Kevin Nolan has done a seemingly premature departure from Newcastle this summer, with two years still left on his contract.
Steven Taylor – new Newcastle captain?
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will now need to pick a new captain before the season starts on August 13th – unlucky for some.
Newcastle do have some decent candidates already at the club in Joey Barton, Steven Taylor and Fabricio Coloccini.
Ivory Coast International Cheick Tiote could also be in the frame, although it would be a surprise if Cheick got the nod from Pardew.
We have no idea what Alan is thinking on this topic, since it’s still a bit of a shock that Kevin left so quickly last week, and to play in the Championship with Sam Allardyce at West Ham, seems more than strange.
We’ll also include Ben Arfa, since we see a few of the readers bought his name up in a previous discussion on this, and he could also be our best player next season.
We’ll also put in an unnamed candidate – a player who is yet to arrive at the club.
The candidates will also include Joey Barton, although we expect Joey to be moved out this summer, and even if he stays we don’t think Pardew will give the captaincy to somebody who will be leaving next summer, at the latest.
We’ll include Yohan Cabaye, our new signing from Lille, since the Frenchman seems tot have good leadership abilities.
Each reader has a single vote.
Who Will Be Newcastle's Captain Next Season?
- Steven Taylor (35%, 939 Votes)
- Fabricio Coloccini (31%, 850 Votes)
- Joey Barton (20%, 537 Votes)
- Cheick Tiote (5%, 134 Votes)
- Not Sure (3%, 73 Votes)
- Yohan Cabaye (2%, 66 Votes)
- Player Still To Arrive (2%, 57 Votes)
- Ben Arfa (2%, 45 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,701