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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Thu Oct 08  GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
1. Euro Finals
2. Dwight popular!
3. UNITED UNDER SKY'S REMOTE CONTROL 
4. Ronny Johnsen to miss Norway v Slovenia 
5. BSkyB has no plans to block United transfers 
6. FERGUSON NOT TIED BY BSKYB OVER TRANSFERS - EDWARDS 

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Daily RED Trivia  Thur 8th October:

1955: Wilf McGuinness made his debut against Wolves.His playing career as a
hardworking Half-back was cut short  by injury, and amounted to 85 appearances 
and 2 goals between 1955-59, winning a League Championship medal in 1956. He
later served United as Youth team coach, and was promoted  to succeed Sir Matt
Busby as First team  manager in June 1969, a post he held until  December 1970.
2 caps for England.

1969: United win 3-0 at Southampton with goals from George Best, Francis
Burns and Brian Kidd in a Division 1 game watched by 31,044. Team was:
Stepney, Fitzpatrick, Dunne, Burns, Ure, Sadler, Morgan, Kidd, Charlton,
Aston, Best.

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Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/fix9899z.htm

Sat 17/10 Wimbledon   (H) PL
Wed 21/10 Brondby     (A) CL
Sat 24/10 Derby       (A) PL
Wed 28/10 Bury        (H) LC (Worthington Cup)

UNITED Stats v Wimbledon are here:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/vswimbledon.htm 

*** PL TEAM RESULTS - MANCHESTER UNITED  ***

Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
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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
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"Are you Against the BSkyB takeover? Please Read! Click on image!"

Subject: Euro Finals This seasons Champions League Final will be held at Barcelona's Nou Camp Stadium on May 26 1999. The Cup Winners Cup Final is at Villa Park, and the UEFA Cup Final is in Moscow. Two visits to Barcelona in one season then.......... -- Neil Sharp
"Are you Against the BSkyB takeover? Please Read! Click on image!"

Subject: Dwight popular! MANCHESTER UNITED Record 12.6m signing Dwight Yorke has been given the thumbs-up by Red Devils world-wide. The Trinidad and Tobago striker came top of an Internet poll on United's official website, which asked fans to vote for who they believed to be Alex Ferguson's best summer buy. Yorke received 57.6% of the vote, Dutch defender Jaap Stam came second with 23.8% and 18.6% thought Swedish winger Jesper Blomqvist was the top United import.
"Are you Against the BSkyB takeover? Please Read! Click on image!"

Subject: UNITED UNDER SKY'S REMOTE CONTROL Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson could be forced to plead his case with BSkyB over new transfers for up to three months, it emerged yesterday. The satellite television company's on-going battle to gain control of the Old Trafford club will be concluded some time between October 26 and December 4. In the meantime, any financial deals worth more than 1m must be referred to them for approval. Under normal takeover rules, United would have been allowed to make no deals at all, but the TV company has voluntarily agreed to waive its veto rights up to the 1m mark. BSkyB's action has been hailed as ''fairly unusual'' by Peter Lee, deputy director general of the takeover panel. ''It seems that they are trying to allow Manchester United to make very quick decisions on buying new players.'' However, while the 1m figure may be quite substantial to the man in the street, in transfer terms it is minuscule. United's three major buys of the summer, Jesper Blomqvist, Jaap Stam and Dwight Yorke cost more than 27m between them so, if Ferguson wants to reinforce his squad, Rupert Murdoch's organisation will have the final say until the takeover is settled. Shareholders have until 3pm on Monday, October 26 to reply to BSkyB's letter offering to buy into the club, although this deadline may be extended if the Office of Fair Trading fail to conclude whether the proposed deal contravenes government regulations. ''Clearly BSkyB has no interest in preventing the successful running of Manchester United either during the offer period or once the acquisition is completed. We have no intention of doing so,'' said a spokeswoman for the broadcaster. ''Decisions on the acquisition of players will be made by Manchester United's board as they are now.''
"Are you Against the BSkyB takeover? Please Read! Click on image!"

Subject: Ronny Johnsen to miss Norway v Slovenia OSLO, Oct 6 - Manchester United defender Ronny Johnsen will miss Norway's European Championship qualifying match against Slovenia on Saturday because of an ankle injury. Southampton's Claus Lundekvam has been called up to take Johnsen's place, Norway's NTB news agency said. It said it was also doubtful whether Johnsen would be fit for Norway's European qualifier against Albania on October 14. Subject:
"Are you Against the BSkyB takeover? Please Read! Click on image!"

Subject: BSkyB has no plans to block United transfers LONDON, Oct 7 - British Sky Broadcasting Plc said on Wednesday it had no plans to block any planned transfer spending by bid target Manchester United. "Clearly BSkyB has no interest in preventing the successful running of Manchester United either during the offer period or once the acquisition is completed -- we have no intention of doing so," a BSkyB spokesman said, responding to recent press reports. "Decisions on the acquisition of players will be made by the Manchester United board," the spokesman said. BSkyB, the leading force in British pay TV, has made an offer valuing Manchester United at about $1 billion. The United board is recommending acceptance of the bid. Media reports highlighted a section in the offer document which said United could spend only one million pounds per player deal before seeking BSkyB's consent, pending completion of the deal. However, industry sources noted that such a clause was standard practice under takeover rules.
"Are you Against the BSkyB takeover? Please Read! Click on image!"

Wednesday 07 October 1998 Subject: FERGUSON NOT TIED BY BSKYB OVER TRANSFERS - EDWARDS Manchester United chairman Martin Edwards has dismissed claims that manager Alex Ferguson's hands have been tied by BSkyB over future transfer deals. BSkyB's proposed takeover of United means the club must refer any transfers over 1million to the satellite company because such deals would affect the value of the club's assets. Strictly speaking BSkyB should have the final say on all transfers, but the company only wants to be consulted on deals over 1million. Edwards claims this is normal procedure during takeovers and that in practice it will not make that much difference to the buying and selling of players. "There's no real difference because before if Alex Ferguson wanted to buy anybody it would go to the plc board," he said. "It just means now it must go before BSkyB as well. These parameters were set by us and BSkyB in the intervening period of the takeover to provide for the running of the business. "They asked us what we were comfortable with and we agreed to these parameters." The Independent Manchester United Supporters Association (IMUSA), which is campaigning against the proposed takeover, claims the restriction is a sign of things to come. Spokesman Lee Hodgkiss said: "We feel vindicated by the news. We don't think football-related matters will be run by the board. "OK we can go and buy some Second-Division clogger for 1million without asking BSkyB, but how many players are United really going to buy for 1million? The answer is none
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