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Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton??? 
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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Neither for me.
Warbs is playing well and I think it's because he doesn't have the pressure of captaincy taken off him. Why risk ruining such an important player?
Farrell, not sure he is captaincy material or indeed wants it. Again , a potentially crucial player so why lumber him with the responsibility.
Not sure who else to pick though.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Warburton would be the better option of these two.... yes I know POC was Lions captain and not his national captain but he had backs of tour / international experience which Farrell lacks at this stage. Warburton is a "defending champion" and I would say as certain to start as Farrell at the present moment.

If Gatland does pick Warburton as captain, then I expect one or two major surprises in the squad.... Such as a squad call up for Jamie Roberts (who is the dictionary definition of a Gatland player).... it won't look that good between the communication between Howley and Gatland if Warbs is Lions captain.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Farrell would be a dreadful choice.

He has little to no experience of being captain at international level.

The captain is going to be Warburton, I don't think there is any question about it. It is blindingly obvious that Gatland will choose him.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
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Farrell would be a dreadful choice.

He has little to no experience of being captain at international level.

The captain is going to be Warburton, I don't think there is any question about it. It is blindingly obvious that Gatland will choose him.


It's unlikely as Gatland and Sam have talked about the Welsh captaincy a bit and that would automatically impact on the Lions captaincy.

(Sam didn't want Wales and that would register with a Lions Coach)


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Bouch wrote:
As Gatland said :-

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"For me, the first thing with a Lions captain is, if you're picking a Lions starting XV tomorrow, I'd look at it and go, 'do I think that person's likely to start?' There'd be no guarantees of course but that will potentially narrow it down for the captain of the Lions".


Hmmmm.

I'd suggest he goes for 4 captains, it worked well for that Llanelli feller.



So Farrell is the only other likely starter?

This just get's wierder and wierder ..

Jinx! jinx! Jinx!

as he looks at the posts.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
My understanding is that its no Farrell.


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BridgendNo7 wrote:
My understanding is that its no Farrell.

A bigger question is why in this age of decision makers all over the pitch is the position of captain so important?
Surely, if the stuff that coaches come out with about leaders everywhere the role of captain is purely about calling head or tails and running out first.
Is this whole captain debate a media fest to generate interest to justify the tv programming and pages in newsprint.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
key roles:

1. Influence referee
2. Speak to media endlessly
3. Decides to go for goal or the corner
4. Rally players when behind as they will be in NEw Zealand

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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
6. Run from deep defence to show umbrage at nefarious activities of english men.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
I understand it is between AWJ & Sam with Sam the favourite.


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Langland Exile wrote:
key roles:

1. Influence referee
2. Speak to media endlessly
3. Decides to go for goal or the corner
4. Rally players when behind as they will be in NEw Zealand


I think you've got those four in the wrong order
Key roles"
1. Don't disagree with Gatland and Rally players when behind as they will be in New Zealand
2. Don't disagree with Gatland and decide to go for goal or the corner
3. Don't disagree with Gatland and speak to media endlessly and
4. Don't disagree with Gatland and influence referee


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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
I agree AwJ or Sam.


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BridgendNo7 wrote:
I agree AwJ or Sam.


Not sure about AWJ, best days are behind him...there are better younger athletic locks to choose from.

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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Thee are a handful of locks who are better than AWJ at the minute and thought during the 6N he was a poor captain.

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Post Re: Gatland says Lions Capt between Farrell and Warburton???
Some alarming news .

I have it on " good authority " ( well I don't think my friend was legless ) that
Gatland is planning the first test XV to contain the following

Cole @ 3,AWJ & Otoje in 2nd row, half- backs ,Conor M & Farrell and 12
Jamie Roberts (unless Henshaw replaces him by outstanding form in warm - up games).

Biggar & Haskell will definitely tour.

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