West Ham captain Mark Noble was in imperious form against Southampton at the weekend.
The 31-year-old delivered a pinpoint through ball for Marko Arnautovic to score the opening goal on 16 minutes and has been extremely consistent in recent matches.
Supporters on Twitter think Noble deserves a lot of praise for the Hammers’ recent form:
— Peter goulding ⚒ (@Goulding1Peter) May 5, 2019
— Joe ‘UnfunMid’ Grech (@JoeBGrech) May 5, 2019
Captain Fantastic!!!! ⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒⚒
— Roy Jessep (@RoyJessep3) May 5, 2019
Top man. Struggled for form early in the season but finished in the form of his life. Everyone said his legs had gone, but while he bleeds claret and blue blood that wont happen. He is the heart and soul of our club .lets hope he continues next season in the same form# irons god
— tracey andrews (@lemlem75) May 5, 2019
Deserves to have” Mark Noble is one of our own ” next season i reckon that will mean alot to Mark
— martinkeen (@martinkeen5) May 5, 2019
Another great season from u skip always leading from front and the driving force
— simon birch (@SimonTally10401) May 5, 2019
Mr West Ham. ⚒
— Greg Kingston (@greg10217) May 5, 2019
Been class last few games 👍🏼⚒
— West Ham in the Blood (@WestHamBlood) May 5, 2019
Star. Total star. 😎
— Mark Bellchambers (@Bellerytl) May 5, 2019
Top class. Legend. Hero. Awesomeness xx
— Victoria Austen (@ToriAusten) May 5, 2019
Local players can be a lightning rod for criticism when things are not going well, and Noble has had to endure a fair share of that during his career.
Despite the team having an up and down season, the club’s talisman has been a stable presence in the middle of the park, alongside Declan Rice.
Noble’s service to the club cannot be disputed, having made 466 appearances for West Ham since making his debut all the way back in October 2004.
15 years of service, and after having scored 54 goals and made 58 assists to date, the midfielder is still going strong.