Damien Duff Now A Fulham Player – Official


The official Newcastle and Fulham sites are now reporting that Damien Duff has completed his move to Fulham, for an undisclosed fee after signing a three-year deal at Craven Cottage.

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Damien Duff – moves to Fulham

The Ireland winger signed for Newcastle from Chelsea in the summer of 2006, and has scored 6 times for Newcastle in 86 appearances.

His last goal came during the 1-1 draw at West Brom on the opening day of the Championship season on August 8th, and we expect the fee to have been somewhere between £4M and £5M.

We paid Chelsea £5M for the player 3 years ago.

Duff was earning more than £60K a week at Newcastle, and his departure will bring the current wage bill at the club down to £48M a year, from £74M in May.

We would have preferred to have kept Damien on Tyneside, and it could be that Alan Shearer will be the new manager before this Saturday, but too late for Damien to stay now.

We think Duff would have stayed on Tyneside if Alan had been appointed manager sooner.

We wish Damien lots of  success at Fulham, and he always did his best while on Tyneside, and was a model professional.

Comments welcome.



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18 comments so far

  • M.Stockley

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #1

    oh well, hes done alright recently but for a 30 yr old 4 million is good money for a club in our position…
    good luck duffer hope you are better at being ‘as loyal as they come’ at fulham.

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  • Darling27

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #2

    70k a week off the wage bill happy days!!!

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #3

    SSN has 2 breaking news stories concerning Newcastle.

    Tune in now! 😉

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  • Danish_Magpie

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Any news on those stories, for those of us not in the UK? What are they regarding?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #5

    So the three players who said they wanted to stay and fight for the club, Beye, Martins and Duff have now left, whose going to be next? Taylor?

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  • Toon_Factor

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Newcastle confirm club is in takeover talks with Barry Moat

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  • Fans Should Own The Club

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #7

    Can’t really blame him for leaving. I’m sure he would have stayed if the ownership saga had been properly handled.

    We got a good deal for him too, so sad to see him go, but financially, it’s good for us at the moment.

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  • roscoe

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #8

    hold onto your hats boys… I think this is it!!!

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  • Here We Ngo Baheng

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #9

    SSN are breaking both the news of Duff’s transfer as well as confirmation that a £100m figure has been agreed with Moat and the club are in major negotiations with him and 2 other unknown consortia.

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  • chanty

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #10

    what’s the latest on SSN?

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  • chanty

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #11

    how splendid, lets hope it’s all sorted by no later than saturday!

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #12

    If we’ve got 4-5m for Duffer that’s a steal. He’ll be injured in a month.

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  • roscoe

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #13

    I’m getting excited already… A NEW BEGINNING!!!
    Back to the EPL we go…

    TOON TOON

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  • Ashton

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #14

    4 m for Duff !! thats great business imo

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 18, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #15

    Excellent price, great bit of business!..

    I liked Duff, but that’s an offer we couldn’t refuse!..
    …Sweet!..

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  • toonluvva

    Aug 18, 2009 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Sad to see Duff go, but business is business. The fee if true is excellent for us and the reduction in the wages bill will do no harm either.
    However, our problems lie with other big wage eraners who have done very little for us last season imo. Namely Butt, Geremi and Barton. Interesting that none of them are busting a gut to get out, and no-one is showing any interest in taking them on!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Aug 18, 2009 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #17

    See you Duffer…Duffer by Name Duffer by Nature.

    His Best years are way back in the past.

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  • Steve_48

    Aug 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #18

    What happened to:

    “I’m as loyal as they come and, whether the gaffer stays or goes, I’d love to try and get Newcastle back up into the Premier League.”

    [Source: NUFC.com]

    All bollocks – money talks, and players walk

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