Duff Only Came On To Shore Things Up – Then Hits Winner


The Irishman was only on the field for two minutes of regular time yesterday, yet Damien Duff has captured all the headlines today, as he hit the winner on 90 minutes, with only his 3rd goal for the club, but what a vital goal it was.

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Damien Duff – watches ball slot home – then he’s off to celebrate with fans

Damien will no doubt be resting up today, as the energy he expended after the goal must have left him completely drained, as he enthusiastically celebrated along the sideline, with the ecstatic Geordie faithful, such are the good times at St. James’ Park right now.

Merry Xmas indeed!

And it was a still beaming Duff who spoke to nufcTV after the game:

“I was just coming on to shore things up really,” “I think we were just holding on for the draw at the time but it was great to get the win.”

“Mark’s done brilliantly and it was great linking up with him because he can do those flicks around the corner.”

“But, to be fair, things like that have been coming off in training all week and the big man has done well.”

“It was a great win, especially with the way the results went on Saturday and it’s going to be tight for a good time yet so we just want to keep picking up points,”

“We’re playing well at the moment but we must keep up this good run to get a bit of distance between ourselves and the bottom of the table.”

Duff’s had to spend the last couple of games on the bench, since returning from injury, because of the good form of French Under-21 International Charles N’Zogbia, but Damien earned his wages yesterday, in a moment which has to be a high point for the Dublin-born 29 year-old at Newcastle.

And certainly his Dublin-born manager Joe Kinnear was more than happy with Duff, and all the rest of the Newcastle players, and so he should be.

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29 comments so far

  • Thelongshanks

    Dec 22, 2008 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #1

    masterstroke,i neva though he wud score.(Duff +viduka two clever players)= goal!.

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  • Volume33

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Just shows what a good bench can do. If you only have kids on the bench, no matter how good, then the manager’s options are limited.

    Magic.

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  • k k forever

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    CRACKING GOAL DUFFY

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  • 51times

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #4

    I was talking to a mate about Modric today, turns out he’s a pretty big animal lover. He especially enjoys rats, so I hear.

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  • k k forever

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #5

    NICE TO SEE OUR MIDFEILDERS ARE CHIPPING IN WITH GOALS

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  • k k forever

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #6

    51 HE REMINDS ME OV ROLAND RAT

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  • sirjasontoon

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON

    Wish Duff would play like the old days never set the place on fire same with Duke..maybe this will spur them on…pun intended

    I hate Spudz and AO the little sausage jockey : )

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  • ronaldeano

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #8

    51 times

    Rats are his cousins 😉

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  • k k forever

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    AO AO ITS UP THE LEAUGE WE GO WITH BASS AND DUKE AND DUFFS LEFT BOOT A O AO AO AO

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  • ronaldeano

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Ive also heard Modric is a great banjo player 😉

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Ah!..
    …Don’t you just love ‘mashed spuds’?..

    …Toon Toon, Black n’ White Army!..

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #12

    I also hate AO, but give him his due he came online this morning and posted a very civil comment, like wishing us a good xmas, and that well done for winning… But still, he is a w@nker!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Ronaldeano,
    wasn’t that modric in ‘deliverance’ playin’ the banjo?..Great player!..
    😀

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  • neeraj

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #14

    tom4nufc

    AO just comes here coz he is what “blog observer” and gets paid for it……

    he doesn’t have a place to show his frustration coz there aint any good spuds blog site…..

    so AO hope spuds lose all its matches till may and get relegated, but not beyond championship
    coz there should be a club who should take our crap players….

    no wait we already have west ham here….

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  • DanToon

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Hello everyone, well what a result yesterday…

    AO – Where the hell are you now boy!? Go n’ cry in the corner you little Spud puff. Easy, easy, easy!!! aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!

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  • steve

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #16

    why would we want spurs relegated ya daft numpties – its almost a guaranteed 6 points for us every season

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  • neeraj

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #17
  • hod

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #18

    excellent touch by viduka to set the goal up, was right behind the net in the john hall stand when it went , what a moment. exactly why we have viduka on the pitch, if he could stay injury free he’d be a real asset.

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  • ronaldeano

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #19

    Here is Modric showing off his banjo skills 🙂

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RyKvD-4IxOY

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  • RODAZ2008

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #20

    hadnt 2 listin 2 it at work but there was a totenham fan in front of me at my desk classic hes face pricless!!! well done lads keep it up and c wot joes made off if he has any money

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  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #21

    Oba is out until poss liverpool match (chronicle).

    Look like dukes and MO upfront unless Shola is fit.

    Then again – he could start MO and Duff? Would prefer Duff to hang on the subs until the later stages as his pace was immediate on the pitch yesterday.

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #22

    Lads i was at the match yesterday and it was fantastic to be fair i was scratching my to why he brought MV on as you could tell he wasnt match fit i thought he would have gave young Carroll a chance and to be fair MO should have made it twoone as when he smashed the granny out of the ball i thought ‘ yes its in ‘ but he skied it and my match day programme took a battering lol its a fantastic result against the Spuds and hopefully if AO does come back on here he will be a little bit more respectful to us on here

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  • HAMMY14

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Lads i was at the match yesterday and it was fantastic to be fair i was scratching my to why he brought MV on as you could tell he wasnt match fit i thought he would have gave young Carroll a chance and to be fair MO should have made it two one as when he smashed the granny out of the ball i thought ‘ yes its in ‘ but he skied it and my match day programme took a battering lol its a fantastic result against the Spuds and hopefully if AO does come back on here he will be a little bit more respectful to us on here

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  • ed_speed

    Dec 22, 2008 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #24

    light up, light up. as if you had a choice. even if you can’t hear my voice.

    regards,
    ed

    p.s over the moon with yesterdays performance. got my wigan ticket so see you there if anyone else is going

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  • wsq

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #25

    60 points to grab grab all of them

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  • Born Again Geordie

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #26

    Hey guys lets leave off AO – he may start thinking he has some mates !!!! lol

    😀

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  • Spyro

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #27

    Just watching the match again on SkySports.

    Guthrie made some awesome passes, especially that pass over the top to Butt. Until we conceded that dodgy goal we were well in control and probably would have scored another before half time.

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 22, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #28

    wsq, it that enough for us to win the league? 🙂

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  • Blassen

    Dec 22, 2008 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Most match reports say the loss was unlucky for Spurs, but Owen’s sitter was the best chance of the game and he fluffed it. Again we only concede one (fluke) goal, the defence is fantastic, and Beye returning to form is a big part of it.

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