Damien Duff Now Doubtful for Hull Game

After being told that Damien Duff would be ready for the game on Saturday at Hull City, it seems there is a big doubt now on whether the Irishman will be ready for the game.


Damien Duff – big doubt for Saturday

The news today is that Duff is struggling to be fit in time, since leaving the home game at half time against Everton, after suffering a calf injury.

 That injury has so far kept him out of the defeats against Bolton Wanderers and Manchester United.

Duff has always struggled with injuries throughout his career, and it turns out he has not trained this week at all, and has to be a major doubt for the Hull game.

But we should have Gutierrez and Ryan Taylor available, and we would expect Peter lovenkrands and Oba Martins to start up fornt, after they looked good together last Wednesday night, with Peter scoring another goal, and Oba due a few goals soon.

Michael Owen will also be available, but we don’t expect Michael to start at Hull, although the news is that he’s been looking sharp in training this week.

But we still expect the captain can to play a big part for us in a game we just must win and cannot lose.


Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • Tom_Toon

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #1

    A big loss? NO

  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Start Michael Owen upfront with Martins and play Jonas and Lovenkrants on the flanks. If Owen gets tired in the 2:nd half then bring in Caroll, problem solved!

  • Bill F

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #3

    Well I reckon its a shame he has been so dogged by injuries, as when he has had a decent run in the team he has looked very good. I would prefer to see a consistently fit Duff to a consistently fit Owen as I feel he contributes more to the side overall.

  • Ashley Hole

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #4


    S Taylor Colo Bass Enrique

    R Taylor Butt Geremi Jonas

    Loven Martins

  • Bill F

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Bit slow on the blog today, so I think I will go back to real life for a while. Later!

  • vivadavidkelly

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #6

    Smith in the middle with butt

    owen up with martins

  • richyg01

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #7


    S Taylor Colo Bass Enrique

    R Taylor Butt Smith Jonas

    ——–Loven Martins

    Krul, Owen, Carrol, Guthrie, Lua Lua, Doninger

  • Marty-Toon

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #8

    1 of our best players on his day and to be honest it has been his best season so far and has played well but his final ball has been lackin lately.
    Crackin player though

  • mcvicar

    Mar 11, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    dont think we should be making many changes to the team we played manu with even though i dont rate smith and gerami i thought there was a good balance and they played as a team

  • Doocey

    Mar 11, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #10

    We need him back, especially to get Martins firing again.

  • Stardust

    Mar 11, 2009 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #11



    R Taylor Colo Bass Enrique

    Loven Smith Geremi Jonas

    ——–Owen Martins

    Peferred subs to be used out of:

    Lua Lua

    Back Up
    S Taylor

  • ron_kasorga

    Mar 12, 2009 at 2:29 AM

    Comment #12


    Totally agree with you as long as Butt is not in the first eleven team for the rest of the season !!!!!!

    Butt keep on giving away possession and luv to back pass all the time ! Dont see his adding value to the team anymore !!!!!!!

  • j a magpie from india

    Mar 12, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13


    s taylor has been better than r taylor
    r taylor is good for setpieces but he now seems to get the effect of what happened to geremi


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