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Duff: I'm Staying

Premier League Newcastle United
by Tom-NUFC (U10767057) 25 May 2009
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Damien Duff has said he wishes to stay at the club to help Newcastle bounce back into the Premier League.

...at least we have one player who cares about our situation.

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comment by andy (U3997541)

posted May 26, 2009

Unfortunately,I don't think there exists a manager who could bring N'cle back in less than 2 years ie not a viable challenge for Shearer at this stage.

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posted May 26, 2009

I saw him on a BA flight to London last night. He didn't look like he was going to be back...

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comment by isozar (U13984594)

posted May 26, 2009

Nop big surpruise he wants to say. He's washed up - not even half the player he was, and on a huge salary without a relegation clause.

If he goes elsewhere his money will plummet and he'll be a fringe player.

Only lotaly is to his bank account.

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posted May 26, 2009

Newcastle have been poor all season,and it's not Alan Shearers fault at all.He had no chance the damage had long already been done.The sacking of Sam Alladice was a massive mistake for the club,he could have done something.Damien Duff is a top class player,but many there have taken the big pay cheque and given little all season and clearly Shearer thought so from his comments on Sunday.Duff must stay as captain,try a persuade Shearer to stay as well but some of the squad the club would be far better off to close the door on and bring in those who will play with a passion for the club and it's supporters.

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posted May 26, 2009

Ask Duff if he still wants to stay on at half of his 70000 pw wages (he'd still be one of the best payed players in the Championship).
See if his love and loyalty to your club can survive that test.

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posted May 26, 2009

Everton fan in peace..

Newcastle as a club needs a cooling off period so they can regroup and reassess how they intend to go forward. Once the club decides who the manager is going to be, if that is Shearer or not, then the club can sort out which players are staying and which are going through the door.

There's a lot to sort out at NUFC.. The club needs building back up from the ground up and I think Shearer is the man to do it.

Shearer will obtain his coaching badges, his journey will be a steep learning curve and he will know which players and backroom staff should stay or should go..

Newcastle fans should take a step back and let the club sort these problems out.. The only way you can show your support is like Man City fans who followed their team all over the country when they were relegated to the lower leagues - do that and the club, backroom staff and players will be grateful..

It'll take a little for results to happen on the pitch but eventually I can see Newcastle turning this nightmare around and bouncing back into the Premier league and be all the stronger for it..

Heroes are not born, they're made.

Every dog has it's day but it's Newcastle's time to rise from the ashes and show everybody what the club is made of..

There's been a lot said about Newcastle's relegation. Some mean spirited and un-sportsman-like rubbish uttered by fellow Englishmen who should be ashamed of themselves and this is the very stuff which will make any future success all the more sweeter when Newcastle returns to the Premiership all the more stronger from the experience...

Good luck, I hope you do it and bounce back soon.

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comment by Tim (U4766339)

posted May 26, 2009

Shearer only went to the club for the money.He is not experienced enough to manage a top club.The board should resign and employ a proven manager and give him some time(2-3 years).

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comment by Djbungo (U2087851)

posted May 26, 2009

I agree, I don't think he is a mercenary, really, if he was why he have gone to Newcastle in the first place.

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I think that was because we offered more money than Spurs when he was leaving Chelsea??

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The sacking of Sam Alladice was a massive mistake for the club,he could have done something.

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No, the appointment of Allardyce in the first place was a mistake, sacking him was Ashleys way of trying to get things running his way rather than Shepherds way...but at the end of the day we still got beat of Derby so he can't complain too much!

Also, I still can't believe Owen wasn't stripped of the captaincy once he said he was holding out till the end of the season - what message does it send to your players when the captain of the club won't commit his future to the team??

The whole club needs a shake up, and I only hope it starts now rather than two weeks afte rthe season starts!

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posted May 26, 2009

i could manage newcastle as I ant & dec once so I have geordie blood running in me.

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posted May 26, 2009

"No disrespect to the Championship but Newcastle are too big a club to be down there"

It's that type of arrogance that has got Newcastle where they are now in the first place. If anybody really thinks that Newcastle are too big a club, then they are obviously dilusional.

Look at many teams that have fallen from grace over the years; Sheffield Wednesday, Notts Forest, Leeds, Man City and more recently Southampton and Charlton. How many of these have bounced back quickly. Personally i think that Newcastle are likely to struggle with Championsip football next season, especially as you are likely to be starting with a massively overahauled team.

I do hope that Newcastle prove me wrong.

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