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I reckon we aught to try and get him. Put him on the right, move becks in the middle, with Keano, and Giggs on the left. Just a thought.

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Duff on the right? Wouldn't work.

As you'd know Fred m'boy he is a left-sided lad - if you look at his performance on the right for Ireland against Spain late in the game when he dropped deeper he was always looking to cut inside onto his left.

While this would allow Becks to overlap on the right I just cant see it working - especially considering how easily the midfield adjusted to fitting JSV into the side :rolleyes: - not only that, it wouldn't take a rocket scientist to devise a plan to exploit it and counter-attack through Gary Neville.

Duff's best work is down the left. Now Giggsy will not be dropped for him so why not spend the money in an area where you need to improve like central defence or *gasp* between the sticks :)
 

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Fred Elliot said:
I reckon we aught to try and get him. Put him on the right, move becks in the middle, with Keano, and Giggs on the left. Just a thought.

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we've got enough midfielders already si, but if giggs were to leave duff would make an excellent replacement. we've already got 5 world-class midfielders, whereas the likes of liverpool still only have 1! for now we should concentrate on getting a couple of decent defenders. i very much doubt blackburn would sell duff anyway. they've been left sunstancial funds by jack walker and i can't see sousness selling his best player.
 

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He could be used as a support striker for Ruud.He'd link up well with RVN and they would complement each other perfectly since Duff posseses one thing that RVN lacks and thats pace.

So Fergie could play him as a striker,sort of role that Di Canio would have played if he had arrived,and let Giggsy take up his preffered role in the left flank.
 

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Duff on the right? Wouldn't work.

As you'd know Fred m'boy he is a left-sided lad - if you look at his performance on the right for Ireland against Spain late in the game when he dropped deeper he was always looking to cut inside onto his left.


Duff's best work is down the left. Now Giggsy will not be dropped for him so why not spend the money in an area where you need to improve like central defence or *gasp* between the sticks :)
true, but he's very versatile, and I liked what I saw in the games I saw him in. I think he's the type of player who could adapt to any position you put him in (well, within reason. obviously, not in goal;) )
 

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we've already got 5 world-class midfielders, whereas the likes of liverpool still only have 1!
Yet Liverpool's midfield still undeniably outplayed Man Utd's when they met earlier in the year at Old Trafford. Not to mention the four previous meetings and the fact that we finished higher in the league than you...

Besides, why would a good player like Duff want to join YOU, when he could join a team actually improving and going places like us, rather than one on a decline for the last two years?
 

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forget about duff...blackburn wouldn't sell him... :D
 

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forget about duff...blackburn wouldn't sell him... :D
Why wouldn't they sell? Blackburn aren't the moneybags club they used to be since big Jack passed on - although he did bequeath a large pot of gold to the club in the form of a fund/kitty.

We all know how Souness laid out a huge chunk of change on Corrado Floppi last season so he may be looking to balance the books. Added to this, there is no doubt that with all respect to BRFC, Damien Duff is too good for the club and will be looking to move if not now, mid-season to further his career.

So would Souness cash in now and get upwards of 15 million squid for him or let an unhappy Duff walk out of the club for free in the not-to-distant future (depending on contract length)?
 

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good point, he is there star player!!!

Didn't they sell Shearer when the price was right?
 

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Ronaldioho propably wont come coz they would have saw what he plays like!
 

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Didn't they sell Shearer when the price was right?
that was different though. shearer wanted to finish his career at his the club where his roots were, and it ws for a world-record fee at the time.
 

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that was different though. shearer wanted to finish his career at his the club where his roots were, and it ws for a world-record fee at the time.

I'm well aware of that beefy, and the point is Shearer wanted to leave so they sold - and yes it was a world record therefore the price was right ;)

So if Duff wants to leave and Man U put a bid on the table which BRFC couldn't refuse what's the problem?
 

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I'm well aware of that beefy, and the point is Shearer wanted to leave so they sold - and yes it was a world record therefore the price was right ;)

So if Duff wants to leave and Man U put a bid on the table which BRFC couldn't refuse what's the problem?
well, fancy making a bet on it?:) :cool:
 

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Besides, why would a good player like Duff want to join YOU, when he could join a team actually improving and going places like us, rather than one on a decline for the last two years?
improving? not really, I actually think you're mentality has taken a backward step. Theres no doubt that the reds bottled it near the end of the season.
 

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well, fancy making a bet on it?:) :cool:
Urgh, don't talk to me about betting. .. Korea's run alone cost me AU$50 :(
 

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Besides, why would a good player like Duff want to join YOU, when he could join a team actually improving and going places like us, rather than one on a decline for the last two years?

:howler: ...

Why would the attack-minded Duff want to join Liverpool, who it's rumoured are going to be charged with Crimes Against Football by Kofi Annan at The Hague in due time.

Try winning something other than a tinpot cup nobody cares about anymore ... oh wait, my lot haven't won anything since Man walked on the Moon ...

As you were ... :depress:
 

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I think Duff would fit snuggly into the ManU setup. Fergie seems to like playing Giggs as a support striker and having Duff aswell would mean the two could interchange when necessary causing nightmares for whatever lucky sod gets to try mark them.

Duff would start in his usual position on the left wing with Giggsy playing through the middle and the could change around if Giggs isn't having any luck or vice versa - it also means that if Giggs is injured ( lets face it - he usually is) then United have a consistant and world class replacement - instead of Fortune.

As a Blackburn fan I am resigned to the fact that Duffer will leave us either this year or next, but I would rather he went to ManU where his talent would be made use of rather than Liverpool where he would given some semi defensive role that will hamper his attacking talents...
 
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