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A Fab Performance By Delph - The Verdict

A Fab Performance By Delph - The Verdict

Martin O'Neill has singled out Fabian Delph for special praise in his after match verdict today, saying he's in with a real shot at starting against Wigan.

Speaking on the official site after our 1-0 win over Fiorentina Monny Delphintely spent more time talking about Fab than he did the actual match.

'I thought he was great - really great. Is he capable of becoming a really brilliant player? I don't think there's any doubt. He has a great attitude and top-flight ability. He is certainly not one where I will want him to come through in two years or something like that. This boy is knocking on the door now. He played a number of games for Leeds at a young age - and that is a great club with big expectation. He is a player."

He also hints that he could be in contention for a Premier League debut v Villa saying he is more than capable of player. 'Asking him to step straight into the game against Wigan? We will see. We will have a look. But he's done himself no harm at all.'

Delph is now likely to link up with the England U21 side for their clash against Holland on Tuesday, despite suffering from a sore foot after today's efforts.

There's no doubt about it, Fabian is not for next season. After a performance like that it's clear that whilst Monny won't expect him to be an ever present he is certainly more than capable of playing in a fair few of our matches this season and establishing himself as a good squad player from the get go.

I've seen Monny talk so little about a match, well in fact hardly even mention it and focus solely on a player.

We know their are big things expected from the man but I wasn't expecting the performane he put in today.

By the same token we shouldn't expect that every match he plays. Let's allow him to bed in, and settle down and form an understanding with our other starlets and the future definitely could be bright for us.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Saturday August 8 2009
Time: 7:05PM

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Not expecting, like you say, too much too soon, but he looks like he has everything, in terms of the tackle, the engine and the passing and the passing will be what will improve after, like you say, he beds in with the rest of the squad
ant1ant1
08/08/2009 19:23:00
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Not expecting, like you say, too much too soon, but he looks like he has everything, in terms of the tackle, the engine and the passing and the passing will be what will improve after, like you say, he beds in with the rest of the squad
ant1ant1
08/08/2009 19:23:00
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Just got back from the game and talking to my oldest boy in the car on the way back, I said I was determined not to go overboard about this lad......But on what I have seen today (I know non competitive), he is the a real player, absolutely fantastic.
fatloser
08/08/2009 20:20:00
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Just got back from the game and talking to my oldest boy in the car on the way back, I said I was determined not to go overboard about this lad......But on what I have seen today (I know non competitive), he is the a real player, absolutely fantastic.
fatloser
08/08/2009 20:20:00
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didnt see the game today hope to see some highlights somewhere and im extremely glad to hear everyone raving about delph sounds like we have a great player on our hands cant wait to see him and the team in action next sat UTV
clarkamus
08/08/2009 20:26:00
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didnt see the game today hope to see some highlights somewhere and im extremely glad to hear everyone raving about delph sounds like we have a great player on our hands cant wait to see him and the team in action next sat UTV
clarkamus
08/08/2009 20:26:00
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Delph to lift the World Cup then, after leading us to a 'surprise' Premier League title (though really, was there ever any doubt?).
Albarnista
09/08/2009 07:27:00
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Delph to lift the World Cup then, after leading us to a 'surprise' Premier League title (though really, was there ever any doubt?).
Albarnista
09/08/2009 07:27:00
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Its about different options and strength in depth/delph, things that were lacking so much last year. Heskey scores again aswell ?!?!?!?
Villan444
09/08/2009 10:03:00
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Its about different options and strength in depth/delph, things that were lacking so much last year. Heskey scores again aswell ?!?!?!?
Villan444
09/08/2009 10:03:00
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