Friday, 29 February 2008

The Ray of Hope Appeal

I thought this was worth mentioning, Arsenal and Liverpool fans are being asked to contribute to a charity supporting their former player Ray Kennedy, when the sides meet in April.

Kennedy played for both clubs with distinction, but now sadly suffers from Parkinson's Disease. He played in the era when it was all about winning trophies, not about how much money you made. The sad fact being that he had to auction his medals to raise money to combat his condition.

Playing as a forward with Arsenal before converting to midfield after his transfer to Liverpool, Kennedy won every domestic honour in the English game. This included the historic double with the Gunners in 1971 and 5 league championships with Liverpool. He didn't do too badly in Europe either, winning 3 European Cups, 1 UEFA Cup, 1 Fairs Cup and 1 European Super Cup. He also earned 17 caps for England.

The sound is a little bit out of sync but the film below illustrates what a good player he was and shows some of his cracking goals.

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