Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Capello right to give Rio skipper's armband...

Fabio Capello has already proven he's not averse to ruffling a few feathers when he left out David Beckham from his first squad. Goldenballs has of course been included in the latest squad that will face France this week, but the really big news is that John Terry hasn't been given the captain's armband, instead it has gone to Rio Ferdinand who says he is delighted and honoured to be the new skipper, if only on a temporary basis until the Italian settles on a permanent captain.

Ferguson recently said that Rio could be an England captain, maybe Fabio has taken the United manager's comments onboard? I personally believe that Rio's style of defending is more effective than John Terry where international football is concerned. Terry isn't that quick and Rio is arguably the best in the business at making interceptions, which in my view is more important than the ability to dive-in and make last-ditch tackles as the Chelsea star has done so expertly for the Blues over the last few seasons.

On top of which United have conceded fewer goals than Chelsea this season in the league, this is another indicator that Rio has been doing an excellent job alongside Vidic whose style is more like that of John Terry.

It's another bold move by the Italian coach and it will be interesting to see how the players respond to the new coach.


  1. I definately think it is a good idea to make Rio captain, i just hope once World Cup Qualifying comes round he has been made the captain permanently. His relaxed style of play and commitment is a perfect example for others to follow.

  2. Dos Santos expressing lack of faith in future in Barcelona; City already displayed interest in Dos Santos.

    I know we already have Manucho, we should move in on this extremely promising youngster regardless.


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