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Sunday, July 16, 2006

"Give me a Duff, Mo!"

is what Homer Simpson would say in Springfield. Comolli has apprently uttered the same line but replaced Mo with "Evil Russian Mafia boss".

That's right Chelski are apprently willing to do business with us for the talented left winger for around £7 milion quid if you believe the excellent ITKs over at FTL and COYS. All is agreed bar a couple of personal terms and of course the important medical. Whisperings suggest it could be done tomorrow although Zakora being done tomorrow ment in 4 weeks time.

As always take with a pinch of salt until you see Jol bear hugging him at Spurs Lodge. Could this be the left winger we desperatly needed the whole of last season?

COYS!

127 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff would be fantastic, but I can't see it happening. SWP would be even better, but that is even more unlikely. Left wing, and a full back are definately needed, and a fourth striker too. And hopefully Carrick will stay also, then we would have an awsome squad plus Stalteri. GET RID OF HIM!
COYS!

7:08 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

duff would be a terrific coup and the sort of signing to convince carrick to stay. with regard to the post before... isn't SWP a right sided player anyway and we have lennon on that side - duff would be a much more sensible acquisition - if its true! would love to see barry in at left back and micah richards in at right back but those these signings seem a long way off yet. COYS

7:16 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldnt want SWP he is an older and not as good version of Lennon. Duff would be a great buy and would really strengthen our squad, although I cant see Duff and Lee working well together as Duff will not defend if Lee goes forward so Lee will have to go.........Shame?

7:20 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Erm.. Damien Duff just signed a new contract for Chelsea.

7:36 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So he will be saving on petrol by driving in with Carlton Cole....

7:38 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dont go to over board mate, SWP at his peak did more for man city than lennon has done so far in a much better team than citeh... he just joined the wrong team. if he had gone up the arse or to scouse land he would have been at the world cup instead of lennon make no mistake, but the greedy little twit choose chelski's trophies and money and risked a lack of 1st team football against his dad's better judgement. i bet he is regretting it badly now.

lennon could rise to the level of performance he showed at man city level this year if he keeps developing well and scores more goals.

Duff is not the answer. he is a diver. why would chelsea be letting him go...cos he is past his best. they should give Routledge a go on the left in pre- season for as many games as possible, and see if he can do it there but keep an eye out for future talent, rather than panic buy other champions league rivals has-beens.

surrey yid

7:42 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How exactly can you be past your best at 26 mate?

7:43 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do so-called Spurs fans persist in their xenophobic Stalteri diatribes? I think he's not been given a fair shake... much like his compatriot Owen Hargreaves. Is it because they both play in Germany? People argue that he's cost us points, but he's not exactly Timmy Atouba, trying tricks around his own penalty area. He's an honest player who has got heart and a great engine. Even scored a cracker (and Spurs only goal) in that ill-fated FA cup loss! So get off his back already. Yes, we need another RB to challenge for the spot, but Paul is a Tottenham player. Get behind him.

Waddle's Mullet

7:44 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say Duff would do a job for us no doubt!
Lee can get back on that slow boat to Korea as far as Im concerned he is a menace and I get scared everytime he has to do something Please F,,k Off Lee! In terms of other areas Do Not sell Defoe! Carrick can go he is brilliant but we have to look at the truth he is going.... Iwould like to see Lucas Neill or brett emerton I know they are moaney ozzys but could be a coup for us! Man Utd can poke John Oshea pile of shit and cough up the right money for Carrick so Jol can have a say where some moneys spent.
Ronaldo can go down the left wing lets have him for carrick he has had enough of the jock lets spend our dough on that cheating little b.s.a.r.

7:44 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff may have signed a new contract, but then so did Kelly just before he left us.

Contracts mean nothing these days.

7:45 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damien Duff is 28 years of age. He has not signed a extended deal according to the CFC official sight and has a year left to run so seven mil is over the top. He would be a class signing and i am hoping he joins, however as all our staff who deal with transfers Commoli et al are rafting in France im not so sure who he is tying up the loose ends in his deal with. Also for Ireland Duff plays as a second striker, i like what the big dutchman is doing getting players who can play in two or three positions. Assou-Ekotto is our new left back and he would be working with Duff so there is no need for Duff to cover Lee. LEE will be covering our right/left back and right/left wing. maybe to be cover for Chimbonda or Micah Richards. Whoever said about Sorin taking over from Ronny R with the circumsition what is that about he is an "Argy"!?!? anyway i like reading the posts on here so carry on lads/lassess, stevie a

7:55 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets have matty etherington back! Arguably one of the biggest fuck ups along with Luke Young done at the Lane! A give away to the crafty Hammers and Boring Charlton that seems unbelievably wrong now when you look at it! Young is the Best right back in the country on his day and I think we could get him back if the price was right! And whilst we were improving the backline get rid of Lee to Reading or Watford and Bring in Wayne Bridge. Then we would have almost everything sorted!!

7:55 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Firstly Duff didn't sign a new contract at Chelsea (it was just reported that he would be signing one).

Secondly Kelly didn't sign a new contract at Spurs - we merely took up the year's option that we had (i.e. to ensure that he wasn't out of contract so that Birmingham would have to agree a fee with us).

7:55 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Full name Damien Duff
Date of birth March 2, 1979
Place of birth Ballyboden, Ireland
Height 178 cm

He's 26 not 28.

7:56 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your both wrong he's 27!

8:03 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SWP??!! Firslty, why when we have got potentially one of the best right wingers in the league and at only 19 he has time to match the likes of Ronaldo, Robben and the Giggs of old. In fact, if it was for his crossing, I would say he's currently the best winger in the league, every time I watch him he makes the left-backs life an absolute night-mare. If Jol, Hughton and the rest get him to work on his crossing we have got a +20million player on our hands. Jose would lose his left testicle for a swap of SWP and Lennon guaranteed.

Secondly, with regards to Duff, he would be absolutely phenominal if he came to Spurs and I know it seems unlikely but there has been a lot of speculation adn you that wouldn't be the case if something wasn't even vaguely true.

Finally (I promise), I really wish everyone would give our wing backs a break. Stalteri, despite a couple of (costly) one off errors, is sooo experienced and has only had a year to adapt to probably the most difficult league in the world. Look at what he achieved at Werder B - a few titles, cups and European experience. Its the same with Lee. And now we have Benoit (supposedly one of the best young talents in France (don;t hold me to that)). You are not going to get much better than those three unless you are wiliing to pay big bucks (or we get lucky in the Seria A scramble). Things are looking sweet, get Duffy baby and its going to be another beaut of a season.

Secondly

8:04 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff doesnt play as 2nd striker 4 Ireland anymore, tho he did a few years back. He's still got a lot 2 offer, he's only hitting his prime

Raffo-Eire

8:07 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my apologies for the age, that teamtalk forum is quite a good spurs one theres a couple of fellas who have been spot on there, steve a

8:07 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i said he could play as a second striker, meaning with only berby, defo and keane, he could fill in like robben does for chelsea, i was trying to bring the point accross that a few of our players offer good cover in other positions, steve a

8:09 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 7.56pm, not being picky or anything, but surely that makes Duff 27 doesn't it?

8:11 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff never signed a contract.

Deal is done.

8:14 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate the teamtalk forum. Such naive comments and it seems that it's all 15 year olds (no offence!) with no clue and such constant negativity. I gave up on that a year ago or so, and now I take the odd look but have to squint as the views are so cringeworthy.
I'd love us to sign Duff as someone rightly said he's more of a final third player and can push forward. We have our player that can carry the ball upfield in Lennon, and we dont need another one like Wright-Phillips.

8:18 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also Stalteri...the odd mistake?
Dont make me laugh he's bloody useless and should be used as reserve full back to the reserve full back. I'm all for supporting our players but when they are making too many mistakes then it's time to be honest, and it wasn't the odd mistake it was many, and they cost us quite a few points. Is it worth the risk?

8:20 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I want to honestly believe this, something is eating me inside saying it's just another load of nonsense. I suppose we'll see, with the people saying how the deal is done, it does make you think but.. we've been in this position MANY times before.

8:26 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

IMO we would have to be happy with Duff if this rumour is true, as he is of proven quality and experience including helping Chelsk win the prem and champs league. Its only for the maginificent Robben that he gets limited games for them.He is better than some of the other shit we have been linked with,and has his friend Keano here.

Why talk about SWP, we have Lennon. We need only current problem areas filled to complete an already strong squad. Signing SWP would be too expensive and also give wrong message to Lennon.

8:27 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't mean to be rude 8:04 but i am amused by the idea of a couple of one-offs. otherwise agree he is pretty solid

8:29 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Blogger Sebbo said...

duff would be the ideal solution to our left sided problem. much better than what we have, a few years ago liverpool wanted him and he opted to go to chelski. now he finds himself further down the pecking order as most players do nowadays. im told that as a part of the arnesen situation we would get first refusal on any players chelsea didnt need. at 27 he's coming into his peak and we could expect at least 4 good years from him. may link up well with keane too as they've played together many times for ireland. hope its true... would be a huge signing for us i reckon. COYS

8:30 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff also is one of only a few genuine quality left footed players around. Players like Ribery and Wilhelmsson are right sided and when you try to think of another left winger who actually has a left foot that is of a high standard who can you come up with?

Duff is perfect...please let it happen.

8:37 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not gonna happen... but I would happily be incorrect. Duff is a fabulous player and would add another dimension to the team, his jinking runs on 1 flank and Lennon's rocket heeled runs on the other... WOW!

Anyhoo, back to reality. NOT gonna happen.

8:42 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have been linked with so many players all summer, like evry summer. I'm just going to wait until anyone actually signs. We have spemt quite a bit of money so far so am not expecting mush more high profile signings. Hope I am wrong though.

8:47 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the Stalteri issue. He makes more than the odd mistake. I first noticed how bad he was when we played Grimsby last season. He give sthe ball away so many times. More than any other defender I know. And he gets beat easily too by any player with any kind of pace and skill. I think he treis hard and gives 100%. He just aint good enough if we are to become part of the elite.

9:05 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many really good full backs are there in the league. Chimbonda's not all that, Lee should have a chance on the right. We need a back up CB and another forward before Duff.

9:40 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember a couple of seasons back
last game of the season Blackburn beat us 4.0 at the lane and a certain Mr Duff ook us apart in the first half he was awesome

10:00 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ti 10pm, yeah I was at that game too. He did tear us apart that day, but the best part is the fact that our team and squad is so much better than it was then. It is so good to actually have optimism for a season for good reasons this time. COYS!

10:06 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul Kemsley is still in town and he has been sorting out the details of the Duff deal. I am reliably informed that the deal is done and should be annouced within the next 24 hours

If true, it makes a seriou statement of intent for the Lilliwhites...zokora, berbatov & duff... and I wouldn't discount more to come.

COYS

10:19 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous parklanespur said...

im really trying hard not to get too excited by this "news"! damien duff is EXACTLY what we need at the moment........to many times last year we were unbalanced and it showed as we only had one outlet to our attacking play, lennon. with duff it would be marvelous as he is a superb left winger.

come on u spurs! please sign duff.........and 2moro! cos im off to the spurs store to check out the new stuff.

10:26 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a news story that Duff has *agreed* to sign a new contract with Chelski, but there was never a story saying that he had actually *signed* it.

I think it was just the usual press stirring. I have had the "Duff about to sign" story from a trustworthy ITK today, plus about 5 or 6 untrustworthy ones. So it may well be so.

10:56 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't see Duff signing. If he was that close to signing it would be on Sky Sports News or something. He would be great, but it aint going to happen.

11:08 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do agree. Duff would be the perfect leftwinger for us. But i find it unlikely. He just singed a new two-year deal at Stamford Bridge a couple a weeks ago. He wouldn`t do that if was on his way out...

11:12 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMIEN DUFF DID NOT SIGN A NEW CONTRACT.he was EXPECTED to sign one

11:22 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He still aint going to sign for us though. I just can't see it happening.

11:23 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so why did stephen kelly do that then??

11:35 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMO Chimbonda would be a great acquisition, even if that means paying £6m. We should also try for Gattuso, although milan did not get relegated they are still out of the CL and are unlikely to get in next year with their points deduction. I would also buy a second italian, maybe Grosso. As this will shorten settling in time. if we are to progress we need better than Lee and Stalteri. Sure they have done well for us but unless we strenthen at the back we will not move forward. The same applies to carrick, (i'd take o'shea and 10 m if offered). He's good but we need better, if we ever are going to challenge Chelski, Manure etc.

11:35 PM, July 16, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff was going to sign a new deal but inbstead will be signing for Spurs in the next 48 hours..unless he fails a medical he is the new yid in the block.

12:04 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you possibly be so certain?

12:08 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch this space..unless he fails the medical he is a yiddo for £10 million..

12:09 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous spidey said...

** DUFF ON HIS WAY TO SPURS **

Chelsea have agreed the transfer of Irish winger Damien Duff to Tottenham.


Duff has been going through a medical this weekend at The Lodge after agreeing personal terms.


The fee is reported to be around £10-11m.


Look for something to be announced in the next 48 hours.


GAME ON !!!


COYS!

12:14 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just seen Sky Sports News (midnight). They showed the back of tomorrow's SUN, which says "Spurs sign Duff" for £11m. He is expected to sign for us in the next 48 hrs subject to medical and finalisng things.

Great news if true. Clearly splashing the cash, and a real statement of our intent to become a true force next season in the league plus Uefa cup.

COYS.

12:16 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chelski's website decribes Duff as:

"An exciting, old-style dribbler who is hard to shake off the ball, Damien has an eye for a penetrating pass or cross and weighs in with his share of goals too. Left-footed, he can operate on either flank or upfront and is a true star for Ireland at international level.

Having put past injury problems to one side, last season was his busiest ever and certainly his most successful, adding the Premiership and Carling Cup to the League Cup won at former club Blackburn.

Damien was a top box office draw a season earlier, his first at Chelsea, until he dislocated his shoulder at Christmas, beginning a run of bad fortune that all but ended his campaign. Already though the Chelsea fans had seen enough to be more than happy with the £17 million record signing in the summer of Roman Abramovich's takeover.

Like so many young players from the Republic, he left early for England to seek his football fortune, joining Blackburn just turned 17. Allowed time and space to develop in Lancashire, he made his international debut two years later. The year 2002 was a massive one, winning the League Cup and then making a mark on the biggest stage of all with a fine showing in the Japan/South Korea World Cup.

When Chelsea came calling a year later, many predicted Damien would shun London to remain in the north. But he was ready for the challenge which continued to stretch him at the beginning of last season as he successfully forced his way into the starting line-up having begun the season on the fringes.

José Mourinho needed convincing that the mental side of his injuries were behind him but having done that, his tandem wing partnership with Arjen Robben became feared throughout the land with Damien making a pleasant habit of scoring opening goals.

He continues to be a regular wing selection where his hard work and defensive diligence is appreciated as well as his flair."

12:27 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still aint getting excited 'till i see him standing next to Jol in the white and blue.

12:37 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Possible 1st team for next season:

Robinson

Lee-Young King Dawson Assou-Ekotto

Lennon Zokora Carrick Duff

Berbatov Keane

12:37 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow he actually looks like he is going to sign. I know the Sun just puts anything on the back page, but I actually think it is going to happen ( fingers crossed ). I can't believe how much money we are spending. YOu have to give them credit. No lack of ambition at all. I just hope we don't have to sell Defoe or Carrick or even worse both to balance the books.
If Duff does sign for £11mil, then it means we would have spent about £30mil this summer. We are really going for it it would seem. COYS!

12:45 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

erm.. it's everywhere that he's signed.

Good fucking lord.. Im trembling.

Robinson

Pyo Dawson King Ekoutto
Zokora
Lennon Duff
Jenas
Keane Berbatov

Carrick's as good as gone tbh, Look at Jenas, as soon as he was reported to not be happy he came straight out in the press and said he didnt know what they were on about and hes having a great time at spurs, all ofthis is happening with Carrick and he doesn't say a word. He's as good as gone, but hey.. 15 million, nice price to be honest.

12:53 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, I think Carrick will go. He doesn't sound very commited. If he wants to stay and cared about the fans, he would have mad eit public that he is staying. Hope I am wrong though. I hope Defoe doesn't go aswell as I have a feeling he is going to have a very good season for us. he has a huge point to prove, and what with the Uefa cup this season he is going to have lots of opportunities to try and over take keane upfront.
It's exciting times.
I jjust pray for no major injuries. That will be our only downfall.
COYS!

1:07 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomorrows Sun says:

Spurs grab Duff
By MARK IRWIN

CHELSEA winger Damien Duff is joining rivals Spurs in an £11million deal.

Tottenham boss Martin Jol expects to complete the transfer within 48 hours after Duff had a medical this weekend.

The Republic of Ireland ace, 27, has been offered a four-year, £60,000-a-week deal to boost Spurs' UEFA Cup bid.

The ambitious North Londoners have already spent £22m this summer on Dimitar Berbatov, Didier Zokora and Benoit Assou-Ekotto. But the signing of Duff will be their biggest coup yet.

Duff is quitting Chelsea after it became clear he no longer figures in boss Jose Mourinho’s plans after signing from Blackburn for £17m in 2003.

The arrival of Michael Ballack and Andriy Shevchenko means Mourinho will revert to a 4-4-2 formation to accommodate his superstar signings - with limited opportunities for wingers.

Jol has been looking for a left-sided attacker for more than a year and, with Duff on one wing and teenager Aaron Lennon on the other, now has a team he feels is ready to challenge for major honours.

But fans fear the books will have to be balanced by the sale of Jermain Defoe, with Manchester United, Newcastle and Liverpool keen on the striker.

1:19 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Independent says:

Duff on brink of £11m switch to Tottenham

By Gordon Tynan
Published: 17 July 2006

Damien Duff, the Chelsea winger, will complete an £11m move to Tottenham Hotspur in the next 48 hours after completing a medical over the weekend, according to reports last night.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international is said to have been offered a four-year contract worth about £60,000 a week.

Duff, who signed for Chelsea from Blackburn Rovers for £17m in 2003, was one of the first signings sanctioned by Roman Abramovich, However, Duff has become a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge, and his cause was not helped by the arrivals of Andrei Shevchenko and Michael Ballack.

Spurs have already spent £22m this summer on Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, midfielder Didier Zokora and defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

Meanwhile, Ruud van Nistelrooy's agent has confirmed the Manchester United striker is keen on a move to Real Madrid. The United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, announced on Friday that the Netherlands international had asked to leave Old Trafford, with Real and Bayern Munich leading the chase.

It appears the Spanish club have the upper hand, with the 30-year-old's representative, Roger Linse, saying: "We met with United to tell them Ruud thought that stage of his career was over. We know Madrid want him and the player is keen to play there. Madrid is a dream for any footballer."

The new Real manager, Fabio Capello, is certain Van Nistelrooy will be a success at the Bernabeu. Capello, who recently left Juventus to return to the Spanish capital, said: "He has scored a lot of goals and is a striker who can succeed [here]."

Wayne Rooney has insisted that his stamp on Ricardo Carvalho at the World Cup was not deliberate. "I'll go to my grave and still maintain it was a complete accident," the England forward said.

"When I fell I had my back to the player. I could not see him, or where I was putting my foot. If it had been a definite stamp, the fella would still be in hospital. But he was up on his feet in minutes. It was the sort of thing that happens when you are fighting for the ball."

Reports last night claimed Rooney's United team-mate, Cristiano Ronaldo, is now likely to see out his four-year deal at Old Trafford after a heart-to-heart chat with his mother.

Damien Duff, the Chelsea winger, will complete an £11m move to Tottenham Hotspur in the next 48 hours after completing a medical over the weekend, according to reports last night.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international is said to have been offered a four-year contract worth about £60,000 a week.

Duff, who signed for Chelsea from Blackburn Rovers for £17m in 2003, was one of the first signings sanctioned by Roman Abramovich, However, Duff has become a peripheral figure at Stamford Bridge, and his cause was not helped by the arrivals of Andrei Shevchenko and Michael Ballack.

Spurs have already spent £22m this summer on Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov, midfielder Didier Zokora and defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

1:27 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous EssexYid said...

Signing Damien Duff is fantastic news please let it happen, we were definitely weak on the left side last season Duff is the perfect answer to the problem, and yes Spurs have spent a lot of money so far about £33 million pounds, but Spurs don't "have to sell to balance the books", Carrick will probably go though you cant keep "greedy" I mean unhappy players at a club.
Spurs never spent a great deal of money in the January window we still had the Arnesen money we had the money from Pompey £7.5 million and we have just signed TWO fantastic sponsorship deals with Mansion and Puma, and on top of all that we have our normal seasons Transfer budget to add to the kitty, If Carrick does go and we get about £15 million or so for him we still have plenty of money left in the pot.

COYS EssexYid

1:54 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

duff will be unviled on wednesday when martin jol gets back from france and also spurs have agreed a fee of 10mil with manutd for carrick aswell as o/shea and rossi signing on loan. chimbonda wont be joining us

2:18 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my biggest fear with multi million pound signings is that some of our excellent youth talent will want away. huddlestone for example could fill the boots of carrick given the chance.andy reid does not become a bad player because he signed for us give him plenty in pre season then judge him or sell him we all want success at the lane but lets not forget the boys of last year who grew up to be MEN and will continue to do that for a team they love, not like chelscum players who have gone their for the money.

2:23 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Blogger paul said...

duff what a coup that will be he will b fantastic on the left as for carrick he can go 2 utd with o/shea and possibley saha or rossi comeing 2 spurs as part of the deal as for the left back position i have its gonna be filled by another irish boy its gonna be ian
harte and at r/b its gonna be lucus neill watch where u heard it first guys

2:28 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damien Duff might just tilt it for us in the CL race.I fancy us ousting probably Liverpool from the top 4 this time.

Steve G was ordinary in the WC and if he continue his form, we have a better squad next season than them.

We are on the up and a great thanks for the Chairman.Last year we have Davids to excite us this year we have Duff.Long may it continue.

4:22 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff another Reid from a third world footballing nation & Spurs directors are frittering away our money again

7:53 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous defoenitely said...

This would be a real coup as last season we missed a proper left winger. Pyo-Lee hardly inspired anyone and wouldn't be missed but with Routledge back and the signing of Duff this would be superb. Seems almost a certainty as every paper is carrying the story this morning.

8:45 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7.53 am are u from Mars ?third world country player.Liverpool could not come up with the money to buy him for goodness sake.Directors frittering our money ? you should be thankful they came up with money from their own pocket !

I couldn't believed some of the spurs fans today....over at liverpool blogs those thick in the head pool fans could even figured that if successive CL campaigns, why money is still tight at Anfield.

The spurs board of directors rock and you can't see it thats your problem !

10:03 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is great news about Duff ( If he does sign ). It is just ashame that Carrick is probably going. If he stays then I don't think anyone could argue that are midfield would be amongst the very best. It would be awsome with Duff and Lennon tearing teams apart out wide. Even if Carrick does leave though, we still have a pretty awsome midfield. I just think full back area is our only weak point now, but if Ekoutto plays on the left ( Don't know how good he is, and Lee plays on the right ( Finally will be able to get crosses in ), then it won't be so bad. We have to give a huge thanks to the chairman. He is showing that he wants Spurs to be big again! COYS!

10:09 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

guys....who do you think we can oust from the top 4 now that we mean business ?

Liverpool ? Arsenal ? or Man U.

I fancy Liverpool.I think Arsenal would not go through a transition like they did last year.Our only hope is that Henry goes through a Viera like decline.

Man U would always be Man U. We will compete with them and Chelsea if continue our upward climb the following season.

10:45 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Duff signs...the "Icings" on the cake would be Curtis Davies (not only to complement our stock of top class english central defenders but also to deny Arsenal one).

Chimbonda (com'on its just 6 mil..pay it up and the minds boggle at the thought of him and Lennon bombing forward on the right).

Nedved and Thuram (adding a bit of class, inspiration and experience to our attack and defense respectively)

Zlatan Ibramovic or Filipo Izhagi from the Italian fire sales...

How to fund them. ?..the private pockets of Joe Lewis I guess...hahaha

10:57 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff will be a great signing that will balance the midfield right out and even if carrick does go we have a choice between zakora jenas murphy huddlestone and taino, all of those can do a job wen asked so we dont need to worry there.

A must is to keep defoe, i have a feeling he will be on fire again this season as he looks more up for it in the pre-season games and that wud leave us with 2 strikers if he goes so we must keep him.

Finaly if we do sign duff i would only want a right full back from either chimbonda or richards and then our squad would be pretty much done bar maybe a back up centre back or 4th striker but we may not have the funds to achieve both of them.

So Good luck and COME ON YOU SPURS!!!!

11:12 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff would be a wiked signing it wouls also bring out the best in keano C'MON U SPURS!!!!!

11:42 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff would be a great signing giving us much needed balance and pace down the left and would more than compensate the loss of Carrick should he do one to Manure.
Anyone who doesnt want to see Duff at WHL must really have some strange ideas so id be interested in hearing who they would choose above Duff?
COYS!
ZSpur

11:42 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My only concern now is that with so much money spent, this all of sudden puts a lot of pressure on Jol to do well this season. I mean anything other than 5th and really good cup runs ( hopefully a trophy too ) is unthinkable now. I love Martin Jol and just really hope all this turns out great for him.
COYS!

11:46 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff = what we need any1 who says differnet is out there head he is class !! and has always been . Lets hope he is on his way like every1 seems to be saying !!!!!!

COYS

11:51 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

apperently the carrick chase is over according to the spursweb.com because we turned down the latest bid so they are now trying to get viera instead anyone now anything else?

11:53 AM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We'll have to wait and see what happens with the players in Italy before knowing Carrick's future.

Man U are interested in a few of them and if they can get Pirlo & Gattuso then it's case closed. There's also the Hargreaves rumours and now Viera (can't see that one though)

What worries me though is that Carrick has said nowt about the subject and i don't know if that is bad or good news? Bad news i think because if he was happy (albiet flattered) and wanted to stay then he would of said so by now.

Can understand him wanting to leave though, being a northern lad and the chance to play alongside Rooney & Ronaldo (in CL)

But £15m is great business.

I'd be more gutted, infact, absolutely heartbroken if Defoe leaves. Now liverpool have bought Bellamy, don't think he is going there, Newcastle = NO CHANCE (hahaha) makes me laugh that one? !!! Man U? possibly. Hope not.

All we need now is a RB, Thuram or Chimbonda will do for me.

And some cover for CB, again Thuram could play there and maybe Curtis Davies (but not for 10m), & that would piss Le' Arse off !!
Ayala has been mentioned and i think would be a good addition

And maybe Nedved on a free!


Bravo Spurs Board
Keep up the good work.

COYS

12:26 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to Sky Sports, the BBC, ITV Football, all the papers - tabloid and broadsheet - and most transfer websites, Duff will be signing for Spurs in the next 24-48 hours.

Realistically for us, this would be a massive signing. Those people that think we can buy Ribery or Camoranesi are clearly deluded. We have a bit of a way to go before we can buy CL players, and a good league and Cup runs are integral to that.

I can't see the "In" door at WHL stopping shut until the end of August...So far we have Berbatov, Assou-Ekotto, Dervitte, Zokora and now Duff (touch wood!). Add to that Chimbonda and/or Barry and we'll have the strongest squad for years.

By the way, looks like Carrick is definitely staying, because ManUSA have given up on signing him seeing as Fergie has a hard-on to sign Vieira in the Juventus "Everything Must Go" Sale.

12:34 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff was at Chelsea's pre-season training camp this morning.. training.

1:40 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff probably wanted to train with Chelski today so he could say goodbye to his team mates ahead of his imminent transfer to WHL.

COYS!

1:50 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or it may just all be a load of bollocks?

1:57 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how does this sound to people...

4-3-3

stalteri, king, dawson, eko

zakora, carrick, jenas

lennon, berbatov, duff

with lennon and duff dropping back into midfield when we are not in possesion.
that looks like a very threatening pacey line up that anyone would be scared of

1:59 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why have you got Carrick there? rofl.

2:01 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, if carrick doesn't stay, then just exchange his name for:davids or huddlestone. either way... a holding midfielder in there

2:22 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anybody considered 3 at the back?

King dawson ekoutto

2:35 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're all wrong, Duff is 42

3:45 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been training with chelsea, looks like it's off tbh.

3:47 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah it looks like it's off, for christs sake are you stupid. He's returned to his club as any player HAS TO for the first day of pre-season training, I'm sure he would want to say goodbye, clear out his locker and beside anything else he is still a Chelsea player.
Stop this negative spin to make yourself look like you know anything. He's had a medical and agreed terms and the whole Spurs team is in France. The deal will be announced either Wednesday or Thursday, and if it wasn't true someone would have said so ie. Duff himself. Grow up.

4:42 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chelsea offered him 25k extra a week to stay, typical.

5:41 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well, ive heard that hoddle is coming out of retirement and will form a new look midfield with him ginola, ardiles and waddle !!!
wake up and smell the coffee - will be fantastic if duff signs, i'll believe it though when i see him in the papers or websites standing next to jol or comelli holding out his spurs shirt / scarf.

COYS

6:00 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thespursweb.com is pure trash... don't believe anything those rip-off artists say...

6:00 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the issue of who we could dislodge from CL spot this year, I think we could possibly catch any of pool, arsenal or Man U. I dont think Liverpool will have such a good season this year. I think Fergie is starting to develop early stage dementia, plus wont be able to replace Ruud. But also. the Arse in recent years have made a habit of beating teams at highbury on one of the smallest pitches in the country whilst struggling away from home. I think they are going to struggle in their first season at the new stadium, remember their shocking euro run at Wembly?! So that just leaves Chelski! COYS

6:06 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spursweb is good IMO. Revealed Berbatov deal first and always seem on the ball.

6:31 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone who says duff wont be good, hes past his best, try routledge blah blah blah hasnt got a clue. duff is class make no mistake about that. just imagine him flying down the left lennon on the right, keano would love it and berbatov's a shit hot headerer and duff can whip a hell of a cross in. with our solid defence, zokora and whoever centre, we will be a mighty force. coys.

7:33 PM, July 17, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chelsea havent even accepted our offer apparently..

12:44 AM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chelsea wants more money and 11mil is just right for a man of Duff talent.If he is willing to come that would take away about 2 mil.

We need him and badly so.He is want you can call a tipping point signing.The one that could not only bring CL football to WHL but also convince others of our ambition.

Not only would we entice the Hargreaves,Chimbondas and C. Davies but also the Torres' and Riberys' of theworld

6:24 AM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not looking as rosey as they first made out, is it.

11:05 AM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous SamioS@hotmail.co.uk said...

BBC Website:

"Tottenham are close to completing the signing of Chelsea's Damien Duff, according to reports.
The 27-year-old winger is thought to have completed a medical on Sunday and is expected to make his move across the capital in the next few days.

The Republic of Ireland star, who moved to Chelsea from Blackburn for £17m in 2003, has a year left on his contract.

Duff has won two Premiership titles at Chelsea but has struggled to hold down a regular slot in the starting line-up.

He reported back for pre-season training on Monday at their Cobham base as speculation mounted that he was about to leave Stamford Bridge for White Hart Lane.

Duff would be the fourth signing of the summer after Dimitar Berbatov, Didier Zokora and Benoit Assou-Ekotto."

6:02 PM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The russian doesnt wanna sell duff apparently.

8:38 PM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone heard anymore news about Duff? I'm a little worried he aint going to come now. We would have an awsome midfield if he came.
Also glad to see pre season is going well and Defoe is banging them in. I think the boy has a point to prove!

10:46 PM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now we just have to hope manure don't come calling for Defoe ;).

Duff deal seems to of gone quiet, been reading on another board that Abrimovich changed his mind monday morning about selling him.

11:05 PM, July 18, 2006

 
Anonymous Bong said...

Damo Duff would be awesome, with him, Zokora and Berbatov we are signing just the right sort of players for an assault on all 4 competitions next season.

Next step is to keep signing quality - new right back 1st - and hold on to stars like Carrick and Defoe who are TOP QUALITY and would only make our rivals like Man U stronger if they had them

12:39 PM, July 19, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Duff deal has gone all quiet. I am worried it aint going to happen. A quality left winger like him would be awsome.

1:12 PM, July 19, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

Fuckin gutted, was looking really forward to a player like Duff completing a frightening looking midfield and attack.

Even like others got excited at the so called "breaking news" rumour that Duff left training early!...its crazy at the little signs of hope that get us Spurs fans excited thinking maybe Duff was called in the office to be told he was being sold...instead he could have been just simply going for a shit or anything!...hahaha.

Anyway, hopefully the deal is not completely dead. But reports say that we offered only 5 million. Now Levy is a shrewd man with his negotiation tactics, but it is always gonna take a lot more than that to sign proven quality like Duff...he has to be worth at least 8 million, if not 10 million surely! The truth maybe that Chelsea just dont wanna sell him at any price...hope not though.

4:05 AM, July 20, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has opened the door for Damien Duff to leave Stamford Bridge.

Duff has been linked with a move to Tottenham in order to increase his first-team opportunities with Chelsea already rejecting one £5million bid for the Republic of Ireland international.

Mourinho said: 'It is not true that Duff didn't play much last season - he played two more games than the season before and was injured.

'I have an open relationship with Duff and we have talked about all possibilities. He's a player I'm happy to keep, not desperate to keep.

'I like Damien Duff as a player and a person. I've listened to him for a couple of hours and understand what is going through his mind.' "
from soccernet.com

5:50 PM, July 20, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

Looks like a glimmer of hope yet then...excellent...please DL and DC close this deal. The icing on the cake would be Bridge too, hopefully Chelsea will sign Ashley Cole and Roberto Carlos to piss him off! Have a feeling their are a few fun and games to come yet chaps. COYS!

6:50 PM, July 20, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxZNDrG4Ln8&search=damien%20duff

Duff in action!

8:49 PM, July 20, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After what Mourinho said to day, it's clear that Duff want's to leave..

Chelsea will sell him.
He wants to leave, and supposedly come spurs.
We are determined to get him.

It's looking like its going to be a VERY good week, let's hope we see him in our team against Inter next saturday

8:52 PM, July 20, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

http://football.guardian.co.uk/News_Story/0,,1825449,00.html?gusrc=rss

The url is from an article in the Guardian, Friday 21st saying that Mourhino wants to sell 3 players.

Come on my son Jose, chuck us Duff and Bridge please!

Bridge would probably depend on whether they get that scummer Ashley Cole or Roberto Carlos though.

3:41 AM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks like he cud be going to newcastle now which will be a shame coz we have missed out on a great talent which could of solved our left wing problem

10:41 AM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

Can't believe that we could miss out to that "big" shite team Newcastle...what a gutter.

3:27 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe

Footballer = Love of money = newcastle over Tottenham? Other than wanting to be oop north rather than daahn south I honestly can't think of any other reason why duff would choose newky over Spuds? Are they more likely to win something this year? Anyway, it might all be a load of paper bollocks!

Yid15

7:46 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahaha
you've missed out on Duff.
he's gone to a team with real prospects and 55,000 supporters every home game.

you clueless cunnies

8:19 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

8.52pm not determined enough eh ?

mwah mwah you cuntz

8:22 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Duff = Same as Parker (over-rated and over-payed)

Average player that was offered 4 x the amount he is worth in wages

Spurs offered about 40k a week

Newcarsul offered about 75k a week


-------------------------------------------------

2006/07 Newcarsul win NOTHING AGAIN

Mighty SPURS go on to QF for CL footie and add some silverware to the trophy-room.


P.S ask Carr whrere he'd rather be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




P.S.S Aaron Lennon = 1m !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8:22 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHY DO NEWCASTLE PLAY IN BLACK & WHITE?

TO REMIND THEM OF THE LAST TIME THEY WON ANYTHING

8:27 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr 8:19

When was the last time new'castle had 55'000 supporters every week?!!

YOU TWAT

That is the same as saying that newcastle (NEVER WON ANYTHING EVER) are then best supporters in the land (which is a total bullshit & a myth, seen BETTER support at Portsmouth)

Fucking Northern Monkey MUPPETS

Enjoy another trophy-LESS season you dirty NORTHERN wife-beating Inbred STUPID cunt MOTHER FUCKERS



Ha Ha Ha

TWATS!




Norther Rock ?!!

More like Northern COCK (suckers)

Ha Ha Ha

8:34 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny that Newcastle call themselves the 'Magpies'?

..........when they seem to have a strange aversion to anything shiny?

8:47 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why Duff Why

The last thing newcastle won was the milk cup.

Who we gonna buy now????
Maximiliano Rubén Rodríguez(Maxi)
Aimar
Downing
Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez(betis)
Vicente

We need someone that will improve our squad.

Or we could put a big Maccy D's sign at the end of each left wing a tell reid theirs a big mac waiting for him at the end.

8:50 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

That is shocking!

Duff with Newcarsholes = Career Over!

Just look at Past Examples; Carr, Parker, Dyer, Owen, all severely fucked up their International careers.

It can only mean one thing, Duff is happy with his 3 years of success at Chelsea and now just wants to milk as much money as possible with no pressure of winning anything.

Spurs = 6 England Internationals with Defoe and Ledley King back in the fold.

Newcastle = Half an England player...a injury prone 16 million Owen...what a bargain!...hahaha!!!

If Duff ain't got any ambition...we dont need him at the lane.

9:03 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Newcastle was made to pay over the odds. If we aren't gonna get the player, let's not allow our rivals to nick 'em on the cheap! Good business. Plus, it demonstrates how Jol, Levy & DC have their collective finger on the transfer pulse. As we've now seen with the Berbatov & Zokora deals, our trio is first in the know, and will act swiftly when they determine whether a move is correct. Duff woulda been perfect, but I've no doubt Spurs will find another quality left winger. Why Duff prefers Newcastle only he will know, but the barcodes are like Tottenham in that they are also a team with history and great fans. But Spurs are building something special, and one duffin' setback ain't gonna change that.

Waddle's Mullet

9:20 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

spurs 6 internationals ?
fuck yeah 1 regular which was the keeper and he was fecking shit in the world cup.
you pricks , you think you are so good and that you should have success as your divine right LOL , remind me, what have you won ? answer a mickey mouse cup in 15 years !!
I'd rather win nothing than have the embarrassment of winning that stoopid, meaningless trophy.

you're the shit of London and don't forget it .
Arsenal and Chelsea piss all over your corrupt little club.

9:33 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

Anon 8.50pm, Downing is overated and over priced IMO mate, not to mention unavailable. Dont know what would be the price or availability of the argies/spaniards you mentioned either.

Looks like we might have to be patient and concentrate on other weak areas, as we still have a strong midfield even without an orthodox winger.Hope Carrick stays now to make up for the dissapointment, but if he really does want to leave,we should be demanding Kieran Richardson as part of any deal!

Other than that, we could just be patient for a top class winger to become available and compensate with a solid left-sided player in the meanwhile - either wayne Bridge or Gareth Barry?

9:34 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Why Duff Why

The last thing newcastle won was the milk cup.'


I think you will find that the same applies to you. spud cunt

9:36 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who wants to play for spudcunz anyway ?

you had one good season in 20 years and you get excited. I'm afraid you will not be breaking into the top four, so get that silly idea out of your heads.

haha

9:41 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you knob how many managers have you had you nothern cunt.

Now you got a half brain west ham reject to bring back the glory days o sorry did i say bring back i meant bring the glory days.

Before you come on our site you mug know your history its not too hard you ain't got any.

Wank Stain

9:42 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Vinny said...

Newcarshole 9.36pm:

I bet you are a fat northern bastard!...belly stickin out and your cheap shit Newcy Brown in one hand and bacon sarney in the otherhand...hahaha!

Do me a favour mate and sing me this song;

Go up pub,
drink 10 pints,
and get really plastered.

Go back home,
and beat da wife,
COS IM A NORTHERN BASTARD!!!!!!!

Hahahahahahaha!!!

9:43 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was it your chairman said once.

Your women are ugly slags
your all fat no job bastards
and the only decent player you have ever had came home to win


ARE YOU READY, ALL TOGETHER NOW

FUCK ALL

9:48 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Newcarsul always make me laugh

Shit team, shit town and shit fans

Fat Cunts who have never seen their team win anything ever

And their birs are fat dogs!!


Whay 'Aye 'Man

Fucking Pricks

9:55 PM, July 21, 2006

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you cockney cont

9:04 PM, August 02, 2006

 

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