A Leeds lad through and through, Noel Whelan came through the
junior ranks and got a good run in the side from 1993 to 1994. A lanky
striker, he showed good pace and an eye for goal, but his application
was a little bit suspect. With Tony Yeboah and Brian Deane Wilko's
first choices when they were available, Whelan was generally on the
bench from then on. Gordon Strachan took him down to Coventry where he
faded after initially impressing, before moving to link up with Deane
again at Boro.
Despite a series of injuries last season, he still manaaged seven
goals including a memorable one against Man U in the Cup at the
Riverside, silencing the visiting fans who had spent half the game
taunting the "Leeds reject". When Steve McLaren picked up Malcolm Christie
at the Great Derby Short-of-Cash Sale, Whelan moved further down the
pecking order and had a brief spell on loan at Palace. With little
prospect of Premier League football in 2003-04 he agreed to move
on and took a one-year deal at Millwall.
Anon says: why is his application suspect? what's the matter with
him? What can be done to help him? is it worth the effort?
ames says: noel is wonderfull a friendlier man u could never meet
Princess says: I liked him too. Naughty, but very nice. Yes,
wonderful, if a little weird.
Amy says: plenty of stories but to keep loyalty i cannot tell any
princess says: so many things about him. you just have to be crazy
about him, even if he was mean to you. magic xxx
the whelan 1 says: he is lean and mean, i love bad boys, noel is
ami veness says: noel whelan i saw him in night clubs and watched
him play at cov fc he was a polite player but could get a bit arsy!but
his doing well
reg says: did noel play for 5 premiership clubs
Damien O'Faolain says: I'm a relation of Noel and after watching
England last night I think had Noel been lucky and avoided injury in
his earlier years then he could of enjoyed similar success as Wayne
Rooney is currently experiencing.
deano says: we bought him to millwall and he has bust ups with his
own team mates on the pitch. knockin in the goals though.
Carl says: If/when we go down, we should bring Noel Whelan back to
the club. He would cost nothing, and loves the club.
grimble says: i'd like to see him back at the club is'nt he on
trail at the club as we speak/type. never should have been allowed to
leave in the first place for that fat tosser brolin
dunnzer says: 01/08/04 noel is training with aberdeen and played in
a friendly in Holland at the weekend. the club is negotiating with his
agent over a deal. noel has actually already played for aberdeen as a
guest at Brian Irvine's testimonial a number of years back. Dons fans
are hoping he'll sign and as a massive fan of the great leeds team of
the 70s (like there is only 1 willie miller there only ever will be 1
billy bremner) i hope a good leeds lad makes his debut against the
huns on saturday.
Amie says: Noel is a Great Bloke. I love him 2 bits, i would really
love for him to come back to Coventry although i know it will never
happen. I know Noel would love to go back to Leeds as like Carl says
he loves the club!!! hope his career at Aberdeen goes well he deserves
Ste says: Poor noel - shouldve been a legend - he was shown the
door when we signed Brolin - was nice of Tommy to pass on his diet to
Whelan though - he looks a bit tubby these days
Brian69 says: Absolutley Quality player for us here at CCFC, in his
1st couple of seasons the goals were flying in and they were Blinding
Goals!! Apparently had some fall ous with Dion Dublin, and i remember
a girl in my year at school was obsessed with him. Used to call
herself Mrs Whelan
Alan Pirie says: Noel currently playing for Aberdeen, doing really
well, fast becoming a hero with the fans!