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rotsiepots September 5th, 2004 3:44 pm

The New Gryffindor Quidditch Captain v2
Welcome to the second installment of discussion relating to the new Gryffindor Quidditch captain. The original thread can be found here for your reference. :)

Soo, who do you think will captain the team now that Angelina has left? Personally, I think it's going to be Harry (I don't think Ron will steal Harry's Quidditch Thunder), although there is a chance that a new character, or an outsider will captain the team.

Anyway, post your speculation here.

Lplus September 5th, 2004 4:21 pm


Originally Posted by on previous thread
Katie is the captain


I think Katie will be the Captain of the Quidditch team. She is the oldest remaining player on the team.

Here's my lineup of for HBP

Chasers - Katie, Ginny, New person

Beaters - Seamus is a possibility, Returning beaters

Seeker - Harry

Keeper - Ron.

With the whole will the captain let Ron stay thing, I think JKR was joking. Remember in OotP Ron wanted to quit the whole time, but Angelina wouldn't let him.

Why do everyone think that the Creevy's will be the new beaters? That doesn't make sense to me. They are both very small and unless they put on huge growth spurts this summer, I don't think they'll work out. Besides other than as a fan neither has shown any interest in Quidditch. Also a player has never been replaced on the Quidditch team unless they left school or got kicked off by Umbridge. This would lead me to believe that the two guys who were beaters in OotP will also be in HBP.

The same goes for Dean Thomas. The only reason that I can see him being on the team next year is because of Ginny. With those two going out, he might try out for the team.

I tend to agree about Katie being captain. It seems unlikely the two beaters Andrew and Jack would have been 7th years in book 5 so they should be available. That leaves another chaser required, assuming Ron stays as goal, and Harry seeker, with Ginny trying for chaser. Dean hasn't shown any interest so far, but he could try out to join his girlfriend. Seamus would have been asked during book 5 as well. Alternatively another 5th or 4th year might take an interest.

slavetopadfoot September 5th, 2004 9:20 pm

katie for book six, then harry in the 7th... but then something will happen to harry, either injury or being kidnapped by the DEs, so then ron will assume the role...

daz September 5th, 2004 9:32 pm

I think Harry it would make sense to have a new chaptain for 2 years insted of 1 as it wont disrupt the team as much

angy potter September 5th, 2004 9:35 pm

I think Harry will be the new captain. Katie isn't in the team longer than Harry (Harry is in the team since PS/SS ) and Harry is a really good player+a leader.
It will be unfair if they don't make him the new captain. :sad:

eLeKtriK September 5th, 2004 9:35 pm

I have to agree, I think Katie Bell (being the oldest on the team) will get the captainship for Book 6, with either Ron or Harry taking over in Book 7 (my bet is Ron, as he's already made Prefect and I suspect he'll make Head Boy *crosses fingers for the Mirror from Book 1 to come true*)

I think Ginny is a shoein for one of the Chaser spots, and the other I think Seamus might try out for, which I think would be cool.

As for the Beaters, I would assume the two that replaced Fred and George will return, unless Katie bumps them down to the reserve team, but I'll bet they return.

I hope JRK keeps at it with the ammount of quidditch in her books, I would hate to have the ammount of quidditch we saw in the PoA movie, actually turn up in a book!

ParselTongue September 5th, 2004 9:45 pm

I belive it will be Harry for no other reason than he gets the spotlight so much :D He This will be his 6th year on the team and is credited with Gryfindors sucess in Quiditch and winning the house cup as result. So it make sense to make your MVP the team captain.

Wesley Senior September 5th, 2004 9:50 pm

Harry and Katie have been on the team the same amount of time except for Harrys expulsion from the team last year. I think Katie will be captain in HBP not because she is better then Harry or because she older but her position on the team gives her a better sitiuanal awareness during games and practice then Harry. Harry as seeker must search for the snitch which requires significant amount of concentration and triing manage the team and seek would be difficult with out it hurting the team. Now I know Cedric was seeker and captain but the 2 matches we know about that he captained Huffelpuff was getting beaten badly and only a dementer attack saved them againt Griffendor. In closing Katie becomes the captain mainly by default.

P.S. I did consider Ron because as keeper he's in perfect postion to manage the game but he lacks seniority, natural leadership, and must of all consistent confidence in his own abilty.

Epiphany September 5th, 2004 9:55 pm

I do think it would make a lot more sense if they'd get a Captain for two years instead of only one. Angelina was there for one year only, and so they are now forced to go through another change.

Wood was there for three years, and that was a good thing for the team. You had a captain who knew his players.

I believe Harry should be captain, as he would be the best choice. He is by far the best player around, and has shown his leadership(DA). As for tactics, there's always his team mate Ron who could help him ;)

That is, if Harry plays Quidditch at all...

Moonstruck September 5th, 2004 9:55 pm


Originally Posted by Wesley Senior
Now I know Cedric was seeker and captain but the 2 matches we know about that he captained Huffelpuff was getting beaten badly and only a dementer attack saved them againt Griffendor. In closing Katie becomes the captain mainly by default.

Cedric didn't become captain until POA. Wood said Cedric had put together a strong side and he was really worried about how they would preform. I don't think Seekers could be bad captains because their looking for the Snitch.

Weasleyfan1 September 5th, 2004 10:58 pm

I think that Katie will be the new captain. This will give Harry the disappointment yet again in not getting something he was expecting (i.e. prefect). His anger has been and I think will continue to be big in the books (however it may tone down a bit, considering the prophecy and all) and this could just add to it. He'll get it eventually though. (I hope!)

mel September 7th, 2004 8:22 pm

I think it will be Harry, especially after reading The North Tower's newest article on Quidditch. Harry will need to learn how to think ahead, strategize, and fight with his head instead of his heart if he is going to be successful against LV. DD and McG know this, and I think they will make him captain as a way to train him for the final battle.

krystle September 7th, 2004 8:40 pm

Katie was a sub on the team in her first year, then made the first team when harry did, so she has been on the team longer, if only as a sub, so she will make captin, then Harry will become captin in his last year!! so theres my thoughts on the matter..

C8H10N4O2 September 7th, 2004 10:47 pm

I think Harry has enough on his plate to prevent him from becoming captain. Quidditch for him is an escape, a release. To put him under that much pressure is just not fair to him -- if Dumbledore wouldn't ask him to submit to the pressure of being a prefect, would McGonagall ask him to submit to the pressure of being the team captain? Besides, what does he know about anything other than seeking?

I can see Katie Bell doing it. I can't see Ron, Ginny (yet) or the two beaters doing it. I see Harry clinging on to the little enjoyment he can get out of life.

Of course, his rights to play Quidditch have to be reinstated...

MadMagic September 7th, 2004 11:46 pm

I think the captain is usually given to the oldest player, which I guess in this case would be Katie. However, I don't really think that she will be captain, which would make Harry the next option, since he is in the same year as Ron but he has been on the team 4 more years than Ron. They are Harry's Books, so I guess he should be captain. It would be a nice distraction from the other things going on in his life :p

lewis8604 September 8th, 2004 6:13 am

Here is how I look at it. Harry is assertive, the best player around. Remeber in Book 1 wood said he was better than charlie already and charlie could have played for England. That is impressuve. Harry will not stand on the sidelines. He is a good leader who can teach well. And when his is leading he always tries to be very fair. Although im sure Katie is a fine chaser and leader she has already been willing to take lessons from harry as she did in the DA. She had no problem liostening to him. Harry has been on the team just as long as Katie xcept for the tear she was a reserve. Senority is a big part to choosing i think but skill and ability to lead will be far more imprtant. Harry will be captain. Heneeds this more than ever to get his mind off things. Since he isn't a prefect he will need something to take up his time so he doesn't just sit and think about the prophesy. Also he will then have it for two years in a row which will help the team. especially if he wins the cup. I just don't see Katie being the leader. She always seemed to be really quite

caindo September 8th, 2004 6:18 am

Unfortunately... I think Harry'll end up being the new captain. He's the better player of them all (youngest seeker in a CENtury!- ron). I'm just worried about whether there will BE school quidditch next year. And whether Harry would be free enough to take the position. Katie seems to have more time on her hands... She's not off fighting Voldemort.

tthan September 8th, 2004 8:52 am

I think it will be Katie because she is older then Harry, and she does have seniority if you count the half season Harry was kicked off of the team. Also Harry is a good seeker but he really doesn't know much about the rest of the game. At the Quidditch World Cup he didn't even know what formations were being used. Harry isn't a very strategic thinker either, that has always been Ron's thing. I think Katie this year and then Ron in book 7. Ron knows a lot more about Quidditch then Harry does, and he is a lot better at coming up with strategies.

The Leprechaun September 15th, 2004 10:20 am

I'm sorry to do this, but Ginny and Dean aren't a sure thing (that kind of rhymed.....huh oh yeah). Ginny said she chose Dean in a vague way, that makes me believe she was joking just to get a rise out of Ron. If you want to see an interesting interpretation of Ron's likelihood of becoming captain than check out
Padfoot+Prongs=Potter and what it could mean?. I know I am plugging my own thread, but it was to wide ranging to be anything but it's own thread.

Classical_Wizar September 15th, 2004 10:25 am

I posted in thread one but I don't remember who I said would be the captain so anyways.

I think it would be Katie if she is still attending Hogwarts for her final year. Of course I would laugh if Ginny becomes the new captain and Harry and Ron have to listen to her with possibility both or maybe just Ron quitting after all who likes listening to their younger sibling?

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