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19/07/13 - Salford City Reds v Catalan Dragons KO 8pm

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Unless Cats are broken from the Cup game nothing but an away win here.

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It appears that Salford have selected the same 19 as the last game at Hull KR.

Once again there is no replacement specialist hooker to spell Godwin on what is going to be another warm gameday.

I hope McPherson plays against the expected physicality of the French side.

The big question will be whether or not Salford can win a second half before the 2013 campaign comes to a close.

 

I worry about their hooker,Henderson and I worry about the pace of Escare.

In fact,I worry a lot but I hope the Salford fans get something to shout about.

It seems both sides may be on the crest of a slump and perhaps psychologically the French side are still suffering a lack of confidence after their cup exit and injuries.

I think the Trent Robinson influence is wearing off and a home win for Salford.

Theo MoM. ;)

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Let's hope Theo Fages remembers more than 4 minutes of the game this time.

teams :-

 

Salford City Reds: Broughton, Gibson, Gleeson, Gaskell, D. Williams, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Godwin, McPherson, James, Neal, Fages, Sneyd, McGoldrick, Griffin, Jewitt, A. Walne, Emmitt.

Catalan Dragons: Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Barthau, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Pala, Paea, Duport, Vaccari, Escare, Margalet, Whitehead.

 

No doubt Elliot Whitehead will come on and score

would like to see Gareth Owen get a bench spot , but looks like Noble has loaded the bench for a forward battle

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No doubt Elliot Whitehead will come on and score

would like to see Gareth Owen get a bench spot , but looks like Noble has loaded the bench for a forward battle

 

  I don't think Owen is going to get an opportunity.

  I recall seeing a random remark on the Facebook page,many weeks ago,that Owen was off to Batley.I presumed it was a loan spell.He hasn't gone on loan.  

  It now seems many Batley players are leaving,according to rumours,most to Featherstone and a couple to Salford,for 2014.

  As Noble is a former hooker it does surprise me that the position appears to be given scant consideration.

  The signing(s) for 2014 are going to be interesting if Godwin is not retained.

 

   If Whitehead does come off the bench at a time when things are not going so well I hope the supporters resort to humour and not the usual terms of abuse.

    I remain living in hope.

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Looks like Catalans will give a debut to the young forward Thibault Margelet. His progress was hindered by some long term injuries but has been impressing during training & earned his call up. Frayssinous has left out five from last week including Leon Pryce who's stand off place goes to Thomas Bosc. Interestingly looks likely that William Barthau has been preferred to Eloi Pelissier as replacement hooker. A doubt too about Steve Menzies. Blew it last year after leading 20-0. Big game for them before a tough run in next month.

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Looks like Catalans will give a debut to the young forward Thibault Margelet. His progress was hindered by some long term injuries but has been impressing during training & earned his call up. Frayssinous has left out five from last week including Leon Pryce who's stand off place goes to Thomas Bosc. Interestingly looks likely that William Barthau has been preferred to Eloi Pelissier as replacement hooker. A doubt too about Steve Menzies. Blew it last year after leading 20-0. Big game for them before a tough run in next month.

 

Some changes definatly needed to be made and looks like the right ones were made. Pryce has really underperformed in the past few games I've seen and contributed to the flatness of the Catalan attack. Good to see Barthau back, he deserves more opportunities as the halves have been underperforming and Dureau yet to hit top form. Great to see another young frenchman get game time in Magelet. 

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Listening to the commentary on FranceBleu and watching Bradford-Hull on Sky. The commentator doesn't half talk fast!

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Salford have won 16-12.
Dommage pour les Catalans :( but a confidence boosting victory for Salford.

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Awful standard of play from 2 poor sides.

I cannoy understand why it is Wild who 'puts pressure on the kicker' - always late,always a penalty.

One of the longest lasting brawls I have seen on a rugby league pitch with lots of punches thrown and lots of connections - yet no sign of blood drawn or people knocked off balance.

Poor decision making throughout by Salford but even worse - post brawl when counting the clock down.We certainly missed Gleeson when he went off so early.

So,we lost the second half again 10-12.

On that showing Whitehead has not joined a top 4 club in the south of France.

I may remind some of a wet weekend in Wigan but I quite enjoyed the excitement near the end of the game and the victory.With possible suspensions for the away trip to Huddersfield I may have to cherish it,at least until the next home game against Leeds. 

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Don't think the standard was awful. Salford's defence was about the best it has been this season. I thought Jewitt,Griffin,Goodwin and Dixon all played really well.I agree about Gleeson, who looked really classy and created a really good first try.

All Salford's other wins have seen the opposition making loads of mistakes and I don't think Catalans did that last night. Salford had lots of possession and territory and that is highly unusual.

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Don't think the standard was awful. Salford's defence was about the best it has been this season. I thought Jewitt,Griffin,Goodwin and Dixon all played really well.I agree about Gleeson, who looked really classy and created a really good first try.

All Salford's other wins have seen the opposition making loads of mistakes and I don't think Catalans did that last night. Salford had lots of possession and territory and that is highly unusual.

  An excellent first post,even if it does disagree with mine :tongue:

   I agree the Salford defence was better than usual but this was helped by the paucity of power usually associated with Catalans,or any Gallic flair. 

  The amount of possession and territory Salford had but not only failed to score but failed to gain repeat sets from was very poor.

   One consistent for Salford was the ill-discipline of McGoldrick but I won't quibble any more just be happy after a home win and hope the suspensions to follow don't last too long.

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Well done Salford and Brian Noble.  London will be well adrift by the end of the season.

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