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Date: Sat Jul 24 08:59:28 GMT+00:00 1999

This Issue:
1. Today's Team + Full Time Score Quick Fire TV Report
2. Final Part 7/7 "REDS in Barcelona" THE FINAL DAY & Trip Home 
3. Giggs headache back for Fergie
4. Sound Archive> EXCLUSIVE Alex Ferguson Interview 


Daily MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS Sat 24th July 1999:

Barry Daily Comment:
Today Quick Fire TV report from Hong Kong played 9.30 am this morning
Another win for REDS playing in blue!

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01-AUG-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Arsenal  (FA Charity Shield, AWAY)
08-AUG-1999 [16:00] Manchester Utd. vs Everton  (FA Premier League, AWAY)
11-AUG-1999 [20:00] Manchester Utd. vs Sheffield W  (FA Premier League, HOME)
14-AUG-1999 [15:00] Manchester Utd. vs Leeds U  (FA Premier League, HOME)
22-AUG-1999 [16:00] Manchester Utd. vs Arsenal  (FA Premier League, AWAY)

**** Friendly at Salford City
Salford City, the North Western Trains League club, are to play a friendly
against a side from their "big brother" neighbours Manchester United, at
their Moor Lane ground (in Kersal) on Saturday July 17th at 3pm.
August 3rd Omagh Town, St Julian's Road ground
August 4th Wigan Athletic

****Pre season tour details JULY 1999 ***

TODAY 21/7 12.15 uk Shangai first time ever!!!
 This match will be watched by 80,000 fans 
  The game has sold out with the Shanghai Star reporting the home side's
  chairman Yu Zhifei as saying: ''It is unprecedented that the tickets
  should sell out for a match five weeks in advance." 

Sat 24/7 Hong Kong  Repeat of the 1997 game
 "ALL matches will be shown "the same day" om MUTV.

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

Here are all the matches for the coming season 1999/2000:
Subject:      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   11.00  pre-season     2-0  60,000
18/07/99    Sydney    Australia   06.00  pre-season     1-0  78,000 
21/07/99    Shanghai  Shenhua     12.30  pre-season     2-0  80,000
24/07/99    Hong Kong South China 08.30  pre-season      -

 1/08/99    Arsenal      Wembley Charity Shield          -
 3/08/99    Omagh Town     friendly in aid of Omagh Bomb Fund
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly at JJB Stadium.

 8/08/99    Everton                  away      16.00
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      home PL   20.00
14/08/99    Leeds United             home PL   15.00
22/08/99    Arsenal                  away PL   16.00
25/08/99    Coventry City            away PL   20.00
27/08/99    Monaco - Lazio           ESC       19.45
30/08/99    Newcastle United         home PL   13.00
11/09/99    Liverpool                away PL   11.30
15/09/99    ?     EC
18/09/99    Wimbledon                home PL   15.00
22/09/99    ?     EC
25/09/99    Southampton              home PL   15.00
29/09/99    ?     EC
 3/10/99    Chelsea                  away PL   16.00
*11/10/99   Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial OT [Schmeichel]
13/10/99    ?     WC 3
16/10/99    Watford                  home PL   15.00
20/10/99    ?     EC
23/10/99    Tottenham Hotspur        away PL   15.00
27/10/99    ?     EC
30/10/99    Aston Villa              home PL   15.00
 3/11/99    ?     EC
 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
 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


Personal stories here:

We went to Barcelona in a fine day in May
And all our supporters sang loudly & gay
And when it was over and all said and done
We beat Bayern Munich  by 2 goals to 1

The first one was Teddy's he out foxed the rest
The second was Solskjear's he's simply the best
We could have had 4 or we could have had 9
But we didn't start playing till injury time


Click On pic for "Pat Jennings" a day out with Fergie at Haydock!"

Subject: Today's Team + Full Time Score Quick Fire TV Report Result: South China 0-2 Manchester United Sheringham 20, Cole 22 Hong Kong Stadium packed to the rafters 40,000 all seater Manchester United Team Bosnich, Brown, Irwin(c), P Neville, Berg, Stam, Cruyff, Yorke, Cole, Sheringham, Blomqvist. Bench: May, Wilson, Greening, Curtis, Clegg Yorke midfield with Phil Neville Mike Leonard (England) in goal for SC for 6 years. 2 years ago REDS played here and won 1-0 with a Cruyff goal UNITED wearing new dark blue away kit today South China playing in red/blue Hot humid aftenoon in HK 2000 fans watched UNITED train yesterday Humidity 89% (Jesper Blomqvist lost 4 kg playing in Shang Hai!) Rai van der Gouw lost 2 kilo's in goal Sunny, temp 90 deg farenheit Rai Van der Gouw comms "fans unbelievable in HK screaming and shouting whereever we go" 01 Bosnich clears at the back safe looking kick 02 It's so hot subs on the bench already in a sweat! 03 Stam quickly covers at the back Stam heads away the resulting corner 04 Roar as Dwight touches the ball! 05 Quick feet of SC attack UNITED cover well 06 Cole chance SC scramble it away 08 Berg heads away in pen area 10 Blomqvist cross headed wide by Cruyff 14 Wes Brown shoots wide, mexican wave in the crowd 16 Wes Brown does well dribbling on right wing 19 Yorke playing well in midfield involved all the time 20 Andy Cole great cross from right wing Sheringham flicks in superb half-volley right corner 1-0! 21 UNITED attack again looking good 23 Sheringham to Cole this time in pen area first time shot bottom right corner 2-0! 27 Excellent move ends with Cruyff shot saved! Good chance 31 One sided game UNITED pressure SC having tactical problems frustrated 35 Good effort by Che Chang long shot going in well saved by Bosnich 36 Berg goes down kick on the shin, ankle twist? Carries on 37 Foul by Yorke on edge of pen area free kick blasted into wall 41 Jordi Cruyff and Neville combine up front wide, Cruyff's best game so far pre-season 43 UNITED ready for a cold shower at half time! 44 UNITED possesion football good on the ball 45 Free kick well outside pen area, Irwin shoots well over HT 0-0 Mexican wave all round the stadium at HT, crowd really enjoying themselves waving flags 2nd half Sub: May on for Stam 46 Bosnich one on one with Nigerian Agfwo, well saved! 50 Play has slowed down 53 Dwight tackles back well 54 Stam sweating on the bench 57 Blomqvist penalised for good tackle? 61 Subs: Curtis on for Irwin (played in all 4 games) Greening on for Blomqvist 62 Raimond comms "Dennis Irwin the best defender he has ever played with" 63 Still slow Lou Macari in the studio "too easy now, exhibition stuff" 65-75 Missed satellite link Sub: Clegg on for Berg Bosnich saved from Agfwo again 75 Cole penalised, should have been tthe other way, Andy prob did not sign the ref'a autograph book!? 79 Cruyff fast down left wing, cross goes wide 82 Cruyff excellent shot saved on the line, move started by Greening Jordi has played wel today 83 Yorke to Cole good move just offside 84 Clegg and Sheringham combine well, fouled 88 Free kick SC outside area header offside 90 Stoppage time 3 mins players look tired due to heat FT 2-0 End of pre-season CLEAN SHEET 4 wins 7 goals scored, what more can you want? NOTE: Phil Neville was asked at the press conference, "Who is the biggest trickster in the changing room" Phil answered - David May :) Bosnich short sleeved, cut them in the dressing room to keep cool :) Butt was out today with bruised instep * before match * Referee Fie Far Wah was wearing a UNITED shirt and collected team autographs with the linesmen when the team bus arrived!!! Barry comment Today's opposition were not fierce, more like a work out in extreme conditions This was unexpectedly the easiest of the four games. Cheers from Barry ** Back in UK today: Becks & Scholes will play in the training match v Selby today
Click On pic - Pat Jennings on a day out with Fergie at Haydock!"

Subject: Final Part 7/7 "REDS in Barcelona" THE FINAL DAY & Trip Home TEA BREAK! -stop what you are doing - Cast your mind back to 26th May 1999 - a date you will never ever forget - Here is the final & 7th part of my epic! "REDS going to Barcelona" Thursday 27th May "Final Day - trip home" Thursday morning, my kip lasted to mid-morning 2-3 hrs after I had come home. I was woken by Dave Menashe who had all the Spanish Newspapers with beautiful pics of all the happenings the night before! Was I dreaming?? NO I WASN'T - Dave was there and he woke me asking "if I realised that we had scored 2 goals in the 90th minute on Sir Matt's 90th birthday?" It must have been written on the wall. After a -half asleep- chat I went back to bed arranging a meet later that afternoon. I slept on, woke up mid afternoon ready for breakfast and pack the car for the long trek back to Denmark. Looking over the balcony there was Mark Roberts asleep on a chair by the pool and a dirty great NOU-CAMP souvenir sign hanging on Dave & the US gang's balcony! I hurriedly went down - own up, who has the pic of Mark asleep? - I would like to see the comedy photograph now! Mark was completely shagged as you can read in hid own version of the Barce Diary. I gave Mark a couple of souvenir pics I had with me from my PC at home then we all relaxed for an hour or two chatting about the day/night before. Our plan was to drive before midnight so that we would be home Friday evening. We decided to join up with Dave & Comp for a farewell meal in Callela. We found a restaurant with TV-Sky News and Paella. We saw the team and the triple on that famous bus tour of Manchester. We eat whilst we saw the climax of the bus-trip round Manchester, the arrival at the hall as Fergie came in with the European Cup, the atmosphere was tremendous as Alex and Peter spoke to the crowd. There we were in Spain a group of Danish/American REDS watching celebrations in Manchester. A fitting end to this tale. So ended a perfect 5 days in Spain and we drove out of the country around 22-2300 hrs that night. The trip home was fairly smooth, unlike our experiences in France on the way down. We did not buy ANYTHING in France in the future I will make a point of steering clear of France unless UNITED play there someday! I remember a heavy storm in Germany with an amazing lightning show in the skies. North of Frankfurt we hit traffic for about 2-3 hrs we slowed to a gradual halt. Arrival in Denmark was early Sat and we had driven all of 30 hrs, it was 4am Sat morning, 7 days after we had left on a RED pilgrimage that would necer ever be forgotten. - Memories are made of this - THE END! "REDS in Barcelona" Complete story on the net at Barry Leeming Here are some of the names of 30+ LIST REDS I met or spoke to on this trip: *** If your name is missing mail me at Danish Reds: Michael Leeming, Henrik DK, Leo DK Uk Stephen Degiorio, Mark Roberts, Linda Harvey, Ian "Son & Heir", Richard Martin, Mick Meade, Paul Windridge, Alan Dobson + Paula, Paul Scully, Duncan Drasdo, Mark Southee, Kerry Davies, Paul Busby, Kevin Beard, Jon Leigh [cool glasses], Mike Dobbin, Richard Usher, Dr Mark, Dr Dave Hitt Canada Bill McArthur, Roger, Ben & Dad Murney, Steve Fisher & Co Usa Peter Steyger, Dave Menashe, Phil Murray, John Clarke, PJ Thum, Sean Hennessey SA Ethel Sleith, Cape Town Reds [no names sorry]
Click On pic - Pat Jennings on a day out with Fergie at Haydock!"

Subject: Giggs headache back for Fergie By Ken Lawrence Saturday, July 24, 1999 There will be one important name missing from the banquet table next week when the kings of football, Manchester United, set the places for what they hope will be yet another triumphal feast of a season. Even before a competitive kick of the ball, Ryan Giggs has been ruled out of the Charity Shield curtain-raiser against arch-rivals Arsenal. The most worrying aspect of his enforced absence is that every United fan, from Manchester to Melbourne, would roar in unison if asked to identify the injury - 'Hamstring!' That is how familiar they have become with seeing their star player struck down and why their hearts will have sunk when Giggs was sent back from the southern hemisphere tour for urgent treatment. For the injury to be bad enough for him to be flown home early, the word 'chronic' has been replaced in the minds of supporters by the world 'crisis'. Despite all the joy that last season's superb Treble brought and the pride they feel at Sir Alex Ferguson's knighthood, the huge optimism with which United fans justifiably anticipate the coming season will have been dented by the latest Giggs fitness bulletin. They know that United, for all their depth of talent, are never quite as effective without the Wales winger. Last season shimmered with success for United largely because Giggs was present for the most decisive matches, scoring and making breathtaking goals in a campaign which brought the Champions League and Premiership titles, as well as the FA Cup. The season before, however, when hamstring problems kept Giggs out of so many vital games, United won nothing. He was ruled out with hamstring trouble when United faltered in the Champions League after a 0-0 draw in Monaco. He was also absent when Arsenal went to Old Trafford and gained a 1-0 triumph that helped Arsene Wenger snatch the Premiership crown. Ominously, despite all that United have spent on specialist medical care, Giggs is on the treatment table once again as his team-mates embark on the quest for another unique Treble, this time to include the World Club Championship rather than the FA Cup. So far, they have declined to be any more specific about Giggs' latest setback, other than to describe it as a thigh injury. But fans would be forgiven for speculating that, if it is not the hamstring itself, it is likely to be an injury related to that weakness. What does Ferguson do? He has one of the most coveted players in the world but can never start a season confident that his match-winner will be there for the big European occasions or to fight off the evergrowing group of Premiership contenders. Selling Giggs is beyond contemplation, so Ferguson must somehow accommodate his physically flawed genius. Gary Neville will also miss the Wembley pre-season showpiece with a long-term groin injury but he claims he will be fit for England's crucial Euro 2000 ties this autumn. The United defender said: 'I may be struggling for the Charity Shield because I'll probably need a couple of games before a big game like that. But I'd hope to be available for United in the next two or three weeks and for the England games.' Contract rebel Roy Keane thinks he will be a United player this season, despite rejecting a new deal. The Republic of Ireland midfielder said: 'I'm confident we can sort it out now but it is up to the club really.' Martin Edwards has refuelled the row over United's withdrawal from the FA Cup by saying the Government did not have the knowledge to judge football issues. The United chief executive said: 'It's all right standing up in the House of Lords and saying this and that. They are not aware of the demands on professional players.' Edwards insisted United would definitely not compete in the FA Cup. He said: 'Nothing is liable to change, there's absolutely no room in the calendar. There's no chance of us being in it.'
Click On pic - Pat Jennings on a day out with Fergie at Haydock!"

Subject: EXCLUSIVE Alex Ferguson Interview EXCLUSIVE Alex Ferguson Interview about pre-season injury situation Available now here: 227k 3m 30secs All the RED best Barry Pics of new away kit released today From Manchester Shopping center this afternoon Official Umbro pic
Click On pic - Pat Jennings on a day out with Fergie at Haydock!"

Subject: SCHOOL'S IN FOR SUMMER Wednesday, July 21, 1999 16:48 From Middleton to New Moston, and across to the Isle of Man and Ireland, Manchester United are sending their coaching staff to a town near you. The idea behind the scheme is to give youngsters in the UK and Eire a chance to learn the skills of first team heroes like David May. So whether it's a Beckham nappy-change or a Giggs hamstring pull, the players' techniques will be passed on to the fans, using specialist equipment. Some of the coaches are themselves ex-United jibbers, and can do a trick or two of their own! "It is our aim to take skills taught by our coaches and practised by our players to kids of all ages and abilities," says United boss Alex Ferguson. "But the main aim is for everyone to enjoy the craic and make new friends in the process." The United coaches will be touring the country from now until the end of October. Budding young players across four age groups will be tutored in the key football disciplines, including drinking, smoking, spending, driving and bladder control. It's the first time the club has gone nationwide with the scheme. Previously it has been confined to the North West, and these popular local courses in towns such as Timperley, Sale and the Costa Del Salford will continue. In addition, two week-long residential courses are on offer by local Police forces in late August. For more information about these or any other details about the Manchester United Soccer Schools for Scandal, please click here or telephone 0161 643 5955.
Click On pic - Pat Jennings on a day out with Fergie at Haydock!"

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