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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Thurs Sep 02 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Facts on Massimo Taibi (from an AC Milan website)
2. ANDY COLE ON TV: BBC1 UK  A Question of Sport - Monday 6th September
3. Triple Pic Hotline at OT  0161 868 8629
4. The greatest Knock Out Competition the FA Cup? 
5. Yorkie Gets Honoured (TeamTalk)
6. year-old Moroccan did not hold an EC passport - which United had been led to believe. 
9. Palmeiras, who United will face in the World Club Cup



Barry Comment:
I reckon Sir Alex has made another "JAAP" signing :))
We never heard of Jaap Stam before he came out of the blue.
This time Alex has done the same with a goalkeeper.
Six foot five and nr3 in Italy, good enough for me!
Massimo will be playing out of his skin to make the Italian team
Dino Zoff will also keep an eye on him now that he is at Manchester United 
The greatest club in the world!

*** To date our unbeaten runs stand currently as:
26 games League
39 games League and Cup
34 games domestic League and Cup
figures by Masterfan Paul Hinson

Group D  ** Manchester United **
Olympique de Marseille * NK Croatia Zagreb * SK Sturm Graz

188k    2m 54s
Pics: http://www.red11.org/mufc/images/player/taibi/

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!


      Leicester City   1-0   Watford               17,920
   Manchester United   5-1   Newcastle United      55,190


Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United     6   5   1   0  16   4   12   16
 2  Aston Villa           6   4   1   1   8   3    5   13
 3  Chelsea               4   3   1   0   8   2    6   10
 4  West Ham United       4   3   1   0   8   3    5   10
 5  Leicester City        6   3   1   2   9   6    3   10
 6  Leeds United          6   3   1   2   8   6    2   10
 7  Arsenal               6   3   1   2   7   6    1   10
 8  Tottenham Hotspur     5   3   0   2   9   7    2    9
 9  Liverpool             5   3   0   2   6   4    2    9
10  Southampton           5   3   0   2   8   9   -1    9
11  Middlesbrough         6   3   0   3   7   8   -1    9
12  Sunderland            6   2   2   2   6   8   -2    8
13  Everton               6   2   1   3  11   9    2    7
14  Derby County          6   2   1   3   5   7   -2    7
15  Watford               6   2   0   4   4   7   -3    6
16  Coventry City         6   1   2   3   5   6   -1    5
17  Wimbledon             6   1   2   3   9  14   -5    5
18  Bradford City         5   1   1   3   2   7   -5    4
19  Newcastle United      6   0   1   5   8  18  -10    1
20  Sheffield Wednesday   6   0   1   5   3  13  -10    1


UNITED Stats v All teams:
ALL FIXTURES at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix992000.htm
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   pre-season  W  2-0     -    60,000
18/07/99    Sydney    Australia   pre-season  W  1-0     -    78,000
21/07/99    Shanghai  Shenhua     pre-season  W  2-0     -    80,000
24/07/99    Hong Kong South China pre-season  W  2-0     -    40,000

 1/08/99    Arsenal   Wembley Charity Shield  L  1-2     -    70,185
 3/08/99    Omagh Town Omagh Bomb Fund        W  9-0     -     7,000
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly           W  2-0     -    15,000 

08/08/99    Everton                  Away     D  1-1    10    39,141
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home     W  4-0     3    54,941
14/08/99    Leeds United             Home     W  2-0     1    55,187
22/08/99    Arsenal                  Away     W  2-1     1    38,147
25/08/99    Coventry City            Away     W  2-1     1    22,024
30/08/99    Newcastle United         Home     W  5-1     1    55,190

11/09/99    Liverpool                Away PL   11.30
14/09/99    Croatia Zagreb           Home EC   19.45 
18/09/99    Wimbledon                Home PL   15.00
22/09/99    Sturm Graz               Away EC   19.45
25/09/99    Southampton              Home PL   15.00
29/09/99    Marseille                Home EC   19.45
 3/10/99    Chelsea                  Away PL   16.00   "live on sky"

*11/10/99   Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial OT [Schmeichel + Cantona]

13/10/99    ?     WC 3
16/10/99    Watford                  Home PL   15.00
19/10/99    Marseille                Away EC   19.45 
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Away PL   15.00
27/10/99    Croatia Zagreb           Away EC   19.45
30/10/99    Aston Villa              home PL   15.00
 2/11/99    Sturm Graz               Home EC   19.45 
 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
11/12/99    FAC 3 Will not enter ...
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]

*  8/01/2000  FAC 4 Will not enter ...
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
* 29/01/2000  FAC 5 Will not enter ...
 5/02/2000  Coventry City            Home PL   15.00
12/02/2000  Newcastle United         Away PL   15.00
* 19/02/2000  FAC 6 Will not enter ...
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
*  9/04/2000  FAC sf Will not enter ...
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
* 20/05/2000 Wembley FAC f Will not enter ...
24/05/2000  ?    EC f



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 Its the presentation of the European Cup at Nou Camp
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Subject: Facts on Massimo Taibi (from an AC Milan website) From: "Paul Hinson" Massimo Taibi Born in: Palermo 18 February 1970 Weight and height: 82 kg. - 1.90 mt. Appearances in serie A:108 (102 Piacenza - 6 AC Milan) Goals conceded: 131 Debut in serie A: 29/8/93 Piacenza-Turin 0-3. Massimo Taibi started his football career at the Licata, a Sicilian club which was at that time playing in Serie B. At the age of 19 years he moved to Trento where he played the whole championship in Serie C1 showing such good skills that he arrived at A.C. Milan the following season (1990/91). Transferred to Como (C1) the following year, Taibi entered the first team of the Como club and then obtained his final approval in 1992 when he was transferred to the Piacenza. With the Piacenza he reached Serie A, making his debut on August 29, 1993 (Piacenza - Torino 0-3), emerging thanks to his determined playing actions. Five seasons at the Piacenza (from 1992 to 1997) always as an absolute protagonist, just one indication out of many: from 1991, when he made his debut at the Como club, until today Taibi has missed only one match on October 15, 1995 (Piacenza - Sampdoria 3-2), which proves that, besides being endowed with an excellent personal technique, the extreme goalkeeper from Sicily has always been very careful also at his physical preparation which is a fundamental condition for all, even indispensable for a goalkeeper. He has signed a contract for AC Milan valid until 2000. Paul Hinson (p.l.hinson@salford.ac.uk) MUTV Masterfan Champion 1999 Ask the STATMAN at: http://www.red11.org/statman.htm The Best STATS on the 1999 English and European Champions on the Web: http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats.htm Reserves and Juniors Section: http://www.red11.org/mufc/reserves
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Subject: ANDY COLE ON TV: BBC1 UK A Question of Sport - Monday 6th September From: Barry Leeming Just in from the Beeb! Just a quick note to let you know that Andy Cole will be appearing as a guest on our first programme of the new series next Monday at 7pm on BBC1. Press release as follows... A QUESTION OF SPORT Sue Barker returns to referee unruly team captains Ally McCoist and John Parrott in the first programme in a new series of A Question Of Sport, the UK's most popular sports quiz, on Monday September 6, at 7.00pm on BBC ONE. Joining Ally are Manchester United and England striker Andy Cole and Scottish snooker star Stephen Hendry. Andy gets a shock when Sue Barker introduces a video clip from his new rap single 'Outstanding' which is released today (September 6). "From a Question Of Sport to Top of the Pops." Jokes Sue Barker. "I'll stick to a Question Of Sport," says Andy. Joining John Parrott are Commonwealth and European title holder, swimmer Susan Rolph and golfer Sam Torrance. Susan suffers the embarrassment of failing to identify a member of the national swimming team and an ex-boyfriend in the picture round. Chart topping pop group Westlife also make a guest appearance singing with an out-of-tune mystery guest. A Question Of Sport will be repeated on Saturday nights following Match of the Day.
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Subject: Triple Pic Hotline at OT 0161 868 8629 Anounced on MUTV tonight Any fans want their pic taken with "The Treble" Can call on this hotline to book an appointment at OT HOTLINE is 0161 868 8629 Barry
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Subject: The greatest Knock Out Competition the FA Cup? From: "Melvill-Smith, Brian" Date: Wed, 1 Sep 1999 13:54:32 +0200 Hi Barry Where do I post the following, preferably in MUFC board room, or where ever it may get favourable attention: Why can't we (Manchester United) play in the greatest Knock Out Competition in the World; the FA Cup? I'm led to believe because of congestion of games! Now from your site I get the following schedule of games: * 3/01/2000 Middlesborough Home PL 20.00 * ***** 5-14 /01/2000 Brazil WTC ***** [3-4 games] * * 8/01/2000 FAC 4 Will not enter ... * 12/01/2000 ? WC sf i * 15/01/2000 Leeds United Away PL 15.00 From this I see that ONLY two games are planned while we are at the World Team Championships. Now taking into account that we may need a day or two ahead of the competition, and a few days after, this only makes 4 games that would possibly need to be re-scheduled. One of these games is a Worthington cup game, which we know Alex is no very keen to contest in any case and ALWAYS plays with a lot of reserves, which leaves only three games to re-schedule. Now, once again, surely the games can be re-scheduled and then we could participate in the FA Cup? Can ANYBODY tell me why this simple exercise is not done and then we could satisfy all concerned (except those who we will beat to win the trophy again)? Kind regards Brian Melvill-Smith
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Subject: Yorkie Gets Honoured (TeamTalk) Wednesday September 1, 3:02 AM Trinidad honors Man. Utd star Yorke PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, Aug 31 - Trinidad and Tobago honored one of its most famous sons, Manchester United soccer star Dwight Yorke, in its Independence Day awards on Tuesday. Yorke, the 1998-99 English Premier League Player of the Year whose goals helped United to a prize-winning treble last season of the league, the English FA Cup and the European Championship Cup, was awarded the Chaconia Gold Medal, his country's second highest honor. Yorke, 27, was born on the island of Tobago.
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Subject: 28-year-old Moroccan did not hold an EC passport - which United had been led to believe. United transfer shambles Manchester Utd's proposed 6 million capture of Nourredine Naybet ended in a shambles last night amid reported permit, injury and cash problems. The Moroccan arrived at Old Trafford on Tuesday morning to make a quick move from Deportivo La Coruna before the Champions' League transfer deadline at midnight (11pm UK time). However, United's chief executive Martin Edwards was forced to call off the deal at just after 4 o'clock when it became clear they stood no chance of receiving the necessary work permit assurances in time. The 6 million gamble was too much when it became clear that the 28-year-old Moroccan did not hold an EC passport - which United had been led to believe. Various sources had claimed he held a French or Portuguese version and, although United checked it out, the club discovered any player could not be properly registered without a work permit, which would have taken weeks to process. Meanwhile, further reports had claimed the deal fell through because of a mystery ankle injury and a late cash wrangle over the player's personal terms. Either way, United will go into the Champions' League opener against Croatia Zagreb in a fortnight's time with major defensive injury concerns.
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Subject: KEVIN KEEGAN'S BIZARRE REASON FOR NOT PICKING HOT-SHOT ANDY COLE ALEX SHOULD BUY ME A BOTTLE OF WINE AS HIS PLAYERS KEEP MAKING ME CRY KEVIN KEEGAN was riding the Great North Eastern express to London when the conductor announced that Andy Cole had scored four at Old Trafford against Newcastle. He nearly choked on his Fairy Cake. It wasn't his day. A few minutes later he was caught by the Ticket Inspector for jibbing, and faces a hefty fine. Five days after being left out of the England squad for the crucial matches against Luxembourg and Poland, Cole gleefully crushed most of the remaining breath out of Keegan's old club - and nailed Alan Shearer's glum features to the floor as well. Unhappily for Keegan, it also let loose the equivalent of a runaway loco which could steam straight over him if it all goes wrong in the next eight days. The England boss does not need telling that his decision to dump Cole and back the struggling Shearer to the hilt is the one his critics will aim straight back at him if it all goes wrong in the Euro 2000 crunch matches. Keegan is now a hostage to fortune. So is it any wonder that he asked at one point last night: "We're not going to talk about Andy Cole again, are we?" Keegan had already stated his case for axing Cole and offered the assurance that it is not all over for him at international level, even though he is currently considered seventieth for a forward role. He said: "I think what Andy has done is the perfect response for a professional footballer. I left a message on Alex Ferguson's answerphone asking him to send me a bottle of wine for helping to motivate his players. "And it was meant as a mickey-take. It is what I tried to do when I was left out of the England squad by Bobby Robson in 1982. I think I scored four goals at Rotherham for Newcastle. Those goals were for a big club against a nearly-big club. Don't laugh, Emlyn Hughes was playing for Rotherham. "I know it's not quite Old Trafford, but I remember how I felt then. "In fact, I wasn't that delighted that Andy scored four because it was against Newcastle. I thought, the little sod. I'll always be a Barcode. "But when the guy on the train announced it, I did have a little cry to myself and thought: Oh No. "I take my hat off to Andy. I picked him for my first two games in charge and I am suddenly no longer a fan of his. But I want to look at other options. I've other ideas I want to try. "I know people get fed up with hearing me say it, but it is true that the door is not closed on him with England unless he slams it in my grey-permed features" Keegan reeled off his other options: "Sutton and Shearer, Sheringham and Shearer, Owen and Shearer and Fowler and Shearer. Lineker and Beardsley. Lofthouse and Mortenson. Oh, they're too old now aren't they" "Sutton has strength, and couldn't trap a bag of cement. He had a big hand in putting Blackburn where they are today. People tell me that Mary Poppins is finished. I spoke to him about the United game, and he said his game was affected by the taunts. Tears were streaming down his face and he couldn't see properly. When he plays against mighty Luxembourg you will see a different Poppins - I expect him to use his umbrella and give those defenders a good poking. Teddy is a class act, he hasn't scored yet this season, but he's saving them up for Finals apparently. And I envy his red Ferrari, I would have him in the squad just so I can get a ride in it. Owen is a saint. He wouldn't kick anyone and get sent off like that flash git who married the Spice Girl. St Michael plays for a fallen giant, but Liverpool are a big club, and Monsieur Hulot tells me they are going places this season, but obviously not in Europe as they didn't qualify. I have to select the right pairing to crack the tough nut that is Luxembourg. That means the pair in form. I know Andy scored 4, but is that form? Sutton has missed a hatful for the Chelsea Rent-Boys, but what positions he has got into. Owen has played 2 minutes against Arsenal, but he is Scouse and he has a natural quick-running style. Kevin Phillips at Sunderland is a contender. He plays at the Stadium of Sh*te, as Mary Poppins told me, and Emile Heskey at Leicester is making a strong case too. He's a dab hand at making things, is the lad." Both of Keegan's predecessors were convinced that Cole, while a brilliant Premiership goal-grabber, just does not have an international's guile. No goals in five appearances is the record which supports their view. Not that anyone else has exactly been banging them in either, although I suspect it will be the in-form Robbie Fowler rather than fit-again Michael Owen who gets another chance against Luxembourg at Wembley on Saturday. Keegan said: "I thought Robbie's performance against Arsenal for Liverpool on Saturday was, at times, breathtaking. His nose stood out like a beacon for me. He's a crack marksman alright" Keegan added: "I think what Mary Poppins has to do now is just draw a veil over his career. There has been massive upheaval at his club. He has taken his fair share of flak in that. "But I know one thing. He is definitely going to start and he will definitely be captain. That is my choice as manager. I'm not going to be a mug like that Turnip bloke and the last guy who talked about reincarnation. I appeared like the Messiah at Newcastle, but I don't harp on about it. That's right, two s's in Messiah. "I don't think people like Bobbins, sorry Poppins can be put under any more pressure. I know about pressure, look, all my hair has gone grey. I don't do the Honey Monster ads anymore as they want a younger-looking man. "On Saturday, Mary gets his chance to write his story. That's the beauty of football. It may be a leaden-legged, uninspired, toothless one, but it will be his alone"
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Subject: QUINTON FORTUNE QUINTON FORTUNE Birthplace: Cape Town, 21/5/1977 Full International: South Africa Position: Midfield Debut: 30.08.1999 Appearances (1999): 1 - 1 as sub Goals: 0 Quinton Fortune was born on the day that Manchester United beat Liverpool in the FA Cup final. Terry Venables brought Quinton to Tottenham Hotspur in the mid-1990's. Previous club: Tottenham, Cercle Bruges and Atletico Madrid, Spain Goals: - SA Caps: 10 Debut: SA vs Kenya in the 1996 Four Nations tournament Honours: 1998 African Cup of Nations (ACN) silver medal
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Subject: Palmeiras, who United will face in the World Club Cup Official Site: 31-AUG-1999 [09:35] THE PRESSURE'S OFF PALMEIRAS Tuesday, August 31, 1999 09:35 As our weekly series of reports from Brazil continues, we hear that Palmeiras have won their first league match of the season. The Brazilians, who United will face in November in Tokyo, have started their season slowly, but with one win under their belts, there will be no stopping them! Flavio Nehrer of the Brazilian FA Website takes up the story: Finally, a victory. After five matches without winning, Palmeiras beat Ponte Preta 2-1 on Saturday August 28, with the goals scored by Rogerio and Paulo "Blond Devil" Nunes. Rogerio played very well, scoring the equaliser with a free kick. Then, from a corner by Rogerio, Paulo Nunes scored the winning goal. Palmeiras have eight points from seven matches, and occupy 14th place in the Brazilian championship. The next Palmeiras match in the Brazilian championship will be against Cruzeiro, in Sao Paulo, on Sunday 5 September. Curiously, Palmeiras and Cruzeiro last played on August 25 for the Mercosur Cup, getting a 2-2 draw. After the match, coach Luis Felipe Scolari said: "It was our best game from the last five matches. The team showed good dynamic and goodwill to recover from the last results." In the Cruzeiro match, the good news was the return of Roque Junior, who was out of the team negotiating a new contract with the club. He finally agreed terms with the Palmeiras directors on Wednesday and played on Thursday. Roque Junior was one of the best players on field, scoring the equaliser in first-half injury time, when Cruzeiro were leading 1-0. Alex scored in the second half, putting Palmeiras ahead 2-1, but Cruzeiro scored again. A very special spectator at the match against Cruzeiro was Junior Baiano. The defender, who had a knee operation three weeks ago, was happy with his recovery. He hopes to be back in one month: "I'm not gonna be out of the match against Manchester United. No way, I can guarantee." Palmeiras, defending champions of the Mercosur Cup, lead group A, with five points in three matches. Palmeiras will play this Thursday against River Plate in Sao Paulo in the Cup. Coach Scolari will have midfielder Cesar Sampaio back in the team. Goalkeeper Marcos and Alex, invited by Luxemburgo to play for the national team against Argentina next Saturday, September 4, will be out against River Plate (2/9) and Cruzeiro (5/9). Many thanks to Flavio. We will have another update next week.
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