east stand larger and the main (west) stand less imposing. The ground may acquire some degree of atmosphere given time but at the moment is largely bland and soulless.


But for the lack of an athletics track, its currently almost as bad for (lack of) atmosphere as the South Leeds Stadium.

The planners have got a LOT to answer for.

Halliwell Jones, LSV, Langtree Park are all far better templates to follow.
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#25 mark richardson

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 09:42 AM

I like an athletics track around some stadiums
If the match is boring I often imagine myself winning the 400m against Michael Johnson.
I thought Salfords ground was fine...I enjoyed my visit...the staff made a great effort to ensure my dad had disabled access.
Then again I liked the willows and I like lsv too
Im quite easy to please. .I like smiling and being positive and being happy.
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#26 pc6090

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

But for the lack of an athletics track, its currently almost as bad for (lack of) atmosphere as the South Leeds Stadium.

The planners have got a LOT to answer for.

Halliwell Jones, LSV, Langtree Park are all far better templates to follow.

but it looks good from the motorway, thats whats important

#27 PhillH

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

I like an athletics track around some stadiums
If the match is boring I often imagine myself winning the 400m against Michael Johnson.
I thought Salfords ground was fine...I enjoyed my visit...the staff made a great effort to ensure my dad had disabled access.
Then again I liked the willows and I like lsv too
Im quite easy to please. .I like smiling and being positive and being happy.
Life is good if you let it be.


Keep taking the prozac, its obviously working.
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#28 mark richardson

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

Dont even need paracetamol
Rude rude rude!

#29 marshy1

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Keep taking the prozac, its obviously working.

Why would he be taking Prozac...Mr Richardson seem very happy indeed.

I do hope your not trying to bully him phil.!!




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