I think the captain moniker is more of a symbol and to give some seniority in the dressing room. Personally I think he is well past his prime and needs to be spelled in and out of the team. I am appreciative of his work ethic over the years but his a liability at times, proven by a number of really poor choices in last nights game, albeit pre-season. He's not a natural defender, and doesn't possess the skill to be an outright attacking player. His work rate and delivery are his best assets, but i'm not convinced thats enough anymore in the modern game.