If the captain is a strong enough leader that other players look up to it can make a big difference. John Terry was a modern day captain that took the role seriously and Chelsea were a better team for it. Coleman may be able to do that for us.
Completely agree with all of that. I think Coleman has more than earned the respect of his peers. He was plucked from an obscure league for £60k and has worked his bollocks off to become the player that he is right now. He is a perfect example of what can be achieved with attitude and application, and just looks a natural leader. He cajoles those around him and just seems fearless. When he speaks off the field, he comes across as a really nice guy, with real humility, but a burning desire to be the best that he can possibly be. These are all of the traits that you want in a leader of men.
He's definitely been the best value for money signing of the premier league era...
£60k, yes he really did cost us just £60k. The same that we paid Bolton Wanderers back in 1982 for a midfielder who had a really poor injury record and could very easily have been a massive blunder. Thankfully, that one turned out to be a bargain too, as he put his previous injury record to bed, and we ended up with the warhorse that was Peter Reid.
Twenty seven years later, we were still taking £60k punts and brought in a raw Irish youngster, who developed into Super Seamus!