By Hughie Southon
Where is Mark Noble as the crisis under Moyes deepens?
If he is not being used in the dressing room right now then there is something seriously wrong again at this club.
Nobes has been the main man for years and years and the last thing we heard reported was that he had popped off abroad to learn more of his new role from a good pal at PSG assuming memory serves.
However, SHOULD the stories that there are problems between some members of the squad, possibly backroom staff and the manager then the great man needs to be called in to sort out the dressing room spirit.
It is far too early to consider him as a replacement for even David Moyes but if our supremo has anything about him at all he will have made sure the fella is a dressing room presence done precisely or should be in the process of doing so.
Declan may well be doing his best but it is well known he is soon to become an ex Hammer whereas Mark has claret and blue blood.
I hope to goodness none of this is lost on Moyes because if there us anybody in the club who can sort out problems among the players Nobes is the man.
Spot On Hugh.
I have a feeling that Nobes has been respectful of Moyes as the manager up to this point, but I do feel that this could change should results decline any further.
The dynamics at play in our current situation can’t be good and probably aren’t helped by the fact that our captain Declan is soon to become an ex-hammer. This has possibly played some part within the team and is a point well made Hugh. If the team were playing well, this wouldn’t have been such a problem, but we’re not and for a young captain without the depth of experience, this is possibly a balancing act.
I feel that should Moyes either fall on his sword or be despatched, Nobes could do a similar job to Sir Trev and the players would respond by running through brick walls for him.
Shouldn’t someone who needs to learn more about their job be doing so before they take the job? It doesn’t make sense to bring Noble in as a Director of Football only for him to not be performing that role on a daily basis but instead be heading off to learn how to perform his role on a daily basis?! It’s a little Mickey Mouse (again) from our club to give a very important job to someone who is training for the job rather than executing the job, no?
Got to agree with you on this as this was my initial thought. Although I was eager for us to retain Noble in some capacity, I do realise that other clubs retain players like Noble by making them part of the backroom coaching team or working with the Academy.
I was of the opinion that this New West Ham going forward would be trying to get up to speed by putting a more professional structure in place, under a blueprint for the future looking towards the eventual ownership of the stadium.
…I’m not entirely sure what the difference is between a Sporting Director and a Director of Football is though?