It'll come as little surprise to anyone that TH14 has been appointed captain. I think it's pretty much what everyone wanted and I certainly think it's the right choice. He's not only a great ambassador for the club and football in general but also for the simple virtue of being a decent human being. If he makes half a decent fist of it as he has everything else he's turned his hand to then he'll do just fine.
The News of the Screws (and just about everyone else, though they hedge their bets by crediting the NOTW) reports that AC3 is about to sign a new contract, extending his current deal to three years and netting him £70k per week into the bargain. The contract apparently includes a "gentleman's agreement" that he can go to Real next summer if he wants, which makes one wonder whether the extension is merely to protect his value in that deal. We shall see.
In the meantime, perhaps we can now forget that saga and see if he can still do his talking on the pitch, I think we've all had enough of hearing him off it.