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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Tue Apr 06 07:05:59 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. www.red11.org Survey #42 Results + Survey #43 Question
3. Omens ...Personal comment from Stephen Spencer 
5. United-Argentine Linkup
6. Keane matures into United's vintage red
7. Cooke in a stew as Ferguson says he wants him back at Old Trafford


Daily RED Trivia  Tue 6th April 1999:

 Fred Erentz died in Denton, Tameside. Erentz was a Full-back who made his debut
 in September 1892 against Blackburn Rovers, and was a regular until his retirement in
 1902, accumulating 310 appearances and 9 goals.

 Uniteds Duncan Edwards grabs the winning goal for England as they beat
 Scotland 2-1 at Wembley.

 United humble Stoke City 5-0 at Old Trafford in a Division 1 game watched by
 42,940. Scorers were Mark Hughes 2,  Jesper Olsen 2 and Norman Whiteside. Team
 was: Bailey, Gidman, Albiston, Whiteside, McGrath, Hogg, Robson (Duxbury),
 Hughes, Brazil, Stapleton, Olsen.   


Barry Daily Comment:
bty I did not mention this over Easter:
    BIG Duncan had his debut 4th April 1936:  in respect a day to remember!

Half back 1952-58 5ft 11" 13st 0lbs 
b.Dudley,Worcs., 1st October 1936
d.Munich,21st February 1958 
Debut v Cardiff City (h) 4/4/53
Career: Dudley Schoolboys / UNITED am. June 1952, pro.October 1953
   Want more, try  http://www.red11.org/mufc/edwards.htm

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:
 7 European Cup Semi Juventus (H)  19.45 CL 
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) 19.45 CL
25 Leeds (A)  11.30 {am} UK PL Live Sky Sports UK 

UNITED Stats v All teams:

    Blackburn Rovers   0-0   Middlesbrough         27,482
   Charlton Athletic   0-1   Chelsea               20,046
        Derby County   3-4   Newcastle United      32,039
        Leeds United   3-1   Nottingham Forest     39,645
           Liverpool   3-2   Everton               44,852
 Sheffield Wednesday   1-2   Coventry City         28,136
         Southampton   0-0   Arsenal               15,255
   Tottenham Hotspur   0-2   Leicester City        35,415
           Wimbledon   1-1   Manchester United     26,121

*** FULL LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 03/04/99 ***

Pos Team                  P  W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    31 11  4  1  38  16   7  6  2  31  16   37   64
 2  Arsenal              31 10  5  0  26   4   6  7  3  16   9   29   60
 3  Chelsea              30  9  5  1  21   9   7  6  2  24  14   22   59
 4  Leeds United         31 11  3  2  30   8   5  6  4  22  20   24   57
 5  West Ham United      31  9  3  3  22  19   4  5  7  12  20   -5   47
 6  Aston Villa          31  8  3  5  25  24   4  6  5  14  13    2   45
 7  Derby County         31  7  5  4  21  19   4  6  5  14  17   -1   44
 8  Liverpool            29  8  4  2  36  18   4  2  9  19  21   16   42
 9  Newcastle United     31  7  3  5  22  19   4  5  7  20  25   -2   41
10  Wimbledon            31  7  6  3  20  16   3  5  7  15  29  -10   41
11  Middlesbrough        30  5  8  1  19  10   4  5  7  20  30   -1   40
12  Tottenham Hotspur    30  7  6  3  24  19   2  6  6  10  17   -2   39
13  Leicester City       29  5  4  5  19  21   4  6  5  11  16   -7   37
14  Sheffield Wednesday  31  6  3  7  18  14   4  2  9  18  21    1   35
15  Coventry City        31  6  5  4  20  16   3  2 11  13  27  -10   34
16  Blackburn Rovers     31  6  4  6  19  19   1  6  8  13  23  -10   31
17  Everton              31  3  8  4   9   9   4  2 10  16  29  -13   31
18  Southampton          31  7  3  6  22  22   1  3 11   6  34  -28   30
19  Charlton Athletic    30  4  5  6  18  14   2  5  8  15  27   -8   28
20  Nottingham Forest    31  1  6  8  13  28   3  2 11  15  34  -34   20

Pos Team                  W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts  Index   Sequence
 1  Leeds United          6   0   0  14   3   11   18    42%   WWWWWW
 2  Arsenal               4   2   0  13   1   12   14    37%   WDWWWD
 3  Manchester United     4   2   0  10   5    5   14    44%   DWWWWD
 4  Chelsea               4   1   1  10   4    6   13    47%   DWWLWW
 5  West Ham United       3   2   1   7   3    4   11    55%   DWLWWD
 6  Coventry City         3   1   2   9   7    2   10    60%   LWWDLW
 7  Charlton Athletic     2   2   2   5   4    1    8    51%   WWDLDL
 8  Tottenham Hotspur     2   2   2   5   5    0    8    56%   DDWLWL
 9  Middlesbrough         2   2   2   6   9   -3    8    25%   LDLWWD
10  Liverpool             2   1   3  11  11    0    7    55%   WLDLLW


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
03/04/99    Wimbledon                Away     D  1-1     1    26,121


       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 


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Subject:www.red11.org Survey #42 Results + Survey #43 Question www.red11.org Survey #42 Results + Survey #43 Question Survey #42 Results: Do you agree with UEFA's £2,000 fine on Alex Ferguson for remarks regarding Italian footballers? Yes: 25 31.6% No: 54 68.4% Total: 79 Barry Comment: So we mainly dis-agree, there again we SHOULD back up Alex right? :) These UEFA fogies have to take up the point as soon as the Italian mafia gets on their backs! This weeks survey made by Bill McArthur Survey #43: Q: Which trophy is UNITED best positioned to win? 1. FA Cup (2 wins away) 2. Premier League 3. European Cup (3 wins away) (Question suggested by David Menashe) Question now open. Please vote here: http://www.red11.org/miva/survey.mv Cheers. The www.red11.org Web Team: Webmasters: Barry Leeming & Bill McArthur Graphics: Sam Hayward Reports: OUR SALFORD LASS & Red Kelly Design: Diana Low Stats: Paul Hinson Devil's Advocate REDitorials: http://www.red11.org/mufc/devilsadvocate Manchester United FAQ: http://www.red11.org/mufc/faq.htm Email:
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Subject: STAM AND GIGGS FIT FOR JUVE CLASH By David Anderson, PA Sport Jaap Stam and Ryan Giggs have recovered from injury to give Manchester United a double boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions' League showdown with Juventus. The pair were declared fit today by manager Alex Ferguson after they trained with the rest of the United squad. Both sat out Saturday's draw at Wimbledon and Stam had been troubled with an ankle injury, while Giggs had been suffering from a hamstring complaint. Their return means Ferguson will have his full galaxy of glittering stars to choose from for the semi-final first leg at Old Trafford. A beaming Ferguson said: "We've got a full squad to pick from. "Jaap trained this morning as did everyone and we've got a clean bill of health." Just like they were against Inter Milan in the quarter-finals, United are in excellent shape going into their biggest week of the season so far. Ferguson's treble-chasers remain four points clear at the top of the Premiership and on Sunday there is the little matter of an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal at Villa Park. Ferguson is confident his players will once again rise to the challenge. "The feeling among the players is very good and they have proved themselves this season," he said. "What helps, of course, is that we've got a good, strong squad. "We've not had a long injury list and pray to the Lord and touch wood we hope it remains that way. "The spirit in the camp is great and we're all looking forward to this week." In particular, Ferguson feels his side have taken great heart from their quarter-final win over Inter. "I think this team is improving and I think beating Inter Milan did help them," he said. "That brought them on a great stride and now it's just a matter of them being able to express themselves and make sure their concentration is good." While all is sweetness and light in the United camp, all is not well with Juventus. The Serie A side, who have appeared in the last three Champions' League finals, have stumbled through to the semi-finals winning just two of their eight games. They are well adrift in the race for the scudetto and although coach Carlo Ancelotti has improved the club's fortunes during his two months in charge, they lost 1-0 at rock bottom Empoli on Saturday. Ferguson's brother Martin watched the game and the United boss is not reading too much into that result. "It will be a different team altogether on Wednesday," he said. "They had five players out on Saturday and we are preparing for a hard game on Wednesday."
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Subject: Omens ...Personal comment from Stephen Spencer When it comes to Juventus, the omens are mostly bad - they have an annoying habit of knocking us out in Europe and we've never once got the better of them (not even last season when the 3-2, 0-1 combination would have done us in the days prior to the Champions league group format) However there are a few things in our favour - not least playing at home first. While it is supposed to be an advantage to play away first, we have never once got through to a final when this happened to us. In our six EC semi finals, we four times played the first leg away and four times got knocked out - (57, 66, 69, and of course against Borussia two years ago). We also lost last year's quarter final when we played the first leg away. But when we play at home first the record is much better - only in 1958 have we played a euro semi at home first and lost, and I think we can all agree other forces far greater and much more tragic were at work that year. In 1968 we played the home leg first and won the cup, and in 1991 the same result in the ECWC. Now in 1999 we play at home first - watch out Juventus!!! For Australian list members there's also an interesting ome ahead of this week's Arsenal match. Telstra has an ad here for its email service which shows a bunch of Arsenal fans staring in despair at the tv screen late at night. Below them is the email gloating about the loss and signed by "United down under". Now as we haven't beaten Arsenal for God knows how long, this ad had me scratching my head until this week the penny dropped - it's a forecast for this weekend!!! Incidentally - for those down under who haven't heard yet, SBS has again come to the rescue of all of us without access to Pay TV and will be showing both Euro legs live, as well as a full replay of the Arsenal match on Monday night. Here's to one of the greatest weeks in the history of Manchester United! Stephen Spencer Salford born and bred, and just old enough to remember 1968!!!
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Subject: McGUINNESS BACKS UNITED FOR TREBLE Alex Ferguson's Manchester United can eclipse all the great Old Trafford sides of the past and win the treble. That is the view of former manager Wilf McGuinness, who has played for, coached or supported all the legendary United teams since the war. The closest United have come to the dream treble of European Cup, league title and FA Cup was back in 1957 in the days of the 'Busby Babes'. No English team has won all three trophies in one season but now Ferguson's side stands on the threshold of greatness. They lead the FA Carling Premiership by four points, play Juventus on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions' League semi-final and face Arsenal on Sunday in the semi-finals of the FA Cup. McGuinness firmly believes this United team is good enough to lift all three trophies. "It is possible and having a big squad which has so many fine players helps," he said. "If Ryan Giggs is injured then Jesper Blomqvist can come in and there's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to help out up front. "Since Christmas they have been playing so well that in every game you expect them to win. "The important thing is they have always looked like winning and more often than not they have."
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Subject: United-Argentine Linkup Football-United to link up with Argentine clubs Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is looking to establish links with three Argentine clubs to tap into their youth market. The heavyweight English club have already signed a "memorandum of co-operation" with Belgium second division side Royal Antwerp which commits the two clubs to swap loan players on a regular basis. United were now planning to set up a similar agreement with clubs in Argentina, Ferguson said on Thursday. Three young Argentinian players have trained with United as part of England's bid to bridge-build for their 2006 World Cup campaign. "We are trying to get an alliance with Argentina in some way. These boys are a start and we will see how it progresses but we are looking to repeat it," Ferguson said. "It is fair to say we are trying to broaden ourselves, not just in the sense of improving the club but also in increasing the sense of where the club should go. "We have alliances in Belgium and we are looking at Australia and now South America to ensure Manchester United progresses. We already have contacts with the clubs of the three boys here so there are places to start." As part of the current deal agreed by United director Sir Bobby Charlton, the club plan to send three of their under-19 team to Argentina in the summer.
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Subject: Keane matures into United's vintage red Monday, April 5, 1999 Combative Roy Keane has always chosen to tread a line that has frequently taken him into confrontation with authority. Never one to back down when the heat of battle has been at its most fierce, the United skipper has emerged as the team's driving force. Nowadays Keane is still the inspiration but at last he has come to terms with the responsibility of delivering the three trophies still to be won this season. As Wimbledon again rattled Alex Ferguson with a Jason Euell goal cancelled out by David Beckham - scoring for the third successive season against the Dons - Keane was once more in the thick of it. It was another sleeves-up job for United and Dons skipper Robbie Earle observed: 'Keane is without doubt the most influential midfield player in the country. 'I put him ahead of Arsenal's Patrick Vieira. 'The big difference now is that you cannot rile him. He keeps his temper these days - he once even apologised to me when we clashed. 'A couple of years ago we would have both jumped at each other but that's where he has the edge now. You can't wind him up.' Earle, who has been around long enough to remember Keane's excesses when his Irish temper ruled his ability, added: 'He knows himself now. 'When Paul Ince was at Old Trafford and was given "The Guv'nor" nickname, Roy did not like it. 'I don't think he would call Ince anything other than by his first name. 'But he is The Guv'nor now. He feels second best to nobody and his influence in the team is obvious. 'When our substitute Andy Roberts came on he rattled Roy with a couple of tackles. That might have resulted in hands flying all over the place but he just got on with it.' Referee Graham Barber merely stopped play, spoke to both play-ers, and issued no cautions. Keane went about his job, discipline intact. 'Gary Neville is an England international but he looks up to Keane as somebody special,' added Earle. Keane needed to be at his driving best, for without injured Dutch defender Jaap Stam United did not look so safe through the centre of the defence. Wimbledon let them have it with the kind of performance that will put some fresh colour into the cheeks of the stricken Joe Kinnear. 'If we didn't get up for this game, then it might have looked as if we were not the same side with Joe not around,' said Earle. 'So the players felt they should show caretakers David Kemp and Mick Harford just what they could do - that our good habits still exist.' So positive were Wimbledon that after their opening goal they might well have added two more, such was the confusion in the middle of the United defence. Enter Keane to take over and inspire the second-half football. At times Wimbledon could not get the ball clear and needed some outstanding defending to survive. Scotland goalkeeper Neil Sullivan showed what a good shot-stopper he has become with a superb agile performance that kept Wimbledon from being overrun. Kemp said: 'A lot of people will say that United had the Champions League match on their mind but I think we deserve some credit for the way we played. 'It has been a difficult period for us and when the manager goes sick you have no way of assessing how it might affect some players. Joe is a major factor around here. To lose your leader in mid-battle is a difficult thing to do. 'Mick and I have done what we can to keep the ship steady and the players have been superb.' Quizzed about the championship race, Kemp added: 'I'm not putting down Arsenal and Chelsea but United are four points clear, they're an excellent team, and I think they will stay at the top. 'It's always difficult to play against United as they push men forward, they gamble, they're relentless, and they are confident in their ability. 'United are probably going to win the European Cup so you expect to come under a certain amount of pressure. 'But I felt we could have had a second soon after we scored.' Ferguson will look on this result as a point won, not two dropped. Arsenal, after all, have already lost at Selhurst Park this season and Chelsea must travel there next Sunday. The old Dons spirit is slowly but surely resurfacing. They have come to terms with Kinnear's absence and are ready to dent a few more reputations. The FA will investigate allegations that fans were put at risk by poor safety procedures at the end of the game. Fans called a radio phone-in to complain that only one exit was open at the Park Road end.
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Subject: Cooke in a stew as Ferguson says he wants him back at Old Trafford Monday, April 5, 1999 Terry Cooke, the Manchester United winger currently on loan at neighbours City, has two weeks to make the biggest decision of his career. Cooke is wanted by Joe Royle's promotion-chasing side and has become a hero with the Maine Road faithful since his arrival in January. But United boss Alex Ferguson has said there is a new contract on the table when he gets back to Old Trafford. Cooke scored City's 52nd minute winner against Wigan, his fifth in 14 games for the club, and they now have a chance of automatic promotion after a run with just one defeat in 17 games. That is why Pat McGibbon, who played alongside Cooke at Old Trafford for four years before moving to Wigan, believes the winger should stay put. 'It's all about first-team football and he will get that at City,' said McGibbon. 'Manchester United are a great club with great play-ers but that doesn't mean too much when you're playing for the reserves in front of 200 people. 'Terry has done well at Maine Road and he has the chance to be playing in front of 30,000 every week. It's a tough choice because United are such a great club. Whatever advice Alex Ferguson gives him will probably be correct and he should take it.' Fourth-placed City now face a crunch meeting with Preston, who lie second, at Deepdale today and manager Royle said: 'It's a massive game and the win over Wigan sets things up very nicely for us. It's almost easier when we play away from Maine Road at the moment because sides come here, defend in numbers and make it very hard for us.'
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