Video: Rory Delap – the human launch pad

Everton manager David Moyes called Delap “The human sling” after his team went down twice to the Stoke midfielder’s long throw-ins.They won that game 3 -2 eventually.
Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill looked bewildered last month as he tried to explain how you defend against a missile like throw that led to Stoke’s last-minute winner. So far Rory’s deadly weapon has contributed to three of Stoke’s seven Premier League goals and he admits that it is all people are talking about.
He said that his Mum and dad always said he “was throwing stones through windows from the age of two or three” Stoke can be seen scoring two goals in the video below off the famous throw ins.
And if you want to read about the science behind Rory’s long range bombshells check this out..

However its Dave Challinor – known as exocet – who holds the world record for the longest throw in – 46 metres.
And Risto Kallaste of Estonia must hold some kind of record for this acrobatic flip throw in….

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