"I might not get the captain's armband back. Thomas has done a fantastic job. When Erik (Paartalu) left we needed someone to step up into the leadership group and he's grabbed that opportunity. In my opinion he's the best player in the league and I value his input. Thomas has some great insights into the game and he behaves in a way that commands respect from the other players. And if you're looking for someone to handle the pressure when it's on, he's a very cool, calm and professional captain." - Matt Smith
through thick and thin, "from my first day at the club, i felt like these guys were a part of my family. i knew that from that day on we were going to create something special, not because of football ability but the way we respected one another and the way everybody got along."