I cannot see what all the fuss is about concerning John Terry acting like a pratt with Wayne Bridges WAG.
The Daily Mail is of course getting into a right lather - wanting the big tube horse-whipped for desecrating the sacred role of England captain.
Come on, the last England captain who meant anything was Billy Wright, or at a pinch Johnny Haynes. Winterbottom at least listened to his captains.
Even the sainted Bobby Moore was just another player to Ramsey and it's been the case ever since.
I was speaking with Eric Caldow recently and he reckoned the last "proper" captain - his words, was George Young.
"He was effectively manager of the Scotland team when I was first capped", said Caldow.
Since team managers came in, the captain has been, at best, a conduit between manager and players, or more often, just another player, albeit a more experienced one.
Probably the last captain who would make on-field adjustments without referral to the bench was Dany Blanchflower when he led Northern Ireland - because he was on the same wavelength as Peter Doherty, his manager.
Terry to me is simply trying to safeguard the commercial opportunities which still fall to England captains, because of old-fashioned attitudes among the public.