Club Captain Next Season?

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by Optimistichornet, May 18, 2023.

  1. Optimistichornet

    Optimistichornet Penguin Assassin

    Following on from a post I saw earlier, who do you make club captain next year?

    Who is a big enough character for the job?

    I’ve got to be honest I’m really struggling. In terms of leadership we are really lacking all across the pitch. I always think defenders make good captains, but we definitely need one who actually plays.

    If Troost comes back from his loan then he would seem like a sensible choice, but I’m not sure he gets enough minutes. Looks like Cathcart is out of contract and he has never really struck me as a lead from the front type of player. Porteous will probably get some traction on here but he is probably too young for the job and was inconsistent at times since his arrival.

    For me it comes down to one of two players at the moment and it’s a pretty dire situation that I’m considering either of them; Gaspar or Kabasele.

    Both have shedloads of experience, and Kabs is never afraid to say his piece. However he is never fit and his form can be very bitty.

    It’s frightening when you look at it how there is just a complete lack of leadership in the squad. Definitely a contributing factor to our dreadful season.
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  2. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    Be Cleverley if he stays or Cathcart

    Should they not then Porteous as there aren’t many other options as you say !
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  3. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Porteous hands down for me.
  4. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    What about Sema? Always tries hard and gives his all, but then again he doesn't seem very vocal. Kabasele would be a shout, but he's injury prone and a bit of a jekyl and hyde in performance. I would of also thrown Bachmann's name in too. Not the most vocal but considering he commands our penalty area he needs to be.
  5. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    Not a lot of standout candidates but for me Porteous gets the vote .
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  6. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    We should make sure one of the players we bring in should be captain material as well as a good player!
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  7. wfcSinatra

    wfcSinatra Predictor Choker 14/15

    I would’ve said Porteous but not sure you want a captain who loses his head as much as he does. Still don’t mind Porteous but hopefully we bring in a midfield general who assumes the role, a new captain coming in fresh could be nice.

    Have a horrible, horrible feeling it’ll end up on Bachman.
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  8. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Yep. Would hope that our captain is yet to be signed.

    Having said that, the importance of captaincy is probably overstated these days.
  9. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    How often are captains imported in from other clubs? It doesn't seem that common, seems most of the time they've been at a club for a while before being promoted to captain
  10. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Blimey, 'Form can be bitty', 'a Jekyll and Hyde in performance'...

    Looks like Kaba's got himself a new PR rep; he's getting some very generous write-ups in this thread!
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  11. Markoa$

    Markoa$ Squad Player

    Kaua Elias
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  12. Hornpete

    Hornpete Squad Player

  13. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    Ben Stokes.
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  14. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I accept the high intense press may be an issue.
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  15. Keighley

    Keighley First Team

    Is he worth a place in the 11, though?
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  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    I used to do an impression of Brearley batting which consisted of 1/his wierd way of holding the bat as the bowler approached 2/A quick look in the direction of second slip 3/tucking bat under armpit and walking off.
    Was Deeney worthy of a place in the 11 in his final 2 seasons? Rudderless after he left though.
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  17. Heidar

    Heidar Squad Player

    I'd say Porteous. He's likeable, positive and actually tries. The frontrunners (Cleverley, Kabasele and Cathcart) shouldn't even be here.
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  18. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Squad Player

    It's funny how he never comes off his line, but if the ref blows for something he doesn't like, Bachmann is off like Usain Bolt to go and argue with him.
  19. TomWatfordFC

    TomWatfordFC Reservist

    We all know it will probably end up being Kabasele. In truth there isn't a single player in our squad who deserves it, which speaks volumes.
  20. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever Administrator Staff Member

    For now !

    As all his bookings and red card shows.

    Aggressive at it too so does us no good .
  21. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Trying to over-compensate for his inadequacies. Feels safe to leave his goal line when the whistle has gone.
  22. I Blame Pozzo

    I Blame Pozzo First Team

    Porterhouse Blue.
    Come on Cambridge!
  23. Lloyd

    Lloyd Squad Player

    Have you thought of applying for the X-Factor? Mike Brearley impersonators are always popular with the audience.
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  24. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Agreed. He's an utter dweeb. Gets bullied, fakes injuries like no keeper I've ever seen before (pretty much every time he dives at someone's feet), goes telling tales to refs and does a lot of from-a-distance finger wagging at opposition players. He's a snidey jobsworth.
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  25. Harefield Yellow

    Harefield Yellow First Year Pro

    If some of our players with real talent had put in the effort Sema has, we'd have had a far better season, that's for sure.

    Have never been comfortable with goalkeepers as captains, their job is awkward enough as it is without worrying about what other people are doing.
  26. Carpster

    Carpster Squad Player

    Will Hughes.
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  27. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    He wasn't worth his place back then but he would probably get in our side. He's fitter than Davis
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  28. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    Business has dried up sadly. Rather like Brearley's runs did.
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  29. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    What about Mowat from WBA? He captained them under Ishmael and there has been a lot of talk suggesting we might go in for him?
  30. K9 Hornet

    K9 Hornet Border Collie Dog

    I was wondering last week if Leicester would look so rudderless if Kaspar Schmeichel was still in goal as Captain. They look like they're missing having someone shout at them and organise them, too passive and sleepwalking to relegation.
  31. dynamo380

    dynamo380 Reservist

    Cleverley will be club captain again I suspect.

    Cathcart is out of contract and I havent read anything to suggest they have offered him a new contract.

    Surprised people are suggesting Kabs considering he's often held up as one of the dead wood group with a poor attitude that we should be looking to clear out
  32. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    We don't have any obvious candidates.

    Ideally we'd sign a quality player with leadership abilities in the summer, but I'm not convinced it'll happen.
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  33. lowerrous

    lowerrous First Team

    Cleverley is also out of contract.
  34. Oscar calling

    Oscar calling Squad Player

    We need to sign a leader whose guaranteed to be a starter as captain. We don't have one currently under contract.
  35. dynamo380

    dynamo380 Reservist

    He's been offered a new contract though, must admit thought he had accepted it?

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