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Everton have signed Northern Irish Shane Duffy from Foyle Harps in Derry. That takes the number of players representing Everton in the current Victory Shield tournament up to 5 (Baxter, Davies, Roberts and McArdle are the others).

Duffy was attracting the interest of Arsenal, Manchester United and Celtic but he chose Everton for two reasons; Finch Farm facilities are second to none, and that he wanted to show some loyalty to Everton who were first interested in him two years ago and not some Johnny-come-latelies who wanted to sign him solely on the back of his Victory Shield appearances. Incidentally scouts were also impressed by his younger brother and he is expected to join the academy in the future.

Name: Shane Duffy Position: Centre Half Born: 1/1/92 (age 15) Place of Birth: Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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Tommy O'Hare, Derry     Posted 19/11/2007 at 00:11:27

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Rod Harrington
1   Posted 19/11/2007 at 08:50:23

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I think you’ll find the name of the city is Derry, not the one erroneously misquoted one above. Please amend.
Juan Roman
2   Posted 19/11/2007 at 08:54:33

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Here Here Rod.
Frank Boyle
3   Posted 19/11/2007 at 09:26:24

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The choice whether to use Derry or Londonderry is left to the individual, there is no right or wrong. Its to do with mutual respect for each community. We’re moving on here.

Seamus Murphy
4   Posted 19/11/2007 at 10:11:06

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LondonDerry is a bullshit name, everyone knows it. It is a result of a colonial power changing the name, similar to Cobh in Cork, which was renamed Queenstown by the colonial power in 1849 then changed back to Cobh when Irish independance was gained in 1922.

Anyway enough of the history lesson, hope he’s a good player!!

Michael Newton
5   Posted 19/11/2007 at 11:27:52

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Football and Everton in particular are more important than religion or politics so dont drag the sport down into the murky mires of those subjects.
I hope he is a good player but as he is 15 and the the chances of any 15 making it in the Prem or 2% lets hope he is one of the 2%
Michael Kenrick
6   Posted 19/11/2007 at 14:34:10

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Please, enough already!

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