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  • Lallana

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  • Boruc

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  • Hooiveld

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  • Fonte

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  • Schneiderlin

    76 32.07%
  • Cork

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  • Steve Davis

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  • Lambert

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    Following on from the reaction thread, who do we think should be captain?

    For me, Rickie edges out Morgan.

    I will create a poll with some credible candidates.

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    Morgan a bit too young. Lambert for me; would be Fonte if he was first choice.

    Lallana is (Ramirez aside) the very last person I'd choose as skipper.

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    Morgan for me. Central of the pitch, seems to have a bit of authority, our longest servant in the starting 11 and he plays every 90 minutes of every game.

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    I think Cork would make a good captain.

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    Morgan is the future and I'd hate to see him ending up like Adam in the role. @We need Morgan concentrating in his play without his head distracted by the responsibility being Captain would bring.

    For me Ricky has shown his ability and has led by increased enthusiasm,.

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    When Pochettino first arrived and there was a lot of fur flying, Schneiderlin was the one who spoke most to the media trying to stabilize things, and he did a very good job of it. I thought he was sure to get the armband, but it's probably not a good idea to change mid-season, and it could have got MP off to a bad start in the dressing room.

    I wouldn't be too surprised if he's captain next season. He doesn't seem particularly vocal on the pitch but he does lead by consistent example.

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    Davis. Seemingly a shoe in for a first team spot under Pochettino and was Rangers captain to boot. Leave Lallana and Rickie to do what they do. That all being said I wouldn't be against Rickie or Morgan getting the captaincy, both would do very good jobs.

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    I think the reason adz has got the armband is because he is an academy player and a statement of the "southampton way"

    I would have Lambert as skipper, he is our talisman. Adz has had a very mixed season, was very poor last week (did not see the game today thank god), but also had some great games. He has had a lot of niggles and his season has been stop start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggface View Post
    I think the reason adz has got the armband is because he is an academy player and a statement of the "southampton way"

    I would have Lambert as skipper, he is our talisman. Adz has had a very mixed season, was very poor last week (did not see the game today thank god), but also had some great games. He has had a lot of niggles and his season has been stop start.
    Can't think of Lallana having any great games. I think pool at home he played okay, then in struggling.

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    Steven Davis. He's got plenty of top-flight experience, was captain at Rangers and has now established himself as a key member of the squad. Maybe Adz in a couple of years but it's Davis for me right now.

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    Morgan- He is an example to all the players of how to play with the tactics currently set out. He is also quite lippy- which is captain material.

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    Definitely Fonte for me.

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    Morgan for me.

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    Theres a lot of good options but Lambert seems to naturally lead the team

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    Went for Schneiderlin as he has a head for the game and leads by example anyway, you dont need to be constantly vocal IMO just need to be able to try and rally the troops if needed.

    Lambert and Davis are good mentions but for me Morgs is certainly the LAST person I would replace, snd so I vote for him

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    Between Lambert, Davis and Schneiderlin for me.

    Lallana admits that he looks up to Lambert, and seems too nice, which is no good.

    I voted for Morgan as he is one player who can lead by example, especially as week in week out he consistently puts in one hell of a shift.

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    Not convinced Rickys got enough to be a regular starter next season on the evidence of the last few weeks, would go for Morgan as captain

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggface View Post
    I think the reason adz has got the armband is because he is an academy player and a statement of the "southampton way"

    I would have Lambert as skipper, he is our talisman. Adz has had a very mixed season, was very poor last week (did not see the game today thank god), but also had some great games. He has had a lot of niggles and his season has been stop start.
    That's how I see it, and if it had worked out it would have been a great story. But it hasn't worked and needs to be changed ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S-Clarke View Post
    That's how I see it, and if it had worked out it would have been a great story. But it hasn't worked and needs to be changed ASAP.
    I remember both Channon & MLT being given the captaincy, failed miserably for both. Both great players, but not captains. AL is not a captain in my view as not in a position to influence others or the game.

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    Morgan. Lambert has done OK this season but he DOES lack effort at times and does go missing in some games. Good player, NOT a leader.

    Morgan puts his mouth about but is a young guy, good enough player though to be able to tell people what to do with authority.

    Actually the debate on this issue should really hint at what kind of a player we need to sign in the summer, a proper leader at centre-half (A James Collins type player).

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    I voted Lambert...Should have been this season.

    Although Morgan..long term choice......WILL he be here? I HOPE HE IS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiverton Saint View Post
    Not convinced Rickys got enough to be a regular starter next season on the evidence of the last few weeks, would go for Morgan as captain
    How many times have people said this on this forum.. He's played for us for 3 years not 3 weeks, maybe you should check some of the other evidence.

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    Would be far more representative and interesting if the Poll was made a sticky and a larger number of forum members posted their choice.

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    At the end of the day it's up to MP.

    I think he'l get to know his squad by next season and if he still feels having AL is cpt is best then thats that, if a change is to come it'l be over the close season.

    Personally im happy for Lallana to stay as he's been a big part of our club for years and has earnt the chance to lead the side out BUT I seriously hope he'l be a bit more vocal next season in games like yesterday.

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    Ricky and Adam both truly great servants of our club but I can't see either of them as first choice starters too often next season. It's just no good discussing the captaincy until we know who we sign in the summer.

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    Quite telling that AL is not even in the top 3 in the poll!! Like AL, and great player when on form, but that does not make him a good (never mind great) captain. Time he focused on his game and passed on the captaincy to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger View Post
    I remember both Channon & MLT being given the captaincy, failed miserably for both. Both great players, but not captains. AL is not a captain in my view as not in a position to influence others or the game.
    That is absolute garbage mate. Le tissier played his best football when he was captain. Was made captain November 93 and then lost it in nov 95. In between was ballys time at saints so I'm sorry but you are completely wrong there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    That is absolute garbage mate. Le tissier played his best football when he was captain. Was made captain November 93 and then lost it in nov 95. In between was ballys time at saints so I'm sorry but you are completely wrong there.
    Yes, you may indeed be correct re MLT under Alan Ball, age blurs the memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UpweySaint View Post
    Personally im happy for Lallana to stay as he's been a big part of our club for years and has earnt the chance to lead the side out BUT I seriously hope he'l be a bit more vocal next season in games like yesterday.
    I hear what you're saying but it's not just an honour - it's a role, and a very important one. It has been quite some time since we had someone on the pitch who could pick the side up with some well-directed words, and there have been many occasions when that may well have cost us points.

    The list on this link shows that a "no nonsense" temperament, which Lallana doesn't really have (but which players like Ball and Case had in abundance), is quite a common feature:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012%E2...Premier_League

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    I have got a feeling that SRL may not be the first choice striker next year. In which case either cork or Morgan and of the two I see Cork as showing more leadership skills on the pitch. Much more vocal ......

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    Of the last 20 years
    Our regular captains have been
    MLT ( influential )
    Barry Venison ( by example )
    Richard hall ( by example )
    Jim magiliton ( by example )
    Jason Dodd ( by example )
    Chris marsden ( by example )
    James Beattie ( influential )
    Claus ( by experience )
    Unknown/unmemerable ?
    Kelven Davis ( by experience )
    Dean Hammond ( by example )
    Jose Fonte ( by example )
    Adam lallana ( ??? )
    Rickie lambert ( influential )

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    I think taking it away from Lallana could disrupt his form further. I agree that he hasn't been as consistant as we would have liked this year but I still see him as one of our best players. Hopefully he really kicks on next season, as captain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aintforever View Post
    I think Cork would make a good captain.
    I agree 100%

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    Seems in true SWF fashion this was completely blown out of proportion.

    Especially pleased for the mung bean who said Lallana is the 'last person I would choose as skipper'.

    His attitude, application and skill are first class, and he is a homegrown player - a brilliant role model and leader for us. In fact, is there a player in the PL who combines skill and work rate in the same way AL does? Rooney perhaps but theres not many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch01 View Post
    I think taking it away from Lallana could disrupt his form further. I agree that he hasn't been as consistant as we would have liked this year but I still see him as one of our best players. Hopefully he really kicks on next season, as captain.
    Well done for forming your own opinion and not just jumping on the bandwagon. You were right too.

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    He was nothing short of brilliant yesterday. What an example to the rest of the team. I can't remember seeing a team with such a high work ethic - they are a joy to watch.

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    U need to have different factors considered, longetivity (who is going to be round for say the next 3-5 seasons), playing time (who will get 90 mins every game), composure, respect....

    Of these attributes, I put Morgan, lovren, fonte.

    Who in yesterday's game was doing all the talking at the start in the huddle? Looked like fonte?

    Those attributes I also mentioned unfortunately rule out Ricky, he won't play every game, and he hasn't got seasons and seasons left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Charlie View Post
    Well done for forming your own opinion and not just jumping on the bandwagon. You were right too.
    Many thanks. I like being right (so far, long season etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Charlie View Post
    Seems in true SWF fashion this was completely blown out of proportion.

    Especially pleased for the mung bean who said Lallana is the 'last person I would choose as skipper'.

    His attitude, application and skill are first class, and he is a homegrown player - a brilliant role model and leader for us. In fact, is there a player in the PL who combines skill and work rate in the same way AL does? Rooney perhaps but theres not many.
    Lallana has had an excellent start to this season, but was nowhere near this current level of performance last season, when this thread was entirely relevant. But well done you for dragging up a thread in that tired "oh I told you so" way, even if it Just based on a few decent games. Oh hang on, you didn't even post on it in the first place, even better.

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    Of course its relevant. Being Captain shouldnt be linked directly to form anyway.

    At the end of the day the Staff and Players are much better placed to suggest who the Captain should be than us on the internet who have no idea about the dynamics of the dressing room.

    Hence not posting on it.

    Some of the abuse he got about his leadership of the team was totally ridiculous, especially seeing as he was doing a job he had been asked to do!

    And what is the point of posting if we cant reflect on some of the trash people write that invariably turns out to be way, way off.

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    Definitely potential for Lovren to be captain. Defense seems to be much more organised now. CB always seem good position for a captain as can see what's ahead

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    OK, so Lallana has played himself into form as well as being our captain, and long may it last. I maintain that Steven Davis would be a superb captain for us. He leads Northern Ireland by example, he led Rangers by example, and he could lead us by example. The main question about that is whether he's guaranteed a first team spot, like Lallana is, but if Lallana (God forbid) gets injured or suspended, I'd like to see Davis leading the team out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNSUN View Post
    OK, so Lallana has played himself into form as well as being our captain, and long may it last. I maintain that Steven Davis would be a superb captain for us. He leads Northern Ireland by example, he led Rangers by example, and he could lead us by example. The main question about that is whether he's guaranteed a first team spot, like Lallana is, but if Lallana (God forbid) gets injured or suspended, I'd like to see Davis leading the team out.
    How does Lallana not lead us by example?

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    for some reason, in England, we get so hung up on who is skipper
    just look at the over blown guff about who is england captain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    for some reason, in England, we get so hung up on who is skipper
    just look at the over blown guff about who is england captain
    Well, the coin flip is important, isnīt it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dig Dig View Post
    How does Lallana not lead us by example?
    I didn't say anything about Lallana not leading us by example, I said that Davis would be a good choice for captain because he leads by example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNSUN View Post
    I didn't say anything about Lallana not leading us by example, I said that Davis would be a good choice for captain because he leads by example.
    what does he do differently than lallana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlma View Post
    Definitely potential for Lovren to be captain. Defence seems to be much more organised now. CB always seem good position for a captain as can see what's ahead
    +1 world class

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    what does he do differently than lallana?
    They're both different in their own right, however Davis has a lot of experience in the role so AS I SAID BEFORE.. IF Lallana gets injured or suspended, Davis would be my choice as captain.

    Am I not wording it right? Davis is not replacing Lallana, but he's whom I'd choose for captain as back up to Lallana if I were manager. Which I'm not. (Acknowledging also that there are many good candidates for captain within our ranks.)

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    I think the great thing about our current side is that we seem to have a team full of leaders.

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