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Man Of Match Delph - MORE TO COME

Vital Villa asked for your Brighton & Hove Albion man of the match (FA Cup 4th round)

Villa youngster Fabian Delph won by a country mile (what is a country mile by the way?) with 48%.

Delph

Strangely Steve Sidwell came second with 20%?

That left:

Guzan 7%
Albrighton 4%
A. Young 4%
Delfouneso 4%
Warnock 4%
Downing 2%
Sub: Milner 2%
Sub: Davies 1%
Sub: Clark 1%
L. Young 1%
Collins 1%
Beye 1%

Talking about Delph - yes we were - speaking to www.avfc.co.uk the youngster doesn't sound like he was as impressed as we were with his performance saying he should have had a hattrick. Great to read as it shows he isn't going to go with the hype, he truly wants to deliver! Some of his touches were magnificent on the day!

On his goal he said 'It felt really good. But I felt I should have had a hat-trick to be honest. Luckily I managed to keep going and got a goal. It was a big relief for me as I thought 'what have I done here?!' The ball came across and I thought I only needed a touch, but the keeper has made a magnificent save and all credit to him.'

And he isn't resting on his laurels (what does that even mean?) 'I think I've got a lot more to add and hopefully with games, I'll improve.'

He also says he will keep on working and will wait for his chance for more first team action and is very honest adding, 'To be fair, I've had a few chances this season and not done particularly well so I've got nobody to blame apart from myself.'

What a great lad, so nice to read honest comments and determination. Full interview: www.avfc.co.uk

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Win 71%
Thrash em! 19%
Draw 7%
Lose 2%

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 25 2010

Time: 1:00PM

Your Comments

I know some are sad to see Gardner go. But if you had to choose between Craig and Delph, is there really a choice? We need to bring Delph on which would continue to limit Craig's opportunities still further.
Gordonsleftboot
I know some are sad to see Gardner go. But if you had to choose between Craig and Delph, is there really a choice? We need to bring Delph on which would continue to limit Craig's opportunities still further.
Gordonsleftboot
Delph will turn out to be an amazing player if used well. he should be ahead of steve sidwell in the pecking order easily as sidwell is just not good enough. BRING ON ARSENAL WEDNESDAY!!
p.villa
Delph will turn out to be an amazing player if used well. he should be ahead of steve sidwell in the pecking order easily as sidwell is just not good enough. BRING ON ARSENAL WEDNESDAY!!
p.villa
A “Country Mile” is an informal phrase for "a long way". It probably comes from the time when country folk walked everywhere. For them a 'mile' was not too far, but walking a mile across country feels alot more than an actual mile. Basically it means "a long distance." “Resting on your Laurels” means a person is satisfied with what they have achieved, so they stop striving for success or decide that further effort isn't needed. It comes from when the Greeks awarded wreaths of laurel leaves to the winners of the Pythian Games. For some winners the award was enough and they felt that they had reached the pinnacle. GOD, I'M BORED !!!
AV-Damo
A “Country Mile” is an informal phrase for "a long way". It probably comes from the time when country folk walked everywhere. For them a 'mile' was not too far, but walking a mile across country feels alot more than an actual mile. Basically it means "a long distance." “Resting on your Laurels” means a person is satisfied with what they have achieved, so they stop striving for success or decide that further effort isn't needed. It comes from when the Greeks awarded wreaths of laurel leaves to the winners of the Pythian Games. For some winners the award was enough and they felt that they had reached the pinnacle. GOD, I'M BORED !!!
AV-Damo
can't disagree gordonsleftboot, Craig is now too far down the pecking order, needs and deserves first team football so he has to move on. Also agree p.villa, Delph looks head and shoulders above a very disappointing (at present, not sure it will change, hope so though!) Sidders.
The Fear
can't disagree gordonsleftboot, Craig is now too far down the pecking order, needs and deserves first team football so he has to move on. Also agree p.villa, Delph looks head and shoulders above a very disappointing (at present, not sure it will change, hope so though!) Sidders.
The Fear
Who the **** voted for Sidwell???!!!! Are all his family on here or something?!
Sheriff Kimbo
Who the **** voted for Sidwell???!!!! Are all his family on here or something?!
Sheriff Kimbo
I would actually play Delph on Wednesday, largely because I think our best chance of beating Arsenal is with a 3 man central midfield - we played them off the park twice last season with that system. Didn't happen when we played 4-4-2, though... For me I think Petrov sitting, Milner creating and Delph doing a bit of both is a really exciting prospect to be honest - a great balance, allowing Young and Downing a bit more licence to attack, and encouraging Gabby to move rather than waiting for a flick on! But then every time I come on here I ramble on about the system...!
Sheriff Kimbo
I would actually play Delph on Wednesday, largely because I think our best chance of beating Arsenal is with a 3 man central midfield - we played them off the park twice last season with that system. Didn't happen when we played 4-4-2, though... For me I think Petrov sitting, Milner creating and Delph doing a bit of both is a really exciting prospect to be honest - a great balance, allowing Young and Downing a bit more licence to attack, and encouraging Gabby to move rather than waiting for a flick on! But then every time I come on here I ramble on about the system...!
Sheriff Kimbo
sidwell voters better not have been serious.. the man is a joke.
benji_starsky_avfc
sidwell voters better not have been serious.. the man is a joke.
benji_starsky_avfc
lol, thanks AV, knew the use of the phrases but with the laurels one wasn't sure of the origin. Bit like 'in their oil tot' which I know means in their element but didn't know the origin until I asked Carl Chinn. It was workers who were going for a drink would take a tot of oil to line their stomach!
The Fear
Sheriff, couldn't agree any more, that would be my line up also - this management is easy, tell you what to save Villa money, i'll do it for half what O'Neil gets and use that money to buy a hidden jem from somewhere random like Kenya!
davidsands1982
lol, thanks AV, knew the use of the phrases but with the laurels one wasn't sure of the origin. Bit like 'in their oil tot' which I know means in their element but didn't know the origin until I asked Carl Chinn. It was workers who were going for a drink would take a tot of oil to line their stomach!
The Fear
Sheriff, couldn't agree any more, that would be my line up also - this management is easy, tell you what to save Villa money, i'll do it for half what O'Neil gets and use that money to buy a hidden jem from somewhere random like Kenya!
davidsands1982
Sheriff you are not rambling you are very correct. Arsenal have a very strong midfield at present and if we did put 3 there it wud hopefully nullify them. I wud love to see Delph go against Fab and stop him from dictating the play in the middle but if he touched him he wud prob get sent off, your not allowed to touch the superstars of the Prem remember
av-jc-86
Sheriff you are not rambling you are very correct. Arsenal have a very strong midfield at present and if we did put 3 there it wud hopefully nullify them. I wud love to see Delph go against Fab and stop him from dictating the play in the middle but if he touched him he wud prob get sent off, your not allowed to touch the superstars of the Prem remember
av-jc-86
Does Delph seem a tad too negative??? I think so
FootyFans
Does Delph seem a tad too negative??? I think so
FootyFans
He is from Yorkshire
ant1ant1
He is from Yorkshire
ant1ant1
There's a liitle bit of Alex Cropley about him, that was somehat obvious the first time I saw him in action following his move to Brummagem B6, and why in my eyes at least he was pretty much guaranteed to be both a Villa Park favourite, and a huge success in the premiership. He still has aways to go, he knows it, MON and co know it, as do we the supporters, but on Saturday afternoon I believe we witnessed glances of quite a talent. As suggested above, playing Fabian on Wednesday night to help nullify the threat bound to be posed by Senor Fabregas, would not be a bad idea. Yes, the Man of the Match award for Saturdays F.A. Cup showing was well deserved indeed. Now onwards and upwards Fabian.
glensider
There's a liitle bit of Alex Cropley about him, that was somehat obvious the first time I saw him in action following his move to Brummagem B6, and why in my eyes at least he was pretty much guaranteed to be both a Villa Park favourite, and a huge success in the premiership. He still has aways to go, he knows it, MON and co know it, as do we the supporters, but on Saturday afternoon I believe we witnessed glances of quite a talent. As suggested above, playing Fabian on Wednesday night to help nullify the threat bound to be posed by Senor Fabregas, would not be a bad idea. Yes, the Man of the Match award for Saturdays F.A. Cup showing was well deserved indeed. Now onwards and upwards Fabian.
glensider
Alex Cropley? Interesting thought Glensider. Some of his cross field balls were almost Cowansesque I thought. he just happens to tackle a bit more than Sid ever did I think. Needs to calm down a bit too but yes I think he has a great future and hope he has it at Villa.
Gordonsleftboot
Alex Cropley? Interesting thought Glensider. Some of his cross field balls were almost Cowansesque I thought. he just happens to tackle a bit more than Sid ever did I think. Needs to calm down a bit too but yes I think he has a great future and hope he has it at Villa.
Gordonsleftboot
I can just imagine how **** scared arsenal will be of delph after seeing him tackle. Toss him into midfield and I can guarantee fabregas will be running in the opposite direction of delph :P Probably have arsene whinger whining again !!! :P would be AWESOME !
Astriel
I can just imagine how **** scared arsenal will be of delph after seeing him tackle. Toss him into midfield and I can guarantee fabregas will be running in the opposite direction of delph :P Probably have arsene whinger whining again !!! :P would be AWESOME !
Astriel
 

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