O Captain My Captain?

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by eltico, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. eltico

    eltico Member

    Jul 16, 2000
    Now with the two guys who were the first two choice as captain this past year gone, I'm assuming that the man with the worst hangover in recorded history, our Ben Olsen, will be captain next year?

    Is there even anyone else who would get any type of consideration?

    Moreno? Certainly has the gravitas, but is he a vocal leader?
    Rimando? Vocal, yes. Gravitas, maybe not.
    Petke? Could we allow someone who once played for the Metros to be our captain (although I guess we have accepted him as our wanker)?
    Dema? Has a team ever had a complete psychopath as captain?
  2. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Um, the captain is the guy who steps in to calm Kovalenko down.

    It's gotta be Olsen.
  3. greatscott

    greatscott Member+

    Dec 21, 2002
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    yeah it has to be. i mean olsen even had the balls to get infront of Hristo when he was pissed. thats captain material
  4. jkritchey

    jkritchey New Member

    Jul 1, 2003
    This is a good point.
  5. DeKo21DCU

    DeKo21DCU New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    I think Olsen is the obvious choice. As much as I adore Dema, he's not the man for the job IMO.
  6. Lowecifer

    Lowecifer Member+

    Jan 11, 2000
    Baltimore, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    I thought this was going to be a thread about the Barra tailgate.
  7. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134


    I kid, I kid! :D
  8. griffin1108

    griffin1108 BigSoccer Supporter

    Dec 5, 2003
    The idea of El Diablo and ABMOD screaming at the ref is priceless. I'm sure he heard things in two languages that he never heard, or thought was physically possible, before that day.
  9. Sundevil9

    Sundevil9 Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Reston, VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With Nellie and Stewart now gone (or nearly gone), there is a tremendous leadership void to fill.

    I think it's time for Olsen and Petke to fill those roles on the team.
  10. vivaelbolivar

    vivaelbolivar New Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    i think olsen should get the nod as cap because he's earned it.

    as deputy i would put moreno just cause he's the next choice.

    going into the future however id like to see namoff as our cap.
  11. BudWiser

    BudWiser New Member

    Jul 17, 2000
    Falls Church, VA
  12. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    In my mind, the captain should be the hardest working and toughest guy on your team. With Nellie gone, Olsen takes up that mantel. I think Petke could do it, but as Olsen wore the armband whenever Nellie and Stewart were out, its gotta be Benny.

    As for Moreno...I have nothing against him, but I never really like forwards being captains (or keepers for that matter). They are often too far removed from the action to really influence their teammates or the ref.
  13. sch2383

    sch2383 New Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Northern Virginia

    Psychopaths tend to make the best captains.
  14. gocaps

    gocaps Member

    Sep 23, 2000
    With the SEs in 134
    If we weren't coming up on WC qualifying, I would say that a return might make sense. Then again, Eddie isn't a natural organizer - making him a bad fit in a 3-back system - and I wonder what we would have to give up to get him.

    Isn't it amazing to think how much better that Pope-Moreno-Petke deal worked out for us, particularly when you think of its cap effects? They gave up on Jaime and we got him back completely revitalized, we got a class player and guy in Petke, and the Mutts now have the worst defense in the league.

    Olsen is the obvious choice, BTW, with Petke a close second.
  15. McOwen

    McOwen Member

    Jun 13, 2000
    Retirement Community
    Nottingham Forest FC
    On the otherside... if we gave Dema the armband it would actually give him a semi-legitimate excuse to flip out on a ref (Worked for Etch :D)

    Hell, if he breaks a REF's leg even Dallas fans may learn to like him :D
  16. MeridianFC

    MeridianFC Member

    Jul 26, 1999
    Washington, DC USA
    Captain = Olsen

    I'd suggest Moreno too but he's pretty quiet.

  17. spidergoose

    spidergoose Member

    Nov 2, 2004
    DC United
    So our choices come down to a drunk or a psychopath?

    God I love this team.
  18. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
  19. shawn12011

    shawn12011 Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Reisterstown, MD
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Moreno needs to stay focused upon the attack not getting in the ref's face for the typical crappy calls that MLS Refs bring us.
  20. vivzig

    vivzig New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    The OC
    Olsen for president.

    Even Churchill drank a little bit.
  21. vivzig

    vivzig New Member

    Oct 4, 2004
    The OC
    Actually, on second thought, I think that the Freddy would be a mature and sedate presence on the field.

    Adu for Cap't!

    (just a joke)
  22. RMDad

    RMDad New Member

    Nov 15, 2001
    Fredericksburg, Va.
    Ben Olsen, he's OUR psychopathic artist.

    hmmmm, is anyone in his family named Vincent?

  23. Barbara

    Barbara BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 29, 2000
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    AWESOME! :)
  24. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Newcastle United FC
    I don't know that there's another choice besides Olsen.

    DC_UNITED_FC New Member

    Nov 15, 2004
    FT. Lauderdale

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