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Who Should Be The Next Villa Skipper?

Who Should Be The Next Villa Skipper?

Martin O'Neill says he hasn't made a decision on who will be Villa's captain yet and will delay for a while longer.

He told the official site:

'There are quite a few candidates at the club and perhaps others not yet at the club.'

The ones most are talking about are former West Ham skipper Nigel Hokey-Cokey or Martin Laursen.

O'Neill added, 'There are a number of people on the list and Martin Laursen would certainly be one of the names I'd be thinking about. He was terrific last season. There are a number of people who would want it but there are a number of people who are on my list who might not want it. I haven't discussed it yet. There are quite a few candidates at the club and perhaps others not yet at the club. So that's something I'll look at further down the line.'

Or maybe the replacement for Gareth Barry will be from one of many (hopefully) new arrivals?

'We're looking to really bolster the numbers because we're right down in numbers at this minute. We need to strengthen and we intend to strengthen and we're strongly in the market for the players.'

Who would you go for? (I'll ask in our next poll but as we've only just started the Sidwell poll, thought I'd best leave it there a while!)



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday July 9 2008
Time: 4:01PM

Comments

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laursen for me, coker is our future captain once laursen retires as a villa hero/legend.
Stig
09/07/2008 16:10:00
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Got it in one Stig!
happyvillan
09/07/2008 16:16:00
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I buy that Stig.
evoflash
09/07/2008 16:18:00
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Who else? You are right stig.
Obediah
09/07/2008 16:45:00
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Yep, has to be Laursen of the current crop - only concern would be his fitness? Reo-coker is a good leader but may not be a regular in the team with Sidwell about...though they may go togther very well with Sidwell being the attacking midfielder and Reo-coker the defensve one - Petrov will be pushing for a place though...
AVGD
09/07/2008 16:58:00
0
Van Der Vaart for me!!!!
erv2005
09/07/2008 17:09:00
0
ha, van der vaart it is!
johnnyuk
09/07/2008 17:10:00
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Don`t know yet,We could bring in someone who would be the best captain, As o`neill pointed out.
villakieran
09/07/2008 17:37:00
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Big JC for me. He is a monster on and off the pitch!!
Sali Salifooooou
09/07/2008 18:28:00
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Give it to Nigel. Best man for the job by far. His experiences at Upton Park and for the England under 21's will stand him in good stead.
glensider
09/07/2008 18:42:00
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