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HairyHammer 1:45 Sun Jan 14
Noble, Captain consistent ?
I have never been a big Noble fan and thought the 5 year contract crazy I even wanted him sold when he was given it, but who else could be Captain with the same love and conviction as him in the current squad, the truth is that there is no one.
He is not the kind of player who in my personal opinion will change a game positively if the team is not playing well, well not that often anyway, but when the team is playing well Noble nearly always seems to shine.
So I give Credit to Mark Noble who is obviously working hard, he might be Inconsistent but somehow manages to come to the fore and when everything is going well he is integral, please God he keeps up his recent form West ham too. The Canning Town Kid is back.

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Iron2010 6:19 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
Giant improvement recently. He has gone from being a liability to a major asset.

In fairness I get the opinion that he is a complete professional and will do exactly what the manager asks. He was negative under Sam for the most part and unfit under Slav with the exception of Payets purple patch when all ports rose with the tide. Moyes clearly wants us to press more and break quicker. Noble has risen to the challenge.

ironsofcanada 5:28 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
ludo21 2:55 Sun Jan 14

It makes sense.

His strength is not making space for himself and if everyone else is hiding or, to be generous, do not have the ability to get open, he ends up making the safe pass or worse, forcing a pass or getting caught on the ball and making a rash tackle to get it back.

gph 5:18 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
"When I want to know how good a player really is I ask the Huddersfield fans."

Well, YOU ought to.

pulhampete 5:12 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
V - do you then disagree with them and take the opposite view? Or do you save that just for us?

The captain played well yesterday, he's not a bad player and he never really had any legs to start with.

Alex V 5:05 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
When I want to know how good a player really is I ask the Huddersfield fans.

eastend joker 3:27 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
anyone who doesn't rate Noble needs to see how much the Huddersfield fans are raving about how good he was yesterday on their forum .

ludo21 2:55 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?

Norflundon 2:30 Sun Jan 14

Very true... Noble always raises his game when he has someone decent to play off him, he formed a great relationship with Payet. Not quite a Pirlo but he reads the game well and is capable of exquisite passes and is best on the offensive rather than defensive. Unfortunately this season we have seen too much of the later... hopefully that will change from here on in.

Norflundon 2:30 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
Always been a player that shines when he has a quality player to play with as he’s a clever player. If you look at the periods he’s played his best football always when we’ve had a top player alongside him Tevez Bellamy Payet and now Arnautovic has suddenly turned into a world beater and Lanzini is getting his form back the Skipper is starting to show his qualities

gph 2:28 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
He dashed back to cover for Cresswell, who wasn't tight enough on Lolley. As Noble was going full out, it was easy for Lolley to turn back on himself and get past him.

Meanwhile, instead of backing up Noble, Cresswell was retreating towards the penalty spot, presumably expecting Lolley to try and go outside Noble and cross, but opening up a space for Lolley to shoot.

Poor decision-making by Cresswell, a failed attempt by Noble to make up for it.

And Noble gets the blame

chedylan 2 2:19 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
I'm thinking about it.......................

RM10 2:13 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
you should be thinking what the hell was cresswell/masuaku doing for their goal.

chedylan 2 2:11 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
I think it shows how fucking shit kouyate and obiang have been that noble walks back in the team and looks like pirlo in comparison.

Fair play he's been pretty decent. Not sure what the fuck he was doing for their goal yesterday tho.

Spandex Sidney 1:28 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
I've spent two years saying his legs have gone but yesterday he ran that midfield.

He hasn't found any speed but seems to have greater confidence in slowing the game down in the middle of the park to suit him.

The Moyes effect? Dunno but the lad has come on since having the courage of his convictions to play to his strengths and not worry about his weaknesses

cornish 12:59 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
Noble for me is a vital cog for west ham.

DutchCourage 12:52 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
Don't know the exact figures but points per game this season with Noble must be far better than the games without Noble.

Also, he can actually score a penalty (which no other member of the squad seems capable of doing).

When fully fit and the schedule is not crazy, he should always start.

Ron Eff 12:29 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
We’re a far better team with Noble in it, regardless of calls that his legs are going or not, it’s as simple as that.

ironsofcanada 12:27 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
Will add one thing after just watching the highlights this morning.

On the third goal, Lanzini celebrates with some people, while Arnautovic is celebrating with another group. Mark Noble goes to Lanzini and leads his group to Arnautovic. A very little thing but hopefully bringing the team together.

mashed in maryland 12:21 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
ironsofcanada 12:15 Sun Jan 14

ironsofcanada 12:15 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
I think gph has it right. He is still one trying (sometimes too hard) when things are going badly and therefore he draws attention. And so he gets a lot of the general frustration dumped on him.

When things are going well he is a cog in the machine player for the most part (except when he adds a rare goal like yesterday) and blends in behind the more skilled players.

Not amazing ever at this point but great for keeping good play ticking over and always trying to make the bad not so much so (though I will admit he fails there sometimes.)

ironsofcanada 12:15 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
I think gph has it right. He is still one trying (sometimes too hard) when things are going badly and therefore he draws attention. And so he gets a lot of the general frustration dumped on him.

When things are going well he is a cog in the machine player for the most part (except when he adds a rare goal like yesterday) and blends in behind the more skilled players.

Not amazing ever at this point but great for keeping good play ticking over and always trying to make the bad not so much so (though I will admit he fails there sometimes.)

dicksie3 11:56 Sun Jan 14
Re: Noble, Captain consistent ?
He has been like his old self again the past couple of months. It's great to see.

Perhaps it was all down to fitness but, in all fairness, he's made poor starts to the season for some time now.

Even in 2015/16 when I thought that he was absolutely superb in the second-half of the season; he made a slow and error-prone start to the campaign.

Maybe it's down to bad luck with little niggles and strains at the start of seasons that hampers his performances for ages afterwards or maybe it just takes him a long time to get going, I don't know.

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