The Non-League Teams Thread - including FCUoM etc

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  1. Jun 20, 2019

    golden_blunder Site admin. Manchester United fan Staff

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    But it’s nothing to do with Manchester United
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    What is Beckham's role at Salford ? Found it weird that he has joined them while being busy with his own MLS team.
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    Don't think he does much.

    He's actually sold his interest in Miami as of a day or two ago although he's still going be the face of the club for publicity etc.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    And do you knows anything about what is Salford's project nowadays ? It's quite hard to watch non-league games on TV, so although i'm interested in finding out more about that team, haven't had much sucess
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    Only the basic stuff.

    They had lots of money compared to the other teams around them because of the owners Peter Lim + the ex-united players. Their big headline signing last season was Adam Rooney from Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League and it was said he'd be earning more at Salford in the 5th tier than in the top division in Scotland. They've fully redeveloped their stadium in recent years.

    They've had a few promotions in a row and now go into League 2 for the first time in their history this upcoming season. The fixtures were announced today and they will play Stevenage in their first match. The Carabao Cup draw was this evening, another first appearance for them in that competition and they've got Leeds United at home which is almost guaranteed to be on tv.

    They've already signed 4 or 5 new players for the new campaign.

    Not sure what their aims are for this season or where they ultimately see themselves going. Burton Albion reached the Championship in recent seasons and they have a similar small stadium of 6-700 people so maybe they could look to emulate them one day and reach that league. With the money they have it could be possible.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    Big thanks for the insight. With the way things are going, in a few seasons they will be better than Sunderland. Netflix should definitely do a documentary on Salford.

    It's a bit weird for a player to leave Scottish league to join them but the more they go up the more likely it is more of those will be going there right ?
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    Yes, with their ambition there's no reason why it won't/can't happen again. I think some of the better players in League One/League Two probably are Scottish Premier League standard anyway. Rangers just bought someone from Oldham for example. What was really unusual was the amount of money Salford could pay Adam Rooney considering they were a league lower than League Two as Aberdeen obviously have much higher attendances up in Scotland.

    Not sure they've signed anyone quite as big/famous so far this summer yet, although these two, particularly the first one do have some experience in the Championship:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richie_Towell
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Threlkeld

    They look like solid signings on the face of it.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    They definitely don't buy just for the sake of it. Some of the clubs in the lower leagues, even traditional clubs like Bolton and Portsmouth, they have had such a big fall from grace due to no clear plan, you can tell that Salford currently is being well run. IMO the main thing outside of the premier league is being very creative with the signings, get the good players of certain parts of the world and mix them up together. In short, have a great scouting system.
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    Robbo's Shoulder Full Member

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    BT have the rights for the conference and normally show 1 game a week, they also a highlights package so coverage isn't too bad for that level. Certainly more games on tv than League 2 i'd guess.
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    Must be, because Salford's holds 5000
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    Yeah typo, missed a '0' off the end. Was trying to say Burton's is 6-7000, which isn't that much different to Salford's. I didn't know the exact figures at the time of posting. Burton's is 6912, Salford's 5106.

    Alright, Burton's capacity is actually 35% bigger, but both are rather small and I don't believe Burton had the same potential level of financial backing that Salford do. Burton don't even fill that anyway, and the season they went up to the Championship from League One were averaging 4089 fans at their games.

    Fleetwood have almost made it too, missing out in the play-offs to get into the Championship when they finished 4th in League One in 2016/17. Their ground holds 5327 and they averaged 3272 that season.

    So Salford's ground could in theory be big enough get them into the Championship one day in my opinion. Still a long way off of course, and if they did get there it's a whole other level. To stay up for a while or be successful in that league they'd almost certainly need a larger stadium and fan base. Increasing the fan base would be a hard task.
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    Dave_MUFC New Member

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    Warren Joyce has been implemented as the head of the development squad at Salford.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    From going to salfords ground once, it seems a totally limited setup.

    5,000 capacity at most, the ground is right on a main road so no scope to increase it, and not even a proper carpark. Just a tiny area for players and scholesy to rock in ten min before kick off.

    They'd have to move for certain.
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