Date: 9th August 2006 at 10:51am
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Vital Villa asked, in a poll suggested by fallenbranches, who should be Villa’s captain for the new season?

58% said Gareth Barry and 27% went for our current skipper Olof Mellberg.

The rest was split between Hendrie or somebody else – both with 6%, Gavin McCann with 2% and Gary Cahill with 1%.

Our latest poll, suggested by Villain of the North, asks if Doug should be given a role at Villa Park once we get new owners.


17 Replies to “Who Should Be Villa Captain?”

  • Olof for captain…agreed Barry is in the best form out the two but when Olof gets his form back there is no one else I would rather have at the back….and he was loyal to us when there was speculation one of the big boys could be after him. CAVE MAN for

  • Mellberg is not vocal enough to be captain, out of the current crop of players that will be regulars in the team i suppose it should be Barry but who knows who MON is going to sign before the deadline, maybe he has a player in mind who he wants to bring i

  • Off topic but any chance of getting rid of that hiddeous pic of O Leary on the banner, could also replace Herbert with a much more eye appealing picture in preparation for the new owners!!

  • Has O’Neill actually indicated that he is looking to change the captain or is this all speculation? Mellberg would be gutted if he was stripped of the captaincy. If he gives it up then fine, but why rock the boat?

  • simonwoburn – i agree hideous o’leary picture must go, I don’t want to see his face again.

    I still say its totally not important who is club captain, you need 11 leaders on the pitch, anyone who doesn’t give 100% should be out anyway. Just because some

  • Totally agree. Apart from leading the team out and calling heads or tails the captaincy isnt worth the armband its written on.

  • As a life-long Aston Villa and Northern Ireland supporter I feel that Aaron Hughes is an ideal candidate for captain. He has led N.I. very well and remains a central figure for club and country. I would also like to mention the pride in our N.I. contingen

  • Stevie Davis 4 captain.He will score 10+ goalsfor us this season and has already captained N.I.Oh and MON if u read this please leave Lennon up in scotland.To old now for the prem lets face it he can only go sideways or back to his own keeper.

  • Steven Davis surely has enough on his plate to ensure that he holds on to his regular starting place? He’s too young and inexperienced in my estimation to even be considered for the role. Aaron Hughes might be a candidate, but is he going to be assured of

  • Aaron Hughes is an experienced captain at International level as is melly, the difference being Hughes will be fighting for his place this season, and I do not expect that to be the case for mellberg

  • I wouldn’t have Hughes in the starting XI let alone as captain. Just doesnt make the grade for me. Delaney is better when fit but ideally we should sign someone new such as Chimbonda.

  • DeanoVilla, if the Villa are about to spend £6 million I think that a new right back is well down the list of priorities. We have good (but not world class) players in Hughes and Delaney. Why would we want at 27 year old mercenary like Chimponda? As for t

  • Voiceoftheholte – I’m afraid I can only part agree with you, Vieira demanded his own respect, I don’t think a player like Barry would automatically be catapulted into that sort of catagory if he was captain. Presumably according to your argument that it’

  • Thekentvillan – You misunderstand the point. I didn’t say that Olly was playing worse because he was captain. He has just underperformed full stop. You are also completely incorrect about Barry going clubbing. He is now settled with a couple of kids and i

  • I would go with Melberg, I always think the centreback has a better overall view of the game, he can shout/Inspire both flanks and the fwd players.

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