Monday, August 11, 2008

today is a very busy day as i have to run errands and of course, posting a lot of good articles about david beckham. here's another good one. no doubt that becks reign as england captain had always been surrounded by controversies, either they were good or bad. anyway, he's always been a good influence around his teammates and most of people tipped he was the one who created good vibe in locker room that resulting la liga title in his final year with real madrid. some other people doubted his lack of leadership on the field, i like to think otherwise. and it seems FA chief is agree with me on one thing, becks deserves armband. 

FA Chief Tips Becks Or Rio For Captaincy

Football Association chairman Lord Triesman has given the nod to David Beckham and Rio Ferdinand as outstanding candidates for the England captaincy... 

Manager Fabio Capello has rotated the armband since taking charge at the beginning of this year, poised to name who he believes to be the best candidate for the job before the competitive games begin for the Three Lions, ahead of the friendly against the Czech Republic on August 20.

The Italian is thought to have whittled down potential candidates to just two unnamed players, widely expected to be one of John Terry, who captained the side prior to Don Fabio's appointment, and Rio Ferdinand, who captained Manchester United to Champions League glory over Terry in Moscow.

However, Triesman, in naming his favourite past skippers of England, has revealed that he believes David Beckham, who resigned following the 2006 World Cup, is a good candidate along with Rio Ferdinand, not naming John Terry.

"Whoever captains England has to be capable of understanding the sense of proportion that is needed, that it is not about winning at all costs," explained the chairman, in light of the FA's respect campaign aimed at improving behaviour towards match officials, placing further responsibility on team captains.

"Bobby Moore was my favourite captain and another was [Tottenham Hotspur's] Danny Blanchflower. At the moment, there are two or three people close to being like them.

"Capello will pick the captain in terms of his values, but I have expressed admiration for people who have captained the side in the last few months. Beckham has an extraordinary influence - it is still there. 

"And I thought Rio Ferdinand showed huge maturity. In the game against France in March he had a word with anybody who looked even remotely like having a go at the referee."

FA chief executive Brian Barwick insists that though the decision will lie with Capello, he has been briefed on what the big-wigs expect from the captain appointed. "Fabio understands far more lucidly now the sporting and social role of the England captain," he said. "It is an iconic part of English sport. That message has been delivered to Fabio."

Chet Winter,

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