I was asked by Prostate Cancer UK to write about my favourite ever Cobblers captain recently for their ‘Men United’ campaign and after much deliberation I put forward Ian Sampson for our nomination.
Prostate cancer kills one man every hour – that’s a strike rate of 10,000 deaths every year. So this season, as the Official Charity Partner of the Football League, Prostate Cancer UK were asking supporters to put aside their differences and become Men United in the fight against prostate cancer.
I could have gone back to the ‘good old days’ for some classic captaincy material but it wouldn’t have been fair for me to write about someone who I never saw play. That left only a clutch of genuine contenders and Sammo won my vote. You can see my thoughts on the Town legend here.
To check out the fantastic range of nominations from all other clubs, check out the main website here.
So get voting for Sammo to be the ultimate skipper!