The captain doesn't seem very popular among the well...sod it all call them what they are, morons, idiots who think everyone should be playing football like Maradonna used to.
Comments I've heard at games have pissed me off, the worst being at half time when we played West Brom and this tosser went off on one about how he doesn't do anything, he can't change the game get him off etc... 25 minutes later he scored the greatest goal i've ever seen in person from 30 odd yards
People get on his back because he does the ugly stuff, breaks up the play wins tackles, plays the simple balls, and as captain does the talking, and keeps the shape in the midfield, while the players around him like Barnes, Bisgaard, Jones, Lupoli, Smith do the fancy stuff.
It's been a hot topic off debate recently especially now we've broght 2 mor players who can play in midfield, but I'm not the only one wo realises how important Oakley is too the side, alot of the times we've lost has been when Oakley hasn't played. And some of the older fans, have told the young idiots about a player called John McGovern, who was very understated with his part in the team, but was still a great not only with Derby, but Forest as well, if Clough signs you twice you must be good eh?
Oakley clearly leads the team on the field, and we haven't had a captain that has actually done that for quite a while, hopefully he'll score a few more 30 yarders then maybe, certain people will give him the credit he actually deserves.