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in-exile
28-10-2017, 06:06 PM
Punch not playing and Dann is not a natural Captain?
Poll to follow!

brisbane_eagle
28-10-2017, 06:08 PM
Sakho

beef
28-10-2017, 06:09 PM
Wilf's the captain anyway so give it to him

in-exile
28-10-2017, 06:10 PM
Superb games last season under Sam and for me our best player overall this season... Yohan Cabaye would be my pick for captain...

SeanPalace84
28-10-2017, 06:12 PM
Yohan for me.

yorkshire-eagle
28-10-2017, 06:13 PM
Yohan for me.

Ditto

redandblue
28-10-2017, 06:13 PM
Speroni

beef
28-10-2017, 06:14 PM
On the continent players don't care who the captain is, it just goes to the older player

glaziers fan
28-10-2017, 06:15 PM
Wilf's the captain anyway so give it to him

Ditto

jimmy the gent
28-10-2017, 06:16 PM
On the continent players don't care who the captain is, it just goes to the older player

Yeah but they also casually toss a jumper around their shoulders on a balmy evening, rather than tied it round their wastes. What the f*ck do they know.

Benzhiyi
28-10-2017, 06:19 PM
Luka has captained a team to an actual top-flight league title. Would be my choice.

beef
28-10-2017, 06:19 PM
I used to wear short socks, white boots and a hairband when I played football - captain material

CP-RJW
28-10-2017, 06:20 PM
Luka, has captains pedigree for Olympiakos and isn’t hotheaded like Yohan. Love Wilf obviously but I don’t think he’s really a commanding presence or leader.

Mr Palace
28-10-2017, 06:21 PM
It doesn't matter. You need a team of leaders and we don't have more than two or three at best.

beef
28-10-2017, 06:21 PM
Luka, has captains pedigree for Olympiakos and isn’t hotheaded like Yohan. Love Wilf obviously but I don’t think he’s really a commanding presence or leader.

Zaha may not be mature enough yet for captaincy but he is absolutely a leader - leaders lead by example! I can't think of anyone in our team who does that more.

Golf Boy
28-10-2017, 06:22 PM
who cares - they are professionals and are supposed to be doing a job. there are natural leaders whoever wears the armband.

in-exile
28-10-2017, 06:24 PM
Speroni:D

boxthorncutter
28-10-2017, 06:25 PM
Luka has captained a team to an actual top-flight league title. Would be my choice.

ditto.

Buysakho
28-10-2017, 06:42 PM
Hennessy

beef
28-10-2017, 06:43 PM
Hennessy

captain chaos

alanlee11
28-10-2017, 06:59 PM
Makes no difference. It can only boost the individual it is given too, or take confidence away from the player who loses it. No difference to the team in general.

MFBias
28-10-2017, 07:06 PM
No of us know of a player's influence in the dressing room so it is rather arbitrary to pick, but Miliviojevic seems the most qualified on paper but does he actually influence and is respected above others? only Hodgson knows.

jimmy the gent
28-10-2017, 07:06 PM
Hennessy

Captain. Leader. Legend.

MFBias
28-10-2017, 07:08 PM
Captain. Leader. Legend.

Are you talking about Jordan Mutch?

in-exile
29-10-2017, 01:46 AM
Are you talking about Jordan Mutch?

Could we try him as a Striker....he has an eye for goal.

Hedgehog
29-10-2017, 02:31 AM
I think you can have a club captain and a match day captain. I have no problem with Punch being club captain, representing Palace in the community, charity events etc.

On the pitch on game day, you need a cool head, someone the other players on the team respect, a player that can cool down a hot head (Wilf being the hot head) and liaise with the referee when needed. I'm not sure they have to lead by example. Also they have to obviously be one of the first names on the team sheet. No good being the captain from the dug out.

From the outside looking in, nobody springs to mind. I would like to think Luka could be that man, but I've not really seen anything to make this an obvious choice. Cabaye does seem to talk a lot to the opposing team players (mainly the French speaking ones!), but not sure he is the guy to put the arm around a Place player and have their respect.

I would say that Dann does not appear to be a leader on the field.

I really don't see anyone, so am happy with the set up as it is, unless Luka is given it and steps up.