A Rory Delap State of Mind

A Rory Delap State of Mind
By Hal LaRoux Updated

Following on from our uncovering of the Steve Staunton witchhunt at the New York Times,  it is clear that the escapades of Irish football stars is continuing to be of keen interest to the American Elite. Today's big issues for the fortune 500 boss and the blue colalr worker seem to include - the healthcare bill, terrorism and Rory Delap.

Yesterday's Wall Street Journal dealt with Rory Delap and his technicolor long throw, and how many teams have tried, unsuccessfully to restrain the long throwing ability of jug eared Rory. -

Enter Stoke City midfielder Rory Delap. An otherwise unremarkable player, Mr. Delap has become a bogeyman to opposing defenses with his long, flat throws in the final third of the pitch, which often reach the far post (most other players struggle to reach the edge of the six-yard box). Mr. Delap's throws are more difficult to defend than a corner kick because they are delivered with greater accuracy and, unlike corners—where you need to get the ball up and over the first defender, the flight of the ball does not have a natural arc: it simply flashes across the goalmouth, inviting a deflection and wreaking havoc in the penalty area. The physics of Mr. Delap's throws confounds fans. Stoke manager, Tony Pulis, chalks it up to his past competing in the javelin as a schoolboy.

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