|King Mark and his merry men!|
All the activity around West ham right now is certainly exciting. With the OS switch presenting the opportunity to become a truly major European club, its hard to grumble.
However, as the flow of new talent coming into the club continues, one wonders if the unthinkable might happen....is it possible that there might be no place for Mr West Ham Mark Noble?
Nobes is easily the most popular player on our staff and has been pretty much ever present for the past 5 years. However, there can be no doubting that last season was not his greatest ( he wasnt even in the running for Hammer of the year) and in comparison to the 2013-4 season his squawka stats were very modest.
New manager Slaven Bilic is a big fan of the 4-2-3-1 formation. Nobes is hard working and industrious but lacks the pace to play anywhere other than in the two deep midfielders in that formation.
As such, it looks like he will be in firect competition with Kouyate, Obiang and Song, not to mention young Diego Poyet.
Are we facing the unthinkable? If so, and Nobes plays an intermittent role in the side, then who will replace Kevin Nolan (there is no place for Kev nowadays in a 4-2-3-1) as club captain?
And who will be our first choice penalty taker?
And who will be out there to remind us that "the West Ham Way" includes creating our own talent...
We live in interesting times!
Our money is on Nobes to rise to the occasion.