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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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Yes there's plenty of rumour in that rumour!

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#CorbynwasrightandFordesaidso!  Trusscouldn'tcareless v Keith AWOL Tory vast majority in the making.

 

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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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I'm interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society. We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it's quite a satisfying thing to do, isn't it?

J. K. Rowling

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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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1 minute ago, gingerjon said:

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

All very positive.

Bbbut what about the empty stands? 

 

All good stuff - this is their home and glad they have a chance of fighting for it and not getting chucked out

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Just now, Spidey said:

Bbbut what about the empty stands?

Apparently, that's fine now. It has never been a problem and I don't know why you would think that.

(Seriously, it is very good news if Salford do finally get some stability about ownership, investment and stadium *at the same time*).

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31 minutes ago, Josef K said:

I hope the sale cuckoos are in shock with the quick turnaround. 

How long's their lease? Ideal result would be to have the two Salford clubs in there, and Swinton can go to Moor Lane. 

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And the Salford Drama continues. There always seems to be something every season.

I wonder about the timing of making this public, wouldn't you want to do the deal prior to announcing interest.

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8 minutes ago, Red Willow said:

And the Salford Drama continues. There always seems to be something every season.

I wonder about the timing of making this public, wouldn't you want to do the deal prior to announcing interest.

Is Gerrard's interest entirely dependent on getting the stadium. He probably won't want to get caught up in a bidding war, although thr council would love that. 

Exciting times though, for me Salford is a key part of rugby league's growth agenda, and beyond the city's boundary too. 

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2 hours ago, Henson Park Old Firm said:

Salford, gives Coronation Street run for it's money.

Well the press involved certainly do!

I think Jenna Brookes giving the game away may have had something to do with this.

My feeling is it will only be positive when the ink's dry on the agreements.

Good things come out of SRD but they don't tend to happen to them.

It's a very positive story and possibility.

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2 warning points:kolobok_dirol:

#CorbynwasrightandFordesaidso!  Trusscouldn'tcareless v Keith AWOL Tory vast majority in the making.

 

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4 hours ago, Spidey said:

Bbbut what about the empty stands? 

 

All good stuff - this is their home and glad they have a chance of fighting for it and not getting chucked out

It would still be a crappy location but they would own it and keep the revenue. 

Just feel Salford need someone to be a proper rival too so game in Manchester can have a boost. 

If it does happen hats off to those who kept them going last few years. 

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6 minutes ago, ShropshireBull said:

It would still be a crappy location but they would own it and keep the revenue. 

Just feel Salford need someone to be a proper rival too so game in Manchester can have a boost. 

If it does happen hats off to those who kept them going last few years. 

How exacty is it a crappy location? its pretty much straight off the motorway, is a 15min walk from one of the largest shopping centres in the north of England 

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59 minutes ago, To Be Confirmed said:

How exacty is it a crappy location? its pretty much straight off the motorway, is a 15min walk from one of the largest shopping centres in the north of England 

Crappy might be an exaggeration but there has always been the feeling that the ground was built without the transport infrastructure and community around it. 

I'll remain cautious until anything material changes but owning the AJ Bell as a community stadium, retaining all matchday/sponsorship/F&B revenues and personalising the ground to make it a home rather than a tenancy is by far the best option.

Personally, I feel this statement is more about putting public pressure on Salford Council. Dismissing an opportunity to sell to a Salford businessman with plans to home 2 Salford clubs (SRD & Swinton) within a community stadium in favour of the Cheshire jetset would be an optics disaster so I'm glad the club are pulling the necessary levers to try and make this happen.

If the surrounding brownfield land can actually be developed and begin to feel more like a community of Salford than an out-of-town retail park then there will be real cause for excitement.

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41 minutes ago, To Be Confirmed said:

How exacty is it a crappy location? its pretty much straight off the motorway, is a 15min walk from one of the largest shopping centres in the north of England 

People have pet hates and t'interweb.

2 warning points:kolobok_dirol:

#CorbynwasrightandFordesaidso!  Trusscouldn'tcareless v Keith AWOL Tory vast majority in the making.

 

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2 hours ago, To Be Confirmed said:

How exacty is it a crappy location? its pretty much straight off the motorway, is a 15min walk from one of the largest shopping centres in the north of England 

Well because for yonks there was no public transport links and an increasing number of people who live in urban environments do not own cars. Indeed, in 2017 Manchester had the lowest car ownership rate per person in cities at less than 0.3 and Salford had 0.35 cars per head. Ergo, being next to a motorway is meaningless. 

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/manchester-car-ownership-trafford-london--12618226

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It would be absolutely fantastic if this came off. Salford owning the AJ Bell and being well financed is a completely different proposition to what we've seen while they've been there.

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Given all the noise this sounds quite close to a done deal, magnificent news for the Salford red devils, their transfer incomings for next season will be interesting thats for sure.

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5 minutes ago, DG70 said:

Given all the noise this sounds quite close to a done deal, magnificent news for the Salford red devils, their transfer incomings for next season will be interesting thats for sure.

Touch wood but Salford will own ground and we will hopefully see an academy in Manchester soon, Wakey sorting out their dump, Toulouse competing . Fev generating cash off their ground. York growing, Barrow growing, Sheffield getting sorted in a decent home by end of year. Newcastle ambitious. Could be two of the traditionally weakest teams in SL spending closer to the cap and a host growing.  Plenty of good news for the sport. Surely we can drop this nonsense of two tens if every club in SL is going to be pushing close to the cap?

 

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