Stoney perfect choice to lead Team GB says club coach

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Casey StoneyCasey Stoney is the perfect choice to captain Team GB's women's football team and can help the side win gold at London 2012, according to her club manager Glen Harris (12/1 Team GB win Gold Medal in Women’s Football). The Lincoln Ladies centre-half will lead the team in Wednesday's opening Olympic group game against New Zealand.

Harris said "Casey is a natural leader and an inspiration and I really think they [Team GB] can do it. The draw is decent (7/2 to win Group E) and they are pretty confident they can go all the way."

Stoney, who has won 103 caps, not only skippers the Lady Imps but is the England captain as well, so it was no surprise that the commanding defender was selected by her national manager, Hope Powell, to lead the GB side (2/5 to beat New Zealand).

And Harris feels there could have been no better choice.  He added "She is an inspiration on and off the pitch. She's a good reader of the game and, from a manager's perspective, having someone like her on the pitch as the game is unfolding is a real benefit." (Double Result betting)

"Casey is a great organiser and communicator. That is a real strength of hers. She reads the game brilliantly and that is probably her biggest asset. She understands the game and is able to translate that to others around her. "(4/11 First team to score)

"She is respected by all team-mates at Lincoln and at international level. It's a great honour to represent your country, but to be named as captain is an even bigger honour and a fantastic achievement."

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