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Date: Thu Aug 06 22:42:22 GMT+00:00 1998
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Daily RED Trivia  6th August:

1912: Bert Whalley born in Ashton-Under-Lyne. He made his debut against
      Doncaster Rovers in November 1935, and the Half-back?s career was brought
      to an end due to an eye injury in 1947. His career disrupted by the war, Whalley
      played 39 times for United. He died in the Munich Air Disaster whilst serving the
      club as on the coaching staff.    

1986: United draw 0-0 with Fluminense (Brazil) at Old Trafford in a friendly 
      watched by 32,275. United won the resulting penalty shootout 4-3.                   

July 25  Birmingham City  (A)     result: L 3-4
     27  Valerengen (A) (Oslo)    result: D 2-2
     31  Brondby (A) (Copenhagen) result: W 6-0
Aug   4  Brann Bergen (A)         result: W 4-0

      9  Charity Shield at Wembley Sky Sports midday Uk
     18  Eric Cantona XI (H) - Munich testimonial

By Steve Millar

DAVID Beckham yesterday stood defiant in the face of hate mobs lying in wait
for him back in England.

The Manchester United star has remained silent since his World Cup sending
off shame against Argentina. But in a Norwegian fans' get together on the
last leg of United's Scandinavia tour, Beckham pledged to fly back to
England today with his head held high.

Beckham's reception during the 10-day pre-season trip to Norway and Denmark
bordered on Spice mania. Asked if that was a massive boost to his
confidence, Beckham denied that it had suffered in the first place.

He said: "My confidence is high anyway. There is nothing to put behind me."
Beckham played in the second half of United's 4-0 friendly win over Brann
Bergen last night.

This Issue:
2. Dave Beckham (PA)
3. Kanchelskis (365)
4. Fergie Slams Kluivert (PA)
5. Unknown
6. Bruce Swoops For Twiss (TeamTalk)
7. Worthington Cup (PA)


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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 12:20:59 +0800 Subject: Bergen Report (Mirror) IRWIN EASES PLIGHT OVER DWIGHT IRWIN EASES PLIGHT OVER DWIGHT Brann Bergen ..0 Man Utd ..4 Delighted Manchester United fans were last night asking: Who needs Patrick Kluivert or Dwight Yorke when you've got Denis Irwin? The Republic full-back bagged a hat-trick against Norwegian part-timers to temporarily ease Alex Ferguson's striking woes. Until Irwin's magic rubbed off in time for Andy Cole to grab United's fourth in a friendly canter, Ferguson must have been wondering where the goals are going to come from this season. Snubbed by Kluivert and unlikely to land Yorke before the start of the Premiership campaign, the United boss watched Cole and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer off target in the rain. As if that was not bad enough for Ferguson, he witnessed another stuttering display by record signing Jaap Stam. Irwin struck twice at the end of a pedestrian first half. His 44th-minute free kick flew off a home defender on its way into the net. And just 45 seconds later, Irwin kept his nerve to convert a debatable penalty when Solskjaer was floored. Irwin completed his hat-trick 11 minutes into the second half, again from the spot, after Paul Scholes was hauled down. Cole volleyed home from close range seven minutes from time. Young keeper Nick Culkin could be in line for a surprise Charity Shield appearance on Sunday after Peter Schmeichel was substituted at half-time. Schmeichel appeared to suffer a muscle twinge. And with deputy Raimond Van der Gouw yesterday admitted to a Manchester hospital complaining of chest pains, Culkin has been put on stand by. Meanwhile, Kluivert has admitted he could still end up playing in the Premiership this season - with Arsenal. The Dutch striker will pack his bags within two months if he is still not happy at AC Milan.
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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 17:31:49 +0800 Subject: Dave Beckham (PA) BECKHAM SHRUGS OFF CONTROVERSY David Beckham has vowed to turn a deaf ear to the controversy that has dogged him since his sending off in the World Cup. The Manchester United star, who came on as substitute in his side's 4-0 friendly win against Brann Bergen in Norway, received a hero's reception from the local fans. He also gave a brief interview to the Norwegian television station TV2 while he signed autographs at a supporters' club. "There is nothing to put behind me, so I am just getting on with my football," said Beckham. "I think the Norwegians have a special relationship with Manchester United." The new bad boy of English football has clearly not fallen out of favour with his followers in the port of Bergen. They cheered when he replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer just after the start of the second half and unfurled a banner saying "We Love You Beckham." © PA Sporting Life
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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 17:35:06 +0800 Subject: Kanchelskis (365) CLUB-HOPPING RANGERS ACE NEEDS THE SIGNING-ON FEES TO PAY OFF RUSSIAN MAFIA RANGERS fans should enjoy watching Andrei Kanchelskis while they can, because he is unlikely to be at Ibrox for very long. Many people have been surprised that the Ukrainian winger has made so many big money moves in recent years but the real reason has now been revealed - he needs the money to pay off the Russian mafia. Press reports yesterday claimed that his gangland connections are the reason why he has spent the last three years hopping from club to club around Europe and probably mean he’ll be off again sometime soon. Kanchelskis has been transferred three times for a total of £19m in the last three years, moving from Manchester United to Everton, on to Fiorentina and then, last month, to Ibrox. His basic wages in Glasgow are an incredible £40,000 a week, but he reportedly pays around 20% of that - £8,000 - to the mafia. But, in a further twist to the tale, it has emerged that gangsters have been sent to Glasgow to protect him from mobsters who are chasing him for his huge gambling debts. A secret police operation - revealed in yesterday’s Daily Record - found that the player is being shadowed by a mafia unit, known as a krysha, since his £5.5m transfer from Fiorentina. The krysha system is very much a part of life in Ukraine where businessmen also pay as much as 20% of their earnings for protection. But it is the country’s sports stars who are really targeted and they are followed around the world by their krysha. It is believed that Kanchelskis has paid crime bosses in the former Soviet Union to protect his family for years. It had been claimed that the 29-year-old was sending huge chunks of his salary back home to his mother, Yevgenia, who still lives in Kirovograd, the town where he was born. But it has recently been revealed that the player has broken all ties with her and has not spoken to her for three years. Instead, the money has been going into mafia coffers in return for protection for the rest of his family and his wife Ina’s relatives. Unfortunately, Kanchelskis’ enormous gambling debts merely compound an already difficult situation. He amassed huge debts during his time at United, and is still in deep financial trouble despite earning £12m in wages and signing-on fees in the last seven years. A Manchester police source said: “He first became involved with the mafia because of his gambling. United bailed him out the first time he ran up huge debts, and his move to Everton in 1995 helped settle another bill. He gambled heavily in Liverpool, then earned a huge signing-on fee in Italy. Kanchelskis is a huge asset to the Russian mafia. They want to monitor him - protect their investment.” Their arrival in Glasgow though, has got the Scottish authorities worried. Gangsters from the old USSR have tried, and failed, to infiltrate Edinburgh’ s sex sauna trade and a police spokesman said: “We have kept these people out until now. But once established, they may set up shop.” Kanchelskis was targeted as soon as he moved to United from Shakhtar Donetsk in 1991 and he now knows he has no way of shaking the mafia off, particularly with his own gambling habit to fund. Ultimately, the solution will be for him to do what he has done three times in three years - change clubs and hand another massive barrow-load of cash from his signing-on fee to the gangsters who, rather than protect him, are actually making his life hell.
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Date: Wed, 5 Aug 1998 21:49:36 +0800 Subject: Fergie Slams Kluivert (PA) FERGIE FUMES AT KLUIVERT Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has slammed the conduct of Dutch World Cup star Patrick Kluivert following the collapse of his £9million move to Old Trafford. Ferguson claimed he had been duped into believing the AC Milan striker wanted to join the former Premiership champions and that the player failed to recognise the scale of the opportunity he had turned down. "Maybe he doesn't know how big Manchester United is. I am very surprised he has not given himself the opportunity to speak to us," said Ferguson. "It is very disappointing because we were led to believe that he wanted to speak to us, but you know what agents are like. "Now we hear that he wants to go to London. If that is where he wants to live there is nothing we can do about it." The United manager added that his failure to land Kluivert has made him more determined to land his other transfer target, Aston Villa's Dwight Yorke. © PA Sporting Life
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Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 09:51:03 -0700 Subject:Van Hooijdonk? (TeamTalk) Van Eyes O.T Switch? Unsettled Nottingham Forest man Pierre Van Hooijdonk could be eyeing a move to Old Trafford. The troubled Dutch international has handed a transfer request to Forest boss Dave Basset and now hopes to line up for a major European club/. With Alex Ferguson's summer striker search so far drawing a blank, the United boss may give serious consideration to a swoop for the giant 28-year old. Indeed Fergie appears to have limited options left if he hopes to secure a new frontman before the deadline for the Champions League group stages. Patrick Kluivert last night confirmed his refusal to consider a switch to Manchester, following reported snubs from Gabriel Batistuta and Ariel Ortega. Kluivert told reporters he wouldn't move to Utd as he is a lifelong Gooner! The Dutchman said: "Arsenal are the club I have supported since I was a boy. "United are not one of my favourite clubs." That has left Dwight Yorke as the only current target left in the frame, but John Gregory last night threatened to price the Trinidad and Tobago man out of a move. Gregory said he had been quoted a staggering £25m to take Christian Vieri to Villa Park as a replacement for Yorke and would adjust the 26-year old's price tag accordingly. That has left Ferguson in transfer limbo and the United boss may now hold off any move until after the Champions League group stages. However he will be aware that Hooijdonk could be available for around £8m, less than half the fee for Yorke. The giant Dutch striker would provide the ariel threat Fergie is after and has a formidable scoring record. He netted 44 in just 69 games for Celtic and last year hit 34 goals for Forest. No doubt Fergie would be attracted by the possibility of a quick deal, with Dave Basset now resigned to losing his star.
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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, 6 Aug 1998 01:08:07 +0800 Reply-To: Red Devil Marcus Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Bruce Swoops For Twiss (TeamTalk) Bruce Back In Swoop Steve Bruce is poised to sign young midfielder Michael Twiss from his old club Manchester United. Alex Ferguson has agreed to let the player spend a year on-loan with the Blades. Bruce, who describes Twiss as "a powerful boy with real talent", says he wanted to buy the 20-year-old but Ferguson refused. With intense competition for midfield places at Old Trafford, Ferguson has instead given Twiss the go-ahead to join United on loan. No doubt with a view to bringing him back an improved player.
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Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 01:09:45 +0800 Reply-To: Red Devil Marcus Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Worthington Cup (PA) BOSSES ENJOY TASTE OF WORTHINGTON By Neil Silver, PA Sport Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are throwing their full weight behind the new look Worthington Cup in a bid to help retain the UEFA Cup place for the competition's winners. The League Cup suffered a turbulent year last season after losing the European place for the winners. There was further bad publicity when the Premiership's big guns fielded weakened teams because they did not value the competition. But after a combined fight by the league and the football association which went as far as the European Commission, the European place was retained for a further three years. Now Worthington has secured a five year deal to sponsor the League Cup, which is worth £23million. Manchester United manager Ferguson said: "We acknowledge the important role the new Worthington Cup plays in British football. The Cup provides one of the three automatic places in Europe and helps to provide invaluable all-round experience for the players." Arsenal boss Wenger said: "I will have no problems in motivating my players for Worthington Cup matches. You only have to remember our hard-fought clash with West Ham last season to know this competition has a special place in the hearts of British footballers. After all, we are talking about a Wembley final and European qualification." The advent of the Worthington Cup coincides with a change in the format of the competition, which sees the introduction of seeding in the first round. This gives a number of lower division clubs an opportunity early in the season to play one of the country's leading clubs. The teams who finished in the top 36 places in the Nationwide League last season will play the teams who occupied the next 36 places. There will also be north and south regions to enable local derbies. The Premiership clubs have been seeded to enable the smaller ones to get a big draw and generate interest in the early rounds. Another new initiative is the introduction of five substitutes from which three may be chosen. Once again, the Premiership teams who are not playing in Europe will join the competition in the second round. The others will take part from round three. Football league chief executive Richard Scudamore welcomed the support of the big guns. He said: "The Premier League and Football League expect the clubs to give the utmost commitment that this great competition deserves. "Their backing will help us retain our European place." © PA Sporting Life
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