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Yes some good positive publicity for us to go with the Agecroft planning application.

Hear, hear.

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I agree it makes us look great, but I remember back to 1992 when they voted against us to go into the league. What goes around comes around,sorry guys but I would have told them to shove it

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I know exactly what you mean green grass. ..but that's what makes it an even better gesture.

We have showed them we are a different class.

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Makes us look like the bigger men.

In the long term, this gesture from John Kidd and the rest of the board can only be good for Swinton.

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Yeah I agree could be massive gesture for agecroft, thats why I am not chairman I would wear my heart on sleeve ha ha

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In fairness John Wilkinson cast that vote against Malcolm White as much as anything. From what I've heard the two of them didn't exactly see eye-to-eye, from which we could perhaps conclude John Wilkinson's not that bad a judge of character!

In many ways its a pity more wasn't done to marginalise Mr White out of rugby league even sooner - Swinton Lions may have been in much better shape today.

Besides, the fact Swinton Lions has since spent a full season playing home matches at the Willows indicates relations are nowadays much more cordial (within limits, naturally(!) - but that's rivalry).

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Mentioned on the BBC Red Button this morning

Yes, I know, I saw it too. Much more and they'll have to rename it the 'Blue Button'.

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It was interesting to hear on the terraces yesterday that the money collected by the 'forever reds' group of supporters will not be turning it over to the John Wilkinson regime, rather straight to the new management committee, as they don't have much faith in JW using it in the right way!

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It was interesting to hear on the terraces yesterday that the money collected by the 'forever reds' group of supporters will not be turning it over to the John Wilkinson regime, rather straight to the new management committee, as they don't have much faith in JW using it in the right way!

The fighting fund was not set up by Forever Reds (whose main driving force lives in Swinton) and not managed by anyone that works directly for Salford City Reds RLFC. One of the people that set it up is Steve McCormick who is involved at Folly Lane ARLFC.

Quite why the people that set up the fund didn't want to use the Forever Reds route I don't quite understand, but they are obviously wary that openness is important to avoid people being deterred from donating due to suspicions that funds might go the same way as the £500k Bradford supporters raised in similar circumstances which didn't stave off administration but still "disappeared". In situations like this people are understandably more interested in keeping the club going than they are in covering historic debt.

Anything they are likely to raise will be a drop in the ocean compared to what's really needed to get Salford out of the predicament though, in truth.

A potential White Knight is appearing over the horizon in the shape of Marwan Koukash. Just don't have a home game when there's racing on at Haydock or Chester.

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Phil, having carried out some work for forever reds and therefore you will understand client confidentiality, the reason for not collecting via FR is due to the rules governing how they use monies which it raises and tax implications.

On the matter of their White knight, am I being cynical in thinking there is a grander picture here.

Peel holdings have been desperate to build a race course and now all of a sudden they are back in discussions with a multimillion pound horse owner and involving the council....just a coincidence surely.

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I agree Alan,why would such a person want to invest in a struggling Rugby League club like Salford without there being an ulterior motive.Time will tell.

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Phil, having carried out some work for forever reds and therefore you will understand client confidentiality, the reason for not collecting via FR is due to the rules governing how they use monies which it raises and tax implications.

On the matter of their White knight, am I being cynical in thinking there is a grander picture here.

Peel holdings have been desperate to build a race course and now all of a sudden they are back in discussions with a multimillion pound horse owner and involving the council....just a coincidence surely.

Being equally cynical peel have also announced a highly unpopular plan to build on all the green belt of Hazel Hurst and broad oak

What's the betting the deal goes along the lines of .....allow us our race course we won't build the houses?

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Surely any dubious activity by this Council in connection with Salford Reds will not go down well from now on!

The Labour councillors would surely be worried about their 52/8 majority!!! :huh:

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Peel's big mistake was wanting to use the title "Manchester" Racecourse, if they had instead wanted to label it "Salford" while based in Worsley, John Merry would no doubt have moved heaven and earth to make it happen. But under the name of Manchester Racecourse it could never match his template for social engineering.

Although the Salford City Stadium West Stand would be better suited to a racecourse than its current utility, my feeling is that Manchester Racecourse is a dead duck.

If we are looking for an ulterior motive I'd say a more likely angle is that Salford City Council and Peel are desperate to develop the land around Salford City Stadium, something that was originally meant to happen using private money i.e. Red City Developments. Property development is exactly how Dr Koukash has made his, errrrm, cash......

So a more likely deal might be - Koukash injects money up front in return for a cut of the action on developing the rest of the site, with a bundle of council guarantees thrown in.

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Peel's big mistake was wanting to use the title "Manchester" Racecourse, if they had instead wanted to label it "Salford" while based in Worsley, John Merry would no doubt have moved heaven and earth to make it happen. But under the name of Manchester Racecourse it could never match his template for social engineering.

Although the Salford City Stadium West Stand would be better suited to a racecourse than its current utility, my feeling is that Manchester Racecourse is a dead duck.

...a dead duck? That "Duck" died nearly 50 years ago when Manchester Racecourse (Castle Irwell, Salford) closed for good in November 1963. It's now largely covered by a student villiage for Salford University. It was the site of a huge loop, or meander in the River Irwell.

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