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