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Date: Sat Jul 04 12:36:48 GMT+00:00 1998
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Former Manchester United ace Brian McClair has been appointed captain at
his new club Motherwell.

From: L Harvey 

Subject: List:  Charity Shield ticket details
Hi folks, fresh off the hotline this afternoon:
Postal applications are now being accepted for the Charity Shield on 9th
August (kick-off 1pm) from season ticket holders only.  (Postal
applications only at present, no personal callers)  Season ticket holders
should send voucher 58 (from last season's book), a letter of application,
an open cheque made payable to MUFC and a stamped addressed envelope to the
ticket office, as soon as possible, marking the envelope "Charity Shield".
Prices are as follows: 50, 45, 37, 32, 27, 20, 15 and 12
with the majority being in the 27 and 20 price range.

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This Issue:
1. Jack Rowley  (Guardian)
2. Steve Bruce appointed as Sheffield United 
3. Roberto Carlos (Mirror)


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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 09:32:50 -0400 To: suggs@tiac.net Subject: Jack Rowley (Guardian) JACK ROWLEY: GUNNER ON BUSBY TARGET By David Meek Jack Rowley was an anti-tank gunner with the South Staffordshire infantry during the second world war, but his nickname of "Gunner" had much more to do with his shooting on the football field. The former Manchester United and England centre forward, who has died aged 77, was renowned for his ferocity and accuracy in striking a ball, both on the ground and in the air, which netted him six England caps and 208 goals in 422 League and FA Cup appearances, despite his long break from the game as a soldier. Not that he stopped scoring during the war when he guested for Spurs, Wolves and Distillery among other clubs. Indeed, he always claimed wartime football provided him with one of his most cherished memories. "I played for Spurs one week and scored seven and then a few days later I got eight out of eight for Wolves," he told me in an interview a few years ago. Born in Wolverhampton, his father was a goalkeeper with Walsall who played inside forward for a local team when he was nearly 60. His youngest brother, Arthur, played for Leicester and became a scoring hero for Shrewsbury Town where he set scoring records. Jack started in football locally as part of Major Frank Buckley's nursery at Wolves. He didn't impress and was allowed to join Bournemouth, but after scoring 10 goals in 11 games, Scott Duncan brought him aged 18 to Old Trafford for 3,000. Soon afterwards, he scored four goals in a 5-1 win against Swansea and the goals flowed freely and consistently for the rest of his career. United fans will remember him most for his two goals in the FA Cup final victory over Blackpool in 1948 and the 30 league goals he scored in season 1951-52 to break the club scoring record and secure Matt Busby's first Championship success. Rowley dominated United's scoring in the early post-war years when he allied his fierce finishing with an equally strong and aggressive style of play. His robust style perhaps explains why in his later years he was more likely to be seen on the touchline of his local Rugby Union club rather than at Old Trafford or just a little further down the road from his home in Shaw near Oldham, as a guest of Swinton Rugby League club. As he explained to me: "I was a fair player but I was always hard and I see that attitude more in rugby these days than I do in soccer. I like the way rugby players take the knocks, shake them off and then later are the best of pals in the bar." He was certainly regarded by his team-mates as a strong-willed, forceful character, at times even a little awkward, and he was always willing to look Busby in the eye. These were, perhaps, qualities which also took him into management with some success after a career with United which spanned 18 years. He joined Plymouth as player-manager, eventually bringing them into the Second Division. Six months later, he was sacked, possibly because his management style was a little like his play - aggressive and blunt. However, this did not prevent him enjoying great success at Oldham where in three years he lifted the average attendance from 4,000 to 15,000. Promotion brought more trouble though, and as he admitted: "Some seem to think I'm too tough a boss. Well I call a spade a spade and do some straight talking and I'm not apologising for that." Rowley was one the early English managers to be head-hunted by a leading European club and took Ajax into second place in the Dutch league before returning home for spells with Wrexham, Bradford, and a second stint at Oldham, which suited him because he still had his Post Office and newsagents shop at Shaw from his earlier time in Lancashire. Eventually, and inevitably the axe fell again on his last appointment in football but there were no regrets. For, as he said: "I enjoyed it all, playing and managing, but all good things come to an end." Jack Rowley made a good and honourable mark on the game of football to maintain an impressive family tradition. His wife predeceased him and he is survived by two daughters and a son. John Frederick Rowley, footballer and manager, born October 7 1920, died June 27 1998.
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Please send them to SAM'S guestbook here: Sam's Guestbook X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 09:33:10 -0400 To: suggs@tiac.net From: L Harvey (by way of Red Devils List ) Subject: Steve Bruce appointed as Sheffield United player/manager (Guardian) Bruce the Blade and manager too By Lawrie Madden Friday July 3, 1998 Sheffield United have appointed Steve Bruce as player-manager. Bruce, who will be 38 this year, has signed a three-year contract. He will play for the first year, then confine himself to management for the final two. Bruce signed for the club after agreement over compensation was reached with Birmingham City. Steve Thompson, who was acting United manager after Nigel Spackman resigned in March, will stay on as Bruce's assistant and John Deehan will come in as first-team coach. Mike McDonald, the chairman, said: "There is money available for Steve. We know we have to strengthen the squad." United reached the First Division play-offs in May, losing over two legs to Sunderland, and also reached the FA Cup semi-finals. Bruce, who turned down two other jobs, said: "This is a big club, a big city with big support. This job is not about money. It's about an opportunity to get into management. I had two great years at Birmingham but I want to get into the Premier League. It's the only place to be. The gap between the First Division and the Premier is getting bigger, so the sooner we get there, the better."
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Please send them to SAM'S guestbook here: Sam's Guestbook X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Fri, 03 Jul 1998 09:33:53 -0400 To: suggs@tiac.net From: "Red Devil Marcus" (by way of Red Devils List ) Subject: Roberto Carlos (Mirror) UNITED TRY ROBERTO CARLOS FOR THIGHS By JOHN EDWARDS Roberto Carlos has been lined up for a sensational 10million move to Manchester United. Old Trafford boss Alex Ferguson is ready to spend big again after sounding out Real Madrid about their Brazilian World Cup defender. He has already parted with 10.75million to prise Holland defensive linchpin Jaap Stam away from PSV Eindhoven. Now he's ready to match that outlay to pull off one of the most spectacular transfer coups of the summer. The newly-crowned European champions were asked to name their price for a player whose explosive pace - generated by amazing 35-inch thighs - and deadly finishing has helped make Brazil favourites to retain the World Cup. Cash-conscious United didn't baulk when Real quoted them a minimum of 10million. They are prepared to loosen the purse strings and carry on spending to guard against a repeat of last season's title heartbreak at the hands of Double winners Arsenal. Ferguson has identified the left flank as an area which needs strengthening. He sees jet-heeled wingback Carlos as the perfect answer and is eager to push through a 10million-plus deal. The 25-year-old flyer became one of the talking points of Le Tournoi in France last summer after scoring with an astonishing long-range free-kick. He is widely regarded as one of the best attacking left-backs in the game and has also impressed Ferguson with his defensive qualities. The United chief used his recent excursion to the World Cup finals to keep an eye on Brazil in the group games. Carlos again emerged as a prominent figure as the defending champions cruised into the last eight. Now United are waiting to pounce once their interest in France 98 comes to an end. Real are resigned to losing one of their most high-profile names and have already made arrangements to replace him. They have agreed a fee with Spanish league rivals Valencia for World Cup defender Ivan Campo. That will clear the way for Carlos to fulfil his ambition of joining the Premiership's all-star array of foreign imports. Brazil team-mate Juninho is one of his closest pals and has given him an upbeat appraisal of the cut and thrust of English football. Juninho was a huge crowd favourite at Middlesbrough and only quit for Atletico Madrid when Boro were relegated to the First Division. Riverside manager Bryan Robson has abandoned hope of luring Juninho back to Middlesbrough. Robson will have first option on the 10million Brazilian if Atletico Madrid decide to sell him. But the Boro boss said yesterday: "It's nonsense to suggest the new manager of Atletico would not want him."
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