Vandenberg kind of captaincy in thst real success won't come till after his tenure/ retirement?Based on the zoom chat one of our board members had with players the other day; looks like Gunston will accept the role but JOM sounds like he is gunning for it....
Hopefully JOM for the consistency and continuation (probably will hold the role for 6 years). I voted for Gunston though because he is probably the best for the role in the interim (next 2 years)
Unfortunately, if JOM gets it, he will probably have a Vandenberg kind of captaincy.
We just don’t have anyone suitable for the 5 years+, especially with Sicily doing his knee. It’s slim pickings, which is largely why we are where we are.Surely Gunston not an option considering he withdrew from leadership group. The problem with Gunners is that it’s another 2 year option. It would be great to get someone mid 20s and set them up for the next 5+ years.
My money is on JOM, but I don’t say it with a huge amount of confidence. Sicily perhaps if we wasn’t to be injured next year.
I’d have Scrimshaw on that list along with Day and Worpel if we go for a short term option for now.We just don’t have anyone suitable for the 5 years+, especially with Sicily doing his knee. It’s slim pickings, which is largely why we are where we are.
I think it will need to be a 2-3 year option and hope someone like Worpel or Day is then ready to take charge when we are good again.
Mitchell is a good enough player (at his 2018 output anyway) but I don’t really see him as a leader on or off the field. Maybe an option in the ‘lead by example’ mould.
Jaeger is professional and presentable. But he’s not a damaging player and do you want your captain being someone you don’t want with the ball? There are examples of disciplined role players being good captains though so he’s one of the better options.
With Sicily down, Gunston has emerged as our best player in 2020.
Personally I would go Gunston for 3 years with a view to making young blokes vice captains in year 3 and then a new captain in 2024.
But I think the club will go O’Meara and hope he can help set some good training standards etc