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Man City Fan Hailed A Hero


Blues fan Andrew Dempsey contacted Vital Manchester City asking if we could bring the following acts of heroism to the attention of as many City supporters as possible.

The story centres on Marine Sergeant Noel Connolly, from Fallowfield in Manchester and his truly heroic actions whilst serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

A true hero

Noel, 41 is alleged to have rugby tackled a suicide bomber and in doing so saved dozens of colleagues when he threw himself at the Taliban fanatic as he approached an army base in Afghanistan pushing a motorcycle.

The full story can be found here.

City v WBA

The City of Manchester City Stadium match day announcer is expected to formally introduce Sgt Dempsey prior to Sunday's kick-off against WBA. If you are in the stadium please show your appreciation.



The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 18 2009

Time: 10:25AM

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I served in the forces but thankfully I managed to miss Gulf War 1. Mind you the Falklands was a different matter. Well done Sergeant Noel Connolly, a true hero.
Tudor
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18/04/2009 10:32:00

I served in the forces but thankfully I managed to miss Gulf War 1. Mind you the Falklands was a different matter. Well done Sergeant Noel Connolly, a true hero.
Tudor
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18/04/2009 10:32:00

Anybody who has to face these non uniformed combatants is a hero in my book.....well done Sarge
Doody
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18/04/2009 10:54:00

Anybody who has to face these non uniformed combatants is a hero in my book.....well done Sarge
Doody
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18/04/2009 10:54:00

An extremely brave and heroic act by Sergeant Noel Connolly a true hero indeed.
romancity
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18/04/2009 10:58:00

An extremely brave and heroic act by Sergeant Noel Connolly a true hero indeed.
romancity
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18/04/2009 10:58:00

Now there is someone who actually would merit a footballer's wages. What a truly selfless act and a real hero.
derry
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18/04/2009 11:21:00

Now there is someone who actually would merit a footballer's wages. What a truly selfless act and a real hero.
derry
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18/04/2009 11:21:00

Well done Noel lad! You're now my favourite Noel even though I can only think of 2 others, 1 of whom is Edmonds!
Lando78
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18/04/2009 14:40:00

Well done Noel lad! You're now my favourite Noel even though I can only think of 2 others, 1 of whom is Edmonds!
Lando78
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18/04/2009 14:40:00

well done noel, a magnificent act of bravery.. a hero in every sense of the word...
cityman51
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18/04/2009 16:07:00

well done noel, a magnificent act of bravery.. a hero in every sense of the word...
cityman51
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18/04/2009 16:07:00

We are all proud of you Noel, lets home you and the rest of those who serve abroad come home safe and sound.
Buzz Lightyear
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18/04/2009 16:11:00

We are all proud of you Noel, lets home you and the rest of those who serve abroad come home safe and sound.
Buzz Lightyear
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18/04/2009 16:11:00

I was reading about this guy not wanting his mum to know he was a hero earlier today. Great to hear he is a Blue.
Sindbad
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18/04/2009 17:36:00

I was reading about this guy not wanting his mum to know he was a hero earlier today. Great to hear he is a Blue.
Sindbad
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18/04/2009 17:36:00

its not just about the man being a city fan its about a man who would do anything for his mates including willing to die for them....this is an amazing brave thing to do and im proud of each and every one of our troops who put there lives at risk to keep us safe and sound in our lives every day..i salute you noel.
bluemooner_mcfc
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18/04/2009 19:05:00

its not just about the man being a city fan its about a man who would do anything for his mates including willing to die for them....this is an amazing brave thing to do and im proud of each and every one of our troops who put there lives at risk to keep us safe and sound in our lives every day..i salute you noel.
bluemooner_mcfc
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18/04/2009 19:05:00

 

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