Fabian Delph - Everton move confirmed

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  1. MCI

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    It doesn't matter if we/our players believed Son to be offside, which he in retrospect obviously wasn't. You don't stop playing until the ref blows the whistle. As a footballer, you learn this in 3rd grade.
    Zinchenko in the same position has 22 games under his belt and is yet to lose a game. Of course it's not all Delphs fault but it should give you an idea of his defending.
     
  2. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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    I think this place is turning into a scotty pippin wet dream, innit @Stoned Rose (:
     
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    Delph was playing at left back but isn’t a left back.

    He’s a midfielder and a very capable one.

    You don’t judge a player on 3 out of position games. You learn that in ‘3rd grade’.
     
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    What is 3rd grade and when should I have learned this? :-(
     
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    Christ...

    No he isn’t a left back, that is my point.
    And he is not a good enough midfielder either, looking at KDB, David, Bernardo, Gundogan, Ferna and Foden. They are all miles better.

    It’s not about three games only but it’s not hard to see his weaknesses against top opponents.

    For me, Delph is not good enough covering for left back position or midfield, meaning he should be sold. I’m confident City will sell this summer.
     
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    He looked plenty good enough in 2017/18 when he was arguably the best left back in the league and a hugely contributing factor to us walking the league with a record amount of points.
     
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    Yeah but you’re a 12th grader so the opinion is null and void....
     
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    For all the shit Delph is getting and all the praise zinchenko is rightly getting, Delph in17/18 was a better left back than zinchenko 18/19. The game at Stamford bridge is widely regarded as the most important of the centurion season, Delph was phenomenal putting in a MOTM performance and followed it up with about another dozen+ performances of the same standard, all that seems to have been forgotten because he’s had a hard time this season. If you’re playing in an unnatural position you need a run of games, something Delph didn’t get this season. When zinchenko first came in he was making mistake after mistake, continuously being caught under the diagonal about 4 games in a row that would have cost us against better opposition then he found his groove and made the position his own.
     
  9. I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it's down to.

    And luck. If you make ten mistakes in a game & they all get immediately covered, it doesn't merit the same as one mistake which ends in a goal.

    Delph has been very unfortunate that several high profile mistakes ended up costing us. Vinny recently, suddenly fell on his arse & just got a toe to the ball, when it could have been a Gerrard moment. Small margins.
     
  10. David 'El Mago' Silva

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    Sam Lee is usually pretty reliable. He reckons we'll go into next season with just Mendy and Zinchenko.

     
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