Chris Hughton Still To Appoint Newcastle Captain

Newcastle manager still has to decide who he wants to be Newcastle United captain next season.

Kevin Nolan – would be popular Newcastle captain

Meanwhile Hughton will decide who his captain will be at next week’s pre-season training program.

Alan Smith and Kevin Nolan are prime candidates for the job, but Hughton said:

“Nicky Butt has gone now and the captaincy is available.”

“Nicky didn’t play as many games as he wanted last season,  and so we had various captains, including Alan Smith, Steve Harper, Kevin Nolan and Fabricio Coloccini.”

“These are all characters that have played in his league before, and Alan and Steve have been at the club for a number of years now.”

“It’s another decision that will be made in pre-season, but I can rest easy knowing there are plenty of candidates for the job.”

“It’s not just about one vocal point on the pitch, but you need somebody to lead the way.”

In the poll we ran a couple of weeks ago about who should be Newcastle captain – Kevin Nolan was top with 62.9%, Steven Taylor next with 16.4%, Alan Smith 3rd with 12.6% and Steve Harper with 7.6%.

So at least in that poll Kevin Nolan was certainly the most popular choice, and we think the former Bolton captain would make one terrific Newcastle captain next season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Toon Sweden77

    Jul 2, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #1

    Nolan for captain!

  • Captain Beefheart

    Jul 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s pointless having a captain on the bench, so that narrows the field somewhat!

  • MacToon

    Jul 2, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Capt Beefheart, took the words right out of my mouth. As captains:

    Our best defender? STaylor or Colo or even Enrique?

    Our best midfielder? Nolan probably and has alot of experience. Smith, a non-starter and hope he’s sold, Guthrie not guarenteed a start possibly.

    Strikers? ermmmm Carroll still learning and Loven?

    harper? maybe but don’t like keepers as captains personally.

    Got to be between Nolan and STaylor then unless we get some new blood first team starters in.

  • MacToon

    Jul 2, 2010 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #4

    What an easy goal for Brazil.

  • komfort

    Jul 2, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #5

    steven taylor for me.


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