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Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:54 pm  

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Not postponed or covid related but, forfeited due to lack of fit players ??

A 24 - 0 victory for Wire

Has this EVER happened before and surely a fine or other punishment coming Salford's way ?
Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:19 pm  

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Wire will now play Huddersfield.
Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:42 pm  

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wrencat1873 wrote:
Not postponed or covid related but, forfeited due to lack of fit players ??

A 24 - 0 victory for Wire

Has this EVER happened before and surely a fine or other punishment coming Salford's way ?


When you consider that Salford could have just loaned a team from Oldham or Rochdale it does seem quite bizarre.

I understand why Salford have done this from a player welfare perspective. However Ian Blease rubbed me the wrong way with his calls for a draft system. This incident has shown up how little player development Salford actually do.

Salford seem to be a microcosm of Society at present. Providing nothing then asking for an equal share because it is "fair" when in fact them getting nothing would be actually be "fair".

Given that, 2020 is messed up and Salford should not be punished for what are freak circumstances.
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Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:53 pm  

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When you consider that Salford could have just loaned a team from Oldham or Rochdale it does seem quite bizarre.

I understand why Salford have done this from a player welfare perspective. However Ian Blease rubbed me the wrong way with his calls for a draft system. This incident has shown up how little player development Salford actually do.

Salford seem to be a microcosm of Society at present. Providing nothing then asking for an equal share because it is "fair" when in fact them getting nothing would be actually be "fair".

Given that, 2020 is messed up and Salford should not be punished for what are freak circumstances.


I'm not sure if I agree with you.

Trinity and Cas, who seem to be among the worst affected with covid absentees, have played with heavily weakened sides, just to complete their fixtures and while covid is very much "out of a clubs control", injuries are part and parcel of the game.

If their squad was carrying injuries and was then further hit with multiple "covid omissions" then, I would agree with you but, it would appear that this isn't the case.

Wire get a "freebie" here, both in terms of league points but also, meaning that they have one less game to play, which gifts them an advantage over the other clubs chasing a play off spot and for this alone there has to be some penalty.
Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:20 pm  

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Can clubs still bring players in on loan ?
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Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:09 pm  

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I think lack of the use of 'loan' players is more about maintaining bubbles (although some clubs don't appear to have been very good at this so far).
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Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:43 pm  
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Noel Cleal wrote:
When you consider that Salford could have just loaned a team from Oldham or Rochdale it does seem quite bizarre.

I understand why Salford have done this from a player welfare perspective. However Ian Blease rubbed me the wrong way with his calls for a draft system. This incident has shown up how little player development Salford actually do.

Salford seem to be a microcosm of Society at present. Providing nothing then asking for an equal share because it is "fair" when in fact them getting nothing would be actually be "fair".

Given that, 2020 is messed up and Salford should not be punished for what are freak circumstances.


You expect part-time players who haven't trained to step up and play a Super League game?
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Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:45 pm  

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It’s just becoming laughable now. No wonder sky are cutting a quarter off the tv rights. Just let the big 3 of saints, Wigan and Leeds play a round robin tournament to decide who wins superleague. At least people will tune in and watch that
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Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:30 am  

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It will be interesting to see in a couple of weeks whether this result has any influence on the playoffs

The situation is only going to get worse so the sooner we can wrap up the season the better before it deteriorates any further.

I’ve not seen anything about a potential start in 2021 which realistically could be as late as Easter.
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Re: Salford forfeit game against Wire Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:36 am  

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Steph Curry wrote:
It’s just becoming laughable now. No wonder sky are cutting a quarter off the tv rights. Just let the big 3 of saints, Wigan and Leeds play a round robin tournament to decide who wins superleague. At least people will tune in and watch that


It's certainly becoming difficult but, how on earth do you justify Leeds taking part ??
Might as well stick Bradford in there, just for old times sake.

The sport has to be good enough and clever enough to see the season out in some kind of reasonable order.

Next season could certainly start with just as many, if not more, difficulties.
Our clown government went from having some control over the virus, to losing it and we look way more likely to have another full lockdown that we ever do to having spectators back through the turnstiles, without which, every sport, apart from Premier League Football, is in serious jeopardy.
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