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    Salford (Disgustingly Rich) Lads' Club - Conference National 2018/19

    So it seems the Class of 92 vanity project are not to be the only club in the 5th division to dabble in foreign ownership Gateshead have been bought by a Hong Kong-based businessman, which just screams stability and progression, I'm sure.

    #2
    "No, I meant 'take heed' as in listen and pay attention..."

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      #3
      It's weird, because I caught a bit on the NE news on Tuesday about how skint Heed are and that they basically had a nes team because all the pros had left since last season and they had a team of local lads, then on Wednesday they get bought out.

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        #4
        a 'nes team'?

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          #5
          That's how bad things had got.

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            #6
            Losing out on Ebou Adams to Ebbsfleet (!) after a successful loan period that transformed our flakey central midfield was a blow, but I’m expecting Orient to continue their improved form under Justin Edinburgh and be in the playoffs shake-up this time around.

            Salford are obviously splashing the cash and made a decent manager’s appointment in Graham Alexander, but whether they gel from the off is questionable (we play at their place first game & it’s on BTSports).

            There’s nearly always one dark horse in this League who unexpectedly get their act together and challenge (eg Macclesfield last season on one of the smallest budgets), and both relegated sides might well be quick to regroup this time around.

            As ever, with only 1 auto-promotion spot it’s going to be a tough league to clamber up from. No doubt they’ll be the usual few financial implosions and clubs short of cash that determine who’s mostly going to struggle again at the other end,

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              #7
              https://www.oddschecker.com/football...-league/winner

              The current outright winner odds.

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                #8
                Maidenhead United look unlikely to repeat their mid table of last season, despite Alan Devonshire and his flat cap.

                Challenging for relegation I fear.

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                  #9
                  For the benefit of Conference fans, especially of the bigger clubs, I just hope Salford have spent some of their riches on safety and security within the ground. On the day they won Conference North they were beaten by us (Boston) and at the end of the game fans of both clubs were on the pitch in celebratory mood (we still had a very faint chance of getting the last playoff spot).

                  It might have been quite hard to stop the Salford fan concerned entering the ground with a flare (I don’t recall my bag being searched on the way in, though) but perhaps the many stewards could just have done something about him lighting it at the end of the game? Or maybe when he walked onto the pitch with it? Or when he deliberately came down the Boston end to wind up our fans? Or when he threw it towards a Boston fan?

                  But no, the Salford stewards let him do all this – it was left to Boston players to remonstrate with him whilst he was ignored by the security staff. Fortunately nobody was injured but the dangerous idiot then just wandered off – to be fair one steward did pursue him as he left the ground (mainly due to requests from Boston fans and players) but then was told by one of the supervisors to let him go.

                  Whilst they are clearly ready for all this promotion on the pitch, Salford hadn’t thought it all the way through off the field - particularly for occasions when they might be getting a big crowd with a decent number of away fans. I hope this has changed.

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                    #10
                    It's Salford, mate. You're lucky you made it back over the Irwell alive.

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                      #11
                      And Salford's first of doubtless dozens of live TV appearances this season sees them held by a resilient O's performance. Pretty pleased with that in the circs (and that we made up well over a quarter of the crowd), just pissed off that this most eagerly anticipated of trips came at a time I had no chance of making it. Salford are going to be in contention but the assumption that they'll run away with the league is overstated.

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                        #12
                        Odds:

                        https://www.oddschecker.com/football...-league/winner

                        In terms of value, I'd have some money on the O's or Chesterfield if I were a betting man. The Salford odds are like England's at World Cups: market biased by non-rational criteria.

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                          #13
                          I'd go for Barnet or Wrexham for value, and definitely lay Salford if I trusted myself enough to have an exhange account.

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                            #14
                            All 8 wins in the division on Saturday were by the more Northerly team.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jwdd27 View Post
                              I'd go for Barnet or Wrexham for value, and definitely lay Salford if I trusted myself enough to have an exhange account.
                              I wouldn't. Not unless someone in black and amber remembers what a goal is.

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                                #16
                                Salford beaten at Gateshead, another club who've had a cash injection lately, last night. Chesterfield looking like convincing early front-runners after seeing off Aldershot. O's chuck away victory by conceding a soft injury-time equaliser to a fluent Ebbsfleet side, but it was a decent match, the second consecutive absorbing 1-1 draw for our mid-table battlers.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by N est ? View Post
                                  "No, I meant 'take heed' as in listen and pay attention..."
                                  This gets nominated for post response of the year, surely?

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by colinwasp View Post
                                    I wouldn't. Not unless someone in black and amber remembers what a goal is.
                                    Yeah, Dagenham had already sold all of the decent forwards before Still had the chance to take any with him...

                                    Frustrating game last night, the new Daggers team of kids, loanees and those not good enough for Barnet were excellent for 40 minutes, then got caught on the break and never quite got back into their stride. Impressions from the first couple of games are that they're a likeable team but if they can't work out fairly average sides like Boreham and Maidstone it doesn't bode well for when they have to play anyone decent.

                                    Maidstone are a sort of budget Sutton - cynical, sneaky, all shoves and constant chatter at the ref and tactical 'injuries', except whereas Sutton can play a bit Maidstone just hoofed it at a massive forward. Suspect they'll end up safely in mid-table and nobody will be overjoyed to see them again next season.

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                                      #19
                                      Wrexham supporters seem to be covering themselves in glory. Not content with subjecting Megan Reid, physio for the visiting Borehamwood team, to a quarter of an hour of songs about her chest, a handful of them have spent the last couple of days hassling, insulting and stalking one of their own fans who dared to complain about it. From the club? No comment (let alone action) as yet.

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                                        #20
                                        https://twitter.com/FreeSportsUK/status/1029037163260915712

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by laverte View Post
                                          Wrexham supporters seem to be covering themselves in glory. Not content with subjecting Megan Reid, physio for the visiting Borehamwood team, to a quarter of an hour of songs about her chest, a handful of them have spent the last couple of days hassling, insulting and stalking one of their own fans who dared to complain about it. From the club? No comment (let alone action) as yet.
                                          Yeah, it's grim as fuck. I've written to someone on the trust board about it - tbh the club need a dedicated liaison to handle stuff like this cos it's not the first time they've been less than proactive about challenging supporter behaviour.

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                                            #22
                                            On the pitch, Wrexham are starting to look like the real deal.

                                            Four played, three wins, zero conceded. Can't wait for us to get a stupid number of points only to get pipped by the poster boys of financial irresponsibility again.

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by laverte View Post
                                              Wrexham supporters seem to be covering themselves in glory. Not content with subjecting Megan Reid, physio for the visiting Borehamwood team, to a quarter of an hour of songs about her chest, a handful of them have spent the last couple of days hassling, insulting and stalking one of their own fans who dared to complain about it. From the club? No comment (let alone action) as yet.
                                              There was a message in the matchday programme yesterday about this incident, reminding Wrexham fans that sexist chanting will not be tolerated by the club. Hopefully that's going to carry over into how stewards are briefed.

                                              There was also a letter from Kate Simmons (the Borehamwood Physio who was on the receiving end of the sexual harassment) in the NLP thanking the Wrexham board for writing to her to apologise.

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                                                #24
                                                That's good from the board. Glad to see Wrexham topping the table. I'd like to see them back in the league.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Sorry to be dense. Are Harrogate doped? What's the story there?

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