A few did but still needed to be 10 yards away like a free kick.Did opposing teams put one player standing on the line where he used to throw it from to distract him?
We coped with them well aswell, never conceded from one but we did let him actually score with his feet insteadNot a legend but he was someone who did leave his mark on the premier league in a unique way.
Can remember 2008 given I was at uni in Stoke at the time. Watched him hurling in the ridiculous throw ins in the championship that year and thinking to myself that premier league defences would struggle to deal with it and so it proved.
Arsenal would cry themselves silly before every match at Stoke and would inevitably concede from a long throw. Can also remember Gomes in goal for Spurs breaking down and the likes of Liverpool, Everton and Villa all struggled with throw ins up there.
Probably the best team dealing v them was actually Man. United with likes of Rio and Vidic. Your record v them was superb under Fergie and then got pretty bad after he retired and Stoke became a bogey team. Think that shows how good Fergie was at just mentally preparing Man. United to get on with the challenge of dealing with it rather than whining about it like Arsenal would.
A few things with Delap. He'd been a premier league player for a decade so wondering if likes of Derby and Southampton regret not using the throw in much more as Pulis brutally did.
Also surprised he only won 11 caps for Republic of Ireland, the last was in 2004. Seems a bit odd considering Glenn Whelan and Liam Lawrence were in every squad around that time and he was getting in ahead of both of them on occasions. Also with how tight international games generally are it would've been pretty effective at that level aswell.
Only two competitive Ireland games he played in was home and away leg v Turkey in euro 2000 play off.
This thread made me wonder if in 20 years time all teams will try to have somebody capable of doing this. Is it something that can be trained with enough technique and repetition, or was it something unique to Delap? If it can be taught it is surely something that brings enough advantages that all teams will try to do it as the sports science develops further.One of our players should be trained specifically for this. Maybe hire Delap as a throw in coach. Daniel James is a good candidate.
It's not unique to Delap I reckon but it'll take a lot of time to train players capable of doing long throws, it must take a lot of strength. But it should be doable, you would think training arms will be easier than training legs.This thread made me wonder if in 20 years time all teams will try to have somebody capable of doing this. Is it something that can be trained with enough technique and repetition, or was it something unique to Delap? If it can be taught it is surely something that brings enough advantages that all teams will try to do it as the sports science develops further.
Keeper is under no obligation to touch it. If the ball goes in directly from a throw in without touching anyone else, it's not a goal.Until seeing that comp, I never knew so any of his throws actually resulted in goals.
Most seem to be flick ons and then a tap in, so the poor lad doesn't even get an assist.
There's one that he launches in so hard that the keeper has to save it, and then a goal is scored on the follow up, is that even allowed? Could you do that with an indirect free kick? Force the keeper to save it and tap in the rebound?
I remember that, teams were falling over themselves trying to think of a solution to the long throw threat, and that's what they came up with.Early on in a game between Stoke and Hull City, the goalie chose to concede a corner over knocking the ball out for a throw-in.
If that were the case, the most popular response in this thread should have been ‘who?’. And we never have a ‘who takes the best throw in conversation’ on here either.No. At best he gets a mention in ‘who took the best throw ins’ conversation... a conversation that never happens outside of the caf.
Well that's all down to personal opinion, if Rory Delap is a 'fecking legend' to you then happy days, fill your boots with long throw in videos on YouTube.If that were the case, the most popular response in this thread should have been ‘who?’. And we never have a ‘who takes the best throw in conversation’ on here either.
The fact is, players of his profile are typically a lot more forgettable than he is. Everyone remembers Rory. Because he’s a fecking legend who took free-kicks and penalties with his hands!
He’s not the only player to throw a ball. The fact that these videos exist on YouTube says it all. You can’t find a Warren Barton throw-in compilation on YouTube. He threw it loads!Well that's all down to personal opinion, if Rory Delap is a 'fecking legend' to you then happy days, fill your boots with long throw in videos on YouTube.
Fact is he's only remembered because of the novelty around his long throw ins. If it were not for the throw ins he would have been forgettable like other players of his limited quality.
I often thought that whilst his throws were effective, as an attacker I would prefer a fast paced cross to attack rather than all jostling for position shoulder to shoulder with opposition defenders who are just as likely to win the ball as you are. The fact that Pulis Stoke team were very set-piece orientated and physical made the most of Delap's throw ins, rather than his throw ins making it easier to score. Imo.
Why not? Look at some of the cnuts who get knighted! Sir Jimmy Saville?There you have it. Sir Rory Delap.
You're right. I just read the rules, if it goes straight in, it'd be a corner to Stoke, and I'm assuming that if it takes even the slightest deflection off a defender or the goalkeeper, then it's a goal. One of the ones in the video skimmed off Jagielka's head and in for an own goal (though in ordinary circumstances, it wouldn't be an own goal as the effort was on target. I'm not sure how that gets awarded actually.)Keeper is under no obligation to touch it. If the ball goes in directly from a throw in without touching anyone else, it's not a goal.