StevenH wrote:Dragon Rapide wrote:Knowing little or nothing about soccer how influential is the England captain, or any captain for that matter? A figurehead only or a tactician on the field?
You weren't lying about knowing nothing about football were you...
Keep Capello, and its going to be the same old boring story. It wouldn't be suprising if he brings back Paul Scholes for the Euros
He's also got team morale to contend with, the very same Scholes was recently interviewed on Football (not soccer) Focus and admitted during the World Cup huge rifts between groups of players, not least of which was the Man Utd players and everyone else. Until they get all the players motivated to play for their country and want to play as a cohesive "team" then I don't see us doing particularly well in any competition.
Who should be Captain? Who know's but whoever it is needs to want it (which rules out Rio F) and be able to be a leader on the field, if I had to chose I'd go for Gerrard.