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Date: Sun Apr 26 20:33:57 GMT+00:00 1998
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Today (26th April) in 1952 United cinched their long awaited third league
chamopionship, 41 years aftere their last success.  Since the war, they had
been runners-up four times so this one was a huge relief for Matt Busby. 

Tuesday (28th April) in 1974 United relegated to the Second Divisin for the
first time in 37 years

Also on Tuesday, (1973) Bobby Charlton made his last ever appearance for
Man United at Stamford Bridge

Saturday (2nd May) in 1975 David Beckham born in Leytonstone
	Barry your editor  (Trivia from Nick Coppack)

This Issue:
1. Results: Saturday 25 April 1998
2. MEN:   Keane's Months Of Hell
3. It Can Only Get Better (PA)


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Subject: Results: Saturday 25 April 1998 To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU FA Carling Premiership: ======================= Aston Villa (0) 1 vs Bolton Wanderers (2) 3 I Taylor 57 Cox 18 R Taylor 41 Blake 84 (Att: 38,392) Barnsley (0) 0 vs Arsenal (1) 2 Bergkamp 23 Overmars 76 (Att: 18,691) Blackburn Rovers (0) 0 vs Wimbledon (0) 0 (Att: 24,848) Chelsea (1) 4 vs Liverpool (1) 1 Hughes 11, 78 Riedle 45 Clarke 67 Flo 72 (Att: 34,639) Everton (0) 1 vs Sheffield Wednesday (2) 3 Ferguson 72 Pembridge 6, 41 di Canio 89 (Booth sent off 82) Leeds United (2) 3 vs Coventry (2) 3 Hasselbaink 16, 28 Huckerby 20, 34, 62 Kewell 75 (Att: 36,522) Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 vs Newcastle United (0) 0 Klinsmann 31 Ferdinand 73 West Ham United (1) 2 vs Southampton (1) 4 Sinclair 42 Le Tissier 40 Lomas 82 Ostenstad 63, 86 Palmer 80 (Att: 25,878) Sunday: Derby County vs Leicester City Monday: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United ===================================================================== League table: Team Pd W D L F A GD Pts 1 Arsenal 34 21 9 4 63 28 35 72 2 Manchester United 35 20 8 7 65 26 39 68 3 Chelsea 35 19 3 13 68 39 29 60 4 Liverpool 35 16 11 8 59 41 18 59 5 Leeds United 36 17 7 12 56 42 14 58 6 Blackburn Rovers 35 14 10 11 55 50 5 52 7 West Ham United 35 15 7 13 49 46 3 52 8 Aston Villa 36 15 6 15 45 47 -2 51 9 Derby County 34 14 7 13 49 44 5 49 10 Coventry 35 11 14 10 43 43 0 47 11 Southampton 36 14 5 17 49 52 -3 47 12 Leicester City 34 11 13 10 43 37 6 46 13 Sheffield Wednesday 36 12 8 16 51 63 -12 44 14 Wimbledon 35 10 12 13 31 39 -8 42 15 Newcastle United 35 10 10 15 32 42 -10 40 16 Tottenham Hotspur 36 10 10 16 37 53 -16 40 17 Everton 36 9 12 15 40 51 -11 39 18 Bolton Wanderers 36 8 13 15 36 57 -21 37 19 Barnsley 36 10 5 21 37 79 -42 35 20 Crystal Palace 34 7 8 19 31 60 -29 29 Chelsea can theoretically reach 69 points, so United need only two more points to ensure that they finish second. Arsenal won yet again to go four points clear (their eighth win in a row). They could even become champions on Wednesday... Palace need 4 wins from four games to have any chance of staying up (not likely). Barnsley need 2 wins from 2 games. Bolton could make things very interesting if they beat Crystal Palace next week, but have Chelsea away on the final day. Everton play Arsenal away next Saturday, so they could be left with a nervous final Sunday. Tottenham and Newcastle have difficult final games but should survive. ===================================================================== In Division 1: Manchester City drew 2-2 and slipped to second from bottom. With only one game to go, they are still three points below the team who are fourth from bottom. Going down again? In Division 3: Macclesfield Town 3-2 Chester City; thanks to other results, Macclesfield are promoted to Division 2. Congratulations to Sammy McIlroy on a great first season! Steve Rix
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X-Sender: jackit@indigo.ie X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.5 (32) Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 12:25:53 +0100 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: J Callaghan Subject: MEN: Keane's Months Of Hell Comments: To: RED-DEVILS@PIPELINE.COM To: MUFC@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU Keane's Months Of Hell By Stuart Mathieson Roy Keane's driving ambition will see him through ROY Keane was today hoping to be given the green light to play again and avoid a summer of anxiety. The Manchester United midfielder was having a critical meeting with the two surgeons who performed the operation on his right knee in November after snapping his cruciate at Leeds United in September. The Irishman has endured seven months of ``hell'' and is now desperate to squeeze in some competitive matches before the end of the season to give him a psychological boost for the close season. ``I am confident but not over-confident that the specialist will allow me to play again,'' says Roy. ``I am not building my hopes up but I would be disappointed if I was told to hold back for another couple of months. I feel ready. However, if they say I should leave playing until pre-season then I'll understand. I realise that whatever their decision they are only looking after my best interests. ``I have been training with the reserves and first team now for around six weeks. It was non-contact at first but then the specialist said I could start tackling again. ``There have been challenges but the lads have been going easy on me and tackling in training isn't like those in proper matches.'' Keane admits facing his first crucial tackle is the barrier he now has to clear. ``I would be lying if I said that those first real 50-50 tackles aren't at the back of my mind. That's why I would prefer to get them out of the way sooner rather than later,'' says Roy. ``Psychologically it would be better for me to play an A team or reserve match before the end of the season. ``I haven't proved myself yet in a game and I could do that before the summer and get it out of the way. I could return for pre-season ready to go rather than having that first challenge on my mind over the summer. ``Ben Thornley suffered cruciate damage a few years ago and he said the worst thing is getting used to players tackling properly again in a full scale match. ``There is still improvement to be made with the leg but I think some of that would only come with match action. ``To be honest it's been so long now I am desperate for a game. The last few months have dragged but I'm getting there. ``I think `hell' is the right word for the last seven months. But when I get back from this nightmare I will certainly appreciate playing more. ``You do take things for granted when you are playing. You love the game but I'll love it even more from now on. When you are injured you understand how lucky you are to be playing as a professional.''
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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: Sun, 26 Apr 1998 09:04:52 +0800 Reply-To: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" Sender: "Manchester United Football Club (soccer)" From: Red Devil Marcus Subject: It Can Only Get Better (PA) THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER FOR REDS By David Anderson, PA Sport Manchester United will be back better and stronger next season, even if they have to concede their Premiership crown to Arsenal this term. Former United stalwart Arthur Albiston feels they will be the team to beat when the new campaign starts. Albiston has watched United's title challenge fade at first hand in his work as a summariser for a Manchester radio station, but he is confident they will be back. Roy Keane has been given the green light to return from his cruciate ligament injury for the start of next season and Albiston believes he will make a huge difference. United are set to invest heavily in new players during the summer and PSV Eindhoven's Dutch international defender Jaap Stam remains top of their list. Albiston also points out that most of the United side are young and will learn from this season's experience. "Over the past eight years, United have won some silverware nearly every year," he said. "This year there is the distinct possibility that they will end the season with nothing. "Some of the fans may find that hard to take in because they have been so used to the high standards that the club has set for itself. "Unfortunately United have run into poor form at the worst possible time, while Arsenal have hit top form. "I'm convinced, though, that United will bounce back next season. "A lot of their players are still young and I think they will benefit from this experience. Losing should make them even more determined in the future. "Certain players like Roy Keane and Ryan Giggs have been missed through injury. They will be fully fit for the start of the new season and there are also likely to be a few new signings. "Alex Ferguson is aware that his side needs strengthening in certain departments and he will be looking at that. "Alex and Brian Kidd obviously think Stam is top quality and his arrival would be a big boost." Although Albiston is looking ahead to next season he claims that United's thoughts will remain focused on the current campaign. Arsenal may be well and truly in the driving seat in the title race, but Albiston knows the white flag will not be hoisted over Old Trafford. United hope to maintain the pressure on the Gunners by beating Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park tomorrow night in a fixture which has become something of an away banker this season. "There's still some football to be played before the end of the season," said Albiston. "United will keep plugging away and all they will be thinking about is trying to win their remaining three games. "Arsenal are in great form as they proved when they came up to Old Trafford and won 1-0 last month. But these days a draw costs a team two points and so it's not all over yet. "United have just got to keep trying to win every game and hope Arsenal start dropping some points." PA Sporting Life
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