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Re: Manchester Evening New...

Post by Bear » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:51 pm

I noticed that when i bought one. £3 for a can!!! you can get a 4 pack from Netto for that :lol:
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Post by GeoffN » Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:51 pm

pieater-alex posted:
You think Salford have a good squad - you should see Celtic Crusaders new recruits:

Mark Lennon (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Luke Dyer (Hull Kingston Rovers)
David Tangata-Toa (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Jordan James (Widnes Vikings)
Ian Webster (Widnes Vikings)
Aaron Summers (Widnes Vikings)
Philippe Gardent (Carolina Panthers)
Ben Flower (Bedwas RU)

I think Celtic have a stronger squad than Salford and I think it's a clear battle between Salford and Celtic this year.
I'd like to see both sides getting a franchise actually. As I've said, I'd much prefer Salford to Leigh. I'm not all that convinced about the viablity of the Toulouse application (and I don't think the budget will stretch to 2 or three trips per season to France).

My 14 would be:

Wigan
Leeds
Hull
Bradford
Warrington
Quins
Wakefield
Castleford
Salford
Widnes
Catalans
Hull KR
Celtic Crusaders
+ any one from Toulouse/Whitehaven/Doncaster/Saints/Wigan St. Pats/Halifax/Oldham....

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Re: Manchester Evening New...

Post by ancientnloyal » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:05 pm

I wouldn't even put Wakefield in Geoff, i'd favour Castleford purely as they have slightly better attendances and are further along with a new stadium.

Wouldn't have Toulouse either it's too early for 2 frogs.

Celtic IN if their support grows average 7,000 and have welsh players coming through

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Post by jimofwigan » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:25 pm

the_cow posted:
I work in Manchester and often pick up a copy of the MEN (which is free in city centre)- they give a fair bit of coverage to Salford and General RL.

For instance, today they have 3/4 page about Robbie Paul and him becoming vice-captain, with the other 1/4 being a daily column written by a reporter they seem to have sent across to Florida to the Reds warm weather training there.

The Reds are lining up to be a massive force in NL1 this season- new recruits H. Paul, Phil Leuleui (prop), Craig Stapleton (Prop), and a young hb Chris Borghese- to go alongside Haggarty, Fitzpatrick, Littler, Myler, Wilshere and Mal Alker who have stayed on.

I could even see there side holding its own in SL nevermind NL- can see them walking it with only Leigh imo having a shout- Widnes have lost alot of players and I can't see Fax and Whitehaven having enough depth.
They may win it but they are way over the salary cap. I am not sure what it is in nl1 but its only about 400k compared with 1.6 million in super league.

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Re: Manchester Evening New...

Post by GeoffN » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:06 am

pieater-alex posted:
You think Salford have a good squad - you should see Celtic Crusaders new recruits:


Philippe Gardent (Carolina Panthers)
I thought I recognised that name; he used to be in the Washington Redskins squad, as a linebacker! Be interesting to see how well he makes the switch, especially playing for a large part of the game instead of short bursts as they do in the NFL.

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Re: Manchester Evening New...

Post by Bear » Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:43 am

pieater-alex posted:
Bear posted:
I noticed that when i bought one. £3 for a can!!! you can get a 4 pack from Netto for that :lol:
Yeah but that's Netto - 4 pack for 3 quid turn 'em over and look at the date ...


Best before 6/12/2001.

No joke.
You have a point :lol: Like he ones from Bargin Brands :lol: :lol:
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Re: Manchester Evening New...

Post by shawcross da warrior » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:15 pm

ohh i bear......

i remeber when i got an apple lucozade from there i was ill for 4 days......

no joke.... and i was certainly not laughing...

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Re: Manchester Evening New...

Post by Bear » Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:21 am

:lol: :lol: 1000 for a pound :lol:

They sell sainsburys cakes in there aswell, and it has green mould on it :lol:
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Post by josie andrews » Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:57 pm


I'd like to see both sides getting a franchise actually. As I've said, I'd much prefer Salford to Leigh. I'm not all that convinced about the viablity of the Toulouse application (and I don't think the budget will stretch to 2 or three trips per season to France).

My 14 would be:

Wigan
Leeds
Hull
Bradford
Warrington
Quins
Wakefield
Castleford
Salford
Widnes
Catalans
Hull KR
Celtic Crusaders
+ any one from Toulouse/Whitehaven/Doncaster/Saints/Wigan St. Pats/Halifax/Oldham....

:roll: [/quote]


That seems a good league. I would like to see them all in SL. And I couldn't afford to go to France to watch two teams from there either. But I think the RFL will give one of the franchises to another French club, it is part of their expansion plans, and sod the grassroot teams :( :(
Anyone can support a team when it is winning, that takes no courage.
But to stand behind a team, to defend a team when it is down and really needs you,
that takes a lot of courage.

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