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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Fri Jul 30 07:55:24 GMT+00:00 1999
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. From Andy Walsh at IMUSA
2. Wes Brown latest
4. RE: Anyone in SA seen Quiton play?
5. Dear Jimmy
9. Guardian : Two cheers for TV rights decision


Daily MANCHESTER UNITED NEWS Friday 30th July 1999:

Barry Daily Comment:
Worst possible team news for Alex last night, after Wes's x-ray (reported yesterday),
Wes Brown will be out for most of the season with a cruciate ligament injury which
happened in training. Details in todays news.

99/2000 fixtures/match reports are at

Mark Bosnich's Personal Details 



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


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)

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

UNITED Stats v All teams:
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.
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 Live on Sky
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 Live on Sky
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 Live on Sky
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 Live on Sky
*11/10/99   Sir Alex Ferguson's testimonial OT [Cantona + 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 Live on Sky
 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



EC links + Personal diaries here:

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


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Subject: From Andy Walsh at IMUSA Dear Webmaster (and fellow United supporter), I am writing this letter to ask a very big favour. As you know, IMUSA (Independant Manchester United Supporters Association) has been at the forefront in the fight for supporters rights. Most recently IMUSA has lobbied for singing sections at Old Trafford, fair and equitable ticket allocation, safety issues, and of course against the failed Murdoch bid to take control of United. These points have been amongst IMUSA's highest profile issues for the rights of the average supporter. We need new members, and we need your help! As you are aware, any organisation needs a strong membership base to function to the best of it's ability. What we ask of you is simple. Please consider placing our banner on a high profile page of your website. By increasing awareness of IMUSA you will be helping us increase our membership so that we may continue to fight for the rights of the average supporter - including reinstatement into the FA cup! Here is the code for use on your site: IMUSA logo See Txt version for the code at http://www.red11.org/mufc/news/99/300799.txt Thank you for your help. Yours sincerly, Andy Walsh Chairman IMUSA
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Subject: Wes Brown latest Wes seems to be out for the most of this season could be available at the end of the season. Will not operate right away decision to be taken when the swelling goes down Wes has suffered one of Footballs most feared injuries tearing the cruciate ligament in his knee Detailed reports available here: Latest report from OT today is here http://www.red11.org/mufc/sound/99/wes_report_290799.rm 63k 1min Report from club doctor Dr Mike Stone http://www.red11.org/mufc/sound/99/drstone_wes.rm 143 2.12 Pic of Wes at the Team Photo session today at http://www.red11.org/mufc/devil.htm Click on Sound Links here: http://www.red11.org/mufc/sound/99/ -------------------- United defender Brown sidelined by serious injury LONDON, July 29 - Manchester United's 19-year-old defender Wes Brown could be out for several months after damaging a cruciate knee ligament in a training accident, manager Alex Ferguson said on Thursday. Brown, who made his debut for United last October and was called up for the England squad at the end of the season, will not undergo surgery immediatly. But Ferguson said: "He has got a bad knee injury and could be out for a long time -- several weeks at least and probably a lot longer than that. There are no plans to operate at this stage. "We will wait for it to settle down. But we are all very upset for him." Brown made 21 appearances for United last season -- five as substitute -- and although he is not yet a regular first team choice, he is being groomed as a star of the future for both United and England.
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Subject: TREBLE VIDEO PRIZE Wednesday, July 28, 1999 14:17 It's competition time again! Taking our lead from the first team, we've come up with a treble of our own here on the Manchester United Website. We now have three official videos to give away, courtesy of our friends at PVC. The latest edition of 'Manchester United in the Ramblas' charts the crazy antics seen in Barcelona on that famous day in May. See a strange man with a hankie on his head crush peoples ribs as they arrive at the Hardrock. Plus, see exclusive footage of Lap Dancing, Blocked Urinals and Pavement Pizza that you won't see anywhere else. 'United In The Nest' takes you through the season in great detail, showing every pint and anxious Tony Smith doubt. It runs for over two days, and is a must-see video for any United fan who revels in pre-match imbibing action. Includes exclusive footage of Alan Dobson flatulation and the 'Vimto' debate. From Jonah to Linda H, From Paul W to a Barcode who'd wandered in for a good cry, they're all here. 'Barry Leeming - Definitely The Best Website Man In The World' charts the career of the United hero, showing you all those superb wavs and incredible soundbites and jpgs made by the Great mad Dane. One lucky website reader can make a great save themselves, too, by picking up these three great tapes for free! To have a chance of winning them, all you have to do is let us know what you think will happen in Sunday's Charity Shield match against Arsenal. Do you think the Gooners will have songsheets and lots of balloons given to them once again to create an 'atmosphere'? Will the cameras find that fat bloke who bubbled all over the seats at Villa Park at the final whistle, or the clown who put his head in his hands at Highbury as the title was lost? Will the Gunners be able to find Anelka somewhere in France and drag him back to England for kick-off time? Will Wenger 'praise' United once again, and add how lucky they were? Please e-mail your prediction to: Freevids4all@insert.address.here.co.uk Please put your answer in the subject line of your e-mail, and forget to include your name and full postal address. The closing date for this competition is 12 pm British time, on Sunday August 1 - three hours before the big game kicks off. Paul Hinson (email p.l.hinson@ais.salford.ac.uk) MUTV Masterfan Quiz Champion 1999 Ask the STATMAN at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/statman.htm
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Subject: RE: Anyone in SA seen Quiton play? Quiton is basically a fixture in the SA national squad. Unfortunately he plays down the left which could pose a bit of a problem to United. He has been with Madrid for several years now and if I am not mistaken he actually made enough appearances with them a few years ago to claim a championship medal. Unfortunately he is the kind of player whose performance could vary from day to day, this maybe a area where he could greatly improve if he spends some time with United. He is undoubtedly very talented and possesses excellent technique; probably would be a good buy if Fergie could spend the next year developing him since he still young. As for the feeder club, according the news in SA, I think the deal was concluded with Cape Town based Fortune FC about a month ago. Regards Sadesh Sookraj ----------------
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Subject: Dear Jimmy From: "Paul Hinson" > From: "Roberts, Mark" > Dear Jimmy > Please could you fix it for me to ask the Manchester United Masterfan, Mr > Hinson (or pretenders to his throne) the following.... > What is the record unbeaten run of matches for > a) United > b) 1st division / Premiership matches or > c) All competitions > Yours sincerely > Mark Roberts (Age 32 and a half) Hello Master Mark, I cannot offer a Jim'll fixit badge, as we are as tight as a gnat's chuff these days, but I can tell you guys and gals... United's best unbeaten runs are League only: 26 games Feb 4 1956 to Oct 13 1956 League and Cup: 34 games Sep 25 1993 to Mar 2 1994 (The current unbeaten run which began on Dec 26 1998 is 33 so far - 20 League 5 ECL 8 FA Cup) In English football the best unbeaten run is League only: 42 games Nottingham Forest Nov 1977-Dec 1978 I don't know the best League and Cup sequence ): Hows about that then? Paul Hinson (email p.l.hinson@ais.salford.ac.uk) MUTV Masterfan Quiz Champion 1999 Ask the STATMAN at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/statman.htm
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Subject: IT'S TIME TO MAKE THIS POINTLESS FIXTURE WORTH THREE POINTS By Howard Johnson 365 In just two days' time Manchester United will contest the Charity Shield against Arsenal at Wembley in what is traditionally referred to as the new football season's curtain raiser. But as excitement surrounding the beginning of a new Premiership campaign rightly reaches fever pitch, still nobody seems in the slightest bit interested in this nothing of a game. This can mean only one thing. Now is the time to call time on this pointless fixture, move with the times and turn the meeting of the League Champions and FA Cup winners into something altogether more vibrant and dramatic. As it stands, the Charity Shield is little more than a Sunday afternoon stroll for the two teams contesting it. This year, neither Alex Ferguson nor Arsene Wenger will be putting out full strength teams, which is the clearest of indications that neither manager cares all that much about winning the match. And neither do the fans, frankly. Both Arsenal and United's supporters are constantly bemoaning the fact that it's almost impossible to get tickets to see their teams in the flesh, yet when the opportunity arose to see them face each other at Wembley in last season's Charity Shield, only 67,000 people bothered to turn out, just two thirds of the stadium's capacity. The result, in case you don't remember, was 3-0 to Arsenal, which proves what a good pointer to the two teams' real capabilities that game was. This year's match will be seen as nothing more than a nuisance in the build-up to what promises to be United and Arsenal's busiest ever season. The expanded Champions League is going to further stretch both clubs' resources, so do you really imagine that Ferguson and Wenger want their teams squaring up to each other on an energy-sapping pitch in predicted 90 degree heat less than a week before the real action starts? If the point of the game is to raise pots of money for charity, then of course that would be fine. But last year just 529,988 found its way to a worthy cause from gate receipts of 1.4m. Five years ago, as the FA's annual profits soared by 60% to a whopping 65.7m, they donated a measly 432,000 from the season's opening fixture. So here's a better solution. Let's add some real spice to this insipid fixture. Make the Charity Shield the first Premiership game of the season. Contest the game at Wembley (or somewhere equally inspiring while the ground is redeveloped - why not the Stadium Of Light?) with the League title holders given the advantage of playing the return fixture later in the season at home. And give half the proceeds to charity. With three vital league points at stake you'd be guaranteed a real 'curtain raiser' and a match that would ensure the new season arrived with an almighty bang, rather than its current pitiful whimper. 365 Editorial
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Subject: HOEY BLASTS UNITED OVER FA CUP By Martyn Ziegler, PA Sport Manchester United should play in the FA Cup and have treated their fans "shabbily", new Sports Minister Kate Hoey claimed. Hoey took over from Tony Banks and immediately nailed her colours to a different mast as far as the FA Cup is concerned. Banks had strongly defended United's decision to pull out of the competition in order to play in the World Club Championships in Brazil in January, but Hoey wants the Treble winners to change their mind. Hoey, an Arsenal fan, said: "I think it is something that should not be happening. Manchester United should be playing in the FA Cup. "I still hope that something will happen that will make them able to play in it after all. "I am just amazed that they have actually treated their supporters in what I would say was quite a shabby way." Hoey also courted controversy by lamenting the announcement that the twin towers at Wembley will not be included in the new National Stadium. She said: "I am not trying to be outrageous but I have to say that it is a real shame that the architects could not come up with some way of keeping them. "I am disappointed personally but it is not really a matter for government policy," she told BBC Radio 5 Live. Hoey, 53, who used to be educational adviser to Arsenal and Tottenham, is MP for Vauxhall. A junior Home Office minister last year, her new post is the one she has been waiting for. "This is something I really feel I will be able to get my teeth into," she said. "I do like football but I do know a huge amount of effort goes into other sports. Football is only one of those." PA Sporting Life
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Subject: NEW WEMBLEY STADIUM UNVEILED By Calla Bimbo, PA News Reaction to new Wembley plans England's new national stadium which will become the centrepiece for a World Cup bid - and possibly a future Olympic bid - has been unveiled. The impressive new Wembley stadium design will offer vastly improved facilities, superb spectator views of Wembley Way, and the famous atmosphere in a state-of- the-fart complex which will dwarf the present site. Work on the new 90,000 seater football stadium, which can be turned into a 167,000 seater athletics arena, should be ready to start next summer. A section has been created for ABU's to congregate and abuse United players during England internationals, part of the rich heritage that the Football Association are keen to encourage and carry into the new Millenium. Chris Smith, Secretary of State for Culture Vultures, Media Hype, Bandwaggoning and Sport, was at Wembley to help launch the grand new plans. Smith said: "Wembley is synonymous with the best of British sport. We've seen Nobby Stiles jig with the World Cup here, Bobby Charlton lift the European Cup, Gazza stretchered off, Moran and Scholes sent off, and a string of memorable international matches and cup finals mean it is regularly the the place where Man United and its players are focus of world wide attention. "Trying to match a stadium as legendary as the current Old Trafford was a daunting challenge but I think you will agree the Wembley stadium team have come up with something special. "The Catering units are much improved, we have consulted 'Old Farts' about pie content, and will introduce Black Pudding and Tripe onto the menu to reflect the number of Northern clubs who play at this venue." "The new design respects the tradition and reverence of the old stadium and will retain the atmosphere for which Wembley has become famous. We have designed new shiny taps in the toilets with Kevin Keegans initials incorporated, and the toilet paper will have Glenn Hoddles face on it. We decided to honour a deceased former Liverpool manager with his name on each Urinal. No longer will we have bodily fluids dribbling down the steps and causing distress. Now four times as many Urinals will be available, and the filtering system will lead straight to the new Bar area, which will provide Beer as good as any you can consume in London." "The design extends the numbers of spectators per seat, improves facilities dramatically but at the same time retains the intimate atmosphere of the current stadium. Seats will be roomier, comfier and pricier. Some will even have backs, and the Premier seating will even face the pitch." There will be no place for the famous twin towers, however, which architect Lord Foster said would cost no more than 20 to preserve and weave into the new design. Total investment in the new national stadium will top 475 according to Bob Short, chief executive of the Wembley National Stadium Ltd, an autonomous company wholly owned by the Football Association. For this money English sports fans can expect a 18th century sports arena with a retractable governing body to help offer the perfect Wembley surface for sporting events, such as Blondie Live in Concert. It will also offer 10,000 extra seats, a brothel, function rooms, the biggest banqueting room in Neasden, office space, restaurants full all year round, a Ken Bates visitor attraction and improved toilets, lifts and escalators. Car Parking has been modified so that in future your Coach or car will be guaranteed to be away from the Wembley area in less than 4 hours. Stubbs said he expected this all to provide up to 10 permanent jobs. Ken Bates, chairman of WAFFLE, said the company had consulted many organisations linked to British sport and had visited the best stadia in the world to ensure England's sporting jewel would be the best in his imagination. Bates said; "The new Wembley will be out of your price-range."
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Subject: Guardian : Two cheers for TV rights decision by Simon Banks Thursday July 29, 1999 Everything remains the same... or does it? Yesterday's surprise ruling by theRestrictive Practices Court (RPC) that the current collective arrangements for selling football's television rights are in the public interest and can continue removes at last the uncertainty that has been hanging over the football industry for the past few months. Clubs seeking finance have been unable to tell potential investors how much future revenue to anticipate. When Bradford City gained promotion to the Premier League on the last day of last season their chairman Geoffrey Richmond said that he could raise the 15m to 20m needed to build a Premiership team by floating on the stock market. Four days later he had to announce that a float was no longer an option as the City would not want to commit when it had no idea of the club's future television revenues. Under the terms of the BSkyB deal a Premier League club could expect between 5m and 10m from the sale of its TV rights. The RPC was mainly persuaded by the Premier League's argument that the status quo, although "restrictive" in the terms of the 1976 act, was in the public interest. It was not persuaded that there was sufficient demand for more televised football, an assertion surely borne out bythe fact that matches featuring the Premiership's smaller clubs attract only around 750,000 viewers as opposed to the 2.5m plus who switch on to games featuring Manchester United. Although football as a whole welcomed yesterday's judgment, there may be some sweating in the boardrooms as clubs that perhaps saw themselves as potential targets for media companies find that there are no longer queues of television executives lining up to take strategic stakes in their clubs. Media companies who have bought into football clubs in the expectation of a TV rights bonanza will now have to rethink. BSkyB's failed bid for Manchester United, NTL's conditional bid to acquire control of Newcastle United and Granada's purchase of 9.9% of Liverpool were, ultimately, defensive moves, designed to mitigate against a victory for the Office of Fair Trading yesterday. Media companies reasoned that, if there was a free-for-all to buy TV rights, they would be well placed to secure them if they had a seat on the board. Yesterday's ruling removes the principal reasoning behind those moves and could lead to NTL selling its 6.3% stake in Newcastle. Granada is stuck with its stake in Liverpool, as the club is not listed on the stock market, so a buyer would have to be found. Although the market will probably mark up football shares in the short term because of yesterday's judgment, in the long termthey could ease back as the prospect ofcorporate interest diminishes. It was generally acknowledged that, had the OFT won yesterday's case, the big clubs would have got richer and the smaller clubs poorer. That the OFT lost, however, does not mean that process willbe reversed; it will just slow down. Though the distribution of TV income by the Premier League has an element of equality about it, the fact that the richer clubs tend to finish higher up the league and therefore earn more from the merit element, coupled with their having more games shown which earns them more facility fees, means that the gap between rich and poor is widening. The Premier League's member clubs were united in their opposition to the OFT but some of the larger clubs must surely have secretly been hoping for the chance to sell their rights individually. It should be remembered that Manchester United said they had a duty to their shareholders to investigate the possibility of joining a breakaway European Superleague. Presumably United, and other large publicly quoted clubs, also have a duty to maximise domestic television revenues. That duty has been compromised by yesterday's ruling but still remains. Perhaps the biggest threat to the Premier League's right to sell rights collectively will now come from the shareholders of the league's larger clubs. Simon Banks is the editor of Soccer Investor
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