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Slav explains Noble absence

6MarkNobleSlaven Bilic has revealed that Mark Noble misses tonights Europa Cup clash because “he felt a little something in training.”

And the manager added: “He has played a lot of games in pre eason and we didn’t want to tae the risk because we believe he will be alright for the Manchester City game.

“This is the strongest team we could put out and it is an enormous match for us – massive. We really want to win and move into the competition proper.”

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16 comments on “Slav explains Noble absence

  1. Go & join the match thread on Wetpants Nobes.Introduce yourself to the loons lol

  2. I think a few on that match thread are the ones that went in for the first trials of frontal lobotomies 🙂

  3. They are f@cking embarrassing.They thoroughly deserve the name Wet Pants.Its because of the match thread pant filling they got called it in the first place lmao.

    • They do get some very unsavoury characters on there.I do feel a tad sorry for the proper fans on there I must say.Some of them need to grow up a lot if they get so childish over a football match because what they say isn’t heat of the moment it is just abusive insults!!

  4. They ain’t no fans.Only little boys with big mouths!!!!

    • Sorry Tone, but I AM a fan, and that was absolute ****e!

      • It might well of been but that maniacal spouting on the match thread is nothing short of totally embarrassing.It is possible to express yourself without sounding like a spoilt kid or a total crackpot.They need to grow up & act like men not babies!!!!!

      • Anyway if you wasn’t one of them acting like a kid then I wasn’t on about you anyway was I!!!!

        • FFS, the point I was trying to make is you CAN be a supporter without being blinded by the fact that we look totally inept at the moment, that’s all.

          • To be fair Connie there are some savages on that match thread & from what I can see that’s all Tone was referring to,not all fans.Calm down he wasnt even on about the reaction from all fans for the performance,j just those lunatics 😉

  5. Well……….shiaaat. That one hurt a bit. Poor old Nobes and Cresswells there at the end summed it all up really didn’t it.

    Sinclair was spot on on BT tho, Astra just wanted it more. Simple as.

    Not sure about Bilic’s mate, and poor old Antonio tried hard but he had one of those games where he looked a bit crap really.

    Man City next yay!

    • I didn’t think Astra wanted it more they created two chances in two games, as woeful as we were they deserved nothing, that referee should be taken out and shot, he should have sent of their keeper at least 5 times for time wasting he got every decision wrong and if there is any justice he will break both his legs and never be able to ref another game.

      • How the hell there was only 5 minutes of stoppage time when there were 6 substitutions and about 10 minutes of time wasting by the keeper alone is a mystery. I am a big fan of Slav but if that was our strongest possible team and he wanted to progress in Europe I am not sure what to think. I am gutted as I was looking forward to all those European nights and the way we are playing we might not get that chance again for a few seasons let alone it remains to be seen if Payet will want to stay now…

  6. Put the blame where it should lay,
    Antonio is our best right wing Feggolui is second and Tore should be on the left but not first choice as Payet and Ayew will fill that spot,
    Reid can not play RSided defence and asking others to play out of position at 19 when Reid could have played there is stupid,
    Kouyate needs space to run into so crowding out that area with 3 players does not work,
    We still have not worked out how to break down teams that are defending all the time,we had this problem last year,
    On the break we are still good,

  7. Slav always uses the “he took a bad tackle training” or something along the lines when he leaves a player out for the next game.But if this game was supposedly as “important as a cup final” you don’t leave your captain out,also Dimi n Manu could have started on the bench if they are ready for City,surely if it was that important. COYI

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