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Noble claims Hammers in a Catch 22

NobleMark Noble has admitted that competiting on two different levels – the Premier and Europa Leagues – is very much a Catch 22 position for the Irons.
And he admits it’s hard to know how we will do this season explaining: “We’re going to bring in a few new players, for sure. We’re playing Monday, Thursday, Sunday and then Thursday again, so we need players.“The manager said in his press conference it doesn’t help the Premier League season and I agree, but on the other hand you don’t want to go out of the Europa League, so it’s catch-22 really.

“We’re expected to have a good season, but travelling to Romania and getting back at three or four o’clock in the morning is not ideal, but we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.”

We meet Chelsea on Monday 15 August before boarding a flight to Romania for a Europa League rematch with Astra Giurgiu three nights later.

And Noble said: “We had a few younger players with no experience at this level on the bench against Domzale so we need a few more in and a few back from injury, but I’m sure we’ll be fine.

“We’ve got a good balance in there of good, honest hard-working players and I’m just looking forward to the start of the season. When you start playing for real points in the Premier League, that’s when it really takes care of itself.

“My aim personally is to pick up where I left off last season, which I felt was my best in West Ham colours. I thoroughly enjoyed it, leading the team and playing with some top, top players, so if we can add a few more to that squad I think we’ll be fine.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “Noble claims Hammers in a Catch 22

  1. It’s just like having a job where you have to work 6 or 7 days a week to feed the family,
    Except we can’t call on our kids or other family members to do a shift,and we work 8 hours not 90 minutes,
    But then we earn so much more then these poor individuals,
    Sarcasm at its best,
    We should be able to play our best 11 in the league every game,
    Europe next 2 games we should be able to mix and match and who ever plays can cut down on training the day before and after,
    Don’t see the problem,most of the players need the games to become match fit,
    With the squad Sean showed in an earlier post,we have more then enough players plus more with the kids to put out great teams in fact our second team is better then we had 2 years ago,

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