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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #30: May 18, 2010 04:19:21 pm
      Well done Stephen lad.  I'd already logged off last night when he scored but what composure to step up at such a massive moment.
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      Reply #31: May 20, 2010 06:31:20 pm
      Well done to Stephen Darby, takes courage and skill to take the last pen, good Scouser he is, can't wait to see him back at Anfield when he's got a bit more experience under his belt.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #32: May 20, 2010 08:36:06 pm
      Yes, hopefully with Rafa's push for more English players he will have a better chance over say a Degen where as in the past think however much potiential he showed through academy/reserves he'd get sold on.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #33: May 20, 2010 10:33:40 pm
      I don't get why it seems that I'm the only one that sees that this lad is quality, he is a really good right back and if it wasn't for Johnson and Kelly ahead of him I think he would have a great future at this club. When he played for the first team he was more than competent and handled things clearly down his side, he's one of our only defenders that isn't easily sucked into the middle.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #34: May 21, 2010 05:10:01 am
      Only switched on for the shoot-out, cracker of a pen, the commentator said he may have been at fault for one of the goals for Charlton and that he had redeemed himself. Can anyone confirm (or deny) that?
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #35: Sep 27, 2010 04:04:16 pm
      Word is Southampton are weighing up making a loan move for him.

      Liverpool: Darby To Be Loaned Again

      Stephen Darby was named in the Liverpool squad for the Premier League season however the right back isn't that likely to feature much in the first team this season. Due to this it's believed that Roy Hodgson is prepared to let the 21 year old leave Merseyside for another loan spell in the Football League.

      Having enjoyed a successful loan with Swindon last season, scoring the penalty that helped Swindon into the League One play off final, a return to League One is rumoured to be on the cards with Southampton making a move for the defenders services. It's believed that Stephen would like to return to Swindon again however they've not made a move for the Reds youth academy graduate.

      http://www.liverpool.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=214827
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #36: Sep 27, 2010 04:05:55 pm
      Good player, hopefully he goes and gets some more games under his belt and comes back to challenge for the first team.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #37: Sep 30, 2010 03:52:40 am
      Agree...he needs games of a proper standard. No point him hanging around in the reserves.
      Also, if he progresses it boded well for the fullback competition if kelly keeps up his fantastic progression
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      Reply #38: Sep 30, 2010 11:24:38 am
      why only teams from league-two are expressing interest for this player, maybe he isn't for the standard of Championship??
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #39: Nov 01, 2010 06:38:27 pm
      Stephen Darby has joined Notts County on loan.

      Hope the lad gets some first team football there, like to be fair to the lad, he wasen't going to get as much as he hoped here.  sad sight to see him go from playing in the Champions League a few years ago to playing in the lower leagues now.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #40: Nov 29, 2010 02:20:36 pm
      Liverpool defender could now stay with Magpies for season

      NOTTS County manager Paul Ince has revealed Liverpool defender Stephen Darby could now stay at Meadow Lane for the rest of the season – which could spell the end of club captain John Thompson's career at Meadow Lane.

      Darby, 22, has been favoured at right-back ahead of Thompson since joining the Magpies at the start of this month.

      He has started the last four games, and produced his best performance as Notts kept a first clean-sheet in five league games in a 1-0 win against Swindon Town on Tuesday night.

      Ince has been hugely impressed with the youngster, and said Liverpool might be prepared to let him stay at Meadow Lane until May, though they are unlikely to let Notts extend the loan of Ince's son, Thomas, beyond January.


      "Darbs has not had a bad game. He has been exceptional from the very first day he came here," said Ince. "He's only 22 but plays with a lot of maturity.

      "He has good awareness and always puts himself in good positions. He's brave too. He will put his foot in and put his body on the line for the team.

      "Thomas might have to go back, but hopefully we can keep Darbs.

      "He's been schooled well at Liverpool and he's playing well at the moment. He is the type of player we want to bring into the side. We want to raise the bar."

      Thompson has not played since being sent off in the first game of Ince's reign at Meadow Lane, a home league defeat to Southampton at the end of October and was not even in Notts' squad in two of their last three league games.

      It is a remarkable change of fortune for the 29-year-old, who started 12 of the opening 13 league games of the season under Ince's predecessor Craig Short, who was urging the club's board to give Thompson a new deal.

      After joining Notts in October 2008, Thompson is out of contract at the end of the season, and might not get an opportunity to prove his worth to Ince if Darby stays at the club.

      Ince has already told one of the club's defenders, Graeme Lee, he has no future at Meadow Lane, and would not say if Thompson is part of his plans.

      "I'm not making an assessment on anyone," he said. "Stephen Darby has come into the club and played absolutely fantastic."

      http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/nottscounty/nottsnews/Liverpool-defender-stay-Magpies-season/article-2943899-detail/article.html

      Sounds to me like Ince is hinting that he wants him there permanently.  I think it would be a good move for all involved.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #41: Nov 29, 2010 03:44:26 pm
      Two things. I think this would be a good move for Stephen. Secondly. . . Ince being sounded out for a return in January worries me about Dani's future with us. Both can play on the left with Ince being a more traditional winger
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #42: Jan 30, 2011 02:28:56 pm
      Anyone watching the lad today?
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #43: Jan 30, 2011 03:27:28 pm

      yep I've got one eye on it (and one on the Nando sale thread!)
      seems to be having a reasonable game so far
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #44: Jan 30, 2011 04:54:24 pm
      Darby had a good game today, So did the whole Notts side but had my eye on young Darby. Looks like he will be a great players with experience.
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      Reply #45: Jan 30, 2011 10:55:59 pm
      Played well today, got some good tackles in.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #46: Jan 31, 2011 06:13:10 am
      Had a very solid game for Notts yesterday.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #47: Jul 06, 2011 11:17:04 am

      Quartet eye Darby move
      Doncaster, Rochdale, MK Dons & Oldham eye Reds starlet

      By Pete O'Rourke
      Last Updated: July 6, 2011 11:03am

      Skysports.com understands a number of clubs are chasing Liverpool defender Stephen Darby.

      Doncaster and League One trio Rochdale, MK Dons and Oldham are all thought to have enquired about the full-back's availability.

      The quartet are waiting to see if Liverpool would be prepared to loan him out again or even consider selling the former youth team captain.

      Darby spent the majority of last season on loan at Notts County and he impressed during his spell at Meadow Lane.

      The 22-year-old is highly-rated at Anfield, but he is likely to find first-team chances hard to come by next season with Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly ahead of him in the pecking order.

      http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11095_7022620,00.html
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #48: Jul 06, 2011 01:13:27 pm
      Sell him dont loan him. How many loan spells can he do? Hes behind Kelly Johnson and now I think its fair to say Flanagan
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #49: Jul 07, 2011 02:32:28 pm
      He's gone on loan to Rochdale. Good luck Stephen (again!)

      Liverpool have confirmed Stephen Darby has joined Rochdale on a season-long loan.

      The defender will remain with the League One club until June 2012.

      Darby spent much of last season on loan at Notts County after moving to Meadow Lane in November 2010.

      The 22-year-old has made six first-team appearances for Liverpool, with the last coming in the Europa League qualifier against FK Rabotnicki in Macedonia.

      http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/latest-news/defender-seals-loan-switch-2
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #50: Jul 07, 2011 02:33:35 pm
      I really think it's time he moves on.

      He's 23 this year and he's behind Johnson, Kelly and Flanagan.
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      Reply #51: Jul 07, 2011 05:16:15 pm
      What is the point of this? What does it achieve? What mesage are we giving the lad?

      Hes 22. Loaned out for what the 5th time? At least 3 lads ahead of him in his position plus if we wanted to buy another one we could.

      As much as I'd love to see the lad make it at this point its clear he wont so let him go.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #52: Jul 07, 2011 05:22:00 pm
      I think Flannagan should go on loan, and Darby should be 3rd choice at RB
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #53: Jul 07, 2011 06:06:03 pm
      What is the point of this? What does it achieve? What mesage are we giving the lad?

      Hes 22. Loaned out for what the 5th time? At least 3 lads ahead of him in his position plus if we wanted to buy another one we could.

      As much as I'd love to see the lad make it at this point its clear he wont so let him go.
      Fact! I'd say something if he was 18 but he has an 18 year old ahead of him in the pecking order now.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #54: Jul 07, 2011 07:23:35 pm
      What is the point of this? What does it achieve? What mesage are we giving the lad?

      You're being released at the end of the season but first another club will pay your wages so we don't have to.  That's the message we're giving him. 

      Best of luck wherever you end up Stephen!!
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      Reply #55: Jul 04, 2012 09:09:35 pm
      Darby day for Bradford

      Sky Sports understands that Bradford have bolstered their defensive ranks with the signing of Stephen Darby from Liverpool.

      Darby, who was unable to make the breakthrough into the first-team picture at Anfield, is believed to have joined the League Two club on a two-year contract.

      The 23-year-old spent last season out on loan with Rochdale, making 35 appearances in League One for the Spotland club.

      Darby has enjoyed previous temporary spells with Notts County and Swindon and now has the chance to make his mark with the Bantams.

      Bradford boss Phil Parkinson has been busy in the transfer market this summer as he builds a squad capable of challenging for promotion.


      Time to lock this up I think. Good luck to him.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #56: Jul 04, 2012 10:26:17 pm
      It was always going to happen. He's 24 this year and he's only got one substitute appearance.

      He's behind Johnson, Kelly and Flanagan for the right back spot which probably suggests he isn't good enough.

      All the best to the lad.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #57: Jul 04, 2012 11:12:28 pm
      Didn't we already release him?
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #58: Jul 05, 2012 06:51:40 am
      Good luck Stephen.
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      Re: Stephen Darby player thread
      Reply #59: Jul 05, 2012 09:26:59 am
      Was evident from 12 months ago maybe more he was never going to make it here. Best he moved. Best of luck to him

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