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Date: Sat Mar 27 00:04:44 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Even More Stats from www.red11.org
2. Milano by  Independent Manchester United Supporters Association
5. Darkest hours bring out the man in Boy David


Daily RED Trivia  Sat 27th March 1999:

27/3/1899: Louis Page born in Liverpool. Page joined United from Burnley, where
 he had scored 6 goals in one game at Birmingham. He made his United debut
 against Charlton Athletic in April 1932, and the goalscoring Wingman made
 12 appearances in 1932 before moving to Port Vale. Page was capped 7 times by England.

1994: United lose the 1994 League Cup Final 1-3 at Wembley to Aston Villa
 watched by 77,231. A Mark Hughes consolation goal is not enough, and
 Andrei Kanchelskis is sent off for a handball offence. Team was: Sealey,
 Parker, Irwin, Bruce (McClair), Keane, Pallister, Cantona, Ince, Hughes,
 Kanchelskis, Giggs (Sharpe).  

Barry Daily Comment:
United will havew 4/5 representatives playing for England v Poland today.
Hopefully there will be injuries. Andy Cole to start up front!

Previous News:
 Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!

Next games: 
ALL Result/Fixture Index:

Next Games:
April 3 Wimbledon (A)  15.00 PL
7 European Cup Semi Juventus (H)
11 FAC Semi Arsenal at Villa Park  12.30 UK Live Sky Sports Uk
17 Sheff Wed (H) 15.00 PL
21 European Cup Semi Juventus (A)
25 Leeds (A)  11.30 {am} UK PL Live Sky Sports UK 

UNITED Stats v All teams:

*** LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 21/03/99 ***

Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Manchester United    30  18   9   3  68  31   37   63
 2  Arsenal              30  16  11   3  42  13   29   59
 3  Chelsea              29  15  11   3  44  23   21   56
 4  Leeds United         30  15   9   6  49  27   22   54
 5  West Ham United      30  13   7  10  34  39   -5   46
 6  Aston Villa          30  12   8  10  39  37    2   44
 7  Derby County         30  11  11   8  32  32    0   44
 8  Wimbledon            30  10  10  10  34  44  -10   40
 9  Liverpool            28  11   6  11  52  37   15   39
10  Tottenham Hotspur    29   9  12   8  34  34    0   39
11  Middlesbrough        29   9  12   8  39  40   -1   39
12  Newcastle United     30  10   8  12  38  41   -3   38
13  Sheffield Wednesday  30  10   5  15  35  33    2   35
14  Leicester City       28   8  10  10  28  37   -9   34
15  Coventry City        30   8   7  15  31  42  -11   31
16  Everton              30   7  10  13  23  35  -12   31
17  Blackburn Rovers     30   7   9  14  32  42  -10   30
18  Southampton          30   8   5  17  28  56  -28   29
19  Charlton Athletic    29   6  10  13  33  40   -7   28
20  Nottingham Forest    30   4   8  18  27  59  -32   20


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


       P   Won       Drawn     Lost      For        Against    Points
Home   16  11 (69%)  4 (25%)   1 (6%)    38 (2.4)   16 (1.0)   37 (2.3)
Away   14  7 (50%)   5 (36%)   2 (14%)   30 (2.1)   15 (1.1)   26 (1.9)

Total  30  18 (60%)  9 (30%)   3 (10%)   68 (2.3)   31 (1.0)   63 (2.1)

                                         Averages per game in (brackets)


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 Final Draw to be played 7th, 21st April
Manchester United v Juventus  [OT 7/4]
Bayern Munchen v Dynamo Kiev 


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Subject: Milano by Independent Manchester United Supporters Association "Manchester United Fans in Europe" A report by Ray Eckersley IMUSA Committee Member for European Travel Introduction This report attempts to be proactive and constructive, this intention will only be met if there is co-operation from the appropriate authorities in football. We aim to highlight issues, and suggest possible solutions, relating to Manchester United fans travelling in Europe and in particular to the European Cup semi-final against Juventus in Turin on 21st April 1999. It is not the intention of the report to criticise any organisation especially. Ticketing We believe Manchester United and its fans to be unique, in that we consistently take large numbers to European away games. These fans have a fair ticket allocation and a right to expect a fair system of distribution and pricing. Many problems over recent years have arisen because of the failure of the present system. We believe the following points to be worthy of discussion. 1. UEFA and competing clubs should consider a new system of ticket allocation based on a number of criteria, such as, average attendance's in domestic and European matches of clubs, ground capacity and, most importantly, historic and present demand from the fans themselves. An alternative suggestion would be to make ticket allocation similar to that in the English FA Cup whereby away teams are allocated a minimum percentage of the ground capacity taking into account ground safety, segregation and policing. It is in everyone's interest that away match ticket allocations largely satisfies demand as this will lead to greater crowd control & safety and less "black market" activity. 2. Manchester United fans travelling abroad should be trusted. A trust they have earned with their behaviour and good conduct over many recent seasons. With this in mind Manchester United FC should change the way tickets are allocated to individual supporters. IMUSA recognise the attempts made by MUFC to improve arrangements for European away fixtures drawing directly on the experience gained in recent seasons. However webelive there is still romm for further improvement and would like to see a system based on the domestic away ticket allocation whereby fans apply for tickets based on ALL matches attended. When the tickets have been allocated it should then be the supporters who decide how they travel to the match and with whom. Manchester United should then compete openly with other travel companies offering packages and flights to the game, as is the case with domestic away match arrangements. IMUSA see no reason to differentiate between a match in Turin and a match in Southampton, in fact in many ways, apart from the cost, the match in Turin is easier and quicker to get to. In the free market economy of the EEC this system is the only legitimate alternative to the present system of a cartel of Manchester United FC and a few selected travel companies operating a monopoly on travel. 3. UEFA should legislate to stop the massive variations in ticket pricing which particularly discriminate against fans of clubs like Manchester United with a larger than average away match following. UEFA should also consider the long-term effects of high ticket prices with regards to attracting the young and not so affluent members of our European society to football. 4. UEFA should make the draws as soon as possible giving clubs and fans much more time to make arrangements for tickets and travel. In addition before a competition commences UEFA should ask competing clubs to notify them of the number of tickets that will be available for travelling supporters. Such notification would put an end to the frantic negotiations between clubs immediately prior to a fixture when extra tickets are needed and allow competing clubs to plan their own ticket distribution systems in advance of a game. 5. Manchester United should attempt to speed up considerably the allocation of tickets for European away matches to give fans as much time as possible to arrange travel and accommodation. It is a fact that as soon as a draw is made for the next round of a cup competition fans must make their travel, accommodation and domestic arrangements in order that they can attend a game. Any supporter would find it impossible to make these arrangements if they waited until two or three weeks before a game when tickets are currently allocated. If competing clubs made known the number of tickets that would be available before a competition commences then tickets could be allocated earlier. Policing After the proactive report by IMUSA on the Manchester United visit to play Juventus in Turin in December 1997 was released a few days prior to the game, a large amount of media attention was given to the Italian police. They must be given credit for the way they responded in a positive manner showing a greater degree of courtesy and concern to Manchester United fans than when we last visited Turin the previous year and taking into account the treatment of England fans in Rome earlier in 97. Announcements were made in English to fans inside the stadium which eased the confusion the previous season when announcements were only made in Italian. IMUSA believes this was as a direct result of our report. We believe if similar arrangements were made outside the stadium many of the problems seen prior to a game kicking off would be avoided. The December 1997 example alone demonstrates the importance of fan based groups such as IMUSA taking the initiative and communicating with the relevant organisations to stress the football supporters needs and aspirations. We believe that football fans from any country should be treated with respect and courtesy demanded quite rightly by all European citizens, and not treated like some kind of third class citizen just because they follow football. This is particularly relevant to Manchester United fans because of the reputation of English fans abroad. Security & Stewarding Manchester United fans travelling on organised club trips have looked upon the security stewards as being there for their safety and to give help and advice if needed. This has almost without exception not been the reality of the situation once we set foot in a foreign country. They are powerless and lack conviction when called upon to aid fans, and it seems their only duty is to supervise the distribution of tickets. IMUSA recommend stringent controls be put on the type of steward employed with respect to background and training. This course of action should be taken now by Manchester United FC and also enforced after a thorough review by UEFA throughout European football. We believe there should be more information on arrival in European destinations like leaflets, bi-lingual advisers, megaphones at the ground directing people and information points close to and inside the ground. These measures would help to reduce the risks and dangers Manchester United fans find repeatedly in Europe. Conclusion The common theme of the last decade of Manchester United fans travelling in Europe is that the fans' voice has been virtually unheard. At Montpellier, Porto, Juventus, Feyenoord and Inter Milan, this has led to problems both outside and inside the ground, including poor facilities, no stewarding and missiles. It is now 10 years since the Hillsborough disaster and, whilst many of the problems highlighted by the Taylor Report have improved conditions in England, the failure to implement Taylor's recommendation that fans should be consulted and involved in match preparations, has exacerbated continuing problems abroad. Manchester United fans are continually put in grave danger around the stadiums of Europe, none more so than at the recent game in Milan. We urge Manchester United F.C., the Football Association, UEFA, Juventus F.C. and the Police Authorities in both Manchester and Turin to contact and include IMUSA in all discussions regarding the forthcoming game in Turin
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Subject: COLE CAN KNOCK OVER POLES - NEVILLE Andy Cole is being backed by Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville to strike terror into the Poland defence when he makes his first England start in Saturday's European Championship qualifier at Wembley. After three appearances as substitute, Cole will line-up alongside skipper Alan Shearer as he looks to repeat the form which has put the Red Devils on course for a treble in partnership with Dwight Yorke. It is a game England have to win to revive hopes of reaching the Euro 2000 finals after the defeat in Sweden, the dreary home draw with Bulgaria and the uninspiring success in Luxembourg. But Neville has no doubt that Cole can unlock the Poles who so often in the past have proved a stumbling block to England's hopes of glory. He said: ''I think Andy has been outstanding this season for United. He has been for two or three years now but some reason he seems to be getting a lot more credit this season. ''I've seen some of the best forward play I've ever seen from Dwight and Andy who is so sharp and quick. He is a defender's nightmare. ''He will be so excited to be playing for his country and I am sure that he will give the Poland defence a very hard time. There's no doubt about that.'' Neville admitted: ''We haven't performed as players over the past few games and Bulgaria at home was very disappointing. ''There has been a hangover from the World Cup finals because the results have not been what we would want - but we've got a chance to put that right. ''We've got to win on Saturday but we can still qualify. It is a difficult task - but it should be to qualify for a major championships. ''We know that being involved in a major championships lifts the whole country, English football and your own profile as a player. We want to get to those Euro 2000 finals.'' Neville has been impressed with new coach Kevin Keegan in the short time he has worked with him - and has quickly seen comparisons with his United boss Alex Ferguson. He said: ''What struck me straight away was that Kevin Keegan was so enthusiastic and positive. He's a lot more positive in terms of his manner on the training pitch ''He's always praising you and it's a good feeling to know your manager is with you whether you are doing well or not. ''He wants to win and be involved with the players and that's similar with Alex Ferguson. They are both players' managers. ''But if we don't perform on Saturday it will be nothing to do with Kevin Keegan in the same way it was nothing to do with Glenn Hoddle the way we performed in the last home Euro game with Bulgaria. It will be down to us.'' ----------------------------
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Subject: BECKS - HE'S UNBELIEVABLE David Beckham has hit the best form of his life, says Manchester United and England team-mate Gary Neville ahead of the nation's vital Euro 2000 qualifier against Poland on Saturday. Neville and Beckham have forged a formidable right-flank pairing for United this season, and they are hoping to do the same for England at Wembley. Beckham particularly has been in outstanding form, and nobody is better placed to judge him than Neville, the man who plays a supporting role. Neville is particularly impressed with the way Beckham has responded since the World Cup, when he was condemned by the nation following his red card shame against Argentina. ''If David is scoring, crossing, shooting like he is then I am not vital to the partnership,'' said Neville. ''David's performances have been absolutely unbelievable, he is at the top of his game at the moment and I hope it stays that way. ''He has coped unbelievably since France 98. It is difficult for anybody to cope with the abuse that he suffered after the World Cup, but I think his performances for Manchester United have shown the character he has got. ''He does his talking on the pitch and his performances in the last two or three months have been outstanding, particularly when some other players have suffered hangovers from the World Cup. ''He was outstanding at the beginning of the season too. He doesn't seem to have suffered at all and that says something about his character. He must be very strong mentally. ''I knew he would cope because when he goes out on to the football pitch he forgets about everything else and just plays - you'll never take away from him, the freedom he has got on that pitch. He has got happiness in his life and that is all that matters to him. ''When you are in good club form you can't wait for games to come along. We can't wait for Saturday because playing for England at Wembley is the greatest thing in the world for a footballer.'' England coach Kevin Keegan said he had found Beckham was very down to earth. ''I don't think he is a superstar among the lads, that's the perception that people have made of him because of his private life,'' said Keegan. ''He mixes fantastically, he joins in everything. He is not a loud character but he is still young.'' Keegan has been an instant hit with the players and his positive attitude has lived up to Neville's expectations. ''Kevin is very enthusiastic and very positive, that struck me straight away,'' said Neville. ''He'll involve himself with the players and sit with the players on the coach, which is certainly different to what I have experienced in the past. ''He is a lot more positive in his manner on the training pitch, always praising you which is good, and he is more friendly. It is what I expected because that is the impression you get of Kevin, he is certainly for his players and that is one of his great strengths. ''I have it at Manchester United where the club manager is very positive towards you and it give you a good feeling. Whether you are doing well or not it is always important to know your manager is for you.'' Neville, meanwhile, will still prefer not to sing the National Anthem on Saturday, and that won't be a problem for Keegan. ''It is just something I have never done,'' said Neville. ''It is not meant to offend people, it is just that singing before a game is not part of my normal build-up and I want to prepare for an England game the way I prepare for a normal game.'' Keegan said: ''It doesn't bother me. I will be singing the national anthem but it has got to be a personal choice. When people see that, they have to understand that some of these lads are quiet. ''They do know the words but don't want to sing it and I have not got a problem with that.''
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Subject: Darkest hours bring out the man in Boy David By Nigel Clarke Friday, March 26, 1999 It may not be a coincidence that David Beckham still plays his football with all the swaggering confidence of a man at peace with himself. Beckham has shouldered an intolerable burden since his dismissal last summer, when he was sent off in England's World Cup penalty shoot-out defeat by Argentina. But he has shaken off the hate campaign against him with the resilience of an indifferent old campaigner. Gary Neville, his best pal and confidant, has seen at close hand how Beckham, 23, has handled himself, the extra pressures thrust upon him that would have warped and distorted many of his age, and says: 'I knew he would cope because when he goes out on the football pitch he forgets about everything else and just plays. 'You will never take that away from him, the absolute freedom he has on that pitch. That's because he has happiness in his life, and that is all that matters to him.' Of course, parenthood which he and fianceé Victoria Adams now share following the birth of baby Brooklyn, has given Beckham an extra dimension of contentment. It acts like a protective shield around him when the boos, jeers and offensive remarks are still aimed his way by some supporters. Neville goes on: 'He has coped unbelievably since France 98. It is difficult for anybody to handle the abuse that he has suffered, but I think his performances have shown the character he has.' Neville, in fact, believes Beckham has never played so well. It is a statement of fact that excites Kevin Keegan, who is ready to use him in a new role for his country. Not only has Neville, Manchester United's talented right back, been constantly by Beckham's side socially, he plays behind him too. It is a combination vital to the club's remorseless search for the treble of the Champions League, the Premiership and the FA Cup. Neville says: 'If David is scoring, crossing, and shooting like he is, then I am not vital to that partnership. His performances have been magnificent. He is at the top of his game and I hope it stays that way.' Certainly Beckham is the player Poland have identified as England's possible match-winner tomorrow. More so than Alan Shearer and Andy Cole, the Poles remember the quality of Beckham's crosses and perceptive passing against Inter Milan. It was one such brilliant ball, hit instantly from the right, that found the head of Shearer, who powered home England's equaliser when the teams last met at Wembley in 1996. To move him into a more central role is something Keegan has already considered, but Beckham is the best crosser of the ball in the country and would provide the ammunition for Shearer and Cole to do what they are best at. There are doubts that, if he were moved inside, Beckham might not be so incisive. He does not have the pace to go past opponents, and may at times lack the perception to see early play quickly enough. As Neville says: 'Alex Ferguson has always preferred to use him wide on the right.' But there is no doubting the depth of Beckham's love of the game, and the inner strength he possesses. Neville says: 'He does his talking on the pitch and his performances in the last two or three months have been outstanding, particularly when some players have suffered hangovers from the World Cup. 'He doesn't appear to have suffered at all, and that says something about his character. He must be very strong mentally.' Certainly Beckham does not seem to be suffering from the workload United have taken on as they seek the greatest treble of all. Neville says: 'When you are in good club form, you can't wait for games to come along. We can't wait for Saturday because playing for England at Wembley is the greatest thing in the world for any footballer.' Beckham's appetite appears unsatiable. He was one of England's few successes in the home defeat by France last month and shows the same willingness to be involved in Keegan's first squad. The coach has been impressed and says: 'I don't think he is a superstar among the lads. That's the perception people have because of his private life. 'But he mixes fantastically. He is not a loud character.' Just a very good footballer, as Poland are likely to find out.
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Subject: MOST EXPENSIVE PASTA DISH IN WORLD ALEX FERGUSON has been warned that he faces the full wrath of UEFA if he utters one word out of line about Juventus. The Manchester United manager was yesterday hit with a fine and a stinging rebuke for what were described as "racist" comments against Italians. Ferguson was handed a fine of 5,000 Swiss Francs, which is £2,155, after he made comments about Inter Milan before both legs of the Champions League clash with the Italians. A UEFA spokesman branded Ferguson a racist after the United manager said: "When an Italian says it's pasta, I check under the sauce." And the United manager compounded the insult before the second leg, when he said the Italians' tactics would include "scheming, diving, referee-baiting - the full repertoire." That incensed UEFA, and has led to a strongly-worded warning that the Scottish manager must not revert to such language when his side meets Italian opposition in the semi-finals. United take on Juventus in what is bound to be a fraught tie, with both sides reverting to the sort of mind games that Ferguson is famous for. But a UEFA spokesman warned the Old Trafford boss last night that they will be monitoring his behaviour closely from now on. "This was unnecessary provocation of the opposing team, and we cannot accept racism of any kind," said a spokesman. "We will be watching closely. If Mr Ferguson makes any of the comments again prior to the game against Juventus, then we would be forced to open up another disciplinary action against him. We feel Mr Ferguson, who is an experienced manager with a considerable list of honours, should know perfectly well how to handle the media. "Therefore, he should have been aware of the potentially negative impact of his declarations, which UEFA saw as unnecessary provocation and inappropriate prior to an important match." Ferguson will now have to watch his words carefully in the build-up to the semi-final clash with arch rivals Juventus - particularly because he has already incensed the Italian nation. Inter's coach Mircea Lucescu, who resigned after his team were dumped out of the competition by United, claimed the comments would lead to violence. Lucescu insisted that what Ferguson said was "a sad thing and a bad thing," and he claimed that the Inter fans would target the United manager. United were given a rowdy reception in Italy, and Ferguson was singled out for attention by the fans. That could happen again in Turin, but last night a United spokesman insisted that the club accepts the punishment, and the matter is behind them. "These things happen in the heat of preparation for big matches. UEFA have their procedures and we accept it. We are now looking forward to the game against Juventus," the spokesman said. Ferguson's comments were inspired initially before the first leg of the quarter final tie, when he suspected the Italians of playing psychological games over the fitness of Ronaldo. United were fined 30,000 Swiss francs (£13,000) because their travelling supporters set off of fireworks during the second leg in the San Siro stadium. Inter were also fined for their fans' misbehaviour, and for improper conduct by their players.
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