Agent’s Noble surprise

SilkyAgent Barry Silkman admits he’s ‘flabbergasted’ that Mark Noble has never been involved in a major transfer bid from a top club.

Stepney-born  ‘Silky’is one of the game’s Marmite characters – you do or you don’t – but as a guy who has a history of driving a few Irons transfers his views are always worth a listen.

The 62 year old has been involved in many major deals down the years

And raising the subject of Noble completely out of the blue in conversation he admitted he was dumfounded there had never been a bid for the Hammers loyalist.

He said: “Mark is a great player at what he does and I’m very surprised none of the big clubs have come for him.

“I believe there was some interest from Fulham at one stage but he’s very much a West Ham boy.

“But it doesn’t alter the fact that the apparent disinterest really surprises me – great player.”



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6 comments on “Agent’s Noble surprise

  1. Could it just be, that they all realise that Mark Noble is a Hammer through and through and he just doesn’t want to leave the club?

    • Yeah that and doing all the unseen dirty work has always been unfashionable!
      Although I’ve always suspected that it may have been that he lacks that half a yard of pace that separates him from the very top players.
      Even so he will do for me any day of the week! COY!

  2. So true. In the modern era when so many complain of no loyalty in players, there you find it in Mark Noble. So it does still exist, but it is very rare. Plenty of clubs would sign him up as a useful player but he has stuck with us through good times & bad. What more could you ask for. At this stage he has given his whole life to us. He loves both club & fans & no one can deny that.

  3. Way of the Mark … no pun intended . The truth is that he is not good enough . He is slow . Slow in mind and especially in body . But he is loyal and unfortunately there was no one last year to vote for that has talent so loyalty wins through . The truth is that Noble is a donkey in Premiereship terms . No one else wants him .

    • There was the joke about when West Ham were on their New Zealand trip – where they were staying there were those huge totoises and one of them had been spray painted – the West Ham players came under suspicion but it definitely couldn’t have been Mark Noble because he wouldn’t have been able to catch it!

      Many a true word spoken in jest!

  4. To call Mark not good enough is a total joke, the way Noble reads the game and uses the ball is a Gift, suppose some of them those that knock him think Donkey Carroll is a god! Again like others in the past I don’t think even the club give him the credit he deserves.

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