Cunningham saying he could smell complacency before the game and then turned out a team with what he said was a complacent performance doesn't say much for his motivational skills.
I think next week is a massive game for Cunningham. Unless they put in a big performance I think his neck could be on the line. For me they have the best squad in Super League but to lose by 34 points being totally outplayed by a team who finished next to bottom last year is unacceptable. He got no reaction after half time so any half time team talk didn't work. You don't see top teams like Leeds or Wigan lose by 30-40 points even on an off day and this is not a one-off for Saints. I think question marks must really be raised against Cunningham's ability to coach/manage at the top level.
I don't want to take anything away from Salford though, they were fantastic, I really enjoyed the game and their style of play. Am looking forward to seeing them play more this year. I think Ian Watson could turn out to be an excellent coach and he has a great tutor. Pleased for Marwan too!