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Man City Fan Hailed A Hero

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.



Writer:Tudor
Date:Saturday April 18 2009
Time: 10:25AM

Comments

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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
18/04/2009 10:32:00
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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
18/04/2009 10:32:00
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Anybody who has to face these non uniformed combatants is a hero in my book.....well done Sarge
Doody
18/04/2009 10:54:00
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Anybody who has to face these non uniformed combatants is a hero in my book.....well done Sarge
Doody
18/04/2009 10:54:00
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An extremely brave and heroic act by Sergeant Noel Connolly a true hero indeed.
romancity
18/04/2009 10:58:00
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An extremely brave and heroic act by Sergeant Noel Connolly a true hero indeed.
romancity
18/04/2009 10:58:00
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Now there is someone who actually would merit a footballer's wages. What a truly selfless act and a real hero.
derry
18/04/2009 11:21:00
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Now there is someone who actually would merit a footballer's wages. What a truly selfless act and a real hero.
derry
18/04/2009 11:21:00
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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
18/04/2009 14:40:00
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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
18/04/2009 14:40:00
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