Noble: “The biggest game we’ve had for a long time”

Mark-Noble-640914Mark Noble has told the fans the squad need them like never before on Saturday afternoon at the London Stadium.

He said after the Arsenal defeat: “We need the fans on Saturday for sure, all of them in full voice and let’s hope we can reward them and give them a little bit of something back with three points.

“We’re obviously disappointed with the defeat. We know deep down that we have to forget about that as quickly as we can and get a win on Saturday. All our thoughts and efforts now this game has finished are onto Swansea on Saturday.

“In my eyes, it’s the biggest game we’ve had for a long time. We need to get the three points, simple as. We have Swansea and Sunderland in the next two and we need points in both of those games to ease the pressure.”


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9 comments on “Noble: “The biggest game we’ve had for a long time”

  1. You’re so right Nobs so do the right thing , as captain, and ask for Randolph to be dropped……..

    • And while he is at it drop himself.I am sick to death of the bleating from the likes of Noble & Carroll.Do your bloody talking on the field.

  2. No sh*t sherlock

  3. You can’t argue with that – obvious but true!

  4. West Ham’s worst ever slump in recent times started on 19th Mar 2011 until the last game of 2010-11 season when West Ham won 2 points being 2 draws in the last 9 games of the season. We drew the 9th last game at Spurs on 19th Mar. Lost the next 5 in a row, drew the 3rd last & lost the last 2 of the season. The worst losing run before that was the previous season, losing 6 straight games starting 23rd Feb 2010 at Man Utd, with the 6th being at home v Stoke on 27th Mar 2010. We then won 3, drew, 3 & lost 2 of the last 8 games of the season finishing in 17th place in the Premier League. Apart from 2 points from the last 9 games of the 2010-11 season our worst slump in not too distant history was 3 draws from 11 games from 23rd Dec 2006 – 4th Mar 2007 before we won 7 of the last 9 games of the season and achieved the great escape with the help of Carlos Tevez but never lost 6 straight until under Zola 7 years ago! Everyone called for Slaven, and I don’t think the treatment from Payet (one thing I can’t stand is players who think they are bigger than a club, like stuff everyone else eh? Anymore who feel the same as Payet well they know where the door is eh?) helped one little bit either, but surely someone with Slaven’s great record doesn’t deserve to have a team lose 6 straight games for him. Put it right against Swansea this Saturday West Ham as Slaven surely doesn’t deserve this! COYI

  5. Sunderland haven’t scored a goal since 1963 or something, so you can guess what comes next! On paper we should still be able to get out of this. Swansea still 5 behind-6 if you count GD & we are not much worse than them. But it is that ‘momentum’ thing they talk about. We don’t have any lol…Something should have been done earlier to change that – a new man in charge like Leicester, Hull, CP-but too late now! Oh well at least we should win a few games next season in the CL if we can hang on to a few decent players.

  6. Do it on the pitch Mark.

    Agree drop Randolph for heavens sake. Adrian would’ve kept a clean sheet last night.

  7. If we are relegated then we will have to lose the poor players who will not be able to compete in the CL otherwise it will be a double relegation

  8. It just goes to show that you can’t always buy success. Just like a tight music band is better than a super band, it’s a tight knit team that bonds together better than all of those overpaid egos that some teams have. I personally think we’ve spent far too much on the wrong players. We relied on Dimitri Payet, unfortunately, too much, but on the up side, West Ham have only lost 6 straight games once in the last 50 years, when we lost 6 straight under Zola. You have to go back to 1st April – 9th May 1967, when we lost 7 games straight, to go worse than equaling Zola’s 2010 record and I don’t think Slaven wlll equal that unenviable record of Zola’s when we somehow stayed up on 35 points. There are still 7 games to go and I think, especially if we beat Swansea, that 38 points will be more than enough & we should get 40 or more. From every loss you learn something and hopefully our unpleasant lessons are at and end. Since Malcolm Alison was our captain & before, we’ve always had one of the best scouting outfits & academies in the South East. We will survive this and we will get 60,000 crowds in the Premier League next season, lets all stick together and get right behind our team & our manager 100% from now till season’s end OK! COYI

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