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View Alex55's Profile Alex55 Flag SM1 31 Aug 22 3.04am Send a Private Message to Alex55 Add Alex55 as a friend

I saw Wardy being interviewed after the dissapointing draw with Brentford. I think he should be captain.

 


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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 31 Aug 22 4.20am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Would rather pick someone certain to play - like one of the two central defenders.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 31 Aug 22 7.13am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

My choices would be - Guehi, Andersen or Decoure for captain -

Nothing much to say about Guehi , he is the real deal, although I would like to see him being a bit more vocal / in charge -
Andersen last night looked like he is settling in & growing into the fabric of the club & Decoure' well last night he was my MOTM.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 31 Aug 22 8.33am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

My choices would be - Guehi, Andersen or Decoure for captain -

Nothing much to say about Guehi , he is the real deal, although I would like to see him being a bit more vocal / in charge -
Andersen last night looked like he is settling in & growing into the fabric of the club & Decoure' well last night he was my MOTM.

Agree on all those points but something just missing for me in having any of them as captain. I thought when it was handed briefly to Guehi he looked slightly uncomfortable with it, could just be a peculiar take from me but maybe too early for him.

If Ward is to play I fully agree, I think he looks like he has forged a new identity for himself and a new man/player on the pitch as a result. Think his likelihood to play every game being in doubt is obviously a factor however.

For all Wilf's brilliance, experience and passion, he still lacks the temperament and composure for me, Andersen and Doucoure are both brilliant in my book but in the context of what they do as individuals.

Tough one really, I thought if Johnstone was to come in as no.1 he'd be a contender in this team as it is but I am not a massive fan of the captain being stuck in one 6-yard box. Would be nice to have another midfielder to take the role Schlupp seems to be occupying who would also naturally inherit or adopt a captaincy role. Do love the Jeffrey but I would like to see him as an 'impact player' as opposed to a starter.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 31 Aug 22 11.06am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Did you notice when Wilf was being lectured by the ref, Ward came over and put his tuppence in. Wilf kept quiet and took it. He knew that Wilf would mouth off and get a card if left to his own devices. So he went in and gave the sort of measured profanity free comments that would not earn him a card.

That is what a captain should do. He is the senior player in the team and there is no-one better, save Jimmy Mac.

 

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View Qwijibo's Profile Qwijibo Flag Bournemouth 31 Aug 22 2.37pm Send a Private Message to Qwijibo Add Qwijibo as a friend

Yeah, there's no way Wilf is captain material.

 

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View MonsterMunch's Profile MonsterMunch Flag Cambridge 31 Aug 22 2.40pm Send a Private Message to MonsterMunch Add MonsterMunch as a friend

Originally posted by Dubai Eagle

My choices would be - Guehi, Andersen or Decoure for captain -

Nothing much to say about Guehi , he is the real deal, although I would like to see him being a bit more vocal / in charge -
Andersen last night looked like he is settling in & growing into the fabric of the club & Decoure' well last night he was my MOTM.

Andersen comes across as the natural leader to me

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag 31 Aug 22 3.05pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Guehi has already said he doesn't want it as there are more experienced players deserving of it, plus he seems quite shy. I'm fine with Ward being captain as we are rapidly becoming a very youthful team and he is forceful but composed, rarely losing his temper. Andersen seems a bit dramatic to be captain. If McArthur was able to play more regularly he'd be my shout as he is by far the most vocal player on the pitch and seems to hold the respect of his teammates.

Hodgson said when he was with us that the captain was a bit redundant as a position these days and it's really just about having leaders on the pitch. That is possibly something we're lacking a bit as you noticed in the preseason games without the crowds how quiet the team can be.

 

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View pssguy's Profile pssguy Flag 31 Aug 22 3.11pm Send a Private Message to pssguy Add pssguy as a friend

Originally posted by MonsterMunch

Andersen comes across as the natural leader to me


Agreed. Certain of his place and ready to talk his mind. Helps offset Vieira's passivity

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 31 Aug 22 3.58pm Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

Guehi has already said he doesn't want it as there are more experienced players deserving of it, plus he seems quite shy. I'm fine with Ward being captain as we are rapidly becoming a very youthful team and he is forceful but composed, rarely losing his temper. Andersen seems a bit dramatic to be captain. If McArthur was able to play more regularly he'd be my shout as he is by far the most vocal player on the pitch and seems to hold the respect of his teammates.

Hodgson said when he was with us that the captain was a bit redundant as a position these days and it's really just about having leaders on the pitch. That is possibly something we're lacking a bit as you noticed in the preseason games without the crowds how quiet the team can be.

I agree with all your comments tl.

 


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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 31 Aug 22 9.02pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Ward is an Eagle.

Great defensive brain.

Not sure if he still has the legs for 95 minutes. I was surprised when PV took off younger players against Brentford.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (31 Aug 2022 9.13pm)

 


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View cpal4eva's Profile cpal4eva Flag 01 Sep 22 7.35pm Send a Private Message to cpal4eva Add cpal4eva as a friend

Hear me out here, but I think Ward would make an excellent number 10.

He has all the attributes to make a success of it IMO, he has to start there on Saturday

 

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