Newcastle United signed Damien Duff from Chelsea this weekend, on a five-year contract.
Um, why? I like Duff a lot but the last thing NUFC needs is another tricky winger â€“ the club’s immediate priority should be to buy a world-class central defender and a world-class striker. To be fair to Glenn Roeder, I’m sure he’s painfully aware of that too.
Seems like the signing of Duff is just another example of the Magpies buying a showman to placate/excite their fans. (Tino Asprilla, anyone?) If you ask me, Newcastle got the wrong man â€“ they should have raided Chelsea for William Gallas or Hernan Crespo, preferably both.