Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Hokey Cokey For Captain?

Hokey Cokey For Captain?

Nigel Reo-Coker has said he would love to take on the Villa's armband full time this season.

Former England U21 and Wet Spam captain led Villa out against Liverpool ironically, in the one match Barry missed last season, and with Barry 'almost' at Liverpool, the captain competition seems to be between Hokey and Laursen.

Speaking to the official site, Mr Motivator said:

'To be handed the captaincy would be a real honour.'

However Hokey Cokey knows that Martin O'Neill may well change things around during our friendlies, and a solid decision on our next captain will not come until much closer to the season. Potentially, not until after the Intertwobob either.

'We haven't really spoken about that. We don't know what the situation is over what is going to be happening or who's going to be captain.

'I led out the side at Liverpool and we did really well that night and did enough to win. For me I am already used to playing with the weight of expectation on my shoulders. It is nothing new to me.

'I did it at West Ham and I was under-21 captain. Being captain is a declaration and regardless of whether I have the armband or not I will still be as vocal as I always am and be as determined to win and aggressive as I always have and will be.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday July 8 2008
Time: 1:39PM

Comments

0
NRC would be a great captain. Laursen would also be good, but I prefer the more vocal captains like NRC. Get in there son!
romanianvillain
08/07/2008 13:42:00
0
i would prefer laursen from the two, unforunately laursen isnt vocal enough and NRC is to undisciplined. i say give it to Bouma hes a good mix of both
Astonian Villan
08/07/2008 14:04:00
0
to give Lausen the captains armband would be like a long term contract, just like Barry..:P I'm very sure Hockey will get it, as he is a MON signing. and mon loves his signings...
Faroe_villa_rules
08/07/2008 14:11:00
0
Reo-Coker for captain.
villakieran
08/07/2008 14:14:00
0
maybe one of his new signings will be the new captain...but i would think it would be NRC without a shadow of a doubt. John Carew anyone ;)
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
08/07/2008 14:51:00
0
Should never have taken it from Olof, ok its easy to say in hindsight but he may have possibly stayed!
Stourbridge Villan
08/07/2008 16:09:00
0
I think that I'd give it to NRC. I think that he'd thrive on it, and it would probably help bring out the best in him. He comes across as the natural leader out of our current squad, vocal and demanding, and the experience that he'd gained while captaining West Ham United and the England under 21's would stand him in good stead.
glensider
08/07/2008 17:34:00
0
John Carew is certainly an interesting suggestion JOHN.CAREWS.CREW, and while I personally wouldn't argue against you, I think that MON will hand the role to either NRC or Martin Laursen.
glensider
08/07/2008 17:37:00
0
I wouldn't neccesarily have a problem with NRC but I'm not sure I agree with... 'I led out the side at Liverpool and we did really well that night and did enough to win.'... Erm, that's not quite how I remember the game. I remember watching one of the worst performances of the season which was rescued by Marlon's substitute appearance. Yes we nearly won but it would have been a very lucky victory. I wouldn't expect a permanent captain to be named until the start of the season.
Adam Deuce
08/07/2008 21:23:00
0
I would go for NRC simply because he is more vocal im a believer that the captain should be the best motivator on the pitch. I would give vice captain to Laursen.
astonsteve
08/07/2008 21:51:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Fear The Blogger - Fans & GT Send Off

This week the blog took me in a slightly different direction. I was determined to talk about GT's awful front page treatment but it got me thinking maybe there is some hypocrisy here

Video Lowlights Villa Away To Wolves + Stats/Reactions

The full match round up... I could summarise in one word really. Rubbish!

Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Wolves Away

Man of the match v Wolves. Seems more a vote for the best of the worst really doesn`t it?

Aston Villa:

Apologies for the title - I was looking for an inspirational Bruce quote. Unfortunately, the 'Bruce` I came up with was Forsyth rather than Steve.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone6%
Hutton15%
Chester38%
Elphick4%
Amavi4%
Tshibola11%
Jedinak1%
Adomah1%
McCormack3%
Bacuna2%
Agbonlahor4%
Sub - Grealish0%
Sub - Green9%
Sub - Davis2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Bottas announcement expected
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Retains IBF Title in Majority Draw
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear383
2.JuanPabloAngel267
3.Silhillvilla241
4.sirdennis201
5.Fulford186
6.Villan57165
7.Melon Donkey124
8.BodyButter98
9.danvilla285
10.kefkat79
The Vital Football Members League