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Video Tribute After Death Of NUFC Cult Hero

8 years ago
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Sad to hear about the death of ex-NUFC defender, Steve Carney, at the age of only 55.

Carney had battled against Pancreatic Cancer and tragically died today, our thoughts and respects to his family and friends.

Steve Carney’s story was an example to many players not to give up, Newcastle signing him from Blyth Spartans for a fee of £1000!

Alan Shoulder had already followed the same route successfully and Carney was to follow him in making 134 appearance between 1979 and 1985 for Newcastle.

Carney became a bit of a cult hero for many fans, his tackling wasn’t for the fainthearted and even as a Newcastle fan you often winced when he went into one of his ‘challenges’.

Steve only scored one goal for Newcastle but it was a special one for everybody at St.James’ Park, not just the player himself.

After years in Division Two, United had gone up with Keegan, Waddle and Beardsley, Carney also playing all but a handful of games.

The first match in DIvision One was at Leicester and despite two goals from Gary Lineker, it was United who took all three points. The goals came from McCreery and Waddle, with Steve Carney grabbing the first, his only one for Newcastle.

Watch this classic video footage from 1984, with Steve Carney’s goal up first. Worth noting the away following behind the goal, watch when Carney scores, great days.

The video footage has the action from Newcastle’s first three matches this season and with three wins we went top of the league.

It couldn’t last but we can all have our dreams and it was Steve Carney who set us on our way that particular season.

Watch the video below and relive the days of Steve Carney and 1980s Newcastle United.
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