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Date: Wed 10 Nov 1999 24:03 GMT
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This Issue:
2. FT Tonight - Manchester United 0 v 2 Sheff Wednesday - reduced to 9 men
4. DODD MAKES A POINT - FA Academy League
5. Contract killing - Roy Keane  Guardian Fiver
6. Re: CL Watch - Valencia
7. Schmeichel handles successors with care - Guardian



Barry Comment:
Reserves lost agin with 9 men last night!
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The BBC will broadcast live coverage of Manchester United's World Team
Championship challenge in Brazil.

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 Josť Quinton Fortune
26 Massimo Taibi         31 Nicholas James Culkin  33 Mark Antony Wilson
34 Jonathan Greening

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 

Second stage Euro Draw  GROUP B
Manchester United Valencia Bordeaux Fiorentina
Tues Nov 23 
Group B: Fiorentina v Manchester United 
Group B: Valencia v Girondins Bordeaux 
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 

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         Aston Villa   0-1   Southampton           26,474
       Bradford City   1-1   Coventry City         17,587
           Liverpool   2-0   Derby County          44,467
   Manchester United   2-0   Leicester City        55,191
       Middlesbrough   1-1   Sunderland            34,793
 Sheffield Wednesday   2-2   Watford               21,658

             Chelsea   0-0   West Ham United       34,935
    Newcastle United   1-1   Everton               36,164
   Tottenham Hotspur   2-1   Arsenal               36,085
           Wimbledon   2-0   Leeds United          18,747


Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    14   9   3   2  33  19   14   30
 2  Leeds United         14   9   2   3  26  18    8   29
 3  Sunderland           14   8   4   2  24  12   12   28
 4  Arsenal              14   8   2   4  21  14    7   26
 5  Liverpool            14   7   3   4  18  12    6   24
 6  Tottenham Hotspur    13   7   2   4  23  18    5   23
 7  Leicester City       14   7   2   5  23  19    4   23
 8  Middlesbrough        14   7   1   6  19  18    1   22
 9  Chelsea              12   6   2   4  18  10    8   20
10  Everton              14   5   4   5  23  21    2   19
11  West Ham United      13   5   3   5  12  11    1   18
12  Aston Villa          14   5   3   6  13  16   -3   18
13  Coventry City        14   4   5   5  21  16    5   17
14  Southampton          13   4   4   5  20  23   -3   16
15  Wimbledon            14   3   7   4  21  27   -6   16
16  Newcastle United     14   3   3   8  24  28   -4   12
17  Bradford City        13   3   3   7  11  21  -10   12
18  Derby County         14   3   3   8  13  24  -11   12
19  Watford              14   3   1  10  10  24  -14   10
20  Sheffield Wednesday  14   1   3  10  10  32  -22    6

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)
HEAVIEST AWAY DEFEAT:    03/10/99 - Chelsea (0-5)

20-NOV-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Derby C  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
30-NOV-1999 [20:00] Manchester Utd. vs Palmeiras  (Inter Continental Cup, AWAY)
04-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Everton  (FA Premier League, HOME)
18-DEC-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs West Ham  (FA Premier League, AWAY)


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 PL   15.00
23/11/99    AC Fiorentina            Away EC   19.45
pp 27/11/99 ? Sheffield Wednesday  Away PL *No new date yet
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         WCC       20.00
 4/12/99    Everton                  Home PL   15.00
 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"
 3/01/2000  Middlesborough           Home PL   20.00
 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
22/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   15.00
 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   15.00
 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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PARIS BECKONS FOR FINALISTS Manchester United can start dreaming of Paris in the springtime following the announcement that the 1999/2000 Champions' League final will be played at the Stade de France on May 24. If the Premiership hopefuls make it to Paris they will be taking part in the first European club competition final to be staged at the 80,000 capacity stadium, built to host the climax of the France '98 World Cup.
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FT Tonight - Manchester United 0 v 2 Sheff Wednesday - reduced to 9 men http://www.red11.org/miva/reserves/ Kingston Park - Newcastle Manchester United Reserves TEAM: Taibi, Clegg, Higginbotham, O'Shea, Roche, Cruyff, Wellens, Wilson, Greening, Healy(67 Notman), Twiss Bench not used: Culkin, S Rose, Webber, Stewart Mike Phelan team manager TV report from Denmark! Sheff Wed (A) Bright start - I just got home from work only ONE beer Start 18m into match - no sign of the "Old Fart" eating his pies :)) Howie & Hughes in defence for Toon good test for the young REDS 19 0-0 good crowd judging by camera's 20 Wilson bad pass to Jordi 23 Toon attack overhit cross no worries for Taibi - he has not had a shot tom save yet 24 SHOT by TOON Massimo had it covered 26 GOAL! Toon 5 yds out scrappy goal no chance for Taibi 0-1 To be fair Toon have commanded the game so far 29 Newcastle have now livened up even more after going ahead 30 Greening through, cleared 31 REDS first corner 6ft 3 Dutchman "Karelse" in goal takes corner comfortably! 34 Wellens booked 35 Scrappy play 37 Cruyff goes through misses just past the post! Howie booked for challenge 38 SENDING OFF Rick Wellens challenge from behind - a silly frustrated challenge he had to go for 2nd yellow 39 10 men United - Cruyff is booked, this is going to end up a massacre!? 40 Wilson penalised but NOT booked :) 43 Danny offside trying his best 44 Toon defense playing well - Howie blocks again HT 0-1 ..... 46 Greening booked! 47 Healy blasts over bar from free kick 49 Long shot taken nicely by Massimo 53 Still Toon on top passing no good for both sides 58! Healy booked, Greening complains, 2nd yellow for dissent = RED card UNITED down to 9 men! crazy!? This REF is going mad write in now to "Mr Jim Divine" from Cleveland. 61 Healy pen turned down 67 Notman on for Healy 70 Mark Wilson high over the bar, can we still do it 9 versus 11 ?? 71 Lee Roche covers well at the back, has been impressive today at the back 74 Good header close in saved by Taibi 80 Good Goal bottom left past Taibi 0-2, kinda expected, thats 2 goals for Cominelli 81 Lee Roche covers again good play 82 Toon corner shot taken by Massimo 85 Taibi saves again 90 Full time 0-2 Toon go to the top of the Reserves League The match was not exciting to watch, our defence played very well considering their handicap. MOM = ? - not Jim Divine! Pity there were no pies at half time in Denmark I did eat some frikadeller's tho! mmmmmmm THE MAD DANE - Barry barrylee@post3.tele.dk Next Games Saturday H v Everton 18.00 UK Wednesday H v Blackburn 18.30
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THREE GAMES FOR SECONDS Tuesday, November 09, 1999 11:47 While the first team are away, the Reserves will play. That's the plan for this week with Manchester United's bigger stars either rested or on duty for their international sides. In their absence, the second team step into the spotlight to feed the fans' hunger for club results and action. Tonight (Tuesday 9 November) Mike Phelan's side face their toughest match of the season so far, away at Newcastle United. Just a few seasons ago, the Geordies stunned English football by disbanding their reserve team and spending more time on the training ground. Now they're back, and how! Coached by Tommy Craig, they're unbeaten in eight games and top of the FA Premier Reserve League's Northern division. Manchester United, meanwhile, are ninth, having won two, drawn two and lost two. It's not been the best of starts by the Reds, but Newcastle are still looking forward to a big game at Kingston Park, home of the Tyneside town's rugby club. Kick off is 7pm. "Everyone knows about Manchester United and it will be a great thrill for our lads to play against them," says Tommy Craig. Those lads are likely to include senior players Marcelino, Silvio Maric and Stephen Glass. The Reds, meanwhile, could field a full side of young men tried and tested in the first team. Richard Wellens, Luke Chadwick, David Healy and John O'Shea all made their debuts in the Worthington Cup at Aston Villa and are now the backbone of the Reserves squad. Their next two engagements in a busy week will both be at Gigg Lane in Bury, their adopted home. They kick off at 11am on Saturday 13 November against Everton, and then entertain Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday evening, kick off 7pm. All three Reserve team fixtures will be screened live and exclusively on MUTV, the only channel dedicated to Manchester United. For more information, please don't click HERE.
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DODD MAKES A POINT - FA Academy League Monday, November 08, 1999 16:38 FA Academy League U-19: United 1, Liverpool 1 U-17: United 0, Liverpool 0 United's Under-19s pulled it out of the fire with seconds to go when they met Liverpool at The Cliff at the weekend. The referee's watch had ticked well into injury-time when the Reds mounted one last attack down the right. When the ball arrived in the middle, Danny Webber played it back to Ashley Dodd who gleefully cracked home the equaliser. Liverpool had taken the lead in the 32nd minute with a cracking shot from Miles. United had started the game enthusiastically and could have been in front following the opening attack but Webber's shot went wide of the post. Miles and Navarro both failed with good chances for Liverpool. Webber appealed for a penalty early in the second half after he had been taken out by Boardman, but the referee ignored his plea. United's best spell of the game arrived midway through the second half when the Rose brothers, Michael and Stephen, both fired in shots which went within inches of putting the Reds on terms. This flurry of activity paved the way for an interesting finale and the most entertaining segment of the game. United continued to press for the leveller but all appeared lost until Dodd did the trick with precious seconds ticking away. It was a similar story across at Littleton Road where the Under-17s also drew in a match which was badly affected by strong winds. Neither side managed to score, but United's Alan Tate did find the net shortly before half-time only to find his 'goal' had been disallowed. It was the Under-17s' first point in three outings.
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Contract killing - Roy Keane Guardian Fiver Roy Keane is not a man to mince his words. Mince onions perhaps, an essential stage in preparing home-made hamburgers, but words, not a chance. So when he gives two interviews on the same day saying the same thing, something must be up. The United nutball has, of course, been talking twice about his future at Old Trafford. To save you a certain amount of work, we will reprint the his remarks only once. "As much as I love Manchester United I am not going to sell myself short,'' he told the Manchester Evening News today. "I respect the club's position but they have to respect my position as well. From January 1 they will have to move again," he said. Keane suggested that he will speak to the squillions of clubs after his signature at the beginning of next year when his contract allows. "It will give certain clubs the chance to put a package together and then it will come back to United to see whether they can move towards what some of the other clubs can offer me," he revealed with the air of a man who's been on a management training course. Perhaps the Fiver has been watching too many Oliver Stone films very slowly so as to catch the subliminal messages, but we have a feeling something could be up here. With each threat of leaving, Keane turns it back on the United board, challenging them to come up with a big enough offer. He confesses he'd like to stay at United, and knows that one man would pay anything to keep him there: Sir Alex Ferguson BA Hons. Ferguson meanwhile insists that he knows best what Keane plans to do. Could it be that between them, Keane and Ferguson plan to bring the United board to its knees? Probably not, but it's a nice thought.
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Re: CL Watch - Valencia On 8 Nov 99, at 12:21, Terry Dale wrote: > Thought I'd have a snoop around some of the European leagues and see how > our next CL opponents were doing. > Majorca 1 - 0 VALENCIA > This defeat puts Valencia 3rd from bottom of the Spanish League with just > 11 points, half the total of the leaders. However, Valencia easily topped their CL group and the feeling is that they are concentrating heavily on europe. I think they will be the toughest side to beat in our group.... Paul- statman
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Schmeichel handles successors with care - Guardian Former United keeper warns against game overheating - Jim White For a fleeting moment Manchester United's trouble between the sticks seemed over. Thoughts of knock-kneed Italians and lardy Aussies began to fade from the collective consciousness as Peter Schmeichel, owner of the largest pair of hands in United history, was spotted back in town. Rumours of his permanent return to Old Trafford, though, were ill-founded. On Tuesday lunchtime he stationed himself in the Trafford Centre, Europe's biggest shopping mall, just down the road from his spiritual home, to sign copies of his autobiography for more than 500 eager fans and then make himself available to the press. Such is the Hollywood status of footballers these days that his availability to a long line of waiting interviewers amounted to not a second more than the allotted 20 minutes, media advisers armed with stopwatches and tape recorders hovering to ensure their star's prestige was not compromised and several minders with shoulders the width of small aircraft manning all doors. One reporter complained, but through all the palaver spinning round him Schmeichel remained remarkably calm, sanguine, unfailingly attentive and polite. Rather at odds, indeed, with the image he used to project in moments of crisis in the United defence when, nose aglow, he would scream, bawl and howl. And that was just at team-mates. But then that was the reason he left, to escape the debilitating pressure that life at the top of the Premiership had become. To enjoy life again somewhere warmer and less frenzied. So how was he finding things at Sporting Lisbon? Had he, for instance, yet learnt Portuguese to shout at the defence? "I'm learning," he says in his perfect Mancunian-edged English. "One or two of them don't speak English. Or Danish, surprisingly. And it has cost us goals because of communication problems. So it's my responsibility to learn their language." However many goals he has leaked he looks very relaxed. Life, then, appears to be the breeze he had been anticipating after the hurricane of winning the treble. "I'm enjoying it, but it's been a very, very difficult start," he says. "The coach had five games, then he was sacked. Then the entire board stepped down, and they haven't appointed anyone until a new board is elected. So we're without leadership. "It all started because we played a very bad game against someone we were supposed to beat and we drew 1-1. The fans reacted very badly. They threatened the directors physically; they escaped into the boardroom and had to stay there until about three in the morning. They are very passionate people about football." Blimey, and he thought there was pressure in England. "It's a different kind of pressure," he says. "It's not a more relaxed environment, no way. We train longer, we have to go and stay in a hotel the night before games, so it's not like I have tons more time, it's not that. But I feel a big, big physical difference. I wake up every morning fresh, no pains anywhere. Whereas in England by this time in the season I'd have pains. When I finished the World Cup last year, 12 days later I was back in training. That season went from the July 24 to the June 11. That's 10 months, two games a week. You get the picture. "I don't think it's just the English system overheating, it's the whole system: there's more Champions League, there are more nations now, that means more international games, more qualifiers. I think everyone in football, they'll all have to sit down and face this problem: we're overexhausting our players, we are going to pay the price in terms of quality." But surely, for anyone involved in United's treble run last season, the intensity was part of the excitement? "Definitely," he says. "But you're talking about Juventus in the European semi-final with Arsenal in the FA semi the next week and in between Chelsea in the league. Yes, I loved it. But remember before that there had been three months of hard work, of games you need to slog through to be in that position to enjoy the icing on the cake. And that is exhausting." Though he is too circumspect to discuss his successors in public, he believes some of United's defensive frailties that have followed his departure are down to the relentless nature of the football calendar. "When you talk about defence, you want to keep the same players all the time," he says. "Of course the treadmill means you're much less likely to keep the same players, it won't be as settled as you would like. That will become a larger problem as they add all these games." Talking of extra games, would the tightness of his schedule allow him to watch his old side play Sturm Graz in a pointless, dead rubber Champions League match that evening? "No, I have to fly back," he says. "When we organised this trip I didn't realise they'd be playing, otherwise I'd have gone. "But what are they doing putting Champions League games on a Tuesday anyway? European matches should be a Wednesday. You know, what's going on with football now?" Peter Schmeichel is not the only one who is wondering. Schmeichel, the Autobiography is published by Virgin, £16.99 Manchester United - The Legend - http://manunited.net
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