World Wide Mailing List Archive     Complete NEWS Archive

Html Match Today Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri


Text: Fixtures Today Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri HotNews

WEEKLY "RED"SURVEY: Vote Here  Instant reply!

E-mail:   Updated Daily 
Compiled by
Barry J. Leeming    Digest Prgram by  William McArthur  Canada
Theatre Of Dreams  Banner's  by Sam Hayward   Download the digest program here!
The Devil's Advocate "REDitorial" commentary by Alex Paylor  "RED sky at night UNITED delight!"

The Dennis Viollet Fund

++++++=========+++++++========+++++++++========++++++++ DAILY NEWS
Date: Fri Nov 20  GMT+00:00 1998

This Issue:
1. United bosses face resignation calls
2. United board still backing BSkyB bid says Edwards
3. Keane on the warpath


Daily RED Trivia  Fri 20th November:

20/11/1954: Albert Scanlon make his debut against Arsenal. A speedy winger who
won Youth Cup Winners medals in 1953 and 1954, and made a few appearances
in the Championship seasons of 1956 and 1957. Survived the Munich Air Disaster
to continue his career, and played 127 times, scoring 35 goals between
Scanlon joined Newcastle United for £18,000 in November 1960.

1993: United beat Wimbledon 3-1 at Old Trafford in a Premiership game watched
by 44,748, with goals from Gary Pallister, Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis.
Team was: Schmeichel, Parker, Irwin, Bruce, Sharpe, Pallister, Cantona, Ince,
Robson (Phelan), Hughes, Kanchelskis.


Bill Daily Comment:

As stated by an un-named shareholder last night:
"This club was built by the sweat of the people of
Manchester. If this deal goes through it will be Sky which
makes money in the future and not Manchester United.
"You tried to sell to Robert Maxwell, then to Michael
Knighton, and now Rupert Murdoch. But that is it, three
strikes and you are out, Mr Edwards, and you should go."


Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:

Sat 21/11 Sheff Wed   (A) PL 15.00
Wed 25/11 Barcelona   (A) CL 19.45
Sun 29/11 Leeds       (H) PL 14.00 Sky Sports
Wed  2/12 Tottenham   (A) (Worthington Cup 1/4 final) 19.45

UNITED Stats v Sheff Wed:


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

Champions League:
**Nov  4 Barcelona 1-2 Bayern Munich 
**Nov  4 Man Utd   5-0 Brøndby

Group D         P  W  D  L  F  A   Pts
Man United      4  2  2  0 16  7   8   
Bayern Munich   4  2  1  1  6  5   7  
Barcelona       4  1  1  2  6  6   4   
Brondby         4  1  0  3  4 14   3   

To be played:
 Nov 25 Barcelona        v  Man Utd
 Nov 25 Bayern Munich    v  Brøndby
 Dec  9 Brøndby          v  Barcelona   
 Dec  9 Man Utd          v  Bayern Munich

"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"
Subject: United bosses face resignation calls Angry shareholders have demanded the resignation of Manchester United's chairman and chief executive at the football company's annual general meeting. However, the meeting has wound up with the bosses saying although they had listened to protests, management continues to support the proposed the takeover by Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB. The calls for chief executive and club chairman Martin Edwards and company chairman Sir Roland Smith to step down followed a confrontation outside the Old Trafford meeting between police and about 1,500 shareholder fans opposing the bid. The media magnate's proposed £623m acquisition of the club on September 9 has sparked fury among many fans. At Old Trafford small shareholders wanted the board to acknowledge their opposition to the BSkyB deal and to urge fellow shareholders not to sell their shares to any pro-takeover groups. One shareholder said."This club was built by the people of Manchester and this will be the last meeting of Manchester United Football Club if this deal goes through. The money Sky will make will not be given to Manchester United, it will be used to support the weak areas of that company." Professor Jonathan Michie, of the organisation Shareholders United Against Murdoch, said: "Now the takeover has been referred to the Monopolies Commission the bid has formally lapsed, which means BSkyB have to return any acceptances of their offer to buy shares and it's back to square one. "If the MMC approves the bid it has to be re-submitted to shareholders and we will be asking the board of directors to act differently to when they approved the first offer. "They should reject it or at least consider it with an open mind and take into account the overwhelming weight of public concern," he added. The City reacted positively to the initial news that Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB had offered £623m for Manchester United, but most fans and the non-Murdoch press expressed doubts about the venture. Trade and Industry Secretary Peter Mandelson has referred the deal to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. *************
"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"
Subject: United board still backing BSkyB bid says Edwards MANCHESTER, England, Nov 19 - Manchester United chief executive Martin Edwards said on Thursday the club's board are still backing the BSkyB bid for the club despite being urged to re-consider by hundreds of fans. Hundreds of shareholding fans at a story Manchester United AGM called for Edwards to resign and urged the board to reconsider its backing for the takeover plans by the media group which is 40 per cent owned by Rupert Mudoch. Although the offer has now lapsed and the bid is being looked into by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, Edwards said he would back any similar bid from BSkyB. "Today's meeting has not really made me change my mind," said Edwards. "As a board we thought long and hard about the deal before recommending it. We have the hindsight of the figures and we know of the future prospects. It was a unanimous decision of the board at the time and no-one has changed their mind since." In October, BSkyB tabled a 623 million pounds ($1.04 billion) bid for United which has been refered to the mergers commission by Trade Secretary Peter Mandleson. *************
"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Subject: Keane on the warpath

Roy Keane and Irish manager Mick McCarthy claimed
refereeing blunders cost them the game in Belgrade last

McCarthy said Karl Erik Nielson turned down two legitimate
penalty claims by the Irish and captain Keane stormed up to
the Swedish official at the final whistle demanding to know
how he could possibly have missed a clear hand ball by
Yugoslavian defender Sinisa Mihajlovic.

His fist deflected an overhead kick by Mark Kinsella two
minutes from the end, thus preventing the Irish from the
penalty kick that would have given them the chance to save
a point and Keane later said: 'I thought we should have had
one penalty, maybe two and especially on the second claim.

'Mark Kinsella's shot was on target and the ball was
clearly deflected. It's disappointing because we played so
well, especially in the second half.' Liverpool's Jason
McAteer was also sent tumbling by Yugoslavia goalkeeper
Ivica Kralj early in the second half and McCarthy said: 'We
appealed for both and we did so long and loud but we were
not going to get them tonight.

'Yet this was one of our best performances in a long time
and we were certainly worth at least a point.'

Keane and McCarthy were right to be so incensed by the
decision in final minutes. The referee who, until that
moment had controlled the game with aplomb, committed an
error of judgment that consigned McCarthy's side to defeat
when they clearly deserved something better.

The Irish had controlled much of the game, subduing the
normally hostile Serbian support until Real Madrid striker
Predrag Mijatovic, easily Yugoslavia's most dangerous
player, won the game with a stunning goal after 65 minutes.

McCarthy tried three late substitutions, only to see
referee Nielson finish any hopes of a comeback.

Yugoslavia (3-5-2): Kralj; D Stankovic, Djukic, Djorovic;
Mihajlovic, J Stankovic, Jukanovic, Stojkovic (D Kovacevic,
46min), Jugovic (Grozdic, 84); Milosevic (Drolovic, 77),
Mijatovic. Bookings: Djukic, Yokanovic.

Republic of Ireland (4-5-1): S Given; D Irwin, G Breen, K
Cunningham, S Staunton; J McAteer (O'Neill, 83) , R Keane,
M Kinsella, A McLoughlin (Cascarino, 71mins) , D Duff; N
Quinn (Connolly, 71).

Referee: Karl Erik Nielson (Sweden)

"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"
Subject: SKY FALLS IN ON UNITED BOSSES Manchester United's directors are confident the majority of the club's shareholders will back the proposed BSkyB takeover despite facing flak at the annual meeting. There were calls for the resignation of both club chairman Martin Edwards and his plc counterpart Sir Roland Smith but the board rode the rough waters after unexpectedly declaring an open debate on the takeover. Board members faced two hours and 20 minutes of questions from some of the 720 shareholders registered to attend the meeting. Shareholders heard Sir Roland describe the BSkyB bid as "the way ahead for the club". It was the first time the plc chairman, who declared he owns no shares in United, had shown his support for the £623million bid, but he found himself under attack from opponents of the buy-out. They accused him of misleading shareholders in a letter advising the action which should be taken after BSkyB's offer. Because the board was recommending acceptance, Sir Roland outlined three ways of accepting the £2.40-a-share offer and shareholder Michael Crick told him: "Your behaviour was abysmal." Sir Roland replied: "I suppose that means a yellow card for me." A shareholder who demanded Edwards should go, said: "This club was built by the sweat of the people of Manchester. If this deal goes through it will be Sky which makes money in the future and not Manchester United. "You tried to sell to Robert Maxwell, then to Michael Knighton, and now Rupert Murdoch. But that is it, three strikes and you are out, Mr Edwards, and you should go." ++++++=========+++++++========+++++++++========++++++++

"Peter Schmeichel's last season at OT" Click on image for more!"

Pic Link today is

To receive this Daily News by email each day

Go to url:

or you can mail us using subject line "DAILY NEWS SUBSCRIBE"

Webmaster e-mail:

Singalong Calypso available here: mp3

	" If ever they are playing in your town

	  You must get to that football ground

	  Take a lesson come to see

	  Football taught by Matt Busby

	  Manchester, Manchester United

	  A bunch of bouncing Busby Babes

	  They deserve to be knighted "

"RED HOT" News-wire NOW!

Manchester United FC: Theatre Of Dreams Website Index:

Results News WhosWho Archive Pics Statistics Reserves Squad

Trophy's History Munich Webring Editorial Guestbook + Read