Duff’s 99-year-old Ma is the big­gest fan

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2004: “When I don’t put him in the squad my mother, who’s 84, asks ‘why isn’t Damien play­ing?’ She kills me about it - and that’s true. My mother says he is like Nedved.”

Clau­dio Ranieri, then Chelsea man­ager, on Damien Duff’s big­gest fan: his 84-year-old Ma.

2018: “When Damien Duff didn’t play for Chelsea, she would say, ‘Why? Why don’t you put Damien Duff on the pitch?’ She loves foot­ball. Roma are her team, but now it’s Ful­ham. If Sky don’t show Ful­ham on the tele­vi­sion, she will say, ‘Why? Tell them!’” Clau­dio Ranieri, now Ful­ham man­ager, on Damien Duff’s big­gest fan: his now 99-year-old Ma. She has some en­gine, that woman.

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