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Brian Noble is the new coach of Salford Reds

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Announced in the club bar before the game, also states 10-15 players signed or set to be signed. 

Good news for Salford, his track record speaks for itself.

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Announced in the club bar before the game, also states 10-15 players signed or set to be signed.

Good news for Salford, his track record speaks for itself.

10-15 players ? For this year or next.

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Next year. Koukash intends to notify the fans of each signing in the bar before he speaks to the media.

"I want you to hear the news from me, not the media."

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Next year. Koukash intends to notify the fans of each signing in the bar before he speaks to the media.

"I want you to hear the news from me, not the media."

Isn't there a deadline for signing players for next year. Can't see them all being free agents. Unless he's paid a fee for them all.

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Isn't there a deadline for signing players for next year. Can't see them all being free agents. Unless he's paid a fee for them all.

You've got it twisted. You can't talk to outbid contract players until AFTER the deadline.

We'll be ok

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Isn't there a deadline for signing players for next year. Can't see them all being free agents. Unless he's paid a fee for them all.

i think as long as you get permission from the player's club you can speak to a player and sort a deal.

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You've got it twisted. You can't talk to outbid contract players until AFTER the deadline.

We'll be ok

That's what I'm saying all 15 can't be free agents. Unless as I also said they've had bids accepted. Exciting times for Salford. Do you think announcing signings will start to create a buzz around the club.

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Noticed that head of youth at Warrington John Bastian is leaving at the end of the year. Not seen much about it, wonder if this will be a move to Salford on the cards.

He was a great signing for us, sure he'd also do a great jo at the Reds.

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I am very happy with this. Firstly though a huge well done and thanks to Alan Hunte & Sean Long for doing a great job after Phil V was fired. 3 points seems a small return but with a team of mainly under 20's and loan players in key positions - it is a respectable return to be honest. I think that the forced chance to blood very talented youngsters like Owen, Ford, Fages, Evalds and Sneyd will pay off big time in a couple of years when we can use players from our own academy in the squad, who are young and have experience - and for once we wont have to sell them to highest bidder.

Secondly I am still in shock that just 4 months after it looked like the end of my club - we now have a top coach and an exciting future. Lots of new players coming next year according to club website. A nice touch is that Dr K id to announce all the new signings etc to the fans in the supporters Bar first! We may be rock bottom attendance wise, but at least our owner is showing the die hards this respect and we will recover as things improve. We were getting 5500 average last year, so the people are there.

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Good choice, not expecting top 8 this season but I think with a couple of signings that will be the aim for next season.

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Noticed that head of youth at Warrington John Bastian is leaving at the end of the year. Not seen much about it, wonder if this will be a move to Salford on the cards.

He was a great signing for us, sure he'd also do a great jo at the Reds.

Alan Hunte will be head of youth Dave. He has done a great job so far. Today NO Australians in the squad purely English except Theo Fages. Many of last years Under 20s in the side - Evalds, Sneyd, Fages, Owen. Walne, Neal - a great way to showcase what he has done so far.

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Next year. Koukash intends to notify the fans of each signing in the bar before he speaks to the media.

"I want you to hear the news from me, not the media."

I like his style

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Good news for Salford.  I do think Noble is the right bloke to get the team up and firing.  Long term development is a different matter but to kick start everything off, Nobby's the bloke.  I do hope Hunte continues his role as youth coach as he clearly has talent because he has made a definite difference to the performance of the side, most notably in defence but also in overall attitude.  It has been good to watch some young English (and french!) talent in action too, on the rare occasions I have seen Salford play, and hopefully the best of them/most ready of them will get a chance to play next year and build on their experiences of this season.  I suppose from now on in, assuming Nobby is taking the reigns with immediate effect, there will be a lot of players trying to play themselves into the new look Salford first team for 2014!

 

I do very much like the sound of Koukash and his approach to the fans.  I hope that personal touch pays dividends in terms of more fans attending (although obviously some more wins would help matters in that respect also).

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Good news all round. Rugby league needs clubs like salford to mix it up with the usual contenders. Rugby league also needs the Brian nobles back doing what they do best. Exiting times ahead

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Alan Hunte will be head of youth Dave. He has done a great job so far. Today NO Australians in the squad purely English except Theo Fages. Many of last years Under 20s in the side - Evalds, Sneyd, Fages, Owen. Walne, Neal - a great way to showcase what he has done so far.

fair enough. Like I said I haven't heard where Bastian is off to just that he is leaving at the end of the year so I thought there may be a link here.

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Isn't there a deadline for signing players for next year. Can't see them all being free agents. Unless he's paid a fee for them all.

I'm fascinated at the idea he's chasing 10-15 players.

We have 15 at Hunslet he can buy cheaply.

But if he's after players to enable Salford to compete he's going to have to take them off the big boys or he's going to have to pick off what quality players the lower end SL clubs still have, and Hull, Wigan, Leeds and Wire have already been there.

How will Nobby convince players Salford is the place to be rather than Wire, Wigan, Saints, Leeds etc?

Will the top chairmen in SL resist the approaches?

Will Koukash wave transfer fees of large sizes at these guys to sway them??

Will they crack for a wedge of money knowing if Koukash unpicks their team it will only lead to their own demise?

If salford succeed who will suffer?

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I'm fascinated at the idea he's chasing 10-15 players.

We have 15 at Hunslet he can buy cheaply.

But if he's after players to enable Salford to compete he's going to have to take them off the big boys or he's going to have to pick off what quality players the lower end SL clubs still have, and Hull, Wigan, Leeds and Wire have already been there.

How will Nobby convince players Salford is the place to be rather than Wire, Wigan, Saints, Leeds etc?

Will the top chairmen in SL resist the approaches?

Will Koukash wave transfer fees of large sizes at these guys to sway them??

Will they crack for a wedge of money knowing if Koukash unpicks their team it will only lead to their own demise?

If salford succeed who will suffer?

Wow - that's a lots of questions for debate Parky! And all very valid too. In my opinion a lot of the groundwork will have been done to sign some players already. Noble just got back from Australia and I think we will have 2 big names announced (probably for 2014) by magic weekend - I don't think we will get much joy from the big clubs and the better OOC players wont want to sign until we start to look better on AND off the field. Great to be be able to be discussing players and not bancrupcy, admin etc with you!

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strong rumours around wigan that sean long will be leaving salford and coming to wigan, something to do with not being able to work with noble.

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strong rumours around wigan that sean long will be leaving salford and coming to wigan, something to do with not being able to work with noble.

 

Swap with Harris? Didn't Noble and Harris work together at Crusaders?

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possible, it is also rumored that harris is on the way out

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Wow - that's a lots of questions for debate Parky! And all very valid too. In my opinion a lot of the groundwork will have been done to sign some players already. Noble just got back from Australia and I think we will have 2 big names announced (probably for 2014) by magic weekend - I don't think we will get much joy from the big clubs and the better OOC players wont want to sign until we start to look better on AND off the field. Great to be be able to be discussing players and not bancrupcy, admin etc with you!

Well I think these will be fascinating questions.

I just hope Just Browny and his thread wrecking friend don't come along to derail things!!

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strong rumours around wigan that sean long will be leaving salford and coming to wigan, something to do with not being able to work with noble.

Salford would be insane to let Long go anywhere!

My big worry re: Noble is that he'll curb our attack and stifle our young talent.

For all his successes, he has always been a little too conservative for my liking.

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