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Sound Offs: Next skipper?

Posted on 15 June 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

<IMG align=right border=1 src="/new_images/carr1.jpg"> <EM>We asked you who the next skipper should be and why&nbsp&#59;- and the early front-runner is Stephen Carr. Tim Sherwood has good support, while several think Teddy is the man for the job.<BR></EM><STRONG><BR>Graham Cushway, Haywards Heath:</STRONG> <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Teddy Sheringham obviously. He's done it before, is highly experienced and liable to be a 1st team regular.<?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">Daniel Holloday, Witham:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> I see a few contenders. Sherwood has largely been touted as Campbell's successor and would be a popular choice. My favourite would have to be Carr, he's Spurs through and through and leads by example in every match, not once have I seen him give less than 100%. He is probably our best player (and that includes Campbell) so why not reward him with the club captaincy. Apart from Carr, Sheringham would be another I would consider, due to his experience, and Sullivan has the ability to lead the team from the back.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Ariel Fine, Hendon:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> I think that Steve Carr should be made captain. He&rsquo&#59;s still developing and would relish the opportunity to lead the club he loves. In addition I think he is a leader and with more experience he will become a Spurs legend.</SPAN><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"><BR><BR>Ben Brice, Bristol:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> I think the next captain of Spurs should be Anderton, when fit. Been there a while and is an England international.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Stephen Course, Bexley:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> There can only be 1 man, the most committed player in our time, 100% week in week out. Steve Carr. His enthusiasm will make up for a lack of experience.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B>Mr Luis, Hong Kong: </B>Neil Sullivan: He's a very experienced player with plenty of exposure in both league and International level. Neil is one of the most consistent <SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">performers of the season. Frankly, I do feel his performance this year is </SPAN>nowhere below Manchester United's Fabien Barthez. He is consistent and<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp&#59; </SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">brilliant. I'm proud of Neil and the entire Goalkeeping department.... Neil deserves my vote of confidence - he's a leader.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Robin George, Brixton:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> There can be no argument regarding who should be the next captain - Stephen Carr. He shows the commitment and passion that supporters demand from Tottenham players, he has been our most consistent performer for the past 2 or 3 seasons and is maturing into one of the finest full-backs in Europe. He's young enough to be the skipper for many seasons to come and I think people can see for themselves how much he inspires the players around him. He's also not afraid to let himself be heard when something needs saying which is perhaps an area that Sol Campbell wasn't the best at. I don't think there could be a more popular choice.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Paul Roughley:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Next seasons captain should be Steve Carr but if Sherwood stays it should be him. Carr is very influential and I think he would make a fantastic role model for the side. But if Tim stays he has more experience and plays in the middle and would definitely make a fine captain.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Keith Smithers, Devon:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> Simply "BIG TED", he has done it before in a Spurs and Man Utd shirt, no one better in 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">Richard O&rsquo&#59;Donoghue, Barking:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> The captain&rsquo&#59;s armband should not go to the player with the most ability it should go to the battler the one who will give the youngsters a good rollicking when it's needed. So step forward Tim Sherwood (if your still around)the man who put David Beckham back in line when he got too lippy. He's the man who will give the lazy and underperforming lads a good kick in the backside, he's aggressive, take's no backchat, has plenty of experience and likes to get stuck in. If he leaves then who knows, we will have to seek out a natural leader. I don't believe in leading by example only, but leading because everyone respects you and knows you&rsquo&#59;re not on that pitch to put up with half hearted slackers.<o:p></o:p></SPAN> <P class=MsoNormal style="mso-layout-grid-align: none"><B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt">Steve Tweed, Worksop:</SPAN></B><SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 10.0pt"> I feel that the man to captain Tottenham in the coming season is Tim Sherwood. He has the experience and the positive attitude that will sweep Spurs forward with our new manager, fresh players and a new outlook. For me, Tim is a strong player who will lead by example. He has a commanding presence in our midfield and will be looked up to by the younger players. In my opinion he is the ideal man for the job. He has played in a league winning side and knows the taste of victory, maybe he could give the lads a whiff of it and lead us on to the title in the next few seasons. Being born in 1969 I haven't seen Spurs as league champions but I feel more confident about the side than I have done for years. I'm looking forward to the new season with great anticipation and with the right encouragement from the fans I'm sure we'll be proud of our team at the end of next season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN>