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Date: Sun Nov 01 03:49:29 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Everton v Man United 31/10/98 3.00
2. Reds on the rampage 
3. Blomqvist nullperfectnullUnited understudy 


Daily RED Trivia  Sun 1st November:

1/11/1936: Eddie Colman born in Salford. An energetic and skilful Half Back who after playing 
in the winning FA Youth Cup teams of 1953, 1954 and 1955, made his senior debut
at Bolton Wanderers in November 1955.  Colman won League Championship Medals in  
1956 and 1957. At only 21 years of age was tragically lost in the 1958 Munich Disaster.
107 appearances and 2 goals between 1955-58.

1/11/1997: United beat Sheffield Wednesday 6-1 at Old Trafford in a Premiership game
watched by 55,259. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 2, Teddy Sheringham 2, Andy Cole and
Newsome (og) scored for the Reds. Team was: Schmeichel, G.Neville, P.Neville,
Berg (Curtis), Scholes (Poborksy), Pallister, Beckham, Butt (McClair), Cole,
Sheringham, Solskjaer. 


Barry Daily Comment:  

Another sound victory for REDS in a rough game.
Next 4 games are at HOME!!!!

Info: Jonathan Greening
DOB  2nd Jan 1979  Born Scarborough
Ht   6'0  
Wt   11st 3lbs
York City debut Div2 22/03/97 Bournemouth (a) Sub
Lge apps 5+15  2 gls
Joined United 24 Mar 98 for £750,000
Debut  Worthington Cup  28/10/98  Bury (h)

These stats from 
Paul Hinson (email p.l.hinson@ais.salford.ac.uk)


Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:

Wed  4/11 Brondby     (H) CL 19.45
Sun  8/11 Newcastle   (H) PL
Wed 11/11 Nott Forest (H) LC 
Sat 14/11 Blackburn   (H) PL

UNITED Stats v Newcastle:


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

Champions league: 21/10             
Brondby 2-6 Man Utd
Bayern  1-0 Barcelona
Table as at 21/10:
    GROUP D P  W  D  L  GF  GA  Pts 
ManUnited   3  1  2  0   11  7  5     Next "CL" Match
BMünchen    3  1  1  1   4   5  4   Man Utd v Brondby OT 4/11
Barcelona   3  1  1  1   5   4  4 
Brøndby     3  1  0  2   2   9  3 


       Coventry City   0-1   Arsenal               23,040
        Derby County   2-2   Leeds United          27,034
             Everton   1-4   Manchester United     40,079
      Leicester City   1-0   Liverpool             21,837
    Newcastle United   0-3   West Ham United       36,744
 Sheffield Wednesday   0-0   Southampton           30,078
           Wimbledon   1-1   Blackburn Rovers      12,526

*** FULL LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 31/10/98 ***

Pos Team                  P  W  D  L   F   A   W  D  L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Aston Villa          10  4  1  0   8   2   2  3  0   3   1    8   22
 2  Manchester United    10  4  1  0  15   4   2  2  1   8   5   14   21
 3  Arsenal              11  3  2  0   9   2   2  3  1   4   3    8   20
 4  Liverpool            11  2  3  0  11   5   2  1  3   7   7    6   16
 5  Middlesbrough        10  2  3  0   9   4   2  1  2   7   7    5   16
 6  Chelsea               9  3  2  0   7   3   1  2  1   6   6    4   16
 7  Leicester City       11  3  2  1   7   4   1  2  2   4   6    1   16
 8  West Ham United      11  2  2  1   6   5   2  2  2   6   7    0   16
 9  Leeds United         11  2  2  1   4   1   0  6  0   7   7    3   14
10  Derby County         11  2  3  1   6   4   1  2  2   4   5    1   14
11  Newcastle United     11  3  1  2   9   8   1  1  3   6   8   -1   14
12  Wimbledon            11  2  3  1  10   8   1  2  2   6  11   -3   14
13  Tottenham Hotspur    10  2  1  2   7  10   2  1  2   5   6   -4   14
14  Charlton Athletic    10  2  1  1  11   5   1  3  2   6   9    3   13
15  Everton              11  0  4  2   1   5   2  2  1   6   5   -3   12
16  Sheffield Wednesday  11  2  2  2   4   2   1  0  4   4   8   -2   11
17  Blackburn Rovers     11  2  1  2   8   6   0  2  4   3   9   -4    9
18  Nottingham Forest    10  1  2  2   2   4   1  0  4   5  12   -9    8
19  Coventry City        11  2  1  3   5   9   0  1  4   2   8  -10    8
20  Southampton          11  1  1  3   5   9   0  2  4   1  14  -17    6

Pos Team                  W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts  Index   Sequence
 1  Manchester United     3   0   0   9   1    8    9    65%   WWW
 2  Chelsea               3   0   0   6   2    4    9    67%   WWW
 3  Arsenal               2   1   0   7   1    6    7    58%   WWD

Pos Team                  W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts  Index   Sequence
 1  Manchester United     2   1   0   8   2    6    7    30%   WDW
 2  Arsenal               2   0   1   3   2    1    6    25%   LWW
 3  Aston Villa           1   2   0   2   1    1    5    58%   DWD

HIGHEST HOME ATTENDANCE: 17/10/98 - Wimbledon (55,265)
LOWEST HOME ATTENDANCE : 15/08/98 - Leicester City (55,052)
BEST WIN:         17/10/98 - Wimbledon   (5-1)
HEAVIEST DEFEAT:  20/09/98 - Arsenal     (0-3)
BEST HOME WIN:    17/10/98 - Wimbledon   (5-1) 
BEST AWAY WIN:    03/10/98 - Southampton (3-0)
                  31/10/98 - Everton     (4-1)
HEAVIEST AWAY:    20/09/98 - Arsenal     (0-3)


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Subject: Everton v Man United 31/10/98 3.00 Everton (1) 1 Man United (2) 4 FT Ferguson 30 Yorke 14 Short 23 (og) Cole 59 Blomqvist 64 Manchester United warmed up in breathtaking style for their Champions' League clash with Brondby on Wednesday, destroying a defiant Everton side hoping to build on recent encouraging form. But home boss Walter Smith, facing his friend of 30 years Alex Ferguson for the first time as managers, saw just how far his new team have to go before they can live with the best. United had smashed six against Brondby already this month, plus five against Wimbledon and now four against the Merseysiders. In a glorious unbeaten red October, Ferguson's team have smashed 21 goals in six matches. The game was sadly marred by rubbish, and it looked like some bottles were being thrown into the United penalty area from angry fans. Referee Paul Jones chose to walk to that end of the ground to see for himself, and was met with a second barrage of missiles, however police and stewards soon moved in to quell the incident. Everton, on a 10-match unbeaten run, had not scored at home all season, but they hit the back of the net through skipper Duncan Ferguson, thus ending a nine hour barren spell. But luck was against them when they hit the post twice in three minutes at the beginning of the second half and they were eventually swept aside by a team who can produce football from a totally different level. Everton played well for long spells, but they had no answer to the high speed, flowing counter-attacks that cruelly exposed a back line made up of four centre-halves. The Toffees, with only one win against United in their last 10 meetings, flew at the Old Trafford men from the start, and Ferguson could have scored three times inside the first minute. He first collected a David Unsworth long ball that eluded Jaap Stam and fired in a vicious drive that Peter Schmeichel could only palm away. It came straight back to Ferguson, whose shot was deflected inches over the bar. From the corner, by John Collins, Ferguson rose to power in a header that Schmeichel saved under the bar. United took the lead after 14 minutes when Andy Cole centred from the left and Paul Scholes - coming in unmarked on the right - laid the ball into Dwight Yorke's stride in the six-yard box. Thomas Myhre made a superb reflex save from the point-blank shot, but the ball went straight back to York who volleyed it into the roof of the net. United went two ahead after 23 minutes. Roy Keane released Jesper Blomqvist on the left, and his long cross found Beckham free on the far right. When the cross came over, Craig Short somehow managed to head the ball into his own net. Everton were defending deep and giving acres of space for United's free running stars to surge into. Keane and Scholes were clearly too much for Collins and Dacourt to handle, and Michael Ball was forced inside to help his colleagues, leaving space for Beckham to exploit and run at the exposed Unsworth at left-back. Everton pulled a goal back. Danny Cadamarteri was brought down out on the touchline and from Ball's flighted freekick, the towering Ferguson rose above everyone in a packed area to power home a header. One moment of controversy clouded United's display. Ibrahim Bakayoko went down under a challenge from Schmeichel as he chased a through ball, and Gary Neville and Beckham both ran 30 yards to complain to referee Jones, claiming the Everton striker had dived. Bakayoko had not appealed, nor had any of his colleagues, but after several seconds referee Peter Jones decided to book the striker. Nine minutes before the break, Cadamarteri crossed from the right, and Ferguson rose unmarked 710 yards out to head a great chance wide. Everton came out after the break and hit the post twice inside three minutes of the restart. First after 46 minutes, Stam headed a Collins freekick against the foot of his own post, and two minutes later Collins lashed a right footer against the other post after Cadamarteri had cut a ball back from the line after a fine run. After 52 minutes, Cadamarteri caused more problems on the edge of the box. The ball broke for Bakayoko to blast with his right foot from 12 yards, Schmeichel tipping the shot over the top. But Everton were hit by another two-goal United burst. After 59 minutes Scholes fed the ball into the box for Cole, who turned to drive a shot in off the far post. Five minutes later United struck again with a stunning killer blow on the break. Collins lost the ball deep in the visitors' half, Beckham took possession and fed Blomqvist, who raced into the box - saw his first shot blocked by Myhre - but headed the rebound home for the fourth. The rest of the game was played out at practice ground pace, but there was still time for Scholes to drive a 20-yarder against the post in injury time. Everton: Myhre, Ball, Dacourt, Watson, Unsworth, Collins, Ferguson, Short (Dunne, 67), Materazzi, Bakayoko, Cadamarteri. Subs not used: Gerrard, Cleland, Grant, Milligan. Booked: Short, Ball, Bakayoko, Unsworth. Man United: Schmeichel, G. Neville, Stam, Beckham, Cole, P. Neville (Irwin, 67), Blomqvist, Keane, Scholes, Yorke, Brown. Subs not used: Cruyff, Van Der Gouw, Solskjaer, Berg. Booked: Keane, G. Neville, Scholes. Attendance: 40,079. Referee: P Jones (Loughborough). Alex Interview courtesy of RED CAFE: http://www.iol.ie/~redcafe/sounds/matches/fergie11.ram
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Subject: Reds on the rampage By Paul Wilson Saturday October 31, 1998 Manchester United took advantage of Aston Villa's enforced inactivity to move within a point of the leaders, with Roy Keane the driving force behind a performance which put Everton's mini-revival very firmly into perspective. Everton lost this fixture last season 2-0, a result which made everyone at Goodison realise how far they had fallen behind the top clubs, or so the match programme claimed in a fearless hostage to fortune. The implication was that Everton had bridged the gap in the intervening months with a new manager and a few Continental purchases, though this did not appear a convincing argument when the home side went two goals down inside the 30 minutes. Putting together a 10-match unbeaten run could be a sign that Everton have turned a small corner - under Walter Smith they might not be looking relegation in the face in six months - but they cannot seriously expect to get back up among the big clubs until they change the way they play. They still place far too much faith in aggression, personified by Duncan Ferguson their captain and player of the year but an unreliable goalscorer. The problem is, while only Liverpool regularly fall for this intimidatory routine, everyone else just plays around it. Ferguson, in fairness, could have had a goal in the first minute when United failed to cut out a long ball from David Unsworth and were indebted to Peter Schmeichel's reflexes, but though the sight of Jaap Stam and Roy Keane arguing furiously with each other must have encouraged Everton - ditto when the Irishman collected only his second booking of the season shortly afterwards. The visitors were only rattled for about 10 minutes. United put together their first incisive attacking move in the eighth minute, when Thomas Myhre had to cut out Paul Scholes's cross after a neat interchange between David Beckham and Wes Brown, and scored from their second six minutes later. Everton were presumably not anticipating anything dangerous from Andy Cole when he received the ball outside the penalty area, but unlike the home defenders the striker had spotted Scholes's run in from the right. A cleverly lofted pass left the entire Everton defence looking squarer than Prince Charles being serenaded by Geri Halliwell, and though Myhre produced a heroic point-blank save when Dwight Yorke first fastened on to Scholes's cross, he could do nothing to prevent the Tobagan tapping in the rebound. The hitherto confident home side deflated with an almost audible hiss, and leaked a second goal in the 23rd minute. Craig Short was the unlucky defender who will forever be teased with the unwanted distinction of becoming Everton's first home goalscorer in the 1998-99 league season, but though the finish might have been fortuitous, United deserved the goal for their crisp passing and the positive way they attacked the abundant areas of space they were being offered. When the excellent Keane found Jesper Blomqvist on the left, his cross ran all the way over to Beckham on the opposite touchline, as Everton noticed with some weariness that here was another United threat they had completely failed to pick up. Beckham's centre was too high for Cole and Yorke, though it was whipped in quickly enough to cause consternation between Watson and Short, with the latter getting the final deflection past his own goalkeeper. The match looked as good as won. John Collins and Olivier Dacourt in the Everton midfield produced moments of class to satisfy School of Science standards, but were never likely to supply the drive and commitment with which Keane was inspiring United. Yet to their credit Everton climbed back into the match before the interval, a free-kick on the left providing the opportunity for Michael Ball's sweet left foot and Ferguson's broad forehead to at least open the home scoring account before November. Although idolised by the half of Merseyside who don't adore Michael Owen, Ferguson is not what Glenn Hoddle would term a natural goalscorer. Danny Cadamarteri's cross from the left presented him with a free header in the 36th minute, but he put it wide. Everton were always chasing the game, a situation which suited United perfectly. Everton predictably started the second half in a hurry, Collins hitting a post and Ibrahim Bakayoko turning neatly but shooting just over. Just as predictably United hit them on the break. Beckham and Blomqvist found Cole in the 58th minute for the less celebrated of United's twin strikers to score off a post. Blomqvist himself wrapped up the points 25 minutes from the end, making heavy weather of a three-on-one overlap and Beckham's delightful pass but eventually beating the plucky Myhre with his head. Everton: Myhre; Ball, Dacourt, Watson, Unsworth, Collins, Ferguson, Short, Materazzi, Bakayoko, Cadamarteri. Manchester United: Schmeichel; G Neville, Stam, Beckham, Cole, P Neville, Blomqvist, Keane, Scholes, Yorke, Brown.
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Subject: Blomqvist ~perfect~ United understudy By Ossian Shine LONDON, Oct 31 - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson gloried in his side's 4-1 victory at Everton on Saturday and then heaped praise on new striker Jesper Blomqvist. Ferguson signed the Swede from Parma for 4.4 million pounds ($7.39 million) in the summer as back-up for Ryan Giggs and he scored his first goal for the club to seal the win at Goodison Park. The United boss said that Giggs is expected to be sidelined for about a month with a foot injury and said: "Jesper is just perfect for us. "Last season we didn't have a big pool (of players) but we do now and I think it will make the difference." Blomqvist will retain his place for the match against Brondby in the European Champions' League on Wednesday. Blomqvist's goal was the final setback for Everton after their spirited battle. The visitors had gone ahead through another close-season signing, Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke, after 14 minutes and had doubled their lead when the ball ricocheted off Craig Short's face into his own net 11 minutes later. Scotland striker and Everton captain Duncan Ferguson headed the hosts' first home goal of the season 30 minutes into their sixth game at Goodison and then clattered the woodwork twice. But luck was not with Everton and Andy Cole hit United's third before Blomqvist's header. "Sometimes you get the breaks," Ferguson said afterwards. "We did ride our luck in that spell when they hit the post twice but then we hit them with the sucker punch. "We got the breaks and it killed them stone dead. In the end we won the game comfortably...we put them under pressure amd scored excellent goals." Everton manager Walter Smith had the highest praise for United. "They are the best we have played all season," he said. "We could have had more luck out there, but we were hit by their pace and we couldn't live with that." United's victory lifted them to within a point of Aston Villa at the top of the premier league and boosted their confidence ahead of Wednesday's European match at Old Trafford.
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Subject: CROCKED GIGGS OUT OF EUROPE CLASH By Paul Walker, PA Sport Ryan Giggs is out of Manchester United's glory chase for at least a month with a broken foot. The Welsh star missed Saturday's 4-1 victory at Everton, and afterwards boss Alex Ferguson revealed the shock blow to his two-pronged assault on Europe and the Premiership. Giggs had been struggling with the injury since the victory over Liverpool a month ago, and when he made his return against Derby last weekend, he received another blow on the same left foot. United sent the winger for X-rays this week, when he was barely able to walk and could not get a boot on. It was then discovered that he had broken a small bone in his left foot. Ferguson said: "It is a bad blow for us, particularly with the crucial Champions League game in Barcelona only three weeks away. "We discovered the injury after he was hurt again playing against Derby." It means that Swedish winger Jesper Blomqvist will retain his left-wing role in the United side, particularly after scoring his first goal for the club in the demolition of Everton. Blomqvist was bought in the summer for £4.4m from Parma for this eventuality. Last season when Giggs was out for a long spell through injury, United did not have a natural replacement and his absence was blamed in many quarters for United losing the league title and Champions' League quarter-final tie against Monaco. Ferguson said at the time that he desperately needed a replacement for Giggs. After the Everton victory, he said: "Jesper is just perfect for us. "That is what having a big pool is all about, last season we didn't have that, but we do now, and I believe it will make the difference." Nicky Butt will return against Brondby on Wednesday, and Phil Neville, who limped out of the Goodison Park match with a thigh injury, should also be fit for the match with the Danes. © PA Sporting Life
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