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Date: Tue 07 Dec 1999 01:59 GMT
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This Issue:
1. Keane deal on Tuesday? ««
2. A question of integrity
3. Valencia win 2-0
4. United to sell 6000 LMTB's in the new stands
5. Personal Match Report by Middleton RED
7. Yen for glory



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Manchester United FC Champions League Squad List
 1 Mark John Bosnich      2 Gary Alexander Neville 3 Dennis Joseph Irwin
 4 David May              6 Jakob Stam             7 David Robert J Beckham
 8 Nicholas Butt          9 Andrew Alex. Cole      10 Edward Sheringham
11 Ryan Joseph Giggs     12 Philip Neville         14 Johan Jordi Cruyff
15 Lars Jesper Blomqvist 16 Roy Keane           17 Raimond RJH Van der Gouw
18 Paul Scholes          19 Dwight Yorke           20 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
21 Henning Berg          23 Michael Jamie Clegg    25 José Quinton Fortune
26 Massimo Taibi         31 Nicholas James Culkin  33 Mark Antony Wilson
34 Jonathan Greening

1999/2000 UEFA Champions League Second Group-Match Stage - Group B 
Group B           P W D L  F A  Pts 
Valencia CF       1 1 0 0  3 0  3 
Fiorentina AC     1 1 0 0  2 0  3 
Manchester United 1 0 0 1  0 2  0 
Bordeaux          1 0 0 1  0 3  0 

Second stage Euro Draw  GROUP B
Manchester United Valencia Bordeaux Fiorentina
Tues Nov 23 Fiorentina v Manchester United  2-0 
            Valencia v Girondins Bordeaux   3-0

Wed Dec 8 
Group B: Girondins Bordeaux v Fiorentina 
Group B: Manchester United v Valencia 
Wed Mar 1 
Group B: Manchester United v Girondins Bordeaux 
Group B: Fiorentina v Valencia 
Tues Mar 7  
Group B: Girondins Bordeaux v Manchester United 
Group B: Valencia v Fiorentina 
Wed Mar 15 
Group B: Manchester United v Fiorentina 
Group B: Girondins Bordeaux v Valencia 
Tuesday, March 21 
Group B: Fiorentina v Girondins Bordeaux 
Group B: Valencia v Manchester United 

FINAL Group D          P W D L  F A  PTS
Manchester United FC   6 4 1 1  9  4  13 
Olympique de Marseille 6 3 1 2 10  8  10 
SK Sturm Graz          6 2 0 4  5 12   6 
NK Croatia Zagreb      6 1 2 3  7  7   5 


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


         Aston Villa   0-1   Newcastle United      34,531
       Bradford City   1-1   Middlesbrough         17,708
      Leicester City   0-3   Arsenal               20,495
   Manchester United   5-1   Everton               55,193
         Southampton   0-0   Coventry City         15,168
          Sunderland   4-1   Chelsea               41,377
           Wimbledon   5-0   Watford               14,021

        Derby County   0-1   Leeds United          29,455
           Liverpool   4-1   Sheffield Wednesday   42,517


Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Leeds United         17  12   2   3  30  19   11   38
 2  Manchester United    16  11   3   2  40  21   19   36
 3  Arsenal              17  11   2   4  31  16   15   35
 4  Sunderland           17  10   4   3  31  17   14   34
 5  Liverpool            17   9   3   5  24  14   10   30
 6  Leicester City       17   9   2   6  26  23    3   29
 7  Tottenham Hotspur    15   8   2   5  25  20    5   26
 8  Chelsea              15   7   3   5  21  15    6   24
 9  West Ham United      15   7   3   5  17  14    3   24
10  Middlesbrough        17   7   3   7  21  24   -3   24
11  Coventry City        17   5   6   6  23  18    5   21
12  Everton              17   5   6   6  25  27   -2   21
13  Wimbledon            17   4   8   5  27  29   -2   20
14  Newcastle United     17   5   4   8  28  30   -2   19
15  Aston Villa          17   5   4   8  14  19   -5   19
16  Southampton          16   4   5   7  20  25   -5   17
17  Bradford City        16   3   4   9  13  25  -12   13
18  Derby County         17   3   3  11  15  29  -14   12
19  Watford              17   3   2  12  13  33  -20   11
20  Sheffield Wednesday  16   1   3  12  14  40  -26    6

*** FIXTURE ON 06/12/99 ***
   Tottenham Hotspur  v  West Ham United


HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 25/09/99 - Southampton (55,249)
LOWEST HOME ATTENDANCE:  11/08/99 - Sheffield Wednesday (54,941)
BEST WIN:     11/08/99 - Sheffield Wednesday (4-0)
              30/08/99 - Newcastle United (5-1)
HEAVIEST DEFEAT:         03/10/99 - Chelsea (0-5)
BEST HOME WIN:           11/08/99 - Sheffield Wednesday (4-0)
                         30/08/99 - Newcastle United (5-1)
BEST AWAY WIN:           22/08/99 - Arsenal (2-1)
                         25/08/99 - Coventry City (2-1)
                         11/09/99 - Liverpool (3-2)
                         20/11/99 - Derby County (2-1)
HEAVIEST AWAY DEFEAT:    03/10/99 - Chelsea (0-5)

08-DEC-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Valencia  (UEFA Champions League, HOME)
18-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs West Ham  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
26-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Bradford C  (FA Premier League, HOME)
28-DEC-1999 [20:00] Manchester Utd. vs Sunderland  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
06-JAN-2000 [18:15] Manchester Utd. vs Necaxa  (World Club Championship, AWAY)

Current Injuries                       Possible return
 Jesper Blomqvist        ankle           early Dec 
 Ronny Johnsen           knee            January
 Wes Brown               knee            August


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 PL  D  1-1    10    39,141
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home PL  W  4-0     3    54,941
14/08/99    Leeds United             Home PL  W  2-0     1    55,187
22/08/99    Arsenal                  Away PL  W  2-1     1    38,147
25/08/99    Coventry City            Away PL  W  2-1     1    22,024 
27/08/99    Monaco - Lazio               ESC  L  0-1     -    15,223
30/08/99    Newcastle United         Home     W  5-1     1    55,190
11/09/99    Liverpool                Away     W  3-2     1    44,929
14/09/99    Croatia Zagreb           Home EC  D  0-0     -    53,250
18/09/99    Wimbledon                Home     D  1-1     1    55,189
22/09/99    Sturm Graz               Away EC  W  3-0     -    16,480
25/09/99    Southampton              Home     D  3-3     1    55,249
29/09/99    Marseille                Home EC  W  2-1     -    54,276
 3/10/99    Chelsea                  Away PL  L  0-5     2    34,909
11/10/99    Sir Alex Testimonial     Home F   L  2-4  LEGENDS 54,842      
13/10/99    Aston Villa              Away WC3 L  0-3     -    33,815
16/10/99    Watford                  Home PL  W  4-1     2    55,188
19/10/99    Marseille                Away EC  L  0-1     -    57,745 
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Away     L  1-3     3    36,072
27/10/99    Croatia Zagreb           Away EC  W  2-1     -    30,000
30/10/99    Aston Villa              Home PL  W  3-0     2    55,211
 2/11/99    Sturm Graz               Home EC  W  2-1     -    53,745 
 6/11/99    Leicester City           Home PL  W  2-0     1    55,191
20/11/99    Derby County             Away     W  2-1     1    33,370
23/11/99    AC Fiorentina            Away EC  L  0-2     -    40,000
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         N   WCC  W  1-0     -    53,372
 4/12/99    Everton                  Home PL  W  5-1     2    55,193

 8/12/99    Valencia CF              Home EC   19.45
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"

  pp  3/01/2000  Middlesborough         Home PL ???  *No new date yet
  pp 27/11/1999  Sheffield Wednesday    Away PL ???  *No new date yet

 JAN 05-14  Brazil WTC [3-4 games]
06/01/2000  Necaxa (Mexico)          Neut WTC  16.00
08/01/2000  Vasco da Gama (Brazil)   Away WTC  16.00
11/01/2000  South Melbourne (Australia) N WTC  16.00
Final? 14/01/2000

15/17? /01/2000  Leeds               Away PL   15.00  
24/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   20.00  "live on sky"
 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
 1/03/2000  FC Girondins de Bordeaux Home EC   19.45 
 4/03/2000  Liverpool                Home PL   11.30  "live on sky"
 7/03/2000  FC Girondins de Bordeaux Away EC   19.45 
11/03/2000  Derby County             Home PL   15.00
15/03/2000  AC Fiorentina            Home EC   19.45
18/03/2000  Leicester City           Away PL   15.00
21/03/2000  Valencia CF              Away EC   19.45 
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 Final


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Keane deal on Tuesday «« It is looking increasingly likely that Roy Keane will sign a new contract for Manchester United, possibly by Tuesday. The Republic of Ireland star is ready to put pen to paper and unless something goes terribly wrong at the last stage of negotiations, everything will be sorted out on Tuesday. Keane dropped a huge hint two weeks ago when he revealed that new talks were about to take place and he was "hopeful something positive" would come out of them. In a pre-Valencia interview, he has said he hoped everything would be sorted out before the Champions' League game on Wednesday night and with his representative due to meet with United's financial controllers tomorrow, that looks likely to happen. Keane says he reached a decision last week and is ready to end months of uncertainty. He had refused to sign a new deal at the start of the season saying he would wait until this campaign was over before making up his mind. He would be free to leave the club in the summer under the Bosman freedom of contract rules, and to open talks with other clubs next month, but it looks as if it will not come to that.
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A question of integrity Ian Ridley Sunday December 5, 1999 It is 1 January, 2000. As is his right, Roy Keane signs a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid, committing himself to joining them next season. It is 24 May, 2000. Manchester United are playing Real Madrid in the final of the European Cup in Paris. What should Sir Alex Ferguson do about Roy Keane? Imagine Ferguson's dilemma. His captain has always been committed to the cause, the very heartbeat of Manchester United, indeed. His influence in taking them to another final may well have brought him English football's Player of the Year award that he must have been close to winning last season. What state of mind will Keane be in, however, when facing the club he will join in another month or so? Imagine Keane's dilemma. No one would ever suggest that he would deliberately foul up, but he is in an awkward, no-win position where there is a clear conflict of interests. If he produces his customary wholehearted performance and wins with United, what of the reaction at the Bernabeu when he steps out there for the first time? Or, below par, he flounders as Real win. Will Mancunian fingers point? And what of the attitude in Madrid? They would certainly prefer it if their new man did not play, not only because of the damage he could do to them, but also to himself should he be injured. Would there be pressure behind the scenes on him or his advisers to develop a convenient groin strain? Given such questions, it would be no surprise if Ferguson felt he had to omit Keane, to the anguish of the player, who missed last year's final against Bayern Munich due to suspension. It is certainly a glaring anomaly in a meat market of a transfer system that needs to be re-examined with the explosion of European football. The system of pre-contracts sprang up with the Bosman ruling. Players out of contract the following summer could decide in the January if they wished to remain or move. It meant that the club, or two clubs involved, and the player could plan for the following season. Reasonable enough. The FA were initially concerned, though, by the potential for conflict of interest in domestic football. The PFA pointed out the pitfalls. 'Sometimes Fifa bring in regulations that can put players in conflict with their own national associations,' says Brendan Batson of the players' union. What, for example, if an Arsenal player out of contract should decide to join Manchester United and the two clubs were going for the title; met, in fact, in a crucial fixture in the run-in? Fifa reassured them that pre-contracts applied only to cross-border transfers and chaos was averted. In reality, this Keane scenario has existed since the ruling but it seemed unlikely to happen. Spring saw knock-out competition in Europe and few were the teams involved compared to those who set out in autumn. But now we have a second phase of the Champions' League. Now the potential for players being attached to two clubs, who could well face each other, is increased. It seems likely that the will-he, won't-he Keane saga will mercifully end soon. It has been as tedious in its own way as the summer of Nicolas Anelka, with contradictory stories appearing daily and each statement and piece of body language examined in detail. Yes, Manchester United are eating into those mammoth profits to keep him; hang the wage structure and consequent internal problems it will bring. No, Real's overdraft facility is bigger. Or is it Juventus? If a week is a long time in politics, in football it can be an age between first and last editions of a newspaper. The January man will tell us, possibly before then. And should Keane decide to go, perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson will decide that he had better go now then, rather than have his mind somewhere else for five months, which would make a mockery of Keane's statement that he will definitely be at Old Trafford for this season at least. Keane is the highest profile of the Bosman brigade currently, but how many other players in Europe do we not know about who are contemplating pre-contracts? Can we be sure when we watch Champions' League matches next week that there is no hidden agenda within the game, that some player is not carrying a secret? It is unlikely but are we sure that those acting for Keane have not been talking to Valencia, whom United face on Wednesday, for example? As the tip-of-the-iceberg bungs inquiry revealed, there has always been scope for dodgy transfer dealings, even in the supposed good old, honest English game. And we had a small glimpse of potential conflict-of-interest problems when, acrimoniously, John Gregory left out Mark Bosnich for a game at Old Trafford last season, it being an open secret that the goalkeeper would be joining United on a Bosman in the summer. And as for all the scams in Europe, well, how long have you got? In which case, then, why add to the possibility with such a system that has a capacity for corruption? Once the Keane deal is done, whichever way, perhaps the FA could point out the potential problems to Uefa and Fifa so that guidelines for such situations are drawn up. The PFA would like to see it. 'The football village is shrinking,' says Brendan Batson. 'And this could place players in invidious position.' Then he adds the crucial point that the watching footballing public needs to be certain of: 'We have to make sure that the integrity of the game is above question.'
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Valencia win 2-0 Valencia, Manchester United's opponents in the Champions' League on Wednesday, suffered another blow to their already depleted midfield when Miguel Angulo strained a muscle early in their 2-0 Spanish League win against bottom of the table Sevilla at the weekend. Three other midfielders, the injured Kily Gonzalez and suspended Gerard Lopez and David Albelda, are already out along with Romanian striker Adrian Ilie, who has a gall bladder complaint. In a lacklustre game, striker Juan Sanchez put them ahead in the sixth minute with a header and Argentinian Piojo Lopez added a second in the 70th minute. It was only their fifth win in 14 league games this season. The game was delayed by floodlight failure for more than 20 minutes, midway through the first half.
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United to sell 6000 LMTB's in the new stands In the match programme at OT, United announced their plans for the stadium expansion. The important points are: The extra 12,400 tickets will be sold as follows: 6,400 day tickets to members in accordance with current practice 6,000 as League Match Ticket Books (LMTB's). These will not carry any rights to away games or Cup Final tickets There will be no club class or exec seats. They have decided that to increase the number of season tickets would only increase the "amount of disappointment" when allocating tickets for away games/Cup Finals. Because the LMTB's will not carry any rights to away games/Cup Finals, the situation in respect of season tickets, will therefore remain unchanged. They justify their decision to sell 6,000 as LMTB's, rather than day tickets in the following way: Operational reasons - there would be difficulties in selling an additional 12,400 match day tickets due to the increased number of cup matches and changes in fixture dates plus the sheer volume of the numbers (they obviously haven't considered increasing their office staff!). Within this section, they also mention that they plan to introduce telephone sales. Financial reasons - "This is a significant investment by the Club and to have a guaranteed return each season is sound business practice". The criteria for selling the LMTB's has yet to be finalised and fans are asked not to write to the club until details are issued later in the season. The rest of the page is devoted to a repeat of the letter sent to East Stand Lower residents about the extension of the disabled section and the formation of the "singing end" in West Stand tier 2. Salford Lass
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Personal Match Report by Middleton RED Though my day at Old Trafford would probably be more dissuasive to most people - it usually begins at 7.15 am on Saturday and finishes at 4.45am the next morning after Barney's had enough to drink, though Saturday was the coldest I've experienced whilst selling Red News, not really helped by the fact that I had spent the last week off work with the flu. Also, as there were not enough train tickets for the group, myself, Kerry and a few others had to jib on the way up, which was not really helped by the ultra keen Hector - I was actually saved by the train pulling into Stoke-On-Trent, enabling me to get back to my seat! You would never believe that after sun all the way up from London, that within 20 miles of Manchester snow appeared on the hills and the clouds begin to form and turn a very ominous colour. Still, it didn't actually rain until we got out of the taxi on Sir Matt Busby way at 12.15 - fantastic. The next 3 hours of standing on the bridge through a barrage of rain, hail, snow, sleet and high winds began to make me wonder just what the hell I was doing there when I should be in bed recovering - I even put on a plastic mac at one point, I was that desparate to keep dry. I also had to put up with the odd bit of abuse like the bloke who told me I was a robbing b.....d for selling Red News for £1.50 and tried to offer me £1 - yes Ok £1 will be fine mate, I like a good old barter on a match day - do you do this in WHSmith too? Then after all his moaning he took an extra 50p out of his pocket and gave it to me as if I was making him give up his wordly savings for a fanzine which is cheaper than the program and a much better read. Anyway, notable celebrities this week included, Angus Deaton, Martin Platt and Captain Darling from Blackadder (oh, how I wanted to say the joke!) - not that I've turned into a spotter or anything. By 3pm, I was virtually frozen and so Barney took the rest of the Red News whilst I walked up to the ground, only to find I had severe difficulty in walking, mainly because I couldn't feel my feet anymore. Anyway, thank God there was 5 goals to warm me up or else I would have probably shivered to death such was the lack of warmth in my body. I thought Sheringham and Solksjaer looked superb together - always creating chances from the 1st minute, though Sheringham looked more tired in the 2nd half and with half an hour left and Barney crying out for nine goals, the team seemed content to play out the remainder of the game in the knowledge that it was won. Anyway, as is becoming customary, I left slightly early for the after match sales, passing the new East Stand (or is it a conference centre) glass shell for another 20 minute session in the cold before we gathered together whilst Barney took us on one of his now familiar walks to find a taxi, resulting in us catching a bus as we neared the city centre. A quick beer stop and we were on the train with reserved seats for a change. Just our luck then that the heating shouldn't be working and some of the loudest most irritating Everton fans should also be in the same carriage. There was no other option but to go first class and with the typical Virgin style we arrived in London 40 minutes late. As is customary, the real drinking then started, firstly at Callaghans near Marble Arch where some band was playing until 1am and where Kerry made his usual early exit (probably to watch Fishing USA on TV, though he was muttering something about a flight), and then onto some really naff Sports bar & Club where for some reason about 20 people followed us. By this time, I was out of it, but at least I no longer realised I was ill, having actually taken my coat off. I believe 'We are the Champions' was sung to several times with emphasis place on the 'of the World' bit but I remember little else except tall American girls, spouting crap about giant bugs and arguing about handkerchiefs - oh and falling asleep on some girls shoulder on the night bus home at about 4.30am.
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SOCCER STAR RED-CARDED FROM ROADS England and Manchester United star Andy Cole has been banned from driving for six months. Cole, 28, of Wilmslow, Cheshire, already had nine points on his licence when he pleaded guilty to doing 65mph on the 50mph A34 bypass in Stockport, Greater Manchester. He was given four points and a 500 fine by Stockport Magistrates and was also ordered to pay 35 costs
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Yen for glory By Martin Lipton Arsenal and Manchester United were locked in battle again last night - but this time over the hottest young property in Asian football. Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson are both poised to table £2million bids for Japan midfielder Shinji Ono. Wenger is understood to have already contacted 20-year-old Ono's representatives following the relegation of his club side, Uwara Reds, from the J-League. Now Wenger's greatest rival, the Old Trafford boss, has made firm inquiries, hoping to beat Arsenal to the pin-up boy of Japanese football, although they will be joined in the chase by Italian sides including Juventus, AC Milan, Roma and Bologna, and Dutch giants Ajax. Japan manager Philippe Troussier said last night: 'Sir Alex came to see me last week when he was over here for the Toyota Cup and asked me questions about Shinji. I told him he was ready for the Premiership. 'Shinji is a powerful player, strong and a leader, even at 20. He can play at the highest level anywhere. He can be like Michael Owen or Gianfranco Zola, the skilful little players English football needs.' Despite having just completed only his second professional season, Ono is already being hailed as the finest player to emerge in Japan - better than Perugia's highly-rated Hidetoshi Nakata - and has become the fulcrum of his club side and the national Olympic squad. He made a World Cup debut at 18, against Jamaica in France 98, and this season his four-month absence through a knee ligament injury suffered in an Olympic qualifier against the Philippines was cited as the key reason for Reds' shock relegation. Despite the continental competition, it could come down to a straight fight between Arsenal and United. Ono said last night: 'I believe I've got to go to Europe as soon as possible. I know I've got to work on the physical aspect of my game but I don't think there's anything I can't handle. 'I want to go to a country where football is fun, so I would really like to go to the Premiership because the players there seem to enjoy what they're doing.' Signing Ono would give either United or Arsenal the opportunity to foster his abundant talents while educating him in the different demands of the English game. But it will not be missed by either club that capturing Ono would have huge potential commercial benefits. His massive following in Japan would ensure enormous merchandising spin-offs throughout the Far East.
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