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John Terry exclusive: He'll play for England if selected

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06 Feb 2012 22:58:03

John Terry exclusive: He'll play for England if selected

From his words on Italian television on Sunday, it is plain that whoever wears the armband for England has a ceremonial role. Capello sees Terry as his captain, and will continue leaning on him in private. There is precedent in the way Sir Clive Woodward treated Lawrence Dallaglio after he lost the England rugby captaincy following a tabloid scandal. Martin Johnson was England's captain,an inspirational figure, who lifted the 2003 Rugby World Cup. In Woodward's eyes, however, the captaincy did not change. He continued to regard Dallaglio as the team leader. Johnson, he said, came alive on match days. Through the week, strategy, development, tactics, were all discussed with Dallaglio. Nobody suggests Capello consults Terry on how England play. He is regarded, however, as the strongest voice among the playing staff and is admired by Capello for his forthrightness.


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