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hammer205 12:55 Sat Jul 14
Club captain next season?
Wilshere plays Nobles position so Mark not automatically selected

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ironsofcanada 1:39 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Eerie Descent 1:28 Mon Jul 16

Does that still work with your playground friends?

Eerie Descent 1:28 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Wimped out there, Canada son.

busheyhammer85 1:16 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Be interesting to see if yet another manager sticks with Mark James Noble (Captain).

ironsofcanada 1:13 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Eerie Descent 1:05 Mon Jul 16

Noble and I don't know because I don't know who is going to play regularly and I don't think the manager knows himself at this point.

Eerie Descent 1:05 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Who are your picks for captain and vice captain, Canada?

ironsofcanada 12:49 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Cheezey Bell-End 12:01 Mon Jul 16

And Diop was captain at Toulouse but way too early days for them, I think.

southwoodford 12:41 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Noble for me - easily still the obvious choice. That's not to say he will be an obvious shoe-in for every game though. His future may take him via the player/coach route. Certainly a real leader and still a massive asset to the club.

Willtell 12:04 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
I think Noble will remain club captain this coming season even if he doesn't make the first team. Although with better players around him, he may well surprise a few on here as to how good he actually is....

Cheezey Bell-End 12:01 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
I haven't heard him speak English, but Balbuena was captain at Corinthians.

ironsofcanada 11:04 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Russ of the BML 10:51 Mon Jul 16

I agree.

But as you say he has to be playing regularly and I love Noble but I have trouble seeing that happening for long. Rice deserves to start somewhere etc. etc.

Though I think we should probably start with Noble on the field, show some patience and work from there.

ornchurch ammer 11:02 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Noble will remain as club captain.
Team captain is another matter.

Eerie Descent 11:00 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Canada, when Noble is not playing, who is your pick?

There are no outstanding candidates at present, and don't say Zabaleta, as he won't be a first team starter.

Russ of the BML 10:51 Mon Jul 16
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ironsofcanada 10:40 Mon Jul 16

Well, you would assume that Noble has continued in this role as I do not feel Pellegrini would have told him otherwise.

As a new manager you rely heavily on your captain to help you link with the players as you yourself are settling.

So let's assume that Noble has already been greeting the new players and helping them out and showing them how it all works etc etc. As you say, an important role, we have loads come in last week so Noble would have been texting / ringing / greeting them and doing his usual protocol with new players.

If MP is impressed with him then he may stick with him. His issue, as already stated, is if Noble is not a regular starter.

ironsofcanada 10:40 Mon Jul 16
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Rossal 10:28 Mon Jul 16

Maybe. I guess we will see what the manager thinks.

Agree on Wilshere, again give him a year or so of consistent availability and then its a real consideration.

It is an important problem to deal with, especially with all the new faces to bring together. I hope our fans have a little degree of patience.

Russ of the BML 10:39 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Rossal 10:28 Mon Jul 16

I like the idea of Arnie. Bit of a maverick and may be like controlling the beast. It would be very Cantona like.

Russ of the BML 10:38 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
For me it depends on who is in the team. Noble must realise that he is not a shoe-in. And like all of them he is going to have to prove once again he deserves his place. If he does it and is a regular then it must be him. If he isn't then I would go with Arnie or Ogbonna.

Rossal 10:28 Mon Jul 16
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Fair points IOC, i personally think Arnie would thrive under the armband. He lost his cool at Soton, but that was at a time when he was underperforming and frustrated....also that was nothing compared to Noble booting one of our own against Burnley.

I dont think you can give it to one of the new boys unless you are guaranteed they are going to start....which Anderson aside we dont know if they are. With Wilshere, you dont even know if we'll get over 15 games out of him....so to give him the armband would be foolish IMO.

The only other option for me is Zaba if he gets moved into a CDM role

ironsofcanada 10:23 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Rossal 10:01 Mon Jul 16

I always try to take a long view of things. For me, 6 months of superb football (Arnautovic) is not long enough either.

See how he deals with being part of a system and lineup where he is hopefully is not the only primary weapon. He got us into trouble just last season when he was frustrated.

But it is a tough one if none of our old players are on the pitch.

(Ogbonna is way too nice, remember Noble slapping his hand away when he tried to shake the refs hand.)

Rossal 10:01 Mon Jul 16
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Wilshere shouldnt be given the armband. It should be earned not given

Nobes still skip, Arnie or Ogbonna vice

Trevor B 9:46 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Noble is obviously club captain, but when not on the pitch I'd expect Arnautovic or perhaps Wilshere to take the armband.

jack flash 9:42 Mon Jul 16
Re: Club captain next season?
Noble
He'll probably start most games even if he doesn't finish them I should imagine & probably thrive with better, faster players around him
He has the valuable experience of playing in the EPL for many years
Obviously he'll soon reach a point where he plays less & less
Zaba or Arnautovic are the obvious choices to replace him as captain & Rice in a few years time if he's still with us

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