Mark Hughes appointment as Stoke manager has apparently heralded a change in tactics at the club. Rory Delap was one of many players released today in a bloody cull by Hughes who wants to distance himself from the long throw approach embraced by Tony Pulis. On this devastating day for Delap we give you a look back on his Stoke career through romantic eyes. There was something magical about those long throws.
Just wait til Hughes' Stoke lie 17th and the crowd start chanting "We want our Rory back! We want our Rory back."
Delap's long throw ability was so potent that Clarke Carlise once described it as a "magnificent", "unbelievable weapon".