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Revolution

Why Didn’t Nguyen Take the Armband at ATL?

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It was easy to miss amid all the chaos during Wednesday's 7-0 loss at Atlanta: a brief, but compelling interlude about the state of the Revolution's leadership situation quietly unfolded during the early stages.

In the wake of Xavier Kouassi's 16th minute dismissal, the designated player, who was named captain for the match, relinquished the armband to Lee Nguyen, who had worn it for the better part of the past year.

Roundtable: Who Should Be Revs Captain?

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Following the Revolution's First Kick loss at Colorado, ex-New England center back A.J. Soares tweeted that Chris Tierney is most deserving of wearing the armband. This, of course, in spite of the fact that Lee Nguyen is the club's current captain.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Must Maintain Momentum On Saturday – Three Wins In A Row Possible

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Newcastle havegot their season on track with two league wins in a row and not only that, but we were well worth the 6 points at home to West Ham and away [...]

Newcastle Player Makes Jamie Redknapp’s Team Of The Week

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Jamaal Lascelles excellent performance for Newcastle yesterday has been noticed, and he makes Jamie Redknapp's Premier League's Team of the Week. The other player who was outstanding for us yesterday was Spanish [...]

Newcastle’s Courageous Captain Doing Great After Surgery

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Jamaal Lascelles has had his double hernia operation and the good news is that all went very well. The courageous Newcastle captain has taken to his Twitter account late last night to update fans on his condition, which is good. The surgery was a fairly straightforward procedure and he is expected to recover long before [.

Young Player Knows He’ll Improve With Mr. Benitez Guiding Him

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Players who play in central defense sometimesget their initial first team experience as full-backs, since mistakes made on the flanks are usually less costly than those made in the middle of thedefense. But 23 year-old Jamaal Lascelles has been a starter for Newcastle all season and he's played some very good games, but he's also [.

This Player’s The Leader At Newcastle

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We have been very impressed with Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles for bothhis play on the field and his obvious leadership skills both on and off the pitch. The 23 year-old is young to be captain of a club as big as Newcastle, but he's taken it in his stride and works very well with Rafa [...]

Captain Identifies These Key Talents Of Newcastle Players

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Young Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles believes a 1-0 scoreline like we managed last time out at Rotherham, is almost the perfect scoreline. That's because for one thing it means the team has kept a clean sheet and being a defender in the heart of Newcastle'sdefense these days not conceding a goal means a lot [.

How Things Can Change So Quickly In Football

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Jamaal Lascelles has developed a lot since RafaBenitez joined Newcastleon March 13th when Jamaal went from a player who had hardly played under the very woeful Steve McClaren to a regular for Rafa in the last several games of last season. And in the summer, Rafa made Jamaal captain after the 22 year-old had [.

Why Lascelles Is The New Newcastle Captain

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Rafa Benitez had all of pre-season to decide who will be the new captain at Newcastle now that Fabricio Coloccini has finally left the club and got his move to San Lorenzo. And Rafa seems to have made the right choice in giving it to22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles and he even gave tests to the [...]

A Potent Message From The Captain

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Jamaal Lascelles deserved to be given the Newcastle captaincyeven though the lad is still only 22, which is really young to be captain of such a massive club like Newcastle and he's only made 22 appearances so far for the club. But it's testament to his strong character and he seems to have all the [.

Newcastle Announce Lascelles As New Captain

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Newcastle have just announcedJamaal Lascelles has been appointed Newcastle United's captain fornext season. Jamaal is still only 22, but showed leadership last season at half time when it really mattered in the disaster at Southampton, when he confronted more experienced players about what it means to play for Newcastle.

The Boys Are Sharp And Raring To Go

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Rafa Benitez has still to announce who his Newcastle captain will be for this coming season, but 22 year-old Jamaal Lascelles has had those duties in pre-season and while he is very young he could get the captaincy this seasonand not too many Newcastle fans would complain about that. Jamaal showed last season what it [.

Rafa Undecided On Who To Make Newcastle Captain

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Rafa Benitezstill has not decided who will be the Newcastle captain for next season and he will probably offer thecaptaincy to Moussa Sissoko when he returns from his summer break, as an enticement for him to stay on at Newcastle. But when you hear some of the comments Moussa has made it seems like the [.

Is Jonjo Shelvey in Rafa Bentiez’s Future Plans At Newcastle?

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News today that Alan Pardew is interested in signing Jonjo Shelvey for Crystal Palace, just like he was interested in signing the former Charlton player when he was the Newcastle manager, but couldn't get Graham Carr and Lee Charnley to agree to buy him. Shelvey started his career well at Newcastle well at least [.

Benitez Addresses The Leadership Issue At Newcastle

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As we mentioned last night Siem de Jong could become a very important player for Newcastle under Rafa Benitez during the final eight games of the season, as the Newcastle manager looks to use the Dutchman's experience and skills in the Newcastle team. It turns out that Siem is still part of the senior leadership [.

Why Benitez Will Have This Man As His Captain

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Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez has played own an issue that was prevalent before he arrived at the club and it was who should be the captain at Newcastle through the end of the season with Jonjo Shelvey showing in captain Colo's absencethorough injury that he is a good fighting captain for the team.

Benitez Has Big Decision To Make This Week

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Coloccini is out of the game tonight at the King Power Stadium after amazingly being injured in the warm down after the Lillestrom game that took placeover three weeks ago. It just about sums up the incompetenceat the club when the captain hadn´t even played in the game but still picked up an injury which [.

Jonjo Shelvey Could Become New Captain At Newcastle

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Jonjo Shelvey was signed by Liverpool and Rafa Benitez in May 2010, but then within weeksRafa left the Liverpool club so the former Charlton and Swansea play-makernever really played under Rafa at Liverpool but he did sign him. With Rafa Benitez looking likely to take over at Newcastle before tomorrow night at the latest, [.

Shelvey – Desperate Times Call For Desperate Solutions

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It has to be odds-on that Jonjo Shelvey will get the chance to captain Newcastleagainst both Stoke City and Bournemouth in the two vital upcoming Premier League games with Coloccini out injured. Of course two wins would be just fantastic and the least we have to hope for is 4 points otherwise Steve McClarenmay be [.

A Christmas Message – The Spirit Of The Group Is Fantastic

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When you are the number one man (or woman) in any company or group you naturally come in for an awful lot of criticism that´s just how things seem to work. So it´s not really surprising that our captain Fabricio Coloccini has come in for some stinging criticism this season from both the fans [...]

Star Player Demonstrates He´s A Future Captain Of Newcastle

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Newcastle's man of the Match on Sunday Georginio Wijnaldum have given an interview and he comes across as a real team player and simply a class act. Gini's also a fantastic player for us and the fee of £14.5M at the moment is looking cheap for what this lad can do for Newcastle [...]

Captain Opens Up – We Want Fans To Be Proud Of The Team

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Fabricio Coloccini has sent a letter out to fans by email today, and he talks at some length about why has stayed at Newcastle and how he had more than one offer to leave Tyneside for another club. But much like in his recent interviews, he has said he was proud that the new head [...]

McClaren Undecided On Newcastle Captain – Fans Are Not

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Fabricio Coloccini'sslightAchilles injury has meant that he has not played at all in pre-season, and that seems to have put a spanner in the works as far as Steve McClaren is concerned because it looks like he sees Coloccini as a man who can still play a part for Newcastle in the coming season. And [.

McClaren Plays Down Importance Of Captaincy At Newcastle

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Steve McClaren has yet to decide on who will be the captain for the coming season at Newcastle, but he still considers Fabricio Coloccini at the moment to be the club captain, and we daresay if Colo is still with us come September, he may continue to captain the team for his last season on [...]

Poll – There’s A Firm Favorite Among Fans For Newcastle Captain

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He was our Man of the Match last season, and the Dutch International had a great season in his first season on Tyneside. 25 year-old Daryl Janmaat was also one of the few players who were willing to be interviewed during our terrible 10 game run at the end of the season, when we got [...]

Who Should Be Newcastle’s Captain Next Season – Poll

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Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini came under heavy criticism for both his form and attitude in the second half of last season under interim coach John Carver, and at times Colo didn't seem to care too much about just how bad Newcastle were playing. That was during that terrible eight game losing streaktowards the end of [.

Arsenal

Could Bellerin be a long-term captain for Arsenal?

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Hector Bellerin has talked up the possibility of becoming the Arsenal captain in the future, and I'm sure I'm not alone in wanting consistency with the armband. Arsene Wenger haschanged the captaincy five times since 2010, and our current choice has missed the current campaign thus far through injury.

Why Wenger? Arsenal name injured Mertesacker as club captain

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has named Per Mertesacker as their club's manager for the new season, despite the fact that he will miss the opening five months of the campaign. Previous captain Mikel Arteta left the club at the end of his contract this summer, before joining Manchester City's backroom staff as one of Pep [.

Arsenal’s captaincy choices holding the club back?

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Arsenalare set toannounce a new captain for the coming season, following Mikel Arteta's departure from the club this summer, and I fear the role is not taken seriously enough at the club. When you look at Chelsea, and see their captain John Terry has been in the role since 2004, there is no question of [.

Arsenal don’t need Fabregas? This proves that they do!!

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There is a lot of talk about Cesc fabregas and his possible return to Arsenal and the Premier League at the moment. We will have to wait and see if Barcelona really are willing to let the midfielder go this summer . If they do then we will have to see whether Arsene Wenger thinks [...]

Arsenal don’t need Fabregas? This proves that they do!!

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There is a lot of talk about Cesc fabregas and his possible return to Arsenal and the Premier League at the moment. We will have to wait and see if Barcelona really are willing to let the midfielder go this summer . If they do then we will have to see whether Arsene Wenger thinks [...]

The 6 changes that have transformed Arsenal into title challengers

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Differences Between The Current Arsenal & The Old One by OA I have been thinking of a perfect reason why we are fighting for the real big trophy (epl) this season instead of Arsene's trophy (4th place) and I realize the following things about the current Arsenal and old Arsenal team: 1. Now: We now [.

English Premier League

No Regrets – The Supporters Love Me

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If Newcastle can survive this season then we think it could be a good time to change the captaincy for next season and give it to Gini Wijnaldum, as Fabricio Coloccini enters the final year of what will be a 9 year career on Tyneside since joining us from Deportivo for about £10.4M in August, [...]

A Fond Farewell to Fletcher.

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It's with a feeling of regret that I am writing this blog since it has been confirmed that Darren Fletcher has agreed to a move away from Old Trafford after almost twenty years on the United...

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General Football News

OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men’s National team against the Czech Republic on Wed.

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Jozy Altidore to captain the USMNT against the Czech Republic on Wed. at Prague. Photo provided by nydailynews.com.

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OFFICIAL: Jozy Altidore to captain the U.S. Men’s National team against the Czech Republic on Wed.

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Jozy Altidore to captain the USMNT against the Czech Republic on Wed. at Prague. Photo provided by nydailynews.com.

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Why Wayne Rooney will captain Manchester United to glory

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Louis van Gaal has officialy named England international Wayne Rooney as the new captain of Manchester United. The striker takes over the role from the Serbian centre-back Nemanja Vidic.

Matt Besler

Sporting Unveil New Jersey, Name Besler as Captain

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Tonight at the Charles Wheeler downtown airport, Sporting KC made two announcements. The first was the unveiling of their new secondary jersey for use in the 2014-2015 season. The second was the announcement of the new captain.

Sporting's new secondary jersey fills in the MLS hoops gap that was left by FC Dallas when they went with a straight red jersey.

Who Should be Sporting's Next Captain?

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There have been two big questions for Sporting KC since the retirement of Jimmy Nielsen after the end of the 2013 season. Who would take over in net for the White Puma. And who would take over as the club's captain. The first question we are in the process of answering. Peter Vermes has given Eric Kronberg the number 1 jersey and he seems to have the inside track to be the starter over recently acquired Andy Gruenebaum.