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Mourinho Fears Reds Backlash

Mourinho Fears Reds Backlash

The Republic of Ireland winger passed a medical on Tyneside and signed a five-year contract. And although Liverpool and Tottenham were in the race at the death, Mourinho didn't want the player to go to a side he feels could be challenging him for the Premiership, or to his near neighbours.

Duff was a £17million signing from Blackburn in 2003, and although he has been a success with the Blues (with two Premiership medals to prove it) he didn't fancy a 'bit part' at Stamford Bridge next season.

Mourinho, on the other hand, refused the offer by Liverpool, knowing full well this could be a player who could come back and haunt him.

Liverpool's loss - Newcastle's gain.


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Date:Sunday July 23 2006
Time: 12:23PM

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TOON ARMY WELCOME ON BOARD
shearer
23/07/2006 12:39:00
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So what you are saying is that Mouinho was happy for Duff to go to Newcastle because they are not a threat. I agree that Newcastle are not a threat to anyone but themselves but I am sure that it did not enter Mourinho's head, he sold to you lot because you where the idiots that paid £10-£11 million for him. Don't get me wrong he is a good player but £10-£11 million! Mourinho saw you lot coming.
sidyid
23/07/2006 12:39:00
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I like Duff he's an excellent player but this deal was not just black & white it was tinted with plenty of anti red and anti lillywhite COYS
North Devon Spurs
23/07/2006 12:59:00
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The guy,s fu cking ugly and would have ruined the classy new shirt, looked alright in a fu cking gay blue shirt though.
Paxton
23/07/2006 13:05:00
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It seems that Newcastle only paid £5 million for him. Suppose he didn't want to play for spurs because they have no champions league experience at all. Never mind one day maybe.
Lalas
23/07/2006 13:19:00
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wow thats nice ent he had to choose u cause he wasn't allowed to a big club, haha have to agree, u boys need to sort ur team out or u will find urself in big trouble
andyclark1882
23/07/2006 13:22:00
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Yeh there was only one place he was allowed to go if he wanted first team football, for sure.
Paxton
23/07/2006 13:42:00
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The authors comments are exactly right, Chelsea stopped the transfer to Spurs (& Liverpool) as they KNOW we are going to be a bigger threat this year, and their gay 'trophy' fans couldnt bear the thought of some competition in the leaugue this year. They would rather have all the players and dominate again with all the money but no satisfaction of actually winning it from a level playing field with the other teams around you. Please take me back to the good old days of division 1 when you could pick from lots of teams capable of winning a trophy, and they was a limit on foreigners so your players could relate to a london derby and actually cared! No seriously good luck to chelsea this year... i hope the Russian gets bored when you fail in CL again and then you will go under when the arse is ripped out of your club. BTW - Duff will create lots of chances for newcastle in the 20 games he manges to play in a season, shame they wont have anyone to knock them in as the rest of their squad is *****e...
surrey yid
23/07/2006 14:02:00
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Dont say that they got Owen, for maybe two games of the season. LOL
stu_u2k
23/07/2006 14:31:00
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owen was good business! wot is it? £1m a game! what an overrated shower of *****! sooner you newcastle fans realise you are in the ***** the better. no-one is bitter duff has signed for you, its the ridiculous calls you lot make saying that your a bigger club than spurs! you jokers!
elmo85
23/07/2006 15:48:00
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