Date: 3rd June 2010 at 12:20pm
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With the recent news of Kenny’s departure, here’s a season by season review of United’s number 1, of the last 7 years.

Kenny’s Blades timeline
Oct 2002: After initially signing three months ago on loan, Kenny makes his move to Bramall Lane permanent.

2002-2003: Kenny plays a key role as the Blades reach two domestic cup semi-finals and the play-off final.

2003-04: After an impressive season with the Blades, Kenny makes his Republic of Ireland debut with a sub appearance against Czech Republic. His first start comes at the end of the season against Jamaica.

2004-05: Another two international appearances add to a disappointing season for United. Kenny saw red at Millwall for fighting with Kevin Muscat at half-time, and has to face Arsenal in a penalty shootout with an injured hip.

2005-06: Kenny is ever-present as United clinch promotion to the Premier League. The most significant appearance being in the game against Hull when Kenny was knocked out with twenty minutes remaining, but continued in goal.

2006-07: Kenny’s Premier League season is interrupted with an injury suffered in the victory against Arsenal. He also picks up 4 bookings in the last 10 games of the season as the Blades are relegated. Kenny concedes five goals for Ireland against Cyprus in an embarrassing defeat. His off-field antics overshadow much of his publicity, as he has his eyebrow bitten off by a former friend over Kenny’s ex-wife.

2007-08: In a disappointing season under Bryan Robson, Kenny misses a chunk of it through injury sustained at Leicester City. On the whole the ‘keeper continues to play well, but an unfortunate own-goal in Extra-time knocked the Blades out of the FA Cup.

2008-09: Arguably his best season in a Blades shirt, Kenny picked up the Golden glove award for keeping 19 clean sheets in 47 games. He featured as the Blades reached the play-off final where they were eventually beaten by Burnley. During the winter months there was controversy over Kenny missing a game, over Christmas, and being transfer listed days later.

2009-10: Kenny was dealt a blow before the start of the season, being handed a nine month ban for the use of Ephedrene. The goalkeeper returned for the final two games inspiring United to two excellent victories and two clean sheets.


9 Replies to “Paddy Kenny – Blades Timeline”

  • “I owe the club my career, I cant repay them enough”
    Well, I suppose the two games you played at the end of the season was about enough, thanks.

  • I too feel bitter about this but then Paddy, though a great stopper was always a moron – now he is a more wealthy moron. Adding insult to injury how can we lose Naysmith to Huddersfield? Interesting to see QPR/Warnock buying their way into the Premiership while we seem determined to move in the opposite direction. I hope you are enjoying your annual Florida jaunt Glouc ‘cos it is pretty dire here at the moment!

  • If its dire there Harrogate, imagine the terror I have to go through every morning when I check the web to see who is the latest out the door! At least you get some warning! But I suppose I can go to the beach to seeth….until the oil gets here, caused by another bunch of British idiots.

  • I think the oil has hit us first, Glouc, and we are in danger of sliding out of sight!

  • a big thank you to another greedy, two faced footballer. Paddy was a pain from the time he arrived with his fighting and family problems then wage demands and so called mistakes with drugs. The club bailed him out and supported him and he thanked the club for saving his career. Good riddance. Get Simmonsen Birch.

  • I agree with BilboBlade he’s caused trouble all the time he was in sheffield and yes super hoop uve got a great keeper with a lot of problems and a judas.

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