UK time is: 13:24:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Nelsen happy to hand over captaincy

Old Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen that now was as good a time as any to hand over the captains armband to someone new.

The captaincy travelled in a lateral fashion when it was transferred over to his defensive partner Chris Samba in the pre-season.

But Nelsen has played it down and stressed he still has captaincy duties if no longer on match days.

Ryan spoke to the Lancashire Telegraph - "It`s no big deal, I am the club captain but no longer the captain on the park. Chris is an incredible player and at 26 it was the right time to do it (hand him the captaincy).

"I had five and a half years as captain.

"My new role as club captain is a bit like being on a board when they have an old guy who they don't want to get rid of so they find him a new job."

Don't be too harsh on yourself Nelly!!!

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 8 2010

Time: 3:26PM

Your Comments

Good too see the spirits aren't too down!! ha ha. I personally feel it is a good combo having the two of them share duties...
Mikey Delap
Doesn't matter if he doesn't have the armband on he's still a leader on the pitch, no doubt he'll still be telling the younger players how to act/react to situations and taking every loss just as personally before, just as Samba will and Dunn and Emerton.. all the lads who've been around in the prem long enough.
marsmanic
Nelsen = Legend, the guy oozes class.
Durks
what a great clubman. legend
retroflair31
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Rovers In Need Of A Right-Back (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Rovers Keane On Michael Again (Saturday July 19 2014)

Strengthen The Defence (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Best If Leon And Rovers Part (Wednesday July 16 2014)

Marrow leaves Rovers (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Bowyer's Rhodes Delight (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Odd Kit Launch!! (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Nothing To Worry About (Sunday July 13 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 64
2. Mikey Delap 42
3. dallydally 41
4. Sasman! 26
5. *Dave* 19
6. Marcus:) 10
7. chris_rovers 9
8. rhodie110961 6
9. fransavarese 6
10. adam_quirk 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Birmingham 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackburn 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Bolton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Brentford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Brighton 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Breaking League News

Gray to decide on Kelhar's Owls future
Sheff Wed : 28/07/2014 13:01:00
No Deal For Toure
Derby County : 28/07/2014 12:42:00
Emyr Huws Continues His Preseason With City
Wigan : 28/07/2014 11:29:00
Would you like to write about Wolves?
Wolves : 28/07/2014 10:00:00
The Championship 2014/15 - Brighton
Reading : 28/07/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who should be the number one for Rovers?
Suggested By:  Walker
Paul Robinson 67%
Simon Eastwood 5%
Jake Kean 17%
Bring in someone new 11%