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Duff has no move plans

09 Oct 2006 - 08:29:51

Damien Duffinsists he does not regret leaving Chelsea and signing for Newcastle United in the summer.

The 27-year-old Republic of Ireland international moved to St James' Park for £5million in July and sees no reason why we won't spend the rest of his career in the north-east.

"Maybe the gaffer mightn't want me at Christmas, but I have no plans to be moving again," said Duff. "That's me done.

"I love the place already and just want to help get the team going in the right direction and hopefully win things.

"I'm enjoying it here, it's a totally different way of life from London.

"The passion is unbelievable, they are just the most passionate fans in England, they have probably been let down at times, but the expectations are so high.

"Obviously we are not going to be championship contenders this year, but hopefully in the next couple of years we will be. That's why I came here, it is a special place to play.

"I look at Chelsea and I know I was 100 percent right to leave. It is as clear as day to me, maybe not to other people, but it is to me.

"I was an emotional wreck and in bits crying when I left Chelsea, but I don't miss it now. I'm loving it here now, I know I made the right decision.

"It would have been all very well going to Liverpool and being in and out of the team and picking up your wages, but I just want to play football and still win things.

"At the moment it is a massive challenge and totally different from Chelsea, but I don't think my ambition will ever dwindle."


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