Duff Wants To Give Fans Something To Cheer About


Match winner Damien Duff wants to ensure there is no repeat of the Xmas horror performance at Wigan when in last year’s similar fixture, Newcastle were just hopeless in going down to a 1-0 defeat.

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Duff – going beserk after scoring great winning goal Sunday

And that was probably the start of Mike Ashley thinking then manager Big Sam just didn’t play the right football for a club like Newcastle United, whose fans have always applauded good attacking football.

Big Sam was sacked about two weeks later and Kevin Keegan came in and the rest is now history, although not particularly good history for our famous club.

Duff has talked about making amends for last year’s Boxing Day performance in front of 5000 loyal traveling Geordie fans.

Whatever happens on Friday, it’s hard to imagine a Joe Kinnear team playing that badly, because if they played like that in the first half, they would get such a rollicking from the Irishman at half time, that they’d all probably want to get onto the field very early for the second half to make amends.

And those words that Colloccini just doesn’t understand from Joe, will in all likelihood be ringing in their ears. 😀

But of course all things are possible in football.

Damien Duff, our match winner on Sunday, who is also having his best season at the club under Joe, told nufcTV the players want to make amends for last year’s hopeless performance:

“Every time we go to Wigan we get fantastic backing,” “There were 5,000 fans there last year and they weren’t too happy.”

“We’ve got a chance to make up for that this Boxing Day and hopefully we’ll give them something to cheer about.”

It should be another close game, because Steve Bruce, always looks on the game against his home town club as something special, and will have Wigan very well prepared indeed.

But this is game we can win, especially since we let two points slip against them at St. James Park a few weeks back,

We can make up for that with a good win on Friday.

Howay The Lads!!



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46 comments so far

  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #1

    HI think they will come out attackiing and we can weather a bit of a storm we should get some goals just before half time. two would be nice

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    I’d play

    ………..Given
    Beye…..Colll….Basss…..Enrique
    ….Jonas….Butt…Zogbia
    ……………Duff
    ………Dukes…..Owen

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Lets the run the crap out of owen and see what an injury does to his chances of a bumper contract 🙂

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #4

    Oh and Ed the headline has his name as Duuf….

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #5

    wow how many can I get before some else posts a comment??

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #6

    Going for six. If this comes up well score 3 goals this weekend. Come on son.

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  • Marty-TOON RISING

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #7

    We need that win against them to get sweet revenge….
    WHERE IS TOM TOON??????
    Duffer scored the winner,is that why you are hiding??????
    Great player to bring on as sub or great to put in if Zog or Jonas is playing poor or injured

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #8

    I’m starting to feel god like. CARN THE GEORDIES!!!

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #9

    Thank god Matty that was weird!

    Would you start duff this weekend though and if so where?

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #10

    Carry on AusGeordie, you seem to be enjoying yourself. 😉

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    Go ausgeordie!..
    😀

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  • Kevin Nichol

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Have you seen these reports on sky sports suggesting N’zogbia wants to leave….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What the f@ck is going on????? Sky don’t often get it wrong!!!!

    Were playing well…havent lost for 6 games, firstly Owen now Charlie!!!! Charlie is my favourite player within the newcastle squad for his ability to run with pace at defenders!

    But…sadly….If it’s true then send them both him and Owen packing….!!!!

    Can’t make wigan trip on boxing day due to family business…anyone going i hope you have a better experience down there than i have in the past couple years! Up the toon…I’m predicting another clean sheet away from home and a 0-2 win for the toon!

    He’s big…He’s strong….He’s fast as F@ck cmon…It’s big bassong…It’s big bassong 🙂

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  • Ben_BKK

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #13
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  • ed_speed

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #14

    if your looking for something to wind up, log onto http://www.golfmagic.com and start posting random stuff that has nothing to do with golf, and give yourself a random name like craig bell or something.

    a bit stuck up, the golf lot. they could do with being brang back down to earth.

    regards
    ed

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #15

    Kev,
    there’s no way of knowin’ man…
    …Could be press BS!..
    …They have to take away the fun of beatin’ the spuds somehow, don’t they?..

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  • ed_speed

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #16

    if your looking for something to wind up, log ontowww.golf magic.com and start posting random stuff that has nothing to do with golf, and give yourself a random name like craig bell or something.

    a bit stuck up, the golf lot. they could do with being brang back down to earth.

    regards
    ed

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  • Bill F (Original)

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #17

    Just heard that, Bassong, Beye, Shay, Collo, Enrique and Oba have all put in transfer requests.
    Oh, sorry it’s a tabloid rumour!!!

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  • Ben_BKK

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #18

    This story about Charles has quotes from the player himself though… So it can’t just be considered paper rumours.

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  • Terry

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s from L’Equipe though, weren’t they the same magazine who put up quotes from him before, then it turned out to be his agent (Willie F’in McKay).

    Regardless it’s obvious from his body language over the past few years that he’s not happy.

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  • ed_speed

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #20

    what a dyke is andy gray

    “i expect newcastle to still be down there at the end of the season, but i expect tottenham, to easily pull clear”

    how do you work that one out, andy? we beat tottenham yesterday, and theyhave shown nothing over the other teams at thebottom, but they have mpre potentual than us?

    he has always had a personal vendetta for us, has andy gray.

    regards
    ed

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  • Ausgeordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #21

    Good pick up Ed. Although ten bucks says there is a player called duuf out there.

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  • Ben

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #22

    Team for Wigan for me would be

    ————–Given—————
    Beye–Colocini–Bassong–Enrique
    Jonas–Butt–Guthrie–Duff
    —-Viduka/Martins—Owen——-

    If N’ Zogbia wants to leave as it says on Sky Sports don’t play him & sell him he complains before every transfer window that he wants to go. He’s a great player but we should cash in on him now and look to replace or possibly look to push Lua Lua into the 1st team. Disapointing about owen but you can’t really blame him for not wanting to commit. Let’s just hope we get some of the moneys worth for the rest of the season by him getting 20 + goals this season.
    If Martins is fit i’d stay him instead of Viduka

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  • ed_speed

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #23

    it’s pounds (£) over here, aus geordie.

    regards,
    ed

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #24

    But what year are these ‘quotes’ from?..

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  • dougnufc

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #25

    Didn’t we face Wigan on boxing day last year?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #26

    ed,
    andy gay is a Toon hater & as mentioned earlier-GAY!..allegedly!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #27

    Aye doug,
    so much for the ‘random’ prem computer…What a crock of lyin’ shit-heeds they are!..

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  • Partizan

    Dec 23, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #28

    This rumour could turn out to be very true.

    PSG need Zoggy…..French + eligible for Uefa Cup

    Newcastle(JK)…….Wants Aiden Mcgeady

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  • Spyro

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    GUYS DO NOT FALL FOR THE ‘N’ZOGBIA NEWS TODAY, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THIS COMES OUT THE NEXT MORNING AFTER OWEN RELEASED THAT STATEMENT? THE PRESS ARE TRYING TO UNSETTLE THE TEAM BY BRINGING UP COMMENTS MADE BY CHARLES IN THE PAST. THEY HAVE TRIED TO MAKE IT LOOK RECENT BY ADDING VILLA AND PSG TO THE EQUATION, BUT THE QUOTES ARE THE SAME ONES FROM AGES AGO. DO NOT FALL FOR IT, BASSONG CAME OUT JUST TODAY AND SAID ZOGGY IS HAPPY!

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  • Spyro

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #30

    No one should turn against Zoggy until the news about him wanting to leave is concrete…which i doubt it will ever be. People are seeing he is playing well and they are just trying to put a stop to it. It is nonsense.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #31

    Best thing Zog can do is come out & say ‘this is BS’, don’t know if that’ll happen tho’!..

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  • Toon Graeme

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Spyro – I said that in an earlier thread and agree with what you say. Its the same with Villa name dropped this time!

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #33

    hello lads in this link you willl notice that zog refers to the second half of the season

    “then well see what we can do in the second half of the season.hopefully the bad times are behind us “

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #34
  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #35

    why would he say this if he was leaving

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #36

    has anyoone seen that we’ll have our 1st full attendance against Liverpool at home, there will be 48,000 geordies singing and screaming and we’ll wipe the smerks off the 4000 scousers!

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  • Spyro

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #37

    Exactly, apply a bit of common sense to the whole thing and you soon see it is complete waffle.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #38

    QED…

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  • toon mag geordie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #39

    spyro

    i hope your rightbut there is still some thing at the back of my head that wonders if he realy does wanna leave

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Dec 23, 2008 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #40

    lads- if Nzogbia starts games he wont leave

    Nzogbia starting games = goals

    goals = win games

    winning games = Uefa cup

    Uefa cup = happ Charles

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