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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby bubbles1966 on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:20 pm

RichieRiv wrote:I think it's you that have some deep seated issues,


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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby DasNutNock on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:40 pm

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby prophet:marginal on Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:43 pm

Love the Lucas 'calm down' gesture in the background. Needs a curly wig, natch, but close enough.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Colours never run on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:09 am

bubbles1966 wrote:
In his first 8 games this season, we won 1 (we were drawing until he was subbed), drew 1, lost 6. We conceded 21 goals.

Who are you pinning that on? Noble (allegedly so influential the entire result is down to him) or Bilic ?




So you answered my question with a different question of your own?

But as you asked, I'd lay part of the blame at both Noble the Captain and the manager. That still doesn't answer my initial question though..
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Colours never run on Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:16 am

And for what it's worth Richie, I'm also extremely grateful to have someone like Noble at our Club representing us on many levels. I understood what you were getting at as players like him are a dying breed who are prepared to commit so much to 1 Club and give so much both on and off the field. To see someone out there week in week out doing it for the love of the Club like any of us would if given half a chance is something special in today's game indeed. The fact he earns a mint is neither here nor there but good luck to him for being able too, I'm just glad he does it for us.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:12 pm

Bend it like Repka wrote:I said months ago we will never win a game with Koyate/Obiang in the middle, and I can't have been far out. Noble does better than both of them, but we are still well short.

We need a top quality CM, maybe 2, more than any other position.


The case for the prosecution rests.

Once again, this time versus the mighty Shrewsbury, those two were truly awful.

Koyate is not fit to wear the shirt any more. Along with Sakho he should be out the door this window as top priority.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Jumby on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:31 pm

Kouyate and Obiang were visibly f**ked after half an hour. Having two central midfielders finished after a third of the game would effect any team in the world, especially when Kouyate is pretty s**t most of the time when he's fully fit.

We really could have done with Noble today, I think he and Cullen would have worked well, we'd have certainly kept it on the deck more.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby MB on Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm

Bit harsh on Kouyate as he has had a few decent games with Noble alongside him. Him and Obiang just do not work as a pair for some reason.

I’d have gone with Cullen and Kouyate with another attacking midfielder ahead of them today. Cullen would have slotted nicely in that Noble role as he has been groomed for it most of his career.

We desperately need bodies in the middle.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:00 pm

MB wrote:Bit harsh on Kouyate


No it's not.

MB wrote:as he has had a few decent games with Noble alongside him.


I'm struggling....

MB wrote:Him and Obiang just do not work as a pair for some reason.


The reason being neither have any great technical ability and can barely pass a ball accurately. Plus Koyate's attitude sucks and is a disgrace for a pro.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby MB on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:04 pm

Fair enough mate.. I think he is a limited footballer who blows hot and cold, but we need his physical presence which is why I think three managers have consistently picked him despite his obvious flaws.

Like our three senior cams, he struggles from not being an attacking midfielder or a defensive one.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby szola on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:22 pm

He is a great captain on Twitter :thup:
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Bend it like Repka on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:41 pm

MB wrote:Fair enough mate.. I think he is a limited footballer who blows hot and cold, but we need his physical presence which is why I think three managers have consistently picked him despite his obvious flaws.

Like our three senior cams, he struggles from not being an attacking midfielder or a defensive one.


I think the Koyate of this season is totally unrecognisable from the one of 3 seasons ago. That player had drive and ambition, he burst into runs forward with the ball and was a very effective player.

This season he has been a disgrace. How many times has he been highlighted losing his player who goes onto score? He jogs around doing the bare minimum. I don't know whether he has been hanging around with Sakho too much, but he clearly doesn't give a ****.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby rciron on Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:59 pm

Jumby wrote:Kouyate and Obiang were visibly f**ked after half an hour. Having two central midfielders finished after a third of the game would effect any team in the world, especially when Kouyate is pretty s**t most of the time when he's fully fit.

We really could have done with Noble today, I think he and Cullen would have worked well, we'd have certainly kept it on the deck more.

:thup: more worrying why could Moyes not see this? Noble and Cullen our new CM partnership **** paying 15m for Artur
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby MorthwylMawr on Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:12 pm

szola wrote:He is a great captain on Twitter :thup:


Just seen his tweet harsh but very funny
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby thejackhammer on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:52 am

szola wrote:He is a great captain on Twitter :thup:


Bit of banter at a player making his first start and doing a fine job. I bet young Josh is over the moon with that sort of acknowledgment from the captain.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Colours never run on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Back in the side and back to winning ways as Mr. Composure strikes again with a cool finish. Night and day performance from the previous game he wasn't in it. Well played Captain.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby miles on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:54 pm

Reminded me of Xavi at his best today.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Diogenes on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:02 pm

Another good game and seems to have had the weight of the world lifted off his shoulders. Our current 'defensive' style I feel suits his abilities in that his weaknesses are less exposed and strengths maximised. Long may it continue.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Jumby on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:09 pm

Pirlo looked lost in New York when he was asked to do something different to his usual game. Mark is now back to doing what he is best at, long may it continue.

The legs are still there.
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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Postby Adam 'The Smudge' on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:19 pm

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