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http://www.caughtoffside.com/how-did-duff-...-newcastle.html

 

 

After much pointless speculation, it seems that Chelsea winger Damien Duff has chosen Newcastle as his final resting place.

 

The only question we have is: Why?

 

It may have simply come down to financials, with Freddy Shepard more willing to shatter his wage structure, but assuming that Liverpool and Tottenham were able to match Duff’s demands as well - why would he have ended up at Newcastle? Not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the club, but given that Martin Jol and Rafa Benitez have had their clubs in a strong upswing for the past two seasons - while Newcastle are still recovering from the Souness fiasco - it could be argued that the barcodes represented the less attractive footballing destination.

 

At the same time, they have that rabid fan base and certainly plenty of quality players in midfield and attack with plenty of potential - as they showed at the end of last season with a fine run of form. That being said, given that the club wasn’t really lacking in left sided midfield options - N’Zogbia and Emre capable performers when needed - does Duff represent good business considering he’s taking up a sizable chunk of this season’s transfer budget.

 

With the defense still an abomination in stretch of the imagination, could the funds have been allocated better? And if they were to sign another attacker, should it have been another established striker given Owen’s injury and inconsistency of Amoebi and Luque?

 

But at least that’s another transfer circus out of the way, Newcastle supporters are likely happy to have another exciting player amongst their ranks while Tottenham and Liverpool may wonder why yet another sorely-needed quality left sided player has slipped through their grasp

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Wasn't there a story somewhere that Duff and his agent are a bit, er, eccentric? They'll go somewhere if it feels right rather than for football or financial reasons.

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I do remember when Chelski came in for him and had an offer accepted, it took him about a week to decide to leave Blackburn or not.

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Wasn't there a story somewhere that Duff and his agent are a bit, er, eccentric? They'll go somewhere if it feels right rather than for football or financial reasons.

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I remember reading something on him just after he transferred to chelski about his biggest problem going to Landan was that he likes to sleep alot and didn't feel comfortable living in a noisy city.

From all reports when he was at Blackburn he would basically train and eat at the club and then go home to bed, sleep right through until morning when it would start all again.

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Wasn't there a story somewhere that Duff and his agent are a bit, er, eccentric? They'll go somewhere if it feels right rather than for football or financial reasons.

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I remember reading something on him just after he transferred to chelski about his biggest problem going to Landan was that he likes to sleep alot and didn't feel comfortable living in a noisy city.

From all reports when he was at Blackburn he would basically train and eat at the club and then go home to bed, sleep right through until morning when it would start all again.

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Sounds like my kind of lifestyle.

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http://www.caughtoffside.com/how-did-duff-...-newcastle.html

 

 

After much pointless speculation, it seems that Chelsea winger Damien Duff has chosen Newcastle as his final resting place.

 

The only question we have is: Why?

 

It may have simply come down to financials, with Freddy Shepard more willing to shatter his wage structure, but assuming that Liverpool and Tottenham were able to match Duff’s demands as well - why would he have ended up at Newcastle? Not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the club, but given that Martin Jol and Rafa Benitez have had their clubs in a strong upswing for the past two seasons - while Newcastle are still recovering from the Souness fiasco - it could be argued that the barcodes represented the less attractive footballing destination.

 

At the same time, they have that rabid fan base and certainly plenty of quality players in midfield and attack with plenty of potential - as they showed at the end of last season with a fine run of form. That being said, given that the club wasn’t really lacking in left sided midfield options - N’Zogbia and Emre capable performers when needed - does Duff represent good business considering he’s taking up a sizable chunk of this season’s transfer budget.

 

With the defense still an abomination in stretch of the imagination, could the funds have been allocated better? And if they were to sign another attacker, should it have been another established striker given Owen’s injury and inconsistency of Amoebi and Luque?

 

But at least that’s another transfer circus out of the way, Newcastle supporters are likely happy to have another exciting player amongst their ranks while Tottenham and Liverpool may wonder why yet another sorely-needed quality left sided player has slipped through their grasp

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Whereas Spurs have a rabi fan base...

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££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

 

FFS just offered enough to make him move

 

Playing at St James won't hurt his international career as it might another nationality, he's 27, its a 4 year contract and he should get a game every week

 

There is no other name player this season in the front line so he can be a hero and not one of Djoses bench sitters - another season there and peopel would have forgotten him

 

and we are paying top $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

 

FFS just offered enough to make him move

 

Playing at St James won't hurt his international career as it might another nationality, he's 27, its a 4 year contract and he should get a game every week

 

There is no other name player this season in the front line so he can be a hero and not one of Djoses bench sitters - another season there and peopel would have forgotten him

 

and we are paying top $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Five Rob, five.

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Articles like this tend to be "true" but its the sneering tone that grates.

 

That mackem cow Taylor is by far the worst.

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Wasn't there a story somewhere that Duff and his agent are a bit, er, eccentric? They'll go somewhere if it feels right rather than for football or financial reasons.

163307[/snapback]

 

I remember reading something on him just after he transferred to chelski about his biggest problem going to Landan was that he likes to sleep alot and didn't feel comfortable living in a noisy city.

From all reports when he was at Blackburn he would basically train and eat at the club and then go home to bed, sleep right through until morning when it would start all again.

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I wish more of our players were like that!

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Wasn't there a story somewhere that Duff and his agent are a bit, er, eccentric? They'll go somewhere if it feels right rather than for football or financial reasons.

163307[/snapback]

 

I remember reading something on him just after he transferred to chelski about his biggest problem going to Landan was that he likes to sleep alot and didn't feel comfortable living in a noisy city.

From all reports when he was at Blackburn he would basically train and eat at the club and then go home to bed, sleep right through until morning when it would start all again.

163334[/snapback]

 

Sounds like my kind of lifestyle.

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I wish someone would pay me to do that :lol:

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With the defense still an abomination in stretch of the imagination

 

Lazy journalism from someone who doesn't watch us. More bollocks to be honest.

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You'd think the average english football journalist didn't watch the world cup and Newcastle's World Cup goal scoring hero RoMoreeio!

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With the defense still an abomination in stretch of the imagination

 

Lazy journalism from someone who doesn't watch us. More bollocks to be honest.

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Who the fuck wrote that? :lol:

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With the defense still an abomination in stretch of the imagination

 

Lazy journalism from someone who doesn't watch us. More bollocks to be honest.

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Who the fuck wrote that? :lol:

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We should start playing 'NUFC Bullshit Bingo'. Spot articles about us that mention the following;

 

- We can't defend

- Shearer has retired

- Patronising 'aww bless them' sentence(s) about those kerrazy geordies.

- Did we mention they can't defend?

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