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If it aint broke...

So much about Portsmouth Football Club has been 'broken' in recent years, although we are now making very good moves to put things right.

One of those things that is not broken is the captaincy issue.

With Johnny Ertl now 100% officially confirmed as remaining a Pompey player for next season, in fact the next 3 seasons, the logical move is to keep him as captain - as he was from the New Year onwards last time round...

It has been confirmed by Guy Whittingham, in The News, that the Austrian will indeed remain as his captain, with him 'promised' this will be the case for the league two season.

There was always something about Ertl that I liked, yep he had his difficult moments in the early stages of his Pompey career but when he moved into a more favoured central midfield area, and most certainly when he took the captains armband, he really stepped up to the plate - his commanding performances, as we know, earned him the player of the year accolade.

Ertl is a natural leader, both on an off the field. He proved he can do this so it makes complete sense to leave the armband with him as the senior pros respect him and the younger ones will rightly look up to him.

Commanding the respect of your peers is an all important aspect of being the leader, and Ertl certainly does that so as the old saying goes 'if it aint broke don't fix it', and this is the case with the captaincy for Pompey going forward...

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Date:Saturday June 15 2013

Time: 7:35PM

 

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