I’ve always liked Delph, as I’m sure many of you will know.
Even at his low points, where he looked poor in an even more poor team, I always supported him.
Ok, I might have slipped occasionally in that view, but basically I always liked him.
And the fact is whatever you think of him, the price he sold for was daft for an England international.
So I felt somewhat abused in the way he left, after all the spiel that he came out with (although in fairness, I think much of this was encouraged by the club).
But a big part of me wished him well, even though I felt he’d betrayed us.
I could understand the basic reasons behind him leaving, which are miles more money and a chance of winners medals, if he can actually get a game. They’re undeniable points.
But at the same time, that spiel wound me right up, so much so that I, (jokingly, I hasten to add) hinted that he might break a leg.
Well, he hasn’t quite, but after having done his hamstring after a short time in pre-season training, he’s now done it again while playing for England.
The absolute truth is that when I heard the news, I nearly wet myself laughing.
But I really shouldn’t.
Or should I?
I’ve very mixed feelings here, as he’s a traitor in my eyes, after the way the club looked after him.
But he’s also an England player, where we want all of the squad playing and on form.
That said, this is surely one of the most average England squads I’ve seen in a very long time.
Which is something I’m sure many of you will class Delph as.
Some of you will be asking why I’m talking about him.
The truth is, there isn’t much going on really, is there?