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Date: Sat Jan 30 00:25:31 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Head to head: United v Villa
3. Bowen aims to put brakes on pal Giggs 
5. Zidane blow for United
6. Emails from 365: United Fans Dig Ole
7. Ole scores in EVERY 83 mins!!!
8. Blomqvist gets a kick out of life with Tina 


Daily RED Trivia  Sat 30th January 1999:

30/1/1960: United win 3-1 at Liverpool in the FA Cup 3rd round with goals from
 Bobby Charlton 2 and Warren Bradley. Attendance was 56,736. Team was:
 Gregg, Foulkes, Carolan, Setters, Cope, Brennan, Bradley, Quixall, Viollet,
 Charlton, Scanlon.

1964: Ted Savage died in Wallasey. Savage was signed from Liverpool and made
 his debut at Newcastle United in January 1938. He made 5 appearances in 1938
 before moving to Wrexham. The pacy Half-back started his career at Lincoln City.


Barry Daily Comment:

United boss Alex Ferguson has denied he is to make a £5million swoop for
Everton left-back Michael Ball. Everton were also quick to pour cold water
 on such talk and Ferguson said: ''There's nothing in it.'' 

Up and running from today maps of Manchester showing:
Old Trafford & The Throstles Nest Pub.
Main Training Ground The Cliff + Littleton Rd (close map).
'A' Team - The Cliff, Lower Broughton Road, Lower Broughton, Salford. 
'B' Team - Littleton Road, Lower Kersal, Salford.
Main Training Ground The Cliff + Littleton Rd (larger map).
Gigg Lane, Bury.
Reserves play at - OT or at Gigg Lane, Bury during November-March. 

Thanks to Pete Hargreaves for scanning these maps


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: Head to head: United v Villa ASTON Villa have surprised everyone with their march to the top of the table, particularly after selling the brilliant Dwight Yorke to Manchester United. But John Gregory's shrewd investments, including the likes of Dion Dublin, Paul Merson and of course Steve Watson, have seen Villa emerge as genuine title challengers. Much of their early successes were built on a watertight defence but then the goals started to flow freely. So much so that, even when 2-0 down at home to champions Arsenal, Villa managed to pull off a 3-2 win in the most impressive comeback of the season. Our Carling Opta statistics show that the Midlanders have been nothing special in terms of passing, crossing and tackling - indeed Newcastle have been generally more accurate in these areas. But Villa's deadly finishing has meant they have often triumphed in closely-fought contests, such as the home game with Sheffield Wednesday. While only one in 10 of Newcastle's shots are hitting the back of the net, 15 per cent of Villa's efforts strike goal - one of the best tallies in the Premiership. But it has been proved this season that Villa are far from unbeatable, as Liverpool's sensational 4-2 win at Villa Park can testify. Earlier on in the season, John Gregory's men needed a penalty to defeat United 1-0 and you can be sure the Toon will be keen to get back on the winning track.
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: FERGIE STILL PUZZLING OVER SOLSKJAER POSER Alex Ferguson has 48 hours to decide whether he will change a winning line up as Manchester United go to Charlton on Sunday. Striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is giving him the biggest headache after once again scoring a critical goal when coming on as a late substitute last Sunday. Solskjaer got the winner against Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round tie in a repeat of his last performance against West Ham two weeks earlier. Speculation is mounting that Ferguson could field three strikers, adding Solskjaer to his Dwight Yorke - Andy Cole partnership and the United boss said: ''You could do that if you wanted to but we have a system of play here that we don't want to tinker with. ''Ole Gunnar comes into consideration quite rightly and has certainly staked his claim all right. ''After scoring the winning goal last Sunday in the fashion he did, he certainly merits consideration and that is something I will have to think about. ''I'll give it some thought over the next couple of days.'' Meanwhile, United have no fresh injury worries ahead of Sunday's game at the Valley. Jesper Blomqvist is back in the squad after being ruled out last weekend when he picked up an injury in training, but Teddy Sheringham is still out of contention. Manchester United (from): Schmeichel, G Neville, Berg, Stam, Irwin, Beckham, Keane, Giggs, Cole, Yorke, Butt, Scholes, P Neville, Solskjaer, Johnsen, Blomqvist, van der Gow. -------------------------- FERGIE RUBBISHES BALL TALK United boss Alex Ferguson has denied he is to make a £5million swoop for Everton left-back Michael Ball. http://www.football365.co.uk/homeground/manchester_united/news_117612.htm United boss Alex Ferguson has denied he is to make a £5million swoop for Everton left-back Michael Ball. Everton were also quick to pour cold water on such talk and Ferguson said: ''There's nothing in it.''
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Bowen aims to put brakes on pal Giggs By Ian Gibb Saturday, January 30, 1999 Mark Bowen is 35, has not played a first-team game since May because of three operations and admits he has no pace. But relegation-troubled Charlton are ready to throw him in against the might of Manchester United at The Valley on Monday. The last time the experienced Wales full back played a senior game for Charlton was in the promotion play-off triumph at Wembley eight months ago. 'Since then it has been murder,' says Bowen. 'I've played nearly all my career in the top flight and just when I'd got back there with Charlton, I got all this injury trouble including a double hernia.' But that does not mean he will lack confidence in taking on United, especially his feared Wales international colleague Ryan Giggs. Bowen said: 'I'll have to ask Ryan to take it easy on me. But seriously, I will relish the challenge. Though I'm 35 it's not as though I've lost any pace - I never had any in the first place. 'I've never been one for galloping up and down the flanks but I've always got by on reading the game and I'm not worried about United.' The surgery would have left most players of his age looking to retire but he said: 'I was given a 12-week recovery period since the last operation and I made it back the week before that deadline with a reserve game against Northampton last week. 'I also want to show Bobby Gould that I can get back into the Wales squad, hopefully against Switzerland next month.'
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: FERGIE FAILS TO MAKE STRONG SQUAD STRONGER Alex Ferguson has admitted defeat in his bid to strengthen his Champions' League squad before Sunday's UEFA deadline. The Manchester United boss has spent the last six weeks checking out the possibility of adding to his already vast pool of talent for their quarter-final with Inter Milan in March. But Ferguson found his options severely limited because any player who has already played in Europe this season is ineligible for the Champions' League. That ruled out around 400 players and a frustrated Ferguson said: ''It's a limited field that you are in, because so many players are cup-tied. ''We will not be signing anyone.'' The only new addition to United's European squad when they submit their list to UEFA will be striker Jonathan Greening. Ferguson has been impressed by how well the 20-year-old has progressed in his 10 months at Old Trafford following his transfer from York City. The Scarborough-born player has made three Worthington Cup appearances this season, while he also made his Premiership debut as a substitute against Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day. Greening replaces Jordi Cruyff on United's 25-man list following the Dutchman's loan move to Celta Vigo for the rest of the season. Cruyff can be recalled for FA Carling Premiership games, but he is now ineligible for European games. Ferguson has also denied he was about to make a £5million swoop for Everton left-back Michael Ball. Everton were also quick to pour cold water on such talk and Ferguson said: ''There's nothing in it.''
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Zidane blow for United By John Edwards Saturday, January 30, 1999 Ronaldo has stepped into the debate over Zinedine Zidane's future and dealt a crushing setback to Manchester United's hopes of pulling off the biggest transfer in their history. United boss Alex Ferguson was already locked in a battle with Juventus counterpart Marcello Lippi after lining up a summer move for the inspirational France midfielder. Lippi will take command at Inter Milan at the end of the season and has made it clear he wants to take Zidane with him. Now the odds against United appear to be insurmountable after a plea by Ronaldo for the 26-year-old to join him at the San Siro and help turn Inter into European champions. Money, inevitably, was at the root of it, as Ronaldo openly admitted. The Brazil striker became a part-owner of Inter after a remarkable round of negotiations which underlined his bargaining power over a new deal. Inter agreed to his demand for a wage increase and made certain he went away happy by awarding him shares which amounted to a five per cent stake in the club. The possibilities then became glaringly obvious to him when he teamed up with Zidane for a Rest of the World clash against Italy - and established an instant rapport. 'Now that I'm a shareholder I want to maximise my profits,' he said. 'That is one of the rewards for making the club successful. 'There is no doubt in my mind that Zinedine is the person to help me do that. He is the man I want alongside me at Inter because I know he will supply me with even more chances to score goals.' Lippi ends his four-year reign at Juventus this summer and has echoed Ronaldo's sentiment that Zidane's best interests would be served by a move to Inter. Zidane's money-making prospects, as well as Ronaldo's, are also counting against United. He currently earns around £30,000 a week and, according to sources in France, has recently complained about lagging behind other major names in Italy's Serie A. It is understood he will seek to double his wages at the end of the season, whether he stays in Turin or moves to Milan or Manchester. As if personal terms were not daunting enough for any potential buyer, Juventus are widely expected to demand around £20million before releasing Zidane from a contract which runs until 2003. United have not given up hope but would have to smash the British transfer record and make Zidane far and away the highest paid player on their books. The incentive for such an outlay is that the Juventus playmaker's guile and expertise could be the difference between being crowned European champions and another near miss. Ferguson knows that and is so desperate to add the Champions League to his haul of trophies at Old Trafford that he is still exploring ways of competing with Juventus and Inter. Zidane himself insists his future is still in the balance, saying: 'I could go to Inter or stay where I am - or even move abroad. 'The alternatives are all appealing and it's going to need some careful thought before I make up my mind.'
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Emails from 365: United Fans Dig Ole United Fans Dig Ole ...Isn't it great to finally hear from someone who doesn't think they are God's gift to football? While we have to put up with the bleating and whining from the Coles and the Collymores, it is refreshing to hear from a footballer whose main concern is the performance of the team. Ole obviously wants to play as much footy as possible but, at the same time, understands that 'There is no I in team'. Maybe the aforementioned players (and I'm sure there are others) should take a leaf out of Solskjaer's book and show a bit of class next time the cookie doesn't crumble their way. Mudguts, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia What a welcome breath of fresh air from Old Trafford. Solskjaer's belief in both his team and his own ability should be a lesson to all professionals. No-one can deny that Yorke and Cole have one of the hottest partnerships currently on view in the Premiership and Solskjaer is sufficiently realistic to see that he does not fit in with this. Some people might see this as a lack of ambition on his part, but I think it shows a maturity that all footballers should take a measure of. Paul Ryan ...Yorke and Cole create more, but Solskjaer and Yorke score more. I don't have the stats to prove that, but I don't think anyone would disagree that, while Andy is great, Solskjaer shoots whenever he gets a whiff of goal; and, more often than not, scores. Yorke and Cole try to walk it in, with one-twos and step-over-the-ball dummies. It's great to watch, but this approach fails against well-organised defences. In addition, the number of misses from six yards has been well documented. This sounds like a contradiction in terms, but Liverpool's defence was well organised for 88 minutes, and Yorke and Cole got little change. I would play Solskjaer more regularly, if only for the exemplary attitude that he displays. Contrast his behaviour with that of Stan the Wuss and Pierre van Hoydickhead. In the minds of Utd fans, Ole is already a legend for the sacrifice the made against Newcastle last year. We love him to bits. Michael Wong ...First off - I'm biased as I'm a United fan. But I think Solskjaer should stay at Old Trafford for several reasons. He's still young; Cole isn't the kind of striker who'll be improving at 29; and Ole has more natural talent than Cole - this will out eventually. If he goes elsewhere, he's unlikely to get the same amount of domestic success or European football as if he stays at United. Tottenham and West Ham are both on the up, but hardly at United's level in terms of current squad, recent achievements and club structure. If he goes, he will be forever wondering what might have been. He's not the only decent striker warming the bench at a big club these days - Suker, Riedle, Baggio - and time is on his side. Chris Francis PS: Sheringham is extra baggage though, not so much a has-been as a never-was. ...I'm a United supporter and I think that since United have a weak defence, why not put Solskjaer on with Cole and Yorke? Play a 3-4-3 formation. United will always leak goals but, if the best form of defence is attack and half the time Jaap Stam and the boys sit on the halfway line anyway, why not outscore your opponents? Gary, Botswana ...Ole hasn't thrown an "I must be picked" tantrum when left out of the side and hasn't nicked off to Melbourne for a month whinging that's it's so stressful being called a poofter by Croatian fans after missing yet another tap-in. The fact that this is so rare now as to be newsworthy is a bit of an indication on how footballers see the world nowadays. I guess he looks at the situation and honestly thinks to himself that, if he's good enough, he'll get his chance. There's something to be said for career advancements that are earned and not just handed out. I'm sure Ole will get his chance and will then feel all the better for having stuck it out and earned it. Good on him to knuckle down and put in the effort in a day and age when footballers at this level are all too often seen to be 'copping-out' when the going gets tough. Matthew Chrzczonowicz ...Solskjaer displays the kind of loyalty that players should have, instead of opting to go for higher salaries and pursing for their own benefits over those of the team's supporters. I would love to see him stay, even though there is every chance that he might leave. But for him to remain at United would offer him the best chance at winning medals. I think Fergie should try out a 4-3-3 formation at times. Perhaps this would give United a more potent strike force. But, of course, it is always good to have an ace up his sleeve to pull out in times of need. Richard, Australia But There's Always One, Isn't There? Alex Ferguson should continue to use Solskjaer in a substitute's role as his general play is not good enough to replace either Cole or Yorke. His passing and link-up play is not as good and he has always struggled to hold play up for the United midfield to get forward like Cole or Yorke successfully do each game. Ferguson, as always, says the right thing in public to encourage Solskjaer to keep his spirits up. Solskjaer in turn is playing his own PR games because he knows it is the public approach Ferguson would expect. And Ferguson is no fool. He will keep Solskjaer hungry on the bench and playing him for the last 15 minutes or so allows the opposition to never relax if they feel they are getting the upper hand on the United forward line. James Dunne, London
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Ole scores in EVERY 83 mins!!! Reposting Paull Hinsons proof that Ole scores in EVERY 83 mins!!! Columns easier to read: Thanks Paul good work! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> From: Paul Hinson Minutes per goal (Yorke/Cole/Solskjaer) Minutes Played/Goals Scored 1998-99 HOME fixtures in bold. * = goals scored Sub apps in brackets Up to and including 24/01/99 Yorke Cole Solskjaer LKS LODZ (CL) -- 90* (10) LEICESTER CITY -- 90 -- West Ham United 90 69 -- LKS Lodz (CL) -- -- (26) CHARLTON ATHLETIC 68** (32) 68** COVENTRY CITY 90* -- 90 BARCELONA (CL) 90 -- 55 Arsenal 90 -- -- LIVERPOOL 90 (32) 68 Bayern Munich (CL) 90* -- -- Southampton 73* 90* -- WIMBLEDON 90* 90** -- Brondby (CL) 90* 60* (30)* Derby County 90 90 -- BURY (WC) -- -- 120* Everton 90* 90* -- BRONDBY (CL) 90* 90* (27) NEWCASTLE UNITED 90 90 (2) NOTTINGHAM FOREST (WC) -- -- 90* BLACKBURN ROVERS 90* 90 (24) Sheffield Wednesday 90 90* (7) Barcelona (CL) 90** 90* -- LEEDS UNITED 90 64 90 Tottenham Hotspur (LC) -- -- 90 Aston Villa 90 70 -- BAYERN MUNICH (CL) 64 90 -- Tottenham Hotspur -- (15) 45* CHELSEA 60 90* -- MIDDLESBROUGH -- 90 (11) NOTTINGHAM FOREST -- -- (27) Chelsea -- 90 -- MIDDLESBROUGH (FAC) 90 84* (18) WEST HAM UNITED 90* 90** (13)* Leicester City 90*** 90** -- LIVERPOOL (FAC) 90* 90 (10)* Total Minutes Played 2155 2019 921 Appearances 25 26 21 Full matches played 21 17 5 Times Substituted 4 5 2 On as Substitute 0 3 12 Goals scored 17 15 11 Minutes Per Goal: Yorke 126.76 Cole 134.60 Solskjaer 83.72 Only once have Yorke/Cole/Solskjaer all played without scoring, v Newcastle United, and then Ole only got 2 minutes on the pitch. Twice, against Brondby (a) and West Ham (h) all three have scored. Ole has scored 3 goals as a Substitute, coming on with 30 mins or less remaining. Combined, their tally is 43 out of 81 scored so far, spread around 16 players, plus 1 og. Premiership alone it is 27 out of 49 goals. Best tally in a month is 5, by Yorke (Jan) Cole (Oct & Jan) Paul Hinson (email p.l.hinson@ais.salford.ac.uk)
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

Subject: Blomqvist gets a kick out of life with Tina By Ken Lawrence Saturday, January 30, 1999 Jesper Blomqvist never has to worry about taking his work home with him for few girlfriends could be more understanding than long-time partner Tina Nordlund. Indeed, the more technical the Manchester United winger gets about his game the better Tina likes it because she also happens to be a Swedish international. Tina, who is 21, has 10 caps to her name and this season became one of the latest star foreign imports to have joined a top-class English side. Just like her boyfriend, Tina has had to come to terms with a first experience at an English club - in her case, Tranmere Rovers. Having made her name as a front player with Umea IK in the Swedish Womens' League, she, too, has found that the game is far tougher and faster than back home. Unlike her boyfriend, however, the only money that changed hands was the price of a telephone call from her, not the £4.4million deposited in the bank of Serie A club Parma by United for Blomqvist. Tina, noted for her strength, speed and shooting ability in Umea, where she and Blomqvist grew up, scored 10 goals last season as she and her team-mates finished sixth in their league. 'When I got here last October I was looking for a team in the Manchester area,' she said. 'Then I was told about Tranmere. I gave them a call and they were really nice. They asked me to come and train with them and I was delighted when I went on as a substitute against Everton for the last half an hour. 'It is far tougher to play here. There is more tackling, you have to be quicker on the ball.' Tina has to head home next week to resume her university studies leaving Blomqvist, expected to face Charlton tomorrow, to fly the Swedish flag
Great Pic of the FA CUP Celebration!

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