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I believe Park has offered to take some of the players out for a meal in Korea but alot declined the idea of deap fried poddle didnt really appeal to them !
 

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red dave said:
I believe Park has offered to take some of the players out for a meal in Korea but alot declined the idea of deap fried poddle didnt really appeal to them !
but obviously the poodle would be dead if he was fried :confused: ;)
 

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Great posts Ian and Siti.


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Anyone alightly worried about thse pre season tours? Its great that fans in Asia, S. Africa ect get to see Manutd play, but the last 2 seasons we've gone we have come back still lacking in match fitness.

Maybe its down the quality of opposition we're playing, but I think its an important 'problem'.

Hopefully we will be in a tournemant of some soughts afterwards like before 06/07 where we started brilliantly, unlike the last 2 seasons.
I have thought about this too and it does concern me slightly, but over the last 2
seasons we have done well in the end so I guess its ok. Its hard to pinpoint
if these tours have an adverse effect on the teams start of the season.
but you raise a good point TM.
Im happy for the fans in Asia that will get to see their team in the flesh :)
 

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It's a business venture not a footballing venture, the revenue it must raise is massive. But as somebody has already said it does worry me a bit, because the standard of the teams is so low there is no intensity in the matches, and the team come back looking a bit short. If we could get off to a good start then we could run away with it really, like in 06/07. But business is business i suppose, we just need to get a balance of money making and team preparation.
 

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United chief executive David Gill today announced plans for the Manchester United Asia Tour 2009, the club's fifth tour to the continent in the last decade. The Tour will include stops in Jakarta for the first time, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and China, with the details of the China stop to be confirmed at a later date.

Organized by ProEvents, the Tour will provide both crucial pre-season training and an opportunity for the world champions to play in front of legions of fans across Asia.

The Reds’ provisional schedule* will see the team depart from Manchester on 16 July as it kicks off its tour in China. From there, the team will head to Seoul to play once again at the World Cup Stadium on 20 July.

In Jakarta, the team will play against an Indonesia Super League Select at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium on 24 July. United’s final match will be against a Malaysia XI at either the Shah Alam Stadium or Bukit Jalil Stadium on 26 July.

Unveiling the tour dates, David Gill said:

“Our tours to Asia are always special. The atmosphere generated by the supporters is amazing. The Club enjoys unrivalled support across the continent and it is great to give those fans the opportunity to see their heroes in action in their own country. This tour takes in some new areas – with a game in Malaysia, where we haven’t played since 2001, and one in Indonesia, so it promises to provide some exciting new experiences.”

Speaking from Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson said he and the players were looking forward to their return:

“The players are really looking forward to our Asia Tour. For some, the Club World Cup in Japan was the first time they had experienced the passion generated by the Club in Asia and they enjoyed it immensely. We know we will get terrific support in each of the locations and we will be going to put on a show for our millions of fans over there. Indonesia will be a new experience for us and one I’m especially looking forward to.”

The most popular football club on the planet, according to the 2008 Barclays Global Fans Report, Manchester United are the reigning English, European and World Champions having taken the 2007-08 Premier League and UEFA Champions League titles, and the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.

Having previously visited Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Macau and Guangzhou, the club will make its first ever stop in Jakarta this summer. With a population of more than 200 million, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country making Jakarta’s inclusion in the tour schedule a natural choice.

Paul J. Kam, Chairman of ProEvents, the tour’s sole and exclusive organiser said:

“We are very pleased and excited to welcome Manchester United to Asia. Fans will have a great opportunity to see the newly crowned World Champions play live this summer.

"This marks our sixth tour with Manchester United in 13 years and we are truly proud and appreciate the trust and confidence placed in us by the cClub. It is especially exciting to welcome Manchester United to Jakarta, where Indonesian fans will be able to experience the Reds for the first time.”

David Gill was in Macau to visit the recently-opened ‘Manchester United Experience’, www.manutdexperience.com, at the Venetian Macao Resort-Hotel. The interactive exhibition is the first of its kind in Asia and provides an opportunity for United fans to immerse themselves in the club’s history and culture. The attraction has become a must-see for fans across Hong Kong, Macau and the Pearl River Delta since it was opened by United legends, Bryan Robson and Brian McClair, last month.

*Please note, tour dates are provisional and subject to final confirmation from the local and English FA’s. Confirmed dates and venues will be announced in due course.

http://www.manutd.com/default.sps?pagegid={48C41513-A376-4D1F-981D-660FC5BB193E}&newsid=6625111&page=3
 

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Wow... United coming to my country, Indonesia...

Well, I know Indonesia is already had a bad name in World wide about terrorists, travel warning, etc. Well, maybe this time we could prove that Indonesia is a safe place to visit.

And we have a great United Fan Base there, Biggest in Indonesia, don't know about in ASEAN tho.. So, I believe this could be amazing and hopefully we could show some football (altho i doubt we could match united, lol) ^^"

Well, just showing my great expectation represent almost 200 million guys here.. We're happy to seeing u guys here.. ^^

Cheers, m8.. and sorry bout the bad english... ^^
 
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