Date:Monday July 14 2008
Darren Purse remains Cardiff City club captain and has been a good leader since he joined the club. However, last season saw him pushed to the sidelines to accomodate the central defensive unit of Roger Johnson and Glenn Loovens.
This meant that Dave Jones was required to select a 'team' captain i.e. someone to lead us on the pitch. He went for Stephen McPhail, partly due to the midfielder's added experience and ability to control the game although with a new look and mostly young squad, choices were limited.
Now, there may be added cause to appoint a new on-field captain with Purse again expected to play a substitute role. A recent poll on this Vital Cardiff City website invited readers opinions on their choice of captain:
Who Should Be Cardiff City Captain?
Roger Johnson (70%)
Stephen McPhail (11%)
Darren Purse (6%)
Glenn Loovens (5%)
A.N. Other (4%)
Joe Ledley (3%)
It was pretty clear from the results that fans believe Roger Johnson, commanding centre-back and former Wycome Wanderers skipper should be the one to lead the Bluebirds this season.
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Date:Monday July 14 2008
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