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1 Feb - Salford City Reds v Wigan Warriors - KO 8pm

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Bit of a new era for both clubs.

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With all Saford's troubles and the departure of so many players it appears they will struggle until their new signings have played a few games and they become a team.

Difficult to tell with Wigan, quality players leaving and some being replaced. Carmont replaced by either Hughes or Thornley and Hock's departure will be covered by Farrell, Tuson, Hughes or Gelling.

Sam Tomkins, O'Loughlin and Richards have noe featured in the pre season games.

Wigan should win this one.

Tickets for the Main Stand not on sale yet.

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Wigan, in a close game. Neither side to pull up any trees this year, but with better futures ahead.

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Wigan to win, but I expect Salford to make a go of it.

Just hope the fans roll up to please the good Doctor.

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Both teams will be better come the end if the season, albeit with more room for improvement in Salford I suspect. Pies to win unless they have an absolute shocker and Salford are truly inspired.

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Wigan to win easy against a team i see finishing bottom this season after the departure of all their star players. Think this game will be a season highlight for wigan in what could be a very average dissapointing one on the whole

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Why are tickets for this game not on sale?It's only three days away!

I've tried the web site and it's a blank page and the office didn't know yesterday when tickets will be available.

I'm travelling from London on Friday afternoon and I am looking forward to a complete shambles.

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I believe Jack Murphy has gone on 1 month loan from Wigan to Salford and is available (for Salford) for this match.

Should add a little more spice.... also shows just how much Hock must have pee'd the management at Wigan off with his ban from playing Wigan.

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i would have thought they would have stopped murphy from playing against us as well, remember what happened last year with stephan marsh. :rolleyes:

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Murphy has been sent to get experience, with a probable job vacancy up for grabs in the next few seasons. Great chance to show how he can cope with the high ball on Friday.

Hock has hardly been sent away to prove how good he is.

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Typically well organised shambles. It's no wonder the RFL is £65m in debt

Turn up and pay on the gate, thats how it used to be, if the ground is full, then your too late.

I remember queues at the Willows where it took you 20 minutes to get in, during the 1972-5 period, as a neutral we used to turn up half an hour before kick off, and create an atmosphere - something lacking from todays ticketed all-seated arenas,

The Salerycap is not a target.

it should be normal business practice. This has been building up for 15 years, as has been HMRC tracking.

SJH has a file on every company (Club).You all have been warned & you ignore it, thinking the RFL will bail you out.

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Wigan have tickets on sale. Salford are waiting for the takeover. I expect Wigan to score 40+

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While I would love Salford to win this, I can only see a Wigan victory given all the disruption to Salford's off season/pre season and their subsequent inability to replace those players they lost last season. Hopefully Salford's troubles will be finally over this week and the takeover confirmed and so the squad can be built up as the season progresses. Having said all that, Salford could spring a surprise.

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Interested to see how young fages goes if he plays, heard he is very talented. I'm not going, off to see lion king - mrs's birthday and she won't change it ! My two young children are though. Even though I like pies, I hope for a good effort from Salford

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Typically well organised shambles. It's no wonder the RFL is £65m in debt

Turn up and pay on the gate, thats how it used to be, if the ground is full, then your too late.

I remember queues at the Willows where it took you 20 minutes to get in, during the 1972-5 period, as a neutral we used to turn up half an hour before kick off, and create an atmosphere - something lacking from todays ticketed all-seated arenas,

The Salerycap is not a target.

it should be normal business practice. This has been building up for 15 years, as has been HMRC tracking.

SJH has a file on every company (Club).You all have been warned & you ignore it, thinking the RFL will bail you out.

Huh? Salford v Wigan?

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I don't think all is well behind the scenes at Wigan.Some bizarre results at the pre-season games;an individual who broke the law of the land given 2 pay increases and certain players allowed to 'opt out' of the 'friendlies',unless they were injured.That added to the genuine injuries and a new half back pairing suggests that it may not be the walkover the experts predict.

Quite happy for Salford to show their unity and togetherness their recent troubles may have produced,and factor in the need to impress with the promise of new additions to come to the club and I go for a home win.

I hope referee Child doesn't make any decisions I disagree with as he did at the corresponding fixture last year.

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Quite happy for Salford to show their unity and togetherness their recent troubles may have produced,and factor in the need to impress with the promise of new additions to come to the club and I go for a home win.

Put your money where your mouth is then, you can get odds of 9/1 against Salford winning.

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I hope referee Child doesn't make any decisions I disagree with

Maybe you should try and replace the current referee's controller?

In fairness, whilst I'm not going to portray all is rosy at Wigan I think you're over stating things. As to your individual points, With regards to the friendlies, the Leigh match is always a match against our youngsters, the HKR match I viewed as Wane giving the kids a slightly more prolonged run to prove themselves, and I never expected to win the Warrington match (even if we'd put a full team out for me they are the team to beat this year, the only way we'll beat them this year is if they are on an off day).

Not sure what you're getting at re Hock? Wigan re-employed him after serving his suspension on a low contract reflecting the risk of him re offending. He was doing OK so asked for a couple of pay increases, got them, then pushed to far and tried to throw his toys out of the cot. In the end he got burned.

Why risk your star players in friendlies if they are known quantities?

I don't think it will be a walk over, I'm expecting a very rust start and maybe even a loss.

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