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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Wed Dec 16  GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
3. Euro Yellows & Yorkie Fit
4. Laughing Boy quits/Kidds first signing
5. Simon Davies to sign for Macclesfield/Terry Cooke
6. Kidds first signing


Daily RED Trivia  Wed 16th December 1998:

16/12/1936: Maurice Setters born in Honiton, Devon. Signed from West Bromwich Albion
 for £30,000, making his debut against Birmingham City in January 1960. The 
 ball-winning Half-back won an FA Cup Winners medal in 1963 against Leicester City,
 and Setters made 193 appearances and scored 14 goals between 1960-64. He
 moved to Stoke City in November 1964, and later managed Doncaster Rovers. 

1983: In Uniteds first Live televised home League game in the modern era, they beat
 Tottenham Hotspur 4-2 at Old Trafford in a Division 1 game watched by 33,616.
 Arthur Graham 2 and Kevin Moran 2 shared the goals. Team was: Bailey, Moses,
 Albiston, Wilkins, Moran, Duxbury, Robson, Muhren, Stapleton (Macari), Whiteside, Graham.   


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Brian Kidd Press conference, pic, real audio

Remaining 1998 games: 

ALL Result/Fixture Index:

Tonight!  Chelsea       (H) PL sky sports time 20.00
Sat 19/12 Middlesbrough (H) PL 15.00
Sat 26/12 Nottm Forest  (H) PL 15.00
Tue 29/12 Chelsea       (A) PL sky sports time 19.45 UK

UNITED Stats v Chelsea:


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
17/10/98    Wimbledon                Home     W  5-1     2    55,265
24/10/98    Derby County             Away     D  1-1     2    30,867
31/10/98    Everton                  Away     W  4-1     2    40,079
08/11/98    Newcastle United         Home     D  0-0     3    55,174
14/11/98    Blackburn Rovers         Home     W  3-2     2    55,198
21/11/98    Sheffield Wednesday      Away     L  1-3     2    39,475
29/11/98    Leeds                    Home     W  3-2     2    55,172
05/12/98    Aston Villa              Away     D  1-1     2    39,241
12/12/98    Tottenham Hotspur        Away     D  2-2     1    36,079

Champions League:3
Group D         P  W  D  L  F  A   Pts
Bayern Munich   6  3  2  1  9  6  11   
Man United      6  2  4  0 20 11  10
Barcelona       6  2  2  2 11  9   8    
Brondby         6  1  0  5  4 18   3   

Sep 16 Brøndby         2-1 Bayern München
Sep 16 Man Utd         3-3 Barcelona
Sep 30 Barcelona       2-0 Brøndby
Sep 30 Bayern Munich   2-2 Man Utd
Oct 21 Brøndby         2-6 Man Utd
Oct 21 Bayern Munich   1-0 Barcelona 
Nov  4 Barcelona       1-2 Bayern Munich
Nov  4 Man Utd         5-0 Brøndby
Nov 25 Barcelona       3-3 Man Utd
Nov 25 Bayern Munich   2-0 Brøndby
Dec  9 Brøndby         0-2  Barcelona
Dec  9 Man Utd         1-1  Bayern Munich



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Subject: WOULD BE CHAMPS ON SHOW The 1999 Premiership champions will be on show in tomorrow's heavyweight clash at Old Trafford, according to Ray Wilkins. The former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder is sure one of his old clubs, who meet tomorrow for the first time this season, will lift the crown in May. But Wilkins reckons the Old Trafford showdown won't have too great a bearing on which club will finish top of the pile because there is still a long way to go on the title trail. Wilkins said: ''It a massive game, a monstrous game, but it's not a title decider. It's too early to say that. ''It will give a good benchmark to see who might be going to nick it at the finish. I don't know who it will be.'' The England international started his glittering professional career at Stamford Bridge before moving to United and then on to AC Milan, Rangers and QPR. Wilkins will watch the game as a neutral but has a gut feeling the London club might take the honours on the night. He said: ''These are great times for both clubs and it's so pleasing that they've reached this level. ''I think Chelsea are very capable of winning the league. I've said before I think anyone who finishes above Manchester United will win the league and Chelsea have a major chance. This is the best Chelsea team I've seen for a long long time. ''I'm going for a Chelsea win in tomorrow's game. It's a gut feeling. But these are the two who will fight it out to the finish in my opinion. They are the main two.'' Wilkins expects both clubs will encounter extra pressure on their Premiership chances because of European commitments. United have a Champions' League quarter final to distract them from domestic competitions and Chelsea are still bidding to retain their Cup Winners' Cup crown. Wilkins, however, insists Alex Ferguson has the quality players and strength in depth at his disposal to lift both the Champions' League and the Premiership. He said: ''Manchester United are very strong. They can score goals from anywhere on the pitch. They are still involved in Europe and that's a big burden but they have the squad to cope.'' United's surrender of their Premiership crown to Arsenal last season was considered something of a failure and recapturing the trophy is another pressure for Ferguson's men while Wilkins feels Chelsea are not as weighed down by expectation. ''It's not important that Chelsea win it this season,'' he claimed. ''It's important that they show their pedigree.'' Wilkins was speaking at the launch of the six-a-side London Masters Challenge, in Leicester Square. He joined past-masters from all London's Premiership clubs to trumpet the competition which will be take place in March at the London Arena. Wilkins will pull on the famous Chelsea blue in the tournament. He was joined at the launch by Clive Allen, who will play for Tottenham, Frank Stapleton (Arsenal), Alan Devonshire (West Ham), Terry Gibson (Wimbledon) and Gary Nelson (Charlton). *********************************
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Subject: YORKE BACK FOR SUMMIT MEETING Dwight Yorke is set to return for Manchester United against Chelsea tomorrow night as the Reds set their sights on top spot in the Premiership. Yorke missed his first match for United on Saturday when a thigh strain ruled him out of the trip to Tottenham. The £12.6million striker trained yesterday and manager Alex Ferguson revealed he has fully recovered for the mouthwatering clash at Old Trafford. Denis Irwin is also available after he was sidelined with concussion, while Paul Scholes has shaken off a touch of the flu. Ferguson said: ''Dwight Yorke got a bit of a knock against Bayern Munich last week so we left him out on Saturday. ''Denis Irwin missed the game and Paul Scholes had a little bit of flu, but they are all fit and I have had a full squad to train with. ''The only one who missed training yesterday was Jaap Stam who had a little bit of a shin injury, but he will be okay. ''All I have to do is pick the right team.'' Yorke has been in outstanding form for United since his August move from Aston Villa and he has scored 12 goals in 20 appearances. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is likely to be the one to make way for Yorke, even though he has been red hot himself and he scored both United goals against Spurs. United have the added incentive of knowing that they will depose league leaders Villa if they beat Gianluca Vialli's side. The Reds were top for 24 hours over the weekend and a win would take them back there on goal difference. Ferguson knows this is a great opportunity for his team, but he realises it will be extremely difficult against Chelsea. The Blues have not lost a league match since the opening day of the season and Ferguson feels they are finally playing with some consistency. ''There's a good chance for us to go top and it's going to be a terrific match against Chelsea,'' he said. ''They have been in very good form this year and they've got a consistency about them which maybe Chelsea teams have lacked in the past so it makes it an interesting game.'' United will also have their work cut out given a quick look at the record books. Chelsea are something of a bogey side for United as the Londoners have lost on only two of their last 23 visits to Old Trafford. United have won only one of their last nine home encounters with Chelsea. *******************************
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Subject: Euro Yellows & Yorkie Fit From the Manchester Evening News: Dwight Yorke...fit again UEFA have granted Manchester United and their Champions' League challengers a yellow card amnesty. In a new move the European governing body have wiped out all cautions from the six group games. Six United players will now go into the quarter- finals with the threat of a one-match ban removed. Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, Jesper Blomqvist, Denis Irwin, Jordi Cruyff and Teddy Sheringham had all picked up a booking on the way to qualifying for next spring's knockout stages and one more would have brought in automatic suspension. ``The players will be delighted. It takes the pressure off them. It's very fair,'' said Fergie. Meanwhile, Dwight Yorke is fit again for selection for tomorrow's home match with Chelsea. Manchester United - The Legend: http://manunited.net
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Subject: Laughing Boy quits/Kidds first signing News. Peter Hargreaves best mate Grahem Kelly has resigned. Brian Kidd has signed ex-Red Keith Gillespie. RedPaul (N.Ireland) paul@redarmy.freeserve.co.uk ICQ 1426509
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Subject: Simon Davies to sign for Macclesfield/Terry Cooke Just read in the MEN that ex United youngster Simon Davies is about to sign for Macclesfield on a free transfer. He has been playing for Luton but is home sick for the North West and is said to have jumped at the chance to return. Also heard on the local news on Saturday that Terry Cooke is doing well at Wrexham, indeed it was him who inspired a win for them at the weekend. Hopefully Fergie is going to bring him back to fill that right wing spot.
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Subject: Kidds first signing Kidd Lands Gillespie New Blackburn boss Brian Kidd has made Keith Gillespie his first major signing. Kidd landed the Newcastle and Northern Ireland winger in a £2.35million deal and Gillespie has signed a four-and-a-half year contract at Ewood Park. Gillespie was bought by Kevin Keegan as part of the deal which took Andy Cole to Manchester United in January 1995. Kidd is no stranger to Gillespie's talents after watching him develop as a youngster at Old Trafford. When Gillespie left United for Newcastle as part of the Andy Cole deal in January 1995, Alex Ferguson admitted he had not wanted to part with the Northern Ireland winger. But his hand was forced by UEFA's three-foreigner rule. Gillespie truly came into his own under Kevin Keegan, who had first seen him on a pre-season tour in Northern Ireland, and in 1995-96 many pointed to the decision to omit the youngster from the side as the major reason the Magpies threw away a 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League - ironically to United. Under new manager Ruud Gullit, his chances were likely to limited as the former Chelsea boss tried to finance the building of his own side. Kidd could barely hide his delight at taking the 23-year-old to Ewood Park, saying: "I don't have to justify this signing, because Keith is pure quality. "He is one of a dying breed, and I believe his best years are ahead of him. It means we will be well blessed in attacking areas, and I am delighted that Keith has agreed to come here."
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