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Date: Wed May 19 22:54:56 EDT 1999
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This Issue:
1. Our finest title of all says Neville
4. Ferguson's final dilemma


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Daily RED Trivia  WED 19th May 1999:

 United draw 0-0 with Racing Strasbourg (France) at Old Trafford in
 the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Quarter-Finals 2nd leg, to proceed on a 5-0
 The attendance was 34,188. Team was: P.Dunne, Brennan, A.Dunne, Crerand,
 Foulkes, Stiles, Connelly, Charlton, Herd, Law, Best. 

 Uniteds Steve Coppell scores for England as they beat Northern Ireland
 2-0 in Belfast in a European Championship Qualifying game.


  4 days  Newcastle     FAC
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UNITED Stats v All teams:


Pos Team                  P  W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    38 14  4  1  45  18   8  9  2  35  19   43   79
 2  Arsenal              38 14  5  0  34   5   8  7  4  25  12   42   78
 3  Chelsea              38 12  6  1  29  13   8  9  2  28  17   27   75
 4  Leeds United         38 12  5  2  32   9   6  8  5  30  25   28   67
 5  West Ham United      38 11  3  5  32  26   5  6  8  14  27   -7   57
 6  Aston Villa          38 10  3  6  33  28   5  7  7  18  18    5   55
 7  Liverpool            38 10  5  4  44  24   5  4 10  24  25   19   54
 8  Derby County         38  8  7  4  22  19   5  6  8  18  26   -5   52
 9  Middlesbrough        38  7  9  3  25  18   5  6  8  23  36   -6   51
10  Leicester City       38  7  6  6  25  25   5  7  7  15  21   -6   49
11  Tottenham Hotspur    38  7  7  5  28  26   4  7  8  19  24   -3   47
12  Sheffield Wednesday  38  7  5  7  20  15   6  2 11  21  27   -1   46
13  Newcastle United     38  7  6  6  26  25   4  7  8  22  29   -6   46
14  Everton              38  6  8  5  22  12   5  2 12  20  35   -5   43
15  Coventry City        38  8  6  5  26  21   3  3 13  13  30  -12   42
16  Wimbledon            38  7  7  5  22  21   3  5 11  18  42  -23   42
17  Southampton          38  9  4  6  29  26   2  4 13   8  38  -27   41
18  Charlton Athletic    38  4  7  8  20  20   4  5 10  21  36  -15   36
19  Blackburn Rovers     38  6  5  8  21  24   1  9  9  17  28  -14   35
20  Nottingham Forest    38  3  7  9  18  31   4  2 13  17  38  -34   30


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
12/05/99    Blackburn                Away     D  0-0     1    30,436
16/05/99    Tottenham Hotspur        Home     W  2-1     1    55,189


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) 


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Subject: Our finest title of all says Neville Gary Neville claims Manchester United's latest Premiership triumph is their finest yet. Neville reckons standards in the Premier League have never been higher and so United have really proved their mettle by coming out on top. Arsenal pushed United all the way to the wire, while Chelsea only fell away in the home straight and Neville claims the competition has never been fiercer. Neville is adamant that United's fifth Premiership crown in seven years has been harder to achieve than any of the others. ''We've had to be at our best to win this league because it's getting more and more difficult,'' said the England defender. ''You look at Arsenal, you look at Chelsea, you look at Leeds and they are all better teams than we have had to compete with in the past - there's no doubt about that. ''You look at Chelsea and usually in the past, the team in third place falls away. ''But you look at Chelsea and they kept going right to the end. ''You look at the teams which came second, third and fourth and I don't think the league has ever been stronger. ''We have had to be at our very best to win this title and it's a better achievement than all the others because they're gone now. ''Even this one has gone now and we're already looking forward to the FA Cup final against Newcastle on Saturday.'' After that Wembley clash next up are Bayern Munich in the Champions' League Final in Barcelona on Wednesday week. But whatever happens in those last two games, Neville claims it has already been a momentous season. ''You look this season how we have come back against the Arsenal and Juventus,'' he said. ''I don't think a team has ever given a set of fans more enjoyment in terms of the games we've had this season. ''You look at the Champions' League and the games against Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan and the FA Cup games against Liverpool and Chelsea.''
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Subject: STAM UNCERTAIN FOR FA CUP FINAL Jaap Stam may sit out Saturday's FA Cup Final to ensure he is fit for the Champions' League Final. The Dutch international is having intensive treatment on his right Achilles in a bid to recover for Manchester United's final two games of the season. He missed Sunday's victory over Tottenham, which clinched the Premiership title and the first leg of the Treble, after he suffered a recurrence of the injury at Blackburn a week ago. Rest is the best cure for Stam and manager Alex Ferguson has admitted, if necessary, he will miss Saturday's Wembley showpiece against Newcastle to make sure he is ready for the Champions' League Final against Bayern Munich next Wednesday. "It's a decision of whether we should play him on Saturday or save him for Wednesday," said Ferguson. "We will take into consideration the state of the pitches at this time of the season. "Wembley can be quite an exacting pitch and a very tiring pitch. "We will have to take that into account before naming the side and a lot will depend on Jaap himself of course. "I can assure you that he will play in at least one of the two." Stam has been dogged by the problem for a few weeks and he admitted playing on Saturday could aggravate the complaint and sideline him for Barcelona.
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Subject: COUNTRY BEHIND US - FERGUSON By Mark Bradley, PA Sport Chief Soccer Writer Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has declared his belief that the country is finally warming to his side ahead of next week's Champions' Cup final. Ferguson accepts that in domestic competitions there will continue to be huge antipathy around the country towards United given their success, the size of the club financially and the fact that so many supporters live outside Manchester. Chants of "Stand up if you hate Man U" can be heard at many grounds every weekend, even when United are not playing there. But while he accepts that some diehards will never support his team, whoever they are playing against, Ferguson clearly believes that in Europe, England will be behind them next week. "I think there's a genuine warming to us for the European Cup, I can feel it and I'm pleased about that," he said. "Maybe it's not from everyone, there'll still be the odd one who will jump off Tower Bridge if we win, but I think the majority are swinging towards us." While many Manchester City, Leeds and Liverpool supporters may dispute Ferguson's belief, it is clear that he was touched by the number of letters he received from Anfield after his team's 2-2 draw there following a controversial penalty and sending-off. He feels that the key to the country backing United for European glory is the failure of any English team to have won the trophy for the past 15 years. England boss Kevin Keegan, a rival of United both as a player and club manager, has declared that victory for Ferguson's side against Bayern Munich would provide a huge boost for the country as well as the national team. Then there is also the impact that a United victory would have on how many English teams would qualify for Europe in future years, given that past performances are used by UEFA to determine the number of entrants from each country. Ferguson said: "I think it's important to English football, I really do. "I've always maintained that the focal point of your game is the international team but the next rung in the ladder, no question about it, is the Champions' Cup. "We haven't won it since 1984, which is 15 years, so that's a long time. I think there's a genuine feeling for that." However, in this weekend's FA Cup final against Newcastle, with United already having won the Premiership as the first part of a prospective treble, Ferguson accepts that normal service will be resumed. "On Saturday it'll be just like normal - everyone will be rooting for Newcastle," he said with a smile. Ferguson's plans for Wembley have hardly been helped by the arrest of captain Roy Keane last night following an alleged assault on a girl in a Manchester nightspot. But it seems almost certain that Keane, who has been released on bail after questioning, will play at Wembley. With Henning Berg ruled out for the rest of the season, Ferguson's only remaining injury worry is centre-back Jaap Stam, who could be rested ahead of the Champions' Cup final due to an Achilles problem. Whatever he does, Ferguson knows that given his large squad, the naming of his starting line-up at Wembley will spell massive disappointment for several players. Nicky Butt will almost certainly be left out given that Keane and Paul Scholes are suspended for the Champions' Cup final, while Denis Irwin serves a one-match ban at Wembley. Fringe players such as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, David May, Teddy Sheringham, Jesper Blomqvist and Wes Brown will still be hoping to be picked, while even Andy Cole or Dwight Yorke could find themselves rested ahead of next Wednesday night. "I think we do have to look at both games but what I've been trying to do recently is to juggle the balls as best I can in terms of the freshness of the team," said Ferguson. However hard it may be for him to break the news to the players left out, Ferguson has been through it all before with the likes of Steve Bruce and Jim Leighton. "I'm starting to work towards my team now," he said. "It's quite a major decision about who I pick because when they're all available you get disappointed people - especially at Wembley when it's hard for any player to take. "It's happened to me two or three times and you don't enjoy it, but I've got to find a way to explain why to players. It's not easy at all though." © PA Sporting Life
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Subject: Ferguson's final dilemma By Ian Ross Wednesday May 19, 1999 After a largely trouble-free season memorable solely for the quality of his team's football, the problems finally began to pile up for the Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson yesterday. Shortly after conceding that his defensive mainstay Jaap Stam may miss Saturday's FA Cup final against Newcastle, Ferguson was on his way to a Manchester police station to seek the release of his captain Roy Keane. Keane had spent the night in a cell after being arrested during a night out with his team-mates, a celebration organised to mark his club's seizure of a fifth Premiership title in just seven seasons. Just over 24 hours after he had been presented with the Premiership trophy in front of an audience of 55,000 at Old Trafford, the Republic of Ireland international was being taken into custody after an alleged altercation with a young woman in a Manchester bar. It is alleged that Keane assaulted the woman, something which he denies. Keane was released on police bail at lunchtime yesterday and ordered to report back on July 13. Despite the embarrassing events of Monday night Keane will definitely lead United out at Wembley on Saturday after noon, an appearance which will mark the end of his season as he will miss the Champions Cup final against Bayern Munich in Barcelona four days later because of suspension. Far more worrying is the potential loss of Stam. While Ferguson was ridiculed in some quarters for making the Dutchman the world's most exepensive defender, Stam has proved an influential figure this season as United have moved to the cusp of a historic treble. Stam is suffering from an achilles tendon injury, a problem which normally requires a period of complete rest if corrective surgery is to be avoided. Ferguson's dilemma is simple: if Stam plays at Wembley he could miss the trip to Barcelona. 'There is no doubt in my mind that he will play in one of the finals - I can assure you of that,' said Ferguson. 'We must consider that Wembley is a tiring pitch; I must balance my resources for both games. 'Much will depend on Jaap himself. A win on Saturday would do us the power of good before we head for Barcelona. I feel that Wembley makes you play. I'm sure we'll be odds-on to win the FA Cup - we would let ourselves down if complacency was allowed to beat us.' Stam himself is keen to play against Newcastle. 'The FA Cup is a special event and I want to be part of it,' he said.
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