Player Valuation: £70m
Discuss Blues..............personally all I would say is we were blessed to have both, interestingly both of them not really vocal but both commanding respect from big characters in the teams of both eras.
I think it's about being a presence, someone to look to....I really think the role of skipper is overplayed, especially in great teams containing players who are dedicated to the cause and know their role in the team.
What I will say is neither Labone or Ratcliffe were vociferous shouters on the pitch. Neither rolled their sleeves up and fought or kicked opponents, neither got down the referees ear to gain an advantage. Some folk on here think these are pre-requisites for a skipper, but they aren’t.
I only really saw Ratters,can only go on what my old fella and older Evertonians have told me about Labby,Ratters captained probably the best Everton side I will ever see,but I would have to say Mr Everton would shade it,"the last of the Corinthians"Don't ask the question and then sit on the fence, pick one.