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  1. As it stands if that happened I would be changing the habit of a lifetime,75 years to be exact.
  2. Meast, the main problem is that there is a lot of inconsistency from the officials, which may be the result of pressure from above and this is what gets up people’s backs. Having been a Rugby League fan in general and a Salford fan in particular for many years I am used to us getting beaten and in most cases we have been beaten by the better team but in nearly every game that I see now, not just Salford’s matches but TV games as well I never see the same rules applied by the officials in the same way for the different matches. i also agree that the coaches and players over the years have played I big part in pushing the laws of the game to upper limits that caused many of the problems, the excessive lying on at the PTB is just one example where you see two men come into a tackle, a third one comes in and actually tackle one of his own team mates to slow the PTB down, sometimes it is penalised sometimes it isn’t.
  3. Good afternoon Meast, firstly well done to Huddersfield for their start to the season so far, you look a very different team this year. On the question over Saturdays match against Leeds , they took what chances they had and won, there is no complaint about that and I must say that I was very surprised with Ian Watson's press conference and his comments over the officials and I must agree that he has made similar comments two weeks on the run, which is new for Ian has he rarely comes out with such statements. So what possible reason has he got that prompted his remarks? In 75+ years of watching TGG my view is that the way that the game is being run, in this case how the officials are officiating is not doing the game any favours and the referee on Saturday gave what I consider to be an abject performance throughout the eighty minutes and with regards to complaints,queries that are said to have been put to Steve Ganson over the last couple of years, if as Ian Watson has said,IE That Mr Ganson has not bothered to give any response perhaps he, Mr Ganson should give clubs the courtesy of an explanation as to why there has been no reply. Some of the referees decisions on Saturday showed a complete of awareness of the basics of what is required, he and the other officials missed things, saw things that no one else did, used actions that confused players and fans alike and strutted about like a peacock at times.
  4. I have posted previously over some of the points that you have made and I will repeat once again that the AJ Bell Stadium Company has listened to previous complaints and there has been a marked improvement in getting in and leaving the ground and my family come to each match some from Salford others from Cheshire and we can get to the ground easily, park up, have 10 minutes walk and get into our excellent seats. The atmosphere is not good?How can you say that if you have only been once? One cannot stand on one side, that goes back to the old days when the clubs were told what type of seating standing they needed to get a licence, Salford made the decision to do something about it, a couple of other clubs didn’t and got away with it but we might not have standing on one side but at least the away fans get a good seat, excellent view and can watch the game in comfort, unlike some grounds where the away supporters are treated like irritants. The crowds have increased over the last two seasons and are up again this season as well so let’s see how it goes from here. I no longer find it amazing that people who have hardly ever been to the AJ Bell can put themselves forwards as experts on what is required and furthermore have no idea what efforts the club are making on and off the field to take the club forward etc.
  5. And quite a lot of those were on freebie tickets which inflated the match day figure as well as the season average as I understand the current position there are very few if any freebies given out now. The club are pushing all over the place schools, community clubs, companies and other businesses and the sponsorships have done very well according to the club officials and the hospitality seems more busy than last year. The MEN are a pale shadow of what the paper used to be with regards sport in general and as you be aware they give it away on two days a week but of what I have seen we are getting more coverage this year than previous years.
  6. I see that according to the RFL disciplinary minutes that Saints have a player called Lomas and Warrington have one called Chamley.
  7. After the initial first season at the AJ Bell I have got used to the new stadium, family have seats in the West Stand with an excellent view for all of us, some tall some not so tall. We used to have car park season tickets, but now park off site and walk a short distance to the ground, the stadium is operated far more efficiently than the first season and the access and ingress is much better, the Supporters Trust puts on a bus from near the Willows site, there is still more on site parking at the AJ Bell than many if not all the Superleague grounds and you might get the odd cold night but at least you are under cover and not wet through. The facilities are good and improvements are being made all the time, I was one of the stadium company’s biggest critics initially but they have listened and from what I have heard they are still listening. I live in Salford and I can get there quicker than I could get to the Willows but we have a few minutes walk to the ground, I loved the Willows but we have moved on now and funnily enough last season there wasn’t much criticism over the ground from the fans that watched the games there but there was still some criticism from people who judging from there comments had never actually been to the ground in the first place.
  8. Good try Quinskolar Salford City FC Ave 2779 over last 16 matches Salford Red Devils Ave 3746 for SL matches last season.
  9. According to the club the away support at the AJ Bell has decreased over the last couple of years, apart from a couple of clubs.
  10. I live in a M postcode area and travel to another M postcode area to watch the matches, and the AJ Bell is still in the City of Salford.
  11. Most of the complainants that I come into contact with are going off hearsay and when asked when they last visited the AJBell they have never been. As has already been mentioned the access and egress have improved markedly over the last couple of seasons, the stadium company and the Red Devil’s work more closely together than was the case when it opened. I loved the Willows but I love the AJ Bell now and not many people were complaining last season,I wonder why? To get a stadium on the Quays would be a non starter due to the costs and when the Metro arrives at the Trafford Centre things may well improve once again.
  12. SL 17 Salford is a city, the AJ Bell is in Salford.
  13. I was at a local cricket match Adlington near Chorley in September and I got into a conversation with Doug Hoyle, who I remembered from his days in Parliament and we had a long discussion over Rugby League and his time at Warrington. He is as keen as ever about the game and it was a pleasure to speak to him, his son has a lot to live up to, whilst we were talking Lyndsey rang his dad up asking if he was ok and what time did he want picking up from the cricket.
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