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Ex-Ireland Winger Damien Duff Retires From Football As Injuries Finally Take Their Toll

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"Duffman! Oooh yeah!"

Damien Duff called time on his20-yearcareer on Monday after finally accepting that, while the head and heart are still willing, hisbody can no longer keep up.

The former Republic of Ireland international winger had been on the books at Shamrock Rovers, where he was donating all of his wages to charity.

RVP debut goal as Man Utd hang on to win against Fulham, 3-2

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Robin Van Persie starting for the first time for Utd was on target with a characteristic left footed half volley against Fulham. His goal drew Utd level after Damien Duff showed some fine improvisation off a set piece to lean his left leg onto the ball and guide it through a thicket of defenders past De Gea.

Duff pride at Ireland captaincy

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Damien Duff says he will be a proud man when he leads Republic of Ireland out in their final Euro 2012 clash with Italy in Poznan.

Ireland go into Monday's match with only pride at stake following back-to-back defeats to Croatia and Spain.

However, it will be a special game for the Fulham winger, who will make his 100th international appearance.

Dempsey's double does in Bolton as Fulham win, 3-0

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szólj hozzá: Bolton vs Fulham 0:3 MOTD

Clint Dempsey's 19th and 20th goal for Fulham sent the Wanderers back to relegation angst.

The American sent in an absolute blinder of a free kick. Adam Bogdan had no chance. It was Dempsey's 14th Premiership goal for the season, a Fulham record.

Deuce Soccer Plus

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Perhaps embarrassed by knocking home his 13th goal (and seventh opening strike) of the EPL season with his knee just two minutes in against Norwich, Fulham ace Clint Dempsey quickly followed it up with an elegant assist to Damien Duff.Let's see which happens first: the clip surfacing or another Deuce tally.

Aston Villa 1-0 Fulham – Wiemann Winner Breaks The Tension At Villa Park (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Aston Villa Fulham Premier League 10th March 2012


After seven home games without a victory, the atmosphere around Villa Park was a mixture of tension and frustration as the home fans watched their side play out, what looked like, another disappointing draw.

Pair of Donovan assists leads Everton past Fulham in FA Cup

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The All-American showdown went to Landon Donovan, Tim Howard and Everton.

Donovan came up with two assists to guide the Toffees to a 2-1, come-from-behind victory over Clint Dempsey's Fulham at Goodison Park in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday.

Donovan hit summer acquisition Denis Stracqualursi with a pinpoint left-footed cross from the right in the 27th minute, and the Argentine headed it past Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale to pull Everton level at 1-1.

Fulham 5-2 Newcastle: Dempsey A Delight As Magpies Collapse At The Cottage (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 5-2 Newcastle United Premier League 21 January 2012


"I gave a free-kick against you because I hate you and your big head of lovely big hair"

Newcastle were always going to face their biggest test when the Africa Cup Of Nations robbed them of two of their star performers this season, Demba Ba and Cheik Tioté, and judging on today's result, the Magpies could face a difficult month.

Leicester City

Evening Ticker: Arsenal drops Man City; Del Bosque to retire from Spain; and more

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Despite its best efforts, Manchester City couldn't complete the comeback on Monday night against Arsenal.

The Gunners picked up a crucial three points after defeating Man City, 2-1, at the Emirates Stadium, closingthe gap with English Premier League leaders Leicester City to two points. As things stand, the Foxes sit atop the table with 38 points, while the Gunners trail with 36.

Trapattoni names squad for opening World Cup qualifier

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Giovanni Trapattoni has named his 23 man squad for the opening 2014 World Cup qualification match against Kazakhstan on September 7.

The squad will be without Damien Duff, who today made the announcement of his retirement from international football.

Commenting on Duff's retirement, the Ireland boss said: "We will be without Damien Duff who has been a truly great player for his country.

English Premier League

Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff has announced his retirement

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Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff announced his retirement on Monday.

Duff came through the youth ranks at Blackburn before moving onto Chelsea, Newcastle and then Fulham. The 36-year-old won two Premier League titles and the League Cup with Chelsea, lifted the League Cup with Blackburn and helped Fulham reach the 2010 Europa League final.

Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff has announced his retirement

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Former Chelsea and Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff announced his retirement on Monday.

Duff came through the youth ranks at Blackburn before moving onto Chelsea, Newcastle and then Fulham. The 36-year-old won two Premier League titles and the League Cup with Chelsea, lifted the League Cup with Blackburn and helped Fulham reach the 2010 Europa League final.

"If Mourinho doesn't win it in the first year, he always wins it in the second year."

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Ex-Chelsea winger Damien Duff firmly believes that you cannot look past Chelsea this season to win the Premier League because it's Mourinho's second season back at Chelsea.

Duff who is spending the last moments of his career out in Australia has been talking of Mourinho and Chelsea and backs them as firm favourites for this seasons title.

Joe Kinnear Hits Back at ‘Clueless Coach’ Alan Shearer in Newcastle Row: Daily Soccer Report

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Newcastle United Director of Football Joe Kinnear has hit back at club legend Alan Shearer by calling him a clueless coach.

The criticism is in response to Shearer who earlier this week said he was sickened by the Newcastle PR disaster surrounding the recent events that had turned the club into a laughing stock.

The Richest Footballers in the Premier League [GIF]

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The Sunday Timesnewspaper will publish their list of the richest Premier League players tomorrow, but here's a sneak peek.

Manchester United playmaker Wayne Rooney tops the list with an estimated wealth of £45 million in the year 2012. He's joined in the top 10 by fellow United teammates Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs.

HAZARD: DIFFERENT CLASS & WHAT A SIGNING!

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I would like to go on record now to state that Eden Hazard is different class, World class in fact and it's taken us a number of years to do it but now Chelsea has finally found the natural successor to the likes or Arjen Robben and Damien Duff.

For years we have seen Chelsea try Nicolas Anelka, Didier Drogba, Fernando Torres (at times) and Florent Malouda in those positions but have never really been the same or bring the same quality to the wide areas.

Wigan 1-2 Fulham Highlights

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Hugo Rodallega grabbed his first Fulham goal incidently at his old hunting ground the DW Stadium, however respect to him for not celebrating the goal against the club which gave the Columbian his big chance in the Premier League, before Damien Duff wrapped up all three points mid-way through the second half, with Arouna Kone grabbing a late consolation goal for the Latics.

Football Results for Fulham ( 3 – 0 ) West Brom at Craven Cottage on September 15, 2012, 3:00 pm

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Football Match just over at Craven Cottage English Premier League Home Team Fulham Goals & Scorers 89′: Steve Sidwell;45′: penalty Dimitar Berbatov;32′: Dimitar Berbatov; Keeper Mark Schwarzer Midfield Damien Duff; Steve Sidwell; Chris Baird; Alex Kacaniklic; Forwards Hugo Rodallega; Dimitar Berbatov; Defense Sascha Riether; Aaron Hughes; Brede [.

Football Team Lineup for Fulham v West Brom at Craven Cottage on September 15, 2012, 3:00 pm

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Playing at Craven Cottage English Premier League Home Team Fulham Keeper Mark Schwarzer Midfield Mahamadou Diarra; Alex Kacaniklic; Damien Duff; Steve Sidwell; Forwards Dimitar Berbatov; Mladen Petric; Defense Brede Hangeland; John Arne Riise; Sascha Riether; Aaron Hughes; Subs Away Team West Brom Keeper [.

Man Utd 3-2 Fulham – RVP Off The Mark But Whites Push Utd All The Way (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Man Utd 3-2 Fulham Premier League 25 August 2012

An early Damien Duff goal for Fulham did nothing more than prod the home side into action at Old Trafford, with new boys Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa bagging a goal each in reply.

Glorious Van Persie Goal v Fulham

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szólj hozzá: Manchester United 1-1 Fulham

What a way to mark your home debut, Robin Van Persie lights up the Theatre of Dreams with this tenth minute equaliser against Fulham after Damien Duff had the visitors in front as early as the third minute.

Fulham 5-0 Norwich – Whites Dazzle At The Cottage As Canaries Fail To Sing (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 5-0 Norwich City Premier League August 18 2012

West London was obviously the place to be on Saturday for Premier League debutantes: while over at Loftus Road, Swansea's Michu was bagging brace, at Craven Cottage, Fulham's new Croatian hitman, Mladen Petric, was also knocking in two goals on his debut.

English Premier League – Match Recaps – 18 August 2012

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Fulham thrashed Norwich, Swansea crushed QPR, Sunderland held Arsenal, and Newcastle edged Spurs in the English Premier League on August 18, 2012. Other results include West Brom cruising past Liverpool, Reading rallying for a draw, and West Ham winning their season opener.

Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland

Arsenal dominated possession and chances but couldn't find the back of the net.

Blues signing inherits legendary shirt

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Chelsea have announced that summer signing Oscar will inherit the legendary number 11 shirt vacated by Didier Drogba, who left the club after eight seasons following the 2011-12 campaign.

Drogba helped the Blues claim FA Cup and UEFA Champions League glory in his last season with the team before moving on to Shanghai to play with local side Shenhua.

Good Player Guide #20 – David ‘Junior’ Hoilett

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David 'Junior' Hoilett
(Blackburn Rovers / undecided (eligible to represent various nations))

Junior Hoilett's fine form this season has been a big contributing factor to the fact Blackburn Rovers are still in with a chance of Premier League survival.

Preview slash Rant Box: Fulham v. Chelsea

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Welcome everyone to what is from henceforth known as the Great Fixture Congestion. Lovely.


Heavy traffic

Monday night's league match across the street at Fulham marks the beginning of a maddening run of five games in 15 days for the Chels. That folks is, quite simply, absurd.

Bolton 0-3 Fulham – Deuce On The Double As Whites Batter Bolton (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Bolton Wanderers Fulham Premier League 7th April 2012


Whether playing in midfield or, as he did on Saturday, up front, Clint 'Deuce' Dempsey is a handful for any defender and against Bolton at the Reebok, the American continued his superb run of form with two first-half goals.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Seeing Eric Lichaj's name in Aston Villa's starting line-up might become a frequent occurence in the coming weeks after he put together a performance that he likely will not forget for the rest of his career.

Making his first Premiership start since December 2010, Lichaj almost single-handedly rescued Aston Villa from defeat against Chelsea.

Fulham 2-1 Norwich – Deadly Dempsey Fires Fulham To Victory (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Fulham 2-1 Norwich City Premier League 31st March 2012


Surely one of the most under-rated players in the Premier League, Clint 'Deuce' Dempsey netted his 13th league goal of the season on Saturday as Fulham chalked up an impressive win against Norwich.

Chelsea

The Day When Chelsea Demolished Rafa Benitez 4-1 [VIDEO]

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Five months after winning the 2005 UEFA Champions League, then manager Rafa Benitez took his Liverpool team to Stamford Bridge to play against Chelsea on October 2, 2005.

Chelsea were in breathtaking form thrashing Liverpool 4-1. Frank Lampard opened the scoring for Chelsea from the spot after Didier Drogba was fouled by Traore.

Appraisal of an overcrowded Chelsea midfield

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Nicks' note: Some Chelsea stuff for those of you who bend that way. Krish Prashanth looks ahead to next season, and gives his verdict on each of Chelsea's midfielders. You can follow him on twitter at @krishprash

Back in 2001, when the team was in dire need of rebuilding, Claudio Ranieri acquired the services of a particular youngster from West Ham United who eventually turned out to be one of the most talismanic midfielders of the PL era.

Euro 2012

Sean St Ledger: The name to remember from day 11 of Euro 2012

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With three losses and a goal difference of -8, Ireland equaled the joint worst Euro performance ever (Yugoslavia in '84, Denmark '00 and Bulgaria '04) in the group stage of Euro 2012. But in the 19th minute of their first group stage match against Croatia, they did score their one and only goal.

Balotelli cracker seals Italy win over disappointing Ireland

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Italy progressed to the quarter-finals of Euro 2012, finishing second in Group C after a 2-0 win over Ireland in Poznan.

Cesare Prandelli's men knew only a win would do and took the lead on 35 minutes when Antonio Cassano's header was adjudged to have crossed the line, despite the best efforts of Ireland's Damien Duff.

Euro 2012 Group – Ireland owe a performance to 100-cap wing-wizard Damien Duff http://t.co/KeF2LmjQ #Euro2012 #football

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Ireland owe a performance to 100-cap wing-wizard Damien Duff http://t.co/KeF2LmjQ #Euro2012 #football - Get your Euro 2012 !

Euro 2012: Matchday Three (Group C)

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Spain, the defending European champions and World Cup Champions, will take their first step toward trying to win an unprecedented third straight major title with their Euro 2012 opener against Italy.

For Italy, the match is a stiff test for a team facing plenty of adversity amid the latest match-fixing scandal and a rash of pre-tournament injuries.

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Italia 2 Irlanda 0 Grupo C Eurocopa 2012

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Ficha técnica: Italia: Gianluigi Buffon, Ignazio Abate, Andrea Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini (Leonardo Bonucci, m.57), Federico Balzaretti, Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Thiago Motta, Daniele De Rossi, Antonio Di Natale (Mario Balotelli, m.75) y Antonio Cassano (Alessandro Diamanti, m.

Friendly: Ireland 1-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina – McClean Starts But McGeady Makes Biggest Impression (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Republic of Ireland 1-0 Bosnia & Herzegovina Friendly 26th May 2012

Giovanni Trapattoni is getting a rather decent squad of players together, and against Bosnia & Herzegovina in Dublin, another gifted young Irishman made his first start for the Republic.

Clint Dempsey

Villa 1-0 Fulham

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Bugger. I suppose we didn't really deserve much, but nevertheless, it's always a shame to lose in injury time, and especially from a mistake. In this case Mark Schwarzer parried a drive from the edge of the area straight back towards the penalty spot, and Andreas Wiemann bundled home after two attempts (the first miraculously saved by Schwarzer).

Past 5 Matches

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With the exception of a forced change here or there, it would not be a stretch to say Martin Jol has settled on HIS lineup as of late.

And, its interesting to note the name and age of the lineup. Especially when looking at the players who are not playing.

Below are all the players and their ages that saw at list 1 minute of playing time in the last five matches:

David Stockdale 26 Brede Hangeland 30 Philippe Senderos 26 John Arne Riise 30 Stephen Kelly 27 Danny Murphy 34 Steve Sidwell 28 Damien Duff 32 Simon Davies 31 Clint Dempsey 28 Bryan Ruiz 25 Mark Schwarzer 38 Chris Baird 29 Stephen Kelly 27 Dickson Etuhu 29 Moussa Dembele 24 Marcel Gecov 23 Aaron Hughes 31 Pavel Pogrebnyak 28 Andy Johnson 31 Mahamadou Diarra 30 Kerim Frei 18

When crunching the numbers, our squad age in this span comes out to be:

Average: 28.

The Rest

Van Persie goal for Man U and one For Duffer

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Damien Duff and Robin can Persie score for respective teams within 20mins Grear video on RVP