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He's Ours, Signed, Sealed, Delphivered

Aston Villa have confirmed the signing of 19-year-old Fabian Delph from Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.

erni popped over from Vital Leeds:

Hi Villa i am a Leeds supporter. This guy is so talented you wouldnt believe it. He is also a fierce competitor and tackles at twice his size. He has an eye for long and short 'killer' balls and scores a few spectacular gaols. Whoever gets him will be lucky.

Internview with Vital Leeds ed: Leeds Fan 'Delph Head & Shoulders Above Others'

Leeds statement about the sale of Delph: Leeds Thank 'Honourable' Villa

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 4 2009

Time: 7:08PM

Your Comments

Good luck Fab, lets hope you have a long successful career at the mighty Villa.
johnmurphy3112
Good luck Fab, lets hope you have a long successful career at the mighty Villa.
johnmurphy3112
thanks for the headline idea Kiwi Villan! Welcome Fabian!
The Fear
thanks for the headline idea Kiwi Villan! Welcome Fabian!
The Fear
That's got to be the worst headline I've ever seen!!lol Good luck to Fab, I hope he suceeds at Villa. He's joined a club that like to introduce young players to the first team and a vast majority are English.
dazza71
That's got to be the worst headline I've ever seen!!lol Good luck to Fab, I hope he suceeds at Villa. He's joined a club that like to introduce young players to the first team and a vast majority are English.
dazza71
Can't wait to see him play for us - there was plenty of interest from other clubs and he's very highly thought of. Good work MON. Now - let's have some defenders.....
melski
Can't wait to see him play for us - there was plenty of interest from other clubs and he's very highly thought of. Good work MON. Now - let's have some defenders.....
melski
Can`t wait to see our Fab perform in the Premiership on Sky on a regular basis. The sky`s the limit for this lad. And thank god he`s gone to a club which champions young talent. Good luck to him! MOT.
Rotherham White
Can`t wait to see our Fab perform in the Premiership on Sky on a regular basis. The sky`s the limit for this lad. And thank god he`s gone to a club which champions young talent. Good luck to him! MOT.
Rotherham White
so thats one crocked player and one kid?? when are we going to make signings that will at least put us back to level of last year?
Astonian Villan
so thats one crocked player and one kid?? when are we going to make signings that will at least put us back to level of last year?
Astonian Villan
What a breath of fresh air this transfer has been. Both clubs come out of it with honour intact, both sets of fans have commented sensibly. Leeds United are now my official League One team, but not for long I hope, they will soon be my Championship team. And then... well AVFC will always be number one. Yes, the headline is simply awful - what are you on Mr Fear? And can I have two please?
andy5759
What a breath of fresh air this transfer has been. Both clubs come out of it with honour intact, both sets of fans have commented sensibly. Leeds United are now my official League One team, but not for long I hope, they will soon be my Championship team. And then... well AVFC will always be number one. Yes, the headline is simply awful - what are you on Mr Fear? And can I have two please?
andy5759
See I told ya, I disappear and things happen....so wanted to be the one to use that headline! PMSL
mike_field
See I told ya, I disappear and things happen....so wanted to be the one to use that headline! PMSL
mike_field
no offense meant mate, but if you disappear and things happen... f off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
no offense meant mate, but if you disappear and things happen... f off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Fear
Great news, this. Two really good, positive signings who will go a long way to addressing our slight lack of creative spark. A tough as nails defender, somebody to really put pressure on Cuellar and Davis, and we will have gone a long way towards not just replacing Laursen and Barry, but perhaps making a step up. I feel a bit sorry for people like Astonian Villan, who, in the light of signing the most consistant attacking player outside the top 4 over the last 3 years, then signing the most exciting young prospect in the country, still come out with this pessimistict rubbish.
lorenzo
Great news, this. Two really good, positive signings who will go a long way to addressing our slight lack of creative spark. A tough as nails defender, somebody to really put pressure on Cuellar and Davis, and we will have gone a long way towards not just replacing Laursen and Barry, but perhaps making a step up. I feel a bit sorry for people like Astonian Villan, who, in the light of signing the most consistant attacking player outside the top 4 over the last 3 years, then signing the most exciting young prospect in the country, still come out with this pessimistict rubbish.
lorenzo
Hopefully a centre back this week, still the area that concerns me most, Delph and Downing are the right time of singings for our club. We need a Centre Back, and if O'Neill has any sense a forward too, Gabby and Heskey don't score enough for me and Carew is likely to get injured at some point.
young_jonah
Hopefully a centre back this week, still the area that concerns me most, Delph and Downing are the right time of singings for our club. We need a Centre Back, and if O'Neill has any sense a forward too, Gabby and Heskey don't score enough for me and Carew is likely to get injured at some point.
young_jonah
Fab signing!! Keep 'em coming.
DoLpHiNaToR
Fab signing!! Keep 'em coming.
DoLpHiNaToR
Lorenzo - no need to feel sorry for me mate for one Downing is class but no good in the stands and you should really watch Delph week in week out like me before calling him the most exciting prospect in the country playing 40 mins a game aint that good
Astonian Villan
Lorenzo - no need to feel sorry for me mate for one Downing is class but no good in the stands and you should really watch Delph week in week out like me before calling him the most exciting prospect in the country playing 40 mins a game aint that good
Astonian Villan
Was anyone else shocked to hear what his voice sounds like?
arc1988
Was anyone else shocked to hear what his voice sounds like?
arc1988
welcome to aston villa delph........any squad numbers yet?
avflell
welcome to aston villa delph........any squad numbers yet?
avflell
Great signing, awful headline! MON 1 Fear 0
DeanoVilla
Great signing, awful headline! MON 1 Fear 0
DeanoVilla
Theres a photo of him holding the shirt on the OS. Looks like a right miserable c##t! Cheer up mate , you just signed for villa!
Raunds Villain
Theres a photo of him holding the shirt on the OS. Looks like a right miserable c##t! Cheer up mate , you just signed for villa!
Raunds Villain
Straight out of the 'Fear book of Headlines' I'm looking forward to see "Delph link up with our Nathan Del(ph)oneso"! I'll get my coat.....
bazzah
Straight out of the 'Fear book of Headlines' I'm looking forward to see "Delph link up with our Nathan Del(ph)oneso"! I'll get my coat.....
bazzah
Welcome Fab to Aston Villa FC. This is absolutely the right club for you - you've chosen well. Listen to Monny and his merry men, learn from the England internationals around you and we're sure your career well be on an upward curve here on in. *arc1988 - That's how they talk like i'nt Yorkshire!
bazzah
Excellent. Now for a centre back and all will be well. UTV
UTV
Welcome Fab to Aston Villa FC. This is absolutely the right club for you - you've chosen well. Listen to Monny and his merry men, learn from the England internationals around you and we're sure your career well be on an upward curve here on in. *arc1988 - That's how they talk like i'nt Yorkshire!
bazzah
Excellent. Now for a centre back and all will be well. UTV
UTV
Sorry Bazzah, but Jack Woodward has already cracked that one in the interview
young_jonah
Sorry Bazzah, but Jack Woodward has already cracked that one in the interview
young_jonah
We got "Delboy' "The Fonz" and now all we need is the Chuckle Brothers at the back.
iomvilla
We got "Delboy' "The Fonz" and now all we need is the Chuckle Brothers at the back.
iomvilla
to you
Astonian Villan
to you
Astonian Villan
to me
mike_field
to me
mike_field
to you
holte ender 1969
to you
holte ender 1969
u guys have got a little gem here, and u know when hes 24-25 he might be in the magic 30 mill bracket. saw hiom 6 since last year and hes something special.glad he joined villa with good fans and good manager who is not scared to play the youngsters. good luck on cracking the top 4. love leeds
anpalu
u guys have got a little gem here, and u know when hes 24-25 he might be in the magic 30 mill bracket. saw hiom 6 since last year and hes something special.glad he joined villa with good fans and good manager who is not scared to play the youngsters. good luck on cracking the top 4. love leeds
anpalu
I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how nice the Leeds fans have been towards our club, being from Yorkshire I always found them to be quite arrogant, but since their Premier League days I haven't heard much from them, but thanks to the comments above my opinion has improved drastically. Thanks very much Leeds fans. Good Luck to you in the upcoming campaign.
young_jonah
I must say I am pleasantly surprised at how nice the Leeds fans have been towards our club, being from Yorkshire I always found them to be quite arrogant, but since their Premier League days I haven't heard much from them, but thanks to the comments above my opinion has improved drastically. Thanks very much Leeds fans. Good Luck to you in the upcoming campaign.
young_jonah
iv been living in Leeds for almost 2 years now and in all honesty iv only come across one idiot Leeds Utd fan every one else are top dollar in my honest opinion, plus their are lots of villa fans up here woohoo
Astonian Villan
iv been living in Leeds for almost 2 years now and in all honesty iv only come across one idiot Leeds Utd fan every one else are top dollar in my honest opinion, plus their are lots of villa fans up here woohoo
Astonian Villan
I've never considered our fans arrogant. I think whenever you live a city full of fans of another club, you'll be an easy target and probably grow to dislike them, but most Leeds fans are pretty well grounded and easy to get on with. We're just misunderstood. Good look to Delph.
milkylufc
I've never considered our fans arrogant. I think whenever you live a city full of fans of another club, you'll be an easy target and probably grow to dislike them, but most Leeds fans are pretty well grounded and easy to get on with. We're just misunderstood. Good look to Delph.
milkylufc
PS. terrible title! haha
milkylufc
PS. terrible title! haha
milkylufc
Quality signing ... wish we had him at Pompey.. wish we had some money at Pompey come to that !
Chix
Quality signing ... wish we had him at Pompey.. wish we had some money at Pompey come to that !
Chix
 

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