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Who’s captain

Who should be SUFC captain?

  • Ben Coker

    Votes: 8 17.0%
  • John White

    Votes: 16 34.0%
  • Michael Turner

    Votes: 22 46.8%
  • Mark Oxley

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Simon Cox

    Votes: 1 2.1%
  • Jason Demetriou

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    47
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#43
I'm going to have to jump on this one too. John White has made nearly 450 career appearances and played very well last season and has repeatedly proved doubters wrong. There's a reason managers keep picking him - he's a class act
I’m a fan of John White. Always gives his all and a good bloke too. I’m not sure he is the right person for captain though. When he was captain before he didn’t seem very vocal and was replaced. I think he would be better just concentrating on his playing position.
 
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#45
I would stick with Coker. SCP made the decision when he came in, and will have his reasons for it.

I also don’t believe Cokers form was affected by the captaincy, It was more likely the leg break that did that. A full pre season will help with that.
 

mattitouk

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#49
Interesting to see the opposite opinions of the SZ poll to that of Evening Echo's Chris Phillips's one on twitter.. of the "most popular three" they are as follows:

Chris Phillips:
1. Ben Coker 42%
2. John White 35%
3. Michael Turner 20%

ShrimperZone:
1. Michael Turner 47.6%
2. John White 28.6
3. Ben Coker 19%


To be fair, the Chris Phillips one probably gives us a general better idea of whom the majority of Southend Utd fans want, as he has received well over a thousand votes on his so far, and we've only had 21 votes on here.
 
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shrimpboy

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#50
I agree with Powell to some extent, I think in this country we have a bit of an obsession with captaincy. You want more than one leader on the pitch. But if I had to pick someone I'd say Turner, because of his experience and he's a bit more vocal than White and Demetriou. I'm also old-fashioned and think your captain should usually be a centre-back or midfielder. But there's a question mark over how many games he will play so as Powell has hinted, we'll probably see a few different players wearing the armband.
 
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