Daryl Janmaat is a passionate, committed and outstanding player for Newcastle United.
He holds all the attributes of a captain: passion, leadership, skill and the ability to lift a crowd.
Last season he was one of Newcastle's best players by a long way. Janmaat was one of only two players who turned up and gave it their all in every single game of the season. He and Jack Colback are the living embodiment of what Newcastle fans demand: loyalty, passion and intensity. Perfect.
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Janmaat gives everything every game and this is why I believe that not only should Newcastle do their utmost to keep him, they should make him the captain when the imminent departure of Fabricio Coloccini finally comes into fruition.
Janmaat would make a fantastic captain but I don't think it will happen because De Jong is the co vice captain with Cheick Tiote. Considering Tiote hasn't played since January and De Jong played four times all season, this should change.
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Newcastle United should be Janmaat club captain
It should fall to Janmaat considering he played most games last season and he already has all of the necessary prerequisites to be a captain.
Moussa Sissoko spent a few games as captain last year while Colo and the two vice captains were injured, but he seems to be on the verge of leaving. Plus, he doesn't have what it takes to be captain.
He isn't committed enough and doesn't have any of the skills needed to be the captain. He isn't a leader, he isn't passionate about the club and he is a lazy player on the field. He cannot be the captain, that would be a terrible mistake.
Steve McClaren coming in as the new captain is great news for Tiote, as reported this week, he has made a U-turn on his Newcastle career so he will more than likely be at the club next season.
Tiote played under McClaren at FC Twente so they already know each other, this means that he has a considerable advantage over who becomes the new captain when/if Coloccini leaves the club.
Whoever the captain is next season, Newcastle will be a much improved team. With incoming players a probability, we might even see one of them given the captaincy.
Who knows, but we will see what becomes of Newcastle next season as none of us really have any idea.
They could be great, they could be terrible, there is no predicting what Newcastle will do. Consistency isn't exactly their thing.