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Happy birthday 'Ned' Kelly...

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from .COM (nothing more needed tbh) :lol:

 

1965 David Kelly born, Birmingham.

(1991-93)

 

kelly-nufc.jpg

 

Republic of Ireland international striker Kelly was a popular figure on Tyneside, as the club was transformed during his three year stay.

 

Getting off on a good foot by turning down the Mackems to join us, Kelly proved to be an all-round good egg:

 

A personal Kelly Top 5:

 

5. Greeted like a returning hero as he took his place among the Toon fans at Coventry in our first Premiership away game - despite having been transferred by Newcastle just weeks before.

 

4. Celebrating with Toon fans on the touchline at Ayresome Park in a cup game - then pushing those fans back into the stand to keep them from the clutches of the rapidly-approaching Cleveland Constabulary.

 

3. Three first half goals (and a song, "David, David Kelly - scored a hat trick on the telly...") on what proved to be his final NUFC appearance - against former club Leicester.

 

That in itself made the moment extra sweet for Kelly - having been forced to seek shelter in the away section at Filbert Street 12 months previously after City fans invaded the pitch and tried to set about him at the end of our game.

 

2. Applauded on to the field when appearing as sub at Newcastle in 1997 - despite wearing the red and white shirt of you know who.....

 

1. There really can be only one winner: to anyone who didn't guess this, you either weren't born, were being held hostage somewhere or are a bona-fide JCL.

 

April 25th 1992 and we were all aboard the Oblivion Express, heading for Division Three at full speed.

 

Portsmouth were the visitors to St.James' in a game of colossal importance. 0-0 going into the dying minutes, Kelly took Quinn's knockdown to bury the ball into the Gallowgate goal. Cue absolute bedlam.

 

We won 1-0, went on to win at Leicester the next week and avoided the drop. A year later we were en route to the Premiership - but without Kelly, sold on to Wolves by Keegan, who believed he wasn't Premiership class.

 

He may have been right - but at the time we needed him he'd been there, scoring goals that were crucial to the very survival of the club.

 

Whether Kelly left Tyneside whispering the words "my work here is done" isn't recorded, but in the weird world of NUFC.com we'd have a statue in his memory outside SJP.

 

Appearing for Alvechurch, Walsall, West Ham, Leicester, Newcastle, Wolves, mackems, Tranmere, Derry City, Sheffield United, Motherwell and Mansfield, "Ned" then became assistant boss of Derby working with Billy Davies, as he had done at Preston.

 

Happy birthday sir ;)

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from .COM (nothing more needed tbh) :lol:

 

1965 David Kelly born, Birmingham.

(1991-93)

 

kelly-nufc.jpg

 

Republic of Ireland international striker Kelly was a popular figure on Tyneside, as the club was transformed during his three year stay.

 

Getting off on a good foot by turning down the Mackems to join us, Kelly proved to be an all-round good egg:

 

A personal Kelly Top 5:

 

5. Greeted like a returning hero as he took his place among the Toon fans at Coventry in our first Premiership away game - despite having been transferred by Newcastle just weeks before.

 

4. Celebrating with Toon fans on the touchline at Ayresome Park in a cup game - then pushing those fans back into the stand to keep them from the clutches of the rapidly-approaching Cleveland Constabulary.

 

3. Three first half goals (and a song, "David, David Kelly - scored a hat trick on the telly...") on what proved to be his final NUFC appearance - against former club Leicester.

 

That in itself made the moment extra sweet for Kelly - having been forced to seek shelter in the away section at Filbert Street 12 months previously after City fans invaded the pitch and tried to set about him at the end of our game.

 

2. Applauded on to the field when appearing as sub at Newcastle in 1997 - despite wearing the red and white shirt of you know who.....

 

1. There really can be only one winner: to anyone who didn't guess this, you either weren't born, were being held hostage somewhere or are a bona-fide JCL.

 

April 25th 1992 and we were all aboard the Oblivion Express, heading for Division Three at full speed.

 

Portsmouth were the visitors to St.James' in a game of colossal importance. 0-0 going into the dying minutes, Kelly took Quinn's knockdown to bury the ball into the Gallowgate goal. Cue absolute bedlam.We won 1-0, went on to win at Leicester the next week and avoided the drop. A year later we were en route to the Premiership - but without Kelly, sold on to Wolves by Keegan, who believed he wasn't Premiership class.

 

He may have been right - but at the time we needed him he'd been there, scoring goals that were crucial to the very survival of the club.

 

Whether Kelly left Tyneside whispering the words "my work here is done" isn't recorded, but in the weird world of NUFC.com we'd have a statue in his memory outside SJP.

 

Appearing for Alvechurch, Walsall, West Ham, Leicester, Newcastle, Wolves, mackems, Tranmere, Derry City, Sheffield United, Motherwell and Mansfield, "Ned" then became assistant boss of Derby working with Billy Davies, as he had done at Preston.

 

Happy birthday sir ;)

 

the hairs stood up on the back of my neck just bloody reading that

 

happy birthday Ned you legend

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