It looks as though a severe double injury blow could have ended the career of former Newcastle winger Damien Duff.

Playing for Melbourne City on a one year contract, Duff strained his ankle ligaments during a match against Wellington Phoenix.

After the match though, scans confirmed that the Irishman had also ruptured a tendon in his calf.

Turning 36 next month, it looks as though Damien Duff’s professional career could be at an end, with Melbourne coach John van’t Schip saying:

“Hopefully the injury won’t be too bad, we have to wait and see, but it doesn’t look good.

“He (Duff) said he felt something snap and then he couldn’t walk or put any pressure on it. That is not a good sign.”

I like the Melbourne coach’s understatement there – ‘not a good sign’!

Sympathy will be in short supply on Tyneside who put in any number of half-hearted displays, particularly in the relegation season.

Then on the final day of the season it was a deflection off Damien Duff that gave Villa the win and sent Newcastle down.

After initially saying he wanted to stay and help get Newcastle back up, Duff then immediately went back on that and signed for Fulham so he could stay in the Premier League.

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  • Simon Sharp

    I could be harsh and say his career ended when he left Chelsea. Best of luck to him in his future endeavours, but he made a lot of money from NUFC for doing not a lot.

  • The trooper

    That picture sums up my despise of that club… Fingers crossed they go down

  • SusanCommon

    this is the guy who apparently was happily talking about his summer holidays in the dressing room (at villa) only 20 mins after the game.  i reckon if he had put an ireland shirt on under his toon top for every game he would have been brilliant for us.

  • gazchampion

    The trooper

    Serves them right…they should worry about themselves rather than gloating about others!
    I knew ever since they ‘mocked’ us on that fateful relegation day that ‘comeuppance’ would hit them one day. 

    Hope they’re 5h1tting themselves between now and end of the season… they DO deserve to go down!.- See more at: //www.themag.co.uk/2015/02/former-newcastle-wingers-career/#sthash.2B6vvzGt.dpuf

  • Gary Linney

    Serves villa fans right…they should worry about themselves rather than gloating about others!
    I knew ever since they ‘mocked’ us on that fateful relegation day that ‘comeuppance’ would hit them one day.
    Hope they’re 5h1tting themselves between now and end of the season… they DO deserve to go down!. HTL!!!

  • toon tony

    If Villa go down we’ll be dancing in the streets of Newcastle.

  • Steve1221

    For someone who put in such little effort in the relegation season without taking much abuse from fans I’ll never forget the way he celebrated scoring against us in our first season back up.

  • Peter Taylor

    No words to describe his lack of commitment at NUFC!

  • Peter Taylor

    It should be remembered that Villa fans paid for a banner in commemoration of John Alder & Liam Sweeney, to quote KK ” we’re bigger than that !”

  • Rollyp

    Little wonder that N’zogbia was pee’d off as Duff was always selected aead of him.I can’t recall one good game from Duff -he did have a few brief spells in games but never consistent. He left his form at Chelsea, little wonder they sold. At the timr N’zogbia had more potential and was more effective, but mostly got picked when Duff was injured and dropped when he returned, unless he was put at left back.

  • alreet

    Just remember the deflected own goal that sent us down all them years ago.

  • Paul Finnon

    Id actually love to see villa go down this season. Absolutely horrific football club.

  • No Brainer

    Themag , but with good news