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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Ozza » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:02 am

Great to see him back, what a club servant and legend of this club

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by jaybs » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:26 am

Half expected on waking up the same old negatives about Noble, but back from injury how can you knock a player who has dedicated 15 years to Our Club, the stupid comment he is too slow is a joke! I stand by it is what you do with the ball, We looked a team again yesterday as others have rightly said he brings out the best with Declan, and again players show him so much respect on and off the pitch, I will not complain more games like yesterday, we need to Believe in ourselves as a Club!

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Colours never run » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:39 am

When we talk about how we solve the issue of finding someone to lead us in the future to win games without Noble, I think it'll ultimately be once someone like Rice fully matures into the role. He's still a lot to learn about the game and that obviously takes experience but I think that's the natural successor to Noble when he's not around. That is assuming Rice sticks around long enough to want to be here to do it.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by MadMart » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:43 am

He's got to be ahead of Wilshere in the pecking order - offers more bite and passion that's missing when he doesn't play - fast becoming a legend, leading us through tough times :thup:

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Skandi Brudson » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:38 am

I’ll say this, when he puts the ball on the spot, it’s one of the precious few things about West Ham that I’m confident will have a positive outcome.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Chicken Run Supreme » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:06 pm

He always lets his football do his talking. We are a better team when he plays and I've said it before and I'll say it again no doubt, we will miss him when he's gone. In this day and age we are highly unlikely to see his like again.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Suffolk Iron » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:36 pm

Irons_Irons wrote:For all Nobes’ perceived limitations (and there aren’t too many IMO) after almost 500 appearances under what feels like almost as many managers there is one constant. He is the very definition of a leader, players around him seem to give a little bit extra, they will follow him and that for me is priceless. Is he a club legend? Without a doubt.
The fact that this thread started five years ago confirms it I reckon.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Colours never run » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:38 pm

I like the fact the thread isn't even posing the question anymore. It's now widely considered a fact.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by e17 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:51 pm

Colours never run wrote:I like the fact the thread isn't even posing the question anymore. It's now widely considered a fact.
I’d go as far as to say he’d make the bench of an all time West Ham United squad for me

Rose tinteds mean that it’s easy to forget some of our other legends didn’t fancy away days to Watford let alone turn the tide, and that some of them scarpered to Scouseland between spells

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by RichieRiv » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:00 pm

In terms of loyalty, he can count himself an equal to Bonds, Brooking and Lampard Snr.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Skandi Brudson » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:15 pm

RichieRiv wrote:In terms of loyalty, he can count himself an equal to Bonds, Brooking and Lampard Snr.
Yeah I would absolutely agree with that

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by thejackhammer » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:22 pm

Colours never run wrote:I like the fact the thread isn't even posing the question anymore. It's now widely considered a fact.
I suggested removing the question mark a few years ago, Bristol agreed and it was done. 8-)

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by brooking1966 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:45 pm

I thought he did a great job of rollicking non trackers, real rant like I'd hoped, but Haller/Antonio/Mas/Lanzini were the standouts for me. Adrenaline & passion carried him through on a very hot day, so respect due. We we're still cut through the middle though & with better finishing they could of hurt us before Mike came on. I hope the FB's keep squeezing the middle closer together. Can Nobes play 38 games starting? I still think he's better when rested/rotated to maintain fire. I'd like to see better close pressing goal-side from all the midfield moving forward. We seem to give them easy access into our half without a effective press

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by e17 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:50 pm

RichieRiv wrote:In terms of loyalty, he can count himself an equal to Bonds, Brooking and Lampard Snr.
In terms of loyalty, he’d be close to Brooking from your list

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by neathiron » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:40 pm

There's one vacant side of the ground without a stand named after a player. Should he finish his career with us, would be a nice touch by the owners to honour him for being such a loyal servant to the club.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Skandi Brudson » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:52 pm

neathiron wrote:There's one vacant side of the ground without a stand named after a player. Should he finish his career with us, would be a nice touch by the owners to honour him for being such a loyal servant to the club.
Don’t think I’d go that far.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by neathiron » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:03 pm

Skandi Brudson wrote:
Don’t think I’d go that far.
Just think it would be good to have one from the modern era, something the younger generation of fans can associate with. Know it's rare to get any loyalty from players these days but Nobes seems to be an exception to the rule.

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Colours never run » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:24 pm

brooking1966 wrote:I thought he did a great job of rollicking non trackers, real rant like I'd hoped, but Haller/Antonio/Mas/Lanzini were the standouts for me. Adrenaline & passion carried him through on a very hot day, so respect due. We we're still cut through the middle though & with better finishing they could of hurt us before Mike came on. I hope the FB's keep squeezing the middle closer together. Can Nobes play 38 games starting? I still think he's better when rested/rotated to maintain fire. I'd like to see better close pressing goal-side from all the midfield moving forward. We seem to give them easy access into our half without a effective press
Here's a question for ya, you know how you often say we get carved open down the middle defensively, how comes you always dig Noble out, yet the one person who's sole purpose of being in midfield for protecting our defence Rice, gets next to no f*** at all? You always go for Noble but his job in midfield is more than just patrolling our defence. Clearly he's more expansive than that. Why does Rice get a free pass?

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by Pop Robson » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:10 pm

Nobes is equal 4th in the All time Premier League Pens scored in a list of footballing legends

Something to be proud of having a Hammer in that list

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Re: Mark Noble - West Ham Legend

Post by brooking1966 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:37 pm

Colours never run wrote:Here's a question for ya, you know how you often say we get carved open down the middle defensively, how comes you always dig Noble out, yet the one person who's sole purpose of being in midfield for protecting our defence Rice, gets next to no f*** at all? You always go for Noble but his job in midfield is more than just patrolling our defence. Clearly he's more expansive than that. Why does Rice get a free pass?
Here's an answer fo ya

brooking1966 on Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:33 am

Have you read the Declan Rice thread? Maybe you can find your answer there :thup:

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