Local boy Mark Noble might be a great skipper and a world class penalty taker but he can’t take corners.
Yesterday, we saw the majority of Mark Noble’s corners go out of play before any advantage could be taken by the home team desperate for a goal.
This not a new problem. I for one, have never rated Noble’s corner taking but Sam Allardyce and now Slaven Bilic continue to pick him as the primary corner taker.
When Dimtri Payet joined we saw a completely different level of corner taking for the Hammers but since his injury we have drifted back to mediocre corners, many of which have been wasted opportunities.
West Ham have won 82 corners this season in 15 games, averaging over 5 corners per game with a total of 11 during yesterday’s 0-0 draw with Stoke City.
With a recent drop off in our creative attacking and goals from players like Payet, Sakho and Lanzini we really need to take advantage of these set pieces. Get practising those corners Nobes or make way for someone else to take the corners!