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Brian Noble is the new coach of Salford Reds

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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.

Do you think Koukash will allow Noble to have that impact?  He appears to want long term sustainability as he said in the early days he wants to invest in the youth development side of things.

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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.

I tend to agree with that though I would hope that his experiences at Wigan and crusaders will have tempered his conservatism

Can anyone clear up for me -- are transfer fees in any way counted on the salary cap?

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I tend to agree with that though I would hope that his experiences at Wigan and crusaders will have tempered his conservatism

Can anyone clear up for me -- are transfer fees in any way counted on the salary cap?

No I don't think so

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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.

I think his conservatism is slightly over-stated. I think he plays attractive styles if his personnel allows. At Bradford people accused them of being a team with one plan, but hey that plan worked well, and they used to be very enjoyable to watch.

 

he does seem to focus on getting the basics right and getting the team competing defensively, and that is probably what Salford need right now.

 

I think it's a great signing for the Reds, interested to see how well he does as I've always been a fan of his.

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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.

Thought about that when Noble was announced, wasn't there a bust up between them on a flight from NZ to Oz when Noble was GB coach?

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Glad to see Brian doing the job he's good at again. If he get's up to speed quickly I guess he's the best man for the job and the Reds are lucky to get him.

I hope this means he won't be on the Premier Sports TV commentary team for the Championship games from now on.

You got the feeling he didn't take the game at our level seriously.

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Glad to see Brian doing the job he's good at again. If he get's up to speed quickly I guess he's the best man for the job and the Reds are lucky to get him.

I hope this means he won't be on the Premier Sports TV commentary team for the Championship games from now on.

You got the feeling he didn't take the game at our level seriously.

Are you kidding? Noble is one of the best pundits in the country and I've never found him anything but respectful about any game of RL he has been involved in.

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Thought about that when Noble was announced, wasn't there a bust up between them on a flight from NZ to Oz when Noble was GB coach?

I can imagine Long hasn't gotten over the amount of times Nobby picked Deacon in front of Longy for GB!

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Still not sure how I feel about this appointment.

Noble will probably bring the stability we need.

Worried about the youngsters not getting the chance, we have a good crop coming through and Noble seems to like overseas players.

See what the announcement on Tuesday bring, backroom staff will be important.

Dean Bell was at the game yesterday.

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Still not sure how I feel about this appointment.

Noble will probably bring the stability we need.

Worried about the youngsters not getting the chance, we have a good crop coming through and Noble seems to like overseas players.

See what the announcement on Tuesday bring, backroom staff will be important.

Dean Bell was at the game yesterday.

This is my only major worry. He'll certainly stiffen us up though but I was hoping for someone a bit more visionary.

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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 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?

I'd cherry pick KR and Cas as a starting point. Daryl Clark, Michael Dobson, Corey Patterson, Craig Huby would make decent signings. Elliot Miller from the Championship would be a good signing from Workington also. Then I guess he'd have to live off the scraps of other SL clubs which will be hard to do I'd imagine but he'd be able to bring in a name or two on reputation. A half back partnership of Lee Gaskell and Dobson is something to build on.

It's gonna take Noble about 4 years minimum to establish a top 6 outfit, as you say there isn't 10-15 players to sign.

He might as well cherry pick teams financially weaker than themselves. It's the same principle to why Ratchford, Myler, Smith ect ect are no longer at the club.

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Hopefully the rules on home grown players will curb Nobby's tendencies to look to the NRL for players first. If so, this could be a good appointment. He's certainly what they need this season and next for the first team.

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Hopefully the rules on home grown players will curb Nobby's tendencies to look to the NRL for players first. If so, this could be a good appointment. He's certainly what they need this season and next for the first team.

Home-grown also applies to signing other SL players too, something about being 21 or under counts as homegrown though.

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Absolutely the right man for the job, im very excited for the future of Salford. Concerned slightly about the crowds though, why are they so low with all ths optimism? Where have they gone and why arent they buying into it all?

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* Season tickets went on sale the day before the season started amongst a feeling of doom & gloom and after many years of failure.

* all optimism from the previous season had been lost as most of our stars had been pilfered.

* the popular direct debit option had been removed.

* many fans are /were reluctant to pay £20-odd to watch a team who many had predicted to end the season pointless.

* transport to the stadium is still a major issue - particularly on a Friday night.

* despite the doctor's own best efforts visibility/perception of the club locally is still not what it could be.

Hopefully all this will change

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Glad to see Brian doing the job he's good at again. If he get's up to speed quickly I guess he's the best man for the job and the Reds are lucky to get him.

I hope this means he won't be on the Premier Sports TV commentary team for the Championship games from now on.

You got the feeling he didn't take the game at our level seriously.

You're joking, surely?  He always knows the players' names and their game history and is never short of pertinent and useful things to say about the teams, the league, the game we are watching and individual players.  He has been excellent on Premier Sports and it is a shame (from my POV as a viewer) that he will no longer be involved (assuming he isn't, which I think it is safe to assume). 

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I can imagine Long hasn't gotten over the amount of times Nobby picked Deacon in front of Longy for GB!

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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.

 

insane or not he has gone, and wigan are talking to him.

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I can imagine Long hasn't gotten over the amount of times Nobby picked Deacon in front of Longy for GB!

Deacon was a top class scrum half and leader for 10 years. Sean Long was, and possibly still is, an unreliable maverick with a questionable attitude.

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Deacon was a top class scrum half and leader for 10 years. Sean Long was, and possibly still is, an unreliable maverick with a questionable attitude.

who passed the ball into touch more than any scrum half i've seen.

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Deacon was a top class scrum half and leader for 10 years. Sean Long was, and possibly still is, an unreliable maverick with a questionable attitude.

And Long had 10 times the flair!

Something that always seemed to frighten Nobby who I always thought was/is a "percentages" coach.

Deacon was Mr Reliable, but never world class.

Long never got much of a chance to shine.

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And Long had 10 times the flair!

Something that always seemed to frighten Nobby who I always thought was/is a "percentages" coach.

Deacon was Mr Reliable, but never world class.

Long never got much of a chance to shine.

You're probably right, Noble is frightened of flair players in his team. I can't think of any that have played under him.

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You're probably right, Noble is frightened of flair players in his team. I can't think of any that have played under him.

Harris? Paul x 2? Hape? Vainikolo?

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