WEEKLY "RED"SURVEY: Vote Here  Instant reply!

World Wide Mailing List Archive     Complete NEWS Archive

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
Rate this site at the
Click for man-united.net
search engine

www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Tue Sep 14 1999 03:16:43 GMT
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. A complete guide to Champions League Group D
2. Ferguson's Champions League Headache


Bill's Comment:
Tonight we begin our defense of the European Cup.
There are plenty of injuries, so the lineup is going to
be interesting.  Sir Alex will sort it out.  GO REDS!

*** To date our unbeaten runs stand currently as:
27 games League
40 games League and Cup
35 games domestic League and Cup
figures by Masterfan Paul Hinson


99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at



** TODAY ** [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs NK Croatia  (UEFA Champions League, HOME)
18-SEP-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Wimbledon   (FA Premier League, HOME)
22-SEP-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Sturm Graz  (UEFA Champions League, AWAY)
25-SEP-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Southampton (FA Premier League, HOME)
29-SEP-1999 [19:45] Manchester Utd. vs Marseilles  (UEFA Champions League, HOME)


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

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

13/10/99    ?     WC 3
16/10/99    Watford                  Home PL   15.00
19/10/99    Marseille                Away EC   19.45 
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Away PL   15.00
27/10/99    Croatia Zagreb           Away EC   19.45
30/10/99    Aston Villa              home PL   15.00
 2/11/99    Sturm Graz               Home EC   19.45 
 6/11/99    Leicester City           Home PL   15.00
20/11/99    Derby County             Away PL   15.00
24/11/99    ?     EC
27/11/99    Sheffield Wednesday      Away PL   15.00
30/11/99    Tokyo  Palmeiras         WCC       20.00
 1/12/99    ?     WC 4
 4/12/99    Everton                  Home PL   15.00
 8/12/99    ?     EC
11/12/99    FAC 3 Will not enter ...
15/12/99    ?     WC 5
18/12/99    West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
26/12/99    Bradford City            Home PL   15.00
28/12/99    Sunderland               Away PL   20.00  "live on sky"
 3/01/2000  Middlesborough           Home PL   20.00

 ***** 5-14 /01/2000 Brazil WTC  *****   [3-4 games]

*  8/01/2000  FAC 4 Will not enter ...
12/01/2000  ?    WC sf i
15/01/2000  Leeds United             Away PL   15.00
22/01/2000  Arsenal                  Home PL   15.00
26/01/2000  ?    WC sf ii
* 29/01/2000  FAC 5 Will not enter ...
 5/02/2000  Coventry City            Home PL   15.00
12/02/2000  Newcastle United         Away PL   15.00
* 19/02/2000  FAC 6 Will not enter ...
26/02/2000  Wimbledon                Away PL   15.00
27/02/2000  ?   Wembley WC f
 1/03/2000  ?   EC
 4/03/2000  Liverpool                Home PL   15.00
 8/03/2000  ?   EC
11/03/2000  Derby County             Home PL   15.00
15/03/2000  ?   EC
18/03/2000  Leicester City           Away PL   15.00
22/03/2000  ?   EC
25/03/2000  Bradford City            Away PL   15.00
 1/04/2000  West Ham United          Home PL   15.00
 5/04/2000  ?   EC qf i
 8/04/2000  Middlesborough           Away PL   15.00
*  9/04/2000  FAC sf Will not enter ...
15/04/2000  Sunderland               Home PL   15.00
19/04/2000  ?   EC qf ii
22/04/2000  Southampton              Away PL   15.00
24/04/2000  Chelsea                  Home PL   15.00
29/04/2000  West Ham United          Away PL   15.00
 3/05/2000  ?   EC sf i
 6/05/2000  Tottenham Hotspur        Home PL   15.00
10/05/2000  ?   EC sf ii
14/05/2000  Aston Villa              Away PL   15.00
* 20/05/2000 Wembley FAC f Will not enter ...
24/05/2000  ?    EC f



EC links + Personal diaries here:

 Its the presentation of the European Cup at Nou Camp
  Video including sound   57secs  1.5 meg 


Click On pic - for latest interviews/pics from OT"

Subject: A complete guide to Champions League Group D Tuesday September 14, 1999 How they qualify The top two clubs from each group progress to the next group stage, starting November 23, when clubs from the same country will no longer be kept apart. Results and goal difference in games between clubs finishing level on points will determine which goes through. The third club in each group will go into the draw for the third round of the Uefa Cup. Group D Manchester United (7-2) Marseille (66-1) Croatia Zagreb (150-1) Sturm Graz (250-1) Marseille look ripe for a shock exit: their revival seems to have run aground in recent weeks, the Dugarry drug case still hangs over them and coach Rolland Courbis is under fire. Ossie Ardiles is also under pressure at ambitious Zagreb but he might spring a surprise if his team isn't too traumatised tonight at Old Trafford. Austria's double winners Sturm Graz are rank outsiders. Players to watch: Stéphane Dalmat (Marseille) Josip Simic (Zagreb) Prediction: Group winner Manchester Utd Runner-up Croatia Zagreb Fixtures: Today Man Utd v Zagreb; Marseille v Sturm Graz Sep 22 Sturm Graz v Man Utd; Zagreb v Marseille Sep 29 Zagreb v Sturm Graz; Man Utd v Marseille Oct 19 Sturm Graz v Zagreb; Marseille v Man Utd Oct 27 Zagreb v Man Utd; Sturm Graz v Marseille Nov 02 Man Utd v Sturm Graz; Marseille v Zagreb
Click On pic - for latest interviews/pics from OT"

Subject: Ferguson's Champions League Headache Manchester United will be missing an entire team for their opening Champions League fixture against Croatia Zagreb. Sir Alex Ferguson has no less than 11 players ruled out of the Group D clash - including his two latest signings. Italian goalkeeper Massimo Taibi and French defender Mickael Silvestre, who made their debuts in the 3-2 win at Anfield, are unavailable because they were not signed before the Champions League transfer deadline. Nicky Butt (groin), Roy Keane (hamstring), Jesper Blomqvist (knee), Denis Irwin (Achilles), Gary Neville (groin), Wes Brown (knee), David May (knee) and Ronny Johnsen (knees) have all been ruled out through injury. Ferguson admits it will be difficult to choose his side and he said: "I've a real problem for Tuesday. "I don't have Silvestre, Denis or Gary Neville, although Phil Neville should be all right after he came off with a touch of illness against Liverpool. "It seems the natural thing to bring Michael Clegg in at right back because Ronnie Wallwork is not registered. "We have a problem in midfield and obviously Scholes is OK, Giggs is OK and Beckham is OK so there's three." Ferguson is likely to move David Beckham inside to centre midfield alongside Paul Scholes and deploy Jonathan Greening on the right. He also needs another goalkeeper and Mark Bosnich could face the Croatian champions, who are managed by Ossie Ardiles, after resuming training following his hamstring injury.
Click On pic - for latest interviews/pics from OT"

Subject: G.NEVILLE OUT FOR TWO MONTHS By David Anderson, PA Sport Gary Neville faces two months on the sidelines after Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed that he has torn his abductor muscle. It is the latest injury blow ahead of United's Champions League opener against Croatia Zagreb at Old Trafford. Neville had only just returned from a groin problem when he sustained the injury playing for England in Poland last week. Ferguson said: "Gary Neville will be out for two months now. "It's a complete tear of his abductor and with that kind of injury, you're talking about two months." Ferguson, who has 10 players missing, has had some better news on the injury front and Denis Irwin has recovered from his Achilles complaint and will be on the bench for the Champions League clash at Old Trafford. Mark Bosnich is also fit following his hamstring injury and is vying with Raimond van der Gouw for the goalkeeper's jersey. Michael Clegg will make his full European debut at full-back, while Ferguson claims he may opt for a three-man attack with three in midfield. New signings Massimo Taibi and Mickael Silvestre are ineligible for the competition because they were signed after last week's UEFA deadline. Whatever team Ferguson fields he will expect them to start well and he does not want to give Zagreb the sniff of an upset against the Treble winners. "Croatia Zagreb have a lot of quality and I think it's important in that kind of game to get a start," he said. "No matter what team I play, they've got to get a start." Meanwhile, Croatia Zagreb coach Ossie Ardiles is feeling the pressure ahead the match. The former Tottenham, Newcastle and Swindon manager only took over the Croatian champions in the summer and already his future is being questioned despite recording four wins and three draws. Such are the demands at Zagreb that they expect to win every match and club officials reportedly fined Ardiles and the players after they 'only' drew 1-1 with championship rivals NK Rijeka last week. Ardiles admits he had a sleepless night after that game, but he is trying to forget about the pressure and concentrate on the Group D match at Old Trafford. "After we drew the league game against Rijeka last week, I didn't sleep the whole night because I was afraid for my position," he said. "I thought about our mistakes and how to change them. "We have a great club and it's normal that our supporters are always expecting us to win. "We're playing under great pressure and we have not a God-given right to win. "Not even Barcelona win all their games and it seems that since I first came here, every week someone asks me is my position sure." Ardiles is willing to put his own neck on the line by claiming Zagreb should qualify for the second group phase. Two out of United, Zagreb, Sturm Graz and Marseille will progress with the third-placed team going into the UEFA Cup. Ardiles said: "I expect to qualify and it's a very good group from our point of view. "It is wonderful to be involved in a game like this with Manchester United, who are the champions of Europe, but the point of the exercise is to get to the next round and I certainly think we're more than capable of doing that." Ardiles has also vowed to stick by his attacking principles at Old Trafford. "In a way we are in show business and people pay the ticket prices - and those prices are not cheap - and we must entertain them," he said. "I like my teams to entertain, but I also like to win. "Good results come first and I like my teams to play good football second. "We're not coming here to defend for 90 minutes and any team that comes to Manchester United to do that will lose anyway. "We're certainly not going to do that. Of course we're going to be forced to defend, but we are going to try to push forward and counter-attack at every possible opportunity." Robert Prosinecki sat out the 4-0 win over NK Istra at the weekend because of a muscle strain and the Croatian international playmaker will have a fitness test. Croatia Zagreb (probable): Ladic, Juric, Tomas, Tokic, Biscan, Jurcic, Saric, Mujcin, Cvitanovic, Sokota/Prosinecki, Simic. © PA Sporting Life
Click On pic - for latest interviews/pics from OT"

Subject: BRAZIL DRIVES ME NUTS, ADMITS FERGUSON Sir Alex Ferguson fears his dream of retaining the Champions League could be jeopardised by the World Team Championship in Brazil. Manchester United begin the defence of the trophy they won so dramatically in May against Croatia Zagreb at Old Trafford on Tuesday, but already Ferguson is thinking about Brazil. He is worried that playing in the intense South American heat for two weeks in January will drain his players before they hopefully resume their European campaign in the spring. "The Brazil thing worries me and what it's going to be like over there at that time of the year," he said. "Then we've got to come back and start off our European campaign again and we are mindful of the exertions it's going to put on us. "We don't know what Brazil is going to do to us and I'm only saying I'm fearful of it because apparently that is the hottest time of the year for them in January. "The kick-off times are going to be 4pm because of television. That would suggest that it's going to be a very hot time to start playing if you look at the dehydration and all those things, while the pitches will probably be firm. "We are going into the unknown and we don't know much about the tournament or the quality of the other teams." United have withdrawn from the FA Cup to take part in the inaugural FIFA tournament and Ferguson's comments may rekindle the controversy over their participation. Ferguson feels United's Champions League rivals will benefit from not being involved and he has singled out Barcelona as posing the biggest threat.
Click On pic - for latest interviews/pics from OT"

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

Alex Ferguson Beckham Berg Blomqvist Butt Clegg Cruyff Cole Giggs Irwin Johnsen Keane
May  NevilleG NevilleP Schmeichel Scholes Sheringham  Solskjaer  Stam Van der Gouw Yorke

© 1999 www.red11.org

Fast Search this Website www.red11.org


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