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Watched the latest in the Class of Nerdy2's Salford documentry, things I took from it:

- EFL do suprise inspections of grounds - Salfords was basically not up to speed (we all knew that).
- They will almost certainly move to the AJ Bell stadium at the end of the season - Neville worried that when they get promoted they will not cope with the bigger clubs and away followings.
- They're all aware that their crowds are crap.
- Tom Elliott was one of their highest earners (if not the highest) and he was always injured, seemed a decent bloke though.

Most of it focused on the ground this week, interesting watch from that perspective I thought. Looked like he got just about enough support to pass it through. He said to the committe members/fans "If we get promoted at the end of the season and don't take this deal, we'll look like the stupidest owners ever."
 

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Watched the latest in the Class of Nerdy2's Salford documentry, things I took from it:

- EFL do suprise inspections of grounds - Salfords was basically not up to speed (we all knew that).
- They will almost certainly move to the AJ Bell stadium at the end of the season - Neville worried that when they get promoted they will not cope with the bigger clubs and away followings.
- They're all aware that their crowds are crap.
- Tom Elliott was one of their highest earners (if not the highest) and he was always injured, seemed a decent bloke though.

Most of it focused on the ground this week, interesting watch from that perspective I thought. Looked like he got just about enough support to pass it through. He said to the committe members/fans "If we get promoted at the end of the season and don't take this deal, we'll look like the stupidest owners ever."
I suspect that chucking good money after bad at a NWCFL side with a hundred fans makes them look like stupid owners, not whatever needless deal they do to cuckoo other clubs out of their home stadium.

Which is a drab shithole anyway, and if the wind blows from the sewage works across the canal the smell will reflect the surroundings.
 

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I suspect that chucking good money after bad at a NWCFL side with a hundred fans makes them look like stupid owners, not whatever needless deal they do to cuckoo other clubs out of their home stadium.
To put that money into Salford when clubs like Bury, Oldham and Stockport were in a desperate state is the most damaging thing they could have done to lower league football, and they claim they're all about supporting the grassroots while they try and pave over it with their vanity project and the only other argument for putting the money there and not in one of those other clubs is that those clubs' issues made them riskier investments which is just another way of saying it was all just about the money. They just want to get Salford City into the Championship (seems to be the height of their ambition and even that seems a stretch now) make documentaries, appoint their old mates club ambassador and sell merchandise to ManU fans.
 

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A move to the AJ Bell would do nothing positive to their crowds. It's a nightmare traffic round there and terrible public transport options.

I actually think their ground is in a decent spot now.

It's just nobody cares about them, that's why they get wank crowds.
 

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A move to the AJ Bell would do nothing positive to their crowds. It's a nightmare traffic round there and terrible public transport options.

I actually think their ground is in a decent spot now.

It's just nobody cares about them, that's why they get wank crowds.
They said they can get back to getting 4 out 5 thousand in with the right stadium.

Sorry. Did I miss the time Salford were getting those sort of numbers?
 

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They said they can get back to getting 4 out 5 thousand in with the right stadium.

Sorry. Did I miss the time Salford were getting those sort of numbers?

They set their record Football League crowd of about 3,900 against Bratfurt earlier this season. Massive.
 

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They set their record Football League crowd of about 3,900 against Bratfurt earlier this season. Massive.

But, what’s the point?

Seriously, what is the point? In an area with a large number of football clubs already, what is a Salford team bringing to the party, and who is it for?
 

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Can’t help but notice that all of our resident Mansfield fans have disappeared. Hope they’re okay.
 

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So, I'm in my usual late autumn smoking induced cold period, with a chest/shoulder injury to boot. I'm in a bad way. I swerved today's loss to Chesterfield and can't see me being fit for action until Boxing Day against Newport,
 

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A sneaky win today, with Dale winning 4-1 at Huddersfield in the Central League Cup (whatever that is).

As Huddersfield's first team squad and some of their youngsters are apparently in Portugal for a warm-weather camp not too much can be read into the result (Dale was mostly first team recovering from injury who needed game time).

Not that exciting, but better than the nonsense from Catarrh...
 

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A sneaky win today, with Dale winning 4-1 at Huddersfield in the Central League Cup (whatever that is).

As Huddersfield's first team squad and some of their youngsters are apparently in Portugal for a warm-weather camp not too much can be read into the result (Dale was mostly first team recovering from injury who needed game time).

Not that exciting, but better than the nonsense from Catarrh...
 
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