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Fabregas For Vice-Captain?

Fabregas For Vice-Captain?

As I participated in my daily stumble around the websites, forums, blogs and other such media outlets, I happened across an article or two that suggests that Arsene Wenger will reward Cesc Fabregas's 'loyalty' by handing him the honour of being of vice captain.

Cesc Fabregas is a fantastic footballer, of that there is no doubt. Some argue he may go on to become the best central midfielder in the world, and if that were to happen, I wouldn't be surprised in the least. However, despite his obvious talent, there is a petulant side to this young Spaniard, a side that seems to be rearing it's head with more regularity that a diarrhetic camel.

Some Gooners pass this off as the will to win, but if I'm being honest, it's just a case of believing his own hype and having an ego the size of Great Yarmouth.

Maybe (if the rumour is true) the vice captaincy will sooth the savage beasts temper and turn him into a leader of men, or maybe it will make the lad even more big headed, who knows? But one things is for sure, if Wenger is giving Cesc this position within the club in attempt to persuade Cesc to commit to the club for the even longer term than he already is, then it's a big mistake. Just look at Thierry Henry.

Thoughts? Opinions?

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Thursday July 5 2007
Time: 1:12PM

Comments

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Interesting points there Rocky, personally I think it will be Toure. Fabregas probably knows that these days he's the hub on the pitch!
saisho
05/07/2007 13:22:00
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How about Rosicky? He know a lot about vice (allegedly)
kernowboy
05/07/2007 13:23:00
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You don't need an arm band to be a leader on the pitch, Kolo Toure is a prime example. However I do believe the captain and vice are ambassadors for the club and need to be seen to saying the right things and acting in the right manner. The way Henry conducted himself whilst being Arsenal captain was a disgrace (no matter how good a player he was) and with Cesc often reitterating his stance that he will return to Spain one day (no matter how far into the future) I feel he's the wrong choice.
Rocky7
05/07/2007 13:25:00
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I tend to agree Rocky. I think clubs sometimes go down the route of believing that the best player will be the best captian (ala Henry). It isn't always the case. My vote would go to Kolo.
hatespur
05/07/2007 13:29:00
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kernowboy, is the kerb crawler still residing in a position of power at your place?
hatespur
05/07/2007 13:30:00
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Was just gunna say the same thing HS. Wasn't Pleat arrested three times? Where as Tommy Gunn did nothing.
Rocky7
05/07/2007 13:36:00
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It's a tough one. He's the heartbeat of the team, now that Henry has left, so from one perspective it might be quite good to have him as captain. Remember how good Vieira was as captain and he was often seen as the midfield hearbeat. However, Fabregas is still very young and although he's played a lot of games and has experience beyond his years, I feel the vice-captaincy would be better suited to Kolo. Perhaps in a couple of seasons, if Fab's still here, then maybe he could become vice-captain.
adamski243
05/07/2007 13:36:00
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I don't think he's ready yet. I can see leadership qualities in him, but for me the natural choice as vice captain is Kolo. I've a feeling it might be a bit of a carrot for Cesc and that isn't right. Instead of doing that, why not reward Kolo for his unflinching loyalty, as Rocky says, he is a genuine example. I'm not so sure Cesc is buying his own hype, I genuinely think he just hates losing. It's just right now, Kolo deserves the vice captaincy and is best placed to take it right now. Simple.
Little Dutch
05/07/2007 13:38:00
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Oh and I take it we're all unanimous that Gilberto should be captain? And on the Rosicky point, even if he did hire six prozzies, it's not illegal in Praha. I doubt his missus would see it that way though!
Little Dutch
05/07/2007 13:39:00
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To be honest, I'd award Kolo the full captaincy. Gilberto is a fine deputy, and maybe that should continue to be his roll. Toure is more deserving than any other Arsenal player, for me he should have the longest contract and the highest wage. A true Gooner.
Rocky7
05/07/2007 13:40:00
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