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Date: Thu Jan 28 08:49:50 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Reserves v Derby on MUTV / Report
4. MEN Euro call for Red starlet: Jonathan Greening
5. Three-pronged attack plan «« 
7. Inter Watch


Daily RED Trivia  Thurs 28th January 1999:

28/1/1872: Joe Fall born in Manchester. Fall joined United from Middlesbrough Ironopolis,
 and made his debut against Burnley in September 1893. A goalkeeper who made 27
 appearances between 1893-94, the last game being his most memorable. Fall performed
 heroics in the relegation Play-off match against Liverpool, but sadly his side lost 2-0
 and were demoted for the first time in their history. He moved to Small Heath
 (now Birmingham City)  in May 1895.

1989: United crush Oxford United 4-0 in the FA Cup 4th Round at Old Trafford
 watched by 47,754. Mark Hughes, Steve Bruce, Jimmy Phillips (og) and Bryan
 Robson shared the goals. Team was: Leighton, Blackmore, Sharpe (Beardsmore),
 Bruce, McGrath (Gill), Donaghy, Robson, Strachan, McClair, Hughes, Milne.


Barry Daily Comment:
Starting today we are getting MUTV reports of reserve matches.
Thanks to Mark. Another win and we go top of the Pontins league again!

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

Next games: 
ALL Result/Fixture Index:

31/1 Charlton     (A)  16.00 UK
3  Derby          (H)  20.00
6  Nottm Forest   (A)  15.00
14 Fulham         (H)  14.00  FAC 5th round 
17 Arsenal        (H)  20.00 
20 Coventry       (A)  15.00
27 Southampton    (H)  15.00

UNITED Stats v All teams:


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                    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    Middlebrough             Home     L  2-3     3    55,152
26/12/98    Notts 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     3    22,091

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    v   Inter Milan
 Real Madrid       v   Dynamo Kiev
 Juventus          v   Olympiakos
 Bayern Munich     v   Kaiserslautern

 Ties to be played on March 3 and 17

Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Chelsea              22  11  10   1  34  18   16   43
 2  Aston Villa          22  12   7   3  34  20   14   43
 3  Manchester United    22  11   8   3  49  26   23   41
 4  Arsenal              22  10   9   3  23  11   12   39
 5  Leeds United         22   9   9   4  36  20   16   36
 6  Liverpool            22  10   5   7  43  26   17   35
 7  Wimbledon            22   9   7   6  29  33   -4   34
 8  West Ham United      22   9   5   8  25  31   -6   32
 9  Middlesbrough        22   7  10   5  32  28    4   31
10  Derby County         22   7  10   5  22  20    2   31
11  Leicester City       22   7   8   7  25  27   -2   29
12  Tottenham Hotspur    22   7   8   7  28  30   -2   29
13  Sheffield Wednesday  22   7   5  10  25  22    3   26
14  Newcastle United     22   6   7   9  26  31   -5   25
15  Everton              22   5   9   8  13  24  -11   24
16  Blackburn Rovers     22   5   6  11  21  29   -8   21
17  Coventry City        22   5   5  12  21  31  -10   20
18  Charlton Athletic    22   3   8  11  26  36  -10   17
19  Southampton          22   4   5  13  20  46  -26   17
20  Nottingham Forest    22   2   7  13  18  41  -23   13


Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Reserves v Derby on MUTV / Report Wednesday 27th January 1999 WES, PHIL AND DAVE HOLD THE FORT Wes Brown, Phil Neville and David May all play in the United reserves Wednesday evening when they aim to take all the points against Derby - and consolidate their top spot in the Pointin's League. The two sides met last week in a 2-2 draw at County and now the Reds aim to go one better in the Gigg Lane game that will be screened live on MUTV. Although Brown had been a regular in the first team right through until the New Year, the brilliant prospect made way for Gary Neville last Sunday in the 2-1 thriller with Liverpool. Hence, Fergie's decision to give him a decent run out in the second string. --------------------------------------- MATCH REPORT from Mark Another Star is Born Just finished watching the reserve match on MUTV against Derby. United were leading 1-0 at half time form an Alex Notman strike. But the game was all about a your 17 year old who came on with just over 15 mins to go. Luke Chadwick replaced Alex Notman and completely changed the game, operating down the left side within 3 mins he had fired in a left footed cross for Erik Nevland to power a header past the Derby keeper, then with five minutes to go the ball comes out the Derby area to young Chadwick for him to strike home a powerful right footed shot along the ground past the despairing dive of the keeper. The fourth goal came after an excellent solo run by Erik Nevland who stuck a fierce shot against the post only for it to rebound out to Mark Wilson to side foot home. The final score finished 4-0, but all the talk was about Luke Chadwick making only his second reserve team appearance, showed some lovely skill with both feet. Another star is born. Mark Armstrong
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: DESERVED CREDIT FOR MUNICH SURVIVORS Manchester United’s Munich crash survivors will each receive total payments of over £45,000. So also will close dependants of the club’s players and officials who were killed in the air disaster in 1958. The total amount raised by the Munich Memorial Fund committee has risen now to almost £1 million with the bulk of the cash coming from the match last August between United and Eric Cantona’s European XI. An interim payment of £20,000 was paid to the 21 beneficiaries before Christmas and now the trustees hope to send out a further £25,000 to coincide with the 41st anniversary of the tragedy on February 6. The fund will not be closed until final receipts are in from sales of the match video when a final small payment will be made to wind up the charitable trust. Manchester United paid the match expenses to help boost the fund which has been distributed among seven survivors and the close relatives of 14 players and staff who lost their lives, except in the case of Eddie Colman who has no close surviving relatives. In his case the committee are planning to contribute to a charitable scheme in his name in his home city of Salford as well as donate to the children’s hospital there, following the suggestion of his cousins. The preseason memorial match was an outstanding success with Eric Cantona seizing the opportunity to return to his adopted city to say a proper farewell to the legion of fans he attracted during his successful stay at Old Trafford. The magical Frenchman is freely acknowledged as the catalyst who woke the sleeping giant in terms of winning trophies. Thanks to Cantona’s inspired play, his prompting and his goals, United finally ended their barren run of 26 years without winning the championship as well as going on to win two League and FA Cup doubles. The game was a sell-out with around 55,000 people there to salute his contribution and say a sincere goodbye following his abrupt departure at the end of the 1995/96 season. The game was a double-whammy … both a tremendous financial success for the Munich disaster victims and in addition a highly emotional and moving occasion which many saw as bringing together the two highly successful eras of Cantona and the Busby Babes. The organisers tried to strike a balance between the jamboree of Cantona’s homecoming and a tribute to those who suffered in the sporting tragedy. For those who thought there should have been more emphasis that night on marking the 40th anniversary of Munich it was pointed out that a match had already been played against Bolton in honour of Sir Matt Busby’s tragic team and that a moving service of remembrance had been held in Manchester Cathedral. Some also questioned why it had taken 40 years to stage a really worthwhile effort to help the survivors and dependants. Certainly it would have been a great help at the time but it wasn’t right to allow the lapse to become an excuse for not doing something now. In my view, it was in fact a very appropriate time for action with the survivors moving into retirement age and perhaps not all of them enjoying a pension other than the State provision. Sadly it did not come soon enough for Jackie Blanchflower who died soon after the match. He was in fact a very sick man at the time of the game but he willed himself to come to Old Trafford that night to see old friends and his wife Jean said afterwards that he was determined to make it … and he did. I think Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers Association and Chairman of the Fund committee of three trustees, is right when he says, “It has involved a lot of hard work but I believe our efforts have proved successful with the Cathedral service and the game against Bolton Wanderers providing particularly moving tributes and finally the Munich Memorial game with Eric Cantona’s farewell to Manchester United in front of a full house.”
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: NEVILLE: OLE'S WINNER WAS BETTER THAN WINNING TITLE Gary Neville has told how seeing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer score Manchester United's last-gasp FA Cup fourth round winner against Liverpool gave him a bigger thrill than winning the championship. Neville was ready to shoulder the blame for United's exit from the competition, saying he was at fault for allowing Michael Owen in to score the goal that Liverpool defended for 88 nail-biting minutes. But in a dramatic finale, Dwight Yorke put Alex Ferguson's treble-chasing stars on level terms, before Norwegian Solskjaer put the tie beyond doubt in the dying seconds. The England full-back says he is now looking forward to the St Valentine's Day clash with Kevin Keegan's Fulham, but admits he thought it might not happen when he blamed himself for Liverpool's goal. Neville was ready to take the blame had Liverpool won, saying: ''When the cross for their goal came over, I probably wasn't in quick enough and Michael Owen tucked it away, like he does. ''I have got to say, though, that I was disappointed with the way Liverpool played after that. We expected a bit more from them. ''Usually, when they get a goal, they keep possession but in the end I think we deserved our win because of the number of chances we created. ''As for the way we won, getting two late goals is probably the best way to win a football match. It meant Liverpool couldn't reply. ''It means so much to us to beat Liverpool and to have lost at home to them would have been something I didn't want to contemplate. When the winner went in, it was probably one of the best feelings I have ever had in football, even though it was only the fourth round of the FA Cup. ''For that instant, it was better than winning the championship, the FA Cup or doing well in Europe. Now we can look forward to another home tie, and who knows what might happen. ''I can certainly tell you that Manchester United want to do well in the FA Cup.''
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: MEN Euro call for Red starlet: Jonathan Greening BY STUART MATHIESON MANCHESTER United youngster Jonathan Greening is set to be their new Champions' League recruit. The 20-year-old striker could become manager Alex Ferguson's only addition to his list of players who will carry Old Trafford's hopes into the European Cup quarter finals against Inter Milan in March and hopefully beyond. Fergie is this week mulling over the list of 25 players he will dispatch to UEFA on Friday to arrive in Geneva for the January 31 deadline. The roll call of Reds who'll shape United's Champions' League destiny will virtually be unchanged from the list Ferguson lodged with UEFA back in August for the group stages. There appears to be just the one vacancy to ponder over following the departure of Jordi Cruyff to Celta Vigo in Spain for a three month loan. While the Dutchman can be recalled for domestic action he is now ineligible for European matches. Fergie, however, allowed Cruyff the opportunity to return to Spain to top up his first team action safe in the knowledge that Greening has emerged as a worthy United squad member. Now the Scarborough-born forward, who signed for the Reds from York City last March, is set to be elevated to part of Fergie's pool who'll lead the chase for the Holy Grail. ``It's important for any young player at United to be able to handle everything about coming to Old Trafford,'' said Fergie recently. ``Jonathan hasn't been fazed by that at all. He has the temperament and has broken through well.'' Ferguson looks to have accepted that he won't be bringing in a new face from outside the club for his European challenge. The United manager has had his scouts monitoring possible targets since United qualified for the knockout stages with their draw against Bayern Munich last December. The UEFA transfer window opened once the league matches were complete and United and their European Cup rivals have had six weeks to add to their squads. Fergie, however, has confessed that with so many players having played in European competition this season his choice of imports has been severely restricted. It now seems he's ready to face the assault on Inter Milan with the players who stormed through the group matches as Europe's top scorers with the addition of Greening. Wes Brown and John Curtis won't be on United's list to UEFA but United haven't discarded their famed young defenders. The England Under-21 pair were both under 20 when the competition began and so don't have to be registered with Europe's governing body. Curtis was 20 in September and Brown, who made his European debut against Brondby in Copenhagen in October and faced Barcelona in the Nou Camp and Bayern at Old Trafford, won't end his teenage years until the day before United's away leg against Inter in March. Greening has to be added to United's list of 25 players because while he only reached his 20th birthday earlier this month he hasn't been on the club's books for more than two years
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Three-pronged attack plan «« United are ready to go on all out attack as Alex Ferguson bids for his fifth Premiership title. The manager is currently preparing the blueprint of a side which includes three out-and-out strikers - to keep a promise and threaten every domestic goal record. Fergie has pledged to give more games to in-form super-sub Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and is being forced to rethink his approach after the Norwegian clinically tucked away Sunday's match winner against Liverpool. The boss is reluctant to break up the Andy Cole-Dwight Yorke partnership so the only way to satisfy the Norwegian is to play all three front men. The trio have already bagged 43 out of United's 81 goals this season so the regular sight of Solskjaer is bound to send a shiver down the rest of the Premiership. Ferguson's main problem will be who to leave out to make way for the 11-goal Norwegian and he could find the solution handed to him when United take on Fulham in the fifth round next month. Roy Keane and Paul Scholes are suspended so Solskjaer could play alongside or behind Cole and Yorke with David Beckham taking over in the centre of midfield. The United striker refelcted on his achievement of knocking the club he supported as a boy out of the Cup, saying he would not rest on his laurels. Solskjaer said: "There is nothing that becomes history so quick as a football match. What I've done earlier means nothing before the result of the next match. "It is a day that I will always remember. The goal was special because it was the only time I touched the ball in the match. "It was more fun than winning 5-0 and controlling the whole match. I will work hard and determinedly from mow to get the chance again. "There are a lot of things to look forward to, this will not be a pillow to rest on - with three trophies to play for. And time will tell."
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: KANCHELSKIS: MY FEAR OF FERGIE Former United star Andrei Kanchelskis has revealed that nothing in football compares to being at the wrong end of Alex Ferguson's temper. The Russian winger remembers Manchester United boss Ferguson's wrath from the earlier part of this decade when the duo teamed up for two title successes, an achievement he is now looking to emulate at Ibrox. Speaking of former boss Fergie, Kanchelskis said: ''I would say of the two, him and Dick Advocaat, Alex Ferguson is the angrier. They are two different managers in my opinion. ''There was a time before we won the title that first time when at half-time we would have to duck to avoid the teacups, but I understand why Alex was like that. ''Manchester United had gone a quarter of a century without winning the title, the team would come close but then lose it in the final matches of the season such as when Leeds beat us in 1992. ''Things have changed now, but that was hard to take then,'' joked Kanchelskis. ''It wasn't just teacups, whole tables would be turned over.''
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Inter Watch Italian Cup Quarter Final, 2nd leg Inter 5 - 2 Lazio Cauet Vieri Djorkaeff (2) Lombardo Ze Elias Moriero Inter continue to find the net with ease. I think they've scored over 20 goals in the last couple of weeks, but there was some controversy in tonight's game. They lost the first leg 2-1 so had to win. With just about 5 minutes of regular time left, they were leading 3-2 (meaning Lazio would qualify on away goals) when the referee scored for them! A shot by Ze Elias was deflected in by the man with the whistle. Lazio went berserk, had Nesta sent off, and then went 5-2 down with a goal in the 93rd minute. So, another good win for Inter but not a victory that should unduly worry us. Ronaldo was still out; so was Zamorano; and the news is that the green-haired Nigerian giant Terrible Waste (Taribo West) has turned down the tearful Toons and will stay with Inter. Let's hope that, when we meet Inter in the Champs League, we don't have to play against the referee as well. Staying on the Italian theme, teletext reported that United have again expressed an interest in Parma's Gianluigi Buffon as Schmikes's replacement, and, more sinister, the Arse are said to be about to make an offer for Davids. Terry
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: UNITED FA CUP HERO SOLSKJAER ACCEPTS HE HAS TO PLAY SECOND FIDDLE DESPITE scoring Manchester United's most important goal of the season last weekend, FA Cup hero Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he still doesn't deserve a starting place at Old Trafford. "It was fantastic to score the winner against Liverpool," he admitted to Football365. "But Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke have done brilliantly together and they are the first-choice strikers at United by right. They play so well as a pair and have formed an incredible understanding on the field. They're both proven goal scorers in their own right, but their partnership is amazing, it's telepathic." Solskjaer's last-gasp winner in the 2-1 victory on Sunday saw United safely through to a fifth round meeting with Kevin Keegan's Fulham. But the Norwegian international is under no illusions that the importance of that goal will strengthen his hand in the fight for a permanent first-team place: "People seem to look at my record and say: 'Surely you must be worth a place?', but it doesn't work that way here. It's not just about how well you perform, it's about how you fit in and how good an understanding you have with your strike partner. Andy and Dwight have a good relationship both on and off the pitch. That helps." The 25-year-old has hardly been short of offers for his services while he's been kicking his heels on the touchline. Spurs even had a £5.5m bid for the player accepted by United last season, but Solskjaer refused to move south, preferring to try to establish himself as an Old Trafford great: "I've never asked to leave or even suggested I wanted to leave. Maybe, if I was at any other club, I'd have felt differently. But, as things stands, I want to fight for my place at United. It's frustrating when you're not playing, but I take the view that, if I get the chance, then I'm going to make the most of it." And, far from being despondent about his situation, Solskjaer is quick to give full credit to his manager Alex Ferguson for the way he's handled a difficult situation. "Alex has always been good to me," he said. "He's happy with the way I'm playing and he wants to give me more games. It's just that it's not that easy the way things have been going here lately, is it? He's always telling me how important I am at the club and, at the end of the day, that's good enough for me."
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

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