Frank Lampard will captain England in their friendly
international against Denmark. Nice for him, irrelevant for everyone else.
Lampard dutifully trotted out the usual clichés about it
being 'the ultimate honour', but aside from making one player's family
proud, the captain's armband is a thing of utter insignificance.
Last year, the country went mad when John Terry was stripped
of the captaincy, an event given the full hysterical treatment by media and public
alike. Some countries impeach heads of state with less fuss.
While Fabio Capello was probably right to punish Terry, what