UK time is: 00:25:54
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

John Terry New England Skipper

Chelsea skipper John Terry has been appointed as England's new captain. Terry takes over the armband from David Beckham who stepped down at the end of the World Cup.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, also tipped for the job, has been appointed vice-captain.

Terry, 25 and capped 29 times, has helped Chelsea win two consecutive Premier League titles and established himself with England as a first-choice central defender.

Terry said: 'It is the ultimate honour to be the captain of your country and I am very proud to be given this great opportunity. It is an incredible challenge and one I am looking forward to very much.'

New vice-captain Steven Gerrard said: 'I would like to congratulate John on being appointed England captain. I'm sure he'll do a great job.'

England coach Steve McClaren said: 'Choosing a captain is one of the most important decisions a coach has to make.

'I'm certain I've got the right man in John Terry. I'm convinced he will prove to be one of the best captains England has ever had.'

Terry's first game as captain is a friendly against European champions Greece in Manchester next Wednesday.

Although we at Vital Liverpool feel that Gerrard would have been the better option, John Terry is still a very good choice and we wish him well in his new role.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Gerry Ormonde Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 10 2006

Time: 9:42PM

Your Comments

stupid decision
Im a Liverpool fan and i would have liked to see StevieG get the captaincy for his own personal pride. However, John Terry is fantastic player and a model professional so congratulations to him.
" aamir- why is it stupid? its the best and most popular decision"
A great decision. Well done McLaren.
its stupid because if you look at what stevie has done for the reds, its far more important than what terry has done.
You're right, JT hasn't done as much for the reds as Gerrard has.
Aamir I love to say I told you so. The chaps rally around JT! Give up kid - you lost. Now go outside and kick a ball and get off your computer!
Aamir..... I totally agree....Gerard is a much more vocal captain and would be a much better choice than Terry, Terry is a dirty player and not a good role model at all, USA really are boring BUG*ER off.
Garrad should have been given the armband....a far better and more influential manager!
I notice McClaren wasn't asking Gerrard to get the team up during the World Cup. Gerrard can inspire a team with his performance on the pitch and will continue to do so as Vice Captain, but JT is the man!
Lets have it right Mickeys - this aint a Chelsea v Liverpool thing much as you tried to hype it up as one - its not. Its about who is the best Captain for England. Steve McLaren knows a lot about football - he is the England Manager! You may not agree with his decision, but its his decision, and it just shows the bitterness and poor sportsmanship of you lot that you refuse to accept it, and get behind John Terry as the Captain of England. Your whinging wont change his decision, so why dont you get behind him and support England? Too bitter and obsessed with Chelsea thats your problem, and it creates dissent in the ranks of England support - but as long as you get your anti-Chelsea bile of your chest that doesnt matter eh? Pathetic.
pathetic? look whos talking. USA - go and do some american stuff
Ill tell you whats Pathetic Aamir - a 13 year old kiddy giving it the big cyber warrior. And whats wrong with Americans Aamir?
not americans in general, just certain gloryhunting americans who dont understand the first thing about 'soccer'.
Certain being USA? At least he's been to The Bridge - how many times have you been to Anfield Aamir?
i went to an away match against bradford once but the view was terrible, so until im old enough to buy my own season ticket, ill watch it on my 50 inch screen.
Although I am a diehard Liverpool fan, I have to say that I think Terry is the right choice for England captain. Although Gerrard is a fantastic captain and probably the most important individual player in any of the premiership teams, (and will go down in history as a true great) I think McClaren has made the right choice. Gerrard's style of captaincy is markedly different to Terry's....Gerrard leads by example and this raises the performance of the team by his own drive-a 'roy of the rovers' type figure. I don't believe this is something England need right now.....with the exception of Maradona's Argentina, the best national teams thrive on teamwork. England need an organiser who can see the whole of the game in front of him, and Terry fits the bill perfectly. The best thing McClaren can do now is place Gerrard in a midfield that works, rather than giving him the cpataincy and the added pressure of marking him as England's saviour (which is what Sven did with Beckham). Best of luck to Terry, McClarens made a good choice and I hope things get better under him....after all Sven made a complete balls up of it. To Euro 2008!!!
I cannot fathom how someone can consider themselves a diehard fan having not been to your home ground. A 50 inch Telly certainly doesnt make you one. Little no-mark nobody.
Fair play to you Horhey - we've had our disagreements but I take my hat off to you - the important thing is to get behind the team, and this means the Captain as well - regardless of who it is. I would have supported Gerrard in the role - he is an awesome player, and no doubt an inspirational skipper for Liverpool.
olasal - im 13 yo and im not priviliged enough to go to premiership matches week in and week out. If only we were all rich as abromovich.
Its not about privelege Aamir - you havent been to Anfield. End of. Never mind going week in week out - you havent been at all. How can you speak with authority and give it the Big Billy Bold Bo**ocks on our site, mouthing off, if you havent even been to Anfield. If you can afford a 50 inch telly, then 30-odd quid for a ticket to Anfield should be a no-brainer, right?
I have been to Anfield ad ill be as sad as any other red to see it replaced by the new stadium. Why not just build an extension?
Not to see a match though have you?
i dont support liverpool because i was born in liverpool, i support them because liverpool runs down my family, my dad was born there. Now you an carry on posing, but im going to mosque, so see ya chelsea gloryhunter.
LOL nevermind Aamir - must be horrible to have no credibility at all. Run along sunshine.
got time for one more post. Well carry this on in a couple of hours.
change of plan. car trouble. cant go mosque. So, lets continue.
Are you sure you want to continue establishing that you are a no-mark, so-called "fan" who seems to have a great deal of money, but claims he hasnt got the money to go to see his beloved team, yet give it the big one as if he'd been a season ticket holder for decades? Liverpool runs in your family - big deal. It runs in lots of people's families. Another nothing fan, with nothing original or sensible to contribute to a debate, just another gloryhunting bandwagon jumper spewing anti-Chelsea rubbish because the other guys on the site do and you hope it gives you some credibility. It doesnt Aamir - you dont even really hate us, you just do because its cool to hate us - you just come out with the same old ill-thought out rubbish and propaganda, that youve seen from all the other no-mark nothings that follow Liverpool. Get some originality mate - go to a few games, learn the songs, experience the atmosphere, and then you can talk about being a true Kopite.
Horhey, hmmmmmm, you are Martin Samuel and I claim my 5. I read his piece this morning.
olasal - when you walk through a storm hold your head up high and dont be afraid of the dark at the end of the storm is a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark walk on, through the wind walk on, through the rain tho' your dreams be *****ed and blown (walk on walk on, with hope in your heart and youll never walk alone youll never walk alone) x2
im not a gloryhunter. I have supported liverpool through one of their worst ever periods.
i have hated chelsea since 2003.
OLASAL-Unlike chelsea, Liverpool FC is a global phenomenom with millions of fans worldwide. Many of these fans can only dream of one day seeing a match at Anfield but in a lot of cases it is just not possible for them to do so. So we don't judge our supporters based on the amount of times they've been to the ground. We welcome these supporters and consider their opinions to be no less valid then a regular matchgoer. Aamir is obviously a passionate Red fan and thats good enough for me.
bring back kenny
If you say so mate. : )
Cracking cut n paste job by the way, Aamir.
I swear down i did not cut and paste that.
I think the bigger MAN would leave the argument where it is and get on with other post's (he is a kid after all, but is still entitled to his opinions). Whats more now that JT is the captain it means two things to me anyway. 1. We have an excellent captain for England and congratulations and good luck. 2. Commiserations Stevie you probably wanted that more than we know, but now (rather selfishly from my point of view) it means you can concentrate fully on the captaincy of Liverpool and hopefully in the not to distant future lead us to the Premiership title fully focused. Lets have a good'en tomorrow, got my ticket...LETS AVE IT!!!!

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Liverpool Articles

Vital Preview: Liverpool vs. Arsenal (Saturday December 20 2014)

Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined (Thursday December 18 2014)

Stats: AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool (Thursday December 18 2014)

Liverpool: 'We're Getting There' - Rodgers (Thursday December 18 2014)

Liverpool: Reds Draw Chelsea In Semis (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Liverpool: Scouse Of Cards (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Liverpool: Reds Draw Besiktas In Europa (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Liverpool Articles

List All Vital Liverpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. RDD 12
2. The Bagman 9
3. BigRed83 9
4. trippymanni 2
5. pandoraclips 2
6. Artorejo7 1

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Swansea 17 7 4 6 3 25
9. Newcastle 16 6 5 5 -4 23
10. Everton 17 5 6 6 0 21
11. Liverpool 16 6 3 7 -3 21
12. Aston Villa 17 5 5 7 -10 20
13. Stoke 16 5 4 7 -3 19
14. WBA 17 4 5 8 -6 17

Breaking League News

Harry Hails Hatrick Hero
Q.P.R. : 20/12/2014 23:12:00
Swansea : 20/12/2014 21:40:00
Bruce: We're Missing Our Big Players
Swansea : 20/12/2014 21:29:00
Wholesale Team Changes Pay Off For Monk
Swansea : 20/12/2014 21:23:00
Awesome Austin Blitzes Baggies
Q.P.R. : 20/12/2014 21:03:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Will Win vs. Arsenal?
Suggested By:  The Bagman
Liverpool 47%
Arsenal 53%
Draw 0%