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The Salford revolution has begun

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I too feel sorry for Vievers - he given a loaded deck at the start of this season.

Either Noble or Kear could do a job for the Reds but i can't see an Australian management team picking anything other than an Aussie.

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I too feel sorry for Vievers - he given a loaded deck at the start of this season.

Either Noble or Kear could do a job for the Reds but i can't see an Australian management team picking anything other than an Aussie.

hands off Kear ... he is doing a great job at Batley

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is Brian McClennen got a Coaches role at the moment?.. if not he might be a possibility, especially with the Kiwi Admin at the club. Dont think he would be the coach Salford need.. but wouldnt be surprised to hear his name thrown

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My top 3 long term(2014) choices would be:

1. Shaun Edwards

2. Andy Farrell

3. Tim sheens

Ellery Hanley or Brian noble as interim mangers.

First two, no chance. Out of the game for too long now anyway.

Hanley isn't the right man. He'd flounce out after six months and they'd be back to square one.

Brian Noble or Tony Smith for me. Sheens would be a hell of a signing though. That would make people sit up and take Salford seriously.

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Said elsewhere that on a personal level I feel sorry for Phil Veivers he kept the team together during the dark months. He deserves praise for that.

Having said that I do believe this is the correct call. Salford have won 1 in 13 games, he was coach for all last season this isn't just about 5 games of this year. Heard someone on the radio say we had conceded 36 points per game in those 13 games. His decision making on Friday was woefully inadequate and the team looked as if they lacked motivation, that will change after this sacking

Lowe has recently arrived at the club and I guess he has been watching the training and it maybe his report to Koukash has indicated he isn't good enough. Lets remember he was 2nd choice for the last board and only got the job because he was cheap and Parish refused to return.

Alan Hunte is in charge assisted by Long and Paul Highton.

As for replacements I'd say no to Noble, Kear, Farrell, Goulding and Hanley.

No doubt as all the men in the top positions are from down under another Aussie or Kiwi will be appointed.

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I agree with all the above, he was wonky last year, and lost most of the half-decent players during the off season, through no fault of his.

A big name coach could possibly bring a few name players with him, as long as Koukash doesn't try poaching coaches already in post. I'm not sure what he expects other clubs to do, with the name players, release them as a charity job?

I think Australians wishing to try Europe would be a good bet, maybe someone in the Aussie National Squad?

Come on now he did say he was prepared to pay a transfer fee for Sam Tomkins.

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Maybe they can play the four donkeys they insisted turned out for us today!

Oh and leave our club alone because we don't need their rubbish!

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Maybe they can play the four donkeys they insisted turned out for us today!

Oh and leave our club alone because we don't need their rubbish!

Koukash has specifically stated that he wants to support Oldham to get promoted so you may not be having donkeys for too much longer!

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I don't want his filthy hands anywhere near my club!

Unless of course he ditched that perennial waste of space and money that is Salford, and became our owner!

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Veivers won't have been sacked due to the results, it would of been due to his abilities of attracting quality players. I do think Mr Koukash has done the right thing for Salford long term. Koukask isn't an idiot, and he's probably found out over his short time in the game that quality players are hard to come by, so to make it easier a high profile coach is needed to attract high calibre players.

I'll be very surprised if Veivers was sacked due to the performances, as no coach could of coached that team to any level of success.

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is Brian McClennen got a Coaches role at the moment?.. if not he might be a possibility, especially with the Kiwi Admin at the club. Dont think he would be the coach Salford need.. but wouldnt be surprised to hear his name thrown

I never felt he was able to put his stamp on Leeds. He was said to be one of the best man managers in the game but for his trophies he really fed off what smith left.

Maybe he was not given long enough but i would not have him down as a team builder.

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Veivers won't have been sacked due to the results, it would of been due to his abilities of attracting quality players. I do think Mr Koukash has done the right thing for Salford long term. Koukask isn't an idiot, and he's probably found out over his short time in the game that quality players are hard to come by, so to make it easier a high profile coach is needed to attract high calibre players.

I'll be very surprised if Veivers was sacked due to the performances, as no coach could of coached that team to any level of success.

No, but losing at home to London is a no-no especially since it was quite a big defeat.

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is Brian McClennen got a Coaches role at the moment?.. if not he might be a possibility, especially with the Kiwi Admin at the club. Dont think he would be the coach Salford need.. but wouldnt be surprised to hear his name thrown

With Graham Lowe involved in the process "Bluey" would be a fair call. Tim Sheens will not join any UK club until after the World Cup so rule him out.

Brian Noble has already been in discussions last year with a Super League club who were unsure as to his commitment (his words not mine). I suspect, though cannot prove, the club was the Broncos.

I would like to see Bobby Goulding back in the game now his offfield issues are resolved. The bobster being an ex-Salford player.

Sad for Phil Vievers who had no chance with the hand he was dealt and unless he has someone lined up 2013 could be a long season for the good Doctor.....

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Bluey might be in with a shout but like Kearney his man management skills are suspect. Tim Sheens may be the current Aussie Test Coach but you might as well have Shaun McCrae back in.

Nobby would be the best choice by far, but all depends on the Doctors prescription whether its genuine or quack medicine.

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I never felt he was able to put his stamp on Leeds. He was said to be one of the best man managers in the game but for his trophies he really fed off what smith left.

Maybe he was not given long enough but i would not have him down as a team builder.

While he's a good motivator in one off situations, he's not a great tactical coach and as shown by his time at the NZ Warriors, he's not good when the pressures on. By all accounts a very nice bloke, but I'm not convinced he's cut out for club coaching at the top level.

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Goulding left Salford under a cloud and I don't want hm as coach, quite simply he isn't good enough.

Some fans have mentioned Alker again why have an ex player with such a "history"

I want a coach for the future not some stop gap, the likes of Noble are OK but not the answer, if he was such a great coach he wouldn't be unemployed.

It amazes me the comments from fans of other clubs, none of which would accept a record that Veivers had and I bet no SL club would even have him on their short list. Saints sacked their coach with a better record.

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Koukash isn't an idiot, and he's probably found out over his short time in the game that quality players are hard to come by, so to make it easier a high profile coach is needed to attract high calibre players.

I'll be very surprised if Veivers was sacked due to the performances, as no coach could of coached that team to any level of success.

Mr. Koukash's mental agility may well be in question if he signed up to take Salford on before analysing the realities of Superleague and the Salford area. That's just IMHO of course.

There's potentially 10,000 fans to attract out there, but a team built on local kids would be 20 years off, he can't spend more than £1.65 on wages, but he can spend on the very best coaching and admin staff he can and seems to be doing so IMHO great observations there.

As others said he needs a breakthrough or two to get the ball rolling and the players coming.

If things do start to roll forward and top players join then all will be well at Salford, however watch out for the effect of that being the decline in fortunes of some other SL club.

I'd like Dr. K to throw amost of his money at promoting the game to the kids in Manchester/Salford, now that would be good for the game.

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I want a coach for the future not some stop gap, the likes of Noble are OK but not the answer, if he was such a great coach he wouldn't be unemployed.

:blink: Ok then...

Nobby has been in talks with a pretty decent number of SL clubs since Crusaders so it isn't as if he is waiting for the phone to ring. I think these talks have broken down purely as they couldn't afford him. That's his right I guess, and I think he'll be making plenty from the much less stressful field of media personality and after dinner speaking. I don't think he'll ever go back to a long term SL job (except maybe the Bulls because of the history, but I still doubt it).

Can certainly see him being a "Stop gap" at Salford, it'd be money for old rope and he couldn't do much worse. Long term, I think he would work at Salford (although hardly an impartial party am I?) but probably won't. I also don't think he is what the new owner is after in terms of a flashy new era. Interesting times ahead.

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Marwan wants silverware by the end of next year and we think we've got a crack at the Challenge Cup this year if we get a nice draw.

We haven't written the season off by any means and I still don't think the play-offs are out of reach. We've seen clubs who have lost seven of the first 10 and still made the play-offs.

Challenge Cup a target this year and definitely silverware by the end of next season? Is that really realistic? :blink:

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tim sheens is'nt going anywhere till after the world cup.....the ARLC will not allow him to coach in england and be the australia coach at the same time..end of story...

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