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Delph's Debut Claret and Blue Interview

Fabian Delph has spoken for the first time on the official site since his 'undisclosed' fee transfer from Leeds.

Speaking tonight Delph revealed that moving to Villa was an opportunity he couldn't resist given Martin O'Neill's desire and belief in young English talent, and his success in getting that talent recognised by Fabio Capello.

The 19 year old is also relishing the opportunity of turning out in the Premier League and making himself a household name.

'I'm absolutely delighted. It's a big step up but I'm looking forward to it and hopefully I can do well.

'I've managed to get the move here and I'm going to work my hardest and hopefully the gaffer will give me the opportunity to play.

'There are a lot of young English players here, an absolutely superb manager and this is the club I've chose to play for so hopefully I can do well.'

Sounds like he has his feet firmly on the floor and should fit right in if he can live up to his hype and potential.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 4 2009

Time: 8:58PM

Your Comments

Let's face it; MoN probably has an IQ test along with the medical for his signings. They all seem to be a cut above the average, and this lad appears to be no exception.
andy5759
Let's face it; MoN probably has an IQ test along with the medical for his signings. They all seem to be a cut above the average, and this lad appears to be no exception.
andy5759
He's always seemed really grounded as you noticed yourself. Gutted to see him leave, but from the possible clubs I'm glad it's you/ I'm sure M'ON can develop him into something special.
milkylufc
He's always seemed really grounded as you noticed yourself. Gutted to see him leave, but from the possible clubs I'm glad it's you/ I'm sure M'ON can develop him into something special.
milkylufc
chuffed he has a proper yorkshire accent and doesn`t speak like dizzie rascal.Can`t wait for a post match interview with him and milner.
lerneravfc
chuffed he has a proper yorkshire accent and doesn`t speak like dizzie rascal.Can`t wait for a post match interview with him and milner.
lerneravfc
The OS carries quotes from Delph saying that when he was shown around Villa Park he found it "mind blowing". Fabian - picture what its like when it's packed to the rafters and 40k Villans are willing you on....!!
bazzah
The OS carries quotes from Delph saying that when he was shown around Villa Park he found it "mind blowing". Fabian - picture what its like when it's packed to the rafters and 40k Villans are willing you on....!!
bazzah
lerneravfc - I'lt be like t' hovis bread advert :) Get Geoff Boycott and Michael Parkinson on board and we'll have Yorkshire's version of t' Four Tops.
bazzah
lerneravfc - I'lt be like t' hovis bread advert :) Get Geoff Boycott and Michael Parkinson on board and we'll have Yorkshire's version of t' Four Tops.
bazzah
All the best Fabs, another Tyke in the Villa ranks they;ll soon resemble our 6th side
Tiny T
All the best Fabs, another Tyke in the Villa ranks they;ll soon resemble our 6th side
Tiny T
I have to say very impressed with the Leeds fans who are wishing Fabian well and Villa well, shows a touch of class and like someone has already mentioned on another thread, I'll be looking out for the Leeds results next year hoping they get promoted
ant1ant1
I have to say very impressed with the Leeds fans who are wishing Fabian well and Villa well, shows a touch of class and like someone has already mentioned on another thread, I'll be looking out for the Leeds results next year hoping they get promoted
ant1ant1
Absolutely agree what has been said about the leeds fans. I live in York and have been tortured for years when I first moved here in the early 90s, but they're always a decent lot.
johnnyuk
Absolutely agree what has been said about the leeds fans. I live in York and have been tortured for years when I first moved here in the early 90s, but they're always a decent lot.
johnnyuk
I've always had a soft spot for Leeds since my Uni days. Love the city and the people. Really pleased with this signing. The classic A Hanson quote keeps springing to mind - "You'll never win anything with kids".... and we all know how that turned out...
Adam Deuce
I've always had a soft spot for Leeds since my Uni days. Love the city and the people. Really pleased with this signing. The classic A Hanson quote keeps springing to mind - "You'll never win anything with kids".... and we all know how that turned out...
Adam Deuce
Right now lets hope MON doesnt take the team away any longer, as he is away and no business is conducted at all. Stay in the british Iles and we would have had 6 players in by now. Little moan over. Awesom signing and defo going to be a big star in the future, cant wait to see the boy play. Think we will at least have a quicker midfield this year than last. Lets see Barry catch Delph in our Man city game!!!!!!!!!!
erv2005
Right now lets hope MON doesnt take the team away any longer, as he is away and no business is conducted at all. Stay in the british Iles and we would have had 6 players in by now. Little moan over. Awesom signing and defo going to be a big star in the future, cant wait to see the boy play. Think we will at least have a quicker midfield this year than last. Lets see Barry catch Delph in our Man city game!!!!!!!!!!
erv2005
I won't expect miracles straight away from Fab but so happy we got him and that eventually MON will bring him on in the same way Ash has gone. "rite gud signing tis that".
holte ender 1969
I won't expect miracles straight away from Fab but so happy we got him and that eventually MON will bring him on in the same way Ash has gone. "rite gud signing tis that".
holte ender 1969
good luck villa on your new signing. saw him play a few times last year, hes soooo good on the ball. glad hes gone to a proper club with good fans and manager who is not scared to play the youngsters. i'm sorry to see him leave but he is defo prem quality. please beat man u for me this season! love leeds
anpalu
good luck villa on your new signing. saw him play a few times last year, hes soooo good on the ball. glad hes gone to a proper club with good fans and manager who is not scared to play the youngsters. i'm sorry to see him leave but he is defo prem quality. please beat man u for me this season! love leeds
anpalu
Anpalu - How about Delph and Milner scoring the winning goals against Manure? They'd be worth the sales for that alone!
milkylufc
Anpalu - How about Delph and Milner scoring the winning goals against Manure? They'd be worth the sales for that alone!
milkylufc
To all those Leeds fans wishing him well - many thanks. Spend the money wisely and good luck for promotion. As for the signing, I'm well chuffed - a player with huge potential, let's see what MON can get from him.
ExpatVillaShirt
To all those Leeds fans wishing him well - many thanks. Spend the money wisely and good luck for promotion. As for the signing, I'm well chuffed - a player with huge potential, let's see what MON can get from him.
ExpatVillaShirt
I know very little about the young man, apart from what I've heard or read of course, but he comes across as a down to earth, intelligent youngster, and he certainly has the rave reviews of top judges and the media ringing in his ears. Obviously it may take him a little time to settle into his new surroundings, and adjust to the very different world of premiership football, but good luck to him, and like most other Villans, I have to say that I'm delighted to see him sign on the dotted at Birmingham B6. There was a lot of talk back in June that Mart was very keen on him, but when we failed to agree terms with Leeds United, I started to think that maybe one or another of our competitors would jump in and convince him to make the move elsewhere. Second quality signing of the summer. Nowhere near enough, there are clearly still key areas to strengthen, but both the Downing and now the Delph signing, suggest that the wheels are turning, albeit a little too slowly for many supporters liking.
glensider
I know very little about the young man, apart from what I've heard or read of course, but he comes across as a down to earth, intelligent youngster, and he certainly has the rave reviews of top judges and the media ringing in his ears. Obviously it may take him a little time to settle into his new surroundings, and adjust to the very different world of premiership football, but good luck to him, and like most other Villans, I have to say that I'm delighted to see him sign on the dotted at Birmingham B6. There was a lot of talk back in June that Mart was very keen on him, but when we failed to agree terms with Leeds United, I started to think that maybe one or another of our competitors would jump in and convince him to make the move elsewhere. Second quality signing of the summer. Nowhere near enough, there are clearly still key areas to strengthen, but both the Downing and now the Delph signing, suggest that the wheels are turning, albeit a little too slowly for many supporters liking.
glensider
 

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