Damien Duff Wants Win For Fantastic Fans

Damien Duff has been in surprisingly good consistent form this year, especially since Alan Shearer arrived at Newcastle.


Damien Duff – after scoring winner against Spurs last December

And Duff  is one of the players we’d like to see Alan hold onto, if we do get relegated to the Championship, and have to unload some of our top wage earners, most of whom will hardly be missed.

Damien talked to Newcastle United TV and has said the lads will not let down the Newcastle fans on Monday night. Well, that will be a change and maybe only the second time this year that they have done that.

The Irishman is in hios 3rd season at the club, and with a good pre-season last August, he has had his best season at the club with 30 appearances and 3 goals. In fact Damnien scored the winner the last time Newcastle won at St. James’ Park, which was on 21st December when he scored in the last minute against Tottenham.

We haven’t won at St. James Park in 9 subsequent home games – and we wonder why we are 3rd bottom of the league, 3 points adrift of safety?

It’s a disgraceful home record, there’s little doubt about that, and we deserve to be exactly where we are.

But the Duffer has shown both good form and good spirit for us this year and he told Newcastle United TV:

“Everyone knows this is a massive place and a huge football club,” “You can just see by the reception we got from the fans in the last home match against Portsmouth – it was incredible.”

“We don’t want to let them down and we don’t want to let ourselves down.” “That’s why we’ll be giving it absolutely everything to get clear of trouble and we’re confident can do that.”

“I’ve been relegated with Blackburn once before. It’s not a nice feeling and I don’t want it to happen again.” 

It looks like Damien will be left-back on Monday night, and he’s very accomplished in that position, and had a strong game at Liverpool last Sunday.

We’ll have to see if the lads can really deliver the goods on Monday night, but if they fail to do that against Middlesbrough with a win, it will be all too late.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • Twiz

    May 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #1

    You have to be joking! Duff is in the same gang as Butt. A massive part of our problem. The sooner the two of them hang their boots up the better. We have the worst midfield in the league and they are 50% of the reason why!

  • Toon Graeme

    May 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Same speech different player!! Yawn.

    Proof will be on Monday at 8pm

  • sirjasontoon

    May 9, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #3


  • Shiftay

    May 9, 2009 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #4

    I hope your not calling Duffers good value for the money.

    His play is average and his 60k a week wage is astonishing.

    if he was on 25k a week and played like he does, i wouldnt care!

  • magpies1

    May 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #5

    is it me or is it a bit worrying that none of our players have pledged to stay at te club if were relegated?
    several other players for different clubs have

  • Sav

    May 9, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Duff wants to play, that’s all. I’d rather see Edgar at LB so Duffer can get some crosses in. He’s our best hope of ammunition for the strikers. Give the lad a break.

  • Robby Bobson

    May 9, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #7

    Im not sure about him at left back but i do hope we keep him, as he does work hard. Its upstairs fault for not providing the funding for cover at left back though, and Duff should play LB instead of Edgar for the boro game as we need to attack them and win!

  • Nick D

    May 9, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed you are seriously blinkered over some people. Butt, Smith and Duff are all has beens and simply not good enough.

    The only plus point of going down was that the likes of these would move on, but they’ll still pick up their ridiculous wages in the championship because no one pays the stupid wages that Shepherd started us paying with no ceiling at all.

  • harry861

    May 10, 2009 at 12:39 AM

    Comment #9

    I agree Duff over the past few games has played well especially his defending left back & works hard. How can you class him as equal to Smith, Butt at least is a good sweeper & I know his best days are behind him, rather him in the team than Smith who is dead loss

  • Tom_Toon

    May 10, 2009 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Duff is on 80k a week. Farce.

    He is ok and should be on 30k max and not a first 11 player.


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