Media Player Ratings- How did our players fare against Swansea (H)?

Here is a small table that shows ratings for West Ham’s players for their game against Swansea on 30 September, 2017, as compiled from various media sources. Not surprisingly, substitutes Diafra Sakho and Arthur Masuaku have been rated highly for their contributions, while Mark Noble didn’t exactly crown himself in glory, according to the pundits. We agree that while Nobes didn’t have a great game, he was perhaps no better than the rest- this was a pretty poor performance overall. [Read more…]

Player news ahead of Albion game- Arnautovic back, Noble & Lanzini to sit out

Marko Arnautovic is available for selection for this weekend’s game against West Bromwich Albion after serving his three game ban (he was red carded against Southampton for elbowing Stephens, which many fans regard as a reason for them losing that fixture to Saints).

However Bilic also revealed that Mark Noble’s knee has not fully healed and the Albion game will come too soon for him, with Bolton looking like a more achievable return target for the veteran midfielder. [Read more…]

Mark Noble yellow carded on 400th appearance, to miss Sunderland & Everton games

Mark Noble marked his 400th appearance for West Ham with a yellow card that will see him miss the club’s next two games against Sunderland (away) and Everton (home). Noble’s 39th minute foul on Swansea City’s Leroy Fer (a rather unnecessary one at that) saw him collect his 10th yellow of the season, which according to the current rules, earns him a two match ban.

The more frustrating fact- the league’s yellow card “amnesty” kicks in on the second Sunday of April (April 9, 2017 for this season), and if Noble had got through this game without being booked, he would’ve avoided the ban.

Noble’s foul came just seconds after Michail Antonio injured his hamstring, leading to the latter being stretchered off and replaced by Jonathan Calleri [Read more…]

Ravel Morrison hints that he could play in Noble testimonial game

Former Hammers youth star Ravel Morrison has hinted on Twitter that he is likely to be part of Mark Noble’s testimonial game. The skipper joined West Ham as a 13 year old schoolboy and is nearing 350 appearances for the club, and a testimonial game between the current West Ham United first team and a Hammers All-Stars squad has been scheduled for Monday 28 March, 2016 at the Boleyn Ground [Read more…]

Mark Noble red card vs Liverpool rescinded | Noble can play against Newcastle

Mark Noble is free to play against Newcastle United after the Football Association rescinded his red card. Noble was sent off in the 78th minute by referee Kevin Friend in West Ham’s 3-0 win over Liverpool for a challenge on Danny Ings. Noble himself said after the game that the challenge was not “even worth a yellow” and the FA have now overturned Friend’s decision. [Read more…]

Mark Noble: Good enough for England?

Hammers midfielder Mark Noble believes he is good enough to play for the national side. Although Noble has represented his country at various youth levels, he is yet to find glory by being capped by the senior England team. [Read more…]

West Ham United 2 Everton 3 – Things We Learnt

After a dour first half which looked like the match ending in a stalemate, the game sprung to life in the second half and Everton clinched a fortunate win at the Boleyn Ground. Hammers fans looked bewildered as failed signing Lukaku nailed the final nail in the coffin with a late header. [Read more…]