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Date: Thu Jun 04 22:03:21 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org


This Issue:
1. Pallister's damning verdict on England
2. Denmark's Schmeichel is simply the best
3. Scholesey (Mirror)
4. Phil staying / McClair Latest / Neville

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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Thu, 04 Jun 1998 12:44:10 -0700 To: suggs@tiac.net From: J Callaghan (by way of Red Devils Mailing List ) Subject: Pallister's damning verdict on England Phil Neville I WAS left absolutely gobsmacked by Glenn Hoddle's squad. Amazed that Paul Gascoigne isn't there, gutted that my team-mate Nicky Butt missed out; fearful that Phil Neville's absence will cost England dear - and feeling very sorry for my good mate Dion Dublin, who I thought might have done enough to get in the 22. The squad leaves more questions than answers, with the main concern: Who will play the Paul Gascoigne role? I think the balance of the squad doesn't look right without Gazza. He would have been in my squad - 45 minutes of Gazza can be enough to win a match he is such a talent. The lads love Gazza to death and they will miss him. Another character Ian Wright won't be there and when you are spending long, boring hours in hotels during tournaments you want people around who will entertain you. The England camp will be duller place without Gazza and although he gets pilloried and abused, you can't dispute he absolutely adores football. I don't know who can fill his boots - he is one of the most talented players in Europe. Glenn Hoddle will now have to turn elsewhere for that creative midfield playmaker. Two candidates are at United, David Beckham and Paul Scholes. But I think Becks, with his range of passing and crossing ability, would be better served on the right flank where he has played the majority of games for England. Scholesy is probably the closest we have to another Gascoigne. He is a tremendous little talent and sees things early, which you need at international level. He can thread balls through for team-mates and has the right attitude for the big occasion. It isn't only Gazza missing out, of course. I'm gutted for my United team-mates Nicky Butt and Phil Neville - it must be doubly hard for Phil because his brother is going. I can't really understand why Phil has been ommitted. With Andy Hinchcliffe injured, there doesn't seem to be any obvious cover for Graeme Le Saux on the left-hand side. Managers live and die by their decisions and that could be one to come back and haunt Glenn Hoddle. The balance doesn't seem right. One consolation for Dion Dublin missing out is that he can go on holiday with me now! I thought it was touch and go for Dion but thought he had done enough in the tournament in Morocco to make it. He can now take a break from football and think about where he wants to play next season. I know Dion though and he will come back from the disappointment even stronger. He had the same philosophical approach when he broke his leg at Manchester United. He fought hard to come back and then proved away from Old Trafford he could make an impact in the Premiership.
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X-Sender: jackit@indigo.ie (Unverified) X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.5 (32) Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 09:35:02 +0100 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: J Callaghan Subject: Denmark's Schmeichel is simply the best Copyright 1998 Nando.net Copyright 1998 Reuters COPENHAGEN (Jun 3, 1998 - 17:32 EDT) - Anybody hoping to score against Denmark at this summer's World Cup has a major barrier to overcome. Its name is Peter Schmeichel. A towering figure, considered by many as the world's best goalkeeper, the 34-year-old Manchester United stalwart has made a career out of ruining strikers' reputations. Ever since his first day as a professional with the Copenhagen club Hvidovre in 1984, Schmeichel had no doubt about his soccer destiny. "From my very first day of training, people told me that I would play for the Danish national team and live abroad," Schmeichel says. "And I never doubted for a minute what they said." In 1987, Peter Bolislaw Schmeichel, the middle name denoting a Polish father, joined leading Danish club Brondby. The same year he made his debut in Denmark's Olympic team and his brilliance went on to help Brondby to four Danish titles. His performances captured the eye of United manager Alex Ferguson and in 1991 he joined the English club for what today seems a meagre transfer fee of just 555,000 pounds ($924,000). Schmeichel, a commanding 1.91m tall and weighing 98 kilos, has since played in more than 300 matches for the Manchester giants, winning four English championships -- including the league and cup double in 1994 and 1996. He is under contract with United until 2001. Schmeichel's overwhelming physique and fiery temperament strike terror into opposing forwards who dare to approach his territory, while many a defensive team mate has been left with battered ear drums by his habit of bawling out anybody he believes is shirking their duty. Schmeichel established himself as the world's best at the European championships in Sweden in 1992 where Denmark were playing as a late substitute for disqualified Yugoslavia. In a penalty shootout in the semifinal against the Netherlands it was Schmeichel's brilliant stop from Marco van Basten that ensured the Danes of a place in the final. There the Scandinavians stunned favourites Germany 2-0, with Schmeichel producing several gravity-defying reflex saves. A similarly dazzling series of stops ensured Denmark a 0-0 draw with Greece last October to clinch their ticket to France 98. It is likely to be Schmeichel's first and last World Cup. There are many strikers who will be grateful for that.
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X-MSMail-Priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 4.72.2106.4 X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V4.72.2106.4 Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 22:40:35 +0800 Reply-To: Red Devil Marcus Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Scholesey (Mirror) ENGLAND GIVE SWEET 16 JOB TO PAUL COME in Number 16, your time has come. Paul Scholes started his club life at Manchester United as apprentice to the sorcerer Eric Cantona. He filled those daunting boots and, now that Paul Gascoigne has stumbled off the France 98 stage, he has ditched his role as World Cup understudy to steal Gazza's limelight. With acute foresight, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson selected his strongest England World Cup XI a fortnight ago - and named Scholes ahead of Gazza. Ferguson, the most successful club manager in recent times, had no doubts. He said "For the vital role of central link man between the midfield and the forwards, there is no need to look past Paul Scholes. He has good control, the vision to see all types of passes and the technique to execute them. "He is courageous and tough and can score from outside or inside the box." Ferguson described Gazza's fitness level as "dubious" even then, and he would have seen nothing - when he was in Casablanca to watch the Morocco game - that would have changed his mind. No doubt Ferguson is understandably biased, as he developed the Scholes talent at Old Trafford. But the United boss is not alone in the conviction that Scholes' energy will play a vital role for England. Once Gazza's fate was known, Jack Charlton, his first manager at Newcastle more than a decade ago, voiced his belief in Scholes. Big Jack feels the red-haired Old Trafford player will be handed the responsibility of being England's creative midfield genius in France this summer. Charlton earned his reputation as an outspoken boss in charge of the Republic of Ireland during two World Cups in 1990 and 1994. And he said: "Central midfield is the area that really worries me. None of the players have had very good seasons and, with Paul Ince and David Batty in there, you wonder where the supply for the strikers is going to come from. "I would like to see Scholes in the Gascoigne role. He is a very solid player who has the ability to hit good passes. "I would not move David Beckham into the centre." I believe that Scholes was on standby for Gazza even if Hoddle opted to take the wayward Geordie. Scholes is the opposite to Gazza. Quiet, thoughtful, dedicated. And while it was widely assumed that Gazza was popular with his team-mates, there is as much, perhaps even more, respect for the introverted Scholes. Marcus Lionel van Geyzel. "I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking very good either". -- Dogbert
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X-Sender: jackit@indigo.ie X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.5 (32) Date: Thu, 4 Jun 1998 17:35:20 +0100 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: J Callaghan Subject: Phil staying / McClair Latest / Neville Neville speculation dismissed Neville: Stays at Trafford United are ignoring speculation that Phillip Neville could be on his way out of Old Trafford. Suggestions that the England full-back, who was left out of England's World Cup squad, might not be wanted by United have been dismissed at, "total nonsense and not worth considering." The speculation had linked Neville to newly promoted Middlesbrough, but officials at the Teeside club have dismissed the story which appeared in the national press that claimed 'Boro were about to sign Neville as "Total rubbish." Phil Neville recently signed a seven year contract at Old Trafford, and has always made it clear that his ambitions lay no further than playing for the club that he has supported all his life. Last month his older brother Gary admitted that no-one could take anything for granted at Old Trafford, because the quest for success meant that there would always be a battle for places, but he too knows Phillip rates highly in Alex Fergusson's plans. McClair latest Carlisle United Chairman Michael Knighton is understood to have made contact with United chief scout Les Kershaw to open talks with striker Brian McClair who has been released by United. The Carlisle chairman reportedly sees McClair as the ideal player to ignite the Cumbrians promotion charge next season. There have been suggestions that if McClair was to move to Brunton Park then it could be in the sole role of a player, and not as player coach, a position that McClair's name has been linked to before. Well, nothing has been confirmed by the Brunton Park club and it waits to be seen if there are any developments. Carlisle of course made a similar bid for McClair two years ago, but the player opted to stay at Old Trafford. Whitley's empathy for Neville One of the Whitley brothers who play for Manchester City has revealed that he can empathise with Phil Neville after he was left out of the England World Cup squad. Jim Whitley and his brother Jeff are in Lawrie McMenemy's current Northern Ireland squad and therefore realise the special nature of brothers playing for their international side. Jim Whitley commented: "Phil will be gutted that he's not going to the World cup and Gary will be just as gutted for him. That's how it would be for us." Other news For those of you who like statistics it has been revealed that there will be a large contingent of Premiership players at the World Cup. The exact figures show that 73 of the 704 players who have been included in World Cup squads ply there trade in the Premiership. Manchester United themselves will have a number of players in France for the World Cup, including four representatives in the England squad. Meanwhile, former Old Trafford favourite Sammy McIlroy has agreed a two year extension to his deal at Macclesfield. McIlroy has worked wonders at the Cheshire club taking them from the Vauxhall Conference into Division Two in successive seasons.
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