It’s an idealistic or perhaps naive idea but I think team captain should stand for a lot more than it does. I’d like to see a transfer committee made up of chairman, manager, head scout, captain and perhaps one or two of the senior players. I’d like to see a similar captains role on the field to that in rugby, whereby only the captain interacts with the ref unless the ref needs to speak to a player.
I hate to see players with big headphones turning up and leaving matches in their own little bubble. Teams should have more of a family feel, I believe it should be high on the list of captain responsibilities to encourage this atmosphere.