Category Archives: My Captain

Oh Captain, My Captain: Ron Vlaar

What a year it’s been for the EPL – so much to write about given the most mixed-up season since I first learned what EPL stood for. Coming back after a long hiatus (a bit like Robin Van Persie) we … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain: Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Discussing the likely rankings for this year’s Premier League: Norwich might do better than last year – they’ve just bought a new striker. And he’ll probably be their captain. Really? Does he have an amusing name? I’m glad you asked … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain: John Terry

Captain John Terry (Chelsea) vs. Captain Birdseye (potato waffles) I can’t even imagine where you’re going with this one. How about this. Captain Birds’ Eye, grammatically speaking, has an eye of the birds and John Terry has an eye for … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain: Scott Pardew

Captain Scott Pardew (Newcastle United) vs. Captain Boromir (Lord of the Rings) Because Boromir was captain of a castle and Scott Pardew is captain of Newcastle. Well before we get into the details of that statement, how about a photo? … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain: Ledley King

Captain Ledley King (Tottenham Hotspur) vs. Captain Long John Silver (Treasure Island) So the thing Ledley King is known for is having dodgy knees… That’s the defining thing he is known for? Yes. Anyway, Ledley King has dodgy knees and … Continue reading

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Oh Captain, My Captain: Nemanja Vidic

Some people think the captaincy is essentially meaningless, a sop to the egos of players that would otherwise be lured away to┬áManchester┬áCity. This series looks at captains in the Premier League and asks the key question: which historical/fictional captain do … Continue reading

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