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paddysat

Youth Team
Joined
May 19, 2012
Messages
110
Location
Benfleet
Is it time for Chris Barker to do the "club Captains" bit, and say... "I'm not good enough at this moment in time, and I am going to step aside" ?

Do you think he is in the side because he is the 'Club Captain'?

I like Barkers leadership, and his style of play "was" what held things together at the back...until his injury last season. Since then I don't think he has been the same. IMO I don't think we will see the same Chris Barker again (although I'd love to be proved wrong), but today showed, once again, that he is easily turned, and once turned, he is struggling big time. By 60 minutes he was dead on his feet.

I think it is only a matter of time before Ryan Creswell is partnering Mark Phillips at the back, and all barring injuries, I cant see an immediate return from that point.

What do the educated SZ peeps think?
 

manor15

Super Moderator⭐
Staff member
Joined
Aug 13, 2008
Messages
8,311
I don't think it's right to have a captain who isn't one of the first names on the team sheet, and with Cresswell and Phillips fully fit, I don't think that'll be Barker. But then Harris isn't fit enough to be starting each and every game, I'd like to see Cresswell or Phillips take the armband, both seem to be good leaders and have the experience in quite a young side, although whether Barker could see that and/or would step aside would just be more likely the less he's involved, so I think it's only a matter of time.
 

tottenham541

President
Joined
Dec 23, 2009
Messages
6,167
yeh dont really think he was up to the task today, looked like a 50 year old out their at times.
 

meerkat54

Coach
Joined
Feb 10, 2012
Messages
765
When Barker was at Argyle he was not a big favorite of the fans back then as he was extremely slow and was often exposed by nippy forwards.
They were pleased to see him leave, ps brought him to us, so several years on he aint going to get any quicker.
Cresswell should be promoted to captain and Barker as emergency cover only !
 

Ayrshire Blue

The Custard Splat
Joined
Jan 31, 2008
Messages
17,247
Was at sixes and sevens all last season. Shouldn't be anywhere near our starting XI, let alone be club captain!
 

LennySUFC

Director⭐
Joined
Dec 15, 2010
Messages
2,912
Location
Hockley
Cresswell just came on today, out of position, and just looked like a natural leader! If Cresswell is playing over Barks, then he should skip the side imo
 
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