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Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby jastons on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:10 pm

With 27 goals in 239 appearances, Mark Noble is our longest serving player. I have never heard a bad word said about him* and he has a great record from the penalty spot.

Where does Mark Noble rank amongst the best ever West Ham players ? Is he good enough to play in a midfield alongside Bonzo, Devonshire and Brooking ?

*although plenty on here criticise his set pieces.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby saludo de carlitos on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:11 pm

A modern day legend, loyal as they come, love him.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Happyhammer52 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:13 pm

A good player no doubt, nowhere close to those who you mentioned however. Has been one of the highlights of this season though IMO.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby RyanWHUFC on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:14 pm

saludo de carlitos wrote:A modern day legend, loyal as they come, love him.


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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Grays on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:14 pm

One of us ain't he, if he wasn't on the pitch he'd be in the stands.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Pop Robson on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:15 pm

He's West Ham though and though, nice to have a West Ham boy in the team for so long.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Crouchend_Hammer on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:15 pm

lovely lad, great club servant and would always like to find a place for him in the team.

unfortunately, he is just a mid-level Premiership midfielder and nothing more IMHO. a tad one-dimensional. Can be great on his day, but can also be very very average. He just does not have the consistency to play at the top level, or for England.

Having said that, if he went to a bigger club and had access to better coaching and the chance to play with better players on a regular basis then he could well improve. Just like Jordan Henderson has improved in the last 18 months at Liverpool
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Joey O'Irons on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:19 pm

Closest thing we've had to a legend in a long time, and will for some while. I hope he plays for us for the rest of his career, a quality player who will be remembered for loyalty and good service when he retires.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:25 pm

Agree with that generally, crouchend. For us, anyway.

He'd benefit hugely too, with quality players alongside him, players to shield him, let him play.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby smuts on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:29 pm

Average to good Prem player.....good with a penalty, but never likely to spank one in from 25 yards.

As Crouch says, he probably should have moved on for the good of his career.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Devs Hampton on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:30 pm

One of our own, claret & blue through and through (so far!) and an absolute credit to himself and the club.
Legend? No where near I am afraid and never will be, it takes way more more than loyalty to get that staus.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Happyhammer52 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:32 pm

rare as rockinghorse shat wrote:Agree with that generally, crouchend. For us, anyway.

He'd benefit hugely too, with quality players alongside him, players to shield him, let him play.


Some of the best stuff he played was when he had Tevez in front of him. Seemed to really up his game.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby sjb958 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:42 pm

Nolan is more of a legend IMO
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Het-Field on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:43 pm

Players with far less than him have European and domestic medals in their back pockets, and plenty of international caps to boot.

Noble is a decent player, who has really had to grin and bear a very difficult period at he Club. He sat on the bench in the p,ay off final in 2005, and didnt even make the bench for the 2006 FA Cup final. He has had to contend with journeymen and poor players, along with bad management.

I sometimes think he deserves so much better than he has gotten.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby saludo de carlitos on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:44 pm

sjb958 wrote:Nolan is more of a legend IMO

:lol: here fishy
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby The Sherriff on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:49 pm

Legend in my eyes.

Absolutely love the bloke :crest:
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:53 pm

Pretty limited ability wise. But credit where its due, he's been a great servant and never lets us down. Legend status?.......im not so sure. Cant see him mentioned in the same breath as Trevor or Bonzo, however a team of Noble's certainly wouldnt be in the bottom 3 of the PL. :crest:
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Rocketron on Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:59 pm

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby Georgee Paris on Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:04 pm

The legend that is the cockney pirlo. We'd only realise how good he is if he was somewhere else. I hope he stays forever.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend ?

Postby rare as rockinghorse shat on Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:10 pm

Cockney Pirlo

Christ, that makes me cringe! :lol:
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