Read a comment made about Osman receiving the captaincy armband after Neville was belatedly subbed and it reminded me of the thoughts running through my head at the time like "What the hell!!" and "For Fuck's Sake!!
Could not fathom why the smurf recieved the armband as, being a traditionalist, I believe a captain is one who should lead from the front and inspire others to play above themselves when called upon.
It's pretty hard to lead from the front when you can't even stay on your bloody feet!!! I wouldn't be inspired by Osman barking orders at me while he's either dusting himself off after tripping over for the hundredth time or yelling from the floor.
Yes he has a dip and displays flair and skill at times, but I would hardly call him a leader by example. Maybe Neville gave it to him as a Lescott or Jagielka may have shown him up about what a leader is really all about. Personally, I would have thrown it to Lescott.
Steve Pendleton, Posted 03/04/2008 at 13:52:12
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1 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:04:02
2 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:22:06
3 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:23:08
Dennis Bergkamp wore the captain’s armband from time to time when others were unavailable for Arsenal in his last two or three years. Now Bergkamp was a fine footballer, but really no leader at all. He was the longest serving player and when a captain is needed for short period to cover for the absence of the ’real’ captain, it is not that strange to choose one of the ’senior’ members of the squad. Although I agree that you hardly can call Osman senior. Shows us how young our squad is ;-)
4 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:30:21
Having a dig at Ossie because he was thrown the armband is, to be blunt, fucking ridiculous.
To give a sensible answer to a daft point, Ossie, as said above, is one of the longer serving members of the team, has hardly missed a game and was playing in the middle of the park so he could see what was going on.
On the other hand, he admits he looked around to see if anyone else wanted it but they all bottled it so fair play to him.
5 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:36:03
6 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:51:34
Big fucking deal.
7 Posted 03/04/2008 at 15:59:52
Also, according to the OS interview, Ossie said nobody else seemed to want it!
8 Posted 03/04/2008 at 16:01:30
9 Posted 03/04/2008 at 16:23:18
As someone above said, much ado about nothing!
10 Posted 03/04/2008 at 16:40:33
Said he was very proud to wear it for 20 odd minutes and it meant the world to him to wear in the derby.
11 Posted 03/04/2008 at 19:13:10
12 Posted 03/04/2008 at 20:28:49
The captains armband is more a symbol than anythings else. Didn’t Jags at one point captain Sheff Utd and Yobo Nigeria. Does them not having an band with a big C on their arm mean that they’ll be less vocal?
13 Posted 03/04/2008 at 20:51:07
14 Posted 04/04/2008 at 00:06:58
What the fuck does that mean............the Smurf? I find that "Label" derogatory and offensive.
Leon Osman has done nothing but represent Everton Football Club in a professional manner.
He has also been a fantastic ambassador for the town in which he lives, Skelmersdale. He is often opening functions and doing appearances (for nowt).
He is also,on his time off, found in a local pub having a quiet drink, without hangers on, and happy to talk about football.
Smurf? what a prick you are
15 Posted 04/04/2008 at 00:24:11
You’ve made me laugh. Cheers for that.
16 Posted 04/04/2008 at 03:29:15
And everything Mark said is true.
Sort yourself out, pal, before you have ago at another Evertonian.
17 Posted 04/04/2008 at 07:16:53
Perhaps you have forgotten the times when coming up to this stage of the season, we used to be looking at what we needed to do to stay in the Premiership. Challenging for a Champions League place/UEFA Cup seemed a long way off.
Maybe you want to belittle our team’s efforts this season Steve but personally I am proud of what the team has achieved. We have a long way to go still - but let’s not forget we have come along way in the last 6 years.And Leon Osman has more than played his part.
18 Posted 04/04/2008 at 08:06:54
19 Posted 04/04/2008 at 11:38:49
20 Posted 04/04/2008 at 13:01:12
21 Posted 04/04/2008 at 13:44:29