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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Thu Jul 29 06:54:22 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Only one pound! by Peter Hargreaves 
2. Melbourne game by Sally
3. SIGN ME FOR A FORTUNE
4. PREMIER LEAGUE WIN TV BATTLE
5. SOLSKJAER READY FOR CHARITY SHIELD
6. Andy Ritchie and more ... Goal ratio's

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Daily MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS Thurs 29th July 1999:

Barry Daily Comment:
EUROPE ONLY Man United Documentary on 21.00 Sky Sports tonight Thursday.
One hour Manchester United Specila on SKY Thurs night at 21.00 hrs
Documentary featuring Supporters from Carrickfergus Unitede Supporters Association 
from N. Ireland - an inside look at the climax of last season!

cheers
Barry

Interview with Wes Brown and Jesper Blomqvist from Cliff today:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/sound/99/wes_jesper.rm  3m 19s   216k

99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at
 http://www.red11.org/mufc/992000.htm

Mark Bosnich's Personal Details 
http://www.red11.org/mufc/bosnich.htm

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MANCHESTER UNITED STATS v ALL teams on the Web
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats.htm

Previous News:
 BSKYB Takeover news/pics at http://www.red11.org/mufc/bskyb.htm
  Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio
   http://www.iol.ie/~redcafe/kidd.htm
 Peter Schmeichel's last Season at United!
   http://www.red11.org/mufc/news/schmeichel.htm

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 NEXT MATCHES
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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)

Friendlies:
August 3rd [19.30] Omagh Town, St Julian's Road ground
August 4th [19:45] Wigan Athletic

UNITED Stats v All teams:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/
ALL FIXTURES at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix992000.htm
 
Subject: First Team Fixtures 1999/2000 [All dates/times subject to change]
Dates of possible cup ties also shown

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
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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     2-0  40,000

 1/08/99    Arsenal        Wembley Charity Shield        -
 3/08/99    Omagh Town     friendly in aid of Omagh Bomb Fund 19.30
 4/08/99    Wigan Athletic friendly at JJB Stadium.           19.45

 8/08/99    Everton                  away      16.00
11/08/99    Sheffield Wednesday      home PL   20.00
14/08/99    Leeds United             home PL   12.00
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
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]

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
 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
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
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 f

http://www.red11.org/mufc/match.htm

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 THE FANTASTIC TRIPLE WAS WON!!
EC links + Personal diaries here:
 http://www.red11.org/mufc/barcelona.htm

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


 Its the presentation of the European Cup at Nou Camp
  Video including sound   57secs  1.5 meg 

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Click On pic - for latest match report from Hong Kong"

Subject: Only one pound! by Peter Hargreaves We went to Alfreton Town last night and as it was a first for me (and Manchester United, I believe) I sampled one of their meat and potato pies on your behalf. The pies were served in a large plastic tray and came with a fork and I can tell you that they were of excellent quality. All that and they were only one pound. Very good. The game was auspicious in that young William Jennings (Jayne and Pat's lad) was making his Manchester United debut - at the age of only twenty-two months - incredible. Considering he is such a little fellow he did very well and my only criticism of him is that he thought that the BDS lookalike, Nick Culkin, would play like his counterpart - he didn't. Jayne, Pat, Tim, dad and myself had made the trip on a beautiful, sunny evening and found ourselves a position in the AT Stretford End, sat on a grassy bank. I recognised some of the players but not all and the AT pa system left so much to be desired that I'm afraid that a full team listing is quite beyond me. However, among those that I did recognise were Culkin, Ford, Healy, O'Shea, Wellens, Chadwick and Notman. The pitch was too long of grass and extremely bumpy and it just did not suit our passing game. That said AT were the better team for most of the game and carved out by far the most chances, getting the winning (and only) goal in the 62nd minute. We never really threatened, though Chadwick did have a good run in the first half and then ballooned the ball over the bar when he should have done better. I think we all agreed that O'Shea, the big lad at the back, was our m-o-t-m. As the sun went down it became increasingly difficult to see and we were all wishing that it would sink behind the big tree at the far end. When it did disappear it suddenly turned from being lovely and warm to absolutely bloody freezing. Obviously I had not bothered with me vest and by the end of the game me teeth were close to chattering. Young Nick Oz would have needed an intravenous Bovril drip in order for his vital signs to be restored. It got so cold that, just into the second half, Jayne decided that young William ought to be taken home and thus the lad's debut came to an end. I wonder what the Manchester United future has in store for this lad? Let's all hope for great things for him - our newest supporter. Overall it was a disappointing performance from our boys and they are capable (I KNOW) of far better. O.K. the pitch did not suit them but that is no excuse against such lowly opposition. I hate to say it but Alex Notman showed absolutely nothing last night. They kept him on to the end, substituting the lad we thought was our best forward (Number 8 - don't know his name -sorry) and Healy (who had run well and showed far more than Notman). If Notman is to make the grade (as a lot of 'informed' opinion said he would) then he should be 'showing' against teams like AT - he didn't. Anyway, it was a game and our season is now off and running - and the pies were only a pound! Keep the Faith, Pete Peter Hargreaves (United Kingdom) http://www.cheswem.u-net.com/
Click On pic - for latest match report from Hong Kong"

Subject: Melbourne game by Sally A short sory of the Melbourne game: I feel a bit guilty for not sending in a report from the Melbourne match, but I guess it's because I was disappointed so much by it. The organisers made sure the atmosphere was crap by splitting all the true supporters up. We were supposed to be sat together but were in fact dispersed in the 'cheap seats' around the ground. The great pre-match atmosphere in the (dreaded) Casino was fab, reds from all over the world and lots of singing. We all went out to see the boys off in the coach. About 300 reds surrounded the bus and sang songs at the bemused team, the security men were very perturbed. We then marched en masse to the MCG, still singing. It was great taking over Melbourne in that way, some cars honked their horns in support others got very upset about us blocking roads. Once we got to the MCG the atmosphere dispersed much more quickly than the smoke from the OTT forework display. You can't smoke ciggies in the ground but it's fine to fill it with firework smoke! The whole event demonstrated that people in this country still need educating in the ways of real football. The over the top build up complete with a lot of Rivkin PR, was followed by a very average match. Largely due to the fact that the pitch was abysmal, lumpy in some places and a cricket pitch in the middle. I think the players first priority was to avoid injury. There were 2 lovely goals, but the rest of it was pretty average. For me the atmosphere or lack of it, was really dissappointing. There may be complaints at the atmosphere at OT these days, but this was way down from there. After the match it was back to the Casino to regroup and sing with all the reds into the wee hours. I was delighted to see the boys in the town I now live and was lucky enough to get a close up at the closed training that I managed to briefly sneak into that morning, but I really look forward to seeing a competitive match again next season at OT. This show pony just didn't cut the mustard I''m afraid. I hope and pray (to Eric) that next time the boys come over the event is organised by someone who understands football. sally
Click On pic - for latest match report from Hong Kong"

Subject: SIGN ME FOR A FORTUNE South African star Quinton Fortune is ready to sign for Manchester United in a transfer that will almost pay for itself. The powerful midfielder plays a closed-doors trial for United tomorrow in a bid to convince boss Sir Alex Ferguson that he is worth the 1.5million fee and a contract. However, Fortune would not just be a useful squad man but also a large cash cow. Fortune, who played for Atletico Madrid last season, is one of black Africa's emerging young sportsmen. He has a big following in Johannesburg and Cape Town. With United forging links with a feeder club in Cape Town, Fortune would be a useful cog in the United cash machine. PA Sporting Life
Click On pic - for latest match report from Hong Kong"

Subject: PREMIER LEAGUE WIN TV BATTLE By Mark Bradley, PA Sport The Premier League today won a resounding victory in their battle to retain the right to negotiate TV rights for top-flight games on behalf of their 20 member clubs. Lord Justice Ferris ruled in the Restrictive Practices Court that the status quo should be maintained and that football should not become a free-for-all in terms of the coverage of games. The Premier League's existing contracts with BSkyB and the BBC have therefore been left unchanged and the worries of smaller clubs and supporters groups have been lifted. PA Sporting Life
Click On pic - for latest match report from Hong Kong"

Subject: SOLSKJAER READY FOR CHARITY SHIELD Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is set to make a surprise comeback for Manchester United as they face rivals Arsenal in Sunday's Charity Shield. The Norwegian striker, whose 'super sub' goal clinched the European Cup and tied up the Treble for United last season, seems certain to miss the Wembley friendly after being sent home early from the tour to Australia and China for treatment on a knee injury. Sir Alex Ferguson dismissed speculation Solskjaer would need surgery to cure the problem and the United boss has been proved correct as the player returned to training this week. "He has a good chance of playing on Sunday," says Sir Alex. Solskjaer, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and David May have all been included in a United side to play Bristol Rovers in a testimonial for ex-Old Trafford full-back Lee Martin at Bristol on Friday night. Martin has been forced to quit the game because of a back injury.
Click On pic - for latest match report from Hong Kong"

Subject: Andy Ritchie and more ... Goal ratio's Today Andy Ritchie has retired from playing football: Here is his excellent but short RED record Andy Richie 77-80 ALL were from Lg Div 1 games (no cup goals) P31 Goals13 From 25 Lg apps: Lg Goal ratio 0.52 !! 9/12/78 Derby A 3-1 GreenhoffJ Ritchie 2 16/12/78 Spurs H 2-0 Mcllroy Ritchie 10/02/79 Man C A 3-0 Coppell 2, Ritchie 03/03/79 BristolC A 2-1 McQueen, Ritchie 24/03/79 Leeds H 4-1 Ritchie 3, ThomasM ***HATTRICK 30/04/79 Southampton A 1-1 Ritchie 07/05/79 Wolves A 3-2 Coppell 2, Ritchie 12/04/80 Spurs H 4-1 WilkinsR, Ritchie3 ***HATTRICK So 5 at home 8 away Check out his goal ratio compared with other REDS, not bad at all! TOP GOAL RATIOS EVER: http://www.red11.org/mufc/stat.htm TOP 10 BEST EVER GOALS PER GAMES RATIO up to June 1st 1999 Qualification = Minimum 50 Appearances. Ratio better than 0.30 League and Cup games included. Charity Shield excluded. Ratio Apps Goals 0.677 Tommy Taylor 189 128 (1952-58) 0.663 Tommy Reid 101 67 (1928-33) 0.611 Dennis Viollet 291 178 (1952-61) 0.591 Denis Law 399 236 (1962-73) 0.580 Alex Dawson 93 54 (1958-61) 0.574 Joe Cassidy 174 100 (1892-99) 0.568 *Dwight Yorke 51 29 (1998-99) 0.564 Henry Boyd 62 35 (1896-98) 0.552 Johnny Turnbull 76 42 (1907-10) 0.549 David Herd 262 144 (1961-68) If Andy had qualified with 50 apps!!!!!! 0,52 Andy Richie Lg apps 25 Goals 13 More: Other Players: 11 0.541 Liam Whelen App 96 Goals 52 (1955-58) 12 0.522 Tommy Bamford App 109 Goals 57 (1924-37) 13 0.492 Jack Rowley App 422 Goals 208(1937-55) 14 0.485 Bob Donaldson App 177 Goals 86 (1892-97) 15 0.479 Jack Peddie App 121 Goals 58 (1902-07) 16 0.453 George Anderson App 86 Goals 39 (1911-14) 17 0.445 Andy Cole App 182 Goals 81 (1995- *** Andy is there,can still improve! 18 0.441 Enoch West App 181 Goals 80 (1910-15) 19 0.393 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer App 94 Goals 37 (1996- 20 0.431 Stan Pearson App 345 Goals 149(1937-54) 21 0.439 Eric Cantona App 182 Goals 80 (1992-97) LE DIEU *** 22 0.438 Alf Farman App 121 Goals 53 (1889-94) 23 0.408 Sandy Turnbull App 245 Goals 100 (1907-14) 24 0.408 George Mutch App 120 Goals 49 (1934-37) 25 0.403 Harold Halse App 124 Goals 50 (1907-12) 26 0.392 Colin Webster App 79 Goals 31 (1953-58) 27 0.392 Dick Pegg App 51 Goals 20 (1902-04) 28 0.383 Gordon Hill App 133 Goals 51 (1975-78) 29 0.381 George Best App 466 Goals 178 (1963-74) 30 0.380 Jack Picken App 121 Goals 46 (1905-11) 31 0.380 Johnny Morris App 92 Goals 35 (1946-49) 32 0.378 Charlie Mitten App 161 Goals 61 (1946-50) 33 0.367 Charlie Rennox App 68 Goals 25 (1924-27) 34 0.353 Jimmy Hanson App 147 Goals 52 (1924-29) 35 0.349 Mark Hughes App 463 Goals 162 (1983-95) 36 0.344 Wilf Woodcock App 61 Goals 21 (1913-19) 37 0.329 Joe Spence App 510 Goals 168 (1919-32) 38 0.327 Bobby Charlton App 754 Goals 247 (1956-73) 39 0.326 Arthur Lochhead App 153 Goals 50 (1921-25) 40 0.325 Joe Jordan App 126 Goals 41 (1978-81) 41 0.310 George Wall App 316 Goals 98 (1906-15) 42 0.306 Albert Quixall App 183 Goals 56 (1958-63) 43 0.305 Harry Rowley App 180 Goals 55 (1928-37) Players with less than 0.30 goals per game include: 0.295 Jimmy Greenhoff App 122 Goals 36 (1976-80) 0.288 Brian McClair App 436 Goals 126 (1987-98) 0.282 Frank Stapleton App 276 Goals 78 (1981-87) 0.265 Brian Kidd App 264 Goals 70 (1968-74) 0.246 Norman Whiteside App 272 Goals 67 (1981-89) 0.246 Mark Robins App 69 Goals 17 (1988-92) 0.245 Peter Davenport App 106 Goals 26 (1986-88) 0.242 Lou Macari App 400 Goals 97 (1973-83) 0.187 Garry Birtles App 63 Goals 12 (1980-82) Current Players: up to June 1st 1998 0.283 Teddy Sheringham App 67 Goals 19 (1997- 0.268 Paul Scholes App 179 Goals 48 (1994- 0.211 Ryan Giggs App 360 Goals 76 (1991- 0.198 David Beckham App 202 Goals 40 (1992- 0.166 Erik Nevland App 6 Goals 1 (1997- 0.131 Jordi Cruyff App 38 Goals 5 (1996- 0.111 Roy Keane App 224 Goals 25 (1993- 0.076 David May App 104 Goals 8 (1994- 0.069 Nicky Butt App 202 Goals 14 (1992- 0.065 Dennis Irwin App 428 Goals 28 (1990- 0.054 Ronny Johnsen App 110 Goals 6 (1996- 0.050 Jesper Blomqvist App 20 Goals 1 (1998- 0.031 Henning Berg App 63 Goals 2 (1997- 0.027 Jesper Blomqvist App 37 Goals 1 (1998- 0.020 Jaap Stam App 49 Goals 1 (1998- 0.013 Phil Neville App 144 Goals 2 (1995- 0.009 Gary Neville App 212 Goals 2 (1992-
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