The Real Captain Fantastic

by Philip MacDonald | Last updated

Each of us has our own ideas as to what a good captain is and how he should behave. The ideal captain for me is someone who can inspire his entire team. He puts everything out on the field and works for the greater goal rather than any individual accolades. He sticks up for any one of his teammates when necessary. He is a vocal leader but can also lead by example on the pitch. Not only that but he is a great player, plays consistently at a high level and can even win big games.

However, it would be difficult for anybody to cover all of these areas without being hot headed. After all, you have to be ready to switch on and off in an instant. There are times when you must keep your cool and there are other times where you draw the line so your opponents they’ve gone to far. The ideal captain for me was no other than Manchester United legend Roy Keane. Watch the video below to get an idea of the focus he brought to each and every game. One of my favorite clips is half way through the video when he scores versus Arsenal and simply stands in front of the Arsenal fans. He doesn’t show any emotion but every fan has to look at him before his mobbed his teammates. And one thing’s for sure…I wouldn’t want to get to on his bad side.

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