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Date: Fri Apr 24 00:23:56 GMT+00:00 1998
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                          HOME            AWAY
                        P  W  D  L  F  A   W  D  L  F  A   Pts   GD

  Arsenal              33 13  2  2 38 10   7  7  2 23 18    69   33
  Man Utd              35 12  4  2 39  9   8  4  5 26 17    68   39
  Liverpool            34 11  2  4 33 16   5  9  3 25 21    59   21
  Chelsea              34 11  2  3 31 12   7  1 10 33 26    57   26
  Leeds                35  9  3  5 27 17   8  3  7 26 22    57   14
  West Ham             34 12  4  1 34 11   3  3 11 13 31    52    5
  Blackburn            34 10  3  4 39 26   4  6  7 16 24    51    5
  Aston Villa          35  8  3  6 24 21   7  3  8 20 23    51    0
  Derby                34 11  3  3 32 14   3  4 10 17 30    49    5
  Leicester            34  5  9  3 20 15   6  4  7 23 22    46    6
  Coventry             34  7  8  2 24 17   4  5  8 16 23    46    0
  Southampton          35 10  1  7 28 21   3  4 10 17 29    44   -5
  Wimbledon            34  5  6  7 16 19   5  5  6 15 20    41   -8
  Sheff Wed            35  9  5  4 29 23   2  3 12 19 39    41  -14
  Newcastle            34  7  5  6 19 19   3  5  8 13 21    40   -8
  Everton              35  7  4  6 23 23   2  8  8 16 25    39   -9
  Tottenham            35  6  7  4 20 21   3  3 12 15 32    37  -18
  Barnsley             35  7  4  6 25 31   3  1 14 12 46    35  -40
  Bolton               35  6  8  4 20 20   1  5 11 13 36    34  -23
  Crystal Palace       34  1  4 11 11 33   6  4  8 20 27    29  -29

This Issue:
1. Fergie Looks To Buy (D.Mail)
3. Reserves v Everton


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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, 23 Apr 1998 23:52:57 +0800 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: Fergie Looks To Buy (D.Mail) Ferguson sets his sights on France Thursday, April 23, 1998 Alex Ferguson is determined to be one of football's big spenders after losing patience with a Manchester United squad which could end the season without a major trophy. Ferguson, who is poised to pay 9million for PSV Eindhoven's Jaap Stam, will not stop there when he splashes out a world record fee for a defender. He has made a firm inquiry for Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero and has a number of emerging players currently operating in the French League under constant review. The United boss has followed up favourable scouting reports on two players from Lens, who are sitting proudly on top of the League. Cameroon defender Marc-Vivien Foe, who can also play in midfield, and versatile Frenchman Frederic Dehu have been the subject of his considerable interest. It is believed that United are weighing up bids for either or both players, who would have a joint value of around 8m. Lens are reluctant to part with two of their brightest stars but would find it difficult to resist big bids. United have been joined in regular spying missions by representatives from other Premiership sides like Aston Villa, Blackburn and Southampton. Ferguson is also interested in Monaco's outstanding defender Martin Djetou as he looks to freshen up his squad which has dropped below the exacting standards set over the past few seasons. He has a substantial transfer fund at his disposal and is able to operate with this cash windfall at the top end of the market without the interference of the plc, which has left him frustrated on occasions in the past. That is why Del Piero has become a realistic target. Juventus have quoted United a fee of 25m and although they have no intention of paying that, they will continue to register their interest in the belief that the fee will eventually come down to around 15m. Stam believes that United's 9m bid will prove successful and said: 'I am not even thinking of the possibility of going anywhere else. Manchester United are the only club I want to play for. It would be my dream move. 'I think everything will work out. My message to the United fans is that I will see them soon. I have spoken with Dennis Bergkamp and Marc Overmars when I have been with Holland. They have told me all about life in England and what it is like in the Premiership. They have said what a great club Manchester United are. 'I have won everything there is to to win with PSV and now I want to move on still further. I know that moving to England would suit my game. I can't wait.'
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X-Sender: jackit@indigo.ie X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.5 (32) Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 17:18:17 +0100 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: J Callaghan Subject: UNITED STUNNED BY 25m DEL PIERO UNITED STUNNED BY 25m DEL PIERO By Alan Nixon and Jon Culley of The Independent Manchester United have swiftly aborted an ambitious move for the world-class Juventus striker, Alessandro Del Piero. United's chief executive, Martin Edwards, has made an inquiry about the Italian international, who is the leading scorer in the European Cup this season. However, officials of the Turin club promptly quoted a staggering 25m fee - and that is before Del Piero's wage demands Del Piero would only come to England for around 5m a year. Over a five-year contract, that adds a further 25m to the bill with no sell-on value at the end. A 50m investment in one player, even one of the best in the world, is too much for even United to contemplate. The Old Trafford manager, Alex Ferguson, has a transfer kitty approaching 20m for summer buys. He is keen on the Argentinian playmaker, Ariel Ortega, who played against the Republic of Ireland last night. Ortega wants to leave his Spanish club, Valencia, and would cost around 5m. PA Sporting Life
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X-Sender: giggs@tiac.net X-Mailer: Windows Eudora Pro Version 3.0 (32) Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 18:25:35 -0400 Subject: Reserves v Everton I had a very enjoyable evening yesterday, watching the Reserves beat Everton reserves by 7 - 0! A wonderful game with some wonderful football and watched in the company of our esteemed list administrator DA, Gerry who came over with DA and our very own Pete H. Ole was at his best, scoring goals for fun but also impressive was Jordi Cruyff (contrary to what some believe, I do give credit where its due!), Brian McClair (I'm not biased - he had a good game!), Michael Twiss and Danny Higginbotham. Five of the goals came in the first half, with Choccy getting the first one. It was soon followed by Ole's first, which came from a ball from Twiss off a header from Choccy. Choccy was again involved in the third (and Ole's second) and then Twiss himself scored the fourth. Cruyff turned provider for Ole for the fifth goal, giving Ole a hat-trick. 5-0 was the half-time score. The half-time break saw us entertained by some excellent football from the finalists in the Manchester United Football in the Community schools six-a-side competition. The final involved a team from a Manchester school and one from a Salford school, so there was some good-natured rivalry in our part of the ground! Unfortunately, the Salford lads didn't quite manage to get their equaliser and the Manchester lads ran out winners by 1-0. This was the cue for wild celebrations on the pitch, whilst one sad little lad from Salford (who had been dubbed Paul Scholes because of his red hair) cried his eyes out! The second half brought another couple of goals. The first scored (again!) by Ole from a header from Cruyff. The final goal was the best of the night (so I'm told - I looked away for a second and missed it!), as Thornley hit a scorching ball into the net, on the volley. So it finished 7-0 after a very good evening's entertainment. Hopefully, the first team can do something similar on Monday. We said goodbye to DA, very sad to see him leave us again. Hopefully it won't be long before we see him again and in the meantime I wish DA, Kathy and Gerry a very safe and enjoyable journey home. Linda ****************************************************** Linda Harvey linda@eccles.u-net.com ****************************************************** Reerves resultsv and table can be seen weekly at http://www.red11.org/mufc/pontin.htm
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