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Red Willow

Member Since 06 Feb 2003
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#3241408 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Red Willow on Yesterday, 09:49 PM

In fact, neighbours who put Christmas decorations up on the outside of their house at any time, even on Christmas Eve.


One of my neighbours had a scene from frozen on their front lawn. The whole of the street is lit up apart from mine.

#3233352 Bêtes Noires - what annoys you most about the world and it's inhabitants?

Posted by Red Willow on 13 November 2015 - 07:36 PM

Landscape Painter of the year judges. How can they justify the latest contestant to go through to the final!!!!!!!!! 

#3207020 Jimmy Lowes dummy.

Posted by Red Willow on 04 October 2015 - 07:27 AM

The only way to stop his situation is for a closed shop and no promotion. There will always be job losses whether we have this situation or not. Players are released every season. 


Jimmy is very much a product of that Bulls set up that includes the likes of Harrison and Noble. They can only have plan A

#3206505 3 Oct: Million Pound Game - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Bradford Bulls KO 2....

Posted by Red Willow on 03 October 2015 - 04:14 PM

What ever system we have players and staff will have to cope with the risk of losing jobs for as long as we have a semi profession 2nd tier.


I remember a gran final V Leigh, never been so nervous in my life. It isn't pleasant but is exciting

#3206490 Jimmy Lowes dummy.

Posted by Red Willow on 03 October 2015 - 03:58 PM

Wow that was quite some rant and probably explains why he will never be a top class coach.

#3205658 Sheens stays for 3 years

Posted by Red Willow on 02 October 2015 - 06:01 PM

Best news of the season

#3201701 Rangi of to Leigh

Posted by Red Willow on 27 September 2015 - 06:05 PM

Hansen and Patterson were signed in July I heard. Hansen wanted to change his mind but Sheens told him to sling it. Chase asked for a move in June.


I think Patterson's body is shot but will be OK for the Championship. Chase will star in the Championship but will counter this with the disruption he causes. There are rumours that there was a clique of NZ/Oz players at Salford with Hansen, Patterson  and Chase at the centre. This was causing some issues. I hope for Leigh's sake that this hasn't moved to Leigh.


Leigh need Ridyard as Chase won't organise them, Brierley is another in the same mould.


Think Beaumont could be setting Leigh fans up for disappointment if the RFL punish them. Feel sorry for them

#3200428 Theo Fages released

Posted by Red Willow on 25 September 2015 - 08:17 PM

To counter a few posts...

theo isnt a finished article and he wont have an out and out starting position (IMO) however who better to learn off than Long, Walsh, (HB) cunningham, roby (H)

and he can play in the cursed FB role (again will have wellens coaching him)!

So he will improve year on year! and i couldnt think of a better understudy to replace Walsh for the long term after next season!

Fages cant play FB, he is a half back and occasional hooker.

#3199422 Info needed - Fred Ryder played for Salford/Eng RL 1910s

Posted by Red Willow on 24 September 2015 - 12:19 PM

Suggest you contact Darryl Platt via the Salford club, he knows and writes about the club history. Otherwise head over to the scarlet turkey RLfans web site some real anoraks over there :)

#3198875 Salford Squad

Posted by Red Willow on 23 September 2015 - 02:26 PM

5 Players from the 19s given full contracts and a couple of good prospects amongst them.


Gleeson is doing a good job, possibly to be assisted by Moz?

#3197673 Rangi Chase

Posted by Red Willow on 21 September 2015 - 03:26 PM

Rangi has had plenty of chances which have nothing to do with the strength of the squads he played in, but says much about his attitude. He is selfish and disruptive however I worry about his mental health long term. 


He isn't unplayable by his team mates they just need to stand on his shoulder and wait for the ball as Griffin and Evalds did this season. He has shown flashes of outstanding play but also almost cost us games such as the Wakefield game.


Contrast his attitude to that of Scott Taylor, who yesterday tweeted "safe at last" No Scott you have always been safe because you will be at Hull next year and will be a huge asset to them. Wish we could have retained him.


Glad to get rid of the disruptive players from the squad such as Hock, and Chase. Might not be as exciting but would rather have a squad of players who will play the majority of the games, rather than a "superstar" who plays on his terms then runs away (Locke can be included in this )



#3181472 23 Aug: Middle 8s - Bradford Bulls v Salford Red Devils KO 3pm

Posted by Red Willow on 23 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

Typical Salford, we always have to make it harder than it ought to be. Bradford played well from the commentary I heard.


Then again so would say Salford did it just to P off Leigh,

#3172481 South Trafford Raiders - some food news !

Posted by Red Willow on 07 August 2015 - 07:24 PM

Add Bury Broncos in to the mix, they have really built from nothing. The hardest battle for League is to get people through the door the first time, after that they love it.

#3160426 17 Jul: Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils KO 8pm

Posted by Red Willow on 19 July 2015 - 08:26 AM

If it is the usual bitter Salford fan she falls out with the club regardless of who is in charge. She worked in the club shop as a teenager and left under difficult circumstances, this seems to have impacted on her opinions.


I hope Sheens is the man to tell the doc to keep out. Marwen should actually concentrate on the business side of the club and ensure he bills are paid before it becomes a public dispute. He should also make sure all the players are paid on time.

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#3159038 10% pay rise for MPs

Posted by Red Willow on 16 July 2015 - 03:20 PM

I've had pension changes and I am yet to receive the 1% that was due in August 2014, they are still in discussions about it. This year's pay deal is now due in a matter of weeks and I have no idea when that will even start to be discussed.


Yet MPs get 10% of course we are all in this together, we have had pay restraint for 5 years. wonder what my pay cut is in real terms?