UK time is: 00:56:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Duff: 'Point Finger At The Players'

Winger Damien Duff has admitted, when you put in a performance as bad as the one on Saturday against Sheffield United, the buck stops with the players.

Chairman Freddy Shepherd has come out to defend himself, and I'm sure he will - as he says - refuse to budge and keep on picking up his 2.5m yearly wages. But Duff says it isn't the chairman to blame, or not outright anyway. But the ex-Chelsea player suggests more players should have been signed in the summer.

Duff: 'Stick is flying around and deservedly so. It is us players you can blame and no-one else, really.

'We have not got the biggest of squads and we are struggling with injuries, but with the 11 players we had out on Saturday, you would still expect to win that type of game at St James' Park. But we will take it on the chin, keep working hard and move on.

'It is a massive club, it is a special, special place and the fans deserve better.
I just want to help the team get back to winning ways. Whether I have played an important part or not, we are second bottom of the league, so I am not thinking about myself.

'I just want to get to winning ways as soon as possible. That is all I am thinking about.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 8 2006

Time: 11:31AM

Your Comments

have to admire the fact that at least he recognises and admits a poor display.... hopefully they will get a move on then........
ernshaw
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Ben Arfa Deal Exposes Open Wounds (Wednesday September 3 2014)

NUFC Needs To Die To Rise Again (Wednesday September 3 2014)

Mbiwa Allowed To Go Despite Shortage (Monday September 1 2014)

Transfer Deadline Day Live Blog (Monday September 1 2014)

Having Watched..... (Sunday August 31 2014)

NUFC v Crystal Palace Match Analysis (Saturday August 30 2014)

Call Ups Cause Commotion (Thursday August 28 2014)

Ignore Loic Remy Talk (Thursday August 28 2014)

NUFC Cup Date At The Palace (Wednesday August 27 2014)

A Win But Must Do Better (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Archived Newcastle United Articles

List All TOTT Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Rexn 59
2. billybobcat 49
3. Boomboomcheiktheroom 49
4. OldLeazes 39
5. thecorner 31
6. Finn_the_Dog 27
7. officemonkey 22
8. kevinpie 19
9. The Owl 19
10. Toon_NoMatterWot 17

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Newcastle 3 - 3 Crystal Palace
Aston Villa 0 - 0 Newcastle
Newcastle 0 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Sunderland 3 0 2 1 -1 2
14. Man Utd 3 0 2 1 -1 2
15. Leicester City 3 0 2 1 -2 2
16. Newcastle 3 0 2 1 -2 2
17. Everton 3 0 2 1 -3 2
18. WBA 3 0 2 1 -3 2
19. Crystal Palace 3 0 1 2 -3 1

Breaking League News

Ben Arfa Deal Exposes Open Wounds
Newcastle : 03/09/2014 00:41:00
NUFC Needs To Die To Rise Again
Newcastle : 03/09/2014 00:04:00
Match Analysis: Swansea City 3-0 West Brom
Swansea : 02/09/2014 23:10:00
Odemwingie requires surgery
Stoke : 02/09/2014 20:07:00
Liverpool: Reds Rejected Borini Offers
Liverpool : 02/09/2014 19:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Where do you think NUFC will finish this season?
Suggested By:  Talk of the Tyne
Top 3%
Top 4 5%
Europa league places 28%
Mid table 54%
Relegated 10%