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Title: Delph??
Post by: Toffee_4_Life on July 09, 2019, 10:01:24 PM
'Breaking news' on Sky Sports that we are one of a few clubs showing "significant interest" in signing him.

Bullshit surely? Bit if a let down to go from Malcom to Delph!!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 09, 2019, 10:10:02 PM
I doubt its a case of Malcom or Delph.

Delph will be a squad/utility player.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: boothill on July 09, 2019, 10:35:50 PM
I doubt its a case of Malcom or Delph.

Delph will be a squad/utility player.
A squad player on top dollar too. Abort

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Shogun on July 09, 2019, 10:40:09 PM
I think too often when we're seriously linked to a player we convince ourselves that they might be good even though it's really obvious they won't be.

This will be one of those cases. It'll be a poor signing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 09, 2019, 10:42:42 PM
Take this with a pinch of salt
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 09, 2019, 10:44:54 PM
I think too often when we're seriously linked to a player we convince ourselves that they might be good even though it's really obvious they won't be.

This will be one of those cases. It'll be a poor signing.

I let everyone convince me Ashley Williams and bolasie were good signings.

Not letting that happen again. This would be a horrible piece of business.

A 29 year old whoís played about 30 games in the last two years with a bad knee injury in his career, on what would be massive money as well

Fail to see what he would bring that we donít already have.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lazarou on July 09, 2019, 11:00:32 PM
Swerve with a capital S.

Surely a 29 year old on top dollar is a mistake we have repeated too often in the Moshiri era and not one we will repeat anytime soon.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 09, 2019, 11:16:52 PM
I let everyone convince me Ashley Williams and bolasie were good signings.

Not letting that happen again. This would be a horrible piece of business.

A 29 year old whoís played about 30 games in the last two years with a bad knee injury in his career, on what would be massive money as well

Fail to see what he would bring that we donít already have.

Iíll just slowly leave the room without drawing any attention to myself
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 09, 2019, 11:23:53 PM
It wouldn't be a terrible signing.

PROS
- Likely to be a low fee relatively speaking
- Bags of Premier League experience
- Versatile
- Demonstrates good leadership qualities at City (documentary on Amazon)
- Is a good player

CONS
- Will likely demand high wages and a 3 year contract, which is too long (opinion)
- Has hardly played in midfield recently which is where we would likely want use him
- Would demand regular 1st team football
- Little to no resale value
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 09, 2019, 11:28:04 PM
If Mc Carthy, Besic and Schneiderlin go I could see the point, otherwise no
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 09, 2019, 11:34:19 PM
Isnt hunter normally OK?

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/09/everton-marco-silva-move-for-manchester-city-fabian-delph?CMP=share_btn_tw
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 09, 2019, 11:38:12 PM
It's a hard one this, he's getting on but he is better than what we have behind Gomes and Gueye. If the price is reasonable I see no reason why we wouldn't be interested, not that inspiring though and id personally rather not, but can see the merits

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 09, 2019, 11:43:24 PM
Heís 30 in 4 1/2 months time, surely were not going to give anyone a three year contract on silly wages at that age ?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 09, 2019, 11:49:34 PM
Wonder if Brands image with Evertonians will survive after this signing?

I'm still trying to convince myself it's a good deal.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: gizzblue on July 09, 2019, 11:57:36 PM
Wonder if Brands image with Evertonians will survive after this signing?

I'm still trying to convince myself it's a good deal.

Aside Rich (Marco solely) Brands has done a stellar job thus far and if he wants a mercenary in to cover tinkerbells minge (fairy muff) ,most of us won't see a problem I'm quite sure there wouldn't be many asking for his head over one transfer away from young hungry talent.

And I really don't want Delph either.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 10, 2019, 12:07:59 AM
Wonder if Brands image with Evertonians will survive after this signing?

I'm still trying to convince myself it's a good deal.

Have you accepted itís actually happening?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 12:08:23 AM
Wonder if Brands image with Evertonians will survive after this signing?

I'm still trying to convince myself it's a good deal.

Donít do it.

You know as well as I do this is pure Koeman/Walsh.

Itís a nonsense signing and one that has made me lose a little bit of faith tbh.

Pure laziness from everyone involved.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 12:10:31 AM
Is this for certain happening, now?  Blech.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Django on July 10, 2019, 12:11:58 AM
Believe there's legs in this one sadly
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 12:12:37 AM
Believe there's legs in this one sadly

Like is for the messenger, not the message.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 12:14:31 AM
Have you accepted itís actually happening?

Deff is.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 10, 2019, 12:15:05 AM
Django has spoken
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 12:16:26 AM
I could and would start feeling worse if someone told me this was because Digne might be leaving.  Delph has been primarily playing LB.

That would be a shittastrophe of the highest order.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 12:16:59 AM
Right join me in getting your head around this one lads.

McCarthy, Schneiderlin, Besic out, Delph in. Wages saved, depth and quality added.

Also as a lb he's better than Baines is now. And in a year when we sell Digne for 80m it means we don't need to buy 2 lbs straight away.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 10, 2019, 12:17:47 AM
I could and would start feeling worse if someone told me this was because Digne might be leaving.  Delph has been primarily playing LB.

That would be a shittastrophe of the highest order.

(https://media.giphy.com/media/xT9DPJVjlYHwWsZRxm/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 12:19:13 AM
Who would give us a plum nickel for McCarthy?  Also, further deterioration of Bainesy's role gives me the sads.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 10, 2019, 01:25:58 AM
Only way I can make sense of it is if Schneiderlin, McCarthy & Besic all go, and he's just replacing those - and we have Gana, Gomes, Davies & Delph as CM options?

How much would Delph cost though?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 10, 2019, 01:29:49 AM
Right join me in getting your head around this one lads.

McCarthy, Schneiderlin, Besic out, Delph in. Wages saved, depth and quality added.

Also as a lb he's better than Baines is now. And in a year when we sell Digne for 80m it means we don't need to buy 2 lbs straight away.

This is the only way it makes sense re midfield but it's a lot of outgoings to justify it hope he does a Barry and he's boss for us
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 10, 2019, 01:37:50 AM
Would rather play Besic.

Come at me!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 01:39:24 AM
It's a bit meh! But for a nominal fee he'd be a decent squad player I suppose
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 10, 2019, 01:43:46 AM
Django has spoken so it's on I guess.

Not exactly a signing that's gonna give you a stonking erection but it's always good to have a Gareth Barry/James Milner style utility man in your squad.

Not TOTALLY against this signing but as long as we aren't giving him silly wages then it's not too bad.

Lets see how he does and how he is used first before labelling Brands a short sleeve top wearing numpty.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 01:46:29 AM
Stop the Gareth Barry comparisons please, lads.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 01:48:30 AM
Squad player? Backup right back? Trying to get my head around this like
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 10, 2019, 01:50:39 AM
Stop the Gareth Barry comparisons please, lads.



True though. I was dissapointed when we signed Barry but he turned out great despite his age.

This wont be the last signing we will make.

Its crap like but lets look at what presumably hes been brought in for.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: DanDan on July 10, 2019, 01:51:05 AM
Maybe we need an extra homegrown player in the squad too who will compete to be in the 1st XI.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 01:51:38 AM
I guess the potential RB backup utility is good.  Otherwise...just meh.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 01:55:30 AM
Would rather play Besic.

Come at me!

One of the top 20 ball progressors in the championship last season, but mostly through driving runs rather than passing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 10, 2019, 01:56:25 AM
Squad player? Backup right back? Trying to get my head around this like
Defo won't be right back back up
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 10, 2019, 02:00:03 AM
One of the top 20 ball progressors in the championship last season, but mostly through driving runs rather than passing.


Ed Zachary
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 02:03:06 AM
One of the top 20 ball progressors in the championship last season, but mostly through driving runs rather than passing.


Championship is his level
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 02:05:35 AM
Finding it quite funny that some are panicking about us maybe signing Delph.

I include myself in that
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 02:06:11 AM
True though. I was dissapointed when we signed Barry but he turned out great despite his age.

This wont be the last signing we will make.

Its crap like but lets look at what presumably hes been brought in for.

Thereís no comparison for me.

Delph has played 57 premier league games in the last 4 years, at least half of those at left back.

Gareth Barry was an integral part of the Man City side that won the league and even in his last season he played 27 games.

We got Barry on loan, and eventually signed him on a free when we saw his quality. Weíre talking about signing Delph for about 14 mil here, and for what?

To be a utility player? Well we already have two left backs so I doubt weíll see him there.

Heís not better than any of our three starting midfielders, and Iím not sure heís even better than Morgan or Davies.

Whatís he bringing to this squad that we donít already have?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 10, 2019, 02:12:16 AM
Thereís no comparison for me.

Delph has played 57 premier league games in the last 4 years, at least half of those at left back.

Gareth Barry was an integral part of the Man City side that won the league and even in his last season he played 27 games.

We got Barry on loan, and eventually signed him on a free when we saw his quality. Weíre talking about signing Delph for about 14 mil here, and for what?

To be a utility player? Well we already have two left backs so I doubt weíll see him there.

Heís not better than any of our three starting midfielders, and Iím not sure heís even better than Morgan or Davies.

Whatís he bringing to this squad that we donít already have?

If it is true then Brands and Silva must see something.

Delph played a big role in Citys title win due to the injury to Mendy.

I agree it isn't the best signing just not the worst, not all signings will set the pulse racing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 02:22:06 AM
If it is true then Brands and Silva must see something.

Delph played a big role in Citys title win due to the injury to Mendy.

I agree it isn't the best signing just not the worst, not all signings will set the pulse racing.

You make a good point with your last sentence.

I usually like this type of signing, but feel like weíre falling into a very familiar trap with this one.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Crackling on July 10, 2019, 02:35:51 AM
There's no comparison for me.

Delph has played 57 premier league games in the last 4 years, at least half of those at left back.

Gareth Barry was an integral part of the Man City side that won the league and even in his last season he played 27 games.

We got Barry on loan, and eventually signed him on a free when we saw his quality. We're talking about signing Delph for about 14 mil here, and for what?

To be a utility player? Well we already have two left backs so I doubt we'll see him there.

He's not better than any of our three starting midfielders, and I'm not sure he's even better than Morgan or Davies.

What's he bringing to this squad that we don't already have?
Maybe they see some leadership qualities in the squad that we've lost with Jags?

Not keen on it myself like.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 02:52:34 AM
You make a good point with your last sentence.

I usually like this type of signing, but feel like weíre falling into a very familiar trap with this one.

Agree with this, to me it's seems to be an obvious sort of signing, like when we got the likes of Neville and that from united
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 10, 2019, 03:14:18 AM
Obvious isn't necessarily bad just boring I guess
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 10, 2019, 03:37:15 AM
Who would he displace from the team?

Serious question - who is playing now that would sit on the bench for Delph?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 10, 2019, 03:45:56 AM
Who would he displace from the team?

Serious question - who is playing now that would sit on the bench for Delph?
I don't see anyone in the usual starting 11, but if you were 1 up at Anfield with 20 to go and had to bring on one of Schneiderlin, Mccarthy, Besic, Davies or Delph who would you choose?

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 10, 2019, 03:46:43 AM
I don't see anyone in the usual starting 11, but if you were 1 up at Anfield with 20 to go and had to bring on one of Schneiderlin, Mccarthy, Besic, Davies or Delph who would you choose?

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Schneiderlin
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Juanito on July 10, 2019, 03:55:39 AM
Iím probably alone in thinking this is a good signing. I never thought he looked out of place in that city side and I donít think we can get away with just buying young players.

Like others have said, if he replaces Besic and McCarthy thatís not bad. We have also seen that Gomes canít play every single game.  He also seems to demonstrates leadership skills and is not that bad at passing the ball forward which we need from our defensive midfielders.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 10, 2019, 03:56:51 AM
I don't see anyone in the usual starting 11, but if you were 1 up at Anfield with 20 to go and had to bring on one of Schneiderlin, Mccarthy, Besic, Davies or Delph who would you choose?

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In this order:

Schneiderlin
Davies
Besic
Delph
McCarthy
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trublue on July 10, 2019, 03:58:52 AM
Iím probably alone in thinking this is a good signing. I never thought he looked out of place in that city side and I donít think we can get away with just buying young players.

Like others have said, if he replaces Besic and McCarthy thatís not bad. We have also seen that Gomes canít play every single game.  He also seems to demonstrates leadership skills and is not that bad at passing the ball forward which we need from our defensive midfielders.

I agree, gives experience and depth to the squad. It's highly likely we'll lose at least 2 midfielders this summer.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: toshyboy on July 10, 2019, 04:01:37 AM
Think Delph being massively underrated in here. Donít get the game time he has under Guardiola if u canít play. Donít think he excites people cos doesnít fit the usual brands demographic with age etc. This is probably one Silva wants rather than brands I think
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Craig_1878 on July 10, 2019, 04:02:18 AM
I understand most people's reservations with this one. He isn't the most exciting and there is a risk that he may well be a flop given his injury record.

I do think the pros outway the cons though. He is a useful player, brings bags of experience and covers a few positions. He is also a leader and I think that is a big positive with the loss of Jags behind the scenes.




...... Saying that I am an eternal optimist and thought Bolasie would be a good signing, so I am almost definitely chatting shit and to be ignored.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Juanito on July 10, 2019, 04:08:22 AM
I understand most people's reservations with this one. He isn't the most exciting and there is a risk that he may well be a flop given his injury record.

I do think the pros outway the cons though. He is a useful player, brings bags of experience and covers a few positions. He is also a leader and I think that is a big positive with the loss of Jags behind the scenes.




...... Saying that I am an eternal optimist and thought Bolasie would be a good signing, so I am almost definitely chatting shit and to be ignored.

I still maintain Bolasie was good for us and until that injury. That ruined his career. 
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 10, 2019, 04:12:03 AM
It it went hand in hand with a few squad players leaving, I wouldn't be massively against it.

Not a sexy transfer, but might be one of those that turns out to be quite astute in hindsight.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: stirlingblue on July 10, 2019, 04:13:04 AM
In this order:

Schneiderlin
Davies
Besic
Delph
McCarthy

Oh come on, you canít really think Besic is better than Delph
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 04:15:57 AM
If we were making this signing two or three years ago I wouldíve been all over it.

Not now though.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on July 10, 2019, 04:20:21 AM
Aside Rich (Marco solely) Brands has done a stellar job thus far and if he wants a mercenary in to cover tinkerbells minge (fairy muff) ,most of us won't see a problem I'm quite sure there wouldn't be many asking for his head over one transfer away from young hungry talent.

And I really don't want Delph either.

Is delph a mercenary?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 10, 2019, 04:22:34 AM
Itís a Paul Power type of signing
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jamokachi on July 10, 2019, 04:27:20 AM
It would mean that we're definitely shifting some dead wood out of midfield, and that would be excellent to see. Intrigued to see how this develops based on that. Not really upset or made up with the prospect though.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 10, 2019, 04:41:54 AM
It it went hand in hand with a few squad players leaving, I wouldn't be massively against it.

Not a sexy transfer, but might be one of those that turns out to be quite astute in hindsight.

I think it may have parallels to Barry.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 10, 2019, 04:43:50 AM
I don't see anyone in the usual starting 11, but if you were 1 up at Anfield with 20 to go and had to bring on one of Schneiderlin, Mccarthy, Besic, Davies or Delph who would you choose?

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Big Morg
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 10, 2019, 04:52:23 AM
I think it may have parallels to Barry.

lol. @TheRam (http://www.nsno.co.uk/forums/index.php?action=profile;u=1602)  is gonna have to come in to every page and shoot this down.  lolol
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: boothill on July 10, 2019, 05:11:31 AM
It's a Paul Power type of signing
How very dare you

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 10, 2019, 05:15:39 AM
In this order:

Schneiderlin
Davies
Besic
Delph
McCarthy
Dunno which Mo besic you've been watching. He's crap
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Django on July 10, 2019, 05:18:54 AM
Not fully against the move, he's obviously a decent player if he's getting game time for the champions.

My worry is that if brought in as back up for our midfielders, when the time comes that he's called upon he'll be injured.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Shogun on July 10, 2019, 05:34:22 AM
He’s not getting game time for the champions though.

His most useful position was at left back despite being a midfielder and he still lost that place to Zinchenko who isn’t a left back either.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 10, 2019, 05:40:49 AM
Iím fine with this. Lots of tears over a 14mill squad player who will probably be vice captain after like 6 weeks. Not all signings have to bring the average wage down or triple in value. Some can be made for psychological purposes.   

We have some utter utter shite in the squad who shouldnít be getting a sniff of minutes. This guy ainít one.

Actually the more I think about the of the signings we made over the past 4yrs the more I think we deserve to go bust due to gross negligence, our board members should be locked up for being massively fucking gross.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 10, 2019, 05:52:31 AM
Oh. And Gareth Barry.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Elgoodo1978 on July 10, 2019, 06:23:23 AM
Heís more of an Arron Lennon type of signing than Barry.  ĎWill do a jobí, Ďknow what your gonna getí, Ďpresence in the dressing roomí Ďultimate professionalí - a bit meh overall!

I think Barry brought a lot more than that during his time but did tick all them boxes as well
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 10, 2019, 06:30:22 AM
I'm not disappointed with this signing if it happens, be brings a lot of positives.

Experienced, versatile, valued leadership, comfortable on the ball, good work rate and not shy of puttin his foot in. Our midfield has been crying out for some character and passion for a few seasons.

One negative from what I've seen is sometimes he can go a bit over the top, which I believe he is well aware of and Pep has told him to curb it a few times after the red cards cost them points.



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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 01:58:34 PM
He'll probably drop off a bit when you get him away from pep's special doctor, but he won't be playing that much, just those cover minutes that we don't need to waste 200k on in Schneiderlin and McCarthy.

Plus, covering Digne this year and next.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 02:03:10 PM
All aboard the Delph train

 :Sick:
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 10, 2019, 02:43:05 PM
Meh

Loan for a year or a couple of mill to buy, fills a squad place with some experience

Not every signing can be a top 22yr old prospect/talent
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheTone on July 10, 2019, 02:44:21 PM
Believe there's legs in this one sadly

a very dodgy pair of legs

I'm out on this one
Title: Delph??
Post by: mikey_blue on July 10, 2019, 02:55:06 PM
If we move McCarthy, Besic and maybe Morgs then I'd be okay with him in the team. Covers a few positions and has good leadership qualities. In that City documentary that amazon done, he was always shown to be a leader type figure.

Passes and progresses the ball well and has been coached at the highest level for the past few years. Wouldn't be adverse to signing him.

Deffo wouldn't sit well with me if he was up there with our highest earners and first name on the team sheet.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: indiantoffee1975 on July 10, 2019, 02:55:14 PM
There might be legs in this one because he might be an alternative choice to someone in a similar mould who Brands/Silva have already targetted and are working on but perhaps target A is proving difficult to get, not dead in the water and Delph is target B or even C.

I thought Brands stated they were only looking to bring in players between the age range of 21-24.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 10, 2019, 03:10:13 PM
There might be legs in this one because he might be an alternative choice to someone in a similar mould who Brands/Silva have already targetted and are working on but perhaps target A is proving difficult to get, not dead in the water and Delph is target B or even C.

I thought Brands stated they were only looking to bring in players between the age range of 21-24.
I think that's the age range of our primary targets, but it would be pretty short sighted and you'd question his ability to do the job if he ruled everyone out over the age of 24. I hope he looks at every player based on the whole package, experience, age, cost, wages, potential sell on, value to the squad etc

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 03:19:18 PM
There might be legs in this one because he might be an alternative choice to someone in a similar mould who Brands/Silva have already targetted and are working on but perhaps target A is proving difficult to get, not dead in the water and Delph is target B or even C.

I thought Brands stated they were only looking to bring in players between the age range of 21-24.

Donít know where this comes from tbh.

Brands made quite a few older signings at PSV and has talked about the qualities an older signing can bring.

Moreno and guardado were two successes he had at PSV.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 10, 2019, 03:39:48 PM
Donít know where this comes from tbh.

Brands made quite a few older signings at PSV and has talked about the qualities an older signing can bring.

Moreno and guardado were two successes he had at PSV.


Came from brands mouth saying he only wants players up to 25, suppose the odd experienced player is ok
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 03:48:38 PM
Came from brands mouth saying he only wants players up to 25, suppose the odd experienced player is ok

Yeah, I recall that.

Makes even less sense this signing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 03:52:23 PM
We haven't signed him yet, can only hope someone else comes in and offers him a better deal than us
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 03:53:08 PM
That trust in Marcel stuff didn't last long did it
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Mick 1995 on July 10, 2019, 04:04:13 PM
In the Echo, quoting the Metro  ::)


"Sources have told them the England international will have to force through a move should he wish to quit the Premier League champions.

However, they also declare that with just one year left on his current contract, City could be tempted to cash in on the 29-year-old should an offer in the region of £16million be tabled."
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 10, 2019, 04:07:07 PM
I'm gonna put it out there, Delph is a good player and you're all wrong.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 04:10:59 PM
That trust in Marcel stuff didn't last long did it

Still 100% backing him
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Ramjam on July 10, 2019, 04:17:01 PM
Still 100% backing him
Me to, if Delph is the worst player he ever signs  Iíll be ok with that.


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 10, 2019, 04:39:56 PM
£16m for a guy with one year left on his contract, who wouldn't be a part of your first choice 11, doesn't make much sense. I can understand the signing at half that amount but we'd be lucky to get £16m recouped if we managed to get rid of the rest of the midfield dross we have accumulated. 
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 10, 2019, 04:41:45 PM
In the Echo, quoting the Metro  ::)


"Sources have told them the England international will have to force through a move should he wish to quit the Premier League champions.

However, they also declare that with just one year left on his current contract, City could be tempted to cash in on the 29-year-old should an offer in the region of £16million be tabled."

Hahahahhahaha!!

£16m for someone with one year left on their contract, fuck righhhhht off
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 10, 2019, 04:44:39 PM
Yeah, I recall that.

Makes even less sense this signing.

Yeah but if you put it in a Gareth Barry sorta context.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 10, 2019, 04:46:26 PM
So do we believe the echo or not?? I thought it was a shit rag? Yet here you all are losing your heads. Quite pathetic.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Craig_1878 on July 10, 2019, 05:01:46 PM
16 million is peanuts in today's market tbf.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 05:13:06 PM
Where has the £16m come from? If that's the fee then we should walk away immediately, wouldn't want to be paying anymore than £5m
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 10, 2019, 05:16:45 PM
A gold old fashioned NSNO flap fest developing here.......nice
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toffee_4_Life on July 10, 2019, 05:22:18 PM
Came from brands mouth saying he only wants players up to 25, suppose the odd experienced player is ok

No, he said he will only spent 'big money' on players up to 25.

He'd have to be an idiot to just rule out signing anyone 26 or over at all. And people would have to be idiots to assume we'd never do so....
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 10, 2019, 05:58:07 PM
This is going to be one of them are he is boss for us and we all feel like dickheads
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Simon Paul on July 10, 2019, 06:04:46 PM
This is going to be one of them are he is boss for us and we all feel like dickheads
No
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 10, 2019, 06:22:29 PM
So do we believe the echo or not?? I thought it was a shit rag? Yet here you all are losing your heads. Quite pathetic.



There is more circulating around the general media than just what's in the Echo. Even Django said it sounds like it has legs.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 10, 2019, 06:31:13 PM
Think he would be a decent squad signing, hopefully at about a 3rd of the quoted price or less, and only in conjunction with a few players going out, we need a smaller but better squad. We've done well to reduce the average age the past few years but I guess a few seasoned pros are needed around the squad

Probably one who would win fans over through throwing a horrible tackle in against someone we hate, seems very aggressive
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 10, 2019, 06:35:29 PM
There is more circulating around the general media than just what's in the Echo. Even Django said it sounds like it has legs.

Im talking about the price. Not the fact we will prob be buying him.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 10, 2019, 06:50:03 PM
Im talking about the price. Not the fact we will prob be buying him.

The price is quoted across quite a few sites. Whether it's all from the same speculative source who knows but it's a figure that is being run with now. He's not worth that much so if he does go, to us or anyone else, I'd be surprised if it is for as high as that.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Hawkandro on July 10, 2019, 07:10:56 PM
Marco Silva has stated that he is open to signing an experienced, older player, if the right player is available. We clearly see Delph as that player, and he is definitely a notch above our back-up CM options.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 07:13:31 PM
Donít think heís any better than Morgan or Davies myself.

Heís better than McCarthy like, but who isnít.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 10, 2019, 07:17:45 PM
We'd get him for less than 16, can we just sign a striker first though, rather than a 3rd choice CM
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 10, 2019, 07:54:37 PM
Don't think he's any better than Morgan or Davies myself.

He's better than McCarthy like, but who isn't.
I think he's better than all three. He's just contributed a fair whack to a double championship winning squad. Apart from a rusty performance for England a few weeks ago, I think he's tidy and efficient on the ball and doesn't go hiding.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 08:13:26 PM
I think he's better than all three. He's just contributed a fair whack to a double championship winning squad. Apart from a rusty performance for England a few weeks ago, I think he's tidy and efficient on the ball and doesn't go hiding.

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He played 11 games in the league.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Mayor Farnum on July 10, 2019, 08:23:23 PM
He played 11 games in the league.

How many of our current midfield would get to play in a third of City's league games?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 08:32:09 PM
Donít think heís any better than Morgan or Davies myself.

Heís better than McCarthy like, but who isnít.

Me, but I always was vile shite in midfield.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 08:35:25 PM
How many of our current midfield would get to play in a third of City's league games?

Gana and Gomes, then youíre struggling.

11 out of 38 isnít a third though.

Iíd say a lot of those appearances wouldíve been at left back as well, or probably cameos off the bench.



Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Mayor Farnum on July 10, 2019, 08:40:41 PM
We'd have been happy to have signed him straight from Villa. He'll do ok here; every decent side has reliable 7 out of 10  players who do a job with minimal fuss.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: plumber on July 10, 2019, 08:43:53 PM
https://royalbluemersey.sbnation.com/2019/7/10/20688070/everton-transfer-rumors-fabian-delph-news-analysis-manchester-city-latest-idrissa-gueye-andre-gomes

I'm almost convinced.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 10, 2019, 08:47:01 PM
I'm gonna stick my neck out here and say he will be our 5th maybe even 4th best player next season.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 08:57:27 PM
Nobody is unloading our garbage for us (to offset the salary).  This screams "luxury item" when we still need to be building the foundation.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Shogun on July 10, 2019, 09:20:57 PM
I'm gonna stick my neck out here and say he will be our 5th maybe even 4th best player next season.

Maybe if we're talking solely about left backs.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 10, 2019, 09:27:21 PM
https://royalbluemersey.sbnation.com/2019/7/10/20688070/everton-transfer-rumors-fabian-delph-news-analysis-manchester-city-latest-idrissa-gueye-andre-gomes

I'm almost convinced.
read it like, makes some good points about being better in possession than Gana, again can only see delph being our 3rd choice CM, why would he swap the city bench for Evertons?

didn't realise he can fill in at RB, maybe that's another reason why were looking at him, as kennys loaned out
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 10, 2019, 09:33:19 PM
read it like, makes some good points about being better in possession than Gana, again can only see delph being our 3rd choice CM, why would he swap the city bench for Evertons?

didn't realise he can fill in at RB, maybe that's another reason why were looking at him, as kennys loaned out

I mean, if the wages aren't problematic, he's fine being rotational (at CM and maybe RB), then ok.  There is value in kicking the can down the road at RB, as I have yet to hear even a whisper about sorting that out (long-term).
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: velimski on July 10, 2019, 09:46:28 PM
Don't think I've ever seen him play right back.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 09:47:37 PM
When did he play right back?

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 09:48:25 PM
Gana and Gomes, then youíre struggling.

11 out of 38 isnít a third though.

Iíd say a lot of those appearances wouldíve been at left back as well, or probably cameos off the bench.





Gomes wouldn't play for City.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 10, 2019, 09:53:18 PM
Digne would fit in that XI at City at LB, don't rate that zinchenko, mendy never fit
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 09:57:54 PM
Gomes wouldn't play for City.

Reckon heíd play more than Delph has in the middle of the park.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 10, 2019, 09:58:13 PM
Gomes wouldn't play for City.
Gueye wouldn't either

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 10:00:20 PM
Reckon heíd play more than Delph has in the middle of the park.

Honestly, Delph was the better centre mid. But they're not massively different with how they use the ball.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 10:02:06 PM
Gueye wouldn't either

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Heíd play more than Delph.



Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 10:03:00 PM
Honestly, Delph was the better centre mid. But they're not massively different with how they use the ball.

Reckon you watched zero minutes of Fabian Delph playing centre mid for Manchester City last season.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 10:05:28 PM
Reckon you watched zero minutes of Fabian Delph playing centre mid for Manchester City last season.

Talking about overall, right now I'd take Gomes over Delph of course but in terms of throughout their careers Delph was the better player.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 10, 2019, 10:07:58 PM
Talking about overall, right now I'd take Gomes over Delph of course but in terms of throughout their careers Delph was the better player.

Nah, lad, I know you donít like Gomes but come on now.

What had Delph even done by the age of 25?

Heís actually not played that much football for someone of his age. Think he had two decent seasons at villa and thatís it.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 10, 2019, 10:25:00 PM
The right back cover came from me, I still struggle to tell right from left
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 10, 2019, 10:30:45 PM
Nah, lad, I know you donít like Gomes but come on now.

What had Delph even done by the age of 25?

Heís actually not played that much football for someone of his age. Think he had two decent seasons at villa and thatís it.

What's Gomes done?

Don't particularly rate either but Delph could defend and uses the ball in a very similar way.

Gomes can dribble to be fair.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gary1878 on July 10, 2019, 10:31:59 PM
My mate is a city fan and he hates Delph. He makes a lot of errors during games, and i genuinely don't know how he would improve us.

I don't want PL cast offs anymore, unless they haven't been given a proper chance at their clubs, or if they are stepping up to Everton. Let's avoid injury-prone, PL cast offs that are coming to Everton because they haven't 'made it' elsewhere.

We want people that are on the start of their journey upwards, not the other way round.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 10, 2019, 11:37:24 PM
My mate is a city fan and he hates Delph. He makes a lot of errors during games, and i genuinely don't know how he would improve us.

I don't want PL cast offs anymore, unless they haven't been given a proper chance at their clubs, or if they are stepping up to Everton. Let's avoid injury-prone, PL cast offs that are coming to Everton because they haven't 'made it' elsewhere.

We want people that are on the start of their journey upwards, not the other way round.

To be fair, compared to the rest of City's midfield, Delph is going to look somewhat limited. Most players would.

We're not taking a cast off. If we decide to buy him, it's a calculated decision by the management/recruitment team with reasoning and logic applied.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 11, 2019, 12:51:24 AM
To be fair, compared to the rest of City's midfield, Delph is going to look somewhat limited. Most players would.

We're not taking a cast off. If we decide to buy him, it's a calculated decision by the management/recruitment team with reasoning and logic applied.

I think this is true. My memory is pretty poor but I canít think of a player weíve brought in under the new management that we havenít needed.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 11, 2019, 12:54:40 AM
Didn't say Besic was better than Delph - said I'd rather choose Besic instead of Delph.

No fee.
Less wages.
Better knees.
Less injuries.
Younger.
Ours already.

If we can't sign a midfield option that improves our starting 11 then I'd be ok with Besic on the bench instead of panic buying an old, knackered Delph and paying him wedge to get splinters and sports massages.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on July 11, 2019, 01:01:42 AM
Didn't say Besic was better than Delph - said I'd rather choose Besic instead of Delph.

No fee.
Less wages.
Better knees.
Less injuries.
Younger.
Ours already.

If we can't sign a midfield option that improves our starting 11 then I'd be ok with Besic on the bench instead of panic buying an old, knackered Delph and paying him wedge to get splinters and sports massages.

Besic shouldnít be anywhere near our team. Donít nothing to suggest heís a premier league player

Delph is a good footballer. It obviously depends on the numbers involved but heíd do very well here
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 11, 2019, 01:01:50 AM
Besic is a tin pot footballer. Get him off the books ASAP. We look like amateurs just having a player like that in the squad.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 11, 2019, 01:02:38 AM
Besic fuck sake . Hahha
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 11, 2019, 01:08:29 AM
Mo Besic, even Boro didn't want to pay the 5/6mill it'd take to sign him.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 11, 2019, 01:24:40 AM
Yeah Besic is a bit shit, championship player at best
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Juanito on July 11, 2019, 01:27:43 AM
Besic has the positional sense of a toddler.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 11, 2019, 01:59:39 AM
Remember Besic back heel on his debut that allowed Costa to score? Haha.

Signed based on one viewing when Messi had an off game and he apparently "shackled" him.

One horrendous buy but you cant fault his attitude.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 11, 2019, 02:10:10 AM
He tackled Yaya Toure once
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 11, 2019, 02:14:41 AM
Remember Besic back heel on his debut that allowed Costa to score? Haha.

Signed based on one viewing when Messi had an off game and he apparently "shackled" him.

One horrendous buy but you cant fault his attitude.
Only really good performance I remember from him was Man City in the home leg of the league cup semi, he was very good that night
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 11, 2019, 02:33:42 AM
Only really good performance I remember from him was Man City in the home leg of the league cup semi, he was very good that night

He was, then got injured against Swansea next game
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Elgoodo1978 on July 11, 2019, 02:59:02 AM
ďI love Mo Besic! Heís going to boss our Midfield one day.Ē  Fuck that feels good been holding that in for 5-6 years.

Not looking forward to my next epiphany though - ďLet it go, he actually is a bit shitĒ.  Gonna be a heartbreaker :-(
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on July 11, 2019, 03:15:06 AM
Remember Besic back heel on his debut that allowed Costa to score? Haha.

Signed based on one viewing when Messi had an off game and he apparently "shackled" him.

One horrendous buy but you cant fault his attitude.

Wasnít a bad buy at all. Should have been a profit in it for us but we are idiots and we retain them, carry on paying them til thereís no value left at all
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 11, 2019, 03:47:02 AM
Wasn’t a bad buy at all. Should have been a profit in it for us but we are idiots and we retain them, carry on paying them til there’s no value left at all

Not sure he's done enough to warrant an increase in value on the £4m we paid. He's just been a poor signing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 11, 2019, 03:49:45 AM
Not sure he's done enough to warrant an increase in value on the £4m we paid. He's just been a poor signing.
based on the inflated prices now, we should still make a small profit, even if still only 6-8 million
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on July 11, 2019, 03:52:57 AM
Not sure he's done enough to warrant an increase in value on the £4m we paid. He's just been a poor signing.

Heís a decent enough championship player. That makes him worth more than 4m. Fuck knows why heís still on our books. Though the list of ďfuck only know why heís still on our booksĒ players is quite long
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 11, 2019, 05:15:30 AM
https://forums.bluemoon-mcfc.co.uk/threads/fabian-delph.340605/page-24

Most of the comments here are very positive about him like.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 11, 2019, 05:28:46 AM
We're yet to see Silva really go for a 433, maybe because he hasn't got the players for it.

Delph is mobile and aggressive, as opposed to Schneiderlin who is stationary and pathetic, or McCarthy who is injured and injured.

Gomes
Gueye
Davies
Delph

Ideally one more, but I'd be happy going into the season with that, as long as we strengthen CB and striker too.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Juanito on July 11, 2019, 01:44:12 PM
We're yet to see Silva really go for a 433, maybe because he hasn't got the players for it.

Delph is mobile and aggressive, as opposed to Schneiderlin who is stationary and pathetic, or McCarthy who is injured and injured.

Gomes
Gueye
Davies
Delph

Ideally one more, but I'd be happy going into the season with that, as long as we strengthen CB and striker too.

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Itís also why I like the idea of Delph to give us the flexibility to play a 4-3-3.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gary1878 on July 11, 2019, 03:22:59 PM
With Delph, I would also be worried that Tom Davies' development would be stunted further. Schneiderlin looks like he can do a decent job covering in CM as 3rd/4th choice, but to add another CM might make it difficult for Davies to get game time.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 11, 2019, 03:42:22 PM
With Delph, I would also be worried that Tom Davies' development would be stunted further. Schneiderlin looks like he can do a decent job covering in CM as 3rd/4th choice, but to add another CM might make it difficult for Davies to get game time.

Delph likely to be Ghanaís replacement.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 11, 2019, 03:59:51 PM
Delph likely to be Ghanaís replacement.

... i hope that was auto correct.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 11, 2019, 04:42:11 PM
... i hope that was auto correct.

It was indeed !
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: di_guyo on July 11, 2019, 04:52:10 PM
Beyond just the fact that he's a very good player...what Delph would bring is experience, a winning mentality, commitment and genuine leadership. I'm not saying you'd make him captain, but when you look at our side, how many players in that 11 would you consider leaders? Very few. Would be good for the younger lads, good for the dressing room, and if he gets on the pitch he will give his all and spur on others at the same time. And this isn't a McCarthy or Besic, someone that'll run and try hard but is actually shite, this lad can actually play football.

I think 16m is a bit steep with a year left, but I wouldn't be disappointed to see this happen.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: formerKHL on July 11, 2019, 05:32:40 PM
He had his chance to join us in 2009 and chose Villa.....

fkk him off.....we're no longer a last chance saloon....
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 11, 2019, 06:03:24 PM
He had his chance to join us in 2009 and chose Villa.....

fkk him off.....we're no longer a last chance saloon....
Holding 9 year jilt grudges would be a mental way to run a football club.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 11, 2019, 06:17:04 PM
Holding 9 year jilt grudges would be a mental way to run a football club.

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Or a life
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 11, 2019, 06:47:16 PM
Holding 9 year jilt grudges would be a mental way to run a football club.

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You say that but also fuck nick barmby so you know
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: formerKHL on July 11, 2019, 07:55:05 PM
Holding 9 year jilt grudges would be a mental way to run a football club.

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the comment was more about the "last chance saloon" statement...
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 11, 2019, 08:00:15 PM
Gana be a nation-state?  He is a Black star, already.  :D
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Django on July 12, 2019, 05:50:59 PM
Really close this one
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 12, 2019, 05:54:07 PM
Really close this one

Hope there's something more exciting to follow because I have a feeling there's going to be a few twitter chenobyls over this one
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cereal Killer on July 12, 2019, 05:57:29 PM
Really close this one

Loan? Permanent?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 12, 2019, 06:04:40 PM
Yay
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 12, 2019, 06:21:57 PM
Hope there's something more exciting to follow because I have a feeling there's going to be a few twitter chenobyls over this one
Nice.. Chernobyl as a verb. I'm stealing that.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: MmmblueBernard on July 12, 2019, 06:26:10 PM
Nice.. Chernobyl as a verb. I'm stealing that.

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"going full on Chernobyl"
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 12, 2019, 06:33:40 PM
Not majorly exciting, but I'll chill out, watch him play and try to assess him with an open mind. Who knows, it might end up being astute?

One of the things about reading old threads is that you realise we're all wrong with predictions/opinions multiple times, but we speak with such certainty at the time.

On Delph, I've decided to justify it to myself by thinking that Silva's after a strong utility player to cover a few positions to a good standard.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 12, 2019, 06:37:55 PM
He's also left footed so it'd be good to add some flexibility and balance to a squad that only contains two, so we'd be lacking if one of those picked up an injury.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluenose 91 on July 12, 2019, 06:41:17 PM
Not mad on it but like others have said not every transfer is exciting.

Still firmly in the trust Brands and Silva mind-set on transfers too as they've all been pretty much spot on so far.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gash on July 12, 2019, 06:44:44 PM
Neither up nor down about this one. If he comes in, fine, if he doesn't, fine.

People are going on like this is our big summer signing, I'll be surprised if he's any more than a utility player being brought in to fill the squad up and hopefully replace two or three that we don't really need anymore. There's plenty of decent links to players (and not just Twitter rumours) to suggest that we've a few irons in the fire and by the time the season starts we're going to have some quality additions, it just takes time to both bring in and move on players. I'll be more annoyed if we still have a few hangers on than whether Fabian Delph is an Everton player.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 12, 2019, 06:48:26 PM
Think I'm just bored of us making this type of signing on the regular without much to show for it.

Just strikes me as very lazy recruitment, and I still don't see the need for Fabian Delph in our squad.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Shogun on July 12, 2019, 06:50:28 PM
Our Gana replacement.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: MmmblueBernard on July 12, 2019, 06:51:46 PM
1/8 with Skybet. Hands up whos been chucking cash at following Djangoes lead?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: DanDan on July 12, 2019, 06:53:41 PM
Think I'm just bored of us making this type of signing on the regular without much to show for it.

Just strikes me as very lazy recruitment, and I still don't see the need for Fabian Delph in our squad.



I am pretty sure we need to fulfil our home grown criteria in our squad with allowing Jags to leave and looking at buying foreigners for the other positions in our squad

This was last years squad and some of those home grown are no longer here. I was surprised that Gylfi and Morgan are both HG. Maybe we are shifting Morgan or Mccarthy out

You can have 17 non home grown so you basically need a minimum of 8. Under 21s don't need to be included in the 25 man squad

25 Squad players (*Home grown)

Anicio Caldeira Duarte, Bernard
Baines, Leighton John*
Browning, Tyias*
Charsley, Henry William James*
Coleman, Seamus
Digne, Lucas
Galloway, Brendan Joel Zibusiso*
Gueye, Idrissa Gana
Hewelt, Mateusz Tomasz*
Holgate, Mason Anthony*
Jagielka, Philip Nikodem*
Keane, Michael Vincent*
McCarthy, James*
Mina Gonzalez, Yerry Fernando
Niasse, Baye Oumar
Pickford, Jordan Lee*
Schneiderlin, Morgan*
Sigurdsson, Gylfi Thor*
Stekelenburg, Maarten
Tavares Gomes, Andre Filipe
Tosun, Cenk
Walcott, Theo James*
Zouma, Kurt Happy
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 12, 2019, 07:13:24 PM
Decent, yet unexciting signing.  He will surprise a lot of people who aren't on board IMO.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 12, 2019, 07:15:26 PM
Really close this one

Any idea of the fee?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 12, 2019, 07:18:49 PM
Think I'm just bored of us making this type of signing on the regular without much to show for it.

Just strikes me as very lazy recruitment, and I still don't see the need for Fabian Delph in our squad.

If Brands and Silva feel strongly that he has a role to play then thatís good enough for me.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: MmmblueBernard on July 12, 2019, 07:24:29 PM
"he could be our Milner" - what, be wheeled on after 70 mins each game to score the inevitable penalty we get when Salah/Mane (Richarlison) falls over again in the box.....
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 12, 2019, 07:25:59 PM
Three years playing/training under Guardiola he might well bring a different passing dimension to a midfield which was a bit too lateral for a lot of the season, especially at home when trying to break teams down. City always look to break the lines in their passing so if he brings that he may be an astute signing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gary1878 on July 12, 2019, 08:34:12 PM
If this is true, I do worry that Gueye might be going. There would be little need for 5 CMs in the squad, and Delph could fill that position ably. However, he is no Gana and he would have big boots to fill
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 12, 2019, 10:14:59 PM
If this is true, I do worry that Gueye might be going. There would be little need for 5 CMs in the squad, and Delph could fill that position ably. However, he is no Gana and he would have big boots to fill

I think Gana is gone regardless of whether Delph comes or not.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Padga on July 12, 2019, 10:52:10 PM
Trying to reframe how I'm looking at this as a potential signing, because it does feel rather uninspiring.

I can get on board with Delph replacing Schneiderlin / McCarthy / Besic / all of them combined, however.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 12, 2019, 11:03:28 PM
Love a bit of Django me.

Completely down the middle this signing for me, lets see how he does.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Fynci on July 12, 2019, 11:59:07 PM
Like everyone else it seems I'm not overly impressed by this signing (if it comes off).... however, a part of me does think this could be a 'Barry-esque' move when in a few years time we'll be wondering why we were worried in the first place.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blueToffee on July 13, 2019, 12:14:08 AM
Maybe he's one of those players who you don't appreciate unless you see him week in, week out.

I don't really get this transfer though as yet. Just on the basis he's been a bit injury prone and about to turn 30 it seems a strange choice especially as he must be on decent money.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: ajax_andy on July 13, 2019, 12:58:34 AM
Wages definitely concern me with this one... If we bring him in as a replacement for Gueye I really hope either Schneiderlin or McCarthy is also on the way out as we've got too many high wage players in that position
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Hesmenos on July 13, 2019, 01:14:24 AM
Not the most exciting of signings but he is a really good player, the fact he doesn't play for City is more to do with the quality of players ahead of him than his lack of quality. His experience and versatility are a big bonus.
As far as his injury record, I know he's had some issues in the past but I think he has been fairly injury free the last few years. So maybe there isn't any serious underlying issue and if there is I'm sure it will come up in our medical. And I don't think he is on massive wages either. So unless he wants a wage increase it should be OK. He's not a player who relies on pace so I don't think his age is really an issue either (unless we offer him a 5 year contract)
The only issue for me is the price. Seems a bit high for a 30yo fringe player with 1 year left on his contract. But that's why we now have Brands in place, to decide whether he is worth that.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: mikey_blue on July 13, 2019, 02:02:02 AM
https://twitter.com/toffeetvefc/status/1149755144101355521?s=21

Wouldnít say no at 8m.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 02:02:50 AM
Like everyone else it seems I'm not overly impressed by this signing (if it comes off).... however, a part of me does think this could be a 'Barry-esque' move when in a few years time we'll be wondering why we were worried in the first place.

Exactly what I meant a few pages back.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 02:04:19 AM
Maybe he's one of those players who you don't appreciate unless you see him week in, week out.

I don't really get this transfer though as yet. Just on the basis he's been a bit injury prone and about to turn 30 it seems a strange choice especially as he must be on decent money.

Heís the same age as Gueye, why on earth would PSG want a 29 year old ?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2019, 02:06:34 AM
Yeah, would rather we didnít, but 8mil is sound really.

Flap on hold from me.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 02:07:45 AM
Yeah, would rather we didnít, but 8mil is sound really.

Flap on hold from me.
Thatís a relief  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2019, 02:08:31 AM
Thatís a relief  :thumbsup:

Was looking forward to doing a Chernobyl on twitter though.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Tinga on July 13, 2019, 02:10:37 AM
Let's have another Barry type player come in and surprise every fucker at the club, can do double servings of humble pie on the final day of the season.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trowel on July 13, 2019, 02:13:42 AM
Can't stand accounts who copy tweets verbatim without linking the source account, rather than just quote the original. Poor etiquette.

https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1149754896008318976
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2019, 02:15:52 AM
If it is only £8m then that's a perfectly good piece of business.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 13, 2019, 02:16:39 AM
But if a no brainer for that price
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2019, 02:16:48 AM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/07/12/everton-close-8m-deal-manchester-city-midfielder-fabian-delph/

The last part of this article doesnít sound good.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2019, 02:19:38 AM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/07/12/everton-close-8m-deal-manchester-city-midfielder-fabian-delph/

The last part of this article doesnít sound good.

It's not a big surprise, it's been common knowledge that we need to have a good clear out both to cut the wage bill and hopefully recoup some money, the latter might prove a bit hard though.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 13, 2019, 02:21:01 AM
Can't stand accounts who copy tweets verbatim without linking the source account, rather than just quote the original. Poor etiquette.

https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1149754896008318976

Nobody cares Paul

This isn't why I have my notifications on Paul

Announce Mbappe

Etc....
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: penguinofdoom1878 on July 13, 2019, 02:37:38 AM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/07/12/everton-close-8m-deal-manchester-city-midfielder-fabian-delph/

The last part of this article doesnít sound good.

bit gutting that though "Silva does not have major resources to work with, certainly not without raising cash in sales, so Delph's arrival would be smart business", at a time when its viewed a chance of popping the top 6 due to a transfer ban, a manager who sounds like he's won a raffle to manage a side and will be gone by December & Arsenal being Arsenal, we are paying for previous mistakes.

Can Moshiri not pump some more money in
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 13, 2019, 02:41:02 AM
£8m is a reasonable price and I can see why we have moved on it, even though it might not be a priority.

Weíre a pretty young squad and although the trend is for younger players with resale value we need some experienced heads now Jags has gone and Baines is on his way out. He can also still play a bit too so itís not like itís a token gesture.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 13, 2019, 02:50:05 AM
We'll bring bigger names in but we are all painfully aware that are wage bill is being drained by players who aren't even in the squad. While we have Bolasie, Mirallas etc still taking a wage we can't expect lots of movement yet. It's why brands is working so hard to get them even on loan
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Simon Paul on July 13, 2019, 02:50:55 AM
Leeds - Aston Villa - City - Merseyside Club

four years and he's lifting the Champions League for us
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 13, 2019, 03:01:42 AM
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2019/07/12/everton-close-8m-deal-manchester-city-midfielder-fabian-delph/

The last part of this article doesnít sound good.



Last paragraph doesn't really tell us anything we don't already know though really, we've needed to offload for a while now, it will be hard to do.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 13, 2019, 03:07:40 AM
BBC reporting it now.

Fabian Delph: Everton closing in on Manchester City midfielder - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48972058

It's on, but knew that earlier from our mate Django .
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 13, 2019, 03:25:29 AM
Guessing Lookman and Gana will be the guys to go that will likely command decent fees.

Gana to Delph is significantly weakening the midfield so you would hope we are after another centre mid

If we  can get a top striker it could be a gamble that pays off
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: mikey_blue on July 13, 2019, 03:26:04 AM
Being reported as a 3 year deal as well. Much more digestible than a 5 year deal.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 13, 2019, 03:47:38 AM
£30m for Gomes and Delph is pretty astute business in todayís crazy market and bolsters the midfield.

Bearing in mind it looks like we are getting £22.5m for Lookman to add to £14m for Vlasic means weíve presumably got plenty left in the tank for a centre half and a forward.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 13, 2019, 03:48:54 AM
Guessing Lookman and Gana will be the guys to go that will likely command decent fees.

Gana to Delph is significantly weakening the midfield so you would hope we are after another centre mid

If we  can get a top striker it could be a gamble that pays off
Don't get me wrong id rather have Gueye but if you were looking for positives and he is seen as his replacement id say he is better at passing and if we are going to have more of the ball he might be more effective?

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 13, 2019, 04:04:23 AM
Needs to be Delph and another.

Like Delph, he's OK. Like Gomes, he's nice.

Both use the ball in a very similar way (Delph safer) so we still need a cm who can split lines and run a game.

Delph is good defensively, but he's no Gana.

So we need a top two way CM whatever happens..
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: youngysenior on July 13, 2019, 04:15:44 AM
Wages definitely concern me with this one... If we bring him in as a replacement for Gueye I really hope either Schneiderlin or McCarthy is also on the way out as we've got too many high wage players in that position
Why are you worrying...it's not your money.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on July 13, 2019, 04:18:58 AM
Don't get me wrong id rather have Gueye but if you were looking for positives and he is seen as his replacement id say he is better at passing and if we are going to have more of the ball he might be more effective?

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The problem isnít so much losing gueye. Itís that he does almost all the defensive work in the 3 with Gomes and sigurdsson. Iím not sure them 2 work without gueye or someone with similar defensive numbers. If we replace gueye with someone more rounded then for me we have to replace at least 1 of the other 2 with someone who will make more of a contribution defensively
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluerin on July 13, 2019, 04:20:54 AM
If Fat Sam made this signing there would be a proper fume.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: dekko on July 13, 2019, 04:21:13 AM
Maybe Delph is just to be on the safe side, and by buying him we can gamble on a younger version of Gana. This way weĒd also have the time to ease this younger player in the team, or league.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Sacamano on July 13, 2019, 04:21:39 AM
If Fat Sam made this signing there would be a proper fume.

Haha what.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trowel on July 13, 2019, 04:26:49 AM
Delph is younger than Gueye BTW (
Spoiler: show
by a couple of months
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 13, 2019, 04:30:27 AM
The problem isnít so much losing gueye. Itís that he does almost all the defensive work in the 3 with Gomes and sigurdsson. Iím not sure them 2 work without gueye or someone with similar defensive numbers. If we replace gueye with someone more rounded then for me we have to replace at least 1 of the other 2 with someone who will make more of a contribution defensively

I think its clear if Gueye goes we have to alter how we play, there's no one really like him
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Tofeenut on July 13, 2019, 04:31:54 AM
Delph mri scan Tommorow at newton le willows !
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 13, 2019, 04:33:01 AM
Delph is younger than Gueye BTW (
Spoiler: show
by a couple of months


Digne is younger than Garbutt
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Alanvideo on July 13, 2019, 04:36:48 AM
Delph is younger than Gueye BTW (
Spoiler: show
by a couple of months

............according to Wiki ,Gueye is 2 months younger than Delph .
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 13, 2019, 04:38:44 AM
I think its clear if Gueye goes we have to alter how we play, there's no one really like him

This is true!

Nobody wins the ball like him except maybe Kante!

Ndidi a bit but not as many per game.

But... If not every team has one and they're not common then there simply must be ways around it.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 13, 2019, 04:40:36 AM
This is true!

Nobody wins the ball like him except maybe Kante!

Ndidi a bit but not as many per game.

But... If not every team has one and they're not common then there simply must be ways around it.

The way round it is probably to let your defenders do a bit more progressive defending, we've got some good ball playing defenders who can step up and out with the ball. Let them do that and let the midfielders do more with the ball and less chasing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 13, 2019, 04:44:57 AM
Got to sell Gana for 30mil.

We can be a better team without him.

Heís started to ball though. If he stays get him further forward and get Morgan as the DM.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 13, 2019, 04:45:09 AM
Paying a visit to Pall Mall Medical tomorrow
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Silas on July 13, 2019, 04:46:24 AM
Got to sell Gana for 30mil.

We can be a better team without him.

Heís started to ball though. If he stays get him further forward and get Morgan as the DM.



I've always thought he's underrated on the ball but if he wants to go to psg the right thing is to let him go now.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 13, 2019, 04:47:29 AM
This is true!

Nobody wins the ball like him except maybe Kante!

Ndidi a bit but not as many per game.

But... If not every team has one and they're not common then there simply must be ways around it.
Ndidi more apparently
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 13, 2019, 04:49:22 AM
Ndidi more apparently

Not more overall recoveries, more tackles tho.

When you see total recoveries of all kinds, across Europe, Gana is a Messi-like outlier for last season.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: toffee_scot on July 13, 2019, 04:50:00 AM
So much for the young players recruitment strategy.

Reminds me a little of when we recruited Gareth Barry (ex Villa player who went to Man City) except Delph is slightly younger and in this day and age an £8m transfer fee is peanuts, I just hope he's won't be on some crazy wages. 
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Goaljira on July 13, 2019, 04:56:14 AM
So much for the young players recruitment strategy.

Reminds me a little of when we recruited Gareth Barry (ex Villa player who went to Man City) except Delph is slightly younger and in this day and age an £8m transfer fee is peanuts, I just hope he's won't be on some crazy wages. 

5 years isn't 'slightly younger'.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Tofeenut on July 13, 2019, 05:18:47 AM
The scan is early morning though !! Will be done by 10 canít give more details
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluestevie on July 13, 2019, 05:22:56 AM
Bit of a surprise move but £8m could be a potential steal if he performs as well as Barry did for much of his spell here and having more presence in the National team can't be bad either
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jamokachi on July 13, 2019, 05:44:07 AM
Digne is younger than Garbutt

madness
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jamokachi on July 13, 2019, 05:46:14 AM
Gareth Barry (ex Villa player who went to Man City)

Thanks for the clarification.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2019, 06:23:37 AM
The new ITK has slipped right under the radar there.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blueToffee on July 13, 2019, 07:52:44 AM
Heís the same age as Gueye, why on earth would PSG want a 29 year old ?

Clubs like that can afford to give big last pay day contracts. Or pay to fill a gap in their squad without thinking of any sell on potential.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blueToffee on July 13, 2019, 07:56:40 AM
Would agree with the previous comments, for the price, it's not exciting but it's sensible business.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 13, 2019, 12:47:50 PM
The problem isn't so much losing gueye. It's that he does almost all the defensive work in the 3 with Gomes and sigurdsson. I'm not sure them 2 work without gueye or someone with similar defensive numbers. If we replace gueye with someone more rounded then for me we have to replace at least 1 of the other 2 with someone who will make more of a contribution defensively
I get that, but I've always had this notion that Gueyes, sometimes reckless, chasing of the ball cause us issues defensively and with someone more disciplined we won't look as vulnerable, staying to look like we might find out if that's true?

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 01:14:47 PM
Papers saying we getting him far to cheaply, that makes a nice change.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Goaljira on July 13, 2019, 01:25:17 PM
Papers saying we getting him far to cheaply, that makes a nice change.

We'll be breaking the transfer window again the opposite way this year.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 13, 2019, 02:03:12 PM
https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1149936347681120256
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 13, 2019, 02:08:13 PM
https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1149936347681120256

Paul Joyce must be on the edge having to deal with those red fucktards saying the same jokes over and over in the replies...
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 13, 2019, 02:10:15 PM
 
The scan is early morning though !! Will be done by 10 canít give more details

You've got 1 hour 51 minutes lad... ;)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: dchans on July 13, 2019, 02:10:21 PM
This sort of signing proves to me that Brands and Silva really know what they are doing

Itís a sensible, head-over-heart type that indicates that we have identified a need and filled it quickly and cheaply

Any twat can throw bids for Wiltshire, Ramsey etc but seems we are more considered in our approach now

Would be a good one this, perhaps even great
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: stirlingblue on July 13, 2019, 02:15:35 PM
Clubs like that can afford to give big last pay day contracts. Or pay to fill a gap in their squad without thinking of any sell on potential.

At 8.5 million I donít think anybody will be worrying about sell on potential
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 13, 2019, 02:29:01 PM
In todays market, that really is absolute peanuts.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: pjk on July 13, 2019, 02:42:56 PM
At 8.5 million, we shouldn't be looking a gift horse in the mouth. Delph has a very high level set of skills. He wouldn't be getting anywhere near the England squad if he didn't. Brands and Silva have brought in 6 first team players. Only Yerry Mina has a question mark next to his name. I like to think I know a bit about football, after all, I am an Evertonian.  ;) We buy, it would seem, the not quite made it quality players from the current elite clubs. It appears to be working, and Delph is of the same level of quality. The amount of money we spend on a player seems to tarnish what we expect they're going to achieve with us.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Evertonian in NC on July 13, 2019, 02:51:10 PM
Depends on what his 3-year wages are.  That can still be crippling (if he is constantly hurt or ineffective).  I will give Brands the benefit of a doubt.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: SANA_DR0 on July 13, 2019, 02:53:15 PM
Good signing if it happens,

i remember watching him for Villa.. he used to be a skillful pacey number 10.. lol

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gash on July 13, 2019, 02:58:45 PM
Depends on what his 3-year wages are.  That can still be crippling (if he is constantly hurt or ineffective).  I will give Brands the benefit of a doubt.

Delph's wages won't be crippling. It'll come back to the same issue here, the wages we don't/can't get rid of will be a far bigger issue than what Delph earns.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 13, 2019, 03:00:13 PM
Tiny fee for a very decent, versatile squad player, although at £90k a week (he isnít going to take a pay cut to join us) itís a load of dough to splash on a benchwarmer. 

I just really hope he isnít seen as Ganaís replacement.

If we also get in someone like Sangare, Kessie, or Zakaria then I will be more enthused by this signing.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: penguinofdoom1878 on July 13, 2019, 03:15:25 PM
Tiny fee for a very decent, versatile squad player, although at £90k a week (he isnít going to take a pay cut to join us) itís a load of dough to splash on a benchwarmer. 

I just really hope he isnít seen as Ganaís replacement.

If we also get in someone like Sangare, Kessie, or Zakaria then I will be more enthused by this signing.

yeah think you're right, the impact/judgement of this signing will depend on how the window finishes and who we have in the squad.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 03:18:33 PM
Tiny fee for a very decent, versatile squad player, although at £90k a week (he isnít going to take a pay cut to join us) itís a load of dough to splash on a benchwarmer. 

I just really hope he isnít seen as Ganaís replacement.

If we also get in someone like Sangare, Kessie, or Zakaria then I will be more enthused by this signing.

Who says heíll get £90k a week ? He has £90k a week for one more season then no guarantee of anything
further, if signs a contract for say £70k for the next three years he has security, also there has been interest from other clubs home and abroad but apparently wants to stay in the North West.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 13, 2019, 03:19:43 PM
yeah think you're right, the impact/judgement of this signing will depend on how the window finishes and who we have in the squad.

No it wonít. Itís a sensible, experienced signing who can play in a number of positions for a good fee, regardless of what other business we do.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 03:21:31 PM
No it wonít. Itís a sensible, experienced signing who can play in a number of positions for a good fee, regardless of what other business we do.

Nail on the head !
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 13, 2019, 03:30:42 PM
Who says heíll get £90k a week ? He has £90k a week for one more season then no guarantee of anything
further, if signs a contract for say £70k for the next three years he has security, also there has been interest from other clubs home and abroad but apparently wants to stay in the North West.

Sound, then
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toffee1 on July 13, 2019, 03:35:12 PM
https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1149936347681120256

The comments section is full of Liverpool fans giving their opinion, whether it is wanted or not.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 13, 2019, 03:39:11 PM
https://twitter.com/_pauljoyce/status/1149936347681120256

The comments section is full of Liverpool fans giving their opinion, whether it is wanted or not.

They are insufferable at the moment but to be fair they are champions of Europe and were very nearly champions of this country too. Theyíre a top team and we need to aspire to be reaching that level.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: gizzblue on July 13, 2019, 03:55:21 PM
They are insufferable at the moment but to be fair they are champions of Europe and were very nearly champions of this country too. Theyíre a top team and we need to aspire to be reaching that level.

If your going to be logical and unbiased when describing the shite ....I'm out . :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GLewis on July 13, 2019, 04:43:55 PM
They are insufferable at the moment but to be fair they are champions of Europe and were very nearly champions of this country too. Theyíre a top team and we need to aspire to be reaching that level.

Youíd think theyíd have better things to bother themselves with than stuff to do with us then :)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GLewis on July 13, 2019, 04:44:46 PM
Depends on what his 3-year wages are.  That can still be crippling (if he is constantly hurt or ineffective).  I will give Brands the benefit of a doubt.

Injury always a risk with an elder player.

He wonít be useless though
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 04:54:00 PM
Injury always a risk with any player.

He wonít be useless though

There, fixed it for you
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 13, 2019, 04:55:26 PM
Youíd think theyíd have better things to bother themselves with than stuff to do with us then :)

This is what happens when you join a cult.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GLewis on July 13, 2019, 04:58:58 PM
There, fixed it for you

Yes just meant that if youíre 22 and miss a year of your career youíve got plenty of time to get over it.

If a 30 year old gets a bad injury thatís probably that.

There is more of a risk financially, rather than of picking up an injury.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blue1948 on July 13, 2019, 05:28:43 PM
I think he will be a better signing than first reactions .It is hard to shine in the City team unless you are top notch and even then it is not easy .I am sure he will be good for us and a welcome addition to the team.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 13, 2019, 05:31:23 PM
Yes just meant that if youíre 22 and miss a year of your career youíve got plenty of time to get over it.

If a 30 year old gets a bad injury thatís probably that.

There is more of a risk financially, rather than of picking up an injury.

Unless youíre the Mighty Seamus Coleman ;)

Nah, I do love him, and he ended the year well, but he is on the wane.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 13, 2019, 05:48:47 PM
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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Goaljira on July 13, 2019, 05:53:35 PM
Snipped

You didn't copy the first line.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: MarcusFenix on July 13, 2019, 05:53:39 PM
They are insufferable at the moment but to be fair they are champions of Europe and were very nearly champions of this country too. Theyíre a top team and we need to aspire to be reaching that level.


Sorry Lxxx but its bad when one of our own calls them 'Champions Of Europe'. Champions League is incorrectly named as clearly its not exclusively champions.

They are insufferable enough, we don't need to add to it
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: American Evertonian on July 13, 2019, 06:38:10 PM
In Brands We Trust.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 13, 2019, 06:45:40 PM
https://twitter.com/deanward1234/status/1149971609639428096
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TrevorSteven on July 13, 2019, 08:37:49 PM
Delph is indeed a good squad-player and might be a bargain...my worry as Silva says he wants to give Davies a chance that Delph in paves the way for Gueye to PSG. That would be a disaster in my opinion as he is our star player.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Alanvideo on July 13, 2019, 08:54:57 PM
Delph is indeed a good squad-player and might be a bargain...my worry as Silva says he wants to give Davies a chance that Delph in paves the way for Gueye to PSG. That would be a disaster in my opinion as he is our star player.
.....................it does seem like the Delph signing is to help plug a gap when Gueye leaves . Nobody wants Gueye to go but if he gets another chance to join PSG I'm sure he'll take it.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 13, 2019, 09:12:00 PM
.....................it does seem like the Delph signing is to help plug a gap when Gueye leaves . Nobody wants Gueye to go but if he gets another chance to join PSG I'm sure he'll take it.

I am sure that Gana was told in January that if we kept him back, and he was very keen to seize the chance of going to PSG , that we would be allowed to leave in the summer, he kept his part of the bargain and put in a stellar performance.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Alanvideo on July 13, 2019, 09:21:07 PM
I am sure that Gana was told in January that if we kept him back, and he was very keen to seize the chance of going to PSG , that we would be allowed to leave in the summer, he kept his part of the bargain and put in a stellar performance.
..................he certainly did.  What are PSG willing to pay I wonder ?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Confucius on July 13, 2019, 10:03:28 PM
..................he certainly did.  What are PSG willing to pay I wonder ?


At least a Neymar
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Chrisknms on July 13, 2019, 10:25:46 PM
Great piece of business.  Very good footballer, a leader, never afraid to say what he thinks, bargain price and a winning mentality. 
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 13, 2019, 10:50:47 PM
This is what happens when you join a cult.

They're all a bunch of cults
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Paddockoldie on July 13, 2019, 11:13:19 PM
I'd be sorry to see Gana leave but maybe Delph will help make our midfield more mobile? We need aggression but he'll improve our build up I reckon. End of the day it is what it is...
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 14, 2019, 01:42:40 AM
What's the hold up Django?

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Audrey Horne on July 14, 2019, 01:44:47 AM
What's the hold up Django?

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Its the weekend. ..
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blueToffee on July 14, 2019, 01:56:08 AM
At 8.5 million I donít think anybody will be worrying about sell on potential

No, not in this case. I was talking more about PSG and maybe spending 30 mil on Gueye.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 14, 2019, 02:08:12 AM
Find it hard to believe weíre replacing Gana with Delph. Theyíre completely different players.

Iím of the opinion that Delph has been brought in to add balance to the midfield.

One of the few players we have who can play in a 433, and heís the only left sided player in that midfield.

If Gana goes, weíll be getting in another midfielder.



Gana is the best defensive midfielder in the world, and thatís no exaggeration. We canít really half arse replacing him.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 14, 2019, 02:09:06 AM
Find it hard to believe weíre replacing Gana with Delph. Theyíre completely different players.

Iím of the opinion that Delph has been brought in to add balance to the midfield.

One of the few players we have who can play in a 433, and heís the only left sided player in that midfield.

If Gana goes, weíll be getting in another midfielder.



Gana is the best defensive midfielder in the world, and thatís no exaggeration. We canít really half arse replacing him.

I agree - think we will see a direct replacement be brought in when/if IGG goes
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 14, 2019, 02:11:59 AM
Its the weekend. ..
True. Work hard play hard.

Brands will be rocking that knitted T at Gbar.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 14, 2019, 02:28:26 AM
Come on lads, Delph is not replacing Gana

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Simon Paul on July 14, 2019, 02:34:26 AM
throwback ten years to when The Mirror said we'd signed him for £4m

https://www.nsno.co.uk/oldforum/index.php?topic=737219.0
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 14, 2019, 02:58:28 AM
throwback ten years to when The Mirror said we'd signed him for £4m

https://www.nsno.co.uk/oldforum/index.php?topic=737219.0

Blast from the past Posters on there
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: MmmblueBernard on July 14, 2019, 03:06:39 AM
Blast from the past Posters on there

Wowzers, I was Mmmbluebilyaletdinov back then.....
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Sir Stealth on July 14, 2019, 03:21:21 AM
What type of Yorkshire parents name their son Fabian?!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 14, 2019, 03:23:31 AM
Blast from the past Posters on there

Sensei!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 14, 2019, 04:06:14 AM
Come on lads, Delph is not replacing Gana

So who is ?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 14, 2019, 04:07:30 AM
So who is ?

I think you need to ask Boss man Brands
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 14, 2019, 04:08:43 AM
I think you need to ask Boss man Brands

Donít need to, itís Delph.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 14, 2019, 04:12:42 AM
Donít need to, itís Delph.

I would imagine heís not.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Alanvideo on July 14, 2019, 04:19:09 AM
What type of Yorkshire parents name their son Fabian?!
..................I guess they were strong democratic socialists.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 14, 2019, 04:22:29 AM
Donít need to, itís Delph.

It's not, they're completely different players
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 15, 2019, 12:49:37 AM
Who says heíll get £90k a week ? He has £90k a week for one more season then no guarantee of anything
further, if signs a contract for say £70k for the next three years he has security, also there has been interest from other clubs home and abroad but apparently wants to stay in the North West.

Weíre giving him a wage hike according to this (admittedly terrible) site


https://www.footballinsider247.com/everton-offer-delph-pay-rise-to-push-deal-over-the-line/
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Paddockoldie on July 15, 2019, 12:59:13 AM
Weíre giving him a wage hike according to this (admittedly terrible) site

I know, but we don't want him struggling do we? Food banks aren't the best way to welcome a new player.. Have some compassion eh?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 15, 2019, 01:01:23 AM
I know, but we don't want him struggling do we? Food banks aren't the best way to welcome a new player.. Have some compassion eh?

Haha, agreed.

I was just replying to the lad who seemed convinced Delph would accept a wage cut to join us.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 15, 2019, 04:17:14 AM
Haha, agreed.

I was just replying to the lad who seemed convinced Delph would accept a wage cut to join us.

Where do I say ďconvincedĒ I simply offer a different scenario, But hey, if you want to believe whatever various rags print go ahead.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 15, 2019, 01:25:42 PM
Where do I say ďconvincedĒ I simply offer a different scenario, But hey, if you want to believe whatever various rags print go ahead.

You seemed pretty sure heíd be in a weak negotiating position when replying to my post, where Iíd mused that heíd be unlikely to accept a wage cut on his weekly £90k to come and join us. I was just showing you a link that believes heíll actually be getting a wage increase.

I donít necessarily believe Ďragsí at all (as I pointed out, itís a shit website) but I also donít have to agree with everything you type.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TrevorSteven on July 15, 2019, 01:33:51 PM
You seemed pretty sure heíd be in a weak negotiating position when replying to my post, where Iíd mused that heíd be unlikely to accept a wage cut on his weekly £90k to come and join us. I was just showing you a link that believes heíll actually be getting a wage increase.

I donít necessarily believe Ďragsí at all (as I pointed it, itís a shit website) but I also donít have to agree with everything you type.

And as you disagree with this I disagree with the argument beeing a different player having anything to do with Delph beeing a replacement for Gueye.

Delph is more of a hard-working midfielder than a creative or dictating the play kind of midfielder. Anyone actually think he is signed to compete with Gomes or Sigurdsson?😳
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 15, 2019, 01:36:59 PM
And as you disagree with this I disagree with the argument beeing a different player having anything to do with Delph beeing a replacement for Gueye.

Delph is more of a hard-working midfielder than a creative or dictating the play kind of midfielder. Anyone actually think he is signed to compete with Gomes or Sigurdsson?😳

Yeah, heís never really been a DM, but then again, neither has Gana, as he is best patrolling and breaking up play, rather than sitting, screening, and dictating the tempo
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Morta75 on July 15, 2019, 02:50:30 PM
Struggeling to understand this... Maybe Gana allready is sold? Only reason I can see for a transfer like this
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 15, 2019, 04:50:01 PM
Struggeling to understand this... Maybe Gana allready is sold? Only reason I can see for a transfer like this

Its not just about playing time though, its the entire package. We've lost Jags leadership qualities and by all accounts Delph will bring this in spades, we dont have an abundance of natural leaders in the squad so i think he'll add loads in this area. I also think hes being under rated to a large extent on here and will contribute a fair bit this season. Most people ive discussed think its a great bit of business for the price, and I tend to agree
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Mallo on July 15, 2019, 06:11:23 PM
Thought we were going forward not backwards
29 ?

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 15, 2019, 06:13:37 PM
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2019/07/15/manchester-city-fans-angry-by-update-on-fabian-delphs-move-to-ev/

Guardiolista 01
@City_Agenda
 Fabian Delph might not be good for City, but that does not mean he isnít a good player. For £8m he is a bargain. An experience pro with leadership qualities that a young team like Everton needs.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: SANA_DR0 on July 15, 2019, 06:34:34 PM
Struggeling to understand this... Maybe Gana allready is sold? Only reason I can see for a transfer like this

He's signing to replace Super Mo Besic.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 15, 2019, 07:05:53 PM
His medical was today at 10 no?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 15, 2019, 07:35:32 PM
Thought we were going forward not backwards
29 ?

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So would signing Messi or Ronaldo be a step backwards to you too based on that? Judge the individual on what they bring and offer, not just their age.


And before anyone says it, no I'm not saying Delph is the same level as Messi or Ronaldo
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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Paddockoldie on July 15, 2019, 07:47:10 PM
Teams require a balance in ages. The odd experienced head can only help the team. Look at Barrie and his influence.. Delph will do well here I think and will surprise his doubters.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trowel on July 15, 2019, 10:26:14 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_hCjUbWwAIRO-U?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 15, 2019, 10:29:32 PM
For £8m, it's insanely cheap really. You'd genuinely have to pay that sort of wedge for League 1 players at the moment.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blueToffee on July 15, 2019, 11:10:11 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_hCjUbWwAIRO-U?format=jpg&name=small)

(https://media.giphy.com/media/vv41HlvfogHAY/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on July 16, 2019, 12:57:50 AM


Teams require a balance in ages. The odd experienced head can only help the team. Look at Barrie and his influence.. Delph will do well here I think and will surprise his doubters.

Barrie is a bad one.


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trowel on July 16, 2019, 01:16:45 AM
Flying to Switzerland tomorrow to join up with the squad, could see him against Monaco.

https://twitter.com/philkecho/status/1150813863245426689
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lazarou on July 16, 2019, 01:23:04 AM
Great stuff, looking forward to him joining the team. Only question mark is what's happening to Gueye

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 16, 2019, 01:28:39 AM
Digne just followed him on Insta ha
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: American Evertonian on July 16, 2019, 01:37:22 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_hCjUbWwAIRO-U?format=jpg&name=small)

Honestly this has been the most reliable source of information this window - who does Digne follow
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trowel on July 16, 2019, 01:40:48 AM
Flying to Switzerland tomorrow to join up with the squad, could see him against Monaco.

https://twitter.com/philkecho/status/1150813863245426689
Sky now saying he's joined up with the squad.

That was one hell of a flight... :/
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Simon Paul on July 16, 2019, 01:43:54 AM
Sky now saying he's joined up with the squad.

That was one hell of a flight... :/
Private jets mate
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 16, 2019, 01:46:09 AM
Yeah Myers just tweeted Sky understand he's already with the squad in Switzerland
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 01:50:50 AM
Flying to Switzerland tomorrow to join up with the squad, could see him against Monaco.

https://twitter.com/philkecho/status/1150813863245426689

How long before our fans declare him the new Paul Bracewell?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 16, 2019, 01:52:56 AM
Quite pleased about this now
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 16, 2019, 01:58:55 AM
Presume besic must be close to leaving? As weve not seen him once in pre season
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lazarou on July 16, 2019, 02:01:43 AM
Presume besic must be close to leaving? As weve not seen him once in pre season
Can't believe we are still clearing out the Martinez deadwood.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 16, 2019, 02:03:14 AM
How long before our fans declare him the new Paul Bracewell?
August 17
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 16, 2019, 02:05:28 AM
If Digne goes down injured who comes on Delph or Baines in your opinion??
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 02:05:50 AM
August 17

You know what I'm an idiot it's so obvious, it will be Peter Reid. Reckon we won't get through Monaco without it.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 16, 2019, 02:10:18 AM
You know what I'm an idiot it's so obvious, it will be Peter Reid. Reckon we won't get through Monaco without it.
Leeds away first game of 00/01 - "Lad Nyarkos a rolls Royce"
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 02:15:07 AM
Leeds away first game of 00/01 - "Lad Nyarkos a rolls Royce"

You don't wanna know how sold on Segundo Castillo I was after the Chelsea match.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: plowman2 on July 16, 2019, 02:20:35 AM
How long before our fans declare him the new Paul Bracewell?

16th July
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: D15TIN on July 16, 2019, 02:23:59 AM
You don't wanna know how sold on Segundo Castillo I was after the Chelsea match.
haha, the game at Stamford bridge? he was quality that night in fairness
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lazarou on July 16, 2019, 02:28:32 AM
Ah Segundo, I was there when he scored against I think Liege? I remember those thighs hewn from iron!

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 16, 2019, 02:28:32 AM
Remember when Ashley Williams was compared to Dave Watson lol
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 16, 2019, 03:45:40 AM
DONE
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on July 16, 2019, 03:46:52 AM
Boom!


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 03:47:10 AM
https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1150868896540495872?s=19
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on July 16, 2019, 03:47:37 AM
Looks boss in the new kit tbf!


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on July 16, 2019, 03:48:42 AM
Weíre shaping up nicely. The more I think about this transfer, the more it makes sense.


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 16, 2019, 03:49:19 AM
We it's done
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 16, 2019, 03:52:49 AM

(https://evertonfc-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com/evertonfc/photo/2019/07/15/5d12c98b-8d5c-430e-9918-e8c40364c2e8/delph.jpg)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 16, 2019, 03:55:12 AM
Fabulous Fabian!!!!

I'm sorry
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 16, 2019, 03:55:29 AM
Anyone know the length of the contract??

Would be nice if it was 3 years.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: stirlingblue on July 16, 2019, 03:56:33 AM
Anyone know the length of the contract??

Would be nice if it was 3 years.

The notification on the iOS app said 3 years (end of June 2022)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 16, 2019, 03:57:04 AM
Yep. Pleased.

Always said not every signing has to set the pulse racing, sensible buy this and I reckon he will prove valuable.

Just love to see a new player announced at the end of the day, it's my favorite part of the close season.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on July 16, 2019, 03:57:19 AM
Anyone know the length of the contract??

Would be nice if it was 3 years.

3 years indeed.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 16, 2019, 03:59:09 AM
The notification on the iOS app said 3 years (end of June 2022)

Good.

That's not a bad piece of business. I'm sure the wage may be a little higher but I'd rather have that fir 3 seasons then have him here when he's 34.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 16, 2019, 04:05:26 AM
Liklihood of him being captain next season or will this go to Seamus?

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Craig_1878 on July 16, 2019, 04:05:32 AM
If its 8 million then that is an absolute steal! 30 million for both Gomes and Delph is absolutely fantastic business.

It feels good to be like the Everton of old, bringing in the right players and getting good value for money.

The future is definitely bright with Brands at helm, long may it continue.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 16, 2019, 04:05:58 AM
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 16, 2019, 04:11:49 AM
Still not convinced we should be doing such a deal for somebody whoís played as little football as Delph, but at the price weíre paying itís worth taking the risk.

Doesnít strike me as the type of lad whoís here to just pick up the pay cheque, but I worry about how his body will cope if heís needed to play thirty odd games.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toddacelli on July 16, 2019, 04:13:25 AM

I'm not waiting to declare him the new Bracewell - with that pointing action - he's the new Neville!

No mor ejokes now. Decent squad player offering experience and cover in multiple positions. He's the new Alan Harper.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 16, 2019, 04:19:07 AM
I hope he stays fit, and I hope we got a good central DM, and then we can play 4-3-3 when Silva sees fit, with Delph to the left of the three
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Trowel on July 16, 2019, 04:20:08 AM
https://twitter.com/Paul1878_/status/1150869184307441664
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jamokachi on July 16, 2019, 04:21:43 AM
https://twitter.com/Paul1878_/status/1150869184307441664

well that clears up whether or not he's had a pay rise!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Heisenberg on July 16, 2019, 04:30:36 AM
8mil great business. Iíd imagine we could probably get that for schniderlin and McCarthy, and Delph is better than the pair of them
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 16, 2019, 04:33:50 AM
well that clears up whether or not he's had a pay rise!

Clears up nothing more than he is pleased to sign for us.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 16, 2019, 04:43:41 AM
He's obviously gotten a pay raise. Especially with a 3 year contract.

He was on 90k a week at city.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 16, 2019, 04:50:44 AM
He's obviously gotten a pay raise. Especially with a 3 year contract.

He was on 90k a week at city.

Why obviously ? Because of a video of him dancing ?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 16, 2019, 04:51:59 AM
He's obviously gotten a pay raise. Especially with a 3 year contract.

He was on 90k a week at city.



Or he could now be on and £80k three year contract instead of a £90k one year?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 16, 2019, 04:53:01 AM
Key bit from Andy Hunter's piece, on this transfer:

At 29, Delph does not fit the profile of Everton signings outlined by their director of football, Marcel Brands, although he has stated that allowances will be made for older, good value targets. Silva, however, is keen to add more dominant personalities into the dressing room and believes an England international with title-winning experience can be an important addition.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 16, 2019, 04:54:21 AM
Or he could now be on and £80k three year contract instead of a £90k one year?

Most likely.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 16, 2019, 04:56:35 AM
Clears up nothing more than he is pleased to sign for us.

Think it was a joke.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: DanDan on July 16, 2019, 04:57:26 AM
Why obviously ? Because of a video of him dancing ?

Which was filmed during his time at City. As just seen it in behind the scenes clips for Man Cityís filming
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 16, 2019, 04:57:30 AM
Or he could now be on and £80k three year contract instead of a £90k one year?

He was on 90 for 5 years at city....

Now he has a 3 year deal with us. I don't think he would negotiate like George Costanza.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 16, 2019, 04:58:22 AM
Why obviously ? Because of a video of him dancing ?

No
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 16, 2019, 04:58:56 AM
Lads, it was a joke ffs.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 16, 2019, 05:04:04 AM
He was on 90 for 5 years at city....

Now he has a 3 year deal with us. I don't think he would negotiate like George Costanza.

It's not a given that he's taken a per week pay rise or even stayed the same. He may well have taken a pay cut in exchange for a longer contract guaranteeing his security for 2 years more than the 1 year remaining on his City contract.

You maybe right, he may have had a pay rise. But you are assuming, I am merely pointing out that it's viable that he could have taken a per week paycut in  favour of longer term security. It's not always that black and white...
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: bluenuck on July 16, 2019, 05:04:35 AM
Lads, it was a joke ffs.

I know. Tell them to leave me alone!!

I was just stating that it's obvious and I didn't need a video of him dancing to know this.  lolol
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 16, 2019, 05:12:07 AM
Time to give the tool button a go
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TSGun on July 16, 2019, 05:14:51 AM
Despite some minor questions he's a good, intelligent footballer.

We do lack a touch of the smarts sometimes.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Robioto on July 16, 2019, 05:15:43 AM
I'm really happy he's signed, £8-10m is a bargain really in this market. I think he'll be a success.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Django on July 16, 2019, 05:49:53 AM
Must admit I wasn't happy with the signing, especially getting word that City wanted 16million.

But the lower price certainly makes the deal look better. Hopefully he can stay fit and if that's the case he improves us no doubt, especially if McCarthy and Besic are moved on we have a better option and a reduced wage bill.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on July 16, 2019, 05:51:07 AM
Must admit I wasn't happy with the signing, especially getting word that City wanted 16million.

But the lower price certainly makes the deal look better. Hopefully he can stay fit and if that's the case he improves us no doubt, especially if McCarthy and Besic are moved on we have a better option and a reduced wage bill.
Bit of a no brainer at that price. Let's hope we can shift a few on now
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on July 16, 2019, 05:58:22 AM
I just donít see how a player who has had injury troubles is going to be able to change his luck as he enters the twilight of his career.

I hope he does, though, and I hope he adds good forward passing as well as energy and determination to our midfield.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Tony Clifton on July 16, 2019, 06:05:25 AM
Potential steal this, Walsh/Koeman would have been had for £30m at least.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Glory on July 16, 2019, 06:28:03 AM
If Digne goes down injured who comes on Delph or Baines in your opinion??
Delph to left back and Baines into centre midfield 😉
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: American Evertonian on July 16, 2019, 08:55:13 AM
I trust Brands. If he wants him then I do too
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jamokachi on July 16, 2019, 10:21:45 AM
Clears up nothing more than he is pleased to sign for us.

Do I need to bookend my comments with [light hearted comment] tags to help you out?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 16, 2019, 11:15:10 AM
Would be helpful in future, yes  :hug:
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Omar on July 16, 2019, 11:35:13 AM
The fee is a good buy, my worry is the wage
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Ramjam on July 16, 2019, 11:56:51 AM
The fee is a good buy, my worry is the wage
Why, how much of it are you paying?


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 16, 2019, 12:59:02 PM
Potential steal this, Walsh/Koeman would have been had for £30m at least.
These are genuinely the most boring shouts on here

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: van der Meyde on July 16, 2019, 02:55:36 PM
I just donít see how a player who has had injury troubles is going to be able to change his luck as he enters the twilight of his career.

I hope he does, though, and I hope he adds good forward passing as well as energy and determination to our midfield.
He won't. He'll probably only be fit for around 2/3s of the season.

But if that 1/3 doesn't include that horror run against the top sides then it'll be fine!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gary1878 on July 16, 2019, 05:28:29 PM
Can't argue too much about the price, and can fill several positions. Really not convinced he will add anything that we don't already have in terms of quality, but it will add depth, and good energy and passing ability. As I said previously, I think this could be the signal that Gueye will be leaving. If we can keep him, it will be the biggest piece of business that we will do this summer.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluerin on July 16, 2019, 05:41:44 PM
Delph to left back and Baines into centre midfield 😉
Playing with 12 then, good move.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 16, 2019, 08:08:21 PM
I think this is going to be a brilliant signing, now I've gotten over the initial feeling of being underwhelmed.

Like when we look back on Silva's reign, this is the sort of buy that might end up being one of his best and smartest.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on July 16, 2019, 08:12:07 PM
Been given the number 8 shirt, Gomes is now 21

https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1151111059178229761
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 08:12:48 PM
I'm feeling more and more that it's got Walcott-but-worse written all over it to be honest.

As long as we sign an actually good replacement for Gana then I won't be too upset.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: American Evertonian on July 16, 2019, 08:15:46 PM
I don't thing it is bad at all. Still won't feel great about our window unless we get another CF. Can't go into the season with just DCL and Tosun.

Really wish those Walcott to MLS rumors would come back too...
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 16, 2019, 08:18:15 PM
I'm feeling more and more that it's got Walcott-but-worse written all over it to be honest.

As long as we sign an actually good replacement for Gana then I won't be too upset.

How could it, at this valuation? Ok, wages might be relatively high, but at £8.5m, even if he was just 'ok' it would be solid business. I think he'll be a fair bit better than 'ok', and if it is, it's a massive bargain.

Walcott was lunatic money for his age, and clearly in decline as a player. No comparison there.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 08:26:41 PM
How could it, at this valuation? Ok, wages might be relatively high, but at £8.5m, even if he was just 'ok' it would be solid business. I think he'll be a fair bit better than 'ok', and if it is, it's a massive bargain.

Walcott was lunatic money for his age, and clearly in decline as a player. No comparison there.

Anyone in the upper end of your wage bracket who's post-peak and locked in for 3 years would struggle to be a bargain I think. Let alone one with bad injury problems.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 16, 2019, 08:33:40 PM
Anyone in the upper end of your wage bracket who's post-peak and locked in for 3 years would struggle to be a bargain I think. Let alone one with bad injury problems.


Last season, struggled with injuries, and the season before that was pivotal to City's title chances. Even seen a few City fans suggesting he had a shout for player of the season that year, he was so important to them.

I think you're underestimating what a good player he is, personally, and I think at times we're all a bit guilty of thinking that real life is like footie manager where your first team are all world class 22 year olds, and then you have a whole raft of 17 year old wonderkids ready to come into the team.

Sometimes, it's fine to sign a 29 year old, as a one off purchase, for a small fee who will bring a lot of additional qualities to the team that we don't really have.

Just opinions anyway, and we'll see over time. But there's not really a comparison to Walcott. I'm not having that. The market gone insane when Lewis Dunk is getting quoted at £45m. £8.5m is not really all that far from getting him on a free, in that context.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on July 16, 2019, 08:38:08 PM
Anyone in the upper end of your wage bracket who's post-peak and locked in for 3 years would struggle to be a bargain I think. Let alone one with bad injury problems.


You make it sound like hes McCarthy injury wise, since the beginning of the 2017/18 season hes missed 10 games through injury. Last season he was injury free, whilst Gueye missed 4 games, but I would still want him here! Yes he has had a few long injuries including 16/17 where he missed a lot of the season, but I dont see anything massively wrong with his injury record
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 08:38:14 PM
Last season, struggled with injuries, and the season before that was pivotal to City's title chances. Even seen a few City fans suggesting he had a shout for player of the season that year, he was so important to them.

I think you're underestimating what a good player he is, personally, and I think at times we're all a bit guilty of thinking that real life is like footie manager where your first team are all world class 22 year olds, and then you have a whole raft of 17 year old wonderkids ready to come into the team.

Sometimes, it's fine to sign a 29 year old, as a one off purchase, for a small fee who will bring a lot of additional qualities to the team that we don't really have.

Just opinions anyway, and we'll see over time. But there's not really a comparison to Walcott. I'm not having that. The market gone insane when Lewis Dunk is getting quoted at £45m. £8.5m is not really all that far from getting him on a free, in that context.

He is a very good player, so is Walcott.

Doesn't change my point, and it certainly isn't without comparison.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Andy88 on July 16, 2019, 08:41:13 PM
Anyone in the upper end of your wage bracket who's post-peak and locked in for 3 years would struggle to be a bargain I think. Let alone one with bad injury problems.


Is his injury record really that bad? - Can't say he sticks in my mind as someone who is always injured. He's played a decent amount of games for City considering he's not first choice. 
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bluedylan on July 16, 2019, 08:46:25 PM
He is a very good player, so is Walcott.

Doesn't change my point, and it certainly isn't without comparison.

I get your point. I don't agree with it.

Agree to disagree.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Brownie on July 16, 2019, 08:48:59 PM
Been given the number 8 shirt, Gomes is now 21

https://twitter.com/Everton/status/1151111059178229761

Interesting- does 21 have some significance for Gomes do we know? I was expecting Delph to get 6 or 7

Edit - just seen that it does. He wore it at Valencia and Barca
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Hesmenos on July 16, 2019, 08:50:24 PM

Is his injury record really that bad? - Can't say he sticks in my mind as someone who is always injured. He's played a decent amount of games for City considering he's not first choice. 
He's been alright the last couple of seasons. But the 2 seasons before he had a lot of injuries. I think he missed a huge chunk of both seasons.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on July 16, 2019, 08:50:32 PM
I get your point. I don't agree with it.

Agree to disagree.

Not even sure I do at the moment. Have flip flopped back and forth since the first rumour.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on July 16, 2019, 09:04:15 PM
Heís not going to be anything more than decent.

Which is fine for 8mil, and Iím sure he brings a lot off the pitch as well.

But he isnít playing 30 games a season and becoming one of our best players.

Take this signing for what it is and youíll be pleased with what he offers. Take it as a Gareth Barry/James Milner scenario and youíll just disappoint yourself.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on July 16, 2019, 10:39:26 PM
I don't think it's as cut and dried as people make out.

He hasn't played much football the past few years so he may well have more left in the tank than many are predicting. We're not in Europe either so he won't be overworked. Players like this usually end up playing a lot more games than you think simply because he can slot into a number of positions.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: dazfrancis on July 17, 2019, 01:23:44 AM
Phil Neville 2.0
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on July 17, 2019, 01:37:44 AM
Phil Neville 2.0

Just done my first tool !
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: dazfrancis on July 17, 2019, 04:45:40 AM
Just done my first tool !

Mentioning PN should result in an automatical tool tbf  ;D
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Toffee1 on July 17, 2019, 06:09:16 PM
https://twitter.com/sterling7/status/1151387907254624256

Pleased with this signing, always nice to see that a player is respected by his team mates and the other staff.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: stirlingblue on July 18, 2019, 01:18:43 AM
Heís never been particularly pacy so itís not like heís going to go massively downhill as he loses it.

Football teams now have huge teams supporting the players that can keep the body going well into the mid thirties as long as the desire and attitude is still there.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Simon Paul on July 18, 2019, 01:40:35 AM
He's never been particularly pacy so it's not like he's going to go massively downhill as he loses it.

Football teams now have huge teams supporting the players that can keep the body going well into the mid thirties as long as the desire and attitude is still there.
I've always associated him with being quick
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: KoemansNumberTens on July 18, 2019, 01:52:56 AM
Per minute heíll score more, make more and do more defensively than Gomes.....
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: fubarruk on July 18, 2019, 02:32:51 AM
Per minute he'll score more, make more and do more defensively than Gomes.....
Agreed. He might not be a world beater, but he'll 100% be effective, hes just come from arguably the best English team in decades, where he played a role in an unbelievable title win.

Hes not the marque signing everyone was hoping for, but how people cant see this is a great piece of business is beyond me.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on August 29, 2019, 06:47:09 AM
Played well, relatively impressed
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: GrantyBoy78 on August 29, 2019, 04:41:52 PM
Looked lively and wanted to be progressive with the ball. When/if fit, should start.


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on August 29, 2019, 04:44:43 PM
Showing why it was such a smart signing.

Think he will prove valuable to us.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on August 29, 2019, 09:27:14 PM
Binned out the England squad I see haha
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 29, 2019, 09:28:56 PM
Binned out the England squad I see haha
Keane been jibbed as well hasnt he?
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: brap2 on August 29, 2019, 09:30:38 PM
Keane been jibbed as well hasnt he?

No he's in I think.

Just interesting that Delph the sub left back gets a game at cm but Delph the sub cm does not.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on August 29, 2019, 09:32:10 PM
No he's in I think.

Just interesting that Delph the sub left back gets a game at cm but Delph the sub cm does not.
Ah yeah, i thought he was dropped for Mings
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: dazfrancis on August 29, 2019, 09:53:28 PM
Binned out the England squad I see haha

Would have got injured there so it's good for us really
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Macca77 on August 29, 2019, 10:42:59 PM
We've got ourselves a a midfielder who passes forward, oh my fucking days!
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on August 29, 2019, 10:54:45 PM
We've got ourselves a a midfielder who passes forward, oh my fucking days!

Weíll soon coach that out of him ;)
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on August 29, 2019, 11:12:43 PM
Letís see if he can play ten games in a row before we start saying heíll change our midfield.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gary1878 on August 29, 2019, 11:25:18 PM
Played well yesterday in an attacking sense and spread the play really well. Kept making diagonal passes from 30 yards out towards the left, which is very reminiscent of what Man City do. That kind of play will really help against the more stubborn sides with 10 men behind the ball.

However, defensively, he gave the ball away cheaply in poor areas, which against better sides could be punished, so he needs to watch that side of things, and be a bit smarter on the ball when under pressure.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blargins on August 29, 2019, 11:30:48 PM
Played well yesterday in an attacking sense and spread the play really well. Kept making diagonal passes from 30 yards out towards the left, which is very reminiscent of what Man City do. That kind of play will really help against the more stubborn sides with 10 men behind the ball.

However, defensively, he gave the ball away cheaply in poor areas, which against better sides could be punished, so he needs to watch that side of things, and be a bit smarter on the ball when under pressure.

But that was his first game in weeks and he hasn't had a pre-season either.

He'll get better as will our new right back who looked a little uneasy at first but got better as the game progressed.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Mick 1995 on August 29, 2019, 11:32:38 PM
Played well yesterday in an attacking sense and spread the play really well. Kept making diagonal passes from 30 yards out towards the left, which is very reminiscent of what Man City do. That kind of play will really help against the more stubborn sides with 10 men behind the ball.

However, defensively, he gave the ball away cheaply in poor areas, which against better sides could be punished, so he needs to watch that side of things, and be a bit smarter on the ball when under pressure.

Silvas Plan A got decent results out of the better sides last year. We just couldnt break shit teams down.

I'm all for having Delph as the plan B for these teams. Save his legs as well.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Heath on August 31, 2019, 01:33:01 PM

Will be interesting to see how Silva plays it with Delph. It may be a case of using him sparingly in the Premier League for a short while, to help bring him up to speed match fitness wise etc.

 

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: gizzblue on August 31, 2019, 09:24:44 PM
Really didn't realise that Delph could pass so well pinging balls left right and forward with both feet .

Impressed .
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Fynci on August 31, 2019, 10:15:29 PM
Calling it. He'll have worn the captains' armband before the season is out.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on August 31, 2019, 10:46:25 PM
Fucking calm down lads Kinell.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on September 01, 2019, 01:01:07 AM
Player of the season I reckon, both for us and in the whole league.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Escla on September 01, 2019, 02:30:32 AM
Binned out the England squad I see haha
Hardly surprising considering he has played since pre season until last Wednesday.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheTone on September 01, 2019, 02:31:58 AM
can hear his cartilage grinding from Ireland, every time he runs like
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cods on September 01, 2019, 08:54:54 PM
Heís been excellent.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Confucius on September 01, 2019, 09:00:21 PM
Should be shortlisted for the ballon díor at this rate
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on September 01, 2019, 09:05:00 PM
He's been excellent.
We look a bit fragile defensively, but he offers much more offensively than Gueye

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on September 01, 2019, 10:05:29 PM
Clearly see he's been well coached the past few years.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cods on September 01, 2019, 10:06:52 PM
We look a bit fragile defensively, but he offers much more offensively than Gueye

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Yeah more fragile perhaps due to our missing mountain Zouma,... I think Delph if he keeps going like this will be more than just a solid replacement for Gueye.
Calmness and cleverness.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Cozzie on September 01, 2019, 10:09:50 PM
Just brings that little bit of calm and assurance that we dont really have with Morgan.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: kramer0 on September 01, 2019, 10:11:25 PM
Makes a huge difference having someone with an actual brain in there.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TheRam on September 01, 2019, 10:25:13 PM
Makes a huge difference having someone with an actual brain in there.

When the game become very stretched in the first half he received the ball on the break and couldíve countered.

Instead him turned back, played a short ball to the full back and completely slowed it down and it was exactly what we needed.

Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Ravardo on September 01, 2019, 10:32:39 PM
Future captain no doubt
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Lxxx on September 01, 2019, 10:36:09 PM
He's got the experience that we need in there.

My only concern is his fitness, as the huge difference between him and our other option there is concerning.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: TSGun on September 01, 2019, 10:40:20 PM
Makes a huge difference having someone with an actual brain in there.
That's what we've needed more than anything else for some time now.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Dr. Sponge on September 01, 2019, 10:43:00 PM
He's got the experience that we need in there.

My only concern is his fitness, as the huge difference between him and our other option there is concerning.
Delph's levels of performance should be a good aim for Davies to set himself. Similar build, similar ball level of passing ability.

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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: gizzblue on September 01, 2019, 11:59:43 PM
Delph's levels of performance should be a good aim for Davies to set himself. Similar build, similar ball level of passing ability.

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Great time model for our Tom. .Ralph has been good so far.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: The Analog Kid on September 02, 2019, 12:03:22 AM
He's  a machine
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Jimmywhack on September 02, 2019, 12:19:38 AM
Looks a decent signing if can stay fit

Much better fit him and gomes than gomes and schneiderlin
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: blargins on September 02, 2019, 12:47:19 AM
He puts himself about. He and Gomes complimented each other well.


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Waltzer on September 02, 2019, 01:13:53 AM
He puts himself about. He and Gomes complimented each other well.


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Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Old England Toffee on September 02, 2019, 02:59:52 AM
didnít think delph was that good today. Admittedly I watched ont telly and midfielders I think you often need to see positioning etc from a wide view. But I felt like a lot of the time the crowd clapped and cheered he was doing the basic stuff, making a tackle any midfielder has to make and making a simple pass. In both games he has given the ball away a lot and at times in dangerous positions and has given fouls away. Absolutely think he will do well for us and needs match fitness so not saying heís shit by any means but feel like I watched a different game to everyone else.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: BlueNoseMike on September 02, 2019, 03:03:11 AM
didnít think delph was that good today. Admittedly I watched ont telly and midfielders I think you often need to see positioning etc from a wide view. But I felt like a lot of the time the crowd clapped and cheered he was doing the basic stuff, making a tackle any midfielder has to make and making a simple pass. In both games he has given the ball away a lot and at times in dangerous positions and has given fouls away. Absolutely think he will do well for us and needs match fitness so not saying heís shit by any means but feel like I watched a different game to everyone else.

Far more progressive on the ball than gueye. And evertonians in general love a fella who put themselves about a bit and he didn't shirk anything

The whole team didn't actually, sig and richarlison epitomised it. We've gone from a slow in the press team to a team that wins the ball back as quick as the best in the business under silva and that's great to see.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Gash on September 02, 2019, 03:16:30 AM
I hope we can keep him fit, looks a fantastic piece of business.
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Bob Latcford on September 02, 2019, 03:43:36 AM
The defending from the long throw was atrocious, it was like going back to middle of last season
Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: Heath on September 02, 2019, 06:55:17 AM

He made one or two slip-ups in the Wolves game, but have to say that in general, he's looking a good buy for us. Going to wait a few more games before getting my hopes up though, simply because he's the type of player who can pull his hamstring just by watching Match of the Day.



Title: Re: Delph??
Post by: sam of the south on September 02, 2019, 06:58:03 AM
didnít think delph was that good today. Admittedly I watched ont telly and midfielders I think you often need to see positioning etc from a wide view. But I felt like a lot of the time the crowd clapped and cheered he was doing the basic stuff, making a tackle any midfielder has to make and making a simple pass. In both games he has given the ball away a lot and at times in dangerous positions and has given fouls away. Absolutely think he will do well for us and needs match fitness so not saying heís shit by any means but feel like I watched a different game to everyone else.

He was pretty much rated 1st in every category yesterday.