Aye, aye, Skipper

Nobody has a problem with John Terry as England captain

Nothing untoward…


We’ve resisted talking about this so far because, well, it’s about as exciting as watching a tin of beige paint evaporate. But John Terry has made things vaguely interesting by finally speaking about all the hoo-ha surrounding the England captaincy.

Apparently everyone is thrilled with the situation and more than happy to have Mr Terry lead them.

The England captain had this to say on the situation…

“When the manager confronted the team on the training pitch he asked the players if they had any questions and nobody spoke. Nobody said a word to the manager, nobody said a word to me.”

Quite how someone is meant to stand up and speak their mind ahead of a game in which very few players are guaranteed to start is another matter. It may be easier to grab all the players and try to organise a mini-mutiny to discuss what’s going wrong while simultaneously undermining the manager.

We seem to remember someone doing that at the World Cup… Anyway, he went on…

“I think as a group of players we’re coming here looking forward to playing for our country and looking forward to putting on the shirt.

“Rio called me which was a very nice touch and goes to show what a great man Rio is.

“We had a 10-minute conversation and he wished me well. He cares about England and said the most important thing was to keep winning. He was naturally disappointed, but said the most important thing was to keep winning.

“I feel for Rio. Even though I’ve got the armband back, I can see myself we’ve got leaders in dressing room. The guys have still got a massive input in and around the dressing room.”

Ferdinand had this to say on the matter yesterdaaaaaaaay…


Whaddya make of it all? You happy with Terry as captain? Do his words ring true? Do you even care about England anymore? Let us know with a comment below…

7 responses so far
  • R2Dad // March 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Faye White is towering over Rooney in that pic…..
    Maybe JT isn’t as douchy as he seems, but all we can go by are his public words and actions. He has led on the pitch but his off-field actions are not to standard. Would a short, humble apology for past transgressions be so difficult? In addition, leadership really matters when the chips are down and there was precious little of it in South Africa. If England can’t make progress with the Euros, Capello shouldn’t be the only casualty. What is progress? Playing well, not giving up brainless fouls that hurt your side, winning a shootout, being able to hold your head high even when you lose.

  • Josie // March 22, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    I say Joe Hart for captain. John T represents the soon to be past.

  • brian // March 22, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Hard to say who should be captain. Terry is in a tricky spot since it was his teammate’s ex-fiance. But when it comes to affairs, boy oh boy, England have their fair share.

    Rio’s too busy manning the treatment table to be of any (consistent) good. There’s not a whole lot in the way of (good) leadership in that older group. No wonder Capello’s already looking forward to Jack Wilshere!

  • elcynico // March 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Said it before & will say it again. Don’t care what they do off the pitch, it’s on the pitch that counts. And if we’re going to throw stones, what about Rio’s involvement in the infamous Christmas party? We still dont’ know what went on with Terry & Bridge’s ex, yes ex. She says nothing happened, Terry doesn’t speak about it. If the News of the World is your moral bible, you’re in trouble.

  • Josie // March 23, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Jack Wilshere is too young for that responsibility. Also sometimes his temper gets the better of him and goes double for Rooney. Joe Hart is the natural leader in that younger generation. He is good with the press and has more composure than the other younger ones. He also appears to have a nurturing/mentoring side to him when dealing with younger people.

    I’m tired of John Terry and his lot. Time for new blood.

  • benny m // March 23, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Considering the majority of these guys fool around on the side, Im sure the wives are thrilled that the husbands all have access to young blond poon.
    Its not the screwing around that tires you out, its the going out to get some taht does it.
    By having whores on the spot, it keeps the exertion to a minimum.

    I love how they talk about JTs leadership.

    Was it visible in the US game? Or how about when Algeria outplayed them like they were canadian football players? Was his leadership visible during the ass whooping against Germany?

    This JT thing is a godsend, it keeps the media from asking how a player with half a season of EPL play is going to be a starting striker.
    Half a season.
    Yeah, no pressure.

  • Jim // March 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Fantastic – You have to wonder exactly where the moral compass of this country is going.

    Every day in every way the England football team becomes more of a joke.

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