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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Sun Aug 01 09:21:15 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Barca 99.. Part 2 of 5 by Paul Scully
2. Keane to stay at a price - Sunday Times - Hugh McIlvanney
4. Bosnich fired by the legend of Schmeichel
5. Lee Martin Testimonial Score
8. Fergie's Book (Times)
9. Fergie Interview (Times)
10. All Transfers


Daily MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS Sunday 1st August 1999:

Barry Daily Comment:

MATCH DAY, I dont believe it!
The season is already with us and even though it is a friendly at
a neutral ground its another blockbuster with Gunners.
Saturday night team news.........
MUFC  IN  Beckham May Solskjaer
     OUT Keane Johnson Neville Brown
Arse  IN Kanu Boa Morte
     OUT Bergkamp Adams Seaman Overmars

Here's to another trophy we have already won the Charity Shield 10 times!
FA Charity Shield Winners
  1908 1911 1952 1956 1957 1983 1993 1994 1996 1997 
      + Joint holders 1965 1967 1977 1990


99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at

Mark Bosnich's Personal Details 



Previous News:
 BSKYB Takeover news/pics at http://www.red11.org/mufc/bskyb.htm
  Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
 Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!


TODAY!      [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Arsenal  (FA Charity Shield, AWAY)
08-AUG-1999 [16:00] Manchester Utd. vs Everton  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
11-AUG-1999 [20:00] Manchester Utd. vs Sheffield W  (FA Premier League, HOME)
14-AUG-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Leeds U  (FA Premier League, HOME)
22-AUG-1999 [16:00] Manchester Utd. vs Arsenal  (FA Premier League, AWAY)

August 3rd [19.30] Omagh Town, St Julian's Road ground
August 4th [19:45] Wigan Athletic

UNITED Stats v All teams:
ALL FIXTURES at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix992000.htm
Subject: First Team Fixtures 1999/2000 [All dates/times subject to change]
Dates of possible cup ties also shown

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/07/99    Melbourne Australia   11.00  pre-season     2-0  60,000
18/07/99    Sydney    Australia   06.00  pre-season     1-0  78,000 
21/07/99    Shanghai  Shenhua     12.30  pre-season     2-0  80,000
24/07/99    Hong Kong South China 08.30  pre-season     2-0  40,000

 1/08/99    Arsenal        Wembley Charity Shield             15.00
 3/08/99    Omagh Town     friendly in aid of Omagh Bomb Fund 19.30
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly at JJB Stadium.           19.45

 8/08/99    Everton                  away      16.00 Live on Sky
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      home PL   20.00
14/08/99    Leeds United             home PL   12.00
22/08/99    Arsenal                  away PL   16.00 Live on Sky
25/08/99    Coventry City            away PL   20.00
27/08/99    Monaco - Lazio           ESC       19.45
30/08/99    Newcastle United         home PL   13.00
11/09/99    Liverpool                away PL   11.30 Live on Sky
15/09/99    ?     EC
18/09/99    Wimbledon                home PL   15.00
22/09/99    ?     EC
25/09/99    Southampton              home PL   15.00
29/09/99    ?     EC
 3/10/99    Chelsea                  away PL   16.00 Live on Sky
*11/10/99   Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial OT [Cantona + Schmeichel]
13/10/99    ?     WC 3
16/10/99    Watford                  home PL   15.00
20/10/99    ?     EC
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        away PL   15.00
27/10/99    ?     EC
30/10/99    Aston Villa              home PL   15.00
 3/11/99    ?     EC
 6/11/99    Leicester City           home PL   15.00
20/11/99    Derby County             away PL   15.00
24/11/99    ?     EC
27/11/99    Sheffield Wednesday      away PL   15.00
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         WCC       20.00
 1/12/99    ?     WC 4
 4/12/99    Everton                  home PL   15.00
 8/12/99    ?     EC
15/12/99    ?     WC 5
18/12/99    West Ham United          away PL   15.00
26/12/99    Bradford City            home PL   15.00
28/12/99    Sunderland               away PL   20.00 Live on Sky
 3/01/2000  Middlesborough           home PL   20.00

 ***** 5-14 /01/2000 Brazil WTC  *****   [3-4 games]

12/01/2000  ?    WC sf i
15/01/2000  Leeds United             away PL   15.00
22/01/2000  Arsenal                  home PL   15.00
26/01/2000  ?    WC sf ii
 5/02/2000  Coventry City            home PL   15.00
12/02/2000  Newcastle United         away PL   15.00
26/02/2000  Wimbledon                away PL   15.00
27/02/2000  ?   Wembley WC f
 1/03/2000  ?   EC
 4/03/2000  Liverpool                home PL   15.00
 8/03/2000  ?   EC
11/03/2000  Derby County             home PL   15.00
15/03/2000  ?   EC
18/03/2000  Leicester City           away PL   15.00
22/03/2000  ?   EC
25/03/2000  Bradford City            away PL   15.00
 1/04/2000  West Ham United          home PL   15.00
 5/04/2000  ?   EC qf i
 8/04/2000  Middlesborough           away PL   15.00
15/04/2000  Sunderland               home PL   15.00
19/04/2000  ?   EC qf ii
22/04/2000  Southampton              away PL   15.00
24/04/2000  Chelsea                  home PL   15.00
29/04/2000  West Ham United          away PL   15.00
 3/05/2000  ?   EC sf i
 6/05/2000  Tottenham Hotspur        home PL   15.00
10/05/2000  ?   EC sf ii
14/05/2000  Aston Villa              away PL   15.00
24/05/2000  ?    EC f



EC links + Personal diaries here:

We went to Barcelona in a fine day in May
And all our supporters sang loudly & gay
And when it was over and all said and done
We beat Bayern Munich  by 2 goals to 1

The first one was Teddy's he out foxed the rest
The second was Solskjear's he's simply the best
We could have had 4 or we could have had 9
But we didn't start playing till injury time

 Its the presentation of the European Cup at Nou Camp
  Video including sound   57secs  1.5 meg 


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Subject: Barca 99.. Part 2 of 5 by Paul Scully Part II Tuesday in Barcelona I woke up not far from Barcelona after what was probably an unexciting journey, apart from the dolphins (so I was told), to watch the monitors and their poncy graphic display of our port entrance. After what seemed an eternity, we disembarked and walked the short distance to the statue at the bottom of the Ramblas where our search for Kerry and Alan’s hostels would begin. Alan found his with relative ease and we continued up the Ramblas, sweating buckets, before finally giving in and heading to the nearest eatery for a chilled drink and some food. I came back from the toilet to find 4 suffering heads lay face down on the table, though they soon perked up after a sound meal and another round of ice cool drinks. With unequalled mastery, we managed to bollocks up any attempt at jibbing into Kerry’s hostel after we walked inside looking for a room for five, only to be told that it was completely full. We only noticed that it was Kerry’s hostel after we walked back outside and decided to look for it. That quickly put a grin on Kerry’s face as he went back in and left the rest of us to go and look for other accommodation. Whilst looking for tourist information, we walked to the position where it was meant to be on our map, only to find a sign directing us all the way back to Catalunya Square, our original position. It had been a wasted excursion anyway, as we were immediately informed that there wasn’t a single bed left in Barcelona nor within a 50 mile radius of the city. After considering every option under the sun, the rest of the guys decided to hire a car and drive out of the city. I didn’t want to miss the Tuesday night piss up in Barcelona and so decided to take my chances and look around for accommodation. I went back to Kerry’s hostel in the hope that I would be able to leave my bag. The owner called his room, but after no answer, let me in to go up and see if he was there. After making enough noise to wake up the entire neighbourhood, Kerry finally came to the door and wearily informed me I could have the other bed if I required as it was going to be unused. It didn’t take long to get my head on that pillow and so I slept for the next few hours until I was awoken with a phone call from Mick Meade, which brought us out of our slumber and persuaded us to get out on the town. As steak had been the preferred choice of most of the meals that week already, we stuck with well known territory and lined our stomachs for the evening ahead. A series of phone calls meant we would be meeting up with people in the Robin Hood pub at around 10pm. With plenty of time to get there we rambled around a few of the small cobbled streets, supping a beer outside any bar which looked desirable, whilst watching people playing with fire and juggle balls around. As we finally made our way back onto The Ramblas again, I somehow found Alan among the hordes of reds lined all the way down, singing their hearts out. What a transformation from November I thought, when a swift baton met with the head of anyone found singing outside the bars here. Still, we stayed around to soak up a bit of atmosphere then went to the Robin Hood for another beer. I bumped into Richard, Gordon and Sean whilst Kerry went to get the drinks. Someone else, although I can’t remember who, informed me that Barry Leeming might have a spare ticket. That was enough to get me on the phone to Barry, though from what he told me, he was travelling around some mountain road at the time and so I made the call short as I didn’t want to be blamed for any unwanted excursions. Besides, he too was still looking for tickets for friends and so that was another avenue gone. After a few hours in the Robin Hood, myself, Richard, Kerry, Sean, Gordon and a few others went over to check out the clublife in the port area. We visited our old haunt Maremagnums, where we danced away a few hours to all sorts of stuff from ‘James’ to some Spanish ditty called ‘Follow the Leader’ and brought the house down with a drunken red version of ‘We are the Champions’ each time it was played. We also had some free drink tickets to the bar next door and so went there where we spent most of the time watching Sean attempting to dance with a local. We had a good night, a good piss-up and from what I can remember, Richard didn’t fall asleep this time. I have no idea what time we left or how we got back, I just remember getting in the hostel and having a bad case of the munchies. As Kerry went straight to bed, I went back out on a rather unsuccessful search for food. This ended up with me buying a Mars bar off a bloke selling newspapers and having some kind of discussion about football, before I sauntered off back to the hostel, still desperately hungry, but in need of a good sleep. Part III to follow No copying without permission === Paul Scully (on-site BT Labs, Martlesham) Logica UK, 75 Hampstead Road, London email: scullyp@logica.com
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Subject: Keane to stay at a price - Sunday Times - Hugh McIlvanney Keane is a proud and passionate man who could yet be driven towards quitting a club he has no desire to leave if he thinks that United are failing to deal realistically with his demands for a new contract. COMMONSENSE equations can still be found amid the financial lunacy of modern football and Manchester United should recognise that it is in their interests to pay the high price Roy Keane is asking for his services. Nowhere in the game are the imperatives of the marketplace applied more ruthlessly than in the Old Trafford boardroom, so within that sanctum of commerce there is surely no difficulty about accepting that, for United, failure to keep their most important player would be rank bad business. If the protracted negotiations over Keane's contract do not produce the terms he requires, and he exercises his right to talk to other clubs in January before moving on a free transfer next June, the effects for his present employers would be unequivocally dire. The claim that they are the biggest club in football, an assertion already undermined by persistant reluctance to spend the huge sums needed to recruit the finest foreign talent, would ring increasingly hollow. Being the biggest commercial operation is not quite the same thing, and the distinction would not be lost on their supporters. At a more practical level, too, allowing Keane to go would be patently foolish. The departure of one of the best midfielders now playing anywhere would leave such a serious hole in United's squad that a straight choice would have to be made between living with lower standards of performance or scouring the game for an expensive replacement. Finding such a man would not be easy and, if he could be signed, the fee-and-wages package would dwarf the amounts involved in retaining Keane. All of which suggests that agreement on a new arrangement will be reached sooner rather than later. So far the meetings conducted by the Irishman's representative, the London solicitor Michael Kennedy, and United's negotiators (principally Maurice Watkins, the director who is also their legal adviser) have probably amounted to little more than a peculiar ritual of sabre-rattling behind closed doors. What should concern those on the other side of the table is the possibility that too much haggling over the details of a deal will inflame Keane's considerable pride and drive him towards quitting a club he has no desire to leave. That danger emerged as real during a long conversation we had at The Cliff, United's training ground, last week. Out in the midday sunshine, he looked what he is, a 27-year-old (28 on August 10) in the prime of a remarkable career. He is lean as a greyhound and eager to return to action (probably in Tuesday's friendly match in Ireland in aid of the Omagh appeal) after the frustratingly prolonged period of idleness caused by the left ankle injury that restricted his appearance in the FA Cup final to a few minutes. Keane was open and friendly in response to questions and the handsome face under severely cropped hair was frequently lit by a smile. But there was always an awareness of his capacity to switch quickly to a tougher, grimmer attitude, an expression of the darker currents in his nature that have sometimes manifested themselves on the field in alarming and reprehensible behaviour. I found him engaging but he wasn't tackling me. He is tackling Manchester United and they would be ill-advised to take him lightly, which is how he suspects they were treating him at the start of the contract discussions. "I was a bit annoyed with the first offer put to me," he said. "Deep down they must have known it wasn't something I could sign. Our dealings have to be realistic. "I have a very good relationship with the manager, with the players, the club and the supporters. I am as happy as Larry here. Suggestions in the papers that I am holding United to ransom are ridiculous. "I don't have any fancy ideas about my importance to the team. A lot of players better than I am have left and United have continued to be successful: Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister all went and the club carried on as before. I am not ignorant or arrogant enough to think I would be missed more than they were. "It is up to the chairman and the directors to decide what any player is worth to them. But it is up to me to get the best contract I can for myself, especially as this may be my last opportunity to negotiate with attractive alternatives available. "I don't get involved in the arguments. I leave that to Michael Kennedy, who is somebody I would trust with my life, but I am not naive enough to settle for anything less than a reasonable valuation of my worth. I want to stay but I won't be frightened to look elsewhere if I feel I have to. "If you had asked me three or four months ago, I would have said there was hardly any chance that I would go. But, although I have a deep loyalty to United, the way the sorting out of the contract has dragged on has altered my thinking. I still can't imagine leaving Old Trafford but, being a realist, I know it may have to happen." He has hard facts to counter cynical suspicions that he will be swayed by the sheer weight of money that would be pressed on him as an inducement to move to Italy: "When I signed for United originally in 1993, I could have gone to Blackburn for more money. Three and a half years ago, near the end of the deal I had before the present one, I re-signed around Christmas time, when there were only five or six months left on the contract. So I could have profited by going abroad then. But I felt I still had a great deal to prove with United and I was happy to remain here. That's still true unless United can't convince me their offer is fair. "If I have to go, I can't see it being to another English club. I would have to be looking at Italy and I wouldn't go there unless I was joining one of the top teams. I'd hope, of course, that those would be the people who came in for me." Since the much greater likelihood is that he will stay, it was interesting to hear his thoughts on how he would react to the arrival at Old Trafford of one of the giants of the Continental game. Not only did he declare unreserved enthusiasm for the notion, he also nominated the player whose company would thrill him most. While he was full of praise for Zinedine Zidane, the man singled out as his favourite contemporary was Rivaldo, of Barcelona."That's what you call a great footballer," said Keane. "He can control the pace and pattern of a game, he has strength as well as skill and he scores marvellous goals. He is superb." That tribute happens to be an endorsement of the opinion held by Keane's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, who regards Rivaldo as simply the best player in the world. Ferguson will, however, have to covet the tall Brazilian from afar. It has been made clear that bringing Rivaldo to Old Trafford on a five-year contract would require an outlay, when the fee and the salary had been covered, of around £35m. At United such figures are shunned as begetters of a corporate nightmare. The wage implicit in those projections would be roughly £3m a year. Without any hint about the specifics of Keane's expectation, it might be legitimate to guess that he will be requesting something in the region of two-thirds of that sum, or about £40,000 a week. Remembering that the egregious Nicolas Anelka has been postulating £56,000 a week as his proper rate of remuneration in Italy, and that quite a few players in the Premierhsip already take £40,000 for granted, that latter figure is the lowest anybody at Old Trafford could reasonably anticipate encountering in Michael Kennedy's proposals. They should ponder soberly how much they will be losing if they do not meet the demand. Keane wondered aloud if their assessment might be influenced by the fact that he was on the sidelines when two elements of last season's treble were completed, having limped out of the FA Cup final and been denied any part in the European Cup final by suspension. But he smiled an acknowledgement of the probability that what he had done to make those climaxes possible would count for more in any just reckoning of his contribution to the triumphs of 1999. One performance alone - that on Juventus's ground in the second leg of the European Cup semi-final - was sufficient to define his value to United. In Turin the sickening disappointment of the booking that ruled him out of the final was so selflessly submerged in his commitment to the wider ambitions of the team that he went on to be the most influential player on the field, the shaper of an unforgettable victory. He seems genuinely surprised that anybody saw his response to the caution as impressive. "It went out of my mind," he said. "Occasions like that are about the club and the fans and my only thought was winning. Honestly, I was more sorry about the booking that kept Paul Scholes out of the final." For somebody who plays with passionate intensity, he conveys a strange, almost fatalistic matter-of-factness in his attitude to his experiences in football and beyond. Regrets do not loom large in his life. Even the cruciate ligament injury that made him inactive for all but the first few weeks of the 1997-98 season, though he admits that it was caused by "a silly, a really stupid challenge", has become in retrospect "a kick up the backside that I needed". He says he benefited from being forced to sit back and look at football and his role in it. One result, he suggests, is that his control over his conduct in matches has grown. But he swiftly emphasises that his appetite for combat was never for a moment threatened by the seriousness of the damage he had suffered. "Once I resumed training some of the lads were holding back against me in practice matches until I got together with our physio at the time, Dave Fevre, and put it to them that they weren't doing me any good. Nobody was going to do me favours at Elland Road or Highbury. When the boys were given the go-ahead, they made up for their gentleness and there were some fierce challenges flying about, so I soon felt I had never been away." He points out that he has been sent off just once since returning to competitive action at the beginning of last season - "and that was against Arsenal in the Cup, with my friend David Elleray in charge". Keane, like his manager, insists that there was no contact with Marc Overmars on that occasion. He thinks that, on the pitch, his reputation often colours reality in the eyes of officials and, as far as reports of incidents in public places are concerned, he says he has found it best to keep his mouth shut and wait for the truth to show him in a better light. Sometimes he gives the impression of observing his own behaviour wryly, non-judgmentally from a distance. "I wouldn't regret my bookings or my sendings off, just as I wouldn't harp on about things that have been done to me," he said. "It can be rough out there." The words made it natural to recall that he was "ridiculously small" as a schoolboy and that his subsequent development into the 12-stone athlete speaking to me owed much to the rigours of training for boxing among grown men. He was unbeaten in four fights as an amateur before concentrating on ball games and his younger brother, Pat, had 55 bouts. The Keanes were never pacifists. Their star product is not all hardness. Cork is rich in stories of the unobtrusive generosity he has lavished on family, friends and former sporting allies. And he can poke fun at his image: "In the tunnel, I say to Elleray, 'You might as well book me now and get it over with'. He takes it pretty well but he still books me."
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Subject: CHARITY SHIELD PREVIEW Looking Ahead To Sunday's Big Game At Wembley 'NO CHARITY FROM UNITED' VOWS GIGGS Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told his Treble winners to forget last season's exploits and crank up the Old Trafford machine for another assault on the game's big prizes, and they plan to start by beating Arsenal at Wembley. The Gunners are likely to parade some of their summer signings at Wembley this afternoon but there will be a familiar look to United. And although the season's traditional pipe-opener is never taken too seriously but there is still the attraction of winning at Wembley and Ryan Giggs reckons that means something. ''You always want to win the Charity Shield because it is the curtain-raiser to the season and is usually against your nearest opposition. But I think it showed last year that the result had no bearing on what happens in the season. We lost 3-0 and went on to do the Treble and while it is always nice to win, the losers can say it is just a friendly. Arsenal and United have had quite a tussle in the last couple of seasons and this is going to be quite a game.'' Ferguson will not name his side until Sunday and will check on the fitness of several players including Giggs, who has been having treatment for a thigh strain after picking up the injury during training in Hong Kong. The United boss gave several first teamers a run-out in Friday night's testimonial for former Old Trafford full-back Lee Martin and all could be on duty again at Wembley. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored yet again in the 2-2 draw with Bristol Rovers, dismissing scares that he might be out for several weeks after flying home early from the pre-season tour of the Far East. ''Ole had a knee injury and needed rest to get rid of it,'' said Ferguson. ''We will see if there is any reaction to the Bristol game before deciding about his involvement at Wembley." David Beckham, David May and Paul Scholes were also involved but Giggs stayed at home and Ferguson may not risk him at Wembley. Whether he plays or not the Welsh star claims United are ready for the challenge and players have already put all thoughts of the Treble behind them. ''Life goes on, we can forget about last season now. We are proud about what we achieved but we have to go and do it again this season. Such is the expectation at the club that you have to keep doing it week in week out, year in year out. ''I don't think it will be any harder than any other season. At United you are always expected to win things and this year it will be no different. There might be a little more expectation because of what we did last year but we are expected to win every game we play and every competition we enter.'' If Giggs fails to start his place will go to Swedish international Jesper Blomqvist who, along with Dwight Yorke and goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, will be the only additions to the squad Sir Alex named this time last year. WENGER LEFT WITH FEW OPTIONS Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits his team which takes on Manchester United at Wembley will be just a shadow of one he would normally like to turn out against his great rivals. But the Frenchman is willing to risk a mauling from Sir Alex Ferguson's Treble winners if another day of rest benefits his squad in their far more important quest to reclaim Premiership supremacy from Old Trafford. Wenger denies he views Sunday's showpiece as merely a friendly, high-profile curtain-raiser for the real action to come next Saturday when the League programme opens. He said: "It can never be a friendly match when the opposition are Manchester United. There is a trophy and medals at stake. We won it last season and our players want to win it again. So I will put out the best possible team that I can." Yet Wenger admits that Dutch pair Dennis Bergkamp and Marc Overmars, who have minor strains, will take no part in the game. Add to that the injuries which will keep skipper Tony Adams and England goalkeeper David Seaman on the sidelines for most if not all of August, and it is easy to see that Wenger's "best possible team" is some way short of his description. There will also, of course, be no Nicolas Anelka. The young striker who gave United's Jaap Stam such a daunting introduction to English football at Wembley a year ago but has now gone AWOL, insisting he must quit Arsenal, But centre back Martin Keown insists: "We still have plenty of talent in the side even with so many top players missing. So we won't be afraid of United. No way. "It could even be a bonus for the club if people who come in make a name for themselves. It will add to the competition for places in the squad. Compared to the league, the Charity Shield is still a training match for us. We know our fitness levels will be a lot higher in a week's time. But it is always a short break for everybody in football these days and then you get back to competitive matches - and this will certainly be one we want to win."
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Subject: Bosnich fired by the legend of Schmeichel By Michael Calvin Sunday, August 1, 1999 The temptation was to take the money and run, to live down to the avaricious repuation of the modern millionaire footballer. Yet Mark Bosnich saw beyond the fripperies of fame. Instead of accepting the blandishments of Roma or Juventus, he embraced the unique challenge of replacing Peter Schmeichel at Manchester United. He was hardly submitting himself to penury by joining the world's richest club on a Bosman transfer from Aston Villa, but he yearned for something more substantial, such as self-respect. He appreciates that, starting at Wembley in this afternoon's Charity Shield meeting with Arsenal, every mistake will be magnified. Each idiosyncratic gesture will be investigated for character flaws. He will be exposed, as never before. 'Peter has been the best goalkeeper in the world for some time,' he acknowledged. 'Together with David Seaman, he has been a bedrock of consistency and excellence. 'He might have been defined by his success with United, but he's had a massive impact internationally. People forget how important he was when Denmark won the European Championship in 1990. Following him was just irresistible. 'I had a lot of time to think seriously over what I wanted to do with my life. I could have taken the easy way out and earned much more in Italy. If I was daunted by the prospect of being compared to Peter, it would have been easy to say "Fine, go get some other mug to do that". 'But this fires me. I need to find out how good I am. It's the Aussie side of my nature. You know, that "have a go, mate'" mentality. No one can begrudge me trying.' Bosnich, as you will gather, is a loquacious soul. His choice of in-car entertainment - Croatian folk songs - signals that, like many Australians, he is a cultural cocktail. His family hails from Split, on the battle-scarred Dalmatian coast, and he regards returning to the treble winners, whom he left after an initial apprenticeship because of his failure to secure a work permit, as 'unfinished business'. A goalkeeper is a team's most isolated figure. Like anything or anyone to do with the global marketing phenomenon that is United, Bosnich will be subjected to exaggerated attention. 'It is all fresh, as if I am starting again,' he rationalised. 'If I'm honest, the attention is a turn-on. I like risk. Ever since I can remember, my real battle has been with myself. 'I am an extrovert, rather than an introvert. Some people misconstrue that and call me a showman. That's too simplistic. I feed off the energy of people around me. Their presence makes me feel safe. It doesn't matter what nationality or race they are. 'It doesn't matter what venue I'm in. I could be in the middle of the outback, where no one gives a hoot about football, but if I get a crowd of people around me I make myself comfortable with them.' His primary objective is to form a working relationship with a defence dominated by Jaap Stam, who has inherited Schmeichel's role as the emotional cornerstone of the team. 'What I have to do, from the outset, is to establish my own game, in my own style and character,' he said. 'I did that over seven years at Villa. 'I see no real need to change. My relationship with my defenders has always been a little bit different to Peter's. Everyone in football has grown accustomed to him giving the defence one of his famous volleys. I am a bit more laid-back. There is a time and place to criticise, but I am not as ferocious a character. 'It is important to remain true to myself. Comparisons will be inevitable, but I hope people accept me for who I am.' Sustained success, of course, would help. The danger is that United's cosmopolitan camp followers regard it as a birthright. 'I know how strong the motivation to beat United is, because I've experienced it myself at Villa,' Bosnich reflected. 'It is the first fixture any footballer looks for when the lists come out. 'It is going to be a very daunting season. Arsenal and Chelsea will challenge us again and someone else will emerge. Perhaps it will be Liverpool. It could be Leeds.' He is acutely aware of his own shortcomings - 'I have never won a title. I have never won in Europe' - and is looking to the long term to meet the exalted standards of his predecessor. 'It is all about leaving a legacy, isn't it?' he said. 'When I was first here, I had a great youth coach, Eric Harrison. His philosophy was "forget about the money, because money will follow success". I was brought up on that attitude. It helped develop my footballing mentality. I have carried those principles through. 'I know people have a perception of footballers as greedy. But I think the vast majority of play-ers are driven by the things that entered their head as kids, to play well, enjoy it, and, most of all, to win.' He cannot, however, rely on such enduring innocence. From today, he must stop genuflecting before the legend of Schmeichel, and set out to build a shrine to himself.
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Subject: Lee Martin Testimonial Score FOOTBALL: OLE STAKES HIS CLAIM Bristol Rovers 2 Manchester United 2 OLE Gunnar Solskjaer put in a bid for a Charity Shield place with a seventh-minute goal in a testimonial match for former FA Cup winner Lee Martin. Two second-half Jamie Cureton strikes put Second Division Rovers ahead against a United side including David Beckham, Paul Scholes and David May. It took an 87th-minute equaliser by substitute David Healy to earn a share of the spoils.
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Subject: UNITED KEEP FIRM GRIP ON '£35million' BECKHAM (Sunday Mirror) Comments: To: RedDevilsNews@onelist.com To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU BREAKING NEWS - Sunday 01 August 1999 UNITED KEEP FIRM GRIP ON '£35million' BECKHAM Manchester United have dismissed out of hand a £35million bid for David Beckham. Italian Serie A club Fiorentina made what they admitted was an "audacious bid". Sir Alex Ferguson immediately rejected the proposed deal, telling the Italians Beckham is not for sale and that even £50million will not buy a piece of the player. The current world record stands at the £31million lavished by Inter Milan on Christian Vieri from Lazio. Fiorentina coach Giovanni Trappatoni put together the offer after being urged to approach United by his Argentinian striker Gabriel Batistuta. Trappatoni said: "We did try an audacious bid to bring him to Italy, but United had no interest in selling the player." Batistuta, who was a target for United, said: "I told the club to get Beckham, whatever the cost. "With him in the Fiorentina side I would score at least 10 more goals a season because he is the best crosser of the ball in the world. He is the midfield player I rate above all others. "If Fiorentina are to win the Italian championship and do well in the Champions League they need to sign players like Beckham who would benefit from playing in Italy," he told the Sunday Mirror.
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Subject: FOOTBALL: WAGE TRAP HAS COST UNITED DEAR (Mirror) SIR Alex Ferguson has blamed Manchester United's iron-handed pay policy for his failure to sign a world star to add to his all-conquering squad. In the first signs of unrest in the relationship with chairman and chief executive Martin Edwards, Ferguson laments the rigid limits which have prevented him luring the biggest names to Old Trafford. Barcelona's Brazilian genius Rivaldo, Argentine midfield powerhouse Juan Veron and Juventus's Dutch star Edgar Davids were all summer targets for Ferguson in his bid to push the Treble winners to new levels. Instead, as United launch their season with the Charity Shield against Arsenal tomorrow, his major purchase is Peterborough's Welsh Under-21 prospect Simon Davies, at a cost of pounds 3million in instalments. The fees are not the main difficulty for United as they spread their financial net across the world. It is the fact that United's top earners are on around pounds 26,000 a week, money which is dwarfed in Europe, and that Edwards has a pact with players' agents preventing that figure being raised. It is exactly the reason United are faced with the prospect of losing Roy Keane, a player in his prime who could command pounds 40,000-a-week on the continent. "We have to look at the type of players who come within our pay structure," said Ferguson. "That is the biggest problem and limits you in some ways. "We have got to get a better squad, we need one or two. If you look at the challenges we've got this year, with possibly 17 games in Europe, we need more players." United were fortunate with injuries last season and Ferguson says he expects that run to end. It may already have done with Wes Brown's cruciate ligament problem and Ronny Johnsen's future also uncertain. Ferguson said: "I can't imagine we will have the luck we had last season when we won three trophies and only had two injuries in the run-in. "We have been decimated in the past and that has cost us the League and Europe. I don't want to see that happen again." What Ferguson wanted was a special midfield player. Rivaldo would have been ideal as he always gets forward and scores goals. His cost is pounds 15million. That is within the budget. However Rivaldo earns well over pounds 2million a year at Barcelona. There is no way he could take a cut - or be given a signing-on fee to get round the problem. Ferguson also likes Argentinian Veron, but he moved from Parma to Lazio instead. Once more the wages in Italy were beyond United's current reach. Davids could be the answer, but he would have to be paid around pounds 28,000 a week, and then receive a substantial signing-on sweetener. Currently players do not get those legitimate extras to re-sign deals, which is causing concern in the Keane camp. However, the worries over transfers have not thrown Ferguson off his single-minded determination. It is a tribute to the manager's ambition that it took him only three weeks to consign the Treble to the out-tray after their stunning European Cup triumph in Barcelona. Despite the frustrations of the transfer market, the manager is looking for "an improvement" on last season. That does not mean four trophies or five, it means simply more progress towards his perfectionist ideals. He explained: "I don't set any targets as a rule. So long as we win a trophy every year then I know I'm doing the job right. "The Treble vanished after a few weeks and then I started thinking about next season and looking ahead to an improvement. "That includes the young players coming through and a lot of other considerations from the moment the season finished. "I don't accept that it's impossible to think it's all been done. It doesn't bother me anyway. "The heart of the matter is doing what the players want to do and that's just playing football. That begins as soon as the training begins. "Every year is a challenge for me and the players and it doesn't really matter what we achieved last season." The Charity Shield is often perceived as the fourth most valuable trophy in English football - providing you win it. Otherwise it is designated as no more than a pre-season friendly. Ferguson sees it vastly differently, as you would expect. He explained: "We will be going to Wembley and that's an occasion in itself, even more so when you're playing against one of your main rivals like Arsenal. "For those reasons the match is significant. "I hope we enjoy ourselves and win. "Don't forget last year we were humiliated when we lost 3-0 to Arsenal and the players don't want that to happen again. "I don't consider the Charity Shield in any particular context. It is what you want from it yourself. "Everyone has to remember that this is still part of our preparation for the new season and the players are not 100 per cent. But they will be by the time the Premiership kicks off on August 8."
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Subject: Fergie's Book (Times) Labour of love is taken with no short cuts BY OLIVER HOLT SIR ALEX FERGUSON, the Manchester United manager, worked for 18 months and wrote 250,000 words in longhand to compile his autobiography, Managing My Life, which will be serialised in The Times next week. He wrote most of the book during his club's away journeys last season in their successful pursuit of the European Cup. In places as far afield as Lodz and Barcelona, Ferguson recorded his memories of his colourful life on a notepad into the early hours. Ferguson found it impossible to write on trains but used the idle afternoons the day before European Cup ties to write about his earliest recollections of his life amid the Clydeside shipyards to the fulfilment of his destiny in the Nou Camp last May. With the help of the respected sports writer, Hugh McIlvanney, and researchers in Glasgow and Manchester, and despite the demands placed on his time by United's charge to the treble, he finished the book almost immediately after United had beaten Bayern Munich to win the trophy that Ferguson coveted more than any other. "It was a lot of work," Ferguson said yesterday. "Hugh and I got together a year and a half ago. The first thing I did was get him up to Glasgow and he met my old schoolteacher and my old boys brigade teacher and my mates and we had a night out and he just sat and listened to get a flavour of my background. "After that, every available moment I got, I started writing about my life longhand. I have got a good memory, in fairness. When you go back to facts in your childhood, sometimes it is easier to remember than what happened the day before. "It was a demanding discipline. I used to take the pad with me to European games. You get there on the Tuesday before the game and you have the press conference when you arrive and then you train at night. So I would spend the whole afternoon writing. The next morning, I would do some writing. "Then, I would write while I was lying in my bed between 10pm and midnight and even beyond or on Saturday mornings once I had done my match reports."
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Subject: Fergie Interview (Times) July 31 1999 ALEX FERGUSON Next week The Times will be serialising Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography. Today Oliver Holt talks to the Manchester United manager about life after the treble 'If we win in Brazil we'll be the team of the universe' THE midday sun was pouring into his office when the telephone on his private line started to ring. Sir Alex Ferguson smiled when he lifted the receiver to his ear and heard the voice at the other end. "How you doin', Mr Patience?" he asked. For a while, Mr Patience told Mr Impatience what he knew. He'd watched the whole of a game the previous night. Sir Alex had only watched until half-time. "It was 0-0 when I turned over," the Manchester United manager said, surprised. A few minutes later, when the conversation had ended, Jimmy Ryan, the reserve team manager, knocked on the door and walked in. He wanted to know what transport to organise for a game his side was playing somewhere in the South this weekend. The club had suggested he hire a minibus, Ryan said. Sir Alex asked how many were going, who was going. Ryan reeled off a list of names that ended with Beckham and Scholes. "A minibus?" the manager said with disdain. "Get a bloody coach. Let 'em spread out a bit." When Ryan had turned on his heels, Sir Alex, 57 now, turned for an instant to gaze at the players still training on the bright green fields of The Cliff. "They've been fantastic this morning," he said. "Real top quality." This is the July song of the manager who has everything, the man who barely two months ago stood on the turf of the Nou Camp stadium clutching the European Cup, knowing that he had finally caught up with his destiny. In a way, he said yesterday, he wished he could have retired that night in Barcelona. He wished he could have gone out at the end of a day that had started with him sitting on a veranda looking out over the Mediterranean and finished with him winning the biggest match of his life. It was, he said, "my perfect day". It was a day that, at once, brought him leaping out of the shadow of Sir Matt Busby, the manager who had last brought the famous trophy to Old Trafford, and placed him firmly in the embrace of the Establishment that he seemed to have been railing against for so long. Soon, it was confirmed that Ferguson, brought up in a tenement at 667 Govan Road on the banks of the Clyde, would be Sir Alex, knighted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace, a courtier now, not a snarling rebel. Those who imagine, though, that the honours heaped upon him and his club might somehow have stripped him of the zeal and the fierceness of spirit that have done so much to establish him as the outstanding manager of his era, are mistaken. If they thought that United would be allowed to settle into complacency by a sated manager looking only to see out his last three years at the helm in the lingering glow of that victory over Bayern Munich, they were wrong again. Whatever you choose to call him - Sir Alex, Fergie, boss, gaffer - even an hour in his company is enough to confirm that his players will not be ceding their superiority tamely to Arsenal, Chelsea or Leeds United in the new season that will be ushered in by the Charity Shield at Wembley tomorrow. He is still fighting the fight against the bean-counters who run the increasingly invasive commercial side of the club, still railing against the duplicity of the Government and the Football Association in their handling of United's projected absence from the FA Cup. All his spirit, his essential iconoclasm, his bloody-mindedness, his anger, his drive, his latent aggression, are still there, simmering away in the torrent of oaths and imprecations that spill from his lips at the slightest promptings. There is still more of the shop steward from the toolmakers' factory than the knight in Alex Ferguson, still more of the tenement than the detached house in the town that has become the adopted home of the Cheshire set, the new champions of the nouveaux riches. These past few days, he has been spraying his verbal bullets around at United's critics like a man with a scatter-gun. Yesterday, it was Kate Hoey, the new Minister for Sport, whom he found in his sights. The day before, still on the vexed question of the FA Cup, it was the Chelsea chairman, Ken Bates. "One suggestion for saving our involvement in the FA Cup was that we get a bye to the fifth round," Sir Alex said. "Then, right away, out comes Ken Bates slaughtering it. He's saying, we want a bye for Chelsea, too, but we want a bye to the final. So that was a non-starter. "The reaction from other clubs was 'not on your life'. But were they slaughtered for not helping England's World Cup bid? No. No one but us. We have been hung out to dry by the Government and by the FA." His knighthood, far from being a symbol of some compromise, some sell-out that might herald the dilution of his personality, the mellowing of his rage, is merely an acknowledgement of the forces that continue to urge him on. "My membership of a trade union was never really a question of me being anti-Establishment anyway," Ferguson said. "Any proper trade union background is about the fairness of how the worker is treated and that was uppermost in my mind. "There were many things that I disliked about trade unionism in my time before I became a professional footballer. The continual strikes, which were for no benefit and had no rhyme or reason and which helped to destroy the union, were totally counterproductive. "It was the fight for the fairness of things that always got to me. I was prepared to stand up against the unfairness of things and I think the reason for knighting someone like myself is because of the fairness of the British people. "The Queen recognises anyone who has done well whether it be for industry or a football team and it does not matter what your background is in that respect. You do not need a degree to get a knighthood. It is about achievement. "It is hard to rationalise why I might deserve a knighthood. How do you rationalise that we scored a goal in the last minute in Barcelona? There is no way of explaining all that. So if someone says why does he deserve a CBE or a knighthood, I could not explain that because everyone has a different view of what achievement is. "You have to find the moral ground you are comfortable with. I have got a knighthood for a quarter of a century of management, a quarter of a century of hard work. Not necessarily that final goal in Barcelona. That might have sealed it. But how many have come through my era of starting in 1974 and are still managing? It is very difficult." If Ferguson refuses to be seduced by his knighthood, though, there is another factor that is far more significant in his immunity to any sneaking tendency to allow his grip on the most precious talents in English football to weaken in the autumn of his managerial life. Sir Alex will not slacken off. That can be said categorically, not because he is still easing his Mercedes through the gates of The Cliff before 7am every day and working out for an hour in the gym, nor because he is still involved in more aspects of the running of his club than any other Premiership manager. It is not even the memory of the pain of his rejection by Rangers, his local club, - something that he has used to help to fire his lust for success and approbation for 30 years - that will ensure his longevity. More than any of that, Ferguson will be the workaholic control freak who has moulded United into the dominant force it has become because of the lasting influence of his late father, a man he admired and respected without qualification. Alex Ferguson Sr was a worker at the Fairfield shipyard in Govan and his son has named his Cheshire home after it. It was from him that the United manager learnt the culture of loyalty and commitment that has been the bedrock of his existence. It is that culture, those qualities, that still dominate his life. No matter what he achieves, he will not be able to shake them off. He reveres his roots and he delights in the fact that in Govan, they still value a man for the worth of his character, not for a varnish like fame. "Of course, the circumstances of my life have changed since I was a child," Sir Alex said, "but I have not changed as a person. What happened last year with the treble and Barcelona has not changed me either. I could go into any pub in Govan with no problem at all but I would not go into a pub in Cheshire because it is just not my style. "The great thing about coming from a working-class background is that they do not see me as Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager, up there. When my dad died, the bowling club he used to be a member of, they named one of the trophies after him and I made the first presentation of it the following year. "So I went into the club and they were all playing dominoes and the secretary's taken me round and said 'this is Big Alex's boy'. And one of them just looked at me and said, 'aye, but you'll never be as good as your father'. "That is the wonderful thing about it. They are not interested in how many European Cups you have won, how many goals you have scored. That is how you are measured, who your father was and who your mother was. "But then if I went into a pub in Cheshire and somebody asked for my autograph and for some reason I didn't give it to them, it would be 'pig-ignorant bastard'. There is a different aspect about it." Winning, working hard, ceaselessly, relentlessly, gives Ferguson his sense of self-worth. There is something of the dogged stoic in him that he admired so much in his father, a man who bore the daily indignity of a colostomy bag without ever complaining. For Sir Alex, success through hard graft has become a habit that he cannot break. As he looked out of that office window at David Beckham, Gary Neville, Dwight Yorke, Ryan Giggs and the rest of his squad on Thursday morning, it was clear that he was relishing his latest test. "We are going to try and win a major title this year," he said. "Hopefully the Premier League, hopefully the European Cup. We would be delighted with both of them. If we won one, well, great. "I'm not interested in trying to live up to last season because I'm realistic enough to know that a lot of things went in our favour last year. We didn't get a lot of injuries, for a start and we were able to space our games well. "The fact that we did not have a catalogue of injuries, you have to ask yourself whether that can happen again. You hope it does. Every manager starts the season praying that you are going to get an injury-free season. You know it's poppycock, but nevertheless you hope. Recently, other teams have wanted to beat us because we were league champions. Now, they will want to beat us because we are European champions, and if we win in Brazil in January, we will be the team of the universe. "We have created a monster that is ready to be shot down but I have got a mechanism to deal with complacency. I am waiting for the signs, and the players will know it when they have made a mistake, but their attitude has been excellent so far. "We all had a right to wallow in the glory of that night in Barcelona but we have shut away those memories now. I like people to keep their feet on the ground. It is a great quality to carry through life. If footballers can do it in the present environment, it stands them apart. It is a distinction of what greatness really is. They can turn themselves into real heroes by winning it all again." With that, the July song of Mr Impatience entered its last verse. "It is a habit that we are all in at this club," he said. "It is a habit of waking up in the morning and knowing where you are going. "When you get to these sunny days during pre-season training, you know that the real games are beginning to start. Once you are in the habit, it is very difficult to get out of it. "Sometimes I wish I had turned 60 that night in Barcelona. That moment. That could have been the final day of my career. But I am still too young for that. I'm fit. I will carry on." On Monday and all next week - exclusive extracts from Sir Alex Ferguson's autobiography, the most eagerly awaited sports book of the year
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Subject: All Transfers Barry, The following was ripped from Football365. At the moment, I cannot sent messages to the list although I can receive them so can you post this. I think it would be of interest to most people. Cheers Paul busby PREMIERSHIP COMPLETED TRANSFERS ARSENAL In Silvinho (Def/Mid), from Corinthians (Bra), £4m Stefan Malz (Mid), from Munich 1860 (Ger), £650,000 Oleg Luzhny (Def), from Dynamo Kyiv (Ukr), £1.8m Out Stephen Hughes (Mid), to Fulham, Three-month loan Kaba Diawara (Mid/Att), to Marseille (Fra), £2.5m Remi Garde (Def/Mid), No club, Retired Fabian Caballero (Att), to Athletico Tembetary (Par), Undisclosed Steve Bould (Def), to Sunderland, £500,000 Jason Crowe (Def), to Portsmouth, Undisclosed ASTON VILLA In George Boateng (Mid), from Coventry, £4.5m David James (Gk), from Liverpool, £1.8m Najwan Gharieb (Def), from Hapoel Haifa, £1m Out Riccardo Scimeca (Def), to Nottingham Forest, £2.5m Stan Collymore (Att), to Fulham, Loan *** Mark Bosnich (Gk), to Manchester United, Free Simon Grayson (Mid), to Blackburn, £1m BRADFORD CITY In Neil Redfearn (Mid), from Charlton, £250,000 Andy Myers (Def), from Chelsea, £850,000 David Wetherall (Def), from Leeds United, £1.4m *** Lee Sharpe (Mid), from Leeds United, £200,000 Gunnar Halle (Def/Mid), from Leeds United, £200,000 Matt Clarke (Gk), from Sheffield Wednesday, Free Out Rob Steiner (Att), to QPR, £215,000 Paul Bolland, to Notts County, Free CHELSEA In Jes Hogh (Def), from Fenerbahce (Tur), £300,000 Chris Sutton (Att), from Blackburn, £10m Mario Melchiot (Def/Mid), from Ajax (Hol), Free Didier Deschamps (Mid) from Juventus (Ita), £3m Out Andy Myers (Def), to Bradford, £850,000 Brian Laudrup (Mid/Att), to Ajax, £2m Dmitri Kharine (Gk), to Celtic, Free Eddie Newton (Mid), to Birmingham, Bosman free Michael Duberry (Def), to Leeds, £5m subject to appearances COVENTRY In Mustapha Hadji (Mid), from Deportivo La Coruna (Sp), £4m Youseff Chippo (Mid), from FC Porto (Por), £1m Morten Hyldgaard (Gk) , from Ikast (Den), £200,000 Raffaele Nuzzo (Gk) and Antonino Caruso (Mid), from Internazionale (Ita), Both 1 year loan deals Out George Boateng (Mid), to Aston Villa, £4.5m Phillipe Clement (Mid), to Club Brugges (Bel), £800,000 Liam Daish (Def), No club, Retired due to injury Barry Prenderville (Def), to Ayr United, Free Willie Boland (Mid), to Cardiff City, Free DERBY COUNTY In Esteban Fuertes, Colon de Santa Fe, £1.9m Seth Johnson (Def/Mid), from Crewe, £3m Andy Oakes (Gk), from Hull, £460,000 Out Paulo Wanchope (Att) to West Ham, £3.5m James Wall, to Hereford, Free EVERTON In Kevin Campbell (Att), from Trabzonspor (Tur), £3m Richard Gough (Def), from US Soccer Federation (San Jose Clash), Free Out Olivier Dacourt (Mid), to RC Lens, (Fra), £6.5m Ibrahima Bakayoko (Att), to Marseille (Fra), £4m Marco Materazzi (Def), to Perugia, £3.5m Craig Short (Def), to Blackburn, £2m Adam Eaton (Def), to Preston North End, Nominal LEEDS UNITED In Michael Bridges (Att), from Sunderland, £5m Eirik Bakke (Mid), from Sogndal (Nor), £1.75m Danny Mills (Def), from Charlton, £4m Michael Duberry (Def), from Chelsea, £5m subject to appearances Out Danny Glanville (Mid), to Man City,Three month loan period Clyde Wijnhard (Att), to Huddersfield, £750,000 David Wetherall (Def), to Bradford City, £1.4m *** Lee Sharpe (Mid), to Bradford City, £200,000 Gunnar Halle (Def/Mid), to Bradford, £200,000 Nuno Santos (Gk), Back to Portugal, Free LEICESTER CITY In Tim Flowers (Gk), from Blackburn, £1m Out Pontus Kaamark (Def/Mid), to AIK Stockholm, Free LIVERPOOL In Dietmar Hamann (Mid), from Newcastle, £8m Aboubacar 'Titi' Camara (Att), from Marseille (Fra), £2.5m Sami Hyypia (Def), from Willem II (Hol), £3m Sander Westerveld (Gk), from Vitesse Arnhem (Hol), £4m Erik Meijer (Att), from Bayer Leverkusen (Ger), Free Vladimir Smicer (Mid/Att), from Lens (Fra), £3.7m Stephane Henchoz (Def), from Blackburn, £3.5m Out *** Paul Ince (Mid), to Middlesbrough, £1m Jamie Cassidy (Mid), to Cambridge Utd, Free Tony Warner (Gk), to Millwall, Free Steve McManaman (Mid/Att), to Real Madrid (Spa), Bosman Free David James (Gk), to Aston Villa, £1.8m Danny Williams (Def), to Wrexham, Free Rob Jones (Def), Released, No fee MANCHESTER UNITED In Mark Bosnich (Gk), from Aston Villa Free Out Peter Schmeichel (Gk), to Sporting Lisbon (Por) Free MIDDLESBROUGH In Christian Ziege (Def/Mid), from AC Milan, £4m *** Paul Ince (Mid), from Liverpool, £1m Out Vladimir Kinder (Def), No club, Work permit has expired *** Clayton Blackmore (Def/Mid), Notts County, Free NEWCASTLE UNITED In Keiron Dyer (Att), from Ipswich, £6m Alain Goma (Def), from Paris St Germain (Fra), £4.75m Elena Marcelino (Def), from Mallorca (Spa), £5m Franck Dumas (Def), from Monaco (Fra), £500,000 Out Dietmar Hamann (Mid) to Liverpool, £8m Peter Keen (Gk), to Carlisle United, Free Paul Dalglish (Att), to Norwich, £300,000 Paul Barrett (Mid), to Wrexham, Free Ralf Keidel (Mid), to MSV Duisberg (Ger), Free Paddy Kelly (Def), to Livingston, Free SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY In Philip Scott (Def), from Dunfermline, Undisclosed Simon Donnelly (Mid/Att), from Celtic, Free Phil O'Donnell (Mid), from Celtic, Free Gilles De Bilde (Att), from PSV Eindhoven (Hol), £2.5m Gerald Sibon (Att), from Ajax (Hol), £2.5m Out Goce Kotylo, to Nuneaton Borough, Free Dejan Stefanovic, To Perugia (Ita), Free due to work permit expiry SOUTHAMPTON In Dean Richards (Def), from Wolves, Free Bruno Leal (Def), from Sporting Lisbon (Por), Undisclosed Out Michael Stensgaard (Gk), to FC Copenhagen (Den), Free Steve Basham (Att), to Preston, Tribunal - Southampton want £1.5m Phil Warner (Def), to Brentford,On loan for season Steve Jenkins, to Brentford, Free SUNDERLAND In Stefan Schwarz (Mid), from Valencia, £4m Carsten Fredgaard (Mid), from Lyngby (Den), £1.8m Michael Ingham, from Cliftonville, £30,000 Steve Bould (Def), from Arsenal, £500,000 Thomas Helmer (Def), from Bayern Munich (Ger), Free, under Bosman ruling Out Michael Bridges (Att), to Leeds, £5m Lee Clark (Mid), to Fulham, £3m Andy Melville (Def), to Fulham, Free TOTTENHAM In Willem Korsten (Mid), from Vitesse Arnhem (Hol), £1.5m Chris Perry (Def), from Wimbledon, £4m Out Simon Brown, to Colchester, Free Rory Allen (Att), to Portsmouth, £1m Roger Nilsen (Def/Mid), to Grazer AK (Swi), Free Andy Sinton (Mid), to Wolves, Free WATFORD In Mark Williams (Def), from Chesterfield, Bosman free Dominic Foley (Att), from Wolves, Bosman free Des Lyttle (Def), from Notts Forest, Free Out Tony Daley (Mid), to Walsall, Released - on 3-month contract Darren Bazeley (Def), to Wolves, Bosman free Ronny Rosenthal (Att), Released, Free WEST HAM UNITED In Paulo Wanchope (Att), from Derby, £3.5m Jermaine Defoe, from Charlton, Free Out Stan Lazaridis (Def), to Birmingham,£1.5m Eyal Berkovic (Mid), to Celtic, £5.75m Lee Hodges (Mid), to Scunthorpe, £150,000 Joe Keith (Mid), to Colchester, Free Adam Newton, to Portsmouth, One month's loan WIMBLEDON In Tore Pedersen (Def), from Blackburn, Free Egil Olsen, Manager from Valerenga (Nor) Chris Willmott (Def), from Luton, £350,000 Kelvin Davis (Gk), from Luton, £800,000 Kjetil Waeler (Def), from SFL Lyn, Free, under the Bosman ruling, although he is under contract until October Walid Badir (Def), from Hapoel Petah Tikva (Isr), £1m Out Joe Kinnear, Manager, made consultant Chris Perry (Def), to Tottenham, £4m Mark Kennedy (Mid), to Manchester City, £1.25m ======================= Paul Busby Manchester, England buz@phantom.screaming.net =======================
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