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Salford Reds - New signings, rumours etc (merged threads)

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Why would an ambitous club sign Morley and Higham? We have a number of hookers we could keep before thinking about Higham.

Morley would only be signed as the local boy, his body is starting to tell him things. I don't buy this story of always wanting to play for Salford. He only wants to come when no one else offers him anything.

 

 

There are a number of rumours about dual code players, can't remember who was mentioned.

I can't disagree about Morley - his injuries are becoming more frequent, although hopefully this current one is a blip.

 

On Higham though, the question is, would he add something to your team, if the answer is yes, then he should be considered (for the right price etc.).

Higham has been excellent for Warrington, and I hope he doesn't leave, but all of Salford's signings won't be long term players, you will need to pick up a couple of short term signings to boost the squad.

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I can't disagree about Morley - his injuries are becoming more frequent, although hopefully this current one is a blip. On Higham though, the question is, would he add something to your team, if the answer is yes, then he should be considered (for the right price etc.). Higham has been excellent for Warrington, and I hope he doesn't leave, but all of Salford's signings won't be long term players, you will need to pick up a couple of short term signings to boost the squad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We may need some short term signings but another Hooker isn't the top priority, we have Godwin as the older head and Owen as the emerging player. Also a couple of others that can play there if required. We need a couple of big props and a Loose. Wild is showing signs of age possibly his last SL year/ 2 of Hull's tries could be down to him.

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With Noble as coach, expect all 15 to be 30+ year old Aussies. Is Michael Withers available?

Michael Withers was British!

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Why would we take Higham off Warrington's wage bill just to free up space for them to sign Clarke from Cas.

That sounds a**e end up to me.

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Salford need to sign Daryl Clark asap, he should be the first signing they make on a three year deal.

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Salford need to sign Daryl Clark asap, he should be the first signing they make on a three year deal.

Easier said than done though really. If Wire are interested then I'm sure he'd give them strong consideration over Salford. It's not out of the question that NRL teams might also be interested.

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The thing with Clark is that whilst he looks really good, I think clubs need to be careful with big long contracts. 

 

I'm sure in the last couple of years the stock of players like Richard Owen, Greg Eden, Lee Gaskell, Jamie Foster etc. has dropped considerably. He is a young lad, and not necessarily somebody you should go all out to sign as a key player for a developing squad.

 

That said, I genuinely hope he is the real deal, I've liked what I have seen so far.

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I suppose you're correct, although I think Gaskell has the potential to be England's number 6 but he's been badly used by Saints.

Clark just seems the only player who at the minute is realistically signable and would be classed as a good signing.

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I suppose you're correct, although I think Gaskell has the potential to be England's number 6 but he's been badly used by Saints.

Clark just seems the only player who at the minute is realistically signable and would be classed as a good signing.

to be fair, the coaches know much more than us, the players I mentioned didn;t attract big bids etc. I think a lot of it is commentators and fans getting excited. That's part of the fun, but I just know if I was rebuilding a team I'd want established players in key positions.

 

That may be easier said than done though!

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The thing with Clark is that whilst he looks really good, I think clubs need to be careful with big long contracts. 

 

I'm sure in the last couple of years the stock of players like Richard Owen, Greg Eden, Lee Gaskell, Jamie Foster etc. has dropped considerably. He is a young lad, and not necessarily somebody you should go all out to sign as a key player for a developing squad.

 

That said, I genuinely hope he is the real deal, I've liked what I have seen so far.

 

I don't see Clark as a risk , He's Roby-esque , a good tackler & off the mark speed .

Salford Have Godwin , and more importantly Gareth Owen 21, who is also an exiticing prospect , we also have 2 other hookers bubbling under , 1 on DR with Oldham .

Warrington have two old hookers ... no pun intended,30+'s  Higham & M Monaghan so need  a quality young replacement , it doesn't seem they have one within their own ranks so, they'll revert to type an steal a lower clubs talent .. ;)  

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I don't see Clark as a risk , He's Roby-esque , a good tackler & off the mark speed .

Salford Have Godwin , and more importantly Gareth Owen 21, who is also an exiticing prospect , we also have 2 other hookers bubbling under , 1 on DR with Oldham .

Warrington have two old hookers ... no pun intended,30+'s  Higham & M Monaghan so need  a quality young replacement , it doesn't seem they have one within their own ranks so, they'll revert to type an steal a lower clubs talent .. ;)  

You heard of Brad Dwyer who we have out on loan at another SL club?

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There have been lots of rumours recently about SL clubs signing Welsh RU players. It's like pre-1995 all over again!

Could be good for the international team if it works out.

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In every Superleague team, I think you can get away with journeymen forwards and average backs (which, apart from Jodie Broughton is the current case with Salford) if you've got top notch dominating playmakers and a very reliable goalkicker.

 

If I was Brian Noble,my first two targets would be Rangi Chase and Danny Brough.

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An interesting hour last night on Radio Manchester with Salfords two Doctors, Still seems to be a few gaps in Dr Koukash's knowledge he needs to address, such as not knowing if its the RFL or other clubs in Super League he needs to negotiate with regarding his salary cap discussions.

 

Certainly a good  hours radio and they make an interesting couple, Noble sounded like he was in it for the long term as did Koukash to be fair and he seems alot more grounded now in terms of expectations and what can be achieved in a short space of time.  Lots of positive talk about bulding a community club which can only be good for Salford in the long term.  Worth a listen on the iPlayer for sure if you missed it.

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In every Superleague team, I think you can get away with journeymen forwards and average backs (which, apart from Jodie Broughton is the current case with Salford) if you've got top notch dominating playmakers and a very reliable goalkicker.

If I was Brian Noble,my first two targets would be Rangi Chase and Danny Brough.

Rangi won't be going to another SL club. He can't get a visa... unless the Doctor knows how to buy one of those...

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There have been lots of rumours recently about SL clubs signing Welsh RU players. It's like pre-1995 all over again!

Could be good for the international team if it works out.

Not many people know this but Dan Lydiate was born in Salford (my dad knows his dad) but moved to Wales at a young age.

Can't see how any club could match the riches on offer in French rugby union though.

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Rangi won't be going to another SL club. He can't get a visa... unless the Doctor knows how to buy one of those...

Isn't he married to an English girl now?

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An interesting hour last night on Radio Manchester with Salfords two Doctors, Still seems to be a few gaps in Dr Koukash's knowledge he needs to address, such as not knowing if its the RFL or other clubs in Super League he needs to negotiate with regarding his salary

Certainly a good hours radio and they make an interesting couple, Noble sounded like he was in it for the long term as did Koukash to be fair and he seems alo

t more grounded now in terms of expectations and what can be achieved in a short space of time. Lots of positive talk about bulding a community club which can only be good for Salford in the long term. Worth a listen on the iPlayer for sure if you missed it.

Have you got a link?

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Have you got a link?

Not to hand, it'll be Rugby League Extra for last night on Radio Manchesters section of the BBC iPlayer.

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