Date: 23rd January 2007 at 5:10pm
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Glenn Roeder has declared what most football fans have know for sometime, that Tottenham Hotspur are a waste of time.

Speaking about Spurs supposed £7 million transfer swoop for Damian Duff, Roeder said: ‘They must know they are wasting their time. Why would we sign Damien Duff in the close season and then sell him on before that season is over?
‘We are trying to build a good squad here at Newcastle United and Duff is very much part of our plans.’

He added: ‘We have read the reports of Spurs wanting Damien Duff over the weekend, but we have heard nothing from them.’

So Duff is staying, but it doesn’t look like any new faces will be joining him at St. James`s park.

Roeder is having to face up to the fact that his main targets are most likely beyond Newcastle`s transfer budget. Roeder will have to concentrate on loan deals in an attempt to shore up his ailing side.