Jokinen Wants To Stay, Willing To Give Up Captaincy
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04-03-2008, 03:03 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Olli just said he'd "absolutely, absolutely" give up the C if the coach so wanted. How do you get from that to someone being uncomfortable stepping on Olli's toes? What a strange conclusion.
Not at all - in fact I find it a bit strange no one has interpreted his comments differently. He said he'd "absolutely" (repeating the word is actually a sign he's being a little insincere) step aside "if they find someone better." Is he the one who will judge whether someone's better?
Anyway, as for the stepping on Olli's toes - if you are a part of a group that has followed the same leader for some time and everyone respects him even if he's not been particularly effective at times, do you suddenly just start acting like everyone should follow you instead? It has nothing to do with how Olli would treat an "upstart"; it has more to do with people in the room showing respect and perhaps being a little too timid.
"...and ultimately it doesn't matter."
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