Sam Allardyce is admitting today that he faces a decision in the next couple of weeks. Who will he appoint Newcastle captain in January to replace Geremi, who is off to the African Nations tournament.
Sam and Geremi - that famous rock group
Geremi will be off in early January to represent his country Cameroon, although Newcastle have not yet been told when Geremi has to report to the Cameroon squad.
Allardyce said today:
â€œI have had a lot of difficult decisions to make since I came to St Jamesâ€™ Park.”
â€œBut I have to say that deciding on just who was going to be my captain is probably one of the most difficult, and now I will have to decide again.”
â€œObviously, we are losing Geremi at the turn of the year and I will give a lot of thought as to who will replace him as captain of Newcastle United.â€
There are plenty of candidates to take over from Geremi and once he gets back he will of course resume his captaincy. We think the candidates for the job in January would be Shay Given, Alan Smith and Steven Taylor, although not necessarily in that order.
What do you think? Who should assume the captaincy of Newcastle United in Geremiâ€™s absence?
Let us know â€“ comments always welcome â€“ just keep the language respectable.