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Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:23 pm
by chorleyboy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/26073246

Gary Neville and Giggsy could have a helluva lot of money to play with....could be a game changer for Salford City.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:36 am
by Junction 8
Any response from FCUM... :!:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:12 pm
by metz
Junction 8 wrote:Any response from FCUM... :!:


Someone posted on the NPL Facebook page that he wondered how many FCUM fans would become Salford City supporters if this went through.

A summary of the answers:

'Erm .... none'
'Same number as will start supporting Miami Becks'
'Contender of the most ridiculous post goes to .... '
'Zero'
'What a stupid, inane, thoughtless, disrespectful comment. Do you work for the Evening News by any chance?'

So there you go then :)

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:19 pm
by Locki
metz wrote:
Junction 8 wrote:Any response from FCUM... :!:


Someone posted on the NPL Facebook page that he wondered how many FCUM fans would become Salford City supporters if this went through.

A summary of the answers:

'Erm .... none'
'Same number as will start supporting Miami Becks'
'Contender of the most ridiculous post goes to .... '
'Zero'
'What a stupid, inane, thoughtless, disrespectful comment. Do you work for the Evening News by any chance?'

So there you go then :)


Oooh - someone touched a nerve there - I bet a few of the "'just turning up for cheaper footy than Old Trafford" supporters will switch allegiance to the real Giggs/Neville double act (Ryan & Gary ahead of Rhodri & Lee).

And IF it goes ahead, how does the conflict of interest work with Giggs coaching ManUre and owning Salford Sh1ty?

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:10 am
by Junction 8
Looks like AFC £ylde part two ..

Championship football within 15 years :!:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... er-6882942

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:12 am
by Jue
That could become very interesting. I'm quite interested to see how it goes to be honest.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:59 am
by Junction 8
they will have plenty of contacts and be able to draw some good quality players in..
we need to be getting up this season and out of there way soon as..

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:17 am
by Ian Livesey
Salford haven't got the fan base, and I struggle to see where the money is going to come from outside of the ex Manure players.

Coupled with the fact they'll be moving out of Salford to play in Barton at a 12,000 capacity stadium is ridiculous. At least Fylde play within their means, sort of.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:19 am
by Jue
They don't need the fanbase when they have those ex professional players behind them. Let's be honest businessmen around Manchester and further afield will see who's part of the masterplan and will jump onboard straight away.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:22 am
by Ian Livesey
They barely get 150 on at home games as it is. It'll be interesting to see it work, but I think it'll fall flat on its face.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:39 pm
by Locki
Ian Livesey wrote:They barely get 150 on at home games as it is. It'll be interesting to see it work, but I think it'll fall flat on its face.


We were only averaging 270 pre-Flitcroft, now it's over 900. Imagine the sudden interest locals will take with Scholes, Giggs, Butt and 2x Nevilles involved, they're crowds will rise without question, and could impact FCUM's power to attract new supporters!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:45 pm
by Paul Brennan
I agree, Locki -what they will have more than Fylde, Garforth, Eastwood etc is a very substantial potential in the size of Salford AND the attraction of the big name backers who will raise national and international attention -can see the Twitter followers being five figures in no time! Cue investment from local businesses and so on. Think we will be visiting Salford before too long whatever happens to us in the meantime.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:43 pm
by Jue
So it has been confirmed tonight that the deal has gone through. The Salford City twitter has gone wild with over 7,000 in a couple of hours!

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:46 pm
by Paul Speak
Paul, Apparently their Twitter profile raised from 1500 this morning to 6000 this evening ...

Most immediate concern ( this close season ) for lots of clubs is the loss of players ... In
semi-pro football, as in life, certain individuals are motivated purely by money, others
not ... I guess all quality players within a 50 mile radius of Manchester are
potential targets, More so Manchester based players ! I read an article stating
certain Stockport County players have already been approached !

Wow ... another 1000 as I was typing :P

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:24 am
by reco
Credit to them for actually showing an interest in Non-league football I am sure they would have had the pick of many clubs.

Can see them doing well next season.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:39 pm
by Paul Brennan
reco wrote:Credit to them for actually showing an interest in Non-league football I am sure they would have had the pick of many clubs.

Can see them doing well next season.


Hear hear, Reco-what is heartening [so far]is that the Class of 92 are making all the 'right' comments about commitment to the current volunteers and board etc, to the local area and people and, unlike many of the "fat cats" who buy into football as a vanity project, they seem genuinely keen to help foster the grassroots game.Only time will tell...

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:17 pm
by chorleyboy

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 12:56 pm
by andrewa
Sal£ord City ? :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:11 am
by chorleyboy

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:15 pm
by Ian Livesey
Don't like the fact they've changed the badge on the shirts to accomodate the new status. Smacks of Cardiff, Milton Keynes etc etc etc

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:03 am
by Paul Speak
Most immediate concern ( this close season ) for lots of clubs is the loss of players ... In semi-pro
football, as in life, certain individuals are motivated purely by money, others not ... I guess all
quality players within a 50 mile radius of Manchester are potential targets, More so Manchester
based players
!


Did this scenario just get a whole lot worse last night ?

FC promoted and no longer losing financial resources paying rent, Probably with home crowds of
3000 + Imo can now be bracketed with #CashOf92 and £ylde ! And Barrow too ...

Salford have already 'raided' Rammy and FC similar with Trafford ... Which clubs players will be
next tempted by the smell of money (and success) Curzon ? Will Ali Waddecar ( though contracted )
still be at Brig in August with 3 cash-rich Clubs in the area looking for real quality added to their
squads ?

For most N.W chairmen, Contract headaches ahead between now and August to secure their best
players, I think !

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:47 am
by Ian Livesey
November when FC move into their new ground isn't it?

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:55 am
by chorleyboy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32407664
Not a bad ground opener next month is it?

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:57 am
by Paul Speak
No, Ian :?

They play a friendly (Benfica :shock: ) there at the end of May ! ... I think :lol:

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:40 am
by Jue
Let's not get too worried about FC moving into their ground and concentrate on us actually owning ours!

www.cfcst.org

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:56 am
by Locki
Jue wrote:Let's not get too worried about FC moving into their ground and concentrate on us actually owning ours!


:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:43 pm
by Paul Speak
Hence, Posted under other football chat .....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:30 pm
by andrewa
Well a year in and the BBC documentary first episode was last night. As a programme it was very interesting, but it made me worry about what sort of ambitions the Class of 92 have for the club.
There will be none of the FCUM style democracy at Salford, indeed they have even brought in a foreign investor. I would have thought between them theNevilles,Scholes and Giggs could easily muster up enough cash to create a gradual growth in the club and to help it through the ranks. Salford City, despite it's grand sounding name was a very small, volunteer run club, with ambitions that didn't run much further than survival. Last night the new owners were talking of a "League club with a 25000capacity ground".
Every non-league club has a dream of greater things, but where is the line? Would you like to see The Magpies in the Championship or Prem? Then you could sit and talk about the good old days and how Victory Park had more atmosphere than the new stadium out of town at Buckshaw? Also you could talk to the players then and you quite enjoyed painting the toilets.
My point is, at what level does a club cease to be for the community and when does big business take over. When will this change take place (or has it already happened) at Salford City?

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:53 pm
by Locki
For me you hit the nail on the head with this line...
andrewa wrote:Also you could talk to the players

Once the players/club are too high and mighty to engage with the normal paying supporters and only mingle with the "corporate" fans, than that's when you lose the community link and become just corporate.

Re: Salford City set for huge investment?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:15 am
by Ian Livesey
Locki wrote:For me you hit the nail on the head with this line...
andrewa wrote:Also you could talk to the players

Once the players/club are too high and mighty to engage with the normal paying supporters and only mingle with the "corporate" fans, than that's when you lose the community link and become just corporate.


+1. Not just players, directors and chairman too