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29/03/13 - Salford City Reds v Huddersfield Giants - KO 3pm


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Poll: Who will win? (8 member(s) have cast votes)

Who will win?

  1. Salford City Reds (3 votes [37.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 37.50%

  2. Voted Huddersfield Giants (5 votes [62.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 62.50%

  3. Draw (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#41 Old Frightful

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:41 PM

Just got home. Buzzing after that. Not a brilliant game, but tons of commitment from Salford which has been lacking. As RW says, we're beginning to look organised and our defence is unrecognisable form the early games.

In all honesty, I have to say that Huddersfield looked out of sorts today. Their pack failed to steamroller ours and I don't think Danny Brough has ever looked as anonymous. Even the outside backs (Cudjoe, McGilvary) looked a bit flat.

Still, every win is a good 'un. Let's hope we get several more. (For the Aussie watchers, Foran still looks a bit overweight and unfit, Mauro only played shortish periods. Gaskell looked good and the whole team look more together than I've seen for ages)

Just great.

When you're sulking after a derby defeat, some smug bleeder comes along to say his team won today. :angry:

Enjoy the day mate. :D

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#42 TwoBlues

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

There is a togetherness that was missing early on. I don't know if the sacking of Veivers has influenced this.

Apart from Gaskell the squad today were all players Veivers had or brought to the club.As he managed to sign Andrew Dixon from St Helens apparently before the financial mess became known,there is nothing to suggest he would not have approached Gaskell when it became clear Saints didn't require him for the remainder of the season.( I wouldn't object to seeing Makinson join,either.) There were reports he tried to take him to Salford last year.
With more training time together,and more time to gel,that togetherness may just have manifested itself in the same way it did in the same fixture at the Etihad at the Magic Weekend in 2012 when Veivers coached them.

#43 tonyXIII

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

Just great.

When you're sulking after a derby defeat, some smug bleeder comes along to say his team won today. :angry:

Enjoy the day mate. :D


I hadn't spotted that result. Ouch! Feel for you guys. Better luck on Monday. You're not playing us are you :ph34r: ?

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#44 tonyXIII

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Apart from Gaskell the squad today were all players Veivers had or brought to the club.As he managed to sign Andrew Dixon from St Helens apparently before the financial mess became known,there is nothing to suggest he would not have approached Gaskell when it became clear Saints didn't require him for the remainder of the season.( I wouldn't object to seeing Makinson join,either.) There were reports he tried to take him to Salford last year.
With more training time together,and more time to gel,that togetherness may just have manifested itself in the same way it did in the same fixture at the Etihad at the Magic Weekend in 2012 when Veivers coached them.


I also feel sorry for Phil. The problem is that owners can't really do anything else. They can't suddenly recruit a fresh squad of players. If something needs to be done (and after the London game, something was needed badly), the only option for Dr Koukash was to sack the coach. PV knew the score. Every coach in SL is in the same boat, one bad game away from the sack.

I hope PV gets another crack at SL.

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#45 TBC

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

The East stand is mixed, for some games the North stand which the away end has been closed. This has led to the end 2 blocks of the East Stand being allocated to away fans. The middle block is season tickets and the end 2 near the south stand is unreserved home fans.

This new strict policy is a result of the Hull KR fans taking up seats allocated to Season ticket holders. Not their fault but the stewards failed to direct them to other seats.

The 2 guys were just idiots, the female steward tried to reason with them for a god 5 mins asking them to return to the other block but they refused, more stewards arrived and the guys were escorted away from the pitch area.


We mistakendly sat in the middle blocks of the east stand and were asked to move into the 2 blocks at the far end of the east stand (for away supporters) which we did. I can understand people being moved from season ticket holders seats but the middle blocks of the east stand were almost empty. This goes against the rugby league family ethic of opposing fans being able to mix which I believe was one of the attractions for Mr Koukash. I believe any Salford fan buying a ticket for the equivalent stand at the John Smiths stadium will be very welcome with the proviso that they don't sit in a Giants season ticket holder seat.

#46 Red Willow

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

The Hull KR fans sat in the season ticket holders seats, Which annoyed all of us. The stadium company's solution was to challenge all fans including Salford fans. It isn't easy to monitor who should and shouldn't sit where.

I miss the atmosphere of the mixed seating but I do want my paid for seat rather than end up sitting somewhere with a worse view.

It should be easy but new stadiums never are.

#47 tonyXIII

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

The Hull KR fans sat in the season ticket holders seats, Which annoyed all of us. The stadium company's solution was to challenge all fans including Salford fans. It isn't easy to monitor who should and shouldn't sit where.

I miss the atmosphere of the mixed seating but I do want my paid for seat rather than end up sitting somewhere with a worse view.

It should be easy but new stadiums never are.


Absolutely. If what the posters have said is right, then it could have been handled better. The two blocks nearest the North stand were choc-a-bloc with Huddersfield fans, so I can understand their reluctance to be sent there. There really was plenty of space available in the rest of the East stand and the fans in question could (and should!) have been redirected to other seats within that stand. Easy! Sometimes, a bit of common sense on the part of those in charge of the stewards would help defuse situations long before they get to the stage of throwing people out of the stadium.

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#48 Red Willow

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:02 PM

The issues arose at half time when Huddersfield fans wanted to "change ends" Most fans including Robbo's wife moved when requested. The 2 bald headed hard men thought they could just act tough. They were given the option of moving for some time.

The simple solution would be for a ticket system that allows home fans to select the middle block as well as season ticket holders.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Just got home. Buzzing after that. Not a brilliant game, but tons of commitment from Salford which has been lacking. As RW says, we're beginning to look organised and our defence is unrecognisable form the early games.

In all honesty, I have to say that Huddersfield looked out of sorts today. Their pack failed to steamroller ours and
I don't think Danny Brough has ever looked so anonymous. Even the outside backs (Cudjoe, McGilvary) looked a bit flat.

Still, every win is a good 'un. Let's hope we get several more. (For the Aussie watchers, Foran still looks a bit overweight and unfit. Gaskell looked good and the whole team look more together than I've seen for ages)

edited to remove reference to Mauro. Too many bearded forwards who look the same. :blush:


Sorry Tony but if that is true you have simply not taken that much notice! This has been (one of many admittedly :wacko: )my prime gripe with Brough and I have repeated it so often that his tendency to want or more importantly; NOT WANT to take part in games his is biggest failing. Having watched the lad for so long now this has always struck me and I feel that it is the reason that he hasn't gained rep honours, that he would have had he not got this switching off problem.

This applies not simply to individual games but also to quite long periods of a season also, on song he can be wonderful but when not he is a very poor imitation of himself.

#50 Red Willow

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:09 PM

I didn't realise Brough was playing until he stepped up to take a conversion.

Huddersfield looked better when Crabtree went off, better tactics rather than the pass it to Eorl tactic.

Robinson should have gone for the drop goal rather than a cross field kick.

#51 GIANTSTRIDES

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

I didn't realise Brough was playing until he stepped up to take a conversion.

Huddersfield looked better when Crabtree went off, better tactics rather than the pass it to Eorl tactic.

Robinson should have gone for the drop goal rather than a cross field kick.


There can be a tendancy to, too much of the pass it to Eorl thing, The much talked of big pack brought in by P Anderson is not as yet doing the business IMO.

Brough can, like many players have his bad spells, He can also be very good and take sides to pieces, You were lucky in so much as you got him on a bad day.

Robonson maybe should have gone for a drop, Maybe the Ref should have given Faumu a try, If Brough had not hit the upright, On such things are games won and lost all season. End of the day Salford won and rightly so, I hope they kick on from it.

We are not contenders yet but i think you would agree that had the two players you have mentioned,( or the whole team ) played all season like they did yesterday we would not be 3rd in the league, Widnes showed that no team is ever unbeatable, The fact is if you turn up and don't play you get tonked, I think it will be another bad day on Monday unless they learn the lesson Salford gave them.
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#52 tonyXIII

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 03:23 PM

Sorry Tony but if that is true you have simply not taken that much notice! This has been (one of many admittedly :wacko: )my prime gripe with Brough and I have repeated it so often that his tendency to want or more importantly; NOT WANT to take part in games his is biggest failing. Having watched the lad for so long now this has always struck me and I feel that it is the reason that he hasn't gained rep honours, that he would have had he not got this switching off problem.

This applies not simply to individual games but also to quite long periods of a season also, on song he can be wonderful but when not he is a very poor imitation of himself.


Fair enough, I stand corrected. I can only judge him on the games I've seen him play. That was definitely the worst I've seen from him, but your explanation does explain his lack of caps.

As for your next post, I think you are contenders, but that there is something not quite right and I reckon it's in the heads of the players. (Lack of belief?) If it is that, then it can be fixed fairly easily. Your coach needs to accept that he needs some different input and get hold of the right person to give it.

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#53 TBC

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

I still think there is too much of the head shaking, blame the ref about Danny - especially when the going gets tough. He can learn a lot from Kevin Sinfield but in his defence he hasn't got the quality of Burrow / Mcguire alongside him.

#54 hindle xiii

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:37 AM


On Odsal Top baht 'at.