Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones picks his Leeds United-themed fantasy five-a-side team.
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Last Updated: 04/04/13 5:07pm
Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones picks his dream five-a-side team...
Stereophonics frontman and Leeds supporter Kelly Jones readily admits, with life on the road keeping him busy, he's less in touch with happenings at Elland Road than he'd like to be.
The Welshman recalls an incident last month when Manchester City fanatic Noel Gallagher got in touch to gloat over his side's 4-0 FA Cup win over Leeds - which Kelly was unaware of.
"I had a text message off Noel a couple of weeks ago, he says 'maybe next season'," he explains. "I was wondering what the **** he was on about. I'd gone to see Django Unchained."
But the frontman was more aware of Leeds' cup exploits back in 2010, when Wayne Rooney - a long-time fan of the band - offered him his box at Manchester United to watch the fierce rivals go head-to-head.
Kelly adds: "I've had the last laugh there, unfortunately for Wayne. He teased me for a while saying we'd got no chance and if we beat them I could have the shirt off his back. Then Beckford scored and we beat them 1-0! So he had to walk into his own box with all my family there and fair play to him, he gave me his shirt."
With Kelly born in Cwmaman, South Wales, his Leeds allegiance seems unlikely but he says it came with having two older brothers who supported the club and handed down a fair share of "itchy, nylon" kits, while videos documenting the Don Revie era were in abundance around the house.
With Stereophonics having recently released their eighth studio album, 'Graffiti On The Train', this week and a run of tour dates lined up, Kelly has little time to see the Whites in action, but was more than happy to regale Sky Sports with his fantasy five-a-side team.
He was the one I watched when I was a kid growing up.
He seemed to be there forever, through about four different teams. He was a great player. I always wanted his shirt because it had my name on the back.
Gary McAllister (captain)
He was a great player and a player I remember watching a lot when I was a kid. He always seemed the player that, at the end of the game when we were in trouble, he'd knock in a free-kick from anywhere on the pitch.
He was a brilliant worker for Leeds, I thought he was fantastic when I was watching him growing up. He was part of a certain Leeds team which I really liked.
I remember watching him playing Aston Villa, because my dad's an Aston Villa fan and I took him up to see the game, and I remembering him running from the halfway line and taking on about five players and scoring.
Five songs Kelly would have on in the dressing room to fire up his side...
The Who - My Generation
Sex Pistols - Pretty Vacant
Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
Tom Petty - Freefalling
The brand new album by Stereophonics, entitled 'Graffiti On The Train', is out now. Visit their official website.