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Rory Delap is an industrious midfield player with Stoke City who is famed for his powerful long throws, which can create havoc in any opposition defence. Rory began his career as a trainee with Carlisle United, also playing for Derby County, Southampton and Sunderland before joining Stoke on loan in October 2006, the transfer being made permanent the following January. He went on to become a regular in the side that won promotion to the Premier League and since then he has been a key figure in the centre of the park for the Potters. Rory was a near ever-present in 2010-11 and gained an FA Cup runners-up medal as a member of the team defeated by Manchester City in the Wembley final. He has made over 500 senior appearances to date and won 11 caps for the Republic of Ireland, the most recent coming in 2004.
On Thursday afternoon the Champions league draw will be made for the 2015-16 European campaign with Arsenal in the second
Cardiff City have today announced the signing of Gabriel Tamas on a free transfer after a successful trial period.
Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United are considering a move to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszczykowski, according to talksport.
Alistair Campbell would be proud of some of the spin being thrown into the mix when it comes to assessing Arsenals
Manchester United take a 3-1 lead to Club Brugge for the second leg of their Champions League play-off.
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