UK time is: 00:07:26
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

DJ To Lead By Example

Damien Johnson has been named as Blues' new captain for the coming season.

The Northern Ireland international won both the Blues' player of the year and the players' player of the year last season wore the coverted armband for the first time in our 5-1 win against Burton Albion.

Speaking to the press following his choice, Steve Bruce said:

'He's quiet - I don't think you will get many interviews out of him as the club spokesman!

'Maybe we will have to have a club captain and a team captain. That's one thing I will have to look at because he's not comfortable doing that sort of thing.

'Yet he's a fantastic pro. If they were all like Jonty, then a manager's job would be easy. He conducts himself magnificently. He leads from the front. Anything you ask him to do is not a problem and managing him for the last four-and-a-half years, he has been a terrific servant to the club.

'He may not be the most vociferous, but he leads by example. Every day in training, the way he plays in matches, he's magnificent.

'Even on Saturday when he came on to the right-hand side after we made a couple of substitutions, he was the one who was doing it properly - that's the way he is.

'His response? Absolutely delighted and honoured. He was also a little bit shocked.

'I thought, maybe, because of the way he is - a quiet type - he might decline. But he didn't. He's accepted the responsibility of it and I'm sure he will be a very, very good captain for us.'

It remains to be seen if Upson will regain command of the armband when he returns to the squad from injury, as he was Cunningham's understudy.




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:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 11 2006

Time: 3:00PM

Your Comments

good captain, you got some good player there and should be rooting for going straight up! good luck
wallis
yes, good luck. Hopefully you will bounce straight back up!!!!
cherry_brandy
finally a captin who will spur his team on and get up there arses if they do something wrong
cj_bcfc
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Birmingham City Articles

Video: Blues Focus Episode 10 (Friday October 24 2014)

Highlights: Blackburn 1-0 Blues (Friday October 24 2014)

Blues U21s 1-1 Brentford U21s (Friday October 24 2014)

Townsend Told No Cup Football (Friday October 24 2014)

Gray Deal With Liverpool Rubbished (Friday October 24 2014)

Blues Ladies Desperate for Funding (Friday October 24 2014)

Twitter Poll: No To Coyle (Thursday October 23 2014)

Birmingham Open Rowett Talks (Thursday October 23 2014)

Crosby Wants Birmingham Hot Seat (Thursday October 23 2014)

Man of the Match: Colin Doyle (Thursday October 23 2014)

Archived Birmingham City Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Fulham 14 4 2 8 -6 14
20. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
21. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
22. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
23. Bolton 13 2 2 9 -13 8
24. Blackpool 13 1 3 9 -11 6

Breaking League News

Early Team News - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 25/10/2014 00:03:00
What The Bosses Say - Derby v Latics
Wigan : 24/10/2014 23:39:00
Millers v Seagulls Preview
Rotherham : 24/10/2014 20:05:00
LUFC Leeds v Wolves - Over The Years
Leeds Utd : 24/10/2014 20:00:00
LUFC Will Leeds slay the Wolves?
Leeds Utd : 24/10/2014 19:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Birmingham City v Bournemouth
Suggested By:  
Home win 45%
Draw 22%
Away win 33%