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Salford looking good.

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Even I'm pretty excited and I don't support them. Good luck to the Reds and Dr Koukash. It utterly amazes me that a guy like this puts a lot of energy and passion into RL and he still gets slated.

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Excellent stuff, I know that the saying "sleeping giant" is to often overused but Salford are truly that, what with the financial backing and if they can tap into the Manchester market for both fans and players they can become a major force.

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Really hope this comes off for Salford. It would be good to see them turned into a proper club that is challenging with the best, rather than there simply to make up the numbers.

 

Could help other people get involved. In the grand scheme of things you could buy one of the bottom SL clubs and turn them into real challengers for very little money, say compared to what it would take in soccer.

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Oh how I love the Dr !

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Excellent stuff, I know that the saying "sleeping giant" is to often overused but Salford are truly that, what with the financial backing and if they can tap into the Manchester market for both fans and players they can become a major force.

Except they won't tap into the Manchester market unless they change heir name to Manchester, rather than Salford.

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Except they won't tap into the Manchester market unless they change heir name to Manchester, rather than Salford.

Not sure how you figure that out.  Saints have fans from Liverpool and the Wirral, Australia and Japan but they haven't had to change their name to achieve that! 

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Except they won't tap into the Manchester market unless they change heir name to Manchester, rather than Salford.

Why would they have to change their name in order to try and spread RL in Manchester? They already have close ties with a school in Manchester, st peters I think which is already starting to supply Salford with foundation and academy players. They could try and replicate this in other parts of the city as well as attract potential new fans, I'm a saints fan and have met people from Liverpool attending matches so why can't Salford do the same with peope from Manchester. BTW I don't want them to change their name to Manchester red devils.

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We already have lots of fans who aren't actually from Salford. Changing the name will alienate far more existing fans than it will attract new ones.

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Except they won't tap into the Manchester market unless they change heir name to Manchester, rather than Salford.

hang on a minute, haven't salford been in existance for well over 100 years.........so how will they suddenly tap into the manchester market if they haven't been able to do so for a century....

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hang on a minute, haven't salford been in existance for well over 100 years.........so how will they suddenly tap into the manchester market if they haven't been able to do so for a century....

By doing things differently?

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Good luck to them, hope it proves a success I really do. Nice to see a club trying to redevelop themselves and giving the fans something to lookc forward to at the end of the regular season since they aint in the play offs is a great idea. It means they can start generating interest for next season immediately after the conclusion of the current campaign

still hoping one of their signings is Lance Hohaia though so Saints can get shut of him

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This gives a shred of hope to those of us that follow a team who isnt one of the big 4.

 

I wish them all the best along with Hudds.

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If this is as good as it sounds then I'm quite prepared to eat humble pie over this.  Very very pleased to see that things seem to be heading in such a positive direction at Salford.

 

(Edited for typo.)

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This gives a shred of hope to those of us that follow a team who isnt one of the big 4.

I wish them all the best along with Hudds.

Why?

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So is Hock going to Salford then? I can't remember if this was mentioned previously or I just made it up.

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Why would they have to change their name in order to try and spread RL in Manchester? They already have close ties with a school in Manchester, st peters I think which is already starting to supply Salford with foundation and academy players. They could try and replicate this in other parts of the city as well as attract potential new fans, I'm a saints fan and have met people from Liverpool attending matches so why can't Salford do the same with peope from Manchester. BTW I don't want them to change their name to Manchester red devils.

St Helen's (and Widnes) have been successful in attracting fans from all over Merseyside by embracing the fact they are a Mersey club. Remember when thy both had sponsorship from Liverpool '08 (some expo or festival) and I recall some sort of Saints in the City campaign as well. It makes sense, and I assume people from St Helen's consider themselves Merseysiders as well.

Salford fans on the other hand, reject that they are part of Manchester, and when people suggest they cold be a big Manchester club, they angrily deny they are Manchester and don't consider themselves Mancunians. Until this attitude changes, they will never tap into the Manchester market.

Hopefully Dr Koukash has more foresight than the fans and uses this opportunity to broaden their appeal. I've been to Salford, and it's as much a part of Manchester as Trafford is (where Man Utd play). It's time to break out of their eggshell, as its only way they will increase their crowds from the 2000 they currently get.

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St Helen's (and Widnes) have been successful in attracting fans from all over Merseyside by embracing the fact they are a Mersey club. Remember when thy both had sponsorship from Liverpool '08 (some expo or festival) and I recall some sort of Saints in the City campaign as well. It makes sense, and I assume people from St Helen's consider themselves Merseysiders as well.

Salford fans on the other hand, reject that they are part of Manchester, and when people suggest they cold be a big Manchester club, they angrily deny they are Manchester and don't consider themselves Mancunians. Until this attitude changes, they will never tap into the Manchester market.

Hopefully Dr Koukash has more foresight than the fans and uses this opportunity to broaden their appeal. I've been to Salford, and it's as much a part of Manchester as Trafford is (where Man Utd play). It's time to break out of their eggshell, as its only way they will increase their crowds from the 2000 they currently get.

There's too much ill informed nonsense in this post for me to even know where to start dissecting it.

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I really hopes it works out well for the Red Devils. I would love them to make the playoffs next season. Thye have been crying out to be properly marketed for yeara and now its going to happen. Great for the club and great for Rugby League.

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Take no notice of goldcoaster who is clearly just another one of those wind up merchants who always bring this Manchester nonsense into anything related to Salford RLFC. He clearly knows nothing about the City of Salford, or Salfordian people. Try to ignore him and hopefully he will try to annoy somebody else! Good luck to Doctor Koukash and to Salford RLFC. I stopped supporting them just before they changed their name to City Reds, but I like what I am seeing with the Doctor in charge.

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Take no notice of goldcoaster who is clearly just another one of those wind up merchants who always bring this Manchester nonsense into anything related to Salford RLFC. He clearly knows nothing about the City of Salford, or Salfordian people. Try to ignore him and hopefully he will try to annoy somebody else! Good luck to Doctor Koukash and to Salford RLFC. I stopped supporting them just before they changed their name to City Reds, but I like what I am seeing with the Doctor in charge.

 

Is what you're seeing enough to tempt you back?

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Take no notice of goldcoaster who is clearly just another one of those wind up merchants who always bring this Manchester nonsense into anything related to Salford RLFC. He clearly knows nothing about the City of Salford, or Salfordian people. Try to ignore him and hopefully he will try to annoy somebody else! Good luck to Doctor Koukash and to Salford RLFC. I stopped supporting them just before they changed their name to City Reds, but I like what I am seeing with the Doctor in charge.

Not enough positive changes off the pitch just yet, but I'm more than happy with the ambition and the investment into the team.

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John, I want Salford to do well, but I just can't watch Super League, even on tv. After the first half dozen forward passes, especially if a try is scored, I want to put my foot through the TV. Having said that, I have been watching Championship RL ever since I stopped going to Salford, but if the RFL don't scrap this ridiculous dual registration ###### next season I am quite certain I will stop watching that as well. I feel as though the game I fell in love with, and stopped watching Manchester United for, has been taken away from me. I have always watched amateur RL and can still get my kicks there. I guess I would be "kicking my heels" on a Sunday after 40 years of watching RL so maybe I would attend the odd game locally - Salford, just because I could have a drink with mates, East Manchester, Swinton maybe (But not at Leigh). Ive followed Celtic Crusaders from the first league game they ever played right up to having a season ticket with North Wales last season and this, but if I don't renew it next year, I can't see me getting attached to any particular club again.

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