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Nobes names day his Hammers curtain comes down

Mark Noble has revealed that he will pull down the curtain on his amazing career with West Ham at the end of next season.

The question has been on the lips of many for a long time but having signed a new one year deal, the captain has delivered his decision on the official website.

Those of us who have watched him down the years owe him nothing but a debt of the greatest thanks.

Mark may never have been Pele or Ronaldo but in terms of dedication and determination to see this club succeed, he takes his place alongside some of the great names of this club.

It’s been clear of course that with Declan and Tomas in midfield his appearances were always going to be limited.

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But he makes it clear in his message to the fans at https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2021/march/09-march/open-letter-mark-noble he would not be carrying on for another season unless he believed he could help the club he loves with passion.

It’s always a dreadful decision to have to make and we feel for him. Thanks for everything Nobes in advance of that final gam.

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11 comments on “Nobes names day his Hammers curtain comes down

  1. Leaving of his own accord and on his terms. The least he should expect. Looking forward to his continued contribution, in different capacities, for years to come (including his last player year).

  2. Tremendous Mark Noble. Thanks for the memories and your ‘service’ to the club for so many years. Hope that your final year goes well for the team and you enjoy being an integral part of our first team squad. You have always served us well and deserve respect and congratulations for your personal achievements. Have a great year Mark.

  3. I am really hopeful that when Mark finally hangs up his boots in May 2022 that we will all be there to make it a great occasion for Mark and for us to show our gratitude for his loyalty to the club through some often turbulent times.

  4. It is a shame Noble doesn’t know when to step aside . His loyalty is not in question but staying on for another year can only damage his reputation , not enhance it . His performances for a couple of years have been shambolic at best and have been responsible for the static one paced displays by the team . He has nothing to offer on the pitch and is taking up a place in the squad and wages that should be being utilised to look after players who are our future , not our past . It is no coincidence that we have won nothing during his period as captain . Loyalty and love for his club do not win points . COYI

    • Ouuufff, harsh words for probably the most loyal and dedicated servant of our club in over 20 years if not more. Yeah I get it, he ain’t the best anymore, but I’d be happy to have him on the bench to see out games for another year. Lest not forget, he’s taught Dec everything he knows about being a captain and a leader on the pitch and he ain’t doing a bad job so far!! Sentimental yeah all right, if you want to call it that, but sod me ain’t that what being a West Ham fan is all about. Don’t wanna be a sudo Man City thx. Not sure you can really lay the sole blame on us not winning anything on his doorstep either. I could give you a list as long as my arm why that’s the case, but that’s for another thread. COYI ⚒⚒⚒

  5. As I posted on another thread I believe that Noble still has a lot to contribute to the club – Moyes referred to it when he first came back – he can instill in players the knowledge of what it means to play for the Hammers

    I don’t think that this is just an emotional decision on the part of Moyes (who remember let Snoddy go in January) – but a decision based on a concrete contribution that Noble will make – so that players like Fornals can talk of becoming cockneys

    Well done Nobes

  6. He deserves for his career to end as he pleases. It’s not just about contribution on the pitch, it’s so much more than that. I’m certain he ensures all newcomers know what it means to play for West Ham because of his commitment to the club and the example he sets. He may not produce so much on the pitch anymore but off of it he is still vital to us moving forward

  7. I love the guy, he is West Ham through and through and in my eyes this was not a football decision as he is no longer a starter, or really have a lot to offer playing wise anymore, but rather a reflection of what he means to the club. I hope we keep him on on a capacity where he can continue to add value to the club, whether that be at a youth, woman’s team or senior coaching level.

  8. I’m afraid I agree with Peter. Mark has undoubtedly been a loyal servant. But he is no longer up to the standard of The Premier League and definitely not up to the standard of a top four chasing club. I’m afraid this is all about sentiment. It is no coincidence that the introduction of Thomas Soucek has turned the team’s fortunes around. If we are to move forward and into Europe we need younger, stronger, and better players. Sad but true.

  9. Lovely man, West Ham through and true, and I am happy to see him have a final year on the periphery of the team and on his terms. I just feel he has earned that. He no longer has the pace or stamina to be first team, nor should he!! But his personal influence and likeability around the squad must be a positive for the players. Enjoy it Mark – Iron!

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