I've decided to do a little series of articles for you Villa supporters about the progress of Fabian Delph while he is on loan at Leeds United. I'll hopefully be on SB Nation myself soon enough when my Leeds blog gets added, but enough of me and back to Delph.
His return to the club comes at a time of desperation and disgust from some Leeds fans. We've had enough of Ken Bates and his ownership of the club, and having Delph back was a little breath of fresh air. His homecoming is earlier expected, in his own words he said he thought he might be back one day and well now he is.
The opening twenty minutes were fairly quiet for Delph, with both teams hoofing the ball from one end of the pitch to the other. When the ball did eventually fall to the floor, Delph was there flying in with his famous sliding tackle we were so used to see during his first spell at the club. Every tackle he attempted he won, and he showed bravery and determination throughout. His first real run at the Ipswich midfield and defence got the fans behind the team, he took on four or five players before being fouled on the edge of the box.
His passing was nice and simple and accurate. He showed a calm head in the midfield, but some may have expected more. After all, he is a Leeds boy and has been in the Premier League automatically people demand more for some reason. He looked a little rusty which is expected - and mainly the reason why he is on loan with us at the moment to bring the spark back. It wasn't a dream return but it wasn't the worst and the more he plays the better I see him getting, lets hope you lend him to us for the season.