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Press conference called for midday tomorrow. Deal finally done it seems. Lets hope it's just the start of something very exciting for us in the future.

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I hope both Salford and Wigan fans turn out in good numbers on friday night.It would be nice to think that a fair number of neutrals would also pop along to encourage the Doctor.

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Buried halfway in that piece

Reds are set to announce the signing of Liam Foran and Vic Mauro from the Manly Sea Eagles club in Australia.

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I also think it's good that he gets some ownership of the stadium so that there should be no threat of Sale Sharks taking over and charging the Reds rent, more likely to be the other way around now.

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Buried halfway in that piece

Reds are set to announce the signing of Liam Foran and Vic Mauro from the Manly Sea Eagles club in Australia.

Liam Foran went really well for Manly last year when his brother was out injured. Would be a decent siging if true.

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I also think it's good that he gets some ownership of the stadium so that there should be no threat of Sale Sharks taking over and charging the Reds rent, more likely to be the other way around now.

Hardly likely to force Sale out is he? The bloke's in it to make money (whether that's for Salford or himself remains to be seen) so he'll no doubt be looking to ensure that it's generating income all year.

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Hardly likely to force Sale out is he? The bloke's in it to make money (whether that's for Salford or himself remains to be seen) so he'll no doubt be looking to ensure that it's generating income all year.

Oh I absolutely agree with you. The point I was making is that he and thereby Salford control or own half the stadium so Sale could not take over and they would remain as tenants contributing to Salford's coffers and not the other way around.

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Marwan Koukash recounting how three years ago he met Nigel Wood on a flight - at that time he had no interest in rugby league. They became friends, started talking about racing, Nigel went to racing a few times then Nigel invited him to the Grand Final - he genuinely enjoyed it

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Steve @ SCR:

He rang Nigel a few months later to ask if he could go again. He sat next to Eamonn McManus, owner of the Saints and said afterwards to Nigel to let him know if there was ever an opportunity to buy a club

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Steve @ SCR:

Two or three weeks before Christmas Nigel Wood brought Salford to his attention

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Steve @ SCR:

First expressed an interest between Christmas and New Year

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Steve @ SCR:

Hard negotiations began on the 7th January

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Steve @ SCR:

Became so difficult that he thought it wasn't going to happen

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Steve @ SCR:

Went to a pub after the negotiations close to the stadium one evening, started talking to fans who recognised them and realised how important the club was to the city and the supporters - at that time they made a commitment to go back to negotiations, save the club and turn it into a winning side

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a five year sponsorship secured the future of the club (Peel Holdings)

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This is all looking very promising for Salford keeping fingers crossed

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New signings:

Martin Gleeson 2 years

Ryan McGoldrick 2 years

on loan Jack Murphy from Wigan

Rhys Williams from Warrington on a month loan

Liam Foran is signed (Manly)

a prop/2nd row from Manly who played in the 2011 Grand Final (No name given)

Connor Higgins on a three month trial from South Sydney (British Passport)

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Martyn Sadler - asking about the stadium, does he have an option to buy the stadium from the council? and have Peel continued the sponsorship

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Without them the deal would be impossible and he thanks them. It was unrealistic to reach an agreement on the stadium and development in the short timescale from 7th December

Everyone agrees that the team needs its own home, and the chance to generate revenue from the club

Future discussions will take place, not the right time to try and finalise that deal, most important was to secure the future of the club

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Every creditor will be paid and paid 100 pence in the pound - everyone will be paid in full

Imagine that means no points deductions

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Seems a bit overambitious...

Wouldn't send a horse into a race unless he thought it could win - the team is going out to win. Finishing second is not an option. At the end of the season if we haven't achieved it we will sit down and see why we failed

Would we be happy with a top eight place? Yes as long as we are top of the eight!

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Do they plan to work closely with Sale Sharks?

No.

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Good luck Salford, really pleased for you guys. Sounds like you're in for an interesting few years!

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Hell of a day to be RED

Looks like Steve Simms has been sacked,

New board, with big ideas.

I'll back a horse called Salford Reds !!! Or even Willow :D

This could be the start of something special not just for Salford but for RL as well.

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I hope the big ideas don't crash & burn, and Salford City Council can now turn their attention to giving Agecroft the go-ahead

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Fingers crossed this is all as positive as it sounds.

And if it is as positive as it sounds this is properly huge for rugby league.

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Great day for Salford and their fans. Congrats.

certainly sounds like its going to be an interesting new few years..

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