03 June 2008
England Captaincy Down to Two
The elite list of sixteen England internationals to supposedly be in contention for the right to don the captain’s armband has now been narrowed down to just two candidates. John Terry and Rio Ferdinand are in the final to be named as captain before the international friendly against the Czech Republic in August.
Some believe Rio is the front runner after being the only player who was involved in the Champions League Final so travel to Trinidad and Tobago. An FA insider has stated that he did this just so he could get a hand up on the England captaincy.
John Terry on the other hand, scored a goal in the friendly against the USA last Wednesday and has been the better behaved of the two. JT was the player to separate Rio and John Mikel Obi who got in a bit of a fracas during the Chelsea-Manchester United match at the end of the Premier League season. Besides the missed penalty kick in the UCL final, Terry has been one of the best defensive performers for both club and country.
At this very moment I’m going to tip John Terry to be reinstated as England captain. But then again, I have a VERY strong Chelsea bias.
Link: Capello Will Chose Ferdinand or Terry as England Captain