Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Duff to relaunch

Versatile winger undeniable talent, Damian Duff may not have had the career he deserved. After Blackburn, Chelsea and Newcastle, the Irish international left the club with ambitions wasted. Brad 5 million by the Magpies, the player has committed 30 years to 3 years for Fulham, where he found the coach who launched it, Roy Hodgson. To return to his level?

As a symbol, Damian Duff leaving Newcastle when the Magpies fall Championship, the equivalent of the second division in the UK. However, some ten years, Newcastle had the ambition. In 1996 and 1997, second behind the Cantona of Manchester, the club in the north of England was high. This was the era of Alan Shearer and David Ginola.

To fight with the leaders of the Premier League, Newcastle out the checkbook. Faustino Asprilla, Nicky Butt, John Barnes, Obafemi Martins, Michael Owen, Nikos Dabizas, Laurent Robert, Jermaine Jenas, Alberto Luque, Titus Bramble and Emre Belözoğlu land at St James' Park, all paid in gold. So many failures. Damian Duff is part of the lot.

Injuries and disappointments

However, the Irish had joined the Black and White to revive. After mid-season mid-fig raisin in Chelsea, where he arrived as against 20 million euros, the winger went to Newcastle for 5 million. Already the beginning of the end. After promising beginnings, Duff will seriously injure a knee. Without its Irish, Newcastle can not win. His return is marked by a victory ... to a new injury concern. His coach at the time, Sam Allardyce, even mentions this new halted that could mean a premature end of their careers.

But Duff is a fighter. Strong as an Irishman, he has come back. But find its true level, which had made him a finalist eighth World Cup. At 30, Duff joins Fulham for 3 years and 4.5 million. Among the Cottagers, he found a certain Roy Hodgson who had launched his career at Blackburn.


On the club's official website of Mohamed Al-Fayed, the Craven Cottage boss was delighted with the arrival of the blond Irish: "I am delighted to add a player the caliber of Damian Duff to our team. It will add an option in midfield. I know Damian last ten years since it first appeared in the Blackburn first team when I was manager. I am fully aware of his qualities and I look forward to work with him again. "

An happiness which the player replied: "I am pleased that my transfer to Fulham will be implemented and I look forward to joining the rest of the team in training to prepare for the two matches this week." After the Russians faced FC Amkar Perm, Thursday in turn dam of the Europa League, with Fulham Chelsea. Duff the opportunity to show what he can against his former team.

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