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Jason

Future Chelsea Captain

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  1. 1. Who should be the next Chelsea captain after JT retires?


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Captain: Cahill

and by the time Lampard and Teray have left, Mceachren would have hopefully broken into the squad so I'd go for him as vice

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You should add a poll. There are just 3 or 4 popular alternatives and it'll spare us the trouble of having 500 posts with one word responses.

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Who ever it is, he'll have some big shoes to fill. Don't think there is anyone out there who is better than our JT at the captain role.

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You should add a poll. There are just 3 or 4 popular alternatives and it'll spare us the trouble of having 500 posts with one word responses.

Can't just jump the gun, can I? Everybody will have different views on who should be captain. And if I were to put the entire squad(well, almost) on the poll, it's going to stretch the page because of how long it is going to be.

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Most likely Cech, cannot see any other option at the minute. Only reason it won't be him is if the coach at the time who ever it may be doesn't want a keeper as captain.

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Can't just jump the gun, can I? Everybody will have different views on who should be captain. And if I were to put the entire squad(well, almost) on the poll, it's going to stretch the page because of how long it is going to be.

Make a 5 man shortlist from the responses so far and have a 6th option for 'Others' where posters can explain their choice in the comments.

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Make a 5 man shortlist from the responses so far and have a 6th option for 'Others' where posters can explain their choice in the comments.

If you are so eager to see that, then why don't you go through the responses yourself? :lol:

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Just a suggestion. Do carry on <_<

:Goober:

Just went through the 3 pages and here are the results(Hope I got it right. Otherwise, it's more or less there):

1. Cahill - 15

2. Cech - 7

3. Ivanovic - 5

4. Mikel, Mata & Bertrand - All tie on 3 votes each

5. Chalobah, McEachran - Both tie on 2 votes each

6. Luiz, Torres, Moses & Azpilicueta - All tie on 1 vote each

Mind you that most just posted the name without exactly pointing who should get which post, given that there are obviously 2.

Now it's up to one of the mods or admins sort out the poll, if they want to add it. :P

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Its a hard one, as we have had one natural leader for so long when he goes it will feel like there is a big gap in our defence.

Cech is not a bad shout for captain though it depends for me... If we assume JT captain for 2 more years, then cech will be 32. If he does a brad friedel then definately he is a great option though tbh i am not overly keen on GK captains as they can't sort out issues down the pitch... (I.E. Terry is always talking to the ref, pulling players away at Free kicks etc, Cant exactly do that if he is in goal, but the VC could do)... I think that having an english captain is not essential, but i personally like the captain being from the same country as the club. Bertrand is not a bad shout as it is likely he will be in the team for a long time after cole, but he doesn't look to me like a natural leader though tbf no one does, except JT. I think a better answer to this question can be formed by when we need a new captain. As much as some people don't think JT should start any more, i honestly cannot see him not being a starter in the next 2 years injury permitting as he is such a great defender, with pace being his only real negative... If in 2 years time Nathanial is looking really good at 19 years of age and somehow breaks into the first team then it would be great to give him the captaincy as he could be there for the next 13 years... I don't see the point in govng the captaincy to someone if they probably won't be there in 2 years time. GC will be 28 and would hopefully have at least 4 years...

I'll do a short list and my view on some of them for being the next captain

Cech: Pros- Been a feature of our team for a long team... Probably the most vocal (with the exception of JT), is definately seen as being a leader... Con - Courtois is up and coming and in a few years could be challenging cech for that no.1 spot.

A.cole: Will be 33, probably not ideal to make captain when Bertrand will probably be on the way in.

R. Bertrand: Pros- Long term role in our team in all likelyhood, he is english and comes across as an extremely nice guy... Con- Not sure if he has that never say die (John Terry) like attitude.

G. Cahill: Pros- Seen as the favourite of many on here, John terry's understudy, had a captaincy role at Bolton, and seems to be as close a like for like replacement for JT. Cons- He is not JT.

Ivanovic: Pros- Very versatile in the team, and is respected by many, and is great in the air: Cons- Seemed to be struggling recently and may not be a first team regualr in the near future depending on the success of GC, Cesar, and David Luiz.

David Luiz: Pros- Extremely likeable guy and is only 25 right now, Cons- Doesn't seem like a leader on the pitch, maybe doesn't have a captains mentality.

Nathaniel Chalobah- Pros- 17, english and could be in our first team for an extremely long time, looks like a future leader on the pitch. Cons- Probably too young atm and as much as we all hope he will break through there is no guarentee he will.

Mikel: Pros - Strong, fairly young, and has an important place in our first team atm. Cons- Doesn't seem to be overly vocal on the pitch, and isn't someone you can say with as much certainity as some others will be there in the next few years.

Josh MC. Pros: English, could be a feature of our midfield for the best part of a decade.... Cons- Hasn't broken through to the first team yet and is very young.

Mata: Pros- Well respected and is one of our best players, quite vocal (can be seen from towards the end of the olympics)... Cons- Doesn't look like a leader, and isn't as vocal as a certain JT.

Torres: Pros- No i just can't see it.

Obviously i have missed out a load of different players who could be considered but its an extremely hard decision... The biggest problem for me is JT, is perfect, puts it all on the line for our team, is big strong vocal, and a natural born leader... One thing is for certain i doubt we will have a better captain for a long long time.

JT: Future Manager manager extraordinaire :blue scalf:

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i think it will be curtois. Why? i dont see luiz(too much fun), Cahill(just done see "it" yet), bertrand(appears wayy too shy and quiet) and im not one for wingers or STs being Cpts. You could say its by virtue of default, but all GK's have to be assertive. They have to shout and order the line so i dont see any problems with him being our future Cpt.

Vice captain will then ultimately be Cahill.

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It's hard to think of replacing Terry as Captain. I think Luiz would be a good option, he has that never die attitude that Terry has and seems willing to go all out for his team. He has captained before so he has some experience in a leadership role, at the moment he's a bit flaky in terms of reliability as a defender but hopefully has a couple of years to iron his issues out to be seen as eligible for captaincy. As for speaking english he seems to be coming along really well.

Mata looks to be a choice for vice-captain. He's calm, focused and always come out ready to his job.

Cech although a very good option for captain as well is also aging by the time we are ready for a new captain which should be a couple more years hopefully Cech might just be looking to finish off his career as well. So age might be a factor in selecting him as captain as well as the fact it's kind of difficult to captain from the goal line.

Other hopeful - Mikel

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mata. he is goin to stay with us for 10-12 years and he is the only one that i can see wearing the blue for that long and staying a success. cahill is not as good a defender as terry and dont see him being anywhere as influential as jt or what i expect mata would be.

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