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Dr K's various pronouncements suggest that he's not in it for short-term purchased success with no foundation. Come the beginning of next season, there will no doubt have been several sensible signings that will stiffen up the backbone of the current squad.

But having a marquee name or three will help with publicity and also on the field, if the new-look team can be built around them.

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They made an occasion of the last game at the Willows. 10,000 fans.

Then they made a ball & chalk of it.

Your idea is a great one, but the game and time and performance need to be right.

Yep - since that last game at the Willows they just haven't captured the imagination of the Salford public.

I think I remember reading that they didn;t even bother trying to take customer's contact details to compile their own database - this is now a new regime, so hopefully they will do things differently.

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I am happy with the good doctor so far, he views the club as a business first and a hobby second. The new management team are reviewing all the management structures within the club and all employees will be accountable, including the players.

For me the next big signing should be a player that has the qualities of Kevin Sinfield.

At the game on Sunday I was discussing the captaincy with some other fans and we agreed Wild doesn't spend long enough on the pitch to be captain, but we all struggled to name a replacement.

We have a couple of young players that should they develop we can start to build a team around, there are others that realy will need to move on (especially in the pack).

Koukash was stood with some fans on Sunday having a quick fag prior to the game and he asked them who they would want to sign, they all said Tomkins, the very next day he asks Wigan to name their price :D

Salford could be an important club he could be resonsible for introducing new money men to the game, and it is nice to see fans of some of the other clubs getting a little twitchy.

This is a very long term project, but hopefully the Doc is willing to stick around to make it happen.

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1. I am happy with the good doctor so far, he views the club as a business first and a hobby second.

2. Salford could be an important club he could be resonsible for introducing new money men to the game, and it is nice to see fans of some of the other clubs getting a little twitchy.

1. Did you get that wrong way round :O Shurely you don't want him working within the club's income?

2. When Salford hit the top the rest slip a rung. They'll all be wishing him the best through gritted teeth!

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i want the club run as a business, I want it to be professional in every aspect of its dealings not as a hobby.

This isn't about it making money it is about standards and the quality of the employees. How can we atteract fans without a marketing budget and the best people running the campaigns.

Previously we have had situations where the media guy is appointed adn knows someone who could knock up a web site, but as a side line runs the club shop. I want to be confident that the people employed know their jobs and are good.

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How can we atteract fans without a marketing budget and the best people running the campaigns.

By Koukash chucking millions about until he has all the best players??

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But without marketing no one will know we have signed them.

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i want the club run as a business, I want it to be professional in every aspect of its dealings not as a hobby.

This isn't about it making money it is about standards and the quality of the employees. How can we atteract fans without a marketing budget and the best people running the campaigns.

Previously we have had situations where the media guy is appointed adn knows someone who could knock up a web site, but as a side line runs the club shop. I want to be confident that the people employed know their jobs and are good.

As long as i can remember Salford RLFC have been poor at marketing the club it self and its match days in my opinion.

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Harrods have plenty of expensive stock.

Imagine Koukash signing the best 25 players in the game.

How many clubs would collapse as Salford re-build.

It's great he can afford anyone, but the rise of Salford could be the decline of others due to the quality player shortage.

So!. That's sport, swings and pendulums. Wigan have been relegated before. Huddersfield and Bradford have been dire 2nd division clubs. Halifax have been champions and Cup holders in the last few years. It might just be Salford's time to shine.

Also, how do you define strategic. The Bulls could die tomorrw and there would still be Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield in the immediate area in SL and Halifax waiting in the wings. West Yorkshire would still be big in SL.

If Salford had died, the whole of Manchester megapolis would have been lost to RL in the backyard of Media city with a brand new stadium. I think the argument can easily be made that Salford are a more strategic asset to SL, being, as they are, the sole vanguard RL team for one of the biggest cities in the UK as opposed to a team from a small insignificant rust belt city in an area already well served by several SL teams.

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id start by handing out 10,000 free ticket for their game v london at the weekend..

BOGOF.

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I know what the "free ticket" mob are on about, but with respect it won't work.

If you get something for nowt, you don't value it. Scenario: I've got a free ticket for Friday. It starts to rain. Shall I go or shall I stay home and watch Sky? ###### it! I'll stay home. It cost me nowt, so I've lost nowt.

Plus, if people have to pay a bit (say a fiver), you can quiz them about their sporting likes, contact details, etc. Then you market to them!

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Is it a major strategic club?

Manchester - the UK's second most important city and home of BBC Sport.

You don't even need to ask the question, surely?

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I think its excellent. He should be applauded. A club that was on its backside now ruffling feathers of Warrington and trying to sign one of the biggest talents in the league.

Salford ruffling Warrington's feathers.............post of the year thus far by a country mile. I can't stop laughing!

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Myler appearing at the Challenge cup final with Warrington annoyed Salford fans.

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I don't know why as he was never going to appear in one with Salford anyway????????????

Myler had ambition,Salford didn't. Myler had outgrown Salford and needed,no disrespect intended,a bigger club and better coaching set up to develop him further as a player. Salford signed him for nothing and accepted an offer 0f around £200,000 for him. They didn't have to accept,they could have said no..........but didn't?

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I don't know why as he was never going to appear in one with Salford anyway????????????

Myler had ambition,Salford didn't. Myler had outgrown Salford and needed,no disrespect intended,a bigger club and better coaching set up to develop him further as a player. Salford signed him for nothing and accepted an offer 0f around £200,000 for him. They didn't have to accept,they could have said no..........but didn't?

Ignoring your sarcasm :dry: , you are quite right about a move being in Myler's best interests. Remember who was coaching us then?

University Challenge: Your starter for ten. Who would you rather have as your coach, Shaun McRae or Tony Smith?

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Either there's a serious 'misery guts' infestation on this forum or people are starting to get a little nervous about Salford.

I don't think Salford will snatch Tomkins from Wigan but what they are doing is signalling massive intent to any other top players that the club is serious in its ambitions, whilst also generating big column inches locally.

Dr K's bid for Tomkins might not come off but it might well be the tipping point that allows us to sign someone like Rangi Chase or, better still, Stefan Ratchford.

Warrington see Ratchford as replacement for Briers,there's no chance he'd end up back at Salford in my opinion. Warrington have a wealthy backer too,so the coin of Koukash wouldn't even raise an eyebrow down Mike Gregory way.

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Warrington have a wealthy backer too,so the coin of Koukash wouldn't even raise an eyebrow down Mike Gregory way.

This is a good point. A number of clubs have wealthy backers so it's not quite the competitive advantage it used to be.

The key now is to spend the money wisely. Case in point - Huddersfield are (finally) developing a state of the art training facility on a site near the town centre.

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There is only Cas and HKR who haven't wealthy owners although the Rovers have two guys underwriting their losses.

So where will Dr Koukash and Graham Lowe get their top quality players from?

Wealthy owners of other clubs aren't going to sell their best players when they are so hard come by, so where will these top class players arrive from? Union's door was shut nearly two decades ago. The NRL is now almost out of reach apart may be for a bad boy or reserve player. So where is left?

The offers he's put out for Morley, Chase and Tomkins won't have been listened to and clubs will be even quicker to re-sign their best players on long term deals.

The only place is to pick up players are those released and then have a squad good enough to make the top eight.

Wakefield did it when Glover took over with Agar as coach. Noble did it as coach at Crusaders with a club that didn't have any money.

So that's where Salford may have to start. Once they get in the eight then attitiudes towards them may well change. Until then who knows, at least the publicity is good for the club though.

The most important thing is they re-start their U age teams. That, long term, will be their best bet for bringing good players to their club is to sign them young. Quality youngsters with quality coaches.

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