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Date: Sun Oct 11 08:45:31 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
2. David May Superstar 
3. Sunday Times Articles - All smiles in house of Yorke
4. Stam scores
5. An unwise policy
6. Shearer For Sale (TeamTalk)
7. New Old Trafford look KO's hopes of Euro final
9. The Dennis Viollet Fund


Daily RED Trivia  Sun 11th October:

11th Oct 1937: Bobby Charlton born in Ashington. His debut against Charlton Athletic in
 October 1956 (scoring twice) was the start of a glittering career. After surviving
 the Munich Disaster his trophy haul included League Championship medals in 1957,
 1965 and 1967,  the FA Cup win in 1963 and scoring twice in the 1968 European 
 Cup Final. Won the World Cup with England in 1966, totalling 106 caps and 49
 goals. Footballer Of The Year in 1966. A record 754 appearances and 247 goals
 between 1956-73. He became manager at Preston North End in May 1973, and
 later served United as Director and then President. Knighted in 1994.


Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:

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:


Date        Opposition                        Score   Pos.   Attend.
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

Champions league:
Barcelona     2 Brondby 0
Bayern Munich 2 Man Utd 2

Barcelona   2 1 1 0  5  3     4
Brøndby     2 1 0 1  2  3     3
ManUnited   2 0 2 0  5  5     2
BMünchen    2 0 1 1  3  4     1

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Subject: UNITED MOVE FOR SCHWARZER Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has given the clearest indication yet that the magnificent Old Trafford career of Danish international keeper Peter Schmeichel is finally on the wane by making an approach for Middlesbrough’s brilliant Australian stopper Mark Schwarzer. Schmeichel, who will be 38 in November, has tasted nothing but success since joining United from Danish club Brondby in 1991 but his form has dipped this season and his much-publicised mistake against Bayern Munich last month was blamed on a torn stomach muscle which has sidelined him since. Even prior to the injury the Great Dane, renowned for his awesome presence and dominance of his six-yard box, was not projecting the sort of confidence which has made him the world’s greatest keeper over the last few years, and Ferguson has decided that now is the time to act. He needs to find a long-term replacement for the man who has served him so well, and his initial target is 26-year-old Schwarzer who, like Schmeichel, is also out injured at the moment having recently undergone ankle surgery. He is not expected to return to action for another three weeks. But that will not stop Fergie stepping up his bid for the Aussie keeper and he is hopeful of a favourable response from his former skipper Bryan Robson. United value Schwarzer at £5m, a fee which would make him the world’s most expensive keeper, but Robson is not prepared to do business for anything less than £6m. He doesn’t want to lose the highly-rated keeper but such a move would give Boro a £4.5m profit on Schwarzer in just 18 months. Robson signed him from Bradford for £1.5m in February, 1997 and while the player says that he is happy at the Riverside, his agent, Barry Silkman, said: "There has been interest from Manchester United and we expect there to be even more. Mark has never expressed a desire to leave Middlesbrough but we are talking about one of the biggest club sides, possibly THE biggest, in the world here."
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Subject: David May Superstar MAY'S REDS' DAZE! OUT-IN-COLD DEFENDER VOWS TO FIGHT ON DAVID May has vowed to make Alex Ferguson's life difficult as the Manchester United boss juggles with his centre half dilemma. May has been Old Trafford's odd man out this term and has yet to make a single minute's appearance in the Reds' 11-match first-team campaign to= date. But the 28-year-old Oldham-born player declares: ``I want to play for Manchester United. I don't want to leave. ``I think I am good enough and so does the manager. I am going to sit it out and bide my time. When I am given a chance I intend to be ready to stake my claim.'' The intense battle for the two central places in United's rearguard has been fought out by =A310.6m new arrival Jaap Stam, Norwegian duo Ronny Johnsen and Henning Berg and for the last three matches converted right back Gary Neville has partnered Stam. It has left May, who won a six-year Old Trafford contract a year ago, with just four Champions League and two Premiership spells on the bench. ``It is awkward and frustrating and, of course, difficult to take,'' says David. ``I have spoken to the manager about it and he's told me where I stand. I think I should be playing as do all the other players in my situation but at the moment the boss has other ideas. I have to accept that. ``I have told the boss that I'm unhappy and he understands. I'm not a ranter and raver when these things are happening, but I felt I should express myself to the manager rather than just sit here and have him thinking I am happy. ``I want him to have another dilemma to think about. If I was a manager I'd expect players who can't get in the side to show their hunger and desire. ``I want regular first-team football. Long term in the reserves isn't good for me at my age but I am keeping mentally tough. ``Things could change. It's awkward because I don't want United to lose in order for me to get my place back. Maybe if we were to win 4-3 I might be happy! ``People keep asking me how I can still laugh and joke when I am not in the team but the fact is I am still enjoying what I am doing,'' adds May. ``I know there are a lot of people worse off than me in life. I could have no job or something. I am fit and healthy so I am grateful for what I've got.''
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Subject: Sunday Times Articles - All smiles in house of Yorke DWIGHT YORKE had a three-day sunshine break in Malta last week while his Manchester United teammates were playing for their various countries. Unusually, it is the absence of international stimulus, rather than the prospect of it, that fuelled his desire to move to Old Trafford in the= summer. Yorke accepts that he will never get to the World Cup with his native Trinidad and Tobago, and regards the European Champions League as the next best thing. Hence his steely determination to quit Aston Villa for United in August, for that club record =A312.6m fee. With five goals in his first eight games the "Smiley Guy", as he calls himself, is already providing a promising return on that colossal investment, threatening to become the first United player since Brian McClair, back in 1987-88, to score 20 in a league season. Alex Ferguson, his judgment vindicated again, describes his latest acquisition as "the complete centre-forward", quick in thought and deed and able to hold the ball up and bring others into play, as well as finish "like a natural". Andy Cole with composure. Some players are unable to cope with the special pressures of playing for the biggest club in the country, and seem to shrink every time they don the famous red shirt to run out at the "Theatre of Dreams". Yorke has been just the opposite, taking to the stage as if born to the big-time. Nothing could be further from the reality, of course. The newest member of the millionaires club that is Old Trafford knew real, Third World poverty on the tiny Caribbean island of Tobago where, as one of eight siblings, he had to catch land crabs and sell them to tourist restaurants to pay for his football boots. Spotted by Villa on their 1988 summer tour, and signed on by Graham Taylor just before his 17th birthday, Yorke's has been no meteoric rise to the top. He may sing his praises now, but for a long time Ron Atkinson showed little faith in him, and left him out of the 1994 League Cup final against Manchester United - a decision that still rankles. Used in a variety of positions, including right wing and midfield, when he did play under Atkinson, it was not until Brian Little took charge that Yorke felt "appreciated". Given his head, and a regular place at last, he became one of the most feared predators in the Premier League, rewarding Little with 45 goals in two seasons. But by November last year he had become disillusioned by Villa's lack of progress and announced his intention to leave: "I went to Brian and told him that I wanted to move on at the end of the season. He wasn't pleased, but he accepted it, and we had a gentlemen's agreement." As it turned out, it was Little who left first, resigning in February, to be replaced by John Gregory. End of "gentlemen's agreement"; cue the rancour that accompanied Yorke's subsequent transfer: "It was nothing to do with the new manager, his personality or his coaching style. It was just the way I felt, and I did have this agreement with Brian Little. Everything was out in the open, John knew all about it before the end of last season. It was nothing new to him, so I was disappointed with what happened. "The thing that hurt me most was when he said I didn't try in my last game, at Everton, where I was the only player to have a shot on target. I'd given Aston Villa everything I could possibly give for nine years, and to know that I'd always given 100 per cent and to have the manager say that 10 players gave their all against Everton and that I was the exception was not only hurtful, it was untrue. I wasn't happy with that. He knows, deep down, what the truth is, and it's sad that people should read those comments in the newspapers when, behind the scenes, what went on was very different. "I ended up shaking John Gregory's hand when I left, and he gave me a big hug and wished me good luck. Then I read in the papers the next day that if he'd had a gun, he would have shot me, and I was stunned. That was very disappointing." As long ago as March, Yorke had heard through his agent, Tony Stephens, that United were keen to sign him: "Atletico Madrid bid for me last season, but that didn't appeal to me, and a few Italian clubs inquired, but as soon as I knew United wanted me, I had no interest in anyone else." For a long time, however, Villa stuck out for a prohibitive =A316m, until with only two days to go before the Champions League transfer deadline, on August 20, Yorke decided it was time to force the issue, and went public with his desire to play for United. Ferguson's final offer clinched it, and after a Jules Verne of a search, which had taken him from Chile [for Marcelo Salas] to Holland (Patrick Kluivert] via Italy and Argentina [Gabriel Batistuta], the United manager had found the prolific striker he needed just 80-odd miles down the M6. Yorke was ecstatic. "Nobody should blame me," he says, "for the fact that this is something I've always wanted to do. Playing for Manchester United gives me the opportunity to play alongside, and against, the very best players around. For instance, I played against Lothar Matth=E4us the other day. There were times I never dreamed I'd share the same pitch with someone like that. "I could have stayed at Villa and just gone out to enjoy my football, like I've always done, but I felt this was something I needed to challenge myself with. It had become not exactly easy, but routine just to turn up and play for Villa. I felt to get the best out of myself I needed to take on this challenge." Despite his old club's flying start to the season [he says Villa's coach Steve Harrison is their "unsung hero"] Yorke has no regrets. The Manchester United experience was everything he expected, and more: "When I was sitting in the dressing-room I looked around and realised I was surrounded by 18 internationals. Being in that company, where everyone is a superstar in their own right, is what I have always wanted." The intensity of the competition for places was reflected in the variety of partners he has had in his eight games, Yorke ever-present while Cole, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham have rotated around him. Cole, last season's leading scorer, had suffered most from the newcomer's arrival, yet he had done most to help his rival settle in. Yorke says: "He has been fantastic. If I was in his position, I'd be wary of the new guy as someone who was after my place. "Coley" could have been awkward, not talking to me or saying very little, but he has been spot on. He's been taking me around, showing me the ropes, taking me shopping and inviting me to his house for meals. He's my best mate here, no question." Roy Keane had a different sort of welcome waiting. "As soon as I got out on the training pitch, he put in one of those tackles of his to test me. I think it was his way of saying, 'Let's see if you really want that money, and to play for United'." Yorke's debut, at West Ham, was also a jolting eye-opener: "I was up against players I'd been playing against for years without a problem. Suddenly I found these same guys trying extra hard. The difference astounded me. Every game Manchester United play is like a cup final to the opposition. The so-called easy games are always harder for us. I've learned that and accepted it. The answer is to raise your own game, and I suppose that can only make you a better player." The learning process did not take long. After the goalless draw at Upton Park, Yorke celebrated his home debut with a couple against Charlton, then scored again in his third game, against Coventry, and with three goals in his first two appearances at home, Old Trafford had a new hero, whose popularity was enhanced by that engaging smile and the wearing of his collar up, =E0 la Cantona, as if in homage to the lamented genius. The score which has given him greatest satisfaction to date came in the 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich. "My first goal in the Champions League will always been a bit special," he said. "Playing in this competition gives me the chance to prove to people, and myself, how good I am. The opportunity to play at the very top level is something I've been deprived of for the last few years because of the country I play for. I'll never have the chance to play in one with Trinidad and Tobago, so to play with United in Europe is my World Cup." While the real thing was on, in June, he accompanied a team of thirtysomethings, including Vinnie Jones, Dennis Wise and Gordon Cowans, to a veterans' tournament in Tobago. Back home, they don't like Yorke's dismissal of their international ambitions, or his infrequent appearances for his country, for whom he has not turned out for two years. "I'd love to play for them regularly," he says, "but unfortunately they don't play when England do. Their games tend to clash with important Premiership fixtures, and if I'd always gone back when Trinidad wanted me, and missed a lot of matches here, I might not be where I am today. I do want to put something back, to show people that if I can make it, they can, but at the moment its very difficult." His standing back home is so high that the islanders are prepared to forgive these sins of omission, as well as a succession of stories about his private life which have led him to dub a couple of the more salacious tabloids the "Sunday Dwight" and the "News of the Yorke". On their most celebrated ambassador's recommendation, I took my summer holidays on Tobago, an idyllic island measuring 20 miles by 12, with a population of just 50,000 - imagine the Scillies with real sunshine and you have it. Yorke's close friends, Brian Lara and Shaka Hislop, both come from Trinidad [population 1.3m], and he is easily history's most famous Tobagan, eclipsing Claud Noel - a lightweight boxer who fought, unsuccessfully, for the world title in 1981 - after whom the one decent road is named. The islanders' obsession with their favourite son has to be seen to be believed. Everybody claims to have played with him, from coconut-selling hustlers on the beach to Colvin Hutchinson, who had a trial with Villa at the same time, but didn't make it, and now works at the airport. At the end of July an earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale put the fear of God into tourists, but merited only a small, down-page story in the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, alongside such attention-grabbing headlines as "Man remanded for stealing toilet tank", "Some really great books by white people" and "Cops want proper toilets". Elsewhere, two pages were devoted to the saga of Yorke's future, as the paper hedged its bets with a spread which had "Yorke still a United target" opposite "Yorke stays with Villa". A few more goals and old Noel could be on the road to nowhere by Christmas. Already they are talking of naming a new national sports facility the Dwight Yorke stadium. "I'd be honoured and flattered," says the man who, at a time of declining behavioural standards, presents the alternative, smiling face of football.
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Subject: Stam scores New Dutch coach victorious in debut against Peru EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Oct 10, 1998 - 18:56 EDT) - Frank Rijkaard won his first game as coach of the Dutch soccer team when his squad beat Peru 2-0 in an international friendly on Saturday. Goals by Jaap Stam and Peter van Vossen in the 58th and 75th minutes secured victory for the Netherlands, which is a joint host with Belgium for the 2000 European championship finals. Rijkaard, the former Dutch midfielder who has never coached until now, took over from Guus Hiddink when Hiddink left to coach Real Madrid after the World Cup finals in France. The new Dutch coach did not change much established by his predecessor, though he was without a specialist left-sided defender as Winston Bogarde and Arthur Numan were injured. Barcelona's Phillip Cocu, a utility player, took that role. The Dutch opened positively but did not make the most of their chances while the Peruvians hardly showed any attacking potential. Manchester United defender Stam thrust the Dutch ahead when he headed home a Ronald de Boer corner kick. After a Patrick Kluivert scoring effort was disallowed in the 66th minute for offside, Van Vossen extended the lead with his first international goal since May 1994. Captain Frank de Boer was not entirely happy with his team's performance despite the victory. "I think we could be satisfied. The first half we started well, but later we were sloppy. In the second half we played well below par," De Boer said.
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Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 21:57:06 -0700 Subject: An unwise policy Sir Assuming this was editorial policy to only publish the stories that favour the current board's position I feel you are at risk of alienating a large proportion of your readership. The MEN has been consistently negative in it's reporting of the supporters response to the take over. One can only assume this is because you are trying to "keep it sweet" to retain player access etc. The latest Brian Kidd "story" is just too much - you have now stepped over the mark between reporting and blatant propaganda. This was straight out of the typewriters of BSkyB's agents - Staniforth PR. Despite your best efforts at no point did Brian Kidd say he was actually in favour of the deal. Unless you are prepared to print an equally prominent response from the supporters against the bid you will be aligning yourselves once and for all. You are trying to present this as a minority issue but we all know the truth. Your paper will be damaged by this more than a bit of access to Utd players justifies. Ask the fans of City, Stockport, Bury, Oldnam, Bolton, Macc etc if they are in favour. If you won't take a lead on this I hope you share your correspondent's confidence that the OFT will not rule against Murdoch because, if they do, you'll have no friends in this city. All other football supporters are against this deal and only the selfish and ill informed United fans think it's a good idea. This message I'm sending to you will also be received by more than 3000 United fans worldwide. I urge you to show some balls and step back because after the story you put out on Friday, this is your last chance to demonstrate your committment to United's fans. Otherwise your commercial interests will inevitably be damaged. Manchester has a proud history of independent thought and action. We want an independent football club and an independent Newspaper. You have let your city down. If you were any kind of newspaper you would be taking Martin Edwards up on his offer to "sit down with anyone and argue the toss" over the take-over. I know he has been challenged on numerous occasions to do this and has backed down. Why don't you report this? By publishing this blatant propaganda you have convinced many that you are just puppets of the plc. You are scared to print anti-BSkyB stories. You are backing the wrong horse. Call yourself a Manchester paper? If you truly are, now is the time to stand up and be counted. This great city has been the melting pot for original thought and revolutionary ideas - your actions are those of a whimpering, impotent lapdog. David Davis 25 Cromwell Rd Stretford Manchester M32 8GH
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Subject: Shearer For Sale (TeamTalk) Reds Can Have Shearer For £18M It is being widely reported that Newcastle have circulated as many as seven leading clubs, in England and abroad, advising that they are ready to listen to offers in the region of £18M for England captain, Alan Shearer. In the recent past, United have always stuck rigidly to the line that Shearer is not for sale, whilst the player would not rock the boat by admitting that he might be ready to leave his home town club, in order to achieve more tangible success elsewhere. Ruud Gullit has become increasingly frustrated however, as his efforts to raise up to £25M by selling current first team players has drawn a blank, with very few offers being received for those he is prepared to release. The feeling now is that the Newcastle manager, backed by his board of directors, is ready to bite the bullet and put Shearer on the market, safe in the knowledge that there will be no shortage of bidders for the 28 year old striker, even at an English record transfer fee. If he wishes to stay in this country, Shearer can probably choose between Manchester United, Arsenal and Aston Villa, all of whom have previously expressed an interest and would not balk at the asking price. In Europe, the list is even bigger, with Inter Milan, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus all set to become involved. Shearer's sale would certainly anger the Toon army, unless Gullit spends wisely, to achieve the longed for success which they have been promised. The player has obviously become frustrated at not being with a successful club, saying only recently : "I am happy to stay at Newcastle, but most importantly I want to win things. I have no ambitions to go abroad, but in football you must never say "never". If the club decide to sell me, that is their decision, but the bottom line is that I want to win trophies."
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Subject: New Old Trafford look KO's hopes of Euro final By Stuart Mathieson MANCHESTER United have had to forsake the chance to host a prestigious European final. United's proposed expansion of Old Trafford to a 67,000 all-seater stadium has forced the Reds to withdraw their name from the FA's list of potential hosts for the Champions League, Cup Winners' Cup and UEFA Cup finals. Next May's venues have been allocated with Barcelona's Nou Camp hosting the Champions League final on May 26. Spartak Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium will be the location for the UEFA Cup final on May 12 with Villa Park the venue for the last Cup Winners' Cup final on May 19. United won't even be back on the list of possible candidates from England next season due to the proposed work at Old Trafford. If planning permission is granted, work on the addition of new tiers onto the East and West stands will begin as soon as United's season at Old Trafford is completed next May. United successfully hosted matches during the Euro 96 tournament in England following the completion of the =A327m three-tiered North Stand. It was widely believed that the Theatre of Dreams would be granted its first-ever European final last season but the club were incredibly overlooked and the prestige went to Ajax's Amsterdam Arena, the Rasunda Stadium in Stockholm and the Parc Des Prince in Paris. Now the club are hoping if and when the Old Trafford expansion is complete in 2001 then they'll be granted a final. ``If we are granted permission to expand the ground then when it is all finished we'll be throwing our hat back in the ring again with a vengeance. We hope a 67,000 all-seater stadium would give us a chance,'' said a spokesman.
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Subject: HODDLE'S BACKING BECKHAM By Phil Casey, PA Sport England coach Glenn Hoddle has told David Beckham he has "nothing to prove" when he returns from suspension this week. But that advice only applies to his footballing ability. When it comes to his temperament, Hoddle still has some nagging doubts. The Manchester United star has missed England's last two games, against Sweden last month and Bulgaria on Saturday because of a two-match ban following his dismissal in the World Cup. Beckham's red card for kicking out at Argentina's Diego Simeone saw the 23-year-old widely condemned for his fit of temper as England went out of the competition on penalties. Hoddle has paid careful attention to how Beckham has coped with the pressures on him since his return from France and has been impressed with his performances and his attitude. But the under-fire England coach is forced to admit a question mark remains over Beckham's self-discipline on the pitch. "He hasn't got to prove anything to anybody in terms of his performances," Hoddle said. "What he has to prove maybe is if that situation (against Argentina) happened again, he's learned from it and he doesn't react in the same way. "That's all he's got to prove - nothing about his performances, they've been spot on. "I would say 95% of the time (this season), I've seen him cope with a lot of situations that in the past could have flared up. He's learning very quickly. "He's still a young man, only 23, he does get stuck in and likes to win the ball back, and when you're playing against Man United any team seem to get fired up for that game, and he's dealt with that this year. "He's a determined character, and you have to channel that in the right way. He's trying to do that. "All the young Man United players get stuck in, and as long as it's channelled right, which David's is at the moment, that's when you have a good modern day midfield player. "He's a talented lad. If we can guide him in the right way, and he can learn from his adversity then he's going to get better and better." Hoddle certainly feels Beckham is doing just that on the pitch, and has put the traumatic events of the summer behind him with the help of a muted reaction to his dismissal around Premiership grounds this season. "I think it's all behind him, and he's dealt with it at the start of the season with some of his performances. His performances have been very good," Hoddle added. "That is a sign of somebody who is focused on his game. There isn't a stigma about anyone getting sent off any more - unless somebody thumps somebody - there is a changing of the rules now, and people are getting sent off for lesser things. "I've seen a lot of his performances this year, and you would see if there was some problem, some hangover with him going into his shell, and he certainly hasn't done that. "What he's had to face mentally is a bigger worry than actually physically being brave, and not letting these things affect his performance is very brave and very strong. "He's playing as well as he ever has done, he's scoring goals, he's got that confidence in and around the penalty area. "He's only 23 and you don't hit your prime until you're 28-31. There are things in the game that suddenly become simpler for a player in that period of your career. "We didn't miss him for 30 minutes against Sweden but we missed him after that. You never know, David might have been able to get us back in the game with a free-kick. "He feels confident he's going to score every time or at least hit the target, and that's the sort of thing that can win you a match or save you a match." Beckham is available to face Luxembourg on Wednesday in the second crucial game in England's European Championship qualifying double-header. Hoddle has been forced to put the clash to the back of his mind but is already warning his players of the need to be on their guard against the European minnows. "They're playing Poland this weekend which will give us a truer reflection on them, but the main thing is complacency doesn't creep in. We have to be ultra-professional. "The only down side of the double-header is the fact that if you get small injuries in the first game, you can miss out on the second game as it comes round so quick. "But the plusses outweigh the negative. On Sunday you can do all the things you would do if you were in a club situation." © PA Sporting Life
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Subject: The Dennis Viollet Fund The Dennis Viollet Fund As many of you know, one of the original Busby Babes, Dennis Viollet recently under went surgery to remove a cancerous tumour from his brain. Since then, he and his wife Helen have been facing huge financial outlays because of the high cost of medical care in the US. We have been trying to come up with ways to help. We know about the Testimonial, but we think more needs to be done. Paul Windridge contacted United directly to ask for a signed football and other merchandise to be donated so that we could auction them off over the Lists to raise money, but was refused. So, we took matters into our own hands. To this point, we are going to be selling two prints of original artwork. Each drawing includes Dennis and has been done by Paul, in order to try and raise this money. The prints are A3 in size, and have Dennis' signature added electronically to each of them. The signatures were sent over by Helen and show one of Dennis' early signatures from around 1957 and a recent one. The prints are professionally printed and you can see them on this page or by going to http://members.tripod.com/~boston_reds/dennis_main.html The prints are #6 pounds sterling each or #10 pounds sterling for both or $10/$16 in American dollars. This price includes shipping. In light of some of the previous problems that have arisen from similar attempts on list, we are including a cost breakdown, and will also be making frequent updates to both lists about how much has been raised. The breakdowns are as follows: The drawings will be donated free of charge by Paul A print run of 300 of each type 60 pounds sterling Second class postage within the UK, for 1 or both prints 38 pence Postage to Europe from UK for 1 print 67 pence Postage to Europe from UK for 2 prints 73 pence Postal tubes 39 pence each (US Prices differ and will be announced when clarified) You can order prints in the USA from (suggs@tiac.net), in the UK or Europe from (paul@rarecompany.co.uk), or through the Simplenet website. Currently we can only accept money orders in UK Pounds sterling (to Paul) or US Dollars (to Sean), or same currency cheques (to reduce transfer fees). The cheques should be made out to the Dennis Viollet Fund. You can expect the package to arrive approximately 4-5 weeks after the clearance of funds. ******** Dennis helped forge our Red tradition, and we believe we owe it to him to help in this time of need. ****** Please get in contact with us if you or someone you know would be interested in the prints. Please make the contact brief, such as - number of prints, which ones (1957 or 1958) and address to which they should be sent, because we are expecting a deluge of enquiries. Please be assured that as soon as any monies are cleared your prints will be dispatched, but in the meantime we may not have time to answer all mails personally. To order these prints please click on your location: The UK, Rest of the Europe http://members.tripod.com/~boston_reds/dennis_uk.html North America (USA and Canada) http://members.tripod.com/~boston_reds/dennis_usa.html The Rest of the Globe http://members.tripod.com/~boston_reds/dennis_row.html Cheers - Sean, Paul and the Simplenet Team Barry Leeming, Bill McAthur, Diana Low, Paul Hinson & Sam Hayward. Mirror: http://members.tripod.com/~boston_reds/dennis_main.html Viollet Dennis 52-62 - A TRUE GOAL KING survivor of the Munich air crash. Dec 1997 Message Board: Dennis Viollet Messages click here http://www.InsideTheWeb.com/messageboard/mbs.cgi/mb28592
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