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Date: Fri Apr 02 11:20:08 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
2. Stop Murdoch
3. Golden dawn of a new Neville (Times)
4. TIME OUT OF ORDER - Becks defence
6. Van der Sar Wants To Come (D.Mail)
7. May Leaving? (TeamTalk)


Daily RED Trivia  Friday 2nd April 1999:

United beat Liverpool 2-0 in a vital relegation clash that ensures safety for another
season. However, a subsequent FA enquiry establishes that several players had been
involved in a match-rigging scam, and life bans were handed out though the result
was allowed to stand. Most of the bans were lifted after World War One, except for
Enoch West whose ban was lifted in 1945, by which time he was 62.     

United paste Sheffield United 5-0 in a Division 1 game at Old Trafford watched
by 21,158. Tommy Taylor 2, Johnny Berry, Dennis Viollet and Billy Whelan were
the scorers. Team was: Wood, Foulkes, Bent, Gibson, Jones, Whitefoot, Berry,
Whelan, Taylor, Viollet, Scanlon.  

Teddy Sheringham born in Highams Park, London. An intelligent striker, 
Sheringham made his United debut at Tottenham Hotspur in August 1997, unfortunately
missing a penalty He scored 14 goals from 41 appearances in his first season at Old
Trafford,  and has won several England caps,  playing in the 1996 European
Championship and 1998 World Cup Finals.  

Barry Daily Comment:
Match day tomorrow! :))
Please read todays repeated article from OUR SALFORD LASS on ticket prices.
We will run this all through Easter as it convey's an important
message to "real Manchester United fans". 
This subject will continue to be discussed for a long time!

Previous News:
 Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!

Next games: 
ALL Result/Fixture Index:3

Next Games:
April 3 Wimbledon (A)  15.00 PL
7 European Cup Semi Juventus (H)
11 FAC Semi Arsenal at Villa Park  12.30 UK Live Sky Sports Uk
17 Sheff Wed (H) 15.00 PL
21 European Cup Semi Juventus (A)
25 Leeds (A)  11.30 {am} UK PL Live Sky Sports UK 

UNITED Stats v All teams:

*** LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 21/03/99 ***

Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    30  18   9   3  68  31   37   63
 2  Arsenal              30  16  11   3  42  13   29   59
 3  Chelsea              29  15  11   3  44  23   21   56
 4  Leeds United         30  15   9   6  49  27   22   54
 5  West Ham United      30  13   7  10  34  39   -5   46
 6  Aston Villa          30  12   8  10  39  37    2   44
 7  Derby County         30  11  11   8  32  32    0   44
 8  Wimbledon            30  10  10  10  34  44  -10   40
 9  Liverpool            28  11   6  11  52  37   15   39
10  Tottenham Hotspur    29   9  12   8  34  34    0   39
11  Middlesbrough        29   9  12   8  39  40   -1   39
12  Newcastle United     30  10   8  12  38  41   -3   38
13  Sheffield Wednesday  30  10   5  15  35  33    2   35
14  Leicester City       28   8  10  10  28  37   -9   34
15  Coventry City        30   8   7  15  31  42  -11   31
16  Everton              30   7  10  13  23  35  -12   31
17  Blackburn Rovers     30   7   9  14  32  42  -10   30
18  Southampton          30   8   5  17  28  56  -28   29
19  Charlton Athletic    29   6  10  13  33  40   -7   28
20  Nottingham Forest    30   4   8  18  27  59  -32   20


Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
15/08/98    Leicester City           Home     D  2-2    11    55,052
22/08/98    West Ham United          Away     D  0-0    11    26,039
09/09/98    Charlton Athletic        Home     W  4-1     9    55,147
12/09/98    Coventry City            Home     W  2-0     5    55,193
20/09/98    Arsenal                  Away     L  0-3    10    38,142
24/09/98    Liverpool                Home     W  2-0     3    55,181
03/10/98    Southampton              Away     W  3-0     2    15,251
17/10/98    Wimbledon                Home     W  5-1     2    55,265
24/10/98    Derby County             Away     D  1-1     2    30,867
31/10/98    Everton                  Away     W  4-1     2    40,079
08/11/98    Newcastle United         Home     D  0-0     3    55,174
14/11/98    Blackburn Rovers         Home     W  3-2     2    55,198
21/11/98    Sheffield Wednesday      Away     L  1-3     2    39,475
29/11/98    Leeds United             Home     W  3-2     2    55,172
05/12/98    Aston Villa              Away     D  1-1     2    39,241
12/12/98    Tottenham Hotspur        Away     D  2-2     1    36,079
16/12/98    Chelsea                  Home     D  1-1     2    55,159
19/12/98    Middlesbrough            Home     L  2-3     3    55,152
26/12/98    Nottingham Forest        Home     W  3-0     3    55,216
29/12/98    Chelsea                  Away     D  0-0     3    34,741
10/01/99    West Ham United          Home     W  4-1     3    55,180
16/01/99    Leicester City           Away     W  6-2     2    22,091
31/01/99    Charlton Athletic        Away     W  1-0     1    20,043
03/02/99    Derby County             Home     W  1-0     1    55,174
06/02/99    Nottingham Forest        Away     W  8-1     1    30,025
17/02/99    Arsenal                  Home     D  1-1     1    55,171
20/02/99    Coventry City            Away     W  1-0     1    22,596
27/02/99    Southampton              Home     W  2-1     1    55,316
13/03/99    Newcastle United         Away     W  2-1     1    36,500
21/03/99    Everton                  Home     W  3-1     1    55,182


       P   Won       Drawn     Lost      For        Against    Points
Home   16  11 (69%)  4 (25%)   1 (6%)    38 (2.4)   16 (1.0)   37 (2.3)
Away   14  7 (50%)   5 (36%)   2 (14%)   30 (2.1)   15 (1.1)   26 (1.9)

Total  30  18 (60%)  9 (30%)   3 (10%)   68 (2.3)   31 (1.0)   63 (2.1)

                                         Averages per game in (brackets)


HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 27/02/99 - Southampton (55,316)
LOWEST HOME ATTENDANCE:  15/08/98 - Leicester City (55,052)
BEST WIN:                06/02/99 - Nottingham Forest (8-1)
HEAVIEST DEFEAT:         20/09/98 - Arsenal (0-3)
BEST HOME WIN:           17/10/98 - Wimbledon (5-1)
HEAVIEST HOME DEFEAT:    19/12/98 - Middlesbrough (2-3)
BEST AWAY WIN:           06/02/99 - Nottingham Forest (8-1)
HEAVIEST AWAY DEFEAT:    20/09/98 - Arsenal (0-3)

Champions League:
Group D         P  W  D  L  F  A   Pts
Bayern Munich   6  3  2  1  9  6  11   
Man United      6  2  4  0 20 11  10
Barcelona       6  2  2  2 11  9   8    
Brondby         6  1  0  5  4 18   3   

Dec  9 Brøndby         0-2  Barcelona
Dec  9 Man Utd         1-1  Bayern Munich


 Manchester Utd  2 v 0  Inter Milan
 Real Madrid     1 v 1  Dynamo Kiev
 Juventus        2 v 1  Olympiakos
 Bayern Munich   2 v 0  Kaiserslautern

**DYNAMO KIEV      2 v 0  REAL MADRID         (Agg:3-1)
OLYMPIAKOS         1 v 1  **JUVENTUS          (Agg:2-3)

Semi Final Draw to be played 7th, 21st April
Manchester United v Juventus  [OT 7/4]
Bayern Munchen v Dynamo Kiev 


Today! Read ticket price comment by OUR SALFORD LASS

Subject: *IMPORTANT* Ticket Prices REDITORIAL from OUR SALFORD LASS Martin Edwards and ticket prices It must be wonderful to be rich like our Martin. To look at ticket prices from a purely objective standpoint. To be able to say that rises are fair because our prices are below most other clubs in the Premiership. Only someone who has never had to worry about money in his life can dismiss the difficulties of thousands of genuine, committed fans the way he does. To him, an extra two pounds on the price of a ticket is nothing - to many fans who have already been priced out of the game, it might as well be two hundred pounds. To people like me, who are just about clinging on to the United bandwagon, that two pounds per game could finally be the straw that broke the camels back. I (and hundreds like me) were already worrying ourselves silly about how we are going to pay for our season tickets in less than two months time. If the cost goes up by two pounds a game, it could be impossible. If I do keep my season ticket, how do I afford cup games (11 so far this season, with another two at least coming in the next week or so)? Or do I give up going to away games? I suppose that will be the answer - I've already missed a number this season because I simply can't afford it. It's not the actual cost, Martin, that will get rid of yet more of your troublesome "traditional" fans, but the increase - is it really too difficult for someone of your intellect to understand? Or is this just what you want? A stadium full of wealthy suited gents talking into their mobile phones, with their beautifully coiffured girlfriends on their arms? Well if it is, don't start asking for atmosphere for the Euro games that earn you all that money - because there won't be anyone left to generate it. I am so angry, I can barely speak. OUR SALFORD LASS
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Subject: Stop Murdoch I e-mailed Stephen Byers, and the reply I got said that "HE WOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION ALL CORRESPONDANCE RECEIVED WHEN MAKING HIS DECISION". If this isn't a plea along the lines of "If epnough of you write it will make it easier for me to declare it against the public interest" then I don't know what is. Everybody can do this by following 4 simple steps:- 1. E-mail to be sent to dti.enquiries@imsv.dti.gov.uk 2. Put 'F.A.O. STEPHEN BYERS' in the subject line, and on the first line of the message. 3. In your message stress the importance of not even letting the bid through with conditions, because Murdoch cannot be trusted to stick to them. He never has and he never will. 4. Put your HOME ADDRESS at the bottom of the message. It isn't difficult to gee up other non-reds into doing this either. Remember 95% of all football fans are against this deal and already today I've persuaded 5 people at work to make their views known. If everybody on this list did the same, and Byers got 10,000 e-mails ALL against the bid, how could he possibly pass it? It's up to us. Jon Leigh.
Today! Read ticket price comment by OUR SALFORD LASS

Subject: Golden dawn of a new Neville (Times) Henry Winter reports from the Cliff United's conveyer belt of talent continues. As the first team continues its rich vein of form the A team have also gone from strength to strength. A significant contributor to this run of form has been a flaxen haired sixteen year old named Greville Neville, younger brother of Phil and Gary. "Being raised in a sports mad family, it was always clear what I wanted to do. I considered basketball (I am six foot five), but eventually Brian Kidd invited me over for a trial". That was six months ago, straight after the end of the summer holidays. Greville mentioned his height; he towers over the other members of his family. Considering his beanpole stature, it is surprising to discover that he is neither a centre forward or a centre half. "In our family kick-abouts, I would always end up out wide one on one with my brothers, both of who are of course full backs. Pretty soon I developed enough good moves so that I could glide around both of them at ease. So it seemed natural I would become a winger". Although Greville is two footed, he favours the right hand berth "because it would take a ton of dynamite to dislodge Giggsy and Jesper". Dad Neville chimed in; "You know, he is way ahead of where his brothers were at his age, both in physique and skill. And he could have picked Cricket or Golf too. He is a natural at stick and ball games". On the subject of nationality, there is an interesting twist. "The family were on holiday in Scotland when young Greville arrived. He has not declared for any country yet, but the Scottish Football Association have already been in touch. Obviously, we would like England to show some interest, but who knows, he could be the first Scottish International in the Neville clan". Greville's performances this season were capped by last week's hat-trick against Huddersfield. To score the third goal he beat five players and nutmegged the goalkeeper. I got to see this gem courtesy of a video tape made by older brother Gary. I'll leave the final word to Alex Ferguson. "Imagine the balance of Arthur Ablestone combined with the assured first touch of Ralphie Milne and add the dribbling skills of Mike Duxbury, that's the kind of game young Greville has right now. He is a giant amongst men, he is only sixteen and he is still growing. If Greville dosen|t make it, I might as well pack up my bags and look for another job". It would be a foolish man who would bet against that.
Today! Read ticket price comment by OUR SALFORD LASS

Subject: TIME OUT OF ORDER - Becks defence David Beckham's dad has jumped to his son's defence over the controversial Time Out magazine photographs. The pictures used for their Easter edition showed the Manchester United midfielder wearing crucifixes and rosary beads, and the headline above reads: The Resurrection of David Beckham. Beckham's father, Ted, insists that his son believed the photographs would be used solely for modelling purposes. He said: "David was just doing some fashion photos. It was nothing to do with religion." "I think it was done about two months ago and if they have held it deliberately for the Easter issue of the magazine, it is in very poor taste. "The last thing David would want to do is cause offence. He is not that stupid to do something like that. As far as he knew, it was purely for a fashion shoot. It is just a fashion picture, but it was the wrong time to have brought the pictures out."
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Subject: UNITED EURO HOPES ARE HIT FOR SIX (Mirror) ALEX FERGUSON this morning surveys a critical injury list which has left Old Trafford looking more like an episode of ER than Match Of The Day. With just six days to go before the crucial Champions League clash with Juventus, the Manchester United boss's first appointment will be with the medics who are working around the clock to get six of his superstars back on their feet. Skipper Roy Keane, Jaap Stam, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Jesper Blomqvist are all under treatment. But Ferguson, who on Tuesday was given the freedom of Aberdeen, will centre his main concern on the worst-hit - Dutch defender Stam and winger Giggs. Stam is Ferguson's biggest headache as he prepares for the Premiership trip to Wimbledon on Saturday and the European Cup semi-final against the Italians four days later. He was flown back from the Netherlands on Tuesday night after suffering ankle ligament damage in a training ground accident when Holland assistant boss Johan Neeskens caught him in a crunching tackle. All day yesterday, Stam was given intensive treatment at United's Cliff training ground. First reports indicated that the hard-man defender will definitely miss the visit to Wimbledon, and is considered extremely doubtful for the Juventus clash. But Ferguson hopes that the medical reports don't make such grim reading when he returns to training after the international week break. Stam, himself, is confident that there is no ligament tear, but that will be confirmed one way or the other to Ferguson this morning. Giggs is running Stam a close second in the worry stakes as he desperately tries to fight off his latest hamstring problem. It was serious enough to keep him out of Wales' European Championship tussle in Switzerland last night, and Giggs will be closely monitored today to see if he can recover in time to travel to London. His ready-made replacement Blomqvist is also struggling with tendinitis trouble in his foot, an injury which forced him out of Sweden's Euro 2000 game in Poland. Keane is another hamstring sufferer and didn't even fly out to join the Republic of Ireland squad last week. Instead, he underwent extensive treatment back home in Manchester to get him ready for United's vital next three games against Wimbledon, Juventus and Arsenal in the FA Cup on Sunday week. Scholes and Beckham will give Ferguson more hope than anyone else with United's medical team confident of full recoveries by the weekend. Hat-trick hero Scholes damaged an ankle in training before England's victory and hadn't managed to shake the problem off by Sunday. But he should be able to give the thumbs-up along with Beckham, who suffered a dead leg in the Poland game. Meanwhile, United defender David May says he is considering leaving Old Trafford because he is not playing enough games.
Today! Read ticket price comment by OUR SALFORD LASS

Subject: Van der Sar Wants To Come (D.Mail) Van der Sar tells Fergie: I'm the man By Ken Lawrence Thursday, April 1, 1999 Edwin Van der Sar last night insisted he is ready, willing and able to fill the massive void left by Peter Schmeichel when the Denmark goalkeeper quits Manchester United at the end of the season. Holland's No.1 would love to move to Old Trafford after being tipped by his fellow countryman Jaap Stam as the ideal replacement for Schmeichel, who this week reiterated his intention to leave England in the summer. Van der Sar, 29, issued an open invitation for Old Trafford manager Alex Ferguson to come and get him before facing Argentina in a friendly in Amsterdam as time and options run out on United. One target, Carlos Roa of Real Mallorca, is threatening to retire from football because of his religious convictions. United's first choice, Aston Villa's Mark Bosnich, is still wanted by Roma and his salary demands of £2million per year are too heavy for Ferguson's board. Gianluigi Buffon of Parma, Oscar Moens of AZ Alkmar and Ipswich's England Under 21 international Richard Wright are also on United's list, as is Francesco Toldo of Fiorentina. But Ferguson's thinking may well be swayed by Van der Sar's admiration for United and his declaration that he could live with the pressure of filling Schmeichel's boots. The towering goalkeeper, who has had several conversations with United's £10.75m Dutch import Stam on life in the Premiership, said: 'Going to England would be good for my development and I am delighted to be connected with Manchester United. 'They are a very big club and if I were to leave Ajax and go to England they are the club I would want to join. If I were to get the opportunity to move there I would be open to it. 'Of course when Peter Schmeichel leaves there will be a big hole there and it would be a massive job to take over from him. For a while you would be fighting the name.' Van der Sar has two years of his contract to run and could cost as much as £5m - a British record for a goalkeeper. He is expected to leave Ajax soon, whether or not United land him. Real Madrid have shown interest while Van der Sar is feeling increasingly lonely following the break-up of the team that lost the 1996 Champions League final on penalties to Juventus. Only the goalkeeper, Danny Blind and Jari Litmanen remain, but Blind intends to retire while Litmanen's contract expires in the summer and he is wanted by Barcelona. Schmeichel's departure - because he does not feel he can continue to live with the fierce physical demands of playing for such a successful English club - does not mean he would be gone without trace. Van der Sar would retain a little of the Dane in his make-up. He explained: 'As a goalkeeper you are always looking for new ways to improve and develop and so you study how others react to certain situations. 'And one of those I have looked at most of all is Schmeichel because he is one of the best in the world. He is virtually unbeatable in one-on-one situations with those big arms and legs of his. 'And he has his own trick of becoming almost like a flying star when he stretches out all his limbs to stop the ball, as he did so well to make one save against Inter Milan.' Defender David May is considering leaving Old Trafford because he is not playing enough. The 28-year-old is the first United player to show his frustration at Ferguson's squad system. 'I don't want to leave, but I don't want to spend the rest of my career in the reserves,' he said.
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Subject: May Leaving? (TeamTalk) May On His Way ? David May could elect to quit United in the summer for a move to a club where he can be guaranteed regular first-team football. The former Blackburn central defender will rethink his career which should alert a host of interested clubs - including Brian Kidd's Premiership strugglers. May has seen his first team prospects nosedive this season since Jaap Stam forged formidable understandings with first Ronny Johnsen then Henning Berg at the back. The Oldham-born 28-year-old has made only two senior appearances this season in the one competition United are not still involved in - the Worthington Cup. He said: "I want first team football and the way the lads are playing at the moment I have to be realistic and I don't think I am going to get a chance. I can't honestly see it. "I am a strong character and I know I have a lot to be thankful for but not playing in the first team does chip away at you. It has been such a frustrating season." Alex Ferguson has openly told his squad that if anyone is unhappy they can talk to him about arranging a move and it seems likely that if May wants to go he will be allowed to with the manager's blessing.
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