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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2020, 09:23:36 PM »
Mings is (or at least was) more of an on-field motivational leader than Grealish.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2020, 09:24:55 PM »
Unfortunately our current captain is just going through the motions and showing absolutely nothing to stir the other players along.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2020, 09:29:16 PM »
I think the twenty-seven trillion pounds Chelsea spent on purchasing an oligarchic assortment of the world's best players might have had more to do with their success than the mystic, and unique, ability of their arbitrary armband wearer to shout "keep workin', lads!" at crucial moments. But then I never played the game professionally, so I'm probably talking shite.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2020, 09:31:16 PM »
I think the twenty-seven trillion pounds Chelsea spent on purchasing an oligarchic assortment of the world's best players might have had more to do with their success than the mystic, and unique, ability of their arbitrary armband wearer to shout "keep workin', lads!" at crucial moments. But then I never played the game professionally, so I'm probably talking shite.

I think you're underestimating the inspirational value of him dressing up like them and stealing their trophy.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2020, 09:32:45 PM »

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2020, 09:35:31 PM »
I think the twenty-seven trillion pounds Chelsea spent on purchasing an oligarchic assortment of the world's best players might have had more to do with their success than the mystic, and unique, ability of their arbitrary armband wearer to shout "keep workin', lads!" at crucial moments. But then I never played the game professionally, so I'm probably talking shite.

I think you're underestimating the inspirational value of him dressing up like them and stealing their trophy.

Must be something about being an inspirational England captain and nicking things. Did Bobby Moore ever give that bracelet back?





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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2020, 09:38:36 PM »
I think the twenty-seven trillion pounds Chelsea spent on purchasing an oligarchic assortment of the world's best players might have had more to do with their success than the mystic, and unique, ability of their arbitrary armband wearer to shout "keep workin', lads!" at crucial moments. But then I never played the game professionally, so I'm probably talking shite.

I think you're underestimating the inspirational value of him dressing up like them and stealing their trophy.

Must be something about being an inspirational England captain and nicking things. Did Bobby Moore ever give that bracelet back?





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There's a good Danny Baker (I think) storu about his dad standing very close to the pitch when Bobby Moore was playing and constantly berating him with stuff about that. "Why did you do it , Moore? You're guilty as hell" etc. I obviously haven't done it justice but it's funny.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2020, 09:52:44 PM »
That's alright, mate. I'm imagining someone telling the story better than you did so it's still funny.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2020, 09:54:48 PM »
That's alright, mate. I'm imagining someone telling the story better than you did so it's still funny.

I agree with LeeB.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2020, 02:30:44 PM »
Is it important who the captain is?

Of course it does. John Terry set a high bar at Chelsea and along with his managers (and sometimes in spite of them) demanded a certain level of performance of his teammates, he did similar when he came here and took over as captain. We were a much more organised side with him as captain versus Chester (as much I like him) the previous season.

A great leader as captain can be the difference between a stirring team performance and a drab one, particularly when the chips are down.

I think you're getting carried away.

In what way is that getting carried away?

You asked a question and I answered it.

You evidently don't agree, but your pithy rejoinders haven't really shed any light on why, either.

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Re: Captaincy & Leadership
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2020, 02:32:47 PM »
Unfortunately our current captain is just going through the motions and showing absolutely nothing to stir the other players along.

Indeed

 


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