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by NewCorkSeth » 04 May 2015 18:12

So if Karacan, Pearce and Federici don't re-sign who do you want as next captain?

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Re: Next Captain

by Maidenhead Royal » 04 May 2015 18:15

Queensley

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by Pseud O'Nym » 04 May 2015 18:18

Captain Bligh.

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by Royal Ginger » 04 May 2015 18:23

I suspect it would go to Hector as an ever present with a bit of personality behind him.

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by howser » 04 May 2015 18:26

Not sure about Hector, when Pearce first got it his play suffered badly, I think that Clarke knows his next captain and it will be someone that he brings in, after all in the aftermath of the Rotherham result he did emphasise that we had no leaders on the pitch.


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Re: Next Captain

by Pepe the Horseman » 04 May 2015 18:29

Williams maybe?

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Re: Next Captain

by kwik-silva » 04 May 2015 18:32

I love Williams, but he's definitely no captain. Would have to calm down a lot. Similarly Hector's just a bit too green to warrant the armband. Wouldn't mind somebody like Cox getting it, but he'd actually have to play games

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by Royal Rother » 04 May 2015 18:38

I agree with Howser, it'll probably be someone Clarke brings in.

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Re: Next Captain

by Moonfish » 04 May 2015 18:48

Am I missing something here, surely it has to be Chris Gunter?


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Re: Next Captain

by kwik-silva » 04 May 2015 19:07

I hope not, it completely handicapped him.

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by Woodley-RFC » 04 May 2015 19:13

if Feds Karacan Pearce what more money and contact only 1 or 2 year !? they not loyal to reading :(

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by grey_squirrel » 04 May 2015 19:32

Just wondering James (Woodley-RFC), what's happened to Dave? Have you locked him up in a cupboard somewhere?

Nice to see your grammar and spelling are improving.

Good work lad. Now intelligence next eh?

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by Pandoras Box » 04 May 2015 19:43

(Gunter) I hope not, it completely handicapped him.

How could you tell?


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Re: Next Captain

by tidus_mi2 » 04 May 2015 20:04

SCIAG

Never realised how much Kuhl looks like Screech until that picture.

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Re: Next Captain

by Maidenhead Royal » 04 May 2015 20:14

kwik-silva I hope not, it completely handicapped him.


The fact that he's oxf*rd doesn't help either.

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Re: Next Captain

by Ian Royal » 04 May 2015 21:06

Damn, but it's a shit tonne easier to say why most of the candidates at the club currently shouldn't get it, than who should.

Gunter - been there and failed.
Hector - too green, needs to focus on his own game yet.
Cooper - as above.
Obita - as above.
Ferdinand - he'd have to play to get the armband.
Williams - too mouthy with refs.
Norwood - maybe? Goes missing a bit much.
Akpan - shouldn't be starting regularly, not sure he could really command the respect of the others.
Kuhl - too green, needs to focus on making his mark.
Tshibola - see above.
Taylor - see above.
Blackman - I literally can't think of anyone worse, except me. Wouldn't play enough, thinks he's better than he is, plays more for himself than the team, goes missing frequently.
Robson-Kanu - I take it back, I can think of someone worse.
McCleary - goes missing too often.
Pogrebnyak - needs to focus on scoring and as an under-performing high earner, that would be the wrong message.
Cox - rumours of a falling out and dire form under Clarke.
Samuel - see the other youngsters.

So it's Norwood, the previous failure that is Gunter - a player who's already had the armband taken off him once, a green youngster, or far more likely, a new signing.

Plsplspls let one of Pearce or Karacan stay. Preferably both. And Fed. And bring back Mackie. All far better choices for captain than anyone left, with the possible exception of Kuhl being blindingly good at it and football.

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Re: Next Captain

by kwik-silva » 04 May 2015 21:24

If he's old enough he's good enough I suppose.

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Re: Next Captain

by Nameless » 04 May 2015 22:08

Kuhn is natural captain material and managed to captain the u21 and u18 sides last season I think, so making his mark doesn't seem to be an issue.
Even so it would be a lot to ask of a young player to do the job unless Clarke is really bold and basically takes the whole u21 side and promotes them en masse. Can't see that.
Kuhn maybe in a couple of seasons, but I go with the idea that we'll bring someone in to do the job. Wonder if Clarke has any links to possible captains....

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Re: Next Captain

by Ian Royal » 04 May 2015 22:24

I hope he is captain eventually. I'd just rather he has less to concentrate on whilst breaking into the first team.

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