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Could Delph Be Our Next Ashley Young?


Thorypuk:

Thought I'd type this up into an article as I think there's certainly some merit in this question... Could Delph Be Our Next Ashley Young?

Currently, we have Ashley Young and Stuart Downing playing on either flank, with the occasional swap (still prefer Young on the left myself!).

downing volleying

Downing, although having some reasonable games, hasn't quite settled yet in my eyes and I think Wolves was one of his worst to date. (As Fear says, maybe a pre-season to get him settled in?) Also, he's played centre mid before for Middlesbrough... a position he apparently excelled in.... Milner and Downing CM anyone? :o)

So my thought was.... could Fabian Delph play as our next Ashley Young out on the left wing?

Delph

The guy seems to have everything in his arsenal to play the position - he can certainly beat his man given half a chance, has a great shot, a good eye for a pass and can track back and tackle.

The only question remaining.. can he cross a ball?

I'm sure he likely could do... just imagine both Delph and Young bursting down either flank - would certainly put a shiver up the opposition each time!

ash goal celeb carling

Thoughts?


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Writer: Thorypuk Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 24 2010

Time: 2:10PM

Your Comments

mouth watering array of talent, young as well (young in age, not Ashley Young... not that Ashley Young is a talent you understand, oh I give up!) Looking forward to seeing how Delph progresses and where he ends up playing, certainly didn't seem overawed when he faced Man Utd. What a talent!
The Fear
Delph will be better than Young . Downing delivers the second best crosses at the club behind Albrighton. Fabio will pick Downing before Young for England. There you go
villan57
I don't think Delph is a winger personally. Delph would be a winger in the same way that James Milner is a winger...could perform the role but is better in the middle of the park.
Villa4Europe
Wouldn't it be interesting to get some goals through the central midfield of the pitch instead of relying on crosses only?
attila11101
My team 4 2 nite, off topic i know Freidal, L. Young Culler, Collins, Warnock, Young, Sidwell, Delph, Downing, Carew, The Fonz. Need to rest Milner, Petrov and Dunne, Gabby injured.
astonsteve
Isn't he a central midfielder? Ah well, he's young. So he'll probably adapt..
JT_daniel
Albrighton, Delph, Milner, Young, Fonz and Gabby. What a great young, english and hungry front 6. Skill, pace, goals, great work ethic and hard tackling. What more could you want
av-jc-86
I think Ash and Downing belong there before Delph. Delph would be the perfect foil for Milner's creativity in the middle, whilst offering more in his own driving forward than Petrov currently does. He clearly has some refining to do before replacing Petrov permanently. Would def like to see more of albrighton, fonz and delph before end of the season. The lads can't develop if they're not playing, and they clearly ARE good enough.
johnnyuk
delph is center ******** midfielder , gheeeez
meakers
Can he play right back?
Stig
Can he play right back?
Stig
Cuellar will move into centre back tonight and Delph to play RB x
niblot1
Cuellar will move into centre back tonight and Delph to play RB x
niblot1
Stig - only if Heskey isn't already playing there :p
thorpyuk
Albrighton is our future winger!
joe1206
anyone else see MON lining up a summer bid for bent as he certainly seems to like him and up front will be what were addressing this summer?
clarkamus
living in leeds as i do i work with a fair few leeds fans (weird innit), all of whom are agreed that although delph played on the wing a fair bit last season, he wasnt anywhere nearly as effective. so, no. no, he's not. isn't he meant to be the "next steven gerrard" anyway? (i hate those ridiculous comparisons by the way!)
lurman
Ok random point here, but that photo of Delph...he really needs to improve his strength! His legs look like flag poles
Villa4Europe
Have I missed news on Delph... is he injured as not even a sub v Sunderand
Eddy1
I have never heard of this guy. Who is he? When did we sign him. I thought we only had a small squad of 13 PL players.?
stennyvilla
I have never heard of this guy. Who is he? When did we sign him. I thought we only had a small squad of 13 PL players.?
stennyvilla
Maybe Delph will be the next Nigel, heard a comment that someone had heard a rumour that Mon had fell out with him and thats why he's not on the bench.

Or maybe we are just rotating the subs to keep their backsides fresh after warming the bench!

At least when it comes to the business end of the season we will have two fit right backs to see us through.

Anyway to address the article, not a chance. The reason being is that he would not be picked (I refer readers to my forst sentence above).
RiF
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RiF
Personally I hope is is being kept fresh for the next few games cos he looks like a star
RiF
Personally I hope is is being kept fresh for the next few games cos he looks like a star
RiF
He doesn`t play him ?
ASPINALL
He doesn`t play him ?
ASPINALL
Fabian Delph twisted his knee last week thats why he didn't make it on to the subs bench. Hope he makes it back soon !!! He is a very modest young man . Quite refreshing !
miss polite
Fabian Delph twisted his knee last week thats why he didn't make it on to the subs bench. Hope he makes it back soon !!! He is a very modest young man . Quite refreshing !
miss polite
miss polite are you delph's mother or relative? anyway delph is certainly not a winger he is a central midfield player not doubt about that. i just wish heskey would retire he is really doing my head in now how many times has he come off this season atleast 3. he's a big girls blouse !
black_villian
miss polite are you delph's mother or relative? anyway delph is certainly not a winger he is a central midfield player not doubt about that. i just wish heskey would retire he is really doing my head in now how many times has he come off this season atleast 3. he's a big girls blouse !
black_villian
 

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