THE Big Interview is pulling on the armband for our latest clip show, as we look back at a special group of players who cropped up a lot in Season Two: the managers’ representatives on the pitch, the leaders of men, the captains.
There was really no escaping the subject when we had Mark Noble on the podcast. The West Ham skipper first took us into the Hammers dressing room to reveal the nefarious method he uses to up the intensity at training, as well as the more subtle ways he gets more out of his team-mates during matches. Mark then pays tribute to a rival Premier League captain: Wayne Rooney.
Pablo Zabaleta explains what he said in the Argentina dressing room to help inspire them to victory over arch-rivals Brazil in the Under-20 World Cup, while Benni McCarthy offers his own, unique description of “The Beast” – former Porto captain Jorge Costa.
Chris Sutton also talks about what made Tim Sherwood such an effective leader when his Blackburn Rovers side won the Premier League title, and Walter Smith explains the leadership qualities that Terry Butcher showed at Rangers.
We’ll end with Neil Lennon and the hilarious story about brawling with Steve Lomas backstage at an Oasis concert in Manchester. Spoilers, but it ends with Neil being thrown out by security and Steve getting to stay and hang out with Noel Gallagher. Why? Because Steve was the City captain, that’s why.
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