bubbles1966 wrote:Does nothing of the sort.
Of course it does. If he really was the cause of our endless struggling of the last few seasons he would have been dropped. Like Jimenez, Diamanti, Kovac and all the other mugs folks on here seemed to think would take his place were. He hasn't, simples.
Noble isn't "Parker and Noble".
Since we were discussing "common denominators in our myriad of struggles", I thought it might be pertinent to list his ever-present partner in said struggles. I could have added Green, Tomkins and Cole but that would have been taking the piss a bit...
There seems to me to be an anomaly between the way our support rates him and the way he is viewed by other teams' managers. Where are the PL bids? Why wasn't he in the top 10 players selected by the managers at this level?
Surely, if he was that good, that obvious a PL player - that would be reflected in other clubs interest?
He's a decent player - good technically, probably wasted playing so deep - but he shouldn't be an absolute shoo-in if we went up.
Rating players by how much interest there is from other football clubs for them is rather silly. Best to just watch them on the football pitch while they're playing for West Ham. Maybe then we would appreciate what is possibly the last of the line of "classic" West Ham central midfield players, soon to be as extinct as the dodo bird in a world obsessed with "AMs", "DMs", and Yaya F*cking Toure...