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Date: Fri Sep 25 06:49:31 GMT+00:00 1998
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This Issue:
1. Scholes the pocket destroyer
2. Telegraph Report  Manchester United (1) 2 Liverpool (0) 0
5. Bid to stop United deal in the post
6. Premier League WWW Sites


Daily RED Trivia  Friday 25th September:

1911: United win the Charity Shield beating Swindon Town 8-4 at Stamford
Bridge watched by 10,000. Harold Halse scored 6 times, with the other goals
coming from Sandy Turnbull and George Wall. Team was: Edmonds, Hofton,
Stacey, Duckworth, Roberts, Bell, Meredith, Hamill, Halse, Turnbull, Wall.

1972: Bill Rawlings died in Chandlers Ford. Rawlings scored on his United debut
against Everton in March 1928, and fired in a  hat-trick against Burnley the following                month.That season his 10 goals in 12 games helped United escape relegation. Between              1928-29 the pacy forward scored 19  goals in 36 games, and was capped twice by
England  when at Southampton. He joined Port Vale in November 1929.


Next 4 games: 
Result/Fixture Index:

Wed 30/9  Bayern M    (A) CL
Sat  3/10 Southampton (A) PL
Sat 17/10 Wimbledon   (H) PL
Wed 21/10 Brondby     (A) CL

UNITED Stats v Southampton are here:
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/vssouthampton.htm Url
http://www.red11.org/mufc/stats/vssouthampton.xls Excel File

   Manchester United   2-0   Liverpool             55,181

***  LEAGUE TABLE AS AT 24/09/98 ***

Pos Team                  P   W   D   L   F   A   GD  Pts
 1  Aston Villa           6   4   2   0   7   1    6   14
 2  Derby County          6   3   3   0   6   2    4   12
 3  Manchester United     6   3   2   1  10   6    4   11
 4  Liverpool             7   3   2   2  12   9    3   11
 5  Wimbledon             6   3   2   1  10   8    2   11
 6  Arsenal               6   2   4   0   6   2    4   10
 7  Leeds United          6   2   4   0   5   1    4   10
 8  Middlesbrough         6   2   3   1   8   6    2    9
 9  West Ham United       6   2   3   1   6   5    1    9
10  Newcastle United      6   2   2   2  11   7    4    8
11  Chelsea               5   2   2   1   8   7    1    8
12  Nottingham Forest     6   2   1   3   5   7   -2    7
13  Tottenham Hotspur     6   2   1   3   5  11   -6    7
14  Sheffield Wednesday   6   2   0   4   7   5    2    6
15  Charlton Athletic     6   1   3   2  10   9    1    6
16  Everton               6   1   3   2   4   5   -1    6
17  Leicester City        6   1   2   3   5   7   -2    5
18  Blackburn Rovers      6   1   1   4   5  10   -5    4
19  Coventry City         6   1   1   4   3  11   -8    4
20  Southampton           6   0   1   5   3  17  -14    1


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

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Subject: Scholes the pocket destroyer Friday, September 25, 1998 Brilliance transcended bitterness last night at Old Trafford thanks to a pocket-sized England striker with clinical finishing skills. No, it wasn't Michael Owen. After a night when eight players were booked and the crowd bayed for blood, Paul Scholes reminded everyone that €football can be beautiful as well as €brutal. From the first minute to the last some Liverpool players seemed to mistake Scholes for the ball. Paul Ince started the trend, Jamie Carragher liked the idea and poor Scholes found Jamie Redknapp and others happy to join in. The number of bookings summed up the aggressive atmosphere but it was Scholes, not referee Steve Lodge, who applied natural justice. United led 1-0 with not much more than 10 minutes left when yet another desperate Liverpool attack foundered on the reinvigorated Jaap Stam. Dwight Yorke took one wonderfully wild swipe at the ball, €missing entirely, before remembering that he was supposed to be the cool Carib-bean customer amid the chaos. He took another sliver off his £12.6million trans-fer fee with a searching pass to the left touchline which sent €substitute Andy Cole sprinting off and which committed Phil Babb well outside the box. Cole zipped past the Irish defender and pushed over a firm cross. Everyone, particularly the defending Robbie Fowler, was wrong-footed Š except Scholes who steadied himself and then crashed a thrilling left-foot shot into the top corner. It was the crowning moment of a thuggish match but, most importantly, it was a pay-back time for Alex Ferguson. Ten days ago, Scholes started like a whirlwind but finished like a whisper against Barcelona. He was rested for the embarrassing defeat by Arsenal in which, by common consent, United were found wanting on almost every count. Last night, Scholes rewarded Ferguson's shrewdness with a performance of fizz and buzz which Liverpool could never cope with. He was at the centre of the incident which led to the penalty from which Denis Irwin put United ahead and his own goal caused wild celebrations. But as man-of-the-match Gary Neville later reflected, this United team will always make and take chances Š it is the defensive platform that has been missing. In his programme notes Ferguson candidly admitted that his team are missing recently departed personnel more than expected. Gary Pallister was the unmentioned name and that was no deliberate slight on Stam by his manager. Stam simply hasn't justified his Johan Cruyff-inspired hype nor his outlandish transfer fee. So, against Liverpool, Ferguson bolstered Stam by playing the mobile, intelligent Gary Neville at his side and it worked. Although Owen had a relatively quiet night, it must be pointed out that Neville and his brother Phil each defended with textbook tackles on the young star and Stam eventually followed their example. Despite having rid themselves of the defensive weakness they showed last Sunday, it should be noted that Liverpool are not in the same class as Arsenal at Highbury and that United played worryingly deep when protecting a single-goal lead. The gloss on a much more polished performance would have been a third goal from Cole or Scholes which they could have added in the final minutes. But that must not disguise the fact that Patrik Berger had a hatful of shooting chances at 1-0, that Karlheinz Riedle had an equaliser disallowed for offside or that Liverpool could easily have poached a point they barely deserved. Before the match, Ferguson had demanded that his players 'ask themselves some questions about attitude and standards' and it was instantly obvious that the message had registered. Ryan Giggs was flying from the off and left McAteer sprawling while David Beckham looked as full of power and precision as at any time this season. Despite having sand kicked in his face by the big boys, Scholes was also prompting Ole Solskjaer and Yorke to atone for Highbury Š and they did. The foretaste came when Giggs chipped to the back post and Roy Keane excelled to volley back an effort which Brad Friedel had to work hard to save. Friedel, it seemed, had decided to relieve the tension by adopting the role of court jester. What is it about Liverpool and goalkeepers recently? Solskjaer cracked in an optimistic but firm daisycutter which the American should have taken like a wide receiver takes a pass from his quarterback. Instead, the ball somehow squirmed under his huge frame and popped out the other side. The ball rolled inches wide but from the corner Friedel finished his work by punching wildly at Beckham's cross. Scholes and McAteer wrestled and when the ball dropped onto the Irishman's arm a penalty was the only conclusion. It was the third penalty in that box during the last two matches and Irwin made just as good a job of it as Giovanni and Luis Enrique had done for Barcelona 10 days ago. United seemed to be having the better of it with a Solskjaer volley and an exquisite move between Yorke and Giggs which set up the Norwegian for a shot which he pushed just wide. Jamie Redknapp at least tested Peter Schmeichel with a free kick from distance but the Dane only really needed to earn his spurs when Ince's 45th minute shot was deflected off Stam. Thanks to Scholes, the memory of this match will be a rosy one Š football of searing skill for a few moments at least. But the remainder was the stuff which largely helps account for how far away our teams are from winning the Champions League Š a trophy which Liverpool's fans spent the night taunting their counterparts about. Intensity over intelligence is an approach which has long proved fatal in Europe and it is also the opposite of how both these sides played when they won five European Cups . Ferguson knows about the tactical deficit his team carries like a monkey on its back in Europe. But, last night at least, he showed that it is a problem which was the exception against Arsenal last Sunday rather than the domestic rule. Manchester United: Schmeichel, P Neville, Irwin, G Neville, Stam, Keane, Scholes, Beckham, Giggs, Solskjaer, Yorke. Subs: Cole for Solskjaer, Butt for Scholes. Scorers: Irwin (19 pen), Scholes (78). Liverpool: Friedel, McAteer, Carragher, Babb, Bjornebye, McManaman, Redknapp, Ince, Berger, Riedle, Owen. Subs: Fowler for Riedle.
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Subject: Telegraph Report Manchester United (1) 2 Liverpool (0) 0 MANCHESTER UNITED'S players responded to Alex Ferguson's request for greater commitment with a performance full of energy and determination at Old Trafford last night. Goals from Denis Irwin, a penalty, and Paul Scholes provided the perfect antidote to the disappointment of Sunday's defeat by Arsenal. United's wholehearted attitude was embodied best by Gary Neville, outstanding in central defence. The fixture's timing, switched to accommodate television and European commitments, may have been unusual but certain rituals were swiftly honoured. The tackles in a first half that contained six bookings were as uncompromising as the chants spilling forth from the stands. As the fans traded ancient and modern taunts, the players' endeavour found early confirmation in a confrontation between Jamie Redknapp and Ryan Giggs, players more associated with alchemy than physics. Nasty challenges punctuated the first half, the worst arriving when Philip Neville went through the back of Steve McManaman. Neville, otherwise neat and tidy, was operating at right-back, so allowing brother Gary to mark Michael Owen. This tactic, which brought the dropping of Henning Berg, worked well in the opening period, particularly towards the end when Gary executed a marvellous rescuing tackle on the Liverpool flyer. Amid the maelstrom, one man in particular kept his composure. Irwin, such a model professional, rarely betrays his emotions, preferring to focus on keeping the ball moving rather than temperature rising. When Brad Friedel, Liverpool's goalkeeper, embarked on a series of mistakes which led to United's first-half goal, Irwin was ready. Friedel, fluffing a routine clearance early on, had hardly inspired confidence before his 18th-minute calamities. Then the American had one of those disastrous spells that have dogged Liverpool's goalmouth in recent years. Friedel should really had held a daisy-cutter from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but, misjudging the velocity, allowed the ball to squirm under him for a corner. The danger did not disappear. From the flag, David Beckham curled over a delivery that demanded a clean catch by the keeper. Friedel faltered again, punching so poorly that the ball fell towards Jason McAteer, who handled to concede the initiative to United. Up stepped Irwin, an Irishman with ice in his veins. The left-back's right foot came down, sending the ball low and hard into the net. Old Trafford dissolved into delight and defiance. At last Liverpool came to life. McManaman began weaving his magic. Yet he appeared as much Liverpool's problem as solution. Initially stationed on the right, his tendency to drift inside in search of the ball ceded space for Irwin and Giggs. Giggs, playing in his preferred flank position, made some impressive runs but the eye was drawn increasingly to the white shirts of Liverpool. Owen started making good runs but rarely received the right ball, Redknapp began switching play while Paul Ince, relentlessly booed, patrolled midfield like a jealous guard-dog and even found time to test Peter Schmeichel's reflexes with a powerful shot. Yet the real jewel in the central-midfield duel was United's Scholes, as determined in winning possession as he was dynamic in using it. The sparring seemingly done, the spleen momentarily exhausted, a real end-to-end match broke out. Liverpool enjoyed the greater possession with Redknapp and McManaman now in sparkling form, their positive intentions keeping United on the back foot. Solksjaer began foraging back while Giggs and Beckham pushed inside to assist Keane and Scholes. Keane was soon screaming at Dwight Yorke to harry the visitors more. Liverpool's threat was seen after 57 minutes when Ince, incensed by a Keane challenge, beat United's captain and cut the ball back only for Owen, falling off-balance, to miscue horribly. Liverpool's best chance arrived when McAteer cut the ball back to Patrik Berger, who forced a rare mistake from Schmeichel. Karlheinz Riedle pounced on the loose ball but was standing in an offside position when he placed the ball in the net. Friedel, partly atoning for his earlier error, did well to block Andy Cole, who had replaced Solskjaer. Then Beckham found Yorke, whose lay-off set up Cole. Stig Inge Bjornebye's block ended the danger. Liverpool introduced Robbie Fowler but a regrouped United were proving impervious to pressure. And United had the scent of a second. After 79 minutes it arrived in thrilling fashion. Following a Liverpool corner, Yorke cleared intelligently to Cole, who had broken down the right. Cole's run took him 40 yards down the flank, bemusing Phil Babb with his directness and control. Cole's low cross was missed by Fowler, and Scholes, reacting brilliantly on the edge of the area, arrowed the ball into Friedel's net. Ferguson's call to arms had been answered. __________________________________________________________ Manchester United (1) 2 Liverpool (0) 0 Irwin 19 (pen), Scholes 79. Manchester United: Schmeichel, G. Neville, Irwin, Stam, Beckham, Giggs, P. Neville, Keane, Scholes (Butt 88), Yorke, Solskjaer (Cole 69). Subs not used:Blomqvist, Van Der Gouw, Berg. Booked:Giggs, P. Neville, Stam, Scholes. Liverpool: Friedel, McAteer, Babb, McManaman, Owen, Redknapp, Riedle (Fowler 75), Berger, Ince, Bjornebye, Carragher. Subs not used: James, Heggem, Matteo, Leonhardsen. Booked: Carragher, Ince, Berger, Redknapp. Att: 55181 Ref: S Lodge (Barnsley) __________________________________________________________ FA Carling Premiership Ferguson's team finally hit their stride to extend Liverpool's Old Trafford misery United deliver perfect response LIVERPOOL 0 MANCHESTER UNITED 2 BY KEVIN MCCARRA IN THE midst of all the welter of action, there can be a single incident with which a team reasserts its prowess. Manchester United savoured the moment last night when they at last broke a vigorous Liverpool side that had been in hard pursuit of an equaliser throughout the long spell in which they lagged by a single goal. A move that exuded supreme quality was to eclipse the visitors' pride. With 11 minutes left, a Liverpool corner was cleared and the astute Yorke fired a pass down the left for Cole, the substitute. Pace and a feint with the shoulder took him beyond Babb and, when Fowler failed to clear the low cross, Scholes lashed a thrilling left-footed shot high into the net. Here was a match to explore the revitalising effects of enmity. These rivals must have welcomed the sight of one another, even if it is whimsical to perceive any hint of an embrace when they grapple. Each club had lately experienced discouragement, but torpor was certain to be cleansed from the body in an FA Carling Premiership fixture of such purifying competitiveness. Liverpool had endured chagrin over the 3-3 draw with Charlton Athletic on Saturday, but United were aghast to have lost 3-0 to Arsenal 24 hours later. The more severe of those experiences produced the stronger reaction. At the outset, it was Alex Ferguson's side that set the quick tempo and revelled in its impact. A television documentary had captured the manager's allegation that Ince, a former United player, was "a big-time Charlie". For the Liverpool captain and the rest of his team, there was, if it had ever been required, a brief refresher course in humility. Confronted by criticism, however, Ince delivered a riposte with his deeds. His tenacity was unflagging. It was, all the same, United who possessed conclusive strength. Mindful of the danger of Owen, Ferguson decided that youth must be countered by youth and Gary Neville operated at centre back. Neville and Stam were to exert great influence, even if it took some time for the merits of Ferguson's plan to be assessed. In the 45th minute, McManaman slipped a delicately weighted pass into the path of Owen. His run was to advance no further than the few steps that took him into Neville's sharp tackle. Efficiency was decidedly less prominent in the visitors' rearguard. Assiduous work on the training ground can never ward off the sort of misadventure that occurred when United moved ahead in the nineteenth minute. There was a hint of the problems to come when Solskjaer's 20-yard shot slithered away from Friedel, the goalkeeper, for a corner. Beckham hit it deep and Friedel's punch was inconclusive. As the ball dropped towards Scholes and McAteer, the latter unwisely raised his arm to make contact. Irwin tucked the penalty in with ease, encapsulating United's confidence. There is so much buffeting in a contest such as this that any mood is at risk of being jostled aside. Liverpool forged assertiveness in the heat of a first half that saw them collect four of the six bookings. Even if the exertion was not always matched by incisiveness, the visitors' endeavour demanded respect and caused United concern. Ferguson's side could have extended their lead, after 47 minutes, when Giggs's back-heel opened up the space from which Solskjaer sent his finish slipping wide of the post, but they were often pinned down. Compelled to linger in defence, they were forced to draw on all their steadfastness, as well as a little good fortune. When McAteer broke on the right to deliver a cross that fell to Berger, it was chance that saw the deflection on his drive carry the ball to the hands of Schmeichel. The unrelenting nature of the conflict was typified by the duel between captains who fulfil their roles like warriors. The exchanges between Keane and Ince were harsh, yet free of complaint. Emotions were not always contained with such ease and Beckham was to give Redknapp a heated rebuke after one coarse challenge. No matter the bruises, such intemperate events suited United, in as much as they demonstrated that the cohesion, and the threat, were beginning to diminish as concentration flagged. It took a peculiar mistake to bring Liverpool to the verge of an equaliser. McAteer's cut-back reached Berger, who steadied himself before directing an attempt straight at Schmeichel. The ball then bounced out of his grasp and into the path of Riedle, who knocked it into the net. The goal was disallowed because the German forward had been offside when Berger shot. Such an episode was out of keeping with a United performance that depended on intense discipline. Ferguson had said that his team would be judged by its reaction to the adversity of the past week. In this victory, with Scholes's magnificent crowning goal, they delivered bad news to any foes who believed that United's formidable force of character had been lost. MANCHESTER UNITED (4-4-2): P Schmeichel - P Neville, J Stam, G Neville, D Irwin - D Beckham, R Keane, P Scholes (sub: N Butt, 88min), R Giggs - D Yorke, O G Solskjaer (sub: A Cole, 69). LIVERPOOL (4-4-2): B Friedel - J McAteer, J Carragher, P Babb, S I Bjornebye - S McManaman, P Ince, J Redknapp, P Berger - K Riedle (sub: R Fowler, 75), M Owen. Referee: S Lodge. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [main] [top scorers] [league results/table] [match reports] [archive] [gallery] [united faq] [links] [sign my guestbook] Any comments are welcomed. © Copyright Telegraph Group Limited 1998.
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Subject: 365 Report MANCHESTER UNITED 2 LIVERPOOL 0 Unsung Heroes Steal The Spoils After all the build-up and hype surrounding the Old Trafford shoot-out between Dwight Yorke and Michael Owen, it was left to a 32-year-old full-back and a midfielder who cost nothing to settle the latest battle of the two bitter enemies. There was around £40m worth of strikers on the pitch at the start - with Robbie Fowler and Andy Cole only on the bench - but the combined cost of the two goalscorers was a mere £650,000. That was all United had to pay to take Denis Irwin from Oldham seven years ago, while Paul Scholes is, of course, one of the hugely talented youngsters to have come through the junior ranks at the club in recent years. You have to wonder how many more will follow him if Rupert Murdoch arrives with his millions to splash about. But while those two provided the decisive strikes, the men the bookies were expecting to score were all but invisible. Owen scarcely got a look-in; Yorke showed only flashes of the skills which prompted Alex Ferguson to pay £12.6m for him; Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made a hash of his one clear chance and Karlheinz Riedle was virtually anonymous. And when Fowler and Cole eventually appeared in the second half, the Liverpool striker didn't get a single chance while Cole blazed his only clear opportunity hopelessly wide. So it was that veteran Republic of Ireland international Irwin was left to open the scoring - albeit from the penalty spot. The former Oldham star stepped up in the 18th minute to send goalkeeper Brad Friedel the wrong way, after Jason McAteer had handled under challenge from Paul Scholes, and United never looked like losing that lead. They hardly looked like increasing it either but, with the one goal advantage, they could afford not to go hell for leather in a bid to double it, although Solskjaer wasted a glorious chance after a superb link up between Ryan Giggs and Yorke had carved the Liverpool defence apart. That left the little Norwegian clear, but he screwed his shot wide. Liverpool, for all their neat build-up play, lacked a cutting edge and it was a big surprise that Fowler wasn't introduced into the action until the 74th minute, when he replaced Riedle. Until that point, the visitors had been restricted to long-range efforts, and it takes something special to beat Peter Schmeichel from distance. Jamie Redknapp attempted it with a curling free-kick which Schmeichel palmed away, and the big Dane then showed his true world class by turning aside a 20-yard drive from Paul Ince, despite the shot taking a marked deflection along the way. Liverpool did have the ball in the net in the 68th minute when Riedle turned it home after Berger's shot had been fumbled by Schmeichel , but he was rightly given offside by the referee's assistant. But there was no doubt about the goal which finally put the game beyond doubt. Cole's cross was deflected by Yorke into the path of Scholes and he blasted the ball first-time into the top corner with his left foot, giving Friedel absolutely no chance - and continuing Liverpool's dismal run at Old Trafford where they have now failed to win in eight years. It also went some way towards making up for United's 3-0 hammering at Arsenal last Sunday and full-back Gary Neville admitted: "Nothing less would do or I think our fans would have let us know about it. We couldn't afford another performance like Sunday's. We let everyone down. There was no commitment or determination and you've got to have that. ''Tonight, we've gone a little bit of the way to putting that right. But we're not there yet. We've still got a lot to do as a team.'' Liverpool joint boss Roy Evans was less happy, and complained bitterly about the performance of referee Steve Lodge. He said ''Referees are ruining the game. I don't like going on about them but they are spoiling the game for everybody. We have a great product in the Premier League but I just think the majority of referees aren't good enough - and I'm not ashamed to say that. ''The decision to give a penalty against Jason McAteer was diabolical. We're getting sick to death with decisions like that going against us. I'm not saying the ball didn't strike his arm but he was being mauled to death by Paul Scholes and there was no way there was any intent on Jason's part. I tried to speak to the referee but it's like trying to get into Fort Knox to speak to referees these days as they surround themselves with so many people that you forget about it as it's a waste of time.'' Man Utd: Schmeichel, G. Neville, Irwin, Stam, Beckham, Giggs, P. Neville, Keane, Scholes (Butt 88), Yorke, Solskjaer (Cole 69). Subs not used: Blomqvist, Van Der Gouw, Berg. Liverpool: Friedel, McAteer, Babb, McManaman, Owen, Redknapp, Riedle (Fowler 74), Berger, Ince, Bjornebye, Carragher. Subs not used: James, Heggem, Matteo, Leonhardsen. Referee: S Lodge (Barnsley)
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Subject: QUEEN GETS TRANSFER FROM PALACE TO UNITED DAYS after she was pictured signing a Manchester United souvenir football, unsettled monarch Elizabeth Windsor has agreed to join the Old Trafford club for an undisclosed fee. But United insiders fear the Queen will have to run a gauntlet of hate when she returns to clear out her locker at Buckingham Palace. Her decision to sign the ball before negotiations with United had been completed recalls Paul Ince's decision to pose in the famous red shirt while his transfer from West Ham was still being settled. Manager Alex Ferguson plans to use the United Kingdom figurehead mainly in a ceremonial role. The tough-talking Scot said: "We want to play to her strengths, so it will be mainly cutting the ribbons at new branches of the United Megastore or guiding foreign fans on tours of the Theatre Of Dreams." Hearing that, a furious Teddy Sheringham immediately threatened to quit the club, insisting: "that will leave me nothing to do." The Queen's desire to leave behind her responsibilities as Defender Of The Faith for the challenge of a new role at United had long been known to court insiders, who had fought to keep a number of controversial incidents under wraps. But the deceit could go on no longer as in recent weeks the 72-year-old ruler: INSISTED that her ceremonial wardrobe be expanded from the traditional red robes with white ermine trim to include versions in black, yellow and green and grey, all bearing the legend 'SHARP' across the chest; DEMANDED her own cable television channel, to be known as ERTV; and HURDLED a security cordon at one walkabout and kung fu-kicked a heckler who had called her a "German git". Last night other leading Premiership clubs were locked in a bidding war for members of the Royal Family, with Prince Philip's foreign background attracting Chelsea. "We haven't got a Greek yet," explained manager Gianluca Vialli. Middlesbrough, meanwhile, have tabled bids for the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, with manager Bryan Robson insisting: "They're both over the hill and they both like a drop. They'll fit in just fine."
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Subject: Bid to stop United deal in the post Bid to stop United deal in the post A group called Shareholders United Against Murdoch have fired off more than 20,000 letters to all registered Manchester United shareholders, appealing for them to oppose the proposed £623million takeover deal by BSkyB. The bid still has to be approved by the majority of shareholders and regulatory officials before it goes through. Michael Crick, who started the mammoth mailing operation at a Manchester post office yesterday, said: 'The message to the small shareholders is: it's very important they do not accept this deal.'
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Subject: Premier League WWW Sites -------------------- PREMIER LEAGUE SITES -------------------- Arsenal http://www.netlink.co.uk/users/arseweb/index.html arseweb@netlink.co.uk Aston Villa http://www.gbar.dtu.dk/~c937079/AVFC/ c937079@student.dtu.dk Blackburn Rovers http://www.brfc-supporters.org.uk/ Charlton Athletic http://members.tripod.com/~WynGrant/index.html Chelsea http://http://www.chelseafc.co.uk/ jax@chelseafc.co.uk Coventry http://www.warwick.ac.uk/~cudbu/SkyBlues.html cudbu@csv.warwick.ac.uk Derby County http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~nickwheat/ramsnet.html nickwheat@yahoo.com Everton http://evertonfc.merseyworld.com/sfth/ webmaster.sfth@cableinet.co.uk Leeds United http://www.isfa.com/server/web/leeds/ Leicester City http://www.feetup.demon.co.uk/lcfc/lcfc.html mdes@feetup.demon.co.uk Liverpool http://anfield.merseyworld.com/ webmaster@anfield.merseyworld.com Manchester United http://www.red11.org barry@www.red11.org Middlesbrough http://www.hk.super.net/~tlloyd/personal/boro.html tlloyd@hk.super.net Newcastle United http://www.swan.co.uk/tott/current.htm tott@globalnet.co.uk Nottingham Forest http://www.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk/~ccznffc/NFFC.html Sheffield Wednesday http://www.crg.cs.nott.ac.uk/Users/anb/Football/index.html a.bullock@cs.nott.ac.uk Southampton http://www.soton.ac.uk/~saints/ Tottenham Hotspur http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~thfc/ simon@thfc.dircon.co.uk West Ham United http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jeff_parkins/ jeffparkins@bigfoot.com Wimbledon http://www.netkonect.co.uk/b/brenford/wimbledon/ neil@brenford.netkonect.co.uk
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