Thursday, 26 August 2010
Noble and Parker Telepathic
Talking to the Daily Mirror, Mark Noble said,
"Me and Scott have played together in the centre of midfield together in the last couple of games, I've really enjoyed it as a two and we bounce off each other. I know if he goes forward then I will sit and the other way round. It's like being telepathic and it's great to have that sort of understanding."
What a bloody joke! I watched the pair very closely against the might of Oxford on Tuesday and the closest Noble came to the truth was when he said, "we bounce off each other". You bet they do, they are so close to each other for most of a game that they could hold hands! Never mind a blanket, you can throw a tea towel over the pair for most of a match!
The truth is, both "hold" rather than attack space and, as a combination, they are more pathetic than telepathic. We need goals from midfield and a Parker/ Noble combination are not going to provide that. In any case Hitz is going to feature at some point presumably, which means that the centre midfield pairing will either be broken up on diluted with the third man.
Why has Noble come out and said this? Well The Mirror reach their own conclusion here: "After stalling on signing a new five-year contract, Noble fears that Parker may opt to leave West Ham, something which he feels would be a huge blow to the club."
Tottenham have qualified for the group stages of the Champions League now. If you were Parker, what would you fancy, Champions League football or relegation battle? Not a tough call that one is it? Why hasn't he signed that contract? It's been on the table for 3 weeks now! Those lawyers must be sounding out every letter, never mind reading every word!
Posted by Hammersfan at 11:43