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Duff admits to Chelsea blues

July 24th, 2006

Damien Duff has revealed his unhappiness at Chelsea sparked his shock move to Newcastle.

Despite picking up two Premiership winner’s medals at Stamford Bridge in the last two seasons and playing in the Champions League, that was still not enough to end Duff’s misery.

The Republic of Ireland winger knew he had to quit the Blues to simply play football, and at St James’ Park he knows he will be an automatic first choice under manager Glenn Roeder.

That was in stark contrast to Jose Mourinho, who was keen to retain the services of the 27-year-old, but with no guarantees.

After speaking with Mourinho and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon about his feelings, the Premiership champions have reluctantly parted company with a player who cost them £17million from Blackburn three years ago.



With only a year on his contract he probably would have been let go anyway – better to go on his terms I guess.

Although I must say – although it’s hard when you’re not playing regular first team football – I think the term “unhappiness” is misleading …

50K+ per week, top football, winners medals … oh I wish that we could all be that miserable eh?


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