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Sound Offs: New skipper 3

Posted on 19 June 2001  - 12:00

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<IMG align=right border=1 src="/new_images/carr1.jpg"> The final batch of your suggestions on who should be the next skipper of Spurs<BR><BR><STRONG>Alex Winehouse, Woodside Park:</STRONG> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">The only real contender we have for captain next year is Sheringham. Carr is a possibility, but I'd prefer to see him given the armband in a couple of years time, when he should be one of the most experienced players in the squad. The idea of making Sherwood club captain is preposterous &mdash&#59; he isn't even good enough to remain at the club, let alone be the leader.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tim Bechervaise, Woodshaw, Wootton Bassett:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> To me, the next captain should be Neil Sullivan, OK maybe he hasn't been skipper before, but what you need to remember is that a goalkeeper can see all round the pitch and he just needs to shout to a player and the message is past along. And anyway Sullivan knows what Spurs fans want, he talks to<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">players on the pitch a lot, he is by far the best keeper in the league, he would be able to sort his defence out all the time, meaning less saves for Sullivan and you need to look at what Peter Schmeichel did at Man Utd when he was captain! Sullivan is the best man for the job.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Neil Skinner, Cyprus:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Stephen Carrr, Teddy Sheringham and Neil Sullivan are all good contenders, especially Neil Sullivan, although it can be difficult for a goalkeeper to motivate his team from his position. I think, although new to the team, Gus Poyet has the grit and determination to drive people and lift them when needed. I think he would be an ideal candidate as captain.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><IMG align=left border=1 src="/new_images/teddy2.jpg">Liam Rowe, Telford:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">It's simple Steve Carr stands for everything that makes all Spurs fans stand out from other fans. Commitment, passion, flair and high expectations. Some people think a captain should continually shout at players on the pitch. Carr would lead by example, this would speak volumes to the other players on the pitch.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Kate Smith, London:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Yeah well it is a tough one really!! But I think that Carr would give it his all every game and he always seems to be able to pick the team spirit up!<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Daniel Hadow-Ericson, Israel:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Although Steve Carr is a class player and plays with his heart on his sleeve, I don't think he is quite ready for the armband. He needs to get a few more solid seasons under his belt first. Tim Sherwood though would be my choice. He's experienced enough, plays in the middle and knows how to give a rollicking when needed. He's my man!!<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Ilan Weinstein, Edgware:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Neil Sullivan. You always see him shouting instructions. He has the best view of the pitch and is a well respected member of the team.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Kirk Wilcox, Somerset:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I think that it should go to Sherwood coz the gives Spurs 100 per cent every time he plays but I don't think that he will get it, I think that Hoddle has a bit of a soft spot for Sheringham and I think that Hoddle will give it to him, but I don't think that it would be the decision.<o:p></o:p></SPAN><IMG align=right border=1 src="/new_images/sully1.jpg"> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Simon Cooke, Harlow:</B> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">I believe the next captain has to fill a certain criteria for both players and fans. The captain has to live, breathe and die for Tottenham. Give 110 per cent commitment. He will also have to be able to criticise players individually and collectively in a constructive manner which will bring a positive response. The captain will have to lead by example. Get the best out of the<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">team. He will have to be a loyal and respected member of the club. I feel he should also be young enough to lead Tottenham into a successful era for our future campaigns. The player is Stephen Carr. He has come through the youth ranks and understands what the youngsters are going through. Carr is also a consistent quality performer for both club and country. I feel he is young enough to lead the side for many, many years to come. Which is stability. He deserves a chance to prove himself.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Carl Tiffin, North Harrow:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Steve Carr should be made captain, he has been our best player for the past 2-3 years. He always leads by example by giving 110 per cent. Teddy shouldn't be made captain he did leave us in the lurch a couple of years back remember? Not an example to give the rest of the side is it?<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Steve Stafford, Dublin:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> The next captain has to have been "SPURS BRED". Must live and die for Spurs - week in -week out. Only one man fits the bill "STEVE CARR"<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">K Nivji, Middlesex:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Gotta be Stephen Carr. Sheri would be a very good choice for the following season but the fact that he departed so quickly from Spurs in 1997 will always play heavily on my mind.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Simon Pace, Oxford:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> There are 2 players in my mind who should captain us next year, first being Teddy, a man of experience, knowledge of the game, and love for the club. Or Steve Carr, our best player, with the most determination, respect for the fans, and who give his 100 per cent every game he plays...Steve, keep doing what ur doing mate.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Nicola Ellwood, Herts:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> There's only one Steven Carr!<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Michael Williams, Horley:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Steve Carr, Spurs through and through and always gives 100 per cent and will inspire those around him.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Charles Bresler, SA:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Teddy Sheringham - He has the respect of all the players and he has a cool head under pressure. When unavailable, Neil Sullivan.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Tony Green, Rotterdam:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Carr has to be the right choice. He has a strong head on young shoulders and I think would make an excellent motivator and leader.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Hugh Davidse, Oxhey:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> It has to be Stephen Carr.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Dean Newton, Farnborough:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> With out a doubt it has to be Neil Sullivan, last year his performances for Spurs were undoubtedly the best from any player who wore a white shirt and if anyone can command the respect and performances from the other players on the pitch it has to be him.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Jonathan Bouault, Wiltshire:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> I think one of three. Steffen Freund, who's as hard as nails. Steve Carr, who's the best right back there is, who'll lead by example. Or Teddy Teddy, who is the best reader of the game around and has been sadly missed at Spurs for a few seasons, but he&rsquo&#59;s back to do the business.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Richard Seymour-Desforges:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Sherwood can be a great leader, but dips in his form question his ability to lead by example - something Steve Carr does every week for the lads. He may be quite young to be club captain, but we have quite a young side at the moment and it will help encourage others like Davies, Etherington, Gardner and Thelwell to develop.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Andrew Kenny, Scunthorpe:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Teddy Sheringham awareness of players around him on the pitch is second to none! He reads the game better than Paul McKenna could and that is why Spurs re-signed him. His maturity and experience of winning trophies makes him the ideal candidate for our captain next season. He will lead by example and get the best out of the "New Spurs crop".<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P><B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'&#59; FONT-SIZE: 12pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt&#59; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'&#59; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB&#59; mso-fareast-language: EN-US&#59; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Matt Ellis, Braintree:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman'&#59; FONT-SIZE: 12pt&#59; mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt&#59; mso-fareast-font-family: 'Times New Roman'&#59; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB&#59; mso-fareast-language: EN-US&#59; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"> We should have big Neil Sullivan as captain as he was by far the best player last season and deserves a reward. Who needs the traitor Sol when we have got a quality player like Neil.</SPAN>