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Collins To Get Captains Honour

James Collins is set to lead out Wales as Captain in their upcoming game against Liechstenstein.

John Toshack has so far picked 9 captains in his 5 years in charge, with Wales only winning 9 competitive games during that time.

With Craig Bellamy out on suspension, Collins has the opportunity to achieve his aim of leading his Country out and attempting to end their feeble World Cup campaign with a victory.

Speaking to the press Collins said it had always been his ambition to captain his country, but he does however wish the qualifying campaign had gone differently:

"It has always been my ambition to lead my country out. I hope I can get the chance now.

"We know things haven`t been going as well as it should have in the group.

"But we can only look forward now. It`s not all doom and gloom as we all know there`s real talent within our squad."

Even if Wales win, the best they can hope for is 4th place in Group 4.

Whilst we may not see our flame haired centre half at the World Cup Finals, the disappointment will no doubt spur him on, and the honour of captaining his country may drive him to becoming an even more competent player for us.

Silver lining and all that.

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 13 2009

Time: 8:00AM

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Strange, I remember a few critical comments when he was signed about signing Championship players. Good luck to him with Wales - who knows maybe he will captain the Villa soon too. Seems to be a Laursen type.
Gordonsleftboot
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13/10/2009 08:59:00

Strange, I remember a few critical comments when he was signed about signing Championship players. Good luck to him with Wales - who knows maybe he will captain the Villa soon too. Seems to be a Laursen type.
Gordonsleftboot
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13/10/2009 08:59:00

Didn't know much about him when he joined Villa but have been very impressed and wouldnt mind if he was captain of England
Doug4ever
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13/10/2009 10:39:00

Didn't know much about him when he joined Villa but have been very impressed and wouldnt mind if he was captain of England
Doug4ever
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13/10/2009 10:39:00

It was quite obvious that most of us hadn't a clue what type of player we were getting, he has certainly been a very pleasant surprise to this Villan.
steff_the_villan
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13/10/2009 10:40:00

It was quite obvious that most of us hadn't a clue what type of player we were getting, he has certainly been a very pleasant surprise to this Villan.
steff_the_villan
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13/10/2009 10:40:00

Isn't it strange that a guy who is so obviously one of the best three or four centre backs in the league wasn't picked up by one of the big five clubs? Apparently, O'Neill really is a genius. Come on people! James Collins has done well for us so far, and we should be delighted by that, but any suggestion that he is anything other than a decent Premiership centre back is ludicrous! Why must people go overboard in their praise (or criticism) of players? You're only leaving yourselves open to disappointment in the future.
Albarnista
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13/10/2009 12:22:00

Isn't it strange that a guy who is so obviously one of the best three or four centre backs in the league wasn't picked up by one of the big five clubs? Apparently, O'Neill really is a genius. Come on people! James Collins has done well for us so far, and we should be delighted by that, but any suggestion that he is anything other than a decent Premiership centre back is ludicrous! Why must people go overboard in their praise (or criticism) of players? You're only leaving yourselves open to disappointment in the future.
Albarnista
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13/10/2009 12:22:00

early days but what i have seen he appears to dominate in the air & very assured with his distribution.Saturday will be a good opportunity to judge against two top quality for wards who are very clever with there movement.personally i would play NRC in front of collins & dunne
streetlyvillan
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13/10/2009 12:49:00

early days but what i have seen he appears to dominate in the air & very assured with his distribution.Saturday will be a good opportunity to judge against two top quality for wards who are very clever with there movement.personally i would play NRC in front of collins & dunne
streetlyvillan
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13/10/2009 12:49:00

Don't understand why Albarnista isn't installed as a great manager by now either.
Gordonsleftboot
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13/10/2009 15:01:00

Don't understand why Albarnista isn't installed as a great manager by now either.
Gordonsleftboot
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13/10/2009 15:01:00

For once I actually agree with Albie - to a certain extent anyway. We fans are always over the top in either direction. Before Collins had even pulled on a Villa shirt, he was being slated as being "a championship player". That was completely unnecessary and destructive - and guess what, Joleon Lescott, who has just gone to ManC for a fortune, went to Everton from (tara!) a championship club. Having said all that, it is much too soon to start labelling people as legends - only time will tell. Let's just give ALL of our players our support, and let them get on with their jobs.
BobTheBuilder
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13/10/2009 15:38:00

For once I actually agree with Albie - to a certain extent anyway. We fans are always over the top in either direction. Before Collins had even pulled on a Villa shirt, he was being slated as being "a championship player". That was completely unnecessary and destructive - and guess what, Joleon Lescott, who has just gone to ManC for a fortune, went to Everton from (tara!) a championship club. Having said all that, it is much too soon to start labelling people as legends - only time will tell. Let's just give ALL of our players our support, and let them get on with their jobs.
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