Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Duff: 'Point Finger At The Players'

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.'

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:
Date:Wednesday November 8 2006
Time: 11:31AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
have to admire the fact that at least he recognises and admits a poor display.... hopefully they will get a move on then........
ernshaw
08/11/2006 22:46:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Benitez Expecting Tough Palace Clash

Manager Rafa Benitez has said he's expecting a tough clash when we face Crystal Palace this weekend, but he wants Newcastle to focus on their own energies and strengths...

With Mind Games Aimed At NUFC Comes Hope.

Hope for a Benitez stay above all else.

Vital Pre-Match - Newcastle v Crystal Palace

A draw against Liverpool was certainly a point gained than points lost as at half time at Anfield we were dead and buried. Alan Pardew's Crystal Palace must be beaten though!

Well, We Aren't Top Of The Injury List At Least

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Newcastle United and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

Ken Waugh
no email
Profile
TNMW
Editor email
Profile
Ian Smith
no email
Profile
Rexn
no email
Profile
BowburnMag
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Newcastle v Crystal Palace
Suggested By:
Newcastle win72%
Crystal Palace win28%
Draw0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Toon_NoMatterWot173
2.BLACKBOB138
3.billybobcat76
4.Mcnamee6756
5.keggy_keagal51
6.PieMag43
7.vin189228
8.daftladguy26
9.Rytoon25
10.Bruce6823