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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Diogenes on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:29 pm

Adam 'The Smudge' wrote:It goes to show far we'd fallen that we're judging Nobles importance on a performance at a newly promoted team.

I think that is a bit disingenuous Adam. I have been one of his main critics this year, but credit where it is due. I think Moyes has made a difference and Noble has responded positively. And I am more than happy that he has.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby stu1 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:30 pm

miles wrote:Reminded me of Xavi at his best today.



Someone’s got a bit excited :D
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Adam 'The Smudge' on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:38 pm

Adam 'The Smudge' wrote:It goes to show far we'd fallen that we're judging Nobles importance on a performance at a newly promoted team.

Diogenes wrote:I think that is a bit disingenuous Adam. I have been one of his main critics this year, but credit where it is due. I think Moyes has made a difference and Noble has responded positively. And I am more than happy that he has.

With 10 behind the ball or against teams outside the top 6 he looks ok.
Against teams with honours to aim for he looks isolated and off the pace and unable to hurt them.
Simply put we don't have the player needed at the club for the role that would be our lynch-pin.
Then again we lack in several spots.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby bubbles1966 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:43 pm

He took his goal really well. He's always been good when he gets into that kind of position. He's been massively underused in it for the majority of his career here.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Doc H Ball on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:49 pm

Blimey, we really need players to compete with those battling for honours.

Meanwhile, Noble does for me.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Sarfend Hammer on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:54 pm

Today was another very good performance from him. He was always able to lay the ball off to one of our players even in tight spots and under pressure. He has an eye for a pass and he took his chance superbly. You can see that Arnie has confidence in him and Lanzini to come away with the ball.

How he plays against top 6 teams will be dependent on the form he is in and how the team is setup. I definitely won't write him off.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby westlondonhammer on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:59 pm

He makes us tick...simple as that

With Obiang / Kouyate doing the legwork it allows him the freedom to do what he does best

His legs are still there...he just needs energy next to him

Reminds me of Parker for us right now...we need an alternative to him in tge squad, nobody does his role well enough
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Gerblatz on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:05 pm

Another player whose formand fitness is unrecognisable from a few months back.
Moyes is using him far more intelligently in his game plan and he’s raised his game by another 10%. Keep it going Mr West Ham.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Whufc06 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:15 pm

Noble does, and always has, played well with intelligent players ahead of him. Surround him with dross and lack of skill and movement and he struggles.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:24 pm

Fast joining a list of possible HOTY candidates. Well played Nobes. :thup:
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby goa127 on Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:25 pm

Noble under Slav had become a self fulfilling prophesy. Oh he's too old, his legs have gone, he needs to sit back. Not now, he's back playing where he always used to and looks like the player of five years ago.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby the pink palermo on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:26 pm

Plenty in the tank today .

Awesome performance .
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby europeanscum on Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:33 pm

haven't had a chance to watch todays game but on talksport they reckoned mark was really pulling the strings today, sounds like a great performance.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby hammers92 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:13 am

Anyone else find it appalling that Noble is the 4th highest scorer for West Ham in the PL? Well done to him and all but that really is an awful stat for us since the league was formed.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Phil S on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:24 am

the pink palermo wrote:Plenty in the tank today .

Awesome performance .


and with a smile on his face
very enjoyable
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Danny's Dyer Acting on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:29 am

hammers92 wrote:Anyone else find it appalling that Noble is the 4th highest scorer for West Ham in the PL? Well done to him and all but that really is an awful stat for us since the league was formed.


Not really. I think people underestimate the level of turnover in squads in the time the PL has been running

Check the stats for Newcastle, they've had a pretty similar record to us (with much higher highs) in the PL and apart from one freak, nobody stands out - https://www.11v11.com/teams/newcastle-u ... n/scorers/

Noble's position on our list says more about his longevity than anything else.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby MrHammer73 on Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:33 am

Keeps his form up and might be in for a chance for a England call up.

After all, England lack central midfielders who can pass the ball.

Hater Hogdson is no longer in charge so he might get a well deserved England cap.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby kayahammer on Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:31 am

Nobes has come into form at the right time.

A proper captain
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Colours never run on Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:38 am

You know what I like about almost all of Nobles goals, it's that he passes them into the net. All specifically placed with purpose and never thrashed. Always in control of the ball. It's a real sign of a cultured footballer. He rarely flaps under pressure too in and around the box.

My only wish was that some of his managers didnt hold him back so much positionally as a defensive midfielder because he clearly has a lot to give further up the field goal scoring or assisting.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Bamber Gascoigne on Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:46 am

Great performance today Mr Noble :thup:
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