To take Spurs forward for the rest of the season and beyond will require, amongst other things, great leadership on the pitch. With our club captain Ledley King missing for so long and his previous deputy now playing at West Ham, the armband has regularly been worn by his centre-half partner Michael Dawson.

Dawson arrived at White Hart Lane in 2005. He had been spoken of as a promising player during his time at Nottingham Forest, but it took a while for a Premier League club to take a chance on him. When he did come to Spurs, it was almost as an afterthought as part of the Andy Reid deal.

He quickly established himself in the first team and as you fast forward to 2011, he is part of the England set up and one of the first names on the team sheet at Spurs.

While we have seen Ledley come back before, you get the feeling this could be it for him. At 27, Dawson is coming into his prime and Harry for one will see him as the natural successor as club captain.

Whenever you mention Michael Dawson his name brings a mixed reaction from fans, so is he the man to lead the club forward for the next few years, or should we be looking outside of White Hart Lane for our next club captain?

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  1. Well, yes. King has played so few games this season, that you have to take notice. Dawson on the other hand has played in all but the last clean sheet performance. He was immense last season, and rarely gets injured, and does not need resting – unlike other candidates for captain. It is important for a captain to be present as much as possible. Not quite as immense this season, but he is capable of switching it on when it matters.

  2. Yes yes and yes.

    Daws for Captain, and Huddlestone as VC in my opinion.
    I adore King, and he’ll always be a Yiddo to me, but let’s have the new / next generation step to the mark.

    Both England and Spurs should be looking to the future, and be looking to Dawson to lead.

  3. ‘Fraid not. I really like Michael but he’s still a bit of a headless chicken at times, and lacks pace. I think that getting to ‘the next level’ will see him on the sibs bench in a year or two.

    • I agree, Dawson worries me, what he did at Fulham and again wasnt great against Blackpool or Wolves he just scares me sometimes, I think away from home against a poorer side he is complacent and thats the last thing you need from a captain.

      It should be Gallas but he is abit old

      VDV is the personality on the pitch, doesnt let players mug off our soft spurs side but is abit injury prone

      Modric leads by example with his performances but isnt a big enough personality

      Honestly I would give it to Tom Huddlestone all day, young english, big guy, vital position, been at spurs a while, very consistent

  4. Dawes leads by example & in Kings absence should be automatic for captain. He needs a player of Kings calibre playing alongside him, however, for our central defensive partnership to be the best in the premiership or at least as good as Vidic/Ferdinand.

  5. I AM ALL FOR DAWSON TO BE MADE CAPTAIN IN A FULL TIME CAPACITY AND TOTAL RESPECT FROM EVERYONE FROM THE TEA LADY UP IS REQUIRED , THERE HAS GOT TO BE THE KIND OF COMMITTENCE TO THE CAPTAIN THAT BOBBY MOORE GOT AT WEST HAM AND ENGLAND NO BETTER PERSON WAS GREATER THAN BOBBY MOORE AS A LEADER ASK OUR OWN HARRY REDNAPP WHO PLAYED UNDER BOBBY AT WEST HAM , IF DAWSON TOOK A LEAF OUT OF BOBBY`S BOOK DAWSON WOULD GO DOWN IN HISTORY COYS ! ! !

  6. Im not in favour of a defender as captain should be in the centre. Step forward Tom (pure class) Huddlestone, there aint a better passer in the game since the Main Man sir glenn hoddle, now its time to commit to the young man to take the mighty spurs forward for the next 10 years.

  7. NO and again NO.

    Dawson is only effective when he is LED not when trying to lead. His positional sense is poor and he does not have the pace to recover.

    Both Dawson and the over-rated Hud will be on the bench if we are going to progress, although as Harry’s favourites, they may just hold us back.

    Captain should be Gallas when fit, the Modric as a temporary measure until Sandro is ready.

    • Oh come on- I think Sandro is amazing but he has put in just 2-3 good performances and everyone is saying we should drop Huddlestone etc to try and accommodated him??? Palacios has had 2-3 good games this season and he is still getting slagged off- Wait until Sandro has a bad game, there will be people saying that we should sell him!!! A captain should not be the best player in the team- it should be the player that has the most influence in the dressing room- Modric- God bless him- seems like he hardly talks to anyone- Sandro cant even speak proper English yet and its going to take him at least 2 years till he does speak fluent English- Gallas was not with Spurs when we had ‘2 points from 8 games’ he was probably laughing at us along with the Arsenal fans! You really think Gallas would have come to Spurs if we finished 14th in the league last season??? Dawson, Jenas, Huddlestone were all there when we were struggling- even Defoe left- Keane and Berbabtov left- We need to be loyal to the people who technically got us 4th place- Dawson should be Captain- He loves spurs with all his heart and everyone makes mistakes- you don’t become Vidic/Ferdinand in a day!!! You need consistency which is hard to come by at Spurs but they try! Dawson – Captain, Huddlestone- Vice Captain!COYS!!!

  8. No. A captain has to lead by example. Dawson is a donkey, no pace, can’t read it. All he can do is head it and hoof it. He is brave but miles away from being the quality we need long term.

  9. And I agree Dawson completely disrupts our style of play, his long ball passing is soo annoying, one on one he is vunerable and his pace is poor.
    He is very commited, great in the air, strong, and plays well in the big games, but no shouldnt be captain if we had the Champions league final tomorrow with a fully fit squad all playing well would he start no, not even close
    1st choice King/Woodgate
    2nd choice Gallas/King
    3rd choice King/Kaboul

    So I generally dont know how he can be captain when he is our 5th choice centre back and I dont want nobody on here saying hes better than Gallas or Kaboul, Woody and King are class when fit (which isnt often) but remember I said a fully fit squad

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