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Red Willow

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  1. 3 hours ago, tonyXIII said:

    My own favourite is the Barton swing aqueduct. I believe it is the only one of its kind in the world and it worked perfectly, first time. They couldn't test it before demolishing the original aqueduct and, once the original (built by Brindley) was gone, there was no going back.

    Many years ago, my Dad was looking after my children  and took them for a walk. They went up to the bridge just as it was opening, my dad knew the operator and Dad and the kids went up into the cab . My son got to close the viaduct after the ship went through. At my Dad's funeral some 20 years on the same bloke asked my son if he recalled it Son said it was one of the big moments in his childhood.

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  2. Good grief, this again. It is such a short time since we had this thread.

    Mr Whittaker is good for a few quid. He bought the land along the ship canal when no one else had his vision. He intends to build Port Salford by the stadium, and has sold off parcels of land for other developments such as the Aldi that now sits in front of the stadium. There is talk of a huge warehouse on the site.

    Trafford Centre problems has as much to do this  as Lakeside. Peel will do a prepack purchase at a fraction of the money they sold it for.

    Neither Salford or Sale can afford to run the stadium if they have to buy out the debts.

    As for housing have any of you walked through the Brookhouse Estate? plenty of people live there . I live within 25 mins walking of the stadium and plenty of houses near me. The tram now runs to the Trafford centre and therefore within 20 min walk.

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  3. Yesterday Salford Director Paul King wrote an open letter to Salford fans setting out the position. he said testing costs are the equivalent of a players annual salary. Salford have trimmed the budget as far as possible and has urged fans to buy virtual season tickets, squad builder membership and join the lottery.

    All clubs are going to find it tough, especially as as soon as players start training the furlough payments end.


  4. 20 hours ago, Trevorkfevfan said:

    Just binge watched all seven series of "The West Wing" again. Some great actors amongst that cast. Then, after looking for more Aaron Sorkin stuff I have started watching "The Newsroom". Looking very promising so far. This missed me whyen it first came out but must admit Jeff Daniels plays a good part.

    I enjoyed the newsroom, really interesting take on the real news of the time.

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  5. Just another negative piece RL hacks really don't seem to like the game or the average club.

    No change for Salford, apart from the few years of Doc madness we haven't had money for years, probably since John Wilkinson took over. Every year we release about 7 or 8 players. It is the norm. We recovered from losing Ratchford and Sneyd we will do the same with Evalds.

    The real loss would be losing Watson.  

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  6. 5 hours ago, Bigboff said:

    Oh I see!

    Its different now because the boots on the other foot,its so clear!

    Really?  Salford have this every year often losing more than one player We are well versed in other clubs announcing players still under contract. 

    . I said the Chase signing was badly handled and the Doc had no class. My attitude applies to my own club as well as others.

    I have no issues with Evalds leaving and as long as he plays to his potential in the remaining games he will go with best wishes. My issue is announcing players so early is it can often lead to  drop in form obvious to fans who are still paying wages.


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  7. 2 hours ago, Bigboff said:

    I cant remember Salford's fans contempt for their club for the signing of Chase,must of missed it.

    Signing someone and paying a fee is one thing, announcing and parading a player under contract and to another club is different especially with  most of the season to still to play.

     I think most fans feel the same way about wearing the shirt etc, Salford fans are as vocal as any on the subject especially as we are often on the other end it.

    Many fans recall Steadman celebrating at The Willows at the game that relegated Salford too 🙂




  8. 38 minutes ago, Hela Wigmen said:

    We’rent Salford keen on moving from The Willows long before licensing was even thought of? 

    Salford were told under framing the future they needed to up grade. The Willows would have cost more than a new stadium and the area wasn't great. The planning was then called in by John Prescott and the delays meant a director went bust, and Peel stepped in.

    As a Salford fan I am sad to see Evalds go, one of our academy products. I wish Cas hadn't made the announcement with the season in turmoil and so much of it still to play. 

    Cas have got a great player if he has a creative half to play off


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