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www.red11.org DAILY NEWS
Date: Sat Dec 26 11:31:03 GMT+00:00 1998
Mail: barry@www.red11.org

This Issue:
2. United put Bassett on red alert again 
3. KEANE'S RECORD DEAL (Daily Mirror)
4. Re: Two answers by Barry


Daily RED Trivia  Boxing Day Issue Sat 26th December 1998:

26/12/1977: Andy Ritchie made his debut at Everton. A prolific goalscorer, Ritchie scored
 hat-tricks against Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur in his 42 games and 13 goals
 between 1977-80. He moved to Brighton for £500,000 in 1980. Ritchie later
 won a Division 2 Championship medal with Oldham Athletic in 1991, and a 
 League Cup Finalist medal in 1990. He became Oldham manager in 1998.

1991: United win 6-3 at Oldham Athletic in a Division 1 game watched by 18,947.
 Denis Irwin 2, Brian McClair 2, Andrei Kanchelskis and Ryan Giggs scored for
 the Reds. Team was: Schmeichel, Parker, Irwin (Blackmore), Bruce, Webb,
 Pallister, Robson (Giggs), Ince, McClair, Hughes, Kanchelskis.


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Remaining 1998 games: 

ALL Result/Fixture Index:

Today  Nottm Forest  (H) PL 15.00
Tue 29/12 Chelsea       (A) PL sky sports time 19.45 UK

UNITED Stats v All teams:


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
16/12/98    Chelsea                  Home     D  1-1     2    55,159
19/12/98    Middlebrough             Home     L  2-3     3    55,152

Champions League:
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   

Dec  9 Brøndby         0-2  Barcelona
Dec  9 Man Utd         1-1  Bayern Munich


 Manchester Utd    v   Inter Milan
 Real Madrid       v   Dynamo Kiev
 Juventus          v   Olympiakos
 Bayern Munich     v   Kaiserslautern

 Ties to be played on March 3 and 17


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BREAKING NEWS - Friday 25 December 1998 Subject: UNITED DUO STILL DOUBTFUL Jaap Stam and Dwight Yorke are still doubtful for Manchester United's Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest at Old Trafford. The injured pair have made good progress in training this week and it was thought they would be back to face the Premiership's bottom club, but manager Alex Ferguson claims they are still struggling. Both missed Saturday's home defeat by Middlesbrough and Stam is suffering from an ankle injury, while Yorke has a groin problem. Yorke's mother Grace has flown in from the Caribbean to spend Christmas with her son, but it remains to be seen if she will see him play on Boxing Day. Ferguson said: "Jaap Stam and Dwight Yorke are very doubtful for Saturday and we're just going to have to assess that one." United are anxious to have both back and in particular Stam, because his central defensive partner Gary Neville is suspended.
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Subject: United put Bassett on red alert again Saturday, December 26, 1998 Dave Bassett takes the Premiership's bottom club Nottingham Forest to Old Trafford today fearing a Manchester United backlash. The UEFA Champions League quarter-finalists have taken just two points in their last three domestic games to leave them five adrift of leaders Aston Villa and Bassett, already under pressure without a win in 15 games, admitted: 'United will be all fired up because they know they have to win to stay in the title picture. 'Dropping points to Tottenham and Chelsea when they were ahead each time was bad enough. But losing at home to Middlesbrough last weekend must have been a real shock to the system. 'No-one will give us a chance and I suppose if you marked each set of players out of 10, none of ours would come out on top. In fact, not many would get on the United subs' bench. 'If United are having a very good day they'll beat you simply because they've got a better squad but Middlesbrough dug out a result so maybe we can catch them out as well.' Forest are missing Dutch striker Pierre van Hooijdonk, who is serving a three-match ban, and know they must upset the odds at Old Trafford or equal the club's record run of 16 games without a Premiership win. Bassett, who took Forest to promotion in his first full season, said: 'That record doesn't bother me. At the end of the day nobody really cares about those sorts of statistics just as long as we stay up. 'If it happens I might have that record to live with but I don't think it will be chiselled on my gravestone. Then again, the fact that I've achieved promotion on seven occasions with three clubs will also be lost in the mists of time.' He added: 'Most people would think Old Trafford would be the last place you would want to go to for a result but it will depend how the players handle it on the day. They'll either fancy it or they'll be wondering what's going to happen to them. 'Believe me, if I were a player I would love the idea of going to Old Trafford because if you don't, then you must be a sad case. 'I did the double over United with Wimbledon in our first season in the top flight so I've got some great memories of the place. 'Obviously, it hurts to be bottom of the table. We worked so hard to achieve promotion that we don't want to be known as a yo-yo club. 'On the other hand, it's no good anyone moaning and groaning just because we've dropped to the bottom. The same five clubs - Charlton, Coventry, Southampton and Blackburn, as well as ourselves - are all involved in the relegation zone. 'There's still a lot to play for between now and next May and it's not as though we've been cut adrift with no chance of making up lost ground. 'The only target I've got this season is to finish fourth from the bottom. That would be really great after all our problems throughout the campaign.' Bassett's troubles have not been helped by the fact that Forest's Swedish international defender Jesper Mattsson has been ruled out for at least five weeks with a badly-bruised spleen. The £300,000 signing from Halmstad was sent home to Sweden before Christmas to begin his recovery.
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Subject: KEANE'S RECORD DEAL (Daily Mirror) Roy Keane will become the highest-paid player in Britain if he signs a new contract at Manchester United. United are holding summit talks to tie up their captain for another five years - and he wants £40,000 a week, which is just over £2million a year. At the end of last season United were ready to offer Keane, 27, a contract worth £6.5million, plus a testimonial which would net him a further £1.5million. But Keane's advisors believe he should be rewarded with a much higher figure. They argue that the richest club in the world can easily afford a £10million contract. Such a deal will wreck the pay code which chairman Martin Edwards has often said would not be broken. But that is the price United must pay to keep their influential skipper. Keane is aware that there are other Premiership players earning more than £30,000 a week. And his value to United could be reflected in a record-busting deal which would set up him up for life. Keane, who signed from Nottingham Forest in 1993 for £3.75 million, clearly does not want to leave Old Trafford. But, with 18 months left on his contract, he must think long and hard about what happens next. United's money men will also have to dig deep to tie up manager Alex Ferguson with a contract taking him to 2002. Ferguson, who is earning around £800,000 a year, will also be looking for a vastly improved offer. He knows that rival managers Arsene Wenger and Ruud Gullit are earning more than him. ________________________________ Subject: KEANE TO DELAY CONTRACT TALKS (Sporting Life) Keane's new contract details Manchester United captain Roy Keane is stalling over a new pay deal that could keep him at Old Trafford for the rest of his career. The Republic of Ireland midfielder's adviser Michael Kennedy claims in The Sun that there are "too many uncertainties at the club for Roy to be discussing a new contract at this stage." It is thought that Keane might want to hold on until manager Alex Ferguson has thrashed out his own future at the club and negotiations for the proposed takeover by BSkyB are concluded. © PA Sporting Life
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Subject: Re: Two answers by Barry At 10:54 24-12-98 -0800, Tony Smith wrote: >was wondering if anyone would mention Partisan Belgrade in 1966. Though I >was a little boy at the time, and too young to understand, it has often >seemed to me that on that night United looked as though they would never win >the European Cup. The team was at its peak, it had slammed Benfica away in >the quarters, and it had a relatively easy semi (on paper). Yet it all went >wrong, as we lost 2-0 away and won just 1-0 at home. Were you there that >night? How did it compare with other disappointments? Did you feel that >Busby was destined never to win the biggy? Tony I was 16 and in the Stretford End that nigh. dad & I bought tout tickets seperatly to get in. I have posted this before we came so close! I remember us scoring number 2 near the end It had hit the side netting Law I think, VNobby Stiles had to stand there holding the ball up in the air to let us know that we had not scored. The Stretford End was going bananas, we thought we had drawn level! OT att 62.500 !! mostly standing The team that day: Gregg, Brennan, Dunne, Crerand, Foulkes, Stiles, Anderson Law, Charlton, Herd, Connelly Stiles scored and Paddy was sent off! I was squahed completely walking over the bridge after the game I was completely and utterly disappointed, like you. I think losing to City and going down was worse though. Have a great Christmas! Theatre Of Dreams: http://www.red11.org E-mail: barrylee@post3.tele.dk Daily News: http://www.red11.org/mufc/news/digest.htm to subscribe: MufcDailyNews-subscribe@ONElist.com CP Mail-List Archive: http://www.red11.org/mufc/news/digest "RED sky at night UNITED delight" Merry cHristmas from Barry Leeming bORN aND bRED in Oldham living in Denmark As RED as you get!
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