www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Sat 18 Dec 1999 17:32 GMT+00:00
1. West Ham 2-4 Manchester United
2. Sheringham signs one-year deal
3. Posh wants Keane deal for David
4. French newspaper says Rivaldo to edge out Beckham
5. The new man who may threaten Edwards' ambitions
REDS dominated today's first half scoring 3 times.
End to end stuff which made for a very exciting
match. Personal match reports will be in tomorrows news.
We're back on top of the league!
News for Oz fans:
ABC Shops in Australia have a video of the treble.
These can be brought online from www.abc.net.au
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* UK TV info: BBC TO COVER UNITED'S BRAZIL MISSION
The BBC will broadcast live coverage of Manchester United's World Team
Championship challenge in Brazil.
Champions League Url: http://www.red11.org/champ
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
1999/2000 UEFA Champions League Second Group-Match Stage - Group B
Group B P W D L F A Pts
Fiorentina AC 2 1 1 0 2 0 4
Manchester United 2 1 0 1 3 2 3
Valencia CF 2 1 0 1 3 3 3
Bordeaux 2 0 1 1 0 3 1
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 Girondins Bordeaux v Fiorentina 0-0
Manchester United v Valencia 3-0
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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Mark Bosnich's Personal Details
MANCHESTER UNITED STATS v ALL teams on the Web
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!
*** RESULTS ON 18/12/99 ***
Arsenal 1-1 Wimbledon
Aston Villa 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Bradford City 2-0 Newcastle United
Leicester City 0-1 Derby County
Liverpool 2-0 Coventry City
Middlesbrough 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Sunderland 2-0 Southampton
Watford 1-3 Everton
West Ham United 2-4 Manchester United
*** FIXTURES ON 19/12/99 ***
Chelsea v Leeds United
*** VERY CONDENSED LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 18/12/99 ***
Man Utd 17 39
Leeds 17 38
Sunderland 18 37
Arsenal 18 36
Liverpool 18 33
Leicester 18 29
Tottenham 17 27
Middlesbrough 18 27
West Ham 17 25
Chelsea 15 24
Everton 18 24
Aston Villa 18 22
Coventry 18 21
Wimbledon 18 21
Newcastle 18 19
Southampton 17 17
Bradford 17 16
Derby 18 15
Watford 18 11
Sheff Wed 17 6
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 [21:15] Manchester Utd. vs Necaxa (World Club Championship, AWAY)
08-JAN-2000 [21:15] Manchester Utd. vs Vasco de Gama (World Club Championship, AWAY)
*** TEAM RESULTS - MANCHESTER UNITED -
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 W 3-0 - 54,606
18/12/99 West Ham United Away PL W 4-2 1
26/12/99 Bradford City Home PL 15.00
28/12/99 Sunderland Away PL 20.00 "live on sky"
ppd 27/11/1999 Sheffield Wednesday Away PL ? *No new date yet
ppd 3/01/2000 Middlesborough Home PL ? *No new date yet
ppd 15/01/2000 Leeds 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
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
West Ham 2-4 Manchester United
By Mark Bradley, PA Sport Chief Soccer Writer
Manchester United emerged from their self-imposed 10-day
exile from domestic action to produce a devastating three-goal
burst in the opening 21 minutes against a shambolic West
Ham defence at Upton Park.
Dwight Yorke's first goal in two months gave the visitors the
lead after 10 minutes and then a double strike by Ryan Giggs -
the second a majestic volley - looked to have wrapped up the
game before Paolo di Canio pulled a goal back on 25 minutes.
Manny Omoyimni, the West Ham striker whose substitute's
appearance in the Worthington Cup quarter-final against
Aston Villa while being ineligible has thrown the result into
doubt, was not even included on the bench.
West Ham boss Harry Redknapp instead brought Scott Minto
and Marc-Vivien Foe into his starting line-up at the expense
of Javier Margas and injured Joe Cole in a bid to freshen up
his side for their third game in eight days.
For United, striker Andy Cole was a surprise omission even
from the United bench, with Teddy Sheringham taking his
place in the side, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the bench.
When the United squad arrived at Upton Park, David
Beckham - who grew up in East London but has never been
forgiven for moving to Old Trafford - was given police
protection from the coach due to the anticipated abuse he
faced from Hammers fans.
Beckham was vilified by the West Ham fans last season in
the immediate wake of his World Cup red card, and his first
touch was duly met by a crescendo of booing, even if it did
not immediately reach the levels of a year ago.
West Ham boss Redknapp appeared to have made special
plans for coping with United as captain Steve Lomas,
normally to the fulcrum of the midfield, reverted to a
defensive role to man-mark Giggs.
However, after a largely even first few minutes, the home
side soon found themselves overwhelmed in defence.
And to the horror of the Upton Park faithful, it was Beckham
who was the creator of United's opening goal on ten minutes.
He curled in a trademark cross from the right flank straight to
the unmarked Yorke, who had no trouble heading past keeper
The goal was scored in front of the massed ranks of West
Ham fans and their indignation at Beckham and Yorke
celebrating just a few yards away was apparent.
However, there was even worse to come three minutes later
when the entire West Ham defence stood and watched as
Yorke crossed for Giggs to toe-poke the ball home from just a
couple of yards out.
The Hammers attempted to finally get their free-flowing
football going, but apart from a couple of touches by Di Canio
there was little to trouble the United defence.
In truth, West Ham were a complete shambles at the back as
they seemed patently unable to cope not only with United
attacking forays but also with this rare attempt at fielding a
And so, after just 21 minutes the home side found themselves
3-0 down after a wonderful strike by the irrepressible Giggs.
Yorke had twisted and turned inside the penalty area only for
his shot to be blocked but the ball fell to the Welsh winger just
after 25 yards out and he hit the first time volley which riffled
past the bemused figure of Hislop into the net.
The home fans started chanting "what a load of rubbish" but
at least they were handed the faint hope of a life line on 25
minutes when Lomas' long-range free-kick was headed
across goal by Neil Ruddock and there was Di Canio to volley
home under keeper Raimond Van Ver Gouw.
While the Hammers did start to offer more of an attacking
threat, with di Canio firing over the bar soon afterwards, they
were still vulnerable at the back especially to balls played
along the surface in the direction of Ruddock.
Giggs' dangerous cross was deflected just wide and then
Beckham and Marc Keller jumped for a high ball together and
the West Ham midfielder fell to the ground, clutching his face.
Referee Uriah Rennie took no action on that occasion yet he
booked Di Canio for disputing the official's failure to spot
what the Italian believed was a handball.
West Ham needed to keep calm rather than losing their cool
but at least they managed to ensure that United did not score
again before the break, which given the one-sided nature of
the first half-hour was something of an achievement in itself.
HT West Ham 1 Manchester United 3
The considerable depth of United's squad was yet again
shown at half-time when England international Phil Neville
came on to replace Denis Irwin at left back.
And the visitors were immediately back on the offensive with
Hislop having to produce a superb diving save to prevent
Giggs from securing his hat-trick after running unchallenged
for 20 yards before firing in an effort bound for the bottom
corner of the net.
The West Ham keeper also denied Paul Scholes from long
range, while Lomas prevented Giggs from reaching the
rebound and Roy Keane later cannoned a shot into the side
But for all of the United pressure, West Ham somehow
managed to strike back on 52 minutes when Di Canio just
managed to beat the offside trap and sold an outrageous
dummy to go past Van der Gouw and shoot into the empty
Suddenly West Ham were reinvigorated as they flooded
forward in search of an equaliser, brimming with confidence.
Keller had a shot well saved by van der Gouw and Paulo
Wanchope's effort was deflected inches wide but then the
whole complexion of the game changed within the space of a
For a couple of seconds, it looked as if Di Canio was bound to
put the home side level at 3-3 when Wanchope's dummy left
the Italian clear through on goal.
But when he was set up he inexplicably tried to execute a turn
and chip and was left to hold his head in his hands as he
simply managed to lift the ball gently into the keeper's grasp.
As the Italian and many of his team-mates shook their heads
in disbelief, United responded by breaking at the other end and
when Giggs crossed into the box, the entire Hammers defence
was rooted to the spot as Yorke swept in for his second goal
of the game to put United 4-2 ahead.
© PA Sporting Life
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Sheringham signs one-year deal
Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham signed a 12-month
contract extension before kick-off against West Ham today.
The 33-year-old has committed himself to remain at Old Trafford
for another season, turning down the opportunity to move on a a
lucrative Bosman free deal this summer.
Sheringham reportedly turned down offers from Sporting Lisbon,
Fulham and West Ham.
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Posh wants Keane deal for David
Posh Spice has raised the prospect of David Beckham moving abroad one
day and reckons her husband should be on the same wages as Roy Keane.
Beckham's wife was interviewed on BBC Radio One on Friday where she
made no secret of the pair's eventual plans to get out of the country and
move "somewhere sunny".
She said: "I think definitely, some time in the future he would want to go
Her comments tally with various reports which have suggested Beckham
has his sights set on moving to Barcelona at some point in his career.
When asked if her man should be paid more, after Keane's recent wage
hike to £52,000-a-week (before tax), she said: "Certainly, wouldn't you? I
would love to say no, but I'd be lying. I don't know what kind of difference
it's going to make, but I know that David's money should go up though."
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French newspaper says Rivaldo to edge out Beckham
David Beckham was beaten by Barcelona's sensational Brazilian
Rivaldo has been named European player of the year, according to
French newspaper L'Equipe. The Spanish media had already tipped
the 27-year-old for the award ahead of rivals such as David
Beckham and the player confirmed his honour in an interview on
"This trophy is very important to me. It is a goal which every
professional footballer strives for," Rivaldo is quoted as
saying. According to L'Equipe, Manchester United star Beckham
finished second for what has become known as the `Ballon D'Or.'
None of the players who finished in the top three last year -
Zinedine Zidane, Michael Owen or Ronaldo - made it to the top 10
Meanwhile, it was a close run thing but Celtic star Henrik
Larsson has pipped David Beckham in Sky Sports Online Best
Footballer of the Year poll.
Manchester United's Beckham had been leading the field for most
of the way since we started the poll last Monday, but a sudden
surge of Swedish international Larsson admirers saw him amass 31%
of your votes, with Beckham, who has been nominated as European
Footballer of the Year, just behind with 30%.
The duo were well clear of the rest of the field headed by Leeds
United's flying winger Harry Kewell with 17%, while Sunderland
and rising England star Kevin Phillips totalled 14%.
SKY SPORTS ONLINE VOTE RESULT:
BEST FOOTBALLER IN BRITAIN DURING 1999
1.Henrik Larsson 31%
2.David Beckham 30%
3.Harry Kewell 17%
4.Kevin Phillips 14%
5.Dwight Yorke 5%
6.Barry Ferguson 3%
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The new man who may threaten Edwards' ambitions
Saturday December 18, 1999
Roy Gardner is a super-fit, permanently tanned 54-year-old
business executive who has turned British Gas from a by-word for
corporate greed and inefficiency into one of the country's
Gardner, an apprentice and accountant in his early days on the
Concorde project after trials with QPR, ran up Mount Kilimanjaro
in October and raised £70,000 for the Carers National
Association - of which he is president.
A keen golfer in Hertfordshire who lists Annabel's as his club,
Gardner has run the London marathon three times and the New York
marathon once, again for charity. But there is nothing charitable
about his drive for turnover and profit.
Gardner became chief executive of Centrica, the gas supply
business formed from the break-up of British Gas, in 1997 - just
after the public outrage about excessive greed in the former
state monopoly's boardroom.
A highly-polished public performer and networker, Gardner has
transformed the group from the most hated company in the UK to
one that has its fingers in every niche and corner of people's
Centrica has retained more than 15 million gas customers despite
competition from cheaper suppliers - and is on course to have
four million electricity customers by the end of next year. Its
success is such that the government has ordered an inquiry into
why more people have not switched supplier.
But Gardner and his board have steered Centrica into areas like
financial services where its one million Goldfish credit-card
holders are to be offered mortgages, home insurance and
security, plumbing and, in future, telecoms.
Earlier this year, Gardner pulled off a coup by outgunning Ford
and others in snapping up the AA and its 9.5 million members for
The City is entranced by this approach and profits more than
doubled in the first half-year, marking Centrica shares up more
than 50% higher than the Footsie 100 as a whole.
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