8:22 PM EST, Tue January 27, 2015
7500 To Holte 9 hours ago

Why Villa's Delph deal is win/win

It is assumed Delph will leave this summer, even after signing a long term deal at Villa Park. Here's why that's not bad news at all. I remember the chat I had with the other 7500toHolte writers a few weeks back. "Why didn't Villa give Delph and Vlaar a small pay rise and a few more contract years to get a higher fee for them?" I couldn't believe they hadn't signed Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar to a short term deal. It would have ensured Aston Villa would get a fair price for their players, especially when Liverpool and Tottenham lurked around waiting to slap a cut price £4 million on the...
Cartilage Free Captain Jan 25, 2015

Reported Spurs target Fabian Delph signs a new contract with Aston Villa

He was linked to Tottenham Hotspur, but has committed his future to the Birmingham outfit. Our midfield gently weeps. This is not the type of transfer news most Tottenham supporters are seeking, but BBC Sport is reporting that Fabian Delph has signed a four and a half year contract extension at Aston Villa. Given the rhetoric coming from all sides prior to this deal, this news is rather surprising. So surprising that even Paul Lambert weighs in on the unexpected nature of this development. Delph was never going to excite the supporter base in the manner of an Adrien Rabiot, but he is just...
Express & Star Jan 25, 2015

Delph commits future to Villa

Aston Villa star Fabian Delph has committed his future to the club after signing a new four-and-a-half-year deal.
7500 To Holte Jan 25, 2015

Aston Villa annouce Delph contract extension

Before today's F.A Cup clash with AFC Bournemouth Aston Villa annouced that Fabian Delph is extending his stay in Birmingham Aston Villa have today announced the contract extension of Fabian Delph in a rather unique way, by generating hype on Twitter and pre-match on the Villa Park stadium screens. Fabian was linked to small money moves to clubs such as Liverpool and Tottenham, but this contract extension means that if Delph moves, he can actually move for the money he is worth. The fact that this was hyped so much about Aston Villa shows that the club are desperate to renew a 'feel good...
7500 To Holte Jan 23, 2015

Report: Liverpool, Tottenham target Delph might be sold

England international Fabian Delph's contract is up at Aston Villa in June and the Claret and Blues are said to have acquiesced to a cut-rate deal to get something for him. The Mirror have reported that Villa are willing to sell midfielder Fabian Delph this window but only if they receive a bid of £4 million, with Liverpool or Tottenham said to be interested. I go back and forth on this one, myself. I've about given up hope on signing Fabian to a contract extension so I've resigned myself to the fact that he's leaving at the end of the year. From that standpoint, it makes sense to get...
7500 To Holte Jan 12, 2015

5.5 to Holte Part Six: All Time Low

James' job is on the line and Delph is held hostage in the sixth part of 5.5 to Holte. Find the rest of the tale here. The plan was simple. We placed Fabian Delph inside an office and I would go in and make my usual offer and Delph would be his usual self. This time was different though, Delph wouldn't turn this contract down. I exited the office and nodded to Roy, who picked up a small Tesco bag and walked into the room. "D'ya think this is funny boy?". His beard twitched with rage. "I'm just having a laugh Roy, but I'm still serious. I think I need to further my care-" Roy opened a box of...
7500 To Holte Jan 8, 2015

Who can Villa bring in during the window to make a better year?

Jack and Robert are back with the first Holtecast in 2015! Since we last talked, Villa have scored two goals in five matches and still have a record of 1-3-1 in that span. So how does that work? We'll be diving a bit into the holiday results to see if we can figure anything out about this crazy mess of a team right now. And then of course, there's the big story looming over everyone's heads right now: the January transfer window! Will Fabian Delph leave? What about Ron Vlaar? Will Paul Lambert be able to do anything useful given what are surely limited funds? We'll also take a look, at...
7500 To Holte Jan 6, 2015

Tottenham consider half-price Villa midfielder

It's a fire sale at Villa as Tottenham will follow the Napoli route of offering a cheap fee in advance of signing a player on a free. First Vlaar, now Delph. The Birmingham Mail have reported that Tottenham have smelt the blood in the water (Delph's expiring contract) and will follow the Napoli route of offering an almost insulting transfer fee to prise one of Villa's assets away in January, rather than in June. The good news? Villa might get £3 million for Fabian Delph instead of nothing and that should lower the damage of any new signing Villa make. The bad news? Villa lose a player who...
7500 To Holte Dec 30, 2014

Aston Villa appeal Fabian Delph red card

Aston Villa have filed an appeal with the Football Association in an effort to reverse the midfielder's three-match ban. After Fabian Delph became the third Aston Villa player to be sent off in four matches, manager Paul Lambert said that he thought that refereeing this season has been "unfair at times." It's hard to disagree with him, when you look at some of the recent incidents. Kieran Richardson definitely deserved to be sent off, but Gabby Agbonlahor's suspension was reversed after it was decided that his sending off was wrong. Delph's tackle on Jordi Gomez probably didn't merit a...

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