Luka Modric hit the headlines again last weekend as stories emerged about the Croatian’s alleged criticism of Spurs’ training methods.

Our old friends the Daily Mail were among the first with the report in which Luka suggested that training at Spurs was old fashioned and inadequate.

A ‘source’ is quoted as saying: ‘It’s not about money for Luka at the moment. He has just turned 26 and feels time is running out to play at the very top level.

‘Spurs have a very good team, but Luka has doubts over the way the squad are trained and prepared and whether they can be as successful as Chelsea in the next few years.’

Harry Redknapp was quick to respond and once again claimed that Luka had been ‘no trouble’ throughout the summer saga.

Therefore, when Ledley King limped out of the action at St James’s Park yesterday, it was perhaps inevitable that the captain’s armband should be given to Modric, but is this the best choice? With King and Dawson facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines and Gallas still some way from returning, what are Harry’s other options?

Jermain Defoe offers one solution as one of the longest serving players at the club while Scott Parker may be seen more as captaincy material. Overall, whether you want to take these latest stories into account or not, who is the best man for the armband over the course of the next few games?



  1. In the short term I think Parker. Giving odric the armband is not going to change his mind about leaving. Only finishing top four again might do that. In the longer term I think Kaboul would be a good choice as long as he continues maturing as he is.

  2. Parker wore the armband at Charlton. Newcastle(?) and West Ham. He is an experienced skipper and should lead in the absence of King and Dawson.

  3. Kaboul could be hit and miss, but if it worked out maybe a masterstroke, good shout.
    We also have benoit and brad aside from parker.

  4. Modders is as quite as a Mouse, maybe a carrot for him as they try to get him on a better contract. Parker, Adebaby, Kaboul or Bale, in the absence of King, Daws etc.

  5. HR prob thinks he’s being clever giving the armband to Modders, but its not going to change his goals. As stated we need top4 to keep him and if signs new deal it will prob have release clause of £35m or similar.
    you have to show loyalty and commitment to be a captain, and you need to be a leader, so makes no sense giving it to him. Give it to King, Parker, Kaboul, or VDV who would love the reponsibility as he is a winner

  6. Yes!

    Anything and everything to keep the best box to box MF in the EPL at the Lane……..

    Captain is overrated anyway……….


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