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Red Willow

Member Since 06 Feb 2003
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#2965399 Salford launch Season Tickets

Posted by Red Willow on 25 July 2014 - 05:16 PM

What the hell is going on, it isn't Christmas or New Year, and Salford manage to launch season tickets for next year!!! Shocking display of professional marketing not something we are used to.



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#2964350 Promotion

Posted by Red Willow on 23 July 2014 - 08:51 PM

His manager should be embarrassed for not briefing him before the presentation.

#2964039 back chat

Posted by Red Willow on 23 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

Rich owners of Chelsea, Man City etc have been ridiculed for years and rightly so - what have they done for football, in particular the national team.


I don;t want RL to go down that route and applaud the RFL for keeping this idiot at arms length



Man City are doing a lot for the local area, building facilities which may result in young english players coming through.


Koukash can defend himself and does invite some of the comments. However the impact on this type of programme and ridicule on other potential investors  is the main problem for me.


The RFL haven't managed to progress the professional sport outside the traditional areas or support. We are too insular in our appointments and the people who have managed to acheive all seem to have moved on.  

#2960659 Dr K rips into Mcmanus

Posted by Red Willow on 17 July 2014 - 07:23 PM

Any one who resorts to petty name calling is already undermining their argument.


Expecting anyone regardless of their wealth to construct an academy, feeder clubs and a service area within 12 months of taking over a basket case of a club is epecting a little too much I think.


In 5 years Salford need to be regularly bringing through more of their own players. This season alone we have had Fages, Evalds, Walne, Walne, Walton playing but of course Salford don't produce any talent.

#2960621 Will the Broncos be swallowed up by the Championship?

Posted by Red Willow on 17 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

The biggest problem for London will be to build a squad in such a short space of time. In previous years clubs have complained about the unfairness for promoted clubs, next year London will face the same problem of assembling a squad.


News today George Griffin joins his brothers at Salford next year.

#2959624 Gareth Hock

Posted by Red Willow on 15 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Hock hasn't been bad whilst at Salford, I've not had a problem with his behaviour and some of the comments on here are rabid.


any contact with a ref has to be treated as if intended and in this case 7 games lies within the guidelines and he has previous. No argument from me.

#2957684 Dr K rips into Mcmanus

Posted by Red Willow on 11 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

I think Koukash has made some good points which have been undermined by the dramatics he seems to enjoy.


The RFL seems to be an inward looking company, we need to broaden the board and attract the best business brains we can. We will not grow the sport without new blood and here is where Koukash could be a positive force but needs to temper his outbursts.


A marque player could be a huge benefit in selling the game but there needs to be some safe guards to stop abuse of process. Maybe some sort of scheme where the amount exempted has to be equalled in an academy which should grow the local game.

#2955134 05/07/14 - Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils KO 3pm

Posted by Red Willow on 05 July 2014 - 03:47 PM

10-36 final score and the last 20 mins with 12 men!!


Amazing what a little pace can do.


Maybe Harris isn't a rubbish coach after all.

#2955125 05/07/14 - Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils KO 3pm

Posted by Red Willow on 05 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

What a debut for Locke, 60 m try and kicking the goals.

#2947692 I wouldn't want to belong to any club..........

Posted by Red Willow on 21 June 2014 - 05:17 PM

The Doc does prod the rabid animal though. Saying we have signed 2 more tigers isn't endearing him. The whole internet appears to be inhabited by 10 year old boys at times. Just look at The turkey on rlfans, full of fans from other clubs telling Salford fans what they think.


It bores me so I ignore it. If Cas fans think the abuse will help Marc Sneyd obtain a release hey need to be certified. The Doc is more likely to dig in his heels

#2937191 30/05/2014 - St Helens v Salford Red Devils KO 8pm

Posted by Red Willow on 30 May 2014 - 08:41 PM

Hock has just scored so we managed more than Leeds so far

#2935282 Shaun Wane should be England coach

Posted by Red Willow on 26 May 2014 - 03:30 PM

I have seen a rigid structure go horribly wrong, Harrison when coach of Salford failed to adapt and it cot him his job. Such rigid structure means that flair teams can unlock it.


I have no idea whether wane has any inclination to be England coach or not.


The simple truth is anyone has to be better than McNamara

#2930048 Magic Weekend - Advice Please!

Posted by Red Willow on 15 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

Going to be busy this weekend in Manchester with the great run and street games plus the RL.

#2929218 Salford sign Jones-Bishop

Posted by Red Willow on 14 May 2014 - 07:48 AM

Bearing in mind he is probably replacing Meli I'd say this is a move in teh right direction. BJB might not have moved for more money it may simply be the chance to play every week, not something he will do at Leeds.


Not all players are mercenary, Myler and Ratchford moved for less money but the chance to win something. BJB has spent time on loan at other clubs. Maybe he buys into what the doc is trying to do.


He is an improvement on what Salford have and is a move in the right direction, replacing a player who is poor in defence and seems to only score from less than 5 metres out.

#2920214 Locke to Salford

Posted by Red Willow on 23 April 2014 - 12:03 PM

The rumours are that it is overseas players that are being moved on.


A culture change has happened under Harris according to reports, so maybe the aging over aged players will go. Hope someone wants Meli.