Noble still trying to “figure out” what that was about

Mark Noble was in much the same place as everybody watching after a crazy 4-3 win littered with errors and drama.

The captain pumped away an early penalty and must have believed we would go on from that to a comfortable win but that has never been the way at our place.

Instead we were forced through eight minutes of misery as the worst team in the division took that two goal lead before a bewildering finish which left everybody shell shocked.

Noble and the rest were very much second best and the visitors must have believed that they could somehow stage a remarkable comeback in the relegation race.

Thankfully the only comeback which mattered to us was the amazing last few minutes when we finally got our act together.

Noble – sounding as though he had just visited www.confused.com could barely make head or tail at what had gone on out there.

He told the BBC: “I’m still trying to figure what went on to be honest.

“We were pushing to get the second and they scored a breakaway third goal and I think everyone thought it was over except us.

“We dug ourselves out and in the end, even though it was tight, we deserved the win.

“I’d take a 1-0 win over that all day long – especially when we go 3-1 down. But at the end of the day that’s the Premier League. No game is easy and you have to turn up.

“I’m pleased we’ve kept our run going at home and we needed to bounce back after Cardiff last week.”

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5 comments on “Noble still trying to “figure out” what that was about

  1. “We dug ourselves out and in the end, even though it was tight, we deserved the win.”

    I don’t know about we deserved the win, but we certainly needed it…unfortunately I couldn’t see the game down here in Australia & had to listen to it online via the WHU website, but I’m sure if I had been watching it I would have missed the end because I would’ve thrown something through the TV long before we got our 2nd goal!!

    For fark sake, pull your fingers out & COYI.

  2. Win or no win I don’t find it funny at all ..nobles tongue in cheek because we won needs to have a word with himself and so do all the rest of them …yeah we won we also shipped 3 goals against a team who rarely scores at all ..what did ogbona say last week after another inept display …we need to give the fans a performance to be proud of …well did you oggy??? Pathetic

  3. Great comeback, however the defence was shocking. Issa Diop is not as good as many think, and needs to gets better and switched on quick really. Physically he has a lot of attributes, however his marking is poor. One to forget and move on.

  4. A win is a win….good sides grind out results when playing badly….no easy games in the PL ( tell Man C that one!..) blah blah. Still a very average side, even though the pressure is off. And no it’s not because the pressure is off. We were poor the last two seasons when there was a threat of the drop. Still don’t look a team most of the time. Oh well, we are safe after a rubbish start. Maybe next year…..is that a flying pig or perhaps a bubble…

  5. Just wanted to add three comments generally:
    1. Booing at half time. Been a trend for ages but genuinely don’t understand how that is us as a crowd supporting our team. Not suggesting we cheer them off when they perform poorly but don’t get how that helps the team and can only encourage the away team.
    2. Loads in the press about us booing Arnie off the pitch. I thought the boos (such as there were any were for introduction of Perez. Arnie was no better or worse than anyone else and thought his attitude and body language was better than usual.
    3. Whilst the overall performance was poor I thought the ability to keep probing and not panic and pump long balls into their centre halves and just keep probing made the comeback possible. Nasri, Lanzini, Anderson just kept passing and moving and unlike in previous seasons I always sensed a comeback was on because the players looked calm. Not a great performance but genuine belief in the method and technique of those more gifted players.

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