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1 minute ago, idrewthehaggis said:

At the moment I am contented with SRD staying up. A ground with a great view and indoor bogs that flush.

But.....

“I’d get the Pep Guardiola of rugby league and I’d say ‘we’re going to do something with this club, we’re going to be the best’ because Salford have never proved it.

“You’ve got to be better than St Helens and you’ve got to be better than Wigan or Castleford or Leeds."

We all love a dreamer don't we.

Especially a hard boiled businessman who might see a large extension in revenue streams as something worth investing also. Cas, Wakey, KR, SRD and perhaps erm London. 

One for Mr Drake et al to ask for some copy?

But kids, who is our Pep?? (and no he isn't called Brian)

Its something you can invest in.  A facility of your own to use 365 a year is a more entincing prospect than stuck in the shopping centre. 

But if they can just 3g it they can achieve what they want regardless.  A backer just might do it quicker. 

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On 25/03/2022 at 11:45, ShropshireBull said:

When the company who bankrolled the sport slashes the money from 40 to 25 million,  I am concerned about providing them the best product possible. 

And broadcasting live games from a tiny stadium made from bolted together isofreights  is providing the best spectacle possible ?

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3 hours ago, Davo5 said:

And broadcasting live games from a tiny stadium made from bolted together isofreights  is providing the best spectacle possible ?

This point keeps getting brought up but i just don’t get it. When Salford are shown live on TV now for 9/10 games there is a ruddy great empty stand running along the pitch facing the cameras, and a ruddy great empty stand behind the sticks to the left. It looks terrible and does not show the sport as a great spectacle.

I’ve been to both the AJ Bell and Moor Lane and both have flaws (as well as positives). But in terms of looking good for broadcasting then Moor Lane is certainly not making things any worse.

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3 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Interesting development just mentioned on Sky. Salford staying at AJ Bell ??

Well, if they are, they can keep using the rent money they withhold to pay for players they can't otherwise afford.

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10 minutes ago, Spidey said:

Interesting development just mentioned on Sky. Salford staying at AJ Bell ??

Ooh, tell me more. Not room for three clubs there, surely? Salford FC deal fallen through? 

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I’m thinking back to Jon Wilkin asking Fred Done if he’d ever buy Salford and whilst he said he felt he was too old, he did seem to have a glint in his eye. I don’t have a clue who may be getting involved but I’m sure the Salford fans would love to think it’s him. He did comment that if he ever did there would be no half measures and he’d want the best of the best coming in (although somebody best tell him there’s been talks about reducing the salary cap if he did fancy getting involved). 
 

**Edit** Just read it’s sadly not him. It’s a guy called Sebastian Gerrard who has put an offer in for the stadium. 

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Salford Red Devils could be set for a stunning takeover by a businessman, according to Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks.

Brooks was reporting live at the AJ Bell Stadium as Salford take on Castleford Tigers in Super League tonight and she was able to report some exclusive news.

“Salford businessman Sebastian Gerrard, whose family has ben heavily linked with rugby league in 1960s ad 1970s, has placed a bid to purchase the AJ Bell Stadium which would mean Salford would continue to play at the stadium,” Brooks said.

“He also wants to invest heavily in the club to make Salford a major force in Super League for years to come.”

Salford Red Devils could be set for stunning takeover by businessman - Rugby League News (seriousaboutrl.com)

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3 minutes ago, Damien said:

Salford Red Devils could be set for a stunning takeover by a businessman, according to Sky Sports pundit Jenna Brooks.

Brooks was reporting live at the AJ Bell Stadium as Salford take on Castleford Tigers in Super League tonight and she was able to report some exclusive news.

“Salford businessman Sebastian Gerrard, whose family has ben heavily linked with rugby league in 1960s ad 1970s, has placed a bid to purchase the AJ Bell Stadium which would mean Salford would continue to play at the stadium,” Brooks said.

“He also wants to invest heavily in the club to make Salford a major force in Super League for years to come.”

Salford Red Devils could be set for stunning takeover by businessman - Rugby League News (seriousaboutrl.com)

Covered anywhere else yet?

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Just now, The storm said:

Never heard of him 

That's a shame.

He speaks highly of you.

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A google shows he was involved in sponsoring the Salford and Swinton joint reserves team a couple of years ago:

Gerrard’s of Swinton managing director Sebastian Gerrard said: “We’re proud to partner with this team for its first season.

“As a long established business in the local community, the potential we discussed with Ian (Blease), for this side to give opportunities to talented players from the area was really exciting.

“Over the years, we have employed many rugby league players from the city, so this partnership adds to our tradition and history within the sport.”

https://swintonlionsrlfc.co.uk/news/lions-partner-with-salford-red-devils-for-reserve-side/

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34 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

That's a shame.

He speaks highly of you.

Have you heard of him

The answer is no

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57 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

That's a shame.

He speaks highly of you.

Anyone ro keep the sale vultures out is fine with me 

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On 20/05/2022 at 20:58, The storm said:

Have you heard of him

The answer is no

I have heard of them.

They were a big joinery and building firm in Swinton.

My grandfather worked for Gerrards in the 1940s.

My brother in law worked for Gerrards in the 1960s.

Gerrards built the Manchester Town Hall extension in the 1930s.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Town_Hall_Extension

The Town Hall Extension, housing municipal departments including rates, rents and street cleaning departments, was built after a competition in 1927 was won by E. Vincent Harris who, in the same year, won a competition to build Manchester Central Library on an adjacent site.[1] The building, built by J. Gerrard & Sons Ltd of Swinton, is essentially Gothic in character, with ornately carved tracery and a steeply pitched roof interpreted in a contemporary style.

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1 hour ago, M j M said:

And this from Ian Blease

 

Confirmation of no move at all, whatever happens, this season or next as well.

All very positive.

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