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14th of Jan and planning permission is in!

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#21 Blue Monkey

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

There's an interesting posting by the enigmatic "Angry Lion" in the M.E.N.
It's to be found by clicking on the link below (or just reading it as pasted below)


Sorry, let's try again

Angry Lion
Comment posted: 15/01/13 at 18:54

The article has overlooked the fact many errors with Salford City Stadium rest with the Rotten Borough of Salford City Council and former leader John Merry.

For years John Wilkinson politicised Salford City Reds, so much so that in recent years the club was virtually the RL arm of Salford Labour Group and a tool of social engineering.

Barton was intended as a private venture, the site chosen not just for capacity to accommodate a stadium but also cross-subsidising, which Red City Developments intended to raise revenue from. When Red City Developments went bust the Council simply stepped in and committed tax payers' money to fill the funding gap.

Such municipal investment ought to be carefully evaluated, in terms of value for money and sustainability - including the choice of location. Normal standards were suspended by Mr Merry, who used safe seat politics to drive it through, as by then SCS had become a vanity project central to his dictated vision of local identity. Bad politics was in the driving seat.

If Dr Koukash does turn saviour, with the adjoining development opportunity no doubt a big potential ££ lure ££, drags the Reds and Council out of a black hole of their own making, perhaps in the name of fairness and true localism some of the proceeds could go the way of the still exiled Swinton Lions allowing a true community facility to be born at Agecroft.

Don't know about you, but I'm just a bit intrigued who our angry feline happens to be.

#22 Blue Monkey

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:56 PM

I've heard that there should be some positive news shortly.

Well Paul, wouldn't that be LUVVERLY?

#23 mark richardson

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

Heard something encouraging today too . Fingers crossed.

#24 Paul Davidson

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:46 AM

Careful there Paul, some forum users may require a strict definition of the phrase "shortly". You will be inundated with people asking where the news is tommorrow.

Steve Mc indicated the squad building was progressiong and he would know the extent of his squad by the end of January. By 10th of January people are dissing the squad as inadequate.. . . . .

It would however be nice to have some "positive" news.

Unfortunately I also omitted mentioning that the source of the information was my 8 year old daughter.....oh and that the positive news turned out to be that they were having Manchester Tart the next day at school. Fantastic! That news could only be topped by jam roly-poly and custard.....oh and of course Agecroft getting the go-ahead!

#25 Barnie

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

3 weeks in!
Dont worry, it will soon be Christmas!

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#26 juliancaine

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

3 weeks in!

might as well be 3 years in