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
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
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 of them.
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 it!! (17/10/04/)
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!