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Date: Sat May 02 03:27:04 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This weekend will be the moment of truth. 
Sunday Arse v Everton  Monday  REDS v Leeds
Fingers crossed!
Your editor Barry

This Issue:
1. Pally: Don't Write Me Off Just Yet 
2. LIST: Teamtalk
3. May Day Dreaming


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X-Sender: jackit@indigo.ie X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.5 (32) Date: Fri, 1 May 1998 17:45:03 +0100 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: J Callaghan Subject: Pally: Don’t Write Me Off Just Yet Don’t Write Me Off Just Yet THE old guard at Old Trafford (aka Denis Irwin and myself) aren't even considering reaching for the pipe and slippers yet -despite the arrival of Jaap Stam. Why should we, when the experienced Arsenal back four have been winning plaudits all season and my old mate Steve Bruce has just agreed a new contract with Birmingham City at the age of 37? To turn a famous phrase on its head: 'If you're good enough, you're young enough'. There have been a few epitaphs written about the pair of us, but we're having a good laugh about it. We know that at Manchester United if you're producing the goods on the park, then age won't be a factor in whether or not you are in the team. There is certainly no reason for us to panic about our future at the club. I’ve always expected to have to fight for my place at United. That’s always been the case and it will continue to be so when Jaap Stam arrives. Everyone has to perform well and make it doubly difficult for the manager to pick the team. The manager knows what the players at the club can do. And it's probably worth reminding everyone that we have the best defensive record in the Premiership this season, both home and away. Everyone knows by now that Stam is going to be the most expensive defender in the world, which brings back memories of when I signed for United for a then-record British transfer fee of £2.2m. What a daunting time that was. It’s usually strikers who go for record fees, so I knew there would be a lot of pressure on me. To be honest, I think Middlesbrough made United pay way too much. United originally bid £1.5m - but Boro wanted more. I remember Alex Ferguson and Maurice Watkin of United negotiating in a Cleveland restaurant. I sat in my car outside and had to wait until three in the morning before they finally came out and said the move was on. I rushed back home, snatched two hours sleep and then went straight down to Old Trafford to complete the move. It doesn't take long for new arrivals at United to realise that the size of this club is something else. Part of it is to do with the place’s history; it’s the most glamorous club on these shores without any doubt. I joined alongside a group of new players like Danny Wallace, Mike Phelan, Paul Ince and Neil Webb. We were all adjusting to each other to start with - and the results showed! I think I bore the brunt of peoples’ scrutiny because of the fee involved, people wondering if I was worth it or if I looked out of depth. I'm sure Roy Keane and Andy Cole went through the same thing when they signed for record fees - and Jaap might have some of that himself next season. The first time we will get the chance to meet the man properly and get to know him will be on our pre-season tour, which I think is in Norway. It will be a learning process, him getting to know our game and vice-versa. None of the lads really know too much about the fella, not even Jordi Cruyff, because he’s only broken through in the last couple of years. But we’re all looking forward to his arrival and we hope we can go trophy-hunting together next season. A Manchester United is for life, not just for christmas. --------------------------------------------------------- JacKiT@indigo.ie --------------------------------------------------------- If tomorrow was today, it would be yesterday.
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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 12:39:52 -0700 To: suggs@tiac.net From: J Callaghan (by way of Red Devils Mailing List ) Subject: LIST: Teamtalk FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1998 MIdfield duo agree deals «« Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt have agreed new seven year deals to stay at Old Trafford until 2005 leaving David Beckham as the only major star still to extend his current contract. Beckham's future, however, is not in doubt as his present deal lasts well into the next millenium. Gary and Philip Neville led the way back in March when they signed further extensions to their already lengthy terms - taking them up to 2005. Ryan Giggs soon followed suit by pledging his future to United for at least five more years while Ronny Johnsen, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and David May are similarly tied up for long periods. Transfer rumours update «« Spanish sources appear to have heard a whisper about a possible United bid for Real Madrid's free-kick specialist Roberto Carlos, which the player strenuously denies. The Brazilian revealed in a magazine interview last month that one or two Premiership clubs have enquired about his availability, without naming names, but since Real have insisted on a £25+ million buy-out clause in his contract that narrows down the field. However, when asked, the 25-year-old has played down all the talk ahead of his side's attempt to win their seventh European Cup against Juventus later this month. Meanwhile, in Italy both Patrick Kluivert and Gabriel Batistuta could be on the move this summer. Kluivert has been linked to Arsenal, Barcelona and Real Betis by the Italian press while the Dutch papers mention the same clubs plus United. Batistuta has apparently been the subject of a bid from Roma which totalled £9.5 million plus Abel Balbo. Fergie checks on French pair «« Alex Ferguson will reportedly travel to the new Stade Saint Denis this weekend to watch Lens play paris Saint Germain meet in the French Cup final. The United boss has also hinted that he has his eyes on a couple of French-based midfielders to rival the talented Arsenal pair Petit and Vieira for next season. There are some startling parallels between Lens duo Frederic Dehu and Marc-Vivien Foe and the Gunners' engine room, apparently much admired by Fergie. Dehu, like Petit, has exploded into form this season and is noted for his British battling qualities and vision from midfield. The 25-year-old has also played sweeper for his club as Lens chase the double this season. But it is thought that Ferguson's primary target will be Foe who, at 22, will join up with Cameroon's World Cup squad for his second finals experience at the end of the season. He graduated from central defence to centre midfield this season where he has been a revelation despite a number of bookings - adding to his reputation. Lens will probably want at least £3.5 million for Foe and only slightly less for Dehu, however, that is unlikely to deter United if they are serious about restoring the French connection. Pally facing Stam competition «« Pallister: Happy to meet Stam Gary Pallister is looking forward to meeting new signing Jaap Stam, even though the Dutchman is a threat to his place in the United line-up. The Reds star, 33 years old at the end of next month, knows how the new record signing will feel when he ties up his move from PSV Eindhoven early next week. He said: "When I came here it was for a British record of £2.3 million and what a daunting time that was. It is usually strikers who go for record fees so I knew there would be a lot of pressure to see if I would be worth the money. I'm sure Roy Keane and Andy Cole went through the same sort of thing. "The first chance we will get to meet him properly will be on the pre-season tour, and I'm looking forward to it. At United you're expected to fight for your place. That is the way it is now and it will continue when Jaap arrives." Stam delivers Arsenal threat «« New Reds recruit Jaap Stam has sent a chilling message to Highbury from Holland after learning of Arsenal's latest step nearer clinching the Premiership title. The 25-year-old was told the Gunners' scoreline against Derby moments after helping PSV Eindhoven through to the Dutch Cup final, despite scoring an embarrassing own goal. But he defiantly said: "If United don't make it now then I hope Arsene Wenger and Arsenal enjoy their title success. Because I want to make United champions again next season. It is only going to be temporary for Mr Wenger. United are a great team who can win every prize in football." A Manchester United is for life, not just for christmas. --------------------------------------------------------- JacKiT@indigo.ie --------------------------------------------------------- If tomorrow was today, it would be yesterday.
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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Fri, 01 May 1998 15:43:01 -0700 To: suggs@tiac.net From: Steve Edge (by way of Red Devils Mailing List ) Subject: May Day dreaming Reds All this gloom and despondency must be getting to me. I just woke up from a beautiful dream. Everton had fought all the way at Highbury for a 1-1 draw, and United battled past Leeds 2-1 at OT the following day. Arsene Wenger takes his "invincibles" to the proving ground of champions (sic) at Anfield, and McManaanananana man - is that his REAL name? - scores two goals to sink Arse 2-0. So the Sunday showdowns take place with Arse on 76 points and United on 74 points, and a superior goal difference. Barnsley are still battling with a faint chance of staying up, and take a shock lead. This is cancelled out before half time when Paul Scholes hammers in a rebound from a Beckham free kick. The second half drags on with Arse drawing 0-0 at Villa and seemingly on course for the title. With five minutes to go the groans around Oakwell inform the players that Arse have sneaked a goal. It's surely theirs now. But the United fans launch into the loudest rendition yet of Ferguson's Red & White Army, and as the first bars of the United Calypso ring out at Barnsley they are suddenly replaced by a massive roar. Dwight Yorke has equalised for Villa in the last minute! The players all stop momentarily, wondering what had happened. All except Ryan Giggs who launches one last frenzied charge down the left wing with the ball at his feet. The only player to keep up with him is Andy Cole, and he meets the cross perfectly to hammer a right footer into the net. Cue pandemonium once more. Right after the kick off another mighty roar goes up. Either Villa have scored again, or the Arse game is over. United are in the driving seat as injury time approaches. Again the players freeze for a moment, but not David Beckham, who surges down the right and knocks the ball back from the byline for that man Cole to slot it into the net. It's 3-1 for United, and Arsenal have drawn 1-1 at Villa Park. The final whistle goes. United are Champions again, and Fergie praises the support of the travelling Reds for driving the team on to victory "the sweetest one yet", he says, "just wait till next year!" Steve Edge fresh from rising up with the sun on May day in Vancouver
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