WEEKLY "RED"SURVEY: Vote Here  Instant reply!

World Wide Mailing List Archive     Complete NEWS Archive

Click for hundreds of  RED Websites / Swap shop / Meet other United Fans and more!

Html Match Today Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri


Text: Fixtures Today Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri HotNews

E-mail: barry@www.red11.org   Updated Daily 
Compiled by
Barry J. Leeming    Digest Prgram by  William McArthur  Canada
Theatre Of Dreams  Banner's  by Sam Hayward   Download the digest program here!
The Devil's Advocate "REDitorial" commentary by Alex Paylor  "RED sky at night UNITED delight!"

The Dennis Viollet Fund

www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Tue May 11 08:33:21 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Another day in the sun Personal Report by OUR SALFORD LASS
3. Another day in the sun  From: "P.J. Thum" 
4. Fit-again Giggs to return at Blackburn .. Soccernet
5. Blackburn crush Reds (Under 17s fortunately)
6. Keane set for specialist «« 
7. Giggs poised for Ewood clash «« 
8. Bayern clinch title «« 
9. SUAM showdown planned «« 
10. Berg comeback on ice «« 
11. Edwards faces charge «« 


Daily RED Trivia  Tues 11th May 1999:

 Uniteds Stuart Pearson scores for England as they beat Northern Ireland
 4-0 at Wembley.

 Andrei Kanchelskis made his United debut at Crystal Palace. The Ukranian
 flyer won Premiership medals in 1993 and 1994, an FA Cup winners medal in
 1994, a League Cup Winners medals in 1992 and a losers medal in 1994 when he
 was sent off  at Wembley. He made 156  appearances and scored 36 goals between 
 1991-95. Kanchelskis later appeared for Everton, Fiorentina and Glasgow Rangers.

 United complete their second League and Cup'Double' by beating Liverpool
 1-0 in the FA Cup Final at Wembley watched by 79,007. Eric Cantona scored the
 winner in the 86th minute. Team was: Schmeichel, P.Neville, Irwin, May, 
 Beckham (G.Neville), Pallister, Cantona, Butt, Cole (Scholes), Keane, Giggs. 


Barry Daily Comment:
Blackburn on Wednesday, anyone supporting L...s on Tonight!?

RED sky at night BARCE' delight
Enjoy this memorable week, one and ALL!

Survey #46:
Are you going to the European Cup Final in Barcelona?
Yes     30      34.1%
No      58      65.9%
Total votes     88

Barry Comment:
OK so 30% of REDS on the list are going! Judging by the expense this should
be a good turn out!
My Comment on Ticket prices? I have already spent 500 before leaving and
have no tickets!
   ** FANTASY **
IF ONLY OT could step in and sell them for 100 quid  we would all leap for
Stay home for example, watch on TV, then buy a Caddy or Mustang convertable
Barry in coma

Survey #47:
Should the FA introduce a video replay match official?

  Question now open.
Vote here:  http://www.red11.org/miva/survey.mv

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 Masterfan 1999


Latest sound interviews in Real Audio here: 

Everyone who wants the goal in Real Time Video 300k now thanks to RED CAFE!

FA Cup Semi Final Replay
14 April 1999
Manchester United 2:1 Arsenal
 Villa Park
  Download Ryan Giggs Goal! (Real Video: 300K)
Thanks to the Theatre of Dreams


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!

Next games: 
ALL Result/Fixture Index:
If you would like ALL the final fixtures for
UNITED/Arse/Chelsea then go to http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix9899.htm

Next Games:
12 Blackburn (A)  20.00 PL          Live on Sky Sports UK
16 Tottenham (H)  16.00 PL          Live on Sky Sports UK
22 FAC Final Wembley Newcastle  (N) Live on Sky Sports UK
26 European Cup Final Bayern Munich  Nou Camp 

UNITED Stats v All teams:

         Aston Villa   3-4   Charlton Athletic     37,705
    Blackburn Rovers   1-2   Nottingham Forest     24,565
        Derby County   0-0   Coventry City         32,450
             Everton   6-0   West Ham United       40,049
      Leicester City   2-0   Newcastle United      21,125
 Sheffield Wednesday   1-0   Liverpool             27,383
           Wimbledon   0-2   Southampton           24,068

       Middlesbrough   0-1   Manchester United     34,665

*** LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 09/05/99 ***

Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    36  21  12   3  78  36   42   75
 2  Arsenal              36  21  12   3  58  16   42   75
 3  Chelsea              36  19  14   3  53  27   26   71
 4  Leeds United         36  17  12   7  59  32   27   63
 5  Aston Villa          37  15  10  12  51  45    6   55
 6  West Ham United      37  15   9  13  42  53  -11   54
 7  Derby County         37  13  13  11  39  43   -4   52
 8  Liverpool            37  14   9  14  65  49   16   51
 9  Middlesbrough        37  12  15  10  48  50   -2   51
10  Leicester City       37  12  13  12  40  45   -5   49
11  Tottenham Hotspur    36  11  13  12  44  46   -2   46
12  Newcastle United     37  11  12  14  47  53   -6   45
13  Sheffield Wednesday  37  12   7  18  40  42   -2   43
14  Everton              37  11  10  16  42  45   -3   43
15  Wimbledon            37  10  12  15  40  60  -20   42
16  Coventry City        37  11   8  18  37  49  -12   41
17  Southampton          37  10   8  19  35  64  -29   38
18  Charlton Athletic    37   8  12  17  41  55  -14   36
19  Blackburn Rovers     36   7  12  17  37  51  -14   33
20  Nottingham Forest    37   6   9  22  34  69  -35   27


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
17/04/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Home     W  3-0     1    55,270
25/04/99    Leeds United             Away     D  1-1     2    40,255
01/05/99    Aston Villa              Home     W  2-1     1    55,189
05/05/99    Liverpool                Away     D  2-2     2    44,702
09/05/99    Middlesbrough            Away     W  1-0     1    34,665


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 Finals 
Manchester United v Juventus  4-3agg 3-2 [1-1]
Bayern Munchen v Dynamo Kiev  4-3agg 1-0 [3-3]

Venue Camp Nou (Estadi FC Barcelona), Barcelona, Spain 
Date Wednesday 26 May 1999 Kick-Off 20.45 CET (19.45 GMT) 


Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Another day in the sun Personal Report by OUR SALFORD LASS I'm afraid this unseasonal weather (for the North of England, anyway) is getting to all of us - players and fans alike. Arriving at the Riverside, in the sun, it was difficult to remember just how important this game was - it was a wierd atmosphere all the way through really, both on and off the pitch. It felt more like an end-of-season, after-we've-won-the-Championship-and-we're-waiting-to-be-presented-with-the- trophy stroll, than virtually a Championship decider. We arrived at the Riverside nice and early after an uneventful journey on the coach. The name of the stadium conjures up visions of the countryside, of gently lapping water and flowers, of trees and birds. The Riverside is actually in the middle of a nightmare landscape of building works, factories and docks - certainly not pretty by any stretch of the imagination! Still, the natives are definately more friendly than the inhabitants of Merseydive on Wednesday - even the police and the stewards were laughing and joking with fans and wishing us luck at Wembley! One of the coppers looked very familiar - it appears the Sausage Man has found a way of following United without having to pay to get into the ground! After an excellent pie and a hug from Graham, we went to find our seats. This is the first time I have been to the Riverside and I have to admit that I quite like it - nice ground (although, as the son-and-heir said - it looks like Derby with red seats) and excellent views from the away section. We were down near the front, close to the corner, just where I like to be! We were also next to, and above an entrance, so I was able to amuse myself by walloping unsuspecting list members on the head as they walked by. The strange atmosphere of the day was added to by the lack of aggro between the two sets of fans. Whilst there was one Bayern Munich flag on display, the majority of the Boro fans didn't seem able to find the usual level of hatred for United that most opposition fans manage. Since we don't really give a damn about their club (except as a resting place for ex-United players, of course), there was very little chanting between the two sets of fans. Once we got close to kick-off time, the DJ started his little act. Now I'm willing to have a go at most things to try and get an atmosphere going, but if ever we get to this stage at OT, I will stop going! First of all, he went round the stands, asking for a cheer from each. Then he organised a Mexican wave. The Boro fans, like little automatons, did exactly as they were told! Of course all his little plans broke down when the cheering and wave arrived in our bit, since we were determined to be party poopers and chanted United instead! He tried again with the same result and then gave up! All us naughty United fans refusing to join in like good boys and girls, we'll be getting a reputation next! The last couple of minutes before kick-off were spent playing very loud music, with choreographed clapping from the crowd! I'm sorry to those of you who enjoy this sort of thing, but I just found it all hilarious! For the rest of the game, the PA announcer kept asking us to "remain seated" (a bit difficult that one, since I hadn't been sat down in the first place!) and we ignored him by standing to attention - except at half-time, of course, when we sat down for a rest! A number of senior stewards were scooting around getting annoyed, but in the main the police and stewards near us just chatted and joked with us throughout the game - one policewoman even received a number of proposals! Once the game started, the relaxed atmosphere slowly evaporated in our bit of the ground as we watched a very sloppy performance from some of the United players, particularly the midfield. Losing Keane after 25 minutes didn't help, neither did being denied a perfectly legal goal and our players getting booked for everything whilst theirs got away with everything. Playing Yorke and Sheringham together didn't work either - they are too alike and we needed a out-and-out goal scorer up front - we looked much better once Cole came on, but that was pretty late in the game. We were getting more and more frustrated and it relief rather than celebration that greeted Yorke's goal to put us in the lead. The fact that it was off-side is neither here nor there (it was fun though, listening to the Boro fans singing "One-nil to the referee"), it was simple justice for the goal we should have had earlier. Soon after, the whistle blew for half-time and we got to sit down and rest our weary feet. The best atmosphere of the day was down behind the seats at half-time, with everyone singing "Dwight Yorke, wherever you may be" and "Yip Jaap Stam". I was hoping for a deluge of goals in the second half, but it was not to be. We put some very good moves together, and looked a lot better than in the first half, but the moves broke down over and over again once we got into the box, with seemingly no-one prepared to actually have a shot at goal. But we were better than in the first half, so we were feeling in celebratory mood singing "We shall not be moved", "Wemberley, Wemberley" and the Stam song. When Coley came on, we looked much better - with better movement and playing much more attacking football, but still nothing would actually go in. The last 10 minutes were agony - end-to-end football where you are screaming your team on one minute and scarcely able to look the next. I was convinced they would score in the last minute, like Charlie did on Wednesday, but thankfully that wasn't to be, and we managed to end the game still in the lead. Once the game was over, the Boro team did a rather dispirited lap of the pitch. It all seemed to be more for forms sake than anything, since about a third of the Boro fans had already left the stadium. Most of us stayed, however, and the sounds of "Oh Gary, Gary - Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary Pallister" and "One Bryan Robson" rang around the Riverside from the away end. Hope you were listening Charlie!! Once out of the stadium, it was a 2 mile walk back to the buses and then off back to God's Own County, once we had traversed the wastes of Yorkshire without incident. Man of the match? Two today - Stam as always (this is getting boring!), but also Superstar who had an excellent game in central defence with Stam. Since Maysie is one of my favourite players - his recent return to form makes me very, very happy! Indeed, I thought the whole defence was excellent - with both Gary Neville and Irwin also having good games. Hopefully, we can find a little more urgency on Wednesday night. It is going to be very weird cheering Leeds on tomorrow night, but I will gird my loins and do it for the sake of Manchester United! Copyright © 1999 by OUR SALFORD LASS. All rights reserved. Not to be reproduced without permission of the author
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Personal Report by RED KELLY The first of a trilogy which will decide the destiny of this season's Premiership title was played out at the Riverside yesterday. The gunners from Wenger, the holders of the crown had gained the ascendancy over the last couple of weeks, but will they be able to stand the heat when it's turned up to boiling point? The Wizard Vader's rebel forces massed on Teeside ready to do battle. The Red Army arrived in their thousands to support the main attacking group. The time was now, the rival factions in place. Four of us set off around midday and belted like hell up the M1. The journey was uneventful until we reached the A1 when we suddenly came to a halt. Whatever it was hadn't long happened as the queue was short. On the opposite carriageway we could see a fire engine and fire fighters running across the road. On our side we soon became aware of what had caused the hold up. A car had over turned and spilled it's occupants out onto the central reservation. The car was crushed at the front and lying on it's roof. Everyone had escaped but there were obviously fears for at least one of them as a concerned group crouched around someone lying on the grass - we can only hope, whoever they are, that they survived. We sped on our way more than a little shocked, but grateful it hadn't been us. We arrived on the outskirts of the Middlesborough at around 3pm. We could see the Riverside from where we parked opposite the station. There was still time for a swift pint or two in a local hostelry, but which one to choose was the tricky question. "Club Bongo International" seemed a definite no go area. The occupants were already spilling out onto the street and looked extremely hostile. The next pub seemed better although as we went in I had my doubts. We soon learned that nearly every male in Middlesborough looks as though they have just been in a fight. Most were friendly though and we encountered no trouble whatsoever from them. This time it was Nigel who we voted as spokesperson as he could muster up a fairly convincing Teeside accent, the rest of us were less than useless at it. We stayed inside the pub for half an hour or so, long enough to see the end of the Bradford Wolves game on TV. It was a nail biting finish to that game which won them their first promotion in well over 70 years and we win wondered what was in store for us. The locals seemed up for the job but none too confident of getting a result against the marauding rebel forces so we assured them the true Reds would prevail! Outside things were hotting up. The local police had arrived in great numbers on horseback, foot and in vans. We were told there were hundreds of them outside waiting for the Manchester trains to arrive. The horse right outside the pub window was very agitated and so was the rider. It was obviously time to leave. The road was littered with police and the sound of barking dogs filled the air. We were herded out of the pub and barged down the road towards the ground with less than subtle words from the main man in charge. They really know how to handle a non incident this lot. Once away from the main road we wandered peacefully down to the Riverside past the shipyard cranes and waste ground and chatted happily with the Boro fans. Outside the ground there were a number of familiar faces and inside a few more. The atmosphere was strained with apprehension but the noise was building to a crescendo. My seat was on the very front row directly behind the goal and soon I was joined by BDS who's seat was elsewhere, but that's never bothered anyone before. As it turned out there was a spare two seats away so no worries! We had a gangway about five feet wide in front of us which was patrolled by stewards and police, but despite announcements to the effect that the Riverside is an all seater stadium and we should abide by that, we were allowed to stand without question all the way through. they did take exception to anyone smoking though as it is a non smoking area and one Red who was rather the worse for wear nearly got himself thrown out. But by enlarge the stewards were an amenable bunch who left us alone. Peter was down at our end in the first half and as the game started we knew it was going to be no easy win. Boro had decided they weren't going to lie down for us as they had for the Arse so it started as an end to end game and that's how it carried on. It was going to be a nervy hour and a half. After only a few minutes Keano came out of a tackle limping and we feared the worst, but he seemed to run the problem off. After about 15 minutes we were celebrating a goal. From where I was, looking through the back of Peter's net, I couldn't see a damn thing and only knew the ball was in the net because the rest of our stand went up, so down on the front row we celebrated too. We were late responding to the goal; and late again to the fact it had been disallowed, our celebrations were still going on! Having not seen the goal in the first place we weren't in a position to judge but it didn't stop us questioning the decision - well, you have to, don't you. We carried on singing our songs and making a hell of a noise. It may be that the acoustics at the Riverside are exceptional but the Wizard couldn't have had any complaints yesterday. United were dominating but then Keano went off. he'd been limping on and off since about the fifth minute and had obviously aggravated the injury. Almost immediately Summerbell the baby cheese, burst into the box and sent a shot past Schmeichel which shaved the post. It woke the Boro fans up and a Bayern flag over to our left fluttered into life. It scared us half to bloody death and we hoped there was no more of that in store as our hearts would be hard pushed to cope. The Boro boys were great lumbering giants up front and we were thankful that Yip Jaap and David May were playing well together to help keep them under control. The half was nearing it's close when Becks took a free kick down by the edge of their box. The ball was punched clear by Schwarzer and fell to Nicky. We could just about see him lob it back over to Teddy and then to Yorkie and in the back of the net. This time the celebrations were fulsome and uninterrupted. The whistle went and Peter raised his fist to us in triumph as he left the pitch. The five foot gap at the front was full of dancing screaming and shouting lunatics who carried on the celebrations throughout half time. Back beneath the stands the noise was now defeaning. "We shall not be moved" echoed round the corridors, through the toilets and the bars as the Red hoards went mad. Everyone massed round the TV sets and watched the replays of the two 'goals' and Richard joined us stuffing a huge piece of Pizza in his face - I bet some of it still lingers round his mouth even now! Looking around you could see the anticipation etched into everyone's face ready for the second half, but we nearly missed the start of it! As soon as we heard the tannoy whipping up the locals there was a mass exodus from below the stands. The Boro fans were still howling at the ref for his poor decision. They obviously hadn't bothered to watch the replays at half time or they would have seen that they should have been 2-0 down and not 1-0. The second half was a replica of the first except United were now attacking our end and for long periods controlled the game. There were several near misses in front of us and we seemed to spend the whole half darting back and forth to the railing at the side of the pitch trying to will the ball in the net. It eased our tension anyway. We kept ourselves sane singing all the songs we could think of but towards the end I was continuously wiping away the sweat from my palms. It was a slender but precious lead, that even though we dominated most of the game it always looked vulnerable. When the fourth official held up a board which told us there would be three minutes of time added on we wanted to go over there and throttle the bastard! Some started to sing "United, United top of the league" but BDS and I pleaded with them to shut up and sing anything else but that. After what seemed an eternity the ref blew for fulltime and we screamed our delight and relief. Now we were happy. It hadn't be a rout but it was three points and put us back on top of the table and the pressure back on Wenger and his boys. Now sing the song, now sing we're top of the league, it's OK now!! United trouped off battle weary but happy. Boro stayed on to do their end of season lap of honour and we stayed to applaud Robbo and Pally and they applauded us. Outside the stadium the four of us met up again and set off to walk back to the car. The police were very much in evidence and as we had heard of a possible rumble after the game they were obviously well informed. Then a number of lads appeared from the top of a grassy bank to our left pursued by police and from that moment on chaos ensued. If we thought it was bad at Leeds the other week, it was nothing compared to this. Police horses charged down the road, their riders shouting at people to "get out of the way". Some did, some couldn't. The result of one of these charges was a father being parted from his 13 year old son - his crime was having sworn at the police because he was concerned about his son being barged out of the way. The consequence was that he was banged up in the van with his son left outside and no amount of pleading would change the situation. Sensitive policing eh? We tried to continue walking and not get involved but it was difficult. The situation to our left continued and developed into a battle. We kept walking straight but we were very close to the action - too bloody close for comfort. In truth we were more concerned with the police than anyone else. Finally we managed to get through the fencing and on to some waste ground just before the riot squad came down the road behind us. We heard the "hup, hup, hup" and the clacking of heavy boots on tarmac and turned around to see a line of police in full black riot gear with shields and truncheons at the ready power running shoulder to shoulder and mowing down anyone unlucky enough to be in their way. They were focused only on what was directly in front of them, their eyes almost glazed over. They were unaware of those of us who had sneaked through the fence, as we stopped to see what was going on. Yet another war zone at an away game, but apparently the Boro boys had waited in ambush in a tunnel the other side of the grassy bank. Pity no-one had thought of blocking off the tunnel to prevent this sort of thing happening. Surely prevention of a possible incident would have been more productive. Once again we wandered away from an opposition ground to the sound of barking dogs and wailing sirens with one thought in our minds - to get out of this land that time forgot and back to civilisation. Copyright RED KELLY 1999
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Another day in the sun From: "P.J. Thum" The Boston Reds drank and celebrated like we'd won the league. Perhaps it was meeting no less than 2 hours before the 4pm showing to get a few extra pints in that did it, but in any case, the atmosphere is the Plough was incredible yesterday. There were no less than 9 of us present and we made more noise than I have ever heard us make, much of it directed at the only Boro fan in the pub. We also had a special guest star, Robbie Fowler himself, who for some reason gave his name as 'Mike' until a few beers cured him of that. By the end of the game, we were singing, "One Robbie Fowler, there's only two Robbie Fowlers, three Robbie Fowlers!" and spilling beer all over the place. Other songs that got aired included "Oh Gary, Gary - Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary Pallister", "One Bryan Robson" everytime the TV showed Robbo, "Keano's f.....g magic", "Superstar" when David May made a great tackle to stop a Boro attack, Sean's "All you need is Schmikes", and many other songs, which I don't remember (I think the pint glass in my hand has something to do with my memory loss). Perhaps one of the other Boston Reds can fill you all in. The half time highlights show featured some great goals including Giggsy's goal against the Arse, which led to a recurrent chorus of "Ryan Giggs, Ryan Giggs, running down the wing." Everytime I look back at a game, I always find it that a group of men (and the occasionally woman) with such disparate personalities from all walks of life can get together once or twice a week and yell at a TV for no real reason. After all, it's not like the players can hear us, can they? But come the next game, you can be sure I will be the again with the rest of the Boston Reds, yelling at the poor, innocent TV. See you all on Wednesday, lads! One last thing: (deep breath) Go Leeds!!! --PJ
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Fit-again Giggs to return at Blackburn .. Soccernet By John Drayton Tuesday, May 11, 1999 Manchester Uinted winger Ryan Giggs is likely to make his comeback in the vital Premiership match at Blackburn tomorrow night, but Roy Keane looks certain to lose his race to be fit. Giggs has recovered from the ankle injury picked up against title rivals Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-final replay win at Villa Park four weeks ago. He said yesterday: 'I've been training for the past couple of days and hopefully I will be involved in some way.' Keane received his ankle injury in the early stages of United's 1-0 win at Middlesbrough on Sunday, a victory which took them back to the top of the Premiership on goals scored. The Republic of Ireland midfielder, who went off after 25 minutes, saw a specialist yesterday and spent the rest of the day in the treatment room. However, United assistant manager Steve McClaren reckons it is too early to give Keane a target for his return to the side. 'He had X-rays this morning and they're clear,' said McClaren. 'Now it's a case of assessing the injury, getting the swelling down and putting a time on how long he will be out.' McClaren said that the injury was not the same as the problem which sidelined Giggs. 'It's not like Ryan's injury - this was a kick and a twist so the full extent of the injury won't be known for a couple of days.' Also missing from the United line-up at Ewood Park will be the former Blackburn defender Henning Berg, who returned from Norway yesterday to have more treatment on his knee injury. Fellow defender David May, who joined United from Rovers in 1995, is likely to start the game on the substitutes' bench.
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Blackburn crush Reds (Under 17s fortunately) KIDS CRASH OUT Monday, May 10, 1999 10:31 Jimmy Davis scored in extra-time for United's Under-17 side in the Academy play-off semi-finals against Blackburn on Saturday. Unfortunately, Blackburn scored an amazing five goals in the half-hour added period. Brian Kidd's boys were 2-0 up after four minutes of extra-time, so the team who only lost one game in the usual league season have nothing to show for their impressive record this year. Let's hope it's not an omen as the senior team face Blackburn in a vital Premiership match on Wednesday night.
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Keane set for specialist «« They may be back at the top of the table after their 1-0 win at Middlesbrough yesterday but Manchester United have been struck another major blow on their way to the treble. Roy Keane will see a specialist this morning to analyse the extent of the damage to his ankle following a tough challenge yesterday, but with players suspended for vital games and the injuries refusing to go away there is some good news coming out of Old Trafford. Ryan Giggs says he will be fit enough to face Blackburn in Wednesday's showdown at Ewood Park. That game against Brian Kidd's side could be a two-way decider in the race for the title. Blackburn know they have to win to keep alive their slim chance of staying in the Premiership, if they lose they are relegated. However, if Arsenal win at Elland Road tomorrow night the same applies to United who would have to beat the 1995 Champions to stay the pace with the Gunners. On the other hand if Arsenal lose to David O'Leary's side the spotlight will brighten for Alex Ferguson. A win for United at Ewood would put them three points ahead of Arsenal with one game remaining. Everything will be decided on Sunday when Tottenham come to Old Trafford but the chances of Keane making either game look slim. Assistant boss Steve McClaren said: "We don't know the full extent of Roy's injury, but knowing the player he will be back in training straightaway. "We don't think it's anything serious and we're hoping that he will be fit to face Blackburn on Wednesday." He limped away from the Riverside Stadium on crutches, in similar style to Giggs, who last played on April 14. If it takes Keane the same length of time to recover, then his season is over. He is already unlikely to figure in either of this week's games and with the FA Cup Final just twelve days away it could be a bitter blow for the Republic of Ireland skipper who is already suspended for the Champions' League Final on May 26. Incidentally, if it does go to the wire and United beat Tottenham and win the title it would be the first time they had clinched a championship in front of their home supporters since 1965. The game that clinched things that year was a 3-1 home win over Arsenal and they pipped Leeds to the title on goal average!
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Giggs poised for Ewood clash «« Ryan Giggs is confident of stepping back this week and reckons he will be back to peak fitness by the time United face Newcastle at Wembley. The Welsh star, whose super-goal put United through to the FA Cup Final, has been out of action since the semi-final replay against Arsenal at Villa Park. Regarding winger Giggs, United assistant Steve McClaren said: "Ryan's close at the moment and he's progressing well. "He's been doing light training and over the weekend he trained quite hard. We hope to have him for the run-in." United need Giggs to provide his threat to opposition defences and know they can rely on him to come up with crucial goals when it matters. His last minute equaliser at Old Trafford kept live their Champions' League hopes in the first leg against Juventus and that 'goal-of-the-season' against Arsenal was his tenth of the campaign. Giggs stepped back to full training on Friday, but it was too late for him to feature against Middlesbrough yesterday. He will have another full workout today and tomorrow and looks certain to be back in the line-up for the make-or-break game at Blackburn on Wednesday night.
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Bayern clinch title «« Champions' League opponents Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title yesterday, taking the pressure off their squad for the remainder of the season. The Germans efficiently sewed up their 15th domestic title en route to their fifth European Cup final appearance, against the Reds later this month. Ottmar Hitzfeld's side can now rest key players for the next couple of weeks ahead of the big game on May 26.
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: SUAM showdown planned «« Even though the B-Sky-B takeover deal has been brushed under the carpet, the supporters groups opposed to the bid, plan to stick around. SUAM - Supporters United Against Murdoch - which rallied opposition to the takeover and contributed to it being thrown out by the Department of Trade and Industry, are continuing their efforts to preserve the independence of Manchester United. Changing their title to simply 'Supporters United', they hold their inaugural meeting this Sunday ahead of the game against Tottenham at Old Trafford and are urging more ordinary fans to buy shares in the club. They have also asked existing shareholders to donate their latest 0.55 pence a share dividend to SU's funds. Anyone interesting in attending Sunday's meeting should go along to The Beer Trading Company in Mosley Street, Manchester on Sunday at 1.15pm.
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Berg comeback on ice «« One player who will miss that game will be former Rovers defender Henning Berg who has been struggling to recover from a knee ligament injury for the last month. The Norwegian is out for the season although the club are yet to confirm everybody's worst fears. He was injured during the 1-1 draw with Juventus at Old Trafford on April 7, and had a recurrence of the injury a fortnight ago when he took a knock during a training session. It could be a night of mixed emotions for Berg and David May who also played at Blackburn before moving to Old Trafford. May is likely to be on the bench as Jaap Stam and Ronny Johnsen continue in the centre of the defence.
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Subject: Edwards faces charge «« Martin Edwards could face a charge of bringing the game into disrepute following alleged comments he made about David Elleray's refereeing at Anfield on Wednesday night. The Harrow official was criticised by Edwards and Alex Ferguson following the controversial decisions which, according to Fergie, 'handed the game' to Liverpool. But, although his manager escaped any rap, Edwards is heading for trouble after his ill-advised outburst. He allegedly said: "If Arsenal or Chelsea win the title by one or two points, I trust they will strike a special commemorative medal for Mr Elleray because he will have done it for them."
Tonight Arse then United tomorrow: Click on table for details!

Pic Link today is http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix9899.htm

To receive this Daily News by email each day:

Subscribe / Unsubscribe

by WWW:

- OR -

By E-mail
List-Unsubscribe: MufcDailyNews-unsubscribe@ONElist.com

Other RED Mail Lists:
"MUFC + Premier STATS" after matches:
Subscribe/Unsubscribe e-mail to:
Mufcstats-subscribe@onelist.com        - Subscribe's to the list
Mufcstats-unsubscribe@onelist.com      - Unsubscribe

"REDitorial Mail List"
Subscribe/Unsubscribe e-mail to:
red_devils_advocate-subscribe@onelist.com       - Subscribe's to the list
     - Unsubscribe

To debate ALL subjects about Manchester United Football Club we at Simplenet recommend:
The "RED-DEVILS MAIL LIST" all subscription requests to: <RedDevils-subscribe@onelist.com >

+ "THE INTERNATIONAL MANCHESTER UNITED MAILING LIST" <listserv@listserv.indiana.edu>  
 Write the command: sub mufc (your_name)

Webmaster e-mail: barry@www.red11.org

Singalong Calypso available here: mp3

          If ever they are playing in your town
          You must get to that football ground
          Take a lesson come to see
          Football taught by Matt Busby
          Manchester, Manchester United
          A bunch of bouncing Busby Babes
          They deserve to be knighted

You need a Java-capable web browser to see the applet.

"RED HOT" News-wire NOW!
Manchester United FC:
Theatre Of Dreams Website Index:
Sound Interviews MUFC Quiz Results News WhosWho Archive Pics Statistics
Reserves Squad Trophy's History Munich Webring Editorial Guestbook + Read

AlexFerguson Beckham Berg Blomqvist Butt Clegg Cruyff Cole Giggs Irwin Johnsen Keane
May  NevilleG NevilleP Schmeichel Scholes Sheringham  Solskjaer  Stam  Yorke

Fast Search this Website www.red11.org


narrow-org-thissite.gif (356 bytes)narrow-org-theweb.gif (352 bytes)