New captain 2015/16

New captain?

Gunter
21
14%
Hector
11
7%
Ferdinand
6
4%
Obita
3
2%
Kelly
0
No votes
Williams
68
45%
Norwood
3
2%
Akpan (lol)
4
3%
McCleary
4
3%
HRK
2
1%
Pog
8
5%
Cox
2
1%
Other
20
13%
 
Total votes: 152
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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Hoop Blah » 07 Jul 2015 20:46

I imagine he's more interested in how the characters fit in to the squad and how the dynamics work then he is their interview stye.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by RoyallyFcuked » 07 Jul 2015 20:54

Give the captaincy to Paul McShane.

If Gunter and Williams are our best choices then surely it should go to a new player...

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Steve_Upper_West » 08 Jul 2015 13:55

Anton Ferdinand might be a good shout ......certainly based on his first half display so far in Bangkok

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Geekins » 08 Jul 2015 16:03

I thought, "what happens in Bangkok, stays in Bangkok".

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Royal Ginger » 08 Jul 2015 22:01

Steve_Upper_West Anton Ferdinand might be a good shout ......certainly based on his first half display so far in Bangkok

If he manages more than 45 minutes i'm sure we could do worse.


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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Sutekh » 09 Jul 2015 09:59

Royal Ginger
Steve_Upper_West Anton Ferdinand might be a good shout ......certainly based on his first half display so far in Bangkok

If he manages more than 45 minutes i'm sure we could do worse.


Expecting to see him "receiving treatment" by the time the next friendly comes round....

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Scampi12 » 16 Jul 2015 16:15

I'm assuming nothings been announced on a new captain yet? Unless I've missed the announcement.

Still intruiged to see who Clarke thinks is the best fit.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Pepe the Horseman » 16 Jul 2015 16:20

Assuming life is exactly like Football Manager, it will be announced with the squad numbers.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by TBM » 16 Jul 2015 16:44

Gunter was captain on the tour


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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Ian Royal » 17 Jul 2015 00:01

TBM Gunter was captain on the tour

Ffs

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Pepe the Horseman » 17 Jul 2015 08:26

So was Kuhl, so don't worry too much. Still think it'll be McShane.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Armadillo Roadkill » 17 Jul 2015 09:23

My understanding is that one of the main responsibilities of a captain is to act as go-between for the players and the manager and to represent the players in (non-contractual) negotiations. So a new boy may not be a good choice as lots of the lads won't have known him long enough to build up trust.

Jobi was a great captain because he is an intelligent and articulate bloke. Of the current crop, Williams or McCleary seem the closest match.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by melonhead » 17 Jul 2015 11:02

racist


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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Rollerbob » 17 Jul 2015 11:57

I'd be very surprised if it wasn't given to Gunter or McShane.

Gunter sat beside Clarke in one of the main press conferences over in Thailand - also captained the side there at the friendly.

McShane - capt of Ireland, bags of experience, Clarkes signings.

I think it's Gunter nailed on. Don't think he's captain material myself - would prefer McShane.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Magic Hat » 17 Jul 2015 12:28

http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/reading-fc-manager-steve-clarke-9610882

I got the feeling from this article that he doesn't really want Gunter as captain, just that he was the most suitable on the tour.

Clarke, however, insists the defender’s appearance by his side at the Intercontinental Hotel was purely coincidental.

“Chris is a senior player,” said Reading’s manager.

“He’s been captain of the club before. But he doesn’t need the armband to be a captain.

“But while he’s here right now he’s the most viable candidate, certainly for today game, to take the armband.”


I think it will probably be Quinn.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Coppelled_Streets » 21 Jul 2015 14:08

Steve Clarke hints Paul McShane could take the armband

http://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/footb ... ke-9697641

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Pepe the Horseman » 21 Jul 2015 14:57

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Ian Royal » 21 Jul 2015 17:28

That'd be a massive surprise.

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Coppelled_Streets » 21 Jul 2015 18:04

Ian Royal That'd be a massive surprise.


Not sure if that's tongue in cheek or not. It would be the obvious choice IMO. Due a whoosh?

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Re: New captain 2015/16

by Ian Royal » 21 Jul 2015 19:53

Coppelled_Streets
Ian Royal That'd be a massive surprise.


Not sure if that's tongue in cheek or not. It would be the obvious choice IMO. Due a whoosh?

I think your first sentence saves the whoosh.

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