Merson would have chosen Noble for England

Paul-Merson-Headshot_3190859Sky Pundit Paul Merson has said he would have picked Mark Noble for England saying he has been the best midfielder in the country this season. Speaking in his column in the Daily Star Merson says:

“Surprise packages win tournaments. Alli and Barkley are like that. Yes teams will know all about them. But they won’t have played against them.

To be honest, I would have picked West Ham’s Mark Noble in the squad.

He has been the best midfield player in the country this season so I hope Roy Hodgson called him and told him he’s not in the plans.

That happened to me once. We’d just beaten Greece 5-0 and Terry Venables called to tell me I wouldn’t be selected.

It’s not a problem if you know. Roy’s picked Danny Drinkwater instead, but I wouldn’t play him against Germany.

We should play our best team. The one that will start the tournament.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “Merson would have chosen Noble for England

  1. Someone should tell Woy Hodgson that It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  2. “I hope Roy Hodgson called him and told him he’s not in the plans.”

    Shows once and for all what a classless buffoon the so-called “manager” of England is. The sooner he’s gone the better.

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