Rory Delap leaves Stoke City – Here’s his tribute video
You can talk about your Xavi at Barcelona or your Francesco Totti at Roma, but surely no player better represents everything that a club stands for more than Rory Delap at Stoke?
But, alas, time is a cruel mistress, and it now appears that we have seen the end of the Premier League’s ultimate long throw expert.
After a loan spell at Barnsley last season, the Irish international has been released by Stoke and the end of his contract, and will surely struggle to get a move within the top tier.
Farewell Rory, you curmudgeonly misfit of a footballer. We’ll probably not miss you.